How rituals can help if you are stressed, anxious or lonely

In the wake of COVID 19, the experience of loneliness, stress and anxiety is becoming more and more widespread.

Researchers have noted that people who experience chronic loneliness often feel their lives lack meaning.  However, we also know that rituals create meaning.

It showed that people who performed rituals felt less lonely and felt their life had more meaning after the ritual was performed. 

Rituals are sacred and powerful because they exceed what is being done presently.  There’s intention, energy, and commitment behind them.  There’s connection, awareness and devotion. 

They are conscious acts that are being done with the confidence that it will have a positive impact in the future.

So even if they have no direct influence over the physical world, rituals provide a sense of control by imposing order on the chaos of everyday life.

Below are three simply rituals which you can incorporate into your daily life:  

 

SMUDING: 

The act of burning herbs is common in many cultures throughout the world. The ancient spiritual roots of this intentional act is believed to harness the spirit of sacred plants to cleanse a person, space or object of negative energies.

By repeating your intention in the form of an affirmation, mantra or prayer, either aloud or in your own mind throughout the ritual, you can shift the energy to release negativity and manifest positive changes.  

Our premium white sage smudge sticks from The Crystal Club are the most commonly used tool for a cleansing ritual. It is said that the smoke from dried sage clears emotional and spiritual negativity as it emits negative ions and our aura is said to hold positive ions. Through the smudging process we can neutralise our aura or the energy of other spaces and objects to cleanse and renew.

 

PALO SANTO :

Thanks to its high resin content, palo santo wood is believed to release its purifying properties when burned. In the Shamanic history of South America, palo santo is said to not only remove negativity and obstacles but also attract and welcome positive vibes and good fortune. 

Palo Santo, translates to ‘holy wood’, and much like white sage, has a long history of use by the native people of South America as an essential tool in sacred shamanic rituals for its energetic cleansing and medicinal healing properties.

The calming and relaxing aroma of Palo Santo is even more present from the smoke of the smouldering wood.

Today it is continued to be enjoyed for its cleansing and healing properties, much like sage, to release negative energies and negative thoughts and feelings. The smoke provides an uplifting scent that calms the mind and raises your vibration in preparation for meditation, providing a deeper spiritual connection and manifestation rituals. 

 

SELENITE:

Also known as liquid light, Selenite is a crystallised form of Gypsum, which is used for good luck and protection.  A soft but very powerful mineral which is said to be capable of removing stagnant energies, bringing good luck, cleansing toxic energy, protection from psychic attack and clearing the home and body of negative energies etc.

Selenite calms and soothes, bringing a deep peace and sense of tranquillity.  

Place Selenite in the corners of a room to create a safe and peaceful space.  Meditating with Selenite is said to aid in access to past and future lives, bring mental clarity, clear confusion and reveal the bigger picture behind any problem.

 

At The Crystal Club it’s our mission to help you turn your daily habits into self-care rituals to expand your self-care and self-love experience.  It really is the little things that can have a huge impact in your life so shop RITUALS at www.thecrystalclub.com.au