Choosing a crystal

By Colleen Simmons

There are a number of different ways to choose your crystals. You will probably find that at some point in time
you will have used most of them, but you will also find you will favor a particular method. Following are some
of the methods that I can recommend:

Choosing a crystal from a website

This is the way I have developed to choose crystals online. With so many people selling crystals and gemstones on the Internet today, it is important to purchase from someone who will guarantee the quality of the crystal. Try this method with an online retailer that you trust:

  • Concentrate on the purpose for which you intend to use the crystal.
  • You can have a crystal book closed in front of you and just let it fall open, this will be the crystal
    you require or…
  • You can just let the name of the crystal come into your mind (this is the method that I use)
  • Next go to your favourite website and purchase your crystal. (My favourite site is
    you WILL GET the right crystal with this method.

You may be drawn to a particular crystal for some unknown reason. This can mean that you have been found by the crystal, and it wants to be with you for some purpose. Meditation is a great help in discovering the reason for this. Just because you
have a crystal in your possession does not automatically mean that it is for you, you may just be the temporary
keeper until the rightful owner comes along.

Crystal color, shape and vibration

You may find yourself drawn to a particular crystal by its color, feel, shape or quality, then again it could
just be a feeling, intuition if you like.

I find many of my crystals by holding them and feeling the vibrations. This did not happen at first, but developed
the more I worked with crystals. At first it was the look of the crystal and the color that drew me to them.

You may come by crystals by actually digging them up or finding them on the ground (I have done this many times)
buying them from a shop, receiving them as a gift.

Ways to choose crystals in a shop:

  1. Just pick the crystals up one at a time and see which feels right, sometimes it feels like they are talking
    to you, almost saying take me home. If a crystal appeals to you using this method then it will undoubtedly be the
    right crystal for you.

  2. Stand in front of a group of crystals, relax and breathe easily, close your eyes and picture yourself selecting
    a crystal, now without opening your eyes, reach out and pick up a crystal, you maybe surprised at what you get.

  3. This is a great way to find the right crystal in a shop.
    • Stand in front of the crystals
    • Close your eyes and relax
    • Open your eyes quickly and pick up the first crystal you see.
  4. If you are looking for a crystal for a particular purpose (meditation, protection etc), hold the reason in your
    mind and project it to the crystals. Be opened to a response, sometimes you will sense an energy coming from the
    crystal, a tingling, a vibration or even a take me! take me! feeling. This is the crystal for you.

Choosing a crystal for someone else

Choosing a crystal for another person is quite easy. Many people ask someone they trust to choose for them.
There are two methods that I use to do this:

Method 1

  • Stand in front of the crystals
  • Visualize the person for whom you are choosing the crystal
  • Choose the one that responds to you (you will know)

Method 2

  • Stand in front of the crystals
  • Close your eyes
  • Visualize the person
  • Open your eyes
  • Pick up the first crystal that take your eye

How long should you keep a crystal?

When you are finished with a crystal you will know that it is time to pass it on to the next person. Again this
is intuition, and I have done this a number of times over the years, I also have crystals that I know will be with
me for as long as I exist in this lifetime. This is just a knowing that I have, I also know which crystals will
leave me when the time comes. Sometimes the crystals leave my possession for a short while and when their work
is done return to me, to hold for future use.

When choosing crystals ALWAYS use your intuition and TRUST yourself.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Love and Light,
Colleen Simmons

To read more about crystal healing, visit Colleen’s website:
Crystal Vibrations

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