I’ll be the first to say that I absolutely LOVE Aura crystals. They’re beautiful, they’re sparkly, shiny and so very pretty…
and that’s EXACTLY what makes them so freakin dangerous.
But before I go any further – what IS an Aura crystal?
An Aura crystal is a crystal – can be Clear Quartz or any variety of the Quartz family – that undergoes a heat or electrochemical treatment where metal combined with oxygen (usually I’m told it’s Titanium Oxide or a mixture of other metals) are permanently bonded to the surface of the crystal; creating a variety ranging from very intense metallic rainbow colors (Rainbow or Flame Aura) to those ethereal, heavenly looking crystals (Angel or Opal Aura) or to the sparkly yet calming blue color that Aqua Aura is known for.
They are very popular and attract people who normally wouldn’t be into crystals.
So back to the dangerous part.
Having way too many Aura crystals in one’s collection can be dangerous for a couple of reasons:
1. You may start to miss the whole point of working with crystals in the first place.
Because they’re so pleasing to the eye, one can end up becoming bedazzled by these Aura crystals, so much that you forget about the healing part.
Some even believe that after undergoing an Aura treatment, the crystal no longer holds that same energy it originally had from Mother Earth.
Most statements are highly debatable so it’s better to see for yourself when making a decision to buy. I’ve said this in previous blog posts – it’s important to listen to yourself; just because others have opinions about something doesn’t mean it’s going to be true for you.
2. You’re acquiring crystals based on appearances instead of energy.
There’s nothing wrong with buying something because you find it to be beautiful, but also consider how it feels? This is tied to the first point I’m trying to make by getting caught up with looks instead of personality (or energy).
I believe that Aura crystals DO serve a purpose with their beauty – their gorgeous coloring can definitely stimulate positive, uplifting vibrations.
Color therapy would be a great example of the positive uses of Aura crystals.
But do they heal?
Again, that’s another debatable question and probably depends on the individual. How do you feel about it?
Let’s put it this way – everything that people create (manmade) – serves a purpose.
Anything from an amazing work of art, to a stuffed animal has the capacity to stir up an emotion from someone.
Even things that we use everyday and probably take for granted have a very specific purpose – cups to hold the water we drink, a car that takes us from point A to B, or a shell you picked up at a beach to have as a souvenir…
So it is the same with an Aura crystal that reminds us of our divine and biological nature, merging as one.
Pay attention to your feelings when purchasing an Aura crystal. Are you buying something for artificial reasons or are you feeling something off the crystal? No one is shaming you here, this is just something that entered my mind and wanted to write about.
I wrote this blog post because I also tend to get swept away with wanting to buy all the Aura crystals on Instagram or Etsy. So trust me, I can definitely relate! I literally had to unfollow certain accounts on Instagram in order to not spend any more money.