Self-care is really popular right now and for good reason. In America where I live, people tend to overwork and burnout. We are hustling multiple jobs to put food on the table or to just have health benefits for our family. People are finally starting to put themselves first and try to bring more balance and self-care into their lives.
I LOVE crystals because they are beautiful and a true masterpiece that Earth creates. Each one is unique and has taken a long time for form. It is widely believed that crystals hold healing energy and can enhance many areas of your life. I have tried many crystals, and I can attest to their magic.
Crystals effect different people differently, so it's possible what works for 1 person may not work for another. You can have several people use the same crystals and some will have magnificent results and others won’t feel a thing. After working with crystals for the last several years I realized it really is all about the intention and your belief. If you believe that the crystal’s energy is going to produce specific results, it will. Here are my favorite uses of crystals for self-care:
My personal favorite crystal for protection is black tourmaline. I have been using it for years to protect myself from toxic people around me, as well as during travel or natural disasters. For example, in late 2017, we had a forest fire nearby in Bonsall, California. After praying for the fires to be fully contained and harm no one, I put on my black tourmaline pendant and voluntarily evacuated for the night with my son. When I woke up in the morning, the crystal had shattered. Several people told me that it means the crystal has done its job in protecting me. That same day although the fires have spread further, they actually took a turn in a different direction from where I lived, and later thankfully, fully contained.
Ever since I was a kid, I always had very vivid dreams. I also had many nightmares and sleep paralysis (which is the most terrifying thing EVER). When I discovered crystals, naturally I decided to add them to my bedside to help me have better dreams. I remember there was a month period when I kept having nightmares so I decided to add some positive crystals like rose quartz, black tourmaline for protection, and a few others near my bedside. I even put some under my pillow. It's been many months since and I've had only 1 nightmare since then which has been a huge improvement.
One of the coolest experiences I have ever had during meditation happened when I was taking a bath and holding a fairly large labradorite in my hands and listening to a guided meditation. I had the most emotional out of body experience that allowed me to see a painful situation in a new light and finally heal and forgive. Right after that I saw and felt fully abundant and saw a waterfall flowing. It felt like I had won the lottery. It was the first time I had ever felt that kind of unlimited and definite feeling of abundance. That was about 3 years ago, and I have not experienced anything close to that since, but I believe the labradorite was the main factor as it is a very magical crystal that allows you to connect to higher realms of consciousness and parallel worlds of endless possibilities.
As an artist, I often have creator's block. As someone who also writes blogs on my website and daily social media posts, I also often have writer’s block. So whenever I need assistance in clarity and my ability to express myself clearly, I surround myself with selenite and lapis lazuli. I have a lapis lazuli choker which I like to wear, I also have it as a bracelet. And I have many selenite crystals that I simply hold or place near my while typing my blog or creating. You can also hold either of those crystals while meditating to receive clarity.
The most popular crystal for love is rose quartz. It's a great idea to place it in corners of your home to promote love and harmony. If you feel guarded, you can place it on your heart and do a meditation laying down to help open up your heart chakra. You can also wear it as jewelry to help you feel more love, as feeling love, attracts love and can completely effect that love energy in others as well.
Connect to Higher Self:
I recently discovered Merkabas and their power in being able to connect to your higher self. This is something I have been working hard on strengthening for the past 2 years or so. I just received one from Healingcrystals.com and I am super excited to meditate with it. Learn about the power of Merkaba. You can buy one here.
I will gladly take any Crystal over a diamond any day. I love the fact the crystals come in beautiful organic shapes and you can buy them raw or tumbled or cut into a specific shape. I personally love to see their natural beauty.
I just discovered healingcrystals.com has a very unique set of card decks with Crystal properties on them. While purchasing dozens and dozens of crystals could get expensive I also learned you can simply work with the energy of a crystal such as an Oracle card with the crystals picture and information on it. These cards have so much information about crystals and how they connect with chakras and even animal totems. I am very excited to dive in to learning more!
Other cool crystals
Using crystals does not have to feel complicated or overwhelming. The true magic is within you.
Check out this huge crystal directory and their uses. You can work with any crystal that you feel drawn to, which is how I recommend buying crystals.
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I'm Deja. I will be sharing personal stories of manifestation and more.