Our world as beautiful as it is can sometimes be extremely fast paced and a little overwhelming. For some this can often lead to feelings of insecurity, uncertainty and a deep rooted sense of fear. Energetically when this happens we need to take some time to ground ourselves and calm our minds. It’s beneficial to get outside in nature, meditate or we can even incorporate a few healing crystals into our home, office or to wear as jewellery to help cultivate a less active mind and promote a deeper sense of acceptance and peace. Here are five of our favourite gemstones that support both the mind and emotional body during such times.
Rose Quartz has a very gentle and feminine vibration. It supports the heart chakra, the energy centre which governs how we give and receive love unconditionally. It is known as the stone of universal love and restores trust and harmony in relationships. It is also an excellent stone that promotes a deeper sense of self- love. Often when we are anxious we are hard on ourselves, when in fact we need to learn to be gentle with ourselves. Wearing rose quartz over the heart chakra (situated at the centre of your chest) will help balance this energy centre and promote a deeper sense of peace.
Aquamarine is a stone of courage, it is a powerful cleansing stone for the emotional body. It is also an excellent stone for balancing overwhelming feelings of fear, particularly the fear of the unknown. It has a cleansing and gentle vibration, allowing for better relationships, love and compassion. It is a stone that is supportive of the throat chakra, the energy centre that governs our ability to express ourselves, communicate with others and speak our truth.
Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is very effective at soothing those who wish for a more peaceful and harmonised life. It encourages a sense of self-acceptance and confidence, as well as encouraging one to speak ones truth. It is also supportive of the throat chakra, the energy centre that is deemed as a pressure valve of the body, allowing the energy of the other chakras to be expressed freely. If the throat charka is either blocked or out of balance, it can have a negative impact on the other chakras.
Smoky Quartz is one of the most powerful gemstones to support the Root Chakra, the energy centre that governs our feelings relating to security, survival, anger and restlessness. This chakra is the foundation of both physical and spiritual energy for the body. When the base chakra is in balance the spiritual energy of the body forms feelings of security and a sense of ones own power. Smoky Quartz is also an excellent stone to support on an emotional level when times of challenge arise, inspiring one to be more engaging with the world. It is also a good stone to encourage the manifestation of dreams into reality.
Red Carnelian supportive of the Sacral Chakra, the energy centre that governs our feelings and emotions, how we interact and behave in our relationships and our creativity. It is a stone of action, encouraging one to be more confident, stimulating ambition and drive. A stone that it is very helpful when one is wishing to move forward and manifest a deeper sense of calm and inner peace. It is also said to promote a strong flow of life force energy into the physical body.