Updated: Mar 29, 2021
**Many people believe that crystals find us.**
If you’re new to the crystal world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There’s big crystals, small crystals, crystal spheres, crystal hearts, crystals for charging other crystals—with all these choices, it’s hard to know where to start.
The first and most important lesson you’ll learn from your work with crystals, is to trust yourself. Trust that you know which crystal is right for your spirit, and trust your connection with it. Don’t get caught up in searching for answers outside. The answer to what you want and need comes from within.
**As long as you choose a quality crystal, there's no right or wrong way to select one.**
If you’re just beginning to use crystals, I put together a healing crystals guide includes 7 powerful and essential intention crystals for encouraging balance, harmony, and peace of mind.
Before choosing a specific gemstone, you can look at the gemstones meaning. But there are more ways to choose the best gemstone for yourself. Now I hear you thinking, ‘How to choose the right stone?’
You can choose the right stone in different ways. For example, look at your birthstone, make your choice based on the 7 chakra system, or choose on an intention. A whole other way of choosing a gemstone is to close your eyes and think strongly about the intention you have. When the intention that you have is all around in your mind, open your eyes and see which stone attracts you the most.
**This is what I prefer, choose with your own intuition.**
And what are the best stones to start with?
One of the best stones for beginners to collect is Clear quartz. This crystal further amplifies your intention, which makes it an essential component of any crystal collection.
In fact, Clear quartz crystals are often used to CLEANSE and RE-ENERGYSE crystals. The energy of this stone not only clears your own energy field, but also helps you get crystal-clear on what you want and how to achieve it, allowing you to manifest like never before.
Sit quietly with this stone and feel its white light fill your body with positive energy. Use the following crystal intention for Clear Quartz: *I am crystal clear.*
The soft and gentle energy of Rose Quartz is perfect for connecting with and opening your heart. Most people associate rose quartz with romantic love, but it’s actually a "UNIVERSAL LOVE" stone. In order to experience love fully, your heart chakra must be open to it. Rose quartz guides your heart chakra to open up to love—self love, romantic connections, family, friendship, etc.
Place Rose Quartz over your heart to infuse this energy center with comforting vibrations.
Use the following crystal intention for Rose Quartz: *I am love.*
Amethyst is a go-to introduction to crystals. Its calming energy isn’t overwhelming, but it’s noticeable enough to feel its effect on you and your environment. It’s great to keep near your bed for a peaceful night’s sleep, especially if you have a sleeping disorder or would like your child to have a good night’s rest.
Amethyst crystal is one of the most powerful stones for boosting INTUITION and connection to self, as well as creating a peaceful and relaxing environment to sooth away stress, worry, or tension. While focusing on your intention, meditate with amethyst to connect with your inner peace and calm. This stone also works well as a complementary healing tool in YOGA and MEDITATION.
Use the following crystal intention for Amethyst: *I am at peace.*
Known as the “HOPE” stone, the Amazonite crystal is an excellent manifestation tool. Embracing the fluid energy of water, this stone guides you to overcome setbacks, obstacles and challenges that present themselves along your life’s journey.
It works by clearing away fears, doubts, and worries and replacing lower vibrational energy with positivity, optimism and hope. In this way, your crystal acts as a tool to help you change your perspective and flip the script when you are feeling stuck or close to giving up.
Use the following crystal intention for Amazonite: *I can achieve anything I set my mind to.*
Green Aventurine is known as the "GOOD LUCK" stone and is often used in rituals with green candles, or kept in cash boxes or drawers to attract money.
Green Aventurine comforts, harmonizes, protects the heart, and can help attract love later in life. It is one of the premier stones to attract luck, abundance and success. Green Aventurine has a particularly soothing energy behind it, and is recommended for working through unresolved emotional issues.
Use the following crystal intention for Aventurine: *Good luck follows me everywhere I go.*
The vibrant colors within the Carnelian crystal is a perfect representation of this stone’s fiery and vibrant energy. As one of the best stones for igniting PASSION and tapping into your CREATIVE NATURE, Carnelian gives you the confidence to break through energetic blocks. It inspires you to take action toward your creative pursuits.
When you need a boost of vitality and energy, connect with your Carnelian by placing it nearby or in your pocket.
Use the following crystal intention for Carnelian: *I unlock my creative potential.*
For thousands of years, Turquoise spanned all cultures, prized as a SYMBOL OF WISDOM, NOBILITY AND IMMORTALITY. Turquoise is said to possess many powers. It is considered a healing and protective stone that enhances courage in the wearer. It is also said to attract love, friendship, money and luck.
Turquoise is said to attract love, it is often used to promote marital harmony and enhance communication in relationships. It is said to help the energies of two individuals blend harmoniously.
Use the following crystal intention for Turquoise: *I am already enough.*
With Lots of Love,
Your Hana 💛