When a friend suggested to change my necklace pendant to a healing stone, I was a little skeptic. At the time, money was short and I was feeling lethargic, had a lot of stress, and found that everywhere I went it felt like there was a dark cloud above me.
But there was one thing for certain, my life couldn't get any worse than it already was, and the bonus here was that the pendant was an extremely gorgeous garnet stone.
After a month of keeping this stone close, and thinking positively, my life turned 180 degrees. I really don't believe in coincidences.
You don't necessarily need these stones to be on your neck so they can work their charm. You can keep it in your pocket, home, car, or anywhere else you like. Just make sure you acknowledge its presence!
Here are eight powerful healing crystals that you should always keep close to you that will balance your mind, body, and soul.
Amber is one of the world's oldest stones and holds ancient wisdom.
This golden gem encourages creative self-expression and is said to alleviate symptoms of depression.
If you feel like you're stuck on a project and can't plow through it, keep this stone close to you. It's best if the gem is actually touching your skin.
It will balance all the negative energy in your body, and encourage you to think creatively.
2. Rose quartz
The stone of love is desired by many people seeking harmony in their relationships.
The beautiful pink stone works to purify spirits and encourage good thoughts.
Next time you get worked up over what a friend said or what your significant other didn't do, keep that rose quartz close and know that it will comfort you in times of upheaval.
This crystal was formed through the evaporation of sea water, and is known to be able to remove bad energy around you - whether it's from this dimension or not.
You can keep this in your home in the form of a Himalayan salt lamp. It exudes a positive, warm aura that makes you feel happy and calm.
This gorgeous mineral is kept close by those who need to go through a time of transformation, and need strength to get through times of upheaval.
5. Rock crystal or clear quartz
This clear stone is associated with higher consciousness, memory, and clarity, and is perhaps the most popular of all the healing crystals.
The stone is known to absorb negative energy in order to cleanse the soul.
If you're ever unsure about something, keep your rock crystal or clear quartz with you for a few days, and you'll find you're not as indecisive as you used to be.
If your life is plagued by fear and stress, keep an amethyst crystal close by.
The stone strengthens your body by reducing pain and healing past wounds, whether internal or external.
If you have trouble sleeping, keep the stone by your bed.
It will calm you down and radiate positive energy to help you have good dreams.
This dark red crystal is just what you need if you feel lethargic and disconnected from the present.
Get that extra boost in life by keeping this stone very close to you.
In due time, it will lead you to enlightenment and will motivate you to power through life without feeling bogged down by the negativity surrounding you.
Are you looking for answers that only can be answered from another dimension?
Selenite is a gorgeous, translucent crystal that works as a pathway to the spirit world.
Keep in mind, answers will not be given through direct communication, but will be received through your intuitive senses.
It's important to remain relaxed to allow guidance to be sent to your strongest intuitive sense.
It's hard to believe that this little stone can have so much magic in it, but it does.
Jade is believed to be one of the most powerful stones to bring good luck.
If you feel stagnant in life and are looking for a new opportunity, let the spirit of this stone guide you in the right direction.
These stones comes in all sorts of colors, but every single one of them holds the power to heal.
Agate gemstones strengthen your aura by attracting people that will bring good into your life.
What's nice about this gemstone is that it helps you find peace and tranquility during times of stress.
What healing crystal speaks to you the most? Share this article with someone who is looking to find harmony in their life.
For more information about how crystals can transform your life, check out 15 gemstones to help you connect with the realm of angels.