I am deploying to Afghanistan soon and I am unsure on which crystals would be helpful for me to bring. I have dozens of them and have no idea what to take. Thank you for your time!
Thank you for your inquiry and your service. For protection while traveling, I like to use and recommend Jet. Other dark and red color stones, such as Hematiteand Garnet, will help keep you grounded and support your Root/Base Chakra. This chakra is associated with your survival instincts and can help you to increase your awareness of your surroundings. From our informational page on this chakra (link below with additional suggestions):
"The health of this chakra directly affects how well we are able to adapt and thrive when confronted with challenges, whatever form they may take."
I must share the standard disclaimer that I am not a doctor and cannot give out medical advice. Crystals for healing should be used as a complement to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care. The information offered here is based on a combination of my own personal experiences and that of others on using crystals for healing. My hope is that you will let your own intuition guide your path in working with crystals as well.