The Beginner’s Guide to Healing Crystals

Healing crystals are said to harness the power of the sun, the moon, and the Earth. Fans of these beautiful stones tout their holistic healing properties, created by the power of positive intentions. When we hold crystals or wear them close to our bodies, they amplify the good vibrations we put out into the world.

To get started on this personalized practice of well-being, here are the key steps one should take:

Understand Your Crystal

The first step in working with healing stones is to understand them as a whole. Crystals are very powerful and possess very strong capabilities. As humans are entropic, the power held within the crystal flows through to the human when the two are in connection. When you look at your crystals, you will be reminded of your connection to the universe and its infinite powers. Understanding and accepting the abilities of your crystal is a vital aspect of the process.

Choosing the Right Crystal

Although it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices when it comes to healing crystals, trust your intuition and choose the stone you feel a natural attraction and connection to.

The shape of a crystal can impact your overall experience when working with that particular stone. You can choose natural, rough stones or polished versions that are easy to carry or wear. ― These are the properties of some of the most common healing crystal shapes:

  • Pointed crystal: Those who use healing stones use the pointed stone as a powerful tool to manifest and amplify intentions. This versatile choice is great for beginners as it has diverse uses and effectively radiates your energy into the universe.
  • Cube-shaped crystal: This grounding stone is useful to create a sense of calm and well-being. These are also used as protection stones, often by placing one in each of a room’s four corners.
  • Heart crystal: If you find a heart crystal, keep it close to your own heart. It will pick up your loving intentions.
  • Crystal spheres: These stones have a grounding effect because they’re sending equal energy in every direction. Many who use crystals find that the round shapes promote a sense of harmony.
  • Cylinder: To support meditation practice, try using two cylindrical crystals together. Known as a harmonizer, the pair is said to promote spiritual and emotional balance.
  • Pyramid crystal:  Used by ancient civilizations, this shape is renowned for its powerful manifestation properties. Try writing down your intentions and placing a pyramid crystal on top.

Cleansing Crystals

Selenite and Quartz are cleansing crystals, which are known to clear out energies through exposure. As crystals hold so much power, over time, they can become overloaded with energy. While some people believe it is important to cleanse your crystals, it is not a necessary step for a successful conveyance of capabilities. Crystals are very powerful objects and possess the ability to withhold an overload of energy. It is not required for humans to clean crystals to better endure their strengths.

SoulTopia Healing Crystals

SoulTopia Holistic Boutique is your source for knowledge and information on the mystical powers of healing stones. Offering a ten-session crystal course, you can better determine how to use them in your life, and understand their many capabilities.

Call SoulTopia at 214.530.2326, stop by the shop, or browse our online collection of stones, crystals, and related items today!

First published December 31, 2018

SuperHero Crystals and Their SuperPowers

Beautiful Souls,

Many people come into SoulTopia and want either “high ascension” crystals or “synergy crystals.” Here are a FEW of my thoughts on the subject. These thoughts are in no way meant to be all-inclusive on the subject:

-What might serve as a high ascension crystal to one person, might totally ground someone else.  You see, people are different and respond to crystals in different ways.

-Many crystals get labeled by authors as high ascension crystals. Then people all latch onto that crystal. Sometimes it drives the price up with certain sellers when the crystal may actually be readily available (think Moldavite). Make sure it is a crystal YOU really connect with as opposed to what others tell you.

– Synergy crystals are crystals that work “in sync.” While some may work more in sync than others, it depends on what you are trying to accomplish with your crystals. ALL crystals can, and do, work together in different scenarios. So just because someone calls it a synergy crystal doesn’t make it “better” than other crystals. A clear, crystal quartz is actually great for getting crystals in sync. A grid also works in the same way.

– Yes, there are crystals that vibrate at a higher frequency. But just remember that a gentle, slow-acting rose quartz may at times be better suited for your needs.

With that said, here are some SuperHero Crystals that carry SuperPowers for connecting to your transpersonal chakras. (All will be called Crystals; although, some are not technically crystal but either tektites, meteorites or stones).

1. Libyan Gold Tektite “The Desert Gold Crystal” connects your solar plexus power self with your higher self aiding you in all psychic abilities and matters of connecting to All that Is.

2. Auralite 23 “The Cover All the Bases Crystal” was first said to contain 23 minerals, but up to 31 have actually been found included. It is good for many things and will help you ascend while keeping you tethered to earth with its red rock.

3. Prehnite “The Healer’s Inner-Knowing Crystal” helps healers and those healing themselves to tune into the underlying cause of dis-ease and get to the root of a matter. It also will help with the heart chakra.

4. Covellite “The Transformation Crystal” is a journey into all realms, dimensions, planes and times. It is more of an inner looking journey into the self.

5. Shamanic Quartz “The Journey Crystal” is a journey into all realms, dimensions, and times. It is more of an outward looking journey of the self.

6. Lavender Jade “The Peace Crystal” is all about bringing in peace. It also gently assists in healing past traumas and deep-rooted pain.

7. Nuummite “The Magick Crystal” is also known as The Sorcerer Stone. It unlocks your personal magick and protects you from those that would use their gifts to intend harm.

8. Astrophyllite “The Lightning Bolt Crystal” is like a zap of energy that alerts you to powerful connections and is an attractor of opportunities.

9. Super Seven “The Power Crystal” is made up of Smokey Quartz, Amethyst, Rutile, Cacoxenite, Clear Quartz, Geothite, Lepidocrocite and connects all the chakras including some transpersonal ones.

10. Selenite “The Sage Crystal” can be used in lieu of sage as it clears energy and other stones. Use it just like you would a smudge stick. It also will help with sleep.

11. Apophyllite “The Akashic Crystal” is a stone that carries the Akashic Records and enhances clear sight. It helps you connect to your higher self.

12. Herkimer Diamond “The Connector Crystal” connects all other stones and helps with ascension.

13. Kyanite  “The Clearer Crystal” is the go to crystal (along with selenite) for clearing and sweeping out all negative energy  like a broom. It also helps you connect to your guides.

14. Petalite “The Repellant Crystal” repels negative energies allowing you to attune to your true soul’s path and purpose.

15. Phenacite “The Multi-Dimensional Crystal” allows you to see beyond this

3D plane while still being clear on the actions that must take place to make visions become 3D realities. Brazilian Phenacite is like carrying your personal fairy in your pocket.

16. Moldavite “The Outta This World Crystal” encases stardust and many elements not readily accessible on Earth. Moldavite quickly helps us connect to our transpersonal (non-physical chakras.

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Crystal Cheers.

Michelle Welch

Owner SoulTopia

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First published May 29, 2017

Valentine’s Day Crystal Boxes!

Beautiful Souls,

Valentine’s Day Crystal Boxes! The perfect gift for Valentine’s Day

After all…life is like a box of crystals according to Forrest Gump…well close enough…
1. Go to the dollar store or wherever you can find cute, affordable boxes. Pick out the size you want…I think the small ones with three spaces are really cute.
2. Eat the chocolate…after all, you should never be wasteful and chocolate is good for grounding so that’s a plus…

First published February 11, 2016

Metaphysical Stones and Their Meanings with Pictures

Nature abounds in miraculous creations that bring healing energy to all who seek it. Through the ages, tiny crystals have multiplied and combined to form a variety of stones with unique powers and features that remedy ailments, instill empowerment, and deliver clarity. Sages in these timeless arts have documented these metaphysical stones and their meanings with pictures, allowing future generations to benefit from their healing spirit, selectively choosing which stones they need.

Different Stones and How They Work

In the medicinal realm, hundreds of tinctures, ointments, and elixirs exist to aid in sickness, pain, and healing. The crystalline realm is no different, and from it, you can add to a lifelong self-care routine easily and seamlessly. As you begin this journey towards rejuvenation and well-being, take time to familiarize yourself with some of the more common stones and their particular powers.

  • Agate – Available in a variety of colors and forms, agate is an ancient stone that calms inner stress and delivers a grounding and stabilizing energy.
  • Amethyst– Full of wisdom and imbuing a sense of clarity and fulfillment, protection stones such as amethyst guard the psyche and help clear away resistance and fear.
  • Basalt– Issued forth from volcanic activity, basalt has a balancing nature that brings with it a spark of life and vitality like the lava from whence it came.
  • Copper– A harbinger of brighter times and positive outlooks, copper is known for good fortune and enduring stamina for your personal pursuits.
  • Emerald– Straight from the heart, emerald has long been associated with the purity of love and the compassionate kindness that this emotion requires for its existence.
  • Garnet– Motivating and vibrant, garnet is a beacon of health and order in a world that often brings levels of chaos and despair.
  • Jasper– Regardless of its varying appearance, jasper is always full of potential, ushering forth the power to open the mind and the realization of personal aspirations.
  • Lapis Lazuli– The dazzling blue color of this stone clearly communicates its soothing nature and the peaceful strength that lies beneath the surface.
  • Malachite– The healer’s stone. It is good for all types of pain. It helps with depression and manic depression. It is also a money stone.
  • Moonstone– Mysterious and mystical, moonstone swirls together feminine layers of confidence, ancient wisdom and the concepts of beginnings and endings.
  • Obsidian– The shine and clarity of obsidian are in direct relation to its stone meaning of inner reflection and the perspective shifting powers of personal growth.
  • Peridot– As green as the jealousy it helps to dispel, peridot is an enlightening stone that delivers relief from negative energy and enlivens the soul with freedom.
  • Petrified Wood– Transformed from plant to crystal, petrified wood is appropriately symbolized by longevity and a timeless conduit to our ancestral past.
  • Quartz– One look into the clear depths of a quartz crystal is all you need to understand the mental clarity and continuous flow of energy that this stone can promise.
  • Selenite– A desert rose, selenite is formed by a unique configuration of crystals that come together in a cluster of truthful energies and divine intentions.
  • Tiger Eye– Within the marbled strata of layers, this stone is known for its fearless qualities, enhancing confidence and clarity like a tiger through the jungle.
  • Turquoise– Inspiring creativity and aiding in safe travels on your journey, turquoise has a long history of supporting wisdom, expression, and inner peace.
  • Vesuvianite– The cleansing powers of vesuvianite are a source of loyal energies that boost your spiritual foundation and refine your aural spectrum.

Bringing Stones to Your Life

These earthly formations are full of answers and meaning, and bringing such natural wonders into your life and home is a simple way to uplift your spirits and fully engage in your life. The knowledgeable team at SoulTopia understand how powerful this transformation can be and is ready to assist you on this adventure.

Begin this exploration today and let SoulTopia help you navigate the world of stone meaning and their powers of possibility and endless wonder.

What Are Protection Stones?

Protection stones are rocks or crystals used to keep negative energy at bay, inspiring positive influences. Various stones and crystals have been used for centuries by healers amongst multiple religions and cultures around the world. Whether your aim is to feel good mentally or physically, there is a protection stone with the specific qualities to assist in doing so.

The Many Types and Uses of Protection Stones

We are living in an exceedingly divisive time of modern history where the “us” versus “them” theory is prevalent. Society’s framework creates a lot of friction amongst the public and often results in negative energy. In addition, there are many other causes of negative energy.

The passing of loved ones, the end of long-term relationships, missed opportunities for advancement at work; whatever the reason, negative influences take a toll on our overall well-being. Thankfully, one way to ward them off and attract positive vibes is through the use of protection stones.

Below are a few of the more common protection stones with information on how and why they are used.

  • Amethyst – Amethyst emanates a soothing and protective energy. It is also well known for its healing qualities and is often recommended for caregivers, nurses, doctors, and anyone else working in the healthcare industry. Amethyst is also suggested to be used by anyone suffering from phobias, headaches, addictions, asthma, panic attacks, or PMS.
  •  Black Kyanite – If you struggle with letting go, especially of bad relationships and people who drain your energy, this is the stone for you. Visualize your ties to the person while holding the crystal and then use the crystal to cut that imaginary tie. This should help to free you from their hold and return your peace of mind. Because of its primary use, Black Kyanite is often called the Nonattachment Stone.
  • Black Tourmaline – When it comes to all-round protection, Black Tourmaline has your back. It is often recommended as a daily protection stone used for repelling negative energy. The stone creates a protective cloak around you that blocks the negative thoughts and feelings you could have otherwise absorbed.
  • Citrine – Also known as Gold Topaz and “the success stone,” citrine harnesses the power of the golden sunlight to bring warmth and happiness into your personal life, including relationships with others. Citrine encourages free thought and inspires those who use it to push for the realization of their dreams ― hence the reason for its nickname. Some healers also use this stone to treat thyroid imbalances and diseases of the bladder.
  • Tourmalated Quartz – Tourmalated Quartz is a constant reminder that we all house pillars of strength in the very core of our being. These pillars help to hold us up in some of our weakest moments and help provide us with that same strength and support to others who may need it. Because of its ability to inspire internal strength, it is considered a very powerful protection stone.

How to Use Protection Stones

Though most protection stones and healing crystals may be used through the incorporation of one’s wardrobe or décor, some require a more intricate process for the best results. These processes may require meditation, visualization, and other special techniques, making it so important to be in regular contact with a healer or guide.

Contact us to learn about crystals, protection stones, and their many uses. You may also be interested in booking a Crystal Healing Session with the owner, Michelle Welch. We will be happy to provide you with more information on what protection stones are best for you and how healing crystals can improve your everyday life.