Before you get too excited let me clarify. A crystal is not going to put on its little rubber gloves and start scrubbing away. And whatever you do, please don't try to use a crystal to get those stubborn stains off of the frying pan. Your crystal won't like it and you'll still have a messy pan. No, a crystal is not going to wash your dishes. But, have you ever considered how crystals can help you to cope with those daily situations that can feel like a burden?
We know how effective crystals are in helping us to manage major life developments. Sometimes these events and situations are distressing and produce a negative effect on our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. We use crystals to help us cope with, overcome and - most importantly - heal those stressful effects. What many of us don't consider is that it isn't just the major developments that can trigger this kind of reaction within us. On a daily basis we face a myriad of minor inconveniences. Separately, these may seem common and insignificant so we tend to ignore what they are doing to us. But add them all together and you've got significant tension that can produce the same damaging effect as a major development. So here are a few of those "little things" and the crystals to help manage the stress.
WAKE UP... the alarm rings, someone shakes you hard or hollers your name and you've got to go against your instinct to roll over and snuggle in. Or the mid-afternoon slump hits and who has time for a catnap? Energy is really a mindset. If your head tells you that you're ready to get moving then your body will follow. I like a Sunstone to ignite this kind of thought process. There is something about the color, the sparkle and its overall exuberant aura that makes it a wonderful stone to induce energy. Yellow Calcite and Garnet are also great "wake up" crystals.
GET STUCK IN TRAFFIC...or the train is delayed or the bus is late. Is there anything more frustrating than something keeping you from being where you are supposed to be when you are supposed to be there? It's really the lack of control that pushes your buttons and makes you crazy. We know that the only thing we can control is ourselves and how we react to situations. A Clear Quartz or a Tourmaline will give your self-control a boost while a Howlite is very effective at eliminating those sudden bursts of anger.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK...or update a report at work or pay the bills. It can be really difficult to perform a task when you know you've still got time before the deadline and all of a sudden you don't have time, and there goes your blood pressure. Unakite is a wonderful motivational tool with a grounded spirituality that keeps you calm while getting things accomplished. It is great for the workplace. Morganite can also provide gentle encouragement.
DO THE DISHES...or clean the toilet or fold the laundry. Doesn't it seem like there is always something to be cleaned or organized? For me, the worst part is when the sink is free of dishes and I turn around and magically another dirty dish has appeared! Still, it is better than the alternative of living among filth and chaos. So the trick is to make it seem like it is not work. Try to unplug your mind while performing mundane tasks. You'll be surprised how easy it is to zone out or, better yet, meditate, while getting the chores done. A Chrysocolla will let your mind rest while you keep at it. An Amethyst has the power to transmute anything from negative to positive in a flash. Almost as fast as another dirty dish appears!
FIND A PARKING SPOT....is there anything worse then finally getting where you’re going and no parking spot? I recently read that there is more traffic than ever and the main culprit is that everyone is looking for a parking spot. This situation is so annoying that it is prominently featured in just about anything you read or see about manifestation! You know you'll find a place to park - eventually. But sometimes when you've driven around umpteen times you just feel like giving up and going home. Where, of course, you hope to find a parking spot. Take a breath and keep an Azurite with you to promote patience and ground some positive energy. An Obsidian will soak up all the negativity and help you to manifest the perfect parking spot.
Sometimes just having a nice tumbled stone or a worry stone in your pocket can help alleviate stress and give us something else to focus on. Whatever your choice may be, take a moment to set an intention to allow the crystal to help you in the best way possible. Planning ahead and carrying a crystal ally can be very helpful with these and other daily issues.
by: Tara Mideaker