What was life before the crystal queens of Energy Muse decided to join our team as monthly contributors? Ever since, our crystal collection has gone to another level. We’ve got shungite stuck to the back of our phones for EMF protection, rose quartz wrapped in our purse to pull good vibes our way, and stress-squashing selenite rods rolling all over the place.

Today marks the launch of Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune In To The Real You, the debut book by Energy Muse co-founders, Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro. We’re jumping right into it’s pages below with this excerpt on jade.

The beauty world has been buzzing about jade, from face rollers to the infamous you know what egg. Learn to use the stone on a deeper level below, then enter to win your own copy of the book below…
Everything You Need To Know About Jade
 Jade is found in many locations, including China, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

History + Lore: Green jade, known as nephrite, is thought to be a secret good luck stone. For centuries, cultures all over the world have believed this stone brings good fortune. The Maori, an indigenous people of New Zealand, used jade in talismans to guarantee long life. Aztecs and Mayans regarded jade as a link to the gods, with the ability to cure kidney stones. Chinese lore held that jade represented elements of virtue and happiness, like courage, purity, longevity, wealth and wisdom.

Healing Properties: Similar to ancient Chinese beliefs, this crystal is thought to bring good fortune into several areas of your life. As an element of the Earth, it makes you more open to prosperity and abundance. This abundance can come in the form of more than mere wealth. Whatever is in your heart, whether you are seeking enhancements in health, happiness, success or relationships, jade taps into an ancient dynasty of wisdom to guide you.

A Jade Meditation: Bye to the Blamer + Complainer
Do you feel you’ve done everything you possibly can to change your financial situation, yet you keep getting the same result? Then guess what? It’s time to change your mindset.

One of the biggest secrets to unlimited abundance is taking ownership of all that you feel, think and believe — understanding that everything you have in life starts from within. This means that you stop blaming others for the problems in your life and stop complaining so much about those problems.

Knowing that it all starts with you gives you the power to make a choice. As we’ve said, you can be miserable and live in a state of blame, or you can own your situation and make a conscious decision to change it. You can choose, instead, to live in a new state of happiness and abundance. The minute your brain grasps this concept, you’re officially on the road to the life of your dreams.

Sadly, few people make this mindset shift. Ironically, many are actually addicted to failure, disappointment, misery and financial instability. It’s true that feeling horrible about your financial situation is a tough habit to break. It isn’t easy to be honest with yourself or to recognize how low you feel. So, too, if you take responsibility for your predicament, you’ll now have to do something about it.

But take a breath and think about it. It really is good news that you have the power, the choice and the tools within you to change your circumstances. These changes might not happen overnight, but we’re living proof that with time and work, they can be done.

You have a choice: You can allow your mind to turn against you, or you can allow it to work with you. This is where the shift needs to happen.

Ownership Ritual

Choose something in your life to take ownership of for the next seven days. Shift your focus from “she,” “he” and “they,” and bring it back to “I.” That’s where the intention and the change happens — within yourself. Seeing your life from this perspective will not only put you in a position to change what’s undesirable in your life but will also help you own all the good things you’ve already created.

The magic in this ownership ritual is in taking responsibility for your situation without pointing fingers, blaming, complaining or justifying. In seven short days, not only will you start to own your true self again, but you’ll see new ways to attract prosperity.

What you'll need:

a photo of yourself
7 tectonic quartz crystals (7 is the number for healing. The tectonic quartz is the result of a massive shift in energy from the Earth’s movement, which caused the crystal to shift and shape into a new form)
1 small clear quartz point to activate your crystal grid
a timer
1 sage stick
1 feather
1 abalone shell or fireproof container to catch ashes from the sage

Ritual steps:

Try this for 7 days, 7 minutes a day.

Sage your environment, and cleanse your crystals.

Hold your tectonic quartz crystals in your hands, close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths.

Aloud or in your head, say the following: “I ask that the highest vibration of love and light connect with my highest self to clear all unwanted energy and any previous programming. I command these crystals to hold the intention of movement, ownership and financial abundance. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Place your photo on a table, the top of a bookshelf, a nightstand or any area where it will be undisturbed and where you can see it on a daily basis.

Surround your photo with the 7 tectonic quartz crystals with the points directed inward. This is for inner reflection and helping you to make your own shift.

Activate your crystal grid with the clear quartz point. Starting from the outside, draw an invisible line between the stones to energetically connect each to the next. Think of it as ‘connecting the dots’ like when you were a kid.

Set a timer for 7 minutes. Gaze at your image. Ask yourself, “What needs to change in my financial life?” State your answers out loud. By saying them out loud, you’re taking full ownership of why you’re in your current situation without explaining, blaming or complaining.

Look at this situation from a higher perspective. What are you accountable for? What was the lesson you were supposed to learn from any challenges you have faced? How can you do things differently in the future? How can you forgive yourself and others in regard to your finances so that you can move forward?

If old ways of thinking come up for you during this process, stop and take a few deep breaths. Calmly remind yourself that the old patterns didn’t work. They kept you stuck, stagnant and in a mindset of lack. As you go within and own your life, you become empowered, free and abundant.

Repeat steps 6 through 8 for seven consecutive days.

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