Did you know that crystals can be used as tools to enhance your gratitude practice?
Personally, I have found that crystals have really helped to boost my intentions of cultivating and growing gratitude and appreciation simply through their wonderful healing properties and having them close to me, either worn as jewelry, kept in my pocket or placed in my home.
I have my favorites to have around me when I am meditating or writing my gratitude lists.
I find them soothing and uplifting to look at in my home, in the early mornings after I meditate and give thanks for the day ahead, I like to set some intentions and just sit quietly with that first cup of coffee or tea and soak up the positive energies of my crystals.
I have them placed along a sunny windowsill by my plants and candles and the overall effect is one that brings me great tranquility and joy.
I also like to create crystal grids, which I recommend you do if you have a few different crystals. It’s such a beautiful way to channel their energies and it’s also lovely to look at. You can do this anywhere in your home or outside.
Crystals can really help spark an attitude of gratitude, opening your heart to love, and helping you to let go of any negativity or heaviness that gets in your way of finding that high flying vibration.
The benefits of gratitude are plentiful when you take time to list the things you really feel grateful for, you experience more positive emotions, greater happiness, and are able to express greater compassion, kindness, sleep better, have more energy and in turn, all of that high flying energy supports your immune system!
Remember, it’s not about waiting for some momentous occasion to feel gratitude; the idea is to find reasons to be grateful every single day and learn to appreciate the tiny moments that make up the larger events.
I promise that once you get the hang of this, you can truly feel as happy about a sunny walk in the park with your best friend as you can learning that you closed the deal on your house!
That may sound strange, but honestly once you know that you can reach that frequency of gratitude easily, you understand that you don’t have to wait to experience an external event to create that feeling, that feeling or emotion is created within you!
When you experience gratitude you are experiencing a manifestation of love, joy and spirituality.
Here are some of my favorite crystals and stones that I use to support gratitude and appreciation in my life:
The classic crystal of love, beautiful pink rose quartz is one of my absolute favorite crystals. It’s beautiful, nurturing energies promote unconditional love and encourage your heart chakra to open wide.
You can use it to release any heaviness in your heart and let go of your old emotional baggage or anything that weighs you down and makes it hard for you to forgive.
Rose quartz purifies and comforts, offering a soft, gentle vibration and encouraging self-trust and self-worth. I recommend it for opening your heart to see where you can find appreciation and love for the things already in your life.
This pale blue crystal has a high vibration and is known for its tranquil energy and connection to Archangel Michael.
Use it to remove unwanted energies from your life and to boost a feeling of connection, oneness and increase your awareness of your ego consciousness. I have used it to ground myself during meditation, and to assist me to tune into my inner voice and listen to the whispers of my soul.
I like to hold it in my palm when I am thinking of the things I am grateful for, I feel like it helps me to see the good in all situations.
This is one of the happiest crystals to have in your house! It brings a positive, upbeat, and sunny energy with its yellow, orange color it evokes the sun’s rays and can burn through any negativity around you.
I use it for my gratitude practice to boost my feelings of appreciation for the abundance in my life and to attract more and more. It’s a great stone to have around when you are feeling low or lacking in faith, literally just picking it up can make me feel positive again and remember to count the blessings I have in my life.
I have this crystal in the form of an angel and I love its harmonizing and protecting energies. It’s the perfect crystal to have around when you want to empower your gratitude practice with feelings of prosperity, growth, love and abundance. Green aventurine can boost the success of your appreciation practice, helping you to focus on the positive and turn your attention towards further happiness and prosperity.
Having crystals around can also act as a tangible reminder to help you stick to your gratitude practice. They act like a prompt, a representation of gratitude in the form of a stone which you can touch, hold and meditate with.
Remember that no matter what the day may bring, there is always something to be grateful for!