The citrine stone and citrine affirmations are helpful when you are seeking greater abundance in your life either financially or in terms of physical health.
If you have recently purchased a citrine stone from a crystal shop, or you have been looking for ways to use your shiny yellow crystal, know that you are in good company.
Citrine Properties and History
Citrine is a personal favorite of mine and it has been used by cultures and civilizations for millennia. In ancient Rome, citrine was associated with the messenger god Mercury, so the stone is also associated with opening lines of communication.
Citrine is a pale yellow color because of its rich iron content, and it has long been known as a “sun stone,” thought capable of holding sunlight.
Interestingly, the solar plexus chakra is also closely associated with the sun as the physical solar plexus in the human body closely resembles a sun with its rays extending out in all directions.
Thus, the solar plexus chakra and the citrine are the two most closely linked chakra and stone we have.
To understand the power of the properties of the citrine stone, then, it is helpful to understand the solar plexus chakra.
The Solar Plexus Chakra and Its Connection to Citrine
The solar plexus chakra is where your mind meets your body. It is located just beneath the heart, just under the rib cage, in what we call your “gut,” both physically and metaphorically.
More and more spiritual and metaphysical practitioners are calling the gut your second brain.
The solar plexus stores all of your energy for you, it communicates with the rest of your body and your mind, and it sends signals of joy or pain throughout your body.
It is literally a ganglion of nerves that communicate with the rest of your body. It is metaphorically the seat of communication with the outside physical world.
In order, from the top down, the chakras work connect you to the Universe, to the life around you, and to the earth.
Third Eye Chakra
The third eye chakra allows you to see the world through the eyes of your higher consciousness, that all knowing, all seeing, all powerful energy. You see the Truth, right to the heart of every person and every matter when you look with your third eye.
Your throat chakra enables you to speak that Truth you see with your third eye, clearly and with love.
The heart chakra is the seat of your self love and your compassion for others. It connects your god self to your earthly self.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The solar plexus, the third chakra up from the root, is the first chakra that connects to earthly matters from the heart down. It is the place from which you connect to other humans on an individual basis, it informs how you feel about others, and it is the home of your instincts, as opposed to your intuition.
As you descend into your sacral chakra, you now connect with those closest to you on earth, the ones you created, who created you, or with whom you share a creative vibration.
And finally, the root chakra connects you to the earth, the same material that makes up your entire being, and all of life on earth. It keeps you firmly rooted here on earth, here in the present, and in the now. It is your material existence.
So you can see how the solar plexus chakra plays an enormous role in your human existence, how you navigate this life, and how you interact with others while you are here.
As Caroline Myss points out in her book Anatomy of Spirit, a blocked solar plexus chakra can lead to all sorts of health issues from gut issues and issues with your digestive system to anxiety, depression, and nervous disorders.
A blocked solar plexus chakra can mean troubles with your finances, troubles communicating with others, and troubles with feeling joyful and abundant in your life, all of which can leave you lacking in personal power and confidence.
For this reason, it is critical to have a clear solar plexus chakra.
Citrine stones can help with this, especially when doing meditations for clarity.
Citrine affirmations can help as you enter and exit meditation, so keep them handy with your citrine stones.
Morning Meditation to Clear the Solar Plexus Chakra
To clear up your solar plexus chakra, rid yourself of toxic negative energy, and invite positive energy and good things into your life, sit in meditation for 20 minutes every morning.
Your morning routine should resemble something like this:
Wake Up Early
Wake up with the sun if you can and stretch your body, get out of bed, open your curtains or blinds and look at the bright daylight.
This practice will sync your system with the natural circadian rhythms of the sun and the moon, which will align your spirit with the Universe more closely.
Clean and Clear
Next, make your bed, brush your teeth and scrape your tongue to rid yourself of all toxins from the night of sleep, then drink a full glass of room temperature water with a splash of lemon to get your digestive system going.
Then, enter a clear, quiet space in your home, set your citrine crystals around you, and do at least 10 minutes of gentle yoga to steady your breathing and wake your body and mind up.
Finally, set your timer for 20 minutes and sit quietly, either with your legs crossed or lying flat on your back in corpse pose, and clear your mind of all outside thoughts.
I like to begin with a series of “om” chants to center myself.
As you meditate, imagine a ball of pale-yellow light entering the crown chakra and clearing space to connect to the divine.
Then imagine the light swiping clean your third eye chakra, filling your head with pure positive energy, and then entering your throat chakra for a good clearing out.
Allow the light to drop into your heart chakra and send yourself immense compassion for how far you have come in life and for how far you have yet to go. Give yourself love for taking care of yourself in this way, for taking the time to heal yourself.
Then move that light intentionally into your solar plexus and picture the light expanding outward in all directions or your body, sending your body healing, love, and faith in your body, mind, and spirit to come together to clear you out of all negativity and toxicity.
Finally, allow that light to drop into your sacral chakra and wash it clean and then down into your root where it can hook you into the earth and expand outward toward all of life, honoring your connection to everyone and everything in the Universe.
In your final moments of meditation, allow your mind to rest, to simply sink into your deeper self, and sync up with your higher consciousness. Express gratitude that you are in a safe space with a roof, food, and running water.
It is a true privilege.
When you close out your meditation, honor the four corners of the earth, water, earth, air, and fire, and commit to good thoughts, good words, and good deeds for the day.
Before meditation, you can practice your citrine affirmations that will open you up to healing.
“I am worthy of healing.”
“My body, mind, and spirit know what to do to heal me.”
“I am worthy of abundance.”
“I live in an abundant universe.”
“Everything I need is already inside of me.”
After meditation, you can affirm all you have been through and go forward with faith.
“I am the Universe having a human experience.”
“The Universe has my back.”
“I am always being guided.”
“I am surrounded by love.”
“I can do anything.”
“I can let go of what no longer serves me.”
“I release all expectations and move forward with an abundance mindset.”
Repeat these citrine affirmations throughout the day and do the good things as you go that support the words you speak, the spell you are casting.
Remember, in the United States, it is easy to get bogged down with negative energies and lose sight of your energy center. We are surrounded by an energy field in our daily life that works hard to disconnect us from our higher self.
It is upon us to use whatever powerful tool we have to master our own physical energy in the best way we know how. Yellow citrine is one of those powerful tools.
You deserve mental clarity, vibrant energy, and spiritual growth. Allow this stone of abundance to support positive change and inner strength in your life and open up a flow of energy that will give you a clear mind, creative energy, and intense good fortune in all areas of your life.