For as long as I can remember, negative thoughts have run through my head. Although I now realize why, I didn’t know that in the beginning.
These thoughts had a way of overtaking my life; I couldn’t leave my driveway without thinking the next car I pass will hit me. Another thought was when I would leave a store, that I could be robbed. The negative scenarios were an ongoing problem. Eventually I named the voice, Negative Nancy! I worried about everything, house burning down, mother dying or my kids being kidnapped. I was trapped in this vicious cycle.
It was after I tried to be hypnotized that I realized I needed to change. As the girl tried to get me to go under, Negative Nancy would not let go of control. She had me completely relaxed, but when she would say something like “you will forget your name”, Negative Nancy would pipe up and repeat my name not allowing me to go under.
After that night, I introduced Positive Polly to Negative Nancy. Anytime a negative thought entered my head, I shoved it out with three positive thoughts. It sounds easy but let me tell you it wasn’t! With the help of Positive Polly, crystals and friends, I have been able to move on. With a few years practice, I am finally in a better state of mind.
So now Negative Nancy is Nicest Nancy and she gets along with Positive Polly!!!
The following crystals can help your Positive Polly make friends with your Negative Nancy:
The problem I found with religion is that we label ourselves. We let these labels define what we believe and who we are. My question is why do we need a label, can we be spiritual beings without it?
I was raised as a Baptist. We believed in one God, Jesus and everything the bible said. I was always the one in Sunday school casting doubts among the lessons, which was usually frowned upon. I was, and still am, curious by nature about religion.
Fast forward to my early twenties. I read an article on Wiccans. It was like stepping into the light, my entire spiritual world changed that day. I could see there was more to religion than I had been. I quickly started researching Wiccans and Witchcraft. I loved that there was multiple Gods and Goddesses. I loved crystal magic, candle magic, aromatherapy and all things metaphysical. For years, I considered myself to be Wiccan but I couldn’t keep up with the rituals. Honestly, it was hard work to follow the Wiccan rituals with 3 small children and all the responsibilities I had; there was no spare time for it. But that didn’t stop me; I had a label to stick with. It was at least 10 yrs later that I realized I wasn’t Wiccan or a witch.
I felt a little lost after that, I no longer had a label but was desperately searching for one. By this time, I had started Simply Magical Jewelry. I was vending at metaphysical expos every weekend and meeting wonderful people. These encounters allowed me to grow mentally and spiritually.
Today, I can say with absolute certainly, I DO NOT NEED A LABEL! I believe in Spirit, my guides and angels. I believe there are many gods and goddess we can call on. I believe that both crystal power works and burning candles with intentions. I believe in reincarnation and being old souls. I believe the best place to worship is in nature and taking time to enjoy it. I have stepped into the light and have become more spiritual than I ever was.
Crystals that can help you find your spiritual side:
Author: Jennifer Flint Atzemis
Editor: Felicia Ann