This could be seen as a trick question because, at times, we reflect on creation, and God may teach us something. This will assist in healing on multiple levels. And things in this world do echo their Creator. In simple terms, you can’t avoid using something for spiritual purposes. God is a Spirit (John 4:24), and He made a symbolic breathing/energetic earth. It makes sense that the earth would have energetic properties. But let me get away from my dork side. I’ll get more into that later. What we are focusing on is a true Spiritual matter regarding crystal use, which is something Christians need to be cautious of.
Some things are easy to figure out. We’ve talked about not using crystals to contact those who’ve passed on, to repel evil spirits, or to contact God or angels, etc. Other things may not be so easy to see. Some of this may feel familiar, but I am trying to go deeper and make my perspective a little clearer.
You will find that many secular people say things like…
Crystals have the ability to bring repressed soul issues to the surface, and so a certain caution needs to be used in working with them. As you grow spiritually, they may reveal deep emotions and feelings that need to be transformed; crystals will help you at each step as you move along the spiritual path. In this regard, they can be very healing.
The Holy Spirit does this for Christians to usher in Spiritual healing like when you are harboring unforgiveness toward someone or wallowing in fear, the past, or regret. Our emotional health is crucial for Spiritual growth. The Holy Spirit communes with our spirit and reveals deep issues of the soul. You repent, and give this to God to move along the Spiritual path. He helps us live and walk righteously.
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but wicked shall fall into mischief (Proverbs 24:16)
The enemy could also bring this kind of information to the surface. This is often done to push you into a dark hole of despair in an attempt to break your faith in Christ or cause you to sin. It could also be done to confuse you so that you go to creation or people, instead of God. You may have noticed that many things can bring up certain emotions or repressed memories like movies, certain places, people or music.
But can crystals bring out issues? We’ll, we should not throw out everything secular people say and judge what we don’t understand. There is usually some truth to it. I’m going to explain this with the Bible, filtered ancient knowledge, and some science.
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so, the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 2:11)
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. (Proverbs 20:27)
Traumatic experiences, bad intentions, emotional issues, and feelings are intimate, and the spirit aspect of you knows many things about you, your innermost thoughts and other things.
On an earthly level, crystals (food, herbs, water, etc) balance and enhance our spirit, ruah, breath–also called energy or innate life-force. This force was breathed into humans at the beginning (Genesis 2:7). It allows us to move in our bodies (Acts 17:28). Plainly, it is the difference between a corpse and a living being (James 2:26) (Ecclesiastes 12:7). Any disruptions in the flow of this force throughout the body could cause connecting soul and physical imbalances. We see in the Bible that animals have a spirit energy (Ecclesiastes 3:21). You have surely noticed that flowers and plants have some type of life-force. We connect to this energy when we consume things or get near them, like when you’re chilling at the beach (though there is universal energy around us that sustains and moves through all living things). This is one reason you eat things as fresh as you can. Of course, we preserve goodness in various ways.
The earth is filled with living, ‘breathing’ creations (Job 12:10). Crystals have something we can’t quite explain; they are not completely lifeless as some scientists speculate. All things carry a unique vibrational frequency. Crystals are easier to connect to than say an apple because they oscillate at a precise frequency (though you have probably noticed that certain foods and herbs affect you on multiple levels). The spirit knows what’s marinating in your soul- innermost thoughts, emotions, problems you’re dealing with. Depending on a crystal’s color and frequency, it could connect to the corresponding (spiritual) energy vortex center. Because of it’s stable atomic geometric structure, it will attempt to harmonize your energy. While trying to balance, it may reveal imbalances within the magnetic center as it mirrors this energy. How? Well, we know that negative thoughts and emotions are positively charged; positive ones are negatively charged. It is trying to ‘spit out or release’ what is causing issues, which is usually too much positively charged energy.
However, a problem presents itself when Christians seek out crystals to fix Spiritual-soul issues like unforgiveness, guilt, or other deep wounds. At this point, creation has dominion over you; you have omitted God and replaced him with his creation just like the world. For example, guilty feelings cannot be truly healed by just letting go and balancing your being (though you may still need medicine if the feelings have affected other areas). Christians should feel guilty because they have sinned against God, and His Spirit has the true remedy for this. Many secular people are indeed attempting to use these gifts for Spiritual healing.
It is important to understand that some issues are of a natural origin, some Spiritual (with a big S). Our being is intertwined. Certain emotional/soul issues could just be highlighting a connecting energy/breath imbalance or physical issue, but they could also be plain old issues of the soul, which would be Spiritual in nature. Of course, we can take this further. Biblically, many issues can be dissected and pieced back together. It’s possible you have a physical, emotional, or energetic imbalance because of a sinful area of your life. Perhaps you have not surrendered a certain aspect of your life to God. An evil spirit could be afflicting you like Job. The possibilities go on & on. Throughout the Bible, we see things are not always simple.
This is why we must stay in sync with the Holy Spirit. It also shows the importance of approaching your health holistically to cover all bases. This could be a reason some people experience recurring ailments or have illnesses that won’t go away; they have not gotten to the root issue, whether this be of natural origins or Spiritually rooted. (1 Corinthians 11:27-32) (James 5:14-16) Though we know many sicknesses are just due to the fall of Adam.
When people try to reach their ‘higher selves’ by meditating with crystals to gain wisdom, insight, and direction, they are generally trying to access their spirit self. That is where natural (symbolic) intuition lie. But trying to access this aspect of you in this way can lead to confusion and deception. Deep states of meditation leaves people open and vulnerable. Some end up communicating directly with fallen angels, and the people just do whatever feels right.
Everyone uses some type of natural intuition, like when you make custom concoctions, use motherly intuition, or sense direction. For Christians, the Holy Spirit is there with our spirit. We were reborn Spiritually and sync into these Instincts. We should not allow fleshly instincts to lead our lives and decisions.
Just keep in mind that the Holy Spirit is our Guide and revealer–not saying God can’t use whatever he wants to reveal stuff to us. As I mentioned earlier, of course, he can and definitely does use all things for healing purposes. We see this when we make unwise choices. He still uses our mistakes and teaches us. He even uses evil spirits and people to show us something. Just because he uses everything does not mean He is always pleased with what we are doing. Our humanness causes us to fall easily. To use crystals and other energy arts, one must be Biblically discerning. Christians should test everything. I strive not to do whatever feels right to me because I could deceive myself. I seek out God and get his approval and understanding (no matter how long this may take sometimes). Actively going to crystals to pull out stuff and remedy issues like unforgiveness or to usher in superficial happiness is a form of idolatry. We should not try to use these gifts (or anything or anyone) as a replacement for God’s Holy Spirit, our saviour Jesus Christ, His Word, Biblical counsel, & true Spiritual Healing.
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