The message for this month is one of cultivating mindfulness in your life and being more present in general. It is so easy to get lost and overwhelmed in the busy-ness that is life today. One of the best tools to help you instantly become more grounded and centered is meditation, and this month, the crystals will be sharing with you ways to help you build your meditation practice through each of the senses, no matter your meditation skill level.
To assist you on this month’s journey, amethyst comes to help you develop your relationship to the spiritual realm. Its energy helps to open up your crown chakra and cleanse and balance it so there is a clear channel between you and your guides.
For the next week, amethyst invites you to set aside a few minutes out of your day to connect with its energy and meditate. The goal is to practice keeping your mind focused on the task at hand. Rather than going into your stresses and worries about things that haven’t happened yet or reliving the past by recalling circumstances that have already occurred, meditation takes you back to the present moment, the only time period where you have the ability to do something.
This week, focus on visual meditations, as they are among the easiest to engage in and can be performed anywhere and anytime throughout your day. You can choose one of the options below to get you started, or try something else entirely. See how long you can gaze upon these images and just focus on being present to watching and witnessing. If you notice your attention wandering, gently bring your awareness back to the present. Stay in this meditative space for as long as it feels good for you and afterward, continue to move through your day.
- Watch the cursor blink on a blank word document if you’re on the computer.
- Watch a metronome arm swing back and forth.
- Watch the seconds go by on a clock.
- Watch the clouds pass by. See if you notice any shapes or not.
- Watch the wind blow through the trees or over the grass.