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I love dreaming about my future! One of the things I think about all the time is what my future home is going to look like. I see myself with this gorgeous and colorful, yet ambient and feng shui cozy home. This might sound a little crazy, but I have everything planned out down to what crystals I'm going to use around my house. These crystals are ones that I think are the "basics" that every good home should have.
For Tidiness, Amazonite
Amazonite is by far one of my favorite crystals. One of the things I love about it is its ability to encourage tidiness! Wow, wouldn't that be nice around the house. You could secretly encourage everyone in your house to keep clean - small children, roommates, your significant other, etc. In my future home I would have a dish full of amazonite in each room. The teal color of Amazonite would be enough to brighten any room as well.
For Bringing the Family Together, Unakite
We all know how important a strong family bond is. Part of nourishing a family bond is the unification, or coming together, of all roles. The pink in Unakite heals emotional wounds and the green is Epidote, which stems from the Greek word "epidosis" meaning "growing together." This stone encourages harmonious and strong relationships. This is key in a household. This stone also manifests unification on a physical plane - think: family dinners, game nights, everyone getting along and spending quality time together.
Financial Stability, Citrine
Citrine is the stone of prosperity, wealth, abundance, fortune, and business. Basically - if it involves your wallet or bank account, Citrine can help. It is important to keep a steady income flowing into a home in order to maintain a good household. Having citrine in a home will ward off any financial issues and bring in abundance and prosperity.
For Protection, Selenite
Selenite is probably every expert's recommendation for what crystal to put in a home. They say if you place Selenite in the main corners of your home, you will attract love, positive energy, and protection. This is called "gridding a house". When gridding a house, it is important to bless each crystal with your intention. Selenite wards off any negative energy, so say something like, "This home is abundant with love and light. This home and the ones who live here are safe and protected."
Peace & Balance, Tourmaline
Whether you live with a mix of adults and children, males and females, pessimists and optimists, it is important to find the yin/yang balance. Tourmaline is a great crystal to have in the home for dispelling negative energy that is already inside. Pink Tourmaline is a good crystal for maintaining peace, especially emotionally and between masculine/feminine energies. Green Tourmaline brings compassion and harmony. Black Tourmaline is another highly protective stone (that can also be used with Selenite for gridding the home!)
By the Bedside, Howlite
Last but not least, I would put a cloudy white Howlite right by the bed to prevent insomnia. Howlite is calming to an overactive mind. This allows one to drift to sleep peacefully. It will also reduce any form of tension in the house or in the mind.... A crystal of complete relaxation.
These are the stones I like to carry with me. Sometimes I switch it up, but I often find myself with these six. Even though I am not wearing them or showing off their beauty, I feel good knowing they are always with me. Whether it's in my pocket, my purse, or my pillow - these stones are there to protect, help, and heal me.
I carry the Rose Quartz because of how happy it makes me feel. Every time I hold this stone it makes me feel so at peace with everything. It takes all my worries away and directs my attention to the wonder that lives inside. I carry it because it means something to me. It makes me feel loved and reminds me I am loved. It was a gift to me from Vero at The Bodhi Tree in Sugarloaf, NY; the place I did my first custom show. This crystal shop is more like a spiritual getaway and Vero is a warm, gentle person who is lovely to be around. I carry the Rose Quartz because it makes me feel safe, like nobody can or will bring me down. I feel like my heart is protected, so I am able to see the best in everybody and give my love to them.
I carry the Black Tourmaline for protection. I feel it protects me spiritually and emotionally. It relieves me of any panic, worry, and fear. It helps ground me spiritually so I am not fatigued or drained. I carry it because it is one of my favorite stones. It was a gift from my mom who is also my best friend. She knows me better than anyone. I know she spent so much time picking out crystals for me when she went to Puerto Rico. I couldn't wrap or sell any because of how much I loved them all. We are always on the same wavelength. She has always been my main protector, but if she is ever not with me - the protecting properties of black tourmaline are.
I carry the citrine because of the properties. I have never had any special memory with this citrine or any citrine - but I love what it is meant to bring. It is a stone of abundance, of prosperity, and of luck. It is a manifestation stone for ideals, dreams, and goals. It is a stone of joy, bringing optimism and positive thoughts. It dissolves any negative energy, protects against negative energy, and holds no negative energy. It is a stone of control. It fills the Solar Plexus Chakra with power, anxiety relief, and trust. It clears any blocks and let's you beam with yellow light.
I carry the Smoky Quartz because it is another great protection stone. I especially love that it is protective during travel. I bought this in the summer of 2014 - a summer of adventure! I drove to Delaware for a music festival (Firefly!!) filled with late nights and laughter, Tennessee to stay on a house boat for a week for full relaxation and fun, New Jersey to visit my cousin for a crazy night at a rap concert (Eminem), Connecticut for an awesome concert (Queen!) and such a fun night, and more. It was nonstop travel and adventure. Smokey Quartz protects against road rage, harm from other drivers, and traffic or road issues. I carry it for safety - and for all the memories of such good times.
I carry the Lapis Lazuli and the Blue Kyanite for communication. One to help me listen and one to help me speak. One to dissolve the negative thoughts and one to bring in wise, intelligent ones. One to help me see past what people say, and one to help me think before I speak. Communication is important to control. It is how we meet people, make friends, network, or serve. It is an aspect of my daily life and with the help of my lapis lazuli and blue kyanite I feel protected and confident doing so.
Today I paired the Snow Quartz Mini and African Gold Pyrite pendants from my etsy shop. Since I've been under the weather this week, I haven't been using my creative energy as much. Today it felt like my sacral chakra was about to explode with all the creativity I had built up. Quartz is a powerful energy amplifier so I wore it to enhance my mood.
Clear Quartz can be dangerous to wear in that way. It will amplify negative moods, negative energies of the physical such as illnesses, or negative energies in the aura. It's hard to know what negative things may happen each day. The African Gold Pyrite helps protect against negative energies. With this and my creativity amplified by the Quartz, I was pretty much set for success. Because this crystal is snow Quartz and contains white as well as Clear Quartz, it carries properties of its own. It helped enhance my meditative state and mental clarity which are both essentials in the work I do.
Nothing bad got in the way of my day, I maintained a positive mood. I made three new pendants for my shop. Overall I think the stones worked very well for me today. It's hard to anticipate negative happening during the day without expecting negative to happen. However, negativity is important to be aware of. Ego exists. That is why it is important to wear a crystal that protects against the negative. It helps decrease the way ego affects the one who wears it, reflecting the darkness that tries to influence the aura back out into the world.
I woke up sick today with a pain in my abdomen and a sore throat. I swear I get sick around this time each year which is so frustrating because it's the beginning of summer. So instead of being outside or on my porch, I spent all day curled up in a blanket inside. I put on the Sodalite because it is a stone for the throat chakra. My throat cleared up so nicely after this stone worked through the energy center. It remains a little sore but the sinus pressure is completely gone.
I didn't put on the stillbite until later. Stillbite is excellent for physically removing toxins in your body. I decided I might need an extra detox boost for my body so I made some lemon cucumber water. This paired with my stillbite was a great combination. Stillbite is actually a great stone for bringing joy and peace to the wearer as well. I definitely felt the instant pink vibration of joy rush through my heart chakra before anything else. So at least if this stone didn't help remove toxins yet, it put me in a good mood.