We’re already halfway through the year. How’s your beading life so far? Have you gotten round to finishing your beading projects that are on your list? Or are you stressed over the fact that you still have a lot on your plate?
Take a beat to catch your breath and appreciate your surroundings. Be mindful of the things in front of you like your notes, beading materials, and the sounds and smell of your work desk.
Mindfulness is essential and this is what it does to your body.
- Your brain is sharper.
- It boosts your immune system.
- You have decreased blood pressure.
- You are are more attentive and focused.
- It boosts clarity in thinking and perception.
- It lowers levels of anxiety.
- You are more internally still and calm.
- You feel more aware and connected to your surroundings.
Stress or feeling overwhelmed is unavoidable. This is apparently a part of life but what is more important is to learn to acknowledge and manage it. Whenever you are faced with the most challenging situations, pause, gather your thoughts, and be mindful. Also, don’t forget to seek mother nature’s healers to heal your mind and body — gemstones.
Gemstones are thought to have healing properties. Now these wonderful objects might have a purpose in today’s fast-paced lifestyle. They may not heal your illnesses but they do wonders to your soul.
Citrine: Wealth, joy, energy, playfulness, endurance
Lapis Lazuli: Helps in discipline and gives wisdom, for your overall well-being, for enlightenment
Tiger Eye: Helps in meditation, for a sense of balance and tranquility
Rose Quartz: Assists in forgiveness, cleansing, promotes love and trust, releases toxic emotions
Amazonite: Prosperity, calm, hope, luck, releases toxic energy
Malachite: Inspires leadership, gives protection, comfort, and insight, provides emotional balance
Onyx: Boosts wisdom, gives protection, fights grief and stress, gives confidence
Amethyst: Aids in meditation, psychic awareness, spirituality, intuition, sooth away the day-to-day stresses
Garnet: For clarity, passion, candor and attraction, improves passion and pleasure
Labradorite: Great for practicing meditation, courage, helps with intuition, increases mental and spiritual power
Peridot: Alleviates spite and stress, gets rid of toxic emotions, promotes confidence, gives you a sense of purpose
Rhodochrosite/rhodonite: Aids in matters of the heart, for love and compassion
Turquoise: Communication and compassion, a sense of peace and overall well-being
Gemstones may be a delight to the eyes but they are more than that. The next time you get caught up in the stresses of everyday life, take time to stop, appreciate, and be mindful of your surroundings and don’t forget to tap into the healing force of any of the gemstones in the list above.