Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something important to you. You may experience a variety of emotions, such as loneliness or sadness. There are several different reasons for grief, maybe a loved one has died, you lost a job, or a relationship has ended. Other reasons such as a move to a new city or a chronic illness can also lead to grief.
Everyone grieves differently. But if you understand your emotions, you can take care of yourself, seek support, and heal. Just as you can’t have light without darkness, you can’t have happiness without sadness. It is important however to learn the tools to help pick yourself up when you are feeling down so you don't get stuck in sadness or darkness for too long.
Crystals are one way to help with grief, whether it be through energy clearing, reflecting, intention setting, or reprogramming. You can use crystals for long-term emotional healing, or as an occasional go-to when you are feeling down. The following are some of the crystals you can try.
Amazonite is a soothing and calming crystal that helps shift from feeling discouraged to feeling hopeful. It is good for the aura and helps stress, nervousness, and a troubled mind.
Amethyst is good for overall protection, and emotional, physical, and mental balance. It helps you to move forward in life and to cope with change. It calms nerves, tension, grief, and emotional energy.
Angelite helps you to shift from feeling alone to feeling supported. It comforts grief and helps anger. It helps to connect you to your angels, guardians, and totem animals.
Apache Tear is good for change, forgiveness, and moving forward in life. It is good for emotions and emotional balance. It helps you to shed tears, especially repressed tears and grief.
Aqua Aura is sometimes called the feel better stone. It helps negativity, sadness, depression, loss, and grief.
Black Kyanite brings calm and tranquility. It aligns with the Chakras and is good for yin/yang balance. It cuts any remaining energetic attachments to experiences or feelings of sadness so you can release the emotion from your body, mind, and spirit.
Carnelian is sometimes called the feel better stone. It helps anger, fear, and sorrow.
Lapis Lazuli is considered the feel better stone that brings vitality, wisdom, and mental endurance. It helps depression and is yin/yang balance.
Pink Opal is good for clearing the mind. It helps with self-healing, renewal, spiritual awakening, and love. It is a calming stone.
Pyrite for shifting from feeling lost to feeling in control.
Rainbow Obsidian is beneficial for shifting from a state of grief to a state of healing.
Rose Quartz is considered the stone of love. It is a calming stone that helps crisis, anger, grief, and the feeling of being emotionally wounded.
Selenite is sometimes called crystallized divine light. It creates a safe, peaceful space that brings about conscious understanding, and shows you how it can best be resolved. It helps to clear and cleanse energy. It works to raise the vibration of everything that surrounds it.
Smoky Quartz is helpful when you are dwelling on the past or things that no longer serve you. It is good for grounding, despair, depression, anger, and grief. It helps you to move on from painful memories and allow the Earth to clear them away.
Spirit Quartz can ease grief and the pain of bereavement. It releases and revitalizes emotions. It helps loneliness, grief, and obsessiveness.
You can wear or carry your crystals or hold them as appropriate. If you feel your grief is unbearable and affecting your life in negative ways you should seek professional help to manage your grief.