It could be said that to be an empath is both a blessing and a curse. You are blessed with the ability to be able to feel other people’s true joy and happiness, but at the same time cursed for being able to feel their pain and heartbreak. Some empaths can even feel the physical pain and sickness that others are going through.
Fortunately, there are ways to deal with the pain and to protect yourself from feeling too overwhelmed by other people’s energies. Even getting an overload of positive energy can be a bit too much at times.
If you have an interest in crystals, you are already off to a good start. Crystal healing is among the best ways for an energy-sensitive person to keep themselves grounded and sure of their own emotions as well as to shield themselves from any kind of negative energy.
Here are some crystal tips for empaths:
Put a stop to the excess energy coming into your personal space from others – especially if that energy is negative. You can do this by using crystals and stones that will act as a “shield” and absorb the negative emotions. Wear them or keep them close by at all times.
Here are a few stones to help you get started:
Labradorite – This stone, which comes in a variety of colors from “sea foam green” to “shimmering blue”. Whether you wear it as a piece of jewelry or carry it around as a palm stone, Labradorite will provide you with protection against undesirable energies and even psychic vampirism. It creates a shield around the aura.
Black Tourmaline – Get this “bodyguard” stone that provides protection from negative energy AND the elimination of it. You can literally put pieces of it everywhere to ensure that hostile people and vibes are kept away from you as much as possible. In ancient times, mystics would use Black Tourmaline to ward off evil spirits.
Yellow Jasper – This is a “travel protection” stone that empaths should wear whenever they have to travel anywhere. Certain varieties – such as Polished Bumblebee Jasper - are especially helpful, as they can protect you from your OWN negative feelings and emotions. Keeping a stone close to you will help maintain a positive attitude and clear mind during your travels.
Shielding yourself does not have to be a difficult process. Just wear the right crystal jewelry or hold the stones in your palms if they are small enough. If they are large stones, then place them before you. Simply envision the energy coming from them and wrapping around you like a bubble of bright light to encompass not just your body but your aura as well.
Love and Accept Yourself
Perhaps the most important thing you can do is to accept yourself for who you are and love yourself. No amount of negative energy from toxic people or “psychic vampires” can bother you too much if you have high self-esteem and truly love yourself.
If this seems like it might be difficult for you, then your heart chakra might need some work. Here are some crystals that help heal and open the heart chakra:
Rainbow Obsidian – Usually available in heart-shaped cuts, this stone helps bring love and light into the heart, and to protect the owner from depression.
Rose Quartz – Often thought to be the most “powerful crystal for the heart”, Rose Quartz will help empaths to let go of any sadness or pain causing the heart chakra to be blocked. It helps to both purify and reawaken the heart.
Pink Rhodonite – This is the stone of “self-love and unconditional love”. It’s essential in any energy work dealing with issues relating to the heart.
Combining the power of these crystals with affirmations / mantras, such as “I love and accept myself for who I am” and “I am worthy of love” really goes a long way in healing the heart chakra. Lie back and have one of these stones on your chest over your heart, or wear it as a pendant hanging down over your chest while you meditate.
Banish the Negativity and Cleanse the Space Around You
Spiritual clearing is essential for any empathy or energy-sensitive individuals who want to keep their energy field clean from the thoughts and emotions of others. It’s not just other people who can affect empaths, but certain places and objects too.
Keep crystals on you at all times – especially when you have to go somewhere that you know is going to be filled with a lot of tension and negativity, such as work, a toxic relative’s house, or even just a family outing or shopping trip. You never know when you might run into a bunch of negative energy.
To aid in banishing and cleansing, use these stones:
Moonstone – This is one of the most beautiful stones, and is a great choice for clearing the aura of negative energy. Since it’s connected with the crown chakra and third eye chakra, you might want to wear Rainbow Moonstone Earrings whenever you have to go a place that brings you anxiety, to aid in keeping those chakras cleared.
Selenite – Many, many people believe Selenite to be one of – if not THE most powerful cleansing crystal. It comes in different forms, and any of them will be strong enough to clear away all the negative energy surrounding you. Some would even suggest waving it around like a wand to cleanse your aura.
Create a “sacred place” just for you. It can be your own room, a small spot in your office, or someplace outdoors. It doesn’t have to be large – just small enough for you to sit down with your crystals and spend at least 20 minutes trying to relax and stay calm. While this space is just for you, it’s okay to bring pets in if they provide you with comfort.
You can also create a “safe space” within your own mind. Use crystals like Moonstone, Selenite, and Fluorite to help you stay calm and maintain mental clarity.
Transmute Negative Energy into Something Positive
What’s an empath to do when he or she is stuck in a situation that seems overwhelmingly negative, and he/she wants to transmute that feeling to something more positive? This is where transmutation crystals come in.
Until you master the ability to clear your aura and personal space from negative energy and to shield yourself, some still might get through. There still might be some that is stagnant and stubborn. You might also have your OWN negative energy to deal with, as opposed to some coming from the outside.
Regardless, this is where transmutation comes in. Just either neutralize that lingering negative energy or transmute it.
These are helpful crystals:
Smoky quartz is good at really digging in and getting rid of old negative energy that has suck into your auric –field, whether they come from within or an outside source, and then transforming that energy into something more positive. Smokey quartz also has use as a grounding crystal, and staying grounding is crucial for an empath.
It’s no secret that Amethyst is one of the most powerful crystals in existence. It’s always recommended for any type of energy work. This is due to the fact that it is a stone of spiritual growth and connects the human body to the higher realms via crown chakra. Amethyst jewelry can also help transmute negative energy to positive energy.
This is yet another stone that can be used for both protection and transmuting negative energy. You should wear Onyx jewelry to prevent the drain of your own personal energy and to help you maintain stamina.
Additional Crystal Healing Tips for Empaths
Learn how to cut cords if you haven’t already done so.
Etheric cords connect individuals through energy. While everybody has cords connecting them with somebody, they tend to be a lot thicker with empaths. There can be negative cords hanging from you that just won’t go away.
Create protection grids for your home and body.
Creating crystal grids doesn’t have to be a difficult process. You can create one in your “special place”. Or, if you need one at all times, create a “portable grid” so to speak by keeping a pouch with “protective” gems. For example, keep Yellow or Bumblebee Jasper stones in the pouch and wear a Labradorite pendant. Also, Polished Jet Palm Stones are excellent for any crystal grid involving protection.
Always try and stay grounded.
As you start to work with your crystals for empaths, you’ll begin to feel more emotionally stable. It’s important that you try to stay connected to the earth and keep your feet on the ground. Your intentions should always be clear. Separate your own personal feelings and emotions from others, and clear out or cut the cords that shouldn’t be around you.
Use the more ancient stones to help you stay connected to the Earth. Hematite, Magnetite, and Moldavite are really powerful stones to use for any empath. Whenever you are feeling overwhelmed or confused with emotions, take one of these stones outside with you. Spend a few minutes by yourself and simply enjoy the nature surrounding you.
Remember That You’re Not Alone
There are many other empaths out there going through the same things you’ve been going through. It’s up to you to take the time to turn your empathy into a blessing instead of a curse. The tools you’ll need are out there – and crystals are the most powerful tools you can use.
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