General Introduction to Clear Quartz crystal and their Properties
Mankind has a deep connection with Quartz, the most common crystal on Earth. The Quartz family grows in a staggering amounts of different ways, all based on the same atomic shape. Quartz atoms grow in perfect 'double-helix-ical' patterns, like our DNA.
Quartz crystals are able to assist us to perform many different types of healing and Light work. Clear Quartz crystals can help all cells to attain their true optimum state of being.
Quartz crystals are able to channel healing energy direct through their bodies, from base to tip and out through the point. They cleanse, clarify, lighten and amplify the healing energy, and then focus it via the point. (A crystal with a chipped point will not focus energy so clearly.)
The Clear Quartz energy is naturally very stimulating and focusing. It is not generally a soothing or calming experience to work with Clear Quartz. It can help to attain clarity and calmness in any situation, but is itself a Storm element crystal, and works with the transformational and energetic aspects of the Storm energy. It is both an activating and balancing crystal, whereas most crystals are one or the other.
Natural Cclear Quartz crystals are energizing, activating and bring light into their surroundings. As they can split light into all colours, they can enhance cells of all different types and vibratory rates. They can aid each cell to rid any unwanted / negative memories / patterns which may be stored, encouraging new regenerative growth and optimum vibratory frequency. This helps us to stay true to ourselves, and maintain living in a place of LOVE.
The Occurrence of Self Healing Crystals
Quartz is not the only mineral to perform this amazing feat of self-completion, but for now we’ll look at Quartz self-healing as an example. The full range of Quartz colours are able to heal like this. Self-healing can be either slight, or very advanced. It proves that a crystal has been hand-collected. This is how it occurs:
First a crystal becomes detached from its growing base/bed. (This happens via a number of methods: earth movements, a knock from another rock, pressure…) Sometimes the crystal lands on the floor, usually it is held roughly in the same place, but not attached. So - the base (not the pointed tip) is totally not touching anything. Then the crystal remains in the growing environment (cave usually) for a number of years or centuries. The crystal has full access to the ‘Quartz ingredients’ still - the mineral-rich fluids/vapours. It is therefore able to continue growing, and uses the minerals to ’heal’ and complete.
When a Quartz crystal is forcefully removed from where it was growing, the base fractures. Quartz - like Glass and Obsidian, fractures in what is called a ‘conchoidal fracture’ pattern - which means the break leaves smooth, shell-like convex and concave dips, (Oyster-shell-like dents). These marks are easily visible on the bottom of a crystal that’s been broken off.
Key Releases are the other main natural feature which occurs around the base of Quartz, and other crystals. The presence of this also proves that a crystal has been hand-collected.
Identifying Self-Healing marking on Crystals
Self-Healing is fairly common, but each piece is individual and can be quite different. The markings of slight self-healing (when under bright light / sunlight) appears as a sheen or silky texture, across the base of a crystal. This slightly healed growth pattern can reflect the light, creating a sparkly sheen, like the surface of snow, or velvet. On closer inspection they reveal a coating of micro-triangles, all growing / flowing in the same direction. The thousands of tiny faces cause an incredible glistening effect.
Further advanced self-healing reveals even more tiny triangles, but they are more obviously becoming hundreds or thousands of perfect little quartz crystals, with six ‘long’ sides and perfect terminations. At this point four, five, six and seven-sided faces can emerge on these micro-crystals. These faces can grow to as large as the faces on the main termination of the Quartz crystal. When fully pronounced, self-healed crystal actually double-terminate: the self-healing replicates the main termination of the crystal.
Metaphysics and Properties of Self-Healing Crystals
Crystals always seek to grow to their full potential - as is encoded in their auras and atoms. This follows the belief that: '..energy appears before matter..', matter which then appears as a result of the energy. The auras of plants and beings can govern what happens physically.
Crystals are perfect arrangements of minerals, atoms and colours, capable of carrying pure vibrations, and archetypal lessons. They can demonstrate the possibility that the physical body manifests (is created) into whatever form the aura / light-blueprint is projecting. So accordingly the broken Quartz crystal will ‘stretch out’ / 'self-heal', and complete its growing, aiming to become Double - Terminated. This repetition programs the crystal to embody Self-Healing.
With Quartz being undoubtedly The Master Healing crystal, it almost goes without saying that a Self-healed crystal strongly conveys the energy of healing oneself. These amazing self-healing patterns suggest that the crystal has experienced a natural change or trauma, and have continued develop un-impeded. Through meditating and vibrating with them, they can share this learning with us. They teach true determination, strength, grace and optimism. They can help us to learn how to be fully in tune with our inner child, and our inner mother! By this we mean they can aid us to self-heal, and to nurture and listen to ourselves.
For use within healing grids and layouts, self-healed Quartz’s are fantastic as they are able to channel the flow of healing energy both ways, like a DT. This amplifies and focuses the energy, and adds the strength of decades or even centuries of self-healing to it as well.