Success is a tricky thing. It can feel fleeting. It can feel just out of reach. It can feel like destiny. It can be so many things to so many people, and it can lead to feelings of abject failure.
The truth about success is one that very few people are willing to recognize: it is all, always in your hands.
So, how do you reach out and grab it?
You start with that one simple recognition and you work your way out from there, employing practices, plans, and even crystals for success.
But yes, that recognition must come first.
The Law of Attraction
Like gravity, the law of attraction is an undeniable universal law that you can either use to your detriment or to your benefit.
The basic tenet, as speaker and holder of infinite wisdom Abraham Hicks describes it, is as follows:
That which is like unto itself is drawn.
It is as simple as that. When you are in a negative, doubting space, the universe, an all powerful and all loving space, will send you exactly what you expect – negativity and doubt.
When you insist that something is impossible, the universe will send you constant streams of proof that it is impossible.
When you are certain that something is achievable, the universe will send you constant streams of proof that it is achievable.
Once you understand the law of attraction, when you can get into a neutral space about it, you can learn to harness it to your benefit achieve nothing but constant streams of success.
But Wait. What Is Success, Anyway?
So before we go any further it will be critical to understand what success means, especially if you hope to implement practices and invest in crystals for success.
The truest definition I have found of success is reaching a goal you have set for yourself.
Thus, you must be careful not to get it twisted. Success does not have to be money, or love, or a relationship, or weight loss. It can be any of those things, all of those things, or none of those things.
Perhaps all you really want is a more peaceful, quiet life.
Maybe you want a baby.
Or you just want to read more.
It can be defined as getting what you want. Period.
Law of attraction is great at getting you what you want.
Don’t Think about the Elephant
But here’s the catch: you have to focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want.
Because the universe is a loving but neutral force, it does not speak in negatives at all.
Quite often, people will say they want one thing, but they focus not on what they want but on what they don’t want.
You want to be rich, right? So you work hard, 80 hours a week, never sleep, wear yourself out for years trying to get ahead and work, build your business, invest wisely, and you just can’t seem to get ahead.
Because all you ever think about is how hard you work, how you don’t have enough money, how lacking you are, how hard it all is, how unfair it all is. Your focus is on the negative.
The universe does not speak in negatives, it just responds to your energy – lack and exhaustion. So it sends you more lack and exhaustion.
You are essentially saying to the universe “I’m so tired.” And the universe says back “Okay here are more opportunities to be so tired.”
To shift this to success mode, you need to shift your energy to how strong you are, how smart you are, how much growth you have in front of you, how much progress you’ve made, how much wealth you’ve accumulated, and how much more you obviously stand to accumulate because you’ve come so far already.
Focus on how much money you can imagine yourself having, and the universe will respond by bringing it to you.
The same is true of love.
You say you want to be in a relationship, that you want romance, that you want your soulmate.
So you put yourself out there, you date online, you say yes to every date you can get.
And yet you find yourself still sad and alone.
And all you ever talk about is how sad and alone you are.
How it’s not fair because you’re a good person and why does your friend or your enemy or that stranger over there get to be in love and you don’t?
First of all, the comparison game is deadly, so don’t play it. You have no idea what is going on inside of anyone else’s relationship, or anyone else’s head.
Second of all, when it comes to love, you have to shift your entire perspective.
You want love, you have to love yourself.
Work on yourself from the inside out. Get healthy, get fit, get spiritual, take yourself out on dates, go see funny movies, or even better, romantic movies, and fall in love with the characters.
Drum up the feelings of love inside you and tell the universe “I am so excited for when I meet the love of my life.”
Then just keep doing more of the same.
When you are ready to be ready to be ready, your love will find you. Your love cannot miss you!
Maybe you want to lose weight or get healthier or heal an illness.
Here’s a secret not often shared: every single illness on earth has been healed. Every single person who wants to lose weight can. Every single person who wants to get healthy, can.
The thing is, we start with the physical and we forget to work on the mental.
You might start eating better, stop drinking so much, stop smoking, see a doctor, get the allopathic treatment you need.
And all of that is well and good.
But if you don’t change what is going on in your mind, none of the external physical approaches you take will work in the long run.
Conversely, once you change your mind, your relationship with your mind, and your relationship with the universe, you can have total wellness, total fitness, and love the body you’re in.
It really is that simple.
But that means you have to stop talking about how fat you are, how sick you are, and how you’ll never be healed.
You have to stop identifying with your diagnosis or illness, and start identifying as healing.
Even if you can’t imagine being healthy, imagine you are healing.
You can imagine that.
Keep your focus on the positive.
Love and Light?
There is a huge misconception in the witchy spiritual world that keeping your focus on the positive means you have to be all love and light all the time.
“Positive vibes only!”
Like I said. It’s a misconception.
And I get it.
It can feel very tempting to imagine that you’re only ever going to think positive thoughts and never think a negative thought in your life.
Unfortunately, the human mind has other plans.
Your mind has been conditioned your whole life to protect you and keep you safe, by you.
So it will conjure worst case scenarios and major dramas.
Don’t resist this.
See it, and let it pass.
Recognize the negative thought, and then let it go.
Otherwise, you run the risk of shoving it down, in which case your body will hold onto it, and you will end up much worse off.
5 Crystals for Success
To support your practices of focusing on the positive, aiming for what you want, and going forward in single minded pursuit of that goal, you can keep a few crystals on hand to remind you of just how powerful you are.
Clear quartz is great for when you’re seeking success so you can get really clear on what success you’re actually aiming for. It’s also helpful for amplifying the other crystals in your focus.
The love stone will help you clear your heart chakra and step into a deeply loving space, which will remind you of how worthy you are of all of your desires.
This grounding stone will keep you present in this moment and focused on exactly what you want, not wandering into spaces you don’t intend or reaching beyond what you can even manage.
Heal yourself before you attempt to reach for anything. You cannot achieve any goals from a place of illness or sickness.
And back to the sunny, bright, and positive! This stone will keep all of your energy focused on what you want, on the possibilities, and not on what you don’t have and what you lack.
In the end, the definition of success is deeply personal, and whatever you are aiming for is, too. So get really deep, get personal, and don’t be afraid to aim at what you want.
Then, trust yourself and the universe to deliver. Because, when you can frame it like that, it will, every single time.