Fear and anxiety. Anxiety and fear. The two most common words I hear everyday with clients.
I have seen over the years how these two words can be so debilitating - how they can create so much internal pain and physical anguish. I have seen how these two words have stopped productivity and even made the simple tasks of daily life almost impossible to achieve.
What I have also seen is how crystals can actually assist with fighting fear and overcoming (or better-managing) anxiety.
Yes, there are specific crystals for this and they are also readily available!
I'm going to give you on the run-down of 4 totally cool crystals that you can work with, together with some awesome techniques on how to use them to help kick fear and anxiety's butt!
This stone completely embodies the vibration of love - which is the opposite of fear.
Rose Quartz generates kindness and compassion and is a beautiful stone for balance.
If you have experienced any fear revolving around emotional drama, confrontations or chaos, this stone will support and comfort your Heart Chakra.
Blue Lace Agate
An amazing stone known for its calming vibrations and ability to balance and re-centre your thoughts.
Blue Lace Agate is associated with the Throat Chakra and it aids in communicating calmly and with clarity - perfect for when fear sets in or when anxiety is trying to take over. It's ability to re-programme your thoughts to calm and positive ones, make this a really powerful stone for treating anxiety.
A power crystal when it comes to overcoming fear.
Carnelian is the stone which best symbolises strength and empowerment and it transforms fear-based thoughts into clear and positive ones.
Pyrite - AKA Fools Gold
Fear and anxiety are often working hand-in-hand to prevent us from achieving our goals or being courageous.
Pyrite is not only fantastic for treating anxiety, its also a great protection stone as it keeps us safe and grounded.Pyrite will help uncover the cause behind the anxiety or fear and will assist in promoting a search for solutions.
All of these crystals can be used during meditation, in fact working with your crystals during meditation allows you to absorb their healing properties at a deeper and more intense level. Be sure to hold the crystal in your 'receiving hand' - this is your less dominant hand (ie, if you are right handed, your left hand would be your receiving hand). As you meditate, set your intention and make sure you are in a comfortable position. You may start to feel tingling sensations as you work with your crystals - this is completely normal as this is your energy connecting to your crystal!
Most crystals are available in jewellery form, mainly as pendants, rings, bracelets and ear-rings. Not only are these pieces gorgeous to look at it, but you are also absorbing the healing properties of the stone as you wear it. I must admit, I love anything with a dual purpose!
If jewellery isn't your thing - you can also purchase crystals as individual pieces and keep them with you in your bag, by your bed side table or on your office desk.
Be sure to cleanse and activate your crystals before you use them - remember, crystals absorb our energy as much as we absorb their healing properties, so we don't want to be working with stones that hold the energies of others!
Cleanse: Purify your stone by placing it in a small bowl with water and 1 Tablespoon of rock salt (my fave is Pink Himalayan, but any rock salt will do). Keep it in there for at least 30 minutes and then rinse it under running water.
Activate: Charge your crystal by placing it in direct moonlight, sunlight or burying it into the Earth. Allow it to activate for at least 1 hour and then hold the stone in your hand saying something along the lines of ""I intend for this crystal to be effective for healing in light and love for the highest and greatest good of all"
Your crystal is now ready for you to work with! And yes, you can cleanse and activate crystals at the same time, in the same bowl of water!
Fear only exists in the mind, so when we dispel fear we can often overcome the anxiety that coincides with it!
Please remember, crystals should always be used as part of a holistic healing plan and you should seek the services of a qualified Medical Healthcare Professional if you believe you are suffering from a medical condition.
Love & Light
xx Sandra Stoitis xx