crystal of the year

Why yes, there is a crystal of the year. It’s a thing and we’ve got top crystal pro, Heather Askinosie of Energy Muse telling us all about it. 2020’s crystal of the year is tourmalinated quartz — a stone we know very little about. According to Heather, it has everything to do with stepping out of resistance and into resilience. Here’s the deep dive…

After thinking about the common themes we all face in our day-to-day lives—especially in this new decade—one of the biggest themes that jumped out at me was the idea of resistance versus resilience. We all face different struggles and challenges, some smaller and some larger than others. But regardless of the magnitude of the obstacle, when you find yourself between a rock and a hard place, you have a choice: to resist or to overcome.

My theme for the year is stepping into resilience and leaving behind resistance. And to support this intention, I’ve chosen a crystal of the year to match: tourmalinated quartz. Here’s why I think everyone needs a tourmalinated quartz crystal in 2020.

All About Tourmalinated Quartz

Tourmalinated quartz is a combination of clear quartz and black tourmaline crystals. The contrasting energies of darkness (protection) and light (positivity) within this crystal help you eliminate low vibrational thoughts and replace them with ones that serve you better. Similar to the appearance of the crystal, tourmalinated quartz works by pointing out the darker energies within your head and removing them so you have more mental space to find the light.

By encouraging positive thoughts, tourmalinated quartz supports a more positive overall mindset. Your thoughts have the ability to influence how you see the world and approach situations, so learning to shift your thinking can enable you to find more resilience in the face of difficulty.

How to Shift Your Mindset With A Crystal Practice

The most effective way to access the healing properties of a crystal—in this case, tourmalinated quartz—is incorporating it into all aspects of your life. By wearing a crystal in the form of jewelry, placing it in your purse or pocket, and keeping it in your environment, you can ensure that no matter where you are or what you are doing, your crystal is there when you need it most.

Wear it | Because it takes constant consciousness and awareness to truly change your thoughts, wearing a tourmalinated quartz necklace or bracelet allows you to keep your intention on your mind.

Carry it |You can also keep a tourmalinated quartz crystal in your purse or pocket so it’s close by when you are on-the-go. The next time you find yourself in a downward mental spiral, pull out your crystal and remember that you have the power to transform your perspective.

Place it | One of my favorite tourmalinated quartz tips is to place it on your desk or workspace. Whenever you feel negative thoughts creeping in, hold the crystal to your forehead and shift your thoughts to more positive ones.

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