Healing stones. Some people are a believer and some people not so much. I happen to believe that they're something that works. I've believed in them ever since I was younger so during times of stress, I tend to gravitate towards them.
Depending on what I'm going through, I'll pick up one of two stones. If I'm going through a horrible bout of depression, It'll be my Rose Quartz. If I'm going through an anxiety phase, I'll pick up my Charoite.
Rose Quartz is typically called the "love stone", and is good for any type of love. Self, friendship, familial, platonic, romantic and unconditional. When I reach for it, It's usually in the self-love aspect.
Charoite is typically called a transformation stone and can be used to overcome obsessions and compulsions and can turn negative emotions into positive feelings.
I use an exercise with these stones that help me relax and sort of set my mind right when it's in the wrong.
I hold the stone tightly and try to focus all the negative energy that's going through me into the stone while taking deep breaths. After every five breaths, I loosen my grip on the stone slightly and continue for another five breaths. I keep doing this until I'm not so much gripping the stones, but rather just cradling them in my hand. By that time, most of the negative energy that I'd been feeling is gone and I'm relaxed and in a positive mind set.
This can be done with any stone really.
If you're using a random stone that you've picked up from the garden or some place, this would be the time to just toss the stone. You don't need to carry that negative energy around with you.
If you have dedicated healing stones like I do, I typically toss them into my purse and let them bury themselves to the bottom, forget about them for a while until I need them again, but they're always with me.
Do you believe in the power of healing stones? Would you consider using them? If you do, I'd love to know how you use them.