Crystals have been around for many years on this earth, dating back to at least 6,000 years ago when many ancient civilizations were still in existence. The Egyptians, Greeks, Romans just to name a few, all used crystals to help with healing, fulfillment, enlightenment, and protection. People have long since believed that Crystals can enhance psychic abilities and have metaphysical properties.
When looking at how crystals came to be, you have to first look at the minerals and elements that came together to make it possible. Crystals are essentially the DNA of the Earth and hold records of the development of the earth. Some crystals were formed by intense pressure while others were created in layers and some were formed through drips. Regardless of how the crystal is created, all of this goes into the properties and function of each crystal. While many crystals have various shapes and sizes on the external, crystals are classified by a specific “note” in their internal structure which can be seen through a microscope. Crystals are built from one of seven possible geometric forms. These forms are triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, rhomboids, parallelograms or trapeziums. The outer form of the crystal also does not necessarily reflect the inner structure of the crystals core.
Many crystals have different origins like some crystals such as Quartz were formed while some minerals were superheated in the Earth’s core when it was a still a molten rock with a thin layer of crust. They floated up to the surface and as they cooled the crystal was formed. Depending on the amount of time needed to cool down will determine the size of the crystal. If it cools relatively quickly it will form a small crystal while if it takes years or eons to cool, a bigger crystal will form in the end. If the crystal cools exceptionally fast then a glass-like creation such as Obsidian will form instead of a crystal. Tourmaline and Topaz are formed when gases penetrate fissures in rocks, while Aventurine and Peridot are made at high temperatures from liquid magma.
When working with crystals, it’s very important to know as much as possible since understanding them makes them more effective. As crystals are powerful left alone in their own state, they need to be approached with a respectable manner in order to have a full and effective connection. If you do this, they will be just as respondent and pleased to work with you in order enhance your life and well-being. Depending on the type, shape, size, position of a crystal, you can achieve spiritual healing as well as physical healing to an extent, protection from the physical and spiritual realm, help with love matters, as well as reduce stress and anxiety.
Just to name a few and their function:
- Black Tourmaline crystals are used for the absorption of negative energy and well as protection from potential psychic harm.
- Clear Quartz is used for healing as well as for clarity of thoughts.
- Rose Quartz helps with love situations because it works primarily with the heart chakra.
- Amethyst helps with spiritual growth as well as heightens intuition.
- Tiger Eyes are good for various emotional disorders.
Taking the time to cleanse your crystals is a very important practice since crystals are efficient absorbers and transmitters of all kinds of energy. One of the many properties of crystals is to cleanse and transmute negative energy. If left alone to do this without having a cleansing performed regularly, they will become saturated with negative energy and will be unable to be as efficient even though some crystals are self-cleaning.
In my future blogs, I’ll be going more in-depth about more crystals and their unique properties. This week’s blog is a brief introduction of what crystals are, their origin, what they’re made of and what they’re capable of.
Author: Neil Omacharan