How to Use Crystals for Protection
As well as being used to heal us and enhance many areas of life, crystals can be utilised in protecting ourselves, our homes and loved ones. The protective abilities of crystals can be used to aid in keeping unwanted or negative energies and influences from entering your life. This can come in many forms and includes:
- shielding from other people’s stress and negative emotions
- preventing ill-wishes, cursing and psychic attacks from reaching you
- protection from malevolent spirits
- reducing or stopping the effects of manipulation
- deflecting bad luck
- protecting against energy/psychic vampires
Although there are a variety of crystals that have protective abilities, it generally depends on the situation and desired outcome as to which will work best. Some crystals are excellent at deflecting negative energy, while others are better at transmuting energy so that it becomes harmless. Others still are the best choices for clocking, blocking and protecting larger areas such as your home. In can also be the case that a certain person will feel more of a connection to a particular variety of crystal and so find that this works best for them.
How to Use Crystals in Protection
The easiest way to use crystals in protection is to carry them with you. This can be as jewelry, in your pocket or within your clothes. As with all use of crystals, it is best to charge the stone for your desired use. This is a simple process and although it is not essential it can help to harness the crystals energy and target it towards a specific need. In order to charge your crystal, you will need to have a clear idea of your intent and be able to sit for a short time undisturbed.
Sit quietly with your crystal and take a few deep breaths to help you relax. Focus on your intent and if you wish you can hold the stone up to your third eye chakra. Hold this focus in your mind and clearly state your intent. This can be out loud or in your head and is done by saying “I charge this crystal with my intention of (state purpose/request)” or any similar statement that feels right to you.
Crystals used in protection will need to be cleansed often in order to stop an accumulation of negative energy around you.
1. Black Tourmaline
This is a stone that is well known for its protective properties and is an excellent all round choice. It can create a vibrational field around you that prevents low level vibrations and negative psychic energy from entering. Also known as schorl, this crystal is also a good choice when you need to ground yourself. Black tourmaline can be carried with you to help in protecting you against day to day negativity and can also be used in crystal grids or to create grids in larger spaces, such as a room or around your home. Another useful way to benefit from the properties of this crystal is to place it under your pillow, bed or somewhere close by. This allows the beneficial energies to cleanse you of any accumulated negativity while you sleep. This is particular helpful if you are unable to carry crystals with you during the day.
Black tourmaline does not absorb the negative energy or send it back to where it came from. Instead this crystal turns any negative energy it encounters into positive and so improves any area that it is placed in. This stone can help in creating a positive attitude and mind-set. It can ease feelings of anxiety and self-doubt and is believed to strength the immune system and help in reducing allergies.
This crystal is a good choice for protection against psychic attack, obsessions and fixations and the ill-wishes of others. Having this ability means that labradorite can protect against the negative and harmful energy created by those who wish you harm, talked badly about and against you, gossip about you or generally think negative or harmful thoughts of you. This stone can also be used to help guard against issues caused by someone who has become fixated on you, for example, in the case of unrequited love. Labradorite can be used to protect your aura and prevent others from draining your personal energy.
This stone is a good choice when you need to banish fear and insecurity, especially when this is connected to previous disappointments or failures. It can help in increasing self-trust and in removing negative thoughts of ourselves that have been created by others.
3. Blue Kyanite
Blue kyanite is a very beneficial crystal for anyone who is experiencing manipulation, coercion, bullying and other forms of mental abuse. It can help in keeping your mind clear and prevent your views and judgement being clouded by the other person’s words, brainwashing and opinions. This crystal can help to reduce the anxiety, over-thinking, self-doubt and second guessing that can be caused from dealing with manipulative people and bullies. Blue kyanite may also help you to read between the lines of what is being said and understand the true intentions.
Hematite can be a powerful addition to blue kyanite in these situations as it will help in grounding you, giving a strong stable base. This crystal can help you see through confusion and in releasing anger, fear and stress.
This crystal is a good choice for protection against unwanted spirits and spirit attachments. It is a less common stone and can be expensive compared to many but is beneficial to those who possess the ability to move through the veils of time and space, for work in channelling, when working with unfamiliar spirit guides or anyone who spends time in graveyards.
Staurolite can be used to help anyone whose energy feels scattered as it also has the ability to ground. It helps us to differentiate between the meaningful and meaningless in life and bring courage to stand by our beliefs regardless of opposition.
5. Smokey Quartz
This variety of quartz is an excellent grounding and protective stone that has strong links to the earth and base chakras. It is a good choice for spiritual workers to protect them against negative energy from the people they work with. Smokey quartz will transmute this energy and ground it back to the earth. This crystal can be used to guard your home or car against theft and damage, especially if these are left unattended for long periods of time. It can also help to protect again road rage.
Smokey quartz has the ability to remove energy cause by the bad moods of others or from unspoken resentments and gossip or ill thoughts against you. It can shield against hostility at work or bullying from bosses and colleagues.
Fluorite is a highly protective crystal that helps to guard against negativity from other people. It helps to cleanse the aura and can also reduce the effects of electromagnetic stress. This crystal can be used to help remove illusions and help you see the truth, which can be useful in situations where you feel you may be being manipulated or lied to. It can be used to protect against unwanted and negative outside influences including those present in wider society including the media. Fluorite can cleanse and dispel anything within the body and returns it to its highest form. This crystal can help to rid your lid of people and influences that are no longer beneficial to you.
As well as these general properties the different colours of fluorite can provide addition or more specific qualities. These include:
- Green fluorite in particular is ideal for protective purposes and cleanses negative energy from its environment and can boost intuition.
- Black fluorite is very effective in clearing negative energy from the aura.
- Blue fluorite can be used to restore emotional balance and protect this balance in future.
- Rainbow fluorite contains all colours and so is an excellent stone for all round protection.
7. Fire Agate
This is a good choice of crystal to help protect against the ill-wishes of others. It creates a protective shield around a person and sends negativity and harm back to its source. When worn fire agate can help to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety and fear. This crystal is useful for protection of houses and for anyone that works over or near water or with aeroplanes and flight. Fire agate is a stone of justice and truth that has the ability to guard against spells designed to cause ill health and curses. For some people the energy of fire agate can be difficult to work with and can result in headaches and nausea. However this is often corrected by working on further developing your psychic skills and energy. This crystals Is most affective when worn enabling it to create and maintain a protective field around the person.
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