To me, watching over my collection of crystals feels like taking care of a tiny family. Each crystal is different, unique, and beautiful in its own way, and it’s my responsibility to make sure they’re all taken care of. In that case, if crystals are my little babies, then selenite is definitely a “co-parent.” Selenite is the only crystal that can cleanse other crystals, making it extremely forceful and dynamic. Despite the fact that it contains so much power, selenite is still wholesome, pure, and soft in nature. It’s available in a few different shades, but the most common color is a bright, brilliant, pearly white. My dad says it reminds him of dried pineapple, which always makes me laugh. He’s right, the thick lines in raw selenite do make it look like dried fruit.
So what makes selenite so special? Well, similarly to how selenite can heal/recharge other stones, it can do the same for your own wellbeing. Selenite is beneficial to all seven of the chakras, but you’ll notice it is especially helpful in soothing the crown chakra. Selenite carries incredibly powerful vibrations that clean and activate your higher being, your mind, and even your memory. For this reason, selenite is ideal for all types of reiki and spiritual healing work.
I don’t really identify as religious, or even seriously spiritual, but I do like to pick apart different ideologies and practices into my own sort of philosophy. For example, there are many of elements of LaVeyan Satanism that I find powerful and appealing, but I don’t identify as a Satanist. There are also creeds of metaphysical healing that I find useful, and then there are ideas that I think are solely placebo and based on “pseudoscience.” Essentially, this is what I believe in and strive to live by: I reject life-after death existence and supernatural beings, or worshiping anything that I feel is irrational. Instead, I follow a principle of self-exploration, finding a higher power in yourself, and using nature as a tool to reach self-enlightenment and self-actualization. For that reason, when I say selenite assists in helping me reach a “higher power,” what I really mean is a higher power and level of thinking within myself. I hope that makes some level of sense.
When I meditate on myself, or practice reiki on others, I use the vibrations of selenite to open a deeper level of the mind, to bring the conscious closer to ultimate peace and clarity. Selenite has something of a motherly presence: comforting, nourishing, and embodying safety for its user. Noteworthy, selenite is often used in conjunction with breastfeeding, or kept nearby to promote peace and protection for the baby.
Like all crystals, selenite is available in all different shapes and sizes. My favorite form of selenite is a “wand”, because it complements the the idea that selenite is an entity of power and even a form of magic. And no, you don’t need to tell me it looks like a dildo, I’ve heard that at least 4,000 times so far (this isn’t actually the selenite wand I own, but it looks very similar).
Selenite is a powerful tool to use at the end of a long day, preferably for a nighttime meditation before bedtime. As an empath and a highly sensitive person, I feel like a wet sponge that picks up the energy of everyone/everything around me throughout the day. It’s exhausting to carry around all that emotional weight, especially when you’re trying to prepare for a good night’s sleep. If I’ve had a particularly hard day, I enjoy laying down and meditating with pieces of selenite, and waving the wand around my body to clear out some of that negative energy. By doing so, I feel like I am communicating with my higher self, strengthening my intuition, and raising my own vibrations.
The official affirmation of selenite is “I am at one with myself, the Earth, and the Universe.” I feel like this perfectly sums up everything I advocate for: self-love, self-care, and an intimate connection to the Earth around me. I recommend selenite as a beginner stone to everyone interested in crystals, especially other highly sensitive people. It really is a “Mother Stone”, and its calming meditation effects can be felt almost immediately. As with many other stones, selenite is extremely affordable and found in bulk at all crystal shops. If you’re interested in starting your own crystal healing journey, consider adding selenite as one of the primary pieces in your collection.
Coming up next: #WCW: Anne Shirley from Book to Television