Question: I have a question I have puzzled over for many years... I have quite a collection of crystals and rocks, less than a handful purchased. I found them (or my children and grandchildren found them and gave them to me) ranging from small to the size of a football... Are raw crystals and rocks less powerful?
I can feel their energy-- but would having them polished serve any purpose?
Answer: Crystals are often polished to enhance their looks or make them easier to carry and work with. Many feel that crystals in their raw, rough state are actually more powerful because they have come from Mother Earth in their natural form. This energy can be good for someone who really needs an energetic break through. However, if someone is sensitive to crystal energies then tumbled stones are the way to go. They typically carry a softer more gentle, subtle energy. Both rough and tumbled crystals will work perfectly, so it is a matter of preference. So, to answer your question, no crystals are not at all less powerful in their raw form. In fact, you might find them more powerful. Keep the the ones your children and grandchildren gave you just as they are. After all it sounds like they are working for you perfectly now. There is no reason to change things unless you desire to or feel called to change them.
Disclaimer:I am not a doctor and cannot give out medical advice. Crystals and energy healing should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care.