The phenomena of consciousness and the notion of it permeating every form of life, from the atomic level and upwards has been a theory posited by esotericists and ancient texts throughout the ages. H.P. Blavatsky's The Secret Doctrine, and Alice A. Bailey's Consciousness of the Atom offer deep insight into consciousness' evolution from the microscopic to the microcosm, and upwards through the macrocosm.
The late, and great, inventor Nikola Tesla was once quoted as saying, "In a crystal, we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being."
While materialists and scientific research are still catching up to the spiritualist's perspective, wherever you fall on the barometer of belief, one can't help but wonder what may come of consciously connecting to various levels of consciousness with an open mind.
With that being said, when it comes to inner journeys, and practices such as meditation, to enhance (and sharpen) the tools in your spiritual toolkit - crystals, as energy to work with, and through, may offer a deeper connection to your own consciousness through the consciousness latent within these stones.
“An idea is a being incorporeal, which has no subsistence by itself, but gives figure and form unto shapeless matter, and becomes the cause of manifestation.” -
The list presented below offers eight different types of crystals, which may aid in your own conscious evolution, allowing a deeper connection to cosmic energies, and subatomic spirits.
8 Crystals to Further Enhance Your Meditation Practice
Selenite is a soft, flexible, and reflective stone known for metaphysical healing properties and assisting to activate the third eye and crown chakra. The lightness this stone envelopes allows purity to radiate through its energy field and calls forth authenticity, and a connection to honesty with self and "other". This is best used for clearing and healing chakras, and subtle energy bodies during practice.
Amethyst is a violet-toned stone of the quartz variety. This February birthstone is believed to activate Aquarian and Piscean energies such as intuition, clairvoyance (clear seeing), and other latent psychic abilities.
Amethyst may also be used to open the crown chakra, and to purify the mind from stress, limiting beliefs, and negative and/or toxic thinking patterns.
Moldavite is not for the faint of heart! Olive-green or dull greenish in its coloring, this stone is thought to have been formed from a meteorite impact. With an intense frequency, and energies that some may deem "extraterrestrial", holding this stone during meditation accelerates personal and spiritual evolution to new degrees beyond three-dimensional reality and straight into the fifth dimension. This stone is best used for creativity, expanding the imagination, and channeling insight from realms beyond this world.
Azurite is a deep-blue stone, which is believed to stimulate (and open) the Third Eye Chakra. Similar to Amethyst in its abilities to unlock your latent psychic potential, Azurite was seen to ancient Atlantean and Egyptian mystery schools as a potent portal to "Heaven on Earth".
"To the inhabitants of Atlantis and the early Egyptians, Azurite was a most potent psychic stone and shrouded in mystery; its secrets known only to the highest priests and priestesses. It was called the Stone of Heaven by the ancient Chinese who believed it to open celestial gateways, and was revered by Greeks and Romans for its visionary insights and healing powers. For the Mayans, Azurite inspired the mystical self and facilitated the transfer of wisdom and knowledge via thought, while Native Americans used this sacred stone to contact their spiritual Indian guide, feel the presence and understand the message." - Crystal Vaults
With its moniker stemming from the Greek words meaning 'get' and 'leaf', when heated, Apophyllite has a proclivity to exfoliate like a leaf.
As for its metaphysical properties, it is believed to stimulate the pineal gland, and offer relief from anxiety, depression and other dense energies.
Phenakite is a potent crystal, which is believed to assist in repairing nerve damage, and brain imbalances. As a means to stimulate neurogenesis, and allow new pathways to fire in mind and spirit, this stone may be used during meditation when the intention is for deep healing.
It is also has been found to ease issues relating to migraine, headaches, nausea, and pain.
Clear Quartz is a master healer, which amplifies divine energy, and encourages clarity on all levels of spirit, body, and mind.
When used in meditation, Clear Quartz resonates through all seven chakras and the physical, energetic, auric and emotional bodies. Linking the heart to the mind, and the mind to the heart, this beacon of light and life-force is a powerful tool, offering illumination, enlightenment and cosmic coherence.