We need to talk to ourselves more often. Affirmations can help us de-stress and stay grounded when everything else feels, well, less simple than that. Pick one that’s meaningful to you and learn how to turn this mindful practice into a habit with a simple guide from pro-crystal healer, Heather Askinosie of Energy Muse…
Here at Energy Muse, we believe that self-affirmations and intentions can drastically improve the way we feel about ourselves and therefore change our thought patterns in the utmost loving way. Not only does this affect our relationship with ourselves, but also with others. After all, we are a mirror image of everyone in our life.
Using verbal words to affirm something to our inner self may seem like a simple concept, but to many it is an uncomfortable one. Too many times we put ourselves down and tear our inner self apart. We say and think things like, ‘I’m not good enough,’ or ‘Who am I to deserve this?’ We fuel the negative fire and energetically fill our bodies with toxins. This is why the creation of a self-affirmation ritual is so crucial – and when we add a crystal component to the mix, it brings a cosmic edge.
How do Affirmations Work?
If we need to say our affirmations 100 times before we feel anything, then we say it 100 times. Our mind is going to be saying something, so instead of listening to an endless recording of negative talk, turn the mental chatter off and change the recording to a positive one with lyrics such as, ‘I believe in myself,’ ‘I am calm’ or ‘I am peace.’ This way we are controlling our thoughts instead of the other way around.
Attitude is everything and it is up to us to decide how we react and what we do when we witness a day full of stress, fatigue and exhaustion. Do we have a bad attitude about it? Or do we command positive authority? In that moment, we can tap into the power of positive affirmations. Affirmations spoken out loud while holding crystals is a quick way to get ahead of any toxic energy and negative self talk.
Anxiety, stress and insecurities are issues of the mind and it is important that we do something mentally to conquer them. Look at affirmations as a way to hack into our mind to re-program our mental space with positive words and statements that will help change the way we view others, the world and ourselves.
Affirmations With Crystals
Quartz Crystals: Quartz crystals are amplifiers of energy and since positive words vibrate with a high frequency, this combination works very well together. The universe, cosmic energy and light source embrace a higher frequency and so when we state uplifting words, positive statements and affirmations, we are welcoming that higher frequency into our lives.
Hold your clear quartz in your hands and repeat an affirmation to yourself: I am capable of success. I believe in myself. I am strong.
Notice how it is difficult to stay stressed, agitated or anxious when you repeat your affirmation over and over. You might be thinking, how can repeating words over and over possibly help me? This concept goes back to an old adage, ‘fake it til you make it.’ If you continue to say positive words and affirmations to yourself (over and over), in time, they will no longer feel fake or artificial when you say them, but instead feel real and natural.The more you state affirmations out loud and start believing them to be true, the more you will feel as if you are moving forward, making progress and feeling better.
Blue Lace Agate: Blue lace agate is one of the best crystals for anxiety and stress relief. It radiates soothing, peaceful vibrations, helping us relax. When you feel a storm of angst rolling into your life, grab your blue lace agate crystals. Palm them with your hands and repeat the affirmation ‘I am peace,’ 11 to 21 times. This sequence will come to your rescue, clear your head and make you feel more relaxed.
Hematite: Hematite helps balance our higher chakras that are overactive, causing us to be spacey or unfocused, by bringing those stray energies downward, grounding us. Programming a hematite crystal with the affirmation ‘I am calm’ is an easy way to use this crystal as a touch stone. When you are feeling ‘all over the place’ and scatterbrained, pick up a hematite crystal in each hand and say 11 to 21 times, ‘I am calm.’ Feel the grounding energy of hematite in your hands. This will help you to get out of your head and back into the flow of your breath and into your body.