Sadly, as of late, there have been some people in my life who have had to endure the grief of losing a loved one. Its something we all have to go through at one time or another but its certainly not something we look forward to and something we can use a bit of support with. We need to remember that grief is a very normal process that we must go through after the loss of a loved one to allow ourselves to process and work through. If we don’t allow ourselves to mourn and grieve properly it may manifest itself in other ways and come up unpleasantly later.
As for crystals & stones to help us work through the grief & grieving process; apache tear, champagne tourmaline & smokey quartz are 3 wonderful stones to make the grieving process more bearable, easing the grief of bereavement as we go through it. I recently made up a mojo bag for a friend who lost someone very special that contained apache tears, smokey quartz, marjoram herb along with essential oils of marjoram & chamomile. If using this for yourself, you may want to do some meditations with these stones and sleep with a similar mojo bag or simply carry it with you.
Crystal Mojo Bag for Dealing with Grief: Grief Crystals
There is no way to avoid the pain of loss. Like I said, it is a natural part of the grieving process. But crystals can truly help us through, emotionally supporting us and allowing us to process and work through the grief.
How did the apache tear stones get their name (which are black obsidian that formed by being thrown into the air giving it a less glassy & more rough appearance)? There is a very sad legend of the Apache Tears here. Click to read about that.
On our 2012 visit to Tucson, we took a side trip to Sedona, AZ & visited Apache Leap Mountain…a very somber yet beautiful spot:
Crystal Blessings & Much Love,