Meditation is a great way to calm the mind, soothe the soul, and receive messages from our Higher Self, our guides as well as angels we are connected to. Learning to meditate can take time and practice to master. One of the main goals of meditation is often to clear the clutter of excessive or worrisome thoughts in your mind. It is about emptying the mind so that you can have clarity as well as be able to go deep within.
However, those who may experience anxiety, depression, and/or overactive thinking, often find it difficult to clear their minds. It is those constant thoughts and worries that interrupt their ability to meditate. Using crystals in your meditation practice can help with this. Something as simple as seeing those thoughts go into a crystal such as Quartz can be quite helpful. By releasing your thoughts in this way, one may find it helps clear their mind. Crystals can be used by beginners and experienced meditators with great results. It can be used to hold the intention for their meditation.
Why Use Crystals in Meditation
There are many reasons to use crystals for meditation. It can act as a visual aid to clear the mind, or one can use it to hold their intention for the meditation. Crystals are energy, just like us and everything in the universe. They have a variety of purposes. Come in many different shapes and colors.
Some of the reasons one may want to hold a crystal during meditation is for quieting our thoughts, comfort, letting go what no longer serves us, getting centered and grounded, and much more. Each crystal holds an energetic pattern that makes them unique. They can bring us energy, raise our vibration, as well as bring confidence.
Due to their unique energetic patterns, crystals can be intention holders. An example of an intention would be for the crystal to assist with the release of old emotional baggage or even an intention for a new job or home. There are so many ways to use them in meditation.
If, for instance, the focus for the meditation is to heal grief, setting the intention to release grief into the crystal helps to bring about this desired outcome. The crystal then acts as a witness to the meditation. This takes the responsibility off the individual to release grief by themselves. The comfort that comes from the crystal helps them release the grief more easily.
Which Crystals Aid in Meditation
Here are four great crystals to consider using in meditation.
- Clear Quartz
Clear quartz crystals hold a unique vibration from other crystals and are widely used in a variety of healing work. The clearer the crystal, the more it can help with a master healing vibration. Clear quartz crystals are often very pure in energy and can be used to find energy blockages.
By using them in meditation, you can find that channeling thoughts to them will also help in releasing these thoughts from your mind. Once you channel the negative or running thoughts from your mind, you may think more clearly and are better able to clear your mind in meditation.
Selenite’s naturally calming vibration also helps in releasing negative and running thoughts from the mind. One thing that is different from selenite is that it carries a protective energy that keeps other people’s energy from affecting yours. Its energy can act as a barrier to keep other people’s energy out of your space.
Most people who experience anxiety and depression find themselves thinking of the past or future events that involve other people. By using selenite, the crystal helps to release these thoughts to focus on the present.
- Blue Agate
Blue agate is a natural healing stone that helps to calm the mind and emotions. The stone’s pale blue color and smooth ripples in the appearance gives the impression of water, which is part of the reason why this stone is recommended for meditation. It is helpful during meditation to provide enough calmness to the individual to focus on clearing their thoughts.
It can also provide a relaxing feeling. It is known to help relieve a person experiencing anxiety and depression temporarily for them to practice meditation.
Amethyst is another wonderful crystal that is quite powerful to use in meditation. It is known to have a soothing energy that helps to calm the mind and promote relaxation. It can facilitate a deeper connection with one’s spirituality and aids in exploring higher states of consciousness and when seeking inner guidance.
Amethyst is often associated with purifying and cleansing energies. It is considered a stone of intuition and insight and in meditation may sharpen those abilities while enhancing your capacity for self-reflection and self-awareness.
Affirmations to use with crystals:
- I am releasing negative thoughts to make space for stillness
- I am comforted and protected while I meditate
- As I hold this crystal, my mind releases negative and running thoughts
- I am channeling stillness into my meditation
- I am channeling my thoughts into my crystal and letting go of all I need to
- I am practicing stillness in my meditation and holding the intention to let go
There are many other crystals that one can use for meditation. They have a powerful and focused energy to support us on our journey of self-healing, self-love, self-worth, and so much more.
Did you know that we have a class on meditating with crystals? It includes a guided meditation to clear the mind, get centered within the heart, and connect to your crystal. It’s a great way to begin and learn more about your crystal and yourself.
We have this class scheduled for Wednesday, July 19th @ 7:30 – 8:45 pm eastern time and you can find the event and register at www.blossomingintolight-chester.com/calendar-of-events.