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:

 

1) Lepidolite

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.

 

Got Stress? 9 Gemstones and Crystals for Stress and Anxiety Relief Lepidolite

 

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.

 

Got Stress? 9 Gemstones and Crystals for Stress and Anxiety Relief. Rose Quartz

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.

 

Celestite

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.

 

Got Stress? 9 Gemstones and Crystals for Stress and Anxiety Relief. Pink Tourmaline
 

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.

 

Got Stress? 9 Gemstones and Crystals for Stress and Anxiety Relief. Pink Calcite

6) Larimar

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.

 

Blue Lace Agate
 

8) Amazonite

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.

 

Got Stress? 9 Gemstones and Crystals for Stress and Anxiety Relief. Amazonite
 

9) Jade

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.

 

 

Got Stress? 9 Gemstones and Crystals for Stress and Anxiety Relief. Jade

 

 

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 

culinary storm,

but sat in the pressure cooker

of the business he owned

 

The people,

his customers

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!

 So needless to say, I was reeeeeeallly shocked!

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!”

So I swallowed my info and wrapped the necklace up tight,

secretly filled

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 three,

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!

He said:
“I notice when I don’t wear that necklace, I’m more hyper.
I wasn’t sure at first so I took it off on purpose.
Then put it back on after a few days.
Yup. Much more calm when it’s on!”

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!

 

To which I replied:

“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.”

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I work with lots of children so I couldn’t resist telling this true tale in the form of a fairy tale!

I was so happy my friend shared that info with me–it’s one thing to know something for yourself, but when someone who has absolutely no interest at all in the properties of gemstones and crystals ends up experiencing the benefits anyway it’s a beautiful thang! It made a believer out of him. For those stones to have that kind of effect like that is magical, I mean my friend is REALLY REALLY hyper!

The Moral of This Story?

So if you’re a skeptic stressed to the nines,
consider giving gemstones and crystals a try
to help alleviate your stress
if for nothing else that they are pretty,
and gazing at them with deep breaths
can help you out the depths of pity!
Especially if you combine that with listening to my SoundSoulVibin’ Music!

 

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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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Jacquie Bird, Spiritual Wellness

Your Wellness Guide

 

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