The Dark Moon is a great time to look within and explore the deepest aspects of ourselves. To release those things that are no longer serving us or that we’re just ready to let go of. And one of my favorite methods of releasing and letting go is journaling. I put everything I have into it, I visualize these things literally flowing from my body, through the pen and into the paper.
So set aside some time to yourself, grab your journal and a cup of tea and get ready to set up your path for the month ahead.
Are there any places in my life that I’m expending too much of my energy?
Are there areas of my life that I’ve been ignoring that deserve more attention?
I’m a total newbie, how do I begin working with crystals? This is a question I see a lot and having been new at this myself at one time I completely get it. The world of crystals is so vast, it can seem daunting trying to figure out where to start.
I think the first thing that stopped me in my tracks was the sheer number of crystals there are to choose from. I’m so blessed to have an uber cheap rock shop in my town that stocks a wide and rotating variety of wonderful stones. My first trip in, I came home with a bag full of stones, wanting to work with all of them and having no idea where to start.
I looked them all up and discovered all of their wonderful qualities, all of which I wanted to bring in to my life. Now! Needless to say I was so overwhelmed it took me a while to get started at all.
Step 1 : Choose A Single Crystal
The first thing you want to do is find a stone that feels good to you. You can either go with your intuition and just choose a stone that calls to you or you can look up some stones that fit with something you need to work on in your life and choose one of those. For example, I’m working with a fabulous piece of rose quartz right now to help me with my self love journey.
While buying in person is preferable so that you can actually hold the stones and find one that meshes well with your energy, ordering online isn’t the end of the world. I’ve found it’s very rare to come across a crystal that just doesn’t feel right at all and the stone will slowly, over time and use, attune to your energies.
Step 2 : Reset The Crystal’s Energy
Next you’re going to want to cleanse the stone in some way. You have no idea how many people have handled the stone imbuing it with their various energies. So you’ll want to reset it to its base vibrational energy. My preferred method is smudging with white sage or palo santo. However, if smoke is an issue for you there are many other ways to cleanse your stones.
Step 3 : Get To Know Your Crystal
Now it’s time to get a feel for your stone. Sit with it, hold it, meditate on it, give it Reiki if you’re attuned, carry it around with you in your pocket, sleep with it under your pillow. Get to know it!
Open yourself up to receiving anything it’s trying to send you.
Do you get specific messages while meditating with it?
Do you feel the energy in a specific part of your body (possibly a chakra)?
Do you feel any overwhelming emotions while holding it?
Is anything coming to you in your dreams?
Journal what you learn.
Step 4 : Start Branching Out
Once you’ve had your initial chosen stone for a while and become familiar with working with it and its energies, then you might want to invest in another stone or two so that you can start comparing the different energies and possibly even combining them.
How do you work with your stones? Do you have any specific exercises, meditations or rituals you would like to share? Join the discussion on the Be Your Own Goddess Facebook page.
While there are a number of “Currently” type free printables already out there, I have been wanting to make my own with prompts that call to me for a while now. And obviously if I make something for myself, I have to share it with all of you! I like to fill one of these out about once a month then review and compare them at the end of the year. I could even easily see doing one a week if your life is particularly fast paced!