Numerical Vibration: 7
When I think of rose quartz my heart immediately feels the power of love that lies within. This is my go to momma stone while working with not only the window of pregnancy, but also with fertility and postpartum care. When I found out I was pregnant with my first born I ran to my local gem shop and chose a nice sized piece of this gentle pink stone to serve me through my journey to becoming a mother. I remember meditating with it at my heart space during my pranayama (breath) practice to fill myself with love and to push out any fear. By the time I reached my second trimester and my little man was starting to create his own space from within, I started placing the rose quartz near my bellybutton and bringing that loving energy down to my growing baby.
While working with mommas who are currently holding that bundle of joy in their very tired arms, and desperately trying to juggle the impossible, I tell them to bring that rose quartz back up to their heart. Being a mom is a constant, very demanding, and often times draining job. We give, and give, and give. Then wake up to do it all over again. Sometimes that smile starts to get tired, and that love you project is hard to deliver. It is important that you find that time and space to refill your cup. Yes, probably your coffee cup! But more importantly, your heart space cup. You cannot expect yourself to shine and provide on an empty tank. Stop pushing it momma! Take that time to care for yourself.
With that being said, I know there were some eye rolls. When do I have the time for that? I totally get it. Believe me. I get it. So here are a couple tried and true ways you can quickly get your rose quartz to love on you to start feeling your best Self.
- Meditate. There are so many ways to meditate, so if you are a beginner explore your options whether it be listening to an audio-meditation, sitting in silence, or repeating a mantra with/out a mala (my personal favorite). The rose quartz can be in the mala beads and pass through your hands, giving you that connection. It can also be used in nugget form as stated above, or placed on a crystal grid to allow gazing for connection.
- Jewelry. This of course is where it all started for me, as a jewelry artist. Wearing rose quartz in necklace form is my favorite too, given the proximity to the heart space.
- Facial. Are you already washing your face at night anyway? For me that is a maybe…just being honest. However, on Sunday I make a point to take the time and do it right. Once I’ve washed my face I like to apply my toner and use my rose quartz facial roller. If you use serum, you can use after this step too. The benefits of using a gemstone roller include: improving blood circulation, improving skin tone, and eliminate toxins.
- Gemstone essential oil roller. In my Chakra Balancing series I use rose quartz for the heart stone to be mixed with our essential oils. This practice requires having mini gemstone chips that can be added to the empty roller bottle. I personally love using lavender and ylang ylang oils in my heart roller, but use what resonates with you best. Citrus oils offer an uplifting mood too. You may enjoy the use of grapefruit or orange. Just be cautious of sun exposure on skin for up to 12 hours after application of your citrus oils! It is worth doing some research with the essential oils, as they can react/smell different to different people.
Now that you have some ways you can quickly give back to yourself I challenge you to do just that. Commit to self love at some point today, in any way. Breathe into that heart space and be open to receive this amazing energy you deserve.