A Daily Practice For Growth and Transformation
True growth and transformation starts with yourself. Whether you’re embracing an energetic shift in your approach to life, attracting love, manifesting wealth or embarking on any other transformational journey, it all starts with you. In the world of transformation, there’s no final destination –– only daily practice. Taking a day-by-day approach facilitates a long-lasting change, so over the next few days, we’ll be sharing a 3-step daily practice to support energetic growth and transformation in your life.
This 3-step practice can serve as a template for a daily practice, allowing you to customize and personalize it to your needs that day. Each new day may present a new opportunity to make a shift in your life, so while the first two steps may be the same each day, the third step is a chance to make it your own and give yourself what you need.
As a final note, transformation is not always easy or comfortable. Some days you may not want to do the practice, and those are the days when you need this practice most. Stay committed and push yourself outside of your comfort zone, because that’s where the transformation happens.
Step 1: Morning Pages
The first step is a practice called Morning Pages, which comes from Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. When you wake up in the morning, take some time to journal. Make it your goal to fill two pages with any and all thoughts in your head. Remember, nobody else will be reading your journaling besides you, so allow yourself to be unedited, unfiltered, and unrestricted with what you say. When you feel your pen stop, push yourself to go further and deeper and continue writing. You don’t have to use full or complete sentences, in fact it doesn’t even have to make sense. Let go of any judgment you might feel toward yourself for whatever you’re writing. Use this time for honest conversation with yourself to get whatever you’re feeling out of your system.
This exercise helps to make space in your head for you to learn, unlearn, process and release. When you have no space in your head, it’s nearly impossible to move forward, so this is the first step to any inner transformation.
Step 2: Moving Meditation with Selenite
As powerful as a meditation practice is, we experienced a breakthrough in our meditation practice last week during our 7-Day Challenge...so we’re sharing one of the techniques with you. This moving meditation technique using Selenite gets the energy moving throughout the body to propel you forward in your transformational journey, while still offering the energetic benefits of a more traditional meditation practice.
By incorporating Selenite, you can clear your mind, body, and spirit to help you land in a state where you can focus inward and work through whatever emotions, thoughts, feelings, or experiences arise. If you don’t have the crystal, you can still do this practice!
You can do this exercise while standing or seated, whatever is most comfortable for you. Hold your Selenite in your right hand and make a fist. Hold your Selenite about 6 inches in front of your forehead and your left hand about 6 inches in back of your head. Now switch the placement of your hands - left in front and right in back - in a sweeping motion over the crown of your head. Repeat this motion as you visualize the Selenite clearing your mind of any cluttered thoughts. When you are finished, hold your Selenite to your heart, and give yourself a few minutes to breathe and be with yourself.
Step 3: Transforming with Amethyst
Amethyst is one of the most popular and powerful stones, but there’s a hidden power to this crystal that is not often talked about: the violet light. Just as Selenite offers a white light to uplift and clear your energy, Amethyst offers a violet light to burn away unwanted energy and support spiritual transformation. This stone holds the space for whatever you are working toward, even if you aren’t there yet. That’s why the third and final step uses Amethyst.
One of the most effective ways to harness the Amethyst energy is through wearing it on your body. Our Transformer necklace and bracelet from our new collection offers a unique form of spiritual protection. By opening your heart center, rather than closing it off, this piece burns away negative or toxic energy within your spirit, allowing you to transform and move forward as your highest self.
For the best results, wear an Amethyst necklace or bracelet (like our Transformer). If you do not have a necklace or bracelet, you can place an Amethyst crystal over your third eye. For this practice, it can be useful to identify one thing you want to transform. It could be your finances, your love life, your mind-set, or any other aspect of your life that calls to you today. No matter how big or small, focus on that today as you move through the Amethyst visualization and program your crystal.
You can do this visualization while standing or seated, whatever is most comfortable for you. Let's begin: Visualize yourself sitting in the middle of a lotus flower, but instead of leaves pointed upward all around you, the leaves are purple violet flames. Visualize yourself sitting in the middle of these purple violet flames, completely engulfed from head to toe. These flames are not dangerous to you. They don’t burn your skin or your hair or your clothing. The only thing they burn away is any negative energy that no longer serves you. Feel the flames burning away this energy. Burning away anything that has been weighing you down spiritually or energetically.
Now see the flames temper a little, burning calmly all around you. Take three deep breaths in through the nose and out through the nose.
Now, see the violet flames begin to intensify. See them burning upward all around you, beginning to fill you up with bright violet light. This light comes from all dimensions and all constructs of time. See the flames swirling all around you, engulfing you in pure, violet purple light. Visualize every cell of your being filling up with light. Every nook and cranny in your body, your soul and your mind filling up with light. Sitting in the middle of these flames, you are now locked into the regenerative rays of violet light.
You are recharged. Your spirit is rejuvenated. Miracles and blessings are all around you.
Slowly, bring your awareness back to your surroundings.
Wearing your amethyst necklace, or bracelet, program it with your intention. Repeat the intention aloud or in your head: “I am growing and transforming each day.” Use this piece as a reminder to take transformation day-by-day and create lasting change little by little.
If you tried any of these practices, how did it feel? What came up? What did you learn? Share with us in the comments, or let us know what transformations you’re embarking on.
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Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.