Celebrating Judy Hall: 15 crystal healing techniques to try at home

Former College Tutor Judy Hall (1943-2021) was an internationally renowned crystal expert. In this article, published in the College journal Light in 2017, she shares some very useful crystal healing tips...

By: Judy Hall.   Posted

Every crystal enthusiast has The Crystal Bible on their bookshelf. This book - and many others - is the treasured work of exemplary crystal healer Judy Hall (1943-2021). Judy, who used to teach at the College, was a fount of wisdom on all things crystalline. We miss her dearly, but feel fortunate that she left us all with such a rich legacy in her best-selling crystal books. She also contributed to the College's journal, Light. This article featured in the 2017 issue, and contains some real gems too good not to share! Here are some of Judy Hall's crystal healing techniques to try at home...

If you are surrounded by good vibrations, your health and wellbeing are assured. Crystals have always been revered for putting out good vibes and for protecting the wearer or the space they are in. Crystal healing truly is an ancient science. The oldest crystal healing prescription I found was bloodstone, carnelian and aventurine for cleansing and restoring the kidneys and liver. This is exactly what a crystal healer might use today. Indeed, bloodstone and carnelian are two of the oldest known, continuously used healing stones. Here, I'd like to share with you some crystals and healing techniques that I find particularly useful.

How to choose the right crystal

I believe that intuitively choosing a crystal is the best way of selecting the right stone, and for then placing it on or around your body. I keep a selection of crystals cleansed and ready to wear. Each morning, I glance casually at them. If one attracts my attention, I wear it. And feel better for so doing.

How to charge your crystals

Before using a crystal for the first time, cleanse it and dedicate it for the highest good of yourself and everyone who comes into contact with it. Then programme it to your needs.

  • Sit quietly and hold your crystal.
  • Focus your attention on it.
  • Precisely formulate what you want your crystal to do, but do not limit it. Say: 'This or something better'.
  • State your intention firmly and clearly. You may need to repeat it several times.
Tibetan bowl and tingshaws with quartz healing wand and cleansing crystal

How to cleanse your crystals

Crystals need regular cleansing and reenergising. When you purchase a crystal, it holds the energy of everyone who handled it. When you have worn or used it for awhile, especially if you've been using it for healing, it will need cleaning again.

  • Most crystals can be cleansed under running water and then left in sunlight.
  • Delicate crystals can be placed in uncooked brown rice overnight. Compost the rice afterwards.
  • A quick way to clean and recharge all crystals is to sound a Tibetan bowl or tingshaws over it, or to put a drop of Petaltone Clear 2 Light on them.

Crystals to protect against EMFs

I often wear a beautiful piece of shattuckite with ajoite. This rare stone protects against subtle ill-wishes, connects me to higher levels of being, and offsets the effects of mobile phones and TETRA (terrestrial trunk radio) masts, as well as computers.

It can be difficult to get hold of, and a quartz such as smokey, tourmalinated or rutilated (angel hair) can work just as well. If you, like me, are sensitive to mobile phone emanations, then taping a piece of black tourmaline or smoky quartz onto your phone works wonders as it reintegrates your auric field.

Shattuckite, Rutilated quartz and smoky quartz healing crystals

Crystals to protect against jealousy and ill will

Black tourmaline, smoky quartz and amethyst are excellent for turning back ill-wishes or jealousy. These healing crystals are highly protective when worn around the neck. And traditionally, amethyst has the added attraction of warding off inebriation!

Crystals for healers to wear

A labradorite crystal, with its unexpected scintillating flash of blue, is a wonderful energy protector that also pulls in spiritual power. It is an excellent stone for healers and those who work with other people to wear around the neck as it enhances intuition whilst preventing taking on other people's problems or negative thoughts or energy.

A crystal technique to cleanse your energy

If you want to keep your energy clear at all times, a quartz or charoite crystal can be used to 'comb' all around your body. Hold it about one foot or 30 centimetres out from the body. This absorbs the negative energy, repairs weak spots in your biomagnetic field, and re-energises your whole body.

Charoite, labradorite and black tourmaline healing crystals

How to cleanse the chakras with crystals

A long quartz point is useful for cleansing your chakras. Simply spiral it out from the chakra, cleanse it by holding it under running water or with a proprietary crystal cleanser, and then spiral in again in the opposite direction. Some people are adamant that there is a right and wrong direction for this crystal chakra cleanse, but I find it best to do what feels right.

If you feel stressed out and need to relax, lying down with crystals placed on your chakras does the trick. This cleanses and re-energises each chakra, balancing them. It helps you to relax and brings about a sense of wellbeing and good health. You can use the traditional colour correspondences with the chakras by placing a stone of an appropriate colour on the chakra. Another method is to intuitively choose your own colours. Crystals can also be placed directly over the internal organs.

How to create your own healing crystal grid

Crystals can be laid out around the body to create a healing grid. If your crystal has a point, placing the point facing outwards, pointing away from the body, draws negative energy away from the body. Positioning the crystal with its point facing towards the body draws energy into the body.

You can also place seven amethyst points, with the points facing in, around your body to help you relax. Place a smoky quartz, pointing down and away from the body, at your feet to draw off negative energy. Placing another smoky quartz on your third eye is very helpful if you have a headache, as is azurite or lapis lazuli. Many people who are opening up psychically experience pressure in the third eye, and an apophyllite pyramid or labradorite placed over the third eye helps it to open and relieves the pressure.

Crystal healing with smokey quartz on third eye chakra and quartz point above the crown chakra

Crystals to heal from heartbreak

Following the break-up of a long relationship some years ago, my heart felt somewhat battered. The crystal I found most soothing was rose quartz. In a channelled message of hope and healing, I was told not to let bitterness enter my heart. Rose quartz gently melted the resentment I was feeling and healed the abuse of trust, lifting away the bitterness and bringing forgiveness in its place.

For many months, I wore a protective rose quartz pendant over my heart and slept with a piece under my pillow to protect my dreams (my ex-partner was trying to invade my space). To heal further, in meditation I would travel the whorls and labyrinths of rhodochrosite as I attuned the divine love at its heart. I also used rose quartz in a ritual to take back my heart from the careless hands to which it had been entrusted.

Crystals to activate the higher heart chakra

When my heart felt whole again, I used green aventurine, dioptase and rose quartz to reactivate my higher heart chakra, the place of compassion and unconditional love. I like to wear the rare and beautiful stone tugtupite from Greenland to keep my higher heart functioning at its best.

green aventurine, dioptase and rose quartz healing crystals

Crystals to attract romance

Rose quartz is the stone to use if you want to attract more love into your life. Place the largest piece you can find by your bed and put one in the relationship corner of your house too – this is the furthest right corner from the front door. If you can find a crystal that has two equal sized crystals, sitting side by side on a common base, place this here too.

Many candle quartzes can be found in twin formations that spring from a joint base and they are excellent for this purpose as they symbolise mutual support and loving interdependence. It will attract a twinflame into your life; a twinflame being a soulmate without the karma or the hassle. Something we all need in our life!

Crystals to ward off energy vampires

It is all too easy to lose energy to other people without really knowing why or even that it has occurred, especially if you work in the healing or counselling field. The main symptom is a feeling of weariness or slight depression through very low energy. You may also experience a tugging or tweaking pain under your left armpit. I used to think that this leaching happened through the solar plexus, but became aware that it happens to a greater extent through the spleen chakra, which is located about a hand's breadth beneath the left armpit. If you get a nagging pain there, then an energy vampire is at work.

This energy vampire may be a family member, partner or friend, client or work colleague. Fortunately, the antidote is simple. Tape a green aventurine, green fluorite or jade crystal over the spleen chakra, or wear one on a long chain so it reaches to the end of your breastbone. Remembering to disconnect from healing clients as they walk out of the door also keeps this chakra healthy and your own energy high.

Amazonite, green fluorite and shungite healing crystals

Crystals for a safe and happy home

Crystals are an excellent way to ensure that you are in a good space and to keep a healing room energetically clean. Unfortunately, these days, most of us are bombarded with unseen electromagnetic radiation, to which many people are sensitive especially those who are psychic. I live near an electricity substation, not my first choice of location as I'm all too aware of the potentially health-depleting effects – although I turned this around and affirmed that it would energise and realign me.

It also prompted me to write a Crystal Prescriptions volume purely on protecting against EMFs (electromagnetic fields). As soon as I moved in, I gridded the whole garden with pieces of black tourmaline, positioning one at each corner. I then placed amazonite, amethyst clusters and smoky quartz points on the windowsills with the points pointing away from the house to deflect the energy.

Later, huge raw pieces of shungite were added. The house feels energetically clear and, on dowsing, registers no adverse electromagnetic emissions. These stones are equally effective for any bad vibes that may be affecting your home or workplace. My computer is surrounded with fluorite and lepidolite to further protect my energy, but you could use smoky quartz, shungite, sodalite or amethyst for this.

Crystals for healers, therapists and counsellors

To keep a healing room energetically clean, place a large piece of smoky quartz, calcite, black tourmaline or toumalinated quartz in a central position and ask it to absorb negative energies. Remember to cleanse it every day. You can also grid small pieces of black tourmaline in each corner to keep out bad vibes or ethereal white selenite to draw in spiritual light to assist in your work.

Thank you, Judy Hall! Judy wrote the foreword for College Crystal Tutor Nicholas Pearson's book, Crystals for Karmic Healing. She said: 'This is a book I would very much like to have written. Insightful, informative, practical, it brings together my greatest passions; crystals, karmic healing, and astrology - passions that Nicholas clearly shares with me.'

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