MADE OF REAL NATURAL CRYSTAL
Opal associated with the crown chakra for spiritual wealth and higher consciousness. A savvy supportive stone, Opal always wants to bring complete balance and harmony to your being. This gem has deep internal energy and encourages you not to shy away from yourself but to have the strength and the courage to look deep inside. Opal is also about amplification, meaning that this gem takes a smidge of a thought or feeling and shines a light on it so you can see clearly. It takes these feelings and amplifies it, sending messages out to the universe, and helping you to sweep out the junk that may have been clouding your vision and your heart.
WHAT IS A WORRY STONE?
A worry stone is a small, smooth stone (usually made of crystal or gemstone) with thumb-shaped indentations. The object of worry stones is to rub the thumbprint back and forth as a way to calm the mind. Much like how prayer beads are used, the action of rubbing a stone and holding positive thoughts and intentions can help deal with anxiety or aid in prayer or meditation.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Stress and anxiety
- Soothe the nervous system
- Ease negative thinking
- Clear the mind
- Help keep you grounded
WHEN TO USE A WORRY STONE?
- When you're feeling stressed.
This encompasses so many scenarios; big interview coming up? Getting ready for a date? Stressing about the state of the world? The sky's the limit with these stones. If you are going through a challenging transit, or periods of anxiety, you have access to it.
- While meditating.
Another way to work with a worry stone is by incorporating it into your meditation practice. Similar to a mala used in Hinduism, which involves saying a mantra for each bead on the necklace, you can recite an affirmation or mantra every time you rub your stone. Or, for a less-involved approach, you can simply hold it in your palm as you meditate. It gives the mind something to do and can add to the relaxation benefits.
- Before bed.
Stress and anxiousness have a knack for striking at the worst times—like when you're trying to fall asleep. Let all the worries of the day go by grabbing your worry stone before bed, Lyons suggests. You could even have one in the bath with you if that feels nice.
- On a walk.
So often we think of meditation as being passive, but it can be a walk in nature—more of an active thing. Indeed, meditation doesn't come easy for all, but by turning an afternoon stroll into a moving meditation, with the added benefit of incorporating the worry stone, you'll get all the benefits of fresh air and movement, plus channel some stress while you're at it.
- During a difficult conversation.
And lastly, if you struggle to keep your cool during arguments, that's another great opportunity to call on your worry stone. Reach for it when you feel tempers flaring, and give yourself a moment to gently rub the stone a few times and take a deep breath before you decide to speak.
- Category: Worry Stone
- Genuine gemstones: Opal
- Size: 1.57''(L)*1.38''(H)
- Since the size above is measured by hand, the size of the actual item you received could be slight different from the size above.