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Crystals & Reiki: A Basic Guide

Article by Justine Melton

Hi Friends. Today I wanted to discuss with you how simple it can be to add crystals to your Reiki sessions. I know that a lot of practitioners hold back from using them because there are so many crystals and a daunting amount of information to go with each one. Using crystals can be very simple and offer a great amount of extra healing to your sessions.

Here is a very basic guide for Reiki Crystals to get you started:

1. Cleanse/Charge your crystals. A very basic way to do this is to simply put the crystals outside directly on the ground under the moonlight. The night of the full moon or the nights surrounding the full moon are best. Be sure to bring them back inside in the morning before they have gotten too much sun. The sunlight can zap the crystals and ruin the wonderful cleansing and charge they received the night before. A simple way to relate to this is if you have ever been in the sun for too long. After 20 minutes you feel great. After a few hours you feel drained!

2. If you feel that a certain chakra needs extra work or that you would just like to incorporate crystals with each chakra simply pick a crystal from the matching chakra listed below. There are so many wonderful crystals to choose from. This is a very basic guide just to get you started!

3. After the client lays down place whatever crystals you want to use on the corresponding chakra.

4. Perform a normal Reiki session.

5. After the session be sure to cleanse each Reiki crystal used before putting them away and/or using them on the next client. There are two very fast and easy ways that you can do this. One way is to make the master symbol (or whatever symbol you feel guided to use) over each crystal. Then make the same symbol on the palm of your hand and hold the crystal with your hand closed around it for 5 minutes. During this time imagine that Reiki is cleansing anything negative from the crystal that was picked up during the session. Another way is to simply take a bowl of saltwater, add the crystals to it and then make the master symbol (or whatever symbol you are called to use) over it. Reiki the bowl of water for 5 minutes and then let the crystals sit in the bowl of water for about another 20 minutes.

Sometimes you may feel guided to have a client hold a crystal during a session. This also works great! My Reiki Master gave me a very special stone one time that was made up of Moonstone, Quartz, and Amethyst. Before I learned Reiki I suffered from a lot of fear and anxiety. My Reiki Master had me hold this stone in my hand whenever I started having anxiety and/or fear and it really helped! After I became a Reiki Master I felt guided to share this stone with certain clients. I would send it home with a client who I thought could really use some extra healing and asked them to bring it back in a month’s time. It has gone through a handful of clients this way, each one affirming that holding the stone really helped them to process their feelings and to heal.

Basic list of what crystal to use with each chakra:

Root Chakra: Tiger’s Eye, Hematite, Bloodstone, Garnet, Ruby, Red/Lodestone
Sacral Chakra: Smoky Quartz, Orange stones, Carnelian, Red Jasper
Solar Plexus: Moonstone, Yellow/Amber, Topaz, Argonite, Malachite
Heart Chakra: Rose Quartz, Green/Emerald, Tourmaline, Pink Calcite
Throat Chakra: Blue Lace Agate, Celestite, Aquamarine, Blue/Turquoise
Third Eye Chakra: Quartz, Indigo/Lapis, Lazuli, Sodalite
Crown Chakra: Violet/Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Clear Calcite, Diamond, Ametrine

Please know that crystals do not have to be and should not be expensive! I got my first set of basic crystals (one for each chakra) for $10 U.S. dollars. Of course larger stones and special stones that offer more than one crystal will be more expensive than a basic small crystal. Purchasing a basic set of crystals is a great inexpensive way to offer an extra healing property to your Reiki crystals session.

Wishing you all love and light.

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Justine Melton
Justine Melton

Justine Melton is a Reiki Master/Teacher and an Intuitive Counselor. Reiki came into her life and changed it in amazing ways. It is her passion now to bring Reiki to others and help them to heal in a holistic way. Justine is lucky enough to be an Empath, Clairaudient, Clairsentient, and Clairvoyant. She is able to use these gifts with Reiki if asked to give extra messages during a session for the client’s highest good. You can follow Justine on her website SerenityOfTheMindAndSoul.com and on Facebook at Serenity of the Mind & Soul.

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  • EverLastCry December 11, 2014, 11:44 pm

    Ohhhh Justine thank you sooooo much!!!!!! Namastê!!!

    • Justine December 30, 2014, 1:16 am

      You are welcome! <3

    • didobel April 2, 2015, 9:02 am

      thank you for sharing and making it available for all. Namaste -:)

  • margaret January 16, 2015, 8:07 am

    That was really helpful

  • Madeline April 15, 2015, 10:19 pm

    I was told by my Reiki teacher that you need to be certified to use crystal in Reiki healing, is that true Im very confused cause she says alot of stuff and said you need to be certified for every thing crystals, cards for the chakra and just everything if your not certified she said that you cant use those things and that its wrong can you plaese help me with some anwser’s thank you. <3

  • Taryn May 21, 2015, 6:48 am

    Hi Madeline 🙂
    I don’t believe that it’s necessary to have a certification before using crystals or oracle cards. Some people have a natural affinity for these things, although it’s always valuable to do a course to see what you know and don’t know and to get fresh ideas and perspectives on things that may be intuitive to you. As long as there is an agreement between facilitator and receiver, there’s no problem with incorporating crystals into a Reiki session.

    As with all healing, consecrate the session to the highest consciousness so as to be protected and to honour the Divine source (rather than you) as being responsible for the healing.

    Taryn Xx

    • Jennifer W Van Pelt August 10, 2019, 3:28 pm

      Agreed. I’ve always been drawn to crystals and oracle decks, even as a young child. I believe as long as your intentions are pure and with no harm while aligned with Spirit/Source as is well.

  • Cynthia Bergsbaken July 20, 2015, 3:37 pm

    Thank you for the article. Nice to hear. But I wanted to add a suggestion. I used a Rose Quartz on the Heart chakra while doing Reiki. I recommend, if you are a HSP, or Empath, or a Clairsentient, please be aware. For me, this stone was so powerful with the Reiki, that I felt strong, strong vibrations from it for 3 days. Each day it lessoned, but for me, it was very uncomfortable. It put me in a state of panic. So I suggest, be aware if you are sensitive to any of the stones before doing Reiki with it. For me, I can not sleep by Rose Quartz, it keeps me a wake.

  • Bobbie February 6, 2017, 8:36 pm

    I would not recommend cleaning crystals in salt water…some will dissolve or become pitted. It can damage raw & tumbled stones alike–some stones are toxic and would make the water toxic as well. I strongly encourage the novice crystal user to cleanse only with moonlight or Reiki until you are confident which crystal can handle salt, water, sunlight, or other methods of cleansing. Each mineral is different and only moonlight or Reiki is safe for all.

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