Carnelian: Power of True Expression
Carnelian vibes with courage, vitality, sexuality, confidence, action.
In ancient times Carnelian was believed to give the wearer courage in battle and to help timid speakers become both eloquent and bold. Carnelian helps overcome fear of taking action or fear of doing the wrong thing. It assists you to embrace change and transformation in your life.
When I work on myself I tend to focus mainly on the heart and the head. These are very important areas but I shouldn't forget the physical. It is the complete vision that will give me the best effect.
Carnelian affirmation: I am filled with the vital energies of life, and I take action with confidence and power.
There may be a reason I am very attracted to this stone right now... I am in the process of defining my true authentic self. I have been very intentional about setting up my life in a way that gifts me opportunities to challenge myself on a daily basis. Silly things like learning to take the bus and making eye contact with people on the street. These are things that seemed impossible to me 5 years ago. Paralyzed by anxiety, I stayed in my routine and stayed home, which only made things worse. The easy mindless routine gave my brain ample time to create non-existent problems and drive me into a tailspin of fear. Daily mindfulness, pushing myself out of my comfort zone on a regular basis, (even just a little.. it adds up in the end.) and cardio (my meditation) have all played huge rolls in my recovery. I don't always hold up my end of the bargain but it is a process that I am embracing as a life long journey. Have you had anxiety? Have you been able to overcome it?
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Research Sources: The Book of Stones.