Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Margaret Ann Lembo, author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones; Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing, and the new Crystal Intentions Oracle.

The use of color is a powerful tool for bringing balance into our lives. Every one of us has the full spectrum of light—the seven colors of the rainbow—that are part of the auric field of the body. The auric field stores the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual bodies. The connection with color and the chakras are one of the reasons we are attracted to using crystals for mindfulness and manifestation.

In the Crystal Intentions Oracle, you will find 42 two-sided cards with an intention, a photo of a crystal, and positive thoughts. This deck is a perfect one for those working with the principles of the Law of Attraction. Working with the color-coded cards is beneficial when you are determined to live a life of purpose and passion. It is a tool to become aware of the belief systems stored within your consciousness. Let them help you gain clarity on what needs to be done to create the life of your dreams.

Let’s say you want to know how you can improve your friendships or relationships. Start by formulating a question. Try this question: “What do I need to do to manifest better friends and healthier relationships?” Shuffle the deck with focus with the question in your heart and mind. Pick a card, any card. Look at the photo of the crystal and notice the intention on the top of the card. Take a moment to contemplate how the information provided relates to your life. Say the crystal affirmation on the other side. Repeat it with the intention to replace negative thought-forms with positive thought-forms.

Every time you look at or touch the card, it puts your attention on why you are working with that card, and reaffirms what you are creating in your life.

Repeat this process for health and money. Doing so you will gain a better awareness and have clarity. To establish a focus on health you can ask a question like this: “How can I improve my health?” For the intention of creating more income and financial well-being, you might ask the question, “What should I focus on or what can I do to make more money and have abundance in my life?”

Contemplate how the card you chose applies to your life or your specific question. Take the time to do some journaling or meditation with the card. Use the chosen card as a focal point for finding answers in your dreams.

Try this: place the chosen card on your nightstand with the intention that you want to have more understanding either in the dreamtime or when you awaken. Grab your journal and write about anything you remember. Eventually the pieces of the puzzle with fall together and you will realize the positive thoughts to use and the action needed to achieve your goals. Remember to utilize on the affirmation side of the cards to integrate the information.

Our thanks to Margaret Ann for her guest post! For more from Margaret Ann Lembo, read her article, “16 Aroma-Energetic Wellness Tips.”

Written by Anna
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