Self-care for empaths goes far beyond being assertive and saying no to toxic people, places, situations and dynamics. When we also acknowledge our sensitivity to vibration, our self-care needs begin to evolve as we recognise the metaphysical quality of our need for protection.
Learning how to clear the energy field and chakras is crucial for empaths and some of the most powerful tools you will ever need for energy clearing and psychic protection are crystals.
If you’re looking for some of the most powerful crystals for empaths, you’ll love this handy guide to my top 4 crystals for empaths, introverts and highly sensitive people. It will give you some of the best tips available for building a powerful shield, awakening to self-love and keeping your mind centred in optimism, strength, and freedom from lower vibrations.
This incredible stone is not only protective against the energies of others, it also offers protection against other electromagnetic frequencies, so be sure to keep some around your home and close to your electronic devices.
I’ve found that the protective powers of this stone do tend to increase when a larger volume is used, so experiment with adding extra pieces until you find just the right amount for your needs. If you are very sensitive to energy, you’ll know when you’ve found that magical quantity.
It's been said that black tourmaline cleanses itself, but it doesn’t hurt to cleanse it by soaking it in salty water for a minimum of 20 minutes every day. It is highly absorbent and might need a little help every now and then.
Tiger’s Eye brings strength and certainty to the wearer. Crystals that help to empower the solar plexus and sacral chakras will strengthen the ability to resist the demands of others and gradually develop total confidence in our own choices.
According to folklore, Tiger’s Eye has the ability to protect the wearer against the evil eye.
When this is the case, empaths and other sensitive people must focus on learning how to gain a degree of self-love and self-acceptance that make the thoughts and desires of others a little less important. This doesn’t mean refusing to show due consideration for others. It means becoming so filled up with self-love that there is no longer a desperate need to gain the approval of others at any cost.
Quite often, empaths have been brought up in situations where they have had to fight hard to win the affection of parents and other family members. They might have picked up on subtle messages that their needs and desires were unimportant. For this reason, they may fall into people-pleasing behaviour patterns because they unconsciously feel so deeply unloved.
Wearing rose quartz can help empaths to become more grounded in self-love and more able to fill themselves up, avoiding the need to constantly bend to the will of others in order to somehow earn the love they are seeking.
Rose quartz, a stone that is closely associated with the Divine Mother, teaches us that love is not earned, it is given freely, unconditionally and abundantly.
Psychic protection for empaths can be complex. It’s not always simply the need to protect ourselves from psychic attack. If you are an empath who often takes on the feelings of others, feeling sad when they feel sad, feeling rage when you spent too much time in the company of angry people, or becoming depressed and overwhelmed from watching too many news broadcasts, wear citrine to keep your thoughts clear, bright and centred in optimism.
Remember, not all stones have the same needs when it comes to cleansing, clearing and charging. Research each of these stones individually. Learn to communicate with them and sense what they need in any given moment. Most of all, continue to practice good self-care and learn to use your gift of sensitivity in beneficial ways, so that it will soon become the blessing it was always meant to be.