How to Use Crystals, Part 1: Wearing and Carrying

As a professional crystal healer and psychic medium, a common question I am asked is “how do I use my stones for healing and personal development?” Crystals can influence and enrich our lives in a plethora of ways. These methods will be covered in three parts, starting with a simple and universal practice that works for everyone: wearing crystals as jewelry or carrying them on your body. For those just beginning to use their stones, the simplest solution is often best!

Gems and Jewels

Jewelry is a staple for many people. It’s wonderful to look at, makes you feel beautiful, and gives you the chance to express your inner self. That’s why crystal jewelry is so amazing – regardless of how you identify, you can utilize the healing properties of stones in bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings, or whatever style feels good to you. Whether you purchase jewelry for the aesthetic or for a specific purpose, it’s a super easy way to work with and collect crystals.

Another wonderful method is to carry your stones on your person. For this, I recommend small, pocket-size crystals that fit in your various receptacles. Feel out the space that works for you – try your pockets, inside your bra, in a bag or wallet, or even inside your socks.

Close for Comfort

When using a crystal’s energy for a specific purpose, it’s essential to place them within three feet of your body. Working with stones means allowing them to intermingle with your energy field. Their energy affects us dimensionally and atomically, through processes like osmosis and ionization. Keeping them close to you is a great way to get the most out of them, without going as deep as meditation.

When I first started working with crystals, I would dream about specific ones. For the next several days after, I would carry that stone in my pockets. It’s great to select and collect a variety of stones so you can choose the best fit for whatever you need assistance with at the time. You may choose one specific stone to carry, or experiment with mixing-and-matching different crystals together. The important thing is that you feel comfortable carrying them.

Tumbled stones aren’t too heavy and make great pocket friends, as they are polished and less susceptible to breakage. Do some research if you’d like a crystal for a specific purpose, such as grounding, protection, attracting love, good health, or financial abundance. If you do use crystals in this way, be sure to pay your respects and maximize their energetic influence by keeping your stones very clean and charged, which you can read about here.