Mark & I have quite an extensive background in crystals, having worked in a metaphysical shop for many years. I decided to write about some of our very favorites and maybe introduce you to some you've never heard of. I really wanted to let everyone know how amazing they are, not just in their physical appearance, but by the way they feel and the way they make you feel.
We're kicking off this series with the beautiful Brandberg crystal. I am currently having a love affair with this gorgeous crystal, and after reading about it, maybe you'll start your own affair!
Brandberg crystals come from Namibia, Africa and are hand mined from the highest mountain range in the region, known as "The Brandberg". It is in this area that powerful Earth meridians cross. The crystals that come out of this area are spectacular, ranging from clear to purple to smoky. Regardless of the colors present in the crystal, it holds the vibration of Amethyst quartz, Smoky quartz and Clear quartz. The energy of these three crystals combined is truly out of this world. The depth is undeniable and can literally take your breath away. We've seen it happen, and it is a beautiful thing to be a part of.
Amethyst Quartz is all about healing. Healing on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. This crystal taps into the healing energy of the Violet Flame and calls upon the assistance of the Ascended Master, St. Germain. We have at least one piece of Amethyst in every room of our home!
Smoky Quartz is definitely one of my top 5 favorite crystals. This is one of the most comforting, nurturing and protective stones I have ever worked with.Because I am an Empath, a Clairsentient (I feel my environment, deeply) and Intuitive, I absolutely can't be far from a smoky quartz at any time. This crystal protects the Auric field from negativity and will actually transmute that energy into positive. This crystal is a very grounding stone, and is helpful for anyone who is in their head a lot (yes, that's me too).
Clear Quartz is a very high vibration crystal that can be programmed with an intention, wish or desire. It works with the Soul Star Chakra and the White Ray, which is the Ray that connects us to the Divine Mind. Clear quartz protects the Auric field and infuses additional light into it. Clear quartz also boosts the vibration of any other crystal that it is around.
So you can see why having a Brandberg crystal in your collection is so important. It contains all 3 of these amazing stones, without having a pocket full of crystals!
A side note on choosing a crystal....
First, you don't choose it, it chooses you. That's pretty much it in a nutshell. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked by someone what crystal they should get. Although, I normally do know which one they need, I am always hesitant on telling them. I never want to sway anyone in any direction. The greatest gift I received while working in a crystal shop was watching a crystal try to get a customer's attention. Someone would walk in and immediately be drawn to a particular stone, but would walk around to look at everything else instead. It was funny to watch them come back again and again to the same crystal, and then end up purchasing it and loving it. That is crystal magic.
I know people say that they want to hold a crystal, to feel its energy before they buy it. I get that. I would just say that by holding that belief system, a limit, a restriction, a judgement has been put into place. Part of crystal magic is the physical beauty they possess. I have found myself being visually drawn to different crystals at different times. By being open to this beauty, I have found some of my all time favorite crystals online. There is no right or wrong in this. There is no limitation or borders. Do what resonates with you, and that is perfect.Blessings, blessings, blessings~ Laura