At some point in life we all experience grief and loss of some kind. Grief comes in waves and there is no telling when it will hit, it can be minutes, days, weeks, months and even years after loosing someone or something of importance in your life, and the simplest of things can trigger an new wave of grief at the most unexpected time. These waves often become more manageable over time, although will take away a persons grief, there are things you can do to support the grieving process and ease the pain grief brings.
There are so many Crystals that will support the grieving process, we have complied a list of our top 10 crystals for grief and loss and why we feel they’re ideal crystals to carry or keep close by in times of loss.
Malachite has a strong connection to your Heart Chakra. This helps you to feel
unconditional love towards yourself. If you're going through a rough path or have feelings of confusion, Malachite is a must have crystal that will help you heal, protect and remove negativity in your mind and body. Malachite brings a peaceful energy to yourself and to your relationships.
White Howlite helps to aid emotional healing by releasing blockages, eliminating
anger, pain and stress. Known as a ‘guardian stone’ the calming qualities of White Howlite make it ideal if you are clouded by an overactive mind which affects your sleep and daily life, place White Howlite under your pillow to diffuse the negativity, calm and balance the energy.
With powerful healing properties, Aquamarine is a great companion during times
of stress and heavy emotional burden, it helps balancing emotional excessive outbursts. It soothes the heavy minds, similar to the Moonstone, Aquamarine is connected to the Divine Feminine and will help you connect with your intuition and get in touch with suppressed emotions. As a Throat Chakra stone, Aquamarine will support you in telling the truth and expressing yourself clearly. Keep Aquamarine close to your Throat Chakra area and watch as communication starts to flow easier with others.
negative energy. Providing support, clarity and clear communication Amazonite has a calming and soothing energy that will settle stress or anxiety. This is a crystal that encourages sincerity and acceptance.
Leopard Skin Jasper
With an incredible range of metaphysical properties that support and nurture the
body through times of stress. The vibrations of Leopard Skin Jasper assist in spiritual discovery, inner peace and tranquility. This is also a great crystal to meditate with during times of grief and loss, connected to the Root Chakra it helps to stay and feel grounded.
This bright apple-green crystal is a big promoter of positivity, joy, happiness and
seeing the world in a colourful way. If you suffer from anxiety, depression or just feel low, carry Chrysoprase with you, to promote self-love, positive self-perception and forgiveness towards yourself. Having Chrysoprase under your pillow and/or next to your bed will help with a more peaceful sleep schedule and protect your aura. This is a wonderful positive stone for everyone, that will help you pull you through the more difficult phases in your life.
Tourmaline in Quartz
Both Tourmaline and Quartz are the ultimate protection stones that is ideal for
purification and can get rid of negative energy in or around you. This beautiful stone can turn these vibrations into positive and nurturing energy for your soul.
Connected to the base chakras, the rooting vibes from tourmaline help to keep your grounded, help to embrace who you are, speak your truth, and set upon your path to spiritual healing.
Quartz is known as “Master Healers”. If you place your crystal on your Crown Chakra during meditation, the high vibrations of the Clear Quartz will cleanse your body, mind and spirit and help you align your chakras.
Black Moonstone is a treasured crystal for its protective vibrations that can
guard you against negativity and toxic energy. It can also provide emotional support and connect you to the energy you need to remind you to push past your buried emotional distress and release negative energy. With it's divine feminine energy Black Moonstone also brings sacred peace, nurturing and soothing energy.
Black Obsidian Apache Tears
A cousin of Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian creates a strong connection to
your root chakra and is great for protection against psychic attacks and negativity. It is also known as the “Stone of Truth” and has powerful metaphysical properties that aid communication with the spirit world and can reveal emotional blockages and lies that are holding you back. Black Obsidian can also help you process grief and allow you to start the healing process with more clarity. As a highly protective stone, it will clean and remove negative energy and ground yourself as it resonates strongly with your root chakra.
Epidote is a stone that allows us to connect to mother earth and ourselves, and
brings with it peace and tranquility. Connected to the Heart Chakra, Epidote will open, align and activate the energy flow through your chakras, and allow you to mend broken relationships, move on from grief or rejection and welcome love and new relationships into your life.
A firm favourite for so many is Amethyst, which also aids in the support of grief
and loss. It has a natural calming effect, relieves stress, soothes irritability and help you achieve a balanced mindset. This semi-precious stone has a huge list of benefits - and it’s great to keep nearby or in your palm to ease tension headaches and strain around the head. If you meditate, lie down and place the stone on your third eye or on top of your Crown Chakra while sitting crossed legged. Placing it under a pillow at night can promote quiet, recuperative sleep and prevent nightmares.
Along with crystal healing and meditation, some people also find it helpful to join support groups or simply spend some time talking to a trusted friend or family member. There are those of us who like to push ourselves into other things to distract from the grief itself and those of us who prefer to sit in solitude and reflect. There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to grieving, we recommend listening to your mind, body and spirit, utilise self-care rituals, for some that could be meditation, listening or playing music, a long soak in the bath, a massage or facial, long walks in nature or simply sitting and reading a book.
With grief the only right answer is dealing with it in your own way and finding what helps you get up and face each new day with strength and determination.
People often say “time is the greatest healer”, whilst some aspects of that ring true, finding your own path to healing is essential and healing is a journey, with so many paths. Time doesn’t heal all, each individual must find their path and that is one of the hardest parts, to know what will help and to trust in the universe.
Only thing left to say is remember it’s ok to not be ok! And our inbox and DMs are always open to anyone wanting someone to reach out to to discuss further.
Love & Light
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