Crystals have earned quite the reputation for their healing properties and powerful influence on our moods. Some report that their gemstones have helped them with finding serenity, clear their skin, and even ease their anxieties. Admittedly, there hasn’t been many studies done to validate the claims, so while there isn’t scientific evidence to support that crystals can heal you from physical ailments, many people use crystals as part of their practice to manifest things like peace, abundance, and love. And if attracting your best life with the help of your crystals is what you’re after, the first thing you’re going to want to do is to set intentions.
Connect With Your Crystal
Think of your crystal as a good friend. In order to get the most out of this friendship, you’ll have to establish a sincere connection. Transfer your energy to your crystal by rubbing your palms together and hold your crystal up to your heart. As you do this, say your hopes and intentions for using the crystal out loud. Connecting with your crystal will not only help you with setting intentions, it’ll also help you get comfortable with using them with your practice. To take your connection even further, take them with you in your bag or pocket, or simply put them under your pillow before you sleep at night.
Before jumping into creating your intentions, you’re going to want to ground yourself of negativity, worries, and anxieties you might be battling. Entering any space with an unsettled mind may lead you to have hazy intentions and any spiteful thoughts may cause your good intentions to stray. Try meditating or heading out on a nature walk before setting intentions with your crystal as not to confuse it with any negativity that might be lingering. Once you’re able to center your thoughts, you can proceed with creating using your crystal to set intentions and manifest the life you want.
Get Clear On What You Want
Once you’re able to get into a positive state of mind, you can find your footing in your true intentions. While thinking things you desire may sound simple enough — and it can be — it might be a challenge to find the intentions behind them. For example, if being wealthy is your desire, you may find that as you peel back the layers of that desire, it’s actually that you want to be financially stable or be in a place where you don’t worry about money as often.
When you get clear on what you want, you find the piece of the puzzle which keeps you motivated to not just have that intention, but to live in alignment with said intention. Once you’ve gotten clear on what you want, you can take your crystal out, meditate with them or simply chant your intentions out loud while holding onto your crystal. Set them on your lap, hold them in your hand, or set them under your pillow.
Write It Down
Jotting down your desires can come before or after setting your intentions with your crystal. Writing your intentions out can help you work through what they actually are, which is a good idea to help you get clear on them. In addition, writing them down after you’ve set your can help keep the spark alive and serves as a reminder of your purest intentions that you decided on while you were in a positive place.