Here is a question that I often receive at the Healing Crystals company where I work as a writer and answer questions from our fans on social media
“I am a Christian, and I am drawn to crystals – so what should I do, as the Church doesn’t support their use?”
The inner conflict that this person experienced is an understandable one. It mainly stems from the popular culture’s representation of crystals in non-Christian practices. Those who have read the Bible, however, may have noticed that crystals were mentioned in the Bible in two highly supportive roles — in the breastplate of the high priests and as a foundation of the New Jerusalem. Additionally, high-ranking officials of the Christian Church have been using crystals for centuries. I will mention here only two examples.
The most obvious example is the use of Amethyst in Bishops’ Rings, a tradition that goes back to the 7th century. The Archbishop of Mainz made this statement about Amethyst in the 9th century “Amethyst instills in humble souls a constant thought of Heaven” (Judy Hall, 101 Power Crystals).Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
Another prominent example is that of the renowned Abbess Hildegard von Bingen from the 12th century, to whom Popes, Emperors, Abbots and Abbesses throughout Europe turned to for advice (as documented in the 400 letters that she received that are still preserved). She was a founder of two monasteries, a composer of the some of the oldest liturgical music, writer of three books of visionary theology, and a book on the healing properties of crystals!
She had been recognized as a Saint by various branches of the Roman Catholic Church for centuries, and in 2012 named a Doctor of the Church – for her contribution to theology — by Pope Benedict XVI.
Additionally, and to put things in perspective – not only are we walking upon crystals daily as we walk upon earth, as Quartz is the second-most-abundant mineral in Earth’s continental crust, but we also have crystals in our bodies (such as Apatite, for instance, which is the major component of tooth enamel and bone mineral).
Without interfering with anyone’s beliefs, and with an understanding that only the Highest Power heals (whether you call it God, Universal Energy or any name you use in your spiritual practice), crystals can be a great natural aid for increasing wellness. Learning about how they can do that is essential for understanding how to work with them. Now that the science has advanced enough to be able to measure many things previously impossible to measure, we have the scientific perspective on this as well. The following excerpt from an article that I wrote for our Healing Crystals webpage may bring more clarity on the specifics:
“Crystals emit specific frequencies and vibrations based on their chemical composition and crystalline lattice. As our bodies contain water (which is highly affected by these vibrations), as well as numerous minerals (calcium, magnetite, apatite, etc), the vibrations of the crystals interact with the vibrations of the water and minerals in our bodies. Over time people have discovered specific correlations between specific crystals and how they can affect us. To learn more in terms of scientific explanations check out the book called “Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies” by Dr. Richard Gerber M.D. (third edition).”
So why the title “Crystals and Our Spiritual Path” for this blog post? To illustrate that if you feel drawn to crystals, and if you are on a spiritual path where you may question whether it is advisable to interact with the energy of crystals, it is perfectly fine to work with them.
In my upcoming workshop we will address and experience scientific and intuitive approaches to this topic in order to gain greater confidence in this natural way of enhancing the quality of our lives on all levels. To read more about the workshop, please click HERE.