There are many times throughout our lives we are faced with emotional overload, which lends itself to us feeling unsafe, unprotected and incredibly vulnerable within our being and our environment.
Whatever the situation our basic desire as humans is to feel loved, secure, safe and protected at all times.
This is so important for our mental health and wellbeing, as this imbalance can lead to emotions of anxiety, depression, sadness and an overwhelming sense of fear and worry. It is hard to traverse this state and find relief and survival becomes the main priority, The flight and fright response signals the body to release stress hormones that prepare the body to fight or run.
Coming back into our breath, breathing deeply and slowly back into our bodies can have a meditative, healing and calming affect.
Mother Earth also provides us with crystalline protectors that can help in anchoring and grounding our energies, and allowing us to find stillness and safety within. The three main protectors are as follows:
BLACK TOURMALINE – This is the body guard of the crystal world, creating and energetic shield around the body and aura to protect and eliminate negative energy coming towards you. Black Tourmaline works like a sponge soaking up all the negative energy that surrounds it. It is a powerful player in the crystal world to clear negativity, and can be placed anywhere in the home and work space or can be carried around to create a barrier to keep bad vibes away.
BLACK OBSIDIAN – Obsidian has many gifts and like tourmaline is a strong protector and also creates a shield against emotional negativity. It assists in grounding deeply to the earth through the base chakra. It is a stone without boundaries or limitations, and works fast and with great power. Nothing can be hidden from Obsidian as it exposes flaws, weaknesses and blockages within. It can bring unpleasant truths to the surface which will enable you to explore them and in turn bring in love and acceptance. It provides deep soul healing as it exposes our shadow self, which in turn facilitates deep growth and healing old emotions and trauma that are still present.
BLACK ONYX – Onyx is an ancient stone, known and utilized by even the earliest civilisations for it’s powerful energy, protection and to strengthen warriors as they went into battle. The wisdoms of Onyx offer strength and self mastery, a protective shield to deflect negativity that is coming from others. It holds onto energies to enable one to build up vigour, vitality, stamina and focus. Boosts self confidence and a good stone to carry where there maybe conflicts. Can help to heal grief and helps to make you feel loved and protected.
These three stones hold the energy of The Black Flame Of Protection and Purification.
There are some other stones that also need to be mentioned for their qualities of protection.
Amethyst – Is considered a stone of power and wisdom, spiritual awareness and helps to release stress.
Hematite – Grounds and protects, strengthening the connection to Earth.
Shungite – Cleanses the aura of negative energies, offers protection and purification.
Tiger Eye – A stone of courage and motivation, transforms feelings of fear and self doubt into confidence.
Hamsa – A powerful symbol of protection, extending blessings of faith, hope, strength, peace and prosperity.