Cats seem especially sensitive to the subtle energies of crystal therapy. Here’s what these beautiful healing tools can do for your feline friend.
Many people collect crystals simply because they’re so beautiful. But they’re also vibrational healing tools that work through resonance. Each crystal has a specific vibrational frequency and amplitude that resonates with and attracts the energies of certain desirable qualities or traits. Think of this as the unique “personality” of a crystal.
Crystal healing is a non-invasive, harmless modality that works on any living being. In cats, it can be used for balancing and calming emotions, reducing stress and fear, clearing energy blockages, energizing and rejuvenating the physical body, treating common ailments and assisting with both acute and chronic conditions. It can also be used to encourage expanded states of consciousness.
Using crystals around cats
When using crystal healing with cats, it is important to be centered, balanced and grounded, and to have a clear intention for the outcome you desire. Negative thoughts, fears and imbalances may be transmitted to your cat via the crystals’ conductive energy.
One of the best ways to use crystals is through hands-on healing. This can be done by using either a predetermined crystal layout, or your own intuition. Hands-on healing takes time, but you can be much more precise about the area you’re working on, and the length of time during which you are directing the energy. You can also use crystal points, which are used to extract or channel in energy, and you’re there to witness the often rewarding reactions in your cat.
Here are some other ways you can use crystals with your cats. Keep in mind that if a crystal is small, your cat will probably think it’s a toy, and will bat it around until it is lost. He might also try to swallow it, so remember to always practice safety first.
- Place large heavy crystals in areas where your cat likes to hang out. They make gorgeous decorations as well as healing tools, and can be placed on tables, shelves and even windowsills.
- Wire small crystals to the side of a carrier or cage, or tape them securely to the side of a food or water bowl.
- Place crystals in or under the cat’s bed. Place tiny crystals in a pouch and situate them with the cat’s comfort in mind.
- Attach crystals to a collar or harness, or buy a collar with healing crystals already embedded in it. Just be sure to keep tabs on your cat. Crystals or not, it’s never a good idea to let a cat wearing a collar or harness roam outside unattended.
- Crystals are sometimes placed in water – but a word of warning. Certain crystals are poisonous if licked or ingested. Malachite contains high levels of copper and can cause serious or fatal blood poisoning. Cinnabar contains lead. Peacock ore is also toxic and so are many others. Please be careful how you use these stones and thoroughly check out any new crystals you introduce to your cat. There’s also the danger of your cat inadvertently swallowing a small crystal if it’s in his water. A gem essence (similar to a flower essence) is a safer way to add the healing effects of crystals to water. Gem essences can also be applied topically to the skin, or sprayed on bedding.
- Wear crystals yourself when you’re around your cat.
- Another option is to send your cat the “frequency” of a particular crystal through radionics or intention, although this requires training.
Cats tend to be very sensitive to energies so let your kitty come and go freely from the presence of crystals. Don’t force him to be around them 24/7 until/unless he lets you know he truly enjoys the energy.
To ease your way into crystal healing, you may want to start off simply with these four master healers. They can be used for any condition, anywhere on the body.
Clear quartz: ultimate healing crystal – Clear Quartz is one of the most versatile and useful. It amplifies any other crystals it’s used with, and is known to raise vitality, strengthen the immune system, alleviate pain and inflammation, cleanse and purify blood, and speed up the healing of injuries. Use it for everything!
Rose quartz: unconditional love – It’s great for abused, abandoned, rescued and grieving cats, helps with fear and brings forth confidence and love. It’s good for nervousness, anger, aggression and muscle tension.
Amethyst: calming, relaxing, and great for pain (physical and emotional) – It’s helpful for stress, grief, fear, panic and pining, and is great to use if a cat has to be quarantined or kept in a crate or cage for any length of time.
Turquoise: rehabilitation – It strengthens the meridians and subtle energy fields. It can help with viral infections and is good for protection, to strengthen the immune system and heal the whole body. Miracles happen with turquoise. For example, I had an elderly cat client that wasn’t eating and wouldn’t get up. We placed turquoise by her bed, and she was up and eating in no time.
Pearl: helps with loneliness – The unique color and shine of pearls lure cats to women, alike. Pearls are ideal for cats suffering from fear or depression. If you’re a regular office goer who needs to leave your kitty in the apartment when you go, your cat must be a victim of neglected depression. Add a pearl around the neck of your cat and see the magic of cat heart chakra!
Black Agate: Best for bonding because it’s grounding and protective – It gives inner strength to move on and is also very helpful in keeping the peace in stressful households. If your kitten is finding it hard to cope with a new home or parents, you can use black agate for mood swings. Black agate is excellent for people who live in flats with their cats. Lack of exercise can make your cat groggy, so use this black agate next time you’re having an obedience training session.
Citrine: Flexibility and healing – It helps remove energy blocks in your cat to resolving allergies, citrine is a quintessential healing stone with crystal lovers with cats. Citrine balances the Sacral Chakra and awakens the life force in your cat to heal multiple areas including liver, kidney, bladder, heart, intestines, skin and stomach.
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. Crystals can pick up negative energies very quickly so it is important when you first obtain a crystal and even after you have been using it for some time that it is cleansed. Before it arrives in your hands, crystals pass through many hands absorbing different energies that could affect your own balance. Some crystals, once cleansed feel ‘raring to go’, others still feel ‘flat’, like they need something else. Leave them to recharge in the sunlight or moonlight. For best results put your crystals out overnight during the solstice, the equinox, the full moon or the new moon. You can also place your crystals on a larger crystal cluster
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.
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.
As an animal communicator and healer, I feel it’s an absolute necessity to have these wonderful healing tools on hand at all times.
Note: Crystal healing is not a substitute for regular veterinary care.