Sadly, there have recently been some people in my life who have had to endure grief. The grief of losing a loved one.
It’s something we all have to go through at one time or another, but it’s 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, and smokey quartz are 3 wonderful stones to make the grieving process more bearable; helping to ease 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 (see more detail in the video below).
Crystal Mojo Bag for Dealing with Grief: Grief Crystals
If using this for yourself, you may want to do some meditations with these stones. You can also sleep with a similar mojo bag in your pillowcase or simply carry it with you. You may choose to work with 1 or more of these suggested crystals, settle into a comfy recliner, or lie down & listen to this Guided Meditation for Grief (courtesy of Meditation Oasis)
There is no way to avoid the pain of loss. As 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, BTW that formed by being thrown into the air. That gives it a less glassy and a rougher appearance). There’s a very sad legend behind the Apache Tears here. Click to read about that.
On our 2012 visit to Tucson, Frank & I took a side trip to Sedona, AZ, and visited Apache Leap Mountain… a very somber yet beautiful spot:
Crystal Blessings & Much Love,