Creativity is one of those tricky beasts that can come and go. I find it tends to arrive at the most inconvenient time, like when I’m in the shower or trying to get to sleep and can’t do much about the ideas I come up with; and it disappears at exactly the time I need to be creative or when I’m put on the spot. Can you relate?
The sacral chakra (a few inches below our belly button) governs creativity within us. It’s the energy centre that is also linked with pleasure and passion, and physically, with our sexual and reproductive organs.
It’s no surprise then, that creativity – the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality, is driven out of our centre for pleasure and passion. I don’t know how you feel about creativity, but I know when I’m being creative, it’s fun. And infinitely rewarding!
The best creativity-enhancing crystals
Here’s a list of 19 crystals that can enhance your creativity. They’re suitable to place around your workspace, studio or whichever space you would like to bring in more creative energy; or you could lie down and place one or more on over your sacral chakra / lower abdomen area, and meditate, while envisaging creative ideas coming to you.
Ametrine – an extremely energetic stone, ametrine stimulates creativity and supports taking control of one’s life. It brings clarity, harmonising perception and action.
Apatite – stimulating creativity and the intellect, apatite clears confusion and helps to access information to be used personally and for the collective good. It also aids communication and self-expression on all levels.
Aventurine – stabilises one’s state of mind, stimulates perception, and enhances creativity. It sees alternatives and possibilities, especially those presented by other people.
Bloodstone – heightens intuition and increases creativity. Mentally, bloodstone calms the mind, dispels confusion, and enhances the decision-making process.
Blue fluorite – enhances creativity, orderly thought and clear communication. A dual-action stone, it calms or revitalises energy as needed.
Carnelian – is a vibrant orange stabilising stone with strong energy, and it supports the sacral chakra. It is excellent for restoring vitality and motivation, and stimulating creativity.
Celestite – is a great creative stone, and especially useful for the arts. It urges one toward greater openness to new experiences. Placed on the third eye, it also opens a connection to universal energies, so your creativity may be divinely inspired.
Chalcedony – is a creative stone, opening the mind to assimilate new ideas, and it helps with the acceptance of new situations.
Chrysoberyl – this typically yellow or yellowy brown stone is excellent for creativity. It helps you to see different sides of a problem or situation.
Chrysoprase – said by the ancients to promote love of truth, chrysoprase also promotes hope and gives personal insights. It draws out talents and stimulates creativity. This crystal energises the heart and sacral chakras and brings universal energy into the physical body.
Citrine – this beautiful yellow crystal is warming, energising and highly creative. It enhances individuality, improves motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression.
Diamond – clears emotional and mental pain, reduces fear and brings new beginnings. It is a highly creative stone, stimulating imagination and inventiveness. It cleanses the aura of anything shrouding a person’s inner light, allowing the soul light to shine out.
Herkimer Diamond – one of the most powerful (and beautiful) creativity-enhancing crystals, it also stimulates psychic abilities such as clairvoyance, spiritual vision and telepathy, linking into guidance from higher realms.
Kunzite – enhancing creativity, kunzite is an extremely spiritual stone with a high vibration. It awakens the heart centre and unconditional love, producing loving thoughts and unconditional love.
Larimar – mentally, larimar brings serenity and clarity, and constructive thought. It stimulates creativity and encourages “going with the flow”.
Opal – stimulating originality and dynamic creativity, it aids in accessing and expressing one’s true self. Enhancing self-worth, it helps you to understand your full potential.
Rhodochrosite – is mentally enlivening. It encourages a positive attitude and enhances dream states and creativity. This stone links into the higher mind, helping you to integrate new information.
Tangerine quartz – activates and harmonises the sacral chakra, stimulating the flow of creative energy. It can take you beyond your limited belief system and into a more positive vibration. It demonstrates that like attracts like.
Yellow Fluorite – enhances creativity and stabilises group energy. It is particularly helpful for cooperative endeavours.
Other ways of connecting with your creativity
Of course, crystals aren’t the only way of connecting (or reconnecting) with your creativity. Here are some of the ways that have previously helped me get my creative juices flowing, and which may help you:
- Get out into nature away from the day-to-day pressures
- Meditate or sit in peace and silence – sometimes the best ideas come in your own silence
Look at inspiring images whether it’s landscapes or abstract pictures, different colours can inspire creativity
- Before going to bed, asking for a creative solution to a problem or challenge I’m looking at; I invariably wake up with an idea or two
- Brainstorm with friends or colleagues – sometimes it helps to bounce ideas of other people
- Get on with your day – sometimes creative ideas come when you least expect them!
Do you have any favourite crystals or rituals to stimulate or enhance your creativity? Feel free to share in the comments below.