Crystals For Emotional Strength
Emily Dickinson once wrote, â€œOne need not be a chamber to be haunted.â€ And it is true. We all, at one point in our life, experience a moment of incredible sadness or absolute despair. It is said that time can heal all wounds. While this may be the case, during and after those times we can feel haunted. Our guards are down and we feel weak and drained. When those moments happen what we could use more than anything is emotionally strength, something to help pull us through the other side when we are feeling low. It should be no surprise that the color of love and passion, red, can give us the emotional strength we need to carry on.
As stated above, red is the color of love and passion, but also the color of strength. It is a very strong colorâ€”the color of fire and blood. It is emotionally intense and motivating. Red is a call to action, a battle cry, and a sign of warning. It excites us, raises our enthusiasm, and gives us energy. If you are suffering from a lack of power, listlessness, or a low emotional state, you need more red. Like the scarlet ray, the red ray brings us a self-confidence built on fearlessness.
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While red itself comes in different shades, when seeking emotional strength, there is nothing more powerful than the bright vibrant rays of pure red. Red crystals can enhance passion, help you develop courage, grow inner strength, build up drive and determination, as well as increase your sense of self-worth. All of these bits and pieces are essential in building your emotional strength which is one of the reasons red crystals are such powerful stones. It should not be overlooked that red crystals also bring fire energy. Fire energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion; of ideas, of concepts, and sex.
One of the most brilliant red crystals you can find is Red Quartz. Red quartz is specifically used to cure apathy and to help you get things done. This is an action crystal of strong energy that builds fearlessness, fosters action, and promote our productivity. It radiates the energy you need to overcome lethargy and to energize both your mind and your spirit. The Sphalerite it contains is well known to be a powerful grounding crystal. The energies here are new...and need to be explored and decoded. We know it emits a strong physical energy field, but its other secrets are waiting to be discovered.
Amethyst is known as a powerful healer. While building up your emotional strength it is important to focus on healing the past wounds that have brought you down. If you are feeling out of sorts, blocked, and mentally clumsy, try a short session with an amethyst, you will likely find yourself refreshed, alert, and back in control. Red Amethyst is a stone useful for repairing damage from wounds to someone's sense of worth. If you are recovering from a damaged relationship, this is the strength you need.
Red Sphalerite included Quartz clusters are Seeker Transformer Crystals. Seeker Transformers are talismans used when the desire is to find a way to transform a part of one's life to a more desirable state. Seekers are used when we need some help to find a new path or new approach.
The Red Amethyst with its addition of Hematite, is producing a crystal cluster that brings the amethyst the additional energy of courage, tenacity, inner strength, romance, and passion.
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Emotionally, this crystal overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart. It heals inner anger, fostering love and the courage to start again. It is useful for any kind of emotional trauma. It creates a sense of safety and security by dissolving internal tension.
Pink Tourmaline is a powerful emotional balancer and cleanser. It is one of the strongest stones for alleviating stress and the emotional imbalances that can stem from that state.
Epidote encourages recovery and regeneration after severe illness or in cases of great exhaustion caused by overwork, stress, and painful experiences. It lifts the emotions and dissolves sadness, sorrow, self-pity, and grief. Epidote also helps overcome frustrations caused by failure and teaches us not to devaluate ourselves because of mistakes we have made.
There are times in everyoneâ€™s life that we need to gain emotional strength. Even who we may perceive to be the strongest people in our lives will need a boost of inner strength at one point or another. Red crystals bring the rays of passion, strength, and energy back into your being. They can help pick you back up when you are feeling your lowest. If you need a boost of emotional strength we suggest using such crystals as Red Quartz and Red Amethyst. You can also try crystals that other authors have recommended such as Agate, Pink Tourmaline, and Epidote.
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