How to work with Crystals – a Four Day Exploration

Since I mentioned using crystals in the bath yesterday, I’ve had quite a lot of enquires about how to use crystals. This of course also makes Sokli, my fairy friend, very excited.

So, over the next four days we’re going to explore how to choose a crystal, how to take care of it, and how to use it in meditation or for healing work.

Crystals have energy fields, just like humans do. When we bring a crystal into our own aura or living space it begins to act on our energy, imparting some its qualities and energy to us. Even a tiny stone can hold a huge charge, and impact us in many positive ways.

Sometimes the crystals affect us because they are part of a natural land formation.

Byron Bay, in Australia, is a great example of a huge natural energetic field. It is an area ringed by ocean on one side, and an ancient weathered volcanic rim on the other.  That ancient volcano holds vast quantities of obsidian, a crystal known for its ability to bring about healing and change.

Activity – Choosing a crystal:

Today I want you to choose a stone that you can work with over the next few days. It doesn’t matter if you have never worked with crystals before! This is an easy process, and a great way to heighten your energetic sensitivity and spiritual connection.

The stone doesn’t need to be big, elaborate or expensive.  It just needs to be one you can hold in your hand. I have often found crystal shops on my travels – the picture below is of the weekend markets in Bangkok, Thailand, where I bought some wonderful treasures!

Never chosen a crystal before? Here’s some tips for selecting a stone for yourself:

  • Look at an array of stones.  Does one of them immediately catch your attention?  If so, pick it up and see how it feels for you. (I have often picked up a stone in a shop and then walked around with it in my hand without realising I still have it – then just can’t put it down again and have to take it home.)
  • Does a colour or shape draw you to it?
  • Is there one that initially repels you, but then keeps bringing you back for another look?
  • Does one stone or crystal seem brighter or more noticeable than the rest?
  • If you’re drawn to a group of crystals but you can’t make up your mind, shut your eyes while you hold your hand palm down over the top of the stones.  Does one feel warmer, can you feel the energy of any of them, does any of them make your hand tingle? Try this even if you don’t believe you are energetically sensitive.  You might be surprised!
  • Some people pick stones intellectually, by reading about what the stone does, or how it could help them.  That’s okay too.

It doesn’t matter if the stone is tumbled, in its raw unpolished state, or cut into a certain shape!

And finally, know that some stones find you! A friend may give you one.  You might find one on the beach or by a creek. I found this lovely one (see pic below) when I was walking home from my neighbours via crossing the river between our farms. This one is amethyst and agate – indigenous to our area.  It’s an incredibly warm and grounding stone, and I’ve used it a lot for heart-healing work.

So, pick your stone, and get ready.  Tomorrow we’re going to begin working with it.  Hooray!!! ♥

Here are the links to each day’s activity:

Day 1 – Getting to know your Crystal

Day 2 – Healing with Crystals

Day 3 – Using Crystals to Access Information

Day 4 – Working with Crystal Grids


Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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65 thoughts on “How to work with Crystals – a Four Day Exploration

  1. This morning I woke up with a small aching in my heart, but it was perfect because I was on my second day of the four day exploration so I was ready to start healing. I listened to the walk through and as it finished I just laid in my bed to rest, outside my window I can hear crows cawing, beautiful.

  2. Hi beautiful, Nicole ♥ Loving this week about crystals – as I love all your posts 🙂 But I’ve been working a lot with this one and in particular rose quartz and doing some crystal healing and loving reconnecting with crystals again. I did a crystal healing course so many moons ago – it just feelsso right at the moment to step back into it and find my way through crystal healing and just luv your meditations! I’m actually learning to love to meditate finally!

    BTW is that photo at top of post a crystal of yours?

  3. Cool. My grandmother lived on a mountainside in Oregon. There was a ton of petrified wood in the woods behind her little shanty. I used to take a hammer and break open the wood and find these marvelous crystals. I have always been so attracted to crystals, and all things sparkly. I may have to get into this crystal thing. I have no idea what to expect. I have a few crystals i’ve collected, and one particular rock i picked up at Mount Rainier on my 50th birthday vacation. No crystals though. Will that work?

  4. I am so excited about this! I have my stone ready :-). It’s a rose quartz that I bought a long time ago, and has always felt very special to me. I thought I had lost it, but found it tonight. Or it found me. Can’t wait till tomorrow’s post! 🙂 xxx

  5. Wow, reading this post inspires me to begin working with my own crystals again. When I lived in Ontario (before 2004) I took three levels of crystal healing, received my Reiki Masters, and worked with my crystals almost every day … now I’m sorry that I didn’t keep it up, especially with all my health issues. I’ll be back to follow this for sure. Thank you so much! ~ Julie xox

  6. yay, can’t wait to do this with you. I love my crystals and wear a Siberian quartz almost every day. I’d love to know your thoughts about laboratory grown or infused crystals… How are they different/same from natural ones?

  7. I love your blog and how giving you are.. It amazes and inspires me. Xx and love some crystal / Sokli action 🙂

  8. You have no idea how synchronistic this post is! I am so looking forward to learning more about crystals … I truly feel I have been guided to your blog to learn just what I need to know right now!
    Thank you.

  9. I’m very excited Nicole and I’m off to pick my crystal this morning! Oh just a quick question…does it have to be an actual crystal or can it be precious stone? (like the tumbled shiny ones you can get) Xx

    1. Hi Michelle! Great question – and the answer is that it can be ANY stone that appeals to you. Thanks to you and your question I’ve also amended my post so that everyone is clear on this. Have fun picking your stone. xx

  10. Im really excited for this series of posts! I recently bought two amazing crystal necklaces – a really chunky amethyst and agate one and a one of large opaque aquamarines. Wearing crystals is such a wonderful way to stay grounded, especially in a place like London 🙂

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