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Now That I Have My Crystals, What Do I Do With Them?

 

Dinner at Prana inside our Crystal Circle

Inside a crystal circle is a great place for a Crystal workshop

Wands under construction at a MEF workshop

 

Now That I Have My Crystals,
What Do I Do With Them?

Cleansing or Clearing your Crystal
For information on cleansing or clearing your crystal see Cleansing your Crystal

Passive Use of Crystal
Even if all you do with your crystal is keep it near you, you will begin to notice subtle changes in yourself. Crystals amplify and balance even the most subtle mental energy. Just having crystals in your environment can improve the quality of your life.

Active Use of Crystal
When we consciously work with crystal we can accomplish anything that the mind can imagine. Crystals have been helpful in improving memory, helping plants to grow, healing animals, contacting spirit guides, and in communicating with the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms.
One particularly powerful way to work with crystals is through the use of affirmations. This then  leads us to Crystal Programming

Basic Meditation
One can happily meditate with crystals, meditation gives us a chance to relax, and to heal our bodies. It provides periods of mental stillness, an opportunity to silence the mundane chatter which so often fills our minds, time and space for us to focus our thoughts, to concentrate on the solving of a problem, to visualize the accomplishment of a particular goal.

As we become more skilled at quieting our busy minds, we discover that meditation helps to focus our attention on the here and now. When we give ourselves the gift of time in which we are neither regretting the past nor worrying about the future, we are able to appreciate the present.

Seth, the entity channeled by the late Jane Roberts, often said that he had only one rule for changing one's life. That was: The point of power is in the present. When we concentrate on the present, we experience our aliveness, the strength of the energy which flows through us. We learn to recognize that energy as power, the raw material with which we create ourselves and our worlds.

(Very) Active Meditation
Some forms of exercise, such as hatha yoga and tai chi ch'uan, which consist of particular patterns of movement, are recognized as forms of meditation. We believe that any form of physical activity can be meditational. The key is to be totally focused on what you're doing.

When you're exercising concentrate on the smooth, easy movement of your muscles, your breathing. If you swim, be aware of the feeling of the water. In hiking or walking, focus on the ground beneath your feet.

Sometimes, while swimming or walking, we silently repeat affirmations To do this, repeat each affirmation three or more times, focusing on the instructions you're giving your mind, visualizing that you are prosperous, or thin, or loved. We recommend physical exercise not only for its own meditative values, but because it discharges excess energy„the kind that creates worries and anxieties which can prevent us from being relaxed and at peace when we want to practice passive meditation.

(Not Very) Passive Meditation
Passive meditation generally involves sitting or lying down. Create a time during which you'll be undisturbed. Take the phone off the hook. Go into a room where you'll be alone. Create this as a special time for yourself.

You may want to start off with a guided meditation tape. This will help direct your mind into appropriate channels. You can also direct passive meditation by silently repeating affirmations. When you feel comfortable with these forms of meditation you can begin to guide your meditations.

We can listen to meditation music (which can be any kind of music which makes you feel relaxed and calm) as we walk. Concentrate on your breathing, following each inhale and exhale, feeling energy flowing from your feet to your head and back. Do this for as long as you can. If you find yourself wondering whether you've paid the rent, or thinking about what you'll have to eat when you're finished meditating, let those thoughts drift away.

It may help for you to imagine that you have a feather duster with which to brush them out of your mind. You'll find that your ability to meditate improves with practice. In passive meditation, you're developing psychic and mental muscles. As you learn to silence distracting thoughts, you'll begin to receive messages from your intuitive mind: new ideas, creative solutions to problems.

You may want to ask specific questions of your intuitive mind. Don't worry if the answer doesn't come right away. It may occur to you a few minutes or a few days later.

Crystal Concentration
Some have noticed that the quality of their meditations improved immeasurably when they started making crystals part of their meditation. Crystals help to focus our energy, and thus our thoughts. They raise our vibrations and energy level and help to turn our attention from everyday concerns to our greater purposes in being alive.
The simplest way to introduce crystals into your meditation is to hold a clear quartz in one or both of your hands. To receive light and energy, hold the quartz with point facing you. To project your wishes into the universe (as when you're repeating affirmations), face the points away from you.

Chakra Balancing
Refer to Crystals and The Chakras