My Favourite Crystals For Spiritual Connection

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“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
~ W.B. Yeats


Meditation, connecting with our guides, getting into a channelling space or spiritual flow, doing readings or healings, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, working with energy, astral travelling, improving our psychic and metaphysical abilities – all of these things can be made stronger and easier with the help of crystals.

Here are my favourite stones for connection, and how you can use them too.


A great all-rounder. Helps beginner psychics to tune in and trust. Helps advanced practitioners to deepen and strengthen their abilities. Perfect for helping you with ‘seeing and hearing’ all things metaphysical. Activates Crown and Third Eye chakras. Want to meet your guides? Use amethyst.

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A stone for strengthening intuition and healing abilities, especially the ability to channel energy through your hands. Wakes up latent psychic abilities and taps you into past life memories clearly and easily. Helps you to bring through answers and guidance for self and others. A terrific stone for personal growth and reflection.

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Clear Quartz

Opens the Crown Chakra, infuses you with white light, and enhances all of your natural psychic and intuitive abilities. Clear quartz will help show you who you are, what your gifts are, and how you can best use them. Can be used for all forms of metaphysical work. Brilliant for calming the mind and helping you expand your energy and tune in to messages. Accelerates spiritual growth. Not all stones will suit beginners (you may get a really bumpy ride that is uncomfortably fast!). A great stone to program and for all kinds of healing and grid work. A stunning meditation companion stone. Connects you into Higher Guides. Builds discipline and focus.

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Orange or Golden Calcite

The perfect beginners stone for those who wish to channel information for themselves and others. Gentle energies to enhance clear communication with the higher realms. Helps calm mental chatter and strengthens trust in the messages and images you receive. Boosts creativity and intuition. An amazing stone for doing all forms of channelled writing and art.

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Lapis Lazuli

This is THE stone for connecting into past lives, past life remembrance and the Akashic Records. Also good for astral travel and lucid dreaming. Not a beginners stone, but those who are attracted to lapis are never beginners anyway, even if they feel that way to start. Brings rapid remembering of your healing and psychic abilities. Helps change makers to bring about that change. Enhances the Throat-Heart-Crown Chakra connections and promotes clear speaking. Reduces stress and anxiety, helping you to accept that you are different and that you have a calling. A stone for those who want to dedicate their lives to some form of spiritual or higher service, including heart-centred entrepreneurs, leaders and business people.

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A macro shot of the center of a box full of polished blue stones, lapis lazuli. Seen at the TEP venue of the Tucson Rock and Gem Show, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona.



A delicious stone for connecting into off-world energies, and for all forms of channelled and automatic writing – especially writing with your Guides and Higher Self. Some rhyolites also aid connection to the fairy realms, to nature and nature spirits, to the oceans and cetaceans, and to trees. A soothing and grounding stone that holds much magic. Used in meditation it will help you to see energy, auras and to bring breakthroughs in your thoughts, behaviour patterns and healing. Stimulates creativity and innovation, including guided wisdoms that enhance your own abilities and knowledge.

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Rose Quartz

This yummy stone nurtures us as it opens and activates our Heart and Crown chakras. This stone works from love, and helps all that you do to come from love. The perfect stone for connecting into your Guardian Angel, and the Angels of others, as well as to guides who come to work with us offering messages of love, hope and support. A terrific stone for children, and for beginners, but don’t underestimate its power. Every lightworker needs a rose quartz for nourishing and supporting their emotional and spiritual energies. A giving and teaching stone.

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If you’d like to learn more about working with crystals you can find additional information here:

How to work with Crystals – a Four Day Exploration

Crystals for Highly Sensitive People

My Favourite Crystals for Grounding

Or if you’re in or near Brisbane, Australia come do my three-hour Gridding WIth Crystals Workshop, on Saturday December 12. Contact my wonderful PA, Dana, at or 0438 438 775 for more information.

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GRIDDING WITH CRYSTALS Saturday 12 December 1pm to 4pm

* Gridding with Crystals introduction* Use crystals to create energetic zones

* Learn basic sacred geometry and crystal cures

* Learn layouts for home, bedroom, office and healing rooms

* Find out your best personal crystals

* $165* 3 hours

* Saturday 1pm – 4pm

* Refreshments provided

* Includes jam-packed Goody Bag of crystals and cool stuff



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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9 thoughts on “My Favourite Crystals For Spiritual Connection

  1. Thanks for this post. I learned something new. I was able to pick out an Amethyst from a bowl I have on a shelf because of all the crystals in the bowl, I felt it’s energy. I am now going to do your 4 day intro to crystal work. Thanks for inspiring me.

  2. I am relatively new to your site and every visit almost, sends me down a rabbit hole. You have all this extra information I missed so I spend hours devouring all the information. The student is ready and the teacher has appeared. Thank you.

  3. Does your ‘warehouse’ have any rhyolite?? That one speaks to me. My friend recently gave me a rose quartz heart, which is beautiful. I had stopped using clear quartz due to the solar flares, so I will get them out again. I’ve had a small Desert Rose crystal in my pocket for the past few weeks which I believe supports intuition. Correct? It’s a lovely peaceful, calming but refreshing day today. Love to you xx

  4. Thanks Nicole, I really enjoyed learning about crystals. I would have loved to come to your Gridding with Crystals but I am having “Ladies High tea” for my 40th (lots of cupcakes on that day). I am hoping you will be running these courses again in 2016. Kylie

  5. Hi dearest Nicole, is the picture of the crystal manda the one you made this week? So beautiful!!! Something happened here this weekend. Big breakthrough on the communication front. I was shocked and flabbergasted (in a positive way). Something major is cleared and I don’t know how it happened. It just happened, like in a flash. It feels so good. A weight has been lifted and energy is flowing more freely. I can be true to myself and am accepted. Have also thought up the the new direction of where I want to take my career. Stuff suddenly falls into place. I don’t know if the mandala has a role in the sudden change, but it is really really exciting and oh so good. Thank you for including us in the mandala!!! 😘

    1. The big quartz crystal at the top of the page is from the beginning of a mandala I made a while back. The one at the bottom of the page is the one you are in, that is still out in my garden under the sun and the rain and the stars and the moon, working its magic. I won’t pull that one down until Sunday night. Great to hear about your breakthrough. Much love, Nicole xx

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