Empower Thy Self Bracelet

Designing Reiki charged gemstone healing bracelets isn’t as straightforward as you think. Find out why I created the EMPOWER THY SELF bracelet and the work that goes into it.


Wear this Reiki charged gemstone healing bracelet to help with self empowerment
Wear this Reiki charged gemstone healing bracelet to help with self empowerment

Managing Anxiety

Lately, I’ve been struggling with managing my anxiety and I do feel like sometimes I’m just about keeping my head above water. Luckily this time, I’m not frantically flapping my feet out of view beneath the water’s surface, like I have done previously. I’m not in the dark and alone this time around!

I’m fully aware of what I’m doing thanks to my mindfulness because before, I wasn’t aware of the symptoms of anxiety or what I was doing.

I know that you shouldn’t keep your feelings bottled up and luckily by expressing them out loud to my close ones and to YOU, I’m able to manage my anxiety, but I can’t tell you how much I want to AVOID those things that are causing me so much anguish at the moment with my mental health.

I need to follow my dream of becoming self-employed, helping people like myself who suffer from mental health issues as I have so much to give.

I don’t want to be trapped in a highly stressful job that I can’t afford to leave as I have bills to pay and before someone says, ‘you have to quit the rat race to be happy‘ or something similar, my reply is ‘really?

Following My Dreams with The Tarot

Through my experience of working with chakras and the Tarot, I know right now that in order to be stable, I need PATIENCE and I need to work on self-reflection!

If I was to quit the rat race now, do you really think that this would make me truly happy?

The answer is no as I’d be jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. If I need to self-reflect and learn from my mistakes in order to achieve success.

I don’t have savings to start up a business, but I sure know what I want to do and I’ve listed what I’m currently doing. See my prices here.

  • Reiki both in person and long distance
  • Tarot and chakra readings
  • Chakra health checks
  • Designing gemstone healing bracelets
  • Anxiety workshops

There are a number of achievable obstacles in my way that will require time and patience and as I write this now, I’m thinking about those empowerment graphics such as follow your dreams to be happy that get shared on social media. Yes they serve a purpose, but you need to be sensible and think about it. Everything is so rushed in today’s society and people need to think before they act!

Last Saturday I asked myself, ‘where am I going wrong?’

My Development Work and Creation of the Empower Thy Self Gemstone Healing Bracelet

I found myself losing hope and last Saturday, I was very down almost to the point of giving up. I returned to the Tarot as I normally do a lot of self-development work with the Tarot and it helps me to see the parts that I’ve hidden in my shadow.

I drew the Two of Cups and I immediately thought of me and my partner Mark.

Two of Cups - Sacral Chakra energy
Two of Cups – Sacral Chakra energy

Over time, we bury our emotional feelings, especially those that cause pain and unfortunately, these will resurface at some point causing havoc with your mental health and physical health if you ignore them. These hidden feelings cause blockages within your aura and chakras and you need to face them and deal with them.

I learned through the Tarot what one of my blockages is, and unfortunately I do push people away who get close to me. I shun their help when I’m feeling desperate as I feel that I’m going to be left on my own, so I might as well prepare myself for it. Before doing the Tarot, I wasn’t aware of this aspect!

Looking at my past, people who I got very close to either hurt me, both physically and mentally, or they have left. The way I coped with this was to bury the emotional pain and appear strong by becoming solely independent, that way, I’ll be safe!

Yesterday, I performed a chakra health check on myself and discovered that my sacral and solar plexus chakras were indicating blockages.

Sacral Chakra and Immature Feelings

Unfortunately, by not facing my feelings and doing what I did, I’ve found out that it was an immature way of dealing with it. I should have been asking myself the following questions: –

  • What if anything did I do wrong?
  • What can I learn from this situation to better myself?
  • Have I released all of my emotional pain?
  • Why am I afraid to express my emotion?

Those last two questions make me think because I always hid my emotional pain to the point that it hurt physically in my forehead and throat.

When you behave in this manner, the pain manifests within your Solar Plexus Chakra and one of the consequences of this is that you lose self-confidence and you become controlled by your emotions.

I disguised my hurt and put a happy face on because I believed it made me look strong, when in fact I was burying my emotional pain. I have since learned that crying is a form of emotional release and that it is far better to release all that pent up negative energy rather than save face!

Solar Plexus Chakra Emotional Control

The Solar Plexus is where you hold stress and it is responsible for mental clarity and manifestation. Any blockages within the Solar Plexus chakra can halt your vision and moving forward. I don’t want a blocked Solar Plexus chakra if I have a dream to fulfill!

The Tarot Card I drew here yesterday was The Tower and it was reversed!

The Tower - Solar Plexus energy
The Tower – Solar Plexus energy

I looked down at it with feelings of anxiety and immediately thought to myself, ‘what have I done?

What destruction and pain have I caused myself lately to be at this point in my life?

The message of The Tower card reversed for me is about reconciling.

  • What is holding me back?
  • What have I personally ignored to land myself in this position?

The answer is that although previous tarot spreads have advised me to look at the root cause of my anxiety and pain, I ignored their advice. I’ve brought about my own personal destruction (last Saturday) and looked at putting the blame on others instead of looking directly at myself!

Click here to read more about the Solar Plexus chakra and associated crystal gemstones

Lemon Jade and Carnelian

So now you understand the background and importance for the design of the ‘Empower Thy Self’ gemstone healing bracelet that I made as part of my own self-therapy.

Yellow Jade was chosen for its soft and gentle hue of yellow. It will help with releasing the pent up emotions from my past and replace with joy and happiness. Self-control and facing your fears is important. I must allow the bright colour of yellow to clear away negativity to allow empowerment of self and fulfilment of my personal dreams.

Carnelian is to help me manage and deal with my emotions and feelings. It will provide strength and allow me to see the way forward while renewing my passion for life. No longer will I be controlled by my emotions.



I just want to take this opportunity to say how moved I am listening to Tyson Fury being open and frank about his mental health issues. It’s a reminder that you and I are not alone. There’s plenty of us struggling, so there’s no need to do this in silence. I’m fully aware that some may read this article and believe that I’ll be a waste of time performing reiki, or gemstone healing, but I’m not worried. I would rather get help from someone who has been there and struggled and has EXPERIENCE of life and it’s as simple as that!


Reiki Gemstone Bracelet and Care Guide

All gemstone bracelets that I design are blessed with Reiki to provide the wearer with the qualities that have inspired its creation. If you would like a Reiki gemstone bracelet designing for you, then please get in touch. For further information and care guide, click here. Please also note that the colour and shape, texture of stones may differ from the photograph above as lighting may be a factor and no two gemstones are alike.


These gemstone meanings are traditional and are not a substitute to medical practices. No claims have been made about the suitability of this stone or any stone for healing or for curing diseases. It’s important that if you’re in need of medical assistance, you consult with your doctor.

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