Now that we've dipped into how to live the Karma Bliss lifestyle, let's dive into all things crystals. Crystals come from all crevices of Mother Earth in every color, shape, and size you can imagine. These gems hold ancient energies waiting to be harnessed. Besides being beautiful to look at, crystals can be used to focus the natural energies within them to your purpose. We're going to unpack how to pick crystals that are right for you and how to use them to channel their powerful energy into your life.
On the Karma Bliss website, you'll notice that we have four different Bliss Bags: Dharma, Love, Physical Vitality and Emotional Healing. Each bag has a mix of stones in them because each type of crystal carries its own energy. Different crystals affect certain aspects of life more than others. To begin your journey with crystals, first learn about each crystal's purpose. One of the more popular crystals, for example, is clear quartz. Clear quartz is known to amplify the energy or intention of whoever is wearing it, opening them up to a higher awareness. Malachite is a protection stone, inviting confidence and strength while repelling any negativity that may be around you. Amethyst stones project an enhanced sense of passion and creativity. With so many options, it's best to do some research to learn which stones would be best for your needs.
Once you've figured out which crystal you need, how do you know which stone is right for you? Being open minded and in tune with your energy will help you make that choice. It might be the first one you find, it might be the fourth. What's important is that you find a stone that speaks to you. When choosing a crystal, hold it in your hand and visualize your goals. You'll be able to feel if that is the stone for you. No two stones are alike, even if they are the same kind of stone. Each stone has its own personality and characteristics. Don't get hung up on choosing the "perfect" crystal. These natural stones that have been made over millions of years, so they'll all have good energy in them, no matter which one you choose.
Using your stone starts with cleansing it of all its previous connections. You can do this in a variety of ways: soaking it in spring or salt water, letting it bask in the sun for a full day, or smudging it with white sage. Whichever method you choose, remember that these crystals are alive and need to be cared for just like you do. Treat them with respect and recharge them regularly. Once you've cleansed your stone, set your intention on it. Hold it and tell it what you aim to use its' energy for. That's it. Afterwards, just keep the stone around you. You can place them around your home, set them by your bed so you can soak in their energy while you sleep, or even wear them as accessories! Keep your crystal close to you so you can constantly have that flow of energy coming in. If you're not sure where to start, head over to the Karma Bliss store and check out our Bliss Bags or our crystal jewelry to get you started.