“P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired… it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.” ~ Danielle LaPorte
I’ve had another excellent question come through on facebook that I thought I’d answer here:
Hey Nicole! A quick question for you… What is a good crystal to calm anxiety? I am feeling extremely anxious! In a week today we are flying to Europe for a long planned family holiday. Very exciting but I am feeling paralysed from anxiety. My son is having his last week at preschool, which marks the end of this early child rearing chapter so am feeling anxious about change too! I suffer from GAD! Anyway… I feel like I should meditate but I feel like I have so much to do!!! Perhaps a crystal in my pocket to hold, while I’m going about my business will give me some focus? Thanks for listening! Trishx
Hi Trish, and all who suffer from anxiety, here are my top recommendations.
- Celestite. Celestite is a beautiful blue crystal that is soothing to hold, and that powerfully connects you to the angelic realms. It’s enough just to hold it, for its calming energies. But if you feel drawn to angels there is more you can do. When you first choose a celestite, hold it in your hands and say out loud: Unnamed Angel – I call on you to help me manage and overcome my anxiety (or whatever your issue is). Please hold me safe and lift me up. Thank you. Trust that an Angel will come, specifically for you and your anxiety. Talk to your Angel often. Out loud. Softly is fine. Name specific things that are troubling you, where you require help. Know that they will hear you and help you. Please thank them as well. Just having the stone in your pocket will be a comfort. You could also choose one to wear.
- Amethyst. Most people don’t think of amethyst in relation to anxiety, but holding this crystal helps slow beta brainwaves (the same ones that slow down with meditation) and brings feelings of peace and tranquility. When you hold it deliberately slow yourself down and focus on your breathing until calm returns. You can also use it to call on your Guides for help and support.
- Black Tourmaline. For fear and major freak-outs, nothing beats the grounding, protective and earthy energies of Black Tourmaline. It works fast to settle fear and panic attacks. Not a stone for comfort – just a stone to break those unhelpful thought and emotion patterns and to normalise you back into yourself again. I use this crystal when I’m flying if the turbulence is bad…
- Lepidolite. This delicious stone contains lithium and is wonderful as a brain rebalancer. Exceptionally soothing to hold, and combats overthinking (especially of the OCD kind). It induces a sense of calm and helps you to think and feel without being hypersensitive or easily triggered. A perfect stone in your pocket for everyday anxiety, or to hold in stressful situations. Great for students during exam time too.
I still think there’s room for a quick meditation in there too, Trish. No matter how busy you are. Here are a few quick and easy ones I can recommend:
Three Minute Essential Oil Meditation For anxiety I recommend Lavender, Young Living’s Peace and Calming or Stress Away, Cedarwood or Vetiver.
Big love and hugs, Nicole xx