Spell to Set Intention for Your Crystals

Hopefully by this point, you have cleansed your crystals and are ready to program them with your intentions. If you haven’t yet cleansed your crystals and they are brand new, I suggest first doing so. If you need ideas on how to do so you can check out my blog Spell To Cleanse Your Crystals With Elements
You can also choose to set an intention for your crystal when you need to use it, or when you feel you need to re-program them. Sometimes a crystal fulfills its purpose and may need a new task to help you with. If you always want them to help you with something in particular then they will, I am just speaking in terms of if you have bought a crystal for a specific purpose and no longer need that purpose fulfilled. They do otherwise attune to your energy no matter what, and will always do what they are supposed to do for you at any given time.
There may be some crystals that you know right off the bat what you want to use them for, but for the ones that you’re unsure – that’s fine – no need to make a decision before you begin. It is all a part of the intention ritual. Sometimes, the ones you think you want to use for something wind up telling you differently through intuitive guidance. As mentioned, they do always work to benefit you for your highest good, no matter what the intention is.

 

You will need:
CRYSTALS – All of them, or any that you wish to program and set an intention for.
PALO SANTO OR SMUDGE STICK – For a quicker cleanse if you haven’t done one yet.
JOURNAL/PIECE OF PAPER AND A PEN – To write down the messages you receive.

 

You can begin by finding a nice quiet space, preferably a tabletop to make writing easier. Set the mood of the atmosphere as you wish with relaxing music, candles, incense, whatever calls to you. Arrange your crystals to one side and your journal and pen either in the middle or to your other side. Take a few deep breaths to center yourself and clear your head. If you haven’t already done so, take the time to light your palo santo/smudge stick and gently sweep it back and forth over your crystals, cleansing them. State your intent saying something like, “I will now program each of you to help me reach all my dreams, goals, and aspirations and all that will be for my highest good and for the highest good of all.”

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The rest is relatively simple from here. Using one crystal at a time, pick one up and hold it loosely in your hand. Gently stroke and touch/rub it, all the while connecting with the crystal. As you touch it and connect with it, it is programming and tuning in to your personal energy. It knows what its purpose is for you. If you know what the particular crystal’s purpose and use will be for, then say it aloud and then in your journal write down the name of the crystal and a brief (or thorough) description of what its use will be. The reason for writing it down is to have something to reference back to in case you forget. This is particularly useful if you have a very large crystal collection. Each crystal can be used to help with more than one thing, there are no limits. Keep in mind that this doesn’t necessarily limit what each crystal can do for you. It merely means that when you hold or carry that particular crystal, it will actively attune to your needs. Once you finish with that crystal, place it on the opposite side of the others.
If you are unsure of what you want the crystal to be intended for, take a few moments to sit and try to listen and open to the message that the crystal is carrying for you. Usually, whatever comes to your mind first is what it wants its healing use to be. Don’t worry about seeming silly or second guessing yourself. If something doesn’t make sense, don’t necessarily question it. It may not be something you need immediately but down the line could use help with. Also, don’t feel pressured to use crystals for what they are intended for in the public eye. Meaning, if you know in a general sense that Lapis Lazuli helps to open your third eye but when you hold it and connect with it you feel like it will help you in times of communication professionally, then go with whatever it is your intuition is telling you. I myself have a few crystals that I use for reasons other than or in addition to what they are well known for. Once you discover what you want to use them for, write it down and then place your crystal on the opposite side.
If you find that when you hold a particular crystal you don’t feel any kind of connection with it, or message to come along with it, then it could be that crystal is not meant to be used and programmed right now. Just like relationships, don’t force it if it isn’t there. Simply store it away until your soul is being called to use it again. When that time comes, be sure to cleanse it and then do this exercise. Keeping crystals stored away for a period of time without using them can dull their activation.

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When you’re done programming and attuning all of your crystals, you can close out your ritual by saying aloud the spell I have written – “Crystal treasures shining bright, fill my days with love and light. Release all worries and push them away, fulfill my desires of that which I say.” Or you can come up with your own spell or chant to solidify the intentions you’ve set for your crystals.

Spell To Set Intention For Your Crystals

Week of 2/25/18

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From Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine’s “Fairy Tarot Cards” Oracle Deck

 

Can you feel the magic in the air lately?! Doesn’t it feel like lately your desires are being manifested at lightning speed? Or you think of something and then suddenly it pops up somewhere or you hear or read about it in passing? The emotions that have previously engulfed you like worry and fear about your future will now dissipate in the wind! That which has previously held you back like doubt or missed opportunities were only that way because it wasn’t the right time for you. This is a time of abundance and wishes coming true. This is the right time for manifesting, letting go, and receiving.

If there is something that you have been wanting for a long while, now is the time to manifest it because the portals are open to help it come true. Everything is lining up to deliver to you everything you’ve imagined. However, do not dictate how you want it to happen. Make your wish and then let go. One way you can do this is to write down on paper all of the things you desire and then either burn it, bury it or rip it up. If you’re a yogi or interested in yoga, another thing you can do (which my teacher recently taught us) is to write it on a piece of paper and place it under your mat. Meditate and/or do yoga on it. Tuck the piece of paper away somewhere safe where you can use it each time until your dreams are fulfilled.

After you have done this is the letting go part. Don’t dwell on your wants and needs but instead take this time to enjoy life. To live, laugh, and have fun. Have you ever watched the magic and wonder in a child’s eyes whenever they see or do something new and magical or when they are having fun? There is not a care in the world for them except for the one thing they are focusing on – fun. That is being asked of you in order to fulfill your dreams. Stay filled with wonder and the magic of the universe and you will surely get everything that you’ve wished. But you need to remember to have fun and enjoy everything that surrounds you right now.

Be very careful in what it is that you want, and make sure that when you set your intention it is for the highest good of all. Your dreams are likely to come true if it is not at the expense or hurt of another. So long as you act in the best interest, your dreams will come true at lightning speed. Be open to the magic that resides inside of yourself and your connection to the universal energy. It is real! Get ready to live your dream life!

*Valentine’s Day 2/14/18*

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From Doreen Virtue’s “The Romance Angels Oracle Cards” Oracle Deck

 

What a lovely message for this Valentine’s Day!
If you’re in an established relationship: This card signifies the deepening of your bond. Whether you have been together for a few months, or for years, there is always more to learn about your partner because we are (hopefully) continuously growing as individuals. The ability to communicate and listen to one another deepens your intimacy and a new sense of wonder in one another. Turn the lights down low, put on some romantic music, pour yourself a glass of wine (or cup of coffee/tea if that’s more your style) and get to chatting! It’s fun to reflect on the story of how you began and where you are going, but change things up and invite new and interesting topics into the conversation. You’d be surprised at how much you think you knew about your partner but really didn’t – “I didn’t know you were interested in/wanting to start traveling!” These conversations bring a glow to your face, a sparkle to your eyes and open doors up for new adventures for both of you to go on together. Growing together is just as important and growing individually. Make time today and everyday to talk with one another.
If you’re in a troubled relationship: No one wants to admit outwardly when they are in a troubled relationship, but in your heart you may know that this pertains to you. This card signifies that communication is important right now. If the actual issue is that there is trouble communicating with your partner, then you may benefit from bringing a counselor into the picture to help. This opens doors for outward and honest discussion and you may be surprised to hear what your partner has to say, or by what you have to say. This could be a great thing for your relationship and open doors for finding your love again and reconnecting. It’s ok to hit bumps in relationships, as it is healthy from time to time in order to solidify your bond. If you feel that bringing a counselor in isn’t necessary, then attempt to sit down with your partner to talk openly and honestly about whatever it is that is bothering you. Holding back, or suppressing your true feelings will only lead to more distance. Invite communication in to your relationship to find out how each other is feeling. Whether the outcome is a positive or negative one for you, you will gain something from finding out each others true feelings.
If you’ve newly met someone: If you’ve just newly met someone then this card is more literal for you – get to know this person first before jumping in with two feet! It’s easy to feel pressured when you see everyone around you dating, getting married and starting families. You start to feel sorry for yourself and begin settling for the first person that shows you attention or asks you out – stop doing this! There is also a vast difference between sex and love. Society and the online dating world have shaped many into thinking that in order for someone to like us, we need to sleep with them. This isn’t true. A respectful and higher love takes time to build. The love-making part of a healthy and whole relationship is the bonus feature. You can’t have the cake without putting the ingredients together and baking it first. Take your time getting to know this new person in your life and what they are really about and looking for. If you are both on the same page and looking for fun then great! However, if you are looking for a more serious relationship and the other person is not, I have news for you… that person isn’t changing unless they want to! Taking that risk is up to you. Remember that you need to be honest with yourself first about what you want – get to know yourself and your wants and needs. Then you can take your time getting to know someone. Slow and steady wins the race. And if they aren’t up for it, then there is your answer.
If you’re single:  You do not need to jump on every opportunity that comes your way and are not obligated to settle for the first person that comes along. So that may mean you may be single for longer – big deal! You are free to do the things you want to do and become the best version of yourself. Make a list of all of the things you want in a partner and all of the things you don’t. Give yourself time to do this as you will discover more things you do and don’t want with every failed date or relationship. Eventually, you will meet someone that matches everything you have ever dreamed of having and then some. I have been there myself and know the feeling. Take this time to get to know yourself better so that you can attract the perfect person for YOU. The truth is that you will not be alone forever, you will find that special someone. When you feel like that special person may have come along, remember everything that you  have learned about love up until that point. Take your time getting to know the person and truly understand who they are before deciding that they are the right one for you. When love is real, it won’t leave, and you won’t have to rush your decision. Learn about who they are as a person, who they are with their family, who they are with their friends, who they are as an employee – look at all sides. Only then when you get to know each other, will you understand that you were meant to be.

Week of 2/11/18

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From Colette Baron Reid’s “Wisdom of the Oracle” Oracle Card Deck

 

Is there something that you’ve been putting off doing because you feel it no longer coincides with your beliefs or interests? This could be a project, or even a job that you no longer feel driven towards. When the Unfinished Symphony card arrives in a reversed position it is sent with a message that procrastinating of one thing will only lead to more, and then more, and more. Until you are in a cycle of self-sabotage.
Picture in your mind a beautiful symphony that completely stops suddenly about three quarters of the way through. What the heck happened? Where did the rest of it go? It’s a shame you’ll never know how the whole symphony sounded, if only it was complete. The same goes for your life, your projects or whatever it is that you have unfinished right now. If you do still want to complete this unfinished business but have lost your drive and motivation, gather all of your inner strength and finish it, as it is not a good time to let it fall away. Even if it’s just little baby steps, doing a little bit at a time, it will bring you further to eventual completion. And who doesn’t feel proud or success when something is done? You can move forward with a clear mind to other business. Set aside ten uninterrupted minutes each day this week to work on your project. If this is more about work for you then take steps to help you feel motivated each day. Spruce up your desk space by bringing in some plants, pictures, or diffuse some citrus essential oils. Any little bit can help revive your drive.
Maybe you’ve lost your passion altogether for this unfinished business. You will still benefit from finishing whatever it is, even if it just knowing that you were able to complete something. Finishing the ‘symphony’ with some effort is better than not finishing it at all. It will be complete and done, and you can move on to the things that truly feed your soul. If this pertains to work, then maybe it’s time for you to start looking for another job. Quitting at the drop of a hat without a solid back up plan may prove to be not-so-smart for you right now.
If you continue to start things and not finish them you will eventually find that this makes its way into your personal life as well. Whether it be romantic relationships, friendships, or work moving from one to the next. Tie up loose ends, finish what you need to and then respectfully bow out gracefully. You never know who you will meet again on your path in life.
Whether you desire completing your unfinished business and are having trouble or you don’t want to at all, call on Spirit to help you have the drive and determination to do so. Ultimately, your Spirit Guides want to help. They know what you’re feeling in your heart without you having to say it. They are on your side and want what’s best for you. They know that unfinished business leads to lack and will gently nudge you to finish so you can move on to bigger and better things. Finish your symphony this week and see how much better you feel once it’s complete. Freedom!

 

Week of 2/4/18

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From Denise Linn’s “Nature Spirit” Oracle Cards

 

Things are not always what they seem. This can be said for those things that seem bad on the outside or things that seem good on the outside. You must use your discretion this week when it comes to this. If something looks or seems to good to be true, or if something seems outlandish you must dig beneath the surface to truly try and understand if this object/person/place/opportunity is a right fit for you.

The coyote in this card can be depicted in two ways. There is the fun and playful side of him but then there is the cunning and sly part of him. Don’t take everything at face value, sometimes you need to discern what is right for you and for your path. This means that you can take some time getting to know someone or something, you don’t need to jump right in to making a decision. Don’t be afraid and on guard but rather, find humor in the situation and remain lighthearted. You should not remain stagnant and afraid of being ‘tricked,’ for this is an opportunity of growth and for you to be able to step outside of yourself into new.

This card could also represent you or a person in your life. Is there someone that is constantly playing games with you and you are refusing to look past this and instead continue to let them play these same games over and over again? Are you the one that plays games with people, manipulating them in order to gain what is best for you? If someone is acting as the trickster in your life, then it may be time to gently pull your energy back from them. Learn to set boundaries with this person and remain firm that you will not tolerate this type of behavior. Seek respect within yourself. Once you learn to do this the tricksters won’t look to you as their prey. You will have become stronger by then, and the weak only prey on the weak.

If you have some aspects of the trickster inside of you, then perhaps it’s time for you to learn how to succeed in a different way and not at the expense of others. Remember that in this game of life, what you give out to the universe will come back to you, no matter how long it takes. Act in a manner that will benefit all and really think about what you are doing or saying before you do or say it. This doesn’t mean you won’t hurt others in the process – hurt is an inevitable part of life – but rather that the way you go about doing things needs to be reassessed. It’s one thing to act sly behind someone’s back to get what you want and another thing to approach the person openly and honestly to tell them what it is that’s bothering you/what you aren’t happy about. Think about this, as it is all in the approach.

Contrarily, is there too much play and fun and not enough seriousness? Life is about balance. Yes, who doesn’t want endless fun and laughter? But the truth of the matter is that we can’t know and appreciate the fun without having to do the not-so-fun stuff. Tend to your job/chores/duties with a more serious note. You can still keep a lighthearted attitude towards work and choose to smile and put your best self out there. But goofing off will only get you so far!

 

 

February 2018 – Red Garnet

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I don’t know about you, but when I think February I think Valentine’s Day and all things love! Why not up the passion and intimacy factor this month by bringing some Red Garnet into your life?

The difference between this crystal and others like Rose Quartz (which attract love of all kinds – see my blog November 2017 – Rose Quartz for more info) is that this stone connects deeply with your Heart Chakra AND your Root Chakra. Your Root Chakra is connected with your basic needs in life – one of these physical basic needs is sex. Red Garnet can attract love and help you connect on a deeper intimate level while also strengthening a passionate and sensual sex life, and help to fulfill romantic desires.

Since it is associated with the Root Chakra, it can help with physical ailments such as low back pain, foot pain, and leg pain. With its strong affinity for helping with passion and sexuality, it can also aid in helping any issues related to those areas such as low libido, disinterest, or increasing confidence and removing fears or shyness. When you think of something red associated with our bodies, blood should come to mind. Red Garnet could also be used to help tonify and detoxify the blood, blood diseases (anemia, sickle cell, blood cancers, etc.) and with its connection to the Heart Chakra, any circulatory issues related to the Heart and Lungs. Its red color can also help stimulate appetite.

Red is the color of life, power and confidence. If you are lacking the drive or courage to go forth with something, whether it be a project or an endeavor, incorporate Red Garnet into your life to help you to build the confidence and motivation to be able to start. Sometimes actually starting something is the hardest part, and many people never reach that point for fear of failure. This stone will help you to feel alive and ready to take anything on, without acting rash or erratically. With its association with the Root Chakra it is a very grounding stone and will help you do things with tenacity while staying rooted and maintaining a humble attitude.

Ancient warriors used to use Garnet as talismans for protection and strength when in battle (and to help with wounds – blood). You’re no different! You’re the warrior of your own life after all. As mentioned above, red is the color of life. If you’re feeling lackluster, insecure or depressed then use Red Garnet to help lift your spirits and give you strength each day to “fight your battles.”

While Red Garnet can help to increase love and passion, it can also help on the opposite end of the spectrum in times of depression related to heartbreak and loss. In this sense, I am referring to widows and widowers who have lost a life partner (see my blog Coping: Grief And The Loss Of A Loved One if you are looking for some words of encouragement). This red crystal can bring vitality and emotional stability in difficult times, especially during the grieving process. Maybe you aren’t necessarily looking for it right now, or maybe you are, but this stone can help you to have the courage to find passion and love again.

Whether invoking passion into your existing relationship, manifesting a new and sensual love partner, or healing a broken heart, Red Garnet’s ability to help heal the Heart and the Root keep you grounded while at the same time lifting your spirits. I would say that’s pretty versatile! Invite this crystal into your life and you’ll be happy you did.

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Associated Chakra: Root and Heart

Suggestions For Use: Carry it in your pocket * Wear it as jewelry * Keep it in your bedroom next to your bed or wear it while being intimate to enhance your confidence and sexuality * Women – wear it in your bra close to your Heart Chakra * Perform a love spell or crystal grid placing Red Garnet in the center.

Mantra: “I invite passion and a deeper connection into my intimate relationship.” “I have the confidence and strength to begin my projects and endeavors without fear of failure.” “I am grounded and safe while undergoing my daily tasks.” “I have all that I need to sustain me.” “When the time is right, I will attract new and passionate love into my life.”