Let's kick it off with the essentials, which is a great place to start even if you're not very spiritual. Do you know what crystals have in common with all purpose flour, eggs and other core baking ingredients?
In order to bake a cake, having some eggs, milk, flour, baking powder, butter, milk, sugar, and other ingredients certainly comes in handy.
...or, if you're like me, and have friends that are slightly crazy, mistaking a bottle of sand in their kitchen for ground pepper... who keeps a bottle of sand in a glass jar in their kitchen anyway?!
I swear I have the weirdest friends... but that's a story for another time. Depending on your taste and how you want your red velvet cake, carrot cake, or, in my case, sand cake to turn out, you'll have to add a little something extra.
But in order to make any cake at all, you'll need the very basics - the core essentials.
It’s the same with crystals. The core crystals.
The ‘core’ crystals cover a wide array of uses and you’ll be surprised at how often you come back to them. The more you work with crystals, the more you’ll realize what you’re missing and what you need to add in your collection.
Here are the 5 essentials every crystal healer always finds their way back to:
The grand master healer. Also called the ‘Universal Crystal’ because of its many uses. It channels universal energy by means of absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing, and transmitting.
Clear Quartz connects to every chakra. It also amplifies the energy level of any other gemstone.
Makes you wonder why you would ever need any other crystals, right?
Ask and you shall receive - live your best life with Citrine. Citrine helps you analyze situations, digest information and attune your creativity. Citrine does not only assist in acquiring wealth, but also helps in maintaining it - it’s called the Merchant Stone for a reason.
It is a stone of abundance and manifestation, attracting prosperity, success, and all things good. Carrying the powers of the Sun, it opens the higher mind to accept joy in one's life, releasing anger and negative feelings.
Psst... Are you still with me? Good! Not every blog is this long.
The stone of ‘Unconditional Love’, Rose Quartz opens your heart and enhances all forms of love, both giving and receiving.
It helps you reconnect with your true self. To accept who you genuinely are in all the love and glory. It raises self esteem, keeps emotions balanced, and restores confidence.
It’s one of the most popular choices of crystals for your bedroom. We all need to recharge our batteries.
It is the stone of dreamers. Stimulating the Third Eye Chakra, it connects you with spiritual realms, increases spirituality and enhances intuition and psychic powers of all kinds.
Amethyst is also excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It is used to open one's channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and communication with angels.
Smokey Quartz is one of the most powerful stones to use in crystal healing layouts to activate and purify the Base or Root Chakra.
It’s a grounding stone. It allows one to attune to the light instead of being consumed by life.
Rather than merely surfacing negative energies and emotional blockages, this crystal gently dissolves these energies as it encounters them, allowing positive frequencies to take their place.
Did any of these five already spark interest in you? If so, I have got brilliant news for you.
Often times when you are looking at different crystals, you will notice that one crystal will "pop out" from the crowd. This is a good thing! It's your intuition telling yourself on a subconscious level to pay attention to what you see.
P.S. I promise not every post is this long.
May this day offer you just what you need in each unfolding moment,