Whether you’re overcoming loss or simply having a bit of a bumpy time negotiating life’s little niggles, Judy Hall shares 20 powerful gems thought to help you to heal your life…
With just a handful of crystals you can transform your life. Crystals
uplift you, replenish your energies, create safe space and provide
protection and heal your body, emotions, mind and soul. You can wear one
or place them on your chakras (see the end of this article for an
illustration) or in your environment. Choose the ones that resonates
best with you. It’s important you always cleanse your crystals before
and after use, and to ask your crystals to work with you.
Step one: Cleanse your crystals
If you are using a tumbled or robust crystal, place it in running
water to cleanse it and then put it out in the sun for a few hours to
recharge – white stones prefer moonlight. Alternatively, use a drop or
two of purpose made crystal cleanse and recharge essence, such as
Fragile, clustered or layered stones can be place in brown rice
overnight or in a candle flame. Then place in the sun, place on a
Carnelian or spray with a crystal recharge essence.
Step two: Request the pleasure
Hold your crystal in your hands and state your intention, asking the
crystal to work with you in the best possible way for healing,
protection or whatever you need.
The Top 20 Crystals
1 Brandenberg Amethyst: My personal number one!
This is the one stone I’m never without;
I’d take it to a desert island with me as my one luxury. Brandenberg
Amethyst holds the perfect blueprint of All That Is.
The crystal is like a ladder to higher
consciousness, it takes you into expanded awareness of multi-dimensions
and connects to your guides and mentors. But it is also an immensely
practical stone. As it holds the energy of amethyst, smoky and clear
quartz; it is cleansing, re-energising, healing and highly protective
for you and for the planet.
2 Eye of the Storm (Judy’s Jasper): The life support system
A major stress reliever, eye of the storm
switches off the ‘fight or flight’ response. An all-round healer, it
draws off toxicity, rebalances the cells and stimulates your immune
Holding the stone acts as a haven during
upheavals, enabling you to remain calmly centred. This calming stone
sustains you during challenging times, supporting during serious illness
and regulating physical or emotional pain. It can also give you the
‘bird’s eye view’ of a situation. Wear it during any major trauma or
simply to keep your life running smoothly.
3 Selenite: The Light Bringer
Crystallised divine light, ethereal white
Selenite occupies the space between light and matter. It’s excellent
for repairing and re-energising your aura and for keeping your energies
Physiologically it works with the
biochemical, chemical and electrical processes within the cells and the
organs that make up the physical body. This stone can be used to create a
protective grid around your home as it does not allow outside
influences to penetrate. A large piece within the house ensures safe
space and a peaceful atmosphere.
4 Black Tourmaline: The Ultimate Protector
Black Tourmaline absorbs anger,
ill-wishing or jealousy from others. It also deflects negative energies
and protects against geopollutants, such as electromagnetic fields and
radiation, so wear it if you are electro-sensitive. A strong stone, it
increases your physical vitality and stamina.
Gridding it round your bed helps you
sleep and strengthens the immune system. Tape a small one to a mobile
phone, place larger ones next to a computer, router or other source of
EMFs. Place one between your house and source of radiation or EMF such
as power lines.
5 Labradorite: The Spiritual Magnet
A wonderful energy protector that also
pulls in spiritual power. An excellent crystal for healers, it enhances
your intuition and empathy whilst creating an interface that prevents
taking on other people’s problems, negative thoughts or toxic energies.
It is the perfect stone for highly sensitive people.
6 Carnelian: The Energy Booster
A powerfully energising crystal,
carnelian is a protection and good fortune amulet stone. It motivates
you towards success in business and attracts abundance. Carnelian
grounds and anchors you in your surroundings. It also protects against
rage and resentment and increases your fertility and creativity.
This stone continually charges-up your
energy – place it just below your navel and breathe the energy in.
Vibrant orange carnelian energises the sacral chakra, overcoming
impotence or frigidity, and restores vitality to the female reproductive
organs boosting fertility. Keep one in your car to protect against road
rage. Place one inside your front door to draw in abundance.
7 Shungite: The Anti-Pollutant Stone
Research has shown that shungite is
anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It boosts physical well-being and
restores emotional equilibrium, Shungite transmutes stress into a potent
energetic recharge. Wear it or place it on the source of EMF emissions,
such as computers and cell phones, to eliminate their detrimental
effect on sensitive human energy systems.
As shungite is a rapid absorber of
negative energy and pollutants it needs to be cleansed very frequently.
Wash it thoroughly and place out in the sun to recharge.
8 Bloodstone: The Immune Stimulator
One of the oldest healing stones used by
humanity, bloodstone has long been associated with the blood and the
kidneys. In crystal healing it purifies lymph, detoxifies the liver,
improves circulation, strengthens the immune system and stimulates
production of T-cells. The stone sedates when systems of the body are
overactive and stimulates when under active.
It reduces irritability, aggressiveness,
impatience and all forms of anger. Place one over your thymus (the
centre of your upper chest) whenever your immune system needs to be
9 Fluorite: The Mind Clearer
Fluorite enhances orderly thought, giving
you mental clarity, promoting creativity and ensuring elegant
communication. It clears mental influence if you are being overly
affected by other people’s views or by your own outdated beliefs.
Fluorite can be used to heighten
intuition. This is a protective crystal, especially on a psychic and
psychological level. It also protects against computer and
electromagnetic stress. Wear it or place it over your third eye.
10 Blue Lace Agate: The Communication Stone
If you find it difficult to express
yourself blue lace agate is the stone for you. Wear it at your throat so
that you can speak your truth and express yourself with clarity and
assertiveness. This beautiful stone gently dissolves anger replacing it
with profound peace.
It releases any suppressed feelings, and
frees you from the judgement often inherent in parent-child
relationships that can be a source of guilt and constriction in adult
life. It is especially useful if you are a man who has been ridiculed
for being sensitive, helping you to accept your gentle nature.
11 Sodalite: The ‘Don’t Panic’ Stone
Sodalite calms panic attacks and
neutralises anxiety. Keep it in your pocket and hold it over your chest
at the first sign. Breathe slowly and deeply counting to seven, holding
the breath in for a count of six, and then breathing out for a count of
Sodalite is also an excellent stone to
help you overcome your phobias. If you have an overly sensitive or
defensive personality, sodalite releases the core fears and control
mechanisms that underlie this problem and enhances your self acceptance
12 Green Aventurine: The Energy Protector
A stone to keep your workplace safe and
your energies high. Highly effective for absorbing electromagnetic smog
and environmental pollution, Green aventurine also promotes empathetic
leadership. This crystal defuses negative situations and turns them
around. Place one at each corner of your desk, or in the drawers, if you
have a co-worker who leaches your energy.
Resonating with the heart chakra, this
stone acts as a heart protector and heart healer inducing a positive
outlook on life. In addition, aventurine is a stone of prosperity,
attracting abundance and good fortune into your life.
13 Red Jasper: The Passionate Stone
An excellent stone for stimulating your
libido and prolonging sexual pleasure, red jasper energises and cleanses
the base chakra. It revitalises your whole energy system. Hold one just
below your navel and breathe in the energies to restore your vitality
whenever you are flagging.
14 Flint: The Portal Stone
Common or garden flint is often
overlooked but it is particularly useful if you find it difficult to
keep your feet on the ground and your head out of the clouds. Wear it or
keep it at your feet to anchor you to the planet. But be aware that
flint is also a portal stone that can take you journeying into other
15 Clear Quartz: The Master Healer
An extremely effective energy generator
and powerful healing crystal clear quartz repairs and replenishes the
aura and the whole body. It radiates energy into the environment or the
A deep cleanser on a physical and soul
level, it dissolves karmic seeds and amplifies intuition. Keep one with
you whenever you need to be soothed, energised or protected.
16 Smoky Quartz: The Detoxifier
Smoky quartz is an extremely efficient
grounding and cleansing crystal. It rapidly draws off toxic energy. It
is also protective, blocking geopathic stress and electromagnetic smog.
The stone assists elimination and detoxification on all levels. It
teaches you how to leave behind anything that no longer serves you.
This stone assists in tolerating difficulty times while maintaining your composure.
17 Citrine: The Prosperity Stone
This is a feel-good crystal. A vibrant
energiser, it is a powerful cleanser and regenerator. Warming and highly
creative it raises your self-esteem. Citrine absorbs, transmutes and
dissipates toxic energy or conflict and is also protective for the
environment. Keep one in your purse or cash box to generate prosperity.
18 Rose Quartz: The Ultimate Heart Healer
Gentle and loving, Rose Quartz is the
perfect heart-healer and emotional nourisher. It is the master healer
for the emotions. It teaches how to love and value yourself. Wear one
over your heart so that you always have love with you.
This beautiful crystal releases
unexpressed emotions and heals heartache, transmuting emotional
conditioning that no longer serves you. It comforts grief and
facilitates self-forgiveness and self-worth. It is excellent for
de-stressing, soothing and stabilising.
19 Amethyst: The Spirit Stone
Amethyst is extremely powerful and
protective with a high spiritual vibration. It has strong healing and
cleansing powers. An effective balancer of mood and a natural
tranquilliser, this powerful healing stone is extremely calming for your
mind, assisting you to feel less scattered.
Traditionally it guards against
ill-wishing or psychic attack, transmuting the energy. Placed on your
third eye (centre of your forehead), amethyst enhances higher states of
consciousness and spiritual awareness.
20 AnandaliteTM: The Higher Consciousness Gem
Anandalite is rare but well worth seeking
out*. It generates massive bioscalar healing waves and activates your
psychic and physical immune systems. Purifying and aligning the whole
chakra system to higher frequencies, it is an excellent stone for
sweeping around your body to re-energise your whole being. This stone
deconstructs detrimental energy patterns and restructures your energies
appropriately. It introduces the limitless possibilities