3 Crystals For Heart Chakra Shadow Work
Change is inevitable, as it is an essential part of life. And as we navigate through this life, growing and changing, we search for ways to help us through the good, the bad and sometimes the confusing. Crystals, if respected and used correctly, can help in attracting the energy we need at any given moment.
All of our chakras are important and play a role in keeping us balanced, energized, receptive, and in tune with our lives. The heart chakra is special because it's our life source. The heart chakra keeps us going, pumps blood, oxygen, and love all through our body. You'd think we'd take better care of her, right? Well, sometimes we don't always do what's best for us and our hearts often take the beating for it. One thing we all need to accept is that when it comes to our heart, we will forever be doing some shadow work to heal the damage we do to her. We do this in many ways like crying, therapy, exercising, journaling, retreats, breathing, energy work, and other methods of healing.
And since we love LOVE at the same time that we hate it, here are three simple crystals to add to your collection, if you already don't have them.
Rose quartz is the crystal of love and compassion. Many people don’t recognize that in order to flow in life, and have their chakras running at full capacity, they need their hearts to be cleared. The heart is connected to the soul hence where the term, “follow your heart”, comes from. It’s challenging to follow your heart if you have it blocked. Rose Quartz aides in opening up the heart chakra. The best way to work with rose quartz is to wear it as a necklace, preferably one long enough to reach your breastplate. You can also keep it in your pocket or put it under your pillow as your sleep. Attune your crystal to your energy by placing it on your heart as you lay down for a few minutes. Close your eyes and focus on absorbing her energy right into your heart. You may feel a tingling sensation and over time you’ll start to feel more light inside. Rose quartz is a great crystal to use in working through challenging situations like getting over an ex, anger from family issues or forgiveness. The change may come immediately or slowly over time, so don't rush it or feel discouraged. Crystal healing is not a one size fits all modality.
Clear quartz is the queen of all crystals because she amplifies the effects of any other crystal around her. Personally, I love pairing clear quartz with other crystals during crystal healing. For example, when you pair clear quartz with rose quartz, it will amplify the love and compassion you receive from rose quartz, allowing you to receive a more intense crystal healing than normal. If you're looking to send out love into the world, or to people on your prayer list, this would be a good way to do it. You can use this crystal for transformation by focusing your intentions into this crystal. I like to focus on clearing my mind in order to find solutions to my problems. When I hold this crystal I set my intention and keep it on me all day. Clear quartz is a great crystal for clearing your mind and knowing that your thoughts attract everything in your life. As an exercise try saying the following affirmation with clear quartz: “I have a clear mind”. Over time you’ll start to see how differently you see the world as well as how your thoughts change.
Green Aventurine is similar to rose quartz as it correlates to the heart chakra and helps in attracting love but is also used for luck and prosperity. When I was in college I found myself in a very complicated situation that was going to prevent me from graduating. I was nervous and felt I needed some good luck on my side, so I grabbed my green aventurine crystal and mentally transferred the situation into the crystal. I gave over my troubles to my crystal, and a few minutes later my advisor informed me that I could graduate. This crystal can help bring the change that many of us may feel we don’t have the power to bring to ourselves. Personally, I would call this the miracle crystal because it’s there to open doors and opportunities that seem out of reach.
Keep in mind that all crystals are an extension of yourself. We are crystals ourselves and crystals amplify that which we already are.