There are all kinds of ways to use crystals, sage, sacred objects and found objects from nature in spiritual practice.
For myself, as I am an Aquarius, I tend to work in the etheric realm most of the time—by this, I mean I work in meditation, visioning and channeling, as opposed to working in the body or with sacred objects.
However, when we are doing ritual where we want to ground ourselves into the experience, such as a ritual of releasing, or during the heightened energy of the new and full moons, or any other times that are important to us personally, it can be useful to use earth objects.
Some of you like using them.
Some of you don't care that much.
I mostly don't use them.
But sometimes I do.
It all depends.
Ritual in inself might be thought of as a concentrated expression of intention—and thus objects that symbolize our intention are useful, and objects such as crystals which have their own properties and powers, are also useful.
As in all of this work, there is no one way,.
The only "right" way, is the way that is focused on love and Light.
Aside from that, we are all invited to be creative and engaged whatever way we find spiritual path to be meaningful to us.
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