If your life has been feeling like it's trending toward the negative, you may be looking for ways to increase your good vibes and positivity. Negativity can feel like a dark cloud, following you around and raining on your parade even though everyone else around you is staying dry, which is why CHIJI wants to help.
We’ve created a list of the crystals that are known for their positivity, as well as ways that you can use them to help you break out of your funk.
Crystals For Positivity
Positivity, and good vibes in general is something that not even modern medicine or all the money in the world can fix. Because it’s such an individual feeling, one that is created from your personal experience of the world, the way to promote them (and repel negativity) is different for everyone.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of seven of what we believe are the best crystals to help create good vibes, especially during these trying times. Experiment with them, or a combination of a few, and see what works best for you.
#1) Rose Quartz
There’s a reason that people refer to happy feelings and good vibes as feeling “rosy.” Pink is the color of happiness for a lot of people, as well as the color of love and just generally good feelings. Unfortunately, much of our unhappiness happens at the hands of other people, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.
Instead of letting it get you down, use rose quartz to help you rebalance and awaken your heart chakra. Not only can this help you work out issues in your relationships (not just the romantic ones), it can also help you develop a great sense of self love and self confidence.
Rose quartz also helps provide you with the clarity needed to make difficult but essential judgement calls about who you allow to be close to you.
#2) Clear Quartz
Clear quartz is one of the most universally helpful stones out there, and there isn’t very much that this powerful crystal can’t do. Those benefits all revolve very strongly around purification, which can be used in nearly every avenue of life.
When it comes to helping increase positivity, clear quartz uses that purification energy to seek out and destroy any negativity that may be surrounding you, while attracting and soaking up positivity and happy energy.
Clear quartz can also help you to be better able to clear your mind of all thoughts, allowing you to be more mindful about your situation and start fresh from a neutral perspective. Once you’re ready to focus on the good, clear quartz can help you do that as well.
#3) Tiger’s Eye
When you’re feeling down and out, who doesn’t need a little eye of the tiger?
Tiger’s eye can help you develop and nurture your inner strength, which can then begin to radiate outward in a way that not only positively affects how you feel but also those around you.
When you feel positive and confident, it can be contagious.
In addition, tiger’s eye can also help you find the power to stand up for yourself and repel negative energy from people that mean you harm. This doesn’t mean you necessarily have to engage in any sort of confrontation but, if it happens, tiger’s eye can help you not get walked all over.
You’ll be able to let things go that you would have held onto far longer in the past.
#4) Lapis Lazuli
Lapis lazuli has always been one of the most sought after stones, due to its beautiful, deep indigo color flecked with gold.
On a metaphysical level, the crystal can help promote a sense of poise and grace that can give you just what you need to take charge of any situation you find yourself in.
Many people use lapis lazuli for help with social anxiety. In this context, the crystal can help you feel more brave and positive about your social interactions. For many people who are hoping to take their fear and stress about social situations and turn them into more positive feelings that can help them get out there and meet people, this crystal is the perfect option. This stone is great for wearing out or just keeping in your pocket if you know you’ll be encountering a situation that may make you feel less confident.
In addition to being stunning, turquoise is also great at promoting a better sense of inner peace and calm. Much like its soothing color, using turquoise can help you feel like a calm sea on a windless day. It is also known to be an incredibly inspirational stone, especially for artists.
When it comes to attracting good vibes, the power of turquoise to help you feel better so that you can more greatly appreciate all the positive things in your life should not be downplayed.
Turquoise is also commonly used in the practice of feng shui, as it is associated with the water element. It is placed in a prominent position in the home to attract wealth, improve well-being, and calm and uplift everyone in the home.
While not specifically used for positivity, amethyst is great at being able to help you regain a sense of balance in your life. This is especially true when it comes to situations that are out of your control, like grief or trauma. It can help protect you from negativity and falling too far into despair, calm you down, and help you find strength and peace again.
In general, amethyst is renowned for its healing abilities, both mental and physically. When you feel like you’re drowning in negativity, amethyst can help pick you back up and put you back on your feet again.
Last but certainly not least on our list is citrine. Even the bright yellow color of this crystal just exudes positivity and happiness. It is said to be able to attract not just happiness, but abundant happiness to its user.
Think of being a happy, carefree child… before bills and hardships really started to get you down. Citrine can help return you to this state, so that you can be better able to brush off the bad stuff and live more in the moment.
Citrine is also great for creating an overall sense of motivation, helping give you the energy that you need to accomplish nearly every task on your list. Many also consider it to be a stone of both good luck and fortune, in whatever avenue of your life you may need it the most.
Care and Maintenance of Your Crystals
When you first get a crystal, or if you’re using one of your own after a long period or traumatic event, you should always cleanse it before use.
Because crystals are vessels that can collect energy, they can also hold on to whatever feelings that they have been soaking up. You wouldn’t want a crystal that was used to help heal a heartbreak used at the beginning of a new relationship without making sure every trace of that last one was gone, right?
Cleansing helps you start from a fresh, neutral place.
A good way to cleanse your crystals includes a product that you likely already have lying around the house. Just find a bowl large enough to hold your crystal, and cover it completely with sea salt. Leave it sitting overnight on an uncluttered, neutral surface.
The salt will soak up any of the negativity and bad vibes that may remain, and you can use it again for whatever purpose you see fit. If you don’t want to wait overnight to use your crystal, you can also pass it through the smoke of a sage (or smudge) stick to purify.
If you don’t need to totally cleanse your crystal, you may still want to “charge” it prior to using it. This involves helping to fill it up with whatever your intention for its use may be.
Some people do this by leaving it to sit for at least 24 hours in either the sunlight or the moonlight, followed by holding it in your left hand and visualizing it being filled with whatever it is you’re trying to use it for. This helps ready it for use.
Positivity is more than just a feeling, it’s a way of life.
When you live your life with positivity and surround yourself with good vibes, you’ll feel confident and powerful when it comes to taking charge of your own life and creating an environment that you can thrive in.
Whether you use one of our facial rollers to help you feel more confident in your own skin or meditate on ways that you can rid yourself of negativity with a Crystal Energy Candle®, knowing how much control you really do have over the way your life goes is incredibly important and empowering.