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Blog posts by Jessica Roth, Certified crystal healer and ThetaHealer practitioner. Located in Solana Beach and Encinitas, near San Diego.

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Crystals for Stress and Anxiety

Jessica Roth

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Every day most of us deal with stressful current events, society, work environments, home life, and the overall fast-pace of life. All of these can contribute to feeling stressed and anxious in your daily life – and this seems more common than ever. Does this feel like you? You’re not alone – I dealt with ongoing stress and anxiety for over ten years and it was when I started working with crystals that things began to shift and I was feeling more balanced and grounded each day.

So how can a crystal help with stress and anxiety? 

There is a lot more to a crystal than it just being a pretty paperweight on your desk! The short explanation is that crystals have a very stable energetic vibration (also known as a dominant oscillatory rate) due to their perfect crystalline structures. Therefore, a crystal’s vibration is consistent and doesn’t change. Whereas a person’s energetic vibration is always fluctuating based on many factors, including how you interact with surrounding environments, situations, emotions, other people, etc. 

Therefore, what you deal with on a daily basis can feel like a rollercoaster, creating stress and anxiety, resulting in an overall “low vibe” feeling.

Here’s where crystals really shine. When you bring a crystal into your personal energy field, it acts like an anchor, and any “low vibe” energy will start to shift and entrain to the more uplifting and stable energetic vibration of that crystal. This is how crystals can assist with things like releasing stress and anxiety!

Below are my top five favorite crystals to help you shift out of the feelings of stress and anxiety, and move into a more relaxed state.

Protect with Black Tourmaline: This crystal is one of the first that I recommend, because it is wonderful at transmuting negative energy, neutralizing anxiety, and protecting you against electromagnetic frequencies (from cell phones, Wi-Fi, etc.). It is also very common for you to not feel fully present in your body when dealing with stress and anxiety (meaning, you might only be in your head from thinking, worrying, etc.), and therefore your energy might feel stuck or scattered. Black Tourmaline will help release negative thought patterns and bring you back into your body, so that you can feel centered and grounded.

Relax with Lepidolite: This crystal excels with emotional healing, anxiety, grief, worry and stress relief. It’s best for calming when life feels challenging, when you’re feeling frazzled and anxious. It can also assist with the higher chakras and connecting. It is a high vibration crystal and activates spiritual energy, self-love, and inner connection.

Flow with Amazonite: One of my favorite crystals for calming, soothing and instilling a feeling of peacefulness. It is reminiscent of water, bringing in calming energies that promote “going with the flow”. This is also one of the best crystals for heart-centered communication, perfect for reducing conflict and stress. Overall, it promotes a very tranquil and relaxing energy. 

Love with Rose Quartz: Often known as the Love crystal, this crystal infuses you with the energy of unconditional love. Rose Quartz is perfect for easing fears, anxiety and tension, while also helping you shift into feeling supported, safe and loved. This crystal has a very nurturing and feminine energy, and is a favorite for many.

Release with Rutilated Quartz: This crystal has a very high vibration, which helps cleanse your energy field and raise your vibration by bringing in the energies of lightness and joy. It also encourages “letting go” and assists you with releasing overwhelm brought on by everyday life responsibilities. Rutilated Quartz is also great for decluttering your mind and shifting you into a positive mindset, so that you are more focused on experiencing positive outcomes.

Now I’m sure you’re wondering: How do I use these crystals to feel calm, balanced and centered?  

The first step is having the crystals within your personal energy field (also called your aura, which is approximately 3 feet around your body). This allows your energy to be influenced by the energetic vibration of the crystal. You can make the intention to have the shifts be instant, while focusing on the intent of connecting with the crystal’s properties.  

The easiest ways to work with crystals are to hold them in your hands, wear them as jewelry, or keep them in your pockets. If you want to take it even further, you can meditate with crystals, place them next to you while you sleep, or use them in a crystal healing session. I also love pairing crystals with other modalities to help boost the calming effects… anything from a relaxing bath, meditation, massage, essential oils, healing music, energy work, etc.

It’s possible to feel a difference within minutes of having a crystal in your aura, and the more consistently you work with crystals, the faster you will feel things shift. Consistency is key, and you’ll be feeling calmer in no time!

Let me know in the comments – Which crystal helped you with stress or anxiety?

If you aren’t sure how to work with crystals, check out my video on the most common ways to work with crystals!

Please keep in mind that each person is unique and will connect with crystals a little differently, so use your intuition when selecting crystals for yourself and how you work with them. These recommendations are not a substitute for medical treatments/advice, and it is recommended you consult a health professional for any medical concerns.

A Secret About Working With Crystals…

Jessica Roth

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You may have noticed that crystals are becoming a lot more mainstream lately, which has its pros and cons. For instance, you can now find crystals at places like Home Goods, or even crystal water bottles at Nordstrom, which was not the case a few years ago!

As a Certified Crystal Healer, I find this both exciting AND concerning.

Exciting because it means that people are becoming more open to the idea that crystals are more than just a rock! But concerning, because while I think people are more open now, they aren’t yet educated about crystals and the powerful tools that they are. And as someone who educates about crystal energy and how to use crystals, I feel like it’s something I need to discuss so that you can be more aware and empowered when working with crystals.

Crystals are super powerful tools that can assist you in shifting energy, releasing old emotions, trauma, etc… as well as raising your vibrational frequency. And while the “raising your vibe” thing is what most people talk about, most people aren’t aware that crystals also help facilitate the releasing process. Essentially, as crystals raise your vibrational frequency, they stir up and activate an energetic detox of emotions, anxiety, old memories, etc.  

And a lot of people aren’t ready for that (yet).

So while you may buy a crystal to raise your vibe, you need to also be aware that in the beginning, you may feel a rollercoaster of emotions as things bubble to the surface to release. In order to raise your vibration higher, you need to let go of your low vibration baggage, so to speak. And if you have a lot of things to process, you’ll want it to happen in a way that isn’t too uncomfortable, right? Which means that you need to be conscious of how you are working with crystals, so that it is an enjoyable process. 

Otherwise, if you aren’t aware of how to work with crystals, you might be feeling a bit of “whiplash” from the emotional rollercoaster of jumping all in with a new crystal.  

Think about it this way… before you start a journey to the top of a 15,000-foot mountain (compare this to raising your vibration), you start out slow so that you can acclimate to the higher elevations, right? It’s a process. You know that if you go from sea level to 15,000-feet in the same day, then you’re likely going to have some issues adjusting to the high altitude, and potentially not feel well from the huge adjustment – tired, headaches, woozy, dehydrated… 

It can be the same when working with crystals, especially ones that tend to vibrate at higher frequencies (like quartz, Lemurian, Herkimer diamonds, apophyllite). How your energy responds and experiences a crystal’s energy will be unique to you, based on where you are in your life right now, how you process energy, and what your body-mind-soul has stored from the past.

Here’s how you can navigate working with crystals, so that you aren’t experiencing any uncomfortable side effects:

  • Start working with only one new crystal at a time, especially if you are new to crystals. This allows you to determine how your mind-body-soul is adjusting to that crystal’s energy.

  • Start slow with this crystal… this will vary per person. Perhaps it means that you only spend 5-10 minutes with a crystal the first day, and slowly increase the amount of time each day. Or if you are more experienced with crystals, this may mean an hour the first day. Use your intuition as guidance - only you will know what’s appropriate for you.

  • Keep a journal of your experiences with the crystal each day. How you felt when working with the crystal, what thoughts or memories surfaced, etc.

  • Drink a lot of water, because working with crystals is a form of energy work. Drinking water helps our physical and emotional bodies process this energy work more efficiently, just like with any other type of detox.

  • Stay grounded… Perhaps this is with a grounding crystal, connecting with the earth’s energies through a meditation, exercising to connect with your body, etc. By staying grounded, it helps keep you from shifting too fast.

  • Listen to your intuition. If a certain crystal makes you feel uncomfortable, set it aside and come back to it later. Most likely, it’s helping your subconscious access something that needs to be released/healed, so gauge if you’re ready right now, or if you’ll process it another time. 

  • Consult with a Certified Crystal Healer for more information and guidance about working with crystals.

Let me know in the comments – Did you find this information useful? Had you experienced this before with crystals?

If you aren’t sure how to work with crystals, check out my video on the most common ways to work with crystals!

Please keep in mind that each person is unique and will connect with crystals a little differently, so use your intuition when selecting crystals for yourself and how you work with them. These recommendations are not a substitute for medical treatments/advice, and it is recommended you consult a health professional for any medical concerns.

Crystals for Abundance

Jessica Roth

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Using Crystals to Attract Abundance

One of the most common requests when I am doing crystal readings (other than which crystals are best for self-love), is which crystals to use for money, abundance, and prosperity. It’s a topic that everyone deals with every day, yet many consider it an embarrassing or shameful topic, and it can also feel not very spiritual to talk about money. 

However, it’s something everyone needs in their daily life to exchange for the things they need or want. Basically, it’s an exchange of energy, but many tie their self-worth to money… and therefore can also have a hard time actually receiving money – bummer, right?! But since receiving money can sometimes be associated with “being greedy” (depending on beliefs and perspective), it can be common for people to reject abundance unknowingly based on subconscious beliefs. 

With that said, when I’m asked which crystals I recommend for attracting money, I’m going to tell you that it will require more than just having the right crystals… It’s a combination of the crystals, paired with intention, consistency, and working on your mindset and money beliefs (as well as changing old patterns).

So how do the crystals help?

They do a few things: First, the crystals help to rebalance your energy and chakras, specifically if you are subconsciously tying your self-worth to money (often relating to the solar plexus and heart chakras). As the crystals rebalance your chakras, it’s easier for your subconscious to release low vibration energy relating to low self-esteem, and to release mindset or money beliefs that aren’t serving you. This is the releasing/shifting aspect, so that you can make room for receiving abundance. So in addition to those aspects, the crystals will simultaneously raise your vibration and amplify your intentions, which is the attracting part, while also helping you to create new money beliefs.

Which is pretty cool!

These are the crystals I work with the most for prosperity. When choosing from the crystals below, go with your intuition and select the one(s) that call to you. And then pair the crystals with an intention for what you want to bring into your life. Make a ritual, write about it, meditate on it, sing about it… whatever feels best for you. Just make sure that you are consistent, every single day! It’s the consistent intention of focusing on what you want, with the crystals acting as an energetic tool, that creates the most impactful results.

Pyrite: This crystal is a grounding and earthy stone, with a bit of fire. It helps boost creativity while balancing the masculine with the feminine energies, the perfect blend for attracting money through heart-centered actions. It assists with self-confidence and empowerment, allowing you to tap into your natural abilities. Attracts wealth and abundance. Supports the three lower chakras: Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus.

Malachite: This crystal has copper elements in it, which means it is extremely beneficial for transmuting energy and strengthening your energetic field. Malachite is great for protecting against negative energies as well. It promotes will-power and taking inspired action (balancing the masculine and feminine energies), which is the perfect blend for attracting money from heart-centered business ventures. It helps with turning creative dreams into reality. Connects with the Heart Chakra and Solar Plexus

Rutilated Quartz: This crystal is Clear Quartz with rutile threads, so it has the combination of attributes. It’s great for cleansing your energy and connecting with high vibrational energy. It encourages amplification, acceleration and expanding awareness. Programmable for attunement with intentions and affirmations. It is good for business/money, and manifesting into physical form. It also helps with intuition, expanding consciousness, and awakening to a higher purpose (actives the higher mind). All Chakras, especially the Solar Plexus and Crown Chakras.

Citrine: This crystal boosts confidence and self-esteem, while enhancing happiness, abundance, and optimism. It is great for bringing energy into form (manifesting into physical). Helps with increased clarity, stimulating the imagination, and is energizing. Encourages creativity, and it’s an overall great stone for business. Solar Plexus Chakra.

Green Aventurine: This crystal assists with releasing old patterns so that one can move forward. It’s a very calming and soothing stone, great for reducing anger, anxiety or a hectic lifestyle. It is also helpful in healing emotional traumas. Some call it the stone of opportunity and luck, especially when looking to increase prosperity. It can help with balancing the body systems. Heart Chakra.

Quartz: This crystal is great for amplifying other crystals, and programming with intentions. It also helps connect you with your own intuition and receiving guidance. It helps with clarity and focus, and bringing things to the surface. Great for cleansing your energy field. All Chakras.

Additional suggestions: Jade, Peridot, Topaz, Tigers Eye

Now that you have an idea of which crystals to use, play around with these recommendations and see which you feel the most drawn to… And then try these suggestions for incorporating crystals into your daily routine (find a ritual that works for you):

  • Meditate and hold the crystal for 10-15 minutes, once or twice a day, repeating your money mantra / intention

  • Keep the crystal next to you on your nightstand (so that it’s inside your energy aura while you sleep - this is great for releasing while you sleep)

  • Intuitively create a Crystal Grid using the crystals you’ve selected, pairing it with your money mantra / intention

  • Keep the crystals in your pockets throughout the day, and each time you feel them or notice them, repeating your money mantra / intention

  • Wear jewelry that has the suggested crystals (like the Prosperity Bracelet or Citrine Necklace), and touch throughout the day, repeating your money mantra / intention

Also keep in mind that each person is unique and will connect with crystals a little differently, so use your intuition as well when selecting crystals for yourself and how you work with them. And I always recommend just starting with one crystal at a time, to see how your mind-body-spirit responds to it. That way when you feel the shift in your energy, you’ll know which crystal works well for you!

Wishing you lots of Prosperity and Abundance!

These recommendations are not a substitute for financial advice; please consult a financial advisor/consultant for any money advice or concerns.