Within deep womb-like spaces in the earth, out of mineral-rich waters, the mystery of crystal formation takes place.
Shaped out of the darkness, crystals grow into the beautiful visions of light and color that have long been recognized as allies for healing and transformation.
In this month’s theme, we’re paying tribute to the innate intelligence of crystals. We’re expanding our scope beyond womb wellness to the potentials of crystal healing on all levels of consciousness.
Below, we highlight the Crystal Consciousness of 3 Crystal allies - Clear Quartz, Moonstone Quartz and Smoky quartz.
THE MEANING OF CRYSTAL CONSCIOUSNESS
Crystals contain cosmic intelligence—as do all things created within the cosmos—as they are created through the merging andcrystallizationprocess of natural elements such as light, earth and liquid. Much of their formation process is still mysterious to many renowned crystallographers and geologists. However it’s agreed that temperature, pH balance and mineral concentration all play a role in making a crystal what it is.
Though mysterious, crystals play an array of roles in today’s world. They’re even present in everyday technology. From LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screens like the one you may be using to read this article, to the Copper used in the conduction of heat and electricity, Crystal Consciousness exists in both our spiritual and secular worlds, often bridging the two and aiding their advancement.
Crystal formation can be seen as an expression of the Earth’s ability to perform alchemy - the creation of one frequency out of another.
Each crystal has its own unique energy frequency and communicate their gifts through their many different facets. We need only to hold one and observe to understand the frequency it carries. For example, the sweet Rose Quartz sends a nurturing and kind energy that’s especially helpful for softening judgment and cooling down the emotion of anger. The next time you’re in conflict with something or someone, try holding a Rose Quartz crystal in your hand and taking a deep breath. You will likely feel the heart space open right up.
Moonstone Quartz also carries a sweet and cooling frequency that can help us soften and become more aware of our unconscious thoughts.
Jade holds a more grounding frequency that is helpful in instances of worry or anxiety.
With that said, crystals are always neutral in the energy they hold. They’re unforceful and unintrusive. They’re neither good nor bad.
It’s when humans, with free will, interact with the frequency of a crystal, that it absorbs and reflects what we bring to it.
Therefore, the relationship we develop with our crystals is a reflection of the relationship we develop with ourselves, and furthermore the desires and intentions we have for ourselves.
It’s recommended that when you want to use a crystal for healing, you enter the state of being in which you are deeplyin touch with andin awe of the many facets of yourself and the cosmos.
Make yourself neutral to your own world, excitements and hardships alike.
Hold the crystal, and hold a sense of wonder at the same time. Hold a gentle optimism.
Just as a crystal has many sides that each shine, absorb and reflect light differently, so too do we.
Developing a relationship with crystals is a good way to remind yourself of your own multi-dimensionality - that you have many gifts, not just one or two, and that the places where you may feel cracked and broken are actually sources of incredible beauty and uniqueness.
To embody crystal consciousness is not to aim for perfection, but to be imperfect and shine anyway.
It’s where you keep both your calm and your wildness.
It’s your courage and willingness to “ring the bells that still can ring.”
Crystal consciousness can also be likened to a sense of personal and collective integrity, for crystals remind us that it’s perfectly natural to change and evolve.
Crystal consciousness is pure and honest. It’s a subtle yet shameless inner shine, like the glow of a soulful smile.
Crystals tell the truth about what they are. The intelligence they hold invites us to tell the truth about ourselves as well.
CULTIVATING CRYSTAL CLARITY IN AN EVER CHANGING WORLD
From the intricacies of the natural world to the majesty of the cosmos; from self work to social justice work, one thing is sure: Change is constant. Nothing lasts. Old structures fall away. New ones are built. In many ways, it’s our adaptability to change that grants us the freedom to live life more on our own terms.
Crystals, in their slow and methodical growth process, help to remind us that fulfillment comes less from applying haste and force, and more so from softening into who we truly are; putting one foot in front of the other, and bravely loosening our grip on the outcome.
In accepting change, trust and clarity surface more effortlessly.
To be clear, this deep acceptance is not the same as being spineless or sacrificing boundaries. In fact, accepting change is an important element of forming effective, self-affirmed boundaries.
THIS MONTH’S CRYSTAL ALLIES
Considered the “Master Healer” of all crystals, Clear Quartz is known best for its incredible clearing energy.
This crystal is able to clear the mind, body and soul of negativity and help one to become ‘crystal clear.’
As the most programmable and amplifiable of all of the crystals, Clear Quartz is very responsive to your energy and intention.
Thus, with clear intentions, this crystal is a powerful healer for all conditions.
- Aids attunement to higher self
- Clears the mind
- Accelerates healing on all levels
- Amplifies and clarifies intentions
- Aids access to the “White Ray” or Ascended Master states of consciousness
- Absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy
- The most programmable and amplifiable of all of the crystals
Moonstone quartz is an ancient stone with a gentle, ethereal, and lunar nature.
Its energies help to reveal one’s subconscious and unconscious truths in a soft yet powerful way, allowing for emotional clarity and balance.
With microscopic inclusions of WATER encased inside the crystal during its growth, a crystalline structure is formed which appears opalescent, cloudy and milky-white, making this a whimsical and oceanic stone.
The presence of water and light within the crystal reflect the inner balance that must be cultivated in order to create a calm and peaceful space outwardly.
- Encourages intimacy and vulnerability
- Enhances lucid dreaming, visualization and channeling
- Gently amplifies love and passion
- Helps cultivate a calm environment
- Supports emotional balance through difficult times
- Improves communication skills by deepening your ability to listen
- Opens the channel to speak freely
- Amplifies creativity and focus
- Accelerates healing on all levels
Note: Moonstone Quartz is not Moonstone but named such for the optical resemblances.
A mysterious and witchy stone, Smoky Quartz is best known for its cleansing and grounding qualities. This stone helps to neutralize negative energy by detoxifying the mental, emotional and spiritual levels of being. It’s also known to offer psychic protection and to clear the shadows from wherever it is introduced. Seen as a ‘bridge crystal’ Smoky Quartz builds a bridge between the (light) Star Rose Quartz and the (dark) Obsidian mineral, making it a powerful catalyst for healing.
As it is a grounding, cleansing stone it can help you through difficult times and to enhance a new level of boundaries, with yourself and other. From Madagascar.
- Grounds energy and helps you anchor to Gaia
- Cleanses any unwanted energy from the body, mind and spirit
- Protects you psychically
- Enhances strong boundaries will self and other
- Enhances self-assuredness and confidence