Today I woke up tired.
The cats had me up. The humidity was awful. I just woke up cranky and needing several cups of Java to pick me up.
Had I been thinking? I might have reached over and tucked a piece of Rutile Quartz under my pillow last night.
So what’s a Rutile Quartz and why do I want to use it?
Rutile quartz crystals have a very calming effect on the mind. They allow you to tap into your intentions of relaxation and feel calmer. They are super great for when stress is getting to you and you just need to remember to relax and breath – one, two three, I CAN DO THIS! This is one of many types of relaxation and calming crystals that I have available on my website. Feel free to click here if you’d like t see more.
Let’s dispel a myth for a second here: Crystals are not instant fixes. You can’t just put one on and go AH, see? Now I’m better! They can, however, work quickly, if you have used them before and are in the habit of how to connect with their energies. I’d love to tell you that you can tuck one under your pillow and WHAMMO BLAMMO you have instant sleep! But, you do need to work a bit with the stone first.
Step 1: Sit with your crystal and look at it. This is called “getting to know” your crystal or “connecting with it”. Roll it in your hands, look at it, touch it. Really look at it and discover it’s beauty, it’s nooks and crannies, its faults or bumps. This is your new companion as you start your new journey.
Step 2: Tell the crystal what you want it to do for you. This is called “charging” your stone. You are announcing to yourself, the universe and to the crystal that this is it’s job. For Rutile Quartz, announce (tell, charge) the stone by saying something like this: “You are going to help me to relax. You are going to help me to let go of my busy thoughts. When I hold you in my hands, I WILL feel relaxed. I will be able to let go of my thoughts. I CAN relax. I can put away my busy thoughts!” (Use whatever words you feel are right.) Do this every day for a while. Pick a time where your day is quiet and you won’t be interrupted for a few moments. If you meditate, you can do this at the same time.
Step 3: Relax. Put your stone where it’s going to be kept at night (under your pillow, while you are wearing it, etc) and let your mind accept that this is your new partner, friend or companion with your goals. Now and then during the day, think about your stone and how it’s going to be there for you when you need it. If you are wearing it? Touch it now and then and remember for a few seconds that this crystal is going to help you when you are going through some tough times ahead. It is powerful. It is strong and it will be there for you.
Step 4: When needing to relax, use your crystal. Hold it in your hands, touch it, stroke it and know that it can help you to relax and let go of busy thoughts (if this is the case). As you are doing this say in your mind (or out loud if you’d like) something like: “I am relaxing. I am calm. 18.104.22.168.etc… I am going to let go of my thoughts that bother me.” And whenever those busy thoughts get to you? Try the same thing. After a while you will feel the connection between your crystal and how it works with you knowing you are focusing your intentions and using the crystals energy to help you.
Does this always work?
This technique works with a LOT of people as you are making a change with your mind to alter your thought patterns (when it come to relaxation for example). But not everyone will be successful. There may be outside influences or chemistry in the body that just doesn’t allow for some changes to be made.
There is no set time limit on how long it will take for you to be able to access the healing crystal’s energy. It may be immediate or it may take you longer time. Some individuals are very connected to the energy around them and will feel the effects sooner, while others struggle with accepting that a “stone” can help them at all. I have had clients who have immediately been drawn to a crystal and known that “THIS IS THE ONE! YES!” I’ve talked to others who just didn’t get it at all. “Its a stone man… a rock. Period. End of story.” And that’s okay. Some individuals just are not able to connect with this type of healing and need their own style of relaxation techniques. If this is the case for you? Perhaps you have a friend who could use your crystal. All it needs is a little cleansing and it’s good to move on to it’s new home.