Thursday, February 24, 2011

Helping Grief with Crystal Healing

Grief, such as that caused by losing a loved one, can be extremely difficult and painful, and moving beyond it can sometimes feel impossible. However, there are some crystals which may be helpful to use when dealing with grief.

Azurite is known as a good crystal to use when working through grief. This stone can aid in removing blockages from the throat and third eye chakras. Azurite is commonly used to calm anxieties and to aid in clear communication. Azurite can also be used to enhance intuition. Meditating with azurite can aid in reducing mental stress and anxiety.

Rose Quartz is a crystal associated with love and the heart chakra, and vibrates with healing compassion, forgiveness, love, and empathy. Worn as a pendant, it can serve to transmit these energies to the user all day long. Rose Quartz can aid in removing negative energy from people and places. Rose Quartz should be cleansed of negative energy on a regular basis if worn every day.

Chrysoprase has long been considered an excellent healing stone. It is a heart chakra crystal which provides calming and loving energy to those suffering from grief. Chrysoprase is also used to help engender and promote feelings of hope in situations thought to be hopeless.

Apache Tears are good crystals for draining off negative energies. Sometimes called black obsidian, Apache Tears are often quite helpful when someone is dealing with the loss of a loved one. However, users should be aware that Apache Tears can be very intense, and underlying, repressed problems that need to be addressed will most likely come to the surface. These crystals should be buried in the ground all night after being used. This will allows the negative energy absorbed by the stone to be released into the earth, leaving the stone cleansed.