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.
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
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
Black oynx is one of the main crystals (along with shungite and black tourmaline) that are amazing for overall protection. Black oynx helps with absorbing negative energy and protecting oneself from being drained from negative energies. It is an amazing stone for empaths especially if you are heading into an area with a lot of people around- it can help to give you a protective bubble so you’re not overwhelmed by everyone else’s energy.
Black Oynx Benefits:
Protect oneself from negative energy
Protection from EMFs and electronics
Helps with achieving your goals, stimulates the mind
Grounding stone- it can help with calming the mind and bringing stability to our body
Increases confidence in oneself
Supports you through new beginnings and helps to make risk taking easier
Brings positivity and optimism to the wearer
Transmutes negative energies into more positive ones
Supports your journey in becoming your true authentic self
Clear quartz is one of the most versatile and widely known crystals. Quartz is also known as the “master healer” because it truly helps the body as a whole. It is said that clear quartz was a favorite of the ancient civilizations that most of us know nothing about- the Lemurians, Alanteans, etc. It has been around for a VERY long time and it has many many benefits.
It is one of the few stones that is self-cleansing- meaning that not only does it not absorb outside energy, it can also help to cleanse other crystals of negative energy. Keep your other crystals on a clear quartz stone for at least 6 hours to help it clear and recharge.
Benefits of Clear Quartz
Helps with clearing and balancing ALL chakras- all 7 physical chakras plus our Etheric and Earthstar chakras
Helps us to communicate with our guides more effortlessly
Supports us as we heal and reach higher levels of consciousness
Opens up our third eye chakra during meditation so we can access more of our psychic abilities
Brings mental clarity and focus, as well as inner peace
Clear quartz is an amazing stone for making your dreams and intentions come to fruition. Since it carries such a high vibration, it can help with manifesting your dreams more quickly and effortlessly when you set your clear intentions.
Can help us to determine what our emotional traumas are so that we can clear them more quickly (especially if you use it over the heart chakra during meditation)
Known as the Stone of Luck, green aventurine really emanates LUCK! It’s like a four leaf clover in crystal form. This stone is known for supporting one through difficult changes and new oppurtunities. It is also a very well known stone of abundance! You can actually use aventurine with lapiz lazuli to really increase your chances of luck and good fortune.
Green Aventurine Benefits:
Helps with healing the heart chakra
Brings LUCK! Green aventurine is considered to be the luckiest out of all crystals.
Helps with manifesting more financial abundance, and can help us to develop a better relationship with money
Great for Aries and Leo zodiac signs (but can be used by anyone!)
Brings a sense of peace and calmness
Supports a happier life- aventurine can help us to enjoy life more and it can spark a fire within us that prompts us to LIVE more
Brings confidence, courage, and strength to the wearer
Rainbow moonstone has been one of my personal favorite crystals for a long time now. I am a moonchild (can you tell? Sassy Moonchild! haha) and I LOVE all things moon related. I was drawn to moonstone and I feel like it’s been one of the biggest helpers for me. It is a very balancing stone, and it’s gorgeous! It brings inner peace, enhances intuition, and helps make meditation SO much easier.
Rainbow Moonstone Properties:
Allows energy to flow through ALL of our chakras, and can align all chakras
Helps with aligning the mind and body
Supports mental clarity (so it is great for brain fog sufferers)
Increases intuition and psychic abilities
Supports you during new beginnings and transformations
Brings peace and clarity, and can help with self-expression, creativity, and spiritual growth
PERFECT stone for empaths
Helps you to find your purpose in life and can support you in creating your own destiny
Can help with sleep when placed under your pillow at night, or placed on a nightstand
Howlite is a beautiful white stone that gives off a peaceful energy, like a gorgeous snowy day filled with beauty and silence. Howlite’s main purpose is to help with inner peace and patience. It is a very helpful stone for those needing support with stress management. Howlite is often used to make other crystals, especially fake turquoise. The white color is the natural form though and the one that you will find the most benefit with.
Benefits emotional healing
Supports the root and crown chakras (an interesting combo since these are the top and bottom physical chakras- so in a way, howlite can help with balancing the whole body; you can connect easily with Earth and your higher self at once- a connection that can be hard to obtain)
Helps to release stored emotions and can help with reducing the negative effects of stress
Increases feelings of calm and peace
Can aid those working on healing from trauma of any kind (emotional, physical, PTSD, grief, etc)
Works on our inner strength and balance
Helps us to slow down- our world and lives are so hectic and we all need to work on slowing down more
Kyanite is a unique stone that I was personally drawn to when I first saw it. Kyanite is actually a very high vibrational stone, and it is one of the few crystals that don’t need to be cleansed (it won’t absorb negative energy). Its main purposes are to help with opening up communication, enhancing intuition, and realigning all of the chakras. Not many stones can help with aligning the body as a whole, so this stone of alignment is truly powerful!
Can aid in healing damaged relationships by encouraging better communication
Helps to assist one in speaking their personal true and expressing their authenticity
Can help with breaking bad habits
Aids in balancing all chakras, but helps the most with the throat and third eye chakras
Can support inner peace and overall well being
Supports better dream recall and better sleep
Helps us to connect better with nature and the Earth
Supports clearer downloads from guides and angels and helps those on the spiritual healing journey
Snowflake obsidian is a very unique stone with an interesting energy. This stone is made of obsidian with “snowflakes” of Cristobalite. It truly looks like snowflakes on a dark night! Snowflake obsidian is best known for balancing the body, mind, and spirit. It is a perfect stone for grounding, and for bringing calming energy. Snowflake obsidian is also known as the stone of purity since it can help with purifying oneself as well as removing negative energy from spaces around us.
This gorgeous stone has many benefits:
Balancing the body, mind, and spirit together
Enhancing psychic abilities
Supports the third eye and root chakras
Releasing energy blockages
Can help with past life recall
Grounding and balancing the whole body
Can help to keep your mind on track and enhance mental clarity
Can help with breaking bad habits and patterns or even addictions (especially when used with amethyst)