Tense Situation? These Crystals Can Help
Overwhelming, seemingly insurmountable stress seems to be an inevitable part of life at times; the car won’t run, the checks are bounced, a job is lost - or even a loved one. Approximately one sextillion varied types of tension exist in life and can enter our lives in a flash and a whir.
Crystal Healing for Stress?
Fortunately, there are many metaphysical practices that can ground us and keep us balanced during times of upset and chaos.
Astrology, numerology, tarot, sage, yoga, and chakra-balancing are all wonderful ways to keep your energies in check. Did you know that crystals are incredibly powerful and effective for cleansing and renewing our energies?
Crystals are ancient gifts from the universe, harnessing properties that assist us on our earthly journeys. Their gifts are expansive and selfless; they can absorb negative energy, promote physical healing and send celestial positivity rocketing through your veins.
The Best Crystals for Stress Relief
You can carry them with you, meditate near them, place them around your home or even infuse your water with their heavenly aura - the possibilities are nearly endless! Nearly. Don’t eat them.
Let’s explore the best crystals for relieving tension.
Amethyst is a healing stone both physically and emotionally. It is known for bringing clarity to our mind and to do away with feelings associated with stress. This includes the physical symptoms as it can relieve tension in your muscles due to external challenges.
Place this on those concrete, stiff shoulders and feel the releasing energy of this stone melting your muscular rigidity away. Many use this crystal to help with sleep, motivation, and memory so keeping it close to your work desk is another great way to use Amethyst.
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This stone is like a warm, love-infused cup of milk for the mind. Lepidolite’s essence is centered around its ability to soothe and dispel negative energy from the user. If you’re feeling tense or overwhelmed by negativity, using this crystal in everyday practice can be like a breath of fresh air.
When worries have your head trapped in a negative cycle, it becomes increasingly hard to sleep and just like Amethyst this crystal can help promote sleep. Place a piece of lepidolite under your pillow or on your nightstand and let the sleepy, relaxing effects take over.
Adventurine could be a synonym of the word calm. This crystal is often used in mala bead bracelets because keeping one with you can bring the helpful energy that you are loved and cared for by the universe.
When meditating, aventurine is an enhancing stone that will promote inner stillness and help you find your footing again, amidst a chaotic world. Place aventurine in your left palm, close your eyes and focus your attention on the peaceful properties pouring into you.
Lithium quartz is uniquely helpful for feelings of depression and anxiety. While it should never be used as a ‘cure’ for mental health issues, many people use it as part of their treatment to lessen their anxious tendencies and ground them back in a more relaxed place. This crystal is often used for personal soul seeking into past lives and into our own trauma.
When using this stone, focus on still imagery like a still pond as you hold it in your hands. Allow a balance of calm energy wash you over with a sense of content, an appreciation for life and a feeling of gratitude.
We suggest that you keep this one in your pocket. Selenite is an extremely powerful stone, and it relaxes the senses. When this crystal is charged and treated properly, people use a simple touch to the stone in order to feel its benefits. It is also quite often used in divination and Tarot to cleanse negative energies and prevent unwanted influences from affecting a reading or talisman.
Selenite is a perfect stone for tension-induced headaches, as it grasps your pain and releases it into the atmosphere as a harmless, neutral substance. It dislodges stagnant energy and leaves you feeling refreshed.
Amazonite has many clarifying uses, but it is best known for blocking geopathic stress and calming aggravation in a chaotic world. This one is also used in crystal healing bracelets often to protect the wearers from evil energies and bring luck and tranquility to them in new situations.
To use this crystal, we suggest finding a way to wear it when you’re feeling stressed to create an aura around you of luck, light, and love.
These six crystals will greatly reduce stress and tension during times of duress. Let their buoyant, uplifting energies fill you with a sense of trust, knowing that the universe will take care of you and embracing the steps on your path to enlightenment.
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* Editor’s note: This article was previously published February 24th, 2018 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.