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Grief

Grief is a feeling we experience in many occasions; when someone dies, when we move to another country, when we lose our job. In avery case, we go through feelings of disbelief, anger, sadness, acceptance and, finally, healing. The process cannot change but it can be shortened and the negative feelings can be less damaging to our health. The main techniques I would recommend in these cases would be the alignment of the physical and mental bodies. Crystals can be an invaluable aid that may take us away from the never-ending circle of grief and bring us into the light.

Crystal Meditation

Today I will give you a meditative exercise based on the power of crystals.

Choose a crystal and hold it in your hand.

Find a peaceful place to sit, where none will disturb you for the next few minutes. Make certain that your clothes are comfortable, your seat is neither too soft nor too hard and that the energy around you flows uninhibited.

Close your eyes and stay still for a few moments. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the space around you.

Now, imagine that you are walking in a large field. The grass is green and luscious. Feel it under the soles of your feet. You can see poppies and sunflowers dispersed throughout the field. The atmosphere is clear and crisp. The sun is shining above your head. Only a few white clouds can be seen on the blue sky. Take a deep breath and enjoy the surroundings for a few moments.

Walk leisurely across the field until you reach a rainbow bridge. You can clearly see the colours: red, orange, yellow, green, sky blue, indigo and purple. Start walking across the bridge. Step on the colour of your choice and follow it.

At the end of the bridge you can see a crystal mountain rising. This is the crystal you hold on your hand.

On the side of the mountain you can clearly see a golden gate. Enter. You are now surrounded by golden light. Start walking upwards. You will enter the green chamber, the blue chamber, the indigo chamber, and the purple chamber. There you will notice a crystal clear light coming towards you. This is the soul of your crystal.

Stay quiet in its company for a while. Allow the light to surround you. You may hear sounds, you may see colours or you may listen to the crystal speaking. Accept what is given to you. Receive the energy of your surroundings and feel the spiritual joy engulfing you. Just stay there and meditate for a few minutes.

Now it is time to return. Follow the path through the purple chamber, the indigo chamber, the blue chamber and the green chamber… until you reach the golden gate. Cross the gate and enjoy the sunlight that reflects on the crystal mountain. Step on the rainbow bridge. Walk across it until you arrive at the green field. Feel the grass under your feet and notice your surroundings: the flowers, the trees, the sky, the sun.

Now feel the crystal mountain reducing in size. It becomes smaller and smaller until it can fit in the palm of your hand. Hold the crystal and thank it.

When you are ready, open your eyes.

Scientific Proof that Acupuncture Works

Finally, scientists managed to prove not only that Acupuncture works but also how it works! They just identified a biological molecule, called adenosine, which has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has an impact on the heart and in regulating sleep. Adenosine seems to become active in the areas that are treated with acupuncture. The needles increase the levels of adenosine 24-fold during and after an acupuncture session.

This is very exciting news, indeed. I hope that it will give incentive to more scientists to undertake similar work. Hopefully, it will also provide incentive to governments around the world to provide funds for further research. We should not let the pharmaceutical companies have sole control of our well being.

And, since crystal healing is very similar to acupuncture (they both work at an energetic level and they use the same points and meridian), it would be an excellent point of departure to explore how adenosine increases during crystal therapy.

Crystal healing and limited mobility

There is a widespread myth that crystal healing can take place only when the patient is lying on a massage bed or on the floor. This is not true. People who find it difficult to lie down can always receive healing while they are seated. The crystals in this case are not placed on them but, instead, around them. They can also receive hands-on healing, with the help of which the healer gives to the patient another form of gentle but very strong energy. In some cases, people who suffer from bad backs could lie on one side. The energy will be directed first to the painful place, before the healer continues its work to other parts of the body. On the whole, limited mobility should not be a problem for the experienced therapist.

Crystal therapy and Science

I am very tired of defending alternative or complementary therapies. And yet it is imperative to let the most fierce of skeptics understand why crystal healing remains so popular. To my view this is because it works. We cannot possibly prove how crystals affect the human body. But we can attest to the positive results of the therapy.

Many skeptics claim primarily that crystal healing is not scientific. There are no relevant studies, no statistics, no articles in prestigious journals. But there is something that they forget. That is EXPERIENCE, which spans across several hundreds of years. This experience may not be based on in-depth analysis but it is based on OBSERVATION. And we should not forget that observation is the basis of every science. Thales from Miletus who lived in the 6th century BC predicted an eclipse. And he did it without knowing or being able to prove the movements of the stars; just by observing the physical phenomena. Why do we not consider Thales a quack? Is it because he offered us a string of publications in prestigious journals? Or because he belongs to the most prestigious of the scientific societies? None of the above.

Is it just my idea or do you notice a snobbish behavior on behalf of the academics and other scientists? If they are so certain about their authoritative views, why don’t they dare to prove that crystal healing is wrong, instead of berating it with every chance they get? Consider this a challenge!

How does crystal healing work?

From a western perspective the only way to explain crystal healing is as a form of electromagnetic therapy. Even medical doctors would agree that we can find electromagnetic fields in the human body. These fields can be detected and measured. Electromagnetic changes can affect the body and the status of its health. Crystals, on the other hand, can be used as conductors. When they enter the electromagnetic field of the body, there is a strong possibility that the can alter it. Of course, none of these assumptions have been scientifically proven. And I am not certain, if pharmaceutical companies would ever fund such a research. In fact, I am certain about the opposite. Because of the lack of research in this field, crystal healers are forced to use their intuition during therapies. If we had a full understanding of their functions, we may have been able to develop more scientific methods for their usage.

Even if the western point of view on how crystals work is plausible, I prefer the eastern perspective. It sounds so much more imaginative and magical. According to Indian and Chinese philosophies/ religions, the body is healthy when its life force (prana or Qi) flows uninhibited along energetic channels (meridians). The meridians run across the body and they include minor points and major chakras. When the energetic points are balanced, the person enjoys a health life. When they are blocked, over-stimulated or under-stimulated, then illnesses arise. On the basis of this philosophy developed several medical systems in the East. Among the best known are acupuncture, ayurveda, acupressure, reflexology, reiki and others. Crystal healing is a complementary medicine that became known to the general public only in the late 1980’s. It follows the same concepts with other alternative therapies but it uses different means. That is, crystals. Crystals are placed on energetic points and chakras along the meridians. Due to their structure, they vibrate and they get aligned with the vibrations of the body. This way they balance the energetic filed inside and outside the body. Hence, they heal it.

I am certain it is impossible to understand in just a few lines how the whole system is working. However, I thought I should give you a taste. I will try to describe things in more detail in later posts. Let me know, if you would like to discuss something further.