Stone of the Month for November- Rose Quartz
November is THE month for gratitude, fueled mostly by the Thanksgiving Holiday of course, and also by thoughts of the coming Christmas Season. Truly a time of giving thanks for all we have, all we can give, sharing food aplenty, and generally overindulging, right! But we do give thanks and have gratitude whatever our propensities are for that extra piece of pumpkin pie. 😊
On the topic of gratitude, I had to expand my usual realms of research to find good intel on crystals that can help us. It’s all about how a crystal or stone can raise our vibration generally to allow for gratitude to surface fully into being. I’m not sure if I’ve talked before about a daily gratitude practice but it is certainly something that is part of my morning routine. Writing down 3-5 things I am grateful for every day, even if it’s only my coffee. If you want to challenge yourself, try setting a rule that most of them have to be something different every day. I make this a whole ritual thing, with a lovely journal, a nice pen, it adds to my aura of intention. This daily practice was brought to my attention many years ago by my dear friend, mentor & coach, Carolyn A. Jones.
According to Japa Mala Beads, “A regular practice of gratitude can cultivate positive emotions, strengthen relationships, improve sleep, boost vitality, strengthen the immune system, and boost overall well-being.” Yes indeed, this is my experience.
As always it was hard to choose just one crystal but Rose Quartz is one of my favs.
Rose Quartz – Can assist is in getting us out of lack mentality by encouraging unconditional love. Adding the gentle, nurturing energies of gratitude and healing of the heart, a great choice for cultivating a deeper appreciation of what we have.
- Amethyst – Crystal of inner peace & transformation, can transmute pessimism & negativity. Can teach us to be present and see what’s important. To see more blessings wherever we are. Reminds us of the good things in life helping us keep a positive attitude.
- Kyanite – Great stone for bringing a sense of thankfulness as you appreciate the gifts of love and strength of connections you have. Also for encouraging creative and positive energies to flow, giving us a nudge if necessary to shift our perception if we are not there yet.
- Citrine – Naturally upbeat and bright, known to attract wealth and abundance, makes it perfect for spreading positivity and making you feel great about all the things you have in life. Helps us feel confident life is unfolding as it should, embracing the ups and downs as part of the natural flow.
- Tiger Eye – It’s easy to overlook ourselves. This powerful stone promotes self-confidence, balance, and protection. Grounding the solar plexus Chakra provides willpower and inner strength to maintain a positive attitude and appreciate the fact that we have so much goodness in our lives already. (Tiger Iron is a combination stone; Tiger Eye, Jasper & Hematite – “promotes change by opening space to contemplate what is needed.”)
With love & blessings. J
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** …. I would advise buying from only a reputable dealer. My research suggests there is some confusion about what actually is Merlinite and where it is found.