Becoming CRYSTAL Clear

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If you are curious about Crystals, please feel free to browse our selection of Books and Crystals. I have personally chosen each Crystal and Colored Stones that the Alexandra Institute has available.


Listed below are some terms that will help familiarize you with the Crystals/Stones that the Alexandra Institute has available. This list is brief, and further information may be obtained through our staff, the books that are available, or through the classes which I teach at the Institute.


QUARTZ CRYSTAL: most commonly referred to as Clear Quartz. The Clear Quartz Crystal has the remarkable ability to vibrate its' energy at all of the color frequencies, from green to blue, pink to red, black to orange, yellow to white, purple to indigo. In this way, the Clear Quartz demonstrates how to manifest the clarity and purity of white light into denser and lower frequencies. All things are light and varying degrees of light manifesting in color. In Quartz Crystals, the light force merges with the physical plane elements, blending different tones and vibrations together. Clear Quartz Crystals reflect pure white light that can be channeled into daily thoughts, feelings, words, actions, healing, meditations, et cetera.  In some Quartz Crystals, clouded areas or inclusions are found at the bottom, with more clarity at the terminated peak. These inclusions usually signify our own cloudiness or dullness of consciousness, which will clear up as we expand our consciousness in using the Crystal.


GENERATOR CRYSTALS: are clear, single quartz crystals ranging in size from 1/4 inch to as large as four feet. They are the most common, and are generally used to help develop our concentration, enhance our ability to focus, for personal protection, and to expand meditation and healing processes.


CRYSTAL CLUSTERS: are many clear, individual Crystals living together in perfect balance and harmony, which is a lesson for all of humanity. Because the auric light that surrounds the Quartz Cluster is stronger and brighter than a single, Generator Crystal, they can be placed in areas in which you want to create a stronger healing vibration (such as over a photograph of an individual or animal), or in places where you want to cleanse the atmosphere. Clusters are extremely effective in enhancing individual and group meditations, and purifying the environment of negative energies and feelings. In addition to placing a Cluster over one or more of the individual Chakra/Energy Centres to dissolve any negative or unwanted influences, the Quartz Clusters are very effective in purifying and recharging any of your other Crystals, jewelry, or healing stones (place them on a Cluster for at least three hours, preferably in direct sunlight).


DOUBLE TERMINATED (D.T.) CRYSTALS: when BOTH ends of the Quartz Crystal join together to form a terminated point...they are complete unto themselves, by having achieved a terminated peak of perfection on both ends. These specialized Crystals have the capacity to draw in as well as emanate out energy from either end of the Crystal. The Double Terminated Crystals teach us that it is possible to be balanced in our dual expression of spirit and matter. They symbolize integration, a sense of personal unity, expansion of the consciousness, and are ideal to use in meditations, development of psychic and spiritual skills, breaking-up stubborn mental blockages, relaxation, and healing. By holding a Double Terminated Crystal in each hand for 15 minutes, it will calm and relax you into a state of greater mental and emotional stability.


PHANTOM CRYSTALS: rare and intriguing, we are particularly pleased to carry the White Phantom Crystal. As you look inside the Phantom Crystal, please note the smaller pyramid-shaped inclusions (which are much like the rings inside a tree) where the Crystal experienced a period of growth, stopped growing, and then continued on. If you are curious about the genealogy of your Soul, and the lessons your Soul has chosen for this lifetime, the Phantom Crystal will give you the mental discipline, patience, and interpretative knowledge for your Path of Attainment.


COLORED QUARTZ STONES--ROUGH AND TUMBLED:    examples are Amethyst, Rose, Citrine, et cetera--all are from the Quartz Crystal family.  However, each Colored Quartz Stone has only the ability to vibrate to its' own distinctive color (not the rainbow spectrum of the Clear Quartz Crystal, as previously stated}. These colors are formed when a very minute amount of a mineral enters the growing Quartz Crystal. The purposes of using Colored Quartz Stones are multiple:    to expand an area of your consciousness/life, to heal karmic bonds, to achieve balance, to clear up health/physical discomfort.


Some of the multi-colored stones, such as PEACOCK ORE, RAINBOW HEMATITE, are used for many purposes: extra energy, healing, courage, attracting money, et cetera.


While there are many, many other types of Colored Quartz Stones, the Alexandra Institute carries these, to be used for the appropriate purposes:


CLEAR OR WHITE: Snow Quartz, Moonstone, Ivory, Magnesite, Tumbled River Quartz, Herkimer Diamonds, Phantoms, Elestials, Selenite – union with the infinite; Peace; Oneness with God; Wisdom discovering Soul Purpose.


GOLD:  Calcite, Pyrite (metal), Copper (metal) – promotes power, healing, wisdom, success, protection, ensures a long life.


SILVER:  Hematite – healing, grounding, divination, focus attention on the physical plane; can also be used as a “worry reliever” stone.


PURPLE:  Amethyst, Fluorite, Sugilite, Lepidolite – balance state of consciousness and mind; expansion of intuition; moderation in all things both physical and spiritual; heals Karmic ties with others, our own emotions, and the material plane.  Purple is a color that is good for meditation and inspiration; increasing personal understanding; calming mental effect; and, in some cases, is an excellent cleanser.


BLUE:  Sodalite, Lapis, Tiger's Eye, Azurite, Turquoise, Topaz, Fluorite, Calcite - calming; balancing; assists us to speak, hear, and see the Truth in all communication; unites our Principle of Thought and our baser energies


GREEN: Aventurine, Malachite, Fluorite, Tourmaline, Moss Agate, Moonstone, Beryl, Peridot, Moldavite, Chrysoprase, Amazonite, Chrysocolla, Jade – healing; calming; soothing; enhances our ability to touch others in a Truthful manner, from the Heart.


PINK: Rose Quartz, Rhodochrocite, Tourmaline, Calcite, Chalcedony – emphatic; soothing; heart-expanding; helps us to express our love in action; and to release emotional trauma (particularly concerning Karma).  The main color of the Heart Center, pink, radiates a calming effect, and is helpful in achieving forgiveness.  It is useful for improvement of one’s self image, and can help realize self fulfillment.  It is thought of as an excellent color for a friendship gift (especially the Rose Quartz).


YELLOW: Amber, Citrine, Feldspar, Calcite, Topaz, Tiger's Eye - activates intellectual-abilities; enhances our joyous achievements; assists us to positively use our personal power to manifest our goals; and helps us to assimilate and digest our life’s experiences and food.


ORANGE: Carnelian, Sulfur, Calcite - healing; assimilation of ideas; utilization of creative energies into all aspects of life; helps us to achieve "fluidity" in our lives.


RED: Bloodstone, Jasper, Garnet - helps us to put energy into our physical life and manifest goals through steady action; material power, personal magnetism.


BLACK: Obsidian, Onyx, Smokey Quartz, Apache Tears, Tourmaline - helps to ground, both physically and mentally; assists us in letting go of strongly held (stubborn) beliefs and emotions; lets us see and release our “dark” side, or black holes, so that we can gain control of our energies around that situation rather than it controlling us; helpful in awakening un-manifested potentials.

This is a diagram of the human body, the
various Chakra/Energy Centres, and the
appropriate color for each Centre. Science
has determined that behind each Centre is
either a major organ or gland. If you
feel your energy blocked in any Centre,
usually due to "dis-ease" in thinking
or feeling, meditate on that particular
Centre--either by thinking about its'

color, or by putting a Colored Stone on that

Centre.  If you hold a clear image of
the color of the Centre in your Mind's
Eye, for 15 minutes, your Centre should
be balanced, with the energy flowing
smoothly. Certainly, you can work
with more than one Centre at a time,
if you clearly visualize the flowing
of the Energy Centre colors.




Your birth sign is NOT limited to these stones; they can be used as a quick "Pick-me-up" when tired or depressed...these stones vibrate to your particular birth sign:




Aries                 ........... Bloodstone, Carnelian, Red Jasper, Garnet, Coral
Taurus              ........... Malachite, Aventurine, Turquoise, Coral, Jade
Gemini              ........... Clear Quartz, Aventurine, Green Fluorite, Chrysoprase,  

Cancer        ................. Rhodochrosite, Moonstone, Opal, Hematite, Sapphire,

Leo       ....................... Citrine, Yellow Tiger's Eye, Topaz, Gold Calcite

Virgo ........................... Sodalite, Amazonite, Turquoise, Blue Lace Agate,
                                     Fancy Agate
Libra ........................... Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Coral
Scorpio ....................... Obsidian, Black Onyx, Smokey Quartz, Garnet, Jet, 
                                    Tourmaline, Quartz

Sagittarius                     Sugilite, Sodalite, Lapis, Azurite, Amethyst, Turquoise

Capricorn .................... Green Fluorite, Malachite, Green Tourmaline, Hematite,
                                    Apache Tears
Aquarius ..................... Purple Fluorite, Gem-Silica, Aquamarine, Amethyst
Pisces ........................ Amethyst, Sugilite, Purple .Fluorite, Aquamarine, Beryl


CHOOSING YOUR CRYSTAL: The deciding factor is--which Crystal seems drawn to you???? What one seems irresistible???? Choose the one that INTUITIVELY feels right to you... usually it's the first one you looked at.


I ALWAYS choose Crystals/Stones this way: first, I look them over; then, I close my eyes, and, whatever one feels the best, or resonates with my energy...that's the one!!


Most of the time, you are led to buying a Crystal/Stone for a yet-to-be-determined purpose. However, if you are choosing a Crystal/Stone for a specific purpose, such as meditation, then have this purpose in mind, or even project it to the Crystals/Stones, and see which one you are drawn to, see which one responds.


Sometimes you may wish to choose a Crystal/Stone for another person, animal, or plant. Just visualize the person, animal, or plant--COMPLETELY--for whom you are choosing the Stone, project that visualization to the Stones, and see which one responds.


CARE AND CLEANSING OF CRYSTALS AND STONES: Like anything else, Crystals and Stones like to be treated in a manner that is respectful and loving.


When you first obtain a Crystal/Stone for your own use, it is important that you cleanse it of any energies that have accumulated on it since it left its natural state. Several methods are simple and effective:


1.  Sunlight - leave out in direct sunlight for a minimum of three {3) days.


2.  Tap, Stream, or Ocean Water - using cool water, hold the Crystal/Stone and turn so that all angles are equally exposed, while visualizing all extraneous energies leaving the Crystal/Stone, and flowing out in to the Universe, so that they will be turned into positive energy for others to use.


3.  Sea Salt or Earth - purchase Salt from a health food store; completely bury your Crystal/Stone for a minimum of 3 days, preferably in the sunlight do not use any kind of aluminum container.  Throw the salt away when done with that Crystal/Stone.  Or, completely bury your Crystal/Stone in the Earth, for a minimum of three days.


4.  Salt Water - put your Crystal/Stone in a glass container of about 3 tablespoons of Salt to 1 cup of water. Use enough water to completely cover the Crystal or Stone. When you are through, throw the salt water out--do not drink it or throw it on your plants. Use this method a minimum of 3 days.


5.  Smudging - put some sage, or incense, in a bowl that is fire-resistant. Light a flame to it, and move your Crystal/Stone through the smoke, your intention being to cleanse the Crystal/Stone.


6.  Breath - holding the Crystal/Stone in your left hand with the tip pointing up, with your left first finger on the tip and the left thumb on the bottom, about 6 inches from your mouth. Focus on the Crystal/Stone, intending for it to become clear. As you do that, inhale through your nose and exhale forcefully through your mouth in the direction of the Crystal/Stone. Your breath ‑carries your intention. Carefully turn the Crystal/Stone so that each facet, or area, is touched by your breath and intention. Be sure to do the top and bottom.


7.  Pyramid - after following the directions to align the Pyramid, carefully place the Crystal/Stone under the Pyramid for a minimum of three days.


These are the basic methods of Cleansing. There are other methods; so find which one(s) suit you best. You should also cleanse your Crystal/Stones when they feel sticky, clammy, or they look dull or closed-up. 


PROTECTION: this is the second stage of Crystal/Stone use. After Cleansing, just sit quietly and hold the Crystal/Stone in both of your hands, and mentally will that the Crystal/Stone will be used for no purpose that is not of the Highest...and that this protection cannot be removed by anyone--including the user:


PROGRAMMING: is the third stage, which is the process of instructing the Crystal/Stone how to use its’ tendency to transform, balance, and harmonize energy.  It is like programming a computer.  This will also help you to focus on your use of energies--becoming "Crystal Clear" in your intention. Programming is directing a thought into the Crystal/Stone, intending that the Crystal/Stone's energies should be focused for a particular purpose and that the Crystal/Stone should retain the particular thought or intention within itself.


There are two methods of Programming:


1.  Simple - holding the Crystal/Stone in both of your hands, center yourself and clear your mind. Concentrate on your Program Intention. As you hold your intention, exhale, using a short pulse, breathe as if you are blowing your intention into the Crystal/Stone. Do this for each of the facets, or areas, and the top and the bottom.


2.  Seven-Day - holding the Crystal/Stone in your left hand over your Brow/Third Eye Centre, repeat your Program Intention, slowly, a minimum of 20-30 times, for seven straight days, preferably at the same time each day. Using this Method, you are also programming your intention into your own consciousness.


If you wish to change your Crystal/Stone's Program Intention, merely sit quietly, holding the Crystal/Stone in your left hand over your Brow/Third Eye Centre, and state "erase the existing program"...just once, then put the Crystal/Stone through a Cleansing Method, for a minimum of 24 hours.


If you are not sure what you would like to use the Crystal/Stone for, after Cleansing and Protection, either:  (1) hold your Crystal/Stone in your left hand over your Brow/Third Eye Centre, and ask for your Highest Purpose in using the Crystal/Stone; or, (2) place it under your pillow for a minimum of three nights, and you will know by the end of that time for what purpose you will be using the Crystal/Stone.


All Crystals/Stones that you do not use for display should be kept, wrapped, or covered, and handled with love and respect--just as you would for a close friend.  In the event that you have Crystals/Stones that you wear, or jewelry, the above processes should also be followed.


I hope that the above information--although just a brief outline--will tide you over until you can expand your knowledge.  There are many books and classes.  The Alexandra Institute holds Classes and Workshops on using Crystals/Stones for:

1.    Meditation

13.  Sleep

2.    Opening the Third Eye

14.  Protection

3.    Healing (people, animals, etc.)

15.  Scanning the Aura

4.    Discovering your Soul’s Purpose

16.  Work

5.    Dream work

17.  Gardening

6.    Affirmations

18.  Reducing Pain

7.    Thoughtforms

19.  Absent Healing

8.    Recalling Past Lives

20.  Releasing Emotional Trauma

9.    Contacting Guides

21.  Balancing Relationships

10.  Channeling

22.  Releasing Karma

11.  Self Healing

       Balancing Energies: 
personally environmentally

12.  Astral Projection/Out-of-Body   


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