One of the best ways to improve your mental and emotional state and to promote overall feelings of health and well-being is to be creative. You do not have to be an artist or a musician; you do not need to be an exceptional cook or to be able to make beautiful objects from clay or wood; you do not need to be a poet or wordsmith in order to be creative. All that is needed is the desire to engage in a project or task in a way that brings you satisfaction and a feeling of achievement.
For some people this is to be found in the garden. Others take great satisfaction in producing a hearty meal from seemingly minimal ingredients. Yet others find satisfaction in cleaning their car until it gleams or washing their windows to let in the maximum amount of light. Creativity can manifest itself wherever and whenever you like.
Crystals for Creativity
This crystal is ideal for anyone who needs a bit of support when beginning a new project. The vibration of Rainbow Moonstone resonates with the Sacral and the Third Eye chakras, combining drive with inspiration. Hold a piece of Rainbow Moonstone when you are in the planning stage of a creative project. Take a few moments to place your positive intentions into the stone and allow your mind to wander freely over all of the ideas you want to bring together.
Amongst the many healing properties attributed to this Master Healer stone, Clear Quartz is said to promote creative and unusual approaches to new ideas. Nothing is ever achieved, or even started, without the spark of imagination. Clear Quartz can help you to harness your imaginative, creative ideas and begin to ground them into reality.
Crystals for Inspiration
If we wait for inspiration to strike most of us will still be waiting at the end of our lives! Inspiration is actually nothing more than an idea, which begins as a dream, or a wish or desire.
This stone is a stone of passion. It is closely connected to the well of creativity that is the Sacral chakra and using it to clear and cleanse this chakra can produce some unexpected outcomes. Once the Sacral chakra is clear we make space for all kinds of creative new ideas to enter. The bright orange glow of Carnelian shines a light on half-formed thoughts or intentions, allowing us to bring them forward in our consciousness so that we can begin to turn them into real, solid outcomes.
Although usually associated with an abundance of worldly wealth, Citrine can also bring in an abundance of inspiration, creative ideas and enthusiasm for both new and ongoing creative projects. Harness the power of this optimistic, sunny stone by placing apiece of it near to your “drawing board” when you are casting about for inspired ideas.
Crystals for Motivation
The thing about motivation is that it requires action first! When you are feeling a lack of motivation the best thing to do is to take steps, in the real world, towards your goals. You may feel that you need to have the motivation before you can take any action, but in fact the process of “doing” is the trigger for the motivation to continue, whatever the task or challenge.
This crystal has a powerful association with the Base or Root chakra, keeping you grounded into the benevolent energies of the Earth and reminding you that anything is possible. It is said to have the power to stir Kundalini energy, which is represented as a serpent coiled at the base of the spine. When Kundalini energy is released, it brings in the motivation to turn your ideas into reality. Red Jasper can also bring a surge of physical vitality and energy that motivates you to take action.
Crystals for Balance
We all need to find balance in our lives if we are to be the best version of ourselves. This applies to all aspects of ourselves, from our work/life balance to the way we feel and the words we use to describe our condition at any given time.
Balance is essential in all things, both literally and in a metaphorical or metaphysical sense. For example, if you are hot you may feel physically uncomfortable and will seek ways to cool down. If you are hot-tempered or hot-headed you need to find ways to alleviate the effects of this on yourself and others. If your heart fire is too hot you may burn out, but if you are emotionally cold you will find more happiness if you allow some warmth to enter your Heart.
Many people find that Aventurine has a wonderfully calming and balancing effect on the emotions, reducing anxiety and stress and allowing room for kindness, understanding and compassion to enter.
This crystal has a strong affinity with the natural world and the rhythms and cycles of life. Moss Agate can be carried with you at all times to help you to remember to connect with nature and to mellow out so that you are happy in your own space.
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