Seven Crystals to Help Ease Fears and Phobias
Feeling fear when there is an actual or potential danger is a completely normal and self-protective mechanism that helps to ensure our survival. Even feeling nervous or anxious before exams, appointments or performances is the norm for the majority of people. However, when this fear or anxiety is part of everyday life it can become greatly debilitating and prevent you from carrying out even day-to-day tasks such as shopping or talking on the telephone. Fear, anxiety or phobias can stop you moving forward in life, reaching your goals, forming relationships or in serious cases even from leaving the house.
Common fears and phobias include heights, lifts, water, flying, spiders and germs but these can develop in relation to anything in life. Sometimes these fears can be traced back to a specific event or trauma in a person’s life but may also have no obvious cause. Conventional medication and treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or exposure therapy (desensitisation) can have great results in helping to reduce and even cure deep fears and phobias. Complementary techniques such as meditation, visualisation or breathing exercises can also be beneficial, not only when the fear arises physically or in your mind but also in trying to reduce symptoms day to day. Another complementary therapy that can be used very easily and safely is crystal healing. Crystals are not only beautiful but possess a huge range of qualities that can be accessed by carrying or wearing crystals, having them in our homes or in combination with other methods such as reiki or meditation.
Working with healing crystals can be carried out at home, or you may wish to find a trained therapist in your area. Crystals can be purchased in specialist shops, or there is a huge number of websites offering crystals for sale. Once you receive your crystals, they should be cleansed before use. This can be done by placing them in the moonlight overnight, by smudging the crystals or burying them in some untreated earth overnight. This is important to remove any energy that the crystal may have picked up from other people touching it or the places it has been.
1. Moss Agate
Moss agate is a strengthening stone that can be a great support in times of stress. It enhances persistence and endurance and can help you in feeling stable and grounded. This crystal can help in correcting imbalances between the left and right sides of the brain, creating more united thought processes. Moss agate resonates with the heart chakra, aids emotional healing and soothes feelings of fear, stress and anxiety.
This green stone works with the heart chakra and has a very soothing energy. It calms the brain and nervous system and can be useful in easing emotional traumas. Amazonite helps to remove worries and fear from life and increases feelings of self-worth. This crystal can also be used whenever you need a boost of confidence. Amazonite dissipates any negative energy within you that is causes blockages resulting in fear and anxiety.
Azurite is an excellent stone for clearing stress, worry, grief and sadness. It transforms fears and phobias and helps bring understanding of why these occurred. It is a good choice of crystal for people who talk a lot when feeling nervous. This crystal is a useful emotional balancer that can help prevent overreactions and alleviates worry and nagging thoughts. Azurite can be used to bring the courage needed to overcome negative behaviour patterns that stem from insecurity and fear.
This white crystal is a good choice for meditation and relaxation, where it brings a deep feeling of peace. It is a supportive stone for anyone who is generally nervous or fearful and increases tolerance of emotional stress. Magnesite contains high levels of magnesium and this mineral has been found to be greatly beneficial for many people who suffer with anxiety. To use it in this way it should be worn against the skin.
A highly protective stone that deflects negative energies from the aura. Labradorite can be used to remove fears and insecurities including those that have been cause by past difficulties and disappointments. This crystal increases self-trust and help in distinguishing the true from other people’s perceptions. Labradorite calms an overactive mind and helps to balance imagination, rationality and insight. It will remove any illusions or mistakenly help thoughts and ideas and help in finding the root cause of a matter.
Charoite is a stone of transformation that helps over fear and supports during times of change. It releases deep seated and irrational fears by helping them to be thought about rationally. This crystals energy aids in creating a relaxed attitude and can be used to ease compulsions and obsessions. Charolite is a useful stone for anyone who feels alienated from society and suffers loneliness, sadness and anxiety as a result of this. It is a very soothing stone that is believed to be beneficial to those who have ADHD, autism and Aspergers syndrome. Use charoite to examine and release deeply internalised negativity and in helping to see the difference between the truth and what the mind and insecurities have created.
7. Smoky Quartz
This variety of quartz is grounding and neutralising stone that assists detoxification on all levels. It guides in learning what can be left behind as it is no longer a positive influence on life and brings emotional calmness. Smoky quartz can help in relieving fear and depression. On a mental level this stone encourages positive thought patterns and clears the mind ready for meditation. It can improve the ability to tolerate stress. This crystal is a useful choice if you have trouble relating to the concrete physical world and will help you feel more grounded and present. Wearing a piece of smoky quartz can help ease feelings of depression, fear and anxiety and help you understand the root of these feelings, while calming the emotions so they do not become overwhelming.
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