There are many crystals and stones gifted by Mother Earth that can bring positive healing energy into our life. They can be used to welcome in positive energy and to protect the body from holding onto negative energy. Protective stones are especially important for individuals (empaths) who are sensitive to other people's energies.
Empaths tend to unconsciously take on other people’s energies and emotions. They can feel positive and negative energy within others, and can have a heightened sense of sympathy. With this very unique and powerful ability can bring on emotions of feeling drained or overwhelmed by the energies surrounding other people.
Crystals/protective stones can be used to help block negative energies and keep the body safe from physically taking on that energy. They can also be used to cleanse the body of negative emotions taken on from those around you and welcome in peace and love.
Here are five protective stones that we recommend for empaths.
Amethyst has the ability to cleanse the aura and chakras and can be used to remove negative energy from your body or home. This stone gives off a frequency that promotes relaxation and calm. It’s a natural stress reliever that can bring on protection and personal growth. Amethyst can welcome in balance and harmony. If you’re an empath dealing with conflict or work in a healing type profession (caregiver, nurse, acupuncturist), this would be a great option for you.
Black tourmaline crystals are known for their protective properties. They can be used to cleanse energy and protect from negative forces. Known as a powerful grounding stone, providing a connection between the human spirit and Mother Earth.
Black tourmaline is excellent for meditation and healing, for relieving stress and anxiety and can help keep your own energies balanced and positive. If you work or reside in a stressful environment, this stone can protect you emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Known for its connectedness to warmth and comfort, citrine promotes personal development, open mindedness and can aid in manifestation. It is commonly used for protection, as it removes energy blockages and activates the solar plexus chakra. This can aid in creativity and a positive mind set, which gives off positive energy to those around you. If you are an empath working in a creative profession, this would be a great crystal choice for you.
Clear quartz is a powerful and pure energy source that has the ability to share and receive positive energy as well as dispel negativity energy. The emotional healing properties of this stone dispels feelings of negativity while encouraging positive thoughts. It can bring calm to those who experience stress, depression or anxiety.
Clear quartz holds a gentle and dynamic energy that brings its wearer inner balance. It’s known as a "master healer” crystal and can amplify your energy and thought, as well as enhance the effects of other crystals. For empaths, this is a powerful crystal to pair with other protective stones.
Rose quartz is associated with the heart chakra and is the stone of universal love. Rose quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. It’s a stone that promotes positive energy. It can restore trust and harmony in relationships and can also be used to heal one's heart from pain and heartbreak.
The rose quartz property of restoring trust is one of it’s most powerful attributes.
It washes out toxic energies and emotions that you may be holding onto. Meditate with rose quartz to bring love and compassion into your life. As an empath, if you’re holding onto negative emotions or are feeling down on yourself, use rose quartz to open your heart to welcome in love, compassion and peace.