If you’re anything like me, you’ve had days or moments when happiness and joy are as elusive as a jackalope.
These feelings aren’t enjoyable, and many of us turn to unhealthy crutches to cope (as a few empty wine bottles in my trash bin can attest to).
We all want to be happy, don’t we? I’d go as far as to say it is our number one desire.
Nearly everything we do is for this aim, even when we’re unselfishly doing for others – positive energy is contagious, after all!
It can be argued there is no such thing as pure altruism, as even charity and self-sacrifice usually give us “all the feels.”
But what exactly is happiness, and how do we attain it?
Surely, what brings you joy is going to be different from what brings me joy, but to me, true happiness encompasses something universally defining through a conscious effort to obtain and maintain optimism, joy, and peace of mind regardless of our outer circumstances.
With so much negativity and overwhelming demands fired at us daily, it certainly isn’t an easy task, but with effective tools, anything is possible, including increased happiness.
I don’t have all the answers, but I have a few, one of them being the power of crystals.
Crystals are minerals of the Earth that absorb energy, converting it into an electronic frequency, which is unique to each crystal.
It’s believed this energy interacts with our body’s natural frequencies to provide healing, clarity, and other benefits.
Crystals are more than minerals, as each is comprised of a complete, extremely coordinated molecular structure. All the ions in a crystal are arranged in an intentional pattern akin to a grid.
When the temperature of crystals is changed and they are put under significant pressure, they create electricity through a process called Piezoelectric Effect.
Crystals To Put You In A Good Mood
When you’re having one of those days when embracing positivity feels like walking through sludge, coupled with positive thoughts and even mindful meditation, many crystals can boost your mood. Stimulating positive energy while releasing the negative are the following:
♠️ Black Tourmaline
This crystal provides energy to release negative emotions and aid you in grounding yourself. Holding it in your hand, especially during meditation, and/or placing one beneath your pillow is a great way to reap its benefits.
💖 Pink Kunzite and Hiddenite
These crystals contain high levels of the mineral lithium, which is highly effective for reducing stress.
Also known as Amber, this crystal sends energy to all the chakras, alleviating stress and fearfulness. It’s also linked to good fortune!
💐 Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz isn’t just beautiful; it encourages forgiveness of self and others. It’s a feel-good stone that opens you up to love.
Citrine is a crystal of light and happiness, emitting an abundance of positivity. Coupled with positive thoughts and meditation, it has the power to manifest a positive state of mind.
💨 Smoky Quartz
This quartz is a reliable soldier, dispelling negative energy and providing a shield against future assaults. It provides a cleansing of sorts by relieving you of the old patterns and beliefs that have not been serving your goals.
🐾 Dalmatian Jasper
This stone is appropriately named after the black dots on its surface, encourages playfulness. Wearing one or carrying one will reawaken the child in you, reigniting a sense of fun and laughter you may be missing.
Amethyst promotes relaxation and sheds away irritability. If you’re having trouble sleeping, it is said to counter stress-related insomnia, so keeping one in the bedroom is effective.
This crystal creates a tranquil and harmonious space. It protects against anxiety and promotes emotional stability.
Howlite is a gorgeous white stone with thin, black veins that directs you towards mindfulness. It offers patience, perspective and gifts you a clear vision through its gentle vibrations.
This is another crystal that helps one deal with fear and clears the mind. It is especially powerful during meditation as it helps one reach the theta state, aka, a deep state of meditation, which is where the magic happens.
🔥 Fire Agate
This agate is a deep, pulsating stone that creates harmony. They are excellent stress-relief crystals that also offer strong grounding properties. It’s also known as Amulet Stone or Mt. Hay Thunderegg.
This stone assists in the release of the day’s activities that stream through your mind on a loop, aiding in peaceful sleep and relaxation. It’s also known as an abundance crystal, attracting into your life the things you desire.
☯️ Nirvana Quartz
This crystal has intense spiritual energy that takes you deep into inner calm. Its profound effects have been described as blissful. Uh, yes, please!
🍉 Watermelon Tourmaline
This is one of my personal favorites, with its naturally occurring pink and green hues. Like Nirvana Quartz, it stimulates blissful feelings and additionally assists with sorrow and grief.
This is a gorgeous golden stone that may boost positive emotions, allowing you to feel more joyful. It is a stone of abundance and may increase your belief in yourself.
Chrysoprase also stimulates joy and happiness while promoting self-acceptance. It aids in personal spiritual growth and the forgiveness of others.
🌺 Poppy Jasper
This jasper is a bright red stone that heightens imaginative and innovative thinking. It may also energize you when the situation calls for it, like engaging in an activity you’re not enthusiastic about.
🍊 Tangerine Quartz
This crystal is known to bring creativity to your work, adding a flair of uniqueness to the results. It helps you stay in the present and is known to bring some relief to those suffering from Seasonal Affect Disorder.
All the crystals in this list offer positive energy and many ingredients in a recipe for happiness. Follow your instinct and what appeals to your individuality when choosing which will benefit you most.
How do I get the most from my gems?
It is suggested that you place them throughout your house, wear them, and incorporate them into your meditation practices. You can place them under your pillow or use them as a facial roller.
Setting intentions and using words of affirmation while working with your stones is especially effective, and an important component in your journey.
While it’s not expected crystals will do all the work, they are a powerful tool when used purposefully. For more information about their magical properties, here are 101+ Things You Need To Know About Crystals and Their Energy.
Cheers to your happiness!