Crystals have their own energetic field, just as humans do, and one of the great things about crystals is that you can also use them to create geometric shapes within which you can create an energetic room or field big enough to exert energy and influence over a wider space. This technique is known as gridding.
Today I’m going to show you the basics of creating simple grids at home.
How a Crystal Grid Works
Crystals each have their own particular vibration, and an electromagnetic or auric field around them. All living things also have a unique vibration, and auric as well as etheric fields (This is just the energy field emitted by a living thing). When a crystal is introduced to a human’s auric field, there is a shift of vibrational energy. The crystal may be able to accept and transmute the lower or negative vibrations within that person’s auric field, allowing that person to move to a clearer or higher vibration.
Crystal energy can be used to restore order to a chaotic vibrational field, or to increase vibrational level, which helps to move you to a more positive and lighter energy. Crystals may impart a vibration particular to that type of stone which can help, heal or impart particular vibrational qualities and strengths. Gridding with crystals involves amplifying the vibration of a crystal by using it in conjunction with others. This is a bit like turning up the volume on your radio, while adding additional radio towers to strengthen the frequency.
Gridding involves using a number of similar or complimentary crystals, placed in a configuration. The most common shape is a square or oblong, but triangles and circles are also common. Circles are fun to make, and I often make one during equinoxes or full moons. It recharges my stones and when I sit in it, it recharges me!
The grid below, which was made in my backyard for an eclipse, was big enough for several people to lie within. It was a great place for a nap and I couldn’t keep my dogs out of it!
More intricate grid shapes involve using a larger number of crystals. A generator crystal can be used in the center of the configuration to amplify the energy of the outer crystals, and to strengthen the vibration.
I have made grids to go in the foundations of houses, and one of my favourite configurations is a Fibonacci Spiral. But that is a fairly complex process, and today I promised I would keep things simple.
A grid of crystals can be placed near you in a room where you work or rest. However, for maximum effect it is best if you can actually sit or lie within the grid itself. Common ways to place a grid are to lay the stones out around a chair, bed, meditation space or desk. You can also grid a room by placing crystals in the room corners, or grid your house by placing crystals at the extreme corners of that house. (You may need more than four to cover every corner).
Another effective technique is to grid the perimeter of your house, placing the crystals along your fence line. Larger, more robust crystals are often best for this, and they will be self cleansing and generating. However, do not judge the energy level of the crystal by size alone! Some of the most powerful stones can often be no bigger than a pebble.
Additional Gridding Uses
Grids can be used to aid sleep, healing and mental alertness. They can be used to help with Meditation and for connecting with Higher Self, Guides, and Past Lives. Grids can assist with creativity, abundance and manifesting and maximizing your natural talents. They can provide protection and wisdom.
You can use grids to help your garden grow, to vitalize herbs, fruits and vegetables. Pets often benefit from a grid placed in their sleeping area. Grids can be discretely placed to encourage harmony, healing or honesty within a situation. They can also be used to absorb the negativity of others without this energy being passed to you. People who have experienced problems with psychic attack can often be greatly assisted in this way. In fact, whatever the natural vibrational properties of the crystal, they will be passed to you.
A Rose Quartz Grid has greatly enhanced my strawberries and tomatoes!
To Build Your Own Crystal Grid:
We are going to work with the most basic shape – a square whose corners are anchored by a crystal. So you will need four crystals to build your grid, and you may like to select a fifth one to hold as you sit in the centre. Use this grid to raise your vibration, and enhance your own energy field. (This is also great done around your bed for helping heal you while you sleep!)
This exercise is based on the principles of sacred geometry. It will facilitate health, healing, clarity and connection.Set your intent by offering up a prayer or energetic intention that this exercise be for your Highest Good.Set up your Crystal Grid, using the four crystals, by laying them out in a square.Visualise a pyramid of White Light extending up from the crystals, and one extending down into the floor, creating an energetic three dimensional diamond shape. It should look like this:
Bring Light in through your Crown Chakra. Use your intuition as to what colour Light to use.
Flood your body with Light. On every inhale, draw Light into your body. On every exhale, see wispy grey energy leaving your body via your lungs or Base Chakra, and being drained through the bottom of the Pyramid.
Continue until your body feels light and calm.
Enhance this meditation by holding crystals whose characteristics or properties you wish to assimilate into your energetic field. Women hold the crystal with hands cupped left on the bottom and right on top, palm upwards. Men reverse this position, so that the left hand is on top and right underneath.
Recharging your Grid
Crystals need to be cleaned and re-energised from time to time, unless they are outside, planted in or on the earth, where they will be self charging. With practice you will know when your crystals need attention because you will feel their energy decreasing. There are many ways to cleanse and recharge your crystals. If you are using your crystals regularly, take care of them and cleanse them often.