Crystals 104 – How do I choose a crystal?
When you enter the world of crystals – you will easily be overwhelmed. There are so many different kinds. One of the first questions you might ask yourself is – which one should I choose? There are two basic approaches.
- Go with your intuition! Are you drawn to one in particular? If so, that is your own inner guidance assisting you in choosing the one that is right for you. As long as you get the name of the crystal, you can then do research to determine what type of metaphysical properties it possesses. You will be surprised how it just happens to be exactly what you need.
Here’s an example for me. I went to see Max the Crystal Skull. There were several different crystal skulls available for sale. I chose one – not knowing what the type of crystal was – in fact, I had never seen it before. Turns out – it was bronzite. One of the properties of bronzite is that it will protect the owner of the crystal by sending any negative energy back to whoever is sending it!
At the time, I was going through an internal energy shift, and my energy would not allow certain people in my life. This sometimes happens during a spiritual awakening- relationships can come to an abrupt ending. I had cut someone out of my life that I had put up with far too long and I wasn’t being honest with myself or them. There was probably a lot of bad vibes between us, and by following my internal guidance, I had chosen a crystal that would serve to protect me from any negative energy coming my way! If you are an empath – this is something that you need to pay special attention to – as energy sensitive people can pick up emotions from other people very easily. Unless you are very self-aware – you might not even know that it is not your energy and emotion that you are experiencing at times.
- The second option is to identify any personal situation or emotion that you are experiencing for which you’d like help. These could be in all areas of your life – relationships, career, finance, some emotion that you are working on, life change or experience. Just identify one area that you would like to focus on.
The next thing I would do is to either google “crystals for x…” and then compare a few search results to find the same crystal that keeps appearing in your searches. The thing about crystals is that you will find an article about them and then it just seems that as if that one crystal will do EVERYTHING! So it can be difficult to find one that best serves what you are trying to get help with. That is the exact reason is why I chose only 5 metaphysical properties and clearly identified them on my website for each crystal. I personally don’t have the patience to read through pages and pages of information. I just want to know which is the best choice for what I need help with!
Another option is to go into your local crystal shop and ask for their assistance. A lot of times, in the crystal tumbles section, they will have some properties listed on the displays for the tumbles in particular. Or, they may have properties listed on cards in that section as well. A lot of people use tumbles as an easy way to incorporate into their life – to carry with them, to use them in crystal grids, or to meditate with them.
And if you are really dedicated, you can purchase a crystal book and do your research. The book “The Crystal Bible” is one that I personally recommend as a resource. There are a few volumes. The one to start with would be the first one – as those are the most common crystals that you will encounter when you are first starting out. Once you get more into it – you can look into the other volumes – as those are not as common.
When you do finally decide which crystal to purchase – I would start out with just one type at first. I might choose a tumble, maybe a few to use. You can them carry them with you in your handbag, or pocket. Another option would be to try wearing a crystal bracelet. Those are an easy and fun way to incorporate them into your day!
Once you purchase your first crystal you will be amazed at just how quickly your interest grows! Before long you will be well on your way to amassing a huge collection and embarking on an amazing journey of beauty and intrigue as you find out just how much they add to your life!
In love, light and gratitude,