The Role of Crystals in Healings
In crystal healing, we work in partnership with them by placing them on or near the body in order to effect healing change. One of the most basic ways is placing a different crystal on each of the chakras (see picture at top of page) in order to restore balance to the whole system. They do this by allowing the rate of their vibration to effect change in the rate of the spinning energy centers of the chakras, clearing out any negativity and allowing them to function at peak capacity. We need to be in balance to be in perfect health. Crystals work with us to restore that balance.
Blockages in the flow of energy through the meridians or subtle energy pathways will cause illness or disease in the organs supplied by that meridian. Western medicine finds this hard to accept but Chinese medicine, thousands of years old, has always used the meridians in all their medicine such as acupuncture.
Meridians are subtle energy channels something like the circulatory system but they do not correspond to the same pathways such as blood or lymph.
The Human Energy Field, Prana & Crystals
I soon realised that all treatments were basically working with the same energy on the same subtle levels and that all ancient knowledge actually merged.
Prana is a Sanskrit word meaning "life-force," the invisible bio-energy or vital energy that keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health.
The Japanese call this subtle energy "Ki," the Chinese "Chi," while the Greeks refer to it as "Pneuma." In Polynesian it is known as "Mana" and in Hebrew, "Ruwach" meaning "Spirit" or "Breath of Life" as in the Old Testament. Vital energy is found in several forms: earth prana, air prana, solar prana and Divine prana.
It is all around us and in our body cells. A healthy organism operates with plenty prana and an ill one has a deficiency of it.
We ingest it in living foods especially sprouting seeds and grains.
We breath it in with each inhalation. It is the basis of the Yogic practice of Pranayama which saturates the living organism with life force.
We absorb it from the sun as a cosmic blessing and absorb it from our Mother Earth.
Divine Prana comes from the source of all that is. It is that energy vibrating at a very high frequency which is pure divine love and as such elevates our consciousness beyond the lower levels of physicality and into sublime states of bliss and divine connection.
How then can we be separate from one another? How can one race of people be special? How can one religion be especially blessed when we are ALL manifestations of Divine Energy?
We all have the same subtle anatomy. we all come into the world of form in the same way and we all leave our physical sheaths in the same way also.
These are questions that seem so simple and yet have caused so much hatred, wars and bloodshed.
Some people view things such as crystal healing as almost being akin to being in league with the devil himself! Why? Are not crystals the treasure of the Earth? Part of the Grand Creation? How then, can using what has been supplied to us in love by the Creator be wrong?
I believe that for every ailment on Earth, there is a natural remedy. That is one of the terrible tragedies of cutting down so much of the rain forests. Many cures are to be found among that dense vegetation. There is a divine order in the created universe. There is a global consciousness that exists independent of man. We have tampered and disrupted that at our peril....as we are now discovering.
"When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money."
~ Cree Prophecy ~
How I Work With Crystals
When I work with crystals, I open myself up to the Universal Power by a short inner ritual and prayer. This involves asking the crystal energy for help. This may sound funny to those who see them as merely stones, but when you can alter the way you view the universe and everything in it....it is so much easier to understand.
American psychologist and scholar Lawrence LeShan spoke of this altered way of looking describing it 'Clairvoyant Reality and wrote a book with the same name in 1974.
So when I go into healing mode I enter that alternative (clairvoyant) reality and way of viewing everything. The client becomes both spirit and energetic force fields to me.
Preparation for Healing
- Before a client comes I smudge myself, my crystals and medicine tools and then the whole area to alter the energy in the room and dispel any negativity.
- I then use my medicine drum to call in the 7 directions. In this I am asking for their attendance for the higher good, so I am opening a portal for healing.
- I ask to be The Hollow Bone so that I empty myself out of ego, self interest or even worry about the outcome. The healing does not come from me. I am simply the channel.
- I sit in inner peace for a short while opening myself up through my chakra system then I call in the guides. So, you see, there is much preparation goes on before anyone comes into the room.
Preparing the Client
- Before a client goes on the therapy couch I will have talked as long as it takes to see what they have come and to get a 'feel' for things. Many times stones spring into my mind as we speak, so I know what ones want to be used and I keep them in mind....but it all depends on what happens when I scan their energy bodies with my hands.
- I will then 'smudge' them to clean their aura briefly before they go on the couch. I liken this to dusting down an ornament as well all gather energetic 'dust' and shadows' as we go about . I may use Sacred smoke in the way of Sage or Palo Santo, sacred wood from Peru.
What I Do In The Session
I work totally intuitively and each session will be different as I listen to my guidance and use a selection of things and crystals to bring someone back to balance and clear negativity. More and more lately I have been helping people open up to the higher guidance after maybe a life time of struggle. This I find extremely rewarding. There is divine timing in everything and there is synchronicity everywhere.
Often while laying on of hands or crystals, there can be a sudden release of totally unexpected emotion from someone as the energy releases memories from the knees or solar plexus.
So you see, clear quartz alone is capable of all the above. This is why it deserves its name the Master Healer.
Crystals are alive like everything else in the universe. They vibrate at different levels depending on their composition and colour. They have certain characteristics that make them wonderful allies to us.
As the years have passed and my experience of different kinds of healing increased I now see the cosmic connection in all the many different varieties of vibrational healing whether through colour, sound or any other practice that understands that in order to heal holistically we need to see the human body in its entirety.. mind, body and spirit, existing in divine balance and each one dependant on the healthy functioning of the next.
I will never forget the words of a wise allopathic doctor I once attended. He told me when we were discussing my views on conventional and alternative medicine,
"Alison, I am in favour af anything that WORKS!"
Wise man....wise words. If it works it speaks for itself.