I recently travelled to Portugal and had a very challenging time. Despite the beauty surrounding me, I spent most of my week away feeling home sick, anxious and scared. I think I even tried to make a flight change within the first 24 hours of being away!
One thing I did while travelling to help me cope and manage my emotions was purchase a healing crystal. Crystals are typically very easy to find which means you can likely do the same if you need an emotional pick me up.
The rule of thumb when selecting a healing crystal is to allow the energy of your body to connect organically with the energy of the stone that will serve you best. I had just arrived at the Oriente train station and I was feeling very anxious. I was walking around trying to navigate where to buy a ticket when I found myself standing in front of a kiosk selling healing crystals.
They were all beautiful but I was immediately drawn to:
PYRITE – The Deflector
Often referred to as “Fool’s Gold” for its resemblance to real gold, Pyrite may not have the monetary value of its doppelgänger, but it is a metaphysical treasure. In addition to attracting wealth, abundance and good luck, it’s believed to hold a strong protective energy.
The reflective nature of pyrite being more than just physical, it has the ability to show you which of your behaviours are holding you back. This elevates your consciousness to be more aware of what you need to change in order to vibrate the intention of abundance on the same frequency as pyrite. (Source: Energy Muse
To me this stone made so much sense in the moment. Pyrite was here to protect me, bring good luck and help guide me. Pyrite would magnify my behaviour to clarify self-awareness and in return I would vibrate on a higher frequency – which is what life is all about.
There are a lot of places that you can purchase Healing Crystals if you are into natural healing. I encourage you to shop local and support retailers who source their stones from a reliable source. Always ask where the stones are from to ensure you are supporting an honest cause and you aren’t bringing bad mojo into your home – with stones that are suppose to do the opposite.
I make sure to wash my stones with natural soap before using them as well. Just to make sure they are fresh and clean for my own mind, body and spirit.