Most of us experience anxiety and stress from time to time in our life. People often feel stressed when multiple competing demands are being placed on them. The feeling of being stressed can be triggered by an event that makes you feel frustrated or nervous. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry, or unease and can be a reaction to stress, or it can occur in people who are unable to identify significant stressors in their life.
Stress and anxiety are not always necessarily bad. In the short term, they can be your bodies natural response to help you overcome a challenge or dangerous situation. In small doses some anxiety helps motivate us to do the things that we need to do (for instance, studying for exams, preparing for a job interview etc).
However, if stress and anxiety begin interfering with your daily life, it may indicate a more serious issue. If you are avoiding situations due to irrational fears, constantly worrying, or experiencing severe anxiety about a traumatic event weeks after it happened then you may need some assistance. With nearly 1 in 4 of us suffering from ongoing anxiety and the pace of modern life not slowing down we definitely need to explore ways in which to tackle this growing issue. Many are now searching for natural remedies to help ease anxiety and stress which is where calming stones can be beneficial.
Many spiritual practices tell us that there is a an inner peace that resides in all of us at our core and that it is actually our natural state of being to feel at ease. Crystals help us to access that part of us that we sometimes lose and help clear away the negative energy we are storing that may have distorted our perceptions.
Crystals are said to emit a balanced and stable frequency that can bring our own bodies chaotic energy back into balance and equilibrium so that we come back to our natural state of wellbeing. When combined with deep breathing or meditation and mental focus they can be a great ally in bringing us from a state of panic back into a serene mindset.
Here is selection of our top 3 calming crystals that are associated with serenity to bring us back to a state of peace and prevent us from experiencing so much Anxiety and Stress.
A great gem known to help ease Anxiety and Stress is Amethyst.
It's often the best gem to calm and relax the nerves due to its peaceful vibrations. The serene energy of Amethyst nourishes the nervous system and allows it to move into a more relaxed state. Amethyst can be useful when we are going through emotional extremes or when we feel easily thrown off balance emotionally. Wearing a therapeutic Amethyst necklace or bracelet is said to help bring the nervous system into balance and reduce the harmful effects of stress. Amethyst promotes positive energy whilst clearing the body of negative emotions such as anger, stress, anxiety and fear. Amethyst is known to assist in balancing out emotional highs and lows to bring you a feeling of peace.
Rose Quartz is the perfect ally for minimising Anxiety and Stress by promoting loving thoughts and feelings.
Known as the stone of unconditional love, this beautiful pink translucent stone radiates universal love and can help to heal the heart. This powerful crystal can also provide comfort and reassurance, especially in times of grief and stress. Rose Quartz is gently able to clear negative energies and replace them with loving vibrations. To use this stone you can try some visualisation. Simply close your eyes, hold the stone over your heart and visualise your body covered in a pink glow, this can help balance and energize the heart chakra dispelling anxiety in a matter of minutes.
Onyx Crystals are great grounding stones to protect us from stress and negativity and to help us let go of fear.
Wearing Onyx crystal jewellery or holding Onyx Crystals can help us to become more grounded, especially when we're feeling overwhelmed and stressed. They help us focus and multi-task which is great for easing the anxiety that can come from tight deadlines or the need to focus on details. This gemstone is known to help purify our energy in order for us to let go of any negativity and fear we may have been storing in our system.
HOW TO USE CALMING CRYSTALS
In order to get the most benefit from these stones, you need to know how best to use them in your daily life. When you are meditating, you can hold them in your hand and let yourself enter a state of receptivity. When you are in this state, visualise a bright white light surrounding your gemstone. State your intention for your crystal - for example "this crystal will help me to embrace the peaceful energy that surrounds me and help relieve me from any stress I may be feeling" By doing this you are allowing the healing power of the stone to be activated and interact with your bodies energy field. The power of positive intention is also a very powerful tool so will help you to shift also.
You can also use these gemstones placed around your house or work, or carry them with you to benefit from reduced stress from their soothing presence. For a long-term shift in how you relate to the world, commit to wearing your gem constantly for 6 months. This is said to allow your energy system enough time for a permanent shift to occur.
It’s important you don’t replace any medication you may be taking for crystal therapy as this is not what this blog post is about. The point is, Crystals really can and do help many people. They are a great source of positive energy for you to tap into, wherever you are.