Chakras and Crystals 101: A Beginners Guide to Understanding Energy

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Understanding your personal energy doesn't have to feel like the quantum physics it really is. Nor do you need the IQ of Einstein to reach higher consciousness. If you are curious about crystals or have the feeling your energy needs alignment but you’re not sure why, this beginners guide to understanding energy should help.

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Understanding the Elements of Energy Alignment

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By now most people have become somewhat familiar with the terms spirituality and energy as a way to describe our personal connection with the universe around us. You’ve probably heard of chakras and might even have a collection of rocks or crystals to which you feel attached.

Reiki, acupuncture, even essential oils are all part of the growing trend towards finding balance and peace within. 

Some of us find that balance with a glass piece in our hands and find the meditative nature of smoking highly relaxing. There is a reason that medicinal smoke has played a big role in the history of spirituality and shamanic practices, and why you’re so drawn to it. 

According to UTNE Reader, most ancient cultures incorporate plants and other natural elements into their religious and spiritual practices because of the healing nature of their oils. And also because, in some practices they believed the smoke from burning plants and incenses could directly connect us mere mortals with the spirit realm; a practice that dates back to 1500 BCE when modern science points to the oldest use of smoke from medicinal plants.

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The Seven Chakras

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Although many researchers point to the existence over 100 chakras, there are seven main powerhouses of energy running along your spine.

Chakra, in ancient Sanskrit, actually means “wheel,” and chakras are visualized as spinning circles of energy that correspond with various clusters of nerves and organs in your body. T

hey connect your physical body with your conscious mind and when one or more of these wheels is out of whack, you’ll definitely feel it. 

“Quantum physics has proven that we are all made up of a harmonious movement of internal energy known as chi, prana, or life force energy,” Said Helen Yuan, NYC reiki practitioner and founder of Hellen, in an interview with Necessite. “Chakras work as filters that provide the human body with the energy it needs from the chaos of the outside world.”

Take the throat chakra for example. When you’re feeling like you can’t find the words to express yourself, or you feel physical symptoms of distress in that part of your body, then this could signal that your throat chakra is blocked or out of alignment.

Maybe you are deeply intuitive and have the tendency to see things with your mind’s eye. This is your ‘third eye’ chakra, and when blocked can feel like difficulty concentrating, headaches, or impulsivity in your actions without listening to your gut instincts.  

No matter what, your inner consciousness will be able to pinpoint the chakra you need to address. Here is a handy chart from Healthline to help break them all down. 

Major Crystals for Cleansing and Protection 

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Rocks have special meaning to some people, and some seem to emanate an energy and grab our attention. Quartz has long been regarded in cultures the world over as one of the most powerful crystal rocks for cleansing and protection and we love that dabbing kit bundles come with quartz bangers 😀

It absorbs energy and stores it longer than any other element on earth and is actually being used for technological data storage, according to Scientific American.

Now imagine that rock in your pocket soaking up all the negative energy around you. See?

If you want your smoking rituals to be more spiritual, you can find a good bowl for smoking made from crystals like quartz or amethyst. Bowls for pipes to smoke from come in all shapes, sizes, and elements now so you’re sure to find one that speaks to you.

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Or you can put crystals in your water bubbler. Putting a powerful energetic stone or two into your bubbler water will help purify its energy before the smoke is filtered through it. 

Fire and Water, Earth and Air

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Smoking glass pipe bowls  are a great vessel for packing medicinal herbs, as glass is a natural element perfect for appreciating the smoke that is drawn through it. A pipe with water is even better as it incorporates more natural elements into your smoking ritual. Glass bubblers make it easier to merge all the elements of medicinal smoking by incorporating fire (to burn the bud), water (in the bubbler), air (our breath), and earth (the plant we smoke). 

Even how to clean bubbler or glass pipe can be a ritualistically spiritual experience. Try using the salt of the earth to literally cleanse your pipes. Using a salt solution made from rubbing alcohol acts as a natural exfoliant to remove built up resin and salt itself is often used in spiritual practices for protection and purifying properties.

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Smokers box subscriptions are a great way to stay connected to new products and accessories to accentuate your journey into higher consciousness. A smokers box or smoke boxes include everything you need to reach higher states of being in one convenient box. Choose ones with a glass bubbler or glass smoking bowls or both. Just add purified water and crystals and you’ll be tuned-in in no time. 

When it comes down to it, your personal energy is how you feel deep down and the strength of your connection to the natural world around you.

Whether you use crystals, reiki, or medicinal smoke to achieve it, there is no better feeling in the world than having your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being completely in alignment.

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