SELF HEALED CRYSTALS – Healing with Persistence and Determination

This week we’re going to talk about Self Healed crystals. Self-Healed crystals are crystals that have been broken from the matrix and started to re-seal their broken ends with new growth. How might this happen and what is the matrix? All crystals which aren’t Double Terminated start out on a cluster (the porcupine looking masses of crystals). These clusters grow along veins. When the earth moves and shifts, individual points or sometimes clumps of points break off. The broken ends of these crystals (and also the space where they came off the cluster) will often continue to grow, or “self-heal”.

A Self-Healed crystal looks like it has scales or triangular layers which vary from very teeny almost imperceptible scales to large triangular layers. Self healing can be present on the bottom, sides or even tip of a point or cluster. Self-Healed points also present as crystals that were broken in half but sort of “glued” back together with new growth. I intentionally made these pictures large because the detail in some Self Healed crystals can be hard to see. I apologize if it is taking time to download.

Here is an example of a Self Healed side, zoomed in:


And here is an example of a Self Healed base, zoomed in:


Here’s what Self Healing looks like in the very beginning stages. As you can see, in order to see the features, you need to tilt the crystal toward the light, just as you do when trying to see Record Keepers or any other surface feature.


Here’s the next stage with a little bit more scale-like layers:


Here are some examples of what I call “heavily” Self Healed:


And here is a crystal with a smooth large layered presentation of Self Healing. These can sometimes look like Double Terminated points:


As I mentioned earlier, crystals may break in half with Earth movement or may even split in movement that is twisting in nature. Here are some examples of crystals which have self healed their body (not just their base):


A lot of times the broken crystal will get sediment in the crack which is subsequently grown into the point (the orange hue in the crystal in the upper left), or it may have clay in the cracks which you can get out with a fine pick or tool (such as the crystal top right or middle bottom).

Here is an example of a crystal in which the sides are Self Healed, this is leaning toward an Elestiated definition.


Here are some more presentations of self healed bases:


And we’ll end the pictures with a very heavily self healed crystal which really broke into a lot of pieces but was able to stitch itself back together:


Which leads me to how we might work with Self Healed crystals. As you might imagine, Self-healed crystals are good for healing. They have a healing energy because they have been through traumas and kept right on growing in a new way. They are helpful to our own healing journey to use the crystal as an example of how it is possible to heal ourselves. It may take a long time, it may be a very slow process, but every day, we are adding a layer of healing to our wounds. Some crystals have been broken, healed, re-broken and healed again. They keep on healing the breaks. They are not quitters! Very often internal fracturing causes Rainbows, which reminds us that our wounds also bring beauty and depth which might not have been there if we hadn’t experienced the injury (whether it be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual). Self Healed crystals have sturdy, optimistic persistent energy.

I’m sure the question will arise (as it has in the past) whether crystals are able to self heal once they are out of the Earth. Geologists would tell you that no, it is impossible for crystals to change once they are out of the environment  in which they grow. However, I have had people over the years tell me that crystals which live with them have indeed changed and healed areas which were not previously healed. I can’t say that I have noticed this happening with any of my crystals, but that doesn’t mean I discount the experience which others’ swear to. I tend to think that perhaps the person has become more in tune with the subtle nuance of their crystal friends and notice what they may not have been able to notice before.

I hope you have enjoyed this discussion of Self Healed crystals. Next week we’ll talk about Sheet crystals.

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:

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

GROWTH INTERFERENCE (A Lesson in Adaptation) purchase GROWTH INTERFERENCE    read blog post

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

FEMININE, MASCULINE & YIN/YANG CRYSTALS (An anatomy lesson) purchase FEMININE    purchase MASCULINE    purchase YIN/YANG      read blog post

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 Sheet crystals.

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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, or her blog at To connect: email -, facebook -, Instagram - gennjohn or Twitter @GennJohn.

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