Millions of people around the world have become aware of the Law of Attraction since the publication of the book and release of the movie The Secret. In this article I will review the basic principles of the Law of Attraction and teach you another secret: how you can bring even more powerful results into your life by using quartz crystals to enhance the process of manifestation promised by the Law of Attraction.
Your Thoughts Determine Your Life
In a nutshell, the Law of Attraction says that the reality that we experience in our lives-our degree of happiness, success, love, and abundance-is determined by our thoughts and emotions. Whatever you focus on most intently in your thoughts, whether good or bad, more of that comes into your life, which we call manifestation.
Manifestation happens in 3 steps. These steps, expressed in various ways, are used in many commercially available coaching systems and other programs for self-improvement, wealth, and success:
o STEP 1: Your desire takes shape in your intentions, dreams, and specific goals.
o STEP 2: The universe hears your call and holds your desire for you in a field of potentiality.
o STEP 3: You align inwardly with a higher frequency that allows the desired manifestation into your life.
In this article we will take a closer look at these steps, and then I will teach you how to use quartz crystals to enhance the manifestation process.
Putting the 3 Manifestation Steps into Action
STEP 1: Specify what it is that you want. We have so many desires and wishes that we constantly send out, but they need to be shaped in a specific way; otherwise they are random and lack focused energy. Receiving fulfillment of your desires is like doing a Google search: in order to receive the exact returns that you want, you need to make your request very clear and specific. If you do a Google search for "house" you will get 1.3 billion hits! That's far too vague. If you search for "house, 2 stories, Maui, green, under $500,000" you will get far fewer hits as you narrow in on your goal. The thoughts and requests that you send out to the universe need to be extremely focused and specific. Visualize your exact desired outcome, the purpose it is to serve, its exact qualities, and when you will achieve it. In your mind, strongly see the end result of achieving your goal, perhaps even better than you can imagine it now!
STEP 2: Trust that the universe has heard your request. The second step happens without your conscious awareness, so you don't need to concern yourself with it. Be assured that the universe will do its part to receive and hold as possibilities your stated intentions.
STEP 3: Align with a higher frequency. The third step is the work you have to do to achieve what you want. To repeat, whatever you focus on you will attract into your life. If you focus on a problem that is very vexing to you, this is what you are aligning yourself with-with the negative energies of the problem, not with the thing you want instead of the problem.
Inevitably, problems do give us bad feelings. If you choose to focus on those bad feelings, you are giving them more energy. Fortunately, you can consciously choose to shift your attention to the solution, or to what you want to bring into your life instead of the problem. If you do this you will immediately notice that your inner state shifts to more positive feelings. This opens your mind to a flow of ideas and solutions. You will quickly feel you are mastering the problem rather than being dis-empowered by it.
So it's vital to make a practice of continually monitoring your inner state and readjusting your thoughts and feelings so that they are ALIGNED WITH your intentions, rather than in opposition to them. Negative thoughts oppose and negate your true desires. Positive thoughts and feelings energize your true desires. If you adopt this monitoring and adjusting habit, immediately substituting positive thoughts for negative, you will find yourself feeling good most of the time and able to move beyond all obstacles with resilience.
Using Crystals for Alignment
In addition to their great beauty, crystals have metaphysical qualities that you can use in many fabulous ways to enhance your life. The most enticing of these qualities is the ability of crystals to store information for you and serve as a focal point for your intentions and prayers.
A crystal is like a computer chip in which you can store information. And in fact a computer chip is made out of silicon, the basic ingredient of quartz crystals.
Crystals can help you with Step 3 of aligning yourself consciously with your desires and dreams by raising your energy frequency, aligning you with the flow toward your goals, and helping you to anchor yourself is a positive inner state.
The Physical Qualities of Quartz Crystal
Quartz is the most common of all crystals, found all over the world. It is composed of silicon dioxide, which is one of the most plentiful compounds of our Earth's crust.
It forms six-sided crystals growing from a milky base toward a clear tip. It commonly grows in cluster and is often found in combination with other minerals as well.
The Metaphysical Properties and Uses of Quartz Crystals
Crystal quartz is very clear and translucent in its appearance and therefore it is the manifestation of light and clarity in the material realm. It symbolizes our striving for perfection in our inner growth and raising our consciousness toward higher levels.
Astrologically crystal quartz represents the properties of the Sun (light) and Saturn (crystallization). It is the perfect stone to show you the way toward the life-affirming light, lifting you up into a more positive inner state, calming your mind, and helping you focus on what is important to you.
Quartz crystals can be used in these specific ways:
o Used in meditation, a quartz crystal will help you to soothe your mind and relax. The perfect structure and alignment of the crystal has the unique ability to deepen your meditation.
o You can use a quartz crystal to store your prayers, mental images, and feelings and enhance your alignment with your visions.
o A quartz crystal placed in front of your computer monitor and on the hard drive will help protect you against electro smog.
How to Clean and Empty the Crystal of Old Vibrations
Before you can properly use a crystal, it needs to be purified to remove any old vibrations that it has picked up on its way to you. Those would interfere with your positive exchange of energy with the crystal. You want the crystal to be clean and empty for your own purposes.
You can create a cleansing ritual with the help of the four elements: earth, fire, water and air. I prefer the following method, which uses air:
1. You sit with your crystal in your hand and let your mind go quiet, breathing in and out.
2. Hold your other hand over the crystal and feel the energy field between your hands.
3. Exhale sharply and visualize blowing the old residual energy traces out of the crystal.
How to Program a Crystal with Your Intention
Before using your crystal, you will have created a sharp picture in your mind of your goal and your intention, as described above. It is best to use a different crystal for each of your goals, so the crystal will fire up that specific vision each time you hold it.
The crystal needs to be programmed with your intention or goal. Here's how to do this:
1. Hold the crystal in both hands as above. Become aware of the energy field of the crystal between your two hands.
2. Focus intently on your vision, intent, or goal. Imagine in it powerful clarity, as if you really were experiencing the goal as already accomplished. Feel the strong emotions of success and fulfillment associated with your goal.
3. Release the image of your goal with a sharp breath out.
Now you have stored that thought form and those emotions in the crystal. This will strengthen your field of expectation, keeping you tuned into the universe and calling the thing that you want toward you. In programming your vision you have also planted an anchor in your energy field that will keep your unconscious mind tuned to your vision.
Finally, sit down occasionally, holding your crystal, and imagine again how good it will feel when you have reached your goal. Immerse yourself in those feelings. This is what I call "firing up" your vision periodically. This will raise your frequency in alignment with your goal and allow it to flow toward you.
According to the Law of Attraction, in order to allow the fulfillment of your desires to flow to you, you need to be open, receptive, and on the right frequency. Crystals are a powerful mechanism for supporting the process of manifestation by helping you to raise your frequency and stay tuned into your desire.
Have fun with the process and enjoy the endless manifestations of beautiful crystals in your life. If you would like to find out more about the metaphysical properties of gemstones, please look at my book Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Mind.
Shakti Carola Navran: Astrologer, Jeweler, and Author