Being an empath is a beautiful gift and a spiritual superpower, although it might not always feel like it…
An empath is somebody who is able to feel the emotions, the energy, and even the physical pain of others. They tend to have a heart of gold and a highly developed intuitive sense. This heightened level of sensitivity and perception can make an empath shine as a healer, a counselor, or in any helping profession. Literally feeling what others are experiencing can guide you in how to best assist them. Perhaps that’s why so many people are drawn to empaths! A challenge for empaths is to learn to distinguish which emotions, pains, and thoughts belong to others, and which are their own.
Protection is key for empaths to help them avoid becoming overwhelmed and drained. It is also helpful for them to have skills and tools to release negative energy and emotions they may have picked up. As the cosmic and planetary energies continue to intensify, the need for empaths to practice good self-care becomes even more important. Thankfully, there are four powerful crystals that provide perfect support for empaths and sensitive souls.
Sugilite is a godsend for sensitives who are on their spiritual path due to its ability to protect, purify, awaken, and ground. It can come in various shades of purple, and some specimens contain spots of black, grey, or white. Sugilite is a shielding stone that forms an impermeable bubble of protection around you. Its protective quality keeps you safe from intrusive or disharmonious energy, negative emotions, and lower thought-forms from others or from your environment. It can also block psychic attack and prevent entity attachment. Sugilite brings in the violet fame of purification and helps you to transmute and dispel negative energy, patterns, and karma that might be affecting you–whether it originates from others or from yourself. Perhaps this is why Sugilite is commonly recommended for sensitive souls, children, or starseeds who have difficulty adjusting to the negativity that is prevalent on the Earth plane.
Sugilite awakens the higher chakras and keeps your intuition sharply tuned, while also grounding and balancing you. Since it boosts the intuition, it helps empaths to navigate their surroundings and to avoid negative situations and people. It can also help empaths who do healing or metaphysical work to enhance their healing and psychic gifts. The presence of manganese, iron, and lithium gives Sugilite a calming, balancing, and grounding quality that is especially helpful for empaths. Being grounded and centered makes it easier to be aware of your own energy and to detect when you are being affected by outside influences.
2. Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli is a beautiful blue stone with inclusions of Pyrite (fool’s gold) and Calcite. Prized by the ancient Egyptians and recognized by Edgar Cayce as the most beneficial stone for humanity, Lapis Lazuli assists with spiritual mastery, higher dimensional attunement, and auric maintenance. Lapis is a highly protective stone that seals, repairs, and strengthens your auric field, while also clearing any negativity that you might have picked up. The Pyrite inclusions ground, balance, and stabilize the entire auric field. Pyrite also blocks lower influences and energies. Some empaths experience energy drain due to a breach in their energy field, and Pyrite can help to replenish the depleted energy. The Calcite inclusions bring a pronounced clearing effect, helping to cleanse and purify the entire bio-system. Calcite also has an amplifying effect that energizes you and increases the power of Lapis Lazuli. For these reasons, Lapis Lazuli is one of the best, most complete protection and energy maintenance stones out there.