Crystal Expert Heather Askinosie On How To Kick Off 2018 With Good Vibes

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It’s officially 2018 and we’re all about kicking off the year with nothing but good vibes and so is crystal expert Heather Askinosie. The Energy Muse co-founder and co-author of Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune Into the Real You shares her top tips with us on how to use crystals to help you make good on your New Year’s resolutions and how to give your space an energy makeover.

How can we use crystals to help us stay on track with our New Year’s resolutions?

Focus on one intention at a time to make sure that you’re travelling in the right direction. Using one crystal as your ally to support and carry the energy of your intention will help you to concentrate your efforts.

When you veer off path, or forget about your core theme, your crystal will act as a touchstone that you can reconnect with. Having this crystal around allows you to check-in with yourself throughout the year and get realigned with the energy of your resolutions.

What are some rituals you recommend practicing to help us stay on track?

When you feel your dedication to change beginning to fade, try writing down your intention on a piece of paper, folding it, and placing your crystal on top. Set your paper and crystal on your sacred altar, or a place where it can be seen as a physical reminder of your intention each day. Meditate with your crystal daily or carry it with you throughout the day to bring you back to your intention.

How can crystals be used to give a space an energy makeover?

Instead of using crystals to cleanse your environment, try this three-step deep energy cleansing technique. It ensures that your space will be purified of past energy and vibing on a whole new level for the year ahead.

The first thing you’ll want to do is open up your windows and let the sunlight stream in. Then light a sage stick and place it in a fireproof container to catch the ashes. Using a feather or your hand, waft the smoke of the sage everywhere throughout your house moving in a counterclockwise direction.

Make sure to get the smoke into all those overlooked places where energy tends to collect. This means sending the smoke into corners, hallways, window sills and closets, as well as the high traffic areas of your home.

For the second step of this process, you’ll actually be using the power of sound to cleanse your space. With a bell or singing bowl (or even clapping your hands), send the sound resonation around your home, again getting into the corners and overlooked areas of the space. The sound vibrations will breakup any stubborn, stagnant energy that the sage may not have cleansed.

The final step of this cleansing requires palo santo. Burning a palo santo stick uplifts your home with a playful energy. Go around your space one last time clockwise sending the smoke into all the usual places. This is a lengthier cleanse than you might typically do on a regular basis, but it’s the best way to give you home a squeaky clean energy slate.