7 Must-Have Crystals Every Teacher Needs

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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Back To School Tools For Spiritual Protection & Empowerment

As a teen I always felt anxious at this point in the year. The looming back to school start date being a reminder of the bullying that I would be returning to. Years down the line, when I became a teacher, that familiar feeling of anxiety would return.

However, as a teacher my saving grace was that I knew how to protect myself energetically and spiritually. Which supported me in feeling safer, protected and guided. Whilst being able to complete the work/assignment that God had placed me there to do.

If only I had had this knowledge and feeling of ‘connection’ as a young girl. I wonder how different things would have been.

Alas, whilst I can’t change my past I can share what I’ve learned, in the hope that it may help another young girl (or boy) out there. So, today I share a few spiritual tools that a young person or new teacher can use to empower themselves, feel calmer within and protect their energy as they return back to school.

Disclaimer: These tools and suggestions are not a substitute for reaching out to professionals or people they trust for support.

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Crystals
Black Tournaline
Black Tourmaline is known as a crystal bodyguard that protects your energy by shielding it from ‘negative’ energy. Supporting you in creating and upholding that energetic boundary between you and unwanted energies. It also can be used as a tool to transmute your own negativity within into positive energy.

Tiger’s Eye
Tiger’s Eye has grounding energy which works to support you in being able to confidently show up as yourself in any given situation. Providing a sense of empowerment and confidence from within.

Historically known as a stone of protection, it was worn as an amulet to ward off negative forces. Today, you can draw from this ancient wisdom by carrying it as your own  amulet for protection and activating your personal power.

Rose Quartz
Known as the stone of love because it vibrates at the frequency of unconditional love. So, you can work with this crystal as a tool to help you in releasing energy that you have absorbed and any negative emotions.

You can also wear it with the intention of increasing self love and blocking daily disorders and disagreements.

Archangel Michael
Archangel Michael is actually one of the first Archangels I ever worked with. Although, at the time, I knew and referred to him as St Michael. Calling on him for a healing miracle and boy did he came through!

As I learned more about the Angels I learned that he is also a an Angel of protection too. One that you can call upon to protect your energy, as well a provide you with strength and courage when yours is waning.

There are many ways that you can call on AA Michael, including prayer, intention or petition. Whichever method you choose always come from your heart.

When calling on him for protection you can do the following:

Visualise and affirm: “Thank you AA Michael for surrounding me with your blue light of protection throughout my day. Keeping me safe and protected from lower vibrational people and energies. Thank you for giving me the strength and courage in this situation (insert what the situation is, eg: being bullied and not believing in yourself). And so it is. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

When you feel ready, open your eyes and get on with your day. You can use this affirmative prayer whenever you like.

Known as the protector angel. Call on him ans visualise him surrounding your children with a blue light of protection. Even better if you can share this with your child or do it together.

Love Thy Self
When people try to bring you down or when the environment that you are in feels draining its important to top up your own reserves. Fill your own cup.

One way to do is to Love Thy Self.

See, honour and celebrate all of things that make you uniquely you. All of things that set you apart from others, even if those are the things that people try to bring you down about. Where possible put a positive spin on the seemingly negatives, eg: acne prone skin can teach you how to care for your skin and improve your diet to help control your skin condition.

Find a way to flip the switch on the negative and empower yourself.

Look beyond your physical beauty to see your inner beauty too, eg: I am kind and caring. I am intuitive and quick thinking. I am a gifted writer.

Find all of those good things. Write them down. Read and remind yourself of them often.

This may seem pointless and frivolous. HOWEVER, by doing this often you are strengthening your energy field (aura) and empowering yourself. Radiating an energy that is empowered, grounded and strong. Making you a force to be reckoned with.

Light Yourself Up
Finally, give your mind a break by focusing it on something that you love doing. It could be a new hobby, running, painting your nails or writing. Whatever feels good and lights you up.

As mentioned this will give your mind a break and it will awaken the creative side of your brain which is also where intuitive insights can be found. Leading to aha moments or ideas that support you in helping yourself at this moment in time.

It will also give your body some much needed relaxation and respite too. Lowering your heart rate, releasing tension and promoting a sense of calm from the inside out.

So, there you have it: Tools and rituals to support you this September.

Remember that these tools and rituals can be used alongside other practices, such as counselling, meditation, talk therapy or whatever is helping you at this time. Use them to remind you of your own power, brilliance and inside out beauty.

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What Is The Evil Eye? And Why You Should Be Wearing One

I came across the Evil Eye back in 2009. At the time, I was struggling to protect my energy against the negativity, backstabbing and jealousy. So, I was looking into ways to protect my energy and workspace. As such, I started researching protection tools and practices. My Guides were clearly guiding me as I came across a variety of tools, including meditations, Angels, crystals and the Evil Eye.

Using my intuition to be guided to those that would be best for me, my energy and situation, I created my own protection toolkit. With the Evil Eye talisman being a simple addition I made to my crystal protection bracelets, in the form of a little talisman charm.

I noticed the difference within a week or two and, within a matter of weeks my colleagues started to comment on how much I had changed.You see, whilst the negativity in the environment and from key persons was still apparent, it’s impact that it had on me had dissipated. Instead of being defeated and feeling deflated, I felt:

  • Confident
  • Empowered
  • Focused
  • Grounded and safe in my own energy

I was convinced that this was down to the way in which I had been protecting and shielding my energy. Also, having my Evil Eye with me during the day in a visible way helped to amplify the energy of the intention. This because every time I looked at it I was reminded that I was being protected from negativity.

Pink negative space, evil eye nail art and gold eye rhinestone bracelet

So, what is the Evil Eye?
The Evil Eye dates back as far back as the Ancient Greeks. With the Eye being depicted as a symbol of protection, all seeing and truth revealing by other cultures and civilisations, namely the Ancient Egyptians (Eye of Horus).

It is believed that the Evil Eye is a malevolent glare from someone who wishes you harm or is envious of you for whatever reason. By wearing an Evil Eye talisman you can protect yourself from this negativity.

Today, designers such as Michael Kors who design beautiful Evil Eye jewellery. Whilst celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Meghan Markle have all been spotted wearing the Evil Eye.

Why You Need To Wear An Evil Eye

An Evil Eye talisman is ideal for spiritual women and girls who are working on manifesting, or working on their spiritual/personal development. This is because the Evil Eye protects and shields you from negativity, and jealousy that you may not even be aware.

I mean let’s be fair, a lot of us have found ourselves in situations where we have been betrayed by family or people that we thought were our friends. People who were chatting about us negatively or simply not wishing us well. All of which is an energy that can affect you eg: slowing down your progress, blocking you from moving forward or leaving you feel out of sorts.

Intentionally, working with an Evil Eye talisman brings protection for you and your energy. Helping you to own your energy and keep things moving in a positive direction.

Evil Eye bracelet and Rose Quartz Love Bracelets for women
Pair your Evil Eye with crystals or affirmation bracelets to amplify your intention to the Universe.

How To Wear Your Evil Eye

There are many ways to wear an Evil Eye talisman, including carrying a small Evil Eye stone, jewellery, nail art, key chains and clothing.

Personally, I find it most effective to wear an Evil Eye in the form of a bracelet or nail art. This is because each time I see the Evil Eye I am reminded:

  • That you are protected
  • To say a prayer/positive affirmation for protection
  • To cleanse your energy
  • To refresh your protection

(You’ll know intuitively what you need in the moment. Lean into that inner guidance and wisdom.)

All of which amplifies that intention to be and feel protected, whilst recognising the power that lies within me. Which is why I added the Evil Eye bracelet and nail art to my online boutique to remind women and girls to own their energy. Reminding them that their energy is sacred and to protect it. Inspiring then to awaken and thrive in style.