Crystals can be a really powerful, spiritual addition for your manifestation practices - whether you are calling in more tangible aspects to your life, or simply using these gemstones as catalysts for bringing out the subtitles within your deepest potential. But first - what is “manifestation” anyways?! I like to think of manifesting as the ability to make real in the world what you have dreamed of in your mind and heart. Crystals can help this process in various ways, such as strengthening and clarifying your desires, and on the practical level by keeping you focused and grounded as you put your ideas into action.
Here are 3 stones I love to use when manifesting…
Carnelian captivates. Its bold energy brings a rush of warmth and joy that stimulates and empowers. It’s known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage. Ultimately, it’s the perfect stone to bring about your inner creativity, and thus makes for the perfect addition to getting in touch with your artistic side, whether that's visual arts or movement like dance.
Orange stones, especially the carnelians, are perfect aids for training, coordination of physical exercise programs, and for balancing body energy levels. Carnelian crystal works best alongside those who are actively taking the steps to improve their lifestyle. Whether that’s in how you eat and drink, the exercise you undertake daily, or it might just be in finding more time to express yourself creatively and artistically in your day to day life. However you are seeking to elevate these areas of life, carnelian can give you grounding yet passionate energies to help you find your way.
If you’d like to take things one step further, it can be powerful to incorporate a carnelian accessory or piece of jewelry into your collection and wear it on the daily, you’ll likely find that this sense of energy and inspiration becomes contagious!
2) Smokey Quartz
Who couldn’t use a bit of extra support when it comes to being kinder to one’s self? Smokey quartz holds powerful cleansing and detoxing effects, and is therefore a wonderful aid to healing negative self-talk and laying the framework for a more positive relationship to the self.
How do you know if you’re suffering from a less-than-great sense of self? Negative self-talk is any inner dialogue you have with yourself that may be hindering your ability to believe in yourself and your own abilities, and thus reach your greatest potential. It is any thought that diminishes you and your ability to make positive changes in your life or your confidence in your ability to do so. Many of us treat ourselves with a lot more pressure, angst, and overall lack of understanding than we would towards any other individual. It’s time to find that same kindness and nurturing support that we show to friends & family - to ourselves included!
Because of its light-infusing characteristics, smoky quartz can quite literally make one happy to be alive. It’s a great stone to use if you are feeling depressed, burnt out, or feel unable to realize your dreams. As discouragement and depression lift and negative beliefs dissipate, you can use smoky quartz to infuse self-esteem and pride into your being. Hence, you can go ahead and use smoky quartz in any way that inspires you, breathe in its energy, feeling it spread through you. Feel yourself becoming lighter and lighter.
Enjoy being in your body. Envision exactly what you are calling in, feel it as if it’s all already real, and remind yourself that you deserve it as fully and naturally as a crystal deserves to sparkle or a flower to have vivid colors or a bird to sing. You deserve because you're part of the earth and are fully entitled to all the good things it has to give.
Smokey quartz has the ability to protect and ground one physically and spiritually to this world, and to absorb and transmute significant amounts of negative energy and release it into the Earth to be neutralized naturally. Use it to let go of what no longer serves you and bring yourself up to a higher vibration!
3) Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is the stone of universal love. It’s the perfect stone to have on hand when engaging in various self-care practices as an added boost to reminding yourself just how much you appreciate YOU! I like to use it when doing a daily self-massage ritual with a blend of oil & plant essences. You can even use the gemstone itself for the massage, gently rubbing it in circular motions against your body, enriching the oil into your skin, while telling yourself how much you appreciate your miraculous body that works so hard for you each and every day.
Rose Quartz is actually the most popular stone for healing our hearts and learning to love ourselves. No matter what gender you are, if you are ready to let love back in, you will be attracted to Rose Quartz. If you don’t fancy using it for an actual physical practice (like self-massage), simply having it in your bedroom is a great place to start. In many ways, you don’t really have to do anything because just by you intending to get the stone and wanting to place it in your home, the healing has already begun. Crystals and stones are intelligent in that way and Rose Quartz instantly begins its subtle yet holistic work without you even realizing it.
Ultimately, Rose Quartz eases guilt and balances emotions, lowering stress and bringing peace. Whatever you choose to manifest or perhaps let go of, I invite you to trust in the truth that Rose Quartz is already healing you - all you have to do is set the intention, let it be easy!