Different crystals have different energies and properties, and between them can affect mental, physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of ourselves. Simply holding the right crystal at the right time can bring about a change in our attitude and well-being. You don't necessarily need to look up the meaning each time you do this. Over time you may acquire a number of crystals - just take hold of the one you feel drawn to.
Gemstones emit powerful and unique energetic vibrations that impact how you feel, sense, and interact with your environment. You should select which stones to work with based on their individual properties, as well as which ones fit with your good intentions. If there is a particular stone you are drawn to visually, it may be a subconscious realisation of an unexpressed need.
Some people are highly sensitive to gemstone vibrations while others are not. As you raise your own vibration, you will be more in touch with your own intuition as a guide. Give yourself Time. Energy work is a process and indeed a skill that you develop and hone over time. The right crystal can affect the energy of an environment, and the energy it holds can influence you whether you simply hold it in your hand or place it by your bed or on the mantelpiece. Crystal healers use their knowledge of the stones and of the patient in the healing process. There are various methods of healing with crystals, such as placing crystals on and around a person while they are lying down, or using a wand or point to focus love, energy and intent on the other person in a way that relates specifically to their ailment and needs.
How to Program Crystals
This is one way to program a crystal so that you or someone else can benefit later from the energy pattern programmed into it. If you have a different method you prefer, use it. I don't believe there is one way to do it, but rather many, and you should choose the one(s) that suit you best.
Needed to Program Your Crystal:
Clear Intent - Know what you want to program the crystal to do.
Focused Action - This method is one focused action.
Step One - Clear your crystal with whatever method you prefer, and sit down with your crystal at your personal altar or in a place that you're not likely to be disturbed while you are programming your crystal.
Step Two - Hold the crystal in your dominant hand (right hand if right handed) and clear your mind of unrelated thoughts. Start to focus on your intention for the programming of your crystal.
Step Three - Focus on your intention for your crystal by saying descriptive words aloud. For instance, if you want to program your crystal to bring peace of mind, start repeating the words "peace of mind" over and over again. A whisper is fine if a normal tone of voice would attract distracting attention from others.
Step Four - Repeat your intent verbally into your non-dominant hand, then place that hand over your crystal to push the vibrations into the crystal.
Step Five - Continue holding the crystal and repeating your intention until it feels as though the vibrations have sunk into the crystal fully. If necessary, repeat step four.
Once your intuition tells you or you have a sense that the crystal has accepted the vibrations, open your hands and thank the crystal. The crystal is now programmed.
This method can also be used with tumbled stones, spheres, polished crystals, and natural chunks of minerals, as well as natural crystals.
To retrieve and use the crystal's program, hold and rub the crystal while asking (silently or out loud) for its programming to be released and those energies come out.
To erase the crystal's program, clear the crystal with intent to remove the programming.