Crystal Power

 PHOTO BY ANASTASIA TVERETINOVA VIA SHUTTERSTOCK

PHOTO BY ANASTASIA TVERETINOVA VIA SHUTTERSTOCK

Hello, Unicorn Loves!

Have you ever had a conversation with a rock?  Me too!  Many times, actually.  I put a black tourmaline in my pocket when it offered to help me feel safe, asked a Lake Superior agate if she wanted to come home with me, and chatted at length with a rose quartz & red jasper (about which powerful words they felt connected to) while I made them into word + crystal necklaces.  Rocks, stones, and crystals have a really unique place among earth-stuffs, because they are very healing, and very easy for everybody to accept.  “Crystals” may sound new-age-y to some, but almost everyone resonates with a birthstone, a white sand (it's quartz!) beach, or the flash of sparkle in a cave wall (treasure hunt!).

Rocks, stones and crystals are everywhere in our planet and everywhere in our culture, so they make really laid-back, comfortable, “down-to-earth” friends.  You can always ask for a stone’s help in whatever way your intuition tells you (just remember to do it with respect and thanks), but here are a few of my favorite practices and stones.

 

AMETHYST

Amethyst is a well-known, easy-to-find crystal of CALM.  Its beautiful violet color also has a special association with spirituality, which fits perfectly with its peaceful nature.  Amethyst reminds you that you KNOW WHO YOU ARE:  An integral part of this whole cosmos, made of stars, meant to be you, and able to help create reality!  Amethyst will help you tap into your clear, steady heart, even in times of change.  She helps you get good sleep, or chill out when you’re agitated.  Place an amethyst under your pillow, and pack it when you’re traveling, even just overnight.  Amethyst helps you be YOU, be PEACEFUL, and observe calmly and clearly, even when it seems like change and transition are swirling you around.

 PHOTO BY CHARLIE BLACKER VIA SHUTTERSTOCK

PHOTO BY CHARLIE BLACKER VIA SHUTTERSTOCK

LAPIS LAZULI

Made up of a family of minerals including lazurite, sodalite, calcite and pyrite, lapis lazuli is technically a rock, rather than a crystal--and it has been a rock-STAR of power and beauty since prehistoric times.  She’s been used for jewelry, painting pigment, carvings, mosaics, and makeup.  She's totally beloved for her rich blue, flecked with with light blue, gold, and white.  Lapis lazuli’s spirit power is to help us be honest, and express our truest, most creative selves.  If you need support sharing your truth or trying to describe something from your imagination (songs, stories, art, etc.) hold a small lapis lazuli on your throat and hum or sing a little bit (I like “When I Look to the Sky” by Train or “Rainbow Connection” by Kermit D. Frog when I do this).  Lapis will help you feel strong in being--and saying--who you are.

You can also look very softly at a piece of lapis and envision the whole starry night sky in its deep blue and gold sparkles.  Pick a sparkle and wish on it, like you would on a star.  Feel in your heart how every tiny sparkle is part of the Universe, and the whole Universe is in every sparkle.  Put all that magic and mystery and power into your wish, and know that it’s possible for anything you truly want to happen.

 PHOTO BY MARCO ZAMPIERI VIA SHUTTERSTOCK

PHOTO BY MARCO ZAMPIERI VIA SHUTTERSTOCK

RAINBOW FLUORITE

Rainbow fluorite is one of the trustiest unicorn crystals because it helps us integrate the so-much-ness of life.  We notice and feel A LOT (we’re meant to!), so fluorite protects us from overwhelm as we take things in and learn from them.  She is a master organizer, and cheers us on as we sort out all of our experiences in a way that really serves us.  Your mind, body and soul all want to be their best and highest, and fluorite loves to help you grow into that!  Put rainbow fluorite in between you and your computer to “take the best and leave the rest” of anything you’re reading or listening to.  And of course, rainbows are symbols of our own beautiful, unique true colors, so rainbow fluorite is especially able to remind you that you’re going to make sense of life in your own way and your own time, and that you’re growing into exactly who you’re meant to be.

 PHOTO BY VVOE VIA SHUTTERSTOCK

PHOTO BY VVOE VIA SHUTTERSTOCK

I love to say hello and goodnight to my crystals, or blow them a quick kiss now and then.  I also thank them for absorbing sad, scary, or stressed emotions from me by cleaning them regularly. All you have to do to clean most crystals is gently rinse them under running water, then dry them with a soft towel or some time in the sunlight.  They can also be cleaned with just a few hours sunlight, or overnight under the moon.  Burying crystals in the earth (a very restful, cozy feeling for them), or doing a sound bath with bells or music are also fun ways to clean them. The only exception on our list to a couple of these suggestions is rainbow fluorite--she doesn’t love to get wet, and should only be the sun briefly, as she’s sensitive to it and may fade.  And on the subject of taking care, always keep your crystals carefully away from younger kids and pets.

Overall, people love crystals, and crystals love us.  They’re easy to care for, and lovely fun to use--and help us feel beautifully and magically connected to the earth (which we are!).

 

Crystal Power Resources you can check out:

The Crystal Bible

Color Your Life With Crystals