Dealing With Depression
Feelings of sadness, loneliness, and fatigue are normal short term reactions to major changes such as the loss of a loved one or life struggles. When feelings of sadness, guilt, helplessness, worthlessness, irritability, loss of interest in activities, or family and friends become overwhelming and last for long periods of time, you may be dealing with depression. While professional help is important in severe cases, the use of crystals can be very beneficial in dealing with feelings associated with depression.
Use Orange Crystals
Orange Colored Crystals Bring You Joy, Friendship, Pleasure, and Family Togetherness
When dealing with depression, use an orange colored crystal. Orange is a most amazing color. It is one of nature’s most powerful colors. It is a color that nature uses on a vast canvas. The passion of the red ray has an almost multiplicative effect in the orange ray as it combines with the happy elements of gold. Orange is the color of joy and friendship.
We suggest using orange crystals such as Natural Orange Spessartine or the Carnelian crystal. Joy is a pure emotion, an elusive one, but a heartfelt one. Often as people grow older, they lose the capacity for experiencing pure joy. It can be a simple delight or a deep, lasting feeling. If something seems to be missing but you can’t really describe it, perhaps a bit of orange mixed in your daily life is needed.
Natural Orange Spessartine
Natural Orange Spessartine are energy enhancers, and givers of joy. They are helpful for the sacral chakra. They are one of the stones of the children of Aquarius, and they are said to be helpful in attracting commitment and understanding.
Carnelian’s bold energy brings a rush of warmth and joy that lingers, stimulating and empowering. Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership, and courage, Carnelians have protected and inspired throughout history
Margherita tells us the lavender Lepidoliteis the Mental Balancer Stone which can be used to reprogram the mind from depression to joy.
Lepidolite is a stone of transition. It helps restructure and reorganize old patterns. It is a crystal of change and smooth passages. It assists with adaptation and improving one’s lot in life.
Judy Hall suggests using the Lapis Lazuli to open the third eye and bring your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual being into harmony allowing you to overcome depression.
Lapis Lazuli is a crystal of truth in all aspects. It reveals inner truth, and promotes self-awareness and the acceptance of that knowledge. It provides for the relief of things that may have been suppressed and allows for them to surface, helping to diminish dis-ease or repressed anger, and allows for self-expression without holding back or compromising.
Robert Simmons suggests carrying a Black Tourmaline(aka Schorl) in your pocket or sleeping with one in your pillowcase to use its clearing influence to “rid oneself of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger and ideas of unworthiness.”
Black Tourmaline is a stone of purification, cleansing the emotional body of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger or feelings of unworthiness. It helps in overcoming substance abuse, and releases any suicidal thoughts or self-harming tendencies. It may be beneficial in treating obsessive or compulsive behaviors, and in relinquishing chronic worry.
Amie Schlichting recommends the Smoky Quartz to transform negative energy to positive energy, elevating moods and relieving depression.
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.
Melody advises the use of Laguna Agate to “help return from the depths of depression to a state of openness and acceptance of that which is.”
Laguna Agate is a powerful aid to heal the depths of depression and rise to a state of openness and acceptance of reality. It further encourages the continuance of life’s dreams while remaining aware of worldly purposes.Laguna Agate promotes the perseverance and strength it takes to lead to the development of personal abilities and inner balance. Agates with irregular designs, such as Laguna Agate, can stimulate action and important decision making.
Depression can include prolonged feelings of sadness, guilt, helplessness, worthlessness, irritability, loss of interest in activities, or family and friends. Please seek professional care for serious issues. Using orange crystals such as Natural Orange Spessartine or the Carnelian crystal can bring the joy back into your life. Or try using crystals other writers have found effective such as Lepidolite, Lapis Lazuli, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, or Laguna Agate.
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