"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad."
- C. S. Lewis
It's been said a million times—Change is inevitable. Some people can roll with change as if it's nothing, while others find it so unnerving that they strive to stay exactly where they are for as long as possible. Which doesn't feel like living at all.
For those of you who struggle, since we cannot outrun change, we might as well shift our thinking around it, and then lean into a few crystals whose very essence is to support change.
First, for the shift. While change can feel extremely overwhelming and unnerving, it's one of the bravest things we can do as humans. When we look change in the face and say, "Yes!" we open ourselves up to possibilities that we haven't yet imagined. It's a way for us to expand—expand our minds, our bodies, our spirits, everything.
I have a really good friend who deals with change by literally yelling out, "Plot Twist!," when something changes. The humor she is able to maintain around change is nothing short of beautiful.
Imagine the next time change comes around instead of recoiling you reach out with open arms and say, "Show me what you got!" Or "I trust that the Universe has my back, and I can't wait to see what's coming next!"
When we shift our thinking from "ordeal" to "adventure" we ask the Universe to open up the opportunities to things that will serve us better. The energetics of this kind of thinking will always be matched with positive feedback... even if it doesn't seem like it at first.
CRYSTALS TO SUPPORT DURING TIMES OF CHANGE
Sometimes when change comes we're not ready to move forward. Mookaite helps with that. It promotes energy, inspiration, motivation, and an enthusiasm to live our life with strength and purpose. It's also a nurturing stone that supports and sustains during times of stress and infuses the wearer with a feeling of peace and wholeness.
Botswana Agate helps to ease stress during times of transition and change. Botswana Agate is an excellent stone for rebalancing and harmonizing body, mind, and spirit. It cleanses and stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. Botswana Agate also enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger and tension, and creates a sense of security and safety.
The epitome of courage, Amazonite should be one of your crystal allies. Amazonite carries the energetics of courage, compassion, and truth. It is a soothing stone that calms the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health. It balances the masculine and feminine energies. It helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view. It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear. And it dispels negative energy, aggravation and blockages within the nervous system. It's a Super Power for change.
Sometimes, when change happens, in order for you to start with a clean slate or move forward, you need clarity. Lapis Lazuli is a master at helping you find the clarity, wisdom, and discernment you need to move forward. Additionally it brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. It encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression, and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. It also stimulates objectivity and encourages creativity, which can make change a whole lot easier.
Labradorite is a fantastic stone to have during times of transformation and change. Its supportive energies impart strength and the ability to persevere—helping to remove fears and insecurities and strengthening trust in one's self and the path that the Universe holds.
Sometimes with change (even good change) comes the need to grieve and release what is no longer. This is an important step that shouldn't be overlooked. Smoky Quartz is the most amazing crystal for when you need to release whatever is holding you back. Whether it's a person, thought pattern, or even a situation you feel powerless against, Smoky Quartz will absorb that energy and take it away. Additionally it is a powerful healing crystal that will not only help you release what isn't serving you, but also clear the way and open energy for new and positive people, thoughts, and situations that will benefit you.
You'll also want to be able to heal with your change. Sometimes healing is the catalyst for change, or it's what needs to happen after a major shift has taken place. Amethysts are known around the world for their incredible healing properties. This well-known gemstone transmutes negative energy into positive, loving energy. It relieves stress, strain, sadness, and grief while also calming and stimulating the mind so you can become more focused and productive. Amethysts work with your spirit to resolve past and current life traumas and help to create a space for positive vibrations to flow unimpeded.
Chrysocolla is one of those beautifully subtle stones that helps you shift in a positive direction. It is a nourishing crystal that encourages making peace with the past and holding hope for the future. It's the icing on the cake when it comes to wrapping up a big change in your life and setting you on the path to your next adventure.