The Best Crystals for Empaths
Posted on April 16 2019
The term “empath” is derived from the word “empathy.” Empathy refers to the ability to understand what others are thinking or feeling. People who have a lot of empathy are often referred to as being “big-hearted.” While most of us are able to express empathy, those who are empaths take this ability to the next level.
What is an Empath?
If we think of empathy as being on a continuum, narcissists would be at the extreme lower end as they are unable to empathize with others; their entire focus is on themselves. Most of us would be found somewhere in the middle of the continuum. Big-hearted people would be found further toward the upper end, while empaths would occupy the upper end of the spectrum.
Empaths go beyond the ability to understand what others are thinking and feeling; they can become consumed by it!
A good metaphor for understanding empaths is to think of a cell phone. If you are trying to place a call, but are in a remote area, you will be lucky if you are even able to make a call. If you move closer to the range of the cell phone tower, you will be able to place your call though the quality may not be great. However, if you are close to the cell phone tower, your connection will be clear.
While most of us are able to understand what others are feeling or thinking, empaths are very sensitive and easily tune into the energy levels of others. It is for this reason that empaths often become healers as they have a deep insight into others.
On the other hand, they are so sensitive that they can become overwhelmed by the thoughts and feelings of others. For this reason, empaths have a low threshold for simulation and often prefer to be alone.
Best Crystals for Empaths
Unless empaths developed the awareness of how to maintain their energy levels, they easily run the risk of absorbing the negative energy of others. It is for this reason that crystals can be a valuable way to regain their energy balance.
Crystals can be useful to empaths for clearing unwanted emotions and providing grounding. The crystals can be held during meditation, arranged into a crystal grid, carried around in their pockets, and worn as jewelry. Here are five must-have crystals for empaths to incorporate into their daily lives:
Rose Quartz: This stone is traditionally associated with the heart center. Because empaths are so open-hearted it is important for them to come back to their own center and replenish their energy, and Rose Quartz can be used as a tool to do just that.
Hematite: It is common for an empath to become overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, and worry. Hematite works to both ground their energy as well as diffuse those unwanted negative energies.
Malachite: Known as the “stone of transformation”, Malachite transmutes lower energies and helps to raise an empath’s vibration. It is also associated with the heart and throat chakras and can allow them to speak what is on their heart more freely.
Amethyst: This is a popular stone in the empath community. They are drawn to the Amethyst stone for it’s calming properties and its ability to spiritually protect and uplift.
Black Tourmaline: Like Hematite, Black Tourmaline is grounding, and it also comes with the added bonus of absorbing the negative energies that they may have picked up throughout their day.
If you are an empath, what methods do you use to ground, uplift and protect your energy? I would love for you to share them with me in the comments section so we can all learn from each other.