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Crystals for Addiction Recovery

What is Addiction?

Sign saying addiction being held up.When looking at crystals for addiction recovery we must first identify exactly what addiction is.  When the word addiction is used it is often associated with illegal drugs or being an alcoholic.  However, there are so many addictions it would be near impossible to cover them all here.  The official definition according to Oxford dictionaries is:

“the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity”

On the surface some addictions may not seem to be an issue such as an addiction to exercise.  The issue becomes clear when you see how it negatively affects other aspects of their life.  Addiction puts focus so heavily on one area of your life the other areas are then neglected.  On top of this many addictions are also extremely harmful to health.

Most addiction stems from an attempt to escape from experiencing an aspect of reality the person if finding painful; physically, emotionally or both.  Even if the original pain that was being escaped from no longer exists, physical reliance can then make it increasingly difficult to recover from the addiction.

Statistics

From the World Health Organisation website:

  • The harmful use of alcohol results in 3.3 million deaths each year.
  • On average every person in the world aged 15 years or older drinks 6.2 litres of pure alcohol per year.
  • Less than half the population (38.3%) actually drinks alcohol, this means that those who do drink consume on average 17 litres of pure alcohol annually.
  • Some 31 million persons have drug use disorders.
  • Almost 11 million people inject drugs, of which 1.3 million are living with HIV, 5.5 million with hepatitis C, and 1 million with both HIV and hepatitis C.

How Crystals Can Help Addiction Recovery

Healing crystals can be used to assist with the various aspects of recovering from an addiction.  They will not do it for you, you will need to put in the work but they will ease the symptoms, boost willpower and encourage you to start a fresh life.  They can also help with healing both the original causes which lead to the addiction and the damage done.

Amethyst

Raw amethystRecovery from any addiction requires an enormous amount of willpower.  Amethyst increases willpower to overcome the addiction. Amethyst also helps with withdrawal symptoms.

Citrine

Raw citrineAddiction completely takes over your life.  It becomes your main thought and everything in your life becomes about the thing you are addicted to.  To overcome addiction, you must reinvent yourself to a certain extent, become a new healthier, more balanced person.  Citrine is capable of resurrecting the wearer with a new set of ambitions, goals, likes and dislikes, citrine enables an addict to turn over a new leaf.

Smoky Quartz

Raw smoky quartzOvercoming an addiction can appear to be a massive obstacle, smoky quartz balances the lower chakras assisting with overcoming obstacles whilst also being a soothing and mood lifting crystal.  It also heals removing toxins from the body.

Malachite

Bowl of tumbled malachiteCravings for the item you are addicted to makes overcoming addiction much more difficult.  They can easily lead you to become obsessed by it and then it becomes much harder to resist.  Malachite removes unnatural cravings to any kind of substance from food to drugs.

Hematite

Bowl of tumbled hematiteOne of reasons addiction is so hard to overcome is the withdrawal symptoms.  Mental, emotional and physical symptoms can be extreme and knowing that all you need to do to stop them is to return to the addictive substance can easily create a seemingly impossible cycle to get out of.  Hematite is great for withdrawal symptoms, easing them meaning staying away from the substance you are addicted to that bit easier.

Tiger’s Eye

Bowl of tumbled tiger's eyeBoosts your passion so reducing boredom (as addiction feeds on your boredom). It also presents new opportunities to release your past life and move forwards with a refreshed positive energy.

Healing Crystals for Addiction Recovery Jewellery

A collection of handmade jewellery by Rafaelle created with amethyst, citrine smoky quartz, malachite hematite and tiger’s eye.

Crystals for addiction recovery bracelet

This addiction recovery bracelet is created using natural 8mm crystal beads, sterling silver beads and a sterling silver extender chain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crystals for addiction recovery bracelet with lava

A addiction recovery with lava stone bracelet.  This 8mm bead stretch bracelet has the additional advantage of being able to diffuse essential oils.  Available in a range of lengths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crystals for addiction recovery pendant necklace

A addiction recovery pendant necklace on a 18 inch sterling silver chain.  Created using natural 8mm crystal beads and sterling silver beads.

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Healing Crystals for Weight Loss

How do Crystals Help You Lose Weight?

 Healing crystals for weight loss helping you to make better choices.Can you use healing crystals for weight loss?  Losing weight is tough.  All sorts of diets are tried, sadly some of them can be very harmful to health.  There are many different weight loss supplements, weight loss pills and other products out there.  They all promise to help you lose lots of weight.  However, what few of these tell you, is that it’s really all down to you.  Whatever diet you are on only works if you stick to it (sounds obvious I know, but easy, definitely not).  Pills and supplements and even exercise really will not help you if you use them as an excuse to eat excessively.  What you really need is something to help you get your head in the right place, to help you stay in a positive mindset.  This way you loss weight in a healthy way therefore maintaining this new, healthy you, long term.

This is where crystals comes into their own.  Crystals will work to help you keep to your diet and exercise plan, encouraging you to make good choices and also to aid with creating new, healthier habits.  At Rafaelle Designs we strongly believe in losing weight to become healthy in a healthy way.  This can take much more time and effort than some of the quick fixes out there.  However, isn’t it worth this extra time and effort if ultimately any excess weight both comes off and stays off?

Apatite

Raw apatite stone.Being hungry whilst trying to lose weight is horrible.  Its like you are fighting your own bodies needs in order to get healthy which is completely counter intuitive.  Apatite works as an appetite suppressant, helping you to stick to your healthy eating plan.

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz, a crystal for weight loss.This crystal increases self-esteem and encourages self-love.  Almost everybody who needs to lose weight will find it very difficult and it is easy to become frustrated with yourself and start believing negative things about yourself such as you can’t do it or don’t deserve to be healthy.  These negative thoughts are totally wrong and can easily end up sabotaging your weight loss attempts and can even lead to you gaining more weight as a result.  Rose quartz helps you to learn to love and respect yourself and understand you can so this.

Red Tiger’s Eye

Tumbled red tiger's eye crystal.Red tiger’s eye motivates and energises, also speeds up metabolism.  The journey to healthy, long term weight loss is a long one.  This crystal will motivate you to keep going at whatever stage you are at.  It also speeds up your metabolism giving your efforts an additional boost.

Clear Quartz

Clear quartz, a crystal for weight loss.Clear quartz is known as “The Master Healer” for very good reason.  As weight is lost this crystal will heal you both physically and emotionally.  It also boosts the power of the other crystals it is used with.

Sunstone

Sunstone, a crystal for weight loss.Sunstone is another crystal that improves metabolism, again boosting your efforts.  It is also a very positive stone.  It promotes a positive mindset, with a positive mindset everything appears far more achievable helping you to stay on track.

Amethyst

Amethyst, a crystal for weight loss.Being overweight is almost always caused by emotional issues.  Eating becomes a comfort, but there is then guilt attached.  This then leads to negative thoughts and then to overeating creating a negative cycle.  Being overweight means your body is not working at it best, so having the energy to sort this out can appear impossible.  Eating is also used as a celebration during special occasions meaning there is a reason to overeat for every circumstance.  Overeating and eating poorly can quickly become a habit, with the same cravings and difficultly to recover from as any addiction.  Amethyst is great for addiction recovery.  It breaks old eating habits leaving space to build new healthy ones.

Healing Crystals for Weight Loss Jewellery

A collection of handmade jewellery by Rafaelle created with apatite, rose quartz, red tiger’s eye, clear quartz, sunstone and amethyst.

Beaded Weight loss bracelet.

This weight loss bracelet is created using natural 8mm crystal beads, sterling silver beads and a sterling silver extender chain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beaded Weight loss bracelet with lava stones.

A weight loss with lava stone bracelet.  This 8mm bead stretch bracelet has the additional advantage of being able to diffuse essential oils.  Available in a range of lengths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beaded Weight loss pendant.

A weight loss pendant necklace on a 18 inch sterling silver chain.  Created using natural 8mm crystal beads and sterling silver beads.

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Crystals for Anxiety

Introduction

Women with head in hands.

Healing crystals can be used to assist with pretty much anything you can think of.  In this post I will be writing about using crystals for anxiety. Anxiety is a terrible condition that effects a very large amount of people.  Part of what makes it so hard to live with is that it is invisible to most other people.  Many have very little or no understanding of this condition.  It can literally prevent you from doing things most people take for granted.

 

Anxiety Statistics

From the Anxiety and Depression Association of America:

  • Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.
  • Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.
  • People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders.
  • Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.

Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety symptoms

According to the Healthline website common symptoms of anxiety are:

  • Nervousness, restlessness, or being tense
  • Feelings of danger, panic, or dread
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Rapid breathing, or hyperventilation
  • Increased or heavy sweating
  • Trembling or muscle twitching
  • Weakness and lethargy
  • Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive or gastrointestinal problems, such as gas, constipation, or diarrhoea
  • A strong desire to avoid the things that trigger your anxiety
  • Obsessions about certain ideas, a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Performing certain behaviours over and over again
  • Anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past, especially indicative of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

How Crystals Can Help

Tumbled crystals in heart shape

The good news is there are ways to overcome anxiety.  It’s not easy and takes a lot of work but is possible.  Certain healing crystals can relieve the symptoms.  They will help you to see the reality of the situation from a more rational place.  This allows you to take control of the situation and feel much calmer.  Healing crystals work best with ongoing work to resolve the underlying issues causing the anxiety.  It is also great for breaking the negative cycle of becoming anxious over the thought of your anxiety kicking in.

The incredible thing about healing crystals is they can be used alongside any other medication and/or treatment.  There is also the bonus of no unwanted side effects.

Crystals for Anxiety

Raw lepidoliteLepidolite – This is a stone of transition.  It assists with releasing behavioural patterns to gently allow new ones to come in.  It is a very soothing crystal bringing balance and calm.

 

 

 

Raw black tourmalineBlack Tourmaline – As anxiety is your fight flight mechanism being activated, fear is central to your symptoms.  Black tourmaline dissolves fear and worry when feeling overwhelmed.  This crystal is also great for digestive problems which can be another symptom of anxiety.

 

 

 

Raw amethystAmethyst – Reduces the pain and tension which often comes with anxiety.

 

 

 

Close up of sodaliteSodalite – Often anxiety encourages you to only see the worst possible scenarios in situations.  It is also common to experience feelings of dread and panic.  Sodalite clears these negative feelings.  Sodalite also works with the throat chakra helping you to express yourself in difficult situations more clearly.

 

 

 

Raw citrineCitrine – When you are living in fear and all you can see is negative situations you begin to doubt yourself and your ability to get through this very quickly.  Citrine helps you to overcome anxiety by strengthening self-belief.  It is also the stone of abundance assisting you to manifest yourself a healthier you.

 

 

 

Raw rose quartzRose Quartz – This is a stone of love; soothing and calming.  Self-love and learning to be compassionate towards yourself is key to overcoming anxiety.

 

Anxiety Crystal Jewellery

A collection of handmade jewellery by Rafaelle including lepidolite, black tourmaline, amethyst, sodalite, citrine and rose quartz.

Handmade crystal anxiety bracelet

This anxiety bracelet is created using natural 8mm crystal beads, sterling silver beads and a sterling silver extender chain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handmade crystal anxiety bracelet with lava stones

An anxiety with lava stone bracelet.  This 8mm bead stretch bracelet has the additional advantage of being able to diffuse essential oils.  Available in a range of lengths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handmade crystal anxiety pendant necklace

An anxiety pendant necklace on a 18 inch sterling silver chain.  Created using natural 8mm crystal beads and sterling silver beads.

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