Anxiety and stress affect us all, we worry about the future and fret about the past. They are human responses, and not the most fun emotions, but emotions are fluid. Emotions, E-motions, are just Energy in motion. Nothing lasts forever and this too shall pass.
There are so many helpful techniques out there to help you calm your anxiety and ease stress, most of which centre around coming back to the present moment and focussing on the now. My personal go-to technique is using crystals.
Crystals are beautiful, magical nuggets of Mama Earth, each with their own energy and properties. Their individual beauty, formed by mother earth thousands and millions of years ago, connects us back to the source energy we all come from. I like to think of crystals as energetic tokens to gently remind us of the energy and strength that is already within us.
Whenever I feel anxious, most prominently when I’m travelling and the plane is just taking off or landing, I hold a crystal, take a few deep breaths and say a few affirmations such as:
“In this moment, I am safe. I am calm. I am strong. I can handle anything.”
I find the easiest way to keep crystals with you is to wear them as a necklace. Not only do they look beautiful, it means the crystal is always with you, emanating its calming energy into and around your being.
Here are my top 5 crystals to help with anxiety and stress…
(Left to right: Black Tourmaline, Turquoise, Selenite, Tree Agate, Hematite)
o Cleanses the aura and brings protection from negative energies and ‘energy vampires’
o Encourages feelings of security and stability
o Helps to calm fear and brings grounding