Gemstones amplify the energy when placed in contact with your chakras. For those of you unsure on this subject, consider that it’s scientifically proven that everything is energy. Nothing is really solid. Why wouldn’t the energy of a stone work effectively with the energy in our bodies just as some research speculates that the energy of computers, cell phones, and microwaves may affect our bodies? At the very least, I find that holding a favorite stone is like a talisman for me, or a “worry stone”. As my favorite author, Wayne Dyer, likes to say, “If it’s a placebo effect, I’ll take two”.

Crystal Grids—manifesting your own magic

A few weeks ago I devoured a new book by Hibiscus Moon called Crystal Grids: How and Why They WorkWhat is a crystal grid, you ask?

“A crystal grid is a geometric pattern of energetically aligned stones charged by intention set in a sacred space for the purpose of manifesting a particular objective….A crystal grid incorporates the use of crystals and stones because of their precise vibratory frequency.” ~ Hibiscus Moon. These “vibrations” help manifest your intention.

In short order, I created a leminscate (infinity symbol) for abundance in my business. Choosing your intention for creating the grid is personal. Hibiscus gives you some ideas—but the sky’s the limit! Have you ever used a vision board? I equate the crystal grids to being a beautiful crystal vision board containing the elements/vibration of my intention.

Choosing a shape using “sacred geometry” and known sacred symbols adds to the energy of your grid. This amazing book gives you many helpful suggestions on various sacred symbols as well as the types of stones to gather for your grid. I started to go through my collection of stones scattered all around our house to find the “candidate” stones. This process was actually more fun than it sounds but maybe that’s just me! It was therapeutic to handle all of my stones checking for the ones that spoke to me. Maybe it was their color, maybe it was their “vibration”. Who can say? I’ve learned not to question my intuition.

Green is the color of abundance, so I focused on the green stones in my collection like malachite and fuschite but also gathered various clear crystals which are good charger crystals to amplify what’s already there. Refer to the book for more fun, relevant suggestions! Hint: “Size does matter!”

I used one of my pendulums to check the “energy” of the candidate stones. You don’t need anything fancy for your pendant—it can be a long necklace with a charm that has some weight to it. I like to say “have pendant will travel!” (Click here for a good article explaining how to use a pendulum). The pendulum “helps you connect to your higher self, tapping into answers you already know on a super-conscious level.” ~ Hibiscus Moon.

Once I had gathered all the stones that my pendulum showed “wanted to play”, I began the process of setting up the crystal grid as explained in the book. Creating a sacred space is crucial. I already have an area where I meditate and practice yoga daily, so the choice was obvious. Your sacred space will be very personal. Finding your quiet corner, or shelf, or countertop will be a source of solace for you. So approach this task with awareness. It’s your sacred ground and no one else’s. The energy with which you approach anything will affect both the experience as well as the outcome.

“When you compare the floor plans of modern homes with those of ancient times, you will see that our needs have essentially gone unchanged. There is one major difference, however. In the space where the ancients once kept their altars, most modern homes now sport a television.

The effects of having a sacred space in the home are profound. In times of loss, extra stress, or when the world seems unfair, this place can be a refuge. No matter where you live or how much room you have, a corner or small shelf space can become a tool for creating closure, initiating new changes, setting goals and opening yourself to inner guidance. So make room for a few items (a candle, crystals, fresh flowers or pictures) that represent peace, calm and inspiration. Spend a little time every day in front of your altar and watch your capacity for reverence grow and overflow.”~ From the book Your Altar: Creating a Sacred Space for Prayer and Meditation by Sandra Kynes.

Location within your sacred space should keep foot traffic in mind. You want to keep your grid undisturbed. One of the placement options is placing your grid to face “magnetic North”. I did that—it’s supposed to add the magnetic energies of Mother Earth to “powerfully intensify your grid.” Who wouldn’t want that?

Before you assemble your grid bring yourself into an alpha state for focused attention and intuition. Yoga and meditation practices do that for me. What works for you? Something as simple as lighting a candle creates a sense of the sacred. Centering yourself with some deep breaths and your own version of prayerful contemplation is a great place to start. You’ll also need an affirmation outlining in a short, positive statement what you want your grid to accomplish to “activate or trigger” your grid. Remember to state your affirmation with feeling, emotion, and visualization. Again, this will be very personal.

I used an affirmation from a Coventry Creations candle. On the side of one of their candles, it says: “Affirmations, when fully embraced, can fill your body, mind and spirit with their life changing powers. The strength of an affirmation comes from the inner commitment you make to its success. Combining your affirmation with a candle specially designed for the same purpose further enhances your personal magic, deepening its effect.” I simply love these candles for the ritual and empowerment they’ve brought to my life, and they smell awesome!

There are other considerations, like an “activation wand” to connect the energy of the stones as you focus on your affirmation. Ideally this wand contains one of the crystals used in your grid. I purchased mine at Mimosa’s in Madison, WI. It’s made out of juniper root and is adorned with amber. It has a crystal “point”. You can also use a natural crystal with a terminated end. Your local rock shop, or the internet, is a good place to start. The wand helps direct your intentions into the grid and is an extension of your electromagnetic frequency. You are literally putting yourself into your grid—very powerful!

Remember to keep the energy in your grid hopping by meditating over it, sending good juju when you can. It is an energy creation so add your energy regularly! This isn’t the same thing as trying to force your intention to happen. As with all affirmations the “feeling of emotion” is feeling your intention as already here. Also remember to detach from the outcome. The Universe has much bigger and more unique plans than you can imagine.

This was just a quick break-down. There are many more important details in Hibiscus Moon’s book! I strongly recommend it!

Since creating my grid, I’ve noticed a clearing out of some stagnant energy in my career. Things I was procrastinating about became top of mind. Other new opportunities have lined up oh-so-subtly. I’m looking forward to being present for more magic to unfold—don’t wait for your magic! (Hibiscus likes to remind that “magic is the word many like to give unknown science.”) Create your own! Choose to be lucky and create your own personal crystal grid!