A Guide to using Calming and Relaxation Crystals.

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.

Rutile Quartz healing crystal by wicked stones in Canada

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. 1.2.3.4.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.

Wicked Stones Healing crystal
Relax, have an awesome day.

Cheers!

Wicked Stones

How to use a Crystal for Meditation – The sounds of OM

Tibet healing crystal from Wicked Stones

Once and a while I find these awesome beauties in my collection.  What you are seeing is a gorgeous natural crystal from Tibet.  Tibet crystals are really powerful if you are looking for something that can help you attune to OM vibrations.

Okay now that this is aside, why do “I” want to use a crystal that attunes to the OM vibration? Let’s look into that.

Tibet Om Crystals by Wicked Stones

First, what’s an OM?

Om is a Mantra (a sound, or a vibration to make things sound easier) that is traditionally chanted during certain points in your meditation or yoga practices.  This Mantra (or sound) is said to have a very high creative and spiritual power to help with your healing intentions.

Let’s practice!  How do I say this word? 

It actually sounds like the letters A U M put together.  Here’s a fabulous video so that you can hear this sound:

Try this:  Say the word AWWWEEEEEEE and feel it from the back of your throat.  Really pull the sound deep from within you.  Then say OOOOOOOO by making the sound in the upper part of your mouth.  Then feel your lips closer together saying MMMMMM (like you just tasted something incredible.)

Alright, now you have that. So WHY do I want to do that?

Think about our Earth.  Everything is moving. It’s vibrating. It’s energy. It’s pulsating and electrical and there is so much happening that you can’t actually see.   Chanting the OM Mantra is connecting to that universal natural energies around you.  Here’s a few reasons why you might want to do such a thing:

  • Helps you with your own self healing power
  • Relaxation
  • Concentration and focus
  • It is said to purify the area around you and even the people around you as the vibrations spread
  • Creation of positive energy and vibrations
  • Helps with relaxation (dealing with stress! Who doesn’t need THAT?)
  • Helps you to think clearer and make decisions (helps you to relax and overactive mind and thoughts so you can see answers to your questions)

When working with crystals (such as these) you can help attune your crystals with your intentions while meditating and chanting OM.  Especially helpful if you are working with a particular crystal that goes hand in hand with OM energy.

Now this is only scratching the surface of working with Mantras, chanting and meditation.  There’s a lot you can learn to help you along your own personal healing journey from teachers, friends and even books and videos on self help.  It’s a positive step to work with your own personal healing energies so matter what items you choose to work with (crystals, tools etc).

A little joy is always a blessing 🙂

Have an awesome day today.

Wicked Stones – Healing Crystals and Jewelry in Ontario Canada.

Calm those naggy thoughts! Amethyst healing crystal

Bills.. dishes.. let the dog out.. did I let the dog out?  bills…. paperwork.. taxes.. where did I put that receipt? Did I unplug the flat iron? Oh damn, my laundry is still in the wash and it’s 10pm! Ugh.. did I let the dog out on time? Oh I hope she does not pee on the floor..  Is the house on fire? I’m sure I unplugged the flat iron!..

UGH! We all get this.. the nagging thoughts that get in our way when we are trying to do something quiet and calm with our minds and bodies.  In this case, you could try working with a piece of Amethyst to see if it may help you to soothe those thoughts and focus on what you are trying to accomplish.

If you have a piece you are ready to work with, try closing your eyes, relaxing and letting the stone connect with you.  Feel it in your hands (if you are holding it) or let it touch your skin if it’s a piece of jewelry.  Take a few minutes to breath deeply and let those daily stresses leave you and sink back to Mother Earth (it’s okay, any negative energies won’t hurt the earth, it’s there for you to release them so you can heal and move on.)  It may take more than once or twice to feel a difference, but every time you meditate or relax, try to caress or feel the stone and allow it to partner with you to filter down those busy-bee-babbling-inner-thoughts.  After a while you may suddenly be aware that you *are* relaxed and calm.

I often will use  Amethyst when I am doing my Yoga practices as it helps me to block out all those naggy thoughts – like exactly the ones you see above!) LOL… and yes it does help me. I’ve talked with other clients over the years who have also had great success with this type of healing crystal.  It may be worth a try if you are having trouble with those rambling thoughts like this.

I do try to keep this crystal in stock in my shop at Wicked Stones as it’s a regular one that folks end up picking up.  If you don’t see any? Send me a note and I’ll get right back to you if we have any in the shop just waiting to get put up.

You can relax..  you can let go of all the muddle fuddle in your mind and focus..