Merry meet to all!
Thank you once again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Enchanting Chants
Empowered by the musical magick of chants, it’s time to turn to another source of power used and beloved by many in their magickal and holistic practices
The credit of the idea for this week’s theme goes to the warmhearted @Christina4 and is…
A Healthy Dose of Stones and Crystals
Crystals and stones have spiritual properties and supernatural correspondences that make them invaluable tools of magick. As components of spells, potions, and rituals; sources of energy; magickal tools; and more- crystals can be used to heal ailments and improve our lives
The healing work of crystals isn’t limited to just physical woes- crystals have traditionally been used to also assist with emotional, spiritual, and external blockages in our lives as well. Different types of crystal work can be experimented with in the pursuit of healing bodies, minds, and souls.
This week, we will explore how stones and crystals can be used to heal and improve our lives- through using them to treat physical, emotional, spiritual, and/or external issues
Are you ready?
It’s… CHALLENGE TIME!
Important Safety Note: While crystals and stones have numerous benefits and are used for healing across many traditions, they should not be used to replace the services of a trained medical professional. It is always a good idea to contact your doctor to get professional advice personalized for your unique body and medical situation.
The magickal properties of beautiful gems, shiny stones, and charming crystals cover a vast number of ailments. You might begin this challenge by asking yourself:
What in my life (or in the life of someone I hold dear) could use some healing energy?
This may be a physical issue- such as a sore back, healing injuries, or headaches.
It may be a spiritual concern- you feel disconnected with your magickal craft, are having trouble communicating with higher powers, or feeling that your energies are blocked.
It could be an emotional struggle- something such as emotional trauma, anxiety, or chaotic internal energy giving you stress.
You may have an external problem that needs healing- you have a toxic presence in your life, outside forces are causing you distress, or something in your environment is giving you challenges.
Take some time this week to be mindful of your situation and examine what parts of your daily life could use some extra healing attention
When you have an issue in mind and your intention for healing is clear- you’re ready to draw on the magick of crystals!
Perhaps the easiest, cheapest, and most accessible crystal available is one that you likely already have in your kitchen cupboard- salt!
Salt is a crystalline solid (of which some types can be called Halite/ “rock salt” and Himalayan Salt) that has been used over the years in countless magickal and medicinal traditions for its protective and healing qualities.
You can learn more about salt and find salt spell suggestions in Spiritual Uses of Salt
There are many ways to use salt in your magickal practice. Here are just a few suggestions:
→ Looking for more? Click here for additional Salt Spells and Rituals!
There are so many wonderful stones, crystals, and rocks to explore! You might learn about a new healing crystal or cast spells/rituals with crystals in the name of healing and ailment.
Not sure where to get started? There are many helpful guides about crystals in the forum, so feel free to search for a particular stone to learn about . You can also view the crystal resources on Spells8, or browse through the crystal resources shared as part of the previous Heed the Call of Crystals Challenge .
If your ailment is involved with the elements and/or you enjoy elemental magick, consider casting with crystals based on their element alignment:
You also might explore the health and life benefits of Placing Crystals Around Your Home
Crystal grids channel the power of various crystals towards a single goal. There are crystal grid combinations for just about every theme you can think of!
Here are a few suggestions you might explore:
→ Looking for crystal grids that you can download, print, and add to your BOS or Grimoire? Explore the collection of Printable Crystal Grids here!
This challenge is designed to be open to personal interpretation, so you can fit this theme in with your unique magickal practice.
Feel free to let your creativity shine brightly!
All witches are welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a shout-out, you have to share your experience with the forum.
- About your experience healing with crystals
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new post in the forums.
If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post - thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, June 22nd at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time Zone)
( 2021-06-22T05:00:00Z )
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to a moderator.
For those new to challenges, know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
Crystals do much more than just shine, dazzle, and delight! May they bring you peace, happiness, good health, love, and light