Have you ever felt stuck? You are desperately yearning to move forward – with a project, situation, relationship, or career – but you just can’t seem to get anywhere?
UPDATE: This article previously used the term “mojo” to describe a person’s personal power. Using this term is culturally appropriative (as this is a term rooted in African spiritual practice) in the context it was previously used, especially shared by the author here (who is white). This article has been updated to reflect this change.
You’re always daydreaming about what it would be like if you could just make a change…the problem is…you’re SO stuck that you can’t do what is needed to create change.
You feel like you’ve lost your power, but what may really be missing is your motivation.
Picture this: That HUGE project that you’ve been fretting about for months (whether for work, school, or fun) is FINALLY complete…and it’s not just finished…it’s totally AWESOME!
I know…you’re thinking…that would be nice, but HOW can you make it happen? You haven’t been able to make any progress in ages. So what’s the secret?
Two simple words: Crystals, baby.
When you NEED a boost in any area of your life, grids can be just the tool to help get you through.
I just had a totally corny thought, so hang tight with me…it’s almost like “Nancy Drew and the Case of the Missing Motivation”…and you’re Nancy. Well Ms. Drew…it’s time to solve this mystery, with a little help from your crystals.
First, it’s important to identify when and why your motivation jumped ship. What was going on in your life around the time your progress came to a screeching halt? Did you have added pressures at work or home that made making time for your project more difficult? Did you lose interest and excitement after a time? Or did you get blindsided by feelings of failure when you realized that you weren’t getting anywhere?
It can be challenging to take a good look at how you got where you are. Try to be honest with yourself about the reasons for your “stuck-ness” without judging the situation or yourself.
Next, brainstorm a list of things that could potentially slow or stop your progress on this project in the future. Again, it’s important to be honest with yourself. This list might include bigger picture things like not having the financial resources to complete your project, but it may also include things like getting distracted by too much TV.
Once you’ve identified your blocks to success, you should use them to help you create an affirmation or intention statement. For example, of you identified the fact that you get easily distracted or seem to have a short attention span when it comes to working on your project, then your intention statement should include something about being focused and attentive while you work. On the other hand, if your list of success blocks included a lack of resources, then perhaps your intention statement should be geared toward helping you manifest what you need to complete your project. If you have several major blocks to success, you may want to write a few sentences about exactly what you need to call into your life to help you succeed.
Next, choose crystals that have properties corresponding to your affirmation. For example, if you need crystals for motivation, try Carnelian or Red jasper. Or if focus is a problem for you, try Rainbow Fluorite or Golden Tiger’s Eye. If abundance or prosperity would serve you best, Jade or Citrine are wonderful. If you aren’t sure which crystals to use, let your intuition guide you to the right stones. Otherwise, you can also use our Crystal Properties Directory to find the right stone for your purpose.
Once you have chosen your stones, it’s important to program them.
Programming is simply the act of intentionally directing a crystal’s energy to work for your chosen purpose. For getting unstuck I recommend programming your stone with the following method:
- Make yourself comfortable in a place where you will not be disturbed.
- Place your written affirmation/intention statement in front of you (unfolded with the writing facing up).
- Put your crystals on top of your written affirmation.
- Place your hands on top of your crystals and close your eyes.
- Visualize yourself pulling universal, white light energy into your crown chakra.
- See the energy move through your body and out of your hands into the stones.
- Visualize the stones glowing with white light and see the light surround your affirmation statement.
- Visualize the light collecting energy from your written statement, as if it were pulling the words right off of the page.
- See this charged light surround your crystals and bathe them with the energy of your affirmation. Hold this image until the light fades to a soft glow.
- Open your eyes and collect the stones and your affirmation statement.
This process will charge and program your crystals to help you get unstuck and move forward. You can place your stones and written affirmation into a small pouch and carry it with you, or you can just have the stones and affirmation nearby while working on your project.
Your crystals will help to remind you of your blocks to success so that you can better navigate procrastination, self-doubt, etc. They will also help you maintain the energy that’s needed to get unstuck and take steps to move forward.