They’re beautiful, alluring and have healing powers…find out how crystals and gems can enhance your dog or cat’s well being.

Crystals and gemstones are gifts from the earth that can promote incredible healing in both humans and animals. You may be asking yourself, “How could a simple lump of rock possibly be of use in healing my cat or dog?” I wondered the same thing myself before learning about and exploring the marvel of crystal healing through study and workshops over a decade ago. Before then, I truly thought this form of healing was a far stretch from reality. I have since had firsthand experience that proves otherwise.

Crystals are formed naturally in the earth and continue to grow and transform there until harvested. Very simply put, they are formed when certain conditions are present deep within the earth’s core. One such condition occurs when molten lava cools; the speed at which it cools plays a large part in determining the size and type of crystals that will form there.

Historically, crystals have been used in healing as far back as 25,000 BC. They were used by a wide variety of cultures, from the ancient Egyptians and Tibetans to Native Americans and Australian Aborigines. In the last quarter century, there has been a resurging interest in crystal healing. I think of it as a “return to our roots”.

How it works
“The crystal is a neutral object whose inner structure exhibits a state of perfection and balance,” says crystal researcher Marcel Vogel, a long time scientist with IBM. In fact a crystal is the most stable and unified structure in the world. Vogel goes on to describe how crystals work like a laser to “radiate energy in a coherent, highly concentrated form”, and how “this energy may be transmitted into objects or people at will”. He adds that experienced crystal healers can “release disease patterns that have been created by negative thought-forms”.

To understand exactly how crystal healing works on animals, it is important to understand that all living beings are made up of energy and possess electromagnetic fields. Each crystal, gemstone and mineral resonates at a specific vibrational frequency and amplitude that in turn attracts the energies of particular qualities and traits to an animal. Those energies mix with the animal’s own energy field. For example, if a particular dog or cat has suffered abuse, I would choose a crystal like rose quartz that energetically resonates with the qualities of healing, love, comfort, relaxation and trust. The animal most likely will not possess these traits right now, but since they are the desired traits for her, our goal with the crystal is to have her energy field move into resonance with, or in the direction of, those traits. This is a non-invasive form of healing and one that our animal companions resonate well with since they seem to be closer to nature than we are.

What ’s your intention?
Crystals can be used to direct, amplify, absorb, reflect, clear, transform, transmute, balance and focus energies. This means it is always advisable to have a clear intention for the results of your crystal healing work. Since crystal can also act as a storage battery for information and energy, it is also advisable to cleanse and recharge them on a regular basis. There are a variety of ways to do this, the most common being to place them in sunlight for a number of hours.

The impact of crystal healing is felt right down to the cellular level, so the stones can even be used to help unhealthy cells move towards a state of health. An example would be using selenite to help heal a specific type of cancer such as bladder cancer. In this situation, my intention would be for systemic detoxification as well as helping any non-healthy cancer cells move towards health.

Each crystal can have a number of different healing properties, and quite often, a number of different crystals may be useful for the same specific condition. The chart on the next page lists some of the crystals I use most frequently in my healing work with animals.

Crystals can also be used to heal imbalances in the chakra system. If you are already familiar with these energy portals, and the corresponding areas of dis-ease associated with them, you can simply use a crystal the same color as the chakra for healing a corresponding ailment.

crystalsUsing crystals with dogs and cats

There are a number of different ways of using crystals to help heal animals.

1 One of the best is to place them somewhere within the animal’s energy field. Just be careful he doesn’t take them in his mouth; if he swallows one, surgery may be needed and that will definitely nullify the healing benefits.

2 Many people affix crystal pendants onto collars, zip them into bedding, or simply massage their animal with them.

3 Crystal layouts, or spreads, can be set up around a stationary animal.

4 I already mentioned having a healing intention.

Crystals can be programmed for specific uses; all you have to do is ask them to help with a particular situation, and watch them work. 5 Some crystals, including malachite, cinnabar and peacock ore, are toxic. Prevent your dog or cat from licking or mouthing these stones. Crystals are a gentle, holistic noninvasive way to help heal animals by shifting their energy – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

As an animal communicator and healer, I feel it’s an absolute necessity to have these wonderful healing tools on hand at all times.

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