If you have had a chance to read my book, Spiritual Novice: Begin the Journey, you know that when I first started to look within and find my spirit it was quite by accident. During my first months, trying to figure out what to do and how to do it, I attended some classes offered through a local “metaphysical store.” If you are just starting out, I think you might relate to my experience below.

Crystals are very beautiful and powerful beings. They contain a wealth of knowledge and are happy to share with everyone. The catch is you need to be in a higher state of vibrational energy to hear them. As you progress and refine your energy you will need to be careful, as you will read below.

One of my first forays into spiritual investigation was to attend a class about crystals. The session leader was informative and provided a very comfortable environment but since this was my first adventure into crystals I wasn’t sure what I believed. I did try to keep an open mind, but it took great effort not to just come out and laugh because surely this information couldn’t be true. During a break several woman were looking at a crystal and making comments about how strong its energy was. I was offered a turn to feel it for myself. Well, as you might guess, I didn’t feel anything and was beginning to think all these people were maybe a little odd.

Over time, I did get much better acquainted with crystals and, as with me, you will become more open and be able to feel the energy that crystals give off. Some crystals have very powerful energy fields so as your ability to perceive energy strengthens it is important to approach the crystal with caution. Very strong energy can cause a shock to you system and may cause you to feel some dizziness or a general sense of not feeling well. If only I had known this before I got myself into trouble. I was in Santa Fe wandering through the shops and came upon a very large crystal. It stood about five feet tall and had a circumference of about three feet. It was beautiful. Of course, I touched it. That was not a good idea. I didn’t feel well the rest of the day.

My most interesting experience with a crystal, taught me a great deal. I think this next story drives home how powerful crystals can be in speaking to us. Prior to last fifteen years I was living in the Northwest. About eighteen months prior to my moving I had a very strong pull to the Southwest, but I wasn’t paying too much attention to it. Since my knowledge of working with crystals had grown, I started meditating with a crystal in my hand. One evening while I was meditating, I was holding a Herkimer Diamond (see picture below). I had a vision of myself standing on a mountaintop looking over the desert. At that moment the crystal broke into three pieces. That was a pretty strong affirmation that I needed to be in the Southwest.

As your experience grows it is common for certain crystals to reach out to you. You may have a feeling that shopping for crystals would be fun, or sometimes when in a crystal store you may gravitate to one special crystal. The crystal that is reaching out to you holds energy that would be good for you to work with. Crystals hold the information from throughout the ages and we have the ability to access that data. A present day example is how we store information electronically. Large volumes of information are stored on silicon wafers that are man-made crystals.

Crystals have much to share with us. Experiment with different kinds of crystals and experience the energy of each. Crystals can be our partners and help us to grow.

Author's Bio: 

I have been a healthcare professional and consultant for several decades. I work with people undergoing life changes and have had the opportunity to learn a great deal from attending professional workshops with Dr. Bennie Segal and Dr. Irving Oyle. Both doctors have had great success helping people undergoing major life change, and in particular Dr Segal's work with cancer patients.

For the last 25 years, I have been dedicated to spiritual growth and learning to live with my spirit fully realized. I am assisted by a spiritual guide, in the angelic realms, called Madea.

Through automatic writing, Madea and I work closely together to create material designed to offer inspiration and guidance as you walk your spiritual path.

I invite you to learn more about your own spiritual path by reading my newest book, Spiritual Novice, Begin the Journey.