A crystal grid is defined as at least three healing stones, which surround a space. It could be a treatment area, a meditation space or out in nature. The purpose for a crystal grid is to create an energetic environment inside the grid that is helpful for healing.
Crystal Grid (energetic grid with crystals)
In the art of Crystal Healing we use a crystal grid of Hematite to put a
boundary around the work we do. Hematite is an iron oxide highly suited to healing work as it connects us to the earth. The core of the earth consists of iron according to many sources, and exhibit crystal structure. Also the alignment of positive and negative poles within this central 1200 km wide core dictates the magnetic orientation, which we can use for navigating on land, and on the sea.
For our immediate use in healing and meditation we might use 4 or more pieces of tumbled Hematite to provide a supportive crystal grid to work within. This is helpful for protection during vulnerable stages in a crystal healing therapy session.
Other grids, apart from a crystal grid, include standing stones such as Stonehenge or other megalithic stone installations.
Labyrinths are especially interesting as an example of a grid that also can be seen as a walk-in mandala, we may use them for walking meditation or for solving a personal issue or situation. By doing a walking meditation within a Labyrinth crystal grid we are enclosed within the energy it creates by its shape and stone placements.
What are the most usual crystal grids for crystal healing?
Here is a short list of crystal grids that are used for healing:
- grounding crystal grid: with grounding stones as Smokey Quartz, Black Onyx and Hematite
- protection crystal grid with reflective stones such as tourmaline in quartz
- love grid in the home or bed room with stones promoting love such as Rose Quartz
- forgiveness crystal grid with stones that helps us letting go, such as Citrine and Kyanite
- manifestation grid for our intentions with Gold Quartz, Citrine or Gold Topaz
As you can see, we can use a variety of healing crystals in our crystal grid, imagine trying some of these crystal grids?
What are the effects of meditating is a crystal grid?
If you already are an experienced meditator you might find it is easier to concentrate, focus or relax depending on what kind o meditation you are doing. You might try one type of stone like clear quartz for a while then switch to Aventurine. I found it a good experiment to engage in when I wanted to know how each stone really affected me.
If you are a beginner, do try a combination of at least four of your favorite stones one in each corner around you. Stay with this combination for several days. You’ll find that in the beginning your mind is so busy that you wont notice the crystal grid much. But as you continue I can assure you might discover how easy it can be to relax, and when you relax physically your mind begins to relax too. That is release any negativity in your meditation.
Margherita Crystal Lotus, community builder at Chakra University on Facebook, and author of The Crystal Lotus Handbook – An Essential Guide to Crystals.
PS. Sleep better in a crystal grid of Rose Quartz