How to Use a Crystal Ball
A Beginners Guide to using a Crystal Ball
Scrying or Crystal Ball Gazing
The First thing to consider is atmosphere. Its considered best to practice crystal ball gazing in a very dimly lit room and possibility with incense burning in the background. The mix of light and shadow with the aroma of incense helps to provide the stage of the imagination to paint pictures that will emanate between the crystal ball and user.
It is typical to use a candle that is set behind the user. This helps to shade the light from the crystal ball, providing only the minimal of additional lighting to the crystal ball. Some users will prefer to use a coloured candle. Coloured candles of course have their own frequency (dictated by the colour of the candle). If this is your choice then blue, or purple are good.
You can use any of course just as you can with the candle, however there is something to be said for tradition. Traditionally people use Frankincense, Sandalwood, or Sage.
Preparing for any Psychic or spiritual practice requires one to adopt a frame of mind. Understand this; the conversation of the spirit is very quiet and subtle and can not be heard through the noise and din of the conscious mind, (our thinking mind). To receive knowledge, information through increased awareness requires one to use their subconscious mind; the silent partner to our conscious mind. Therefore we need to allow our selves, a period of quiet, reflective, solitude.
Give your self time to allow the day to drift away before attempting to use the crystal ball. Relax, pray for guidance, meditate, or even take a relaxing bath. Be calm, be at peace, and cultivate a positive gentle disposition. Put all your troubles and concerns away and drift to a peaceful place.
What should we expect, what shall we see, what will happen?
To be honest, you should also try to leave this aside, expectation is not helpful. It means that you are looking for something and possibly looking for something in particular. Expectation is the commodity that the person having a reading should carry, not the reader. The reader must be clear. Clear of any expectations….. “You will see, what you see and no more.” Your spirit knows the answers, you probably don’t even know the questions.
The practice of crystal ball gazing is very, very simple but the perfection of the practice is very hard. It requires discipline in the first instance. Discipline over the noise of the conscious mind, and patience of the self, and the loss of all expectation. When you feel ready to begin then follow this simple exercise.
After lighting the room and incense, having some personal preparation time sit comfortably with the crystal ball held in both hands. The candle lit behind you will allow you to see into the crystal slightly. Stare into the crystal ball for a few minutes and allow your eyes to adjust. Notice how the crystal ball affects your vision and allow a feeling of connection between you and the crystal ball to grow. When you feel that there is a connection, a stirring within you, then place the crystal ball its stand. Your ready to begin.
The crystal ball should be sitting on a stand in front of you now. Your gaze into the crystal ball should at a comfortable height. Stare into the crystal ball, and do not blink, do not look away, keep your gaze. Your gaze may take a very long time, so be patient. Allow you mind to become as the crystal, clear.
As you gaze a mist should form. The mist forms when the connection between you, the crystal ball and your subconscious mind is made. Once the mist is present, HOLD STILL…the door is opening, keep your gaze and keep calm and if need be make a gentle inner smile. The mist will clear, as you allow your self to drift into the crystal ball, and pictures will form.
You may see pictures that that you did not expect, images can be powerful and resemble inner natures, or the nature of an issue. A single picture could reveal a complete situation and carry a powerful feeling. It is important not to try to make sense of the pictures during the session, this will only lead to the breaking of concentration and forming of misconceptions about the images, just let the images flow, one to another. If a picture paints a thousand words then these images will need some careful consideration after the session has ended.
Eventually the images will fade, dissipate and dissolve. You may feel very tired and in need of a glass of water. Once the pictures start to fade, allow them to.
Now that the images have faded, take a drink of cold water to refresh you and to help brake the connection. Now is a good time to record what you have seen. Take a piece of paper and get writing. Write all that seems relevant.
Crystal ball gazing requires a lot of practice indeed, it may take several attempts. Be patient with your self. The process involved is really very simple, you allow your mind to be as quiet, and as clear as the crystal ball it’s self. In doing so, we allow our selves to access our subconscious mind and see more of our selves, and our world. The crystal ball acts as screen for the images.
The subconscious mind is highly receptive, it accepts all that it feels, sees, and hears without any of the restraints that our conscious mind has. It’s amazing that we don’t even know, what we know. The subconscious absorbs everything we come into contact with and files it all away.
It’s because of this level of receptivity that same side of us; our subconscious connects to our higher selves, and in turn to the super-conscious, or collective conscious.