Crystals and Reiki
Most of the Reiki practitioners and Masters I know are strongly
attracted to crystals. Many found their first experience of energy and
vibrations through living with crystals, and discovered Reiki as they
continued their exploration of energy work.
If working with crystals is a new idea for you I invite you to
visit the Crystal area of Beyond the Rainbow. There you'll find many
articles about crystals.
You may also want to subscribe to the monthly email newsletter, Living with Crystals. Subscription information is available on the main page of the Crystals area.
Crystals and Self-Treatment:
You can add energy and focus to your Reiki self-treatments by
placing crystals on the parts of the body you use for hand positions.
In general, Reiki hand positions correspond to the chakras. The
principal difference (for the hand positions I use) is that the first
and second chakras are merged in the pelvic hand position, and the
third chakra is divided into two areas: abdominal and solar plexus.
You can adjust to this difference by putting two dark stones at the
base of your feet (which is very good for grounding). Though you will
not be touching your feet while meditating you can focus Reiki on your
feet and legs.
Pelvic area: black tourmaline, hematite, smoky quartz, tiger's eye,
obsidian, onyx, ruby, carnelian, garnet, bloodstone. Colors:
Abdominal area: citrine, tiger's eye, amber, rutilated quartz. Color: gold
Solar plexus: peridot, malachite, moonstone, rhodochrosite. Colors: chartreuse, coral
Heart area: rose quartz, pink tourmaline, watermelon tourmaline, rhodonite, aventurine, green tourmaline. Colors: green, pink
Throat area: amazonite, aquamarine, blue lace agate, chrysocolla,
turquoise, fluorite (any color). Colors, blue-green, light blue.
Forehead: amethyst, sodalite, labradorite/spectrolite, sugilite, moss agate, kyanite, moldavite. Colors: purple, dark blue
Crown: Clear quartz. Color: clear, white
I don't recommend lying on crystals; their energy, however, will travel to the back hand positions.
In giving yourself Reiki you may also want to focus on the color of
the crystal you've chosen for each chakra and imagine that color
radiating through you. If there's an area to which you're giving extra
attention you may also want to create an affirmation for balance in
For more information on crystals see Gems and Their Gifts to Us
For more information on the chakras see The Chakras.
You can also learn more about the chakras by taking our email course. There's a sample lesson on the web site.
The Purple Raybutterfly
My friend, Marley, combined Reiki, crystals, and chakra balancing
in the following story. (Note: a Maxized quartz point is a crystal
which has been charged by the energy of a crystal skull named Max.)
This morning I checked my chakras by standing and holding a
pendulum in front of each chakra and watching the direction the
pendulum spun. I did this because I woke up dizzy and fuzzy headed - I
was out of town and spent the night at a third rate hotel. I found that
my crown chakra was blocked. I lay on the bed and I put an amethyst on
my forehead. Then I held my Maxized healing quartz point on top of the
amethyst stone and beamed Reiki into that chakra while I visualized a
purple light coming from my healing crystal through the amethyst into
the chakra. When I stood up, after a few minutes, was no longer dizzy
and I felt energized.
More Reiki/Crystal Blendings butterfly
You can clear and charge your crystals with Reiki energy. If you're
Reiki Level I hold the crystal in your hand and simply Reiki it.
If you're Reiki II you can draw the symbols over your crystals. You
may then want to use the charged crystal as part of a distant healing
ceremony. You can also program the intention of a distant healing
ceremony into your crystal. There are more details on how to do this in
the section on Crystal Grids.
Crystals, Reiki, and Treatment of Othersbutterfly
As Reiki practitioners and masters we've found that crystals can work in many ways to enhance our treatments.
We and our clients enjoy having crystals in the treatment room as
both visual and energetic enhancements. In general, any beautiful
crystal adds much to the atmosphere. In particular, amethyst clusters
help to create an atmosphere of peace and relaxation; while quartz
clusters balance the energy.
The Star of David Pattern
We place quartz crystal points under our massage table in a pattern
called the Star of David layout. For this, place crystals on the points
of an imaginary Star of David: one each below the head and foot, one
each below the shoulders and hips.
We have found that this layout creates a very stable and relaxing
energy pattern which seals in the Reiki energy. We also recommend it
Often clients enjoy holding a crystal in one or both hands during
the treatment. You can either let them choose the one(s) to which they
are attracted, or make suggestions, such as:
For grounding issues: hematite, tiger's eye, black tourmaline, red jasper, smoky quartz
Anxiety/nervousness: amethyst, rhodochrosite, aquamarine
Love issues: rose quartz (for relationship issues); emerald, for feeling cut off from divine love or one's spirituality
Opening up spirituality: clear quartz, chrysocolla, amethyst
Crystals and Attunementsbutterfly
We encourage our students to bring their favorite crystals to place
beneath their chairs during attunements. If they don't have any we put
a quartz crystal or cluster beneath each chair.