From Further Dimensions of Healing Addictions, by Donna Cunningham, MSW, and Andrew Ramer
Stones for the solar plexus help replace caffeine. Try taping malachite, peridot, green tourmaline, or clear quartz on the solar plexus when you sleep - or when you're in a situation that threatens to wound your self-esteem. Be sure to cleanse the stone throughly afterwards.
There is a substitue crystal tool for initiating the same shifts in consciousness that tobacco creates. You'll need a small piece of smoky quartz, about the size of a walnut, and a piece of blue flourite, about the size of a marble. Hold the smoky quartz in your right palm and the flourite in your left. Let their energies wash through you and retune your brain hemispheres. Do this at those times when you might have turned to a cigarette. Inhale the energy of the stones through your palms deeply. Hold the energy in your chest and feel its power.
There is a crystal substitute for pot and other natural vision-seeking drugs. You'll need a small chunk of carnelian and a piece of azurite about the same size or a little smaller. Hold the azurite in your left hand and the carnelian in your right. Feel the pulsations of energy emanating from the two stones and let it spread throughout your body, merging and filling it with power. Feel that you can hold the energy in your chest and move out from it. You can also carry these two stones with you, if you have two pockets and put the stones on their proper sides.
There is a substitute crystal tool to use when you're craving sugar or sweets, instead of turning to them. You'll need a piece of rose quartz about the size of a walnut and a piece of clear quartz a bit smaller. Hold the rose quartz in your left hand and the clear quartz in your right. Cup your hands around them and feel the energy spread through your arms into your chest. Open up to let the energy fill your heart and stomach with warmth and comfort.
Try the following crystal exercise if you're addicted to alcohol or dependent on it and want to break the pattern; or if you're abstinent from it but want to stimulate the patterns of consciousness that alcohol did. You'll need a chunk of citrine about half the size of your thumb and a piece of celestite about the same size. Hold the citrine in your left hand and the celestite in your right. Feel their energy spread through your arms and into your chest, legs and head. Feel it spiral through you and radiate warmth.
A crystal substitute for cocaine: you'll need a chunk of selenite about the size of the last two sections of your little finger and a piece of aventurine about the same size. Hold the selenite in your left hand and the aventurine in your right. Imagine that you're inhaling energy through your palms, and draw the energy into your head. Let it drift down from there until it fills your entire body floating through it like little bits of glowing light.
For those who've used heroin at any time, there's a need to clear out the brain wave alteration. Because the effect is the polar opposite of cocaine, do the same exercise but reverse the pattern and put aventurine in your left hand and selenite in your right.
helps one learn of all things spiritual, mystic and psychic. Especially aids sobriety; alcohol, food, sex, and other addictions.
Eases compulsive/obsessive behavior (desire for food, tobacco, drugs, alcohol, etc.) Famous ancient detoxifier (especially helps with poisons, alcohol.) Headaches, eyes, scalp/hair, pituitary, pineal and blood sugar balance. Famous ancient detoxifying stone. Especially helps in sobriety, as well as alcohol, food, sex and other addictions.
healing in the areas of addictions, detoxification, and sobriety.
Known to balance out sexual energy by both increasing libido or decreasing sexual addiction.
Lepidolite is a great stone for those battling with addiction as it is a stone of transition and provides the individual with the ability to make the transition from being addicted to living an addiction free lifestyle through the energy that is transferred between the stone and the individual that is experiencing the healing process of the stone. Similar to the components found within lithium, to fight depression, these elements are found within the stone and can transfer this positive energy that has the ability to transfer a positive outlook to the person that is fighting addiction.
With the ability to transfer negative energies into positive energies, black tourmaline can be an effective way for the person fighting addiction to overcome the need for the target of the addiction. Through weak moments when surrounded by chaotic energy, black tourmaline can be an effective way to overcome the urge and the need to find the target of the addiction.
Clear quartz can be helpful to those fighting addiction as it provides the person with the ability to absorb the negative energies and vibrations. Absorbing the negative energies can take these thoughts out of the mind and ensure that the individual will not be faced with these negative thoughts in the future. Clear quartz can be programmed with positive thoughts and these positive thoughts can be projected on the world around the individual and therefore influence the negative thoughts away from the individual, helping them to gain the power that they need to overcome the addiction.
As one of the most effective soothing crystals, rose quartz can create soothing and calming effects through the individual that is facing the addiction. Many times while facing addiction the thoughts and the feelings through the heart can become overwhelming. Rose quartz can be an effective way to calm and soothe the thoughts, creating the peace and serenity that is needed to overcome the addiction.
Crystal Tips for Addiction and Detoxing
*Quartz, Amethyst, Fluorite, and Labradorite are important stones for
this disorder. The idea is to bring the energy down from the head and
to "release" the tension.
*Danburite is used to bring about change. Powerfully radiates bright,
pure, white light, filling our body, mind, and spirit (and
relationships) with loving light. Excellent to cleanse, purify, or
debrief. Use this to scan the body for blockage or cold spots. Place
one piece of Danburite at the Crown Chakra and use five quartz for an
*Consider using your crystals in acupressure points, trigger points
and for calming the body with massage, Chakra balancing and an Aura
*Carry purple stones such as amethyst and fluorite.
*Create a gem essence with amethyst, purple fluorite and quartz. Take
8 drops under the tongue 3-4 times a day.
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