In today’s hectic and uncertain times, crystals and stones can be great allies to help us through life’s changes and stressors. We all could use some peace and tranquility in our lives. What are the best stones and crystals to use for calming? My three favorites are:
Black Tourmaline also known as Schorl
Black Tourmaline is an excellent grounding crystal for meditation and healing. It is known to soothe panic attacks especially those caused claustrophobia or fears of the dark. Black Tourmaline is known to take in negative energy, transmute it and send it back out as positive energy! Black Tourmaline acts as a psychic shield deflecting and dispelling negative energies, entities, or destructive forces. It promotes a sense of power and self-confidence, allowing for a clearer, more objective view of the world. Black Tourmaline is perfect when used by those who must live or work in challenging environments or when facing difficult circumstances. Because of this, I recommend always having black tourmaline in the workplace. It is one of the most powerful stones for anxiety, ADD, ADHD and OCD.
Howlite is known to promote kindness, compassionate behavior, and peaceful coexistence. Howlite is a lovely stone to use when needing to reduce anxiety, tensions and stress. Howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage emotional expression and assist in the elimination of pain, stress and extreme anger. Howlite is known to balance energy flow in chaotic spaces and infuses them with peaceful energy and tranquility. It helps reduce conflicts and facilitates respectful communication. Howlite vibrates gently making it an easy stone to work with. Howlite is an aid to insomnia, especially when caused by an overactive mind. Howlite can carry softness of spirit when making transformations, helping us remember to treat ourselves gently because significant changes take time and do not happen overnight.
Lepidolite is stone of calm, trust, and acceptance. It is an emotional support stone. It is a stone of transformation in that it helps you get through transitions with trust that everything will be alright. Lepidolite is also known as a protective stone that can bring success in business or career. Lepidolite contains lithium making it useful for emotional issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, manic-depression, anger, panic attacks, and addictions. Lithium is found in some antidepressants and it is excellent at helping stabilizing mood swings and emotions. Lepidolite brings a gentle balanced energy. It is also known to help with joints, exhaustion, stress, PTSD and more.