I can’t pinpoint what got me interested in crystals, or the first time I slipped a shiny stone into my pocket and set an intention. But over the last couple of years, I’ve accumulated dozens of crystals and I’m a true believer in their healing powers. My use of crystals has assisted in attracting positive energy into my life.

Not Your Typical Crystal Mama

Now, I am not some “new age” or “crunchy” mom. I’m not a regular at yoga. I don’t follow a special all-organic or vegetarian diet. I chemically treat my hair and I still use plastic straws. When I first started using crystals, I wondered if I was “alternative” enough to be walking around with a little pouch of stones. I now realize that it’s not about being cool or fitting into a stereotype.

Believers of crystal energy teach that these stones contain energy, which connects the person using it to the Earth. Crystals act as a channel, connecting your energy to the vibrational energy of your surroundings. When you hold or wear a crystal, it helps to draw out negative energy. It’s also believed that when you set an intention with a crystal, it will help absorb positive energy. Different crystals have other properties that help with courage, wisdom, abundance, and more.

The Skeptics

Now, I have had some people, including my husband, roll their eyes at this line of thinking. There is no scientific evidence that crystals actually absorb energy or attract certain things to the person who holds them. But, for me, these beautiful, shiny stones serve as a reminder of how I intend to live my life. And, there is scientific evidence that their healing powers are in the eye of the beholder.

Every morning, I spend time setting my intention. Am I nervous about speaking in front of a group of people? Am I traveling and seek protection? Do I know that I am going to see someone who is confrontational? Whatever it is, I select a crystal or two, and I decide how I want my day to go. I hold each stone in my hand and ask that it serve as a reminder of the intention I am setting. And then I go about my day.

I have found that the presence of a crystal in my pocket calms my nerves, aids me in biting my tongue, and reminds me that I am worthy of the accolades I receive. Just knowing that it’s there serves as a reminder of what I attract into my life. I have learned that if I set a positive intention for my day, and use crystals for mindfulness, I am far more likely to find positivity in my interactions.

I have taken time to study different crystals and how others use them to set intention.

Some of my Favorite Crystals and their Properties:

Rose Quartz – The stone of unconditional Love. Rose quartz attracts love of all kinds and releases negativity. It raises self-esteem and balances emotions by channeling inner confidence and calmness. It helps restore trust and replaces toxic emotions.
Tiger’s Eye – The stone of protection, good luck, and motivation. This stone gives optimistic and stabilizing energy to help you see any situation in a positive light. It is especially helpful for easing feelings of fear or worry. It helps you feel centered and grounded, giving confidence and courage to go after your dreams.
Black Tourmaline – A stone of protection from negativity. It promotes a sense of power and self-confidence, allowing for a clearer, more objective view. Black tourmaline is also believed to boost the immune system and alleviate stress.
Citrine – The stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. It is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. Citrine awakens creativity and imagination and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. It encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits.
Carnelian – The stone of vitality and motivation. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, and dispels apathy. Carnelian protects against envy, rage and resentment. It is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind.  It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions.

Curious about Crystals?

If you have been curious about the use of crystals, there are many resources online, or you can visit a local metaphysical shop. Or, next time you see a crystal, pick it up, set an intention, and let the positive vibes flow!