Why a Daily Meditation Practice is More Important Than Ever
For many of us, life is more chaotic than ever. The fast-moving energy of 2022 can make us feel untethered and out of control. These days, we are all grappling with extra layers of stress, complexity and uncertainty, trying to balance the demands on our time, juggling family and work or other commitments, or confronting new and unforeseen hurdles. It just seems like we are working harder to keep our heads above water. We talk a lot about how important it is to just stop, be still and take a breath when you feel like your day – or your mind - is spinning out of control. Amidst all the turmoil and unknowns, it is more important than ever to incorporate a consistent daily practice of meditation to start your day off right. If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then a morning meditation is the most important thing you can do to set the tone for your day.
Remember, every day is a fresh start, literally a new beginning. A simple morning practice with your crystal tools will help you become focused on your intentions, and clear minded in your approach. Consistency is key! Make this part of your regular routine, like brushing your teeth. It’s your sacred time, something you do no matter where you are, or how busy the day ahead. As always, you can’t “pour from an empty cup.” We give so much of ourselves throughout the day, we need to be sure we start it with a full tank. A regular morning routine – something that is all yours - will give you a sense of control and restore balance in an otherwise fast-paced, unpredictable world. It’s a way to take stock, refuel, find your purpose and plug into something larger than yourself.
Your Daily Morning Meditation Practice
Take a few quiet moments every morning, time all to yourself, to replenish and recharge. Connect with your heart, body and mind to become grounded and fully aligned with your intentions. With this solid foundation, you are ready to tackle anything the day ahead brings. With all the turbulence and frenetic activity surrounding us, it is so important we can access our own internal quiet retreat, a safe place we can go to stay centered, secure and empowered.
What You'll Need:
- 1 Protection Crystal Candle
- 1 pair of Selenite Harmonizers
- 1 tumbled stone or crystal of your choice to be your touchstone during the day to bring you back to your intention
Set your intention: With any tumbled stone or crystal of your choice, hold it in your hands and set your intention for the day - whether it’s for balance, health, abundance, creativity or any other goals. Ask yourself, “What do I want to accomplish today? What can I create or contribute? What role can I play to make myself and others around me better? What new chapter will I write for myself?”
Create a Safe Space: Light your candle to protect against negative energy and invite in the angels. Visualize your intention, let the light of the candle and the aroma of the essential oils surround you and shield you. If it resonates with you, call upon Archangel Michael to surround you with white light and suppress anything that doesn’t serve you.
Let in the Light: Set your timer for 3-11 minutes. Hold one Selenite harmonizer in each hand, find a comfortable seated position and close your eyes. See them as beams of light connecting you to the infinite powers of the Earth and sky. Feel any negativity, stress or stuck energy breaking up and melting into the ground. Feel yourself coming into alignment, let your imagination take flight while you stay grounded to the Earth. Start your day feeling uplifted, solid and secure, ready for whatever the day brings.
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.