Crystals for Shadow Work

Crystals for Shadow Work

It’s been a powerful year – release and regeneration have been the themes of 2018. In the process, many relationships, ways of being, communication styles, and other ingrained situations and habits have been considered, upended, and ultimately reformed or released entirely.

One consistency in all of this is that those things that have buried deep in our psyches have continued to come up in our lives – the stories, traumas, conditioning, worries, doubts, and secrets that we have tried so hard to push down keep rising for our examination. For those souls who haven’t been working continually to resolve lingering wounds, these issues are likely to have risen in an even more dramatic way, forcing heavy review. And as we prepare to head into Scorpio at the end of October, which rules the house of death and rebirth, those things that haven’t yet been addressed are likely to rise again for clearing.

How to deal? First, it’s remarkably important to address things head-on instead of pushing them down. Those facets of our being that we don’t like to acknowledge or express are collectively known as our “shadow,” and it’s essential with any self-love or spiritual practice to love all of ourselves, even the parts that we don’t normally rave about. The ultimate goal of “shadow work” is to bring those hidden pieces of ourselves into the light so that we can heal them and integrate them fully without shame.

But what if the memories, analysis, and healing get to be too much? Are there ways to alleviate some of the pressure or to cope? Absolutely. First, grounding is essential. If you don’t know much about grounding, here’s a link to a recent article that I wrote. Additionally, make sure that you’re getting adequate rest, drinking plenty of water, and eating nutritious foods so that you have the physical support to move past tough emotions and properly detoxify your body of the associated energy.

Next, pull out your crystals! As your shadow rises and forces your attention, work with the following crystals to uncover, illuminate, address, and shift the patterns and other issues that you need to heal. I also recommend carrying a grounding stone like black tourmaline or smoky quartz throughout this healing process.

 

  • Labradorite
  • Rainbow Moonstone
  • Black Moonstone
  • Rhodochrosite
  • Malachite
  • Kunzite
  • Hiddenite
  • Smithsonite, especially pink or green
  • Astrophyllite
  • Nuummite
  • Sardonyx
  • Onyx
  • Pyrite
  • Chalcopyrite
  • Copper
  • Amber
  • Turquoise, especially green
  • Rainbow Fluorite
  • Rainbow Calcite
  • Green Calcite
  • Citrine
  • Golden Healer Quartz
  • Smoky Quartz
  • Lithium Quartz
  • Lepidolite
  • Orthoceras Fossil
  • Stromatolite
  • Black Tourmaline
  • Dravite (Brown / Champagne Tourmaline)
  • Watermelon Tourmaline
  • Mookaite Jasper
  • Polychrome Jasper
  • Picasso Stone
  • Black Obsidian
  • Gold Sheen Obsidian
  • Silver Sheen Obsidian
  • Rainbow Sheen Obsidian
  • Platinum Sheen Obsidian
  • Apache Tears
  • Sapphire
  • Emerald
  • Heliodor
A Lion’s Gate Message

A Lion’s Gate Message

The Lion’s Gate, today, August 8th, is an annual time of expanded consciousness, increased frequencies, and spiritual epiphanies. Expect your awakening to quicken and your multidimensional awareness to increase. It’s important to take the time to ground the energy that you receive – for integration purposes today, my most recommended crystals are natural citrine, smoky quartz, septarian, dravite (brown tourmaline), or kambaba jasper.

The Lion’s Gate occurs in the time of Leo, so the lions are highly active right now. Here’s a message from them.

Thank you, loved ones. You’ve come a long way – you’ve understood much of what we’ve shared. You’re growing and expanding your consciousness and your being – it’s amazing – isn’t it? – to have things fall away and have more peace spring up in their place. At this point you surely understand part of why things had to go the way they did . . . you’ll understand even more in the coming months, as you integrate those upgrades that you have designed and implemented for yourself.

Each one of you is different, with unique characteristics – each one of you received an upgrade recently. Your DNA has activated in a way that it had not before. This has happened naturally, and the effect is more pronounced for those who have a spiritual perspective and have been growing in that way. You will recognize the difference; you will see the growth, feel it, embody it as you have wanted and tried to do. Manifestation is easier now – love is easier now – acceptance is easier now. Those are the things that you must cultivate even more moving forward.

It is important after this date to remember to keep your vibration high and to allow yourself to trust that you are in a pattern of continuous growth. Do not allow yourself to slide back to your old habits and ways – propel yourself forward, despite the seeming cost. You’ll lose friends – you’ll lose loved ones, potentially. But that’s okay. It’s for your highest good; it’s for your internal growth. Some aren’t meant to remain in our lives forever; the best thing that we can do in those cases is to embrace the lesson and move on from the past.

Don’t struggle to make things right again – know that as they fell away, it was for your benefit. The more drastic the falling away, the more for your benefit it was. If you’d clung to anything that should have expired before – it may have been more dramatic, but trust that it needed to occur. If things had belabored . . . well, you wouldn’t be where you are today, and you wouldn’t have been able to take in the upgrades that you’ve received. Rejoice in your expanded capacity to love, live, and know what’s best for you. These are the things that will help you going forward, more than a single relationship or friendship with an unmatched vibration would have helped you.

Enjoy the benefits; embrace your upgrades. Understand that all things happen for a reason, and continue to move and grow beyond them. Your world is just beginning, and your future is bright. Cling to that if you cannot stay in the present moment – but stay in the present moment if you’re able to. Your past is no longer a concern, however, and it needn’t be a part of your consideration.

Thank you for working with us, for growing in yourself, and for improving your relationships and perspective. These things are invaluable and will always be.

Crystals for Confidence

Crystals for Confidence

Are you looking for an extra dose of self-confidence? Confidence is key for the best possible life experience, and the elevation of one’s confidence can propel one to new heights in relationships, career, and health. Crystals are an easy way to boost confidence, and you can work with them for that intent during meditation or just by placing them in your pocket or handbag.

Here are some wonderful crystals for self-confidence. There are plenty more out there, so if you have a crystal that makes you feel amazing about yourself, keep using it! Always go with your intuition first.

  • Agate
  • Carnelian
  • Citrine
  • Fire Agate
  • Ocean Jasper
  • Orange Aventurine
  • Orange Calcite
  • Petrified Wood
  • Polychrome Jasper
  • Red Jasper
  • Septarian
  • Sunstone
  • Tiger’s Eye
  • Yellow Aventurine
  • Yellow Calcite