By definition, empaths are people who are “emotional sponges” or people who are most likely to absorb other people’s vibrations. Not everyone realizes they are an empath until they become aware of their shifting thought and emotion patterns during an interaction with another person.
This makes empaths vulnerable to negative energy exposure from being with other people or becoming in contact with objects that hold low vibrations.
If you are born an empath, this doesn’t mean you should stop showing empathy. Empathy is a character of love that is considered to be a divine gift.
However, there are moments when you have to create a boundary to shield your auric field. Note that you do not have to stop giving light to others.
How To Use Crystals For Empathy
To use crystals in your spiritual practice, you can begin by choosing an area of focus where you feel the most pain. Perhaps it is from your head, stemming from the hours you spent taming your anxiety. Or maybe it is from your heart, originating from the inevitable sadness or depression you feel for the unfortunate.
Once you have found your area of focus, begin to hold your crystal in the area and set an intention to protect or cleanse it from whatever it has absorbed throughout the day, week, month, or year.
Our Favorite Crystals For Empathy
Black Obsidian is a highly protective stone that grounds and guards you from external forces that can cause you to think and act negatively. It is also a wonderful dark crystal known to be an effective emotional barrier from absorbing the vibrations of extremely needy people that can drain your energy.
Fluorite is a “rainbow crystal” known for its power to comfort and aid anxiety and stress. It is a crystal to keep close to ease the tension of a dramatic situation by keeping a safe, healthy distance from it.
Malachite is both a protective and a healing stone. It is a crystal you can use as a smog to keep negative energies from intruding your auric field. Malachite reminds you of your inner voice that often gets buried from excessive interaction with others.
Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is a crystal closely linked to the Throat Chakra, the voice of the soul. This blue crystal helps you express yourself constructively and aid you in seeing the differences of others as a reason to reach out to them rather than to feel pity for them.
Black Tourmaline is a versatile, all-around protective stone that you can use to ground yourself when giving advice or listening to a person with a troubled mind. This crystal protects your aura from absorbing their low vibrations.
Amethyst is the crystal of intuition. It is a crystal associated with your crown chakra, your communication to the universe. This allows you to be mindful of your emotions or thought patterns during stressful times.