But whenever I leave the house, two healing crystals are always in my left pocket.
Carnelian and malachite.
A stabilizing stone with high energy, carnelian gives courage and promotes positive life choices, according to The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall. This crystals also helps people like me to trust myself, and that’s usually something I need when traveling.
Malachite is an important protection stone, according to Hall, especially for children. It absorbs negative energies and pollutants from the body and atmosphere with ease.
I have several different pieces of malachite and carnelian in my collection, but the stones that travel with me are always the same.
The carnelian stone is the very first one I purchased. I bought it at one of those home parties that your friends host. My best friend and I each bought a piece that evening. She chose her stone and I was like, “Yeah, I’ll get one too,” and bought it more on a whim than anything else.
And now it goes with me wherever I go.
The malachite stone was gifted to me by my sister. She used to live near a metaphysical shop with a wonderful variety of healing crystals. Initially I asked her to pick up a few pieces of malachite for my daughter’s room. But then she gifted one to me, saying that she couldn’t resist buying a malachite every time she visited the shop because they always had such nice stones.
And now this beautiful piece protects me wherever I go.
Other stones find their way into my pockets, too. Sometimes rose quartz, or lodestone, or ocean jasper or unakite. Sometimes so many that a passersby might stop and stare at the bulge in my pants! But my carnelian and malachite healing crystals are always part of the mix.
On the rare occasion that I leave this pair behind, I feel naked without them. I’ve been known to go back (within reason) and retrieve them before journeying on.
Here’s a short video of my carnelian and malachite stones:
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