As I sat at my desk stringing crystal beads onto wire, a deep calm descended. My mind, normally foggy and active, felt intent and focused. I connected to parts of myself I’d almost forgotten existed. I noticed the stirrings of joy. Working with the gemstone beads created a meditative and blissful state I hadn’t experienced in a long time, and I was intrigued. While I’d always had an interest in crystals—and a profound healing experience in my thirties—they had fallen into the background of my life. I hadn’t used them for years. Working with the gemstone beads on that Saturday reminded me of previous positive experiences I’d had with crystals and set me on a new path. Since then, I’ve been collecting and working with crystals. I have them all over my house and use them in my own personal healing practices and with people who come to me for energy healing. They are such an important part of my life that I share my understandings about them in my book Crystals for Healing. While that book is a comprehensive guide to crystals, in the past few years I’ve come to realize that people who are just starting to work with crystals need a practical introductory guide. That’s why I’ve written this book. It’s designed to provide you with basic information and practical applications so you can experience the powerful shifts these beautiful Earth elements can provide.


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