I began looking into crystal healing when I came out of hospital in 2016. I had to take a year off work and leave my full time job, due to my colitis flaring out of control.
While I was at home, I had a lot of time to read, and to research new ways of healing.
I meditated a lot in this time, and wondered if there was anything else that could help me get back to remission.
I began buying spiritual magazines and found I really enjoyed my new way of living in the present moment. While reading one of those magazines I could see there were many spiritual books advertised as being new and great reads, one of those books was based on crystal healing.
I decided to purchase this book, and when I read the contents I learnt so much about the healing qualities of crystals and what they have to offer.
I learnt that there is a crystal out there for every symptom, emotion or need.
This book has taught me everything I need to know about crystals and their powers.
Choosing my crystals
On discovering all these little wonders, I had to go and buy myself a bunch of crystals. I remember being drawn to all their beautiful colours, and how each crystal had its own unique characteristic, shape and texture.
I was particularly drawn to Rose Quartz and Amethyst as my first stones, including Citrine, Hematite, Green Aventurine and Clear Quartz. These are all great stones for self-esteem and self love, ones I needed greatly at the time.
I have added so many more to my collection since then, but I do find I am drawn to the more calming the stones, such as the quartz crystals.
Just holding rose quartz or Green Aventurine instantly calms me if I have anxiety, and Citrine or Sunstone give me a great boost of self-esteem and happiness on the days where I’m feeling a bit down.
Since turning to crystal healing I use them in every part of my life, and have found them to always be there whenever I need them.