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Resident crystal healer Lyn Palmer explains the amazing benefits of combining crystals with meditation
Meditation conjures up images of crossed legs, palms facing skywards and the sound of ‘Oms’ filling the air, as you drift off into a blissful no-mind space.
So, here goes… you pop on some relaxing music and sit down, confidently closing your eyes. But then, you peel one eye open, your mind buzzing with thoughts, and before you know it the moment passes. Sound familiar? Well, bring on your crystal friends!
Holding a crystal, say a palm-sized clear quartz point, can help still your mind and focus your energy and intent.
Recently, while I was preparing to meditate, builders arrived next door and began knocking down a wall with sledge hammers and drills.
Not conducive to stilling the mind!
Opening my eyes, I noticed a pyrite crystal seemed to be waving from across the room. ‘Great,’ I thought ‘That will help block out the noise.’
I don’t know how it works but it never fails. I collected my golden lemurian crystal point, one of my favourite stones for clearing and focusing my mind and, moments after placing the pyrite on the windowsill, the workmen stopped for their tea break.
Twenty minutes later and feeling refreshed, I opened my eyes just as the workmen began again!
Give your meditation a power boost
Combining crystals with meditation amplifies the power of both, whether you're looking to meditate for relaxation, clear muddled thoughts, untangle a problem or find inspiration.
Last week, needing guidance in choosing some crystals for a new client, I created a large circle of crystals on the floor, including ruby for health, creativity, protection, and decision making, blue lace agate for communication and calmness, moonstone for releasing blocks, promoting change and new beginnings, and angelite for grief and anger – all of which I'd picked out by dowsing with my tried and trusted lapis lazuli pendulum.
Next, I sat in the circle, focused on my golden lemurian, and began to meditate.
My mind emptied of thoughts, and bright images of seven crystals from the circle appeared, one for each of my client’s chakras.
I hadn’t known where to start with picking crystals for her, but, yet again, with their help, I was able to empty my mind and concentrate.
And even if you want to meditate in the park, by a river, at a sacred site or in your hotel room while on holiday, you can, because crystals are portable (if you choose smallish ones!)
I had an absolutely amazing meditation experience earlier this year in France.
My husband, Philip, and I were paying a visit to a sacred site in Brittany, situated in a magical clearing within a secluded woodland.
It was a hot day so I sat down to meditate, reaching in my pocket for my turquoise travelling crystal to focus my mind on, and closed my eyes. It was bliss and, stroking the turquoise stone, I felt a gentle shift.
It was as though I had left the ground and begun to levitate, floating above the trees up into the endless blue sky.
As I peered down into the clearing far below, I could see the sacred site’s golden aura vibrating and received a clear message: Take time to reconnect with nature and the universe! It was such a wonderful, vivid and intense experience.
Try incorporating crystals into your meditation practice to see if it helps clear your mind and brings a little added oomph to your
moment of calm.
‘Holding a crystal can still your mind and focus your