The dominant vibrations of our world seem to be getting increasingly chaotic these days. For those of us who are aware of our empath capabilities, and even more so for those who aren’t aware that they are sensitive, it can be difficult to get along in the outside world. It is important to practice energy cleansing, grounding and shielding techniques every day to keep a sane mind and a healthy body. See our previous blog on Simple Grounding Techniques here.
In this blog, I’d like to focus mainly on some crystals that can be used to help ground and protect us.
Black Tourmaline is well known for it’s grounding and protecting abilities. It is a must have for many people who wear it daily as a pendant, bracelet, ring or simply in their pocket. Having black tourmaline within your auric field will help protect you from unwanted negative energies attaching to you, or otherwise bringing you down. Did you know that black tourmaline also absorbs negative energies and electromagnetic "smog" from devices such as cell phones, computers and microwaves? Place a piece of this stone on your desk between you and your computer to protect yourself.
Dalmatian Jasper is a lovely black and white stone is spotted, much like a Dalmatian dog. Due to the black tourmaline inclusions, it has the ability to transmute negative energies. This means that it doesn’t exactly absorb unwanted energies, such as black tourmaline, but it also changes it into something positive. Dalmatian Jasper also resonates with playful fin and can act as a pick-me-up when you are feeling low.
Smokey Quartz is a powerfully versatile crystal that balances energies and grounds with Earth energies. It transmutes negative energies into positive and removes unwanted energies from the user. It holds the healing vibrations of regular quartz, and has a greater ability to keep one grounded and centered. It is a wonderful crystal to meditate with when working with ancestors.
Hematite is a heavy stone with a lustrous silvery finish when polished. It absorbs negative energies and has very strong grounding energy. It helps to keep you calm and centered during times of stress. Hematite is also a very protective stone and will help to keep you balanced and shielded from unwanted negative energies. It also has a great detoxifying quality and will help push toxins out of the body.
Red Jasper has a gentle grounding vibration with Earth energy. A person who is very sensitive to subtle energies and for whom hematite is too strong of a grounding stone, Red Jasper is a perfect alternative. It is delicately grounding and protective of the subtle energy bodies and does not make you feel weighed down. It is a stone that is balancing, as well, and is said to help one recall their dreams.
We offer a Protection and Grounding Tumbled Stone Set featuring all five of the crystals and stones presented in this blog.
I suggest getting this kit and woking with each of he stones individually for up to one week at a time. Get to know each stone by carrying it with you all day, putting it under your pillow at night, and making yourself aware of its energies as often as possible.
After the week is up, move on to the next one and so on until you’ve explored each stone in the set. You will be able to tell which one of them works the best for you. You might decided that just one or two of them should travel with you on your daily adventures to keep you safe and balanced. Each person is different, which is why it is a good idea to explore crystals and stones on your own and at your own pace.