It's the beginning of spring and it's only natural that with spring comes new beginnings. As the trees strut and sway in their greens and the flowers come into the essence of their full bloom, we follow suit in a dance that allows us to sweep out the old and usher in the new. In that instance, we invite the things in our lives that belong here and say no to the things that don't. The things that facilitate growth and the things that don't. We attract the energy that we put out. I am a firm believer in that truth. It wasn't until I started shifting my energy and eliminating the things that didn't serve my journey that I realized how powerful that vibe is. All around me, there is an abundance of good things.
Several months ago, I learned about the power of crystals, or at least was convinced during a talk with my mentor/boss lady Necole when she told me about a roommate that took her to purchase some crystals. Her roommate proceeded to buy citrine, to channel abundance. Shortly after, her life turned around completely. At the time, my world was hectic to say the least. I think unfortunately in times of bleakness, your whole frame of mind follows suit and it is almost as if you're walking around with a gray cloud over your head. That was me. I believed in energy and vibrations though, especially after my experiences with yoni eggs, so, I decided what the hey?
Literally, the best decision of my life! It wasn't a quick turn for me. The shift has been slow but sure. I saw job prospects turn up where there previously were known. I saw my relationships improved. I saw my money starting to look right. In short, I began to see the fruit of my laborious efforts. The first half of 2016 was rough, but the second half was a turning point and one that kept elevating with the more blessings that kept flowing in. My groove was back and my smile.
I have seen the rhythm continue, especially now. After what felt like a brief plateau, I see myself seated firmly in a secure position with a great company. I am meeting people whose energy matches mine. I am seeing the benefit of positive thought paired with positive action. And I think although my focus on affirmations and prayer has a lot to do with it, I think that meditating - particularly with my crystals has opened doors for me as well.
Like attracts like.
What Are Citrine Crystals?
Natural Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination, and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits.
— via crystalvaults.com
After doing my research, what I loved about citrine was its manifestation qualities. That can mean money, new career prospects, relationships, but can also tap into the vibration affiliated with creativity to encourage new ideas. Likened to citrine is the quality of abundance. When you are without, all you think about is being without and it's actually a counterproductive process. Instead of thinking of how you are without, you must focus on being with. Using the crystal to channel that energy is the quickest way to attract what you want. You are shifting your mind, your energy, and your vibe to attract the abundance you seek, so it is only a matter of time before your wants become your reality.
It is a success stone and can create success in your life in any way imaginable. It promotes solution, cohesiveness, and prosperity. It attracts wealth and good fortune. It radiates hope. Because it is a solar plexus chakra stone, it can clarify and magnify your personal power and overall personal energy. It attracts love and happiness.
How Do I Use It?
I carry it with me everywhere I go. I have two citrine crystals and I got them because I knew that primarily I'd be using them while I meditate. I try to meditate daily for at least 5-10 minutes. I sit down, cross-legged, upright with my back pressed against the wall, and with a crystal in each hand, I close my eyes. I allow myself to feel the energy go through me as I focus on breathing and emptying my mind as much as possible to feel and flow versus thinking so much. In those moments, I feel so connected to myself and my power and I feel so connected to the citrine.
I also carry them with me. There are times where I might have a day where I just need to get out of my own head sometimes and just concentrate on inviting warm thoughts and good things my way. Holding the citrine in my hand while taking a walk to get some fresh air is its own form of meditation.
I am able to disconnect from the things that don't matter and connect to the things that do.
If you've ever thought about using crystals to help you on your spiritual path, I'd definitely recommend sitting with yourself and thinking about what areas of your life you'd ideally like to work on and then researching the crystal the best helps you with meeting that goal. I'm thinking of dabbling into other crystals, but I absolutely love the way I am able to cultivate joy through my sessions with this one.
Have you ever used crystals for spiritual healing or manifestation? Let me know in the comments below!