I have always loved crystals and semi-precious stones, I have several clusters and spheres of many different kinds. Lately I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration and creative ideas for different ways to use them. One way I plan to use a lot of crystals and stones is for a house blessing. This will be a project that takes a few months to prepare for as I find and gather the various stones I need.
The house blessing will begin under the house. We do not have a basement, however there is a dirt floor and enough space that you can walk under the house as long as you don’t stand completely upright. As I thought about what I wanted to do, I decided that I wouldn’t do anything that might scare the next owners (even if that ends up being 50+ years from now), I decided not to use crystal skulls or painted stones with pentacles (which I did think about doing at first until I got the idea to use various crystals). There are so many wonderful crystals and semi-precious stones to chose from that it was a bit difficult to narrow down what I wanted to use – in the end I decided to go with a few of my favorites.
The first step to creating a ritual is to decide on the purpose. I want my home to be a calm, peaceful, loving place to be for my family but also a place that supports spiritual well being and my healing work. Taking all of that into consideration I selected: 4 hematite (heart shape), 1 rose quartz (star shape), 12 rutilated quartz (small pieces), 50 clear quartz points, and 13 amethyst clusters.
Each area of the house and around the house will be censed with sage and spurged with blessed water and sea salt. The crystals will be charged with intent and qi healing energy.
Under the house: create a sacred space circle by placing four hematite heart stones in the four directions, a single row of 12 rutilated quartz around the circle space, and a star rose quartz in the center. (The stones don’t need to be a particular shape to be affective, but I happened to find the hearts and star at a very good price.)
Around the outside of the house: place a circle of 50 small clear quartz crystal points evenly space to create a cirle around the house.
Each room of the house: place a amethyst crystal cluster.
I will then use my healing drum and from under house, to each room on the first floor and second floor, I will drum and chant filling the house with intent for protection, peace, joy, harmony, love and healing.
Hematite: helps to absorb negative energy, promotes calm, balance and equilibrium in times of stress or worry and is a very protective stone. It is good for grounded and helps to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration. It aids in meditation and the Ascension process, by facilitating the integration of higher spiritual energies into our physical existence; this allows those who are doing spiritual work to still be able to function in the physical world and relate to others. Also, physically it is used to protect against geopathic stress and electromagnetic smog.
Rose Quartz: stone of unconditional love (opens the heart to all types of love – love of self, love of family, love of friends, romantic love). It has a high energy, but its vibration is also calming and soothing. It clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment, and allows healing of heart issues and disease associated with holding on to negative emotions. It opens the heart to compassion for self and for others, and raises self-esteem, eases guilt and balances emotions, lowering stress and bringing peace. The soothing energy fosters empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others, enhances positive self-affirmations and lowers stress and tension in the heart. It promotes being open to and accepting love from others, and to recognize the unconditional love of the Universe. It is also used to balance all of the chakras and to remove negative energy and replace it with love energy.
Rutilated Crystal: (clear quartz riddled with needle-like threads of golden rutile, a material made of titanium dioxide) clears energy blockages from all of the chakras
and attune to divine purpose. It puts off a very high level of energy, and brings physical and mental balance and stability. It is an uplifting stone, infusing joy into one’s life and surrounding environment. It is also very good for meditation, promotes connection to the Divine, the higher realms and spirit guides (the rutile threads ack as a psychic antenna). It assists to expand one’s state of consciousness and enhance psychic abilities, as well as helps gain greater concentration and clarity. Physically it can be used to speed healing of injuries and slow down aging.
An important aspect of Rutilated Quartz is when it is programmed it can powerfully amplify your intent out into the universe and help manifest the intent in the phsyical realm. To do this it is very important to use visualization – imagine being within the stone itself and then vividly imagine the energies of your intent moving
along the individual rutile crystal threads within the quartz.
Clear Quartz: most versatile and powerful healing stone among all crystals, it is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention, protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain. It enhances and strengthens the aura. As gifts from Mother Earth, quartz crystals come to us with information for the higher self to assimilate in the process of one’s spiritual growth. It is also used to cleanse, open, activate, and align all of the chakras, and are a wonderful choice for healing, meditation, energy work and energy grids.
In its natural form, the quartz points radiate their energies outward into the surrounding environment and can be programmed with intent and kept in a central place to emit its helpful energies. The naturally formed 6-sided (hexagon) shape (sacred geometry) contributes to its ability to magnify energetic vibrations. Clear Quartz absorbs energies very easily, it is important to clear these stones on a regular basis. I will be placing these in the Earth, pointed up and slightly angled toward the house and programmed to channel earth healing and grounding energy. Since they will be in the ground, it will keep them clear of negative energy (the earth absorbs and recycles all energy).
Amethyst: very powerful and protective crystal, natural stress reliever, encourages inner strength; a strong healing energy that transmutes lower vibrations to higher frequencies, and transforms negative energy to love energy. It connects the physical plane with higher realm, and is a wonderful peaceful energy for meditations. It also helps develop intuition and psychic abilities, enhances spiritual awareness and spiritual wisdom, promotes a higher state of consciousness; clears and repairs holes in the aura and draws in Divine energy, and aligning and fosters cooperation between the energy bodies.
The crystals will bring a wonderful energy to the house and help amplify rituals and healing work that I do. Periodically I when I do a house cleansing, I can focus on the crystals as I cense and spurge throughout the house adding to the visualization of intention of protection, love, joy and healing and over time their energy and power will increase with each ritual and cleansing.
What are your favorite crystals and stones? Have you used them in rituals or healing work?
Bright blessings, Lady Rose