Crystals For Mothering
When a woman has her first child, an overwhelming amount of love is often depicted. And while most women feel than attachment to their child in the first few moments of the life and even before, mothering can sometimes be a separate entity from love. We can love our children with all of our hearts but still not feel the pull of being a mother within ourselves. Many women end up suffering with postpartum depression which can seriously hinder their ability to feel the ability to mother than they want to. It is not their fault but it often comes with overwhelming guilt. What makes up the feeling of being a mother? This answer is vast and could be answered in different ways my different people. However, most people would agree that mothering drums of feelings of caring, unconditional love, thoughtfulness, selflessness, and compassion. No matter the reason you may feel you are missing the mothering feeling from your life, you may be surprised to learn that crystals can help.
The color of heat, fire, and passion is found in the blood of life, red. Red crystals are used when the situation needs passion: active, involved, energetic action. Red empowers, uplifts, and engulfs. It cures apathy. It gets things done. Red is action and drive. 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. When the need is for action without hesitation or self-doubt, use a crystal with a fiery ray of bright red.
Use Red Crystals
Red Crystals Bring You Energy, Courage, Passion, and Love
When looking to bring on or intensify feelings and actions of mothering, bright red fired colored crystals, while may help, are not the exact fit. You need the deep and passion filled dark red. In darker shades, red is tinted with brown or black. Here the power of the color ray is not muted but mixed with darker and more earthy, powerful overtones of brown or the power and mystery of black. Dark red stones are crystals of very hard, durable energy and quiet passion. Strong, deep feelings call for a strong, deep-red crystal. Dark red rays of influence have a wide variety of uses. The dark red stones are particularly useful for increasing devotion, and seeing the seriousness of life.
When thinking of crystals with deep beautiful red hues, often the first that comes to mind is Ruby. You’d be exactly right too as Ruby is one of the best crystals you can use to help bring you the feelings of passion and closeness in mothering. Ruby is to be carried or worn to provide a focus for Universal Life Force to enter your spirit. It will aid you in finding new paths in life and giving you the energy you need to walk those paths. Ruby has always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness. Ruby signifies light to the darkness of one’s life. It encourages following your bliss, teaching one to enjoy being in the physical world and perceiving the spiritual energy that exists throughout the realm of matter.
An often overlooked stone for its ability to bring mothering instinct as well as a sense of satisfaction in the daily routine of mothering is Red Labradorite. Labradorite tempers the negative side of our personality, the traits and actions that rob our energy and may produce depression or shame. It assists in reducing anti-social, reckless or impulsive behavior. As the matriarch of the subconscious mind, Labradorite brings forgotten memories to light and facilitates their understanding. It encourages contemplation and introspection, bringing the clarity of intellectual thought and intuitive wisdom to help dispel illusion, determine the root cause of an issue, and bring one to peace. It is an uplifting crystal, helping to banish fears and insecurities while enhancing faith and reliance in oneself and trust in the universe.
Ruby is a Seeker Transformer Crystal. 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, a new approach, or in any quest to gain that which we desire but do not yet possess. When they possess the Earth Power of the Transformer, they form crystals that are excellent for seeking new capabilities that will transform some part of our life.
Red Labradorite is a Barrier Filter crystal. Barrier Crystals are rather rare and powerful. With the inner form of a trapezium, a structure with no right angles, a triclinic crystalline structure gives a crystal strength in all directions allowing it to providing barriers to attack from all directions simultaneously. These Barrier crystals are very effective amulets for defending yourself from the misfortunes of this world.
What Authors Say About Crystals
Florence Mégemont recommends Agate which are primarily talismans of trust and cheerfulness.
Agates represent life in its most earthly, material aspect. It is recommended for pregnant women, it enhances pregnancy and birth. It helps women avoid the “baby blues” new mothers often experience after giving birth. When worn between the breasts it also activates lactation.
Margherita advocates Lemurian Jade.
Lemurian Jade is the mother archetype stone. It is a black jade from the Andres with inclusions of Pyrite. The elemental effects are inspiring, grounding, and absorbing. The mantra that is said to say with this stone is, I nurture all my relations. I honor the divine mother in all mothers. I pay respect to Mother Earth by my actions.
Mothering doesn’t come natural to all of us as some may have you believe. Many things can get in the way of the emotions and drive that supposed to kick in after having a baby. This could be fear, loneliness, feelings of inadequacy, or postpartum depression. However, you are never alone in your struggle. Many women suffer with these same feelings every day. If you are have trouble, please seek professional assistance to help you through this time. You can also use dark red crystals to aid you in the process of bringing on or restoring these feelings. We suggest such crystals as Ruby and Red Labradorite. You can also try crystals that other authors recommend such as Chalcedony, Agate, and Lemurian Jade.
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