There is a popular idea about the holidays. It goes something like this:
Family members who you haven’t seen in months or years get together to break bread. Cousin Kelly catches you up on her life as a new mother and all of the firsts that her brilliant toddler has achieved in the first year. Uncle Don gives some well-received advice on how to get a boss to give you a raise. You enjoy your Aunt Rosie’s delicious stuffing and Uncle Mel’s pumpkin pie and come away from the day feeling fulfilled and warm. While that idea may sound nice, for many people it can’t be further from the truth. Unfortunately, family holiday drama is a reality for many people. If you want to avoid family holiday drama this year, crystals can help you to do so.
There are all types of reasons why family holiday drama can ensue. First of all, there are some family members who simply don’t get along. Whenever these people get together, they argue or there is tension that spoils things for everyone else.
For many families, there is also political drama. If your family members have different political beliefs than you do, watch out. Your family dinner may erupt into a shouting match over fake news and Russian collusion.
Sometimes the family drama has to do with people giving you their unsolicited opinions about your life. Questions like: What are you doing with your life? When are you going to get a real job?
Regardless of the type of family drama you have to deal with, there is some metaphysical help that can get you through.
Crystals to combat holiday family drama
If you want protection from negative energy and negative thoughts sent your way by other family members, try Jet. Jet is used to detect and protect you from negative energy, so if you have challenging relationships with family members, try wearing Jet around your neck. Jet can also be used to help you to take control of your life, so if you’ve had a tough time standing up to family members and you want to let them know that they can’t control you anymore, this may be the perfect stone to have on hand.
If you want a boost to help you deal with family relationships that have been painful since childhood, I suggest trying a piece of Unakite. This pink and green stone is all about getting to the root of relationships. It will help you to identify the wounds of the past so that you can shine light on them and start allowing them to heal. This stone also brings balance to relationships, which can help them to become healthier.
If you want a crystal to keep you calm, try wearing Hematite. Hematite is one of my favorite grounding stones. It helps to calm you and keep you fro getting anxious. If you expect to be stressed out by family holiday drama, having some Hematite on hand can be a life saver.
If you want a crystal to help you feel more confident and capable of speaking your truth to your family members, try Blue Lace Agate. This stone brings healing to third chakra issues. It helps you to speak your truth confidently. So if you’re someone who has been pressured into things by your family in the past, Blue Lace Agate can help you to stand in your truth and speak it to those who may have wielded the most power over you during your life. Blue Lace Agate can also help you to better hear what others are saying to you so it can help facilitate better communication all around.
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Being with family for the holidays can be challenging for some, but crystals can give you enough reinforcement so that you might surprise yourself and actually enjoy family dinner this year.