FENG SHUI- Using Crystals to Energize Yourself and Your Environment
Throughout time man has used various types of crystals and
rocks as talisman and energy enhancers to draw to him what he
desired. Whether in the jewel-encrusted furniture of a pharaoh
or in the engagement setting of a modern bride-to-be, gems
hold our fascination. Some believe this fascination is based
on the stones rarity and therefore material value.
Others believe that stone use is something mystical and given
to us by the Creator himself. The bible in what some call The
Old Testament and what others call the Torah makes mention in
numerous places of the uses of stones in worship by the Jewish
peoples particularly in use for the breast plate of the High
priest. So it should come as no real surprise that just as
stones were used to enhance energy in the West so too were
stones used in the East.
The use of clear quartz crystals to enhance and correct Chi
flow is something well established in Feng Shui. There are
different views as to the ideal type of crystals one should
use. Some suggest that the ideal crystals are smooth, round
and of moderate size. Others would suggest faceted crystals
hung to maximize energy flow. And still others would suggest
using crystals in their natural state. I myself use both
faceted crystals and natural crystal forms to enhance Chi flow
in my apartment and in my car. I think the best form for each
person is what the particular individual feels most
comfortable with. I myself am not the most comfortable with
having what some might see as a small crystal ball in my
living room. Such things are bit too close to what some
associate with gypsy fortune telling for my own tastes.
However, should you feel drawn to such a thing I say go for
I have been drawn to crystals since early childhood.
I can look back at being four years old and having a love of
Asian food, movies that had elephants in them and visiting
the lighting store near my Grandmothers apartment. I loved
to stand under the crystals chandeliers in the lighting store.
The crystal chandeliers were alive with light and energy.
Looking at such things of beauty never failed to make me feel
In my adulthood it should probably come as no surprise that
crystals still have a place in my association with happiness.
No, I dont have a huge crystal chandelier hanging in my living
room. Maybe one day if I ever own a house Ill indulge myself
with a huge difficult to clean fixture to hang in my bedroom.
Until then I make do with a few multi-faceted balls strategically
placed to activate the energy in my apartment.
At first I just used a hanging faceted crystal in my
automobile. I found that the joyful bouncing about of
refractive light and tiny rainbows of color seemed to make my
car more chipper. Next I bought rough type natural crystals to
place around my apartment. Four of my crystals are single
terminated Tibetan crystals that I bought on a whim. These
crystals were initially mined in Tibet and are believed to
contain the vibration of OM within them. I bought these
crystals because they just felt right and made me feel happy
inside. I had no idea where they were from when I first felt
attached to them. I just knew they caught my eye. Since then
my crystal collection has grown considerably.
For those interested in using crystals in enhance their energy
in their environment I suggest the following:
-- When you go to buy a crystal listen to your own intuition
on what you feel drawn to. If a particular crystal stands out
when you touch it or look at it remember that above what you
think others will think of it. If you go to buy a crystal or
crystals and nothing feels right wait to buy until a later day.
Dont force your purchase just to get it over with.
-- Look for a crystal that is not scratched or broken.
Some will say never buy a damaged crystal I say never buy a
damaged crystal you dont realize is damaged. I have two
damaged crystals that I own. I use these two to remind myself
that even though life may not be perfect and that parts of my
life or myself may feel broken life is still good. Both
crystals broke at specific points where another crystal was
coming up or through the structure. One is all the more
beautiful for the break the other is two separate pieces
I use when I travel.
-- When you take your crystals home be sure to clean them and
to keep them clean. The capacity of the crystal to enhance the
energy around it is linked to its level of cleanliness. You
would not expect a dirty mirror to enhance energy the same
applies to a dirty crystal.
-- Charge your crystals in a manner you feel comfortable with.
Re-charge your crystals when you feel it is needed to do so. You
might want to do so once a month, once every three months or once
a year. I might suggest that you be mindful that if you live in a
highly emotionally charged environment that you cleanse and charge
your crystals more frequently.
-- Be mindful that your crystal helps amplify the energy you send
out. If you find yourself in a depressive state or angry state you
may want to think about what kind of energy you are creating around
you. Like attracts like. Your crystal is not a magic cure all or
something worthy of worship in and of itself. Crystals are tools
how good a tool depends on who is using them and how.
© Desiree A. Krautkramer
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