Crystals for Happiness: How to Shift from Darkness to Light
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Crystals for Happiness: How to Shift from Darkness to Light

Healing is a constant, daily, never-ending journey and requires us to do the deeper (sometimes uncomfortable) work. Love and light is a powerful component of healing, and while you never want to bypass your raw emotions and real feelings, it is helpful to realize that the light always surrounds you – even when you don’t feel or see it. When you are in a lower frequency state, crystals for happiness are a powerful tool to help you connect with and tap into the light. 

This mini crystal program for enjoyment will explore how to shift out of the darkness and into the light. Through reflecting, journaling, energy clearing, reprogramming and intention-setting, you will arrive at a new, higher state by the end of it all. You can use this program for long-term emotional healing, or as an on-the-spot treatment for when you find yourself immersed in the darkness and have trouble finding the light.  

So are you ready to break through darkness and tap into the light? Let’s get started.

Reflection & Journaling

Why it matters: Though it’s powerfully healing to move through lower vibration emotions that bubble up, it’s also important to give energy to the more positive moments in our lives so we do not overlook or forget them. This reflection will focus on the light and positive aspects of your life as a reminder that there is always light around you.  

How to Get Started: Reflect on the past month, taking a look back at the moments of joy, happiness, light, and positivity that you have experienced over the past month – no matter how big or small.

  • What brings you happiness and joy? What uplifts you? 
  • When did you experience happiness or joy in the last month?
  • What does happiness look like when it’s happening to you?
  • When you’re in a state of happiness, how do you react? (Do you smile, laugh, observe, etc)
  • How does this make you feel on a physical and emotional and mental level?
  • How would being able to access and tap into the light more frequently change your life?
  • What can you do each day to bring more light to your life and spirit?


Crystal tip: Hold a crystal of your choice (we love Clear Quartz!) in your non-writing hand while you journal to filter out any distractions and bring more clarity to your reflection. 

Create A Timeline of the Emotion 

Why it matters: This exercise guides you to create a timeline of how enjoyment and happiness has presented itself in your life. By the end of this exercise, you will be able to see the timeline of this emotion throughout your life.

How to do it: Download the Timeline Your Happiness worksheet to go further back in time – as far back as you can remember. Pocket any experiences, instances, or even thoughts that you can remember into the age that they occurred. 


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Crystals for Happiness and Light

One of the most powerful crystals for tapping into the light is Clear Quartz. Clear Quartz can work like a spam filter for your mind, helping you scan for mental “garbage” so you can delete it. This allows you to rise above your erratic thoughts, insecurities, or lower vibrational words to an elevated state where you can let in the light. The high vibrations of a Clear Quartz crystal also work to raise your energetic vibration. From this new, higher state of being, you can connect with your highest self and live in alignment with a higher frequency. 

Besides Clear Quartz, there are many other crystals that can help you shift toward the light. Here are some of our favorites: 

  • Citrine for embracing a positive outlook. The sunny energy of this stone reminds you to stay focused on the positive aspects of life and guides you to make the most out of every situation.
  • Selenite for raising your vibration. The high vibration of this stone uplifts your spirit and clears away any darker or negative energies that surround you. 
  • Angel Aura Quartz to inspire a more fun and playful outlook on life. Sometimes on your spiritual journey, things can get too serious and that can leave you feeling stuck. This rainbow-crystal reminds you to lighten up in moments of darkness.  

Clearing Darkness with Selenite

Why it matters: After reflecting, journaling, and time-lining this emotion, it’s time to clear away and release the stored experiences from your energy field that prevent you from raising your inner light. For this exercise, you’ll be using Selenite. Selenite is perfect for this practice because it fills you with pure, white light as it clears away any residual lower vibrational energy from your system. This leaves your entire being at the highest possible frequency.

How to do it: Hold your Selenite in your right hand and make a fist. Hold your Selenite about 6 inches in front of your fore- head and your left hand about 6 inches in back of your head. Now switch the placement of your hands - left in front and right in back - in a sweeping motion over the crown of your head. Repeat this motion as you visualize the Selenite clearing your mind of any cluttered thoughts.

Crystal Tip: To take your energy clearing practice one step further, use a Black Kyanite crystal to cut the cords with sadness after you’ve cleared your energy with Selenite. The sword-like energy of Black Kyanite cuts any remaining energetic attachments to lower vibration experiences or feelings so you can fully release darker energies from your mind, body, and spirit. 

Program Your New State 

Why it matters: As a final step, it’s time to replace darkness with a higher vibrational frequency. To shift out of a state of darkness, you will be guided to reprogram yourself on a cellular level with the energy of light and positivity. Now is the time to choose one of the crystals for enjoyment discussed previously to use as your touchstone for a higher state of being. 

How to do it: Hold your crystal of choice over your crown chakra and say out loud or in your head, “I am filled with the highest vibrations of light and love.” Repeat this intention for a total of 7 times while allowing the crystal to purify and transmute any low vibrational energy.

Wearable Crystal Jewelry Combination 

To harness the power of this crystal program on-the-go and throughout the day, we recommend wearing crystals for light in the form of healing crystal jewelry. This allows you to plug into a source of light whenever you are slipping into the darkness. By wearing these pieces, you can align with a higher vibration and recalibrate your energy at any time. And the more you wear and work with these stones, the brighter your inner light will shine and the more you will be able to block out darkness and negativity from entering your energy field in the first place. 

  • The Light Keeper Bracelet or Clarity Bracelet doubles as a protective shield to block out lower vibrational energy and a source of light to tap into to raise your vibration 
  • The Light Keeper Necklace surrounds your energy field with a bubble of light and specifically addresses your upper chakras, like your heart chakra and crown chakra.
  • The Vibrationally High Necklace harnesses the sunny energy of Citrine to fill your mind, body and spirit with positivity, happiness, and light.
Heather Askinosie
Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at

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