Crystals for Centering
Centering Yourself with Crystals
When life becomes stressful, we often feel like we are out of balance, out of control, or simply slipping away from ourselves. It can be brought on by long-term stress such as with a difficult job or short-term stress such as giving a speech in front of your peers. In both instances centering one’s self is a useful and viable technique in bringing calm back into the storm raging inside.
Centering can help bring you back to the present and ward of the negativity surrounding us. It pulls our inner strength out and calms our nerves, bringing us peace and solidarity. Finding your center takes work to achieve but it is one of the most rewarding practices you can do for yourself. When working to center yourself, crystals can help.
Finding the aid you need in crystals to center yourself can be found in the natural color of the earth, brown. Brown is a very comfortable color for humans. It is the color of home, hearth, and nature. It makes us feel good.
Brown is the color of the surface of the earth. It is the color of grounding and connection. It is the relaxation color, the color of being once again "on the ground" and at rest. It is a retreat color; a restful color. It is the most common color on Earth.
Use Brown Crystals for Centering
Brown crystals bring you earth energy, the energy of relaxation and nature. The central color of the earth helps bring you focus and eases the process of centering yourself.
Modern life seems to disconnect us from the earth; we get caught up in the hustle and bustle. We forget to be human, and we ignore our true nature. Brown can be used when it is necessary to get down from an excited state, or from being "up in the air", undecided, or flighty.
Brown grounds us like the color of the earth it represents. When you need to settle down, regroup, and revitalize, use a brown talisman.
Nothing seems to be quite as grounding and centering as Smoky Quartz. Smoky Quartz is a powerful grounding stone that is used extensively in healing and meditation work. It is one of the fundamental grounding stones. It is known to be able to establish a clear path to removing negativity by passing it back into the Earth where it can dissipate naturally.
Smoky Quartz is also used in praying to ancestors, grounding the spirit, and providing an anchor in the natural world. The natural colors of the earth help ground you and center your being, shaking off the negative energy as you find peace and balance.
Hold Smoky Quartz to relieve tension and stress, anxiety, or panic attacks; also to ward off negative thinking, and to eliminate worry and doubt when faced with chaos or confusion. To absorb misfortune, sorrow, or seemingly impossible obstacles, hold faceted or natural points of Smoky Quartz in each hand pointed down toward the ground, then consciously release these negative energies to Mother Earth for cleansing and repurposing.
Another grounding and centering brown crystal is the beautiful Aragonite. Aragonite is a healing stone that is excellent for removing stress and anxiety. It is a calming meditation crystal, and it brings solid Wood Energy into a room or life.
This crystal is also excellent for improving your patience and for maintaining a state of calm during periods of increased responsibility and stress.
Aragonite is used in mediations to enhance insight and assist in communications with Higher sources of information and intelligence. It sensitizes a person to their spiritual capabilities. It enhances inner vision and allows for smooth communications with the Spirit world. It is also used to calm anger and stress before a formal meditation effort.
Crystal Energy Items for Centering
All of these crystal items were made in collaboration with Certified Crystal Alchemists and Certified Crystal Masters.
What Other Crystal Authors Recommend
Naisha Ahsian recommends Blue Lace Agates which are helpful in dealing with grief, letting go of the past, and curing guilt.
"On an emotional level, Blue Lace Agate is calming and centering. It can help soothe nervous or worried dispositions and to calm overly stimulated children. It assists one in understanding the importance of one’s words in creating one’s reality."
Judy Hall suggests Amethyst which can help you see yourself as you actually are, and it helps you understand how others see you.
"Amethyst balances out the highs and lows, promoting emotional centering. It dispels anger, rage, fear, and anxiety. Alleviating sadness and grief, it supports coming to terms with any loss."
Robert Simmons advocates Moldavite which is a talisman of the stars.
"Moldavite has a way of moving to whatever place it is needed in the body. Wherever there is an imbalance, its energies will naturally focus. Moldavite seems to say, “It’s time to grow!” It fertilizes our soil and radiates the shoots of our freshly sprouted seeds of evolution."
When needing to center yourself, brown crystals with their earthly shades and grounding abilities are suggested. Brown crystals also bring you earth energy which is the energy of stability, patience, honesty, balance, and resourcefulness. When our life gets out of balance through the stress of life events or even situations such as public speaking, being able to center yourself is essential.