The most common crystal question I get asked is “what’s the best crystal(s) for protection?”.

Now what does that mean, exactly? In a nutshell, people usually mean that they’re looking for a crystal that can prevent them from being negatively affected by unwanted energy or influences.

It could be other peoples’ stress or emotional energy; ill-wishing, cursing, or psychic attack; envy, fixation, or jealousy; sorcery; malevolent spirits or spirit attachments; manipulation or abuse; a run of bad luck or ill fortune; or even the bad vibes of a room, house, building, plot of land, etc.

There’s generally a list of crystals I can suggest, but the truth of my experience is that not all protective crystals work the same — what you work with very much depends on what’s affecting you and what you need.

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Crystals and gemstones are metaphysical tools used in energetic therapies (like Reiki and massage), meditation practices, and countless other holistic methods. Each crystal contains its own brand of vibrational energy, which can be tapped into and harnessed to help heal any physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual ailment you may have.

Crystals are also used to call in a particular energy to your life experience. And as it’s always a time for romance, here’s a list of crystals to help you tap into love, devotion, and passion.

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When Reiki Practitioners integrate crystals during their private sessions, they enhance the healing experience for their clients. Crystals are easy to acquire and not only add a lovely ambiance to the environment, but they also possess healing qualities as well.

There are several different ways you can use crystals during a Reiki healing treatment. They may be held by the client, placed on different areas of the body or may even be placed around the treatment room to help facilitate healing during the session.

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The immune system, which is the body’s defense mechanism, protects us from external agents like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and so on. If our immune system isn’t healthy, a simple scratch can be fatal.

This system is also impacted by our emotions (anger, self-destruction, hate) and by our positive and negative thoughts, which may strengthen or weaken it. That’s why it’s vital to make sure that our immune system functions as well as possible by giving it the opportunity to effectively combat aggressors.

A well-balanced lifestyle, healthy diet, exercise, and the use of stones and crystals will enable us to improve the body’s immune responses and stay healthy.

In today’s industrial society it is wise to develop a strong immune system early in life, and good habits and prevention are the best ways to do so.

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Most stones have a very active life of being handled, traded, shipped and packed before they end up in their final homes. If you buy a stone from a store, or receive one from someone, it’s a good idea to cleanse all the energy that the stone may have picked up on its journey. In cleansing its energy, you prepare it for a new life and purpose in its new home.

Let us begin by differentiating between the cleansing and charging of stones. To cleanse a stone is to remove the energy that a stone has absorbed and return it to a clean, pure energy. To charge a stone is to replenish its energy after it has been depleted. Though some use these words interchangeably, a stone must often be cleansed before it can be charged.

The first (and some say easiest) way to cleanse a stone is to smudge it with sage. Start by lighting a stick of sage and blow it out so that it continues to smolder, producing a steady stream of smoke (think incense). Hold your crystal directly in the plume of smoke and let the smoke rise around all sides of the crystal. Continue to do this until you feel like it has been cleansed enough. (Five minutes is more than ample time). This is a great method to use for cleansing stones if you are pressed for time.

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