3 Crystals to Help with Holiday Overwhelm
Though crystal energy healing is an ancient practice, it's popularity continues to rise. People continue to seek alternative, holistic healing practices to support their spirit with the stress + busyness of modern day life. One of the most stressful times of the year for modern day Americans is the holiday season. Think back to every holiday movie you've seen... Rushing. Shopping. Music. Lights. Parties. Food. Crowds. People. You may feel emotionally + physically overwhelmed with a sense of heaviness in your body or maybe feeling like you just want to hide.
Does this resonate with you?
It's probably because the world is telling you to consume, but your inner self, naturally aligned with Earth's seasonal rhythms, knows that it is time to rest and embrace the darkness of this season. If you find yourself needing to chill the hell out and in hoping for an energy shift towards peace - you might want to give these beautiful stones a try.
Soothing + Grounding Stones for Peace
1. Blue Lace Agate
Beautiful Blue Lace Agate has the soothing effect of gazing at a perfectly pale blue sky, and is rightfully associated with stress relief and calming overactive minds. When holding your blue lace agate, visualize that you are in a vast open space where you can breathe deep and be free. Feel serenity + a renewed sense of calm as the vibrational energy of this stone declutters your mind of anxiety, fear, and confusion.
2. Smoky Quartz
Smoky Quartz, a powerful grounding stone, gets its shade of brown from exposure to natural underground radiation from granite deposits, so it makes sense that we feel infinitely more rooted in the Earth when we work with it. It is one of the most potent Root Chakra stones because of its ability to center us, cleanse our vibration of negativity, and a reminder to keep both feet on the ground. Smoky Quartz also works to amplify the other stones around it. Use this stone in a seated meditation + visualize your Root chakra attached to the Earth, releasing your anxieties into the Earth and watching it dissolve into the soil. You can also imagine your body infused with a white light that heals you of any negativity. Prepare to feel increased mental clarity and balance!
3. Apache Tear
Apache Tear, a type of Black Obsidian, is known for its comforting properties that make this gemstone ideal for grief. Legend says that this volcanic glass represents the translucent tears of the Apache women when they grieved for the loss of their loved ones following a battle. This stone encourages strength, courage and hope in the face of adversity. If you are struggling with loss this year and especially during this holiday season, this is the perfect stone to carry on your person as you go about your day.
Give these crystals a try and let us know below how they worked for you! Wishing you a holiday season of continued healing, love and PEACE.
*Kiara Love is our resident Photographer and Social Media Manager. She's a mama to "Lulu with the good hair"and pillar of strength. Originally from up state New York, she moved to Philadelphia in 2019. Her favorite things include baking, painting, crystals, meditation, hiking. Her daydreams are filled with rewilding adventures and connecting with Gaia.