Top 10 Crystals for Self-Care
LEARN WHICH CRYSTALS ARE MOST HELPFUL IN YOUR SELF-CARE
Self-care is essential, yet often we overlook it and slip out of balance. As a woman, you may have noticed a tendency to think about everything and everyone else before turning your attention to your own needs. Yet, mental, physical, and spiritual balance require our attention and positive action to keep us healthy and happy.
Self-care can be as simple as taking a moment in the shower to massage your neck, or as elaborate as a vacation away from it all. From meditation to exercise to laughter, sex, diet, oils, creativity, and more, self-care comes in many forms. Read on to hear how Crystal Healer Karen Adamski of ShamaMama.com shares the best crystals for self-care.
Why use crystals for self-care
Crystals hold vibrational frequencies that do not change. These frequencies are energy you can harness to heal and support yourself. For example, if you are feeling tired or depressed, carry clear quartz and pink tourmaline. Pink Tourmaline can assist releasing stress, worries, depression and anxiety, as well as help you recover your passion and zest for life, and repel negative energy. Clear quartz amplifies the energies of other crystals, so is like a super-boost for the tourmaline.
8 ways to use crystals for self-care
— Wear them in jewelry
— Slip them into your bra
— Make a pouch to hang around your neck
— Keep them in your drinking water
— Take them into the bath with you
— Place them on your alter
— Roll them into the cuff of your winter cap
— Make a ritual crown, attaching crystals with wire
Top 10 crystals for self-care
As you read through the descriptions of the top ten crystals for self-care I have one piece of advice: use your intuition to guide you in choosing the right ones for you. If a stone calls to you in some way, there is a reason for it. Trust your own intuition…..just that practice alone is some fabulously awesome self-care!
1. Nirvana Ice Quartz
Nirvana Ice Quartz has laid under ice glaciers in the Himalaya mountains of India for thousands of years. These stones were recently discovered in 2006 when glaciers receding due to global warming exposed them. Nirvana Quartz visually resembles the jagged ice sheets and crevices which have so long hidden them. Meditation with these stones is first an immersion in deep peace and interior silence. This is an excellent stone to work with when connecting the brain/mind with the heart.
Open to the future, heart/brain synergy, inner silence, destiny, evolution, trust, self-acceptance
Element: Water and Wind
2. Chlorite Phantom Quartz
Sometimes during the growth cycle of quartz crystals, a layer of Chlorite (a grouping of similar minerals) is deposited. When this happens you can see ‘phantoms’ floating within the transparency of clear crystal. Chlorite, in all its forms, is one of the most powerful minerals for physical healing. This crystal aids you in moving into resonance with the Earth’s electromagnetic field, allowing your heart and mind to synch together into a cohesive rhythm with the Earth.
Key Words: Self-healing, regeneration, connection with Earth and Nature, promote hopefulness and optimum
3. Obsidian (Black Mahogany & Snowflake) Obsidian
Obsidian (Black Mahogany & Snowflake) Obsidian is a very powerful and creative stone. It grounds the soul and spiritual forces into the physical plane, bringing them under the direction of the conscious will and making it possible to manifest spiritual energies on earth. Black Obsidian is a very protective stone, and it repels negativity and depresses unloving thoughts. It is used in shamanic ceremonies to remove physical disorders.
Key Words: Perseverance, insight, attunement to spiritual guidance, past-life recall, spirit communication. Release from inner limitations, healing feelings of unworthiness
Chakras: Root (1st), Sacral (2nd) & Third-Eye ((6th)
Rhodochrosite is a powerful heart healer, forming a bridge between the lower chakras of Fire and the upper chakras of Water. Because of its connection with both elements, it has the capacity to cool emotional heat and provide insight into issues of the heart. Its frequencies resonate with the child within, allowing one to recover one's sense of playfulness and joy in life.
Key Words: Emotional healing, recovery of lost memories and forgotten gifts, self-love, compassion
Element: Fire and Water
Chakras: Solar Plexus (3rd) and Heart (4th)
5. Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is often referred to as the stone of love. But don't let the soft and airy pink color fool you into discounting its power. Rose Quartz is one of the most important stones the Earth gifts us. It stimulates and opens the heart chakra, clears the emotional body and assists in the integration and resolution of old emotional programs. It promotes love for others as well as self-love.
Key Words: Love, gentleness, emotional healing, release of stress, uniting with the Divine
Chakras: Heart (4th)
6. Himalayan Pink Salt
Himalayan Pink Salt is one of the purest salts available for energetic, culinary, therapeutic and cosmetic uses. This salt has beautifully formed crystals which range in color from off-white to a lustrous pink. Himalayan Pink Salt is a pure, hand-mined salt that is derived from ancient sea salt deposits, and it is believed to be the purest form of salt available.
Key Words: Programmability, physical mental and spiritual healing, amplification of one’s intention, manifestation of ambient energies, clearing, cleansing, healing, creative energy, memory enhancement.
Element: Water and Earth
7. Blue Appetite
The energy of Blue Apatite stimulates the third-eye chakra, stimulating inner vision and enhancing psychic ability. This is a good stone to place in your pillow case to aid with lucid dreaming. Emotionally, Blue Apatite is a very uplifting stone. It can help one gain a higher perspective on situations. Blue Apatite can be used to soothe headaches and to stimulate eyesight. It can also aid with vertigo and dizziness.
Key Words: Psychic activation, access to knowledge, lucid dreaming, intuition, clarity, self-esteem and self-stability
Chakras: Third Eye (6th)
8. Tiger Eye
Tiger Eye stimulates the first through third chakras. It supports physical vitality and energy and it facilitates cell reproduction and metabolism. Tiger Eye helps balance the physical with the spiritual, and it promotes harmony.
Key Words: Balance between extremes, discernment, vitality, strength, practicality, fairness, confidence, self-understanding, aids memory and focus
Element: Earth and Fire
Chakras: Solar Plexus (3rd) and Root (1st)
9. Pink Tourmaline
Pink Tourmaline can be used to repair ‘holes’ in the auric field created by negative attachments or past abuse. Pink Tourmaline can assist one in releasing stress, worries, depression and anxiety. These crystals can help the emotionally ‘numb’ recover their passion and zest for life. It also a good tool to repel negative energy.
Key Words: Love, emotional healing, protection
Chakras: Heart (4th)
Moldavite's formation coincides with the crash of a large meteorite, in what is now the Bohemian plateau of the Czech Republic, approximately 14.8 million years ago. Most specimens are found strewn through-out that area. Farmers often turned up pieces of Moldavite when plowing fields. Moldavite powerfully enhances one’s dream state. Moldavite allows one to deeply connect on a spiritual level, and it brings to the surfaces that which you most need to recognize, honor, integrate or clear.
Key Words: Transformation, rapid spiritual evolution, chakra activation, cleansing, protection, increased incidence of synchronicities
Element: Water and Wind
Chakras: All, especially Heart (4th) & Third Eye (6th)
Now that you have a list of the most supportive crystals for your self-care, use your intuition to guide you as you select the right ones for you!
About the author
Karen Adamski is a native of California and lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two kids. In addition to her study of Shamanism, Karen has been actively involved in paranormal investigations and her friends lovingly call her a “Ghost Hunting Mom.” Karen has always had a passion for animals and an innate ability to communicate with them. A life long animal lover, Karen enjoys giving crystal healings to pets just as much as people! Learn more about Certified Crystal and shamic practitioner Healer Karen Adamski on her website shamamama.com. Shop for ethically minded crystals blessed by Karen on her etsy shop.