Halloween is one of my favorite days. It's a perfect excuse to dress up in fun costumes, have parties, and the best, most widely socially accepted excuse for eating candy.
So in honor of Halloween this month, I thought it a good idea to talk about Energy-zapping Vampires. You know them....they are the ones you most likely avoid when they call, or you get a uncomfortable feeling in your stomach when you encounter them and you aren't sure why. These people are out there and they are Energy Vampires. They take take take, and never give. They steal your light, they bring you down, they take your power in little ways until you find yourself avoiding them at all costs. (Ever seen someone and turned around quickly to walk the opposite way, your head down, as you mumble 'please don't see me, please don't see me'?) They enter your life and do not leave. When you encounter them, you can feel your blood pressure rising, your sense of security jeopardized, an “oh no” wash over you. Here are four examples of vampires.
Constant Talkers (those who talk over you, interrupt you in conversation, and don't listen to you)
Narcissists (the world revolves around me)
Victims (Poor me, everything bad happens to me, and let me tell you all about it)
Controllers (those who want to control how you feel, what you do, have opinions about everything)
Let's connect this to what I really want to talk about, crystals and stones. It is thought that a tyrant wants power over others. A 'magician' desires power over herself. Labradorite is considered a stone of magic, magic referring to clairvoyance, communication with higher guides and spirits, among other mental and intuitive abilities. So use Labradorite to connect with yourself, toward self-mastery and knowledge. Get to know yourself rather than trying to control others and disconnecting from yourself. Take back your power! This is important because once you put yourself first, and pay attention to what you have control of, instead of what you don't, you are less inclined to put up with the nonsense, to get caught up in other's people's drama.
Also Labradorite is thought to create a field of protection around the wearer. So you are strengthened when encountering vampires.
If people tell you that you are a good listener, or you find yourself listening more than talking in conversations, and you are a person with a strong sense of self but easily fatigued, you might be an Empath. For empaths these situations with the above vampires are heightened even further. Empaths can tune into another’s energy and notice if that person is off, sad, not herself. And then different than others, they can feel that energy. They have to protect themselves from that energy rubbing off on them. Empaths can be left feeling more depleted emotionally and physically. Their life force is weaker if they aren’t careful and put these protective shields in place.
So another stone for protection is Amethyst. It can help to clear your energy field of these negative influences, and becomes a perfect stone to place around your home to create a safe space. And when you wear it, you then bring that protection to your body, for enhanced state of well-being, balance, and clearing of negativity.
One more thing Amethyst can help with is those reading this who know they are emotional vampires (good for you for noticing!) and want to change it. Use this stone to help recognize your power and gain knowledge of yourself. You no longer have to play victim to your outside situations, but align what you do daily with your inner spiritual purpose.
Enjoy your Halloween however you see fit. And may you not be visited by vampires........
Ever since I can remember I have worn and loved jewelry. I have pictures of myself at four dripping in my mother’s long beads and clip on earrings. Then while making jewelry as an adult, I began to wonder about the beautiful beads I was using… stones and crystals found in the earth- the colors, the swirls- the weight, characteristics. For years I have remained curious and open to this concept and do believe in potential in wearing and using certain stones and crystals for added health benefits. But just like astrology, I take it as another tool in my toolbox, not someone to depend on entirely for major decision making, but to enhance my sense of well-being and with the world and nature which surround me. I hope my blogs may educate you and peak your interest, and if nothing else, inspire you, to pick stones which call to you. and to wear more of the jewelry you love.