Lyn's world of crys­tals

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Res­i­dent crys­tal healer Lyn Palmer ex­plains first aid for bro­ken crys­tals and how to re­ha­bil­i­tate them

‘I know that even a bro­ken crys­tal can help me in some way’

Have you no­ticed how some­times crys­tals mys­te­ri­ously break for no ap­par­ent rea­son? You didn’t knock it on any­thing or drop it, it was al­most like you looked at it and it fell apart! This hap­pened to me re­cently. I was hav­ing din­ner in a restau­rant when a favourite kun­zite crys­tal pen­dant of mine broke in half, fell off the chain around my neck, and plopped into my ice cream.

I fished the two pieces out of the bowl and peered at them won­der­ing what had caused them to break like that.

I won­dered if the crys­tal had bro­ken in two to re­lease all the en­ergy it’s ab­sorbed in the years I’ve had it. This has hap­pened to me be­fore. One of the most show-stop­ping times was when

I was teach­ing a work­shop and a quartz clus­ter slipped from my hand, ex­plod­ing into eight pieces, each piece land­ing slap bang in front of one of my eight stu­dents.

‘Well, now that’s a great ex­am­ple of the power of crys­tals,’ I said to the amazed class. ‘Look you’ve each been given a gift!’

What­ever the rea­son for my kun­zite pen­dant break­ing,

I wasn’t go­ing to throw it away be­cause I know that even a bro­ken crys­tal has worth.

I have a few bro­ken or dam­aged crys­tals, and I trea­sure them all be­cause I know they’re still here to help me in some way.

Crys­tal first aid

The first thing I do when crys­tals rup­ture, is to ad­min­is­ter some ‘first aid’ by cleans­ing them. I do this by mov­ing them to a quiet rest­ing place, of­ten onto an amethyst bed to re­boot their en­ergy. I check on my crys­tal ‘pa­tients’ reg­u­larly, notic­ing changes in their ap­pear­ance or feel. They can go from dull to bright, or sud­denly feel a lot more ‘zingy’, and I’ll know they’ve re­cu­per­ated and are ready for a lit­tle work. I’ll spend some time hold­ing each one un­til I re­ceive a clear idea of what they want to do and where they want to be in or­der to help me. I have an egg cup filled with crys­tal pieces in my kitchen, which I be­lieve brings ex­tra flavour to the dishes I make.

Some­times I might even get the feel­ing they need to re­tire and so I will move them to a clear glass con­tainer where their en­ergy can pool to­gether with other ex­hausted crys­tals and they can work as a team. There are plenty of other things to do with dam­aged crys­tals. You could set your bro­ken crys­tals into some air-dry clay, along with some shells, or maybe use them to dec­o­rate a favourite mug, or make a mo­saic.

I of­ten put my bits of bro­ken crys­tals in my plant pots, to en­cour­age growth. I like to use crys­tal frag­ments to hon­our peo­ple, too. Be­fore she died, my lovely friend Diana be­queathed me a pretty vase, which I fill with crys­tal pieces and wa­ter and add a rose in mem­ory of her.

My hus­band Philip and I of­ten ‘gift’ crys­tal frag­ments to sa­cred sites and an­cient stones to hon­our the an­ces­tors. Re­cently, we took sev­eral re­cov­er­ing crys­tals with us on a tour of France, and left them at var­i­ous cairns and tu­muli (an­cient burial mounds).

No mat­ter how large or small the bro­ken crys­tal pieces are, they are help­ful and pre­cious trea­sures. So, what­ever way you de­cide to re­di­rect the lives of your crys­tals, let it not in­volve the dust­bin!

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Mor e i n f o Lyn Palmer is a crys­tal healer, reiki mas­ter and hyp­nother­a­pist. She can be con­tacted at: lyn­palmer­art@

gmail.com

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