Crys­tal grid master­class

Tap into the in­tense en­ergy of crys­tal grids to make the most of your fu­ture with this month’s master­class

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Learn to use these geo­met­ric gems to tune in to pos­si­bil­i­ties and un­lock your in­ner po­ten­tial

‘The crys­tals work to­gether in har­mony’

Crys­tal grids may look like works of art, but they do an aw­ful lot more than sim­ply look pretty. These care­fully con­structed pat­terns of stones can add sparkle to your world in a tan­gi­ble and trans­for­ma­tive way. If you’ve been feel­ing stuck in your life and yearn to cre­ate a new path for your­self, crys­tal grids can help you do this.

By ar­rang­ing crys­tals in a geo­met­ric pat­tern with a spe­cific fo­cus and in­tent, such as launch­ing a new ca­reer, you’ll be able to am­plify your in­ten­tion to bring about pos­i­tive change in your life. The crys­tals work in har­mony to­gether as a ‘team’ and their col­lec­tive en­ergy is far more pow­er­ful than just one crys­tal work­ing alone.

World-renowned crys­tal healer Philip Per­mutt has been us­ing crys­tal grids for decades for heal­ing and to make pos­i­tive life­style changes in his own life, and the lives of his clients and stu­dents. He says any­one can make one of these gem­stone net­works to use as a tool of em­pow­er­ment and has writ­ten The Book of Crys­tal Grids to share his ex­ten­sive know-how.

‘Crys­tals are renowned as be­ing nat­u­ral phys­i­cal heal­ers, but they can also af­fect how

we feel emo­tion­ally and our re­sponses to the world around us,’ ex­plains Philip.

‘A sim­ple but very ef­fec­tive way to har­ness this power is to make a crys­tal grid, us­ing as few as five crys­tals. The process of lay­ing down the stones can help you find fo­cus and shine a light on a sit­u­a­tion when you’ve hit a brick wall and can't see a way for­ward. They can help you work out what you re­ally want and to see what you can do to reach your goals.’

Philip uses crys­tal grids in his daily prac­tice and says the re­sults are im­pres­sive – and speedy!

‘I have a crys­tal grid set up on my desk to help me har­ness cre­ativ­ity in my work. The cen­tral stone is a cit­rine ball (a great stone to en­cour­age suc­cess) while the stones around it are smaller cit­rines. The other day I charged it up by di­rect­ing en­ergy into it by mo ving my mas­ter quartz crys­tal (a large pointed crys­tal used to am­plify en­ergy) in a clock­wise di­rec­tion around each cit­rine. The next day, I was com­mis­sioned to write this crys­tal grid fea­ture for Spirit & Destiny – and my pub­lisher also got in touch to dis­cuss a book idea I’d sent them a while ago.’

Join the move­ment

Right now, more of us than ever are keen to learn how to use crys­tals to ben­e­fit our lives, and, as in­ter­est grows, peo­ple are want­ing to find new and even more ef­fec­tive ways to use crys­tal en­ergy. You only have to look on Pin­ter­est to find boards de­voted to crys­tal grids. But while they may be on trend right now, their use goes back mil­len­nia.

‘Crys­tal grids have long been used in feng shui to en­cour­age har­mony and well­be­ing,’

says Philip. ‘One of the old­est ref­er­ences to their use comes from The Book of Ex­o­dus and men­tions The High Priest of the Is­raelites, who wore a square breast­plate stud­ded with a net­work of 12 crys­tals.

'More re­cently, in the late ‘90s, two World Peace Crys­tal Grids were placed at the North and South Pole with the in­ten­tion of unit­ing the peo­ple of the earth and pro­mot­ing heal­ing en­er­gies. They are made of cop­per and each have a fo­cus stone in the cen­tre, sur­rounded by twelve quartz crys­tals.’

The fact that crys­tal grids have been a part of global cul­ture for so long gives this spir­i­tual tool plenty of grav­i­tas. These net­works might be trend­ing right now but they’re not just a flash in the pan. Once you’ve ex­per­i­mented with mak­ing them and have felt the ben­e­fit of the re­sults, you’ll be hooked. There are end­less com­bi­na­tions of grids you can make, here are a few to get you started.

STEP 1:

Choose your pur­pose

The first thing you need to do when set­ting up your own crys­tal grid is to be clear about what you want to achieve and how you want to go about mak­ing it hap­pen.

‘Be­gin by jot­ting down some thoughts in a jour­nal,’ says Philip. ‘What do you want? What dif­fi­cul­ties do you face? Some peo­ple like to cre­ate a chant or af­fir­ma­tion to say as they cre­ate their crys­tal grid, or you might like to write an af­fir­ma­tion down on a piece of pa­per to place un­der the cen­tral fo­cus stone. If you are

look­ing for love, it might be some­thing as sim­ple as ‘love, love, love!’ Or you could use a short pos­i­tive af­fir­ma­tion, such as: ‘My life is won­der­ful and ful­fill­ing’.

STEP 2:

Se­lect your crys­tal

The gem­stones you choose to work with can help you achieve your goals, so be mind­ful when pick­ing colours and shapes.

RED = Pas­sion, pos­i­tiv­ity, sur­vival

OR­ANGE = En­ergy, cre­ativ­ity, fer­til­ity YEL­LOW = Hap­pi­ness, pros­per­ity, wis­dom GREEN = Emo­tions, growth, new be­gin­nings BLUE = Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, truth

INDIGO = In­tu­ition, spirit, med­i­ta­tion VI­O­LET = Spir­i­tu­al­ity, mys­tery.

AN­I­MALS = To con­nect you to a pet, an­i­mal totem, spirit an­i­mal; bring about move­ment

EGG = Birth, cre­ation, new be­gin­ning or start of a project

HEART = Love, re­la­tion­ships, emo­tion

POINT = fo­cus, di­rec­tion, pos­i­tiv­ity

PYRA­MID = en­ergy fields, heal­ing med­i­ta­tion

SPHERE = whole­ness, com­ple­tion, the world

STEP 3: De­cid­ing on your grid shape

The shape of the grid you choose to make is also key to help­ing you achieve your pur­pose. A spi­ral can boost cre­ativ­ity, a square can help fo­cus your mind and bring about fair out­comes, while a tri­an­gle can be used to har­ness strength and phys­i­cal abil­ity. Al­ter­na­tively, you can use any shape that has mean­ing to you.

You can draw the grid on a piece of pa­per or piece of wood, or if you in­tend to ex­per­i­ment with more com­pli­cated de­signs, you can buy pur­pose-built wooden or cop­per tem­plates from spir­i­tual stock­ists (see crys­tal­healer.co.uk). It’s a good idea to place your fin­ished grid in a place where it won’t be dis­turbed, or on a tray that can be stored away when not in use.

STEP 4:

Lay­ing the stones

Now it’s time to po­si­tion your cho­sen crys­tals on your grid shape.

‘Like a hive of bees, each crys­tal has a dif­fer­ent role,’ ex­plains Philip. ‘All grids need a FO­CUS STONE, which sits at the cen­tre – a bit like a queen bee. Work­ing in a clock­wise di­rec­tion, place a min­i­mum of four crys­tals around the fo­cus stone. You can think of these sur­round­ing crys­tals as worker bees, but in­stead of look­ing out for the queen, they are team­ing up to help you reach your goal. You can add as many ‘rings’ of crys­tals around the fo­cus stone as you wish.

'Next you need to add what are known as ‘am­pli­fier crys­tals’. These should be ‘crys­tal points’ so called be­cause of their elon­gated shape

and pointed end. Am­pli­fier crys­tals en­cour­age the flow of en­ergy around the crys­tals on the grid and back to the fo­cus stone.

'You don’t need a large col­lec­tion of crys­tals to place on your grid, as few as five can ef­fec­tively achieve your aim. Your in­ten­tion and con­nec­tion to your crys­tals is the most im­por­tant thing.

'Be creative, play around with them and see what feels right to you.’

STEP 5

Ac­ti­vate the grid

Once you’ve ar­ranged your cho­sen stones, the fi­nal step is ac­ti­vat­ing the grid, to ‘switch on’ the crys­tal en­ergy. To do this you will need a spe­cial

crys­tal point which is known as a ‘mas­ter crys­tal’. These are avail­able in spe­cial­ist shops or on­line for be­tween £20-30.

‘First, clear your mind of all dis­tract­ing thoughts and fo­cus solely on ac­ti­vat­ing your grid,’ says Philip. ‘To do this, hold your mas­ter crys­tal about 5cm above the fo­cus stone and start to move it slowly in a small clock­wise cir­cle whilst chant­ing your pos­i­tive af­fir­ma­tion.

When you be­come aware of an en­ergy change in the mas­ter crys­tal, move on to each of the other crys­tals one by one in the grid. You may feel the mas­ter crys­tal heat­ing up or cool­ing down or the en­ergy be­com­ing lighter or heav­ier. Each crys­tal should take less than two min­utes to ac­ti­vate. Af­ter ac­ti­vat­ing each one, come back to your fo­cus stone be­fore mov­ing on to the next, un­til ev­ery crys­tal has been ac­ti­vated.

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