As a Whole30 Certified Coach, I am always on the hunt for ways to make a round of Whole30 more healing, fun, and of course, filled with sparkle. Two of the most sparkle-inducing tools that I personally use for healing and wellness are Whole30 and crystals, so why not explore how they could work together? Sparkly stones are gaining more popularity. I am passionate about the healing potential of crystals, so I wanted to share a few worth exploring. Whole30 makes me sparkle, and adding the power of healing crystals just might amplify your sparkle experience.
Smoky quartz is a perfect stone to begin our Whole30 Makes Me Sparkle Stone Support list. This gorgeous crystal is both grounding and cleansing, a perfect blend needed when you decide to change your health, habits, and relationship with food. Anytime you embark upon a shift in health, staying grounded is hugely important. At the beginning of Whole30, you may feel a mix of excitement and overwhelm. Don’t worry, that is totally normal! Whole30 has the potential to change lives in amazing ways, so keeping yourself grounded in the process can ensure that those new habits have a strong foundation!
Whole30 Sparkle Practice: Close your eyes, take slow deep breaths, and hold a smoky quartz in your receptive hand (the non-dominant one!). Envision a golden cord or roots coming down from your tailbone into the ground, deep into the center of the Earth. Watch as this golden connection wraps around the Earth’s core. Continue to breathe deeply and slowly, as you see and feel healing energy flow up through the connection. Allow energy to be exchanged between your physical body and the Earth’s core. Experience the energy of the Earth fill your body with healing, while you remember that each and every one of us is connected to this planet. This grounding practice can also support our Whole30 by reminding us that not only are we revitalized by the energy of the Earth, but also by the foods that naturally grow from it’s resources. Eating whole, real, nutrient-dense foods is a grounding practice in itself!
Sometimes, when making changes in our lives, it can be very easy to find ourselves overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden. During your Whole30, there are clear rules and guidelines of the program, which can help tremendously when we are second-guessing ourselves. And yet, anxiety can still make an appearance, especially at the beginning of the program (oh hi, days 4-5) and especially, if it is your first time. Fluorite is my favorite anti-anxiety tool! Often called a “psychic vacuum”, fluorite can absorb and pull out the excess energy causing rumination and worry in our minds. Fluorite can be a restorative support stone as we make changes in our lives, and can clear out the stories we tell ourselves that we are not Whole30 or that we are not worthy.
Whole30 Sparkle Practice: If you find yourself doubting your capability to complete a Whole30, worrying about meal prep or dishes, or telling yourself that you could never complete this amazing reset, it could be helpful to use fluorite during a meditation. Lay down in a comfortable positive and place fluorite on your Third Eye, in the center of your forehead. Take slow, deep breaths, checking in with your body. Consider adding in the mantra “I am Whole30” as you allow the fluorite to work its magic. Spend at least a few minutes in this meditation, allowing your thoughts to float by, centering back with your mantra.
Ocean jasper is a gorgeous stone that serves by detoxing our system from trauma, old stories, and anything that is no longer supportive to us. Ocean jasper strengthens our systems by helping us to release old mistakes and to forgive ourselves. With ocean jasper around, we can move on from previous chapters in our lives, acknowledge the wisdom we have gained, and turn the page into a new chapter. Consider the power of keeping ocean jasper on hand during your Whole30, particularly when it can be easy to beat ourselves up about previous health habits or our relationship with food. This stone reminds us that there is wisdom gained in all of our experiences, and it can help us to turn the page into our new habits and as we explore our food freedom through Whole30.
Whole30 Sparkle Practice: Sit quietly for a few moments holding ocean jasper allowing your hands to feel the energy that it vibrates. Then, consider journaling with your ocean jasper on hand. As you move through your Whole30, each and every step of the process includes lessons, learning, and new wisdom. Write out some of the wisdom that you are gaining from the process of Whole30. Document a list of old habits that you are seeking the support of ocean jasper in releasing. Call in the changes that you want to create in the next chapter with your food freedom.
Sometimes during Whole30, we find ourselves needing to advocate in new ways. From asking about ingredients in menu items to explaining to friends and family why we made the decision to devote energy to our health, voicing our needs and desires is incredibly important during Whole30. Blue-laced agate is the perfect support system to strengthen our throat chakra to speak our truth, ask the questions we need to ask, and voice the reasons why we are prioritizing our wellness with Whole30.
Whole30 Sparkle Practice: If you find yourself feeling drained from having to explain Whole30, express your reasoning for embarking on this life-changing journey, or ask questions about ingredients, placing a blue-laced agate in your pocket or bra just might turn up the volume on your voice of advocacy. I personally wear a blue-laced agate necklace when my voice could use a boost. This calming stone can be a subtle support to strengthen our confidence in speaking our truth.
In my life, Whole30 was a catalyst of change that led me towards truly loving myself. Rose quartz is one of the most powerful crystals for healing and love, and is particularly supportive in the self-love department. When you add rose quartz to your Whole30 process, beautiful things can happen! When we learn to listen to our bodies, we are expressing love for ourselves. When we are prioritizing our wellness, we are acknowledging our worthiness; when we are acknowledging our worthiness, we are allowing self-love. When we make choices each day to say yes to our sparkle, we are loving ourselves. Rose quartz turns the volume up on self love and supports our heart chakra, so engaging it as a tool in your Whole30 will ensure there is ample self-love to bloom and support your Whole30.
Whole30 Sparkle Practice: With Whole30 as your guide, you will have an abundance of non-scale victories to share, and with the support of rose quartz, you will be vibrating at the highest level. This is the perfect opportunity to create a gratitude list (write, draw, sing, text) of all the facets of you that are oh-so-desirable! Shout from the rooftops how gorgeous, kind, and healthy you are. Let the world know just how bright you sparkle.
Are you interested in Whole30 as a way to support your sparkle? As a Whole30 Certified Coach, there is nothing I love more than to watch others proclaim “Whole30 Makes Me Sparkle!”.