As Mom’s it comes natural to us to nurture others but what about ourselves? As a business owner, and a single mother of twins, I have learned how to take care of myself in a subtle but powerful way. Working with gemstones for the last 20 years, has taught me how powerful these gifts from Mother Nature are. They are little reminders of how incredible we are as Mom’s and help encourage us to take a breath when we’re faced with a moment of challenge. The healing effects when worn can shift a day of stress to a day of calm. I can use different stones to keep me steady, balanced and happy throughout my day. There are thousands of stones with amazing healing properties but here are the top 5 that I can’t live without as a mother.
Black onyx is the stone of strength and perseverance. When I gave birth to my twins I wore nothing else for the first 3 years. This stone is powerful to help the transition to motherhood which no one can prepare you for. I was naturally drawn to this stone these first few years learning later that this was the stone of endurance. It was exactly what I needed.
Rose Quartz is the stone of love and compassion that opens and heals the heart. As mothers, we give love all the time, yet often we forget to receive. This stone is the perfect reminder to love ourselves unconditionally. Only when we truly love ourselves are we able to receiving love from others.
Turquoise is the stone of health, balance and intuition. This very nurturing stone always helps to bring me back to my center. As a blue stone, it’s also connected to the throat chakra, the powerful energy center that helps us to speak up for ourselves. When we speak our truth, anything is possible!
Carnelian is the stone of protection, stability and vitality. This stone helps you to be fearless and courageous in all that you do. When life hands me a little more than what I’m ready for, this is the stone I wear to push me through to the other side. Wear this to channel your inner fearless goddess!
Last but not least is Angelite, the stone of acceptance and compassion. I like to use this for my own self-acceptance and compassion towards all that I do as a Mom. I know from so many Moms, that we all carry guilt and self judgement. This happy and calming blue stone helps me to love and accept myself just the way I am.
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