Crystals are wonderful in assisting to deal with emotions and to work with energies and vibrations, Quartz, for example, has been used in technology for many years, in watches, sonar, computers, and other devices. So, be open to the experience that crystals provide to reconnect and balance your inner self.
But first, let's talk about courage! Being courageous doesn't mean the absence of fear. It means not letting the fear stop you, you do what you need to do even if you are afraid. This act is tough but is totally worthy and your future self will thank you for it. As Paulo Coelho once put it – "When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.". Therefore take a deep breath and seize the opportunity, you CAN do it! You just have to unleash your fears and concentrate on your desires instead.
So, how to use crystals to aid with courage? There are crystals like quartz that are very versatile and can be used to work with different intentions but did you know that Aquamarine is known as the stone of courage? Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind and Aquamarine also sharpens your intellect, clears the mind, promotes self-exploration, and soothes fears. The stone also has the power to invoke tolerance of others. Overcomes judgmentalism and gives excellent support to those who feel overwhelmed by responsibility. It creates a personality that is upright, persistent, and dynamic. I absolutely love this stone and its qualities, simply perfect to aid with courage!
Aquamarine is a beautiful blue-green stone that is perfect to carry with you on those days when you will need its energy to give you the courage to face a challenging situation or during a period that you know you will need it. You can carry a worry stone or even better an aquamarine earring, neckless or ring. With the worry stone, you can put it in your pocket, purse or place it near you. With aquamarine jewelry, you can ensure that you will receive it's soothing and strengthening qualities throughout the day. Plus you will feel refreshed and beautiful.
You can also start your day with meditation, by holding your stone in one hand or wearing your piece of crystal jewelry, this practice is very powerful. Begin by sitting in a comfortable position and let your breathing be relaxed and natural, start chanting an affirmation that aligns with your intention for the day, this spiritual practice will keep your vibration where it needs to be. You can do this practice with different crystals and for different intentions for as long as you need.
Some inspiration of affirmations to cultivate courage:
- I am strong, I am confident, I am capable
- I have the courage to do what I know is right
- I am brave
- I am calm and confident
Believe in yourself and trust the process.