There is a short meditation I make part of my regular practice. It involves the selection of four stones or pebbles, and then a simple reflection activity for each stone. Often I will go for a walk first, and select four stones from the beach or the fields. I’ve even managed to find four pebbles walking along a suburban sidewalk.
Sometimes I will select four tumbled crystals from my collection, using the energetic qualities or colours of the stones to further enhance my experience. This is a lovely way for crystal lovers to find a practical use for their stones.
I then do a five-minute meditation with my chosen stones, and for the rest of the day I carry those four stones with me in my pocket, to remind me of what I have practised in my morning meditation.
(In my pocket today I have citrine for Freshness, rough fluorite for Solidity, clear quartz for Clarity and amethyst for Freedom.♥)
Watch this short video by Thich Nhat Hanh to see how the stones are used in meditation. You may want to choose your stones first, and then follow along. Once you’ve done this a few times, and remember what the stones stand for, it’s a simple practice you can do anywhere, which creates a great feeling of peace and calm.