Crystals for Beginners: how to choose and use your new crystals

Crystals for Beginners: how to choose and use your new crystals

I'm so glad you've begun your healing journey with crystals! I was overwhelmed when I discovered crystal healing because of all the crystals and their properties. In this blog series, I am going to walk you through how to begin your healing journey with crystals.

why crystals work for healing

Crystals are extremely old and hold a steady vibration (known as a dominant oscillatory rate) due to their perfect and repeating atomic structure. Crystals work for healing because they help us restore our frequency to a state of balance through a process called entrainment, which helps our body align with the perfect vibration of the crystal. As you progress on your crystal journey, you will notice amazing changes in your mood and health.

Bringing a crystal into your energy field will help your body align with the frequency of the crystal and restore your body to a state of balance. We will explore different methods to use crystals for healing in this blog.

Intentionally placing crystals throughout your home will help you create an a haven of peace, joy, protection, health and abundance. 

Sacred Space
Crystal Harmonizers

crystal recommendations for beginners

When beginning your healing journey, I recommend getting one crystal for each Chakra and/or a piece of Clear Quartz. Clear Quartz is programmable and can be used for any intention (in place of any crystal you do not have yet). Below I've linked some of my favorites 😊 We will take a deeper dive into my specific recommendations in a future blog post. You can shop by chakra, color, zodiac and shape on our website.

how to choose your crystals

Color – Colors are associated with the Chakra system, emotions and are used for healing. 

Crystal Properties – Each crystal has unique properties that can be used for emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. Identify something you would like to improve or heal, like confidence or childhood trauma, and work with crystals that correspond with that intention.

Intuition – Allowing your intuition to guide you to the crystal you are meant to work with will enhance your intuition and help you deepen your connection with crystals. Close your eyes, and when you open them, allow your intuition to guide you to one. 

Pendulum – A pendulum can help you decide between crystals to work with. You can connect with your Higher Self, Spirit Guides or Angels through working with a pendulum.


ways to use crystals

  • Astrology
  • Create an altar or sacred space
  • Crystal grids
  • Crystal potions
  • Divination
  • Feng Shui
  • Healing sessions (can also be practiced on pets)
  • Home decor
  • Meditation
  • Reiki
  • Ritual baths and other self-care routines
  • Wear crystal jewelry
  • Yoga
Crystal Bracelets

what to do with a new crystal

You just brought a new crystal home so let's get started!

1. Cleanse your crystal. Crystals can store energy so it's important to cleanse a new crystal when you bring it home. You can do this by placing your crystal on a piece of Selenite, using smoke from herbs/incense, or using the full moon. To learn more on energy cleansing, read my blog post on energetic cleansing by clicking here

2. Connect with your crystal and feel its energy. Begin by devoting 15 minutes each day for a week with your new crystal. You will want to do this in a quiet space where you will be free from distractions and interruptions. I recommend creating a sacred space for your spiritual journey. You will close your eyes and allow yourself to connect with the energy of the crystal. Pay attention to signals from your body such as a soft pull or vibrating sensation. Take note of any emotions or thoughts that may arise. I very strongly encourage you to begin journaling about your journey. Record your experience after each session.

My collection

3. Determine your crystals purpose. Now that you have spent time connecting with your new crystal you are ready to use it! Maybe you bought a Rose Quartz sphere to help radiate energy in all directions to promote self-love; let’s consider placing this crystal in your bedroom or maybe even create a self-love altar. Maybe you bought a Citrine bracelet to manifest abundance so you will be wearing this bracelet every day to attract a promotion or new job. Placing a crystal in certain parts of the home helps attract positive energy, known as chi, in Feng Shui.

4. Set an intention. Intention setting is a practice of connecting with a particular crystal for a desired outcome. This practice is also sometimes referred to as “charging”, “dedicating a crystal” or “programming a crystal”. Set a specific intention with the crystal by speaking your intention for the crystal out loud or write it on a piece of paper. Visualize the crystal filling with pure light healing energy and this light shining your intentions out into the world in all directions. Give thanks or gratitude your connection with the crystal and its energy. It may feel silly at first, especially if you are apprehensive about working with crystals, but gratitude is powerful. By focusing our attention on what we are thankful for, the Universe rewards us with more. 

5. Trust the process. Once you have set your intentions, you must trust the outcome that is meant for you will happen in divine timing. 

Crystals and sound healing for each Chakra

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Jamie Inglett is an intuitive healer, teacher, author, founder and CEO of Enchanting Earth; a gemstone jewelry and crystal shop. She is a crystal healing expert who has studied crystals and healing since her spiritual awakening in 2012 at a Quartz mine in Arkansas. Jamie has a master’s degree in business administration. She retired from her successful banking career to pursue her mission of spreading empowerment, love, and healing through crystals. Jamie loves to teach crystal healing live on her social media channels. Further your crystal knowledge and join the enchanting community on Instagram @enchantingearthco

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