BoHome: DIY Healing Crystal Altar
Sometimes in this life we all need to slow down, be mindful and breathe. Today we call in our resident soothsayer, stylist and Tree friend Abi Whittaker to show us how to channel mindfulness and create a dreamy crystal altar at home...
We all seem to move so fast now, checking emails, getting lost in social media and forgetting what it is to really breathe deep and be mindful of our true intentions. I love crystals (who doesn't) and I surround myself with as many as I can and really feel they give a beautiful atmosphere & feeling to any home. You can find lots of different kinds here to kick off your collection.
Setting up a crystal altar at home is a great way to channel those good vibes and to display your beautiful collection. The first step is to find the perfect little nook for your altar. I like a space with plenty of light and air so under a bedroom window is perfect. Grab yourself a wooden box, leather trunk or small table and a few essential bits & pieces that make you feel calm and at ease. I've chosen my fave Chakra Incense & Incense Holder, Amethyst Candle Holder, Pure Energy Crystals and of course a few extra crystal clusters. A journal is another great addition to your crystal altar so you can write out affirmations and intentions and read back over them next time.
Add in some candles to bathe in the light from the other realms, and gather up a few of your favourite keepsakes to add your own personal touches. There is no right or wrong way to do this so make sure you use items that YOU love and that mean something to YOU. The important part is that you surround yourself with calm and give yourself a chance to stop, breathe & look within.
Sit for a few minutes (or longer if you can) and try and free your mind of your everyday worries. Focus on your breath and let the healing light of the crystals heal your inner self. You may like to hold a favourite crystal and say out loud some affirmations like these lovely words from Buddha -
The mind is everything. What you think you become.