Gemstones for Grounding
Grounding is the felt sense of the current moment reality of your physical body in time and space. To be grounded means to not be lost in thoughts, feelings, or psychic experiences, and to be aware of the physical context you are in. If you are prone to feeling lost, confused, overwhelmed, or "floaty", these gemstones can help bring you back to Earth. Staying grounded is an essential part of metaphysical work and emotional healing.
How do you ground yourself with grounding crystals or gemstones? Find somewhere quiet, or just close your eyes or turn your focus inward. Hold your stone, take a deep breath, and feel the sensations of your stone in your hands and your feet on the ground. Name objects you see and sounds you hear until you feel your nervous system settle.
Bloodstone assists us in facing the hard realities and challenges of Earthly life with courage and nobility. It does this by strengthening the root chakra, purifying the aura, and grounding one fully in the physical body. By bringing the subtle body into balance, it bolsters our inner vitality and gives us the heart to make necessary sacrifices, look at painful truths, or endure physical trials.
Hematite is the most powerful gemstone to use for grounding. It can help you clear away confusion and orient you toward practical action in the real world. It brings the energy of higher consciousness down through the chakras to your root, and helps you transform that energy into physical reality.
Mahogany Obsidian is useful for clearing self-imposed blocks that lurk in your subconscious due to past harmful experiences. If you feel you are not expressing your full potential due to abuse or trauma in your own life, past lives, or your family lineage, wearing Mahogany Obsidian can help you release these limitations & move forward with renewed purpose.
Ruby is an activator of passion, confidence, determination, and adventure. It helps you develop courage and face your fears, moving through them and experiencing the renewed vitality on the other side. Stimulating enthusiasm, willingness to try new things, and the fortitude to see them through, ruby is a powerhouse of life-force energy.
Tiger eye helps you stay centered and calmly practical despite the ups and downs of life. It helps you balance polarities and accept contradictions, taking life as it comes and responding to the needs of the moment without judgment. It is a helpful stone for protracted difficult situations, as it lends endurance and keeps you in the best state of mind to deal with problems as they come without getting overwhelmed, hopeless, or reactionary.
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How to Use Gemstones & Crystals for Grounding
How to Choose a Gemstone or Crystal for Grounding
Start in a calm state of mind. Gaze at the images of the stones and feel your energetic link to them. Look for crystals that “call” to you, and confirm your intuition by reading the description.
Ideas for Using Your Grounding Gemstone or Crystal
- Wear it as a necklace or other spiritual jewelry, or carry it in you pocket. Good for everyday, ongoing support.
- Place it in your environment. Good for changing the mood in the room, or supporting specific activities, like focusing at work.
- Meditate while holding it. If you have a spiritual practice, incorporate stones into it. Good for receiving deep insight, guidance, and healing.