It’s easy to let the day get away from us, running out of time to practice self-care. We’re then left wondering why we feel so overwhelmed, rundown, and unable to enjoy the wonders of life.
People committed to living life to the fullest understand the value of nurturing their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. The dynamic duo of Reiki practices and healing crystals can amplify your holistic health and rejuvenate your spirit.
Let’s take a look at this synergy and how Reiki practices, accompanied by crystals, might work wonders for your mental health.
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is a form of energy healing in which the practitioner channels energy from the universe to support the body’s natural healing abilities. Although we can’t see this energy with the naked eye, sometimes a shift is all we need to relieve tension, regain energy, and heal illness or pain.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, Reiki involves practices to heal our energy and is often used in conjunction with medical treatments. It’s a natural, gentle treatment that may reduce anxiety and stress, and promote relaxation.
THE UNIQUE PAIRING OF REIKI & CRYSTALS
Reiki healers help guide energy through a person’s body to find balance and harmony. Reiki sessions are very relaxing, the person receiving the healing lies down, usually in a dark room with a calming atmosphere.
The practitioner connects to a flow of universal energy and over the course of the session helps restore a healthy flow through the person’s body through light touch or floating hands. Crystals can be used to amplify the session. Each crystal holds its own amazing properties and unique energy frequencies.
TOP CRYSTALS WITH MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS
Other than their noticeable aesthetic beauty, each stone holds specific energies to help heal and strengthen different areas of your body.
Let’s take a look at five crystals with wonderful mental health benefits.
Amethyst: Super Stress Reliever
Beautifully violet, the Amethyst is ubiquitous with the healing power of crystals. This incredible gem may help reduce both anxiety and the stress that can cause it. You might think of this crystal as the ultimate stress buster.
Amethysts may also foster a sense of calm and encourage restful sleep which can support your mental health in many ways.
Clear Quartz: The Champion of Clarity
Clear Quartz, also known as the “Master Healer,” works well in conjunction with Reiki as it is thought to help with mental clarity and focus. This mental clarity can help open you up to a healthy perspective and enhance your ability to productively approach your day.
This crystal is also believed to help clear away any negative energy that traps you in an endless depressive cycle. Clear Quartz is also known as a bringer of light. This gem may be a breath of fresh air for your mind and sweep away mental fog as it ushers in a sense of purpose.
Lapis Lazuli: Enhancer of Wisdom
The deep blue aesthetic appeal of Lapis Lazuli isn’t the only perk of this crystal. Lapis Lazuli is thought to elevate both truth and wisdom. You may find that this crystal helps you during meditation and self-reflection sessions.
When combined with Reiki, Lapis Lazuli might stimulate your mind, encourage self-expression, boost creativity, and help you dispel any self-loathing stories you tell yourself.
Moonstone: Enhancer of Intuition
When incorporated into Reiki practices, moonstone may provide the emotional balance you need to make good decisions and to take on everyday challenges.
This luminescent, magical-looking stone can come in a variety of shades and is also considered a great tool to surround you with calming energy.
Rose Quartz: Booster of Self-love
Although many mental health struggles may be beyond your control, self-love and self-care go a long way to provide you with the foundation you need to heal mentally and emotionally.
Often referred to as the “Love Stone,” Rose Quartz is thought to release gentle energy vibrations that nurture self-compassion, unconditional love, and emotional healing. Combined with Reiki practices, Rose Quartz can remind you to fully love and embrace yourself.
COMBINING CRYSTALS & REIKI PRACTICES
There are several ways that you can implement crystals into your Reiki practices. Each is simple and not time consuming, and the results could have a significant positive impact on your mental health.
Here are several Reiki practices you can incorporate with crystals:
Empowering energy cleanse:
Unwind after a long day with a Reiki energy cleanse. When you’re on your Reiki practitioner’s table, hold a Lapis Lazuli close to your heart chakra.
As the Reiki practitioner gently moves their hands over your body, let your mind focus on the calming energy flowing from the crystal. Breathe deeply and release your pent-up stress and negative energy vibrations.
You may feel more rested and rejuvenated than you’d think possible!
During a Reiki practice or session, place Rose Quartz over your heart chakra. Imagine yourself floating on a sea of grace and compassion. Let waves of self-love and acceptance wash over you and cleanse your energy.
You might find this practice strengthens your mental health.
Morning meditation ritual:
Restoring your energy in the morning is the perfect way to combat the mental health struggles that appear throughout your daily routines. As Reiki master Avalon suggests in his blog, self-Reiki is a great way to infuse your body with the positive energy vibrations it desperately needs.
Hold a crystal of your choice — perhaps a Clear Quartz for clarity or a Moonstone for emotional balance — and let energy flow through you. Cleanse your energy and connect with your higher Source.
THE RIPPLE EFFECT
Engaging in Reiki practices with crystals isn’t just for your mental health — it can create a ripple effect, positively influencing those around you! As you elevate your own mental health, you radiate an aura of well-being that can inspire others to embark on their own health journeys.
The fusion of Reiki practices with the vibrant energy of crystals is a treasure trove waiting to be explored. The first step toward a full, healthy life is always the most difficult, but you don’t have to walk this journey alone.
There are many people on similar journeys longing for connection. As a Reiki master and fellow life explorer, I would love to hear how you’ve infused Reiki practices with crystals and experienced positive mental health results!
Remember, Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, and Rose Quartz are your allies on your journey. These crystals can help guide you to emotional balance, mental clarity, profound wisdom, and self-love.
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May your path be illuminated by the light of holistic health as you continue to live life to the fullest – mind, body, and soul.