I've recently just started getting into healing crystals and stones. They're another reminder of how Mother Nature is full of amazing things. I'm extremely new to them, and I can barely tell you anything about them, other than the fact that most of them are so pretty. So, I decided to reach out to one of my Instagram friends who makes jewelry using healing stones and got her expertise.
I'll be honest with you guys, I have been suffering through a lot A LOT of negativity, stress, and anxiety. I live in a constant state of stress and anxiety, I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (as well as OCD) and a touch of Panic Disorder, so anxiety really is all I know. I sounds awful, but I've learned to live my life around it. But, things have since escalated with personal issues I've been dealing with, work problems, and so on. Being an empath only heightens these feelings, especially when I'm around others with negative feelings. Taking medication isn't an option for me personally (I refuse to take it), so I decided going the natural route would be best!
I reached out to Jen, owner of Compassion Paws (and fellow vegan!), and explained my situation and she was kind enough to offer to make me a customized bracelet. She suggested Amethyst, which is so ironic because it's purple, my favorite color! Jen told me that "Amethyst properties: is calming and balances or highs and lows. Promotes emotional centering.. Dispels anger, fear, and anxiety. It alleviates sadness and grief. Supports coming to term with loss. Overcomes addictions and blockages. Promotes love. Protection stone. Stimulates third eye." I was sold!
I also mentioned how I loved one of the Ritulated Quartz necklaces she had in her shop, and we mutually came to the idea of adding clear Quartz in my bracelet as well! "Quartz is known as the most powerful healing and energy amplifier.. It absorbs, stores and regulates energy and is exellent for unblocking it. Helps filter distractions. Energy saver and helps bring the body into balance :)" Perfect addition to the amethyst!
She made the bracelet super fast, like that day. And shipped it the next day. It arrived quickly and in this beautiful bag. She was even kind enough to send me a cute cat ring as a freebie. I also loved the personal touch with the handwritten note. Check everything out:
Perfect right?! It's ironic because I received it this past Tuesday, and I stayed home sick that day, which I never EVER do. I got really sick Monday night in the middle of the night and couldn't go to work the next day. Receiving it not only put a smile on my face, but wearing also made me feel better. I've been wearing it non stop since I received it, and I feel like it's helping me. It's almost like I feel more at peace. And at night, I place it in the moonlight which I feel like charges it with the moon's energy, making it even more efficient.
I know there will be naysayers that think it's all made up, but I'm a believer! People have been using these stones for thousands of years, probably longer, for their healing properties. That many people can't be wrong for so long. Whether it works because I believe it or not is irrelevant. If it helps me to mentally and emotionally feel better, that's all that matters to me. This bracelet was $25, and she has SO many options to choose from. If you want raw or polished, necklace or bracelet, or if you're looking for something and you don't know what to choose, send her a message. Not only is she really sweet, but she knows what she's doing and is really knowledgeable and talented in her field. And it's not like she's nice just to make a sale, you can tell she genuinely wants to help and wants her customers to be happy with her products. Her jewelry is so unique too, you won't find anything else like it!
Go follow her, and buy all her stuff!