Photo by Meg Marie
My name is Carly - former social worker and anxiety-aholic turned Reiki Master, Yoga Instructor, Spiritual Mental Health Activist and founder of Electric Warrior Healing. My passion is working with women to help regain control of their chronic anxiety, connect with their own energy to feel grounded and at peace. At any given moment I have 1-3 crystals on or around my body and encourage the women I work with to do the same! Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always been drawn to rocks and crystals. They always felt like a magical little treat I could carry around - whether it was a rock I found at the park or an amethyst I got at a gem show. I treasured them then and I treasure them now. The more I began to study energy and crystals, the more I realized what powerhouse healers our little crystal friends are!
Photo by Meg Marie
Using crystals to protect your energy can be a fun, simple and beautiful way to take your self care game to the next level. When I look around my apartment, surrounded by beautiful crystals, it instantly grounds my energy (added bonus - my non woo woo fiance is totally getting into it too). There are so many benefits to using crystals to protect your energy, especially if you tend to absorb other people’s energy. Here are 5 of my favorite ways to easily use crystal healing in your everyday life.
Carry a crystal or a worry stone around with you. If you tend to have social anxiety, absorb other people’s energy or work in a toxic environment, this is a great and discreet way to protect yourself. A worry stone is a smooth, flat, tumbled crystal that you can grip in your hand and run your thumb over. Perfect for meditating and calming your energy. Some of my favorite protective crystals are: Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Hematite and Carnelian.
Place crystals on your headboard, nightstand, or pillow. If you’re experiencing stress or anxiety, it tends to take a toll on your sleep, which keeps you in this super frustrating cycle of stress. Certain crystals will help promote restful sleep, which in turn, promotes more energy. Amethyst, Malachite and Clear Quartz are amazing for helping to protect your energy while your asleep. Added tip: if you have a Clear Quartz in your bedroom, before you go to sleep ask the crystal to absorb your bad dreams and negative thoughts from the day.
Place crystals around the entrances of your home. Protecting the energy that comes into your house is important for your energy protection as well. Especially if you work in a toxic environment, this will help make sure that your negative boss or nosey co-worker’s vibes stay outside your home. If you have molding over your door, you can place crystals on top or place a sachet of crystals on your doorknob. I have a little Selenite wand and a piece of Celestite over the entrance to my home. Good vibes only please!
Wash your hands with salt. Salt is a powerfully cleansing and protecting crystal. A practice I have recently started is to wash my hands at the end of the day with Himalayan Sea Salt. I crank a few crystals in my hand and ask for other people’s energy to be released from my energy. Since I work with my hands and interact with a lot of people throughout the day, this has been a great practice to bless and release those excess vibes.
Crystals for your cell phone/laptop. We are so connected with technology, which can be a blessing and a curse. Hello, you’re finding this article and amazing website on your technology device! But - while you’re scrolling through pictures of cute puppies, you’re also taking in EMF (electromagnetic radiation). Even though we can’t see it - our bodies retain that energy. Placing certain crystals on your laptop, cell phone and desk, help protect our bodies from this energy. Orgonite, Shungite, copper and black Tourmaline are great for this purpose.
If you want to learn more about Carly, head over to Electric Warrior Healing.