Centering in the Midst of Chaos



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.


Center line

Center line

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.

8 sided fluorite

8 sided flourite

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.

About Lindsaysf

Aquarian, with Virgo/Leo rising. An infrastructure kind of person ("Hmm, I wonder how this works!") Former engineer. Training designer. Crystal healer. I have a private practice using stones, hands-on energy, bodywork to release blocks, fill in gaps, and allow energy to flow optimally.
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4 Responses to Centering in the Midst of Chaos

  1. Hi special lady! You gave me this stone several years ago, but I wasn’t sure how to use it properly. So thank you for this information! I have it out now under this beautiful full moon, and will exercise the special energy on myself today!!


  2. Lindsaysf says:

    Indeed! In a class I took, the key steps of preparation were: grounding, centering, being clear, being here and now. Similar. Shielding is an additional step I often use, especially when working in toxic situations.
    I like ending with looking in their face! Good suggestion. I’ve used both up and down – and sometimes both. Many people here need stronger connection to earth so the downward stroke is more crucial.


  3. SteffiGoosie says:

    The first few sentences made me think of an exercise my friend the pagan high priestess taught me: “Zentrieren, erden, schirmen” (center yourself, connect to the earth, shield). 🙂 I place my feet firmly, and draw energy up from the earth, then draw sky energy down so they can align with each other, then I use a downward stroke to both sides of my body to “let it rain off”.

    Have you tried drawing the crystal upward instead of downward? Same line, “positive” movement direction. I had similar advice in Reiki: at the end of the Reiki session, flatten the bumps in the aura by gently stroking downward a few times, but always end with an upward line. Same goes when you look a person “up and down” – whenever I find myself doing this, I made a habit of always finishing with a look back upward into the person’s face.


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