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These Crystals Will Help You Through Grief and Loss
Right now, we're living through some very hard times. Whether you're grieving the loss of a loved one, a job, a relationship, or the stability you felt before the pandemic, we could all use some support. Once the initial shock has passed, the journey of grieving begins. It’s a process, often a life-changing one. When it's completed, you are not going to be the same person you were before.
There is no right or wrong way to work through grief and loss. This is the type of blow we have no control over. But there are things we can do to help ourselves cope and heal. Crystals can help create balance and restore positive energies, helping you feel grounded, strengthening your foundation, and allowing you to experience your feelings.
Crystals work by harmonizing their vibrational frequency with our own, transferring their positive qualities to our own aura or energy field. It’s a subtle but powerful boost. Think of your crystals as cosmic BFFs, silently but powerfully lending support. Holding crystals or placing them on your body can promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Here are some that are particularly helpful.
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1) Tumbled Jet Stone
Jet is formed from the fossilized wood of trees; after millions of years of pressure, the wood becomes a hard, black stone. The Victorians were particularly fond of jet and used it in their mourning jewelry. its historic connection with the grieving process, not to mention the length of time it takes to form, gives us a connection to the wider world when we feel lonely. Jet will help you to adapt to change by seeing that loss is all part of a natural, inevitable cycle.
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2) Amazonite Palm Stone
This crystal has close connections with the heart chakra, and placing over your heart while you nap or meditate can create powerful healing. Afterwards, you may feel an urge to release your emotions and let go of the feels you’ve been bottling up—do it! Use amazonite in short bursts like this to rebalance yourself when you know you need to express your feelings.
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3) Smoky Quartz Point
Smoky quartz brings grounding when you are experiencing overwhelming stress, helping you center yourself even in the most difficult circumstances. This quartz absorbs negativity and removes fear, leaving us ready to face our lives with optimism again. Keep a chunk of it handy, and hold it closely when you feel overwhelmed.
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4) Amethyst Healing Crystal Cluster Gold Necklace
Amethyst relieves stress and amplifies a feeling of peace. Its calming properties not only help us to overcome painful experiences, but also clear our head. It enables us to think more rationally, reducing our anger and negative emotions. Anger is a natural reaction to loss, but its tentacles can reach deep into our psyche. Wear this crystal as jewelry to benefit from its protection.
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5) Tiny Sun Stone Pendant Necklace
This high-vibration crystal is associated with the energy of the Sun, and it promotes positive thinking and self-confidence (both of which can be dented by grief). When you feel the tide is turning and you want to feel stronger, wear sunstone and let its vibrations lift your spirits all day long.
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U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman says he is determined to bring justice to Rogers’ unsolved missing person case by any means. “I have committed, publicly and privately, that delivering long-sought justice in Nelson County is the highest priority case of the United States Attorney’s Office,” Coleman said, according to WHAS11. “Today’s efforts by our stalwart FBI, IRS, and KSP partners is a major step in honoring that promise.”Remains that were suspected to be tied to the Rogers case were found a week ago in a rural area near the border of Nelson and Washington counties (Bardstown is in Nelson County). They were sent to the FBI’s lab in Quantico, Virginia for testing and shortly after they were discovered. Although Rogers’ family was notified, it is unclear if the remains belonged to her.Rogers’ family told local media that they have felt out of the loop since being notified that remains had been discovered. “It’s been a week since remains were found, and we have no new news,” the family said in a statement to WHAS11 last week. “But we are appreciative that law enforcement are taking their time in this manner.”But many large questions remain unanswered since Crystal Rogers disappeared five years ago. According to a website that has been set up so the investigative team can share updates with the community, Rogers’ maroon Chevy Impala was found abandoned at mile marker 14 on the Bluegrass Pkwy, a road that runs along the southeast edge of the town. The car had a flat tire and Rogers’ keys, purse, and phone were still inside. At the time of her disappearance, Rogers was living with Houck, who admitted to getting into an argument with her the night she went missing.Last summer, on the four year anniversary of Rogers’ disappearance, more than 75 signs appeared all over Nelson County that said things like, “Brooks Houck is The ONLY Suspect In the Disappearance of Crystal Rogers” and “Nick failed a polygraph.” (Nick Houck is the younger brother of Brooks and was a second patrolman with the Bardstown police; he was fired from the Bardstown Police Department the day Brooks Houck was named the main suspect in Rogers’s disappearance in October 2015). The signs were the work of an anonymous group who wanted to make sure Rogers wasn’t forgotten. “We still don’t have justice,” a spokesperson for the group told WDRB at the time. “And we need to keep them in the public eye until we do.” Rogers’ mother said at the time that she appreciated the signs. “Brooks Houck was named the No. 1 suspect in my daughter’s disappearance,” she told WDRB. “And it makes me feel good to think people out there think the same thing that I do.”As of last summer, only one person had been indicted in connection to Rogers’ disappearance — Danny Singleton, an employee of Houck’s, who WHAS11 reports was indicted on 38 counts of perjury and pleaded guilty to charges of false swearing after he lied about where he had been when Rogers disappeared.A little over a year after Rogers went missing, her father, Tommy Ballard, was shot and killed. He had become the face of the search for his daughter and his wife believes his killing is connected to her daughter’s disappearance. “I think Brooks murdered my daughter. I’ve never made that a secret,” Sherry Ballard told WHAS11 last year. “I think my husband’s is related. I won’t accuse anybody of his death, but I think it is related. Someone wanted my husband out of the way. They knew he was never going to give up searching for my daughter and I think they just want him out of the way.”“My mom is a very special [woman]. The memory that will forever be in my heart is going to DQ and buying my momma lunch,” Rogers’ daughter, K., said in a statement on the website dedicated to her mother’s case. “Since my mom’s been missing, life has been really hard. I always wonder what my life would be like if she and my papaw was still here.”Like what you see? 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