Low self-esteem? Tracy Munn shows you how to get that positive boost with gemstone power
Crystal grids are a wonderful tool for focusing energy and can be created for any purpose… nothing is too trivial or too big for a crystal grid to work for you. A grid is a placement of stones in a geometric pattern, allowing them to work together as a team to enhance every area of your life. They are incredible tools for manifesting confidence! A combination of the power of crystals placed in a geometric pattern manifests results much quicker than a single crystal. The most important thing when creating your grid is focus and intention!
When creating your crystal grid, make sure you give yourself plenty of time and space to create it, and really give it your full attention. Grab yourself a notepad and pen, sit down, and begin to write down what it is that you want from your crystal grid (in this case, confidence). This is your intention setting, and is probably the most important step. Once you have the focus for your grid, allow words or small sentences to form and write them down. Keep it positive and try beginning with “I can” or “I am”. Then form a small mantra that you can repeat over and over in your mind as you choose and place your crystals. So for example, the last grid I created for myself was about self-image and choosing the correct food to be healthy and happy with my body. My mantra was: “I am slim, fit and healthy!” Because I took the time to write down everything I wanted my grid to achieve, my small mantra was enough to empower and charge the whole grid. You can also do this with your own mantras for confidence.
How do I get started?
With all crystal grids, you need a central focus stone, which represents your desired outcome, then a selection of crystals to place around the focus stone to amplify and enhance it. Once you have created your grid, you will need to activate it. You can do this with a Quartz point, circling in a clockwise direction over each crystal, starting with the central crystal, then moving to the outer ring. After each crystal, always return to the central stone to connect the energy together and reinforce the grid. If you do not have a Quartz point, use your dominant hand and send energy from your heart, down your arm and out through your hand. Leave your setup in place until your desired outcome has been manifested. On the opposite page, you’ll see that I’ve given some examples of crystal grids for typical situations that may give a person low self-esteem. Try them for yourself at home. Good luck!
1. “I’m insecure about my looks”
I have chosen a triangle inside a circle. The circle represents wholeness, and the triangle represents mind, body and spirit. For the focus stone, I have chosen Rhodonite, but you equally have chosen Morganite, both of which represent unconditional love. On the three points of the triangle, I have placed Emerald, which builds self-esteem and confidence. On the lines of the triangle I have placed Mookite, which builds self-belief and dispels negativity, Tree Agate, which provides strength in challenging times, and Larimar – which helps you to see who you really are, building self-acceptance. On the circle, I have placed Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz is about love, happiness, confidence and forgiveness, which will lead to feelings of worthiness! Your good mantra could be: “I love myself just as I am.”
2. “I need courage to find love”
I have chosen the Flower of Life as the starting point for this grid (the Flower of Life represents creation). There were a few options when it came to choosing the focus stone. I chose a natural Citrine point, as confidence is quite important in this scenario, but you could equally have chosen Rose Quartz and focused on the romantic relationship aspect instead. For the inner circle, I placed Rose Quartz for love, romance and relationships. If you use Rose Quartz as your central stone, then replace the Rose Quartz at the inner circle with Citrine. New Jade was then placed around the Rose Quartz, bringing in qualities of joy, happiness, love, friendship, but also making a clean break from the past, releasing past trauma and allowing one to find their soulmate. On the outer circle, I have placed Rhodochrosite and Garnet. Both of these bring passion and confidence, overcoming shyness and bringing self-confidence. A good mantra could be: “I am confident and I deserve romantic happiness.”
3. “I’m scared of changing jobs”
Again, I have chosen the Flower of Life as the sacred geometric pattern for underneath this crystal grid. I have picked a small Citrine cluster as the focus stone. Citrine represents abundance, success, happiness and confidence, and helps when you’re wanting a career change, promoting enjoyment of new experiences. this should relax your fears about starting a new job. Other crystals within the grid are; Titanium Quartz points (pointing towards the central stone), which can help with career change and decision making, while Bumblebee Jasper enables you to accept change and make decisions. Pyrite can help with new beginnings and fresh starts. Ruby, on the outside circle of the grid, promotes passion for life and setting realistic goals. Always put your goal to the front of your mind and do not let anything sway you from it. A good mantra could be: “I embrace change and I am happy and successful in my career choice. I am moving forward.”
4. Life changing moves
I have used the energy-enhancing Metatron’s Cube as the pattern for this grid. The focus stone is Aquamarine. Aquamarine is a stone of courage, and helps with energy flow and making things happen. On the inner circle, I have placed three Moonstones and three Turquoise. Moonstone helps with new beginnings and enhances your intuition. It is also a good luck stone. Turquoise gives you courage and will protect you on your life-changing move. On the outer circle are three Snowflake Obsidians and three Golden Rutilated Quartz. Snowflake Obsidian helps with transformation and encourages inner reflection, while Golden Rutilated Quartz facilitates transitions. A good mantra could be: “I can do it. I trust me.”
5. Cut those negatives ties
The central focus stone is Black Tourmaline. On the outer circle, I have placed four Axinite and four Optical Calcite. To complete the circle, I have filled it with small pieces of Labradorite. Eight Smokey Quartz points pointing in towards the central focus stone brings the energy from the outer circle to enhance the energy of the Black Tourmaline. Black Tourmaline is ‘the’ stone for protection. Protection from the negative/toxic energies being received, and forming a shield around you, reflecting them back to their source. Black Tourmaline can transform dense energy to a lighter vibration. The Smokey Quartz points can be the visual tool for cutting unwanted cords, while Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self. It also deflects unwanted energies from your energy field. Optical Calcite helps you see through deception and avoids confusion, while Axinite is considered to be the stone of truth. Together the two crystals will aid in avoiding conflicts and struggles.Your mantra could be: “I cut and release all cords that no longer represent my highest and greatest good.”
Tracy Munn is a crystal healer who owns a crystal shop in Essex called The Crystal Tree. More information can be found at the-crystal-tree.co.uk