Crystals & Gems
& Pendulums Starter Guide
Crystals and Gems and very special in so many ways, they are not just pretty rocks! To some people they are known for the sparkle and shine of gems in jewelry. Others feel the healing and energetic benefits of interacting with such earth minerals. While many people are just beginning to dive into the world of crystals, without any realization of the influence on modern society they have today. You see, without the clear quartz crystal mineral we would not have most of the technology we have today! Crystals have been helping technology make leaps and bounds in the materialistic world, and in a more subtle way, they begin to spread their energy in more healing, aiding vibrations to us humans. (No, that is not a grammatical incorrect error. Yes, science has proved crystals have a living consciousness but that is for another day!)
Technology is great, do you agree? I am grateful for it in so many ways, for example how it allows us to tap in to this worldly connection and exchange energies with each other.( *Funny how that’s what crystals to from a healing perspective but we need all of this other physical material attachment to the crystals to be able to establish the connections around the world… food for thought!)
Next to technology we have health and, I am saying this in a specific order for a reason, some of you may pick up on this, health should come first but many people cannot understand this concept which limits the possibilities of them working for the person. You have to open your mind, shift your previous mental programming relating to healthcare and medicine. These belief systems are what block people, believing does a lot more for you than just giving you faith, especially when it comes to crystals! The mind is a very powerful tool, even a single thought is more powerful than you can imagine at this point.
Fun Thing to Try – and you can try in on your kids too, if you want to see an attitude change! (Totally safe and fun, plus it works wonders and faster as children have had less pre mental programming that needs to be shifted!)
Here is a test, pick a crystal or 2 from the list below, (no more than 3 as the energies can clash and cancel each other out), and carry it around with you for one month. You will see a small sample of what the crystal does and how it can help you below, this will give you a starting point in shifting your mental programing or belief systems regarding healing one’s self.
After 30 days use our handy friend technology and do a little more research on your crystals. Read more about how it can help you and how it has helped others in the past. I can guarantee you if you followed the instructions and carried your crystals daily you will feel, see and possible even sense a change for the better in your life!
Many people wonder if crystals have healing powers, and while there are many anecdotes describing the curative effects of healing stones, it really depends on your own experience. It takes a conscious effort to open your heart and mind to the power of crystal healing, but once you begin, the journey is studded with beautiful, mysterious, and unique crystals that will rock your world.
In this magical world of vibrations, crystal energy helps you on your spiritual journey because it works to hold your intention and remind you of your connection to the Earth. A well thought out intention is the starting point for healing crystals because specific intentions instilled into your daily thought patterns also become part of its energy.
So what are you waiting for? Google crystal store near me, or metaphysical store near me.
Picking Your Crystals
Once you know the crystal basics, use your intuition to choose the right healing stones for your spiritual journey. Crystal experts often say that the crystal chooses you instead of the other way around. Walk around the room and see what crystals stand out to you. Whether it’s the dazzling colors or otherworldly shapes and patterns that draw you in, each crystal has a unique vibrational energy that works to clear blockages and ward off negative energy.
Finding the right stone is like any practice of wellness. It requires patience while you quiet the mind and realign the mind/body balance. Hold the stone in your hand and quietly think of your intention. Notice if you feel sensations such as hot or cold, pulsations, or calmness and tranquility. These are all signs that this particular rock is perfect for your healing needs.
Now what do you do with that crystal?
One of the most important components to working with healing crystals is setting your intention, or programming and cleansing the crystals. A crystal has a consciousness and does have its own knowledge but like humans it can need some directions and guidance sometimes! In our own words, you have to give your crystal a job and a purpose! Crystals want to work for you, but you have to tell it what to do.
Programming your crystal is simple. The first step is to cleanse your crystal. You can choose your preferred method of clearing, and what resonates with you the most. Immerse your crystal in the smoke of a burning sage stick, Frankincense resin or Copal incense. Place your crystal out under the light of the sun or the full moon for at least 4 hours. Bury your crystal in the Earth and allow it to become recharged with Earth energy. If it’s a smaller crystal, you can place it on top of a Clear Quartz crystal or selenite crystal to clear and cleanse any stuck energy.
Next, hold your crystal in your hands, close your eyes, and take three deep breaths. Reflect on your faith, the Earth, and what makes you happy. This will connect you with your highest vibration. Your highest vibration may be associated with a religious or spiritual belief, God, or simply a divine power that’s greater than you. Or it may be associated with a scientific connection—zero point energy. You decide what to call it. Then, while in this space of love and light, ask that your crystal be cleared of all unwanted energy or previous programming.
Aloud or in your head, say: “I ask that the highest vibration of love and light connect with my highest self to clear all unwanted energy or any previous programming. I command this crystal to hold the intention of . . .” To finish the sentence, add three intentions for your crystal—energies that you wish it to hold for you. End by repeating “thank you” three times. By saying it three times, you emphasize that what you’re asking for already exists in the universe.
What is an intention?
Thoughts create vibrations throughout the universe, which makes setting intentions a powerful tool for achieving happiness and well-being. Having a clear purpose provides us with insight into our aspirations, dreams, and values. It also helps us live in the present moment instead of being caught in negative thought patterns. Intentions are like magnets. They attract what will make them come true. Setting an intention is a powerful tool for achieving happiness. Crafting an intention starts by setting goals that align with your values, aspirations, and purpose.
Decide what matters to you. Your values drive the actions in your life, and you’ll need to recognize what truly matters to you if you want to find fulfillment.
Explore areas of your life that need an upgrade. Consider how you can improve your relationships, career, social life, spirituality, health, and community.
Be specific about what you want to achieve, when you want to achieve it, and why.
Bring your intentions to life. Certain rituals in the following chapters will ask you to write them down. Make sure you write them in the present tense; as if they’re happening now, and affirm only what you want. You should also write down your goal, the end result of what you wish to manifest. Put feeling into it!
A pendulum is a small weight on a string or chain. That's it. It can be any weight, and it can be any sort of string or chain. Normally they are small. The weight is normally an object about 1/2 inch by 1 inch in size. The chain or string is usually about 8 inches long. The whole thing fits easily in a small pocket.
Throughout history pendulums have been used to locate water, gold, gems, and other valuable items. In Europe early scientists and doctors would use pendulums to locate infections and weak areas of the body. Doctors would also use certain pendulums to determine the gender of unborn infants.
People also trust the pendulum enough and have developed such a relationship to let the the pendulum guide them with the most difficult spots of their lives.
How does a pendulum work?
Quite simply, a pendulum react to your subconscious mind, ( also known as your intuitive self). When held properly, the pendulum will react to very small nerve reactions in your fingers that are generated by your unconscious mind in response to a question poised. Different nerve reactions will be detected depending on what your subconscious mind knows.
These nerve reactions are transmitted to your fingers from your unconscious mind and thru your fingers to the chain holding the weight of the pendulum. These tiny never transmissions affect the chain and are then transmitted thru the chain to the weight --causing it to move in some direction.
What can I use a pendulum for?
Ah, it is a wondrous tool. Quite simply you can use it to answer almost any question you might have.
How does a pendulum move or answer my questions?
Now, a pendulum can only move in about four directions. It can move back and forth towards and away from you; it can move left and right, in can swing in a circle counter clockwise, or it can swing in a circle clockwise. That's about it.
To use a pendulum, you need to be able to read its motions. Here's how:
You will need a blank piece of paper and a pen. Copy the image below on to your paper as a communication guide.
Possible Directions: Vertical, horizontal, clockwise and counter clockwise
First, sit in a chair at a table in a quite place, preferable alone. Put one elbow on the table and let the pendulum dangle from your fingers. Prop your elbow with your other hand. Hold the chain between your thumb and forefinger with just enough force to keep from dropping the pendulum. The pendulum should be free to move and be one to two inches of the table. Now relax.
Let the pendulum swing as it will until it settles down motionless.
Take a few deep breaths, allowing your mind to slow or even be clear. In your mind, ask your crystal to show you what the answers look like. You have 4 options the crystal will give you.
3. I will not answer/ you cannot know the answer.
4. Ask me later
In your mind state to yourself “Crystal please show me a yes answer.” And repeat for all four answers. By doing this you are establishing a basic communication and connection with your pendulum. The more you work with it the more you will begin to trust it and gain the clarity you are seeking. Record the direction for each answer on your paper as to help you remember for your next session. The pendulum will always use these motions associated with the answers you have been given. It is a language through movement only you and your pendulum understand.
Once you have determines a communication guide, and established your connection with the pendulum you can begin asking any question you like! Even test your pendulum and ask it answers you already know the answers too.
Was I born in the month of ___________?
Is my dog/ cat a female/ male?
Should I go to the party this evening?
Will I pass my driving test?
Am I pregnant?
Is the spirit of _____________ around me at this moment?
Am I on my right path?
Am I in the right career for me?
If you feel your pendulum is not answering correctly it could need to be cleansed or a charged, after all it is a crystal too. J