The MOST Helpful Pages to Follow for Spiritual Growth
This year has been a HUGE transformational year for me. I have had nothing but test after test because FINALLY the Universe was like, “enough, you need to break out of these stupid habits and mindsets!” While it’s been a trying year, I am SO grateful for it because it has finally helped me get over the misery that was my past.
The BIGGEST helper for me has been the multitude of pages that I follow on social media and some websites that have been constantly making updates on energy shifts. It helped me to learn how to ride the energy shifts and how to use them for my advantage. It also helped me realize that I did still need to work on my emotional traumas that I have been carrying since childhood. While I was saying I was “fine” for many years, I never realized that there is so much more to healing than “mind over matter”. You do have to actually HEAL that pain.
Anyway, I really wanted to put together a post to help others that might be on this same journey as I am. These pages have been BEYOND helpful. Some are astrology related, some are health related, but you can take what you find to be beneficial and go from there. With all of these topics, you have to just go with what resonates with YOU. Use your own innate intuition!
Spiritual Healing Pages and Energy Shift Updates
Alex posts the BEST graphics for energy shifts. They have so much information on them, and they are probably my favorite helpers overall.
Check her out on the following pages:
Her FB Page– just energy shift updates, especially around the moon phases
I absolutely LOVE Elizabeth Peru. Her Facebook page is the best place to follow for her updates. She always goes more in-depth on FB versus other platforms. I have been following her page for several years now and any time I would feel “off” I would check her page, and sure enough there was something going on in the world of energy shifts!
Leah Whitehorse: Lua Astrology– I LOVE THIS PAGE. I can’t say that enough. Leah posts amazingly insightful daily breakdowns of the current energy and she pairs them with gorgeous paintings that are relevant to the topic.
The Ace of Moon– she posts 3 times a day every day with the current energy updates. She includes symptoms that you could be experiencing because of the shifts which is BEYOND helpful.
Alyonna Divine Healing– Alyonna’s page is the BEST for lightworkers. I cannot recommend her page enough for uplifting and helpful content.
Manifestation Babe on Instagram has the BEST affirmations and helpful posts on how to finally recognize your worth. She is incredibly inspiring, and truly wants to help people discover how powerful they truly are.
Beth Bridges FB page is another that I highly recommend. Beth’s main mission is to help with getting women to slow down- stop pushing ourselves, start being our authentic selves, and start taking better care of ourselves!
The Holistic Psychologist on Instagram will give you so many AH-HA moments. She is absolutely beyond incredible when it comes to talking about defense mechanisms from abuse and trauma. She posts SO MUCH about how to do the inner work that people so desperately need right now.
Toko-pa Turner was recently recommend to me, and I am SO glad I started following her page. She posts quite a bit about the mother wound and other topics in psychology.
A few years ago, I met a client that changed my life! She was the first person to tell me about empaths and what exactly they were. She is also an empath, and (as I know now), it’s so easy to spot them when you’re one yourself!
I was so excited to learn what this meant because it gave me such clarity on why I was the way I was. I’m always been very empathetic, even as a young child. I was obsessed with animals, I could feel the emotions of someone else if I was around them, and I would feel so bad for people (even for seemingly silly reasons- like if I won a game I’d feel so sorry that the other person lost!).
Over the last year or so I have learned even more about being empathic and I have also started to learn more about how to use my own intuition. Empaths tend to have heightened senses, especially with being more intuitive than most other people.
Signs you are an empath:
People ALWAYS come to you to unload their problems, whether they are friends, family, or even strangers
You can feel the emotions of others when you’re speaking to them (even through text or on the phone)
Large crowds make you very nervous (because there is a lot of different energy there- it gets so overwhelming)
You can sense the mood of a room as soon as you walk in
You can tell when someone is lying to you
Sometimes you can sense something is going to happen, or you think of a person and they contact you later that day
The moon and planetary retrogrades influence your energy levels and mood
You have a HUGE bond with animals (and maybe even prefer them to people)
You’ve always had a drive to help others, and you might have ended up in a career like health care or counseling
You’re usually very emotional- mood swings, crying easily, and feeling very deeply are all very big signs of being an empath
It’s hard for you to make boundaries. Since people are so drawn to you, you want to help all of them. This can lead to people using you quite a bit too if you’re not aware of what is going on.
If you’ve deal with physical, emotional, or sexual abuse and trauma before you might become even more hypersensitive to emotions. You might choose to be more of an introvert, find it hard to connect with others, or even struggle in relationships.
Benefits of Being an Empath
Sometimes it can be hard to cope with being an empath, but once you understand what it means, you can learn how to protect your energy. There are MANY benefits to being an empath!
Using your intuition becomes second nature and you can start making even better decisions for yourself.
You become more in tune with yourself- your intuition, your personality, and your needs/wants.
Once you learn how to protect your energy, you will find the drive to truly help even more people.
Sensing how others are feeling can help you so much in your personal relationships.
Knowing when people are lying or even withholding information is also helpful- you start trusting yourself more so you can be more confident with confronting people.
It is easier to attract abundance, positivity, and good things in general.
How to Protect Your Energy as an Empath
This can be a hard one! Until you’re aware that people or situations are robbing you of happiness or giving you bad energy, it’s truly difficult to get out of bad situations. But once you’re aware
Energy Healing like Reiki, acupunture, homeopathy, and other modalities can be SUPER helpful to keep your own energy stable. They can also help to release negative energy that you’ve been accumulating.
Learn your triggers and start to avoid them OR practice ways to make them less trigger. Ask yourself why it triggers you, what feelings you get, and it can help you to determine if you need to avoid or just respond differently.
Address stressful situations in your life. Do you hate your job, or is it really high stress? Is there a person that is draining you of your energy? If you’re not happy with your current situation, then change it! Negativity will just constantly drain you.
At the beginning of last year, I felt this crazy pull towards crystals. I really had no idea why because I had no experience using them nor did I really know anyone that used them. But something was pulling me towards them, so I decided to start researching.
I was incredibly skeptical about crystals, despite being pretty in deep with the health world. It honestly just didn’t make sense to me. How could a rock help with anything?! And then I started reading and researching… a lot. Which is what I usually do when I want to learn about something new!
Why Crystals Work
I know that crystals seem so “new age” and many people are put off by that. I guess that is what my problem was at first too! But once I realized that crystals are basically little energy transmitters and literally *everything* is energy, it started to make more sense to me. You really do need an open mind, and I suppose it’s like everything else in life- some people are drawn to certain things, while others aren’t. There is some science behind a few of the main crystals out there too: see below about shungite, and then think about the most common crystal- quartz! What do we know about crystal quartz? It’s used in watches and clocks, and even many other forms of technology.
Each stone has its own energy emission, and this is why we use different crystals for different reasons. Most crystals correlate with a specific chakra too so some do have similar healing properties. Intuition is huge when choosing crystals though! It’s really best to pick on that resonates with you or speaks to you, and not just pick one based on your symptoms or needs. The only ones that could be used like this are the ones for EMF protection since there really are just a few main ones for that.
Some of my Favorite Crystals
The first “crystal” I technically got was this pendant that is supposed to help with blocking EMF. I was starting to really have some issues with EMF and I needed something to help since I work on the computer so much. This pendant is a mix of black tourmaline and shungite. I felt a little bit more drawn to shungite so I started reading more about it. I was blown away at everything I learned just about this ONE crystal!
It’s about 2 billion years old!
It can absorb negative energies, and purify your body of negative energy
Shungite is the only natural material to have powerful antioxidants called fullernes. Shungite has been researched because of this component and it earned scientists a Nobel Prize! That’s huge!
This stone can only be found in one place in Russia, so it’s very rare
It’s a very helpful stone for grounding, relieving stress, helping insomnia, and healing the root/base chakra
It is one of the best stones for protecting the body from EMFs- and SO much more affordable than most of those trendy items that claim to do the same
I used the pendant for about a week or 2 and actually started feeling so much better when using my electronics. I’m not one for placebo effect either, so this was interesting to me. Then my husband asked for one and that was my huge proof. He REALLY never reacts or finds much of a difference with things significantly, but he started to realize how much calmer he felt when he wore the pendant. One day he wasn’t wearing it and was really grumpy- then he realized he didn’t have it on!
So after this experience, I started to look into more crystals! I got quite a few- because, well… treat yourself, right?! I didn’t know what I should go for, so while I was researching more I found this quiz and decided to take it: The Crystal Test from Energy Muse. You pick a few stones that call to you, and then it pulls up info on each of them and tells you what they are. Amethyst and Rose Quartz were 2 that stuck out to me (and I can’t remember the 3rd!).
I remember that even as a little girl I LOVED stones and crystals. I had a best friend at one point that was the same way, and we used to read about them a lot (for a time anyway!) and once we were able to actually go to a store and pick some out. Amethyst has always been one that I’ve loved, and now I know why.
Helps with inner strength
Can enhance intuition
Can help with calming an anxious mind
Clears the body of negative energy while attracting postitive energy,
Helps to break free of old and stuck patterns
Can help with sleep
Can stimulate the crown chakra
I’ve always loved the color pink, so that could have been part of what drew me to rose quartz. Last year, I had a different practitioner tell me that my heart chakra needed healing and that rose quartz would help. At the time I had NO idea how a rock could help me heal (just being honest here!). But it’s definitely been the other most helpful crystal for me personally, along with the amethyst- they tend to be put together a lot in jewlery and they work pretty well together.
Rose Quart Properties:
Known as the love stone!!
Increases sense of self-worth
Great for healing romantic relationships or attracting new ones
Opens the heart for compassion for others
Lowers stress levels
Great for empaths as it helps to increase empathy for others while also creating better boundaries for oneself
Can help with those dealing with grief
Sunstone is a GORGEOUS stone that really resonated with me recently. When I first saw sunstone, I could really sense the warmth coming from this stone! It is said to carry the light and happy energies of the Sun within. Sunstone helps to give you strength and mental clarity, as well as openness and benevolence to others.
What Sunstone can help you with:
Abundance! Sunstone is a popular stone to help attract abundance in all things, and it can also be a good luck stone
It can increase vitality and energy levels
Sunstone can aid you in your business when it comes to improving confidence, leadership skills, creativity, and more.
If you find that you are often co-dependent, sunstone can help to soothe your stress and fears and help to become more independent.
It can help those that are scared of the dark or even enclosed places
Sunstone can help to increase your metabolism, digestion, and overall vitality!
Sunstone helps the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras the most, although it can help with clearing all chakras
If you are looking to increase your feelings of self-worth and to remove negative blocks like limiting self beliefs or subconscious energy blocks when it comes to success, then sunstone is your best crystal to choose!
Angelite has been a personal favorite stone of mine for most of this year. I tend to pick crystals by instinct, and this one really stood out to me when I first saw it. The soft blue color is just gorgeous, and its energy is very calming.
Angelite got its name because it is a very helpful stone for connecting with your own personal angel guides. It is one of the most popular stones right now since many people are learning more about this connection to angels and the Universe.
Benefits of Angelite:
Helps the Throat Chakra by aiding in communicating with others, speaking your truth, and can help you become more assertive
Helps the Third Eye and Crown Chakras as well
Since it is a very calming and peaceful stone, it helps the wearer to receive downloads from their angels in a calmer way. Angelite can help with deeper meditation and to enhance your own innate intuition
Can help to protect your body against negative energies, stress, and anger
Can help with support for your thymus, throat, and thyroid
Angelite is a stone of tranquility and peace, so it can help you to stay calm and present during times of stress
Angelite can help more with the 3 top Chakras (throat, third eye, and crown) when worn as a necklace. As a bracelet or loose stone, it can help more with calming your energy, connecting to your angels, and protecting you against negative energy.
Where to Get Crystals and How to Use Them
The BEST place to get crystals would be at a local store that is reputable. It can be hard to find REAL crystals locally though, which is why I decided to start my own crystal shop! Every piece in my shop is hand-picked by myself and researched to make sure that you get the MOST out of your crystal jewelry.
Keep some near electronics (like shungite, black tourmaline, etc) to help with EMFs. I have 3 shungite pyramids that I keep near our computers and the Wifi router.
Or just keep them as decorations around your home
Use them to enhance meditation or prayer
Some say that the proper way to use crystals is to set your intention with them. I didn’t do this with them myself and they still seem to work well for me (although now when I get new ones I do set my intention!). But you can do this by first cleansing them (you can sage them, put them in sunlight or moonlight for at least 4 hours, or you can keep it on top of a clear quartz or selenite crystal as these are self cleansing- it’s ideal to cleanse your crystals at least once a month too to help release the energy they’ve absorbed. Most love doing this at the full moon). Once you’ve cleansed them, hold your crystal and think about what you really want- less stress? More money? A better relationship with someone? Check out more ideas on this here.
Blue apatite is a truly unique stone with a few very specific properties. One of these properties is actually helping to suppress an overactive appetite- although this not where the stone’s name came from! From Crystal Vaults:“The name Apatite is derived from a Greek word meaning “to deceive” because the variety of colors and formations in which this stone occurs makes it easy to mistake for other minerals. “
Apatite is a gorgeous blue stone that has a very light, positive energy.
Benefits of Blue Apatite
Third Eye Chakra support
One of the best stones for helping to find your innate intuition
Supports ones growth and healing by allowing us to reflect into ourselves- apatite helps to support better intuition, self-awareness, and overall clarity. It can help with guiding you to your own inner voice and helps to tune out those that are trying to interfere with your own intuition.
Brings inner peace and calmness
Can help with lucid dreaming and astral travel (if you’re into that stuff! Sleep with it under your pillow and set your intention if this interests you)
Can suppress hunger if needed
Amazing to use during meditations especially with your own guides
Helpful for solving very difficult problems in your life
AMAZING manifestation stone!
Supports a hunger for knowledge and learning
Can help with improving the memory and brain function
Larimar is a very rare crystal that I fell in love with last year. I was so happy to be able to get some in stock, and these chip bracelets are SO cute! Larimar is know as the Atlantis Stone or the Dolphin stone or the Caribbean Stone (source). Larimar is only found in one place in the entire world- the Domincan Republic! I know that we are all drawn to different crystals, but I personally think larimar is the most beautiful one I have ever seen. It has such a peaceful, soothing energy around it. It’s like the ocean in a stone!
Larimar is one of the BEST stones for those that need to work on heavy trauma healing. If you find that are you just so stuck in your healing journey and can’t figure out why it is usually because there is past trauma that needs to be healed. Larimar helps us to figure out how to express our emotions and it can help us to move past these traumas more quickly and effectively. Larimar helps us to find our inner voice and inner strength.
Supports the Throat Chakra
Brings a sense of calm and serenity
Can help with healing from trauma, especially if you have trouble speaking about it and moving on. It’s one of the BEST stones for healing from trauma and getting unstuck from the patterns and defense mechanisms that you’ve picked up because of it.
Supports us through stressful times
Helps us to speak our truth
Just looking at larimar can bring peace, especially if you are a lover of the beach- it carries the power of the ocean within it
If we think that rose quartz is a powerful heart healing stone, then wait until you hear about Rhodonite. It’s like rose quartz times a million! It’s considered to be one of the MOST powerful heart chakra crystals and can help with some serious love issues. Rhodonite is special to me because it actually appeared to me in a dream once- I’ve never dreamed about a crystal before so I took it as a sign to buy one and WOW does it work well! Be ready for some big relationship changes if you use rhodonite for healing.
Benefits of Rhodonite:
Great for both the heart and root chakras
Known as the “Xanax of crystals” because of its calming ability
Can help one through traumatic times by keeping them calmer and more emotionally stable
Brings you lots of LOVE and helps to heal your relationships that need work
Helps you to love YOURSELF (so much more important than you know!)
Can help with increasing intuition- when we are in a calm state it is a lot easier to listen to our inner voice
Works very well with rose quartz of course, as well as emerald and garnet
Supports you while you heal from issues like co-dependency and it helps you find yourself (so many of us loose our sense of self in relationships, especially if we have past trauma- this stone is the best for shifting out of this).
Real Red Tiger Eye is rare, and most is heat-treated tiger eye (so it still has the same properties of regular tiger eye but it looks SO much cooler!). The red hue is VERY deep and gorgeous, and is amazing for supporting the lower 3 chakras: solar plexus, sacral, and root.
Red Tiger Eye Properties:
AMAZING for manifestation!
Supports a strong mind by keeping you focused and giving you strength
Balances and supports all 3 lower chakras
Helps with grounding
Supports healthy self-confidence and self-esteem
Can help with increasing energy, especially for those that lack motivation
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Fluorite is one of the most unique crystals because every stone you see looks SO different! Some are blue, some are purple, and most are a mix of the two colors. Fluorite is a gorgeous stone that has a very high vibration (at least in my opinion!). It’s known as the Genius Stone because of its ability to enhance mental capacity. It is also known as a great stone to make a wish on- the positive energy it will bring to your life will help you to achieve your dreams.
AMAZING for brain health! Fluorite can help with increasing mental clarity, creativity, and it can help to remove brain fog. Once you are thinking more clearly, you are able to focus more on your goals and achieve them easily.
Fluorite actually helps all 7 of the physical chakras, but different colors are even stronger for specific chakras (blue fluorite is great for throat chakra, purple for third eye)
Helps to clear negative energy from your energy field
Works well with rose quartz to increasing heart chakra healing
Helps us to live a more carefree, happy life! Make a wish on your fluorite when you set your intention and see your dreams come true!
Tiger eye is a very well known stone that is very popular for good reason- it’s gorgeous! It’s one of the most unique stones that you’ll ever find. Tiger eye is a very high vibrational stone that helps with our first 3 chakras- which makes it great for grounding. It is also a very fiery stone that brings us strength and willpower.
Tiger Eye Benefits:
Supports mental clarity and can help with increasing intelligence and logic as well as creative energy
Supports and stimulates the root, sacral, and solar plexus chakras which makes it one of the best stones for grounding, bringing emotional stability, and overall healing. As our root chakra heals we can start to feel more stable in our home life and attract more financial abundance!
Helps to give us energy so we can work more on our desires and dreams
Brings us physical and mental energy, and willpower
Can help with staying grounded in ones faith
Supports hormonal balancing, and can help with the lungs and reproductive organs
Amazonite has been used and loved for at least 4000 years! It was a popular stone in ancient India and Egypt, although the name comes from the Amazon River in Brazil. Amazonite is known as the peacemaker stone since it brings such a sense of peace, harmony, and serenity to the user. Since it helps with the heart and throat chakras it is amazing at linking these two chakras and making it easier to communicate in a peaceful way.
Supports the throat and heart chakras
Brings peace and harmony
Very high vibrational stone- many people can feel its energy just by holding it!
Inspires us to go with the flow of life
Helps us with difficult conversations with loved ones and can improve relationships due to its ability to create open and honest communication
A great stone for manifesting dreams when you are clear with your intentions
Works well with smoky quartz and black tourmaline to help with grounding