Creating Space for Energy to Enter
We are all looking to welcome positivity into our lives. But are we letting it enter? Positive energy can’t come in if you don’t make any space for it, and we may be unintentionally blocking its flow.
While it takes a little concentration, we have an easy, three-step process for welcoming the positive energy you need into your life!
Step One: Clean
You have to get the clutter out before anything else can come in! A messy room traps energy, and it can quickly close in on you. Move through your home, room by room, and do some sorting and scrubbing.
This step includes physically cleaning your space but also energetically cleaning your space.
Try putting a purifying crystal like Shungite, Selenite, or Black Tourmaline in a room that is particularly heavy or blocked.
As part of the cleaning process, you may also consider adding something to brighten the space, such as a plant or a piece of artwork. Anything that raises a room’s frequency is a welcome addition!
Step Two: Create Your Mindset
Once your space is clean, it’s time to ask yourself: are you really ready to let go of negativity and welcome abundance? Just because positivity is something you want doesn’t mean that it’s something you are ready for. Carve out the time for some in-depth introspection and meditation.
Consider using a crystal like Auralite 23 or Amethyst, which will help you release the people, habits, and things which no longer serve you.
Step Three: Choose Crystals
Now that there is room for positive energy in your life, it’s time for even more crystals! Certain crystals act like a lightning rod for positivity, and they are the perfect conduits to draw these frequencies out of the universe and into your aura.
We recommend wearing or leaving a stones of joy and abundance in your home, such as Jade, Citrine, or Ruby.
As you go through this journey, remember to have fun! Like attracts like, so trust that your positive space, mindset, and crystals will infuse you with the energy you need.
How and When To Choose Your Crystals
Are you new to crystals and unsure where to start? Are you a seasoned crystal collector looking to shake up your routine?
This month at My Dream Crystals, we’re getting back to basics. Let’s go through the process for choosing new crystals to see how we can welcome fresh energy into our lives.
Step One: Reflection
Why do you need a new crystal in your life? If you’re feeling that intuitive tug, take some time to think about what you’re hoping this crystal could help you achieve.
What goals are you working towards right now? Maybe you want to get that dream job, or maybe you’re trying to carve out more time for rest.
If you don’t feel very goal-driven at the moment, think about the pressure points in your life right now. Are you concerned about your romantic relationships or spiritual life?
It’s also helpful to check in with your Chakra system. Is there anywhere that your energy feels blocked or stagnant?
If you still are unsure why you need a crystal, consider meditating. Speak your intention to the universe, and see if your spirit guides have any advice.
Step Two: Exploration
Once you know why you need a crystal, it’s time to zero in on which crystal is best for you right now.
Take your desired intention and do some research. If your Root Chakra feels blocked, you’ll want a purifying and activating stone like Shungite, and if you’re starting a new job, a lucky career crystal like Jade might be the right choice.
See what stands out during your research and be flexible! If you keep seeing a particular stone or a certain description resonates strongly with you—even if it may not seem to directly correlate with your intentions—trust this little nudge from your subconscious.
If you want a more organic method, try browsing your favorite crystal shop, either in person or online. As you look through the inventory, you may find yourself intuitively drawn to a certain stone. When that happens, you’ve found the one!
Step Three: When to Choose and Use Your Crystals
Once you find the crystal that clicks with you, go for it!
Consider how you want to use your crystal. Do you want to wear it as jewelry, keep it in your pocket, or place it in a sacred space in your home? Your preferred method of use will inform which exact crystal you purchase.
Here are a few common crystal shapes and their uses:
- Jewelry: portable energy, especially for the Heart and Throat Chakras
- Disks: worry stones
- Pyramids: manifestation and meditation
- Clusters: energy amplification and decoration
- Tumbled stones: on-the-go energy, crystal water, and gridding
- Raw crystals: meditation and crystal grids
- Spheres: scrying and décor
- Points: setting and achieving goals
- Freeforms: meditation and decoration
No matter how a crystal enters your life, each stone is an exciting chance to enhance a new aspect of yourself. Take the opportunity and see what you can discover!
Getting to the Root of the Root Chakra
In your exploration of crystals, meditation, and metaphysical circles, you’ve probably heard the terms “grounding,” “base,” or “root” thrown around. These words refer to the Root Chakra, a conduit for Earth energy and balance.
Even if you work with your Chakra system regularly, it’s good to step back and ask yourself: What does the Root Chakra really mean?
Today, we’re exploring this fundamental Chakra and how you can use crystals to cleanse, balance, and activate it.
What is the Root Chakra?
In Ayurvedic tradition, a Chakra (which means “circle” in English) is one of your body’s energy centers, which house your prana (life energy). You have seven Chakras which run along your spinal column.
The Root Chakra (Muladhara, or Root Support, in Sanskrit) is located at the base of your spine. It is sometimes called the Base Chakra, because it is the base of your entire Chakra system. Every Chakra is important, but if your Root Chakra is blocked or unbalanced, the other Chakras will be out of alignment, too. The Root Chakra is key to your overall wellbeing.
Represented by the color red’s warm, nurturing energy, the Root Chakra represents your fundamental survival needs, like food and shelter. It connects you with the Earth and builds the foundation you need to feel safe and stable. When you “ground” yourself, you are accessing your Root Chakra to foster a relationship with the planet’s balancing frequencies.
If you feel unfocused, unbalanced, or unsafe, your Root Chakra may be trying to get your attention.
What Crystals Should I Use with the Root Chakra?
There are many crystals that resonate with the Root Chakra, and a refined intent will help you find the right one for you.
If you’ve never worked with your Root Chakra before, you will want to activate it. We recommend using the Supreme Nurturer, Red/Brecciated Jasper, to tap into its energy.
If you feel anxious or unfocused, you are in need of grounding. Bloodstone and Carnelian will ground you while inspiring creativity and motivation. Shungite adds a level of purification and electromagnetic frequency protection. Tiger Iron grounds you in your power, providing practical methods to achieve your dreams.
To deepen your relationship with the Earth through your Root Chakra, use Petrified Wood, Jet, or Stromatolite. All three of these fossils connect you to ancient Earth wisdom.
Work with Red Calcite, Garnet, or Hematite to bring other Chakras into configuration with your Root. For full-body alignment, use Black Tourmaline or Smokey Quartz to connect your uppermost Chakra, the Crown Chakra, with your Root Chakra.
The Root Chakra is exactly what its name implies: the root of all of your energy. Be sure to nourish it, and you will feel the positive effects!
How to Work with Black Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline is a must-have crystal. Also known as Schorl, this crystal channels strong Earth energy to ground you, protect you, and give you a little extra luck.
But how do you use it?
Here are our top 10 ideas for making the most of your Black Tourmaline:
- 1.Wear or carry Black Tourmaline for psychic protection, especially if you are an empath or have to interact with a toxic person. It will deflect any negative energy sent your way.
- 2.Keep a piece of Black Tourmaline at your front door to energetically cleanse anyone who enters your home.
- 3.Meditate with Black Tourmaline for inner strength and spiritual maturity.
- 4.Keep Black Tourmaline on your desk while studying or working. It balances the left and right sides of the brain, while also bringing your mind into alignment with your etheric body.
- 5.Hold a piece of Black Tourmaline and take 3 deep breaths whenever you need some extra self-confidence.
- 6.Make a crystal grid with Black Tourmaline and Selenite to create a cleansing, protective space.
- 7.Leave a piece of Black Tourmaline next to sources of electromagnetic radiation—such as your modem, laptop, or microwave—to protect you from the negative effects of EMFs.
- 8.Take a walk with Black Tourmaline in your pocket to help you connect with the Earth.
- 9.Hold a piece of Black Tourmaline when you need to make a difficult decision.
- 10.Lay down and place a Black Tourmaline stone at your feet or over your Root Chakra. Meditate in this position to cleanse and re-align your entire Chakra system.
How do you use this superstar of the crystal world? Let us know in the comments, or tag us on Instagram @mydreamcrystals!
The Many Types of Jasper
A member of the very popular and powerful Quartz family, Jasper is known as the “Supreme Nurturer.” It is a stone of stability and wholeness. Jasper has a long history. It has been spiritually significant for cultures all over the globe, and one of the reasons for its omnipresence is the wide variety of Jasper available.
But which type of Jasper is right for you?
We have compiled an easy guide to the varieties of Jasper based on the different ways you may be looking to use the Supreme Nurturer.
Just like parents protect their children, Jasper channels its nurturing energy to protecting your physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
Desert/Polychrome Jasper absorbs negative vibrations and aligns your entire Chakra system, creating total wellbeing. It combines spiritual and earthly energies for perfect balance and wholeness.
Red/Brecciated Jasper protects you by showing potential problems before they become full-blown crises. It makes a great worry stone, replacing anxieties with trust in the universe.
Jasper channels the universe’s loving energy, and it can be the perfect tool for enriching meditation, unlocking divine wisdom, and communicating with your spirit guides.
Leopardskin Jasper is a powerful shaman stone. It reminds you that the entire universe is interconnected and encourages you to recognize the Earth’s spiritual energy. This knowledge empowers you to take action.
Picasso Jasper channels divine energy to your lower Chakras, allowing you to view your earthly needs through a spiritual lens. This unique perspective makes for truly nourishing meditation, increases creativity, and guides you through periods of transition.
Red Snakeskin Jasper resonates strongly with your psychic self. It supports dream work, mediumship, and spiritual journeys. Red Snakeskin Jasper protects both your physical and etheric selves.
Jasper emits very soothing frequencies that open a whole new realm of possibilities.
Kambaba Jasper balances your body and spirit to release anxieties. It promotes restful sleep and emotional healing, and it uses this mindset as a foundation for building the life of your dreams.
Mookaite Jasper encourages profound inner peace. Once you achieve this emotional stability, it reveals innovative approaches to life, new opportunities, and genuine happiness.
Ocean Jasper brings together Jasper’s innate Earth energy with the emotional intelligence of water for deep calm and emotional healing. Ocean Jasper is a well of unconditional love, and it promotes both internal and interpersonal harmony.
Jasper resonates strongly with the planet, and Earth energy is a powerful source of motivation.
Dragon Stone Jasper uses the planet’s grounding vibrations to promote transformation. It links together your Root and Heart Chakras for profound emotional healing. When you work with Dragon Stone Jasper, you achieve a balanced, clear mindset that welcomes creativity and inspiration.
Leopard Jasper is a stone of success. It helps you dig deep into your most primal strength in order to achieve your goals, especially those related to your career.
Zebra Jasper helps you take action. It pushes through apathy, overthinking, and self-imposed limitations to make your dreams a reality.
A big part of nurturing is laying the foundation for happiness and stability.
Bumble Bee Jasper embodies the happy, hardworking energy of its namesake. This crystal imparts joy based on mental clarity, energy, and confidence, and it is perfect for people who struggle with self-consciousness.
Dalmatian Jasper reawakens your inner sense of joy. If you have been struggling with negative emotions, this uplifting crystal reveals all the things, both little and big, that you have to be grateful for and guides you towards your life purpose.
Yellow Jasper is a mood-booster. Keep this stone on hand for whenever you need a pick-me-up, and you will be rewarded with an infusion of positive energy.
There are many reasons to be drawn to Jasper, and there is a Jasper stone for almost any occasion! Do you have a favorite type of Jasper? Let us know in the comments, or tag us @mydreamcrystals on Instagram.
Taking It All In and Moving In Peace
We are living in turbulent times. Between the 24-hour news cycle, constant access to technology, and the stressors of our personal and professional lives, it is so easy to fall into anxiety and fear-based thinking.
While it’s important to pay attention to the things going on in our lives and the world, we also have to manage our stress in a healthy way.
Luckily, crystals are here to help! Here are some of our favorite stones for easing your worries:
Amethyst is a powerful protection stone. It channels divine love to produce profoundly calming vibrations, soothing away worries and transforming negative energy into positivity. Amethyst also helps you break any bad habits that are keeping you from maintaining a happy, healthy lifestyle.
Aquamarine is as soothing and beautiful as the blue ocean that gives it its name. This crystal helps you manage anxieties by promoting mental clarity. It also supports clear emotional expression to work through difficult feelings.
If you feel lost and in need of clarity, reach for Clear Quartz. It reveals the truth of any situation and amplifies your positive intentions. When you work with Clear Quartz, it encourages self-reflection and helps you eliminate stressors.
When you feel overwhelmed—especially by existential issues or fears about the world at large—Fairy Stones remind you that you are divinely protected. These grounding crystals promote a calm mindset based on safety, security, and trust. Fairy Stones push through irrational fears to reveal the true situation and practical steps you can take to improve your life.
Fluorite’s soothing vibrations keep you calm and focused. It gently redirects your attention from stressors or distractions to the things you can control. Fluorite blocks out all the noise of life so that you can cultivate a productive, healthy attitude.
Opal has long been associated with motherhood, and this crystal’s nurturing energy is the perfect tool for relieving stress. If you are constantly fixating on the future or the past, Opal will help you keep mindful and in the moment. When you achieve this mindset, Opal encourages creativity as a way to express yourself and re-discover joy.
Finding peace in our modern world can be difficult, but it is a rewarding and achievable venture if you approach it as an ongoing practice. With crystals on your side, anything is possible!