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.


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.

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About Genn

Genn John has been acting as the legs for the Crystal People as the Keeper at Arkansas Crystal Works, an internet-based source for crystals and crystal knowledge, since 1995. Having accepted the honor to be their voice as well, she is the author of Understanding The Crystal People: A Handbook for Lightworkers; a crystal reference book for people who desire to fully understand their connection to the crystal kingdom and who wish to enhance their working knowledge of these majestic beings. Genn has also published a 4 part series of coloring books which are a useful tool for anyone with an interest in learning the anatomical structures of quartz crystals. It features precise, extraordinary hand-drawn designs crafted especially for easy coloring and interactive study. Find the store and more at www.arkansascrystalworks.com, or her blog at www.crystalgenn.com. To connect: email - genn@arkansascrystalworks.com, facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasCrystalWorks, Instagram - gennjohn or Twitter @GennJohn.

4 Responses to EMPATHIC CRYSTALS – Bring out compassionate feelings

  1. Amy says:

    Hi there, I love your site!
    I saw a beautiful carved aventurine flower in my local shop, I felt very drawn to it but then noticed a small chunk was missing from the end of a leaf, so I didn’t buy it.
    I really wish I’d bought it and might go back for it but am concerned about buying it because it’s damaged?? Could it mean anything?
    Many thanks

    • Genn says:

      Hey Amy! I always feel if you are strongly drawn to a crystal (or in this case aventurine flower) there is a reason for that connection. Also, the lesson for me in empathic (broken) crystals is almost always a reminder to be more compassionate with myself about MY OWN broken areas. We don’t want to be rejected because of our flaws. I think when WE reject due to flaws in others (human or non-human) we reinforce that energy (rejection due to flaws, love with conditions, expectation of perfection). Here’s a blog post about crystals which break in our care. In this case the crystal is presenting to you as already broken but I think there might be some truths in the post for you. Hope it helps! (and go get that flower!)

  2. Teresa says:

    I’m so thankful I came across this post… I felt so much guilt over dropping my quartz point , but now I will just move forward in love, thank you thank you!

    • Genn says:

      Hey Teresa! Thanks for your comment! I have another blog post scheduled to come out very soon on what to do when we break our stones (Crystal Breakage – How to deal with it and what it means)… keep your eye out (or subscribe to the newsletter if you haven’t already, for updates on new posts). I think you might find it helpful. <3

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