For as long as I can remember, crystals and gemstones have always been a great tool to help me connect deeper to my writing, world building, and characters.
There are many amazing ways to benefit from the healing energies of crystals while writing or engaging in the creative process. Wearing crystals in the form of bracelets, necklaces, or pendants can help you focus your mind on the task at hand and set your intentions.
I’ve used many of my crystals as creative writing companions and indeed their supernatural properties surely take me deep into my imagination and into creative writing bliss. Placing a crystal, or two, on my desk while I write, has been proven to help me focus through writer’s block, creativity slumps, and brainstorming new ideas. Below are three creativity stimulating crystals to help cure writer’s block and unleash your inner creative juices.
Clear Quartz Crystals
Whether you’re a creative writer, copy writer, blogger, poet, or journalist, words play a huge role in our lives. If you’re experiencing moments throughout the creative writing process where your just won’t come, placing a clear quartz crystal on or near your writing desk can help your thoughts to flow more freely.
Clear Quartz comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and has many benefits and like most crystals, clear quartz is all around us! From timepieces to lasers to jewelry, clear quartz is an amazing conductor of energy, which is why it’s powerful to have nearby.
Whether you wear your clear quartz on your body, carry it in your pocket, or have it sitting near you at work or at home, notice the clarity it brings while in meetings, drafting a new idea, or while editing your novel or poem.
Clear Quartz is also great for bringing clarity when you feel overwhelmed, confused, or hazy. Hold your clear quartz in your hand while you reflect and see what insights arise. Quartz can also help you focus on a large creative writing project so having it around you during the brainstorming processes is a powerful way to become electrified by the supernatural clearing effects of clear quartz.
Amazonite is extremely beneficial to all levels of consciousness. The stone itself assists in manifesting new creative insights, universal love, and promotes creativity on all levels.
Amazonite assists with the removal of writer’s block by fostering a deep understanding and knowing when it comes to manifesting your ideas and concepts.
Amazonite promotes inner peace, self-expression, and aids in peaceful confrontation. This crystal especially helps me speak and write my truth through difficult or emotional scenes and perspectives. Amazonite is also known to help reduce stress and worrying when it comes to creative deadlines or writing edits by lending you the ability to communicate efficiently and go with the flow like water.
Renamed after the Amazon river in Brazil, Amazonite can be found in the United States, India, Madagascar, Namibia, and Russia.
Dating back to the ancient Egyptians, Cleopatra and other scribes of royalty wore Lapis Lazuli and black obsidian crystals to improve communication with higher deities. Pharaohs favored lapis lazuli the most, and judges wore Lapis Lazuli emblems to honor Maat, the goddess of truth.
In ancient Egypt, the seventh chapter of the Egyptian Book of the Dead was said to be engraved on Amazonite. Malachite crystals were also powdered and applied to wounds to prevent infection and clear quartz crystals were placed on the dead to help guide them into the afterlife. The uses of Amazonite in both the ancient and modern world are endless!
If you’re struggling to find the right words for your scene, try writing with a few pieces of sodalite near your writing desk or around your neck.
Like many throat chakra crystals, Sodalite encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuition. Sodalite also is a great communication stone to wear around your neck or wrists in the form of jewelry while writing and helps tremendously with the verbalization of deep thoughts, perspectives, or feelings.
Sodalite inspires emotional balance and calms the mind and nervous system from panic attacks by enhancing self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust. In addition to boosting your creative confidence, sodalite balances the metabolism, boosts the immune system, and overcomes calcium deficiencies making it a great crystal to keep your energy levels high.
If you’re aware of your Chakra’s, crystals can help amplify your throat chakra and can boost creativity and confidence associated with each creative gift the throat chakra vibrates within.
For example, blue stones like Lapis Lazuli, Kyanite, and Sodalite are associated with pleasure, communication, and the throat chakra. Blue or throat chakra stones will help to balance that energy field while you create, thus stimulating the throat chakra even more.
As we become more in tune with ourselves and our environment, we can express what we think and what we feel freely. Thus making the creative writing process even more enriching, transcendental, and powerful. So grab a crystal, or two, or three, or four the next time you’re at your writing desk and reconnect to your story again.