What is crystal healing?
Simply put, crystal healing is intentionally working with crystal energy to positively influence our own energy for the benefit of our health and well-being. Every part of our physical and energy selves vibrates at certain frequencies, and so do crystals. We can work with the vibrations of crystals that are resonant with the states we are seeking to achieve by entraining our frequencies with theirs. For example, a crystal that emits calming vibrations like blue lace agate, can be used to help a panic mind become calmer.
Styles of crystal healing and beliefs about crystals can be found in many cultures, whether indigenous, historical, modern, Eastern or Western. In the West crystals rose to popularity in the 1970’s all the way through to the 1990’s in the new age movement; but the healing and metaphysical use of crystals began a very long time ago.
The belief in the healing and spiritual powers of crystals is not a new age thing, it is actually a very old ancient thing! Crystal beads and carvings, believed to be used as talismans (a charm meant to bless the bearer with good luck) or amulets (a charm meant to bless the bearer with protection) have been found dating back 30 thousand years in Palaeolithic gravesites in Europe.
I work with crystals in four principle ways: to dissolve blocked energy which often causes symptoms of pain, to increase the flow of chi through the body to resulting in new vitality and energy, to channel energy into the chakras needed for healing (love, optimism, calmness and grounding), and to remove any negative or stress energy from the body and aura.
Having activated your chosen crystals during the reiki healing session, you will be able to take them home and use them for self healing, or to place under your pillow or simply to put in your pocket as a talisman.
What is sound healing?
Sound healing is an ancient meditative practice that uses different musical implements to create healing vibrations around the body in a meditative state. Singing Bowl Therapists, including myself use Quartz crystal bowls and gongs tuned at strategic frequencies for healing different parts of the body and mind.
Healing with sound is a method of synchronizing our brainwaves by producing a stable, solid frequency that our brains adjust to and then match, it can improve or cure many ailments including:
- Anxiety disorder
It can also bring about:
- Clarity and balance
- Improved memory and concentration
- Improved sleep
- A stronger immune system
- Improved creativity
- Heightened awareness, both of the self and the environment
So, should I try it?
Sound healing hasn’t been scientifically proven to actually heal anything, although there are some studies that suggest it may be beneficial to general well-being. But modern-day life can be pretty stressful, and if you’ve tried other ways to relax with little success, this might help. In fact, some people find it less challenging than meditation because the sound keeps their mind occupied, making it easier to enter into deep states of calm.
I use sound healing during my reiki sessions to help my clients relax and gain a sense of calmness and contentment. I also retail crystal singing bowls, because after much research and trying out the bowls, I realised that quality and a fair price was a hard combination to find. Please visit the “Singing Bowls Retail” page for more information.