Hey there! I am a crystal rookie, I have never tried anything crystal related or even really much meditation so this is very new for me! I have anxiety that causes me to have a lot of panic attacks at random times, I've tried CBT, medication, group classes, yoga and all sorts with not much relief. I have a family friend who was once a lot like me but when I arrived at her house, there were crystal's everywhere and she just seemed so serene.. She told me it might be worth a try and while other's have been sceptical, there's nothing like a mental disorder to show you the power of the human psyche! I know it may not work for me, but I want to try and I hope (even if it's not a cure) I can gain something from it! I bought a small set of polished chakra crystals which are supposed to be good for meditation.. I admire everyone who can make crystals work for them. It seems like such a loving community based in self growth and care. I hope you can all tolerate my ignorance! I would love any advice or even a penpal who I could rapid fire my (probably quite dumb) questions at! For example, is cleansing necessary? Is a crystal bad in the wrong hands? Can a crystal actually make my anxiety worse, or is it more about your intent with the crystal you're using? Sorry for the long message, I hope you're all having a wonderful week!