Crystals and Affirmations for kick-starting a new way of being
Do you ever feel that your life is stuck; that you are stuck? Have you noticed that some days you’re just not you? You struggle to do the simple things, and things in your life don’t seem to be working as well as you want them to. Whether it be your body, your relationships, your job, your finances or your life in general. Something just isn’t right.
Well, me too. It happens to us all at some point in our lives and for many of us it can happen repeatedly. I recently got myself into a right funk where nothing in my life seemed to be going according to plan. My job at the time was an unpleasant chore, my home life was challenging and I was turning into a person I no longer recognised. I was unhappy and in desperate need of a new way of living.
Here’s what I did to change it
I started to combine crystals with Positive Affirmations. Let’s first take a look at Affirmations so you can see why the girl who is nuts about crystals chose to combine them with another self-help tool. You may be thinking that surely, crystals would have worked on their own. What are you doing adding to them? You’re right but…
In a nutshell by combining crystals and affirmations we are effectively adding a shortcut to our desired end result; that of feeling like the happiest and most content person you know.
It’s true that crystals will work by themselves. But what crystals are excellent at doing is supercharging our mind’s ability to help us heal ourselves. This shortens the time in which we see results and makes the journey to our desired outcome a little smoother. Positive Affirmations are one of the most powerful tools available to train our minds to think differently. And when we change our thinking to be more positive, our life miraculously starts to change. Add crystals to the mix and pure magic can happen.
What is an Affirmation?
According to Louise Hay (the Queen of Affirmations) everything that we say or think is an affirmation. Many of these we learn in childhood and they serve us really well. However, some don’t. Without giving it a lot of conscious thought, much of what we think or say is negative. It doesn’t create great experiences.
For example we may tell ourselves, either in our head or to others, that we are stupid, lazy, unattractive, incapable and so on and so forth.
If we want to change our experiences and perception of life we have to change our words to help us create something new and positive. However, saying an affirmation is only part of the story as what you do during the rest of the day is especially important. In the words of Louise Hay
“Think happy thoughts. It’s that simple. And it is doable. The way you chose to think, right now, is just that – a choice”.
It is doable but it requires consistent practice and commitment to a new way of thinking. Let’s look at how we can do that.
So how do we create an affirmation?
It’s very easy if you follow the 3 steps below:
- Identify one negative thought that you keep affirming about yourself. E.g. “I don’t like the way that I look”
- Turn that affirmation on its head and make it positive.
- Make sure that it is in the present tense, it is positive and is about you.
Our negative affirmation in Step 1 could become the positive affirmation: “I am beautiful and life loves me”
At this point you may be saying “yeah right” to that affirmation. Stick with this though. Affirmation may not feel natural or believable at first, but if you follow the steps below you will get to the stage where they are true and you actually start living them.
Crystals to Support Affirmations
We’re now going to look at which crystals we can use to support our Positive Affirmations before creating a routine to start moving ourselves towards feeling better about ourselves and our life.
There are many crystals that you can use to supercharge your affirmations. Using your intuition to choose your crystal is always a great option to pursue. If however you’d like some guidance on which crystals are great at supporting Positive Affirmations, these are my Top 3.
Sodalite and positive affirmation combine perfectly due to the inherent properties of Sodalite. This is a crystal that perfectly blends logic and intuition. It will help you to put your affirmations into play from a practical, grounded point of view, whilst at the same time encouraging you to use your intuition to be guided to take action that will help you move towards your goal.
Chrysocolla has a beautiful serene energy and is a very supportive crystal. It makes a perfect choice for positive affirmation work due to its ability to impart confidence, self-awareness and inner-balance. This is the crystal to use if you would like moral support during your Affirmation work.
Moonstone is an excellent choice to combine with positive affirmation work due to its natural ability to support new beginnings. It calms emotional outbursts and is generally supportive in helping you to make positive change in your life. Moonstone will help you develop your emotional intelligence.
Our Daily Crystal Affirmation Plan
Once you have chosen your preferred affirmation and crystal, I’d like you to follow the steps below.
You can also watch the video below the steps. This video is an excerpt from my FREE 5 day Crystals for Self-Care Video Mini-Course. You can sign up to this course for FREE clicking the button below the video.
- Find yourself somewhere comfortable and quiet where you will not be disturbed for at least 5 minutes.
- Holding your crystal in both hands keep repeating (either out loud or in your head) your chosen affirmation for a couple of minutes.
- Pay close attention to the words that you are saying and visualise how you’ll feel when these words are true (and with consistent practice these words will become true). Amplify these positive feelings in your mind.
- Once you can visualise and feel your desired outcome turn your attention to the crystal that you are holding. Visualise the energy of the crystal travelling up your arms, into your heart and then into every cell in your body. Let it soak into your aura until you feel like a giant crystal ball.
- Imagine the crystal’s energy supercharging your positive affirmation and helping it to anchor itself into every aspect of your being. Hold this image for a couple of minutes.
- After you have completed your visualisation give thanks to your crystal and slowly and gently bring your awareness back into the room. Ensure that you feel grounded.
The Video Excerpt from My 5 day Crystals for Self Love Mini-Course:
Crystal healing is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for appropriate medical care. Always seek medical advice when and where appropriate.