Stones & Crystals
I thought I’d compile a list of gemstones that I’ve found really useful in dealing with overwhelming emotions. Remember to smudge and cleanse them, if anyone needs an explanation of that, feel free to message.
Malachite – I have some prayer beads made from this material (enhanced by a blessing of some Tibetan monks) and this is the first thing I hold onto when a situation overwhelms me. I use this in healing, particularly over the heart chakra (your emotional center) and it does wonders.
Hematite - This will just suck away negative energy. It’s a stone that needs to be cleansed often (by water, incense, sage, smoke, candle, Reiki, etc), but it’s very effective.
Salt Crystal - If you can get your hands on a salt lamp (either Himalayan or Polish salt crystal), they are wonderful to induce a sense of calm to your surroundings. It’s also good near electrical energy, to diffuse the negative ions released by the electrical equipment (A salt lamp releases positive ions, which have good affects on people. Ex: Waterfalls release positive ions). I have mine near my computer and if anything emotional affects me from the screen (whether I’m reading, watching, or listening to something), it diffuses it. I also utilize a chunk of salt crystal in healing to disconnect from overwhelming energy.
Calcite - This is really good for emotional balance. On the days when hormones may be off the charts or when you just feel off kilter, this helps to ground excess energy.
Clear Quartz - Another one that’s really good for emotional balance. This is really good for healing.
Rose Quartz - Eases emotional imbalances and helps to clear stored anger, resentment, guilt, fear, and jealously. It also reduces stress and tension.
Turquoise - Ever have those moments where you’re so upset over something that you can’t talk? This stone is good for sucking out the blockage that is preventing communication.
Amethyst - Heightens personal power and awareness. It helps to keep out the thoughts and emotion of others. It helps to differentiate between your thoughts/emotions and others. Note: When utilizing amethyst bare in mind that heightened awareness will allow you to pick up on the emotions of others as your own personal awareness grows. Use this crystal when using your shields and you'll be able to tell the difference between your emotions and others, allowing you to better shield against the emotions of others by recognizing the difference.
Amber - Helps to alleviate jagged emotions by smoothing them over with energy before they are pulled out.
Carnelian - Excellent protection stone. Enhances shields and keeps other emotions out.
Red Tiger Eye - This is very good for getting rid of any residual emotions that may be stuck in the root chakra.
Intent is one of the most important things with having stones for protection and healing. You can have the stones absorb positive energy and continually recharge them with such.
If anyone else has stones & crystals that they use for emotional healing/protection, please share. ^__^