Crystals come in many hundreds of forms, colors, shapes, and sizes. Crystals form naturally in the earth, usually over very long time frames like millions of years. What differentiates a crystal from an ordinary stone or rock is the fact that all the atomic structure in a crystal is polarized. This property allows crystals to affect the flow of energy, which ordinary stones cannot do.
We commonly associate the word crystal with quartz, which is really silicone dioxide.
Crystals are formed in the earth in two ways: piezoelectricity and pyroelectricity. Piezoelectricity is light produced by compression, which releases electrons. Pyroelectricity is produced by combustion, which changes the temperature causing expansion and contraction. These energies create a polarized field in the crystals. Polarity will change when it is subjected to pressure or heat. The electrical charges cause attraction or repulsion, as in the working of the chakras.
The energies in the crystals are Universal. Quartz has the properties of both, pyro and piezo. When one is willing and contacts this energy using personal creativity, via exercise of the Higher Will, one can contact and synthesize the energies from which the universe is comprised.
The energies of the crystals are activated and directed by the consciousness of the individual. The tip of the crystal, or termination, is normally positive and receiving energy. When you touch the crystal, the polarity changes and becomes negative thereby emitting energy that radiates from the tip or from an edge. The poles, negative and positive, are opposing tendencies that support the amplification, focusing, storage, transfer, and transformation of energy.
Upon touching a crystal, body heat and your intention activate the crystal. Once activated, the crystal mingles the Universal Energy Field (UEF) and the Human Energy Field (HEF) including your intent. When activated, the natural resting polarity of the crystal is switched, so the terminated end becomes negative and is capable of emitting (beaming) energy.
Crystal can be used for meditation, healing, manifestation, protection, elixirs, and for treating food, plants, the aura, and auto gas mileage.
The consistent use of crystals in a given location begins to compact the ley lines – straight lines of energy that form a web pattern over the earth, into a vortex. A vortex is simply a compacted intersection of ley lines. It is best to work with crystals in a consistent location.
Crystals were used extensively in the ancient civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria for rejuvenation and development of the civilization. However, there can be too much of a good thing; overpowering the crystals caused the explosions that sank the continent of Atlantis.
Similarly, crystals used in healing absorb a lot of negative energy. After a while they might just stop working, or they might actually break into pieces, or in rare cases, they may either partially or fully disappear.