Meditation with Crystals
Meditation is an ancient practice that offers tremendous benefits to the practitioner. Meditation does not require any specific beliefs or any metaphysical or spiritual ideas. You do not need any special talent. You only need yourself, your mind, and a few minutes in which you can be undisturbed.
Why do people meditate?
For relaxation. Meditation will alter your mind state. This is a physical fact. You can actually slow down your brain wave pattern and move from the active beta state to the alpha state. This will relax both your body and your mind.
For creative visualization. In the alpha mode, you can talk with yourself and creatively visualize something you seek. It could be a new relationship, a happier state of mind, improved health, or whatever you desire. You can then see yourself accomplishing your goal. Such affirmations are powerful programmers of the human mind.
Contacting your higher self. Now this might seem a bit unbelievable, but in meditation it is just you. With your brain in an alpha state all thoughts, ideas, and inputs are coming from deep within your mind, and you are conscious at the time. This will be sporadic, but meaningful. It does become a bit addictive. Everyone wonders who they really are. We catch glimpses in our deepest thoughts and in our dreams.
Allowing out flowing. Most people that are truly happy realize that they have what they need within them, that it is essentially boundless, and that they derive satisfaction from sharing it. Mediation allows for focusing on what is within.
Self-Healing. We all know many afflictions are self-induced. We can think ourselves sick, and we can often think ourselves well. Meditation is a direct link to your inner self. Affirmations of wellness during meditation are effective mind control and body control tools for health.
Opening Energy Centres. Meditation will aid you in finding the sources of energy you have within you.
Grounding. Meditation will connect with the planet, and assure you are seeing things as they truly exist.
Connecting with Angels and Spirit Guides. Prayer is often a form of meditation. The meditative state makes your mind more open to communication with spirits.
How do I use Crystals in Meditation?
Meditation with crystals is a two-step process. First you must find the crystal that has the Universal Life Force energy that is appropriate to your intentions. Then you must either hold the crystal or place it in front of you where you can focus on it during your meditation.
Selecting the right crystal takes a bit of work. Each crystal has a crystal energy lattice, a colour ray of influence, and an earth power derived from its chemical makeup. Choose one that has the appropriate energy for your need. Seeker Crystals and Unifier Crystals are particularly suitable. The mirrors are also excellent.
You can also consider using a crystal with the feng shui elemental energy you need. Crystals strong in the elemental energy of water, earth, fire, metal, and wood are available. You can also use a crystal that is aligned with a Spirit Guide or an angel or a Goddess. If you are meditating for self-healing, a crystal associated with the appropriate chakra would be called for. Suggested meditation crystals and their uses are provided in the crystal descriptions of many of the crystal sold here at the Crystal Vaults.
Once you have the crystal with the right energy to facilitate your meditation, either place it in front of you or hold it in your hand. You don’t have to sit in the lotus position to meditate. Rather sit comfortably. You can sit on a pillow, in a chair, on a bench, or anywhere you are comfortable. Relax. Take a few deep breaths. Now starting with your toes, focus on each part of your body in turn willing it to completely relax. Take your time. Do just this. Focus on each part until you get to your mind. Then very slowly count from ten to one. Now see a cord tied to the centre of the earth extending all the way through the earth to your backbone, up your backbone and connected to your mind. Think about getting up. You should not be able to. You are now grounded and in a meditative state. You are ready to begin.
Now to your purpose. Perhaps you seek to heal an affliction. In the meditative state feel the energy of the cosmos flowing in your crystal. Be sure you can actually feel and see this energy. It will take some concentration, but that will now be easy. See the energy flow into your body. Now with the energy flowing, focus your mind on your purpose. If you are trying to heal yourself see the energy flow to the location of pain. If you are trying to open energy centers, see the energy flow into the right chakra. If you are trying to simply relax, see the energy start to engulf you in a protective cocoon. If you are seeking understanding, see the energy flow into the deep recesses of your mind. If you are seeking to communicate with spirit beings, see the energy flow out of the top of your head and disperse into the heavens.
You are connected to yourself, and the energy of the Universal Life Force, through your crystal and your mental state. You might not want to leave. Many report this as a natural “high”. It is.
When it is time to return to the everyday world, you will know it. Slow down the energy flow. See the crystal dim. Set it down. Now start from the top of your head and mentally shake each part of your body. When you get to your toes, wiggle them and then imagine the rope connecting you to the centre of the earth has disappeared. Now get up. Put your hands up over your head as high as you can, stand on tiptoes if you can and stretch your body. Put the crystal away.