So you’ve heard about the benefits and healing aspects of stones and crystals – whether it be by word of mouth or by the multitude of websites on the topic today. You’ve seen the extensive amount of books out there on this subject. And have realized that there are more crystals and stones out there then you can count. You may be wondering how to begin and where to go.
I wondered the same thing when I started… The resources available were overwhelming. There were so many different types, colours, sizes, and qualities of crystals. I wondered how you knew if a crystal was real. And I wanted to know what vendor I could trust to purchase my crystals from.
If you are reading this blog post, and these things have crossed your mind — you are here for a reason; crystals may be beneficial for your soul development.
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Crystal buying steps to help you get started:
First, locate your closest crystal metaphysical shops.
Today, due to the popularity of these types of shops, they are ever increasing. In fact, there are around six stores in the city closest to me. When I found this out, I wondered how I would decide where to go. I wanted the shop with the best selection and price. New to the area, I did not have very many connections and, so recommendations by word of mouth were few.
So I made the hike and began visiting a shop whenever I was nearby. The first couple shops did not resonate with me very much at all. One of them had such an intense incense smell going on, that when I left the store, I had a migraine. I went home wondering if I would find a store that worked for me.
That night I set the intention that I would find a crystal shop that resonated with me. And I asked my spiritual team to assist me.
Around this time, I was taking a channeling class, and I met a woman whose purpose was to be a shaman. We exchanged information and book recommendations. She then invited me out to her house one day, and on that visit, she brought me to a different crystal shop that I hadn’t been to previously. This store has since then become my go-to shop in the city.
And you know what – after that day – I never heard from that woman again. And I knew after that her purpose was to guide me in the right direction for a shop that resonated with me. My spiritual guides were listening and made the right connections for me.
- If you do not have an idea of where to start, pick the local store with a name that sounds good to you.
- Ask your guides to guide you in the right direction. If you are open to them, they will show you the way. Be sure to thank them!
- If you do not have a local crystal shop, there are crystal shows that come to major cities year round. You can check and see if one is coming your way here. You can also google your area looking for upcoming shows.
Personally, I prefer to buy crystals in person for reasons of knowing exactly what I am getting. However, I have purchased online, and I am happy to report that it has worked out great so far.
It is important to research who you are buying your crystals from. Unfortunately, there are fake stones and crystals out there on the market. For a great crystal fake resource, you can check out this site.
One way of knowing if it is a reputable vendor is by taking a look at the reviews on their site. Word of mouth via online communities are also great resources to help you on your way. Check out some of my favourite shops here.
Alright, so by now you have a store in mind.
Next, forget the crystal books and check out the store.
Don’t get me wrong, crystal books are great resources – but after your first visit. I highly recommend going inside the store and checking out the stones and crystals that catch your attention.
There is a reason that they will catch your attention. It’s time to trust that intuition of yours. Put away your second thoughts!
“The crystals you are attracted to may reflect qualities and values you want to bring into your life.” – Philip Permutt, The Crystal Healer
Find a crystal that resonates with you.
So by now, you are in front of a box of (let’s say) sunstone that caught your eye when you walked in the store. And you wonder which sunstone is meant to be yours.
Which stone catches your eye?
Is there a shape that looks pleasant?
Pick up that stone.
Now depending on which spiritual abilities are your strongest, you may be able to feel the energy of the stone. Clairsentience being one of my strongest abilities allows me to feel a tingling feeling in my hand when I am holding up a stone that resonates with me. For one of my friends, it is the feeling of heat in her palm whenever she is holding a crystal that resonates with her. For others, it could be that it just feels right. You’ll know what feels right to you.
And when you find that stone that feels right – it is time to purchase it and bring it home to work with.
Often the crystals that you are attracted to are the ones that you need at this moment.
For example, say you picked out amethyst and selenite and brought them home. Looking them up in your crystal book you find out that they are very beneficial for insomnia. And, you have been having problems sleeping. It is no coincidence that you brought them home with you. In fact, you were guided to these crystals to help you.
Rule of Thumb: If you are drawn to a specific type of crystal, there is a reason for this. Trust your intuition!
Personal Inquiry: What feels right to me? Which type of crystal continues to come to mind as I’m walking around the store?
It all comes down to trusting your intuition. But what works for me, may not work for you! Find out what works best for you.
If you have any crystal buying stories and methods, I would love to hear about them in the comments below!
For crystal book recommendations, check out my Recommended Spiritual Reading List.
Have a beautiful day!
Note: This blog post was originally published on March 2, 2016. It was updated on January 30, 2018.
Featured Photo Credit: Sara Monk
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