Ashley Leavy shows us the must-have crystals for dealing with energy vampires
Have you felt your energy drop the moment a person walked into a room, or felt alone and tired at a party full of people? You could have fallen victim to energy vampires. Energy surges through all of us – we swap it and share it all the time when we’re with our nearest and dearest, but it can be stolen too, by energy-hungry people who gobble up your good vibes, leaving you feeling depleted and low.
Your instinct may be to immediately reach for your protective crystals, but this may not be the best remedy. After all, energy is just energy. We classify it as ‘positive’ or ‘negative’, but actually there is just energy that serves our highest good (positive), and energy that doesn’t (negative).
So when you’re thinking about how to deal with ‘negative’ energy in a space, the first step to take is to clear the space of any energy that’s not serving your highest good. When dealing with a person who leaves you feeling stressed out or drained, protective crystals can help shield you from absorbing the chaotic energy they imprint upon a space. But using those crystals is only half of the solution − you need to remedy the root cause of the situation by clearing that energy from your space. Here are some of my favourite crystals for keeping your space free from that negativity:
If you know ahead of time that you’ll be encountering some negative vibes, you can place a Selenite crystal in the space to keep it cleansed and flowing to remove the energy that’s not for your highest good. Selenite helps to clear out psychic debris before it works its way into your energy field.
This is a very cleansing stone, but it also helps instil compassion and gets you centred in your heart space. So, if you have someone who is very draining or who often seems crabby or cranky, this crystal allows you to be empathetic, listen without being drawn into their situation, and hold space for them to move past the issue.
Rutilated Smoky Quartz
If you know a chronically negative person who always seems to be convinced that there are forces at work making them act a certain way (such as entity attachments), the chances are much more likely that it’s their own bad attitude that is responsible. Rutilated Smoky Quartz is excellent for counteracting this energy. The Smoky Quartz disintegrates and grounds negativity from the person’s energy field, while the Rutile crystals help break up any stuck or stagnant energy that the person is holding on to − these are usually emotional blocks that have never been cleared. Place a Rutilated Smoky Quartz crystal near the entry to your space to sweep their field upon entering.
Try our quick step-by-step so you can rid yourself of those pesky vibes
1 Take one of your negativity-stopping crystals, a clean piece of paper, and a pen.
2 Think about who or what in your life is causing your particular negativity at this time, and write it down on the paper three times.
3 Now grasp your crystal with your eyes closed, and repeat the following affirmation three times: “Any negativity, from me, please flee. With my [say name of stone] crystal, so mote it be.”
4 After that, place your crystal next to your paper. Scribble out the cause of negativity you had previously written down, and rip up the page. Repeat this as and when you need to.
Ashley Leavy is the founder of the Love & Light School of Energy Medicine. If you would like to train as a crystal healer, you can enrol on one of her courses. She also offers training for spiritual enterpreneurs. For more information, visit loveandlighthealingschool.com