Why would you want to channel crystals and stones?
Channeling is a way for you to directly communicate with crystals and stones so you can get to know them better, learn from them, understand and work with them on an even deeper level, heal with them, and much, much, more...
Believe it or not, if you have worked with stones in any way then you HAVE channeled them! The only thing is, you weren't aware of it. We are constantly downloading information from crystals and stones, however, it can be so subtle it may be easy to miss.
So here are a few tips to get you channeling:
Channeling Tip #1: Don't over think it!
I'm sure you have heard it before: the nagging thought in your head, "Is this really true or am I making it up?". The biggest challenge here is to TRUST what you receive. I noticed that the moment I learned to trust the more easier it became to channel. Sooner or later you will receive the confirmations of your channeling abilities that you may be eager to receive right away. Until then, TRUST!
Channeling Tip #2: Don't push it!
You can't force information out of a stone. Have you heard the phrase, "the more you squeeze, the more sand disappears from your fingers?" Yup, exactly! It works like this: The more you feel you need to try, the more you are confirming to the universe and to yourself that it isn't part of your innate ability to receive information from crystals and stones.
Channeling Tip #3: Meditate, meditate, aaaaaand meditate.
Then, meditate some more. Why? This helps with the first two Channeling Tips among MANY other reasons. I am not recommending three hours a day to start right away, but I do suggest allowing a special time during the day to sit for a few minutes in silence. There are so many forms of meditation and it doesn't have to be complicated at all! Try this: While in a seated position (no, you don't need to sit cross legged :D) imagine white light coming out from the center of the earth and filling your feet first and running up your entire body, out the top of your head, and into the universe/heavens above. Give yourself about 5 minutes to do this as you concentrate on letting the white light fill each part of your body as it releases any stress build up you are carrying in that area. That's it!
Channeling Tip #4: Interact with your chosen crystal or stone
This is just another way for you to get in touch with the stone on a deeper level. Whether it is meditating with the stone for a few minutes, observing the stone, feeling it, describing what it looks like, or even drawing a picture of it! By using your senses, you are telling your brain to focus on this particular stone or crystal, and therefore, allowing even more attention and more sensitivity to the crystal or stone.
Channeling Tip #5: Write it out!
A good ol' fashion paper and pencil should do the trick it BUT it really is up to you and what feels best for you. After completing Channeling Tips #3-4 take your chosen writing utensil and just start writing to get your creative juices flowing! This is the time where you can say anything! Write about how your day went, how you feel, talk to your angels, and then when you feel you are flowing talk to your stone. Ask the stone how it prefers to be cleansed, what chakra is it most resonant to, why it came into your life, what healing work you can do with it.... etc.
Not so hard after all, huh? :)
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Follow your crystal joy!!