Crystals can be so powerful and versatile that you can use them to help you with just about anything. This makes them perfect for any energy work that helps you achieve your goals. If you’ve made any type of New Year’s Resolution this year, there should be some gems that you can use to help you keep your focus on your goal, and ultimately manifest it.
Here is a guide to which stones are ideal for various types of goals. You’ll also find tips on how to actually use them to help you keep your New Year’s Resolution.
It’s not surprising that some of the top crystals to aid in weight loss are associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra (Yellow), Sacral Chakra (Orange), and Throat Chakra (Light Blue).
How do you USE the crystals? Hold onto them for willpower when around food or for a boost of energy when it’s time to exercise.
Wear a yellow, orange, or green stone as jewelry, or keep tumbled stones in a small bag.
Here are a few useful stones to help you stick with your diet / fitness plan and lose weight:
Orange River Quartz – Originating in South Africa around the Orange River area, this quartz gets its color from red hematite. It’s very helpful for decision making and aligns the lower chakras. Keep it near you when you’re at a restaurant or in the kitchen to help you make healthy food choices.
Citrine – Place Citrine on your Solar plexus chakra when you are tired and need a boost of energy prior to a workout session. Citrine Quartz crystals have strong rejuvenation properties. They are also good to use in elixirs / crystal-infused water.
Blue Apatite – There is a belief that this stone can act as a hunger suppressant. It helps reduce your cravings for any kind of food that is bad for you. Its vibration boosts your determination to achieve your ultimate goal.
Whether it’s caffeine, alcohol, sugar, junk food, or any kind of unhealthy substance, you might be able to use crystals to help you kick that bad habit.
Use crystals that will help clear the mind of negative emotions and feelings as well as those that will give you a boost in the right direction when it comes to stabilizing your lifestyle. Orange and yellow stones, in particular, are very helpful with this kind of energy work.
Orange Carnelian, for instance, is known for its ability to give people energy and stability. Carnelian gives one the courage needed to overcome difficulties.
Orange Selenite is very helpful for clearing away any negative energy that is causing you stress – including electromagnetic energies, making it easier for you to start living a healthier lifestyle. It’s also a helpful aid in dealing with nausea, which is a common physical symptom caused by withdrawals.
Golden Pyrite draws energy from the Earth up through the body and creates a defense shield against all types of harm, including self-harm. It taps into one’s potential and helps bring confidence and will-power to carry goals into completion. It’s a great stone to have when trying to develop the willpower to avoid things that could bring you harm.
Important note: these stones on their own might not be enough as far as alternate healing goes. Use them in conjunction with other forms of healing – particularly Reiki.
You can’t take a shortcut when it comes to achieving your goals. You’ll have to actually do some work in order to get to that point, and to do the work, some motivation might be required. Sure, you can carry around some lucky stones to increase your chances of success, but the foolproof way to ultimately achieve your goals is to work towards them.
Gem Elixirs are great, as the unique vibrations of gems and crystals can stimulate the energy field to boost endurance and motivation.
When there are issues with the Solar Plexus and Third Eye Chakras, it’s hard to stay on track of things. You’ll experience a lack of insight and confused about the direction you’re going in.
Use Third Eye crystals to give you the insight and clarity about your goals and the path you need to take to get towards them, and Solar Plexus crystals to give you the inspiration, motivation, and energy to do the work needed to achieve them.
Lapis Lazuli is a powerful and ancient blue stone often used in energy work for the Third Eye chakra. It helps connect an individual to their higher truth and to realize the importance of dedicating time and energy to achieve goals.
Soladite – While available in various hues, this stone is most known for its royal blue color. It encourages intuition, truth, and objectivity. Soladite has strong metaphysical properties that can help stimulate you to live up to your personal ideals and give you a boost of creativity.
Tiger Iron – This is a stone that helps to heal the lower chakras, including the Solar Plexus chakra. It’s actually a combination of other stones that are powerful in their own right: Tiger’s Eye, Hematite, and Red Jasper. It will give you the stamina and motivation to fulfill your responsibilities and will help you to recognize your own inner talents and resources that can be used to achieve your goals.
Citrine – If you suspect that you have some destructive tendencies that are holding you back, then Citrine is the gem to use to help you overcome those tendencies. It helps to magnify personal energy and willpower.
This type of healing works well when combined with affirmations. Make a list of the goals you want to achieve (with a realistic timeframe) and give reasons why you want to achieve them. Focus on these reasons while using the crystals to clear your Third Eye and Solar Plexus Chakras.
Sometimes it’s our own self-limiting beliefs that are holding us back from attracting money and abundance. If you are in financial peril, you might be able to use crystals to help you straighten things out and become more organized. Crystals and gemstones can help shift our thoughts and vibrations by eliminating negative thinking.
The Root Chakra is associated with the flow of money, as it is the closest to Earth and the material world. Cleansing the Root Chakra will realign you with the energy of abundance rather than a feeling of “lack”.
Here are some gemstones and crystals known to heal the Root Chakra and help bring better luck with money:
Red Jasper – This blood red to dark reddish-brown stone has a strong and even vibration, making it an excellent source of energy for those with weak Root Chakras. Red Jasper gets rid of negative thought patterns and transforms negative energy into something more positive and creative.
Auralite-23- These ancient, 1+ billion year old crystals are excellent for tapping into your hidden potential. Wear or carry Auralite-23 whenever you need a breakthrough in your life. It has properties that can help clear ALL chakras.
Aventurine - As far as luck and prosperity go, this is considered to be one of if not THE most powerful stones. It’s sometimes even called the “Stone of Opportunity”. Keep Aventurine around if you are trying to attract more opportunities to obtain abundances and get out of debt.
Another thing to keep in mind when trying to attract more abundance is feng shui. Placing certain stones and crystals in specific areas of your home and/or office will help energy flow around you in a more positive way. For instance, you might want to place Jade (when programmed properly) in the southeast and northeast directions of your home / office.
Clear Quartz is known for its ability to cleanse any area with dense negative energy hanging around. Freely place small pieces of Clear Quartz in any area where you do finances, such as your computer desk, in your purse next to your checkbook, in your wallet next to your credit cards, and so forth.
For any kind of goal that involves attracting love into your life, make sure your Heart Chakra and Throat Chakra are cleared. Having a strong Throat Chakra will help you to open up and communicate your feelings in a healthy, positive way.
Crystals that help open the Heart Chakra include Rose Quartz, Fuschite, and Pink Rhodochrosite.
For opening the Throat Chakra and improving your ability to communicate and interact with others, use Aquamarine and Amazonite.
If it’s healthy intimacy you’re after, focus on healing and strengthening the Sacral Chakra. Some crystals / stones that help with this include Amber, Red Calcite, and Tangerine Quartz.
One of the most popular New Years Resolutions people make is to “learn something new”. Whether you’re a student attending classes or simply a student of life who wants to learn something new, there has been a growing interest in “crystals for studying” in recent years.
Combine crystal energy work with sound healing or sound therapy practices for “brain power”. Keep these crystals / gems right next to you (or on you) while listening to sound therapy and studying the new language or subject you’re trying to learn: Fluorite, Soladite, and Malachite.
You MUST BE as specific as possible with your intention and goal when doing any kind of crystal therapy work. While stones already contain the properties that will help you achieve a particular goal, you’ll still need a few minutes to communicate your intentions to it.
One way to do this is to repeat affirmations as clearly as possible while holding each stone (one at a time) in the palm of your hand. Larger stones, or clusters, should be placed on the floor in front of you. Place each hand on either side. – Do this in a quiet place where you can be alone and undisturbed for at least 30 minutes. It’s okay to listen to calming music or sound therapy.
When coming up with an affirmation, only use positive language. Never use negative words such as “Not” or “No”. For instance, when programming a piece of Citrine to help you lose weight, state an affirmation such as “I love to exercise. Exercise is something I enjoy doing every single day”. Try to envision your end goal of being at a lower weight and how happy and proud you’ll be.
Where you put the crystal after meditating with it is really a matter of personal preference. If it’s jewelry, you’ll obviously want to wear it. If it’s small, loose gems, keep them in a small pouch or place them under your pillow. Some people prefer to set up crystal grids.
Or, you might want to combine crystal energy work with feng shui and keep them in specific places in your house or office.
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