Rule Your Mind Or It Will Rule You - Why I Meditate
Meditation and yoga have been a big part of my daily life for a while. I try my best to meditate every day, of course, sometimes I miss a day or two and when I do, I can definitely tell. My mind is less focused, I'm less present and my patience is short. I find meditation helps me to be my best self and help me stay sharply focused on my current goals and dreams.
In the World we live in today, it's so easy for our minds to get cluttered with media headlines, lose track of time on the couch scrolling through social media or find ourselves angered by something we've read on online.
When I meditate and practice yoga regularly, a lot of this fades and I can hear my own voice loud and clear. I can actually hear the thoughts in my head... the ones I want to be there. The voice that guides me and keeps me on track. Without that, it's really easy to lose sight of what's important and it allows our mind to run with other people's thoughts, ideas, images and beliefs. Here's a link to my favorite meditation music.
I love to use healing stones and crystals throughout my practice and have been slowly growing my collection. I find that these aid me with maintaining focus and align me with what I am currently manifesting. The colors of the stones and crystals associate with the 7 chakras and because each one has a meaning, I like to think of what those stones and crystals represent while wearing or holding them. This helps to constantly keep these positive affirmations alive in my mind.
Amethyst Choker // Native Spirit Lodge
Amethyst crystal is known to aid in spiritual growth. It stimulates the 6th & 7th chakra which is the third eye and the crown chakra. It can help those seeking spiritual guidance, healing, protection or wisdom.
Gemstone Bracelets // Native Spirit Lodge
Green Jasper: Lends emotional support and strengthens self-control, as well as boosting physical energy levels. Associated with the 4th Chakra, the Heart Chakra.
Purple Fluorite: The most peace-giving of the Fluorites. It purifies the mind and enhances mental acuity, stimulating the Third Eye Chakra in order to bring a logical and conscious awareness of the mental processes and how one thinks.
Labradorite: Has a number of interesting metaphysical properties, including its action to protect, clear negativity and seal the aura from any energy leaks. This stone is associated with the 5th Chakra, your throat Chakra.
"Rule your mind or it will rule you." - Rumi
Do any of you practice yoga or meditation regularly? If you do, I'd love to hear some of the biggest changes that have manifested in your life since starting your practice. Comment below and tell me!
Photography By: Simon Mcdermott-Johnson
Special Thanks to @RusticGraceJewelry for letting me use her gorgeous backyard for this shoot.