One of the key steps in a person's journey to inner peace is releasing old attachments. One can't expect to be happy while continuously inviting toxicity into their lives. When we keep this kind of negativity around, whether it is a person, memory, thing, or even a place, we are surrounding ourselves with bad energy that will only weigh you down. Although it may be difficult to say goodbye, it is most beneficial to ourselves. Read on for information about why releasing toxicity is important, how to release, and what crystals will help.
Imagine you are taking a breath of air. Your body keeps all the elements it needs to function. Everything your body accepts will help other parts of your body so you can continue to not only function, but grow. But you cannot hold in all the parts you do not need, those elements are exhaled. They do not serve you. Holding them inside will only hurt you.
Compare the inhalation to your life. Everything that surrounds you is there to help you grow, to help you succeed, to help you be happy, to help you be at peace. Now think what parts would be better to exhale. Maybe that job that makes you absolutely loathe work - leave. Maybe that friend who you feel bad around - part. Whether it's something you own that reminds you of the past, a person in your life that weighs you down, a place that does not make you feel welcome or at ease - it is time to exhale.
As always, Mother Gaia has some tools to offer in order to help you release old attachments. Getting in touch with Water element is a wonderful way to get rid of old habits, patterns, or attachments. When we spend time with Water, we are influenced by its cleansing vibration. When you throw a stone in the water, it creates ripples, waves, and splashes. Why keep throwing stones in your life? Why continue creating chaos? Resonating with water will remind you how to bring back the serene and smooth. Go for a swim, take a bath, or go watch a nearby stream. Any way you can spend time with water is the perfect way to cleanse.
When clients come to me about their troubles releasing old habits and patterns, I always recommend an Amethyst. The energies of amethyst open one up to balance and insight. This insight can be self-reflective, thus leading to an enhanced knowledge of what the toxic habits are. This stone has been known for centuries to help with releasing old patterns - specifically addictions.
To cut your attachments to past emotional wounds or trauma, use a Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite is soft and gentle and will allow you to let go of any memory, pain, or damage done to you from the past. The pinks of this stone will remind you of love, forgiveness, nourishment, and future.
For the release of physical toxicities, working with Hematite would be beneficial. Hematite will help you let go of what no longer serves you, in a physical sense. This stone will increase your likelihood to notice any jobs, people, places, objects, etc that do not provide you with nourishment. It will also help you realize that without the negative attachments in your life, you would be safer, more stable, and happy. It deflects against negativity, helping you become more tolerant and resistant to the burden of negative energy. This energy will make it easier for you to stand up against what no longer serves you.
If you are on your path to releasing what no longer serves you, Citrine is a great stone for the confidence and strength you will need. It also will give you the energy you need to take control or remain in control of your life. This stone will assist your solar plexus to be more open and vibrant. With an open and clear solar plexus, it eases the anxiety, feelings of lost control, feelings of weakness, and any sort of negative self-talk. This stone is the stone of manifestation. Set your intentions into the stone and watch them unfold.
You may also want to work with a Labradorite. Labradorite not only protects against the emotionally draining, but it is a great stone to work with during transformations. It helps one notice the duality in life: what is good and what is bad. With this energy, you are giving your mind and intuition full permission to guide you on what is right and wrong for you. Other great stones for transformation and transition are Lepidolite and green Calcite. These stones will give you the positivity, strength, and encouragement you need to successfully remove toxic people, things, memories, etc. from your life.
When you allow yourself to take control of your life, inhale what is nourishing for you, and exhale what no longer serves you; you are creating positive changes to a happier and healthier life. Without toxicity around, you will only be focused on what is good and that can only attract better things for you. Do not allow yourself to be held down by negative energy anymore. Break your chains and be free.