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Some people covet the sensitive powers of an empath. They imagine how nice it would be to be such a powerful healer or intuitive person. It’s easy to imagine that the world might appreciate an empath more than a normal person.
But empaths know the truth: Not only does the world not appreciate you, it frequently beats you down. People thrust emotions onto you and expect you to heal them of deep trauma within minutes.
Being an empath isn’t a walk in the park. In fact, it can be pretty rough when you’re surrounded by negative people that can’t control the emotional energy they throw out at you.
Empaths feel emotions deeply, whether its their own emotions or the emotions of others. This can drag them down and even cause long term harm.
They have to be particularly careful about protecting themselves from outside energy and putting up boundaries to ward off energy vampires. One way to protect yourself when you’re an empath is by using crystals, which can take energy and absorb it, banish it, or ground it.
Challenges That Empaths Face
There are many challenges that are unique or amplified for empaths.
- Empaths hold onto the emotions and energies that other people give off, especially when their emotions are heightened
- You are highly sensitive and your own emotions can be intense
- You have trouble separating your emotions from those of others
- People around you can become codependent and start thinking you are the only one that can heal them
- When you’re in crowded, noisy places you can be easily overwhelmed
- Empaths are hurt easily by the words and actions of others
Crystals For Empaths
You can use crystals to help manage the negative aspects of being an empath while enhancing the positive aspects. These crystals can help you to do multiple things:
- Set boundaries between yourself and others
- Banish negative energy
- Absorb negative energy
- Keep your own aura cleansed
- Ground you
- Enhance your healing powers as an empath
- Stop energy vampires from sapping you of your strength
This heart-healing crystal helps to create a cycle of self love and acceptance. That cycle makes it easier to put up your own boundaries (and not feel bad about it). This is also a healing crystal that can be useful when you are healing others.
This black and gold stone puts up energetic boundaries for you while strengthening those that are already there. It also absorbs negative energy and clarifies the energetic signals that you are trying to send out to others, whether those are welcoming or warding signals,
A must-have crystal for any empath, this crystal helps you to trust your intuition. Not only that, but this crystal also trains your intuition to become more powerful over time.
Build your intuition with this purple crystal and you will heighten and sharpen your natural psychic abilities, making you a more powerful empath in the long run.
This is one of my favorite crystals. It has powerul reflective properties because of its mirror-like surface. It strengthens your aura, reflects harmful energy, and wards off energy vampires that just want to use and abuse you.
Hematite is also useful for soothing emotions and keeping you centered and calm even in the most emotional of times.
This crystal increases the power of other nearby crystals while easing anxiety. Anxiety is a common problem for empaths, who never know what emotional cocktail will be thrust upon them.
When you can’t sleep because the weight of the world is on your shoulders, this crystal will help ease you into restful sleep. Sleep is so necessary for empaths to help them process and cleanse their bodies of emotions and energy.
Aqua aura quartz
This gorgeous crystal traps and reflects harmful energy, protecting empaths from bad vibes and clarifying their own emotions.
This crystal removes emotional blockages, which empaths are prone to when they worry more about the needs of others than their own needs. When you need to ease the emotional pressure that others put on you, malachite will help while absorbing negative feelings that you are holding inside.
When you are catching both positive and negative energy, this crystal will act as a filter. It cleanses your aura and filters out people from your life that would overstep your boundaries and inflict emotional harm.
Balance your emotions and find clarity when you hold this crystal. Especially useful when you’re in a crowd with a million emotions surrounding you.
When you need a powerful guardian, this crystal is there for you. It absorbs negative energies from your environment and aura while sending unwanted energies into the earth to be healed and dissipated.
Ouro Verde Quartz
This crystal radiates energy that will protect you from excess energy in your environment. It also stops emotions from entering your personal space and should be placed by all windows and doors in your home.
Flame Aura Quartz
The metallic sheen on this crystal acts as a mirror, reflecting harmful energies away from you and into the earth to be grounded, healed, and dissipated
The volcanic nature of this crystal will burn up negative energy and increase your power and spiritual fortitude. This is an essential crystal for empaths that have low self esteem.