I was first introduced to the healing art of crystals by an extremely ~mystical~ ex, and at first, I thought it was all pretty useless. I'm a naturally spiritual person with a lot of out-there beliefs, but even I found the idea that specific rocks will affect you in specific ways to be too much of a stretch. "They're just rocks," I thought. Beautiful, ancient rocks, but just rocks all the same.
Plot twist: I still kind of feel that way. But I wear crystals every day — around my neck, on my fingers, and around my waist. I feel naked without any colorful, glowing rocks adorning my body and my crystals have grown to be quite important to me.
Much of my appreciation is on a simple level: the crystals are aesthetically beautiful, and they come straight from the Earth. Just like I believe having plants around is important for your health, I believe having rocks around is important. These things ground you and nourish your spirit.
And, while I don't really believe that crystals have specific healing properties, I do believe in the power of intention. Because each crystal is associated with a specific theme, it serves as a daily reminder and helps me channel my focus.
From self-love to healthy boundaries, my little rock allies keep me on track. Here are the 7 crystals I wear on a daily basis and why.