Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes intense shifts in moods as well as emotional rises and declines that come about in episodes lasting days to weeks. If you suffer from bipolar disorder or know someone who does, you probably understand how difficult it is to try to get through daily life as normally as possible, even if your condition is being treated by a professional. Healing crystals can often help to ease the discomfort in your mental and emotional states, but are by no means a replacement for actual medication (if you haven’t seen a medical professional about your condition, you definitely should). Here are some healing crystals for bipolar disorder.
Essentially, for bipolar disorder, you’ll want to utilize crystals that promote a healthy balance in the mind and spirit, as well as in the emotional body. Some examples of crystal combinations for this include:
Clear Quartz and Black Obsidian
While clear quartz uplifts, purifies, and cleanses, black obsidian protects your energy and keeps you grounded so you don’t wander off into your own mind. Both of these crystals are polar opposites to each other, but work wonders when paired. One complements your natural capacity for happiness while the other prevents you from becoming excitable and flighty.
Amethyst and Rose Quartz
A popular pair, these two can provide a deep and lasting sense of comfort that breaks through the panic and the manic of the distressed mental state. Amethyst soothes the mind and brings peace to your everyday life while rose quartz opens the heart to welcome loving energy. Together, this pair will bring harmony and relieve stress.
Citrine and Red Jasper
These two are a powerful combination of the energies between the solar plexus chakra (responsible for vitality and sense of self) and the sacral chakra (responsible for passions and human nature). Citrine brings with it the power of the sun and life force, instilling vibes of joy and hope that can relieve depression. Red jasper protects the aura from negative energy in the same way it protects the mind from negative thoughts. Together, these healing crystals will help you find light in the darkness and restore your sense of purpose.
Some single stones you can work with to relieve the symptoms of bipolar disorder include:
Lepidolite to calm the mind and ease anxiety.
Rainbow Fluorite to cleanse the chakras, balance energy, and bring clarity to the mind.
Sunstone to uplift low vibrations and keep your energy bright and optimistic.
Charoite to overcome obstacles, conquer fear, and transform the negative state of mind into a positive one.
Hematite to protect and heal while grounding your energy closely to the earth.
Healing crystals for bipolar disorder can be very beneficial in a number of simple ways that don’t require much time or effort. Meditating with crystals is a great way to clear your mind and try to center yourself while incorporating the healing properties of crystals. You can also wear these healing crystals in jewelry, preferably on a necklace that sits against the heart chakra, the area at the center of your emotional body. If you just want their magic close to you, keep them in your pockets or in your purse, under your pillow or in your home. On the Feng Shui bagua map, the center of the home is the area responsible for energies regarding your general health and is the best place to keep these crystals. There’s no wrong way to use these crystals, but remember to always keep them cleansed and charged to ensure they are working to the best of their potential.