crystal clear affirmations for cloudy times

Everyone still hanging in there out there? Hell yeah you are! I’m proud of all of you keeping your shit together as best as possible.

I’m a firm believer that thoughts become things, and your words “spell” out your reality. (“That’s why it’s called spelling,” said Ralph Smart, and I agree.) These past few weeks, so many changes have happened in the world around us, and there are many elements of our lives that feel out of our control. Even so, it is vital in times like these to create our own internal source of reassurance that we are strong enough to overcome the challenges coming our way. As we head towards the upcoming full moon on April 7th, it is crucial to turn our attention as much as possible to what we want to attract into our lives.

A lot of hearts are a bit heavy at the moment, so I would like to offer a very light yet meaningful practice today: charging affirmations with crystals. This simple gesture to the universe will help focus your thoughts in an empowered and constructive direction. All you need to do is write on a small piece of paper an affirmation that confirms you have whatever it is you need right now. My favorite is always:

“I AM STRONG.”

You can use those words, or whatever else sounds most appropriate to you. “I am healthy.” “I trust in my kickass immune system.” “I’m a bad bitch.” “I gracefully navigate change.” Whatever qualities you need to harness in yourself to get you through whatever it is you need to get through, look deeply inward and know you already have them. Recognize what these butt-kicking qualities are and focus on that. That is going to get you where you need to go.

To supercharge this affirmation, lay it on top of or underneath a crystal of your choice for at least one full day and night, but preferably up until the night of the full moon, to allow a growing focus of energy around your intention. (Repeat out loud three times on the night of the full moon to firmly emboss this into your personal narrative!) When in doubt, quartz is always a great choice. Try a black stone if your intention is protection, a red / orange / yellow one if you are focusing on vitality, a pink or green one if you are concerned most with emotional health, or a blue or violet one for added spiritual energy. If possible, leave this crystal and note somewhere you will see it frequently, so your affirmation is strengthened each time that beautiful reminder catches your eye.

Remember, you have survived everything you have ever encountered. You are strong and whatever it is you need to do, you can do it! All you need to do is remind yourself.

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