As the days get shorter and colder, it can be tempting to let your spiritual practice slip. Boost your mystical motivation with empowering crystals…
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1 DO A ‘WAKE-UP’ CRYSTAL MEDITATION Power up your spiritual practice by having a lie-in with an amethyst. Before you get up, spend 10 minutes lying quietly with the crystal on your third eye chakra (middle of the forehead). As you breathe deeply, imagine the energy of this purple stone pouring into your body, helping you to feel invigorated and spiritually motivated.
ASK FOR SPIRITUAL SUPPORT
When you need a crystal to help you, all you have to do is ask. If you need support, hold a piece of malachite in your hand and say, ‘Will you help me stay true to my spiritual path? Carry this crystal in your bag to enhance discipline and hold it whenever you feel you need to strengthen your resolve.
MAKE A CRYSTAL VISION BOARD
Are you feeling like a lost soul? Make a collage using images of crystals and gemstones cut out from magazines to help get you firmly back on your path. Notice the colours you are drawn to and how they make you feel. Bright shades might be uplifting, whereas darker shades could signify the need for retreat and protection. Add some positive affirmations to your creation such as, ‘My soul is sparkly and knows my divine purpose’.
CRAFT A CRYSTAL CHARM BAG
Think about the spiritual goals you’ve set yourself and supercharge your intention by creating a crystal charm bag. Take a draw-string bag and fill it with a selection of crystals to help you focus. Quartz, kyanite and fluorite are good choices. Carry the bag with you until you’ve achieved your goal.
CONNECT WITH SPIRIT GUIDES
Charoite is an excellent crystal to help you open communication with the spirit realm. And what better way to motivate yourself than by enhancing your spiritual connection? Place a piece of this crystal under your pillow before you go to bed at night and ask your spirit guides to join you in your dreams. When you wake up in the morning, quickly jot down any signs or symbols you’ve been shown.
6 LIVE BY THE PENDULUM
If you’re struggling to find direction, use a crystal pendulum to guide you. Write down a list of 10 spiritual activities you’re interested in. Now hover the pendulum over each one and see which activity gets the first positive reaction from the pendulum (right swing = yes. Left swing = no). Make that the first one to tick off your ‘to try’ list. 7
PROTECT YOURSELF WITH OBSIDIAN If you’re feeling spiritually stifled or stuck, you may have picked up some negative energy. Place a piece of black obsidian at your feet and imagine it blowing shimmery magic dust over your aura,
removing any bad vibes.