CRYSTALS FOR CREATIVITY AND INSPIRATION
Creativity and inspiration are both powered by our Sacral and Throat Chakras. When these two energy centers are in balance and working together, they can really get your creative juices flowing.
The Sacral Chakra, located just below the belly button, governs creativity in everybody. It’s the energy center that is also linked with pleasure and passion, and physically, with the sexual and reproductive organs. It’s no surprise then, that creativity – the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality — is driven out of the center for pleasure and passion. It unleashes personal power and inner energy.
The Throat Chakra, located in the area of the mouth, throat and nasal passages is the centre of communication and self-expression. This chakra represents how you express yourself and relate to others. It helps remove various blockages. When it’s open, you may find it very easy to express your thoughts and feelings and be truthful about yourself.
Here's a list of some healing crystals we like to recommend to help you boost your creativity and inspiration:
Citrine is a magnet for manifestation, creativity, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the Sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. It is a stone of life and happiness, attracting wealth and prosperity, success and all things good. Citrine also encourages generosity and sharing good fortune. A good luck charm for finding your power, while using your abilities to unlock your soul potential.
Aragonite provides emotional healing and balance to the energetic field. It provides strength and support, helping to combat anger, emotional fatigue and stress. It may open up visionary experiences of past lives and forgotten memories in this life which might be painful at first but this initial response is necessary for healing and release. It is a reliable earth-healer and grounding stone. Aragonite increases energy, boosts self-confidence and feelings of self-worth as you learn to place trust in yourself. Aragonite brings patience when it is needed most. It is said to stimulate feelings of vitality.
Carnelian is a crystal of confidence, empowerment and passion. A stabilizing stone that restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success. Known as a stone of endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelian has protected and inspired throughout history. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions. A lucky crystal to bring on interviews.
A stone of protection, Tiger Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions, while dispelling fear and anxiety. The use of Tiger's Eye at the Sacral Chakra will facilitate the manifestation of one's deepest desires. It will also bolster one's creative energy. It has powerful and dynamic energy with a watchful quality to it. Its distinctive colors, from golden yellow to deep red, express strengthening and grounding energies.
Amazonite is empowering, facilitating self-respect, self-care, self-discovery, self-awareness and the ability to embrace one's own integrity and truths. This soothing stone calms the brain and nervous system and aids in directing free floating anger and irritability into positive action against unfair treatment or injustice. Balances the masculine and feminine energies. Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view. It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear.
Problem-solving insight, anxiety, empathy. Sodalite's calming energy will help you concertante and retain new information, making it a useful crystal for students, teachers, writers, therapists, and researchers. It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuition, along with verbalisation of feelings. Sodalite brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust.
Kyanite is one of a few minerals on the planet that neither accumulates nor retains negative energy, and therefore never needs cleansing. Blue Kyanite is a high vibration crystal that helps to speak one's truth with clarity, making it a great stone for public speakers and performers. Kyanite encourages speaking one's truth, cutting through fears and blockages. It is a stone of compassion, forgiveness and justice, it promotes shifting stuck patterns and resolving conflicts. Kyanite has a calming effect on the whole being, bringing tranquility. It encourages psychic abilities and communication on all levels.