Grief can be one of the most difficult and draining things we go through in our lives. Intense sadness and grief can be difficult to heal, and many people suffer with emotional pain for months or years. It saps our energy and motivation, and often disrupts our relationships, families, jobs, and our lives in general. Grief can take away our ability to feel joy or experience pleasure in things we love to do.
Being able to move beyond grief, such as that caused by a loved one dying, can seem impossible. Moving and growing through the pain can be very difficult and challenging.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing these types of feelings, there are some crystals that can be particularly effective tools for helping to heal grief and emotional pain.
Best Crystals to Use for Grief
Azurite is considered to be an excellent crystal for helping to heal from grief and sadness. It acts to remove energy blockages from the throat chakra and third eye chakra, thereby promoting balance and healing. This stone is also an ideal tool for reducing anxiety and enhancing communication. Meditating while holding a piece of azurite is an effective way to help alleviate negative emotions, including sadness, fear, and stress.
Rose quartz has a powerful and deep connection with to the heart chakra. The healing properties of rose quartz are profound, and help to promote compassion, empathy, and forgiveness. It helps to heal and protect our hearts from pain. This crystal is popularly worn on a necklace as a pendant. This allows rose quartz to impart its healing energy to the wearer throughout the day. This is also a great tool for helping to eliminate negative energies and influences from places. If worn on a daily basis, this crystal needs to be cleansed regularly.
Chrysoprase is widely considered among crystal users to be a profound and powerful healing tool. Like rose quartz, it is strongly associated with the heart chakra, and imparts soothing and loving energy to people who are struck with grief. Chrysoprase also strengthens and bolsters hope when we are feeling the most hopeless.
Apache tears (also known as black obsidian) are one of the best tools for draining and dispelling negative energies and influences. These stones are a comforting tool for helping to deal with intense grief, such as the death of a loved one. However, please note that Apache tears can carry very intense energies that can rapidly bring repressed issues to the surface. These stones should be buried in the ground overnight, after heavy use. Burying them acts to discharge the negative energy they absorbed into the Earth, thereby leaving them cleansed and ready to be used again.