Alignment. It’s the spiritual version of having all your ducks in a row. And it feels great: you feel alive, energized and centered. But for many individuals, alignment isn’t a regular experience, and this can negatively impact how you feel, think and interact with others. Something’s always “off.”
There are many energetic ways to change this, and using lavender gems is a gentle, yet powerful practice to help you create greater alignment. Here’s why.
What does it mean to be in alignment?
We all have a special calling. It’s something meant just for you. It’s like having a homework assignment – except it never feels like homework. It feels energizing.
That’s because when you’re in alignment, your actions and thoughts line up with this inner calling, working together to create an authentic life. But when we live out of alignment, life begins to feel like homework and one tiring, feet-dragging experience.
Why is it difficult to be in alignment with yourself?
In today’s modern world, alignment is challenging. There’s so much pressure to meet lots of different expectations. It’s all very distracting, and instead of focusing on who we are, and what we’re called to do, we make desperate attempts to be like everyone else.
Another reason why alignment is so challenging is that we get stuck in limiting beliefs. And until we heal and release them, it’s hard to live in alignment.
Because this misalignment occurs gradually, it’s hard to notice it. However, when you’re out of alignment, there are some pretty telling signs.
11 signs you’re out of alignment
We humans are very good at adapting – even to pain and discomfort. Therefore, we can live out of alignment for a long time and never even realize it. Do any of these signs sound familiar to you?
If so, there’s a good chance you’re not living in alignment with your true self.
- You have a nagging feeling that something’s off
- You feel limited, unfulfilled and disconnected
- You feel like your past mistakes are what’s holding you back
- You don’t have much – or any – direction
- You know you’re not living according to your true purpose
- You feel like you have stagnant energy inside
- You feel fatigued
- You experience irregular breathing because of anxiety, anger or stress
- You struggle to concentrate because your mind is scattered and distracted
- You feel sad or even depressed, especially because you believe you’ve lost something
- You feel irritable toward other people
These contrasting feelings are very uncomfortable and as strange as it sounds, that’s a good thing. That’s because your inner wisdom isn’t giving up on you. It wants you to know that you’re out of alignment.
Knowing this wisdom is power. When you know you’re out of alignment, you can take steps to replace disconnection with the connection, dissatisfaction with content, and fatigue with new vim and vigor. That’s where lavender gems come in.
The power of lavender gems for alignment
Lavender(violet) is the color of the crown chakra – your center for deeper connection, not only with the greater Life Force but also with yourself. And lavender is especially indicated for understanding yourself better.
Because lavender helps you become more self-aware, it also helps you to move through life with greater certainty and centeredness.
Lavender gems are multidimensional
Along with aquamarine, citrine, and quartz, lavender gems offer multi-dimensional healing. This means lavender gems are versatile multitaskers that can profoundly influence many areas of your life experience.
Not only can they boost your emotional, mental and spiritual health, but they can also bring more balance and harmony into your life.
Another way lavender supports alignment is by helping you develop greater flexibility and creativity – exactly what you need to get out of a rut, recognize your true self, and live a more authentic life.
4 ways to use lavender gems for greater alignment
Gemstones may be cute and trendy, but they’re powerful conduits for healing. So, it’s always a good idea to approach them with both respect and gratitude. It’s also important to use them correctly so they can support your healing.
Here are four ways to use lavender gems to get back into alignment and be your most authentic self again – or maybe for the first time.
- Wear lavender gems around your neck
A lavender gem necklace is anything but jewelry. Instead, it’s a powerful tool that quietly works with you, both day and night. If you prefer not to wear it while you sleep, place it near your body. This way, you can still connect to the healing energy of the lavender gems, and deepen your connection with yourself.
- Wear a lavender gem tisrati
If you need mental clarity, and you’re struggling with both an overactive mind and an unsettled emotional body, a lavender gem tisrati is a powerful tool, too.
If you have a lavender necklace, place it on your head like a crown. This practice helps to increase awareness and support greater alignment.
- Single gem crown chakra
Even if you don’t have a lavender necklace, you can still use this powerful gemstone. One simple practice is to lie down in the resting yoga pose, Savasana.
While resting, place the lavender gem above your head. Then, picture a white light enveloping you while you meditate on your connection with your innermost self and the Higher Power (or however you identify with the Divine).
- Lavender clusters
When our living space is messy and full of clutter, it’s hard to think straight. So, you can only imagine how hard it is to experience mental clarity, connection, and insight when the mind is cluttered with negative energy like worry, fear, anger, anxiety and more.
Lavender has the ability to purify and transmute this negative energy. One way you can do that is to create a lavender cluster in your room to neutralize this energy and balance your living space again. It’s like giving your physical space a spiritual tidy up.
Living out of alignment is discouraging, disheartening and tiring. It puts you at odds with yourself and with others. Using lavender gems can gently increase your self-awareness and self-understanding, and help you to create greater alignment.