10 Crystals For Mental Clarity
Over the years in my healing practice I have noticed patterns where most of my clients are struggling with the same issue and come in looking for support over of a span of several weeks. It’s as if we are all collectively healing similar issues at the same time yet in our own way on our individual path of healing. Some weeks everyone is looking for support with grounding and coming more into their body or releasing what no longer serves them and letting go and other times a majority of clients are seeking motivation or anxiety relief.
In the past month I have had a lot of clients seeking mental clarity so in case any of you are also struggling to find clarity through the fog of confusion, doubt, cluttered thoughts and negativity here is a great list of crystals to help you!
Choose one or several crystals that resonate with you and carry them in your pocket, wear as jewelry or even place them next to your desk or workspace where you do most of your mental work. A great way to connect with the stone is to lay down & place the stone at either the chakra center listed in each crystal’s description below or anywhere you feel drawn to on your body. Then breathe deeply and allow the crystal's healing energy to balance the chakra or body area.
Crystals have the ability to absorb, store and transmit energy, including absorbing energies from you, other people and their surroundings. For this reason, it is important to regularly cleanse crystals especially before and after working with them so that they can continue to clearly and effectively radiate their healing properties as you work with them.
When using any of the following cleansing methods, hold a clear intention to cleanse the crystal and visualize a container of white light that will transform any energy that is released back into positive light energy:
Moonlight: Place your crystals outdoors or on a windowsill overnight in the moonlight, especially during the light of a new or full moon!
Sound: Clear your crystal of unwanted or negative energies by using a Tibetan bowl, tingshas, tuning forks, drum, gong, chime or even your voice over the stone to emit the cleansing sound vibrations into the crystal.
Smudging: Run your crystals through the smoke of Sage, Sweetgrass, Palo Santo, or Cedar or incense such as Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lavender or Jasmine for 2 -3 minutes or until you intuitively feel it has been cleansed. A common indication that a stone has been cleansed is when the smoke moves to one side of the stone more than the other.
Light Visualization: Hold the crystal in your hands, breathe deeply, center yourself and visualize a beam of universal white light coming down and infusing your stone, releasing any and all unwanted or negative energy and transmuting it back into positive white light.
Crystals for Mental Clarity:
Sodalite (6th Chakra): An excellent stone for the mind! It clarifies perception, eliminates mental confusion and calms the mind so that new information and insights can be received. It encourages rational thought, intuition, observation, truth and creativity while releasing old mental patterning and mind-sets to bring in new insights and synthesis of thought. It stimulates a deep understanding of the patterns that connect the inner and outer worlds. It also stimulates insight into the self to help you rationally evaluate your own gifts, desires, weaknesses, strengths and motivations.
Blue Lace Agate (5th Chakra): It’s calming and cooling energy brings peace of mind, instills clarity of thought and counteracts mental stress to settle an overactive mind.
Ametrine (3rd & 7th Chakras): Enhances mental clarity to help you stay clear, energetic and creative. Aligns one’s spirituality with the mind igniting the flow of new ideas and insights. Clears stress and tension from the head and aids concentration and thinking things through to explore all possibilities that can bring creative solutions.
Fluorite (All Chakras): Acts as a “psychic vacuum cleaner” to clear confusion, negativity and cluttered thoughts while balancing the mental energies overall. Helps release fixed ideas to move beyond narrow-mindedness to see the bigger picture.
Smithsonite (All Chakras): De-clutters and focuses the mind and allows a wave of calm and clarity to wash over you encouraging you to view difficult situations with fresh, clear eyes.
Amethyst (6th & 7th Chakras): Aids in calming or stimulating the mind when needed, helping you to feel less scattered and more focused. It enhances memory and improves motivation to help you set more realistic goals. Enhances the flow of new ideas and supports the decision-making process.
Beryl (3rd, 4th & 7th Chakras): Calms the mind and helps to release distractions therefore decreasing mental overstimulation while promoting a positive view. Reduces over-analytic thinking and anxiety.
Aquamarine (4th & 5th Chakras): This stone quiets and calms the mind by releasing cluttered thoughts. It clears up confusion, clarifies perception and sharpens the intellect by acting as a filter for information coming into the brain. It can also bring you to a relaxed state of consciousness so that you can clearly comprehend the knowledge, wisdom and feelings within in order to communicate them with clarity and confidence.
Labradorite (All Chakras): Brings in new ideas, calms the mind, stimulates the imagination and balances intellectual thinking with intuitive wisdom to help release illusions in order to get to the root of a problem.
Selenite (6th & 7th): Brings clarity of mind by opening the 3rd eye, crown and Soul Star chakras. Enhances judgement and insight, diminishes confusion and helps to see the bigger and deeper picture. It aids in bringing a conscious understanding of what has been occurring on the subconscious level of the self.
May you find clarity, peace of mind, a deeper understanding and a fresh
The crystal information is gathered from "The Pocket Book of Stones" by Robert Simmons, "The Crystal Bible" by Judy Hall & "The Essential Guide to Crystals" by Simon and Sue Lilly.