I have studied crystal healing for many years and have studied and been attuned to reiki levels one, two, and masters.
Using Crystals to Heal Past Trauma
Throughout our lives, events and experiences we encounter can have a positive or negative affect on us. Positive experiences and outcomes can help us learn and grow as a person as well as bring joy to our lives. These experiences can also be a great help in boosting our confidence and self-esteem and give us a feeling of overall emotional well-being.
Although there are often lessons to be learned from negative, upsetting and even traumatic experiences in life, these can also have a lasting detrimental effect on a person. Experiences such as divorce, abusive and challenging relationships, unhappy family life, and bereavement or relationship breakups can leave a person feeling deeply hurt, lost and unloved. Harmful effects can linger long after and continue to hinder us fully enjoying life. Common difficulties can include depression, anxiety, guilt and a lack of self-esteem, self- confidence or self-love.
Difficult or traumatic experiences can lead to problems in trusting other people, feeling afraid to form new relationships and hold us back in all areas of life. It can be very easy to believe that a problem was your fault even when it was not, or to believe hurtful but untrue things someone has told you, especially if this was done repeatedly over a period of time.
People may also not fully understand what is causing their present difficulties or feel negatively towards themselves because they are unable to move on from their past or just forget that these things happened. Comments from friends and family saying that we should just forget past loves, stand up for ourselves or not let the past drag us down are generally well meant but they can add further heartache to a situation when we find this impossible.
Using Crystals for Meditation and Visualisation
Crystal healing is an excellent and gentle therapy that can be incorporated into our daily lives without the need for expensive equipment and lots of free time. It can be carried out safely at home with crystals that you have chosen and in many cases healing exercises require less than 30 minutes of your time. Of course, if you wish, you can also work with a trained and qualified crystal healer and this is often a good idea if the crystals needed are rare, expensive or otherwise difficult to work with.
Crystal healing is a safe holistic treatment, meaning that it works with all aspects of your being and seeks to restore natural balance within these. The following meditation can be carried out as often as you wish but take care to listen to what your mind and body are telling you.
If you are finding it difficult to relive the memories so vividly or have several past issues that you would like to work with, take your time so you do become overwhelmed. If you are new to meditation or visualisations, you may find that it is difficult to remain focused and stop your mind wandering. These intruding thoughts will not cause harm and the best approach is to acknowledge them and then refocus your mind on the visualization. If you allow yourself to dwell on the thoughts or become angry that they are breaking your focus it will be harder to carry on the meditation and you will not feel its full benefits.
If you wish, you can practice your visualisation skills outside of the meditation. This can be done at any time you are in a quiet environment and will not be disturbed. One method of doing this is to sit or lay in a comfortable position and picture the scene of your choice in your mind. Once you can keep this image clear and focused begin to add more elements, for example, buildings, noises, smells and people. The next step would be to visualise interactions between them, for example, conversations or the people going about their daily lives. You can include yourself in your visualisations if you wish.
Letting Go of Sorrow Using Onyx
This is a balancing crystal that helps to bring strength in times of emotional stress. This crystal can help in releasing past hurts that are wearing you down from the inside or are playing on your mind. Constantly reliving an upsetting childhood or going over what you could have done differently in a situation keeps your focus in the past and the painful emotions and memories around you. These types of repressed or ruminative thoughts can stop you enjoying life and affect your ability to be fully present in the moment.
Onyx can help you look to the future and to realise that you are truly master of your own destiny and is often used to help alleviate worries, nervousness, tension and confusion. This protective and soothing stone will help you to draw strength from your past experiences and overcome fear and worries.
A Guided Meditation Using Onyx
Sit in a quiet room holding your onyx crystal. Focus your attention on the crystal, turning it over in your hands examine the surface and feel it's calm soothing vibrations surrounding you. Close your eyes and bring the hurt you wish to heal into your mind. Concentrate on the situation, seeing anyone else who was present clearly in your mind's eye. Play out the situation and feel the emotions as you did at the time, just as if you were back in the moment. If you find this exercise difficult it is fine to stop when needed and try again at another time.
Now ask that the onyx crystal help you in releasing the feelings and hurts that occurred because of this experience. See the energy of the onyx surround these and bring it through your body to your mouth. Visualise the crystals energy flowing out as you exhale, carrying your hurts with it. See this energy float away into the air and dissipate to nothing. Continue this for your next few breaths or for as long as you feel is needed. There is no right or wrong in this and you should follow what feels right for you. Slowly bring your awareness back to the room and when you feel ready open your eyes and continue your day. As with all healing, the crystal should now be thoroughly cleansed. This is especially important when working with onyx as it is believed to be able to hold the memories of anyone who has used it.
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