My personal spiritual wellness journey is highlighted by (but not limited to) five major parts; affirmations, holistic skin care, chakra healing, herbal healing and CRYSTAL HEALING.
A coincidence that each are interconnected? I think nottttt.
Before we jump into what crystals would be beneficial for beginners looking to kickstart their crystal healing journey, let’s first ask ourselves: WHAT IS CRYSTAL HEALING ANYWAYS?
Crystal healing is a holistic, non-invasive, vibrational energy-based system of healing. The technique uses precisely placed crystals either on and/or around the physical body to help aid with evolution and ascension in our physical and spiritual bodies.
Crystals have the ability to absorb, focus, direct, detoxify, shift, transmute and diffuse energy within the human and/or environmental energy field.
In the context of crystal healing, illness is dis-ease, the final manifestation of spiritual, environmental, physiological, psychological, emotional, mental, karmic, and/or ancestral imbalance or distress.
Beginning that healing process means aligning the mind, body, heart, soul and environment back into harmony thus restoring the body’s natural rhythm and equilibrium. The main influence for healing is the chakra philosophy of disease caused by energy imbalances.
Now that we know the basis of what crystal healing is, how do you begin if you are new to the practice? How do you know what crystals to buy?
Nearly every Thursday at 7pm, I go live on instagram, to talk all things spiritual and holistic wellness. During one of my sessions, I was joined by Eyereen, mental health advocate, self care practitioner and founder of Brown Girls Heal Wellness Community.
The focus of our convo? Crystals for those new to the journey. So without further a-due, here is a round up of crystals that we both believe are best for beginners.
Crystal 1 ∙ Amethyst
Amethyst is a stone relating to the Third Eye and Crown chakras.
Sidenote ∙ writing that out reminds me that I need to make a post about what chakras are! That will be coming very soon babes. But to put it simply, chakras are energy centers within our body. There are 7 ‘major ones’ – each ruled by an element, and is symbolic of something in our spiritual and physical bodies. For example, the sacral chakra is all about creativity, emotions and pleasure. It is ruled by the womb/lower abdomen. Now back to Amethyst …
It is a stone of spiritual growth, prosperity, creativity and passion. This stone helps to quiet the mind and enhance our meditative experience.
Amethyst can help us tap into our intuitive abilities and helps to expand awareness beyond what our physical eyes can see. It creates a layer of protection around our aura and can transmute negative energy.
𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐲𝐬𝐭 ∙ 𝐈 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐲𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐦𝐞.
Crystal 2 ∙ Tiger’s Eye
Tiger’s Eye is a stone of the Solar Plexus, Sacral and Root Chakras.
Tiger’s Eye helps us tap into our personal power and confidence while helping us attract abundance and good fortune. It can help us release fear and anxiety as it helps cultivate harmony and balance within our physical and spiritual bodies.
When you think of Tigers Eye, think of FIRE power as it gives us the desire to put plans into action.
𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐓𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐄𝐲𝐞 ∙ 𝐈 𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐡. 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐦𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬.
Crystal 3 ∙ Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz is a stone of the Crown chakra.
If all else fails … Clear Quartz won’t. One of the most powerful and abundant stones, Clear Quartz helps us connect with our higher/inner divinity and to the Divine (God, Universe, Higher Power – whoever you call onto in love and light).
Why Clear Quartz if all else fails? Because this stone also helps with harmonizing ALL of the chakras and amplifies the energy of other crystals. Clear Quartz also helps to charge other crystals as they need to be cleansed of energy and recharged for proper usage.
Not only does this stone repel negative energy but it also transforms that energy into positive energy and sends that back into the world.
𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐳 ∙ 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐫𝐞.
Crystal 4 ∙ Black Tourmaline
No crystal set is complete without a stone of protection!
One of my favs are Black Tourmaline, a beautiful powerful stone of the Root Chakra.
Black Tourmaline, repels and blocks negative energy -within a person or space. It helps to cleanse, purify, and transform dense energy into a lighter vibration.
A good stone for grounding Black Tourmaline also helps to harmonize and balance all of the chakras. It can also be used to help release fear and boost self confidence.
Sidenote: If you are someone that believes they are being called to be a healer/energy practitioner/spiritual alchemist or anything of the sort, I would highly suggest getting this crystal.
𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐓𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 ∙ 𝐈 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡.
Crystal 5 ∙ Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is a stone of the heart chakra and if you’ve been following DE LA JIPI for some time then you know this is a personal FAVORITE!
Often called the Stone Of Unconditional Love, Rose Quartz is a stone of the heart, love, compassion and divine beauty.
Rose Quartz can help with removing emotional blockages & is a gentle reminder to stay divinely connected to nature and beauty. It can help us understand what giving and receiving love looks like to us – whether that be love of self, in romance, or with loved ones.
𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐑𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐳 ∙ 𝐈 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞. 𝐈 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞. 𝐈 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬.
Now that you know some crystals that are good for beginners crystal babes … which one resonated with you the most? Whichever one that is, might be just what you need to kickstart your journey! Good luck.
Sending love and light – always,
Founder of DE LA JIPI Apothecary
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