Using Stones to Set Goals for 2014


This time of year is a good time to go within, re-evaluate our goals and make adjustments. Oftentimes, we may feel stuck as if our lives aren’t going in the direction we had hoped for. The New Year is a perfect time to look at the thoughts we hold onto that may limit our highest potential. Limiting beliefs come from ourselves or outside influences such as families or society. For example, if you have the repetitious thought that you are not good enough, this negative energy builds up a deep insecurity within.

We are all children of the Divine and we are deserving of the infinitely abundant universe. Our limiting beliefs shape our present and hold us back from what we truly deserve. Once we can honestly look at our fears as little helpers, we can change these limiting beliefs into thoughts that enhance our current reality.

One great way of doing this is to make a list of your fears. Then, for each fear, create a positive thought form that you can repeat daily to cancel out the limiting belief. Relax and observe some of these limiting thoughts, take notice of them and recognize how they are holding you back from something you may desire. Our thoughts create our realities so it’ s important to look closely at our limiting beliefs to see which ones serve us and which ones don’t.

As a teacher of Melody Crystal Healing, a lot of the facilitating I do is directly based on helping others recognize their limiting beliefs. I use specific stones in crystal arrays along with guided meditation to help my Clients release these negative thought patterns.

Part of Buddha’s awakening was the realization that our thoughts create our karma. Working with specific stones can help determine our limiting beliefs and release them. Amethyst, Clear Quartz Crystal and Rutilated Quartz can help us visualize or determine what our limiting beliefs are. Citrine, Golden Calcite, Diamond, Pyrite, Tanzanite, Apache Tear, Ruby, Sapphire, Tourmaline and Charoite can aid in helping to dissolve old energy patterns and limiting beliefs.

Tigers Eye aids in helping us see our limiting beliefs as neutral, not good or bad. Therefore, we can honestly see which repetitive thoughts are no longer serving us. Peridot and Amber are stones we can use to help lift depression and give us the energy we need to go with the flow of transition. Kyanite, Golden Topaz and Larimar aid in releasing fears and stagnant energy.

The best way to use these stones is by meditating with them with the intention to recall your limiting beliefs. The energy of the stones will help us to see clearly how we are limiting ourselves. Also, keeping a particular stone with you in a necklace or in your pocket for 30 days can help make clear (operating as a constant reminder) what your limiting beliefs are. Recognizing and eliminating our limiting beliefs is a huge step in taking back our full power – whether it’s in healing ourselves, attracting our desires or living the lives we want.

Jennifer VanderWal

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Jennifer Vanderwal has been a Melody Crystal healing instructor since 2004. She’s a Master of the Usui Tibetan Karuna Seiryoku system of Reiki since 1999. She offers classes in crystal healing and reiki. Her therapies include crystal healing facilitator and spiritual counselor. 248-672-0579 or She teaches classes and offers chakra balancing with gemstones and Crystal Healing Sessions at Bodyworks Healing Center, 734 416-5200,


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