I’ve noticed that I tend to just jump into topics without giving you some background, so every now and again we’re going to get back to the basics! I used to wonder how in the world you were supposed to pick out crystals. I’d hear stories of being drawn to stones, of feeling their energy and knowing they were right for you.
I didn’t feel anything and I felt so awkward that I just wasn’t getting it, that I just nodded without saying anything because I didn’t want to look silly. After all, I was in to all this New Age stuff, following your intuition and whatnot, I shouldn’t have to be taught how to feel something like that.
The truth is, I was trying too hard.
You can’t make yourself feel it, even if you think you should be able to feel it because you’re awesome like that. If you don’t feel anything at first don’t stress about. The key is allowing yourself to be receptive. Keep an open mind, don’t force it, and you’ll “feel” it eventually.
A lot of people swear by using your “receptive” hand. Your receptive hand is the one that you do not write with. In energy healing, the (usually) left hand is used to receive energy and the (usually) right hand is used to give energy. I tend to feel it equally with either hand.
To experiment with this you can hover your hand over one crystal, or a group of crystals, to see if you feel drawn to one. You might feel a warmth or a tingling, a buzzing, a pull, or just a feeling that you can’t explain.
You aren’t going to like every stone you come in contact with. For example I do not like working with Tiger’s Eye or Moonstone. I don’t know why, but these two just rub me the wrong way and give me the heebiejeebies. Tiger’s Eye, for example, is really good for protection. So if that’s something I feel like I need then I will look at other stones instead, like agate and black tourmaline.