WHAT IS CRYSTAL HEALING AND DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK?
what is crystal healing and does it actually work?
the law of nature states that everything in the universe has a vibration, including humans. you probably remember from your chemistry class on atoms, that everything is made up of atoms. these atoms are in a constant state of motion, and depending on the speed of vibration of these atoms, things appear as a solid, liquid, or gas. sound is also a vibration and so are thoughts. everything that manifests itself in your life is there because it matches the vibration from your thoughts.
similarly, crystals form a body of minerals with a particular vibration. the forms of snowflakes and the faces of flowers take on their shape because they are responding to some sound in nature. crystals, plants, and human beings are vibration that has taken on visible form.
crystal healing is considered a branch of vibrational medicine. it is a holistic and natural therapy that taps into the energetic power of crystals and how they affect the body, mind and emotions.
what is vibrational medicine and why is it important?
vibrational medicine interfaces with subtle energy fields that underlie the functions of the physical body. it is based on the idea of resonant frequencies, similar to a tuned string on a musical instrument resonating with anything tuned to the same frequency, or an opera singer smashing a glass by singing at a certain pitch. science and philosophy have recognised vibrational elements as a key part of the universe.
"all the things you see around you are made up of energy; that’s all there is to it. This is not philosophy. It is physics". - Albert Einstein.
science tells us that matter is anything that has weight and occupies space, but do you know that a fraction of that matter is energy?
therefore, everything in the universe possesses energy, and this energy makes it vibrate. however, you should also know that different objects vibrate at different natural frequencies. all matter – including you, the clothes on you, the sofa you are sitting on, the wristwatch or bracelet on your wrist, the phone you may be using to read this – is vibrating at a particular frequency, and so are crystals.
according to science, natural medicine and metaphysics, certain frequencies can repel disease, and certain frequencies can destroy disease. herein lies the link between frequency (vibration) and health. everything in nature vibrates at different frequencies. in fact, quantum physics describes the universe as nothing more than vibrating strings of energy. scientific research has shown that different parts of our bodies have their own sonic signature. in other words, the sound of the cells of your heart differs from the sound of the cells of your lungs.
what are crystals and how do they work?
healing stones are made of inorganic substances and are classified as minerals. crystals are classified as minerals, but not all minerals are crystals. crystals are those whose atomic structure is regular and forms a crystalline pattern; formed by repeating chemical structures, that is believed to imbue them with the ability to hold energies. there are different types of crystals, depending on the type of mineral and the conditions it grows in. these differences are thought to change the effect the crystal has energetically.
since they are all naturally extracted, they harness the energies of the sun, moon, and oceans (all-natural healing energies) to improve our state of being.
how can crystal healing help you?
when parts of the body become stressed or dis-eased, they are no longer producing the correct sound wave. in other words, they are not vibrating at their prime (optimal) resonant frequency. to re-establish or recalibrate your frequency, you need to understand how lower and higher vibrations affect your energy and health.
today, the earth’s field is polluted with man-made frequencies, so the human body receives "junk" produced by radiation, plastics, cigarette smoke, chemicals in soft drinks, pesticides, and many more common substances which have all been found to damage our dna. it's unfortunate because when our dna is damaged, we subject ourselves to numerous health problems. our cells become inhibited in producing what our bodies need and our bodies become challenged in re-growing healthy cells. fortunately, though, our dna has the ability to repair itself.
to further understand how this affects our wellbeing, we need to know the physical body has 7 main chakra centres. it is through these chakras that we transmit and receive physical, emotional, and spiritual energy. the chakras are manifested in one's physical state and the ideal state is to have all chakra centres clear, balanced and vitalized for optimal well-being. the vibrations of these chakras respond positively when paired with the right crystal.
understanding the power of colours in crystals
ancient cultures already knew about the healing energy and power of stones and colours. every colour has its own energetic vibration, which correlates with a certain emotion. that's why different coloured crystals provide different healing benefits. crystals embody pure light energy because they absorb and reflect light rays.
as white light passes through a gem, certain wavelengths may be filtered out, and those that survive the passage give the stone its colour.
let's take a dive into the world of colour and the meaning of each colour in terms of crystals. here are a few colours that correspond best to the chakras when paired with the right crystal.
red - gives energy, vitality, strength, and grounding.
orange - brings joy, lightness of being, and the release of emotional blocks.
yellow - brings expansion, wisdom and clarity of thought, or soothes the nerves.
green - creates harmony and balance, opens the heart, brings comfort, love.
blue - brings peace and serenity, trust and loyalty.
indigo - brings high ideals, inspiration, purification, meditation.
violet - aids meditation, spiritual growth, creativity, working for the good of others.
at vitruvian wellness we understand how essential it is to maintain the synchronicity between the chakras and our surroundings. our therapists have extensive knowledge of the different stones and how to use them in healing sessions. there are several ways this can be done, but the most common is to have the client lie down, fully clothed, and place the crystals on or around them in customised formats. each healing session is tailored to the client needs.
if you would like to find out more about a crystal healing session with carmen at vitruvian wellness, or want to speak to a vitruvian wellness consultant, feel free to call on 020 7284 2898.
“In a crystal, we have clear evidence of a formative life principle, and although we cannot understand the life of a crystal – it is nonetheless a living being”.
– Nikola Tesla