Summer has flown by once again.
Teachers and pupils are back in the classroom. So, tell me, how’s that going?
Hopefully it’s all going well.
However, as a former teacher I can remember this time of the year also being quite overwhelming. Particularly if you are a newly qualified teacher or have moved to a new school. I mean, with getting to know your new class, possibly a new curriculum, new parents, new colleagues and new systems, it’s a lot to take in.
And, I’m not even going to go there, when it comes to the rising Covid cases and all the logistics, precautions and conflicting leadership messages.
It’s a lot, right?
Thankfully, there are things that teachers can do to preserve their mind and wellbeing at this time.
On the practical side this can look like remembering to be as kind and compassionate to yourself as you are with others. Taking time out just for you and knowing who you can turn to for support when you need it.
Yet, what about the spiritual and energy side. How can you take care of yourself in these areas too?
One of the simplest, most effective and prettiest ways to do this is by harnessing the healing benefits of crystals. Working them into your daily routine in a way that supports you in feeling good and staying on your A-game.
This is something that I did as a teacher and today I’m going to share with you the must-have crystal collection for teachers. Also sharing with you simple ideas for blending your crystals into your daily routine. So, let’s jump in.
Crystals for teachers #1: Howlite
A little known crystal that brings the energy of peace and calm the moment you hold it in your hand. Howlite honestly was my saving grace on those days where my mind was spinning with all the things on my never-ending to-do list. This is because one of its properties is calming the mind and slow down. Making it an ideal crystal to place under your pillow if you struggle with insomnia.
Another use for Howlite is to hold it during meditation to support you in feeling more calm and centred. Taking it that step further to place it on the Third Eye during meditation in order to clear that mind fog and pave the way for clarity, wisdom and understanding.
Crystals for teachers #2: Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is known as an attraction and romance crystal because it vibrates at the frequency of unconditional love. Therefore it can be helpful in guiding you to release any heavy emotions that may contribute to feeling negative, particularly about yourself. As such it can be used to support you in building self-esteem, self-love, compassion, forgiveness and self-worth.
Once again, it’s great to use at the end of the day in meditation, especially of tempers have reached boiling point or someone has hurt your feelings. Placing it on the heart chakra to release those heavy emotions and cry it out too, if you need to. It’s also a great crystal to place on your desk or a shelf in the classroom. Doing so with the intention of creating more harmony and kindness, as well as building self worth, esteem and confidence for all.
Crystals for teachers #3: Black Tourmaline
I’ve got to keep it real with you and say that not all schools are positive, caring communities. In fact, some school environments are the complete opposite. Filled with backstabbing, jealous and negative talk at every turn. Working in an environment like this is draining, especially if you are empathic and sensitive energy. So, its important to protect your energy and Black Tourmaline is perfect for this job. Acting as your crystal bodyguard it creates a shield around you to prevent you from taking on that negative energy. It also has cleansing properties which means that it can be useful in transmuting your own negative thinking too.
The best way that I found to work with Black Tournaline (or any black stone protection crystal) is to wear it as a bracelet. This way it is always on your body protecting you from energy drainers or other forms of unwanted energy.
REMEMBER: Cleanse your Black Tourmaline regularly. I cleansed mine weekly, sometimes daily when the environment was particularly toxic. Check in with yourself.
Crystals for teachers #4: Red Jasper
Staying grounded, persistent and energised can be really challenging, at the best times. Yet, these are qualities that every teacher will need to draw upon at some point in their career. Thankfully, Red Jasper can help you with all those things. Resonating with the Root Chakra, Red Jasper helps you regain your balance, bring you back down to Earth and keep your feet planted firmly on the ground. Making it an ideal ally when you maybe feel a little anxious, when you need to stay focused, get things done tired or need to stand your ground.
It’s great to wear as a talisman, either in anklet or bracelet form. Giving you protection and reminding you of the strength that lies within. Keeping you strong and centred, even in the most challenging situations. A crystal that says #yougotthis
Crystals for teachers #5: Amethyst
Amethyst is known for its stress relieving properties and ability to really calm the mind. Paving the way for clarity, ideas and inspiration for those who are open, as well as ready to receive it.
Amethyst is best used as a touchstone crystal in meditation or placed on your altar. This is because it helps to relax the nervous system and bring in that wave of calm. Due to its resonance with the Third Eye, you want to bring it into the classroom to encourage creative thinking and imagination.
Crystals for teachers #6: Clear Quartz
Known as the Master Healer this is a powerful crystal to have with you in order to:
- Clear negative energy within you or your environment
- Provide energy protection
- Amplify the energy of your own intentions
- Bring enhanced clarity of the mind
This was one crystal that I would meditate with on those days when I had become drained or had a headache caused by energy overload. During these times, I would place a Clear Quartz over my Third Eye with the intention of dissipating and clearing the energy.
Crystals for teachers #7: Selenite
The ultimate energy cleansing crystal will clear your energy and transmute any stagnant energy in your environment too. It is also a very high vibrational crystal and can be used as a tool to help you connect to your higher self or the Angels for guidance and support.
Selenite is a crystal that I wore as an amulet in the form of a pendant. It can also be placed on your desk at work or in a safe prominent space to soak up any lower energy. You can also perform self crystal healing by placing over an area of your body that feels tense or blocked during a healing meditation. Doing so with the intention to cleanse that area of your body, imagining light filling the space and dissolving any energy blocks.
There you have it, 7 crystals that you can start working with today and a few suggestions on the most effective ways to work with them.
Finally, one thing I would say about working with crystals is that they genuinely meet you where you are at when you work with them intentionally. Helping you to release energy and protect your energy. Yet, I found that they also can empower you to persevere, believe in yourself and thrive during times when you feel all is lost.
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