An Example of How to Work With a Particular Crystal

I got a question today from a friend about a new crystal they adopted. They told me their Higher Self asked them to buy this crystal to help with their channeling and wondered if I had any tips. As I was composing the email, I decided that the information might be helpful to others, so I turned the reply into a blog post. I hope you find this helpful.

Anyway…. following is what I had to suggest about how to work with a new crystal. I will break the description up and italicize the parts and indent my answer to help you follow along. This is the description of the crystal in question:

crystal 01005 This is a water clear Arkansas quartz crystal Transmitter point. It has just a bit of wispy Fairy Frost towards the base. The sides are heavily Lineated and there are deeply penetrating Inner Child points and Keys. There is just a bit of Drusy on it. It has a very sliver-thin Time Link to the Future. When held in my non-dominant hand the energy was fairly light, when switched to my dominant hand, it was strongly pulsing and a pressure behind my third eye.

When held in my non-dominant hand
First, when you decide to work with your new crystal friend, determine the way it wants to be held. You do this by experimenting with different hand holds. I always start with my receptive hand, which is the non dominant hand (left for right handed people, right for left). I tend to start with the receptive hand because I desire to “receive” information. Typically, I place the crystal on its “back”, facing out. This means I place the main face upright, with the base pointing to my wrist, with my pinky curled around the bottom, the termination pointing to the fingertips with my index finger cradling the top. Not every crystal wants to be held like this. You will know because it will not feel comfortable. There may be bridges or outcroppings or sharp areas which want to be on top, rather than underneath, etc. To find the right hold, simply turn the crystal until it feels comfortable. If you aren’t able to find a comfortable spot, try your other hand, and also experiment with the terminating end facing in different directions. I sometimes do this and return to the hand I began with, it is all in the experimentation of getting to know your crystal. It is also helpful to try different pressures. Some crystals like to be held tightly, some more loosely, with a hand hovering over the top. Continue to experiment until you find just the right hold. You can be sure your crystal will be guiding you as you do this.

the energy was fairly light, when switched to my dominant hand, it was strongly pulsing and a pressure behind my third eye.

The next thing to consider is energy. Do this by beginning with what I call the “check in”. It is basically determining your baseline BEFORE you pick up your crystal to begin learning each other. When you are ready, set your crystal aside and go within. See what your body feels like in its current state. Does it feel light, heavy or neutral? Do you experience seeing certain colors or do you hear certain sounds? This is your baseline. Now, you pick up your crystal, find the comfortable handhold, and then go inside and see what is different. Do you feel a lightness or heaviness which you didn’t feel before? If you were anxious, do you feel more calm? If you were tired, do you feel energized? Do you experience a throbbing, vibration or tingling in hands, fingers, feet or head? If you are a visual person, do you see different colors or if you are auditory, do you hear different things? All of these variations are your crystal communicating with you. You may notice a difference with a particular chakra like I noticed in my description of the crystal or you may experience something completely different. This is a good place to begin with your crystal, you learning its vibration or signature, and it learning yours.

Next you move on to the other parts of the description (perhaps during this session, perhaps not until several sessions in)… there is no rush! Remember your crystal will be here for a long time and you will have plenty of time to explore each other.

Now, let’s continue breaking down the original description of this crystal:

crystal 01005 This is a water clear Arkansas quartz crystal Transmitter point.

Being a Transmitter (7-3-7), it has a different energy and orientation than a non-Transmitter point. Normally a crystal’s main face is the largest face. However, the main face on a Transmitter is different. In a Transmitter, the two 7-sided faces and the triangle between are the main faces (as it is pictured in the photograph left). Imagine two sentinels standing guard diagonally next to each other, protecting the “three” which feels like a portal or door. (If you want a refresher on Transmitters, CLICK HERE and a new window will open in your browser.)

. . .there are deeply penetrating Inner Child points and Keys.

Inner Child crystals (the smaller crystals partially in and partially out of the main crystal) are good for accessing your Inner Child. They are simply small Bridges… so they may also be used to Bridge between yourself and your Higher Self. (If you want a refresher on Bridge/Inner Child crystals, CLICK HERE.)

Keys help us to answer questions such as “why can’t I…?” or “why do I …?” Imagine a Key as you would an actual key. What do keys do? They help us gain access to areas which we couldn’t access without the key… they open doors, they open areas which are locked, etc. (If you want a refresher on Keys, CLICK HERE.)

There is just a bit of Drusy on it.

Drusy is a form of Barnacles, tiny seeds of crystals… Drusy energy says to me “thought forms ready to spring forth and grow” “seeds”… (If you want a refresher on Drusy, CLICK HERE.)

It has a very sliver-thin Time Link to the Future.

The sliver-thin Time Link to the Future may also be accessed as a portal. What I do with windows (this is a right activation window), is become very familiar with them so that I can see the window in my mind’s eye when I close my eyes. I get in a meditative state, put my finger or thumb on the window, then visualize the window in my mind’s eye. The crystal becomes very huge and I become very small. Enter the window in whatever way feels natural with that particular shape (climb in, or fly in, or become light, energy or consciousness and flow through, etc)… You may access the inside of a crystal this way to explore the inner world of Fairy Frost and other internal structures as well. Venus (my crystal guide) has also helped me to realize that when you enter a window (or any other configuration on a crystal) … our typical human response is to think of climbing inside the crystal, and that it would be like entering a room (like a hexagonal fish tank)… with walls and boundaries. HOWEVER… Venus says this isn’t how it works. Once you enter the “world” of the crystal, the area you may travel is infinite… Boundless. So in the case of a Time Link to the Future, you may enter the Window with the intention of accessing future information or the future you (if you are asking a question you may seek the answer here). (If you want a refresher on Time Link or window crystals, CLICK HERE.)

CLEAR 01005It has just a bit of wispy Fairy Frost towards the base.

Fairy Frost helps to connect us to nature and Nature Deva. You may enter a crystal (the way I described above, become familiar with the look of the Fairy Frost in your particular crystal) and after entering, see what presents. If you are able to visualize in this way, you may want to explore the inside of the crystal with your eyes open. This is a form of scrying. (If you want a refresher on Fairy Frost, CLICK HERE.)

Something which I didn’t mention in the description of this particular crystal is how the sides have a bit of rust still present from before the mining and cleaning process. Crystals which still have some of the rust, or even clay, from the mine still present on them when they get to their new home, (either after having been cleaned with acid or which haven’t been cleaned with acid at all), help us to keep in mind where we come from. They help us to remember our journey (where we started and where we are now) and when we see the mineral still attached, to view it as a visible link or reminder.

The sides are heavily Lineated

Lineated sides I have saved for last. Most all crystals have sides which are Lineated, and what that means, is that there are striations across the sides or body of the crystal. This occurs during growth and nearly every crystal will have some lineation on the sides. From crystal to crystal, some crystals will have more lineation than others, and also on the same crystal, some sides may be more lineated than others. If a crystal is completely smooth on every side, chances are very good that the crystal has been polished.

Anyway, back to Lineated sides. Lineated sides can be worked with to do something called “unzipping” the crystal. To do this, you find a side which is comfortable; (usually it is one without Barnacles, Imprints, Keys or other inconsistencies), and drag a thumbnail or fingernail from the terminating end (top of the side) to the base end (bottom of the side). If you have a crystal which has two terminations (Double Terminated crystals), determine which end you feel is the dominant end and treat that as the “top”. As long as you are consistent with which way you unzip, it won’t matter on a Double Terminated crystal.

This “unzipping” lets the crystal know you are ready for more information. I experience it as a subtle opening sensation but the experience will probably be a little different for everyone. I am primarily clairsentient so I experience it as a feeling of opening. A person who is more clairvoyant may see different colors or lightness. Someone who is primarily clairaudient may hear a bell tone or something different. Someone who is claircognizant may simply know they have accessed more information.

When you are through with the session, it is polite to “zip” the crystal back up to let it know you are done for now. This is similar to hanging up the phone after saying your thanks and so-longs to your crystal. If you don’t “zip” back up, your crystal may be left hanging, wondering if you are coming back to continue or . . .?? To “zip” your crystal back up, simply drag the thumb or fingernail from bottom to top (in other words, in the direction opposite to how you unzipped).

Venus has explained this unzipping to me in this way; once you unzip a crystal, the unzipping process is also infinite. What this means is that there isn’t a finite amount of information you will gain by unzipping. I liken it to taking the lid off a box, and seeing that there is just one marble in there. You think that once you have explored the marble, you wouldn’t have any reason to open the box again, because you have seen the marble and that’s all there is. Unzipping is more like this, however; you take the lid off the box (when you “unzip”) and discover there is a hole in the bottom of the box which is open to infinity. Like Hermione’s magic tent in Harry Potter, it looks like a small pup tent on the outside, but once you enter, it can be as big as a mansion. The caveat Venus adds is that it is more like it may appear as a pup tent on the outside but when you enter, you access not simply a mansion (which is finite), but Worlds… infinity. So you may unzip the same crystal once or one hundred or one thousand times, and there will always and ever be “more” opening, like an onion with an infinite number of layers to peel back. (If you want a refresher on Lineated Sides, CLICK HERE.)

This is basically just the beginning of the enjoyment you may experience with one crystal. Imagine that every crystal you have or every new crystal you adopt, you can go through this multi-layered process of discovery. Not just the unzipping, which happens to be on our mind since we just finished discussing it, but also each special configuration that your crystal has, like this one does, such as being a Transmitter with Keys, Imprints, Fairy Frost, and Bridges, but also with crystals which may have all these things plus Record Keepers, Sigils, Phantoms, and more.

There is so much to know about crystal, so much to explore. If it seems overwhelming, start with the big picture ideas such as getting to know the energy by using the “check in” described above. Learn to determine when and how the crystal “speaks” to you based on your particular “clair” (clairvoyant (clear seeing), clairaudient (clear hearing), clairsentient (clear feeling), or claircognizant (clear knowing). Next, learn to unzip for more information. And then you might work through each of the different metaphysical configurations and how they apply to your situation, Bridges to connect here to there, Keys to unlock answers, Windows to access portals, Fairy Frost to connect to Nature and Deva, etc.

It is my hope that in describing these different metaphysical configurations that you will discover the infinite possibilities of working with your crystal friends!

TRANSMITTER – Double Up on Channeler Energies, Access Higher Wisdom

config_transmitter_blog_post_imageThis week we’re back on track in our alphabetical countdown of the various quartz crystal configurations and metaphysical descriptions. I hope you enjoyed the break we took last week with the guided crystal meditation. If you missed it, you can find it here. I highly recommend taking the time out to try the meditation. It doesn’t take much time and it’s a great way to reconnect with all of your Crystal Friends, those living with you and also those you have not yet met in person.

Transmitters fit into the category of counting faces and edges of faces and are also sometimes described as 7-3-7 crystals. As a reminder of these terms, here’s a picture showing the parts of a crystal:

anatomy-of-a-crystal

Transmitters also fit into a little grouping with Channelers and Dow crystals because they are all described by the number of 7-sided faces they have. A Channeler or Channeling crystal has one 7-sided face with a 3-sided face behind it (7-3), a Transmitter has two 7-sided faces separated by a 3-sided face (7-3-7) and a Dow has the limit at three 7-sided faces separated by three 3-sided faces (7-3-7-3-7-3). Here’s a little info-graphic to demonstrate:

transmitter-channeler-dow

So, to describe a Transmitter, it is a crystal with two Channeling faces side by side with a triangle in between (7-3-7). (Here is a link to the blog post on Channeling crystals.) The “front” of the crystal is actually the “three” between the two seven-sided faces.

In a “textbook perfect” Transmitter, the two 7-sided faces will be identical in size. However, more often than not, the two 7-sided faces will be close to the same size, but not exact, like the following crystals:

transmitters

Sometimes one of the two faces is much larger than the other. I don’t have any pictures of these to share with you because in pictures I would have photographed it from the Channeler orientation. Imagine a Channeler face (the largest face on the crystal is a “7”) and if you counted edges on one of the adjoining faces, it would also be a 7-count, (making it technically a Transmitter) but much smaller than the Channeling face. In this type of crystal, the orientation is Channeler face: front. (Remember, in a “typical” Transmitter, the 3 between the two 7’s is the crystals’ front.) I call these Transmitter crystals which have a much more prominent Channeler face and very small second “7” face: “Transmitters with a Channeler orientation”.

Here are some more pictures so you can get a feel for counting edges of faces. Try counting this one without the diagramming.

transmitter-count-it-out

Were you able to locate all the edges? Here’s the same picture with edges diagrammed:

outlined-transmitter-count-it-out

When counting edges of faces, you have to count carefully. Sometimes one of the edges might be tiny, making them easy to miss. The edges numbered as “1” in the image below are very small and would be easy to miss, and you might not realize you have a Transmitter (or Dow or Eight-Sided face, etc).

transmitter tiny edge

Keep in mind it will be much easier to count edges of faces on an actual crystal. In photographs it can sometimes be difficult to tell where the edges are, especially since we are looking at a side view of the faces being counted. When counting on an actual crystal, you would hold the crystal so the face on which you are counting edges will be toward you. As a reminder, to count edges, you would hold a crystal facing you, count the edges, then turn the crystal and count the edges on the next face, and so on until you came back to the first face.

Sometimes the crystal may LOOK like a Transmitter at first glance, but when counting the edges, it doesn’t quite make it, like the crystal below:

transmitter-always-count-edges

These crystals may still have Transmitter-type energies, but technically they wouldn’t be called Transmitters. In crystals like this, I would describe them as “crystals which aren’t technically Transmitters but which have Transmitter energies”. You might not need to name or label your crystals as accurately as I do (in order to describe them for others). It may be enough that you know the type of energy which presents. However, until you are more familiar with energies of a crystal type, it is handy to know the textbook descriptions.

Another area where you might get tripped up if you don’t count carefully is in Dow crystals. Dow crystals have a very familiar look from the top view because of their 3 large symmetrical faces separated by 3 triangles, so at a glance, before counting, you might assume “Dow”. The following crystal is an example of this type of crystal. It is actually a Transmitter by count. If you turned it upright, the “3” face at the bottom of the picture would be the front of the crystal. We already discussed Dow crystals, but now that we have covered Transmitters, you might understand better why Dow crystals are sometimes called Trans-Channelers (they are both a Transmitter and a Channeler).

transmitter-not-dow

Transmitters may also present in groups of crystals or even on clusters. Here is a photograph of two crystal groupings, each of which have a Transmitter crystal. As an aside, in the crystal on the right hand side of the photo, the large crystal with the Sigils, is a Channeler (it has 7 edges) and the crystal to the right of that is the Transmitter.

transmitter-in-grouping

As with the other configurations we have discussed, sometimes a crystal may be missing part of the body and/or face due to crystal Imprints or mine damage. In these cases, if there are enough clues left behind, you may be able to extrapolate to know whether you have a Transmitter, even with parts missing. For example:

transmitter-extrapolate

So now that you know what a Transmitter is and how to determine if you have one, what kind of energy are you working with? Transmitters work much like Channelers, only double! They help you access higher wisdom, either in the form of your Higher Self or Spirit Guides, or even Angels. Transmitters have a proud, almost mysterious, feel. I picture them as two sentinels standing not quite side-to-side and not quite back-to-back. I like them because their main face is between two diagonals. It’s like standing in front of a triangularly shaped building that has its entrance on the corner where the two sidewalks meet. It is both unexpected and special.

You could choose to meditate with a Transmitter, or build a grid featuring Transmitters in the center and the cardinal directions, or keep one with you in a pocket or pouch to access the double channeling energy whenever you need to tap in.

I hope you have enjoyed this post on Transmitter crystals. Next week we’ll be talking about Trigonic Record Keepers.

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:

TRANSMITTER CRYSTALS (Double Up on Channeler Energies, Access Higher Wisdom)  purchase Transmitter crystal

SCEPTER CRYSTALS (Give Courage to Take action and Connect us to our “True Self”)  purchase Scepter crystal     read blog post

TWIN SOUL or SOUL MATE (Promote Loving Contact and Togetherness)  purchase Twin Soul or Soul Mate     read blog post

SMOKY QUARTZ (For Grounding and Mood Elevating)  purchase Smoky quartz  read blog post

TABBY or SHEET (Crystals with a flat shape) purchase TABBY crystal    purchase SHEET crystal   read blog post

SELF HEALED (Healing with Persistence and Determination)  purchase Self Healed Crystal     read blog post

RECORD KEEPERS (Messages From the Past/Access Hidden Knowledge)purchase Record Keeper Crystal     read blog post

RAINBOWS (Hope and Optimism) purchase Rainbow Crystal     read blog post

OTHER PHANTOMS: GAS PHANTOMS purchase Gas Phantom crystal  OVERCOAT/SNOW/REVERSE PHANTOMS purchase Overcoat crystal      read blog post

PHANTOM CRYSTALS (Access Past Lives, Embody Patience)  purchase Phantom crystal   read blog post

MANIFESTATION CRYSTAL (Assistance with Attaining Desires)  purchase Manifestation crystal   read blog post

LINEATED FACE CRYSTAL (To Reach Deeper Levels in Meditation) purchase Lineated Face crystal    read blog post

LINEATED SIDE CRYSTAL (To Access Deeper Understanding) purchase Lineated Side crystal    read blog post

LASER WAND (For Extremely Precise Energy Direction)  purchase Laser Wand   read blog post

ISIS FACE (Connect with Goddess Energy) purchase Isis Face crystal     read blog post

INCLUSIONS (Minerals Trapped Within Crystal During Growth) purchase Included crystal    read blog post

KEYS and IMPRINTS (Answers to questions and Adapt During Growth) purchase Key  purchase Imprint   read blog post

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GOLDEN HEALERS (for healing applications) purchase GOLDEN HEALER   read blog post

GENERATOR or MERLIN CRYSTALS (For precise, direct, focused energy)  purchase GENERATOR or MERLIN   read blog post

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FAIRY FROST & MIRROR FRACTURES (To connect us to Nature Spirits and to care for Mother Earth) purchase crystal with FAIRY FROST     read blog post

FADEN CRYSTALS (For astral travel or connecting) purchase FADEN crystal     read blog post

E.T. CRYSTALS (Access otherworldly beings or boost distant healing) purchase E.T. crystal     read blog post

ETCHED CRYSTALS and SACRED SIGILS (Surface features with special energies.) purchase ETCHED crystal  purchase SIGIL crystal    read blog post

EMPATHIC CRYSTALS (To bring out and amplify compassionate feelings.) purchase EMPATHIC crystal   read blog post

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 or GROUNDING crystal   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) purchase Dolphin crystal   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 crystal    read blog post

CHANNELER or CHANNELING CRYSTAL (To access higher wisdom, guides, other-world beings)  purchase CHANNELER crystal    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 Trigonic Record Keepers.