Gratitude is a great feeling, comforting and warm, it's a kind reminder of the things we already have in life, but it's not closed to material things like possessions or basic needs, it is also connected to emotions and loved ones, like living peacefully or having great relationships or being grateful for life. Gratitude is that feeling of joy that you get when you think about these things.
Being grateful is something that anyone can experience and it also helps to build resilience. Because when things get tough, you know that there are still good things in life and that things will eventually get better. So in a way, it's also an excellent motivator!
Pink stones are great for gratitude, they are connected to the heart chakra, even though the heart chakra color is green, think of it as an exception. Pink crystals like rose quartz are very powerful to manifest gratitude and unconditional love. You can choose a heart-shaped stone but any shape will work, having a piece of jewellery is a great way to carry that loving and grateful energy with you. Rose quartz opens and heals the heart chakra, so it's a very soothing and loving crystal.
Blue crystals can also be helpful to practice gratitude if your challenge is to express it, to communicate it, and believe it. Bluestones activate the throat chakra helping communication and speaking the truth. Sometimes we get stuck in old ways and get used to less healthy patterns, like thinking we are not worthy or not communicating properly and using negative words. Our speech, internal or external, also shapes how we feel and it's a helpful mechanism to improve our thankfulness. An example of a blue crystal? The stunning Lapis Lazuli!
Citrine is a yellow crystal that is capable of bringing joy, optimism, and self-worth, thus great to remind you of all the great things in your life. It will help you raise your vibration, perfect to cultivate gratitude. Its warm, energizing color resembles the sun and its power and vitality. Citrine energies every level of life. The gem promotes happiness in life all while getting rid of negative traits, fears, and helps stop anger.
Amethyst is powerful in connecting with intuition and self-knowledge. It's an extremely powerful and protective stone. Amethyst is excellent for the mind and greatly aids in the decision-making process. While also balancing out the highs and lows allowing you to reach a true balance.
Amethyst is a great way to keep in tune with your intuition and higher self, helping you see the good things in life, the things that matter the most.
If you choose a piece of crystal jewellery, you can use it as a kind reminder to feel gratitude throughout the day, with a stone you can simply hold in your hand, as you wake up, and think of what you feel grateful for. Another way to use crystals to increase gratitude is to have them near you while writing your journal or meditating. It's just a matter of experimenting with different methods and finding out what works best for you.