Hi Everyone! I am so excited to introduce a guest blogger, Rebecca from Craft Love Craft Life. She has a really cool site that has products you can purchase, a blog you can read, as well as materials to help you through the grief process. Her goal is to help those through the grieving process by creating and preserving memories.
As we discussed in the stages of grief blog, there are five stages of grief we experience in the event of a loss (some people split it into seven, but the original is 5 stages!) To remind yourself, click here to re-read the stages of grief post. In this blog, she discusses certain crystals for the five stages of grief, and how each crystal will help you heal. Check it out! You can also check out her site for more information here.
Crystals are therapeutic gemstones that can help you heal spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally. Each crystal has different properties that can help you in different areas of your life. Many stones provide you with a sense of peace and comfort as you work through bottled emotions and difficult experiences. Crystals can help you through grief and loss by providing you with positive energies while balancing your emotions. Some healing crystals will help you experience
your suppressed feelings and offer an opportunity for you to work through them. This is especially important when dealing with loss as we need to work through our feelings in order to heal. They say that time heals pain, but only if you work with that pain.
Denial – Rhodonite
Rhodonite is known as the emotional healing stone. During difficult times, Rhodonite is great for projecting a calming effect to help keep us centered. This stone helps to heal our emotional wounds while activating the heart for love again. Through grief and loss, Rhodonite helps to bring the grief to the surface. This is a difficult experience but important as it allows us to experience the guilt while providing us with the opportunity to learn ways to let go of it.
Guilt – Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is known as the love stone. Using a rose quartz will allow you to love yourself, which will help to dissolve the feelings of guilt. Through balancing emotions, rose quartz helps to bring peace and clear any negative emotions. Rose quartz encourages us to keep our heart and mind open while helping us move on when the time is right. Being open will allow to love yourself and others around you, healing you from the negative attributes in your life.
Anger – Amethyst
Amethyst is known for stress relief while promoting a sense of peace. This healing crystal helps us through grief with its calming properties to overcome painful experiences. This stone also deeply cleanses our body and mind, while enabling us to think more rationally, reducing our anger and negative emotions. Amethyst is a protection stone that will help guard us from future negativity.
Depression – Smoky Quartz
Smoky Quartz is one of the best stones for grounding you during overwhelming stress and depressive times. This quartz absorbs negativity providing us with the chance to live with more clarity and the positive energy we need. Smoky Quartz is a calming stone that removes fear and lifts our mood, bringing positivity back into your life.
Acceptance and hope – Chrysocolla
Chrysocolla is known for its calming effects, compassionate and forgiving properties. A peaceful stone that stimulates balance and wholeness through the release of our bottled emotions. Chrysocolla enables you to think more clearly and is known for relieving emotional strain. It’s positive energy is important for self-expression and encourages acceptance.
It is difficult enough to lose a pet, but it is even harder to grapple with every stage of grief you will experience after that loss. These crystals may help you in your healing process. They will help keep you centered and calm. They will help you release the guilt and the anger and help you begin to forgive yourself and your pet. Why not give them a try?
I would love to hear your thoughts. Have crystals helped you, and how? Leave me a message below, and I will get back with you.