Having worked as a complementary therapist for 17 years, I have stumbled across the positive use of crystals many times in my training, but it has only been in the last 3 years that they really caught my eye and captured my imagination. I then embarked on a 2 year course studying them. Rather than leave my chosen crystal on my bed side table or window sill, collecting dust, or in a pocket only to pop out and be lost on the floor, I decided to start wire wrapping them into bespoke pieces of jewellery, which I couldn’t lose. I worked more closely with them by wearing them and choosing a different one each day according to how I felt.
Through attending Mind, Body and Spirit Festivals and Craft Fairs, I’ve noticed men and women are drawn to crystals for various reasons. It may just be their beauty, but many are also fascinated by their perceived properties. You often find you are attracted particularly to one or two, which hold a meaning relevant to yourself, as current issues and events occur in your life. The crystal becomes a symbol for you of attributes you may want to draw into your life, or a direction you want to take. Working and wearing the crystal keeps you aligned and focused on this path. It is a lovely concept to work with.
…working with crystals usually takes place within the other treatments, rarely as a stand alone session. It’s something we seem to get drawn in to, finding ourselves attracted to a certain crystal, reading about it’s meaning, something seems to fit.
A stone of grounding, clearing and protection.
It is believed that smokey quartz…
– connects you to the earth and it’s energy, it grounds you, allows release of excess energy into the earth and to draw nurturing earth energy up and within you.
– it cleanses and clears your energy system of any stagnation and negativity.
– it protects you from negative influences in your environment, keeping things clear.
– it helps you to be more organised and focused.