Are you feeling sad all the time? Have you lost interest in your favorite hobbies or do you experience recurring mood swings? Are all these affecting your performance at work, relationship or your school grades? Chances you are depressed, and using crystals for healing depression might be a viable option for you.
What is Depression?
Depression is a medical condition that affects your brain and consequently your nervous system. A good percent of the population suffers from depression. The difference is in the level of depression. The following symptoms are signs of depression:
- Feeling tired all the time or just lacking energy
- You dread being with people, and you always feel better alone
- Feeling agitated and restless
- Feeling like you always want to cry
- You suddenly don’t want to do the things you enjoy
- Feeling like everyone and everything is against you
With time, most severely depressed patients turn to drugs, alcohol, and other negative vices to help them cope with depression. As you seek medical attention, try other alternatives like crystal therapy.
How Do Crystals for Healing Depression Work?
Our entire body system is just energy that shows up in different densities and patterns. And our thoughts and emotions are connected to our physical bodies and have a frequency of their own. When these energies work in a balanced way, we experience good health. However, when these energies are distorted, we experience ill health.
For centuries, crystals have been used to restore health to persons suffering from many ailments including depression. Crystals for healing depression work like a magnet, draw in all the negative energy in and around you and replace it with positive ones. This in effect corrects any imbalance in your body that had manifested itself as a disease.
Types of Crystals for Healing Depression
Different types of crystals work to target different types of imbalances and hence disorders. Below are some of the most popular crystals for healing depression; hopefully some of them can be your alternative way of treating depression for you or your loved one.
This pale yellow stone radiates warmth all around and in turn diffuses any negative energy in your chakras. This crystal will calm you down and reawaken your interests in the unique gifts you possess. It works by cleansing your chakras, especially the third chakra (located in your abdomen just below the lower rib), which is the entry point of most negative energies we have. With time, all those destructive energies like suicide attempts, irritability, and anxiety build up due to depression will clear off your mind
It is a rare crystal, and therefore, quite expensive. Once you find it, just hold the crystal as you meditate. Align your desire to overcome depression with your highest good and path and let this crystal manifest your desires.
Holding the sunstone is like having the real sun in your hands. This single stone radiates warmth in its gold, red, orange and brown hues. Do you feel like your life is at a stalemate? Are you going through burnout in your career? It is time to clear your mind.
Use the sunstone to focus the sun’s warmth and openness in bringing you freedom and self-empowerment to work harder and see the opportunities that depression had blocked you from seeing. You can customize your key holder using sunstone. Such ornaments, when worn daily, can awaken your feelings of independence.
Depression tends to make us forget how daring we are in handling tough situations. Take the Egyptian master architects for example. When the strain of endless years of building pyramids took a toll on them, these architects wore the carnelian as a necklace or bracelet to boost their motivation in getting the job done. Now, history can attest to what these architects achieved.
This polished translucent stone will captivate you with its brilliance. Are you feeling demotivated about going to work? Do you lack the drive to lead your company to hit that next milestone? Does your training for the upcoming marathon seem like too much for you to endure? Use ‘the setting sun’ gem to restore your courage to conquer hurdles. Place the carnelian at any of your first four lower chakras and get invigorated.
For centuries, this mysterious yet powerful golden brown gem’s vibrational healing has been used to avert evil spirits and spells. Did you know that even the Roman soldiers wore it when going for battle? It has combined the sun and the earth’s protective energies to increase our self-worth and self-love, which makes it the best ammunition against depression.
Anytime you are about to deal with a negative person, like those people who you just can’t stand, or you need to square out some differences with that annoying neighbor, wear this gem and it will protect you from all the negative energy in your aura.
Other crystals that can help you to fight depression include:
- Amazonite can balance mood swings.
- Amethyst that induces tranquility to your chaotic life.
- Aventurine will help you feel loved and wanted again even as you fight that terminal illness.
- Agate will help you to reason when under a lot of pressure.
- Garnet will make you feel stable and secure again when all odds are against you.
- Finally, ladies’ emerald is ideal for ladies who want to clear negative thoughts and promote harmony in their lives.
Well, the list is endless.
Whatever issue is causing your depression, you don’t have to dwell on it too much, lest it destroys you. Wake up and reach out to what Mother Nature is giving you. There are so many creative ways that you can use crystals for healing depression. Whether you want to wear them as bracelets or necklaces, place them randomly in your house, carry a combination of one or more stones, or incorporate the rocks in your daily meditation, the healing benefits are still the same.
And like I always say, I am not a medical doctor. I am a beneficiary of crystal therapy, and I want to share my knowledge and experiences with the world. If you have depression, always seek medical attention even as you use the above crystals for healing depression.