The top 10 crystals to ease anxiety
Many people are disturbed by the unsettled times in which we are living. But being anxious and fearful only exacerbates the situation. What we need is light and peace radiated out into the environment and we can only do that when we find it in the depths of our own being. Crystals are a great way to keep calm during a crisis. But they also help us to face each day with equanimity, gently floating away anxiety. An aid to mindfulness, they facilitate taking each moment as it comes rather than worrying about the future or regretting the past – I’ll have a book out on that shortly. In the meantime, here are ten of my favourite crystals to ease anxiety. Keep one in your pocket or wear it as jewellery.
Cleanse your crystal regularly as it will rapidly absorb negative vibes. You can put it under running water or use the Crystal Balance Company’s Cleanser Spray (www.crystalbalance.co.uk/crystal-cleanser-essence.html) or Petaltone Clear2Light (www.petaltoneusa.com or www.petaltone.co.uk.)
Eye of the Storm (Judy’s Jasper)
I named this lovely new stone ‘Eye of the Storm’ because that’s exactly what it feels like. It’s so serene and protective. It’s impossible to be anxious with this in your pocket. It’s like standing in the calm ‘eye’ of a hurricane. Everything may be turbulent around you but you remain in a quiet, centred space. Eye of the Storm helps you to take a dispassionate look at problems too – and to recognize when your own fears are getting in the way of peace of mind. You can obtain one charged by me from www.angeladditions.co.uk (or ask www.exquisitecrystals.com for Judy’s Jasper as that’s what it’s called in the States.)
Healing our world
If you’d like to send healing and peace to a particular part of the world, a combination of Eye of the Storm (Judy’s Jasper) and Rose Quartz can be gridded on to a map and left to do its work.
Here’s one we created for my Earth Blessing book to bring stability to Egypt at a time of great political upheaval:
One of the oldest crystal prescriptions against anxiety – and drunkenness! – Amethyst infuses you with gentle vibes that wrap a protective cloak around you and ease you into a more positive frame of mind. Lie down and place one Amethyst, point towards you, above your head and one on your third eye pointing down. Close your eyes and feel peace radiating through your body. It’s an excellent stone for overcoming addictions of any kind, coffee and chocolate as much as booze. It gently supports through the withdrawal process, keeping you calm and centred.
This amazing crystal has over 33 different minerals within its Amethyst base. It is perfect for shutting off the chattering mind. So, if you go to bed at night desperate to sleep but your thoughts race on causing insomnia, place one or more of these gorgeous crystals around your head or under your pillow. It is also brilliant for shutting off those obsessive, toxic ‘what if’ thoughts that can plague us in times of uncertainty – and it shuts out other people’s anxieties too. Auralite 23 instils a clarity of mind that enables you to discern what is truly important and what can be let go of with grace and ease.
Kunzite contains lithium and so is a natural tranquilliser. Simply having Kunzite around you keeps your energy stable. It is particularly useful if your mood swings between elation and despair as it gives you a point of balance. Kunzite awakens your heart centre and connects you to universal love making you feel safe. This gentle stone helps you to remain self contained within a crowd as it strengthens the energy field around your body. Worn over your heart, Kunzite radiates peace and brings back lost trust, promoting tolerance.
Aquamarine is an ancient stone of protection. Valued in antiquity for its ability to summon the spirits of light, it counteracted the forces of darkness. Aquamarine was traditionally worn to ensure safe passage, especially at sea. It assists with letting go of destructive beliefs and toxic emotional states. This stone reminds us that progress is a law of life. It has long been a symbol of hope. Carry one with you whenever you feel anxious about being out and about in public.
Lapis Lazuli imparts peace to the heart and mind. It possesses boundless serenity and is a key to spiritual enlightenment. Place one above your head or on your forehead to harmonize the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels of being. Imbalances between these levels results in depression, anxiety and lack of purpose. Lapis Lazuli brings the energy bodies back into harmonic resonance. Restored to balance, the harmony wakens inner self-knowledge. Lapis Lazuli assists in taking charge of your life. Worn at your throat it encourages you to express yourself confidently without holding back or compromising. Meditate by gazing into one to reclaim your inner peace.
Shungite is highly protective for the aura. It filters out negative energies of all kinds but particularly counteracts electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from computers, Wi-fi, cell phones and the like. EMFs ratchet up anxiety in people who are electro-sensitive (see Crystal Prescriptions volume 3 for details) so that things can feel much worse than they actually are. Shungite removes the fear. Wear one continuously, or stick it on your phone, to protect you and to create a shield around your auric field.
Sodalite is a great stone for overcoming mental unrest. It calms the mind and brings it to a point of dynamic stillness – and stops a panic attack in mid flight. This beautiful stone is particularly useful for group work as it brings harmony and solidarity of purpose. Stimulating trust and companionship between members of the group, it encourages inter-dependence and mutual support.
Sodalite eliminates mental confusion and intellectual bondage. This stone stimulates the release of outdated mental conditioning and rigid mind sets, creating space to put new insights in practice. It encourages rational, objective thought, and facilitates new information being downloaded. Psychologically, this stone brings about emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It can transform a defensive or over-sensitive personality, releasing the core fears, phobias, guilt and control mechanisms that hold us back from being who we truly are. Carrying the stone enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust. (Extracted from Crystal Bible 1).
A stone of strength and purification, Turquoise traditionally provided solace for the soul as well as healing for the body. One of its protective functions is against noxious outside influences. Another is for the traveller and possessions en route. This stone dissolves self-sabotage and is a leadership enhancer that assists with career plans. Turquoise has an affinity with the throat chakra enhancing clarity of communication and in particular self- and creative-expression. An innovative problem-solver, it is helpful for public speaking as it calms the nerves. This stone stabilises mood swings and creates inner calm. It is excellent for overcoming depression and exhaustion and for alleviating panic attacks. Using Turquoise you recognise that the creation of so-called ‘fate’ is ongoing depending on what is done in each moment. It helps you to simply let the past be exactly that, the past.
What this crystal brings to mindfulness: Turquoise releases you from old vows, inhibitions and prohibitions, and from the strictures of out-dated authority figures. Imposed ‘oughts’ and ‘shoulds’ fall away allowing your soul to express itself spontaneously once more. It helps you to overcome a martyred ‘why me’ attitude to life. You live in the present rather than dwelling in the past.
Using this crystal to let go the past: List everything that bugs you from the past. Include ‘if onlys’, traumas and dramas, destructive patterns, toxic emotions. When complete, wrap the list around the crystal. Put it in a plastic bag filled with water, seal and place in your freezer. Next time you clear out the freezer throw away the bag, water and paper, having retrieved the crystal. Cleanse it thoroughly. (Extracted from Crystals for Mindfulness, Watkins Publishing).
Celtic Chevron Quartz
You may well not have heard of this unique and rather wonderful crystal. It comes from a dragon mountain in Wales and is extremely powerful as it contains ‘the Lumi’, star beings from beyond our universe.I’ve set up a ‘bringing in light’ peace grid with it as it asked us to: ‘Be luminescent, a light bearer, send light not fear’.
In addition to the wonderful Celtic Golden Healer, the delicate and so beautiful Celtic Chevron Quartz really made its presence felt on a recent trip to the mountain. I gathered over a hundred and spent hours scrubbing them. I felt incredibly peaceful when I’d finished despite the utter chaos into which Europe was descending. The next morning I awoke with ‘luminescence’ ringing in my ears. I was told ‘Be luminescent, be a lightbearer. Bring in light not fear.’ So I immediately put up a Facebook post to that effect, wrote a quick blog (http://www.judyhall.co.uk/miscellaneous/luminescence-be-a-light-bearer) and set about creating a bringing in light peace grid.
Celtic Chevron Quartz looks like triangles stacked on top of each other, little light beings creating a ladder to other dimensions. It would have been easy to overlook it but I’d collected a few before and knew it would be important. It has the same effect as Auralite 23, shutting off the chattering mind and creating a calm space into which other people’s antics do not intrude. It is a source of healing energy for the ancestral line so works well with Ancestralite and the Celtic Golden Healer Quartz (more of that next month).
This unusual Quartz works in harmony with ‘Star Being’ crystal skulls and contains the ‘Lumi’. The intention is to take us beyond fear of ‘aliens’, ‘implants’ ‘little green/grey men’ to connect to the star beings who once communed with our ancestors and who, if the old stories are to be believed, could well have been part of our ancestry. They were certainly part of an evolutionary shift on Earth back then and as we’re in the middle of another one now their assistance is most welcome. So many of us feel that our true home is beyond the stars and the Celtic Chevron Quartz wants to reconnect us – and to soothe and en-lighten us while we serve our time on Planet Earth.
You can find more about this beautiful stone and the Celtic Golden Healer on www.judyhall.co.uk (under ‘new crystals’), my Crystal Judy Hall facebook page and on www.angeladditions.co.uk. We’re giving away pieces of it with orders so that it can go around the world to link into the bringing in light grid. Do join us.
The ‘let there be light’ peace grid
Small grids join up to form a grid all around the world. Five Chevron Quartz are laid out in a pentangle, one on each point. Place a piece of Celtic Golden Healer in the centre. (Grids can be purchased from www.angeladditions.co.uk).
Be luminescent, be a light bearer. Bring in light.
Crystals including the Celtic Quartzes charged especially for you by Judy Hall are available from www.angeladditions.co. You can catch up with Judy on her website www.judyhall.co.uk and her Facebook pages Crystal Judy Hall and The Crystal Bible. Crystal Mindfulness will be published in the spring by Watkins Press.