When I started working on creating this blog post on my website, I knew it would be a fairly good sized article. However, once I started working on it the information and ideas just kept flowing! My original goal was to post the article on both my Crystal Guidance website and here on my blog. However, it became too big for me to put all of it here. With that said, here is a small portion of the "New to Crystals and Not Sure Where to Start?" article. You can read the entire article, which includes many helpful links and 2 videos, on my website at...
When you are new to crystal healing and the world of crystals it can be overwhelming. One of the biggest things I notice is people are wanting to make sure they are doing things the "right" way. I'll admit, I can be one of those people too. Here is the first rule for crystals and crystal healing...
The way that works best for you is the right way!
If something feels right to you and it is working for you, don't change it just because someone comes along and says that you're doing it wrong or they have a better way. This includes authors too. Always trust your intuition! It will let you know what is right for you.
How do I choose the right crystals for me?
Truly the best way for you to choose the right crystal for you is by listening to your own intuition. You will be drawn to the crystals that resonate with you and that you need in your life. Go to a crystal shop and see what catches your eye. If you don't have a local shop then even browse through a website (like my Etsy shop) and see what jumps out at you. Listen to your body. Feel for those subtle changes. Does the crystal give you a good kind of goose bumps? Does it makes you feel happy, loved, or something else. Do you feel a buzzing energy? If I am choosing a crystal in person I hold it in my hand. For me the left hand works better, but I recommend you see which hand you feel energy from more. I place the crystal in the palm of my hand and can feel its subtle vibration. Some I don't feel anything and some have quite a vibration! I pick the one that i can feel the strongest as I take that as a sign that the crystal is talking to me. Sometimes you pick up a crystal and simply can't put it back down. Perhaps you look at a crystal and just know that it's the one. Trust in what you feel and trust that you are being guided to the perfect crystals for you at this time. I say "at this time" because we all change and what we need changes with us. So you might need Amethyst around you right now but a few months down the road Moonstone might be calling your name.
You can also look up information on crystals to see which one(s) fit your needs. For example, you might be having trouble sleeping, so you look up which crystals can help you with insomnia so you can get a good night's sleep. This is a way to help you find what you need. However, again you need to use your intuition to see which crystal is right for you. In my crystal tips I always offer multiple crystal recommendations so that you can choose the one that you feel resonates best with your energy. Remember, crystals will not work the same for everyone, so it is all about finding the one that works best for you.