Are you tired of living life on auto pilot? Ready to take control and manifest the life of your dreams? Crystals can be a powerful ally and encourage the empowerment, confidence, and motivation you need to blossom into your true self!
But first, how exactly do Crystals work?
Crystals emit constantly harmonic frequencies due to their extremely organized atomic structures. Our energy centers (aka Chakras) also emit frequencies but due to the ups and downs of life, they can become a bit out of balance. When our energy centers are out of balance, our lives become out of balance. We can wind up losing control and feeling like we aren't the creators of our stories (but we are!). Working with Crystals can bring us back to harmony and allow us to regain control of our destinies!
Finding the right Crystal for the task at hand is often tricky since we all interact with the energies of Crystals differently. So if you are ready to be in the driver seat of your life, here are some ways that Crystals can be helpful:
Balancing your Root Chakra. This Chakra is located at the base of the spine and is all about your place in this world. Grounding, stability, physical needs, security, and manifestation. Red, brown, and black Crystals operate on the Root Chakra frequency. Here are my favorites:
Once you choose a stone, allowing it to interact with your Root Chakra is key. That doesn't mean that you need to keep it attached to your Root Chakra, but rather just keep it nearby. Since that particular Chakra is at the base of the spine, keeping your stone in your pocket is a great way to go. Meditating with the stone in your lap is also a good route.
Unleashing your inner Goddess/God. Part of personal empowerment is recognizing that you are a creator. You can manifest the life of your dreams. Connecting with your higher self is part of this and there are plenty of Crystals to do so. Amethyst, Blue Calcite, and Selenite all resonate with energy frequencies that can reconnect you to yourself. Carry them with you in your pocket, wear them on a necklace or bracelet, meditate, or simply keep them as decor.
Personal Empowerment Crystal Grid. Crystal Grids are a great way to program your Crystals to work together for a common goal. In this case, personal empowerment. Choose Crystals that resonate with you and have metaphysical associations of confidence, motivation, luck, or any other properties you feel will be useful for you. A simple grid idea may consist of:
Once you choose your Grid Crystals, be sure to cleanse them before beginning (read more about how to cleanse your Crystals here). Begin by placing your anchor stone down, followed by your Clear Quartz pointing away from the anchor stone, and then the other Crystals alternating the Clear Quartz. When you are finished, you may choose to say a little prayer or affirmation. Activate your grid by affirming what it is meant to do (for example 'I activate these Crystals to work together and guide me to personal empowerment'). Grids can be temporary or permanent.
Smudging with Crystals and Herbs. Part of personal empowerment is keeping negative energy away. People with low frequencies can be toxic to you on your journey to self empowerment. However, as much as we would like to keep those kinds of people and energies away, that's not always possible. Sometimes it is a boss, parent, or roommate that is negative and there is no avoiding them in the near future. Completely understandable. Fortunately, even if you can't block the person, you can block their negative energy from affecting you. Clear away negative energy and block it from coming back with a Crystal and Herb ritual like Smudging (burning herbs like Palo Santo or Sage clears the negative, while Crystals like Amethyst and Black Tourmaline ward off future accumulations of bad vibes). Keeping Amethyst, Pink Himalayan Salt, and Selenite in your home is a great way to invite positive energy and warn bad vibes not to bother settling in!
Try Connecting with a Crystal for Self Love. Rose Quartz is a powerful stone for encouraging self love and creativity. Give it a try by wearing it as jewelry (necklace, bracelet, ring, etc) or keeping it in your pocket. It is a variety of Quartz so it's very durable and fairly inexpensive. I keep a few pieces in my office, car, and pocket! Try saying an affirmation when you are connecting with your Rose Quartz. Here are some good ones but don't feel limited: 'I am a powerful creator and I love myself. I make good decisions and manifest the life of my dreams. I believe in the good things coming!'
Keep working on yourself and making good decisions that feed positive energy to you mind, body, and spirit, and you will find yourself on the path to empowerment. I hope one of these methods ring true for you. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need additional guidance.