One moment in a Crystal & Gemstone store for newbies it can feel totally overwhelming; this is normal. It is okay and totally understandable because there are so many things to look at.
Put the colors and shininess to the side, there also exists a tremendous number of different frequencies happening all in the same space which can feel like a lot. It is like perfume and music – smell and sound. Walk through a department store and your nose gets overwhelmed, walk down the hall in a student dorm your ears will be overwhelmed with beats. Which perfume smells best? Which beat to dance to? At first glance it is a lot, but then it becomes refreshing to have such specific options. Below are some steps to help you figure out your initial preferences.
Among the Crystals & Gemstones separate the sensations and think about what draws you at this moment. Is it bright colors, so then look by color.
Crystals and Gemstones have different underlying physical structures depending on what they are made of and can have flat faces like in a Quartz Crystal or a Labradorite Stone take a look in this image. Does it draw in your focus. Maybe this can be the Crystal of right now for you.
There are probably a whole basket full of possibilities that can work great for you. There are probably 1-3 crystals that can give you a really great, positive feeling… right now… in the context of your life. And you can find this by letting your inner curiosity lead you to them.
Mala Necklaces and Crystal Bracelets are really really popular because they have a combination of Crystal & Gemstone Beads that you wear around the neck and Bracelets on the wrist to interact with you and make you feel happy or extra confident or very calm or super focused.
Now back to selecting the right Crystals & Gemstones for you. For a moment, think about something that you know a lot about, it can be something you wear, something you like to do, something that you like to eat, or drink. Sure it was complex but now you know it so it is fine. Here are some ways to do this with Crystals and Gemstones to help you get down to the really good possibilities for you:) are you ready?
To start off, there is no order to follow and as you get used to it your inner guides gravitate you towards what is needed at that moment. These inner guides know at this very moment and the Crystals & Gemstones are amplifiers to those feelings as you learn how to hear them, listen to them when you specifically want to, and can communicate with your inner guides. These are the magnifiers. For now do you like colors? Shiny-ness? Jewelry... a big Crystal Ball...
Color What color stones draw you in
Shimmer Do you like shiny stones or matte ones, how about shimmering that feel glamorous or enchanting that pulls your imagination in.
Texture is it smooth and shiny in your fingers, or matte and smooth. Is it rough and raw.
Shape is it a round, tumbled shiny crystal or a pyramid, a heart, a sphere, a square
Size how does it feel to hold a small palm stone? How about the bigger pointed obelisk (ahh beh lisk) that looks like the tall, pointed Washington Monument. What do you feel when holding the bigger Crystals & Gemstones. How does a small pocket stone feel in the hand.
Energy is has what parts of you can sense this stone. Can you feel a Rose Quartz in the Heart? Hold up a Purple Amethyst and is there a general area where it just makes some sort of sense? Like up near your forehead area and top of your head in some space up there.
How is it Used is your curiosity drawn to Crystal and Gemstone Jewelry? Do you want to wear the necklace and the bracelet? Do you want to carry the stone with you in your hand. Do you want to put the crystal in the sunlight of your favorite room or bedroom. How would it feel to put a large crystal in the space where you work, could you concentrate better.
Crystals and Gemstones absorb and mix with colors and materials from where they grow. This affects how they look, work, and how the interact with you. Crystals & Gemstones interact with light causing reflections or the refraction of light bouncing off of the Crystal or light going through it. Can you see through it or is it non-transparent (opaque).
These are some examples explaining why Crystals and Gemstones are different and some clues to how they can interact with you. The key to starting this process is an entry-way task. Pick something easy. If it is color then look at the Crystals and Gemstones and see which colors attract you without being too concerned about what means what. Just feel them. Maybe even select something without reading up on it and trusting that your inner guides have helped you pick the right one. Then later on you can look back and understand why you were drawn to Brilliant Blue Turquoise or Green Malachite. It will all make sense when it comes.
Go ahead and take the first steps, Crystals and Gemstones are filled with millions of years of positive energy just waiting to share with you.