simply setting intentions with crystals

Photo Credit: Sara Carter of  Energy Muse

Photo Credit: Sara Carter of Energy Muse

An intention setting practice is a beautiful way to help us manifest our life visions and dreams. They can aid us in achieving a more fulfilling career, more happiness, peace and even more love. What ever it might be we are looking for, there is an intention for that. Crystals are beautiful tools from Mother Earth to further amplify and enhance the power behind our intentions.

Energy Muse co-founder + crystal healer, Heather Askinosie, breaks down the intention setting process, explains how we can incorporate crystals into our mindful practice + insight on the healing properties behind some of her "must-have" crystals. 

Setting intentions is similar to setting goals, however an intention is something you can achieve each an every day. Intentions are something you have complete control over. Starting each day by stating an intention will help you transform your mind and help you create a beautiful day. To create a powerful intention for your day, start by asking yourself what you want to bring into your life. Then think about what you can do in each moment that would help that come into your life. 

To Bring in More Love: Rose Quartz
 Many people want more love in their life (who wouldn’t?), but they get distracted by wanting a particular person, rather than love itself. To foster more love in your life, use rose quartz, which will open your heart to all types of love. Set an intention for your stone by holding it in your hands and saying something such as “Today, I will welcome love in all forms,” or “I love myself.” Then when you feel like your life is lacking love, hold the stone and remember that you are surrounded by love from family, friends and yourself. When your heart is open to all forms of love, you will find yourself overwhelmed with loving energy and be able to attract someone who can provide that for you as well. 

To Foster Happiness: Citrine
Citrine is the stone of light and happiness. Using citrine helps to bring in the energy of the sun into your life. Using citrine, will help you uncover the joys in daily life. Set an intention such as, “I create my own happiness.” Whenever you feel down or that you’ve had a bad day, hold the stone and remember that happiness is within yourself. 

To Reduce Stress: Blue Lace Agate
If you are someone who suffers from anxiety, fear of judgment or a stressful lifestyle, Blue Lace Agate will be very beneficial in bringing tranquility and calmness to your life. Meditate with blue lace agate each morning, and whenever you feel overwhelmed by holding it in your hands and breathing in for a count of three and breathing out for a count of three. An intention like, “I am at peace in every situation,” or “My mind is relaxed and calm,” works best with this stone. 

To Boost Confidence: Carnelian
Carnelian stones are powerful for those wishing to boost self-confidence and finding the power within them. It has the power to allow you to see the creative energy within yourself, bringing you the courage to express that to the world. This stone is especially great for anyone working on a new project or making a change in their life. To give you the confidence you need in all that you do, set an intention like, “I am courageous and confident,” or “I have the power to be great.” Hold the stone whenever you need a boost of confidence to harness its energy. 

To Develop Spirituality: Fluorite
Whether you express spirituality through your yoga practice or a dedicated religious practice, fluorite is a very powerful stone for spiritual growth and peace. Its essence is to change negatives into positives, and darkness into light—which is the foundation of any spiritual journey. Use Fluorite to heal from past emotional issues and to gain new understanding of difficult situations. Set an intention such as, “I see the positive in every situation,” or “I allow the universe to guide me on my path.” Hold the stone whenever you need guidance or aid during a difficult time. 

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