Now that you’re basically an expert in Meditation (if you have no idea what we’re referring to – make sure you hit up Part 1 of this blog >> here <<), it’s time to level up.
They’re beautiful, they’re sparkly, they are full of positive, healing energy – that’s right – we’re talking about crystals and which ones are the best for getting your Zen on.
Using crystals for meditation can help elevate your experience, supercharge your intentions, or even provide an anchor if you’re struggling to hit that zen like state. Oh, and they’re hella magickal and oh-so-pretty looking – what’s not to love, amiright?
So – what are the best crystals to use for meditation?
Different crystals have very different energies — and while some stones, like Clear Quartz, are pretty one-size-fits-all when it comes to uses, other stones are much more suited to certain areas of healing.
Here are 5 of our faves:
Clear Quartz is pretty universally acknowledged as a kickass meditation stone, especially for beginners (I mean, what can’t it do, right?). Not only does Clear Quartz have the power to awaken your crown chakra, which is associated with your psychic abilities, it is also the perfect crystal for programming intentions.
If you’re meditating on a specific question or looking for a mental breakthrough, this is the stone you need. Clear Quartz crystals bring clarity of the mind and help you to become more focused, and clear about your dreams. They also amplify the energy of any other crystal, making it ideal to use in any other crystal meditation.
Selenite is also a stone of mental clarity. This crown chakra enhancing powerhouse is super beneficial for meditation because it helps to clear the mind and relax the body. Like burning white sage or sprinkling salt, Selenite can help release negative energy and blockages to energetically cleanse your body.
Sweet Selenite will help you stay at peace throughout your meditation and can be used for contacting and communication with angels for guidance.
Oh, and it’s damn pretty.
The Amethyst crystal is said to aid creative thinking and spiritual awareness. Its purifying energy is linked to cleansing the mind of negative thoughts and releasing addictive behaviours. It’s also helpful in making a clear connection between planes, making it excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. Amethyst is used to open one’s channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience and clairvoyance and communication with angels.
This stone of intuition is ideal for getting to know yourself on a much deeper level.
Apatite is a powerful meditation or psychic awareness tool. It can clear the aura, enable spiritual attunement, and bring powerful psychic awareness. Apatite is used very successfully mystically for lucid dreaming, deep meditation, astral travel, past life work, rebirthing and inner wisdom. It is a stone that promotes psychic communication, clairvoyance, and clairaudience.
If you’re in the mood to break on through to the other side, put The Doors on the turntable, place a stone over the third-eye chakra in between the eyebrows and get ready for the Lizard King to take you on a magic carpet ride into an expanded spiritual dimension.
Wherever you happen to be on your spiritual journey, the dreamy sky blue Celestite links us to our inner guardian angels so we never have to weather the storm alone. One of Celestite’s most popular uses is meditation, because it helps smooth the transition into a peaceful state of awareness.
When it comes to cooling off fiery emotions, deep blue Celestite is the New Age balm to soothe life’s callouses. The Celestite crystal stone meaning is a symbol of peace, when you connect to a higher state of being it opens you up to a level of mental clarity and encourages you to download messages from the spiritual realm and receive the guidance and inspiration you crave.
Remember, these are just our recommendations, you can also choose crystals intuitively — meaning you skip the research altogether and simply trust your gut and go with whatever crystals feel right to you. The more practice you have opening yourself up to your own intuition and paying attention to the way your physical or emotional state changes in response to a crystal's energy, the better you'll get at intuitively choosing crystals that are right for you at any given time.
And if a particular stone is calling out to you, that’s the one you want to meditate with! Don’t question it - just go with the flow.