I love discovering alternative healing methods for everything, especially when it comes to mental health and wellbeing. A surprise gift I received for my 50th birthday are four crystals for emotional healing.
Usually, I would place these crystals on an altar in my home and try to channel positivity from them just by having them close by. But today, I’ve decided to take a closer look at each crystal’s unique emotional healing power and find a way to incorporate using them in my daily routine.
How crystals work and how to use them every day:
An article in the Times of India states, “According to experts, crystals act as a power hold for healing. They allow positive, fruitful energy to flow into the body and do away with the negative, toxic energy. Like other forms of alternative therapy, crystals work by channelizing your energy levels, thereby focusing on healing your body from the inside.”
As to how to use them, in a recent article in Elle magazine, Devi Brown of Karma Bliss shares that ‘People put crystals in interesting places, but I like to keep them in a bag, which I’ll put in my handbag or pocket, but they also work well when tucked around the house, depending on what they do.’
She also shares, ‘Another great place to put crystals is on your nightstand because you can feel their energy while you sleep or behind your computer at work. It’s best to keep them in spots where you’re around them for a substantial amount of the day.’
Other research suggests holding the crystal in your hands while stating an intention or an affirmation. Also, some say placing the crystal in the sunlight during the day helps to energize its inherent healing properties.
Rose quartz is a powerful nurturing crystal for emotional healing.
If you’re feeling emotionally closed, distressed, alone, or sad, rose quartz might provide the vibes you need. Here’s what I discovered about my new rose quartz crystal:
According to Charms of Light:
“Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing, and feelings of peace. Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief. Rose Quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes. It encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance, invoking self-trust and self-worth.”
Cape Cod Crystals says, “Rose Quartz is considered a therapeutic stone. Metaphysically, Rose Quartz is thought to invoke a motherly presence. Amulets of Rose Quartz are used as a supportive totem for individuals who are in need of soft and gentle nurturing, looking to balance any matters of the heart. This includes encouraging peace and calm in relationships, not limited to romantic: familial pain, as well as fostering deeper platonic relationships.”
Kyanite crystal allows you to channel positive energy for emotional healing.
According to The Spruce, “Kyanite is a powerful crystal with a very soothing, calming energy. Unlike many crystals, it does not collect negative energy, so it doesn’t need to be cleansed. Kyanite is especially helpful in facilitating communication and meditation.”
And, My Crystals states that “Kyanite encourages two emotions to its bearer: happiness and excitement. It also helps avoid feelings of disgust, confusion, envy, horror, sadness, and anxiety. As a result, many are after the emotional benefits of Kyanite.”
After learning more about my crystals, I think Kyanite is the one I will use during meditation. I like that it has clear energy, reduces anxiety, and promotes feelings of happiness.
Tri-colored Calcite helps overcome fear and depression while also calming the nervous system and helping to attract love.
According to Sage Crystals, calcite can take on many forms and colors. Here’s what Sage Crystals had to say about the colors in the calcite I recently received:
“Orange Calcite helps to balance the emotions, remove fear, overcome depression, as well as simply dissolving problems standing in the way of achieving our highest potential. It is particularly helpful in removing phobias, as it will help to restore mental and emotional equilibrium.”
Red Calcite is an energizing and detoxifying stone. It also has the ability to bring stability to our willpower and increases inner strength. It assists with problem-solving. It can also attract love. With its ability to ease and release fears, it calms the rushes of adrenaline caused by fear, which is particularly helpful to those of us who go to battle in our everyday lives.
White Calcite is healing and augments the ability to astral travel. Its energy is amplified to specific body areas, so it is an excellent mineral to support healing through visualization and biofeedback. White Calcite can also enhance the body/mind connection.
This is a crystal I will turn to when I’m facing a specific challenge and need help moving through it.
Amethyst helps to overcome feelings of loss and overwhelm while facilitating a connection to a higher power.
“Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer. It relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, and dispels anger, rage, fear, and anxiety. It alleviates sadness and grief and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition, and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers.
Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs, or other addictions. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory, and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. It relieves insomnia. Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.”
Also, Crystal Vaults states that “Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye, Crown, and Etheric Chakras, enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability. It initiates wisdom and greater understanding and is a stone of comfort for those grieving the loss of a loved one.”
Wrapping it up:
Crystals have been around for millions of years, and they hold energetic frequencies that can promote emotional wellbeing. I like the idea of choosing a crystal that aligns with my needs at that moment. Even if sometimes I’m only receiving a placebo effect, working with the crystal helps bring awareness and hopefulness into my radar. I plan to incorporate them into daily spiritual practices.
Do you use crystals? Do you have any thoughts on their power to heal?
Please let me know in the comments below!