Right now many people are having some tough emotions. Feelings of fear and anxiety and feeling trapped to name a few. These emotions are closely related to our root chakra (located at the base of our spine) If you are not familiar with the chakras or energy centers, I'll give you a brief explanation. We have seven main chakras located along spine such as root (base of spine), Sacral (2" below belly button), Solar Plexus (2" above belly button), Heart (center of breast bone), Throat (the little indent at the base of your neck), Third Eye (between eyebrows) and Crown (located on the top of the head). Each chakra is associated with a color, different emotions and are related to different organs in the body. Trauma, stress and tension can throw our chakras out of wack manifesting in dis-ease in the body.
When our root chakra is blocked we can feel fear, go into survival mode, feel unstable, and maybe even unsafe. Essential oils and crystals can be used to hep support the chakras and help us re-balance them. I am going to share a few essential oils and crystals that I have personally been using to help remain grounded and calm during this time.
Smokey Quartz is a very grounding stone and is associated with the root charka which is located at the base of the spine and the crown chakra located at the top of the head. It offers protection from energy that does not serve our highest good by transmuting it and grounding it into the earth. Carry a small tumbled stone in your pocket (near the root chakra) throughout the day. This stone can also amplify positive energy and help you to connect to higher spiritual guidance. It works well with other grounding stones such as Shungite, Black Tourmaline, and Obsidian.
Frankincense is very calming and grounding essential oil with an earthy, uplifting aroma. Apply to wrists and pressure points to support emotional balance. It can be used to increase spiritual awareness in meditation and prayer when applied or diffused. I like to apply a few drops to the crown of my head after washing my hair. The heat from the blow dryer diffuses the calming scent of Frankincense throughout the room. Frankincense may also be applied to the bottom of the feet to enhance feelings of being grounded.
Diffuse Frankincense during meditation or prayer to align yourself with compassion, inner peace, tolerance, and love. Place a piece of smokey quartz between your feet to enhance grounding.
"I am secure and grounded"
"I am peace, love, compassion and kindness"
Amethyst is a great stone for protection and purification by clearing one’s energy field of negative influences and attachments. It is associated with the 6th chakra (third eye) and 7th chakra (crown) and can support intuition and insight, connecting to your higher self, and manifestation, making it great to hold in your left hand (receiving hand) or placed between the eyebrows if lying down during meditation. Amethyst can be helpful for those working through addictions by bringing clarity to the mind and balancing the nervous system and brain.
Amethyst is a natural stress reliever and resonates well with Lavender essential oil. Lavenders' aromatic influence is very calming and relaxing, promotes consciousness, love, peace and a general sense of well-being. Lavender has been used to promote rest and relaxation and also has a spiritual frequency which can help to open the third eye chakra.
A great way to use amethyst and lavender essential oil together is to put a drop of lavender on a polished amethyst stone and massage the oil into the stone while meditating. The massaging can give you something to focus on while the scent of lavender will calm the mind and body. You can do this while repeating one the affirmations below.
“I am at ease in my mind, body, and spirit.”
“I am purified, uplifted, and protected through my connection to the Divine. “
Did you know that Shungite is the most powerful neutralizer of EMF’s? Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMF’S) are emitted by our laptops, cell phones, and other electronic devices we use everyday. Place a piece of Shungite in front of your laptop or other electronic devices while using them or carry a piece in your pocket. Ferromagnetic stones like Shungite, Black Tourmaline, Hematite and Pyrite are very grounding. Ferromagnetism is the basic mechanism by which certain materials (such as iron) form permanent magnets, or are attracted to magnets. The theory is that the core of Mother Earth is a big ball of iron so working with stones that contain iron can help ground you to earth. Other things you can do if you are feeling out of sorts and don’t have a grounding stone like Shungite on hand is to go outside and stand barefoot in the grass or hug a tree. I know this may sound silly but this really will help ground you and bring you back to center. Shungite is a great stone for cleansing and aligns all body cells, dispels negativity, and opens one to receive spiritual light. You can make a healing gem elixir using Shungite by placing a polished stone in water for several hours. It transforms the water into biologically active substances, removing harmful microorganisms and pollutants.
Is a blend of White Fir, Black Spruce, Ylang Ylang, Pine, and other essential oils. It complements feelings of stability, clarity, and spirituality. Grounding’s warm and entrancing aroma can create an atmosphere that is perfect for finding self-awareness and confronting negative emotions. Diffuse or apply it topically as you stabilize and ground your day and work to cope with life’s daily challenges. Grounding has a powerful aroma that helps create a relaxing, calming, and comforting atmosphere when diffused. Apply to the back of neck or temples or the bottoms of the feet.
Hold a piece of Shungite and diffuse or apply Grounding during meditation while stating one of the affirmations below.
“I open myself to absolute purification, and the entry of Light into every atom of my being.”
"I am clear, pure, and balanced in my mind, body and spirit."
* I have two palm stones that I use daily for grounding and to balance my energy. One is Shungite and the other is Soapstone. I hold the Shungite in my left hand and the Soapstone in my right for at least 10 minutes while I meditate and it is amazing how calm I feel afterwards.
I hope that these tips can be useful to you during this time. Meditation, yoga, and using my essential oils and crystals have really helped me to remain calm during this time and have allowed me to really look deep within myself and understand what is most important to me in life. This time at home can be a great time to really to some self study and look inward.
Together we can change the world one kind thought or action at a time :)
Namaste (Meaning: The light in me sees and honors the light in you)
Lavender Amethyst Eye Pillow
Pair amethyst crystals with Lavender essential oils in this relaxing and calming eye pillow.
Use this eye pillow at night to block out the light or during meditation or during savasana at the end of your yoga practice.
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