No matter how much you have struggled to take initiative and step into your personal power, you can shift your energy and build your confidence.
I want to share a story with you to illustrate the importance of shifting your energy in order to attain a desired outcome. This past summer I went through a period where I realized that I no longer spent time with many friends. Between work and my favourite past time, which is reading, I wasn’t getting out much. I decided that I wanted to mix and mingle, meet new people, and make new friends. So I began attending events centered around my interests in the hopes of meeting likeminded people. But I always left just as lonely as I had arrived. It wasn’t until I began doing deep inner work that I realized that although I had the right intentions and was taking the appropriate actions to making new friends, my energy was not aligned! It was stuck in my old narrative of being a loner, warning people to stay away and leave me undisturbed. Once I began to actually shift my energy with the help of crystals, I radiated confidence and became an open vessel for receiving exactly what I was looking for.
Courage is elusive, just as soon as you have it something that someone says or does can suddenly make it all disappear. Which is why it is so important to build confidence that comes from within instead of having it be contingent upon the approval of others. Easier said than done, I know. But let’s dive deeper.
For anybody who needs to hear this right now, EVERYONE goes through insecure periods where their just not feeling themselves. It’s totally normal to have spells of doubt and disbelief in yourself. The secret advantage to this is that the challenges you face are indicative of the growth you will reap.
Those who possess genuine courage and confidence that is resolute in the face of the many challenges that life throws our way, have all likely accepted one thing. Repeat after me…
I am willing to accept and even embrace the unknown.
So much of our confidence is lost to our inner critic. Often times insecure people are not only highly critical of themselves, but also of others. This is our ego, our defense mechanism, and it certainly has its function which is to protect us. But you do not need to be on the defense all of the time, this is your one-way ticket to becoming fearful, bitter, and jaded. Thanks, but no thanks.
So how do we become the confident, courageous leaders that we aspire to be? Spiritual and emotional growth occurs in cycles. The cycle of inspired growth usually begins with letting go and releasing what is no longer serving you. Once you have purged those pesky old habits and belief systems, it’s time to ground your new way of being by building stable foundations. Once you have a secure base to build off of, you can begin saying YES to life and attracting desirable opportunities for yourself.
CRYSTALS FOR COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE
Phase 1: Crystals for Releasing Shame, Guilt, Fear, and Silencing Your Inner Critic
Unless you are willing to become self-aware and realize where your insecurities are stemming from, and be willing to release those old narratives that you have been carrying along your journey, it’s going to be pretty difficult to really say YES to life and become the most confident version of yourself. It’s time to let go. The following crystals are powerful energetic supporters for releasing fear and old, stuck energy.
Spirit Quartz is a magical iridescent crystal with a high vibrational auric field. This stone will motivate you to be the most authentic version of yourself, shedding layers of guilt, shame, and self-doubt.
Spirit Quartz Benefits
- Brings spiritual alignment
- Inspires playfulness and creativity, letting go of that grouchy inner critic
- Helps you discover your spiritual center
- Facilitates bonding with others
- Encourages you to put aside your ego and align with the highest good for yourself and all
Smokey Quartz pulls negative energy and grounds it into the earth to be repurposed. Working with Smokey Quartz will help you to become less self-conscious.
Smokey Quartz Benefits
- Dissolves worries and apprehensions
- Transmutes negative energy
- Lifts depression and anxiety
- Releases what is no longer serving you
Phase 2: Crystals for Building Autonomy, Independence, and Leadership
If you are someone who is co-dependent and is overly reliant on others for support, know that you can be independent and build the strong foundation you need to support yourself. Whether it is financial, emotional, or energetic autonomy that you require, it is available to you and these crystals can support you along your journey to Independence.
A Bloodstone crystal is a powerful action stone that will help you to stay grounded in the present moment. It’s strong healing energy assists with birthing new ways of being.
- Helps to release the echoes of bullies and naysayers
- Encourages one to be strategic and flexible in their decision making
- Increases endurance to withstand challenges
- Boosts motivation
- Builds confidence, courage, and self-worth
Carnelian is a magnificent gemstone for courage and confidence. It helps you to build stable and strong foundations in your life.
- Helps you to trust yourself
- Boosts your zest for life
- Increases practicality
- Bolsters courage to face difficulties and overcome them
- Stimulate stamina and inner power
Jasper is a deeply nourishing stone that will support you in staying calm and grounded during stressful periods of time.
- Inspires you to be honest with yourself
- Motivates you to act on your ideas
- Alleviates stress and calms nerves
- Strengthens your aura
- Dispels fear
Phase 3: Crystals for Stepping into Your Personal Power and Being Confident
A lot of the time we hide behind a mask in order to fit in, please others, or for fear that we may lose something if we show our true faces. Don’t be afraid to let your authentic self be known. If you are someone who often wants to escape reality, or who avoids taking responsibility and being a key player in your own life, it might be time to start building your personal power and saying YES to life.
Sunstone is the perfect stone to use if you are looking to activate your personal power. It can help you to enforce boundaries, build self-discipline, and will leave you radiating confidence.
- Welcomes good luck and good fortune into your life
- Raises self-empowerment
- Boosts vitality
- Creates potential for success and promotion
- Promotes independence
Citrine is a master abundance crystal attracting wealth, prosperity, and confidence.
- Attracts joy and happiness
- Manifests wealth
- Boosts confidence
- Motivates one to stay strong and persevere through tough situations
- Increases creativity and personal power
In terms of crystals for leadership, Pyrite is the choice par excellence. It encourages you to use your power, talents, and abilities to generate wealth and abundance for yourself.
- Eradicates power imbalances
- Energizes and strengthens the auric field
- Dissipates negative thought patterns
- Tunes one into a wealth mindset
- Warrior stone
Any of these crystals are sure to align your energy with your most confident self and inspire you to take on a leadership role. If you are looking for a promotion at work, to become more assertive, or even just to build your own personal power these are the best crystals to work with.