Crystals for Calm

Gemstones for relaxing the mind

An Intro to Crystals for Good Fortune

Stress, worry, and anxiety can be natural byproducts of our often busy lives. It can seem like there’s always something that needs our attention; something to get done, something we need to remember, something upsetting happening somewhere in the world. Besides our own daily tasks and responsibilities, we’ve got our 24 hour news cycle, multiple social media feeds, and instant access to what seems like an infinite amount of content to consume. With so many pulls on our attention and energy these days, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed, depleted, scattered, and anxious. This is where it becomes essential to work towards maintaining a peaceful mind and balanced energy field.

How do we do that? Well, there are many helpful practices available to us and everyone will find the one (or ones) that work best for them. Be it meditation, breath work, physical exercise, creative activities, time in nature, therapy, holistic healing, energy medicine, or another practice. It’s best to be consistent with whatever you choose, as energetic alignment requires daily maintenance.  

Another helpful, inner peace promoting tool is available to you by way of Mother Earth: crystals!

If you’re familiar with crystals, at one point or another you may have come across worry stones. Worry stones are smooth, oval shaped crystals that are created to fit within the palm of one’s hand or between the thumb and another finger. They come in a variety of different crystals and stones. Holding a worry stone in your hand and repeatedly touching its surface can be a helpful self-soothing practice in moments of acute or low-hum anxiety.

In addition to the use of worry stones for their shape, there are certain crystals which are incredibly helpful for anxiety; based purely on their particular crystal properties. The following are some of the best crystals for stress relief and creating a more peaceful mind. 


Amethyst

Associated with the third eye and crown chakras, Amethyst is a high vibrational healing crystal that is naturally soothing for the mental body. This can be incredibly helpful if you find that you’re overthinking or ruminating over a problem instead of focusing on finding the solution. Amethyst can bring clarity to an issue by opening us up to receive intuitive insights from our own inner wisdom. It helps us reconnect to our deeper, spiritual knowing and releases us from unhealthy patterns of thinking.



Howlite

Howlite is a great stone for those dealing with stress or anxiety as a result of any rela-tionship issues or conflicts. It can help release excess tension in the mental, emotional, and physical body and helps to promote peaceful interactions. If you need to confront someone or have a difficult conversation, bring a piece of Howlite with you for extra as-sistance; its balanced, calming energy is perfect for mediation and conflict resolution. 


Celestite

Celestite is not only a wonderful crystal for finding inner calm and peace but it is also helpful for those who struggle with insomnia. It promotes a sense of relaxation that’s necessary for easy, restful sleep. Celestite is a dreamy crystal that connects us with our divine, spiritual nature; reminding us of the temporality of our human experience and that whatever we may be struggling with now, it too will pass.

Blue Lace Agate

Even just looking at a piece of Blue Lace Agate can induce a state of calm, due to the stone’s wavy pattern of blue and white bands; often said to resemble ocean waves. Blue Lace Agate is especially helpful for those who may be feeling stressed and stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns or situations that no longer fit. Blue Lace Agate enables us to speak our truth and self-advocate so that we can release ourselves from distressing circumstances and call in more aligning ones.


Disclaimer:  Please consult a healthcare professional for any medical advice. The information in this article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition.