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Reiki, Chakras, and Crystals

Updated: Sep 25, 2020

Crystals have long been used as an instrument for healing. There is a well-known understanding amongst healers that crystals hold powerful healing properties in both the physical and the ethereal realm. 

I drink crystal infused water, my home is adorned with crystals, and I hold crystals while I meditate. 

But crystals haven’t always been a part of my routine. After receiving my Reiki Master attunement, I was eager to experience a more traditional lineage of practicing Reiki. It wasn’t until I experienced a crystal healing after volunteering at a traditional Reiki school, that I  started using crystals regularly in my holistic healing practices. 

The school had a very specific process for healing sessions.  Every client that came to the school was appointed with three practitioners. We moved in synchronized hand movements and used prescribed hand placements only, no intuitive placements. 

Towards the end of the day, I noticed the energy in the room had become heavy and stale. It was while giving Reiki to one of our final clients that I noticed myself feeling very dizzy and ungrounded. I was so disoriented that I even had the sensation that I was leaving my body.  By the end of the evening, I had become very weak and my energy depleted. I felt completely drained and unfocused. I wasn’t even sure I could drive home. 

Luckily, I made it home safe, but by that time I was even more dizzy and ungrounded than before. I couldn’t even put together a coherent sentence.  I practiced releasing any attachments I might have picked up, fortifying my energetic boundaries, and practicing self-Reiki before finally crashing for the night. 

I woke up still feeling unlike myself,  but I was scheduled to volunteer at a women’s cancer center and I knew I needed something to help me get focused, stay grounded, and be present.