There are 7 crystalline lattice systems that determine how the crystal is structured and how energy moves through it.
They correlate to the 7 Chakras for the purpose of healing and balancing.
These different structures give the crystal their individual characters.
Healing with crystals and stones is believed to go way back in history, they are mentioned in the Bible and Egyptian script, and today have become more popular as a means to decorate our bodies and activate peace and wellbeing. It is a known fact that quartz crystal is used for its frequency in electronic devices such as some wrist watches. Through piezoelectricity, which is the electronic charge that accumulates inside the crystalline structure of the quartz, energy is generated.
Using crystals for Healing is based on the crystal's frequency and the 'intention' of using them to heal, they are programmed specifically to do particular work and cleansed once the session has ended. The frequency that crystals naturally emit and their connection to the Earth also makes them a beautiful and natural healing tool. In most cases they have been created deep inside the womb of Mother Earth and lay in wait to rise up into our world, ready to do their work. They can be used to amplify the healing energy of Reiki; by setting intentions for healing and using them as a channel, working harmoniously with the healer, the experience can be very powerful. They are believed to be "alive" and have "intelligence" and can effect a person's mood, working on the subtle body.
Think of the feeling you get when you walk into a room adorned with these gems of the Earth. Many, many people attest to the positive affects they have on their life.
All matter has energy, vibrating with its unique energetic blueprint which determines the way in which that energy will navigate its way in life. It determines growth and structure, such as human DNA and crystalline structure. When crystals are formed through a combination of heat and pressure, a process called nucleation, it causes their atoms and molecules to follow a blueprint with a type of crystalline encoding. The molecules take on the most stable form it can, by repeating this encoding until is it fully formed. Similar to the way humans are formed, by repeating a process through a pattern encoded within it, until the form is completed.
The crystal's crystalline structure has a perfect form and like humans it aspires to be the best it can be. By placing a crystal within the energy field of our body we can create an energetic shift through entrainment, resonance absorption and far infrared (FIR); the electromagnetic radiation that is emitted by quartz crystal can permeate the body, subtly changing its frequency. This can help create a wave of energy that penetrates and harmonizes, promoting cellular growth and repair, helping circulation without added strain on the heart and improving muscle relaxation.
Entrainment in the context of Crystal Healing is the process by which the rhythm of our energetic field synchronizes with that of the crystal within your field, creating a harmonizing effect. Crystals also have the ability to absorb and transmit light so they make the perfect conduit for Healing Light.
The different mineral content, the colour of the crystal, the shape and clarity are all taken into consideration when using them for healing.