I picked up a new book recently that will be shared often because it covers the importance of mantras, meditation and the powerful healing of stones. The book is Remedies for Mind, Heart and Soul - Crystals for Healing, by Karen Frazier. Her chapter four includes 192 Crystal Remedies for Mind, Heart, & Soul. Hopefully after reading this practice, you will treat yourself to many April walks in nature and find a serene spot for Centering. The author writes “Centering is the process of calming your mind, body, and spirit and moving into your peaceful center. When you are centered, you are in a calm and relaxed state, but you are also alert. From this state, it is easier to understand the flow of energy and information around you, and it is easier to tune in to your creativity, feelings, and intuition.”
Below are listed the author’s Remedy Steps for Centering. I believe this can be repeated often, especially while spending serene time in nature as part of an ongoing healing process.
Sit comfortably with your eyes closed. Notice your breathing. As you begin to relax, repeat the mantra above several times until you feel relaxed, maintaining focus on your center, the area between your solar plexus and sacral chakras (Naval). Also at the same time connect to the earth. Visualize yourself sending roots from your core and extending into the Earth, wrapping these roots around the Earth’s core. Continue this meditation for at least 10 minutes.
Blue Lace Agate is a calming stone that can also help you center yourself. Hold the stone in one hand and, with your eyes closed, breathe deeply, allowing calm to wash over you. You can remain in any position, even standing, to center yourself this way. If you tend to be off center a lot, it may be helpful to carry a piece of Blue Lace with you to hold whenever you need to find your center.
Center yourself at the start of the day with a brief Clear Quartz meditation. Sit comfortable, holding a piece of Clear Quartz in your receiving (non-dominant) hand. Close your eyes and take 10 deep breaths, focusing your attention on your core and feeling the energy from the clear quartz flowing toward your center.