Posted on by LINDA ENSOR

In these unprecedented and uncertain circumstances, we are all finding ways to adjust to our new “normal” and do our part to keep ourselves, our families and our loved ones safe and healthy. For myself, and many others, one of the ways in which I seek to protect my home and loved ones, in addition to following CDC guidelines and #stayathome recommendations, is by investing in protection stones*. These help us to dispel fear and anxiety as well as to help keep us grounded and balanced. After hearing from others that they are looking for the same, I wanted to share some of my knowledge and collections with you.

First, I want to share with you some of the values the stones and crystals can bring to your life as well as some of the challenges we are facing and why people, like myself, see value in them. Then, I will talk about which stones and crystals you will want to consider.

Values: While there is so much anxiety and uncertainly around the world today, it is important to focus our energy away from negativity and toward protection, positivity and confidence in ourselves. That is a key part of staying grounded - it means to pay attention to, not only yourself, but what is going on around you. I’ve read that grounding comes from making decisions based on observation and objectivity.

New challenges: One of the growing concerns today is focused on EMF (electromagnetic field radiation). Electromagnetic radiation is emitted by many devices, but in particular mobile phones, tablets, laptops, computers and wi-fi and some newer TV's. The number of devices continues to grow and it is now common for most people to be surrounded by a large amount, both at home and in their work places. Another source of EMF’s getting more attention are the growing number of phone towers and the concern about new 5G towers that are being installed in many areas.

My recommendations for you:

BLACK TOURMALINE: Black Tourmalines are great protection stones for Home or Workplace. The Black Tourmaline is thought to both repel and protect against negativity. It enhances physical well-being by promoting relaxation, easing stress and protecting from external influences, both environmental and negative energies. Rough tourmalines make very interesting pendants too! 

BLACK ONYX: I love to wear black gemstones for their protective energies and because they fortify self-confidence and inner strength. Onyx is also believed to improve concentration and devotion. It may be for this reason that it is often used in power jewelry, rosaries and mala prayer beads. 

ORGONE (ORGONITE): This stone has become very popular as a healing tool and as protection against EMFs. It has been used as a shield from the electro-magnetic radiation given off by electrical equipment, including computers, mobile phones, microwaves and televisions. It is a powerful protector and balancer of our physical and mental being by clearing negative energies. See our Orgone pendulums!

PYRITE: This steely gold stone is an excellent energy shield to block the negative feelings of inadequacy. Iron Pyrite strengthens willpower and promotes positive thinking. It encourages harmony and helps tap into abilities and potential. 

SHUNGITE: Although relatively new on the scene for many crystal enthusiasts, Shungite was discovered in Russia in the 1700s. It is one of my daughter’s favorites for both its beauty and protection! Shungite has high carbon content and has found to be an exceptional filter. It has been used as a shield from electro-magnetic radiation. As with most black stones, Shungite is a powerful protector. 

To better fulfill the needs of my friends and neighbors who may not want to choose individual stones, I’ve put together series of unique protective sets, but we also have Protection Stones Collection that features many more individual crystals and minerals. We take pride in our unique protective sets meant to provide a barrier to negative energies. Sets include such stones as Black Onyx, Black Tourmaline and Apache Tear.

I realize there is skepticism about how crystals can affect our energy and science may tell us they don’t. However, everything emits infrared radiation (heat radiation) and even though everything emits IR energy, we usually do not notice it because it is so often weak. I considered myself to be a “rockhound” first but in 20 years of selling, I’ve witnessed various levels of folks’ very real reactions to individual crystals and minerals. So just maybe, some of us are more aware of the positive energy emitted by crystals to protect us against negativity!

I love our Protection stones – we handpicked every one of the rough and tumbled stones and we make our own beaded bracelets. I can’t wait to send your very own Protection stones!

 *It is important to remember that the stones and crystals are not replacements for medical and/or psychological care.