Got Stress? 9 Gemstones and Crystals for Stress and Anxiety Relief
Stress and anxiety relievers come in all shapes, styles and forms. If you are curious about the use of gemstones for stress and anxiety relief or are already an evolving convert or a long time user, here is a short list of portable soothing in crystal form:
Sometimes this purple gemstone gets confused with Amethyst. Keywords of this lithium-bearing stone are Emotional Balance, Stress Relief and Relaxation. Called a Stone of Serenity.
2) Rose Quartz
A very, very popular crystal. It comes in opaque and translucent form. Polished or raw, you can’t go wrong with this one. One time I was vending my JewelryArt and I gave one to a young lady experiencing menstrual cramps and they are the bomb diggedy for hot flashes. Keywords: Love, Gentleness, Release of Stress. I think just staring at the color of this soothing crystal can chill ya out. It is called the Stone of Love for All. The vibes are mellow and it’s said to help dissolve anger.
Comes in a few colors such as white, gray, green, yellow, orange, reddish, brown or colorless. The most common color on the market is a blueish-gray. When I hold and behold this blue-gray crystal I feel the calm wash over me and it’s suchhhhhhhh a beautiful color! I also love the feel of the geodes, the underside is way cool! Keywords: Serenity, Access to Higher Guidance.
4) Pink Tourmaline
Another Heart stone, meaning that it resonates with the Heart Chakra like Rose Quartz. Keywords are Love and Emotional Healing. Said to help heal the auric field [the Aura] from emotional wounds.
5) Pink Calcite
I feel about this Gemstone like I do about Rose Quartz–just gazing at the milky pink is soothing in and of itself as a meditation. There are two types, opaque and transparent which I understand have slightly different properties. The opaque version is said to help calm hysteria and despair. Keywords: Well-being, Empathy, Wholeness. Also called Mangano Calcite.
Only found on the island of Hispanola. I first became enchanted with this Gemstone while in the Dominican Republic. The blue is unlike any I had seen. It is said to be the Stone of Atlantis. Keywords: Calming, Soothing, Cooling. Sounds like a recipe for stress relief fo’ true!
7) Blue Lace Agate
Said to calm the emotions as well as imparting Clarity, Confidence and Communication. A lot of stress comes from not being able to express oneself clearly or at all. Agates are basically grounding, stabilizing and strengthening Gemstones. And when one is stressed out, you feel anything BUT grounded, stable, or strong.
Called a ‘Stone of Harmony’ for within the self and with others. Keywords Truth, Communication, and Harmony. Attributed with stimulating the heart and throat chakras enabling one to ‘speak from the heart’ without the confusing clouds of emotions. This blue-green stone is also said to assist with the manifestation of dreams and desires.
Keywords: Health, Abundance. Green is said to be the most calming color there is, look at how being among trees and nature make us feel…unless you have allergies of course. It is said these stones are great to wear during sleep for their nourishing vibrations. It is said to imbue the auric field with the Earth’s Life Force Energy.
This is just short list to choose from. A good deal of the information I reference here is from The Book of Stones, my favorite book on crystals and gemstones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian. It’s a great resource for in-depth info accompanied by gorgeous photographs of the stones. And while you can certainly purchase gemstones and crystals on the web, for first timers I recommend you purchase them in person from people that have a nice amount of knowledge to answer your questions. Once you have your stones wash them in lukewarm water and let them dry.
Hold your new gemstone friend sitting quietly, breathe deeply and slowly in and out. Allow the gemstone to help bring you into balance as you gaze into it. Carry it with you to hold when you find your stress levels begin to rise. Take deep breaths as you hold and gaze into it. Gemstones and crystals are natural stress and anxiety relievers.
I have listed these stones as choices to get started, but above all, choose what speaks to you, because as I have witnessed time and time again, your gut always takes you to what you need.
On Another Note, Gonna Tell Ya a Story. A True Story.
There is a lad
who’s a friend of mine
who could care less for the magic
that comes from the mines
“Ehhhh it’s all balderdash
balderdash I say,
for nothing that’s a rock can give us a way
to soothing or calming
the stresses away!”
“So be gone with that rubbish
that’s only child’s play
and is story telling
in a bad, bad way”
I kept my mouth shut
it’s okay as you say,
let me not be the one
to try to sway your way
In his tiny cafe, he cooked up a
but sat in the pressure cooker
of the business he owned
would tug at him and pull
working on his last nerves
till he snorted like a bull
One day to make a change
he’d host an artist’s display,
to showcase in his tiny restaurant
a holiday fête
I laid out my JewelryArt
for that 3 weekend affair and oh ho!
I’d created a necklace
for calming and soothing the stresses you see
Now that necklace
I told you,
so soothing and calm
he’d look at intently
each time he strode by
In my mind I asked
why’s he looking so hard?
Perhaps as a gift
that it’s caught his eye
And then ah ha! one day his walking stopped right in front of the necklace, staring more intently than all the days before. Lo and behold, he took said necklace right off its stand, and plopped it around his neck!
And in an instant, he said, “I’ll take it!”
and a barrage of words fluttered out my mouth. “the stones are” POOF!
Cut off was I
due to the look of disinterest
in his eyes,
“just wrap it up,”
they seemed to say,
“I don’t have time
for any woo-woo foolishness,
now get to it before I change my mind!”
with intense delight.
And content to keep the knowledge
of the power of gemstones and crystals to myself
“Ah it’s ok if he doesn’t want to know,
my jeweled gems will work on him though”
A week went by, then two,
then the day of comments
came in a month’s guarantee.
He gazed at me in wonder,
his words flowed through,
like what happens when what you think something is not,
but it shows you YES, it’s true!
So tickled was I, with a knowing smile,
and a glint of glee behind the eye.
For he was ready,
ready to know, what kinda gem magic
was in that necklace, with the power to quell
even his own antics!
“I created that necklace with Rose Quartz, and Lepidolite which has lithium in it. Both are calming, soothing gemstones. And they’re adorned with copper, which has the elements of conduction and amplification.”
I work with lots of children so I couldn’t resist telling this true tale in the form of a fairy tale!
The Moral of This Story?
Stress got ya by the neck? Check out guided meditation videos to help you reduce stress and anxiety. They are also offered in audio form with a choice of5-6 minutes and a longer deeper session for about 30 minutes. You can also order custom guided meditation audio tailormade to fit your needs. And keep in mind my StressBusters Guided Meditation sessions to book in-person or virtual.
And for some calming wall and jewelry art with gemstones and crystals, visit the MODAL VISIONS site.
For more ideas, tips and How-To’s on getting your Zen Zone Mojo happnin’ and to reduce stress, anxiety, anger, depression as well as increasing Mindfulness and Awareness, there are an array of stress and anxiety relieving products and services as well as events to check out on my site.
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