Blue Lace Agate enables you to speak your truth. Carnelian helps with creativity. Green Opal opens your heart chakra. Every crystal has a vibration and a purpose. But what if you see one and can’t identify it? Or you suddenly find yourself attracted to one type in particular, but have no idea why.
“The Crystal Bible” by Judy Hall is a must have for anyone wanting to learn more about crystals and how to work with them. Each entry is complete with color photos of various specimens, as well as writeups on appearance, rarity, and source. It also goes into detail about the attributes of that crystal, how to use it for healing, and what position on the body it should be placed/worn. Some crystals come in various forms and in those cases, additional information/photos are provided. It also contains info on how to choose crystals for healing, how to cleanse them, crystal shapes, and how to make gem elixirs.
I love to combine crystals to amplify their energy and strengthen my intention. For example, did you know that using rose quartz is great for bringing more love into your life? Did you also know that doing so can attract obsessive, possessive, jealous types? Definitely not what we want. But that doesn’t mean you have to turn away from rose quartz. If you are using it with the intention of attracting a partner, then add amethyst to protect you from anyone who has these tendencies.
I have found many people want to manifest change in their lives, but are finding trust issues getting in the way. When you order a meal at a restaurant, you trust the waiter is going to take your order to the kitchen and the chef is going to prepare it. You don’t get up from your table every 3 minutes to check on your food. You place the order and then find other ways to occupy yourself until it arrives. The same goes for manifestation. You set your intention and then go about your life. That doesn’t mean you can just sit on the couch and wait. You have work to do. If you want a new job, you have to send out resumes. If you want a partner, you have to get yourself out there and meet people. If you want to sell your house, you have to put it on the market. They key is to trust that what you asked for will manifest. Whatever you do, keep your thoughts positive. You bring about what you focus on.
A combination that works well for helping trust the process is Labradorite (trust in the Universe) and Chrysoprase (trust in yourself). You can wear the two stones or arrange them in a dish, placing it by your bed or on a table somewhere in your home. In this dish, I also added a clear quartz to amplify the energy and intention.
“The Crystal Bible 2” features over 200 additional healing stones, some of which were familiar to me, others I have never seen in person before. The format is the same and has additional info crystal vibrations, chakra associations, cardinal points and directions, and how to create a gem essence.
I rarely put these two books away because I find myself referring to them constantly. Their small format makes it easy to bring them along to your local crystal shop, as well. Judy Hall recently released “The Crystal Bible 3”, which I intend to add to my library.
Whether you have been working with crystals for years or are just starting out, chances are there is at least one that you can’t seem to get enough of. Do you have a favourite?