Crystals, do they even work? Why would I get a crystal?
We invite you to open your mind and heart to the power of crystal healing. Crystals work by changing the vibrational frequency of the energy around them. So, this could be your own energetic field, the physical room, etc. Each crystal will emit a different frequency, depending on what you are looking for! You can think of crystals as your friend to help. You can use them as much or as little as you'd like!
How do I know which crystal is right for me?
When looking for a healing crystal, it is best to "listen" to which one speaks to you. Before reading any descriptions, feel which ones you are guided to. This is often the crystal(s) that you need. From there, reading the description might resonate with you and why you chose that particular crystal-or it may not! The description is only there to help, and they have many, many different uses.
Okay, I have my crystal. Now what?
Once you have selected your crystal, upon bringing it home you are going to want to clear it. Remember, crystals hold onto the energies in your space, of others that touch it, and your negative emotions as well. Think about this: let's say that you have a piece of Shungite that you use for EMF Protection, and perhaps you place it sometimes on your root chakra and etheric field to draw out negativity from you. Over time, it will become "filled" and not be able to draw out and hold anymore of this energy! Therefore, you are going to want to clear it, so that that negativity is released and the crystal is able to absorb again.
Once your crystal has been cleared, we suggest meditating with it. Hold it often. This crystal is YOURS! It must become attuned to your energy, and your needs! Meditate on certain properties you want to work with this crystal on.
Next, charge it every so often and when you can. You can charge it by leaving it out under a full moon. This will amplify it's properties and make it even stronger. Don't forget that a full moon carries it's strong energy days before and days after as well. You could also leave it in your windowsill during these days. Few, but certain stones, will fade in sunlight, such as amethyst, so just keep that in mind. You can also use certain other stones to charge your crystals, such as Selenite or Clear Crystal Quartz.
When do I use it? Anytime! Some people will carry a crystal with them to work, or keep them by their bed, under their pillow, in their pocket, meditate with them, or do chakra clearing and balancing with them. For example, I always have a piece of amethyst and black tourmaline in my car when I travel for protection. If there is a stone that you feel you need often a great idea would be getting a "wearable" crystal in the form of a bracelet, pendant, mala beads, etc.
Remember, don't overthink it too much! Crystals have tons of natural healing properties and will basically choose you!