Crystals are more than pretty rocks or home decor. Cultures across the world have used crystals for centuries to practice healing, meditate, and more.
Crystals are believed to have an effect on consciousness, deepen meditation, and raise your vibration and awareness of your higher self.
So, if you wanted to meditate with crystals, where should you start? Are there any real benefits to doing it, or should you carry on meditating without them? Let’s find out.
Why Meditate With Crystals?
For centuries, crystals have been used to heal emotional issues, physical issues, and more. Some people believe that using crystals during meditation can help you reach that inward place of quiet and calm much easier, while also enhancing your inner voice.
This is believed to make your meditation more rewarding and insightful.
What Crystals Can You Use to Meditate?
Before you start choosing crystals to meditate with, you’ll need to think about what you want to gain from your meditation. Different crystals serve different purposes, so knowing what issues you want help which stones can help is imperative.
To help you choose the right crystal, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular (and powerful) crystals that you can use to enhance your meditation.
Rose quartz is one of the most popular crystals out there. If you’re experiencing some emotional disharmony or you want to work through some affairs of the heart during your meditation, we’d recommend working with rose quartz.
Rose quartz is said to radiate love, joy, and peace, and it can also help improve your self-worth. If you want to get rid of any negative feelings, open your heart, help yourself heal, or even just become more loving and gentle, rose quartz can help.
Clear quartz is known for its high vibrations, and it’s often considered to be a master of healing. Clear quartz (see also ‘All About Clear Quartz: Properties, Meaning, Healing & More‘) is also said to absorb the energy around it, and its healing effects stay with you even after your session has ended.
Physically, clear quartz can help boost the immune system and flush out toxins. Emotionally it can get rid of negative feelings, and help inject a sense of clarity and positivity that’ll take your meditation to new heights.
Clear quartz may even offer a spiritual cleanse, by clearing out your chakras and giving you a sparkling aura.
Amethyst is one of the most popular crystals to meditate with. Amethyst is said to offer protection, spiritual wisdom, and relief from anxiety and stress.
Its healing properties may help protect you from negative energy, and by cleansing your energy, it can encourage you to go deeper in your meditations, and emerge feeling more relaxed and positive.
Selenite has great energetic potential, making it a popular crystal to meditate with. Selenite is sometimes known as the ‘higher thinking’ stone, and it can help give you a mood boost during your meditation if you need some extra positivity.
Selenite can help release any emotional blockages, so if you’ve been stewing in negative or stagnant energy, selenite can help clear it and raise your vibration during meditation.
Remember: These are just a few of our favorite crystals that you can choose from. There are plenty more out there, all of which serve different purposes. We’d recommend researching each crystal thoroughly before choosing one for your meditation.
How To Meditate With Crystals
Once you’ve chosen your crystals, you’ll need to know how to meditate with them. To get the most from your crystals (and your meditation), follow these simple instructions to set you up for a successful session.
Most people choose to cleanse their crystals before starting. Although cleansing your crystals isn’t necessary, it’s said to activate the power of your crystals and heighten their vibrations. There are a few ways to cleanse your crystals, including:
- Using a chant or a singing bowl to cleanse your crystals with sound
- Covering them in sage smoke or incense
- Soaking them in salt water
- Charging them in the sunlight or moonlight for a few hours
Once your crystals are cleansed, you’ll need to turn your attention to yourself. Grounding is a way for you to calm yourself, and connect with your higher energy before you start your meditation.
Grounding yourself is pretty simple, and it’ll take you no longer than a few minutes to do – your crystals should be on your body during the process.
When you ground yourself, you’ll need to set an intention for your meditation and ask that any information you receive during your meditation is for the good of yourself and humanity.
You’ll also need to ask your crystals for permission to harness the power of their vibrations. Set this question into the universe, connect with your higher self, and feel for an answer. Your response will usually be in the form of a feeling, so pay attention to your body.
When you’re grounding yourself, keep your breath nice and relaxed, but remain somewhat alert. You’re not fully meditating yet, so you can either close your eyes or keep them half open.
Deeper Meditation And Timings
The grounding process is a good springboard for launching yourself into a deeper meditation. With your crystals still on your body, allow yourself to go deeper from your grounding session and ease yourself into a calm, meditative state.
You should remain here for about 20 minutes. If you start to feel uncomfortable with the crystals on your body, it’s okay to remove them and take a break.
Crystal Meditation Methods
Although we’ve discussed using crystals on your body, there are other techniques you can use. It’s best to experiment with them and figure out which one works for you. You can try:
The Chakra Method
With this method, you’ll place your crystals on the chakras you want to cleanse, or the chakras that align with your intentions. When you place crystals on your body, you’ll let the healing properties of the crystal take over in those areas and harmonize your energy.
Alternatively, you could create a crystal grid or circle. Place your crystals around you or in front of you and focus on them during meditation.
The Bottom Line
Meditating with crystals is an exciting way to enhance your session and promote healing. There are plenty of crystals to choose from, so do your research before selecting the right one for you.