What do you know about abundance?
Maybe you’ve heard about the Law of Attraction.
Maybe you come from a family where “money is evil.”
Maybe you feel guilty for having more, when some have less.
Maybe you feel like every time you get money, you lose it - so why even bother?
Maybe you really want to love money and live a super abundant life…but you just don’t know where to start - and how you could possibly accomplish that.
What if I told you that true abundance - the feeling of wealth - starts with simply feeling grateful for what you have?
What if “being abundant” is really an inside job?
What if you really have much, much more than you think you do - and what if changing your mindset about what you do have, means that you can get more of what you want?
There are so many ideas wrapped up with the word “wealth” - but that’s the thing: they are just ideas. Constructs. Things that society tells us that are “true”…even when they are not.
And guess what? That is good news. Really good news. Because that means that we can change our own ideas about money, wealth, and abundance. And if we can change our ideas about abundance, we can change the way we interact with things that we consider “abundance” (like money - but it doesn’t have to be money). And if we can change the way we interact with abundance, we can change the way we attract more abundance. Make sense? Great!
What are some other forms of wealth, besides money? Wealth can be finding the love of your life, having a large family, going on special yearly vacations to the places you enjoy the most, or simply taking time out of your busy day for a relaxing bubble bath.
Think about how you feel when you do these things. When you get a few minutes to yourself to relax, at the end of a long day (or week), how do you fee? Relieved? Reset? Calm? Content? Grateful?
The energy of gratitude and abundance - appreciation - brings more abundance (and gives you more opportunities to be grateful - which, in turn, brings more abundance). It’s a beautiful cycle of manifestation. The key here, though, is to really feel your gratitude - not just acknowledge it. When you practice gratitude for what you have, take a few moments and really sit with it: visualize what it is you are grateful for. What does it look like? What does it feel like? How does it make you feel? Enjoy the feelings of gratefulness and let them surround you.
Additionally, when we find ourselves with an abundance of financial wealth, we also have the opportunity to spread it around. Does that mean you have to give everything away? Or that you have to support your family members/friends/that GoFundMe you keep seeing on Facebook? Of course not. But if you have some extra available, and you feel called to share, and it feels good, you can.
Crystals for abundance and gratitude
So what crystals can help you to tap into the energies of wealth and abundance, and gratitude and thankfulness? There are quite a few...but let's talk about two (one for each) specifically:
Citrine for wealth and abundance
Citrine is the stone of abundance, manifestation, creativity, and strong 3rd chakra/solar plexus energy. It is warming, sunny, and uplifting. Citrine is also a variety of quartz - this time, one that reflects the yellow to yellow-orange light spectrum. It's often known as the "merchant's stone" (because of it's strong connection to money and abundance) and is said to be beneficial when placed in your wallet, register, cash box, or wherever you keep your money and/or do your business transactions.
You also may be wondering about the "heated versus natural citrine" issue...and the answer may surprise you! We hear so often about people who will only purchase natural crystals - and kind of scoff at heat treated stones, including citrine (heat treated citrine is actually amethyst which has been heated at a high temperature, to produce the golden/deep yellow/orange colors you often see in "citrine" clusters. Lately, this type of stone is being labeled as "golden amethyst" to differentiate between naturally-formed citrine which comes out of the earth yellow, and amethyst that has been man-altered.).
You might assume that, of course, natural is better for money manifestation...however, I know several crystal workers who actually prefer heated citrine for money and abundance work! They feel that the money energy is stronger with the heated version. That said, I also know of several crystal workers who prefer Congo (natural) citrine in their abundance work. My favorite citrine actually comes from Brazil and Madagascar...so it's truly a matter of opinion/preference. Give a few a try, and see which one you like the best!
Rose quartz for gratitude
Rose quartz is the quintessential stone of love, passion, friendship, compassion, and self-care. It has been used by people for centuries to convey the message of love. Rose quartz comes in a range of pinks, from pale and barely-there; to deep, dusty rose; to a pinkish lavender that is fairly rare and highly coveted.
What makes rose quartz - the stone of love - a stone of gratitude? Rose quartz, as we've seen, vibrates with the energies of love, compassion, grace, appreciation, and peace...all of which contribute to feelings of gratitude and thankfulness. Think about it: the last time someone did something really nice (and maybe unexpected) for you, how did you feel? Grateful, of course...but where does that feeling come from? It probably comes, at least in part, from your heart area: you may feel love, appreciation, warmth, comfort...or any combination of those feelings (and others). "Gratitude" is a feeling that stems from love - so it makes sense that rose quartz is a great stone for tapping into the feelings of gratitude, appreciation, and love.
There are so many ways to practice appreciation and gratitude. One very common way is journaling, or simply making a list of things you are grateful for. This can be a really effective way of having a tangible way to see the amazing things already in your life.
Each night (or morning - do whichever is best for you, that you know you can make a habit), take a few moments and think about what you were/are grateful for today - and then write them down. These don't have to be big, dramatic things - in fact, the more appreciation that you can find for the smaller, more mundane things in life, the more you will open yourself up to all of the things there are to be grateful for.
It could be the relaxing bath you took. It could be how beautiful the view out your window is. It could be that your partner did the dishes. It could be that you slept well. That you made a great point at work and sounded like a rockstar in front of your boss. That you ate an amazing dinner - even if it was the most simple thing you could have made. That you had enough food to eat three meals today. That you have money in the bank, or a job, or a best friend, or a sister, or a pet that you adore. See? The size of the thing you are grateful for doesn't matter; what's important is taking some time during a busy day to pause and really acknowledge what we do have. So, write it all down. challenge yourself to come up with new things every day - 3 of them, 5 of them, 10 of them, 20 of them...and see how your perspective changes as you do.
Have you tried journaling about gratitude before? If so, how was it? If not, do you think you’ll try?
Wealth, gratitude, abundance, and money all go hand-in-hand.
How can you continue to focus on gratitude for what you have, and then go deeper, to help create more of it?
If you’d like to learn more about recognizing the abundance and wealth in your life and creating more of it, we’ve got an e-book full of information and resources for just that!
This 51-page, full-color downloadable e-book includes:
- easy ideas to practice gratitude in your daily life (that don’t take all of your time, money, or effort)
- over 20 crystal recommendations you can use, to tap into the energy of gratitude and abundance
- a downloadable guided meditation to get you into the calm, grounded energy of gratitude
- and journal prompts to use as homeplay, to help you work through some of your thoughts about abundance, money, and gratitude - and how to bring more of all of them into your life
Keep working with the energy of abundance and gratitude
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