A lot is changing rapidly in our world. It’s a challenge to stay centered in the midst of what can look like chaos. There are lovely visualizations that help – but when the chaos is strong, it’s hard to focus my mind. That’s when my friendly stones are wonderful helpers.
Centering means to be in greater alignment with your soul line, your True Self. In our energy structure, a center line runs from above the head, through the spine, down through the legs. When I’m centered, this line feels in place. I can relax into it. When I’m not centered, I feel “off” – pulled one way or the other. I get tired more easily. I get judgmental and rigid.
There are many things that can knock us off center: stress, disapproval, physical injury, fear mongering headlines, intense movies and more. I sometimes feel it as a shock that makes me feel like I’m bouncing off the walls. Sometimes I get off center when someone disapproves of me and I, for the moment, try to align to who I think they want me to be. Modern action movies are designed to shake you up and align you to their theme. I can walk out of a movie feeling angry or devastated or simply wiped out. Travel on a plane, with people crowded around and constant noise and vibration, can knock my center off.
The 8 sided fluorite crystal is a wonderful helper in centering. It helps me to come into relationship to the planet since the 6 points relate to the 6 directions – east, south, west, north, earth and sky.
I hold the crystal so that 2 opposite points are between my thumb and finger, with one of the other points towards my center line. Starting with it about a foot over my head, I slowly draw the crystal down, with the point towards me, as though I were using the point to draw a line down the center of my body. The energy from the fluorite’s point coaxes my energy back into place. There are usually places where the crystal seems to slow down. These are places that need more of the fluorite energy for coming into alignment, so I let it hang out at these places. Then I resume “drawing” the line down my body all the way to my feet.
After every use, I cleanse the fluorite by rinsing it in clear running water for about a minute.
I like to take a Fluorite Octahedron when I travel. I may not have time for an alignment with my chakra stones, so I can quickly use the fluorite to center myself.
Try this! I’d love to hear how it works for you.