CRYSTALS WHICH ARE BROKEN IN OUR CARE: what it means

image empathic broken crystalThis is addressing the second part of a question posed to me (the first part of the question is found here). The questioner asked:

Sometimes [crystals]  jump from my hand or I drop another crystal on them accidentally, etc. I am brand new at this and don’t know how to proceed. Thank you” – K. S.

CRYSTALS WHICH BREAK WHILE IN OUR CARE

If you live with crystals for long, there will unfortunately come a day when breakage occurs. Either by dropping them to the floor or onto a hard surface, or even as in the case mentioned above, dropping something on them or clanking them against one another. It happens.

It’s sad and usually heartbreaking for me, especially if it is a favorite crystal. We never want to cause harm or injury to those we love.

The positive note: there is almost always a lesson to be learned in the breaking.

Many times, a “flawless” crystal will be dropped or dinged while in the care of a person, and the person usually feels terrible about this, that it is somehow their fault and that they have “ruined” an otherwise “perfect” crystal.

The message I have received from the Crystal People over and over again, is that more often than not, the crystal has chosen to be damaged in order to assist the person with a lesson on self love and acceptance (and forgiveness!).

empathic broken crystalA further bit of proof of this is that not every crystal which is dropped breaks, and not every crystal which is broken has been dropped.

What does this mean? It is important to note that Empathic crystals bring out compassionate feelings in us. (Empathic crystals are crystals which are chipped, broken or damaged.) When we see a chipped or damaged crystal, we tend to show it love. Even more so if the “damage” is caused by our own hand. The crystal picks up this empathy and amplifies it.

The empathy continues from there on! Remember, a crystal will encounter many people during its lifespan. Each person that expresses compassion for the damage on the crystal increases the empathetic energy of the crystal. It is a cycle that builds and repeats.

Therefore, if the unfortunate happens and you do break a favorite crystal, work with this special empathic energy.

In any circumstance in which you need to bring compassion into the mix, you might work with an Empathic (chipped, broken or damaged) crystal. If it is a crystal which has broken in your care, meditate on the type of crystal, the circumstances, and how it makes you feel that this happened.

Do you need to practice forgiveness of self? Come to terms with imperfections? Learn to accept perceived flaws?

I usually find more often than not that the compassion and forgiveness needed is toward self. Again, especially if the “damage” is caused by you. I tend to get hyper judgmental and hard on myself in these situations and it is hard to forgive myself! I find it is easy to feel compassion for and to forgive others for their mistakes, but we are much harder on ourselves. We expect to be perfect or not “flawed”.

empathic broken crystalIf we work with an Empathic crystal, we can see how much we still love this crystal, not simply in spite of its damage, but a lot of times, because of it. We are able to see what this crystal has gone through in its lifetime and  still it perseveres.

The crystal doesn’t hold any ill will toward us for its change in shape and or resulting flaws, chips or dings. It still just as happily receives and returns our love and acceptance. It is still beautiful and worthy. It isn’t sad or angry at us for “breaking” it, nor should we be angry at ourselves!

In the creation of the damage, the Empathic (chipped, broken or damaged) crystal helps to remind us to be forgiving of our mistakes. In the actual damage, it reminds us to apply the same feelings of love, acceptance and compassion for our own perceived “flaws”.

So! Don’t feel all is lost if you damage a favored crystal, see the lesson in it, forgive yourself, love your crystal MORE and move on!

EMPATHIC CRYSTALS – Bring out compassionate feelings

This week we’ll be discussing Empathic crystals which actually is more about what has happened to a crystal’s overall shape rather than what kind of shape in which it has grown. Empathic crystals may be any configuration at all. What does this mean? Looking at the crystals pictured below, the crystal on the left is rather non-descript except it has Fairy Frost and the crystal on the right has a large Left Activation Window (Time-Link to the Past), both fall into the category of Empathic.

empathic crystals

Empathic crystals are crystals which are chipped or damaged in some way. Usually they are damaged in the mining process. However sometimes, even though they may survive the mining process without injury, they get dropped (for example in our homes) and subsequently are chipped, dinged or damaged.

Following are some pictures of Empathic crystals. The crystals below have nicks and chunks out of them caused during the mining process.

empathic crystals

Sometimes damage occurs just externally (chips, chunks, dings) on the body of the crystal (the crystals above are mostly externally damaged). Sometimes they are damaged on the outside (chips and dings) but the inside is also crackled or smashed causing an otherwise clear crystal to look crazed or shattered inside. Below is an example of a crystal which has both internal and external damage and another crystal which only has external damage.

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All of these crystals are called Empathic, I am just describing the various ways it may present. An Empathic  crystal might also be nicked, marred and scratched like the crystal below.

empathic crystal

Empathic crystals bring out compassionate feelings in us. When we see a chipped or damaged crystal, we tend to show it love. The crystal picks up this empathy and amplifies it. An Empathic crystal will encounter many people during its lifespan and each person that expresses compassion for the damage on the point increases the empathetic energy of the point. It is a cycle that repeats. People who tend not to feel compassion still benefit from Empathic crystals because the crystals emit compassionate energy.

How might one work with the energy of these special crystals? Any circumstance in which you need to bring compassion into the mix, you might work with an Empathic crystal. I usually find that the compassion needed is often toward self. It tends to be easy to feel compassion for others, but we are much harder on ourselves to be perfect or not “flawed”. If we work with an Empathic crystal, we can see how much we still love this crystal, not simply in spite of its damage, but a lot of times, because of it.  We are able to see what this crystal has gone through in its lifetime and it still perseveres. It is still deserving of our love and acceptance. It is still beautiful and worthy. The Empathic crystal helps to remind us to apply the same feelings to our own perceived “flaws”.

Take a moment and look at this large crystal which has suffered a tremendous amount of damage. Almost half of its body is missing. You don’t feel any less love for it than if it were “perfect” do you?

empathic crystal

I have found that many times, a “flawless” crystal will be dropped or dinged while in the care of a person, and the person usually feels terrible about this, that it is somehow their fault and that they have “ruined” an otherwise “perfect” crystal. The message I have received from the Crystal People over and over again, is that more often than not, the crystal has chosen to be damaged in order to assist the person with a lesson on self love and acceptance (and forgiveness!). A further bit of proof of this is that not every crystal which is dropped is broken, and not every crystal which is broken is dropped.

Today we’ve learned that:

  • Empathic crystals are crystals which are chipped, marred or dinged.
  • The damage may have occurred either in the mining process or during its lifetime beyond the mine.
  • Empathic crystals bring out compassionate feelings and increase and amplify those compassionate feelings over the course of its lifetime.
  • Crystals may choose to be “damaged” to assist the user in love, compassion and forgiveness of SELF.

If you have the chance to adopt an Empathic crystal, notice the love radiating from it, and feel the compassion it instills deep within you.

I hope you have enjoyed this discussion about Empathic quartz crystals; what they are, how to determine if you have one, and how to work with them. Next time we’ll discuss Etched quartz crystals and Sacred Sigils.

Here is a recap of the past posts featuring the metaphysical configurations and links to where you might find these various crystal configurations if you decided you might like to work with them:

EMPATHIC CRYSTALS (To bring out and amplify compassionate feelings.) purchase Empathic crystal

ELESTIAL or ELESTIATED CRYSTAL (To connect with angelic energies.) purchase Elestial crystal   read blog post

EIGHT-SIDED FACE / GROUNDING CRYSTALS (Any time you need to refocus and ground.) purchase Eight-Sided Face   read blog post

DRUSY (To assist with ideas or thought forms ready to spring forth and grow such as thoughts or dreams, desires or wishes.) purchase Drusy    read blog post

DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER CRYSTALS (For divine balance, and a connection with the self and Universal Truth.) Note: Dow crystals are rare, and I don’t always have very many of them. Sometimes the ones I have are Dow by count (7-3-7-3-7-3) but have one large 7-sided face (present as a Channeler) or two large 7-sided faces and one small 7 (present as a Transmitter). If you order one, I will let you know at time of purchase what I have available.  purchase Dow or Trans-Channeler crystal     read blog post

DOUBLE TERMINATED CRYSTALS (Useful in any application in which you want the energy to flow in both directions) purchase Double Terminated crystal    read blog post

DOLPHIN CRYSTAL (To encourage teaching in a loving, fun, joyful way, or alternately, to assist one to enjoy learning) read blog post

CURVED CRYSTAL (To assist with flexibility “go with the flow” or to cleanse or brush your aura)  purchase Curved crystal    read blog post

CLUSTER CRYSTAL (Raise the vibration in an environment or to assist with group dynamics)  purchase crystal cluster    read blog post

CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY CRYSTAL (Raise your vibrational frequency or access Akashic Records)  purchase Cathedral or Lightbrary    read blog post

CHANNELER or CHANNELING CRYSTAL (To access higher wisdom, guides, other-world beings)  purchase Channeler    read blog post

BRIDGE or INNER CHILD CRYSTAL (To help Bridge between worlds or help to access your innermost self)  purchase Bridge or purchase Inner Child    read blog post

BARNACLE QUARTZ CRYSTAL (Wise energy; ‘new souls’ attracted to ‘old soul’ energy)  purchase Barnacle    read blog post

See you next week for Etched quartz crystals and Sacred Sigils.