As you go through your day, you encounter any number of situations that require your attention. In fact, if you think about it, your waking life is a string of situations with your attention moving from one to the next, right?
Over the last few weeks we’ve talked about the metaphysical and vibrational signatures of crystal energy, as well as our own visualization and intention. Today, let’s step back a bit from the metaphysical and think about the psychological.
Maybe work is filled with frustrating distractions – the stereotypical micro-manager leaning over your shoulder, reading your email, your cubemate sneezing without covering his mouth, that lady across the aisle who talks too loud…
Maybe coming home energizes you with another set of diversions. (I’m picturing a dog pouncing on you as you walk through the door.)
Whatever it is, this constant flow seems to reduce our ability to concentrate on both our exterior and interior goals. We long for focus.
All these distractions are why we need things to nudge us back to what’s important, like the positive intentions we’ve set. And crystals, in addition to their physical and metaphysical properties, can be those things that remind us.
The crystals you pick can give you a tactile and intellectual reminder of intentions that may have started at the beginning of a day, week or month, but are easily abandoned in the disquiet of moving through time’s energy markers. When you identify those traits in a crystal or another object of totem that speaks to you, then you have a powerful tool that helps you reconnect with what’s important.
A little history. Objects as sacred, or “totem,” is a concept in every spiritual foundation. Archeologically, we have amazing representations of totems in the goddess figurines found in Northern Europe. These objects were talismans containing totem or sacred value for the holder. The shape, color and symbols etched into the object reflected the value and reminded the bearer of her intentions.
With crystals, not only do you have an opportunity to employ vibration and frequency to intensify and direct your intentions, you have the capacity to find the totem or value in your crystals that aids you to reset yourself to the intention.
Pretty powerful stuff, huh?
Ever watch the 1994 film With Honors? The character, Simon Wilder, is a former Merchant Marine who carries a handful of rocks in his pocket. Each stone holds a value or totem based on the location and reason he collected the stone. He tells another character that he can “instantly” transport himself back to the experience just by touching or seeing the stone.
That’s the perfect illustration of what a totem can do.
If my intention is to remain calm on a day I think might be chaotic, I may choose an amethyst to carry. The lavender color might remind me of sunset, or the consistent coolness of the crystal may remind me of a peaceful moment with a friend. If my day is sliding into mayhem, I can grab my crystal. Just like Simon’s stones transported him back to a specific experience, my amethyst can transport me back to a place where my intention resonates, reminding me that staying calm was the goal and allowing me to return to my intent.
So here’s where I ask, what do you want to reconnect with?
I’m inviting you to visit Zenquility, maybe to share your answer, maybe to ask us more about our crystals and find which ones resonate with you. Let’s get you moving towards your version of higher consciousness.