Crystals, gems and stones of each of the crystals systems, or families, share particular characteristics which can be used to enhance meditation and spirituality. They have unique energy vibrations, which have affinities for different levels of spiritual consciousness and higher subtle energies, just like the seven major chakras. There are not merely seven chakra crystals, but myriad chakra crystals, each with its own individual energy traits, as well as the shared traits. These crystals can be used for meditation and spirituality, for balancing chakras, and even for healing.
Categorizing Crystals, Gems, and Stones into Seven Crystal Systems
Crystals, gems, and stones are grouped according to their unique crystalline lattice structures. Their physical structure is directed and guided by the subtle energy of the etheric body, in the same way that human energy patterns of the multidimensional human dictate the physical form. These molecular arrangements define the connection of the chakra crystal with the characterizing thought form or energy pattern, just as each major chakra is associated with a different vibrational frequency. The seven crystal systems are the trigonal, cubic, hexagonal, tetragonal, orthorhombic, monoclinic, and triclinic systems.
Chakra crystals and meditation and spirituality
As each of the chakra crystals is attuned with the energy vibration of a major chakra, it provides energetic assistance for greater ease in meditation and spirituality and aligning with vibrational energy which relates to the corresponding chakra. Each system also emanates a ray of color only visible to clairvoyants who can see higher octaves of energy.
Hexagonal chakra crystals for meditation and spirituality
Emeralds and aquamarines are all hexagonal in structure. They are associated with the major chakra at the solar plexus, and emit green rays. These stones are the most effective for healing, as it is their nature to stimulate growth and vitality. They focus and enhance energy, deepening meditation and helping to develop intuition.
Tetragonal Chakra Crystals for Meditation
Zircon and wulfenite are in the tetragonal crystal family. These chakra crystals are aligned with the vibrational energy of the heart chakra, and their rays are pink in color. The overall energetic nature of tetragonal crystals is balancing. They give and receive energy, absorb negative and emit positive. In meditation and spirituality, they are the link between the earth and higher vibrations, helping the mind attune with higher dimensions.
Orthorhombic Chakra Crystals for Meditation
The energy of these crystals correlates with the throat chakra and orange rays. Orthorhombic crystals, such as peridot, topaz, and alexandrite have a unique ability to give perspective in meditation and spirituality. They are encircling and encompassing in nature, bringing thoughts and problems in focus, or magnifying, so the mind can deal with them and then release.
Monoclinic Chakra Crystals for Meditation
Jade, moonstone, and malachite are all in the monoclinic family of crystals. Their energy is aligned with the third eye chakra, and is blue-violet in nature. They are the chakra crystals of continual expansion and contraction, a stimulus for action. In meditation, they help by clearing one’s inner vision, letting the mind dissolve trivial matters to perceive higher matters.
Triclinic Chakra Crystals for Meditation
Triclinic crystals, such as turquoise and rhodonite are connected with the final major chakra, the crown chakra. Their yellow energy rays are complete in nature. They bring harmony with a higher consciousness.
Using crystals for meditation can enhance one’s spiritual awareness and connection with higher energies. Differentiating between the seven crystal systems makes their use more meaningful.
Although some people think of meditation as a form of New Age thought, people have been meditating throughout time. Several references to meditation can be found in the Bible, with the majority of them being found in Psalms.
Meditation and spirituality in Genesis
An early mention of meditation in the Bible can be found in Genesis. In the story of Isaac and Rebekah, Abraham had sent his servant to find a wife for his son, Isaac, and bring her back.
It had been a long journey and they had traveled on camels. “Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening; and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, camels were coming,” according to Genesis 24:63.
Bible Meditation Reference in Joshua
Meditation is mentioned again in Joshua. Joshua had been a friend of Moses and accompanied him on the journey to the Promised Land. When Moses died, Joshua took over as leader.
In Joshua 1: 8, God says to Joshua, “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.”
Meditation in Psalms
Many people consider Psalms to be their favorite part of the Bible. Psalms consists of 150 poems, (viewed as songs or prayers,) and was written by many men. Each Psalm has a theme and some meditation enthusiasts like to use a Psalm as their focus of meditation.
Most biblical references to meditation are found in Psalms. The first appears in Psalms 1: 2, where it says, “But his delight in the law of the lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.”
Meditation is again found in Psalms 4:4, 19:14, 63:6, 104:34 with its final mention in Psalms 119:97, “O how I love Your Law! It is my meditation all the day.”
Meditating in biblical times was a very strong form of prayer which people used to try to get closer to God. It is still used as a form of prayer today with many people enjoying meditating on different scriptures. Some churches even provide guided meditations during church service. Spiritual people also find meditation to be a way to get closer to the Divine.
Although once used only for religious purposes, meditation has branched out and yielded some other beneficial uses such as for relaxation, medical benefits, memory improvement, and ways to develop psychic abilities, to name just a few.