Fear can really mess with you. It can change behaviours and personalities, it can cause feelings of anxiety, unworthiness and doubt, it can even manifest physically, with tummy pain, headaches and general malaise.
And although it shows itself differently in all of us, fear itself is one of the greatest obstacles blocking us from reaching our highest potential. But as George Addair famously said, “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”
Getting through and past the things that scare you is where the biggest rewards lie. And if you’ve been worried, nervous, anxious, stressed, panicked or confused for an extended amount of time, you may be in a subconscious fear state. The good news is, there are many ways to come face-to-face with your fears and learn to handle and reject them.
Crystals for fear can offer powerful ways to explore your relationship to fear and mend the ways it has held you back.
Here are some of our favourite crystals for facing your fears…
Harnessing the power of ancient molten lava streams, Apophyllite brings the bearer vibrations of light, known to soothe feelings of anxiety, fear, and worry. So, if existential despair is your thing and you’re constantly feeling as detached and broody as a French New Wave ingénue, Apophyllite will help with feelings of burnout and replace them with zest and enthusiasm.
Feeling a little off? Cheerful Amber is the stone to have by your side to release anxiety and those stressy feelings that are just a constant of life in the twenty-first century. Your Amber stone will dissolve all traces of physical and mental exhaustion, as well as aiding in eliminating fears and worries. If you’re suffering from depression, Amber’s welcoming energy will stabilise your emotions and constantly remind you why life is worth living (it’s puppies, that’s why, and maybe ducklings).
Unblocking the fears, doubts and self-esteem issues that inhibit your personal progress, Moss Agate opens you up to be more accepting of opportunities. Its energies inspire hope and trust and can make you feel that even if things aren’t right just now, everything will fall into place. This is a stone that can dilute the stresses of everyday life or the pressures of conforming to societal norms and show you that you are the only one in charge of your life, so you should be living it however the f*ck you want. So, grab your Moss Agate and let your freak flag fly.
Black Tourmaline works like a super absorbent sponge, soaking up all the negative energy that surrounds it. This mysterious and alluring stone is one of the most powerful and effective crystals for anxiety. If you find yourself being swept away by the storm clouds of fear, Keep Calm and Carry Black Tourmaline. The Xanax of healing crystals, this protective stone is another essential component to your crystal first aid kit.
One of the four precious gemstones, Ruby has lit the treasure troves of royalty for generations with its red fiery light. A stone of courage and inner strength, Ruby surges with a pure, juicy, warm energy. Protective of home, worldly possessions and children, as well as psychic protection, Ruby’s powerful presence can shield against unhappiness, empowering the bearer to move forward without fear. Think red means stop? Time to think again, with blazing Ruby at your side.