Recently I wrote a post about making a crystal grid. I promised to tell you about the grid I made for myself. First let me explain how a crystal grid works, and keep in mind, there are literally as many ways to make a grid as there are people to make them. You can either make a grid in “real time” or make a micro-grid. This may sound confusing at first, but it really isn’t.
A grid in “real time” would be a grid which you place around the actual person or object in question. In the example of the crystal grid I made for myself (which is a micro-grid), rather than having a picture of me at the center, I would physically be in the center of this grid which I would build around myself (sitting, laying, whatever).
If you put a person in the center of a large grid (rather than a picture in a small grid), it would technically be a crystal healing session, and they are very potent. The grid would be “built” around the person physically, and the grid would only be in effect when the object was in the center (because that is part of the working grid). Obviously this is inconvenient if you are looking for healing and/or energy work with the crystalline energies which lasts over a longer period of time (in my case I needed the healing to cover weeks, even into months). Also if you are placing the grid around yourself (or another person) it takes more crystals (you’re working in a larger area) and it can be difficult logistically. This is why you might want to make a micro grid like I have done.
In this type of grid, there is a representation of who the grid is for (in this case, me) and the crystals are placed around this central focal point. Like I said, you can make grids for yourself, other people, or even pets, physical property, etc. When you place the crystals and program the grid with your intent, the crystals in the smaller grid are simply holding the place for the larger crystalline energy to do the work you have requested in the larger field around you, and it acts constantly. I imagine a giant invisible three dimensional grid just like the grid I have made which is with me everywhere I go. When I think about it, I “tap into” the grid and work with the crystalline energy which is working through me.
Anyway, here is a large picture of part of my grid:
I started by placing a piece of blue topaz in the center. I did this because it is one of my favorite stones and I was pulled to do so by the Crystal People. So many times I have been led to a stone and when I look up the properties after the fact, it is always right on. I check the properties less and less now, simply trusting my guidance without having to know why.
Next I placed a picture of myself when I felt healthiest, most “myself” and most sure of who I was. If you look closely, you will see a little blond headed girl around two years old. This may seem an odd statement to make. How could a child of this age be sure of who they are? Aren’t we supposed to learn who we are as we grow older? It is my belief based on my experience, that we tend to forget who we are as we grow. That’s kind of sad but true.
When I was this age, I still had memories from previous lifetimes.
One of the first memories I have when I was a little younger than I am in the picture, the neighbors and my older sister (ranging in age from 4 to probably 9 or 10) wanted to play “house”. I was initially excited and remember thinking “Perfect! This, I can do! After all, I AM an actress!” It confused me (and made me a little angry, I admit) when they placed me in the “role” of the baby (I was the youngest of the group, and closest thing to a “baby”). “Of all things!”, I thought… “I should be the mother (the lead role) not the baby!” I argued with them to no avail, and they put me in the highchair and force fed me a mush made of saltine crackers and cold water. I went along with them like a tired aunt humoring the children she is stuck babysitting.
I remember distinctly not having the language skills to be clearly understood, but thinking as lucidly as I do now. My parents seemed clueless and I couldn’t figure out why they didn’t understand me! I would explain things to them slowly (with gibberish and hand motions) until they eventually discovered what I was talking about. While I was initially frustrated, I excused them because they were “young” and just didn’t get it. I knew they would “grow up” and I would try to be patient with them until they did. However, turns out the trick was on me! Instead, I started “growing up”… and subsequently, forgetting!
Let’s return to the crystal grid, the picture of this sure-of-herself Genn (who at the time was called Genie) and the blue topaz. Surrounding this I placed crystal points. Some pointing out, to carry away unwanted energy, and some pointing in, to bring in new and recharged energy. As I placed the crystals I set my intentions and requested assistance.
Here is a section of the photograph of the grid which I drew colored arrows on to explain to you the direction of energy flow and my intention as I placed the crystals. I colored the arrows on the crystals where the energy was flowing toward the center (into me) bright green to indicate the health and healing I have requested assistance with from the Crystal People and the Universe. The arrows on the crystals pointing away (energy flowing out of me) I colored a murky green to symbolize the discordant energies which are leaving me. Two double terminated crystals show in this detail of the grid, I colored them pink to symbolize the love which flows OUT of me and IN to me from the Universe/All That Is.
I didn’t make this grid with the intention of photographing it, (it is built on a shelf next to my bed), so it was difficult to get the whole grid in the shot. There are more crystals placed all around the grid which are not pictured.
Behind the grid I put a picture of Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion. This picture was gifted to me by Tony Burroughs, author and one of the originators of the Intender’s of The Highest Good and Intender’s Circles. Seeing the picture of Kwan Yin, I am reminded to have compassion for the Genn I am now and the path I am walking. She also represents my intentions to be healthy and happy and to remember who I am, healthy and well on all levels. I also see her as a compassionate guardian of my grid.
The two small clusters on each side of her represent my friends and loving family who I know are by my side, supporting me.
Present, but not pictured, are moonstone and labradorite, two of my favorite stones and several Channeler crystals to connect me to Source (God/Goddess/All That Is) and my Guides and Angels.
The small white stone in the center front is a feminine crystal full of rainbows. She represents strength, femininity, hope and optimism. This is the end of the physical description of my personal grid.
I continue to connect with the grid at the very least twice daily (when I get up and when I go to bed) and also at random times as I go about my day. This grid has been working very well! On physical, emotional and mental levels I am much improved. I am two weeks out from shoulder surgery, where they cleaned out the bursa, broke up the frozen shoulder and shaved off some bone. The doctor was shocked when he saw the range of motion I have already and how little pain I am having. I attribute this directly to the Crystal People, friends who gave me Reiki (both hands on as well as long distance) and healing prayers and energies. So, thanks, everyone!!
I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse of my personal crystal grid.
Do you use grids? Do you have a favorite? I’d love to hear about it!
Until next time, I wish you crystal blessings!