15 Crystals for Depression

Feeling down in the dumps? Dealing with depression? When you’re down and depressed your vibration is low! Did you know that you can raise your vibration with gemstones & crystals, among other things? Everybody loves going into crystal shops and being around the wonderful energy that the stones emit. I know I do. I can go in with the intention of buying one stone, and several hours later I’m still there! All the fun colors, textures, and unique properties the crystals offer us is amazing. Besides just being pretty and fun, these crystals can be powerful allies.

Recently I’ve been sleeping with opal agate, which seems to really calm and comfort me. Some of it’s main offerings are peace, stillness, and connection with self & others and with the higher realms. And, I’m sure to have shungite with me at all times, which has many amazing properties including the absorption & neutralization of EMF’s! It doesn’t just block them, it neutralizes them. EMF radiation is speculated to be a big contributing factor in depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. You can buy shungite pieces to place on all of your electronics in your home & car as well as your phone, your FIT, your headphones, etc. If you’re at all sensitive, you’ll notice an immediate improvement in your energy. These are just a couple of many stones that can help alleviate mood disorders. Here’s a list of some of the best stones for this purpose:

  • 1. Amethyst-provides calm, serenity, balance and patience; helps to release anger, rage, and fear; acts as a natural tranquilizer reliving stress and anxiety while ridding your body of negative emotions; acts as an energetic shield and helps to clear the mind of self defeating thoughts; Due to its relaxing properties it is helpful to those who suffer from insomnia.
  • 2. Angel Aura-raises vibration instantly; helps lift dark moods and offers hope & optimism; purifies & balances all the chakras; integrates the light body into the physical dimension and opens a deep state of meditative awareness, grounding the information received into the physical body; aids in creating heartfelt connections; guides one to new & better horizons.
  • 3. Auralite 23-Breakthroughs, release past life issues & Karmic patterns, release old patterns, ego conflicts, self-acceptance, compassion, balance & harmony, confidence, aids communication skills, positivity, release anxiety, removes energetic blockages, increases joy, peace, contentment, eases depression, relationship stone, and so much more.
  • 4. Aventurine-attracts love, true friendship, and lasting relationships; green aventurine is called the ‘luck stone’, bringing forth good fortune and new opportunities; increases confidence and self-esteem, optimizing personal growth; is the color of the heart chakra and can be used for heart-related ailments and emotional issues.
  • 5. Black Tourmaline-great for protecting aura and is considered to be among the top protective stones; helps with grounding; creates a shield against harmful EMF radiation; protects against negative vibration of others or any form of potentially harmful intentions of others; absorbs negativity and transmutes it to positive energy; helps remove energetic or psychic blockages related to your desires.
  • 6. Carnelian-offers motivation, inspiration, confidence, and perseverance; is an energy booster; spreads joy by burning away stuck and impure energies; helps alleviate addiction; harnesses sensuality and creativity; and more
  • 7. Chysoprase-promotes forgiveness, happiness, and joy.; can turn your attention towards the positives in life and help you to push the negative thoughts away; excellent for promoting relaxation and peaceful sleep; can mend a broken heart and is a great stone to aid in relationship issues; can help to heal compulsive or impulsive angry thoughts or behavior by balancing out the yin yang energy within; is commonly used to reduce claustrophobia and preventing nightmares.
  • 8. Citrine-raises self esteem and self confidence; removes destructive tendencies; enhances individuality; improves motivation; activates creativity and encourages self expression; reduces sensitivity to criticism, helps promote a positive attitude; helps in letting go of the past and of what can’t be controlled; is excellent for overcoming depression, fears, and phobias; promotes inner calm; helps in overcoming fear of responsibility; calms anger so that you can become emotionally balanced; helps with sensitivity to the environment and other outside influences; bestows feelings of joie de vivre; helps you to free yourself from oppressive influences.
  • 9. Clear Quartz-Known as the master healer; can be used for anything and everything, including depression; can heal issues at the physical, mental, emotional, or soul levels; resonates with the higher chakras, bringing in divine white light and connection to the higher self, higher consciousness, higher wisdom, and unconditional pure love.
  • 10. Lavender Lepidolite-mentally balancing; can be used to reprogram the mind from depression to joy; is a stone of transition; helps restructure and reorganize old patterns; is a crystal of change and smooth passages; assists with adaptation and in improving one’s lot in life.
  • 11. Opal Agate-balances yin and yang energies; calming; protective; helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras; grounding and spiritual stone, allowing for one to bring their spiritual experiences into their everyday reality; improves mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned; helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras.
  • 12. Rose Quartz-soothing and calming; symbolizes love and harmony; helps open heart for giving and receiving of love; encourages forgiveness of self and others; emits vibrations of love, harmony and peace; one of the best stones for relationship troubles, emotional traumas, healing inner child karma, or other emotional issues.
  • 13. Shungite-reduces stress; restores emotional balance; powerful protective stone; shields one from negative energies of all kinds, including psychic protection; removes negative energies & thoughts; shields from harmful EMF radiation and actually reverses it; provides healing on all levels; cell rejuvenation; catalyst for growth and transformation; increases personal power; raises vibration; grounds energy to the earth; promotes positivity; clears & balances aura and chakras; enhances metaphysical abilities; boosts energy; normalizes sleep; clears, acitvates, & aligns all chakras.
  • 14. Smoky Quartz-known as the stone of power; a powerful grounding stone; absorbs negative energy and negative thought patterns; transforms negativity into positivity; mood elevating; absorbs & transmutes significant amounts of negative energy to be neutralized by the earth; provides shielding from psychic attack and emotional & environmental stress; aids in meditation.
  • 15. Sunstone-aids in bringing joy and positivity into life; embodies a strong solar energy and offers the warmth, strength, and openness of the sun; helps release stress, boosts metabolism and digestion, which can aid in weight loss; awakens cosmic consciousness; offers hope and sense of purpose; aids in mental clarity; encourages one to be a blessing to others through sharing of personal abilities and gifts.

You can wear these stones, sleep with them, soak with them, meditate with them, and more. I also offer a very unique service called ‘crystal matrix, which is done in person and can be a powerful healer of what ails you. To schedule an appointment or to get more information on this service or my Empowerment Coaching sessions I look forward to hearing from you!

Finding Your Way

Having recently watched several episodes of the series ‘I Shouldn’t Be Alive’ I quickly noticed how it seems as soon as each person finally comes to the point of realization that they’ve exhausted all options to make it out of their perilous predicament and that there’s no other choice than to start reconciling with their own demise this is when miraculous salvation appears out of nowhere!

And it makes me think, how often in our daily lives do we come to that point where we’ve either exhausted all options or we’re just plain exhausted that we decide ‘this is it’, ‘this can’t go on another moment’, ‘I’m done!’. You look at your current circumstances, and if you’re brave enough, you also look at all the choices that led you to where you now are. And, there you sit face to face with who you have become, staring in on yourself and your unflattering ways of being and your unhealthy patterns and all the time you’ve wasted pretending or attempting or making excuses as to why you’re not who you hoped to one day be. You’re drowning with no apparent life raft. You look around and wonder what or who there is to hold onto, to pull you to safety or sanity. If you’re fortunate, you have someone that can help you. But, even if they can lend a hand or offer encouraging words it is ultimately up to you and you alone to do what you must do. Only you can fulfill your purpose and destiny. It’s a lonely and sometimes scary place to stand, with your expectant self staring back at you demanding a better way. And, there it is. You reach the end of the line. It’s do or die.

For me, this blog is part of the ‘do’. I have flailed around either just finding ways to survive my purposeless days or making unending attempts at trying to find my purpose in what seems like a vast, endless ocean of possibilities. ‘How do I choose?’, ‘Which of my ideas is THE one?’, ‘What am I supposed to be doing with my life?!’

Doesn’t it come down to what you find yourself doing naturally? The tinkering, the sketching, the writing, the dancing…We all have it within us to turn our innate gifts and our beloved hobbies into a fulfilling purpose and pathway to a happier, richer life. There is no need to stay in a soul-sucking job or a dead-end life when you have the answers to salvation at your fingertips. Find what makes your soul sing and research ways you can share it with others, because if it makes you happy it’s guaranteed to make others happy as well.

It took me way too long to figure this out, even with the universe shouting at me to make changes. It may take you some time too, but ultimately it’s really as simple as sharing or teaching what you love with others. And, nowadays there are an endless array of platforms on which to share these loves!

If you need help assessing what your gifts and strengths are I would love to help. I offer guidance and coaching services that are custom tailored to you and your needs. If you’re already fortunate enough to know what it is you wish to do but you’re finding you’re fearful of making the necessary changes or are unsure of the steps to take to propel you forward into your dreams I am here for you! I encourage you to reach out and let me know what it is you are desiring to change or create in your life, and I look forward to being of service to you. Thank you and blessings be.

21 Ways to Raise Your Vibration

Did you know that you can raise your vibration to attract better experiences and people into your life? We have the power to change what we attract in our lives, and it’s an important part of this is raising our vibration. And, there are a multitude of ways in which we can do this! Try adding some positive practices into your daily or weekly routine and reducing the amount of negativity in your life to start creating some miracles in your life!

21 Ways to Raise Your Vibration!

1. Practicing Meditation

2. Deep breathing/Breathwork

3. Practicing gratitude

4. Showing kindness

5. Setting conscious intentions

6. Repeating positive affirmations

7. Creating a healing mantra

8. Practice receiving (i.e. massage, gifts)

9. Enjoying daily Exercise

10. Following a clean diet

11. Drinking lots of water

12. Use of gemstones & essential oils

13. Doing aura & property clearing

14. Practicing feng shui

15. Communing with nature

16. Soaking up sunshine

16. Time with animals & babies

17. Creating sacred rituals

18. Committing to a nurturing routine

19. Getting plenty of R&R

20. Learning to say no

21. Honoring your boundaries

And removing negatives people, influences, and situations from your life is absolutely vital. Everything is made of energy, and we all share energy. I’m sure you’ve noticed times when you’re in a great mood you seem to attract friendly people and happy experiences. And other times you can be around someone in a really bad mood you walk away with a little or a lot of it on you! And, then you can spread that to other people you encounter throughout your day.

In addition to the list above, learning to ground, center, and shield yourself in the morning before leaving the house and then clearing & cleansing your energy before bed are probably two of the most beneficial things you can do to keep a healthy & high vibration. To learn how to do this read my blog titled “Shielding & Clearing”.