Crystals & The Law of Attraction
Suppose you want to learn how to effectively work with crystals and incorporate their energies into your daily life but don't know where to start. In that case, you might benefit from a crash course in setting your intentions and the law of attraction.
What is the law of attraction, you ask? Well, the basic premise is that the universe works like a boomerang. Whatever you put out, you get back in spades. Like attracts like. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, in a way, it is, but there is a potential roadblock to overcome here. When engaging the law of attraction in your life, it might seem blindingly obvious that you really want to focus on all things positive. Unfortunately, it is pretty easy to become overwhelmed with the negative, mainly because adverse events can substantially impact our day-to-day lives. The universe does not differentiate between positive and negative intent. It quite simply takes what you put out and gives it back. The trick is to shift your thinking to project what you want rather than what you don't want.
Now, we are all human, and our brains have this sneaky way of making us overthink things and get caught up in a negative feedback loop. It's going to happen, and the thing you absolutely want to avoid is beating yourself up over it, because why? We don't want to compound that negative mindset with even more negative self-talk. Like all things, practice makes perfect, so the next time you catch yourself projecting thoughts of lack or loss, stop, take a deep breath and shift that thought process in the other direction. Instead of "I'm never going to find a partner who is right for me," shift it to "I am worthy and deserving of love; the universe is working to put me in the path of the person who is right for me." Keep at it, and before you know it, it will feel more natural to project your thoughts positively. Eventually, it will become second nature.
You don't need to use crystals to incorporate the law of attraction into your day-to-day life. Still, they can be a handy, tangible tool to add to your arsenal. We know that crystals all come with varying metaphysical properties, so the first thing you will want to do is find the crystal that corresponds to what you wish to manifest more of in your life.
Let's say you are looking to find a new romantic partnership or increase your wealth and abundance. There are quite a few crystals that will be up to the task. Rose quartz is one of the most popular stones for manifesting new love, but other stones work well in this area, such as garnet or moonstone. Likewise, citrine is well-known as the wealth stone, but pyrite and green aventurine are also strong players in this regard. I believe that the stone chooses you, so allow yourself to be drawn to the rock that resonates with you the most.
Once you have selected the stones you want to work with, or the stones have chosen you, you will want to first cleanse them in whichever way is most suitable for that particular stone (see our crystal cleansing guide here), to get them ready for your intention setting. Setting your intention, sometimes referred to as programming your crystal, is super important. You will want to really think about how you word your intention, making sure to project it in a positive, affirmative way and not from a place of lack or negativity. For example, if I were to set my intention with a citrine crystal to work towards attracting more money, I might say:
"I program this citrine to align me with the universe so that I may receive all of the wealth and abundance that is coming to me, now."
You might find it helpful to create a little ritual around the setting of your intentions. I like to use a sage or palo santo stick to hold a smoke ceremony. This way, I am getting myself into a bit of a meditative groove, using the smoke to cleanse my crystals, and setting my intentions all in the one place. If you want to learn more about smoke ceremonies, you can check out our handy sage and smudging guide here.
Once your crystals are cleansed and your intentions are set, it is entirely up to you how you work with them moving forward. Some people like to carry their crystals around with them and find them a great comfort item. It can be helpful to feel them when you put your hand in your pocket. They can serve as a reminder of the intention you have set, encouraging you to project that positive intent out into the universe. Others may prefer to place them in a position in the home that aligns with the specific intent they have selected. For example, setting the citrine in the wealth corner of the house ( the furthest most left corner of the home from the front door). There are no hard and fast rules here; you do what feels right for you.
Obviously, there is a lot more to the law of attraction than what I have written here. You can look at this as somewhat of an introduction to the concept. Still, if you are intrigued and want to learn more, there are many great online resources, books, and audiobooks on the subject. And, of course, I will undoubtedly expand on this subject in my blog when time permits. Until then, have fun setting your intent and manifesting your every dream and desire. The sky is the limit but just remember....Be specific, and above all else...stay positive!