The power of the crystal can be found in its structure - growing and reaching up toward light from the deepest parts of earth. It is a conductor of energy - both as a receiver and a transmitter. It is important to keep your crystal clean in order to protect it from outside negative vibrations. Your personal crystals will attune themselves to your vibrations, as you will attune to the natural vibrations of the crystal. Choose crystals that seem to speak to you or that you feel attracted to for best results. Egyptians used them in pyramids to attract the power contained in light. Their triangular shapes held mystical appeal. American Indians have long revered the crystal as a sacred symbol of light. Specific crystals may help you with developing psychic abilities... and there are a range of psychic powers you can acquire including: 1- developing intuition 2- mental telepathy 3- finding your spirit guide 4- psychic knowing 5- automatic writing 6- psychic communication 7- clairaudience 8- psychic visions or clairvoyance 9- clairsentience and psychometry. All healing crystals carry balancing energies. The trick in knowing what type of stone you need is to determine where your imbalances are. Getting your chakras evaluated is a good place to begin. Some crystals help align all the primary chakras, whereas others focus on a specific chakra (heart chakra, throat chakra, etc.) Crystal therapy or crystal healing is a form of vibrational medicine . Crystal therapy involves the application of crystals or gemstones to facilitate healing. Crystals can be carried or worn on the person, or placed in a location where their healing vibrations can be felt by whomever is nearby. Healers also place stones on their clients' reclined bodies to balance the chakras and aura. Each type of stone has its own unique talent. Gemstone colors, shapes, and textures all have special meanings. Crystal elixirs can be made by soaking crystals for a few hours in a glass of water. Healing crystals are used for divination and meditation purposes. You can intuitively choose which crystals to use by noticing which stones you are attracted to. Keep your heart and hands open and allow the appropriate healing crystals to find their way to you.