Article by Ashwita Goel, Reiki Master
Once people learn level 2, their curiosity is usually aroused. They’ve realised by now that not all things are as they seem, and many things exist outside what we consider ‘normal’. This is usually when people get excited about all things psychic and para normal.
I don’t believe much in right or wrong, but every action has its repercussions, and must be taken with that awareness. The benefits of crystal healing are very commonly spoken of. The downside, not so often. Some aspects of crystal healing go completely un-noticed.
Yes, they can be Magical
If you are walking in the mountains, and find a beautiful crystal on your path, that is a gift from mother earth. If you notice it and are captivated by it, you are meant to receive it, and it will bring you deep healing, probably in ways that you haven’t yet imagined. But this isn’t really how we use crystals today, is it?
Wounded Mountains, Homeless Beings
Most of the crystals we use are taken from the heart of the earth. Mountains are cut, mutilated and sliced, so that they can extract pieces of stone that healers deem precious. It is a growing demand, very profitable for the sellers. The more you buy, the more mountains are cut, disfiguring the earth some more.
So many healers prefer being vegetarian, but nobody thinks of all the birds and animals that died homeless because the entire forest was uprooted to make a healing session more powerful. All this, so that a few people can feel better about themselves. Is it really worth it? Is this a price you are willing to pay?
It is a simple question in my heart. How can something that caused our mother earth pain, bring us long term joy? Things always seem to work for a short while. But what after that?
The Very Real Danger
There are a few people I know – just a few, who use crystals right. For most part, I have observed that people with a dependent personality buy crystals in the hope that crystals will do for them something that their own healing practice is not.
In many cases, I have found that people do not cleanse their crystals enough, and this is extremely dangerous if one lives in a disturbed household or if one is some sort of healer. In more than once instance I have found tarot readers and healers to have a house full of entities because every time an entity came in, it found a ‘house’ – a crystal – available. Some were even sleeping with crystals right next to their pillows, and had started displaying extreme mood swings and out-of-character behaviour. When asked to clear their house of crystals and do a thorough cleansing, there was an immediate, drastic improvement.
YOU are a crystal
What is a crystal? It is a piece of stone that takes energy from the universe, and transmits it to its surroundings. Well, what is a Reiki channel? You only need crystals if you aren’t focused on being a channel yourself. How else would you find a 3 inch piece of stone more effective than a 5 foot high, ‘living’ being?
We are conditioned to believe in our weaknesses, and to depend on external objects to bring us some relief, or some joy. It is always hard to believe that your bliss lies within you. But how long before we are willing to take that leap of faith?
A cursory look at man’s relationship with earth will show that the earth is in a state of disrepair today because man stopped treating the earth as a part of his self, but as a thing to be used. Are we being any different when we use crystals?
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Having learned Meditation as a child, Ashwita incorporated Reiki into her life during her early teens. After a decade of witnessing the magic Reiki, she felt compelled to take up Reiki professionally, and ended her corporate career in 2007, taking up Reiki full-time. She eventually incorporated EFT, hypnotherapy and past life therapy into her work. Apart from her healing work, she teaches Reiki and meditation, and her book ‘Healing Through Reiki’ is available on Amazon. You can connect with her through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Reiki.Bangalore,
her website http://www.reiki-bangalore.com/ or visit her blog http://www.ashwita.com/zen/.