If you’re reading this, there’s a solid chance you’re under quarantine, self-isolating, or at very least social distancing (and if you’re not, what the f*ck is wrong with you? Are you trying to kill us?).
COVID-19 is here. There’s no denying it. It’s closed our cafes, our bars and our borders. We’re being asked to work from home (if we still have jobs that is). There’s a solid chance that “flattening the curve” will be the 2020 “word” of the year.
So, where do we turn when everyone is desperately scrambling for something to believe in? The fact that over the last few years, more and more people have been turning to the stars for guidance and to the earth for healing, shows that we’re trying to connect with the world in a way that has maybe been lacking in the lead up to the global situation we all now find ourselves facing.
Perhaps cutting down on the distractions, switching off the omnipresent iPhone and tuning into the elements around us will help us to spiritually evolve and grow into the best versions of ourselves.
And honestly, anything that can help us feel a little more grounded or tethered to…. Well, anything right now, can only be a good a thing.
How to Keep Calm and Quarantine with Crystals
- Turn your home into a sanctuary - See our blog HERE
The energy of your home can shift over time. If you’ve ever been in a space that was totally spick and span, and flooded with life giving natural light, but somehow just felt heavy, or uncomfortable, then you can understand how a home’s energy is dictated by more than just cleanliness.
The vibe of a space has a lot to do with the energy that has been expelled there, and not cleared away. And if you’re claiming the last few weeks hasn’t expelled a whole lot of bad juju into your space, you’re either one 100% Zen yogi master, or lying.
Now is the perfect time to re-align the energy inside your home, instead of thinking of enforced isolation as a prison, turn it into an opportunity to make your space the only place you want to be.
- Get Smudging - See our cleansing blogs HERE
Smudging your home, office, or yes, even your body is kind of like taking an energy shower, or even spending a day hiking in the fresh air of the mountains, no distractions, no Wi-Fi signal, breathing in the scent of dead leaves and pine trees - cleansing and refreshing for the soul.
And in a time when hiking in the fresh mountain air is an even more distant dream than usual, smudging your space can help maintain the sanctuary we all crave.
And don’t even worry about the possibility of “over smudging” - it’s a bit like really good French Fries, basically impossible to overdo. If you want to smudge daily rn, more power to you (and we won’t judge if you’re smashing fries on the daily either).
- Ask the big questions - See our blog HERE
During uncertain times like these, you’re bound to have a million questions running around your head, clamouring for attention like five years olds with no school to go to, who’ve recently discovered the pots and pans drawer.
Pendulum dowsing can be used in a variety of different ways. In its most simple form, you can use it to answer questions or aid in decision making. And our How to use a Crystal Pendulum for Dummies blog is a great place to get started.
We’re all in a bewilderingly unfamiliar place at the moment. And yes, being at home at 11am on a Tuesday *can* be the good kind of unfamiliar, but right now we’re kind of stuck. Missing co-workers, being stood down, economic uncertainty, the inability to touch our own faces and lack of TP – definitely the bad kind of uncertain. On top of all this, we’re picking up on everyone else’s anxiety too.
And sure, you can (and, we'd argue, should) reduce stress by bingeing Netflix or looking at cute animals on YouTube, but these are short-term fixes. So, if you’re not already, now is the perfect time to start a daily meditation habit. Rough times are when we get the most benefit from something that is literally clinically proven to reduce anxiety and lower blood pressure, and to actually enhance the good parts of our brains over the long haul.
So, grab your favourite crystal, hold it close and just breathe baby, breathe.
- Load up on magickal crystal goodness
By far one of the most common questions we get here (even in the best of times) at our little crystal shop is: “What are the best healing crystals for stress and anxiety?”
Turning to healing crystals can be an amazing way to tune in and alleviate unsettling feelings, especially when used alongside other wellness practices such as prayer and meditation. And there are literally hundreds of crystals that can act as tools for lightening the load, but as you can imagine – we have our particular favourites.
These little gems are the absolute best for anyone wanting to feel anchored through these times of upheaval and uncertainty.
Kyanite - SHOP KYANITE
When it comes to true spiritual wellness, there aren’t many quick fixes. But true blue Kyanite comes close. An excellent stone for use in meditation, this powdery blue gem is believed to instantly align the body’s chakras. Like joyful Citrine, Kyanite does not retain negative energy and never needs energetic cleansing. It can align and balance the chakras and remove energy blockages.
Howlite - SHOP HOWLITE
Howlite’s aesthetic contrast of black and white is symbolic of the delineation that everything has its place. Imagine your Howlite crystal like a badass flick knife or light saber, severing those unhealthy attachments and preparing you to process and go forward in peace. The wake of such calming can help you be truly comfortable as yourself without the need to pretend to be anything but what you are.
Amber - SHOP AMBER
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).
Lepidolite - SHOP LEPIDOLITE
Lepidolite is a stone of transformation. It helps us get through transitions with trust that everything will ultimately turn out for the best and it engenders and enhances self-love, patience, and optimism. Lepidolite’s high lithium content is no coincidence and no prescription required. In these oh-so-stressful times, keep this gentle healing stone on hand to induce a sense of calm and tranquillity during times of stress and chaos.
Apophyllite - SHOP APOPHYLLITE
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.
Let's shift our perspective during this time and be thankful for the extra time we have to do things we've been begging to feed our souls. There is an absolute plethora of things you can do during this time -
-Take a bath (Is there a better way to relax? Some would say yes, but this is one of our favourites!)
-Read that book that's collecting dust on your side table, or do that puzzle your weird Aunt got you for Christmas last year (or all of our blogs 🤷♀️ )
-Host a virtual PAR-TAY! Just because you can’t go out, it doesn’t mean you can’t see your friends – virtually, that is! Facebook Messenger, Houseparty, Zoom, Skype: there are so many apps that allow you to call your friends AND see their face. You could even host a trivia night for all your friends one evening – glass of wine compulsory! It's important we all stay connected during this time!
-Get connected with Mother Nature by standing barefoot in the dirt, grass or sand (whatever is safely attainable during this time) and allow her grounding energy to rebalance your chakras
-Work on harnessing your intuition (we have a blog on intuition!)
-Binge some Netflix, if you're bored and are keen for a wild ride 10/10 recommend Tiger King - get ready to say WHAT THE ACTUAL F*&K every 10 minutes - literally could not make this shiz up (NOTE - we are not liable for any lost brain cells)
-Grab your favourite tarot deck and jump head first into your subconscious. Learn to trust your given intuitive abilities and develop them by doing daily readings for yourself and even your family/friends (as long as y'all live in the same place of course)
-Spring clean the f&%k out of your house (or don't 🤷♀️ we always thought it was lack of time stopping us...turns out it's not)
-Take your self care to the next level! You've always wanted more time for a skincare routine - NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE! Have your serum & facial roller ready, by the time you get out of ISO you'll be glowy AF
DO NOT, I REPEAT NOT - CUT OR DYE YOUR HAIR. Now is not the time Gal.