One of the most common desires that people experience when beginning to work with stones as healing tools is the ability to feel the mineral’s energy. We want to feel the various effects that different stones have, whether on ourselves or others, working as a practitioner. So, why do some feel crystal energy and others struggle?
The ability to feel mineral energies comes easily to some, even to the point of being oversensitive. Others, however, find it much more difficult.
So what’s the deal? Why do some people feel crystals and others do not?
Types of Intuition
The degree of sensitivity a person has may be related to the type of intuition they have. For example, some people are empaths – meaning they feel things deeply. Empaths have strong emotional responses and absorb energy involuntarily. This form of intuition works well with crystal energy, and it’s often accessible to them to feel things.
As a teacher of client-based crystal healing, I’ve learned about types of people who don’t necessarily feel things from crystals. Instead, intuitive information comes via sounds, visions, or thoughts.
During training, some of my student-practitioners say they couldn’t feel what the stone was doing in their energy field during a session. Instead, they could see lights, colors, and shapes. This means they were strongly pushed toward a visual experience of the unseen.
Some people have a bit of both perceptions. They might feel things from one stone but see or even hear things with others.
There is nothing wrong with any intuitive experience, but it may impact how one interacts with their crystals.
Emotions as the Golden Key
One could say the backbone of intuition is rooted in the emotional body. Blocked or underdeveloped emotions can hinder the ability to feel crystals. There are a couple reasons this occurs.
You develop emotions by living the human experience on Earth. So, in this case, it could be a young soul that has lived only a short time here. When a person has lived many lifetimes, a more profound sense of emotional capacity, expression and articulation are noticeable. It may be difficult for a young soul to feel things entirely, but this isn’t a bad thing. It only means the ability has yet to be developed.
Blocked and Undeveloped Emotions
Another reason the emotional body may be blocked is due to experiencing trauma or suffering in this lifetime or others. Numbing the energy field and emotional body is a common coping mechanism. For example, in an unsafe environment, people will often bottle their emotions, shut them down, or store them away in the energy field. It’s important to understand that it’s challenging to feel crystals if you cannot feel your emotions.
On the contrary, some people have extreme emotional reactions like intense anger or sadness, with little room in between. This can also temper one’s ability to feel stones or dilute any deep experiences with the crystal’s subtle energies.
If you are attracted to crystals but experience difficulty feeling and interacting with them, note that damages to the emotional body may be causing the attraction.
If you’ve shut down your emotions or learned from someone who did, awakening this part of yourself is the cornerstone of a successful personal development practice. Sometimes, specific stones call out to you. They may illuminate certain emotions within you and teach you how to feel them over time.
This is not an overnight process – if you don’t feel anything when you start working with stones, keep practicing! Eventually, you will feel not only the crystals but certain emotions too.
Remember that it’s essential to be grateful for the intuitive space you are currently in. The desire for something else is a nullifying energy that makes the process harder.
Be comfortable where you are and do research! Work with crystals that support emotional development, such as rose quartz or orange calcite. Learning to feel, develop, and articulate our emotions is of the utmost importance when developing higher consciousness.
Orange calcite is soothing, healing, and calming to the emotions.
Rose quartz is the stone of unconditional love and helps to bring positive change.