Why would one want to meditate with crystals? Depending on who you ask, meditating with crystals can be the best way to connect with stones and develop a deeper relationship with them. This relationship is important when you want to channel a stone to learn more about what healing properties they have and what they have to offer. Or if you want to work with their energy consciously and incorporate it into your energy field more throughly. For instance, most of the time when we wear crystal jewelry we end up just putting it on without further engagement with the crystal energy itself. Therefore, wearing it may not work with our energy field as in depth as it could have if we took the time to connect with it and make the intention of working with this energy. When you meditate with crystals you can be assured that the energy of that crystal is really incorporating in yours to the fullest extent.
Sooo... Here are a few suggested crystal meditation methods. Try them out and choose one or a few that works with you the best.
1. Meditate. Hold A Crystal. Meditate: This is the first method of meditating with a crystal that has I have tried, the most simplest, and in my personal opinion, the most effective. Meditate for 5 minutes without a crystal, then grab your chosen crystal and meditate for an additional 5 minutes or longer. Meditating first helps to calm your mind so that its not super active or gets in the way of your connection with your crystal. If you find your mind wandering then bring it back to the crystal in your hand. Feel it's weight in your hand, visualize what it looks like, sense its energy and how it feels (Tingly? Hot? Strong?), etc.
***Extra Tip***: Hold the crystal in your left hand. Your left hand is controlled by the right side of your brain which is the side that is more associated with creativity and intuition.
Other resources: If you are brand new to meditation itself I would highly recommend reading, "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. This book is very thorough in discussing the mind and ego which can help you overcome the hardest obstacles in meditating. Meditation isn't all about making the mind silent or telling yourself, "ok don't think, don't think, don't think". Its about letting whatever comes up in your mind to be there without judgement as you thank if for presenting itself and letting it go like a balloon.
Questions or comments? Feel free to post below . Crystal Joy!!!