Wands and Wand use
What is a Wand?
A wand is a tool, it is simply a means of focussing your intent to achieve an aim, for example if your intent is to assist someone in their healing and you happen to be holding a wand then your intent will be focussed by the wand. The wand could be of carved wood, of crystal, ornate in design or a plain twig given to you by a tree, all will focus the intent of the user to greater or lesser degrees.
Have you ever sat in a classroom daydreaming and had the teacher point a ruler at you? If you have you will recognise the sensation of having focussed intent over unfocussed intent direct at you!
If the wand is made of crystal or contains crystals in its make up then your intent will be amplified as well as being focussed. This results in an increase in your intent manifesting in your existence, so take care when focussing your intent particularly when holding a wand!
The wands that I make are used primarily for healers and healing, although in my experience any contact with crystals whether with an intent to heal or not is a healing experience at some level. This can manifest itself so subtly that the energy exchange goes unnoticed, or can result in very tangible experiences such as tingling in the hands and arms. Sometimes you may experience sensations so powerful you think the top of your head is trying to unscrew itself and ascend without waiting for the rest of your body to catch up.
Whatever the sensation experienced no matter how large or how small rest assured that there is an energy exchange between any living, conscious part of creation as we interact. Some of your vibrational imprint is given to the crystal and some of its imprint is given to you.
Wands have been used in many cultures throughout history. It is suggested that wands and other vibrational tools were used extensively in Atlantean, and lemarian cultures, which filtered down to many of the cultures of Africa, and Europe. In fact their legacy is still seen in positions of authority in modern society, such as staffs, crooks, and sceptres wielded by church leaders and heads of state.
As interest has been rekindled in all forms of energy work, healing and shamanism, wands have found resurgence in our society. Most countries will have a number of craftsmen and women creating wands of various designs. Wands are made from either wood or metal anything, which will conduct energy. Plastics and other materials can be used to fashion wands but are not generally used because of their insulating properties. Leather was and is used in some wand designs to insulate the energy field of the practitioner from the wand in order to focus pure intent. The choice of insulation is purely personal.
Once having obtained your wand, either buying one or making your own, what to do with it?
The simple answer will be to follow your own intuition, but the following tried and tested techniques have worked for me.
Wands are rod like in shape, and generally one end collects energy, which is focussed down the wand and directed to bring about change. One of the most common designs utilises a sphere as the collector and a point at the other end as a director.
Wands are normally held in the right hand. Energetically we receive energy with the left hand and give with the right hand. Focus your intent and then direct the energy through the wand to the recipient. The wand may be used in this fashion to draw sacred symbols, connect crystals in a grid or matrix, or direct energy to a person, time or place.
One of the prime uses of a wand is in healing. The wand may be used in whatever fashion feels appropriate. The wand may be passed up and down the recipient pointed at wounds or energy blockages etc and energy will be directed in. In addition the wand may be placed base down on the recipient in order to draw negative energy or pain etc out. Once this energy is drawn out it is important to transmute this negativity and there are a number of methods to achieve this.
A statement of intent that the negative energy removed during healing is transmuted into neutral energy is one way of achieving this. Directing the energy into a vortex of purple light may also be used. Calling on guidance, on angelic energies, or ascended masters such as Saint Germain to assist in the transmutation of negative energy may also be used.
After the wand has been used it should be cleansed using a smudge stick, or visualisation or by blowing down the wand to remove any negativity.
Wands may be laid on a recipient to balance the energy system, or to open the chakra chain. Simply place the wand on or near the recipient and instruct the wand to perform the task. I use my wand by pointing it at the area on a client and focussing my intent that the wand open the energy system of the client and dissolve any energy blocks the energy encounters which are no longer serving. I also state positively that this is for the highest good of all involved.
In addition to healing wands may be used as an aid to meditation simply by holding the wand in the medative state.
In time most practitioners develop a method of working with the wand, which suits them, this page is intended as a general guide to enable you to develop a technique, which works for you. Feel free to experiment, but I recommend that before working with any energetic process a simple affirmation that what will take place occurs for the highest good of yourself and any recipient is good practice.
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