Beginner’s Guide to Working with Crystals – Dandelion Seed Daydreams

Congratulations on beginning your crystal journey! I hope you enjoy working with crystals and experiencing how they can enhance and improve your life.
When looking at all the different types crystals, it can be difficult to decide which crystals you should buy. The best way to choose crystals is by allowing your intuition to guide you. If you are having trouble deciding, some good starter crystals are Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, and Green Aventurine.  I usually hold the crystals, one at a time, in the palm of my hand to see what sort of vibration or sensation I feel from it, then I decide if that crystal should come home with me.

Some crystals give off a lot of energy and some are helpful at detoxing the body. When toxins are released into the body, they can have an adverse effect on us as our body is cleansing itself. Occasionally, crystals can make you feel uncomfortable, anxious, lightheaded or even nauseous. If this occurs, you should try using the crystal for short periods of time while you adjust to the energy, or remove it all together and try it again at a later date. You may also consider a more gentle crystal of similar energy.
Over time, crystals can become tired (having a weaker overall energy) and pick up negative energies from the environment around them. Because of this, you will need to periodically clear the energy of the crystals.
There are many ways to do this including smudging , burying them overnight in sea salt , holding them under running water, and using sound, I like to use 432 Hz and 2675 Hz. Be careful not to use water or abrasive methods on softer, more fragile crystals, like Calcite or Selenite.

When clearing your crystals hold the intention that you are removing negativity and restoring the crystal’s energy.
Crystals will need to be recharged periodically to restore their full energetic potential. Some common ways to recharge your crystals are by burying them in a garden, placing them on top of a crystal cluster, or by placing them in the sunlight/moonlight; Carnelian, Sunstone and Citrine love to spend time in the sunlight. Rhodonite and Rose Quartz love to be in the garden or buried in the ground. Moonlight will restore Moonstone and Amethyst. Softer or fragile crystals shouldn’t be buried and some crystals, like Amethyst, can fade in the Sun.

If your crystals become physically dirty on the outside, you can clean most crystals with lukewarm water and a mild soap. There are several crystals and stones that can become damaged, toxic, or dissolve in water.

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References

HealingCrystals.Com. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.healingcrystals.com/Healing_Crystals_PDFs_Articles_10953.html


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