Whenever I get a new crystal or am out shopping for one, I always take it for a “test drive” to see where we are going.
Is it going to move me forward? Uplift? Ground?
Take Black Tourmaline. I know it’s grounding but is it aligned with the intent I have for it while doing the work to get grounded? How do I know what energy is really coming off of it?
This is a simple way to find out.
All crystals have energy and metaphysical properties, but for me, it goes beyond that. If I am trying to raise my frequency, it isn’t ever about just choosing a stone that a book says to, it’s about working with the energy personally.
A friend sent me a piece of Lepidolite to help with my tension and anxiety. It’s a beautiful stone and I love the color and was so excited to work work it, and found that it took me higher and really worked on my heart. It pushed me forward. It not only calmed me, but uplifted me, helping me to keep going.
My intent was to center and heal while easing my anxiety but I wanted to make sure that it aligned with that purpose so I did this to sense it’s energy and make sure before I started working with it.
How to sense a crystal’s energy:
- Stand up and center your balance.
- Rub your palms together and get the energy flowing. Move them about 6 inches apart and focus on the energy moving between them.
- Place a crystal in the palm of your non-dominant or receiving hand (for those who are ambidextrous, it’s the hand you do the less with) and focus on its energy.
- Take your dominant hand and cover the other one – like your holding a butterfly you don’t want to escape.
- Close your eyes. Now concentrate your focus on that crystal. What intent do you have for it?
Depending on what the stone is trying to tell you, you will notice that it pushes you forward, backward, side to side, down or up.
Relax and let it happen naturally. You’re like a pendulum hanging freely here.
Forward: This crystal is aligned with your energy and intent. If using as a pendulum this is a yes answer.
Backwards: This crystal is not aligned with your energy and intent. If using as a pendulum this is a no answer.
Up: This crystal is lifting you up and is filled with energy.
Down: This crystal is grounding.
Side to Side: This crystal needs more information on what your intent is and isn’t sure yet. Make your intent clearer.
As you stand and focus, you’ll sway. Focusing on the stone and not your body is key here. The movement just happens and you may not even notice it until you bring your focus back.
When I did this with my Lepidolite I was being pushed forward and when I brought my focus back had to re balance because I thought I was going to fall right in my face!
Crystals are wonderful tools we can use in our craft. When we add their magick and vibration to our intentions, the possibilities are endless!