The pull of the ocean is strong for many of us. There’s something about that sense of calm that comes from simply standing at the seafront, breathing in the salty, charged air and taking in the power and beauty of the waves. It’s intrinsic to our nature.
Author and marine biologist Wallace J Nichols has spent years studying the affects of the sea on human behaviour. His research has led him to the term ‘blue mind’: a mildly meditative, relaxed state that we find ourselves in when we are in, on or under water. According to his findings, it would appear that when we come into contact with the sea, we shape-shift. Physiologically, our brains and bodies change. We relax, and the quality of our thought changes. We shift into our mermaid spirit – one that yearns to be enveloped in the freedom of the waves.
Sadly, despite our longing, it is not always possible to be close to the sea.
Fortunately though, there is still a way that you can harness that incredible oceanic energy, wherever you are, through the use of oceanic crystals. The ocean is filled with contrasting energies – wild and alive, restorative and soothing, mysterious and brimming with ancient wisdom. With the right crystals, you can tap into the properties of the ocean that you need in your day-to-day life!
Crystals to connect with
When looking for crystals to bring the powerful energy of the sea into your space Aquamarine is the best place to start. It is believed to be the treasure of mermaids that many sailors kept to protect them and bring good luck on their travels.
Considered to be an exceptionally pure stone, this beautiful blue crystal is incredibly protective in the most gentle way. It’s so filled with goodness that no evil or negativity can break through its positive barrier. It’s highly connected to water and holds the peaceful, tranquil energies of the sea, which helps to soothe emotions and awaken spirituality. Aquamarine also imbues the holder with a cool serenity and tolerance, even in the most heated situations. Aquamarine helps to align all of the chakras, encouraging free-flowing inner strength and clarity of thought, just as if you were standing close to the sea!
Although the wild spirit of the open sea is something that we can all draw great power from, at times it can be helpful to stay anchored as you tap into this, so as not to get swept away. Chrysocolla has the unique combination of water energy and earth energy. It’s the perfect way to dip your toes into unchartered waters, while delivering just the right amount of ferocity as and when you need it. Need a little help to take a big leap into the unknown? This bold stone harnesses the adventurous nature of the ocean, so is ideal for helping you jump head-first into new beginnings, with the confidence to overcome any obstacles you may encounter. However, in contrast, Chrysocolla also invokes the spiritual forces of the Earth, which allows you to stay grounded as you reach for new heights.
Ocean Jasper has one of the strongest relationships to the sea of all the crystals. As such, the lessons that you will learn and the power that you will soak up from keeping this in your possession will mirror that of the water. The ebb and flow of the ever-turning tides mimics our lives’ ups and downs, reminding us to breathe in love and exhale fear at all times. Remember that the constant flux we experience is part of the beauty and nature of life.
Plumbing the depths of our own soul takes time and hard work, but the benefits of truly understanding yourself – uncovering what makes you amazing and what holds you back – can be transformative. Ocean Jasper helps you do this by inviting ocean energy into your subconscious, allowing you to reconnect with your true self. For the landlocked mermaid, this crystal can aid you in feeling more at home within yourself and in your life than ever before. By bridging the space between you and the sea, syncing you to where you feel most at ease.
We all need a little help letting loose from time to time. Everyday work and life stresses can leave us feeling depleted, so finding that playful spirit that once came so naturally can be more of a struggle than it used to be! Amazonite remedies this by tapping into the playful and free nature of the waves, filling you with childlike energy, optimism and glee! This is a trustworthy stone, and one that you can rely on to be your ally at all times. However, the honesty it brings and open communication it encourages has the potential to illuminate truths that are hard to hear. Fortunately, the balancing nature of the masculine and feminine energies in this crystal will enable you to take this newfound authenticity. Use it to better yourself and improve relationships with those around you.
Now try this mermaid meditation
Let calming water energy soothe your soul
Now you know which crystals you need to invite the energy of the ocean into your daily life, it’s time to discover how to use them! Using your mind’s eye to focus your intent is an excellent method when harnessing the power of crystals.
The presence of the ocean is so huge that we are all able to recall evocative memories of standing by the sea. Be it the smell of the air, the feeling of the water droplets on your skin or even the experience of being fully submerged, swimming in open waters with no limitations. It is these memories that, with the addition of your chosen oceanic crystals, will give you the ability to connect with the waves.
- Choose the crystals that best suits your needs from our list.
- Place the crystal onto your heart and/or throat chakras, or hold it gently in your hand.
- Still your mind and focus on a memory of the sea you are calling in. Lull yourself into a deep calm with the image of a still expanse of water.
- Try your best to feel or maybe even see the energy fibres that connect your solar plexus to the memory. Next, go through where in your life you feel disempowered, disconnected and what you would like to change. It’s important for us to do this so we can also see what’s working in our lives. Sometimes we can lose sight of this and focus more on the negative.
- Turn your head slowly from right to left and inhale deeply through your nostrils as you go, using the breath to pull in power from the memory or vision. Try to feel this going into your solar plexus through those energy fibres.
- Continue this intense, mindful practice until you feel the oceanic energy you were looking for coursing through your body. Slowly bring yourself back into the room, taking some time to become present to your new awareness.
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