Crystals for Grief: 7 Stones to Aid in the Healing Process
Losing a loved one is a very difficult experience, and the grieving process is emotionally taxing. When we are enduring grief and bereavement, it's common to want to try just about anything to ease the pain. One of the healthiest ways to do that is to use crystals for grief.
Incorporating the 7 crystals for grief that we've outlined below into your healing process can help calm your emotions and soothe your heart as you move through the five stages of grief.
The Five Stages of Grief
Let's first walk through those five stages so you can have a better understanding of how these powerful healing stones can help you.
- Denial & Isolation - Denying the reality of the situation is often the first stage of grief because it helps us to take the sting out of the shock of what is happening. This stage also causes us to turn within and to want to be alone.
- Anger - As the denial wanes, what is often left is a state of anger. We might throw things, have angry outbursts, or just feel like we are ready to boil. It's even common to feel angry at the person who passed away even though it is irrational.
- Bargaining - Once the anger subsides, it is often natural to turn to "if only" statements. We feel guilty and start to think that if we could have done things differently, our loved one would still be here.
- Depression - Whether we go into a full-blown depression or simply have a more subtle form of sadness, there is always some form of depression as we prepare to move into the final stage of grief.
- Acceptance - This stage isn't about being okay with the loss but instead is about learning to live with it. We accept that it is a permanent reality and learn to live without the loved one.
Though we may spend different amounts of time in each stage and we may experience them in a different order, these five stages of grief that are universal.
7 Crystals for Grief
Now, let's look at 7 of our favorite crystals to help you with grief and bereavement. We've even included 5 of these crystals in our Grief/Bereavement Healing Gemstone Collection Bag.
Amethyst is perhaps one of the most powerful and universal healing gemstones, and it can greatly benefit us when we are experiencing grief. Throughout the grieving period, it is common to have feelings of nervousness, anxiety, or general stress, making it difficult to continue with daily life. Meditating or praying with an amethyst cathedral geode can help counteract these negative feelings and provide you with a sense of calm.
During times of grief, we may also have difficulty sleeping, perhaps as a result of these anxious feelings. Amethyst crystals have a soothing nature. They help settle the mind and can reduce insomnia and nightmares.
Amethyst geodes are formed during periods of intense pressure and heat, and they serve as a reminder that we can find beauty at the end of a stressful period.
It’s important to remember that everyone experiences the five stages of grief differently and that the grieving period will vary from person to person. If you find you’re having significant trouble coming to terms with the loss of a loved one, or you find yourself stuck in the denial stage, consider seeking out the healing benefits of pink rhodonite.
Like amethyst, Pink Rhodonite possesses a very calming aura, and it can help relieve feelings of stress and anxiety. Pink Rhodonite aims to heal emotional wounds and will help bring an aura of love and warmth back into your home.
Black Onyx brings us the energy of dusk, when darkness gives way to the light. It helps us to access out inner strength and it helps bring about transformation.
It supports us in times of loss by increasing our personal strength. It also provides centering and balance at a time when we can so easily fall off center and move to unbalanced behaviors.
Lepidolite is one of the best crystals for grief because it helps us through difficult times by revealing any positive outcomes that could come out of a loss, such as family members reuniting or a new outlook on life.
Lepidolite is composed of lithium, which is also in anti-anxiety medication so it will help to improve our mood as well. It gives us a sense of wholeness in the midst of such great loss so that we can move through the stages of grief with less suffering.
Clear Quartz is one of the most prized crystals for healing both physical and emotional pain, pulling it away from the body and helping us to heal from the inside-out.
Clear Quartz is an amplifier. It strengthens the healing properties of other crystals and can also amplify our intentions if we wish to heal from our loss. It works to cleanse the mind, body, and soul.
While Rose Quartz is commonly associated with feelings of love, it’s also a very useful crystal for grief. In times of grief, you may begin to isolate yourself from your friends and family. Rose quartz can help bring love into your life and help you feel accepted and supported during this trying time.
Grief may also cause you to lose sight of yourself, and you may also lose the motivation to care for yourself properly. Rose Quartz can help foster a strong sense of self-love. This healing gemstone will encourage you to be gentle with yourself and will aid you in your practice of self-love and self-care.
Moonstone is a very grounding gemstone that can be incredibly helpful to those suffering a loss. During times of grief, you may dissociate from the world around you. Moonstone can help you center your mind and dissipate the feelings of numbness that often come from losing a loved one.
Moonstone is also a very calming stone, and it’s known for its ability to ease feelings of shock and fear, which allows the bereaved to gently move through the grieving process at their own pace.
Instead of turning to unhealthy behaviors as can often be the case when one experiencing something as traumatizing as the loss of a loved one, choose some of the crystals for grief and let them work to heal your body, mind, and spirit.
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