22 Dec Grounding Crystals for the Holidays
By Cindy Harley
Hello fellow travelers,
It’s beginning to look a lot like… Crystals! We are in the middle of the holiday season, and the holidays can mean many different things to people. For some, this is the best time of the year. They are in their element. They love the entertaining, the cooking, the excitement, etc. Then there are people who dread the holidays. They feel alone, they may be missing someone, there is too much going on…
It doesn’t matter which type of holiday person you are, we all need a little help to ground and get in our own energy. When we are in our own energy and not spacing out or getting drawn into family drama, we can feel centered and safe.
I was looking for a song about feeling calm and what I found was Katy Perry’s Rise. What drew me to the song was the lyrics:
I must stay conscious
Through the madness and chaos
So I call on my angels
Oh, ye of so little faith
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Victory is in your veins
You know it, you know it
And you will not negotiate
Just fight it, just fight it
And be transformed
We must “stay conscious through the madness and chaos.” I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just separate from my body. It is much easier to lose myself in a television show or my imagination. And that is when I may need a little help from a psychologist, energy worker, a crystal ally, or a friend. After doing a grounding healing session or meditation, I feel more in touch with my own body and emotions and not completely taken away by what I was seeing around me. With a few of our crystal allies and a moment of focused breathing, we can ground ourselves.
Grounding Crystals and Chakras
Grounding is usually associated with the Root Chakra or our connection with the Earth Star Chakra.
The Earth Star Chakra is located beneath us approximately 12 inches below our feet. This Chakra connects you to Mother Earth. In Sanskrit, this Chakra is called Vasundhara and translates to “daughter of the Earth.” You can learn more in the article “Earth Star Chakra Vasundhara” by Athena Perrakis, Ph.D. in Eden Magazine.
Using crystal allies that associate with these two Chakras can help us to remain grounded in our own energy and call the energy of Gaia, (Mother Earth) to help us.
Some crystals that are associated with the Earth Star Chakra:
-Golden Sheen Obsidian
Crystals for the Root Chakra:
How to Use Crystals to Help Ground Yourself
There are many ways to use crystals as your allies. I enjoy carrying them around with me in my pocket or mojo bag. You could also place them around your home or create a crystal grid (more on this later).
For this article, I’m going to focus on a couple of the crystals associated with the Root Chakra. I love holding onto a garnet in my hand when I am feeling very overwhelmed or too busy. I love garnets so much that I have a huge sphere that lives on the dresser at the end of my bed.
Garnets come in many forms and colors. According to the Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian, Garnets are most often thought of as a red crystal, but it comes in a variety of colors and chemical formulas. As we are tapping into the Root Chakra, we are looking for a Red Garnet—specifically, Almandine Garnet (because this is one of the crystals I have in my possession) for its properties.
Almandine Garnet is associated with the element of Earth and the Root Chakra. Its keywords are strength and security. According to Naisha in the Book of Stones, “Almandine Garnet’s energy helps cultivate a sense of physical security, safety and abundance.” It is also mentioned that Almandine Garnet can help you to connect with your physical body and find joy.
Personally, as I have worked with the crystal, I find it helps bring my awareness down into my physical body. I am often in my mind. I am busy thinking of what I need to accomplish or something that has happened in the past (my feelings of being hurt) that I need to have something to help me come back into the physical body. As we come into our body, we can actually sense the wisdom of our body. If we are in our mind, we are usually sensing or putting our attention on past hurts or mistakes, or future possibilities and the fears attached with those possibilities. When we allow our awareness to settle back into our body, we can make grounded decisions and also enjoy the present moment.
The grounding and sense of physical security are the reasons I would recommend working with stones associated with the Root Chakra or Earth Star Chakras.
Red Jasper is another stone associated with the Root Chakra. Again, according to the Book of Stones, it is associated with the element of Earth and the Root and Sacral Chakras. The stone’s keywords are physical strength and vitality, and the stabilization of one’s energies.
During this hectic time of year, Red Jasper can help you with your vitality and grounding. When you are grounded, you are able to enjoy the events you are attending. You will be able to find the time or make decisions on what events to attend this holiday season and how to stay grounded and present.
My sister has a lot of Red Jasper where she lives. Now, this is just my opinion, but I believe that really helped my mom when she went to live there. I believe that it was the Red Jasper (and the intention and help of my sister) that allowed her to live an extra two years with energy and joy.
Tapping Into the Power of Crystals If You Don’t Have Any
What if I don’t have any crystals? You can tap into the crystal allies with images. It is our intention and belief that truly matters. Call upon the crystal and visualize the energy of the crystal surrounding you. Allow the energy to infuse your aura and feel the grounding. Take a grounding breath. Have your breath go all the way down to your toes. Release your cares and feel centered and grounded in your own energy.
These cards are from the Crystal Meditation and Affirmation card deck by Crystal Concentrics and are a great tool.
Bringing it back around, it is a hectic time of the year, and we can use crystals to help us cope with the sometimes overwhelming emotions and increase our vitality. It is also about taking the time for self-care. Just making time to call in the energy of the crystal and then breathe and re-center. Quiet the energy and BE yourself. You are a Divine Spark and deserve to be here and share your gifts with the world.
Remember, we have a variety of meditations on Birchlight Energy’s YouTube channel. Here is a quick grounding meditation:
Or treat yourself to one of Birchlight Energy’s group meditation healing sessions, which I highly recommend. Make it a 25-minute self-care gift to yourself.
Allow yourself time to ground and center in your body. Be gentle on yourself and your loved ones. Open up to your Divine Guidance; you deserve it.
Sending you Joy, Peace, and Happiness during this holiday season!
Birchlight Energy | BE–Shine Bright