Crystals have long been used in various cultures for their unique vibrational energies and healing properties. Incorporating crystals into Reiki healing can amplify the healing energy, enhance your intuition, and provide additional support for your (or your client’s) energy system.
Crystals are believed to hold and emit specific frequencies that can resonate with our body’s energy field, helping to clear blockages and restore balance. When used with Reiki healing, crystals can enhance the overall healing experience by amplifying the energy flow and providing targeted support for specific issues or energy centers. This article will explore the science behind crystals and energy healing, different types of crystals for Reiki healing, and how to incorporate them into your healing journey.
As a Reiki practitioner, I have witnessed firsthand the powerful effects of combining crystal energy with Reiki healing. This journey has led me to explore and study the many different aspects of crystal energy, including how to choose the right crystals, cleanse and charge them, and incorporate them into my Reiki practice. In the following sections, I will share my knowledge and experience with you so you can unlock the power of crystals for Reiki healing.
The Science Behind Crystals and Energy Healing
Crystals are naturally occurring minerals that form under specific conditions, creating a unique and stable structure. Each crystal has its own distinct lattice structure, which determines its physical properties and vibrational frequency. This unique frequency allows crystals to interact with our energy field and support healing.
The concept of energy healing is based on the belief that our bodies are made up of a complex network of energy channels, or meridians, which can become blocked or imbalanced due to physical or emotional stress. Reiki healing aims to restore balance to these energy channels, allowing the body to heal. Crystals can support this process by emitting a specific frequency that resonates with the body’s energy field, helping to clear blockages and restore balance.
While the scientific community has yet to fully embrace the concept of energy healing, a growing body of research supports the idea that crystals can influence our physical and emotional well-being. One such study, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, found that participants who held a quartz crystal experienced increased feelings of relaxation and reduced stress levels. Further research is needed to understand the mechanisms at play, but these findings provide preliminary evidence of the potential benefits of incorporating crystals into energy healing practices such as Reiki.
Crystals for Reiki Healing
There are countless types of crystals, each with its own unique properties and vibrational frequencies. Some crystals are particularly well-suited for Reiki healing because they balance and align the body’s energy centers (chakras). Here are a few examples of crystals commonly used in Reiki healing:
#1: Clear Quartz
Known as the “master healer,” clear quartz is a powerful energy amplifier and can be programmed with specific intentions. It is often used to cleanse and balance the chakras, making it an excellent choice for Reiki healing.
In addition, clear quartz helps with the following:
- increasing clairvoyance;
- understanding of the karmic reason for disease;
- cleansing and enhancing the organs and subtle bodies;
- filtering out the distractions during the reiki session;
- boosting the immune system.
This beautiful purple crystal is known for its calming and protective properties. It is often used in Reiki healing to balance the third eye and crown chakras, promoting intuition, spiritual growth, and emotional healing.
Other healing properties of amethyst are:
- removes stress and anxiety;
- strengthens the immune system;
- relieves emotional pain;
- treats insomnia;
- easies headaches;
- treats hearing disorders;
- heals diseases of the respiratory tract and lungs.
#3: Rose Quartz
Associated with the heart chakra, rose quartz is known for its gentle, nurturing energy. It is often used in Reiki healing to promote self-love, emotional healing, and compassion.
Other healing properties of Rose Quartz:
- neutralizes negative emotions;
- helps ease emotional disharmony;
- clears toxic attachments;
- heals the kidneys and adrenals;
- strengthens the physical heart and the circulatory system;
- alleviates vertigo.
#4: Black Tourmaline
This grounding and protective stone is often used in Reiki healing to dispel negative energy and protect the client’s energy field.
Other healing properties of black tourmaline:
- protects from psychic attacks and dark spells;
- protects from EMF;
- grounds energy;
- increases physical vitality;
- reduces stress;
- boosts rational thinking;
- strengthens the immune system;
- provides pain relief;
- treats dyslexia and arthritis;
- realigns the spinal column.
Known for its high vibrational frequency and ability to cleanse and purify the energy field, selenite is often used in Reiki healing to clear blockages and promote spiritual growth.
In addition, selenite helps with the following:
- cleansing space with Reiki;
- seeing a bigger and deeper picture of the disease;
- stabilizing erratic emotions;
- receiving higher guidance during the session;
- deepening Reiki meditation practices.
Associated with the sacral chakra, carnelian is known for boosting creativity, motivation, and self-confidence.
Other healing properties of carnelian:
- grounds energy;
- heals depression;
- restores vitality;
- removes the fear of death;
- dispels apathy;
- improves concentration;
- banishes negative emotions;
- stimulates metabolism;
- activates the root chakra;
- heals lower back problems;
- regulates kidneys;
- stanches blood;
- accelerates healing in bones and ligaments.
This sunny yellow crystal is often used in Reiki healing to promote abundance, prosperity, and personal power.
In addition, citrine helps with the following:
- reconnecting with your inner power;
- activating the solar plexus chakra;
- healing depression, fears, and phobias;
- removing destructive tendencies;
- balancing emotions.
#8: Lapis Lazuli
Other healing properties of Lapis Lazuli:
- alleviates vertigo and headaches;
- boosts the immune system;
- lowers blood pressure;
- purifies blood;
- cleanses organs;
- helps to heal the nervous and respiratory systems;
- alleviates insomnia.
#9: Green Aventurine
This soothing green crystal is often used in Reiki healing to promote emotional healing, balance, and heart chakra healing.
Other healing properties of green aventurine:
- settles nausea;
- stimulates metabolism;
- dissolves negative thoughts and emotions;
- calms down;
- benefits the thymus gland;
- balances blood pressure;
- lowers cholesterol;
- prevents arteriosclerosis and heart attacks;
- has an anti-inflammatory effect;
- helps heal allergies;
- relieves migraine headaches;
- heals lungs and sinuses.
Known for its ability to enhance intuition and spiritual growth, labradorite is often used in Reiki healing to support the third eye and crown chakras.
Labradorite also helps with the following:
- reliefs stress;
- treats cold;
- regulates metabolism;
- treats eyes and brain disorders;
- balances hormones;
- treats rheumatism;
- relieves menstrual tension;
- lowers blood pressure.
#11: Pink Tourmaline
Known for its aphrodisiac abilities, this beautiful stone attracts love on spiritual and physical levels, heals “broken” hearts, and provides assurance that it’s safe to give and receive love.
- reiki relationship healing and relationship balancing practices;
- healing emotional trauma from heartbreak;
- Heart chakra healing;
- healing self-love and self-acceptance issues;
- receptivity to Reiki energy;
- lungs and skin healing;
- endocrine system healing.
#12: Smoky Quartz
Known for its ability to ward off stress, smoky quartz is often used for grounding and balancing emotions.
Smoky quartz also helps with the following:
- balancing your root chakra;
- letting go of fears;
- relaxation during Reiki sessions;
- relieving pain (especially works well for headaches).
Tanzanite is known for its ability to transmute negative energies into positive ones, dispel lethargy, and bring repressed feelings and emotions to the surface.
It also helps with the following:
- Reiki meditation practices;
- deepening your meditation experience;
- connecting to the spiritual reals;
- understanding the karmic reason for the disease you’re trying to heal;
- facilitating altered states;
- stimulating the throat chakra;
- past life healing.
Shungite is an incredible stone known for its ability to ground, protect, and heal.
It helps with the following:
- cleansing space with Reiki;
- protection from EMF;
- healing insomnia;
- charging the water with Reiki;
- reducing stress.
#15: Black Obsidian
Black obsidian is a powerful stone that works really fast. It’s known for its ability to ground, protect, and repel negativity.
Healing properties of black obsidian:
- helps understand the root cause of disease;
- promotes digestion;
- reduces the pain and cramps;
- deepens the shadow work practices;
- helps break through mental barriers;
- repels negativity;
- helps with karmic relationship healing;
- promotes emotional release.
These are just a few examples of the many crystals that can be used in Reiki healing. In the following sections, we will explore how to choose the right crystals for your healing journey, cleanse and charge them, and incorporate them into your Reiki practice.
How to Choose the Right Crystals for Your Healing Journey
With so many beautiful and powerful crystals to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which ones are right for your Reiki healing practice. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice:
#1: Trust your intuition
When selecting crystals for Reiki healing, it’s essential to trust your intuition. You may be drawn to a particular crystal for reasons you don’t fully understand, and that’s okay. Trust that your intuition is guiding you toward the crystals that will best support your healing journey.
#2: Research the properties of different crystals
While intuition is an essential part of selecting the right crystals, it can also be helpful to understand the unique properties and benefits of different crystals. Consider the specific issues or energy centers you want to address in your Reiki healing sessions and research which crystals can best support those areas.
#3: Test the energy of the crystals
When selecting crystals, hold each one in your hand and pay attention to the energy it emits. Do you feel a strong connection or resonance with the crystal? Does it make you feel relaxed, energized, or balanced? The crystal’s energy should align with your intentions for your Reiki healing sessions.
By trusting your intuition, researching the properties of different crystals, and testing their energy, you can select the right crystals for your Reiki healing practice.
Cleansing and Charging Your Crystals
Before incorporating crystals into your Reiki healing practice, it’s essential to cleanse and charge them. Cleansing removes any negative or stagnant energy the crystals may have absorbed while charging infuses them with positive energy and intention. Here are some common methods for cleansing and charging your crystals:
Hold your crystals under running water for several minutes, visualizing any negative energy being washed away. Be sure to research which crystals are safe to cleanse with water, as some may dissolve or be damaged by water.
Place your crystals outside or on a windowsill during a full moon to cleanse and charge them with the moon’s powerful energy.
Use a singing bowl or tuning fork to cleanse and charge your crystals with sound vibrations. Play the instrument near the crystals, visualizing the sound waves clearing any negative energy and infusing the crystals with positive energy.
#5: Reiki energy
As a Reiki practitioner, you can use the healing energy to cleanse and charge your crystals. Hold the crystals in your hands and channel Reiki energy into the crystals, visualizing any negative energy being replaced with positive, healing energy.
It’s essential to cleanse and charge your crystals regularly, especially after using them in healing sessions that you give to others or when you feel their energy has become stagnant.
Incorporating Crystals into Your Reiki Practice
There are many ways to incorporate crystals into your Reiki healing sessions, depending on your preferences and the specific needs of your clients. Here are a few methods to consider:
#1: Chakra balancing
Place crystals on or near the client’s chakras to help balance and align their energy centers. Choose crystals that correspond to each chakra’s color or energetic properties.
#2: Crystal grids
Create a crystal grid around your client to amplify the healing energy and provide targeted support for specific issues or intentions.
#3: Crystal-infused Reiki
Hold a crystal in your hand while working with Reiki energy, allowing the crystal’s vibrational frequency to enhance the healing energy.
#4: Crystal meditation
Guide your client through a meditation that incorporates crystal visualization or encourages them to hold a particular crystal during the meditation.
#5: The Living Crystal device
The Living Crystal device is an energy amplifier that helps you increase the energy flow and sensations during the Reiki healing session. This is a new technology that has been developed by real-world engineers and advanced spiritual practitioners.
The Living Crystal grants you maximum access to life force energy and a calming stillness you can feel immediately. It helps to promote focus and balance in life by amplifying energy and enabling deeper states of mindfulness. In addition, it helps release anxiety and stress, clear chronic energy blocks, and facilitates healing on a deeper level.
Before turning on your Living Crystal device, write down your intention in the journal. Say this intention 3 times when holding the crystal sphere between your palms. Concentrate on your intention. Then display the crystal sphere (or any other crystal you want to use for your session) on the top of the device. Turn it on.
Now you can start your Reiki healing session the way you usually do.
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Experiment with different methods of incorporating crystals into your Reiki practice, and pay attention to how the energy feels during each session. Trust your intuition and let it guide you in selecting the best techniques for each client.
Crystal Layouts and Grids for Reiki Sessions
Crystal layouts and grids can be a powerful tool in your Reiki healing sessions, amplifying the healing energy and providing targeted support for specific issues or intentions. Here are a few examples of crystal layouts and grids to consider:
#1: Chakra balancing layout
Place a crystal corresponding to each chakra’s color or energetic properties on or near the client’s chakras. This can help to balance and align their energy centers.
#2: Sacred geometry grids
Create a crystal grid using sacred geometry patterns, such as the Flower of Life or Metatron’s Cube. These patterns are believed to hold powerful energetic vibrations that can enhance the healing process.
#3: Intention-based grids
Create a crystal grid based on a specific intention or issue, such as emotional healing, abundance, or spiritual growth. Choose crystals that resonate with the intention and arrange them in a pattern that feels intuitively aligned.
Experiment with different crystal layouts and grids in your Reiki healing sessions, observing the effects on the energy and the client’s experience. Trust your intuition and let it guide you in creating the most effective and supportive layouts for each client.