September, for many, has been a month of change, letting go and learning to trust that life will catch you if you jump. Energetically speaking we’ve been going through a Global Equinox and as the exceptionally talented Elizabeth Peru has spoken about, September has presented us with opportunities for health and healing, cleansing and clearing and ultimately completing ‘projects’.
This sums my September up completely. I’ve released significant aspects of my ‘old’ life this week; most significantly releasing a job of 13 years that no longer serves me or my higher purpose in life. None of this was meticulously thought through but when the Universe has plans for you and you have the grace to trust that things are happening for a reason, miracles occur.
If you’ve found yourself in a similar situation of releasing and shedding behaviours, attachment, people and other ways of being, and you’re left feeling a little overwhelmed or you simply want to capitalise on the progress you are making, it’ll come as no surprise that I’m going to share with you how crystals can help with the transition into the ‘new’ you. We’re going to look at how to use Smokey Elestial Quartz to help with this transition, but before we do, let’s take a look at its properties and why it is so useful in times of change.
Smokey Elestial Quartz is unparalleled in its ability to ground higher vibrations (energy) into the physical realm in which we exist. This ability to ground high vibration energy into your being whilst at the same time moderating the frequency of the energy so that you are not overwhelmed or ‘burned out’ by energy that is too powerful or more than you are capable of assimilating.
Elestials fundamentally take you deep within yourself and allow you to connect to your inner most truth and the essence of your existence. They have the innate ability to order thoughts and feelings and to bring to the surface anything that we need to release and which is preventing us from experiencing our truth.
However, there is a warning that comes with the use of Elestials. This is a crystal that you may wish to start using once you have mastered the basics of crystal healing; and more importantly it is a crystal that you should only use if you are prepared to accept and deal with what you it will show you. Your ego will be seriously challenged and any thoughts of self-importance will no longer be present.
If you are ready to accept the changes that Elestials will bring, the following meditation will help you to clear any aspects of your life that are no longer serving you and which are ready to be released.
Meditation for Release and Support during Times of Change
This technique, which is a visualisation, can be carried out as frequently as you wish. The visualisation itself should last for at least ten minutes and after this time has elapsed you can continue until you feel the time is right to stop.
- Holding Smokey Elestial Quartz gently in your left hand, sit quietly and comfortably in a place where you will not be disturbed. You may wish to light some candles and play some relaxing music.
- Clear your mind and ask your higher self for guidance on what issues you are ready/need to release.
- The answer may come in the form of words, sounds, or you may ‘see’ the answer as heavy material, blackness or smokiness, a particular shape or something completely different. Indeed you may not ‘see’ or hear anything but rather smell or sense something. Everyone is different and will experience a different thing to represent whatever it is that you are ready to release.
- As you hold the crystal imagine its energy rising up your arms and down into your heart. As the energy enters your heart feel it envelop that which you wish to release. You may see feel a sense of release, feel a change in your the emotions, or you may just sense that a change is occurring. Give thanks to them for the role that they played in your life and be grateful for the lessons that they taught you.
- After you have felt the release, picture your heart filling up with beautiful diamond white energy which will cleanse your heart and body fill it with love and healing energy.
- After you have finished your visualisation please take time to gently bring your awareness back into the room and be careful to slowly stand up and ensure that you are grounded (i.e. your head is not feeling ‘floaty’). If you do feel a little spacey you can visualise tree roots growing down your legs right down into the centre of the earth securing you. An alternative way to ground yourself is to hold a piece of hematite for a couple of minutes.
The results that you get using this visualisation will vary depending on what you are releasing. For optimum results carry out this visualisation twice a week until you feel that you have released all aspects that you which to.
Elestial crystals are very powerful and if you feel compelled please carry around a piece of rose quartz with you for at least a day following this meditation for extra self-care. It is important to realise that emotional issues can arise when you use a technique such as this one. Self care and lots of it is the answer to deal with any emotional issues that arise as a result of doing this visualisation. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, eat well, take rest when you need to, continue using rose quartz and always seek medical advice when and where appropriate. Crystal healing is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for appropriate medical care.