I don’t really have a rhyme or reason to the methods I use when I work with crystals. I experiment, try things out randomly. I feel them, occasionally hear them, but mostly feel them energetically. I’m aware of people who can hear them, both speaking and their notes of resonance! Which is amazing!
I’ve mostly used them at an individual level for chakra blockages, energy clearing/balancing (which I’m much less clear on) and I guess you would call it journeying, although I don’t necessarily set out with that intention in my meditations. I forgot I also recently gridded our house, so protection as well.
It’s good to have some workhorse stones for grounding, protection, amplifying and then whatever your focus is: eg tourmaline, amethyst, quartz and let’s say merlinite, labradorite for working on some deep integration issues. I don’t really have a formula but I find I use tourmaline, amethyst and some form of quartz for pretty much everything unless I’m really focusing on one crystal.
I actually started journeying accidentally. More than 6 months ago, I was experimenting with different metaphysical books, philosophies and approaches. There was an exercise to energetically explore consciousness in our environment: plants, stones etc, with sort of a merging of consciousnesses, try to be the rock. One of my teachers called this empathetic consciousness ( I just learned this two days ago). So I practiced this exercise with a couple of my crystals with some interesting results and leading me to some different places. I recommend trying it for yourself if you’re curious!
I’ve found if I’m focusing on a particular issue, I’ll try to bring those related stones with me. I’ve also been experimenting with making my own grids (winging it style). Basically, just have fun with it! And make sure you cleanse your new crystals before you use them!
Personal Energy Field Clearing
I’m still experimenting with the energy clearing. I’ve been a bit lazy, really just holding on to them, I haven’t really explored any visualizations or really gone deep on it yet. The past few weeks have been a bit nuts to say the least with the rate of changes, new information and trying to go with the flow.
Easing Release of Energy Blockages
I’ve also used crystals a bit with helping releasing energy blockages in conjunction with other energy methods I may use. Again, sometimes the stones may correspond with the chakras, sometimes they may not. Pick stone(s) for however many chakras you want to work on, if it’s more than one, it’s a lot easier to do it laying down. I”ll often do it before sleep while I’m laying in bed.
Crystal Work is Vast
I feel like I’ve not even touched the tip of the surface of working with crystals; they tend to come into my life as I need them. There’s an overabundance of information available, I find it a bit overwhelming to be honest. I tend to just experiment and as I stopped obsessing about having the right crystals, the right ones just started arriving.