Most of us have our quick-fixes for calming travel nerves, but chill-pills and airport cocktails often leave us feeling worse when the effects wear off. A carry-on full of crystals, however, can only bring feel good vibes. Right?
This surprising tip comes from crystal healer and regular contributor, Heather Askinosie of Energy Muse. As silly as it sounds to travel with a bag full of rocks, we have full faith in the mentality-shifting power of mindfulness practices (as well as Heather’s crystalline energy prowess). We’re learning which crystals are best for soothing travel stress and boosting feel-good vaycay vibes. Pack your bags for a better state of mind…
One of the best ways you can invest in your self is through travel. It gives you the opportunity to experience different cultures, opening you up to new experiences to expand your horizons. Travel nurtures your mind and spirit, giving you the opportunity to see life through a new set of eyes.
As I packed for my upcoming trip to Hawaii, one question ran through my mind: What crystals am I going to bring with me? Traveling with crystals ensures that your trip will be energetically charged with good vibes. Having crystals with you keeps you grounded and connected to the earth, encouraging you to live life to the fullest on your journey. They can also be a touchstone to help you stay relaxed while expanding your awareness beyond your daily comfort zone – it’s like taking a little piece of home with you on your adventure.
Although traveling is ultimately wonderful and exciting, many people experience fear of flying and traveling over water, or anxiety from being in unfamiliar surroundings. Your crystal allies will calm your travel nerves, acting as a gentle reminder that you have a trusted friend in Mother Earth. With your crystals in hand, you are in for a safe, fun-filled adventure full of refreshing and revitalizing self-discovery.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page. – Saint Augustine
Before your trip, make sure you clear your crystals! Burn a little sage, palo santo or frankincense and immerse your crystals in the smoke to purify any unwanted energy and restore their vibrancy. Once your crystals have been cleansed, hold them in your hands to program them with your intention for your trip. Say out loud, “I program these crystals for protection and may the road ahead be filled with grace, fun and blessings.” Feel free to add anything else to manifest the ultimate energy for your journey.
The next time you’re getting ready for your trip, add a few crystals to your packing list! Instead of saying, “I wish I had,” you will say,“ I am glad I did!”
6 Crystals to Cure Travel Nerves
Malachite is believed to be the guardian stone for travelers. Ancient lore states that if danger is looming, it will warn you by shattering into pieces. If you need to overcome the fear of flying or are suffering from jet lag, malachite will prove to be your ally. Its eye-like pattern holds the energy of protection from accidents and physical danger. Hold a malachite stone in each hand while flying or keep one in your pocket to soothe your nerves. It’s a stone of change and transformation, which makes it helpful for jet lag, allowing you to energetically shift from one state to another. Malachite is a stone you will want to clear often as it absorbs a lot of energy.
Labradorite is the stone of destiny. This crystal is all about aligning you with synchronistic events that line up in your favor. You will find that suddenly “coincidences” begin to happen, and the universe opens up to you, as if a magical energy surrounds your trip. Labradorite’s rainbow hues awaken the intuitive inside you, helping you meet helpful people along your journey and build harmonious relationships with them. Carry a labradorite stone in your pocket or purse on your travel adventure.
Shungite is my go-to mineral to neutralize electromagnetic energy from the airport’s x-ray machine or security scanner. This black, carbon-filled stone absorbs and neutralizes the energy so that it doesn’t attach to your aura and energy field. It’s one of the strongest crystals for keeping your root chakra balanced while dashing through the airport and exploring a new environment. Wear a piece of shungite, or keep a few in your pocket, to create an extra shield of protection around you.
Rhodonite is the emotional balancer. It’s believed to nurture love for yourself and your partner when you’re on a romantic getaway. It holds a healing energy allowing you to see both sides of a situation, which can be very helpful to prevent arguing and bickering while traveling. Place a piece of rhodonite on your bedside table or on the dresser in the room you are staying in.
Moonstone is the traveler’s stone. It has a reputation for being protective while traveling, especially to people traveling over water. It holds the spectrum of light within it, so it’s very uplifting, similar to the feeling you get when you see a rainbow. Moonstone is believed to bring good fortune and grant wishes to those who wear it or carry a piece on their body. I always add a small moonstone to my luggage to ensure that it does not get lost.
Amethyst repels negative energy and connects you with your spiritual practice. It’s a powerful stone to carry in your pocket to protect you from the evil eye, which can affect your luck while traveling. It transmutes any unwanted energy into love, emitting positivity. Amethyst is also a natural stress reliever to calm your fears, uplift your mood and inspire joy. Each morning while you’re traveling, meditate with a piece of amethyst in each hand to start your day rejuvenated and relaxed.