How To Use Chakra Stones
The use of chakra stones for chakra balancing can help you acquire energy balance that is essential to your overall emotional and physical well-being.
Chakra stones’ healing properties and meanings are unique to each stone. It’s important to remember that all stones and crystals possess their own vibrational frequency. To dispel chakra blockages and promote balance, you must use stones with a vibrational frequency that matches the chakra you are wanting to heal.
The most common technique for using chakra stones is known as the “Laying on of Stones,” It involves placing cleansed and charged healing stones on the body’s specific energy centers for a period of time.
Where to Place Chakra Stones on the Body
Position stones beginning with the root chakra and move upward to help direct energy flow. If energy needs to be ushered upward toward the crown, all stones (especially those that come to a single point) are placed so they’re pointing “up.”
Place stones on each of the energy centers, such as:
Top of head — crown chakra
Forehead — Third Eye chakra
Throat — throat chakra
Heart — heart chakra
Navel — solar plexus chakra
Pelvic area — sacral chakra
Groin or feet area — root chakra
Additional Options for Stone Placement
You may also promote chakra balance by placing cleansed and charged healing stones near you — such as on your pillow as you rest.
Similarly, placing healing and chakra stones around your home can serve a dual purpose. Not only can these decorations be aesthetically pleasing, they can help dispel residual negativity and promote positive energy in the environment.
Another popular way to use chakra stones is to wear them as jewelry.
You’ve probably seen amethyst or quartz talismans and pendants. Wearing heart chakra stones as jewelry, such as a necklace so they lay close to your heart, can help facilitate heart chakra balance.
Cleansing Healing Stones
Healing stones must be cleansed prior to use. Cleansing dispels all the bad energy that is absorbed by the stone so it is refreshed. If you’re unsure how to cleanse stones, there are numerous recommendations and guides online.
Ways of clearing crystals and gemstones
1. Consecration Ritual
If you’ve got the time, there’s nothing wrong with doing a full-fledged consecration ritual for your new crystals. This particular ritual is a simple one that can be used to consecrate any magical tools, clothing or jewelry, or even the altar itself. By offering your crystals to the powers of the four elements, they are consecrated and blessed from all directions.
- Magical Moonlight
Cleansing a crystal by moonlight is a pretty popular method. Although the specifics of how it’s done will vary from one practitioner to the next, there are a couple of ways you can take advantage of the moon’s energy to cleanse your crystals and stones.
Place your crystals in a bowl outside under the light of a full moon – in some traditions, they’re left out for three nights, to include the night before and the night following the moon’s fullest phase.
In other belief systems, the crystals are left in the moonlight during the waning moon phase, in order to get rid of negative energy.
In general, while moonlight is great for cleansing, sunlight really isn’t. This is because sunlight can cause crystals to fade over time.
Smudging is a popular method of cleansing crystals that is used in a variety of magical traditions. Just like when you create sacred space, the purpose of smudging is to eliminate negative energies.
With smudging, you can use sage, sweetgrass, or other herbs. You can also use incense, if you like. When you light sage or sweetgrass, allow it to flame for a moment and then blow out the flame. This will leave you with a burning herb bundle, which will create smoke. Pass your crystals through the smoke for cleansing.
- Sea Salt, Dirt, or Herbal Burial
Some people like to bury their crystals – and if you want to give it a shot, go for it! Place the crystals in a bowl or jar, and completely cover them with dirt from your own property, or dried herbs associated with cleansing, such as sage or sweetgrass. Another option is to bury your herbs directly in the ground – if you have a garden, it’s a great place to stash your stones for a few nights.
When using sea salt, please keep in mind that some crystals don’t react well to salt exposure. Do your homework before you bury a crystal in sea salt, especially if it’s a porous stone.
- Water Energy
Use consecrated water to soak your crystals in. Again, if you’re going to use salt water, be sure to check before immersing your crystals.
Live near a beach, river, or creek? Hold your crystals in the running water to cleanse them of negative energies.
Note:It should be done frequently (monthly) to release any negative energy back into the earth. Also, if they use salt, it should be sea salt, not regular table salt.
What Not To Do
Never use warm or hot water,some crystals and stones can fracture or crack when immersed in it.
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