Whenever we are around others; our energy or auric field is influenced by their energy, and our energy impacts others as well. Have you ever had a great conversation with friends filled with laughter and positive emotions? Did you notice how it elevated your mood and left you feeling energized? That’s due in large part to the transference and sharing of energy.
Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. When we are around people who are feeling angry, fearful, or sad those energies can penetrate the aura and drag us down. Have you ever dealt with a difficult co-worker or family member who is chronically complaining? Did it leave you feeling tired, or perhaps even a bit irritable yourself? Most people are not conscious of how deeply the emotions of others surrounding them impact their own feelings and sense of well being.
Fortunately, there are several tools and techniques you can use to protect yourself from the damaging effects of negative energy. Negative energy can come from people, from noise pollution and crowding in large cities, and even from the ions thrown off by electronic equipment. Most of us are bombarded by negative energies on a regular basis. So, what can you do to counteract this?
Crystals are a very useful tool for blocking, absorbing, cleansing, transforming and otherwise managing the effects of negative energy. If you have ever felt completely drained after an outing or felt bad when you enter certain environments, wearing or carrying crystals or gemstones is an easy solution to help manage the impact of negative energies. Wear your favorite crystals or stones as jewelry, or carry a few tumbled stones in your pocket.
Here are a few of the best protection stones available:
Amethyst: Amethyst has been used as a protection stone since ancient times. It was used in Egypt to guard against negative feelings and fear. It’s used to clear the mind and for energy healing to cleanse and balance the aura.
Apache Tears, also known as Black Obsidian, are one of the strongest protective stones. They are elegant and beautiful with a deep black coloring and shine. They can be used to absorb and block negative energy from any source.
Citrine is a vibrant, highly energetic stone that raises the vibration of the person carrying it. It promotes mental clarity, eases stress and anxiety and is also believed to help dispel negative energy from those with a grudge or agenda towards the wearer.
Clear Quartz, commonly referred to as just “crystal”, is used to amplify the energies of other stones. It is widely popular due to its versatility. It absorbs, amplifies and transmits energies, making it a powerful stone for protection and also for manifesting positive energies and intentions.
Serpentine is a vibrant green mineral stone with a rich history. It has been used for its protective properties since ancient Roman times. It is used to protect one’s vital energy while also guarding against invisible forces and evil.
Smoky Quartz: This is a grounding stone that helps transmute negative energies while promoting clarity of thought and intention.
Crystals and gemstones should be cleansed periodically to preserve their healing and protective properties. They can be used individually or grouped together to meet your individual needs. Carry some in a pouch or find a nice piece of jewelry that incorporates the crystals and stones you like. Loose stones can also be placed in your home or office to help deflect negative energies.