10 Crystals for Stress - by Karen Ryan, ©www.crystaltiger.com, 2004

STRESS 101
Welcome to stress, a natural form of how we relate to pressure from situations that we don't like. You have heard the Star Trek expression, "Resistance is futile" ? Yup, stress is your own resistance to change. Circumstances are changing faster than your ability to change with them. So we resist change, trying to slow things down to match our pace of change, or we try to see things differently when in fact, they are not. We must  adapt quickly to disappointments, shock and traumas, physical pain, and other  tremendous emotional and psychological imbalances in our environments. It  isn't easy to keep up with the changes!

Our perceptions will often change to deal with stress too, making things look better (adaptive) or worse (reactive). Our negative feelings and reactions to change spring up as a defensive mechanism. We get overwhelmed and reactive to change. We get hot headed and beligerent. We go into overdrive and get resentful. We withdraw and get silent.  Sound familiar ? A natural raction ? Or a learned response ? Your choice. The more ability you have to respond to change, the greater your adaptability to change and thus the greater your survival during change. Relax, breathe and put some space between your ears.

Crystals are particularly good at helping us adapt to changes in energy  frequencies created through stressful situations. There seems to be a crystal  for every form of stress including financial (Citrine), relationships (Rose  Quartz) and burnout (Smokey Quartz). Having a large crystal in a room can also  help reduce stress, by reducing negative energies and harmonizing imbalanced  energy patterns.  By wearing the crystals through out the day, preferably as a full necklace, as  a pendant, or in a small pouch at the Heart Chakra; the vibrations of the  crystals will continue to affect areas of the imbalance, restoring a positive  state where the imbalance has occurred. The effects of crystal healing at the  emotional and psychological levels are subtle, yet are often noticed more by  others than yourself!

So grab a crystal and chill out. Let the crystal do the work to integrate your feelings with the situation. Take two Amethyst (one in each hand) and call me in the morning!! Please refer to my other articles on using specific crystals for  Romance, Children, Pets and Animals, Men and Women's  Issues at www.crystaltiger.com. Now, here are some great crystals for stress:

Amethyst
Keep an Amethyst cluster at your desk or in your therapy room to transmute  negative energy. Amethyst helps you think and act at your highest level. It's good for promotions (spiritual), and reduces tension headaches. Wear an  Amethyst pendant continuously for migraine prevention and for alleviating arthritic pain. It clears negativity and promotes feelings of peace.

Citrine
The "Success Stone" - Citrine encourages a bright outlook and happiness. It  attracts wealth and joy. Keep a piece in your wallet to enrich your holdings.  It can help stabilize emotions and soothe family problems. Citrine is also  good for improving stress-related digestive problems.

Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz can be worn as a crystal pendant to deflect radiation from going to your body. Quatrz is an excellent general physical system fortifier and protector. It increases mental clarity. Hold a clear crystal at your solar  plexus and breath evenly for several minutes to calm your emotions, to relax  the body, to clear the mind, and to refresh your energy. Stare into the crystal to clear writer's block and to increase creativity.

Fluorite
Fluorite - a stone to unblock stuck energies. For digestive systems problems use the yellow/green colour combination. For pains in the skeletal and muscular system, use the blue/white colour combination. For head area complaints, use the purple/clear combination. For asthma, wear the green Fluorite. To help congested mental thoughts, use a purple cluster in  your work area, or position a cluster at your crown chakra while sleeping.

Garnet
Garnet - An energy revitalizer. Garnet is excellent for strengthening the base chakra. It promotes sexual energy (for your self and partner). It helps increase circulation to the legs and pelvic area. It reduces menstrual pain when held or taped over the ovaries and uterus. Garnet can increase sexual stimulation and fertility too! It helps to ground stress and retain feelings of self- power.

Hematite
"The Anti-Stress Stone". Hematite reflects back negative energies to the sender (so you don't end up taking them on yourself). Hematite dissolves the issues when one meets with confrontation. Hematite is magnetic and can be used for physical healing. Tape a small piece over the leg and back areas to reduce pain and to increase electromagnetic circulation. Hematite helps balance the meridians and reduces feeling of imbalance.

Lepidolite
"The Stress Stone". This crystal is light pink-purple with mica flakes, and like Hematitie repels negative energies. As a pink crystals, it works on the Heart chakra for integration and acceptance of what we resist most (change). It is a compassionate cyrstal, opening us up to the Love of All. This crystal also helps open up the lungs, so we can breath in the winds of change.

Malachite
Malachite is excellent for Type A personalities and for those prone to heart disease and stresses to internal organs. It helps to detoxify the liver and to increase blood circulation. Malachite is excellent for breaking up old energy patterns. Use it with Rose Quartz to soften the effects of a broken heart! Due to the toxic copper content of this stone, keep Malachite away from  pets and children.  This stone is for external use only.

Rose Quartz
 "The Love Stone" - Rose Quartz is very protective and soothing for many issues. Place a large chunk of the stone at your Heart Centre for 15 minutes to relax after a stressful day. Rose Quartz helps to unblock anxiety and to promote healing of private emotional issues. It allows one to become more receptive and open to challenges.

Sodalite
"The Stone of Peace" - This dark blue crystal with white calcium flecks or veins is perfect for helping to release tight muscles and mental conjestion. Sodalite will also help to clear up that "lump in the throat", a symptom of  repressed anger and unspoken words of negativity.  It helps to relax mental thoughts especially at night time, so sleep with a few under your pillow.

Also see my article, Three Steps to Crystal Healing from my web site www.crystaltiger.com that will tell you more about what to expect from healing with crystals.

Copyright  www.crystaltiger.com, 2004. Originally appearing in www.Astrologyzine.com.

Last Update: 2004/03/12
Web Author: Karen Ryan
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