Combining the ancient healing treatment of Reiki with the healing nature of Crystals can enhance, speed up and strengthen both therapeutic modalities with positive results. Once you master the art of connecting crystals to the chakras and understand the strongest crystals for the right chakras, you and your patient will discover many amazing experiences and health benefits.
The Benefits of Crystals for Reiki Healing
It is a widely-held belief that crystals vibrate at the same pitch as the human body and as a result can enhance healing and combat the pitch (resonance) caused by illness. You can use crystals to balance physical, emotional and spiritual energy, channel the vital life force and remove negativity. Typically, the different colors of the crystal correlates with the associated colors of the chakras. It is interesting to note that White Quartz is the only crystal that can work with all chakras.
When performing a Reiki session it is necessary to ask the patient if they are comfortable with using crystals. This is due to the different reactions that can occur when using energised crystals. Before you start your reiki session with crystals here are my recommended steps:
Depending on the healing properties of the crystal, it can be related to one specific chakra or more.
1st CHAKRA or Root Chakra: Black, Red
This chakra is located at the base of the spine and the energy focus includes feelings of security, will power, strength, grounding, protection and stability.
CRYSTALS: blood jasper, red coral, ruby black obsidian, black tourmaline, smoky quartz, garnet and hematite.
2nd CHAKRA or Sacral Chakra: Blue-Green, Orange
The second chakra is found just below the navel and its energy focus is intuition, emotion, desire, sexual reproduction and sexuality, healing and creativity.
CRYSTALS: carnelian, amber, orange calcite, red jasper.
3rd CHAKRA or Solar Plexus: Yellow
This chakra is just below the breastbone and its energy focus is protection, personal power, intellect and ambition.
CRYSTALS: gold tiger’s eye, yellow calcite, topaz, amber and citrine.
4th CHAKRA or Heart Chakra: Pink, Green
The heart chakra is found in the middle of the chest and its energy focus is attaining emotional balance, universal, self and life consciousness, compassion and love.
CRYSTALS: jade, malachite, emerald, aveturine, rose quartz.
5th CHAKRA or Throat Chakra: Blue
The fifth chakra is located above the collarbone at the neck and is the center of communication, divine guidance and expression.
CRYSTALS: aquamarine, amazonite, angelite, blue chalcedony, celestite, turquoise.
6th CHAKRA or Third Eye Chakra: Indigo
The third eye chakra is found at the medulla, centered between the eyebrows and its energy focus is light, intuition, psychic power and spiritual awareness.
CRYSTALS: tanzanite, sodalite, indigo-blue sapphire and lapis lazuli.
7th CHAKRA or The Crown Chakra: Golden-White, Violet
This chakra is found at the top of the head and its energy focus is perfection, enlightenment, energy and cosmic consciousness.
CRYSTALS: selenite, white howlite, white topaz, white calcite, quartz crystal, Herkimer diamond and amethyst.
Crystals that haven’t been used for long time need to be cleaned. If you use crystals regularly then a quick and effective way to clean them is to submerge them in spring water with sea salt.
You will need the following: crystal bowl; 1 teaspoon of sea salt and spring water.
Simply pour the sea salt into the bowl and then add water. You can put as many crystals as you can fit into the bowl and just make sure the water covers the crystals completely. Let the crystals stay submerged for 8 hours or overnight to get rid of all the residues of energy. Rinse them under fresh spring water and then let them dry.
If you have plenty of time and don’t use the crystals that often they can be placed under the full moon throughout the night. Then in the morning just rinse them off with fresh spring water.
After cleaning the crystals they need to be “charged” or “programmed”. It’s an easy job and it will increase the flow and effectiveness of the energy. For each crystal draw the Master symbol and then charge it with Reiki for at least 5 to 8 minutes visualizing the symbol rotating around it. Then finish off with the drawing of the power symbol.
SETTING CRYSTALS ON THE PROPER CHAKRAS
Use the crystals as previously instructed and place the appropriate crystal on each one of the chakras. Then wait a few moments to allow the healing energy of the crystals to start flowing. When placing the crystals make sure they are securely placed as they can roll down and off the chakra points. Using patient feedback from your first reiki session you can decide whether to keep the same crystals or change them with more appropriate ones.
PERFORMING THE SESSION
Start your reiki session while informing the patient about the possibilty of some deeper feelings and stronger energy flow. Reassure them that this is a normal occurance and that the crystals can be removed at any time if they feel any discomfort.
CLEANING AND STORING CRYSTALS
After your Reiki session it is advisable to clean again all your crystals again as in Step 2 and make sure you store them away from any appliance or electric outlet.
The more you master Reiki healing, the more attuned you will be in knowing which crystal to use and when. Engaging in Crystal Reiki healing will enhance your healing, provide deeper enlightenment and open new doors of consciousness for you, as a practitioner, and for your patient.