Crystals are perhaps one of the most beautiful ways to incorporate the principles of Feng Shui in your house. According to Feng Shui, crystals possess a lot of positive energy and also act as conductors of energy - absorbing energy or Qi from your surrounding elements and channeling them as well. The correct type of crystal, placed in a strategic position, could channel Qi in an effective manner, helping the crystal affect your life in a positive manner.
Feng Shui crystals are mostly natural and are found in mineral deposits under the earth's surface. These crystals are believed to be superior and ones mostly used by Feng Shui experts, since their natural process of formation has allowed them to absorb all the qualities of the earth and thus their capacity for holding and disseminating energy also evolves better. You will find many artificial crystals in specialty Feng Shui shops, though these may not be as effective.
Different crystals are recommended depending on what effect you'd like them to have on your life. For example, for those looking for love or looking to better their romantic relationships - a Rose Quartz is best. The Rose Quartz must be placed in the love and relationships area of the room. A rose quartz also helps in the nursing of a broken heart or overcoming a difficult relationship. Another crystal recommended for general peace and tranquility in the house is Hematite. Hematite is known for its stress-busting qualities and is supposed to be placed near the main entrance. Hematite also helps calms hyperactivity in children and if that is the case, you should place it in their rooms. Since natural crystals cost quite a small fortune so it's essential that you find out which crystal you need before going ahead with one.
Feng Shui crystals need to be cleaned and cared for too. When you buy a crystal, it is essential to wash it, or rather cleanse it, before placing it in your house. This is necessary because it is thought that the crystal is handled by many people before coming into your hands. This handling causes the crystal to lose its sparkle and also its ability to absorb and release energy properly. The best way to clean the crystal is to place it in a freezer for about 2 days. This is believed to clear the crystal of all other impressions and coatings and make it sparkle brightly. However, be very careful while handling it, lest it get chipped.
Another way to cleanse is to rinse the crystal in saltwater, preferably seawater. If sea water is not handy, then you could make a solution of sea salt and water and leave the crystals soaking in it for about 2 days. Then rinse them in plain water and let them air dry. Another way according to some Feng Shui experts is to leave the crystals in a bowl of water under the moonlight on a full moon night, although this method is usually not usually followed by modern Feng Shui practitioners.
Whatever the case, crystals are beautiful and they are a great addition to your decor.
Autor: Rebeca Cardarelli
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Added: June 30, 2009