Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D. Farmer: Crystals
“Here we see an amethyst crystal cave bathed in the water from a river, the points of light representing the spiritual force that these crystal beings generate. Amethyst, as well as other types of quartz crystals, have been used for thousands of years in magic and healing, as well as for intensifying psychic capabilities. Since its violet colour is the same as the crown chakra, it has often been referred to as a spiritual stone.
The nature of quartz crystals, the second most common element in the Earth’s crust, is that they help focus the power of our life force, or Spirit. Where attention goes, power flows – and crystals magnify this power tenfold. Our intention influences where our attention goes. When we’re consciously aware of our intention, it facilitates the focus of that spiritual power and supports the manifestation in material reality of that intention.
It is time to bring your complete focus to the subject of your inquiry. Eliminate all distractions, and give this your undivided attention. Whether this is a project, relationship, or simply a relaxing time spent walking in nature, be fully present to the situation. This sharpening of focus will expand your awareness and allow your inner guidance to penetrate your consciousness, which can then be parlayed into appropriate action.
By being focused with crystal clarity, you are in the flow of your life force and, in fact, have become one with it. It is not a hyper-vigilant or tension-filled state, but one of relaxed attention. Keep your eyes, ears, and heart focused on that which you need to pay attention to, and miracles can be created. To paraphrase a fictional elder, “Use the Force” and use it in life-enhancing ways.”*
Crystals are one of my very favourite subjects! I work with them every single day, wearing as many as I can in the form of bracelets, earrings and a chosen pendant for the day; as well as a stone or two in my pocket or purse! I also use crystals to meditate, as it mentions above, the connection to the Earth and to the Divine is concentrated ten-fold when using a crystal. I also give them to my kids to help them in various situations; trouble at school with friendships, focus, healing or helping ward off bad dreams. I am fascinated by the crystals that come into my life, often at prices so reasonable the vendor is shocked as they are selling them to me!
I believe when working with crystals, you have two choices; either you get a book that advises you on a specific crystal for your issue, or you go into a place where crystals are found or sold and simply choose the one or ones that intuitively jump out at you! You can combine these methods by looking up the healing stone beneficial to you and then seeking the actual stone for you out using your intuition. The books I would suggest, especially if you are new to working with stones, and like to do your home work, would be The Book Of Stones, by Robert Simmons, Or the Crystal Bible, by Judy Hall, Crystal Bible Volume 2 and the newest addition, Crystal Bible Volume 3. These books have comprehensive information and beautiful photos. When purchasing stones, please make sure they are sourced by a reputable dealer, gently collected from the Earth for healing and not solely for monetary gain. Don’t worry, you will be able to feel it!
When you bring your stone home, make sure you cleanse it before using it to heal, as all previously gathered energy must be cleared and the stones vibration reset. There are many ways to do this, but my two current favourites are leaving it over night in a plant, preferably outside and even better if it’s a full moon, and using a tuning fork, crystal singing bowl or Tibetan singing bowl to clear the stones with sound vibration. Either way is effective, just go with what feels good to you.
Crystals and stones are the soul of the Earth, and are programmed with high vibrational energy to help us. Today I am wearing: (I’m not joking!! are you ready??) Amethyst, rose quartz, tourmaline, green aventurine, blue and rainbow fluorite, Auralite 23, garnet, smokey quartz, moonstone and rutilliated quartz on my arms in the form of beaded bracelets, a Lemurian quartz pendant, and clear quartz earrings!! Love them all!! Working with stones is an essential part of raising our consciousness, so have fun with it; give yourself some time to learn to feel their pure love and healing energy. I would love to hear about your experiences!