Today’s post is on a topic that I love to talk about with people: crystals. Yes the things that we wear and make us “sparkle.” Yes I’m cheesy. Honestly it’s a problem. Sometimes I think it’s a problem but it’s one of the many things I love.
There are many crystals for awakening. Learning about these has helped me immensely in my spiritual journey. The point of them is to help ground and center you during this time of opening yourself up to the universe’s gifts. It is also a time of discovery and finding who you are. I learned a lot about myself during this time. I know more about various karmic cycles and the symbolic meanings of phases ending. I’ve also deepened my relationship with nature. I’m already a nature freak but this got me in the trenches of it. [and yes, it's just like my relationship with dance and theatre: a mysterious rabbit hole that I fell in love with it. Once I got in, it was hard to come out].
But the way I found out crystals was...interesting. In fact it’s probably very weird to people. I’m not going to tell the whole story but here is some of it.
True story: the way that I found out about awakening crystals was by using my intuition. Over a year ago, I walked into a crystal shop and set the intention that I’m on a mission to heal myself from past traumas and karma that were blocking me from my highest self. I was feeling this past self come over me like a dark shadow and felt that I couldn’t get out. A lot of it was confidence issues and fears about success. I was having fears of showing who I was becoming and it was beginning to affect my everyday life. I decided to let my intuition lead me throughout the store. I looked at all the crystals and bought the ones that felt right for this time period in my life. When I looked up the meanings of all the crystals I brought, they were all grounding crystals. I realized it was because I was finally waking up and realizing the truths of this world. I was coming to a deep understanding of what it meant to live and be. They were also related to my heart, third eye, and sacral chakras, which is where people run into some major issues.
So without further ado here are the crystals that have helped me ground myself. These are also some of the only crystals I currently own so there’s that.
Obsidian has been used for many things however it’s grounding abilities are strong. People use it to ward against negative energy and to prevent people from doing negative behaviors. That being said, be careful. I once paired this with a rose quartz and accidentally made someone fall in love with me. Keep in mind that I’m someone who’s never been in a relationship.
Guys I can’t make this stuff up. What you think about becomes real. And my intuition always leads me back to the obsidian I got the month prior.
This crystal is related to power and courage. It stimulates the root chakra, which is the base of sexual and creative desires. It is a crystal that stimulates creative inspiration. Carnelian allows us to face our fears with full force and be daring. This crystal is used my many creatives. Or at least that’s what I notice. Yes your girl is one of them. I actually carry it around with me. I know I am in need of carnelian when I feel like I can’t live up to my fullest potential.
This crystal creates a sense of calm. It known for balance and peace. It also the 3rd eye chakra and can be used as a meditative crystal for those who are impatient. Basically: use it when you are waiting for an answer. There are moments where we can feel anxious and get frustrated over temporary issues. Some other uses include spiritual protection and purification, cleansing of negative influences/attachments, and the creation of a spiritual light.
To give you a full picture, I use this crystal everyday. It calms and brings me a sense of peace. I can get impatient with certain aspects of my life, which leads to more negative energies. Putting this crystal on my Third eye chakra helps eliminate all of that.
Citrine is a popular one. It might be the biggest one I hear from people beside quartz. In other words, it’s one of the “cool kids.” People use this gemstone for abundance, energy, prosperity, luck and wealth. The main one I hear about is material wealth and energy. Basically: money honey. But not just money physically but spiritually. Remember that you must feel the prosperity before it physicalizes. Otherwise you won’t get the full manifestation.
This is also called the “perfect jewel” and that it is the supreme of mother earth. It represents the relationship between the physical and spiritual world. It amplifies the power of the next crystal and enhances intuition. It also allows for clarification and new beginnings.
I use this crystal when I don’t feel connected to the people around me or feel like I’m growing out of a phase. It brings attention to the situation I am facing what things that I need to adjust.
It is a crystal that rids of negativity and is great for any mental health distress. I am someone who has bouts of depression and anxiety. [yes I’m not afraid to say it.] Some days are good and other days are...worse than the others. However I do what is necessary and using smokey quartz really helps. I focus and become productive on manifesting my desires and “sticking with my gut.” It also clears the air on some major questions and fears I have.
yes this is a necklace but that is not the point. (If you would like to get one here is the link. The jewelry company is called Junon Jewelry. It’s all ethically and authentically made in La Jolla, CA. If you do get one, make sure to go to the sales section, where they have some great offers).
This one is special for many reasons. It is connected to the heart chakra and represents love. Not just romantic love, but love towards other people. This crystal reminds us that love is universal and is one of the highest frequencies of the universe.
I wear this crystal every day. I am someone who can lose sight of what it means to love other people. I get caught up in doing things and find myself frustrated. When I focus on what is around my neck, I remember why I am doing what I’m doing. I remember that I blog and perform because I love it more than anything else in the world.
Overall these stones have helped me through life. They’ve been with me since college and will stay with me forever. And it’s true, I’ve manifested some crazy shit with these stones. It’s stupid. Watch one day there will be a book on Geneva and her crystal adventures.
For the time being, those stories are being manifested and we shall the how the universe reveals them to me.
I hope ya’ll enjoyed this blog post. But you probably also learned that Geneva manifests with them to live out her life purpose. [and there’s a nice thesis statement to go along with it]. I put some great links to help find out some of the crystals meanings so make sure to look at those!
I hope it helps you guys on your own spiritual journeys towards well being.
Namaste and have a great day.