Millions of people all over the world collect gems and minerals for their metaphysical properties, and they use their stones in a multiplicity of ways. From the collector who simply places her crystals around the house to the inventor who designs complex stone energy tools, all are working to benefit themselves and others through stone energies. I'll mention just a few of the most popular ways tap onto what the mineral world has to offer.
The simplest thing you can do is select some stones to which you feel drawn and place them around your home or work area. For instance, many people like to use Amethyst clusters to purify the energies of their home or office, creating a positive, healing vibration in the space. I know several doctors, counselors and health practitioners who do this, even though they do not actively employ crystals in their practices. Any number of other stones can be added to enhance the environmental energies further, depending in one's needs and desires. Some individuals place protection stones at the openings of their homes, while others concentrate their collections in a meditation room or personal alter. People in different work environments often place a stone like Ajoite or Sugilite (both transmute negative energies) on their desks. When building a house, one might wish to embed beneficial stones and/or programmed crystals into the foundation. Outdoors, one can go even further, placing stones at the property boundaries or in a grid pattern around the house, garden, and meditation area. All such arrangements can be beneficially affect one's day to day experience, and that of those who enter one's space.