Boost your visualisation power and awaken your chakras with this special crystal
Ever feel lonely despite having hundreds of friends online, or isolated even though you’re in a room full of people? You need to grab hold of a piece of Bismuth; fast! This multicoloured man-made beauty is one of the best stones to have in your crystal kit if you want to open up socially and build deeper connections with those around you.
“Bismuth relieves any feelings of emotional or spiritual abandonment,” says Jacqueline Winter, crystal healer and founder of The British Academy of Crystal Healing. “When you feel alone, your energy and awareness begins to contract, making it harder for people to approach you and for you to reach out. Bismuth promotes relaxation and re-directs your energy outwards, allowing you to feel comfortable in your own skin. Social situations can also become easier as the crystal helps overcome any emotional blocks.”
So, next time you’ve got an invite to a gathering you’re not looking forward to, prepare yourself mentally beforehand by taking a piece of Bismuth and holding it against your chest. Breathe in and imagine the tension as a coloured light sitting in your stomach; as you breathe out, see the Bismuth absorbing the light out of your body, taking all of the anxiety with it.
As it is a crystal of transformation, Bismuth is a great pick-me-up when you’re feeling overwhelmed. If you have a busy family life, keep a piece in your pocket and give it a rub to centre yourself. It is said to stimulate motivation, willpower and order, and can help you strive for your goals by focusing your concentration – not bad for such a small gem!
“What sets Bismuth apart from other crystals is its ability to transport your life-force from the crown to the base chakra – this is not something all stones can do,” says Jacqueline. Because it amplifies your vibrational field and can activate all of the energy centres in your body, it’s ideal when you want to feel revitalised, but don’t have much time.
Simply hold your gem in your hands, close your eyes and breathe deeply a few times to relax. Imagine a ball of red spinning at the base of your spine and send it a loving intention. Then, move up to just below your navel and see an orange sphere of light glowing vibrantly. The next chakra to open is situated in your stomach area; picture a yellow ball here and feel its confidence-boosting power. Travel up to your heart area and fill it with a green hue for inner peace and joy. The throat chakra is associated with trust and expressing yourself; imagine a blue ball spinning gently in your neck to activate it. The next area to balance is between your eyebrows; imagine a gorgeous indigo colour settling in a circle here. And finally, envisage a vibrant violet colour rotating at the top of your head and connecting you to the Universe. Once all of the energy points are activated you can continue to meditate for as long as you like.
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With its rainbow of colours and unusual geometric shapes, it’s no surprise that Bismuth is an incredibly powerful tool when it comes to spiritual healing. And even though it’s rarely found in nature (the majority is made in laboratories), this crystal is believed to assist with astral travel when placed on your crown chakra, located at the very top of your head. “Bismuth improves concentration when you practise visualisations, helping you transit from a physical plane to the spiritual realm,” says Jacqueline. “It allows you to stay grounded while working with higher vibrations, so try holding a piece when you meditate. The crystal can give you a greater insight into any problems you may have.”
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As its interwoven shape indicates, Bismuth helps to promote harmonious communication, so bring some with you next time you’ve got a tough meeting at work