Sometimes in life, we come into situations that require us to seek and face the truth and to courageously stand for what is right and true for us.

We are currently being challenged, not only personally but globally, to face inconvenient realities, to pause and reassess our lives, our values, and our responses on all levels of our being.

Some of us are embracing that challenge while others remain paralyzed in fear. Fear creates a cloud that prevents us from perceiving, recognizing, and remembering the truth. Fear keeps us disconnected from our heart and our higher mind.

However, these are the times of opportunities. Opportunities to see what’s what, who’s who, what we want, how we want to live and how aligned are our choices with those desires, as well as who and what we support.

Now is the time to see where and how we have given away our personal power and to take it back. This isn’t an easy task as it takes a lot of contemplation and brutal self-honesty. It requires taking personal responsibility and it demands making bold choices. Choices that may, at times go against what is popular (and/or convenient).

The thing is that your truth may be different than my truth. Life isn’t necessarily black and white. There are a lot of shades of gray. As long as your truth is based on personal direct experience, long reflection, values, open-mindedness, and the ability to be highly honest with yourself than that is your truth (and not something that has been fed to you without contemplation and direct experience).

Our truth can also change and it’s actually quite a good thing. When you allow all aspects of yourself and of your life to flex, you allow yourself to evolve. And if there is a single truth in life for me is that the only goal of living is to continually evolve into a better person. No matter what you believe in terms of God or the afterlife, I do believe that it applies to everyone. I think we stop really living the moment we stop bettering ourselves.

But all of this takes courage, sometimes a lot of courage. So as you reflect and reassess your values, your lifestyle, what you wish to participate in or not, etc… here are my suggestions of gemstones to support that process.

Crystals for transforming fear into courage

obsidian sphereObsidian is beneficial for protection and grounding. Helps to heal negativity & ancestral lineage. It is a strong stone that will bring up fears and issues to be worked through. And is good for helping us to let go of the past and breaking past habits that are no longer useful.

large garnet almandineGarnet Almandine allows one to contemplate, to access truth and to integrate it in accordance with the higher self and the universal will. It brings insights into and helps one’s ideas, even against great resistance. It expands our levels of awareness, and inspires creativity, to the point where we are able to change our own lives. It also increases our willpower and powers of resistance.

dragon's blood jasper tumbleDragon’s Blood Jasper is a stone of courage. It helps us find new ways to transform parts of our life into a more desirable state. It helps us to better understand our own emotions and feelings. To listen to our hearts and to provides us with the necessary strength, courage and purpose needed so that we can address any deeply buried or repressed emotional issues and resolve them once and for all. It brings to us the strengths of love, forgiveness and compassion and gives us the courage to face difficulties head-on. It can also help us to build on the “real person” that we are, dissolving the false images of ourselves and promoting spiritual self-healing.

silver leaf jasper palmstoneSilver Leaf Jasper gives the strength to stand up for what you believe in and not be intimidated by others. It helps you find your true path in life. Also brings a sense of security & stability & assists with your connection to the Earth.

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