The difficult and unexpected emotions that arise in the grieving process can be challenging and overwhelming. Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is an individual process yet it usually goes through five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.) Love, forgiveness, acceptance, and kindness are important traits to cultivate during the grieving process. There are several gemstones that can help activate these energies and also support the process of letting go. While these healing stones can support you through grief, they should not be used as a substitute for speaking to a therapist, grief counselor, or other qualified health professional.
Lepidolite is a stone of calm, trust, and tranquility. This stone of transformation and transition cultivates and enhances self-love, patience, peace, acceptance, and optimism. The nurturing, stabilizing, and balancing energy of Lepidolite is helpful when grief causes mood swings and life feels chaotic. When things feel dark and bleak, lepidolite can provide comfort and help renew your sense of confidence, purpose, and optimism.
Sugilite is known to strengthen the heart, aid physical healing, and reduce stress. This nurturing stone encourages peace of mind, forgiveness, wisdom, courage, and unconditional love. Sugilite’s ability to create positive energy and to help overcome negative emotions makes this an excellent stone to use in times of grief and sadness.
Amethyst is said to cure impatience, balance high-energy, eliminate chaos, promote clarity, and help keep one grounded. This healing stone calms and soothes the mind and emotions and can provide protection through times of grieving and loss. Amethyst activates the crown chakra to help purify the mind and remove negative thought patterns.
Onyx is purported to help eliminate apathy, stress, and negative thinking. This powerful protection stone is known to absorb and transform negative energies and thoughts. It can also help boost emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially in times of stress, confusion, or grief.
Smoky quartz relieves stress, fear, anger, and other negative emotions and transforms them into positive energies. This grounding stone is comforting and calming and can protect you from absorbing negative energies. Smoky Quartz is an excellent stone to help soothe emotional and physical pain.
Rose quartz gently opens the heart chakra to all forms of love and is believed to remove fears, resentments, emotional wounds, and anger. This stone of forgiveness, compassion, comfort, peace, and unconditional love will help you release the grief and suffering caused by loss.
Larimar promotes a deep meditative state and cultivates peace, tranquility, clarity, healing, patience, joy, and acceptance. This soothing and nurturing stone helps reduce fear, hurt, trauma, and depression. Larimar can nurture the heart chakra and cultivate the strength and courage to speak from the heart.
Rhodochrosite is a powerful heart chakra stone that heals the physical and emotional heart. This energizing and balancing stone cultivates inner-peace, compassion, kindness, tolerance, joy, self-love, self-forgiveness, and passion. Rhodochrosite can help transform negative thoughts into positive ones, heal grief, and release feelings of loss.
Rhodonite activates the heart chakra to assist in attracting love and discovering one’s inner gifts and life passions. This strongly emotionally balancing stone grounds negative energies soothes the nervous system and heals emotional wounds. Rhodonite is an emotional healing stone that can calm emotional shocks and bring one back to one’s center during stressful times.
Pink Tourmaline activates the heart chakra to inspire trust, attract love, cultivate compassion, and connect with Universal Love. This nurturing stone balances emotions reduces anxiety, promotes happiness, and heals emotional wounds. Pink Tourmaline is an uplifting stone that promotes relaxation, security, and comfort.