Here’s a question I saw on Facebook the other day. “Would you rather travel every day for the rest of your life, or never be able to travel?” One of the answers was, “I’d love never to have to travel – I get anxious and peopled-out!”
I get it, I do! I always think I enjoy traveling and I love to plan and book a holiday. Then as it gets nearer the mind-monkeys start with the what-ifs and planning stress and worse. On the actual journey the anxiety and overwhelm used to spoil it completely. But over the years I’ve developed a full kit of tools and strategies for the journey or holiday itself. This includes a well stocked Kindle and MP3 player for distraction, spare earphones and earplugs, spare glasses, handwipes, loose change, emergency cash, emergency snacks etc. The list gets longer as I get “wiser”. One of the items that always makes the list it crystals. I never, ever, travel without at least a few of them. They give me comfort, relieve anxiety and just keep everything on an even keel.
I’ve developed my own tried and tested crystal list that covers all types of travel and I call it my Happy Travels Kit . Here are my top six!
This gorgeous lilac to deep pink/purple sparkly stone is soothing and calming. It is a powerful helper if you are feeling anxious, stressed or depressed or if you feel overwhelmed by picking up these emotions from others. It has a positive vibration that stimulates positive coincidence or synchronicity.
With its high lithium content it naturally gives off a vibration of calming energy and counteracts panic and worry. It can clear the chakras and meridians of unhealthy emotions.
Howlite is a beautiful white stone with fine grey marbling. It is very calming, brings patience and soothes trauma and anger. For instant stress relief, or to relieve panic, hold a piece to the third eye or heart and breathe slowly.
Blue Lace Agate
Balance and calm
Blue lace agate, a serene, pale blue colour with white banding, provides balance and calm. It is soothing and relaxing. It eases frustration when arrangements go wrong or are delayed. This gentle, calming stone provides tranquil energy. As with all agates, blue lace agate is a protective stone. Its protective energies are gentle and subtle and it is a particular protector for children.
This creamy stone resonates with the moon and its glow can be seen within. Traditionally used for safe travel especially when your journey takes you across or over water, Moonstone balances the heart and mind and helps you to see through worries to the evidence of safety. It gives comfort during stressful worry or health situations and promotes renewal and rebuilding.
Protection for travellers
Chiastolite is a warm brown stone with a natural black cross formation in its structure. It has long been regarded as a stone that is highly protective, especially for travellers and pilgrims. For long distance walks, drives or journeys, chiastolite is your friend. It also forms a protective bubble in the workplace, school, vehicle or place of business.
Chiastolite has a lovely friendly vibration and when you hold it in your hand you can easily feel its strong earthy energy. You will feel deeply connected to nature and this grounding aspect also helps you to adapt to change.
Resonating with the base or root chakra, it supports you in finding your own courage.
Protection for air travel
Malachite is a vibrant green stone with dark patterning that resonates with nature and the natural realm It protects all journeys, especially air travel especially as it absorbs and transforms negative energies, toxins and pollutants from the body and the surrounding atmosphere. It guards against radiation and electromagnetic pollution and heals with loving earthy energies. Malachite can lessen the effects of noise, fluorescent or harsh lighting, and negativity of all kinds.
It protects all journeys and travel, and is super for adding your heart strength to any positive intentions, for example when visualising a safe trip.
What do you think? Would this help you? What crystals or essential oils do you travel with?