When we hold a crystal a transfer of energy occurs, causing the vibrational frequencies in our bodies to change. This explains the physical and emotional sensations we can experience when interacting with different crystals. Just as each of us vibrates at a different frequency, so does each different type of crystal. This exchange of energy between a person and a crystal can be used to change and balance unhelpful physical and emotional states. For centuries, healers around the world have used this knowledge to heal ailments within their communities. This understanding has been passed through generations and combined with physical science to give us the expansive knowledge that we have today.
Because of their ability to absorb the energy around them, crystals need to be cleansed from time to time, and there are several great ways to do this. Sunlight can benefit crystals by charging them and resetting their energy (interactions with different spaces and people can change a crystal's energetic frequency). It is recommended to research your crystal before placing it in the sun, because some stones - like amethyst and fluorite - can lose their vibrancy when exposed to too much sunlight. Stones that are light sensitive can be cleansed under the energy of a full moon. You can also cleanse your stones by burning sage or Palo Santo above them.
With so many different types of crystals available, it may be overwhelming for beginners to know where to start. If you're just starting your journey with crystal healing, here are a few stones I find the most helpful for beginners:
Since beginning to work with crystals, I've gained clarity and calmness that I hadn't experienced before. Because of the positive impact crystal healing has brought to my life, I'm on a mission to share that positivity with those around me by promoting crystal education and supplying affordable, meaningful crystals to those who wish to add this practice into their lives. There's never been a better time to delve into the world of crystal healing. Even if you're skeptical of their healing powers (I was at first), what do you have to lose? At worst, you'll have some beautiful stones to decorate your space with!