I came across an article today that listed crystals and stones that every empath should have in their homes and sadly didn’t agree with the list, the reason being that many of the pure empath stones were excluded. As a result, I decided to supply my own list of recommended crystals.
Being an empath means you are affected by other people’s energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. Your life is unconsciously influenced by others’ desires, wishes, thoughts, and emotions. Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive and it’s not just limited to moods. Empaths can perceive physical sensitivities and spiritual urges, as well as just knowing the motivations and intentions of other people. You either are an empath or you aren’t, it is not a skill you can learn.
Empaths who don’t protect themselves, often find themselves overwhelmed and energetically depleted, it is also very difficult for an empath to work as a healer without protection, as they will not be able to distinguish the clients ailments from their own, or even worse they may take on the clients symptoms.
As an empath myself, there are many specialized empath stones that I carry and have around me all the time. The list below are the one’s that use most often:
Sugilite is exceptionally protective. Carrying or wearing sugilite sets up a psychic shield around the wearer, making one impervious to the negative influences of others. This is especially beneficial to empaths and sensitive souls who absorb the energies around them.
One of labradorite’s most important characteristics is the ability to protect the auric field and prevent energy being drained by other people. The play of colour in labradorite helps to disperse enervating external energies to maintain personal energy integrity.
Lepidolite works as a support stone for emotional imbalances. Even protected empaths will be affected by the emotions of others, especially when these are very strong such as grief and despair. Lepidolite helps to restore the balance to your own emotions, thereby allowing you to maintain an emotional separation between you and other people.
4.SCHORL / BLACK TOURMALINE
Wear schorl or carry it in your pocket or purse to shield yourself from psychic attacks and energy vampires. It is one of the best crystals for protection, making it a powerful way for how to protect yourself from negative energy. It also helps to put an energy boundary between yourself and others, so that you don’t pick up other people’s energy, then making it your own, which will leave you feeling depressed, anxious and depleted.
With its purifying energies, amethyst helps to clear and transform energies in the environment where it is placed. Therefore it is an aid to help you release imbalanced energies during the day or protect yourself in an imbalanced environment. This is especially useful as empaths particularly need a safe place in terms of their homes, which acts as a safe haven where they can organise their thoughts and separate their emotions from others.
Tiger iron brings stability during times of emotional change and mental fatigue and increases stamina. It is an incredibly powerful grounding stone that enables you to remain present and grounded in your physicality. It stimulates your inner fire, brings emotional balance and clarity of thought. Tiger iron stops you from taking on the problems or ailments of your patients or becoming physically or mentally drained during your healing sessions.
Carnelian is used to counteract doubt and negative thoughts, and also confers patience. Another aspect of the energy of Carnelian is its ability to strengthen and fortify the physical body, enhancing the flow of life-force energy and its expression through physical vitality. When we neglect the physical, we are neglecting the temple in which our spirit resides. This stone helps to bring balance emotionally and physically.
I hope that you will find this list useful. If you are interested in learning more about crystals and energetic protection, I run a mini workshop on this topic. The next offering will be on the 13th November at Shanthi sanctuary. Further details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/866746440127014/
In case you were wondering, as I sit here writing this at my desk, I have 3 lepidolite tumblestones and a tiger iron pyramid in front of me on the desk, a labradorite in my pocket and a sugilite around my neck…
- Broederlow, C (2013). 30 traits of an Empath (How to know if you’re an Empath) (online). Available at: http://themindunleashed.org/2013/10/30-traits-of-empath.html [Accessed 20 Jul 2016].
- Cunningham, S. (2012). Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic, 11th Woodbury, Llewellyn Publications
- Eason, C. (2015). The Complete Crystal Bible – 500 crystals to heal your body, mind and spirit. London, Carlton Books.
- Simmons, R. & Ahsian, N. (2015). The Book of Stones – Who they are & what they teach. Berkley, North Atlantic Books