Healing circles have been created since ancient times by many cultures for varied purposes.
Indigenous tribes have used and continue to use medicine wheels to seek healing while it has been thought that pagan circles and henges were used for everything from burials and ceremonies to divine centers of communication. Even the mysterious labyrinth, dating back to ancient Greece, remains a symbol of reflection, spirituality and our connection to the source of creation.
Significance of Circles
The circle has long represented the cycles of existence—birth, death and rebirth. Much of nature expresses itself in circular patterns. It is at the very center of our sacred geometry. Circular is the shape of the sun, the moon, the center of a flower and even the eye—the window to the soul and the gateway to infinity.
The Power of the Crystal Healing Circle
There is a certain unexplainable power in a healing circle that can be harnessed and used to restore one’s balance and wholeness. Healing circles can be used for attuning one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energy with that of nature.
The circle constitutes an infinite number of paths to uncovering the mysteries of life. Healing circles are portals to help you access the very core of your being where your purest inner consciousness or your true self dwells.
Nature’s Ancient Altar
We can create and use healing circles to establish a sacred space and center ourselves inside our own personal universe.
What intentions and items you put into your sacred space creates its essence just as what you put on your altar gives it its power. This principle applies to creating your healing circle.
As a shaman I know the significance of certain sacred objects such as stones and crystals, which carry different vibrations, varied properties and attributes.
Crystals have been valued for millennia for their healing properties.
Crystals possess a very stable atomic structure that may contribute to balancing subtle energies. Crystals have been thought to heal holistically by affecting the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels of being.
Crystals and stones come in many varieties and colors, each with a different molecular and atomic energy. Some crystals are more stimulating and will raise the subtle vibration of our etheric bodies while others are more soothing and will calm our energy.
New research indicates that crystals may be the key to the future of technology.
According to Fox News, a tiny crystal (Beryllium ions) could hold the secret to computers of the future, unimaginably more powerful than today’s most advanced supercomputers. Preliminary tests indicate that the new processor can eclipse the capacity of current computers by an extraordinary 80 orders of magnitude –a 1 with 80 zeros after it– potentially taking computers into a new dimension.
Crystals are being increasingly used in modern devices, such as in computers, watches and ultrasound machines. Ultrasound machines use crystals in their probes. When an electric current is applied to these crystals, they change shape rapidly or vibrate. These vibrations produce sound waves that travel outward. Conversely, when sound or pressure waves hit the crystals, they emit electrical currents. Therefore, the same crystals can be used to send and receive sound waves.
Basically, crystals are awesome and have a wealth of potential that has been under-explored by scientists.
However, shamans and crystal healers have long known about the ability of crystals to focus sound and light vibrations into a concentrated ray, which was then applied for healing. They can be used to focus the abundant natural energies all around us.
The Evolution of My Crystal Healing Circle
For years I have been cultivating my vision and collecting crystals and stones that spoke to me for the purpose of making a Crystal Healing Circle. It came to fruition this year on my birthday, which coincided with a full moon.
As a healer I knew this circle needed to incorporate a space for me to meditate, to draw strength from, invoke spirit and to manifest healing—whether that be personal, for a friend or for humanity. I wanted it to have an outside circle for me to be able to walk and drum.
Choosing the location was crucial.
Spirit guided me to a spot in my backyard. I wanted easy access and visibility from my house so I could keep my intentions focused.
I was guided by spirit to prepare the land around my circle.
I blessed the land and had three special Japanese maples brought in from the best-kept secret Japanese maple farm in North Carolina. They were placed precisely around the circle to form a trine (one-third of a circle or 120 degrees). Each tree represents a member of our family (myself, husband and daughter).
These Japanese maples manifested wisdom, beauty and comfort to the space.
I handcrafted three wooden protection totems from the trees that bordered our property and hung them in the Japanese maples.
After invoking our sacred space we began the process of creating the circle.
We measured a 9-foot diameter for the circle, which represented the symbolic power of three times three. Then we added four stones to each cardinal direction, representing North, South, East and West and additionally representing the four elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth.
We began to create two concentric healing circles (one within the other) with large river rock and filled them in with a smaller version of the same variety. We placed my sitting stone directly in the middle and added quartz crystals around the center stone to intensify the positive and healing energy.
The Power of Three
After completing this stage, under the full moon of my birthday, we stepped into the circle. We joined hands and united as the power of three (symbolizing the holy trinity) and blessed nature’s most powerful altar. We drew strength from the spirit of the wolf, howling under the soft light of mother moon while drumming, dancing and swirling energy around the crystal circle.
Under the next full moon—the full flower moon—we manifested abundance by adding more crystals.
Large crystals representing the masculine were placed around the outer edge such as red and green calcite, red jasper, unakite jasper and raw hematite to name a few. Smaller sized crystals representing the feminine were placed within the circle, including rose quartz, labradorite, amethyst, apatite, sodalite and amazonite.
The juxtaposition of these masculine and feminine crystals effectively balanced the yin and yang.
Vortexing the Universe’s Energy
The combination of healing circles with crystals created a vortex, which is the energy of the universe focused at its strongest point. The vortex is the center of the circle where you place the largest stone to sit upon.
Using the Crystal Healing Circle
Since its conception the crystal healing circle has been imbued with Reiki and smudged with sage. I take crystals that I work with regularly out to the center stone and leave them to be charged by the energies of the sun and moon.
We have used the crystal healing circle as a destination for meditation and invited others to benefit from its healing properties.
We continue to use the circle on a daily basis not just for healing specific needs but also as an altar and sacred space. Its magnetic presence draws us to it and it radiates love, peace and security to all those who enter.
We encourage you to make your own version to support the overall well-being of your mind, body and spirit.
About the Authors
Kaylee is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She has been mindfully aware of and practicing her psychic abilities since she was a child. Led by her spirit guides, Kaylee has obtained a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with the ethereal realm and alternative modalities of energy healing. Kaylee is a shamanic healer and New Age artist.
Kamaira Philips, Bachelor of Music (BM), is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She is an operatic soprano, an intuitive energy healer and modern shaman, a meditation instructor, a certified EMT and a scientist. Kamaira is researching topics related to immunology and alternative medicine at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and at the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine.