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WELLNESS: Crystals for better shamanic energy

When chatting about alternative therapies the use of gemstones to treat various ailments and improve your mental disposition sits at the top of the list. Whether you’ve been dabbling in the mystical practice for years or just getting started, Byron is a wonderful place to immerse yourself in crystal culture!


But first, let’s quickly discuss the theory behind the practice with a throwback to high school physics. Here we learnt every single thing from the chair you that you’re sitting on, to the water in your glass, to the air that you breathe, is made up of atoms vibrating against each other in various frequencies


Just like everything else in the universe, we each have our own unique vibrational frequency, but our frequencies are unstable and easily influenced by the world around us. Crystals on the other hand are made up of a perfect geometric pattern of molecules and are able to maintain their stability with no effort- the exact opposite of our constantly changing, non-stable human nature.


Now, this is where science and spirituality intersect. It is said that the stable energy which arises from the molecular composition of each crystal has the ability to influence the energies around it. It’s this energy that’s theorised to interact with your body’s energy field or chakra. You can read more about chakra HERE.


Okay, now that we’ve got the science lesson out of the way let’s get to the fun part. Choosing your crystal! Many crystal experts will advise that you don’t actually choose the crystal, the crystal chooses you. If you find your hand reaching out to touch a crystal, don’t fight it – that crystal is for you! However, if you’re shopping online or seeking a crystal to assist in various areas of your life, here are some popular go-to gems.