The Healing Power of Crystals + How to Use Them if You’re a Beginner

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The Healing Power of Crystals

Healing crystals, tumblestones, clusters, geodes, crystal towers, pointers, pyramids, tea light holders… The list is long. Crystals are widely available with a variety of different shapes, sizes and healing properties – so you’re probably wondering, what do they all mean? 

How do they differ? 

And more importantly, you’re wondering: which one should you buy? 

As a beginner, I found it hard. I was attracted more to crystals of a certain colour – rather than how they would benefit me. Like a child in a candy store, I’d load a trolley full of rainbow coloured crystals and wait eagerly for the delivery. 

If you’ve already started your research, you too probably found that there are many different crystals out there, different uses and suggestions – which crystals should you actually choose?! 

What do you do with them? I know how confusing it is as a beginner and someone completely new to crystals – I’ve been there, like what the heck is a chakra and what does it have to do with my crystals?! 

Without further ado, let’s break it down gently…

Why Use Healing Crystals? 

Most people reach out to crystals for their healing powers. Each crystal has a different energy vibration, they vibrate at their own consistent frequencies. They have different properties and therefore different healing benefits – some are good for stress, some for anxiety and some for depression, concentration etc. 

If you want the crystals to help you achieve a certain state of mind, you need to first be clear about what you want the crystals to help you with.

Once you know what you need the crystals for, you can then embark on the exciting and ever colourful journey into choosing the crystal – YAS. 

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Choosing the Crystals

Like wands in Harry Potter, the crystal chooses the owner. I would suggest that you go into a shop and feel which crystal you are most drawn to (it helps if you close your eyes). When shopping online, you can also see which crystals you feel drawn to. 

If you’re new to the whole thing and aren’t sure how you’re supposed to be “drawn to a crystal”, you can simply choose the more practical route, based on your aim.

Just as an example if you’d like to call in prosperity and abundance into your life, for example, you might want to purchase a Tiger Eye

If you’d like a little bit of love, Rose Quartz will do nicely.

If your head is a bit fuzzy, for clarity, pick a Clear Quartz. I won’t go into all of them, but the point is, whatever your aim/intention (which is our next factor in crystal healing) you can choose a crystal that will help you with that intention.

Using Crystals with Intentions

You can use them for bringing in wisdom, wellness, love, or prosperity, depending on what your intention is or what you want to bring into your life. When you set an intention with your crystal, you give it purpose. 

You create a meaningful bond and off you go on your journey to spiritual connection, healing and energy restoration. The crystal absorbs that intention and activates the required energy to help you with it.

If you use a tumblestone to set that intention, you can carry it with you in your pocket, reminding you of your purpose/intention throughout the day.  

If you’re not sure what your intention is, try meditating for 10-15 minutes. Clear your head, quieten your mind, observe your thoughts and release them. Your intention/purpose should be much clearer afterward. 

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It may be hard to switch off or see your purpose/intention when your head is filled with the day’s work and stress, that’s why it’s important to have a clear mind – achieved by meditation.

To help with clarity, you might want to start with Clear Quartz – hold it in your palm or between your eyebrows as you meditate and notice how you feel and whether your intention is becoming clearer.

Crystal Grids

You can also enhance the powers of your crystals, using Crystal Grids. They are simple boards (wooden or cotton) on which you place your crystals to help attract your desired outcome/wish. You can read more about Crystal Grids if you’re just starting here.

Does Size Matter? 

Yes and no. 

The bigger the crystal, the stronger its power and energy, but the bigger crystals aren’t often used during meditation or carrying around with you (naturally, because they’re too big).

As a small human being, you only need the tumblestones or clusters to be used during meditation, yoga practice or to wear on you throughout the day. 

The bigger crystals tend to be used to clear the energy of big spaces like your living room, bedroom – somewhere mainly in your home or workspace. 

Cleaning Your Crystals 


There are a few ways to clean your crystals: 

1.By placing them in a Selenite bowl/dish – Selenite is a crystal type and has cleansing properties

2.In the moonlight – simply place them on your window sill or anywhere the moonlight can get to them during the night

3.In saltwater (or seawater)  – place the crystal under running water

4. By smudging

Why Do You Need to Clean Your Crystals? 

Your crystals absorb the negative energy from your aura or environment and they need to be cleared from that negative energy from time to time. You don’t want to be holding onto a crystal that’s filled with negativity and can no longer serve you in a beneficial way. 

Be sure to clear them using any of the above methods if you want the full benefits ?

What Do the 7 Chakras Mean and What’s Their Relation to Crystals?

Did you know that your body has 7 energy portals

Did you also know, that you need to work on all 7 energy portals (otherwise known as chakras) to feel clearer/better? 

Chakra” essentially means wheel. And each one has a different colour, so you may have seen similar images to the one below, a few times:

The 7 chakras, allow you to identify which area of your body/mind needs healing work. 

Once you identify the area that needs attention based on what’s going on in your life at the time – whether it’s stress, relationship problems or anxiety, you can then identify which chakra/part of body it resonates with. Then you can choose your crystal to help with that area.

For example, if you’re feeling like you’re not speaking your truth, if you feel like you’re hiding away, that may mean you need to focus on your throat chakra. 

As a guide, below is a simple breakdown of each chakra, what it means, and what crystal is best to activate/balance each chakra:

*this chart is indicative, and there are many other crystals that you can use, I’ve used these as an example and the ones most widely available to buy *

Best Healing Crystals to Start With

If you’re a beginner and you’re not too sure what to do at first or you’re not too sure about the chakra system and want to try how the crystals feel for you, the following crystals are the best to start with: 

 Clear quartz


Rose Quartz


Smokey quartz


Tiger eye

They are some of the most common ones (personally tested as a beginner by yours and truly) and are widely available. I like to use Psychic Tree, Energy Muse or Etsy to get my crystals.

To make this a little bit easier for you, I have curated a special list of crystals right hereee suited to your brand-spanking-new journey with crystals. We all start somewhere, right? 

We also love Healing Crystals, they have a super collection of crystals and 10% off your first order.

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Will We Ever Run Out of Crystals?

No, we will not run out of crystals. Crystals are just atom molecules, created together in water or certain carbon, in the right atmosphere, in the right environment, temperature. The atoms come together and become a uniformed cluster, creating a crystal.

Some crystals take a few weeks, and some take yearsssss. 

So basically, crystals are created with mother nature’s power (in our own words). As long as mother nature, our planet Earth can keep doing what it’s doing and our planet is around for years to come, we can keep enjoying these crystals for the foreseeable future. 

In Our Humble Conclusion 

You never know until you try, right? 

If you ever saw crystals on tv, or in someone’s home and you wondered about it, gave it a second thought, that may be your spirit telling you: “You would benefit from crystals in your life”

Etsy have a great selection of crystals if you feel like browsing through your options. We’ve already picked a few to start with in our favorites in this link here (affiliate link).

Your spirit knows what it wants, and if you feel drawn to something, that means it could serve you in a beneficial way. Even if you don’t end up using them for their healing powers, they look pretty as home decor and won’t do any harm.

No money lost there…

If you know anyone that might benefit from crystal healing, you could share this post with them – you’d be supporting our community and we’d seriously appreciate it ?

Looking for something more in depth on crystals?

One source of info, from basics to the deeper questions when it comes to crystals? I hear ya.

You can check out the below guide and workbook which comes with 9 printouts to help you understand crystals, and how to use them for your own benefit.

This guide is perfect if you’re completely new to crystals and want to learn more, or if you already have some basic knowledge but aren’t sure how to use crystals yourself.

I cover the main topics of crystals including chakras, meditating and manifesting with crystals in real simple terms.

You can check out all the info about the guide and workbook in this link, which includes a video and a sneak peek into the guide.

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toni ann
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