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    What Are Mala Beads? (A How-To Guide)

    What are mala beads and how are they used? In this article, you’ll get the complete guide to using mala beads in meditation, manifestation, gratitude practices, and more. Plus get my recommendations for beautiful mala beads you can purchase today.

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    What Are Mala Beads?

    For centuries, many different religions have been using prayer beads as part of their spiritual practice. My grandpa was Catholic, and growing up, I remember seeing him pray with his rosary set between his fingers at least once a day. At his funeral, there were multiple stories told of my Grandpa Moose and his rosary, and there was also a service in which loved ones honored his memory by reciting the Holy Rosary as they held rosary beads.

    Mala beads have been used as part of a spiritual practice for over 3,000 years, most prominently associated with Hinduism and Buddhism. However, they have gained widespread acceptance among people of various spiritual backgrounds, and in many cultures, they’re used as part of a non-religious affiliated meditation practice.

    So what exactly are mala beads?

    Mala beads are a string of beads used as a meditation and mindfulness aid. Typically, they have 108 beads, and while each necklace or bracelet is unique, they generally all have the same standard components, such as the Guru Bead, the Tassel, Marker Beads, and Spacer Beads. We’ll define the function of these different components below.

    The most common use of mala beads is to recite a mantra during meditation. They’re also often used as a mindful breathing tool, and you can even use them as part of your manifestation practice. Many people who have a difficult time sitting still during meditation find that incorporating mala beads into their practice helps them to relax and cultivate a greater sense of mindfulness as they meditate.

    Below, you’ll learn about the various components of mala beads, how to use them, and how to choose the best mala beads for you.

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    Common Components Of Mala Beads

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    As mentioned above, the common components you’ll see in a mala bead necklace are the following:

    • 108 Counting Beads
    • Guru Bead
    • Marker Beads
    • Spacer or Decorative Beads
    • Knots
    • Charm
    • Tassel

    Here’s the function of each of these components:

    108 Counting Beads

    Each mala necklace typically has 108 identical counting or primary beads, though some have less, which is okay. In meditation, it’s typical to hold the mala beads with one hand, draped across your fingers, and touch each counting bead with the thumb and middle finger one at a time, working your way through the entire necklace. You’ll complete one full inhale and exhale with each bead before moving to the next. (More on this practice in the How-To section below.)

    Guru Bead

    The Guru Bead is your starting point. It is typically bigger and has a distinct look from the other beads on the mala necklace or bracelet, though sometimes it’ll be the same type of bead as the marker beads. You’ll usually find this bead attached to the tassel.

    Marker Beads

    You’ll typically find four marker beads on a mala necklace, spaced at every 27th bead. These marker beads are usually slightly bigger than the counting beads and often a different color. The marker beads are a way to help you come back to your meditation if your mind has strayed. When you come across a marker bead, it reminds you to return to the present moment. In essence, this is a beautiful mindfulness tool. (Note that not all malas have marker beads.)

    Spacer/Decorative Beads

    The spacer beads are typically smaller (and often flatter) beads placed between larger beads. Depending on the unique necklace, you may see these in different sections, such as between the Guru bead and counting beads or before and after every marker bead. Note that not all mala necklaces have spacer beads. You do not count the spacer beads during your meditation.

    Knots

    In a typical mala necklace, you’ll find a small knot between each bead. The knot ensures that if the string breaks, the beads will not be lost. This makes your mala stronger, and the knots can also help with the movement of the mala during your meditation.

    Charm

    Your mala may or may not have a charm on the end, often in place of the tassel. The charm is typically ornamental, though you may choose one that has special meaning to you, such as a lotus flower or chakra symbol.

    Tassel

    While the tassel may seem at first appearance to be decorative, it’s actually steeped in deep spiritual symbolism. The strings of the mala loop through all of the beads, coming together through the Guru bead and finishing in the tassel. Some view this coming together of the strings to be symbolic of oneness, both with the Universe and each other. It can also be viewed as one’s desire to reach enlightenment. While I didn’t list it here, you can also view the string or thread that the beads are threaded on to be an important component of the mala, as it’s the link that brings everything together.

    Want to create your own mala beads? Check out Alice Peck’s Mindful Beads: 20 Inspiring Ideas for Stringing and Personalizing Your Own Mala Prayer Beads, Plus Their Meanings. This book includes the stories and meanings behind 20 types of beads, plus how to instill your own beads with significance, protection, and promise as you string them.

    How To Choose Mala Beads

    There isn’t a science to choosing your mala, which is a good thing if you’re like me and tend to follow your intuition when making decisions.

    Choosing the right mala beads for you is truly an intuitive practice. As you start searching for the right one for you, you’ll find mala bead necklaces that come in all different colors and often are made of different materials. Some of these materials might include gemstones, pearls, wood, and lotus seeds.

    This is one of the most important questions to ask yourself as you’re searching for mala beads:

    “Do I find it beautiful?”

    It truly is that simple. Find the one that speaks to you. If you’re browsing through mala beads and one nudges your heart, it’s very likely you’ve found the perfect mala necklace for you.

    I know from personal experience, however, that it’s easy to get stuck in your own head when making these types of decisions. I have a history of over-analyzing my shopping choices, from what yearly planner I should purchase to what pint of ice cream I want to buy (and promptly consume). I love to follow my heart, but sometimes my heart wants mint chocolate chip and cookies n’ cream.

    If you’re having trouble choosing, I find it helpful to step back and ask myself, “What are my intentions?” Do I want to use these mala beads to help me cultivate spirituality? Do I want to feel a connection with a higher power? Do I want to improve my meditations? Is this a way for me to feel more calm and relaxation?

    Once you’ve established your intentions, you may have a clearer picture of which mala beads you want to purchase.

    Finally, if you’re in a physical store, it’s always helpful to pick up the mala beads and get a feel for them within your fingers. Since you’re going to be holding these beads for an extended amount of time, you want to make sure you choose ones that feel good to you.

    Benefits of Using Mala Beads

    So why use mala beads? We’ve touched upon this a little bit above, but let’s dive into all the reasons mala beads can be beneficial to you:

    • Promotes Mindfulness: As you take conscious inhales and exhales with each bead before moving onto the next, you’re more likely to remain in the present moment throughout your meditation. And if your thoughts do drift, you’ll eventually reach one of the marker beads, which will gently bring you back to the here and now.
    • Can Improve Your Meditation: This is especially true if you have a hard time sitting still for extended amounts of time. If you find yourself wanting to move around and fidget while meditating, mala beads are the perfect tool for you to incorporate into your practice. It’s, in a sense, mindful fidgeting. (Kind of?)
    • Helps Improve Your Breathwork: I tend to be pretty good at consciously paying attention to my inhales and exhales while meditating . . . at least during the first few minutes. I’ve found that mala beads empower me to be more conscious of my breathing throughout my meditation. And to circle back to the two bulletpoints above, this helps to promote mindfulness and improves my meditation.
    • Connection With a Higher Power: The mala is more than just its individual components; it’s an entire unit brought together by the thread that links together the counting beads with the marker beads with the Guru bead with the tassel. This unity represents our own unity: unity with our higher selves, unity with each other, and unity with a higher power.

    How To Use Mala Beads

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    Meditation

    While using mala beads in meditation may seem overwhelming at first, it’s actually an extremely simple and effective way to meditate that requires little to no technical ability.

    Before using mala beads in meditation, I want you to give yourself permission to be imperfect, especially as you’re first learning. It’s okay if you don’t follow all of the steps perfectly when you’re just starting. The most important thing is intention. If your heart is in the right place, and your intentions are positive, this is far more important than perfection.

    Furthermore, you can use your imperfections as a way to practice mindfulness, non-judgmental awareness, and compassion. Were you holding your mala beads with the incorrect fingers? Was your mind so distracted, you missed the marker beads? Notice, accept, and keep going.

    Here’s your step-by-step directions for how to use mala beads in meditation. I’ll discuss some alternative uses below.

    Breathing Meditation
    1. Find a quiet spot where you won’t be disturbed. If you already have an ongoing meditation practice, you may already have a time and space that works for you. If you use the full 108 beads, this practice typically takes 30 minutes. If you decide not to use the full 108 beads, that’s okay. You can choose to stop at one of the marker beads instead.
    2. Drape your mala beads over your non-dominant hand. Make sure you feel comfortable and that the beads will be easy to move. With your thumb and middle finger of your dominant hand, gently touch the Guru bead. You typically do not use the index finger in this practice, as the index finger is connected to the Ego.
    3. Touch the first counting bead, and take one full inhale and exhale. Then, move to the second bead. Continue this process, inhaling and exhaling once per bead. You’ll stop when you make your way around back to the Guru bead.
    4. As mentioned above, you can choose to shorten your meditation by stopping at one of the marker beads. Alternatively, if you wish to extend your meditation, you can turn the mala around and start again. Note that it’s common practice not to jump over the Guru bead. So if you’re extending your meditation, rather than jumping over it to start back at the first counting bead, you’d turn the mala around and go in reverse.
    Mantra Meditation

    I was first introduced to using mala beads in meditation through the practice of mantra meditations. A mantra meditation is one in which you repeat a specific mantra throughout the meditation (traditionally, 108 times). This form of meditation is also known as japa meditation.

    Your chosen mantra should be something that resonates with you. It can be a sacred word, affirmation, divine name, or simply a word such as love or peace.

    Here are a few examples of possible mantras you could use:

    • Aum or Om (This has many rich and deep meanings. It is known as the word of God, the sacred sound of the Universe, and the union of the mind, body, and spirit.)
    • Om Shanti Om (Universal Peace)
    • Om Shanti Shanti Shanti (Peace of Mind, Body, and Speech)
    • Love
    • Peace
    • I am love.
    • I am peace.
    • I am worthy.
    • I am enough.
    • Love guides me.

    To perform a mantra meditation using mala beads, you’ll essentially take the same steps you do with the breathing meditation. However, in place of the conscious inhales and exhales, you’ll repeat your chosen mantra as you touch each bead. You can repeat your mantra either internally, at a whisper under your breath, or out loud. Do what makes you feel most comfortable.

    Finally, here’s great 5-minute tutorial on how to hold and use your mala beads.

    Alternative Uses

    While meditation is the most common way to use mala beads, it’s not the only way. Here are a few other practices for using mala beads:

    • Wear Your Beads: Wearing your mala beads is more than just a fashion statement; it’s a profound practice to connect you to your highest self and cultivate mindfulness in your life. When you wear your beads, you can set the intention to remember the same peace and serenity you feel when you’re meditating. The most common ways to wear your beads are as a necklace or wrapped around your wrist as a bracelet.
    • Manifestation: The most powerful way to use mala beads for manifestation is to recite affirmations for manifestation as you touch each bead. To do this, you’d follow the same steps I wrote above for the breathing meditation, but in place of the conscious inhales and exhales, you’d recite a positive affirmation. As you do this, consciously make sure to feel the positive energy of the affirmation flowing through you. It’s up to you whether you’d like to recite different affirmations or repeat the same affirmations throughout. For some ideas of affirmations to use, here are some Law of Attraction affirmations and manifestation affirmations to get you started.
    • Gratitude Practice: This has become one of my personal favorite ways to use mala beads. Again, you’ll follow the same instructions as above for the breathing meditation, but here, you’ll think of one thing you’re grateful for as you touch each bead. I know it may seem like 108 things is a lot, but it actually becomes pretty easy once you get going. For instance, you can think about each individual part of your body, from your eyes to your lips to your lungs, arms, stomach, legs, and feet (and everything in-between). You can also think about individual people, memories, and luxuries we often take for granted, like air conditioning and running water.

    Mala Beads to Purchase

    If you’re looking for beautiful mala beads to incorporate into your meditation practice, check out the links below! Note that most of the selections below have more color and stone options when you click on the link.


    And that’s it! Have you ever used mala beads in your meditation practice? Or do you have questions about how they’re used? Share your tips and questions in the comment box below.

    And for more resources on spirituality, meditation, manifestation, and all things self-love, be sure to connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest, where I’m posting positive affirmations and empowering messages daily.

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    10 Best Manifestation Books to Read in 2022

    Books are an essential tool in your manifestation journey. Not only do they give you more insight into how the Law of Attraction works, but they provide you with powerful practices, techniques, tricks, and tips to support you throughout your manifestations. Below, I’ve listed ten of the best manifestation books to read in 2022 to support your journey and help you become a manifesting pro in no time.

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    Getting Started With Manifestation Books

    When I first started learning about manifestation and the Law of Attraction, I remember devouring every single bit of information I could get my hands on.

    I saved manifestation podcasts and listened to them on my morning runs, reveling in every new secret I learned.

    I combed the far corners of Google, feasting my eyes upon every new piece of information I could find on how to manifest anything I wanted.

    And I ordered book after book on the Law of Attraction, ending up with a pile next to my desk that grew quicker than I could even read them.

    So you could say, I got a little excited.

    But you know what? I’m grateful for that excitement. I’m grateful for the hours spent each day learning about manifestation and putting all of these newfound lessons and techniques into practice.

    You know why?

    Because it absolutely, unequivocally changed my life for the better.

    For one, I wouldn’t be writing this to you right now if I hadn’t gone all in on manifestation. If I hadn’t taken those initial steps, I don’t think I ever would’ve gained the confidence and self-belief to decide I was worthy of my dreams.

    Since those early months of learning about the Law of Attraction, I’ve manifested incredible experiences into my life, most of them far beyond what I had ever envisioned for myself. Some of the things I’ve manifested have been almost exactly what I visualized.

    And the rest? Well, most of the time, it turns out even better than I hoped it would.

    And it truly comes down to this: I believed in myself enough to decide I wanted more from my life, and then I listened to my intuition and took inspired action to make it happen.

    Because books played such a pivotal role in my journey, I wanted to share some of the best manifestation books I’ve read over the past several years. All of these books are unique in their own way, but each one brilliantly discusses manifestation, personal growth, and how to develop the courage and confidence to create the life of your dreams.

    Below, I’ve listed 10 of the best books for manifestation, but since that’s not nearly enough, I’ve added a bonus list with even more books at the bottom of this post.

    Check out these inspiring books and be prepared to become a manifesting pro in no time.

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    Best Manifestation Books

    Super Attractor

    Gabrielle Bernstein is a household name in the manifestation space, and for good reason. She’s the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Universe Has Your Back and has written multiple bestselling books. What makes Super Attractor so special is that it’s essentially a complete how-to book on manifestation, outlining all of the essential methods for manifesting a life even greater than you can imagine.

    What I love about Bernstein’s writing is that she writes like your loving, supportive friend, and above all, she encourages fun, relaxation, joy, and feeling good. This is the book that removes difficulty and struggle from manifestation and shows you how fun it can be to create the life of your dreams.

    For even more support in your manifestation journey, be sure to check out her Super Attractor Affirmation Cards and Super Attractor Journal as well!

    Manifest Your Destiny

    I’d wholeheartedly recommend any of Wayne Dyer’s books to support you in your spiritual and personal growth journey, but if I had to choose one specifically for manifestation, it’d have to be Manifest Your Destiny: The Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want.

    I don’t know if anything I write here can really do this book justice. Manifest Your Destiny teaches manifestation through the art of meditation and explores the nine spiritual principles for overcoming the “I can’t do that,” mentality so you can begin creating the life of your dreams. This is an extraordinary book that will help you to become your highest and most authentic self as you learn how to manifest a life beyond your wildest dreams.

    Ask and It Is Given

    First, I encourage you to go into this powerful book with an open mind and an open heart. If you don’t know anything about Esther Hicks and Abraham Hicks, I’d also encourage you to do a little research before reading this book. I know some people become preoccupied with the question of whether or not it’s all “real.” My take? It doesn’t really matter. Why? Because every single word in this book, whether it comes from Esther or Abraham or something else entirely, is meant to serve and support your ultimate well-being.

    Ask and It Is Given is all about showing you how you have the power to create the beautiful life of your dreams, and it gives more practical guidance and easily accessible practices that you can use to raise your vibration than I’ve found anywhere else. At the heart of this book, it’s all about teaching you to accept the joy, love, peace, and happiness that you deserve. And personally, I can’t think of anything more beautiful.

    The Power of Now

    The Power of Now isn’t marketed as a manifestation book, but I’d argue that the concepts and ideas Eckhart Tolle presents in his acclaimed book are vital if you want to begin manifesting anything into your experience.

    While visualization of the future is a powerful tool in manifestation, there’s arguably nothing more powerful than the power you hold in this present moment. In each and every moment, we choose the energy we put out into the world, and by offering positive vibrations in this present moment, we attract more positive vibrations to come our way. But living in the present moment isn’t easy for most of us, which is why I love Eckhart Tolle’s book for manifestation. It takes you on a powerful journey of spiritual and personal growth and teaches you how to connect with yourself and live in this moment right now.

    You Can Heal Your Life

    As a positive affirmation devotee, I’m a big fan of Louise Hay, who is known for her powerful affirmations and her positive words. You Can Heal Your Life is all about helping you to discover and cultivate unconditional self-love and self-worth. It gently guides you to take accountability for your own life and understand that everything that you put out into the world is what you receive.

    I’ll admit, this can be either a positive thing or triggering for some depending on your willingness to take ownership of the events in your life. But if you’re willing to embrace ownership of your life’s story, you’ll see it as a beautiful opportunity to start creating the incredible life you’ve always desired.

    The Magic of Manifesting

    What I love most about The Magic of Manifesting is that it acts like a practical handbook that you can continually come back to as you walk forward in your journey of manifestation. Ryuu Shinohara’s book discusses both the scientific and spiritual basis of manifestation and gives you 15 practical techniques you can start using today to manifest your best life.

    There isn’t any fluff here; Shinohara’s book is full of powerful practices and accessible explanations and ideas that explain not only what to do, but why these techniques work. This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about manifestation while gaining some valuable practices you can start utilizing today.

    Becoming Supernatural

    Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Becoming Supernatural is a bit different than most of the other books on this list. It’s based in science and uses research in neuroscience, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, neurocardiology, electromagnetism, and quantum physics to show the extraordinary potential of the human mind. This is a step-by-step guide that shows you how to create the extraordinary new life you’re capable of living.

    If you’ve ever listened to Dr. Joe speak, you know there’s always an excitement and buzz underlying his spoken words. That same buzz is present in his written words, too, and it’ll leave you both captivated and enthusiastic about discovering your own supernatural potential.

    Infinite Possibilities

    The underlying thesis in Infinite Possibilities is exactly what the title says: you are filled with infinite possibilities, and you have the power to create your own future and to live a life of extraordinary happiness. Mike Dooley says his mission in this book is to show you how powerful you are, how far you can reach, and how much you deserve, and I can personally attest that it won’t take long as you’re reading this book before you begin to believe that’s true.

    I love the way Dooley inspires and encourages, and I especially love his assertion that your dreams aren’t yours by accident; they’re what’s meant to be. Start believing you deserve it, and you can create anything you can dream of (and more).

    Dear Universe

    Sarah Prout’s Dear Universe: 200 Mini-Meditations for Instant Manifestation is packed with powerful practices and guidance that you can start incorporating into your life today. Prout pinpoints one of the biggest hurdles that stops us from manifesting our dreams – fear – and dedicates 100 mini-meditations to rising above fear so you can open yourself up and move closer towards your dreams. She dedicates the other 100 mini-meditations to embracing love so you can start feeling the positive emotions of your desired manifestation today.

    What I love about this book is that it acts like your own personal companion that supports you on your journey, no matter how you’re feeling. Each mini-meditation is dedicated to a specific emotion, such as anger or uncertainty. So if you’re feeling a certain emotion, you can flip to that page in the book and follow the guidance on the page.

    The Secret

    Finally, I feel like it’d be remiss of me to create a list of the best manifestation books without including The Secret. It certainly wasn’t the first manifestation book, but it was the one that got the world’s attention, for good reason. There’s something about the way Rhonda Byrne presents the information in this book that makes it feel like it’s the truth you’ve been waiting for your entire life. If you’re a beginning manifestor, I think this is the perfect gateway to learning more about the Law of Attraction and beginning to unlock your manifestation superpowers today. (This is the one that got me started, and it’s been an incredible journey ever since!)

    Bonus! Looking for More Recommendations?

    For even more incredible books on manifestation and personal growth, check out the selection below!


    What are your favorite manifestation books? Are there any writers who particularly resonate with you? Share your favorites in the comment box below!

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    9 Best Crystals And Stones For Anxiety

    In this article, discover nine of the best crystals and stones for anxiety, plus get tips on how to cleanse, program, and use your crystals so they best serve your mind, body, and soul.

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    Living With Anxiety

    Does it feel like anxiety is a constant, unrelenting part of your life? Are you so used to co-existing with its inevitable presence that it seems inconceivable to even imagine what life without anxiety would feel like?

    I know how it feels to live each day with deep-seated, enduring anxiety. Anxiety feels different for everyone. For me, it feels like an all-consuming heat has gripped my chest, squeezing my heart and making everything inside feel tight and constricted.

    This overwhelming feeling makes it impossible to think about anything else.

    Still, as bad as my anxiety often gets, I know others experience symptoms that are much more debilitating. For some, anxiety makes it feel difficult to even get out of bed in the morning. For others, anxiety affects their immune system and leaves them feeling sick and depleted.

    Whether your anxiety comes in short bursts, long waves, or somewhere in-between, there are resources and tools that can help you manage the stress and overwhelm of living with anxiety.

    For many, crystals and gemstones can be powerful tools for healing as they go beyond simply treating the physical ailments you experience; rather, they dig deep, moving past the symptoms and finding the true source of your anxiety.

    By gently discovering the root cause of your inner battle, crystals help to spiritually heal your entire body, mind, and spirit.

    Crystals won’t just make you feel not anxious. When your brain feels heavy, overwhelmed, and/or stressed, crystals can lift this heavy fog from your mind so you can see the path ahead with calm and clarity.

    And once you can see things clearly, you gain more courage and confidence to walk forward in your journey. Fear of the unknown suddenly becomes less scary, because you have complete faith and trust that everything happens for your highest good. In the unknown, you see potential and possibilities.

    In different ways, all of the crystals and stones for anxiety below will provide you with this clarity as they lift the hold that anxiety may have on you. Some of the crystals help you to cultivate peace. Some relieve tension. Others protect you from the negative energy of external forces. And still, others have the power to transform negative emotions into positive ones.

    But what they all have in common is that they will all work to serve your ultimate well-being and support your highest good.

    Below are nine of the best crystals and stones for anxiety, as well as a guide on how to cleanse, program, and use your crystals to help you achieve a peaceful, calm, and harmonious lifestyle.

    And to help you better understand the role anxiety plays in your life, don’t miss these 30 gentle and calming journal prompts designed to help you gently probe your anxiety with love, compassion, and kindness.

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    Please note that this content is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any questions regarding anxiety and your personal health, please consult your doctor.

    How To Cleanse Your Crystals

    When you first purchase a new crystal, it’s important to cleanse the crystal before you use it, even if you only intend to have it sit in one spot. Crystals hold energy inside them, and when you first receive them, it’s almost a sure thing that they’ll be holding some kind of energy within from past owners and experiences.

    Even if you’re the first official owner of this crystal, it still traveled from source to seller to you. It inherently holds energy just from its travels and all the hands it has passed through.

    On top of cleansing your crystals when you first get them, it’s a good habit to cleanse them regularly. Even if you’ve cleansed a new crystal once, it will continue to receive and store energy with time. Eventually, if there’s too much energy stored inside it, it will no longer work effectively. Try to cleanse your crystals at least once a month using any of the methods below.

    Sage: Using a firesafe bowl or abalone shell to catch any burning embers and/or ash, light your sage and immerse the crystal in the smoke for 30 to 60 seconds. While you can do this anywhere, I prefer to do this either outside or near an open window. On top of safety reasons, it allows any past negative energy to rise and disappear into the air, ensuring it doesn’t remain in your sacred space. (You can also use Palo Santo in place of Sage if you prefer.)

    Water: If possible, try to use clean, natural water like a creek, river, or stream. Hold your stone beneath the surface and rinse it within the running water. If there’s no natural water nearby, it’s okay to use a faucet. Either way, just be sure to first do a quick Google search or consult a book on crystals to make sure water is safe for your stone. You don’t want to use this method for soft stones like Selenite.

    Use Selenite or Clear Quartz: Selenite and Clear Quartz are both beautiful crystals that typically have a whitish, clear surface. These crystals are unique in that they are able to cleanse and purify other crystals. Lay your crystal on a piece of Selenite or Clear Quartz for at least 24 hours. If you can’t place your crystal on top, you can also place them side-by-side with their edges touching.

    Nature: I like to compare crystals to people when it comes to holding energy. When we store old or negative energy within, one of the most powerful ways to balance our own energy is to spend time in nature. Crystals are the same. Lay your crystals out in nature and let them experience the healing presence of the earth for a day. You can place crystals on the soil, on a tree branch, on a potted plant, among the blades of grass, in your garden, or anywhere else outside where you feel a sense of peace and harmony.

    Sun: Many crystals love the bright energy and light of the sun. Just make sure first that this is safe for your stone. Some stones, like Amethyst, shouldn’t be placed directly in the sun for too long.

    Moon: You can place your crystals outside overnight anytime, but this is especially powerful during the Full Moon when the moonlight is brightest.

    How To Program Crystals & Gemstones

    Programming your crystals is the act of setting an intention so that you and your crystal are in alignment. When using crystals to help heal anxiety and restore balance within, your intention will likely have something to do with walking forward on your path with a sense of calm, alignment, harmony, and ease.

    Here are a few examples of intentions that you might set:

    • My energy is perfectly aligned and balanced. I feel calm, confident, and at ease.
    • I am protected from negative energy. All of the energy that flows within and around me supports my highest good and total well-being.
    • I cultivate power, courage, and strength within to confidently face all situations.

    Your intention might also be more specific if your anxiety arises during certain situations, such as at work or during social events.

    Programming your crystals comes after cleansing your crystals. When your crystal has been properly cleansed, find a quiet spot where you can be undisturbed for at least 10 to 15 minutes. If you have a sacred space or a meditation table, this is the perfect time to use this space. Feel free to light some candles or cleanse the space with sage before you begin.

    Hold your crystal within your hands and state your intention out loud. Lift your crystal to your mouth and gently breathe on it. As you breathe, internally state your intention. Ideally, you will be in a high-vibrational state while doing this. Repeat this for several minutes, or until you feel ready to move to the next step.

    You can lower your hands now if you wish, keeping your crystal within your palms. Close your eyes (if they aren’t already closed) and visualize your intention coming to life. Visualize the life you imagine for yourself with this intention coming true. See your highest, most authentic self living your most confident life – a life where anxiety doesn’t have a hold over you.

    And as you visualize, allow yourself to truly feel all of the positive emotions associated with your vision.

    Continue your visualization until you feel that the crystal has been programmed with your intention. (This feeling will be a deep inner knowing. It won’t be anything big or flashy. Think of it like a small, gentle nudge within.)

    How To Use Crystals & Stones For Anxiety

    Keep in Your Office/Workspace: Keep your gemstones visible in your office or workspace, or if you have a job that requires you to walk around, see if you can keep it in your pocket or somewhere accessible to you. Blue Lace Agate is the perfect crystal to keep with you while you work as it calms your mind, soothes your spirit, and helps you to maintain tranquility.

    Meditate with Crystals: Find a quiet, safe spot and hold your crystal(s) as you meditate. You can also place the stones over their corresponding energy center while laying down. I list the chakras (energy centers) for each stone below. To learn more about chakras, check out my introduction to your body’s energy centers here.

    Wear Crystals as Jewelry: Rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings are a beautiful way to keep your crystals with you at all times. By wearing your gemstones as jewelry, your chosen stones can protect your energy, calm your mind, and soothe your spirit throughout the day. Learn more about protection jewelry here.

    Recite Affirmations: In a safe space, recite positive affirmations while holding your crystals. If you’re at work, a social gathering, or another public place, see if you can find space to silently repeat affirmations to yourself as you hold your crystals. (Or if you’re wearing them as jewelry, focus your attention on the power of their presence). Here are 65 positive affirmations for anxiety to help you get started.

    Create a Sacred Space: Crystals, candles, essential oils, pillows, books, plants . . . any and all of these components can be used to create a sacred space for yourself. Whatever you want to include, make your sacred space your own. Allow it to be a safe place filled with positive, healing energy. You can fill your sacred space with any and all the crystals listed below, along with other beautiful gemstones you feel called to. Allow this to be a place where you can meditate, journal, or simply sit and hold your crystals, restoring harmony and peace within.

    For more details on how to use crystals to protect your energy, manifest your dreams, and help you heal from within, get the full guide for using crystals here.

    9 Best Crystals And Stones For Anxiety

    Amethyst

    Amethyst is a beautiful crystal to promote peace and calm within. If you often come home from work feeling scattered and overwhelmed, allow Amethyst to calm your mind and soothe your spirit. And if tranquility and stillness is what you seek, Amethyst is the perfect stone to bring into your life.

    Amethyst is a stone of balance, so if external forces disrupt your inner peace and leave you feeling like you’re going in a million different directions, Amethyst will gently guide you back to a place of harmony within. It also decreases stress and tension and even helps you get a more restful night’s sleep.

    By promoting a sense of calm within, Amethyst will clear out the negativity in your mind so you can find clarity on your journey. With clarity, your creativity and courage are able to shine, and you can walk forward on your path with a sense of purpose and inner knowing.

    Chakras: Third Eye, Crown

    Apophyllite

    If anxiety is a constant companion in your life, let Apophyllite take its place as it soothes and heals your mind, body, and spirit. As one of the most powerful stones for healing anxiety, Apophyllite is known for being a stone of light, and it infuses its light into your spirit, relieving your tension and unease. You might think of Apophyllite as a beautiful, calming presence that doesn’t just relieve your stress and worry; it transfers its high-vibrational energy to you and truly lifts your spirits.

    By soothing your worries and calming your mind, Apophyllite will help you to come up with actionable solutions during times of stress. It makes heavy situations feel lighter as it gently guides and supports you to release negative energy and cultivate true joy and happiness within.

    Chakras: Heart, Third Eye, Crown

    Blue Lace Agate

    You know those times when your mind seems to be running at a million miles per hour, and you just can’t seem to slow it down? Blue Lace Agate is just the stone you need to calm your mind, soothe your spirit, and relieve your stress. It’s especially helpful if you have a big presentation or interview coming up as it will help you to relax and stay calm, no matter the situation.

    Known to be a powerful stress relieving stone, Blue Lace Agate is the perfect crystal to keep in your office or cubicle as it helps you remain calm and at ease throughout your work day. Take deep, cleansing breaths and envision that the soothing blue of its surface is a peaceful summer sky or a stunning winter lake, restoring harmony and balance within.

    Chakras: Throat, Heart

    Hematite

    Hematite is the ultimate grounding stone. When you find your mind is spinning in circles or when the world is crashing over you, Hematite will clear the chaos and pull you back to earth.

    Associated with the root chakra, your body’s first energy center, Hematite restores your strong and steady foundation and promotes feelings of ease and security. And as it does this, it also allows you to release stress, worry, and anxiety.

    Additionally, Hematite is a protective stone, so you can wear it as jewelry or keep it with you throughout your day, and it will help you to remain centered and grounded while protecting you from negative energy and toxic vibes. If you’re an empath, this stone is a must-have as it will protect you from taking on the negative energy of others.

    Chakras: Root

    Lepidolite

    Lepidolite is the gemstone version of your best friend; it listens to your emotions and then gently guides you to a place of healing. When you’ve been stuck in a state of heartbreak, depression, or permanent stress, Lepidolite helps to heal your broken heart and restores your sense of confidence, enthusiasm, joy, and purpose.

    And going one step further, as you’ve discovered a renewed sense of purpose, it helps you to embrace change and step into the next chapter of your life.

    If you’ve been living in a state of worry, stress, chaos, or perpetual sadness, Lepidolite will help you to move forward into the next phase of your life with joy, confidence, and faith. For women, this stone will also help to retain harmony during the most emotional times of your cycle. And for all, it promotes a rejuvenating and restful night’s sleep.

    Chakras: Works with all chakras, especially the upper three (Heart, Third Eye, Crown)

    Obsidian

    Like Hematite, Obsidian is also a powerful grounding stone that allows you to realign with your foundation when your mind, body, and spirit aren’t in harmony. And like Lepidolite, Obsidian is also kind of like your best friend, except this is the best friend that you may not always want but that you always need.

    Obsidian tells it like it is and shows you both your positive and negative traits. If you’ve been suppressing negativity, Obsidian carries it to the surface so you can face it head on. However, it’s not going to leave you high and dry to face this negativity alone. Like a true friend, Obsidian will help to clear any negativity and darkness and guide you toward the path of light, love, hope, and faith.

    In addition, Obsidian is also a powerful protective stone. It helps to guard your energy and protects you from negativity and darkness, both externally and within.

    Chakras: Root

    Onyx

    Like Hematite and Obsidian, Onyx is a grounding stone associated with the root chakra. It helps you to relieve stress and restore harmony within your being.

    But what makes Onyx really special is its ability to guide you through fear.

    When facing our fears, we often feel stressed, worried, nervous, and anxious. Onyx absorbs these negative energies and helps you to restore confidence and self-belief. It also helps you to make life choices that support your ultimate well-being and guides you down unknown paths with strength and courage.

    If you’re feeling anxious and worried about the future, Onyx will give you the courage to face your fears and the strength to keep walking forward, no matter what.

    Chakras: Primarily Root; can also work with Solar Plexus, Third Eye, and Crown

    Rhodonite

    Rhodonite is a beautiful stone associated with the heart chakra that nurtures inner healing and moving past difficult situations. This is one that you want to have in your spiritual first aid kit as it provides emotional support when you’re in the midst of painful situations.

    When dealing with anxiety-producing situations, Rhodonite will help you to remain centered and calm your nerves. Rhodonite also helps to open your heart and empowers your highest self to live your most joyful, peaceful, loving life. This stone clears negativity and lifts your vibrations, no matter what you’re currently going through.

    Chakras: Heart

    Smoky Quartz

    Smoky Quartz is a powerful stone to help you release negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, stress, and unease. When you’re in the midst of an overwhelming or anxious situation, feel the calming effects of this stone almost instantly by stepping back, taking a deep breath, and holding your stone over any areas of your body that feel tense and constricted. A bonus to using Smoky Quartz is that if often complements and amplifies the energy of surrounding stones.

    Smoky Quartz will help you get through the difficult moments of life, provide clarity in uncertain situations, and transform negative emotions into positive emotions. And if anxiety often leaves you feeling overwhelmed, Smoky Quartz will transform overwhelm into insight so that you can effectively understand and work through any problems that may be disrupting your peace.

    Chakras: Root, Solar Plexus; can also work with Crown


    And there you have it: nine of the best crystals and stones for anxiety. Do you have any special practices that you use to heal inner turmoil? What crystals and stones have you found work best to restore balance and harmony within? Be sure to share your experiences in the comment box below!

    And for more resources on spirituality, meditation, manifestation, and all things self-love, be sure to connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest, where I’m posting positive affirmations and empowering messages daily.

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    12 Best Manifestation Journals To Create Your Dream Life

    Are you looking for the perfect manifestation journal to raise your vibrations and help you create the life of your dreams? In this article, discover the 12 best manifestation journals you can purchase today.

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    Choosing Your Perfect Manifestation Journal

    When I first decided to go on the hunt for the perfect manifestation journal, I thought I might rank them from best to worst and give you recommendations for which one you should choose.

    But after flipping through one gorgeous journal after another, I quickly realized that wasn’t going to work.

    You see, there isn’t really a “worst” one in the bunch.

    Rather, it’s more a matter of what fits your individual needs.

    Some manifestation journals focus specifically on scripting, while others utilize practices like the 369 or 55×5 methods. Some are specifically focused on helping you to manifest money, while others center around raising your vibrations through gratitude practices.

    Your “perfect” manifestation journal is going to depend on a number of factors: your manifestation level, how much time you have to dedicate to journaling each day, and most importantly, what resonates most with your energy.

    Below, you’ll find the 12 best manifestation journals you can purchase today. Each one focuses on a different aspect of manifesting, and they can take anywhere between 5 to 30+ minutes a day to complete.

    And if you’re looking for a manifestation journal you can start using today, I definitely encourage you to check out 30 Perfect Days, a digital manifestation journal available in my online shop.

    This 30-day manifestation journal is designed to help you align with the emotions of having your dreams and desires in the present moment. Each day, you’ll receive a unique scripting prompt that will help you to live as if you already have your dreams and desires right now.

    Additionally, you’ll find space for daily gratitude, acknowledging the miracles that appear in your everyday world, uplifting affirmations, and more. It also comes with editable text fields so you can choose to either type directly into the journal or print and write out your responses.

    Click here to learn more and purchase yours today.

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    Best Planner: Law of Attraction Planner

    Okay, this one cheats just a tiny bit because it’s technically called a planner, but I promise, it’s a cheat in the best way possible.

    This Law of Attraction Planner has it all: journal pages, a success road map, productivity stickers, and so much more. Like a normal planner, there’s space to write your appointments, meetings, and other scheduled activities in the weekly calendar pages. I love that these pages also have a Positive Habit Maker where you can track habits such as gratitude, meditation, and any other practices want to prioritize.

    There’a also monthly calendars in which you can write feel-good intentions, desired goals, and action steps, plus space to create a mind map.

    I think my favorite pages, though, are the monthly reflections. This space includes lines to write down your achievements, what you learned, people who inspired you, and so much more. It also has some incredible reflection questions, such as, “Did I fully enjoy whatever I was doing this month? Was I really ‘here’ or was I just showing up? How can I be more present?

    And did I also mention that there’s a foldable vision board?

    I wholeheartedly recommend this planner/journal for both the beginner and experienced manifestor who wants to start creating the life of their dreams today.

    Best For Manifesting Money: Money Manifesting Workbook

    Unleash Your Inner Money Babe: A Money Manifesting Workbook is an awesome option if you’re looking to manifest financial abundance in your life. The book guides you through 21 days of exercises all centering around your money mindset.

    Before you begin the exercises, you set a goal for the amount of money you want to manifest. (The book recommends $1,000.) By the end of the 21 days, you’ll have completely restructured your money mindset for the better, and you’ll have manifested some serious cash.

    Note that this one isn’t purely a journal as there are exercises for you to complete as well. For instance, on Day 1, you clear out your wallet (and other spaces in your home/workplace) of junk/receipts, straighten out your dollar bills, and organize your money. At the end of each exercise, there are reflection questions that you can use in your journaling practice.

    If you go all-in and release your doubts and hesitations, you’ll be truly amazed by the pure magic that manifests in your life when you start doing these exercises. To increase the high vibes, I recommend pairing it with a notebook that has some glitter and gold on it, like this gorgeous Do More of What Makes You Sparkle golden polka dot notebook.

    Best Blank Journal: The Universe Has Your Back Journal

    First thing’s first: this one is not a guided journal. But I wanted to include it on this list for a few reasons. Gabrielle Bernstein is a major name in the manifestation space, and she consistently produces incredible books, affirmation cards, and more to support others in their manifestation journeys.

    The Universe Has Your Back Journal is absolutely beautiful and includes some high-vibe quotes and affirmations to support you in your manifestation journey. I love this option for the manifestor who wants to freely journal without strict guidance. You can also find some awesome manifestation guided journal prompts on Pinterest, so be sure to check there!

    Furthermore, you can use this journal for the 369 method or the 55×5 manifestation method, both of which I talk about below.

    I’d also highly recommend checking out Gabrielle Bernstein’s book, The Universe Has Your Back, and her beautiful The Universe Has Your Back Affirmation Cards to lovingly guide you through your manifestations.

    Best Gratitude Journal: The 5-Minute Gratitude Journal

    Don’t underestimate the power of a gratitude journal to jump start your manifestations. Especially not one like The 5-Minute Gratitude Journal, which packs an immense amount of power in just a few minutes a day.

    Every day, you’re given uplifting gratitude prompts like, “One reason my life is already great,” and “One beautiful reason to be happy right now.” Each prompt only requires you to write a sentence or two, making this something you can do whenever it suits your schedule. Additionally, you also get an inspirational quote and a positive affirmation each day that truly helps you to cultivate feelings of joy, gratitude, peace, and trust.

    The fastest and easiest way to manifest the life of your dreams is to feel grateful for what you have right now. This journal is the perfect tool to help you get started.

    Best Beginner-Friendly Journal: Manifestation Magick

    Manifestation Magick is the perfect journal for anyone who is new to manifestation journaling. What I love about this journal is that it allows you to experiment with three different manifestation techniques: the 369 method, the 55×5 method, and scripting. You’ll find easy-to-follow directions for each method, and by trying out each one, you can decide which methods resonate most with your energy. You can also decide to use all of the methods, which will help you to become a master manifestor in no time.

    Best For Personal Growth: The Book of Dreams Come True

    The Book of Dreams Come True is the manifestation journal for the person who is willing to put in a little extra time to truly sit with their thoughts and write what’s in their heart. It’s filled with incredible journal prompts to help you release negativity and embrace joy, positivity, love, and light.

    I love this journal because it truly empowers you to embrace your own creativity and imagination. This is a journal that will lead you through a journey of beautiful self-discovery, helping you to understand your goals and desires, feel gratitude for all that you have, and create the brilliant and magical life you desire.

    Best 369 Journal: Three Six Nine Affirmation Journal

    The Three Six Nine Affirmation Journal utilizes a manifestation method in which you write your desire in affirmation form three times in the morning, six times in the afternoon, and nine times in the evening. Doing this for 33 days straight amplifies your affirmations and intentions. There’s enough space in this journal to do this for two 33-day cycles.

    As a huge believer in the power of affirmations, I love that this method is so simple yet profound. Each time you repeat these affirmations, you’re rewiring your brain to truly believe what you’re affirming. This also raises your vibrations, which is the foundation of manifestation. The journal itself is simple yet beautiful, and for less than $10, it provides you with everything you need to start manifesting the life of your dreams.

    Best “Short-On-Time” Journal: The Five Minute Journal

    The Five Minute Journal is the perfect tool for raising your vibration on limited time. Each morning, you can write down three things you’re grateful for, three positive affirmations, and three things that would make today great. At the end of the day, you can reflect on three amazing things that happened and three things that would’ve made the day even better.

    This journal is a great resource for providing inspiration and motivation and helping you to cultivate an outlook of positivity and optimism.

    Best 55×5 Journal: 555 Manifestation Journal

    The 55×5 manifestation method is a practice in which you write your chosen affirmation 55 times in a row (in one sitting) for five days straight. The affirmation you choose should correspond with your intended manifestation. For example, you might write the affirmation, “I am so happy and grateful that I received an extra $1,000 this week!

    Now, if you’re side-eyeing me right now, I totally get it. It sounds almost too simple. But it’s one of those things that’s so simple, it actually works. The key here is to be in a high-vibrational state when you sit down to write your affirmations. It’s also important to hold onto those good feelings even after you complete the practice.

    You definitely don’t need a special manifestation journal to complete this practice. But what I like about the 555 Manifestation Method Journal is that it cleanly divides the 55 lines so you don’t have to count them. For less than $10, it’s an inexpensive time saver that will carry you through your manifesting journey.

    Best For Lifting Vibrations: Daily Rituals

    I’ll admit, this one surprised me. At first glance, I thought it was just a book on affirmations, which is great – just not what I wanted when looking for manifestation journals.

    But I was wrong.

    The Daily Rituals workbook is all about lifting your vibrations so you can attract similiar high-vibrational objects, people, and experiences into your life. Each chapter has a powerful affirmation with an explanation/definition of that affirmation. After the affirmation, there’s a powerful exercise to complete and a profound journal prompt that will help you to cultivate joy, gratitude, and unconditional self-love.

    To increase the high vibes, I like to pair this workbook with this beautifully crafted The Universe Journal.

    Best Goal-Oriented Journal: This Year I Will

    Do not sleep on this book. It is an absolute powerhouse.

    The prompts in the This Year I Will Guided Journal read as a step-by-step guide to manifestation. You start by identifying your goals and your why. Then there are visualizations for how you’ll feel when you achieve these goals and what a day in your life will look like once you have what you desire. And this is just the beginning. Once you get to the weekly reflections, you truly dive deep into a treasure chest of uplifting thoughts and good vibrations. There is so much goodness in this book, I can’t rave about it enough.

    The one key difference between this journal and the others on this list is that it’s more of a weekly journal than a daily journal. Depending on your preferences, this might be a positive or a negative. Even if you’re looking for more of a daily journal, I’d definitely recommend using this journal in addition to one of the daily journals on this list. I promise – it’s worth it.

    Best For Advanced Manifestors: 100-Day Guided Manifestation Journal

    If you’re looking for a pure manifestation journal, it’d be hard to beat this one. The Law of Attraction 100-Day Guided Journal has everything you need in a manifestation journal. It’s a guided journal filled with powerful prompts and daily affirmations, plus directions and words of wisdom. Even on your toughest days, this journal will guide you to living as your highest and most authentic self.

    The reason I recommend this one for more advanced manifestors is because some of the prompts can be a bit more complex. If you’re a beginner, I’d recommend starting with one of the others on this list and working your way up to this one.


    Have you tried any of the manifestation journals above? Share your tips and experiences in the comment box below! And for more manifesting tips, daily affirmations, and lots of positive vibes, be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram.

    Plus, don’t forget to check out 30 Perfect Days, a digital manifestation journal available now in my online shop!

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    How To Design A Morning Routine For Manifestation

    In this article, discover six powerful practices for creating your ideal manifestation morning routine. Plus, get suggestions for how to incorporate these practices into your morning whether you have just five minutes or an entire hour to dedicate to your personalized plan for embracing the new day with positive energy. (And don’t forget to download your free morning routine template below!)

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    Creating Your Ideal Morning Routine

    It wasn’t that long ago that my morning routine looked something like this: wake up, shower, inhale coffee, get dressed, brush my teeth, grab my lunch, and rush out the door.

    The idea of meditating or journaling before work was completely foreign to me.

    Who had time for that?

    But when I started my first remote job, I realized that I no longer needed to hurry out the door to commute to work.

    I suddenly had time.

    Time to take a few deep breaths before rushing into the day. Time to sit and write down my thoughts. Time to check in with myself before I checked in with the outside world.

    When I finally made space in my life for a morning routine that included the various elements I discuss below, my entire life changed.

    Not instantly. Not overnight.

    But within months, I stepped back and realized that something inside me had shifted. It was subtle yet enormous.

    Instead of living externally, constantly reacting to the world around me, I was living internally, influencing my outer world with my thoughts, beliefs, and perspective.

    When it comes to manifestation, a well-rounded morning routine is one the most underrated tools in your manifestation toolkit. By creating a morning routine that supports you mind, body, and soul, you set a positive foundation for the entire day ahead.

    In this article, you’ll discover six powerful practices you can incorporate into your manifestation morning routine to help you feel empowered and uplifted as you prepare for your day.

    Don’t have a lot of time in the morning? That’s okay! I also offer suggestions for how to fit these practices into your schedule whether you have five, ten, twenty, or sixty minutes.

    And for more guidance on creating your ideal morning routine, you can learn about how to use a morning routine checklist to help you stay on track of your goals here.

    Plus, don’t forget to download your free printable morning routine template below!

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    Positive Affirmations

    A positive affirmation is a present-tense affirming statement that’s designed to boost your self-belief and support your overall well-being: mind, body, and soul.

    Here are a few examples:

    • I am worthy.
    • I am enough.
    • I am competent, capable, and strong.
    • I am equipped with all the tools I need to succeed.
    • I am true to myself, always.
    • I accept all of myself.
    • Who I am, exactly as I am, is truly beautiful.

    Affirmations are great because there are so many ways you can incorporate them into your morning routine, and they’re especially versatile if you’re pressed for time.

    You can write some of your favorite uplifting affirmations on post-it notes and stick them to your mirror to read as you get ready for your day.

    You can also write them in a bullet journal or on a notepad.

    And if you don’t want to write them down, you can silently repeat them to yourself as you’re eating breakfast.

    And finally, you can even set them up as notifications on your phone to pop up just when you need them in the morning.

    Positive affirmations are the cornerstone of a well-rounded manifestation morning routine, as they’re a quick and easy way to lift your vibrations and align you with your desired emotions without taking any time at all.

    Visualization

    My favorite way to describe visualization is intentional daydreaming. You might also consider it daydreaming on purpose.

    In manifestation, visualization allows you to simulate the experience of already having your desires in the present moment. This is a profound practice to help you get clear about what you want and begin vibrating at the frequency of your desires today.

    So why should you include visualization in your morning routine?

    Among other benefits, visualization increases your motivation, helps you to become more mentally resilient, opens your creative mind to previously unseen possibilities, and helps you to vibrate at the frequency of your desires, thus activating the Law of Attraction. (You can read more about the benefits of visualization in this article.)

    If you’re new to visualization practices, one of the best ways to start is by using a guided meditation. You can find some of my favorite guided meditations for manifesting here. I personally use the InsightTimer app for all of my guided meditations. (That’s not an affiliate link. I just truly love this app and recommend it wholeheartedly.)

    You can also spend a few minutes looking at your vision board and immersing yourself in the positive feelings of having your desires today.

    For instance, if a brand new Tesla is on your list, imagine yourself driving that Tesla. Feel the smooth steering wheel beneath your fingers. Imagine how good it’ll feel when you’re driving that car on the freeway. See if you can spend at least 30 to 60 seconds focusing on each item on your board.

    Gratitude

    Gratitude is another practice that can take as much or as little time as you want.

    Many people set the intention to focus on gratitude as soon as they wake up in the morning:

    “Thank you for another new day and for the air in my lungs. Thank you for my beating heart. For my safe home. For a restful night’s sleep. Thank you for all the love that’s within and all around me.”

    This is an incredibly powerful practice. How many times have you woken up and immediately started clicking through mental to-do lists, feeling stressed and anxious about all that needs to get done?

    Gratitude is a way to shift that narrative.

    It’s about being in the present moment rather than living in the past or worrying about the future.

    And even more, it’s about focusing on all that you have rather than seeing big gaping holes of lack everywhere you look.

    Here are a few ways you can incorporate gratitude into your morning routine:

    • Create gratitude lists. Every morning, list 1 to 3 things you feel grateful for that day. If you want, you can get a special notebook for this purpose; you can also used lined paper, notecards, sticky notes, or whatever you have lying around.
    • Have a dedicated Gratitude Box. Each morning, write one thing you’re grateful for on a slip of paper. Insert the slip into a small box or mason jar. Then, at the end of a year, remove the 365 pieces of paper and read through them, feeling that wave of appreciation wash over you all over again.
    • Keep a gratitude journal. You can write down several things you’re grateful for each morning, or you can focus on one thing and write all the aspects of that thing that you especially appreciate.
    • Simply acknowledge your gratitude. You don’t necessarily have to write it down. As you’re showering, eating breakfast, or commuting to work, you can think about all the things in your life that you feel thankful for.

    You can learn about the benefits of gratitude and why it’s an especially powerful practice when it comes to the Law of Attraction in this article.

    Daily Intention Setting

    One of the most profound practices you can do each day to support your manifestations is to set daily intentions.

    Unlike a goal, which is the thing you ultimately want to manifest into your reality, an intention is how you want to be as you work towards your goals.

    For instance, if you want to manifest financial prosperity, you might set the intention to be the embodiment of abundance in your thoughts, feelings, and actions.

    Set a daily intention that feels good to you. And if you find that you’ve strayed from your intention (i.e. you’re not being the embodiment of abundance like you had intended), that’s okay!

    As soon as you have that realization, you can simply choose to return back to your intention and realign with the thoughts, feelings, and overall frequency of your desired manifestation.

    Here are some examples of intentions you can set:

    • Today, I will be present in every moment.
    • I will hold strength in my heart and clarity in my mind.
    • I will be my most authentic self in all moments.
    • As I move through this day, I will choose love over fear.
    • I will accomplish everything I focus on.
    • I will take deep breaths and inhale confidence when I feel anxious or nervous.
    • Today, I will succeed in everything I do.
    • I will accept all opportunities that come my way.
    • I will ask myself in all moments, “How can I serve?”
    • In all moments, I will find things to be grateful for.
    • I will be the highest version of myself.
    • I will spread kindness in my words and actions.

    Journaling

    If you’re ready to skip this section because you don’t think you have time for journaling, don’t leave just yet. You might be surprised by all the journaling tactics you can do in just a few minutes.

    I cover different types of manifestation journaling extensively on this site, so I’ll briefly summarize a few journaling practices and link to each corresponding article below.

    • Scripting: Scripting is the practice of writing about your dreams and desires in story-like form, as if you already possess everything you want to manifest right now. For instance, if you want to manifest a specific job, you can write as if you’re living a day in that dream job. The key to unlocking the magic of scripting is to truly feel the positive emotions of already having everything you desire. Then, carry these positive feelings with you throughout your day. To learn more about scripting and download a free Law of Attraction scripting template, click here. Estimated Time: 10 to 20 minutes.
    • 55×5 Manifestation Method: To practice the 55×5 Manifestation Method, choose an affirmation, then write down your chosen affirmation 55 times in a row for 5 days straight. For example, if you want to manifest a trip to Hawaii, your affirmation might be, “I am so grateful that I’m going on my dream vacation to Hawaii!” On Day 1, grab a journal or notebook and write this affirmation 55 times in a row. Days 2, 3, 4, and 5 – same thing. And again, allow yourself to feel the positive emotions attached to this affirmation as if it’s already come true. To learn more about the 55×5 Manifestation Method, click here. Estimated Time: 10 to 20 minutes depending on the length of the affirmation.
    • 369 Method: To practice the 369 Method, choose an affirmation just like what you’d use for the 55×5 Manifestation Method. Write down your affirmation 3 times in the morning, 6 times in the afternoon, and 9 times in the evening. Do this for 21 days in a row. As you write it down, maintain high vibrations and make sure to be consistent. You can learn more about the 369 Method here. Estimated Time: 3 to 5 minutes.

    Meditation

    One big plus meditation has going for it? You can actually incorporate almost all of the practices above in a ten-minute meditation.

    You’ll find guided meditations dedicated to gratitude, positive affirmations, visualization, or setting daily intentions.

    And you’ll even find manifestation meditations that include all of these components in one track.

    If you’re first starting out with meditation, I highly recommend using an app to help you get started. Many of these apps have beginner meditations to introduce you to the different concepts, often focused especially on breath work.

    Here are a few of the best ones that you can try out today:

    Finally, before you get started, know that this is not a competition. Nobody gets extra credit for meditating longer or being more still than everyone else. Ten minutes (or even five) is all you need to start a morning meditation practice.

    And please, please know that meditation is not about being perfect.

    My mind wanders all the time when I’m meditating. And that’s okay!

    Meditation teaches us to notice those moments, acknowledge them, and gently allow ourselves to come back to the present moment, over and over again.

    Suggested Morning Routines (Based On Time)

    We all have our non-negotiables when it comes to our morning routine.

    Some of these are for personal hygiene and cleanliness reasons, like showering, brushing teeth, and moisturizing routines. Drying and straightening/curling hair, putting on makeup, and picking out the perfect outfit might be components of your morning routine. And you might also like to sit down and eat a real breakfast before you head out the door.

    Only you know what your non-negotiables are, so factor in the time it takes to complete these tasks as you decide how much time you can realistically dedicate to your morning routine.

    And know that it’s okay to start small.

    If you’re able to wake up ten minutes earlier to add a ten-minute manifesting practice to your day, that’s incredible. Truly. By taking that seemingly small step, you show the universe that you’re committed, focused, and persistent.

    Just the very act of committing to yourself is going to open up so many amazing opportunities and experiences for you. Over time, you may want to add another five minutes or find new ways to maximize your time. You’re in the driver’s seat here, and you get to decide what’s right for you.

    Five Minutes

    • Complete the Morning Routine template below!
    • Or, instead of the template, you can spend your five minutes practicing visualization. Then, as you’re getting ready for the day, you can mentally go through your gratitude list, recite some uplifting positive affirmations, and set an empowering intention for the day.
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    Ten Minutes

    • Complete the above Morning Routine template. Then, with any remaining time, do a short visualization practice. You can use your vision board or complete a five-minutes guided meditation. For extra positivity, keep repeating positive affirmations as you get ready for the day.

    Twenty to Thirty Minutes

    • Do a ten to fifteen minute meditation. Then, complete the Morning Routine template. If you have any time remaining, add some extra affirmations or do a one-to-two minute visualization. Keep reciting affirmations and internally focusing on the things you’re grateful for as you shower, eat breakfast, and commute to work.

    Forty Minutes

    • Do a ten-minute meditation. Then, complete twenty minutes of journaling. With the remaining time, complete the Morning Routine template. Keep affirming your worthiness and focusing on all the wonderful things you feel grateful for as you finish getting ready for the morning.

    Fifty to Sixty Minutes

    • Complete thirty minutes of journaling, then a 10 to 20 minute meditation (or vice versa). Use any remaining time to complete the Morning Routine template. Or, if you prefer, you can use a separate notebook to write down your intentions for the day. Keep focusing on gratitude and positive affirmations as you get yourself ready in the morning!

    Are you ready to create your perfect manifestation morning routine? Share your ideal routine in the comment box below! And for more manifesting tips, daily affirmations, and lots of positive vibes, be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram.

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    11 Powerful Crystals for Manifestation

    From manifesting love and peace to financial prosperity, crystals and gemstones are powerful tools to guide you in manifesting the life of your deepest, most heartfelt dreams. Below, discover 11 beautiful crystals for manifestation, plus learn how to cleanse, program, and use your crystals to manifest your dreams.

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    Why You Should Be Using Crystals

    You are already a powerful manifestor, whether or not you’re consciously aware of it.

    Throughout your life, you’ve been emitting energy out into the world that reflects your inner state.

    You might call this your energetic signature, and this can change from day to day – and even from moment to moment.

    When you feel peaceful and calm, you radiate an overall aura of deep serenity. This energy doesn’t just flow through you; it surrounds your entire being.

    If this is hard to imagine, think about the energy you feel when you’re around specific people. Do you love to be in the company of certain friends, family, or coworkers because of the positive energy you feel when you’re around them?

    And on the other side, are there certain people you avoid because they carry a constant energy of negativity?

    You, too, carry a specific energy signature throughout your day. Manifestation is the art of tuning your own energy to your desired state of being. When you emit an energy of deep inner peace from within, you invite more experiences of peace and serenity in your outside world.

    So while you’ve been manifesting your entire life, conscious manifestation occurs when you become aware of your limitless ability to create your own outcomes, and you intentionally choose your thoughts and feelings to align with the energy of your desires.

    (I won’t go too in depth on the process of manifestation in this article, but if you want to learn more, you can click here to learn more about the Law of Attraction, and here you can read about specific manifestation methods you can use to help you manifest what you truly desire.)

    So how exactly do crystals help you manifest your dreams and desires?

    When you use crystals for manifestation, your chosen stones aren’t simply attracting love, financial abundance, health, and other desired outcomes to you; they’re helping you to cultivate a deep sense of self so that you discover that these things already exist within you.

    You are love. Love is your birthright. So is financial abundance, health, joy, creativity, passion, and all kinds of really good and wonderful things.

    Crystals help you to become the energy of what it is that you want to manifest.

    They restore harmony and balance within you and empower you to live as your highest and most authentic self.

    And when you become the energy you want to manifest, you attract more of this energy to you.

    Become unconditional love. Receive unconditional love.

    Become abundance. Receive abundance.

    By becoming, you’re opening yourself up to receiving.

    And while it’s absolutely possible to walk into a store and feel called toward a certain crystal (always trust the wisdom of your intuition), it helps to have an understanding of the properties and powers that different crystals possess when you’re choosing the right crystal for you.

    Below, you’ll discover 11 powerful crystals that will help you manifest your desires, plus some easy-to-follow practices on how to cleanse, program, and use crystals for manifestation. Feel free to use the links below to skip to the section you want to learn more about!

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    For more details on how to use crystals to protect your energy, manifest your dreams, and help you heal from within, check out my article, How to Use Crystals: Grids, Pendulums & More.

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    How to Cleanse Your Crystals

    Why do we cleanse crystals before using them? Imagine that you’re moving into a “new” old house. Even though the house is new to you, you know that the house has been lived in by several families before you. These families made their own memories in the house, and over the years, they’ve left behind bits and pieces of their energy inside that house.

    Just like you want to clear the energy of the past residents so you can start anew in this house, you want to clear any old energy and past intentions still being held in your crystals.

    Even if you’re the first person to ever own this crystal, it’s likely traveled a long way from its source to the seller to you. Because you don’t know what kind of energy is currently held in your new crystal(s), it’s a best practice to cleanse your crystals before using them.

    Methods to Cleanse Crystals:

    • Sage: Light your sage and immerse the crystal in the smoke for thirty to sixty seconds. Be sure to use a firesafe bowl or abalone shell to catch burning embers and ash. It’s best to do this outside or near an open window for two reasons: A) Safety and B) It allows any negative and old energies to rise in the air and disappear from your space.
    • Water: Rinse your stone under the running water of a creek or stream. If this isn’t possible, you can also use a faucet. Just make sure to do a little research first to make sure it’s safe for your stone. You don’t want to use this method for soft stones like Selenite.
    • Use Selenite or Clear Quartz: Both of these crystals have the ability to cleanse and purify other crystals. Lay your crystal on a piece of Selenite or Clear Quartz for at least twenty-four hours. If you can’t place your crystal on top, it also works to have them side-by-side as long as they’re touching.
    • Nature: When I need to reset and get realigned, I can always restore balance within when I immerse myself in nature. Crystals are the same. Place your crystals outside on the soil, on the branches of a tree, on a potted plant, or anywhere else outdoors where you feel a sense of peace and balance. If possible, try to keep your crystals outside for at least a full day, avoiding dew and prolonged exposure to sunlight.
    • Sun/Moon: Place your crystals outside in the sun or moon for ten to twelve hours (or overnight). This is especially powerful during the Full Moon when the moonlight is brightest. If you’re going to use this method, just make sure it’s safe for your stone. For certain stones, like Amethyst, you want to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.

    How to Program Crystals for Manifestation

    The number one most important thing to remember when it comes to programming your crystals for manifestation isn’t the method itself; it’s your intention. There are several ways to program your crystals, and none are inherently better than the others. What matters is your intention during the process.

    It helps to have a powerful sentence or phrase to use when you’re getting ready to program your crystals. For instance, if you want to manifest health, your sentence might be, “I am living my healthiest and most fit life in a body I truly love.” Or if you’re manifesting financial abundance, your intention might be, “I am a successful entrepreneur, and financial prosperity comes easily and effortlessly to me.

    The key is, before you sit down to program your crystals, make sure you really know what it is that you want to manifest.

    Methods to Program Crystals:

    • Visualize: Sit in a quiet, safe place where you won’t be interrupted. Hold your crystal(s) in your hands. In your mind, speak your intention. Then, visualize what this intention looks like. What does financial abundance look like to you? How do you envision romantic love? What do you see when you imagine yourself living your healthiest and most fit life? Sit in silence for a while and see your intentions manifesting in your mind, feeling the emotions of peace, freedom, joy, love, and/or any other positive emotions that arise when you visualize your dream.
    • Breathe into the crystal: Again, find a quiet and safe spot where you won’t be interrupted. Place your stone(s) in your hands and repeat your intention in your head. Bring your stone(s) up to your mouth and breathe into them, repeating your intention in your head. Continue to do this for five to ten minutes, or as long as it takes to feel like your gemstones are fully activated.

    How To Use Crystals To Manifest What You Want

    • Wear crystals as jewelry: Wearing your stones as rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings allows you to easily keep your stone with you at all times. I love rings especially because you can look down at them anytime and be reminded of your limitless power. On top of that, wearing beautiful things helps you to feel good and sparks joy within. And this is not superficial or shallow. Lean into the belief that you are worthy and deserving of wearing beautiful things. If it supports the internal joy that you cultivate within, embrace it.
    • Keep crystals nearby throughout your day: But be intentional with placement. For instance, if you’re using gemstones to manifest financial abundance, place them in your workspace to promote the continual incoming paychecks and flow of money coming in. You can also place them in your wallet or purse to amplify the energy of abundance. Similarly, if you’re manifesting creativity, keep your gemstones in your office or studio where you do most of your creative endeavors.
    • Keep crystals in your pocket: If you don’t have jewelry with your chosen gemstone (or don’t want to wear jewelry), you can keep your crystals in your pocket so they’re still with you throughout the day.
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    11 Powerful Crystals for Manifestation

    Crystals to Manifest Financial Abundance

    • Citrine: When it comes to manifesting financial abundance, citrine is an absolute powerhouse. Known as the “Merchant Stone” or “Success Stone,” citrine is associated with wealth, prosperity, and financial success. Additionally, citrine is associated with your solar plexus chakra, which is your energy center for confidence, empowerment, positivity, and high self-esteem. (Read more about the solar plexus chakra here!) So when you combine these powerful properties, you get a crystal that helps you to manifest financial abundance while feeling optimistic, confident, and joyful. This crystal is definitely a must-have when it comes to manifesting prosperity and financial abundance!
    • Pyrite: You might also know this one as “Fool’s Gold,” but there’s nothing foolish about the manifesting power of this stone. Pyrite is associated with wealth, abundance, and success. Additionally, this is a protective stone, shielding you from negative energy and bad vibes. This is the perfect stone to keep in your office as it A) protects the energy of your space and B) raises your energy of abundance at work and/or in your business ventures.

    Crystals to Manifest Love

    • Rose Quartz: Rose Quartz is the ultimate crystal for manifesting love. But how exactly does it do this? When you use Rose Quartz with the intention of manifesting love, you do much more than simply attract love. Rose Quartz works with your heart chakra, opening up this important energy center to help you heal past hurts, restore your belief in love, and open your heart again to love and trust. When you vibrate at the energy of pure love, you naturally attract this same powerful energy to you. And if you already have a partner, Rose Quartz is still a powerful stone to have on hand. As the stone of unconditional love, it helps you to deepen your relationship with your partner and with yourself.
    • Rhodonite: Rhodonite is another beautiful stone that’s associated with the heart chakra. Like Rose Quartz, it helps you to cultivate deep love and compassion within to heal old wounds, cultivate compassion, build confidence, and promote unconditional self-love. If you’re already in a relationship, this stone will help you to clear blockages between you and your partner and open your heart to forgiveness. By truly becoming the essence of unconditional love, you attract the energy of love into your life.

    Crystals to Manifest Friendships

    • Pink Opal: Like the gemstones mentioned above in the Crystals to Manifest Love section, Pink Opal is associated with the heart chakra. (In fact, Rose Quartz and Rhodonite, mentioned above, can also be used to manifest not only romantic love but love-filled friendships as well.) Pink Opal is special because it helps to calm your mind and open your heart, which is especially helpful if you’re shy or withdrawn. Pink Opal will help with healing past pain and cultivating deep inner peace.

    *Citrine, mentioned in the Crystals to Manifest Financial Abundance section, is also a powerful stone for manifesting friendships and an active social life as it promotes joy, optimism, and positivity!

    Crystals to Manifest Health

    • Garnet: Garnet is a powerful stone to promote your total health and wellbeing. When your energy centers are blocked or imbalanced, garnet helps to circulate your energy and balance your chakras. It’s a total powerhouse for cleansing and rejuvenating your mind, body, and spirit.
    • Bloodstone: Bloodstone is known to heal both physical and emotional wounds. On top of that, it’s known to increase circulation and get the energy moving in your body. When you feel completely tired and defeated, Bloodstone will help to heal your mind and body while rejuvenating your spirit.

    Crystals to Manifest Creativity

    • Carnelian: Carnelian is the perfect stone to manifest more creativity into your life. Now, it’s important to remember that you already have access to a limitless abundance of creativity inside of you. However, at times, we may block or obscure that source of creativity, usually by overthinking, worrying, or living it the past or future. And that’s okay! We can always reopen ourselves to infinite creativity, and Carnelian is just the stone to help us get there. Carnelian supports confidence and self-empowerment while helping you tap into your creativity. If you find that your creativity has been blocked, you can use this stone in combination with practices to heal your sacral chakra, the energy center in your body associated with creativity and passion. Learn more about healing your sacral chakra here!

    Amplifiers/Pairing Crystals

    • Aventurine: No matter what you want to manifest, Aventurine is an absolute must-have in your manifestation toolkit. Aventurine is the ultimate pairing stone because it’s associated with abundance and manifestation. But abundance doesn’t just mean financial abundance. Aventurine can help you manifest an abundance of health, love, friendships, creativity, or anything else you desire. It also boosts luck and helps you to stay in a high-vibe, positive state. You can pair Aventurine with Citrine to boost your financial prosperity, or Aventurine with Carnelian to inspire your creativity. There really is no limit to this powerful stone.
    • Goldstone: Goldstone is a beautiful grounding stone that acts like your best friend and protector all in one. It helps you to remain grounded, fills you with energy and optimism, and strengthens your faith when you’re facing obstacles and roadblocks. It will also help you achieve your goals, unlock your potential, and create a beautiful future. Goldstone truly is a unique stone that will serve and guide you as you manifest your future.
    • Jade: Jade is another powerful stone that’s associated with luck and success. It also fills you with courage and reminds you that you are truly limitless. Use Jade with Citrine or Pyrite to attract success, prosperity, and good fortune into your life.

    And there you have it: eleven powerful crystals for manifestation. Do you have any experience using crystals for manifestation? What crystals have you found to be especially powerful when manifesting your dreams? Share your tips and experiences in the comment box below!

    And for more manifesting tips, daily affirmations, and lots of positive vibes, be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram.

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    Crystal Candles For Peace, Clarity, And Love (With Links)

    In this article, learn what crystal candles are and how to use them, plus get links to eight gorgeous candles (and candle sets) you can purchase today to bring more peace, clarity, and love into your daily life.

    Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon links. As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase a product using my link, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my full disclosure policy here.

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    What Is A Crystal Candle?

    A crystal candle is a candle that’s been infused with crystals and gemstones in order to promote clarity and inner peace as well as to help you manifest your specific desires. Many crystal candles contain multiple smaller gemstones in them, and some will also include a Selenite or Clear Quartz wand for deeper clarity and energy healing.

    When selecting a crystal candle, my best advice is to try not to overthink it. The most important attribute in picking one out is to simply find one that calls to you.

    If you already have some knowledge of the meanings of different crystals, you can search for one that has a meaning that correlates with your specific desires. For instance, many crystal candles include Citrine, which is tied to joy, abundance, and prosperity. Rose Quartz is another popular choice, as it’s connected to your heart chakra and known to help open your heart to let more love into your life.

    But if you don’t want to worry too much about the specific meanings of the crystals, that’s completely okay, too. Let your intuition guide you to the right candle for you. This can be a fun practice, as often, your intuition knows what you need even before your conscious mind does.

    One of the best aspects of a crystal candle is that once you’ve burned the candle completely, you can repurpose the crystals and gemstones and continue to use them around the house or as jewelry. This makes it a meaningful and unique gift option for friends and loved ones. (And it’s also a great item to keep in your personal self-care toolkit as well.)

    Below, get tips on how to use crystal candles, plus get links to beautiful candles (and gift sets) infused with crystals, essential oils, herbs, and other natural products that you can purchase today.

    How To Use Crystal Candles

    The simplest way to use crystal candles is to simply light a candle and keep it going in the background while you’re at home. You can also use them while you’re taking a bath, reading, working – truly, the options are endless.

    If you’re looking to connect deeper with your innermost self, you can use a crystal candle while journaling. Find a candle that contains crystals that correlate with the part of yourself that you want to connect with or heal. For instance, you can choose Rose Quartz to open your heart chakra or Amethyst for connecting with your inner wisdom and intuition. Set an intention before you journal for what you want to accomplish during this journaling session. Then, light your candle and let the words flow.

    Finally, you can also use a crystal candle in a dedicated manifestation ritual.

    To begin, find a quiet spot where you can meditate without interruptions or distractions. Light the crystal candle of your choice before you begin meditating. Set an intention for something specific that you want to manifest into your life. Once you begin your meditation, start visualizing every detail of how it will look and feel when your intention becomes real.

    For instance, if you want to manifest love, visualize what your life will look like when you meet the love of your life. And even more, allow yourself to feel the positive emotions of having your soulmate in your life today.

    For more instructions on using candles in manifestation, click here to check out my full guide on how to choose and use candles for manifesting your desires.

    Crystal Candles

    Art of the Root Candles

    I’ve been a big fan of the Art of the Root manifesting oils for a long time, and their crystal-infused candles are made with the same care, attention, and high-quality ingredients. Their Manifestation Affirmation Candle is one of my absolute favorites. It’s made with ginger, vanilla, orange, and other herbs and oils, and it’s infused with Citrine crystals, which is associated with joy, wealth, prosperity, and financial success. To check out the rest of Art of the Root’s manifesting and chakra healing candles, click here.

    AROMOUNT Crystal Infused Candles

    AROMOUNT’s line of crystal infused candles are some of my favorites due to their high-quality ingredients and pleasant scents that can fill an entire room. I especially love their lavender and vanilla scented Healing Amethyst Candle, as not only does it smell lovely, but Amethyst is a powerful stone connected to spiritual healing, inner wisdom, and tranquility. For more options, be sure to check out their collection of Clear Quartz, Aquamarine, and Rose Quartz candles here.

    The Mindful Collective Healing Crystal Candle

    The healing crystal candle by the Mindful Collective gets my vote for one of the prettiest candles on this list. This candle includes Rose Quartz for deeper self-love and compassion, Citrine for joy and prosperity, and Clear Quartz for clarity and energy healing. With its lovely lavender and vanilla notes, this is the perfect candle to use in meditation, during a bath, or while scripting your dream life.

    Picki Nicki Crystal Sage Candles

    Picki Nicki’s line of crystal sage candles are perfect for anyone who prioritizes eco-friendly products, as it’s made with eco-friendly soy wax and topped with sustainably harvested white sage. My favorite is the White Sage Candle with Citrine and Clear Quartz crystals, which combine to provide you with the light and energy to manifest your deepest, most heartfelt dreams. And the “You Are Enough” card that comes with each candle makes this the perfect gift to yourself or someone you love.

    My Lumina Self-Love Aromatherapy Candle

    If you’re looking to go deeper within, connect to your innermost self, and cultivate unconditional self-love, My Lumina’s Self-Love Aromatherapy Candle is the perfect choice for you. Infused with Rose Quartz, which is connected to your heart chakra, this candle is for anyone who wants to connect deeper to love – both for yourself and for the world around you. And with a lovely sweet pea scent that fills a room, this beautiful candle provides a calming atmosphere for journaling, meditating, or taking a luxurious bubble bath.

    ORCHID AURA Healing Crystal Candles

    If you’re looking for a crystal candle set for yourself or a loved one, ORCHID AURA’s Healing Crystal Candle Set is the perfect option. This beautifully packaged set of three candles features three of my favorite crystals: Citrine, Amethyst, and Rose Quartz. Each candle has a unique scent and is made with 100% pure soy wax with a lead-free cotton wick. If you’re scent-sensitive, the aroma of these candles is a bit subtler than some of the others, so they’re not too overwhelming. (Note that these candles are a bit on the smaller side at 2.75 inches tall.)

    Chic & Raw Heart Chakra Crystal Candle

    Chic & Raw’s beautiful Heart Chakra Crystal Candle contains two genuine Madagascan Rose Quartz gems inside, designed to gently heal and open the heart chakra to bring joy and love into your life. Not only is this one of the prettiest candles on this list, but it’s eco-friendly, too. Chic & Raw uses organic soy wax and natural essential oils, and their crystals are from natural and sustainable sources. Made with ginger and white tea essential oils, this is also a great alternative if you’re looking for something outside of the standard vanilla or lavender scents.

    Hemlock Park Crystal Candles

    Want something different than Rose Quartz, Citrine, and Amethyst? Hemlock Park offers beautiful candles that include crystals and gemstones you don’t typically see in crystal candles. This Lapis Lazuli Sea Salt Orchid candle is one of my favorites, as Lapis Lazuli is a stone of enlightenment, wisdom, and truth. I also love that Hemlock Park candles are naturally made with organic ingredients, and each candle comes with a pair of bamboo tongs to remove the crystal once the candle has been completely burned. You can find more unique Hemlock Park crystal candles here.


    Have you ever used crystal candles? Share your tips and experiences in the comment box below!

    And for more resources on spirituality, meditation, manifestation, and all things self-love, be sure to connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest, where I’m posting positive affirmations and empowering messages daily.


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    Vision Board Ideas To Visualize Your Ideal Future (With Examples)

    In this article, discover the purpose of a vision board, plus get unique vision board ideas to help you get started visualizing your ideal future today. (With images and examples below!)

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    What Is A Vision Board?

    A vision board is a collection of images and/or words that represent your goals and dreams. In essence, it’s a visual representation of all your goals located in one spot where you can easily see and access it each day.

    When you include images on your vision board, you can choose to include images that represent exactly what you want, or you can choose pictures that present an overall feeling of what it is you desire. (You can also include a mixture of both.)

    For instance, if you want to own a Tesla one day, you might include an image of your Tesla on your vision board. But if one of your biggest goals in life is to feel a deep sense of freedom, then you might choose to include an image that represents the feeling of freedom to you – like an open road, a field of wildflowers, or a person standing on top of a mountain with their arms stretched out wide.

    While images are typically the focal point of a vision board, you can also include words on your board that resonate with you. For instance, you might use words to caption your images, or you can include empowering quotes and affirmations that both motivate you and capture the feeling of your ideal life. You can also include written bucket lists on your vision board as extra motivation. (You’ll find examples of all of these below.)

    Finally, while it’s not common, you can choose to include just word descriptions on your vision board instead of images. One way to do this is to draw boxes on a piece of paper. Label each box with a category, like Career, Family, and Health/Fitness. For each category, write a few sentences describing your goals.

    For example, in the Career box, you might write, “I am a successful health coach who makes a positive difference in the lives of all my clients. I coach people on how to create a healthy and sustainable lifestyle that goes beyond just fad diets; the positive changes they make last for their entire lives. I love what I do and am grateful every single day that I get to work in a job that feels fun and fulfilling.”

    In the end, there’s no wrong way to create a vision board as long as it feels right to you. The best vision boards will spark your inspiration and make you feel truly excited about the limitless possibilities for the life you’re creating for yourself.

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    What Is The Purpose Of A Vision Board?

    A vision board is used as a goal-setting tool to help you set and visualize your goals. It can also be used a means of self-reflection. During your daily life, it can be easy to become immersed in deadlines, schedules, errands, and to-do lists. A vision board allows you a chance to step back and get a bigger perspective. It’s an opportunity to ask yourself what really matters to you and how you want your future to look.

    A vision board is also a commonly used tool in manifestation, which is the practice of consciously creating your future through the power of your own vibration. You can use your vision board as a tool to align your vibration with your desired outcome.

    For instance, let’s say that financial freedom is one of your life goals. On your vision board, you can include images that represent what it means to you to be financially free. Then, each day, you can take time to look at your vision board and immerse yourself in those images of financial freedom. When you do this, allow yourself to feel the positive emotions of having this financial freedom in your current reality. Feel this positive vibration in every cell of your body.

    So essentially, instead of waiting for the future to start feeling financially free, you’re letting yourself feel financially free today. By vibrating at the frequency of freedom and abundance today, you attract to you more of these experiences in your outer world.

    The same scenario would apply if you want to manifest a loving and committed partner. Instead of waiting for that person to appear in your life before you start feeling truly loved, start showing yourself the love you’re seeking. When you look at your vision board and see a picture of a couple holding hands, imagine what it will feel like to hold your future partner’s hand. Immerse yourself in this positive vibration.

    The more you practice feeling the positive emotions associated with the images on your vision board, the deeper this vibration becomes ingrained within you. You’ll begin carrying these positive emotions with you as you walk through your day and interact with the world around you.

    And this, in essence, is how you manifest: by becoming the thing that you desire today.

    This is one of my favorite ways to describe how manifestation works in just a few words:

    “What you think, you create. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you become.”

    If you’re interested in learning more about manifestation, I have lots of articles on manifesting throughout this site. You can find them all here. And for more manifestation tools, you can also check out the digital manifestation workbook, journal, and printables in my online shop.

    Vision Board Categories

    When you create your vision board, there are likely some obvious categories you’ll want to include, such as your ideal home or your dream job. But you’re not limited to solely these categories – and in fact, there are lots of other categories that might hold even more meaning to you.

    For instance, you might include an image that represents your spirituality and any practices that contribute to your spiritual self, such as meditation or religious services. You can also include images that represent your ideal self-care routine or how you’d like to approach your own personal growth and self-development.

    Here are some categories you can include in your vision board:

    • Career
    • Romance
    • Family
    • Health
    • Financial Wealth
    • Home
    • Vehicle
    • Lifestyle
    • Vacations
    • Fun
    • Self-Care
    • Personal Growth
    • Volunteer
    • Creativity
    • Physical
    • Emotional
    • Spiritual
    • Mental
    • Social
    • Things To Have
    • Things To Try

    Vision Board Mediums

    So how do you begin creating a vision board? Here are some ways you can get started:

    • You can go with the classic: a poster board, magazine cutouts, and some tape or glue. If you can’t find all your preferred images in magazines, you can also print images you find online.
    • You can also do the same as above but instead glue or tape your images to notebook or bullet journal pages.
    • And if you’re artistic, you might instead decide to draw your images instead.
    • For a portable vision board, you can create an album on your phone titled Vision Board or My Future. Save images to your album that represent your ideal life, and make it a point to regularly scroll through your album. You can also continue to add images whenever you find a photo that resonates with you.
    • There are also apps such as VisuApp that allow you to create your own personal digital vision board.

    Vision Board Ideas (With Examples & Images)

    Vision Board With Pictures

    Vision Board With Pictures

    One of the simplest yet most effective ways to create your vision board is to fill it with photos that represent your ideal life. In the vision board above, you quickly get a sense of the vibe the creator of this board wants to represent: vanlife, travel, health and fitness, meditation, reading, creating, and an overall sense of joy and freedom. Fill your board with photos that speak to you and resonate with your whole self: mind, body, and soul.

    Vision Board With Captions

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    The vision board above includes not only pictures but also captions for each photo that sum up the essence of each image and what the owner of the board hopes to create in the year ahead. The addition of captions can add a little something special to a vision board, turning an abstract image into something a little more concrete.

    Vision Board With Affirmations

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    Another fun and empowering way to make your vision board is to pair photos that speak to your soul with high-vibe affirmations that leave you feeling confident, empowered, and inspired. Every time you look at your vision board, repeat your affirmations and truly feel into the positive vibrations connected to the words. This is the path to manifesting your dreams: knowing that everything you desire is already yours.

    Vision Board With Quotes

    One of my favorite ways to create a vision board is to pair photos with uplifting quotes that give me a little extra burst of confidence and self-belief. If you’d like some help getting started, you can find 26 inspirational quotes for following your dreams here.

    Vision Board With Goal List

    Another unique approach you can take with your vision board is to include a list of goals on your board. In the image above, the owner of the board has included a list of goals for the year ahead. You might also choose to include a list of overall life goals or bucket list items.

    Digital Vision Board

    One of the easiest ways to make a vision board is to create a Vision Board album on your phone. Save images to this album that align with the vision you have of your ideal future, and continue to add photos whenever you see something that resonates with you. You can also include uplifting quotes and affirmations here, too.


    Do you have any awesome vision board ideas to share? Share your tips and experiences with vision boarding in the comment box below!

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    Manifestation,  Mindfulness

    9 Guided Meditations For Manifesting Your Desires

    In this article, discover nine powerful guided meditations for manifesting love, abundance, success, and so much more. (With links to each meditation so you can begin your manifesting journey today.)

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    Getting Started: Guided Meditations For Manifesting

    Meditation is a profound way to connect to your heart’s deepest dreams and desires. Not only can meditation help you to cultivate inner peace, tap into your intuition, and lean a little deeper into gratitude, but it can also be a powerful way to visualize and align with the thoughts, feelings, and images of having your desires in this present moment.

    And guided manifestation meditations are a powerful place to start.

    First, what exactly is a manifestation meditation?

    A manifestation meditation is a meditation specifically designed to help you align with the positive thoughts and emotions of your dreams and desires, lifting your vibrations so that you become a magnet for all of your deepest dreams.

    Guided meditations for manifesting can be an easy yet profound way to help you set intentions, cultivate gratitude, lift your vibration, and visualize the truest, most beautiful life you can imagine for yourself.

    And the best part? They don’t actually have to take very much time.

    As you’ll see, most of the guided meditations below are only about ten minutes long, yet they’re filled with tools to help you embody the vibration of already having your dreams and desires in this present moment.

    While you can do these meditations any time of the day, I especially love to listen to them in the morning shortly after I wake up. I’ve found that by starting my day with a meditation, I set a positive foundation for the day ahead.

    And when you specifically listen to a guided meditation for manifesting your desires in the morning, you can carry that positive energy from the meditation with you throughout the day.

    Below, I’ve linked to nine of my favorite guided manifestations for manifesting love, abundance, and more. You’ll notice that all of these meditations are available for free through Insight Timer. I have no affiliations with Insight Timer and don’t receive anything for these links. I’ve been using Insight Timer for years, and it’s by far my favorite app on my phone. I’m including it here because I wholeheartedly recommend it.

    If you want to download the app, you should be able to find it on your device’s app store. You can also check out their website to learn more about what they offer.

    I sincerely hope these guided meditations for manifesting your dreams can serve and support you on your path as you move forward in creating a life that feels good and true to you.

    And know that it doesn’t matter if you’re new to meditation or an experienced meditator; these meditations will serve you throughout your entire journey. (I’ve been meditating for years, and I still come back to many of these same meditations repeatedly.)

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    Guided Meditations For Manifesting

    Manifesting A Positive Day

    Liza Colpa’s entire catalog of guided meditations is a treasure chest filled with beautiful and profound tracks dedicated to helping you set intentions, cultivate gratitude, and release what no longer serves you to make space for more love, peace, and abundance to come into your life. Her voice is effortless and soothing, and I find myself coming back to her meditations multiple times a week. With over 425k plays, her 10-minute Manifesting A Positive Day is her most popular track – for good reason. In this track, Liza gently guides you through a series of affirmations as well as a visualization practice designed to help you envision your best possible day. When you’re finished with this track, you’ll be ready to step forward feeling a sense of confidence, contentment, trust, and groundedness that will remain with you throughout your day.

    Attracting All That You Desire

    Carrie Suwal is another Insight Timer teacher who has an effortlessly gentle and soothing voice that will help you to feel relaxed and at peace as you follow her soft yet powerful guidance. Her Attracting All That You Desire meditation uses practices rooted in visualization, gratitude, affirmations, and positive vibrations to help you connect to your goals and dreams. This is a beautiful meditation for beginners and experienced meditators alike. If you’re like me, you’ll want to bookmark it and repeat it over and over again.

    Being In The Energy of Millions, Billions, Trillions

    If you’re looking to manifest financial wealth and prosperity, Hayley Carr’s Being In The Energy Of Millions, Billions, Trillions is the perfect guided meditation to help you vibrate at the frequency of unlimited abundance. In this powerful meditation, Hayley guides you to visualize receiving your desired amount of money (no amount is too big) as you feel all the wonderful feelings of having that amount of money right now. Hayley’s voice and words are pure magic. This is another one you’ll want to save and play on repeat.

    Achieve Your Greatest Desires

    Vanessa Michele’s Achieve Your Greatest Desires is another powerful manifestation meditation that takes you on a journey of envisioning your ideal life. Before diving into the visualization, Vanessa does a wonderful job of helping you to relax, soften your muscles, and breathe intentionally and effortlessly. She then helps you to notice your current vibration and gently guides you to raise your vibration through visualizing your deepest dreams and desires surrounding you right now. Vanessa’s calm guidance will leave you feeling grounded, centered, and ready to create the beautiful, abundant life of your dreams.

    Believe

    If you’re feeling uncertain about your ability to manifest the life you want, Annemaree Rowley’s Believe is the perfect meditation to help you realign with your true power. As she states, positive thoughts will bear positive fruit, and negative thoughts will bear negative fruit. But there’s no fake positivity here. Through her calm yet strong guidance, Annemaree gently guides you to a place of deep trust, knowing, and belief in your power and your path.

    Manifest An Abundant Life

    Amanda Sellers’ Manifest An Abundant Life is another profound guided meditation that uses the power of visualization to help you vibrate at the frequency of having your desires right now. What I love about this meditation is that Amanda begins by guiding you to harness the power of your breath to ground you in this moment. She then reminds you that the first step in manifesting is being grateful for all that you already have. Through gratitude, visualization, and positive vibrations, this guided meditation for manifesting an abundant life will help you walk into your day feeling inspired and empowered.

    Live Your Desire Now

    Lucy Love’s Live Your Desire Now is all about knowing what you want and focusing your energy on the presence of it as if it’s already yours – the perfect recipe for manifestation. Lucy gently guides you from living externally to living internally, focusing on your own inner world. In a calm and relaxed space, you’re called to think about something specific that you authentically desire and begin imagining what it would look and feel like to have your desire today. This short and sweet track is the perfect meditation for living your desired manifestation today.

    New Moon Meditation

    This one’s a little different, as it is specifically created for manifesting with the energy of the New Moon. In her New Moon Meditation, Camilla Sacre-Dallerup guides you through the process of setting intentions that align with what you truly want in life. I especially love the calming visualization experience she takes you on, as you connect with the energy of the New Moon and the new beginnings it represents. This is a quiet, soft, gentle guided meditation that helps you to focus on what truly matters in life – what you want to give your attention to, what you want more of, what’s worth giving your energy to – and release all the rest.

    Manifest Love – Creative Visualization

    No matter where you are in your life journey, Sharon Kirstin’s Manifest Love meditation is a powerful reminder that love has never left you. Sharon gently reminds you that the key to manifesting the love you desire isn’t outside of you; it’s within. I love all the wisdom Sharon shares, especially the gentle reminder that we must take intuitive action to manifest what we truly want in life. Sharon takes you on a powerful visualization journey where you see yourself connected to and wrapped in love at all times. By vibrating at the frequency of unconditional love, you invite even more love to come into your life – thus becoming a magnet for everything you desire.


    What are your favorite meditation apps? Do you have any favorite guided meditations for manifesting love, abundance, and more? Share your favorites in the comment box below!

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    Affirmations,  Self Love

    55 I AM Affirmations For Love, Success, and Abundance

    One of your greatest powers is your ability to let go of the need to receive external validation and instead find everything you’re looking for inside of you in this present moment. Below, discover the power of I AM affirmations to help you cultivate a mindset of true success, abundance, and unconditional self-love.

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    The Power Of I AM

    When you begin using affirmations, one of the first things you’ll hear is to always speak in the present tense.

    When you say, “I am worthy,” you ground yourself in this present moment. It isn’t, “I will be worthy.” Or, “I hope to be worthy.”

    This type of statement is so small. Just three words. Four syllables. Nine letters.

    But in those three words, you state that you are worthy right now, just as you are. You don’t need to become worthy. You don’t need to change yourself to be worthy. And you absolutely don’t have to earn your worthiness.

    You get to own your inherent worthiness in this moment without needing to change a thing. And by owning your worthiness, you own your immense power to choose how you feel in any moment.

    And you also realize that you can have anything when you know that what you’re seeking is already inside you.

    It all begins with two tiny but monumentally powerful words:

    I AM.

    Using daily affirmations may feel uncomfortable at first, especially if you’re used to criticizing yourself in the privacy of your own mind. You’ll have to keep reminding yourself to repeat your empowering affirmations and feel into the positive vibrations of these powerful words.

    In time, though, these words will become woven into the very fabric of your being. They’ll be an inextricable part of who you are:

    Worthy. Abundant. Loved. Powerful. Whole. And always, always enough.

    Below, you’ll find tips for using and getting the most out of your I AM affirmations. Then, you’ll find 55 profound I AM affirmations for love, success, abundance, and more. These affirmations are designed to help you recognize your power in this present moment and walk forward in your journey knowing you already have what it takes to live the life you desire.

    You just have to own the incredible power that already exists inside of you.

    Tips For Using I AM Affirmations

    • Don’t just say the words; feel them. This is what makes an affirmation so powerful. If you can say an affirmation such as, “I am abundant,” and truly feel abundant inside every cell of your being, then you’re no longer looking for external sources to validate your worth. Instead, you cultivate what you’re looking for inside of you.
    • Don’t force it if it really doesn’t resonate. Forcing yourself to say an affirmation that actually makes you feel worse is counterproductive to the positive mindset you’re trying to cultivate. Instead, choose affirmations that genuinely feel good to you.
    • And on that note, you can also use what I call the Ladder Method. Let’s say you want to use the affirmation, “I am beautiful and healthy.” Maybe you have a hard time repeating this. You try to force it, but sometimes, this leaves you feeling worse than before. Instead, allow yourself to step back and find an affirmation that feels a little better to you. You might say, “I am open to discovering the ways that I am beautiful and healthy.” You can also say, “I am willing to love my body and see its inherent beauty.” See if you can incorporate these affirmations into your daily practice, slowly climbing the ladder until you get to that place where you can say, “I am beautiful and healthy.”
    • And finally, make affirmations a daily part of your routine. If it’s hard to remember at first, you can set phone notifications to go off throughout the day with powerful affirmations written on them. You can also print out affirmations or write them on post-it notes and stick them around your home and office. What I’ve found is that eventually, I don’t need these reminders anymore because the affirmation becomes so ingrained within me. After a while, it’ll become second nature to easily affirm your worthiness.

    I AM Affirmations

    • I am worthy.
    • I am enough.
    • I am courageous.
    • I am powerful.
    • I am strong.
    • I am supported.
    • I am loved.
    • I am abundant.
    • I am safe.
    • I am lovable.
    • I am resilient.
    • I am beautiful.
    • I am radiant.
    • I am talented.
    • I am creative.
    • I am healthy.
    • I am whole.
    • I am confident.
    • I am peaceful.
    • I am free.
    • I am strong, steady, and grounded.
    • I am worthy of unconditional love.
    • I am confident, inspired, and thriving.
    • I am committed, consistent, and courageous.
    • I am competent, capable, and strong.
    • I am aligned with the energy of pure abundance.
    • I am connected to the endless abundance of the universe.
    • I am beautiful, brilliant, and brave.
    • I am strong in mind, body, and spirit.
    • I am always deserving of love.
    • I am worthy, inside and out.
    • I am enough, just as I am.
    • I am loved, honored, cherished, and seen.
    • I am joy, light, and pure positive energy.
    • I am proud of my journey and how far I’ve come.
    • I am worthy of success.
    • I am worthy of living the life of my dreams.
    • I am equipped with all the tools I need to succeed.
    • I am motivated, persistent, and successful.
    • I am clear about what I want and take inspired action to achieve my dreams.
    • I am ready, willing, and able to have everything I want.
    • I am able to freely accept abundance into my life.
    • I am constantly attracting the flow of abundance.
    • I am vibrating positive, loving, abundant energy, and I attract this same energy in return.
    • I am aligned with the highest frequency of love and abundance.
    • I am deserving of all the wonderful abundance coming my way.
    • I am grateful for the infinite prosperity that overflows into my life.
    • I am open to receiving everything I could ever dream of and more.
    • I am tuned into passion, positivity, and prosperity.
    • I am worthy of infinite abundance.
    • I am worthy of abundance in all areas of my life.
    • I am grateful for the infinite abundance that continually flows into my life.
    • I am thankful to live a truly abundant life.
    • I am a being of love and light, and I fearlessly allow myself to shine.
    • I am worthy, strong, powerful, courageous, and always enough.
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    What are your favorite I AM affirmations? Share your favorite affirmations and tips for using them in the comment box below!

    And for more resources on spirituality, meditation, manifestation, and all things self-love, be sure to connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest, where I’m posting positive affirmations and empowering messages daily.


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