A crystal altar is an excellent addition to your sacred space. It is a place where you can set up some of your favorite crystals, a place where you can meditate and set your intentions. Find an area in your home to set up so you can start to benefit from crystal energy. It is a way to dictate what crystal energy you draw into your space. It can help you to prioritize your spiritual needs and bring calm energy into your environment.
If you have your crystal altar set up on a shelf or nightstand, where it is cluttered with other items such as your cell phone and keys, you might want to find another place that is dedicated just for use as a crystal altar. It is a good place to keep what is sacred to you where you can look to first thing when you wake up and just before you go to sleep at night. An altar is an important visual reminder of what you want in your life and what energy you need to embody to manifest those intentions.
It doesn’t have to be made up only of crystals. You want your altar to be a place for any items that you have a strong connection to. You might have a singing bowl for relaxation, a shell that you found on the beach, sage for cleansing, or a candle for aromatherapy. The sentimental significance of each of these items will bring happy memories, and offer a bit of calm at times when you need it most, the early morning and late at night. A crystal altar is the perfect point of reference at any time of day.
Crystals that are good for altars are those that promote relaxation. Others you can add can help with purification, stress-relief, and love. Some crystals you might choose include Amethyst for relaxation, Blue Lace Agate for peace of mind, Fluorite for emotional balance, Rose Quartz for universal love, Selenite for charging and cleansing, Rhodonite for compassion, and Sodalite for soothing, joyful energy. These crystals are just suggestions when setting up your crystal altar you want to go with your intuition. It can be an ever-changing thing. Your collection of special items and crystals can change with how you feel at that particular time.
Once you have finished setting up your crystal altar, you can use it to begin a mindful morning practice that helps to solidify your connection to the sacred space. All it takes is between 5 to 10 minutes in the morning for this practice. Those 5 to 10 minutes each morning can dictate how you feel for the rest of the day, as you will be starting your day calm and your spirit will radiate with self-love and you can carry that with you wherever you go.
Mindful morning practice. Start by lighting a candle on your crystal altar. The candle is symbolic of your connection and communication with the spirit. Light some incense to show your dedication to your mindful practice. Sit in front of your crystal altar and hold a crystal in each hand. Take 5 to 10 minutes to meditate, pray or recite your affirmations. This mindful practice is a wonderful way to start your day and work towards your intentions.