I follow quite a lot of blogs where crystals are prominent, and something that always annoys me is when people refer to their stones as their ‘babies’. Dude, they’ve been here a lot longer than you, and they’ll be here after you’re gone. Not babies.
I just call them crystals. Other people who work with them understand their power and will know what i’m referring to. Those who don’t, will understand that i’ve got different rocks and minerals. If people ask what they’re for, well then they’re tools, or ‘i work with them’, i find is an apt response. Not ‘They’re my precious babies’. I feel that’s an injustice to their power.
I’m thinking of doing a Q&A section if anyone has any questions they’d like to talk about regarding any of the following:
Meridians, chakra systems and cleansing.
Spirits, ghosts, and clair abilities (clairvoyants, clairsentience etc)
i keep reading mixed opinions on whether wearing crystal pendulums is safe, or should they exclusively be used for working with energy fields…are they too powerful to keep closely worn on the body for extended period of times. Do any witches know if wearing pendulums is ok?
Not coming from a witch-y background but a crystal therapy one; what i’ve always been taught is crystals will only provide for you what you need whatever form they take, and if you don’t need any help from that crystal then it will function only as decoration and do no ‘harm’. I use the word harm in the sense that sometimes we can become so used to the crystals aiding us with certain issues that we don’t want to be without them, but it becomes dangerous when the underlying issue (say a meridan or chakra out of balance) isn’t treated, and that can make you dependent on the crystal, suffering worse if you go without it.
I had an experience like this when i was suffering with my anxiety disorder years ago. I took to wearing a hematite pendant because it grounded me and made me feel secure, but i wore it to the point where i would feel physically sick and very lightheaded if i took it off. I had to wean myself off it. Crystals themselves don’t have the capacity to cause harm, but our misguided use of them sometimes does if we ignore our whole systems and instead focus using one crystal as a ‘quick fix’, so if you’re wearing it for any specific reason i’d look into getting your meridan likes and chakras re balanced if you’re going to wear it a lot.
I’ve not heard anything particular about people wearing pendulums specifically, and it’s not something i would do personally. I feel the energy in mine is quite finicky in some way, and i feel the crystal prefers to be used only for energy work. That choice is yours to make though depending on how you feel!