INTRODUCTION TO CRYSTALLINE REIKI GRIDS
Reiki practitioners and Energy Workers add the subtle vibrations of
stone energy as a complement to their healing sessions or daily lives.
Usually this includes the laying on of the appropriate colored stones
to coordinate with the Chakra centers, meditating with a particular
stone, or wearing the stones as jewelry when the inspiration hits.
There are, however, even more uses when stones are set up in a 'Grid'
and are properly 'activated'.
A 'Grid' is more simply put, a way
to arrange the stones in a sacred geometric pattern. They are then
consciously 'activated' by connecting a 'line of Light' between the
stones so that they radiate an energy field in the immediate
environment in which they are constructed. Can I prove this? Nope...
but I can certainly feel it. Those of you who are sensitive to energy
will be able to tell immediately that there is a shift of energy in the
room where you construct a Grid. Depending on which stones you choose, there will either be a gentle shift... or a very tangible one.
Grids are also able to be used for many purposes:
- Creating a Sacred Space
- Facilitating Distance Energy Work
Creating a Sacred Space:
live and work in a variety of environments. Many of these environments
have a specific function to fulfill that can be consciously and
energetically supported. The current attention on Feng Shui and similar
'getting the energy in the room just right' techniques have shown that
we, as a society, are becoming more aware of how our immediate spaces
can either be harmonious or disharmonious to our goals. Constructing a
Crystalline Grid in an environment that supports the function of the
room is yet another way to contribute to the overall energy flow.
people wish to create a Sacred Space in personal rooms; such as,
Healing, Meditation, and even Bedrooms. Healing rooms should be warm,
inviting, supportive, loving, and full of Light (Selenite, Rose Quartz,
Turquoise, Crystal Points, etc.). Meditation rooms should be soothing
with an added emphasis on reaching high vibrational states of
consciousness (Amethyst, Azurite, Moldavite, Angelite, Celestite,
Selenite, Crystal Points). Bedrooms are the alchemical combination of
dreamtime, regeneration, and (hopefully) intimate bliss (Herkimer
Diamond, Rose Quartz, Garnet, Lapis, Azurite, etc.). These are all
examples of rooms one might wish to support with appropriate
Crystalline Grids... but certainly not the only kind.
are other spaces that can be supported by a general 'vibe'... such as
living rooms, children's spaces, offices and workspaces, etc. In a
living room, one may wish to add a Grid that supports harmony of a
group or general feelings of Love and Comfort (Crystal Clusters, Rose
Quartz). A Grid in a Child's space might include nurturing, creative,
and joyful energies (Moonstone, Citrine, Rose Quartz, Kyanite). An
office Grid might include harmony of a group, calmness, grounding, and
shielding from others 'stuff' (Crystal Clusters, Amethyst, Black
There are no right and wrongs.... you choose
the space, you choose the Crystalline Grid to support it the way your
intuition guides you. Familiarizing yourself with the various
metaphysical properties of the Mineral Clan can be very helpful to you
as you make your choices. You can get a nice list of stones you may
want to use and then use a pendulum to figure out which ones would be
the most effective for you.
Constructing a Grid:
are many configurations that can be used to create a Crystalline Grid.
I prefer the 7 stone, 'Star of David' configuration. To me, this has
the biggest 'kick' with the least 'complication'. In other words, it's
easy.... and it works.
You will need:
- 7 same similar sized stones of your choice
- 1 Crystal Point or Selenite Wand
Steps in constructing and activating the Grid:
Arrange 6 of the 7 stones in a 6-pointed star (Star of David)
configuration. It can be small or large, depending on your desire.
your most energy sensitive hand over the top of this arrangement so
that you can compare it to the sensations after the Grid is activated.
2) Place the 7th stone in the center of the Star you just laid out.
Pick up the Crystal Point or Selenite Wand and choose an outer stone of
the Star to 'begin'. I like using the bottom-most stone, but it doesn't
matter which you pick... as long as you know when you are done.
Begin tracing an imaginary, unbroken 'line of Light' with the Crystal
Point or Selenite Wand from the 1st outer stone to the center stone and
back again. (you don't have to touch the stones...but you can if you
5) Going clockwise (to the left) trace to the next
outer stone... then up and back to the center from that stone.... then
left again to the next outer stone, etc... until you are all the way
back at the 1st stone.
Sometimes it helps to say "Up-Back-Over"
as you are tracing the line of Light. If you were to be able to 'see'
this Grid take shape, it would look like the wheel of a bike, with the
spokes going to the middle.... or perhaps even flower petals with
geometric edges (instead of rounded).
6) Make sure to end your Grid 'activation' with the same stone you chose to begin.
7) Now use the same energy sensitive hand to feel the 'after activation' energies...
Some rules to remember:
1) Once the stones are moved... you need to retrace/reactivate the Grid.
You can construct and activate the Grid out of traffic so that it isn't
disturbed....on a shelf is fine. It doesn't have to be at any specific
level to create the energy field in the room.
3) You can clease the stones prior to use with White Sage or by soaking them in sea salted water.
4) Once you cannot feel the energies as intensely as you desire...simply reactivate the Grid.
5) You can use any stone you wish.... have fun with it.
You don't have to be a Reiki practitioner to create an effective
Grid... but Reiki practitioners will tend to have a stronger Grid...
and need to reactivate it less often.
7) Reiki Masters can attune
their stones before setting up a Grid... which will help them stayed
charged for longer periods of time...AND, they will also channel Reiki
along with the Crystalline energy.
Using Crystalline Reiki Grids to Facilitate Distance Energy Work:
Healers are called to facilitate 'distance' energy sessions for people
that do not have access to in-person care. Often, this includes
seriously ill clients/friends/family that could use a good dose of
Reiki or healing energy each and every day. Unfortunately, it requires
a great deal of time on the part of a Healer to keep up with these
kinds of demands.... and, many of us don't feel that the distance work
is as effective or as powerful as in-person, hands-on healing sessions.
Distance energy work is the same as sending a 'prayer'. A
prayer is energy that transcends time/space to interact with a
situation/person/event. The requirement for any distance energy to be
effective is a strong, concentrated intent from the person sending the
energy/prayer. This includes Reiki work and all other forms of 'sending
energy' across a distance.
There are many props that can be used
to assist us in 'sending' our healing energy in a coherent and
concentrated manner. First, we must adequately establish a connection
with the receiving person. Photo's, personal items, or a previous
meeting with the receiving person (ie, someone we already know) are
usually the best ways to connect. Second, many Healers find it very
useful to facilitate a full session on a proxy... like a stuffed
animal, with the other items (if they are available) close by.
Sometimes, however, we are called to send distance healing to a person
that is unfamiliar to us. This provides a challenge to many Healers who
don't feel confident that a strong 'connection' has taken place to send
the energy with integrity.
Crystalline Reiki Grids can be helpful in facilitating Distance Energy Sessions in two ways:
A) Construct a Grid to sit within to amplify your intentions, connection, and healing energy to the receiving person.
B) Construct a Grid with the intention of sending healing energy to the receiving person on a continual basis.
Amplifying Sent Energy
can be constructed in any size. Small ones that are placed out of the
way can do much to sweeten the vibration of a selected room, but BIG
ones can be constructed to amplify the energy YOU send/channel out. The
stones required for this will be the ones that 'direct' energy
effectively... for example, Crystal Points and Selenite. To a lesser
degree, Tourmaline and Kyanite are also 'senders'. It's possible to set
up smaller, specific stone Grids within the BIG Grid... but these
stones are not 'senders'... they can, however, sweeten the energy being
Let me give you an example:
Sarah is feeling poorly. She has cancer and feels depressed, ill,
tired, and hopeless. She is also half a country away. You want to do a
distance healing on her, and you want it to be a knock'em-sock'em
session because she feeling so poorly and you love her so much. Time is
not an issue....
You wait until you have an hour or two
alone.... and you begin to set up your space for the session. You grab
7 Crystal Points, 7 pieces of Rose Quartz (love), 7 Garnets (vitality),
7 Turquoise(healing), and 7 Citrine (joy)... and a Selenite Wand. You
place the stones in a pile in your meditation room and head back out to
retrieve a photo of Aunt Sarah, the sweater that she knitted for you 2
winters back, your favorite stuffed animal, and a dish full of White
Sage. If you don't know where the cardinal directions are in your
healing room... you also grab a compass.
Now you've got
everything you need... and what a pile it is... you feel confident that
you will be able to send Aunt Sarah all the good energy she may need
for her Highest Good.
These are the steps you take to set up the session:
1) You take the White Sage and smudge all the items you gathered... and then smudge yourself.
You call your circle of Light and Guides (if you work with Guides) and
state your intention to send Aunt Sarah healing energy.
take 6 of your Crystal Points (point facing OUT) and set the top point
to face North....... the bottom point to face South... and the side
crystals to face NE and NW and SE and SW. It's the Star of David
configuration... large enough to spread out across the whole room. Now
you and everything that you gathered together are INSIDE this star
configuration. Good... onto the next step.
4) You take the other
sets of stones, 4 sets in all......... and set up mini Grids of the
same configuration at the Cardinal directions. You choose the Rose
Quartz Grid to head the North Position, the Garnet Grid to head up the
South position..... the Turquoise Grid at true West.... and Citrine
Grid at true East. You plop the center stones in the mini grids (which
you haven't done with the BIG Grid yet).
You step back and
notice that you've created what looks like a large Star of David with a
Cross inside of it. It's presence already feels like a 'portal'...
Now you take up your Selenite Wand and head to the Rose Quartz Grid at
the North position. You activate the Grid as described in part one of
Crystallline Grids... Feels good... you move onto the East Grid
(Citrine) and activate that Grid... you move to the South Grid (Garnet)
and activate that....... you move to the West Grid (Turquoise) and
activate that. Whew.... the energy is building, your legs are
6) Now... you pick up the 7th Crystal Point for
the center of the BIG Grid. You chose one that stands up on it's own so
that it's facing UP. (or you dragged in your large Crystal Hugger at
the start to face it UP with help) You place the 7th Crystal Point
directly in the center of this BIG configuration and arrange your other
items in an easy to reach place near the center. Wow.... this is
looking mighty mighty.
7) You pick your Selenite Wand back up
and stand facing North...... you begin to activate the BIG Grid from a
standing position... from outer crystal to center and back... over to
the NE Crystal... up to the center and back... over to the SE
Crystal... up to the Center and back... over to the South Crystal... up
to the center crystal and back, and so on until you are facing North
again. (you don't have to connect the mini Grids to the BIG one... the
energies from these will naturally flow to the points if they are
inside of the BIG Grid)
Holy freholies.... you have now
activated this huge sacred geometric pattern in the middle of your
meditation room and it feels like the Earth is moving beneath you.
8) You sit down as close to the
center as you can get without disturbing the UP pointing Crystal. You
choose to face the general direction in which you know Aunt Sarah is
located... she's roughly NW of your location. It's entirely too warm to
wear that sweater, so you choose to sit on it for cushion. You place
her picture gently to your right so that you can look at it from time
to time when you wish.
You grab your stuffed animal onto your lap
and go through the process of anchoring in a distant subject into the
proxy. Since you don't want any of your tools to suffer neglect, you
place the Selenite Wand under the stuffed animal where her 'spine'
would be. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..... now everything is ready.
9) Begin sending the distance healing energy... prayers... well wishes.... etc.....
-----end of example-----
'Aunt Sarah' example is one that can be simplified by removing the Mini
Grids from the configuration. However, if you got em... you might as
well use em. If you happen to be sending distance healing to someone
you DON'T know... do your best get their full name, and physical
location (at least the city)... so you can at least visualize where the
energy is going. Yes? If you can score a picture of them before the
session... that much better. If not, you have to be very intent on the
goal and ask for lots and lots of help.
Okay, now onto the next way you can use a Crystalline Grid for Distance Energy work... (you all still with me??)
Sending Continual Energy to Distant Subjects
you called Aunt Sarah right? To find out if she is back on planet
Earth, or if she is somewhere floating around the ethers on all the
energy you just blasted her direction. She reports back that she was
taking a nap during the time of your session (with funky dreams no
doubt), but that she woke up feeling the best she has in months.
Okay... she DID have a bad case of the ~runs~ to report, but you
expected this and instructed her to drink lots and lots of water... to
bathe in sea salted water... and to otherwise relax for the next few
Aunt Sarah doesn't know what the heck you did, but she
wants MORE of it...(and she furthermore apologizes for all the times
she thought you were a whacko.) *wink*
Egads....... you just
~can't~ offer 2 hours of concentrated distance energy work each day...
you'd like to... but the kids, your spouse, work, clients, cats!!! No
one has that much time to devote to distance energy work.... you pretty
much give em a blast and hope it carries them through for a little
Well... Crystalline Grids to the rescue again!!
in your healing room... on a shelf or table out of the way of the cats
and kids (who both absolutely love to play with the Grids).... you
construct another Grid. You use the same crystal points as you did for
the BIG Grid, but now you construct a weeny, tiny, small grid..... just
large enough to place Aunt Sarahs picture within.
1) You distance anchor Aunt Sarah into the picture of Aunt Sarah....
2) You activate the Crystal Point Grid
3) You state your intention (prayer) that Aunt Sarah should receive a continual and gentle flow of healing energy/Reiki
4) You leave the room and go and do the dishes.
You check on your Grid from time to time... and reactivate it when it
feels less than charged. Just trace the light lines again and restate
your intention. You may wish to smudge it now and then while it is up
Now Aunt Sarah has a good flow of
healing energy being sent to her on a continual basis... and you can
still have a life. All is well... you feel ever grateful and blessed to
be a part of such a loving connection from Source to Soul.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.... now maybe a nice sea salt bath for you......
Crystalline Grids and Manifesting
is the term used to define the act of holding a goal in your
mind-heart-spirit and having the faith that what you wish to achieve or
bring into your reality will be gifted to you from the universe. Right?
Okay, another way of saying it is... 'ask and you shall receive'....
'creating your own reality'.... etc. Manifesting, Prayer, and even what
is considered 'magic' is basically the same thing on an energetic
level. You have to be resonating at the same frequency as your 'goal'
to attract it/create it into your reality. You also have to send out a
clear signal, something that you can readily define, something literal,
and normally, worded in the present tense and in a positive way.
are a few things of which to remain aware when considering Manifesting
on a conscious level. You are ~responsible~ for your
actions/thoughts/wishes... always. You should respect the right for
others to maintain their free will choices. You should always leave
room for 'this, or whatever is in my highest good at this point in my
development'. Definitely, and without question, you should never
consider placing your energy into something that would cause harm to
anything or anyone. For example... manifesting that 'someone should
love you'... or that 'someone should have misfortune' of any kind is an
abuse of your power as a co-creator with the universe. It's akin to
disrespecting the Divinity of others, and is definitely something that
I wouldn't want on my karmic plate. 3-D life is tough enough already
without adding more junk on the long list of things to learn.
other words... be wise, loving, thoughtful, and considerate when
deciding to put forth your energy into something you wish to be made
manifest in your life. Really question 'why' you wish to manifest
something... and at least consider that your life is going exactly the
way it should be, even without doing anything 'proactive' about it.
There is something to be said for going with the flow as well.
with that aside.... certainly there are times that you wish to bring
something into your life that is specific, right? Something that
wouldn't hurt another living soul if it happened... something that
would perhaps bring you (and others) joy or more resources... or
opportunities. Well then... you ARE a co-creator, it's only natural
that you will want to bring these things into your reality.
I head to the Mall during the Christmas rush, I darn well manifest a
parking spot... 8 out of 10 times, it works without a hitch. The other
times I figure that someone snatched that front row park before I got
there... my fault, I wasn't clear about the arrival time, right?
Many of us would like to manifest more abundance.
Yes, that's about as true as it gets. Or perhaps a new job... new
apartment... that perfect outfit in the department store. It could be
You may be asking what the heck a Crystalline Grid
has to do with any of this stuff, and you'd be founded in that you
don't need any Grid to manifest. No one does. You could manifest all
that you desire using just your heart-mind-spirit, and many of you
probably already do. The thing is... we humans have a penchant for
raising our energy levels using tools of some sort or another. The
tools can be crystals, candles, incense... a ritual of wearing the same
jersey without washing it to the next 4 football games. Some tools
don't actually amplify the energy, but will still help us to focus our
intentions, and therefore, make the process more powerful because it
keeps us on target of our goal. Does that make sense to you? I hope
Crystalline Grids fall into the category of both being
a tool to focus our intentions AND an amplifier of our energy...
basically, it's a double whammy in your favor. If you take the time to
properly construct, activate, and empower your wishes with the Grid...
just think of how much more 'umph' is generated by you to the creation
of your goal. It's still up to you, of course. You will still only
bring into your space that which is harmonious to you... or that with
which you resonate at the same rate. In other words, if deep inside you
don't think you can be spiritual and abundant at the same time... guess
what? You will have to go through the normal speil in dealing with that
belief system before you send out clear enough signals to get what you
'think' you want.
Onto the use of the Grids...
will want to use a Grid that has 'sending' stones... again, this is
typically Crystal Points, Selenite... and to a lesser degree,
Tourmaline and Kyanite.
1) Clearly define your goal... make
sure that you have thought of all the pro's and con's... the
consequences.... the wisdom in the asking. Write it down in a clear one
statement sentence. Instead of saying "I want", use "I desire"... or,
even better... chose a present tense statement, "I am..", as if you
already are/have/enjoy whatever it is that you want.
2) Set up
your Crystalline Grid (I'd choose Crystal Points or Selenite) as
described in the #1 installment of Crystalline Grids sent on 7/29. (If
anyone needs this, just hollar.)
3) Place your piece of paper
within the Grid and imagine a bright colored light beaming itself
upward into the heavens from the Center Crystal (which should be
propped upward, or a free standing crystal to begin with). This 'beam
of light' contains your desire. Some people prefer to imagine that a
beautiful balloon is set free from the Grid... slowly floating upward
in the arms of Angels until it is out of sight... or burts into a
shower of sparkly confetti.
4) THANK the universe for granting
your wish 'or that which serves your highest good at this point in your
development'. Thank the universe like you KNOW it's going to happen...
without a DOUBT you KNOW this is going to happen. This is the important
part... this is where the "Faith can move mountains' part comes in. If
you don't really 'believe' it can happen... what kind of energy are you
really sending out? What are your beliefs about your ability to create
your own reality? See what I mean, this manifesting stuff isn't going
to work the way you want it to unless you are an empowered person.
Co-creating requires that you believe that you are a Co-creator...
Forget about it. Yep, that's right... leave that piece of paper in the
Grid and go and have some fun. Live in your NOW... and forget about the
whole thing. Think of it this way, when you are in a restaurant and you
order your meal... you put in the order, right? And then you forget
about it until it comes to you... you don't feel fear that the waiter
will never bring you your dinner... you KNOW he is going to bring you
your dinner. Consider the 'waiting time' as the same kind of time
period as when you are having wonderful conversation at the table.
Order and forget it, enjoy yourself... it will be along shortly