How To Start Meditating With Crystals For Beginners [TUTORIAL]
In this guide to meditating with crystals for beginners you’ll learn all about crystals. I’ll show you how to choose a meditation crystal and how to meditate on that crystal.
THE DAILY MEDITATION readers are still loving my guide to 31 meditation techniques. Crystals offer an additional method of meditating.
There’s one vital question you need to ask before you meditate on a crystal: Which stone?
When meditating with crystals you are allowing a powerful stone to influence your state of mind.
That’s why it’s imperative that you choose the correct stone.
Choosing the best crystal for meditation is not always obvious. But no sweat I’m about to guide you through the process of selecting your crystal. And once you’ve chosen a meditation crystal I’ll show you how to prepare the crystal and how to meditate on it.
Here are the different types of crystals for meditating with
My personal favorite crystals for meditation come from People Crystals. They offer a great chakra crystal set (read: chakra dhyana).
You can grab their crystals on Amazon.
For more specific uses, here are the properties of different meditation crystals.
Amethyst: This crystal is used to quiet the mind in order to allow insight and wisdom to arise to the conscious level. Amethyst also enhances visualisation and alters consciousness.
Aquamarine: This is a wonderful gemstone which you can use to improve self awareness. It is very useful if you have lost touch with your centre.
Carnelian: This crystal focuses the mind and heightens concentration). Carnelian is very useful when studying. It also cures “monkey mind” and clears out your mind.
Charoite: This stone is used for creating tranquillity and relaxation.
Crystal Cluster: This is a fantastic stone to use when meditating with someone else. It will heighten your connection to the other person.
Fluorite: This anchors you and grounds you, improving concentration.
Jade: Jade is a wonderful stone for calming the mind and for curing negative thinking.
Jasper Brown: If you are hoping to achieve a deep meditative state, this stone will help.
Labradorite: This helps to heighten your state of consciousnessness.
Lapis Lazuli: This enhances wisdom and insight.
Moonstone: Moonstone puts you in harmony with your unconscious mind, and promotes relaxation and peace of mind.
Obsidian: Used for spiritual protection.
Prehnite: Use this crystal to achieve clarity of mind.
Quartz: Quartz is a brilliant overall psychic enhancer, helping to heighten focus and concentration, to raise consciousness, and to improve mental clarity.
Sapphire: (Blue): This brings calmness to the mind and allows deeper intuition to come to light.
Here’s a great meditation crystal set to begin with ($27.97)
Take your time when choosing your crystal as it’s very important to select the right one for you. So if you need to take a second look at the list above, go ahead.
For specific individual crystals I recommend Healing Crystals India’s range [AMAZON].
Once you’ve chose, you’re going to want to cleanse that crystal. So let’s take a quick look at how to cleanse a crystal. And then we will look at how to actually meditate on a crystal.
Before you start meditating with crystals, begin by cleansing Your Crystal
Just as we must cleanse mala bead stones before using them, we need to cleanse crystals too.
When you first get your crystal it will have been around for many years and will likely have been handled by many people.
We need to make this your very own crystal. For that we need to purify it. That’s why we’re now going to cleanse your meditation crystal.
But first a friendly warning. Be careful with your meditation crystal. Some meditation crystals are fragile and some may fade in sunlight. It’s a good idea to wrap your crystals in velvet or silk when you’re not using them. This will help to protect your crystals.
There are several ways to cleanse a crystal.
Bury your meditation crystal in the ground: This removes negative energy from the crystal.
- Get dried sea salt
- Pour the salt into a glass
- Delicately place the crystal in the salt with the point facing downward
- Leave overnight
Hold your crystal in a natural source of running water (or a tap if no natural sources are available). Of course, before you do that you will want to make sure that your crystal isn’t soluble.
Use Cleansing Crystals:
Crystals such as carnelian and quartz have cleansing properties. Put a cleansing crystal in a bag with other crystals to cleanse them.
Cleanse your crystal once when you first get it. That will purify it. And then cleanse the crystal again every so often to keep it clear of negative energy.
With a cleansed meditation crystal we can now begin the practice of meditating with crystals.
How to start meditating with crystals for beginners
So, the final part in this guide to meditating with crystals for beginners, is to actually do the meditation.
- Read my beginners meditation tutorial because it provides you with important background info about meditation in general.
- Choose your crystal [see above]. A good crystal may include lines and patterns that help you to get lost in the crystal.
- Find a quiet and peaceful area where you will not be disturbed [it’s best to have a room of the house dedicated to practice]. Hold your crystal in front of you, making sure you can see it clearly. Breathe deeply and calmly, slowing the rate of your breathing gradually.
- Look at your crystal and observe its every detail. Meditate on the crystal.
- Close your eyes and take a deep breath in. Now imagine that you are inside your meditation crystal. Allow yourself to become absorbed in the crystal. Let any thoughts you have subside. Quiet your mind. Move into the crystal, allowing yourself to explore the crystal.
- Continue meditating in this fashion for ten minutes. When ready, take ten deep breaths and gradually return to psychical reality.
- Remember the way you feel after doing this crystal meditation.
- Repeat again tomorrow.
I love meditating on crystals, and i do it as a complementary practice to my other meditations.
Meditating on gemstones is a relaxing and joyful practice that quiets the mind and uplifts the spirit. Of course, we get different benefits from meditating on different crystals, as we have looked at above.
Which is your favorite crystal and what do you personally enjoy about meditating on it?
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Paul Martin Harrison
Paul Harrison is a meditation teacher, author and journalist based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential. Don’t miss Paul’s inspirational and enlightening book Journey To The Buddha Within You.