Stress and anxiety have become an accepted part of modern life. Billions of dollars are poured into therapies and treatments to combat their effects, as people succumb to sickness and disease brought on by stress and severe anxiety.
Increasing numbers of people are seeking ways to combat this, avoiding mainstream medicine that doesn’t go to the root of the problem and which has unwelcome side effects.
Natural methods are becoming more popular as people recognize that our planet holds the cures for our illnesses, including the use of crystals. So, what are the best crystals for anxiety?
Crystals to treat anxiety
There are dozens of crystals that can help with anxiety, so we’ll focus on a few of the very best, and then explain how and why they are so useful further on:
- Black Tourmaline
- Rose quartz
- Blue Lace agate
But how do they work?
Hold a crystal in your hand and close your eyes. Think about where it came from, deep in the earth. Consider how it was formed, the minerals that were caught up in repeated chemical and physical processes that took place over millions upon millions of years.
Each type of crystal possesses its own qualities depending on how it was formed and which minerals were included. This affects the color and pattern, as well as the frequency of vibration it emits.
Everything, as we now know, comes down to vibration. All matter is essentially energy vibrating at different frequencies. When all is well we are vibrating in harmony with all aspects of our lives – or at least most of them.
The stresses and strains of life can cause our energies to become out of alignment, resulting in sickness and disease of the mind and body. Anxiety is a real problem for a lot of people, creeping in and causing untold harm to our minds and spirits as well as our physical bodies.
The natural energies within crystals can be used to soothe our anxieties. There are a number of ways to do this, but each one uses the inherent energies of the crystals to bring subtle changes that balance our own energy and vibration, helping us to become relaxed and calm once again.
How do you use crystals for anxiety?
Because they all have energies that work in different ways, each crystal has its own ways of helping. To give some examples, we’ll take each of the crystals from the list above and explain what their qualities are and how they can be used to help anxiety.
This beautiful stone naturally attracts peaceful vibrations. When you feel you’re having ‘one of those days’ where everything is going wrong, hold a piece of amethyst in your hand or wear amethyst jewelry.
This crystal is famed for its ability to bring clarity, helping you understand what you are anxious and stressed about and why. Meditating with amethysts in your palms (especially heart-shaped stones) is great for bringing a real sense of peace to the mind and spirit.
The ‘rainbow stone’ that lifts the spirits the moment you see it! When you’re coiled up like a spring because of the anxiety building within you, the energy of the minerals packed within this colorful stone neutralizes the negative energy, bringing clarity, calm, and a sense of peace.
One of the best ways to use this stone is to carry one with you in a pocket. Each time you feel anxiety building, hold the stone in your hand as a reminder that you are in control and can have peace any time you wish.
One of the best stones for modern times! We are surrounded by EMFs emitted from a host of modern technology, from our phones to our laptops and so on.
These in themselves can affect our moods, bringing feelings of paranoia and oppression. Black tourmaline is excellent as countering the effects of EMF, as well as all other forms of negative energy.
It is also known to be a potent ‘protector’, creating an energetic boundary between you and others. Wear jewelry or keep a stone on your desk to combat EMFs, or even place a stone outside your front door to create a protective shield that will help bring relief from anxieties connected with the outside world or particular people.
This ‘old favorite’ is used to promote self-love and attracts love in all its forms. A lack of love and respect for ourselves can be a real problem, leading to all stress and anxiety.
Rose quartz brings emotional balance and harmony, helping us remember to take care of ourselves.
Keep a piece of rose quartz, perhaps a heart or a sphere, in the bedroom or bathroom to act as a reminder to take time for yourself. Wear rose quartz jewelry to feel its energy working through you.
This extremely powerful crystal naturally contains lithium, an ingredient used in medication to treat anxiety. One of the most effective ways to use it is to place a piece of ‘raw’ lepidolite by your bed.
This calms the chaos in your mind due to excessive worry and overwhelming anxiety and helps to bring about a more restful night’s sleep.
This royal-blue ‘stone of peace’ is an absolute must for panic attacks and anxiety. Keep a stone in your purse or pocket to enjoy its energy that will help you remain emotionally balanced and calm.
Spheres or stones of sodalite in the bedroom will promote a peaceful atmosphere and help with self-confidence and help release tension and anxiety. It is particularly effective when placed over the third eye.
Blue lace agate
Another ‘must-have’ in your anxiety treatment kit, this beautiful light-blue stone is excellent for dealing with anxiety and tension related to communications issues or misunderstandings.
Daily meditation while holding this stone will bring peace of mind and clarity of thought. If you suffer from anxiety each day, try wearing jewelry made from blue lace agate or keep a stone in your pocket.