Try a Natural Way to Sustain Energy and Drive!
What do you do if you want to increase your energy, mental focus, strength, and stamina? Working with gemstones is a natural method to give your energy a pick-me-up. (And as a bonus, you won’t get caffeine jitters or withdrawals!)
Carnelian is a fabulous stone to work with to boost your energy levels. It is a slightly translucent gemstone, a variety of chalcedony, that alternates from orange to orangey-red to a cherry red. Carnelian has been a beloved stone for centuries. It was considered a symbol of life and especially favored by nobles in ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures.
There are further benefits to working with carnelian in addition to boosting energy. This gemstone can bring deeper healing to the lower chakra areas, particularly the root, sacral, and solar plexus. You can emphasize which chakra you really want to energize by the shade of carnelian that you pick. The darker, redder shades of carnelian vibrate best with the root chakra, orange with the sacral, and the lightest tones with the solar plexus.
If you’re feeling lack of willpower or direction, there may be some deep-seated issues in the root chakras dealing with your sense of self-worth and security. Or perhaps you feel the need to revitalize the sacral chakra to renew your sense of creativity and energetic aliveness. It may be necessary to meditate on clearing out any old, limiting beliefs from these chakras and then energizing them with carnelian. The process of clearing out the old and subsequently energizing will empower these chakras with a renewed sense of security and strength.
When working with carnelian, or other red-hued gemstones, be aware that because they have such a stimulating quality, they may have to be cleaned and cleared of old energy more frequently. If you feel overly energized or have a headache, check if you’re wearing red crystals or gemstones. You may need to take them off and give them a quick cleansing.
If you want to give carnelian a try, experiment with these energy-boosting tips!
• Wear carnelian in a low-hanging necklace that is near your solar plexus. The solar plexus is associated with the life force and solar energy. Wearing carnelian close to this area can help you feel motivated and excited about life.
• Try wearing carnelian earrings if you want a mental boost of energy and stamina. This could be a good alternative to coffee! (However, be sure to take them out if you feel a headache.)
• Hold carnelian gemstones while you do energizing breathwork. Pranayama techniques work with the breath and the prana, or life force, which you take in when you breathe. A basic pattern you can get started with is to breathe in through the nose, hold for one second, breathe out through the nose, hold for one second, etc. Go gently and at your own pace.
Carnelian is also said to awaken unknown talents and abilities. So once you’ve boosted your energy, you can direct it in a new creative venture!