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Hello, I suffer from severe anxiety. I'm constantly thinking of the past, what I should have done and could have done. Also, I am afraid of being robbed because of a break-in that happened to me before. Since then, I am always telling the people around me to lock their doors, be safe and in my mind I'm always thinking something bad is going to happen (which i hope it doesn't). I get bad feelings in my gut and I feel suffocated. I have been through therapists and such, without much luck. I don't know much about healing crystals but would love to try them and see if they can help me to get past this. Thank you.
Thank you for reaching out to Healing Crystals with your question about crystals to help overcome your anxiety. I must first share that I am not a medical professional and cannot diagnose illnesses nor prescribe treatments. Once your doctor has fully ruled out a medical cause for the anxiety, or prescribed medical treatment as needed, crystals can be a wonderful complimentary therapy, but should never replace medical treatment.
There are two crystal I would recommend that you work with to help ease and heal the anxiety and what sounds like a pattern of panic attacks. Lepidolite, which is a natural form of lithium and Black Tourmaline. The Lepidolite is very calming and the Black Tourmaline is grounding and protective, so that it helps you stay in the moment, and not get carried away with running thoughts about what could go wrong.
Now, some strategies to use along with the crystals: One, when panic sets in, focus on your breathing, and try to just allow yourself to inhale and on the exhale, to imagine yourself letting go of whatever worry you have. Don’t latch onto the worry or try to push it aside, just understand that it is a temporary thought and will pass, if you let it. Holding the Lepidolite as you do this can help. (Wearing it so you always have it to touch can be helpful). You’ve clearly been through some major trauma. Allow yourself to love the part of you that is hurt. Some people find that picturing themselves in a warm pink pool of water, or a bubble of pink light (the pink represents Universal Love) and just spending time with the part of them that is emotionally wounded can allow that part of them to heal and move on.
One more helpful strategy is to surround yourself in the mental picture of pure white light whenever you start to feel in danger. And in that light, think of something that makes you very happy: someone you love, a place you feel safe, something that brings you joy—even if it is from long ago, the key is to hold that feeling in you and then to let that feeling expand through you into a big protective bubble.
Now, you may say this is too hard to do, but if your mind can picture all the awful things that could happen to you, it has the ability to picture all the GOOD things that can happen to you, so when you start to worry about something in particular, grab that Black Tourmaline and/or Lepidolite and breathe in and out a few times, and then imagine yourself solving the problem and imagine things working out just fine. Then imagine how happy you will be when things are just fine.
I hope this is helpful to you. One last thing: since you are new to working with crystals, they need some care to be most effective. Cleansing them energetically is important on a regular basis. (Think of it like wringing out a sponge when you’re trying to wipe up a big spill. If you don’t wring out the sponge, it gets full and stops working. Crystals can have a similar thing happen with their energy.) Here is a link to our Beginner’s Reference Guide and specifically to information about clearing/cleansing your crystals.
I hope this information has been helpful to you. And of course, if you have any further questions regarding crystals or crystal healing, please feel free to contact us again.
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Standard Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and can neither diagnose illness nor prescribe medical treatments. Crystals should not be used as a replacement for medical care, but rather used as a complimentary therapy along with the treatment prescribed by your licensed medical professional.
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