Crystals – intriguing, intimate, beautiful, varied, and above all, here to assist us.
When we’re very young, crystals tend to amaze us. Their bright colors, the way they glitter under the moonlight or sunlight, the general magical feeling they give. As we get older, though, the magic of crystals tends to lose its charm in our lives, especially as we become bogged down by the weight of the real world and adulthood.
But there was a reason why crystals fascinated us so much as children, the time when we are at our most intuitive, innocent and imaginative. It’s because crystals hold a magic of their own; it’s a magic that works best with intuition, for the deeper you are able to tap into your instinctive abilities, the easier it is for the crystals to connect to you.
Delving into the world of crystals can be challenging. Where do you even begin? How can you use your intuition to find the right crystal for you? There are so many of them and what if they have no effect at all?
The truth is that all crystals will have an effect, but it is up to the individual to open themselves enough to let this effect take place. This is why intuition is such a crucial factor when choosing and using crystals. Read on to find out how you can tap into your intuition to find the crystal most helpful for you!
Setting Your Intention
Perhaps the most important thing to do when using your intuition is beginning with intention. Some people find it easy to tap into their intuition; others (including me on many occasions!) have no idea where to begin. Intention can be a wonderful way of making things easier.
First, think about what it is you need help with. The following are some examples:
- I need help choosing the right career
- I need help in my relationship
- I want to be happier
- I want to be healed
- I want to be brave
- I just want a crystal to help me, no matter what happens!
Whatever the intention is, close your eyes and focus on it. Spend about ten to fifteen minutes doing this, breathing deeply in and out. You might even find that the name of a specific crystal pops into your head, or a certain color, or a specific gemstone – this is your intuition’s way of letting you know what crystal you need at this time.
But even if you don’t receive any flashes or images in your mind, it doesn’t matter. After you’ve set your intention, it is a good idea to write your intention down on a piece of paper, fold it, place it in your pocket, and then…
To the Crystal Shop!
While you’re browsing around the crystal shop, try to keep your mind open and leave any doubts or judgement to the side. Remember, belief is just as crucial as intent. If you believe you’ll find the right crystal, then find it you will!
If it helps, take your piece of paper out of your pocket and read through it again. Browse through the crystals, all the while focusing on your intention. Trust in your intuition; let your rational mind snooze for a bit – don’t worry, it’ll wake up again soon enough!
Browsing may be very short or quite lengthy; but here are some clues that your intuition is working:
- One crystal just catches your eye and you feel drawn to it. There may be no exact reason for this; it may not be the shiniest, the brightest or the most sparkling, but you feel compelled to take a closer look.
- The crystal tingles in your hands when you pick it up.
- You don’t want to put the crystal down again once you’ve picked it up.
- An odd smile creeps up on your face as you hold it, or a memory flashes into your mind, or you feel a little short of breath. These are physical signs that the crystal has connected with you.
- You feel a series of (or just one) particular emotions race through you as you hold the crystal.
- A sense of empowerment engulfs you.
Any of these clues are a sign that you have found the right crystal for you and that your intuition has done its job.
Remember, the crystal you choose may not be the one you expected at all.
You may have even done some research on crystals prior to your visit and had an intention to buy that particular crystal – I did this once when I was looking for a crystal to help my self-confidence at a public event. After some research, I decided a sodalite pendant was the best one for me due to its abilities to raise self-esteem. I ended up purchasing an orange carnelian pendant instead after employing my intuition while browsing – it turns out the orange carnelian was just what I needed! Trust your intuition and you cannot go wrong.
If you can’t get to a crystal store, you can always apply the same intuitive method to online shopping too!
Crystals are brilliant, nifty little things that can help us in pretty much every area of life you can think of. They can’t magically make all of our problems disappear, but they can certainly assist and guide us, as well as helping us grow as people. Learning to harness your intuition to find the right crystal is a very handy ability to have.
Try these techniques the next time you hunt around for a crystal and let your intuition lead the way!
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