Cats seem especially sensitive to the subtle energies of crystal therapy. Here’s what these beautiful healing tools can do for your feline friend.
Many people collect crystals simply because they’re so beautiful. But crystal therapy is a vibrational healing technique that work through resonance. Each crystal has a specific vibrational frequency and amplitude that resonates with and attracts the energies of certain desirable qualities or traits. Think of this as the unique “personality” of a crystal.
Crystal healing is a non-invasive, harmless modality that works on any living being. In cats, it can be used for balancing and calming emotions, reducing stress and fear, clearing energy blockages, energizing and rejuvenating the physical body, treating common ailments and assisting with both acute and chronic conditions. It can also be used to encourage expanded states of consciousness.
Using crystals around kitties
When using crystal therapy with cats, it is important to be centered, balanced and grounded, and to have a clear intention for the outcome you desire. Negative thoughts, fears and imbalances may be transmitted to your cat via the crystals’ conductive energy.
One of the best ways to use crystal therapy is through hands-on healing. This can be done by using either a predetermined crystal layout, or your own intuition. Hands-on healing takes time, but you can be much more precise about the area you’re working on, and the length of time during which you are directing the energy. You can also use crystal points, which are used to extract or channel in energy, and you’re there to witness the often rewarding reactions in your cat.
Here are some other ways you can use crystal therapy on your cats. Keep in mind that if a crystal is small, your cat will probably think it’s a toy, and will bat it around until it is lost. He might also try to swallow it, so remember to always practice safety first.
- Place large heavy crystals in areas where your cat likes to hang out. They make gorgeous decorations as well as healing tools, and can be placed on tables, shelves and even windowsills.
- Wire small crystals to the side of a carrier or cage, or tape them securely to the side of a food or water bowl.
- Place crystals in or under the cat’s bed. Place tiny crystals in a pouch and situate them with the cat’s comfort in mind.
- Attach crystals to a collar or harness, or buy a collar with healing crystals already embedded in it. Just be sure to keep tabs on your cat. Crystals or not, it’s never a good idea to let a cat wearing a collar or harness roam outside unattended.
- Crystals are sometimes placed in water – but a word of warning. Certain crystals are poisonous if licked or ingested. Malachite contains high levels of copper and can cause serious or fatal blood poisoning. Cinnabar contains lead. Peacock ore is also toxic and so are many others. Please be careful how you use these stones and thoroughly check out any new crystals you introduce to your cat. There’s also the danger of your cat inadvertently swallowing a small crystal if it’s in his water. A gem essence (similar to a fl ower essence) is a safer way to add the healing effects of crystals to water. Gem essences can also be applied topically to the skin, or sprayed on bedding.
- Wear crystals yourself when you’re around your cat.
- Another option is to send your cat the “frequency” of a particular crystal through radionics or intention, although this requires training.
Cats tend to be very sensitive to energies so let your kitty come and go freely from the presence of crystals. Don’t force him to be around them 24/7 until/unless he lets you know he truly enjoys the energy.
To ease your way into crystal therapy, you may want to start off simply with these four master healers. They can be used for any condition, anywhere on the body.
1. Clear quartz
Clear quartz is the ultimate healing crystal, and one of the most versatile and useful. It amplifies any other crystals it’s used with, and is known to raise vitality, strengthen the immune system, alleviate pain and inflammation, cleanse and purify blood, and speed up the healing of injuries. Use it for everything!
2. Rose quartz
Rose quartz is the crystal of unconditional love, and my favorite. It’s great for abused, abandoned, rescued and grieving cats, helps with fear and brings forth confidence and love. It’s good for nervousness, anger, aggression and muscle tension.
Amethyst is calming and great for pain (physical and emotional). It’s helpful for stress, grief, fear, panic and pining, and is great to use if a cat has to be quarantined or kept in a crate or cage for any length of time.
Turquoise strengthens the meridians and subtle energy fields. It can help with viral infections and is good for protection, to strengthen the immune system and heal the whole body. Miracles happen with turquoise. For example, I had an elderly cat client that wasn’t eating and wouldn’t get up. We placed turquoise by her bed, and she was up and eating in no time.
It may seem unbelievable that crystals can have healing effects, but the best way to see what they can do is to give them a try with your own cat, and see what happens!
Note: Crystal healing is not a substitute for regular veterinary care.