Choosing a crystal is an incredible experience! Between browsing through all of the different types of crystals, ordering one, and then finally holding it in your hands and seeing its beauty up close, it's no wonder why so many people recognize and cherish the magic of healing crystals. But that's not to say that choosing a crystal is always fun and games - sometimes, choosing a crystal can be a complicated process, especially if you're choosing between several favorites. Fear not! This article is made to help you understand the basics of choosing a crystal, and when to realize you're probably overthinking it. Read on!
If we could give one piece of advice when it comes to choosing a crystal, it would be to try not to think too much about it. There are many different aspects of each crystal, including its appearance, emotional benefits, physical benefits, and associated chakras. This can lead one to try and find the "perfect crystal", but it's better to realize that there is no one perfect crystal and that different crystals are used for different things. This is why we recommend collecting an abundance of crystals to benefit you in every aspect of your life instead of trying to find one crystal to "do it all".
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. Since it would be impossible to compare every aspect of every crystal you were interested in, your intuition takes over by giving you a quick snapshot of which crystal you need most. Think of it as a personal assistant that scans everything about the crystals and advises you which one would be best. You may also find that different crystals pop out at you at different times- this is because aspects of ourselves change over time, and thus so does the need for different crystals.
Sometimes, it's too difficult to decide on a crystal on your own. This is why asking your spiritual guides can be your best bet at finding a crystal that's right for you. To make contact with your spiritual guides, first find a quiet place where you can relax and meditate. Once you have become deeply relaxed, ask for a sign that your spiritual guides are nearby. It may be an image, a feeling, or a thought that enters your mind, but whatever it is, it should be meaningful to you and you should recognize it. After you have made contact with your guides, ask them which healing crystal would offer you the most benefit to your life right now. Don't be surprised if they show you a crystal that you have never even seen before!
Choosing a crystal should be fun and enjoyable, not complicated and confusing. If you notice yourself worrying too much about it, just take a deep breath, relax, and allow your mental chatter to slowly fade. Pick up where you left off once you are relaxed and comfortable.
Be sure to read our Crystal Care article to see how to properly care for your crystals once purchased. And remember - Soul Charms offers a 30-day no-questions-asked return policy. If you'd like to order a bunch of crystals with the intention to just send back any that you don't like, we'd be more than happy to accommodate you with that!
Thanks for reading, and Namaste!