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Choosing Crystals by Intention

With the large amount of information now available on crystals we often find ourselves getting bogged down in the choice of stone. Many of us will look up a condition in a book and find a stone to suit that condition perfectly… yet this wonderful rare stone isn’t available at your local store and the ones you find on the internet are asking for an exorbitant amount for such a small piece. What to do, what to do. Well I guess that means that I can’t use a crystal for my condition since I can’t get the right one. Think again! What you can do is choose and use your crystals by intention. This is a simple method that allows you to utilise the crystal energy without needing a vast knowledge of their properties.

First we need to determine what it is we want the crystal to help us with. This can be anything from healing ailments, improving your psychic abilities, reducing your stress levels or getting a new job, just to name a few.

It is probably best to come up with a sentence or two that outlines your specific desire. Write at the top of a clean piece of paper, ‘I would like to find a crystal that will help bring me …’ and then write everything that you desire. Let’s use a new car as an example. State everything that you want in the car: blue colour, automatic, has a sunroof, 4 doors, power steering, air-conditioning, made no later than 2006 and is well within my price range. Be as specific as possible and write it all down. Please don’t feel greedy in listing extravagant items, don’t listen to that voice that says you do not deserve it as that’s the ego trying to stop us from living a happy life. If this has been a problem for you in the past then you might like to use this method to find a crystal that will help you stifle that annoying little voice.

Now read what you have written down three times. For example: “I would like to find a crystal that will help bring me a car that is blue, automatic, has a sunroof, 4 doors, power steering, air-conditioning, made no later than 2006 and is well within my price range.

Now we are ready to find that special stone. Simply go to your local crystal store – or sit in front of your collection – and have the intention of finding a stone that will be helpful for your desire. Look around at all the crystals and notice any feelings that you have. Are you drawn to a particular colour or type of crystal? Do you find yourself continually looking at one group of crystals in particular? Take your time and allow yourself to be guided towards the right stones. Let’s say you are drawn to amethyst, the purple crystal that you will often see in magnificent cave formations. Now you just have to choose one stone out of the few in front of you. Hold each stone and you will find yourself liking one more than the others – the crystal that just feels right. Again don’t let yourself fall into the trap of choosing the biggest crystal as it may not be the best for you.

The only thing left to do is cleanse and program the crystal and your heart’s desire will be on its way!

Cleansing a crystal helps to remove any lower energies or those from other people that the crystal may have absorbed. A simple cleansing method is to pass the crystal through some incense smoke. Sage or frankincense is ideal but your favourite incense will work just fine. Just hold the stone in the smoke for a minute or two holding the intention that all lower energies will be removed.

Programming attunes the crystal to your energy system and focuses the stone on your desire. Take the freshly cleansed stone and hold it in your dominant hand (the hand you naturally write with). Read your desire again but this time instead of saying, ‘I would like to find a crystal that will help bring me …’, replace it with ‘I ask that this crystal bring me …’. Close your eyes and imagine your wish coming true, see yourself driving the new car and loving life.

Simply pop the crystal in a place where you will see it often and enjoy the blessings that follow.