What’s the difference between raw vs polished crystals for crystal healing? Which is better? Are raw and natural crystals more powerful? Does cutting or polishing crystals weaken their energy? Here’s my take…
Raw Vs Polished Crystals: The Big Debate
This can sometimes be a bit of a controversial topic in the crystal healing community. As I get a lot of questions about this I want to cover it in more detail here. I want to clarify what I believe and why I think this to hopefully clear up any confusion.
📌 PLEASE NOTE: This article isn’t about anyone’s personal preference. You may prefer one type over the other and that is fine.
I have been working with crystals for many years but this is just my perspective. You can make up your own mind. First, I want to blow a myth right out of the water…
Crystal Myth Busting
You may have been told by someone that crystals that are carved into shapes or polished have weak or no energy… In my opinion, this is a modern misconception. It often comes from virtue-signalling crystal puritans and new age fanatics online.
Although they are free to believe this, it makes no sense in a scientific, metaphysical or historical sense to me. Let me explain why…
Remembering The Roots Of Crystal Healing
My biggest problem with these extreme ideas is that they show a complete lack of knowledge about the spiritual and cultural history of crystals, minerals and gemstones. Modern crystal healing exists because of these earlier traditions.
The ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks, Romans, Mayans and Indians (to name just a few) were not stupid. They cut, carved and polished crystals and minerals for spiritual purposes. Be careful of throwing valuable ancient knowledge out the window…
The funerary mask of Tutankhamun is made from Gold, Lapis Lazuli, Quartz, Obsidian, Carnelian, Amazonite and Turquoise.
Crystal Structure Is Infinite
Crystals have an internal crystal pattern that repeats throughout them. It makes no difference if you have a Quartz crystal point, tumbled stone, carving or grain of Quartz sand. Even with non-crystalline minerals, they are still made of the same elements throughout.
The Power Of Sacred Geometry
Some of the shapes crystals and gemstones are cut into use geometric forms. Sacred geometry occurs everywhere in nature, including in the crystal’s internal structure and outer formations. But this metaphysical science applies to ALL forms, including mad-made ones.
The circle of stones at Stonehenge for example or the Great pyramid don’t have low or no energy just because the stones they are made from were cut and moved into position by people (or ETs). The ancients built sacred sites to harness and amplify the natural spiritual energy of the location.
Does cutting, carving or polishing harm the crystal?
I’ve been communicating with and sensing the energy of crystals for many years. In that time they have never told me this or had any such energy. Crystals are conscious but they are not like a human with a finite bodies. They are so beyond that.
Crystals have a purpose and want to reach people to serve the greater good. This may involve splitting into more versions of themselves. Transformation of form is part of alchemy and the nature of the universe.
Also, Consider This…
You will see people say they only work with raw crystals but I can imagine this must be very limiting. For example, do these people not have any Rose Quartz? Most of the Earth’s Rose Quartz grows in massive form. Even if you have a raw chunk, it was broken into smaller pieces by someone…
Let’s Get Real About Crystals & Minerals
Even if they only wear raw crystal jewellery, where do they think Silver, Gold and Copper come from? These are all crystals that grow in the Earth. Your silver was split from the original formation (or extracted from ore), and melted down, altering its crystal structure and outer form. Gold and Sterling Silver even add other minerals to them like tin to create these wearable metals.
Where do people think their homes bricks, tiles and flagstones come from? What about the metals in their cars, modern technology, wires and pipes? Is the quartz in their windows, glasses and ceramic plates any different?
While we are on the subject of conscious life forms. What about all the wood in people’s houses and furniture? Unlike crystals and minerals, a tree dies when you chop it down. Where do you draw the line?
The Difference Between Raw Vs Polished Crystals
There is a difference between raw vs polished crystals, energetically. But it’s not what some people think. I work with both. Neither is better than the other, it’s more about what you need the crystal for. Let me explain the pros and cons of both below separately:
Raw Crystals: Pros & Cons
Natural crystals are beautiful creations from nature. Generally, raw crystals can give off strong energy. But, powerful energy isn’t always ideal in all situations. If the crystal is big, this can be very intense and overwhelming to some people.
Raw crystals are great for placing around your home, gridding or meditating with. Angular or fragile crystals are not ideal for carrying on you. They can poke you or easily chip or break.
Also, remember that some crystals are toxic and you don’t want them to shed onto your skin. Polishing stabilises the surface which usually stops them from shedding.
Polished Crystals: Pros & Cons
Cutting and polishing a crystal can bring out its hidden inner beauty. You just can’t see this with raw crystals like Labradorite, Fluorite or Phantom Quartz otherwise. Generally, polishing seems to soften and regulate the energy of a crystal.
This makes it easier to receive their energy gradually over time such as in jewellery or chakra crystals for example. However, some geometric forms like pyramids, spheres or points can amplify and focus the energy in a different way.
That’s another reason the ancients did this. Working with different shapes and forms adds meaning and enhances certain properties of the stones. Polishing also makes crystals more comfortable to carry and wear like tumbled stones.
Here’s a very quick recap of the main benefits of raw and polished crystals. Please watch my short YouTube video:
Hopefully, you can see that both types of crystal forms have the same amount of energy. It’s just that they release their energy in different ways. (PLEASE keep any questions you have concise and stick to this blog post topic if you want a response).
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