Writers face a lot of fears, even if they’re subtle or buried. To thrive as a writer, it’s important to face your fears so that you can overcome them. Some writers are afraid of failure, some are afraid of success. Most writers fear rejection, even though it’s a part of the process. Rejection simply comes with the territory, just like crashes come with the territory for race car drivers.
Why Writers Should Use Healing Crystals
No matter what fears you’re facing as a writer, you can take steps to take them down a notch and make them much less prevalent. Let crystals help you ensure that no fear jeopardizes your writing goals. Crystals are mostly used in one of two ways: improving mindset and vibrational medicine.
Mindset generally plays a significant role in healing and health. Crystals have been used for centuries as a healing tool. In ancient times, Egyptians used crystals in jewelry, decorations, and even eyeshadow for protection and health, crystals such as lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald, clear quartz, and malachite.
The Chinese used jade to heal kidney stones. The Aztec and Mayan civilizations have worn turquoise to give and receive more strength, health, and tranquility. And in England, there once was a tradition that brides wore moonstone on their wedding nights, which is a gemstone to increase fertility.
Marcel Vogel, a researcher for IBM, coined the term “vibrational medicine” in the 1970s. Crystals can alter the molecules of a human body to match the vibrational energy of whatever crystals are being used for healing.
The human energy scale is such that higher vibrational energies such as love, excitement, and enthusiasm are at the top, and the bottom of the scale includes energies such as fear and hate. Crystals typically either hold frequencies at the higher end of the spectrum, thus inviting our bodies to match them, or they are really good at repelling negative energies from the bottom of the scale, such as anger, jealousy, and despair.
8 Essential Crystals for Authors
This is a list of the best healing crystals to use in your writing journey.
CLEAR QUARTZ - Stone of harmony.
Balances and stabilizes your environment, brings clarity of mind, amplifies concentrated attention, balances the mind and body, releases negativity and brings a positive perspective, helps with goal setting, manifestations, and healing.
SODALITE - Stone of communication.
Helps you communicate clearly and effectively. Quiets an overactive mind and stabilizes the emotions. Encourages calmness, eases pressure and worries, helps with public speaking, eases fears, imparts desire to express truths, helps us think more clearly and trust ourselves, especially in times of confusion, clears self-esteem issues, and helps us express our emotions.
AMETHYST - Stone of peace.
Has calming effects that help the mind flow freely with clarity. Neutralizes pain, eases stress, calms and focuses an overactive mind, brings clear-headedness and quick thinking. Allows you to express your truth while releasing difficulty and frustration, and it’s great for stress-related physical conditions.
AVENTURINE - Stone of prosperity.
Promotes compassion and empathy while encouraging perseverance, attracts good fortune and abundance, brings opportunities to us, helps us look within ourselves while shielding us in safety, releases difficult emotions, helps us shine from the heart, reduces stress, increases physical vitality, and aids in relief for sore muscles.
TIGER’S EYE - Stone of confidence.
Strengthens confidence, willpower, and self-love. Helps us remain centered and empowered to balance the extremes in our lives (like writing and running), helps us solve complex problems and assists in making decisions, clears the mind of scattered thoughts and guides us to see the big picture while harmonizing differing viewpoints (characters). Unblocks creative imbalances, increases creativity, and helps resolve inner and outer conflict.
ROSE QUARTZ - Stone of universal love.
Restores trust, harmony, and feelings of peace. Promotes soft, loving energy, balances the emotions, dissipates self negativity. Helps prevent the build-up of anxiety. Encourages us to shine our inner light and freely share it with others. Nurtures confidence, encourages forgiveness, and dissolves negative emotions, eases aches and pains, increases confidence and self-love.
RED JASPER - Stone of creativity.
Brings strength, energy, and vitality, increases stamina and endurance, renews enthusiasm, helps focus on practical solutions, increases confidence, stabilizes and nurtures our steps forward in life, balances our desires, and helps us get things done. Great for runners! I love to put this crystal in my running shoes (while I’m NOT wearing them).
OBSIDIAN - Stone of protection.
Clears away negativity, provides courage to explore the unknown, promotes safety, security, and stability, helps us let go of our limitations and fears, invites us to flow and expand, relieves physical pain, releases and blocks out negativity, judgment, resentment, self-sabotage, and fear.
How Do You Use Healing Crystals?
My favorite ways to use crystals for healing involve actually touching the gemstones in your hand. Here are the five best ways to use healing crystals and help banish your fears about writing.
So there you have it, writers who run, the top 8 crystals for healing, creativity, and prosperity to help you increase all the good things in your life and to help repel all the negative things. Enjoy!
Keep writing, keep running.
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Christie Wright Wild
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