~ Using Crystals to Heal Mental Distress ~
In this article, we will cover how crystals can help heal/relieve
some common metal distress that tends to affect everyone at one point or another.
Not everyone has gone through these types of mental distress, but this might help
you or someone else that might currently be experiences these mental states.
The nervous system is a complex web of neurons that helps coordinates
and controls actions of internal organs and body systems, receives and processes
sensory information from the external environment and coordinates short-term reactions
to these stimuli. The Central Nervous System (CNS) is a division of the nervous
system that includes the brain and the spinal cord. Central is the correct term
considering that if there is something wrong with the brain or spinal cord, it will
affect the rest of the body. So as you can see, there are close links between the
nervous system and the mind. When the nervous system is out of balance, the mind
will be affected, which can cause emotional issues such as depression, stress, low
self-esteem, and lack of confidence and concentration.
Mental stress can affect you both physically and mentally. Physically
speaking, stress can cause disturbances in your sleep, back, shoulder or neck pain,
migraine headaches, fatigue, high blood pressure, shortness or breath, irregular
heartbeats, etc. Mentally, it can cause insomnia, memory loss, frustration, anxiety,
depression, substance abuse, phobias, overreactions, and lack of concentration.
There are a number of ways on how crystals can be used a number
of ways to help deal with the mental stress that you are experiencing. You can wear
it as a pendant or earning, place it around your head while in a relaxed state (meditation
or sleep). Even holding a crystal that is known to help with calming (for example:
Amethyst) can be helpful in times of mental stress. If you need something to aid
in concentration and mental focus you can use quartz on your desk or put it in your
pocket. As you can see, there are a number of way that crystals can be used to help
deal with stress.
Certain crystals can be used help heal certain aspects of the
mind. Always remember that the color of the crystal can also play an important role
in the healing process. The color green is a soothing color to balance energies
and has been known to help with; repressed emotions, mood swings, temper and depression.
Using a Green Jade can help to calm the nervous system, allow the mind to focus
and counteracts depression, and creates calm, peace, and harmony. The color blue
has been known to help with; trouble relaying thoughts, being uncommunicative and
depression have known the color blue. Aquamarine can help filter mental information,
sharpen perception and help you communicate your thoughts clearly. This gemstone
can also aid in banishing fears, doubts and phobias, while helping you to become
more tolerant and take responsibility for your life and actions.
The color purple has been known to help with severe mental disorder,
psychic and spiritual detachment and hallucinations. Which brings us the Amethyst,
which is a powerful mental healer that has the ability to sooth the nervous system,
aids in neural transmission, focuses realistic goals, and boosts memory. Amethyst
is a major player for healers. Even though amethyst is mostly associated with the
Brow/6th chakra it also has the abilities to calm mental disorders, purifies the
blood, boosts memory, find realistic goals, strengthens the immune system, help
with insomnia, and balances and heals all chakras. Amethyst will help reduce the
mental burdens and allow you to focus on realistic goals.
Topaz is also another good source to help relieve stress. In
general Topaz has been known to help with high blood pressure and to help relieve
depression. A gold or yellow Topaz can help calm anger and heal the mind if worn
on the left hand or arm. A white Topaz can also help the mind with intellectual
Stressed because you are lost in thought?
Many people will or have experience difficulty in focusing and
controlling their thoughts. When your mind flutters from one thought to another,
while you are trying to focus on the task at hand, it can get a bit frustrating
and you end up getting lost in your own thoughts. Not only are you lost and confused,
but you are also stressed out because you are lost and confused. There are a number
of things that you can do to help relieve this kind of stress and help you focus
on the task at hand.
Crystal Quartz has many uses; one of them is to help with mental
clarity and focus. Clear Crystal Quartz is an emotional balancer that can stimulate
the thinking processes. It also repels and destroys negative energies and vibrations,
not only in the body’s energy shields, but also in the surround environment (which
can also be one of the reasons why you cannot focus on the task at hand).
Fluorite is another useful crystal that can help with concentration.
Fluorite helps to ground excessive energy, particularly mental, emotional and nervous
energy. It is excellent for cleansing the aura and can also get rid of any cording
(unwanted attached energy lines from other people, which can also be a reason for
the extra thoughts that are running in your mind) that may occur. Nicknamed the
“genius stone,” fluorite, is excellent for study and work areas. It helps the mind
to stay focused on the current task at hand.
Stress can have a huge negative impact on your life and those
around you. Do what you can to get rid of it; hopefully some of the crystals listed
in this column can help you or others out. Remember, crystals are here to help aid
you, but a majority of the work will still come from you.
Posted in www.paganpages.org
in Novemeber 2006 by Chronos