Don't you love crystals and how they talk to us? Just this weekend I found a pocket of joy where I least expected: at Seattle Tacoma Airport. My younger brother got married on Saturday (hoorrayyyy!) and on our way home from the wedding I stumbled across a shop full of crystals at the airport. I had been looking for a decent size Black Tourmaline for months and this is where I finally found it. I tend to carry crystals with me in my purse and this particular one is a must have.
This shiny black beauty is known for dispelling negativity, whether its our own or other people's - as well as for grounding us, calming or focusing the mind, and shielding us from psychic attack (when a third party's envy or unfriendly thoughts come our way). Black Tourmaline is also said to protect us from the harmful effects of WIFI, so initially I was looking for one to put at my bedside while I slept at night.
As far as crystals go, Black Tourmaline is also an easy stone to work with. It is one of few that does not need to be cleared energetically or programmed when we first acquire it - Tourmaline just does what it does, automatically. The only drawback as far as I can tell, is that this beautiful stone crumbles easily so if you would like to carry it in your pocket or in your purse, wrapping it in tissue paper is a good idea.
On the way home I held it in my hands and sensed the Tourmaline's energy. I was already in a good mood because of the wedding, but the rock made me feel even happier. Who knew that a shiny black stone could put me in such a fantastic mood? It got me thinking; we are made of pure joy and happiness. Anything less is transitory, and we can dispel negativity from our own lives by embracing three simple qualities. This phrase came to mind as I held the stone and I'm making it my motto:
Be Kind, Be Happy, Be Forgiving.
The first bit creates the energy that we send into the world, which also doubles as a boomerang so that we receive kindness from others. The second reminds us that happiness is a choice - choose to be happy today. And finally the third sets us free. When it came to forgiveness the key words that came to mind were "don't take things personally" and "don't hold it against them" whatever happens, because the way people behave towards us has more to do with who they are, than who we are.
If you'd like to know more about healing negativity, follow this link for a blogpost on healing unhappy vibes and how we can release them from the Mind, Body & Aura.
ps ... Black Tourmaline is a powerful stone. I'm told that Smoky Quartz could be a better option for the highly sensitive, as it dispels negativity with softer vibes.