Ashley Leavy reveals her must-have gemstones for self-esteem
Citrine is the perfect crystal companion to help you work through fears, hesitations or blocks that leave you feeling less than confident in life. This stone will help you embrace your strengths in order to create the success you deserve. Citrine is an intensely confidence-boosting crystal. These stones are also known for their ability to instill an abundance of confidence to the places you need it most. To use Citrine for increasing your self-confidence (and ultimately receive more abundance and joy in your life), hold a Citrine crystal point (with the termination facing upward toward your crown chakra) over your solar plexus chakra for approximately eight to ten minutes. Do this one to three times per day. It’s best if you can perform this exercise while focusing on a specific intention – especially one directed towards self-confidence, inner strength, self-worth and your ability to receive. You may wish to create a short affirmation statement to repeat while holding the Citrine stone over your solar plexus area. Saying this affirmation aloud during the exercises reinforces the mindset shift you’re trying to manifest, and ultimately improves your results.
Golden Tiger’s Eye
Golden Tiger’s Eye promotes confidence and inner strength. It also encourages personal will power to help get you through difficult situations. Additionally, Golden Tiger’s Eye is known for mental clarity and focus, so it can help you identify any potential blocks in your progress so that you’re able to move past them and grow through them with ease. This enhanced focus also assists you in achieving your goal of becoming more self-confident, as it keeps it in the front of your mind and gently encourages you to step outside of your comfort zone and put yourself out there more.
Pyrite has a strong, almost masculine energy that pairs well with Citrine and Golden Tiger’s Eye. It instills strength, bravery and courage in new or unfamiliar situations, and is especially useful when you find yourself in circumstances where you’re meeting lots of new people. This crystal helps you embrace new experiences and enjoy them, staying positive and avoiding negative thought patterns (especially those that revolve around worry, anxiety, and fear). Pyrite helps you dig deep within yourself and find strength and courage, even in the most uncomfortable or challenging of situations.
More in the July issue of Soul & Spirit, on sale 21st June, 2018