There are many ways to heal with crystals. Carrying crystals with you throughout the day is a wonderful way to bring a sense of calm and stability along. I equate it to having old friends around you when you need them.
Choosing your crystal(s) for the day: Lay out your crystals on a table, your alter or your sacred space. Choose the crystal that you are immediately drawn to. This allows your intuition to make your decision. There may be a very obvious reason for your choice or the reason is within your subconscious mind. Whatever the reason, go with the first choice.
Clarity: We are sometimes drawn to a crystal with great clarity, which signifies that we may need this in our life that day. There are many degrees of clarity from clear quartz to the more mineral comprised stones such as obsidian or lodestone.
Color: We are drawn to color based on the need for that particular shade that day. Color has great psycho-emotional attraction and choosing a stone based upon its color is always a great decision.
Shape: We can be drawn to a crystal based on its particular shape. There are several Universal shapes as well as those shapes, which are considered the five platonic solids. Each has meaning and can signify what your needs are that day.
Metaphysical Properties: Choosing stones based on their metaphysical meanings can give you the advantage you need that day. I love doing this experiment. Choose a crystal(s) in the morning. Carry them with you throughout your day. In the evening, look up the metaphysical properties of these stone. You will often be amazed at how instinctual your choices were in the morning!
Carrying Multiple Stones: This issue is often divided among crystal lovers. If you will notice, by choosing multiple crystals, they often are each other's complement. Either by color, clarity, shape or metaphysical properties.
In the Color Wheel, the color and their complement are on opposite sides of each other. The following is the color with its complementary color:
Red's complement Green Orange - Blue Yellow - Violet Green - Red Blue - Orange Indigo - Orange Violet - Yellow
I have also found that the conflict that may arise from carrying multiple crystals is actually a conflict from with ourselves. Not the crystals. If carrying multiple crystals does not feel right to you, don't do it. Use your instincts. Remember, energy follows thought. Do what feels right for you. Not what feels right to someone else.
I enjoy carrying multiple crystals. As in herbal, Chinese, Ayurvedic and homeopathic medicine, the synergy of complements has much to do with its affective outcome.
Put your crystals in a pouches and carry it with you. This is one of the most interesting and oldest remedies. Usually a prescription of 2 - 4 crystals, these complementary stones are carried or worn on the person or placed in a certain area. This prescription can be used for anything from healing to psychic awareness, healing an emotional wound as in discouragement or sorrow, or bringing about such aspects as love, money, protection, guidance, spiritual attunement, strength or even addiction. You can also carry the stone(s) in your pocket or pocketbook.