Last year was one of painfully shedding the last vestiges of who I was told I was.
It was a year where I shed a light on all the secrets I was carrying in a single blog post. It was a year that I went back to church. It was a year that I delved deeper into my spirituality. It was a year I started studying crystals and their meanings. It was a year that I started to turn my intuitive gifts back on.
And it was in the last half of the year I started to get tested and questioned.
I was stuck in a spot in my life starting to feel unfulfilled in my business because I was starting to explore the spiritual side that was opening my mind, but not everyone around me was on board for where I wanted to take my life and business.
I got pushback from Christians (which I am, but if you're not aware, there's a bunch of different factions and they don't all hold the exact same beliefs) for my growing interest in crystals.
Some see it as witchcraft (or you know what). Some cautioned me to make sure I knew where I stood with God before I continued any further.
“The biggest mistake you can make as a spiritual person is to assume that you understand the nature of someone else’s relationship to their creator. ”
— ATHENA PERRAKIS, WWW.SAGEGODDESS.COM
My opinion on crystals will vary from others. I know this, but I am okay with it. I hold some other beliefs about the paranormal that Christians wouldn't embrace and that's okay, too.
I see crystals as something that God created. The structure inside of crystals is amazing. Each crystal has a unique arrangement of atoms. These patterns are repeating symmetrical patterns.
Some crystals can produce a voltage when they are under pressure. Some crystals produce a voltage when they are heated or cooled. Some crystals produce light when you hit them. Crystals are about energy and each one has its own unique vibration and frequency.
I see crystals as a part of getting in tune with the Holy Spirit and the healing only He can do for me.
I've been to too many doctors early on to know that they do not know everything and that a pill isn't always the answer. As I strive to keep myself healthy while living with celiac disease, I know that a big part of staying healthy is my mind.
That's where crystals come into play for me. I intuitively pick out certain crystals to help me with the feelings I'm dealing with on any given day.
When I'm anxious, I always pick up my Lepidolite. I remember the first time I got my first Lepidolite stone. I didn't know what it was or how it could help, but I just bought it. I later researched it to find that it did help me with my anxiety. That's why I believe our body knows what it needs better than we do.
I've done a lot of research on what the Bible says and I've read a lot about what others say about the use of crystals. As with anything in the Bible, you'll find someone twisting a verse to sway you to their side of the argument.
I am well aware that crystals are used by others who do not worship God. The crystals become their idols or are used in ceremonies as they pray to whatever while seeking guidance and perhaps connecting with bad things who are deceitful.
Crystals are a tool to me, much like prayer mala or beads. I use them to quiet myself in prayer and focus on listening to the Holy Spirit.
Crystals also help you heal. They can help you balance the energy within and perhaps encourage unhealthy cells to repair themselves.*
In the Bible, Exodus 28 we learn about breast piece that Aaron wears that is covered in gemstones.
Carnelian, topaz, red garnet, emerald, sapphire, diamond, jacinth, agate, amethyst, beryl, onyx, and jasper.
Crystals are also mentioned in Revelation. 21:19: The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
Crystal healings practices do not need to be seen by fellow Christians as always relating back to the occult.
*Boring Ass Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor or qualified to tell you that these crystals are going to make you a rich-ass mofo or heal your disease. I'm here sharing my opinions on how I like to use crystals personally. Period.
Alycia Wicker is an interior design business coach specializing in online marketing strategies.Her clients land more of their own dream clients and make more cash, period. Celebrity gossip whore. Elvis-obsessed.