5 Crystals for Letting Go of the Past

One of the most important things to remember in the New Year is to let go of the things that no longer serve your best interest. Letting go of the past allows for you to move forward to bigger and better things. Sometimes our past is what’s standing in the way of us achieving all that we want in our lives. Think to yourself, what am I holding onto that I need to let go of? Is it letting go of past relationships? Letting go of past mistakes? Letting go of a bad habit or addiction? It will be completely different for everyone, but one thing remains constant—we all need to let the past go!

Healing crystals can help facilitate the process of letting go of the past, serving as a daily reminder, holding your intentions and absorbing any negative energy from your body. Try using these 5 crystals for letting go of your past:

  1. Rutilated Quartz – this healing crystal is the perfect tool for letting go. It cleanses and energizes your aura, reaching the root of your problems and facilitating change. It is also especially powerful if you are healing from a loss, like the death of someone close to you. It connects you with the angelic realm to help you move forward from your loss, while connecting you with your angels to watch over you. Rutilated Quartz is said to act as an antidepressant to help dissolve depression.
  2. Smoky Quartz – this powerful crystal helps you to let go of old patterns and belief systems that are holding you back from achieving your full potential. It helps to release all the blocked, old and stagnant energy in your body. Once all of the old energy is removed, new energy is able to fill all the open space with light and hope.
  3. Aquamarine – this soothing crystal helps you to let go and move past anger, fear, old wounds and emotional patterns. It helps you to detach and clear the clutter within your mind, bringing clarity of the mind.
  4. Petrified Wood – this healing crystal helps you to let go of emotional patterns and limiting thoughts that have been handed down from your family and ancestors. It helps to erase any self-limiting thoughts or past experiences so that you can move forward and reestablish healthy patterns.
  5. Citrine – this sunny stone helps you to develop a positive attitude. It encourages you to go with the flow and let go of anything from the past that is making you unhappy. It promotes the enjoyment of new things and experiences.

You can intuitively choose which crystal or crystals for letting go of the past are best for you. See which one you are the most drawn to—certain ones will stand out to you. Trust your judgment. Hold your crystals in your hands as you repeat this affirmation aloud: I release myself from the past and allow myself to live only in the present. I am letting go all the things that no longer serve me. Visualize and feel yourself letting go of all the things that do not serve your highest good. Clear out your space as well! Release and throw away anything that reminds you or is tying you to your past. After you do this, cleanse your space with Sage or Palo Santo to maintain a clear space for your fresh start. Also, make sure that you are cleansing your crystals often!


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