Empaths feel the emotions of other people very deeply. This can often be overwhelming or even harmful. Many empaths can easily become overwhelmed with the outside world.
“In an unaware state, an empath will experience the feelings or pains of others — be it distress, sadness, anger, etc., and any physical pain that accompanies it, and think that it is his / her own feelings or illness. It will be quite confusing because he / she will not understand what it is that is making him / her feel that way. It can be sudden and intrusive.” (source)
Empathy is a fantastic gift to have. It allows a person to feel what others feel, which makes healing work both easier and more difficult at the same time. Empaths need to be able to separate their feelings from those around them and to clear themselves of outside feelings when they feel overwhelmed.
Crystals are one tool empaths can use to help them separate and clear emotions.
Here are 5 crystals every empath should own!
This is a must-have crystal for an empath or anyone else who needs a little pick-me-up. Rose quartz gives a feeling of unconditional love and is excellent for grounding. It also soothes and heals the heart chakra. All of these will help empaths push away the negative feelings around them.
This is an especially powerful crystal for empathic healers. Black Tourmaline will push away all negative energy. This could be purposeful energy being directed at a person or just negative energy from the world around. This is a very powerful protection stone.
Empaths need to be able to trust their intuitions. That is how they know what feelings are their own and what feelings come from other sources. Amethyst helps to heighten and sharpen an empath’s intuition. That is why it is such an important crystal for empaths to own.
Lepidolite not only increases the power of other nearby crystals, it also eases anxieties which commonly plague empaths. This crystal is well known for its power, peace, and its ability to promote luck, love, and sleep.
This is the perfect stone for removing emotional blockages that may occur from stressful situations. If you are under a great deal of emotional pressure, malachite may be just what you need. It also has the tendency to absorb negative feelings you may be holding inside. (source)
These are all fantastic crystal suggestions for empaths, but it is important to understand that not all crystals work the same for everyone. We have a detailed guide about how to find the best healing crystals for you. Check it out!
Hibiscus Moon loves these two crystals for empaths!
(h/t: Higher Perspectives)