In recent weeks we have seen our world both near and far ravaged by this virus again.
Social media is flooded with reports and terrifying images and numbers.
It is hard to be separated from our loved ones.
Our lives have been changed seemingly overnight.
Plans cancelled, celebrations missed, missing seeing those we care about, and feeling isolated and alone.
Now more than ever we need to feel connected to ourselves and each other.
Take a moment place your right hand on your left shoulder, now take your left hand and place it on your right upper arm.
Now think of the person or people you care about the most, now close your eyes and gently tighten your arms around you.
Hold like this for a few moments, thinking of that person or people.
You’ve just had a real virtual hug, and you can have one anytime you like.
Remember the longer the hug the more effective it is.
Now more than ever our ability to treat each other with kindness and love is needed.
Some individuals are struggling even more than usual now, which is understandable in these circumstances.
Nothing could have prepared us for what’s happening, and these are unprecedented times.
What can you do?
Social distancing, washing hands and not going out unless it`s necessary can make a difference.
You can avoid discussions that leave you with negative feelings.
If your anxiety increases when you’re on social media, reduce the time you spend on social media.
You choose how much time you spend on social media.
You choose what you look at on social media.
You choose what you surround yourself with.
How and what crystals can help?
A magical talisman of protection guarding against negative energies and destructive forces.
A wonderous grounding stone connecting our spiritual self with the earth.
When meditating with Black Tourmaline, hold it in your palm and envisage a protective shield surrounding you.
This stone grounds you and releases stress. It also can protect you from all negative energies even phone and electromagnetic ones.This is the perfect stone for the difficult and challenging circumstance we find ourselves in as it can absorb negative energies and transform them into more positive ones.
Black stones are often used to aid the grieving process and currently we are all feeling a loss of some kind. Be it loss of freedom, finances, connection with others or the heart-breaking loss of loved ones.
Feel the depth within the stone, feel the pull downwards to the earth, & feel the connection.
Moss Agate is another powerful talisman. Used in ages past to protect warriors in battle. It is known to speed up recovery from illness and helps boosts the immune system. Moss Agate can also be used to help treat infections, colds and flu, and lowers fevers.
Lapis Lazuli is also useful for boosting the immune system
This crystal can energize or boost any homeopathic treatments you take. For example, if you have a cold and are taking natural remedies to help such as honey or lemon then this stone is for you.
Fantastic for improving your circulation, and it works as an anti-inflammatory, reducing inflammation in muscles taking your aches and pains away.
It is also a crystal known to bring good luck and an aura of calmness.
Larimar is a stunning aqua blue crystal, said to connect you with the goddesses. Very useful if you have a sore throat, because its associated with the throat chakra or energy centre. Many blue crystals are associated with the throat chakra and work towards improving communications. It is a stone for self-care, nurturing, and encouraging you to take care of yourself.
carnelian supports good health in general, a great stone to work with. It was used to accept our life cycle from birth through life to death and then our journey to the afterlife. It provides courage and stability in times of unrest and uncertainty. Another stone that increases a health blood supply to our organs and is fully loaded with life energies.
When meditating with Carnelian it can aid in giving us clarity of thought. Really hones our senses and sharpens our minds bringing a sense of peace and calmness anchoring us in the moment and guiding our inner peace and strength.
Carnelian is most commonly now found in brazil.
Jasper & Lepidolite
Both useful working with freeing yourself from anxiety and bringing peace and calm when you are feeling stressed. Lepidolite is also known to lift ones` mood.
No crystals should replace medical intervention.
I recommend you call you GP or medical trust for advice if you are unwell. Crystals can help in the battle to improve health; they are but one battalion in an army of thousands.
Sending out love and healing energies to all our CCC members across the world.
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