Empaths and highly sensitive people have similarities that often overlap. An empath needs alone time, has a sensitivity to light, sound, smells and an aversion to large groups as we tend to absorb in other’s emotions–good & bad. Empaths can be either an introvert or an extrovert. They have more profound spiritual and intuitive experiences with inner guides as well. Empaths also tend to have huge hearts, metaphorically speaking.
For highly sensitive people their days usually tend to take longer to unwind and let go. They have more of an issue of going from high to low daily stimulation. These people also tend to lean more towards being an introvert. They are unable to sense and absorb the energy of others and do not share the spiritual or intuitive experiences as empaths do.
Both share a love of nature, animals, and a desire to help others. With all of that being said, highly sensitive people can also be empathic.
With empathy we can learn to center ourselves and build mental walls around us to keep negative people and psychological attacks from us, to keep us from being “overloaded” with emotions and physical ailments of others. However often the empath is told they are too sensitive and need to be tougher, to be stronger. We also tend to be victims of “energy vampires.”
Another empathic trait can involve being overwhelmed in group situations. Avoiding intimate relationships is another trait and the ability to feel the physical pain of others.
Empaths can also become centered when they surround themselves in nature and meditating is a must. Even though it may not always feel like it is, being an empath is a gift and sort of a spiritual superpower. They have hearts of gold and tend to draw people (& animals) to them as they are natural healers.
With that being said, here are some crystals that may aid you in your journey if you are an empath, a highly sensitive person or both. Crystals may help offer protection or aid in helping you out, making you feel better.
This stone is thought to be one of the most powerful protection stones. It helps keep negativity away so you don’t absorb it. (Carry a small piece in your pocket wherever you go.) This stone also wards off purposeful energy (negative) being directed towards a person. Basically it, if you will, create an electrical force field around your aura so bad things bounce off of you.
This stone is great for keeping you centered and soothing your emotions. Great for use in meditating to form a protective shield around yourself. It helps align your base chakra. It is a great grounding stone.
This is a beautiful crystal that helps balance your emotions, use when in need of clarity (place it between your eyebrows on your third chakra). Rainbow Fluorite is a powerhouse that comes in a wide range of colors and helps empaths on all levels. It helps keep your feet anchored to the Earth to keep all of your chakras open and clear. In a nutshell it is essential for staying centered, keeping grounded, clearing blockages in your aura, being protected and tuning in.
It helps heighten your psychic abilities, your intuition. Known as an IQ stone as it has a profound clearing effect of getting rid of your mental clutter (cleanses) and psychic debris, it brings you back to calm. This stone also helps protect the wearer from psychic attacks and undesirable energies.
Just holding a piece of amethyst can make you feel calmer instantly. It is thought to increase your psychic ability and offer protection. It helps heighten and sharpen an empath’s intuition. Wearing it or having it on you will help prevent psychic attacks. Leaving a piece in a room will clear out negative and blocked energies. It is a great protection stone. (Leaving it in the sun will strengthen it’s properties.) It is also great to have a piece in your vehicle.
This stone is my favorite. Great for anyone who needs a feeling of unconditional love and is a great grounding stone. It soothes the heart chakra and this helps empaths push away negative feelings around them. Each crystal is known as the power stone for empaths. Holding or wearing a piece of it will positively affect your own energy. It has soothing vibrations to calm emotions, nurturing properties to heal the heart chakra, gives a strong and steady energy for grounding.
This is a supportive stone for healers and for empaths. Great at shielding the wearer to help process and let go of emotions generated or picked up from others. It is a protective heart chakra stone that clears grief, guilt and trauma. So basically it is the ultimate anti-negativity stone that will dispel negative energy while creating a stronger bond between your body and your energy field. Also a small piece will go a long way and will fill your entire home with soothing energy.
Other stones/crystals that are great to hold or have on you, or around you even, are the following:
Amber, Fire Agate, Yellow Jasper, Kunzite, Blue Kyanite, Labradorite (this stone is excellent for preventing psychic vampires from spirit possession or influence as it creates a shield within your aura), Lapis Lazuli, Obsidian, Black Obsidian, Apache Tear, Snowflake Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Infinite, Staurolyte, Spirit Quartz, Black Onyx, Black Sapphire, Tigers Eye, Lepidolite, & Sugilite.
Do your research on the crystals/stones to see which would be most beneficial to you in your times of need or protection.