Anger is a human emotion that is triggered as a direct result of another emotion. For example, we might feel afraid, offended, disrespected or pressured. When a feeling becomes too intense, we refer to it as anger.
Anger is very powerful and instigates the ‘fight or flight’ response. This response links back to primeval times when we were threatened by animals. Anger elicits a physical response. Adrenalin and other hormones are released, heart rate increases, increased blood flow is pumped to the muscles, body temperature rises and bodily functions not required at that time are suppressed, for example the immune system and digestion process. These physical changes can happen in just seconds but can take hours to disappear.
Anger can escalate quickly and turn to rage, violence and aggression. Anger brings out the worst in people and can have awful consequences like long term stress, destroying friendships and causing break-ups in relationships. It is therefore important to learn how to keep the emotion under control.
Crystals are a great way to help you do this. Crystals can assist in attracting a peaceful and calming energy into your aura, home, or office environment. They can bring more awareness and mental clarity that may help to control anger and they are wonderful to meditate with, which helps to control angry emotions.
Six crystals that help with anger
As a Reiki Master, this is one of my favourite healing crystals. It is a wonderful choice for anyone who needs to control feelings of anger, frustration, rage and resentment.
This is a powerful grounding and centering crystal that helps to dissolve blockages in the Root Chakra. Smokey Quartz is my go-to crystal for a client who is going through a stressful time in their life.
Bloodstone is a mix of green chalcedony and red jasper, both are grounding, centering and calming stones. This stone is a great choice for someone who is going through stressful times and having trouble keeping anger under control.
Amethyst is a beautiful purple crystal that is well known for relieving stress, anger and other negative emotions. This crystal will aid in clearing away unkind vibrations which will help you to regain composure.
Placing an amethyst geode is a room can create a wonderful, peaceful environment to enjoy. Amethyst works with the Crown and Third Eye Chakras.
Chrysocolla has tones of green and blue and works well with the Throat, Sacral and Heart Chakras. To control anger, it is important to know when to stop talking and listen to the other person, the energy of this crystal will help you learn when listening is best.
Chrysocolla develops compassionate understanding of other people’s views and encourages you to communicate from the heart rather than a hot head.
Peridot is green in colour and works with the Heart and Solar Plexus Chakras. This crystal is known as the ‘poor man’s emerald’. It has gentle, soothing energies that encourage you to be happy with the life you have. This helps dissipate feelings of jealousy and supports a life with inner love and confidence. Peridot can act as a protective shield against hurtful comments made by others.
Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate resonates with the Throat Chakra and is another of my favourite go-to crystals for anger and stress. This crystal’s high vibrations dissolve the need to react too quickly, giving you the time to decide upon a more appropriate response and with grace rather than anger.
Blue Lace Agate is the ‘stone of articulation’ and it will help to improve communication in a kind manner.
How to use crystals
There are many ways to use crystals but basically it boils down to personal preference. Here are a few ideas, just pick a method you feel works for you:
1. Hold them when you need a little bit of support or reassurance.
2. Put one in a pocket or in your bra.
3. Keep it in your wallet or purse.
4. Use them as part of your meditation and/or yoga practice
5. Put them in your bath water - please check the crystal you have chosen is waterproof!
6. Place crystals on the edge of the bath along with a candle or two.
7. Place under your pillow or on a bedside table.
8. Place on your desk, in a favourite dish, or even use a large crystal as a centrepiece.
Crystal Reiki Healing
In a crystal reiki session, crystals are used with Reiki to prompt the mind, body, and spirit to heal. Crystals hold Reiki and enhance it, magnifying its effects before passing it on. Using crystals is like having another pair of hands, which is why I like to incorporate crystals into my practice. If you would like to know more about Crystal Reiki Healing, click here https://www.suffolkreiki.com/crystal-reiki-healing