Love comes in many forms, self-love, romantic love, family love, friendship, and unconditional love. In any case, it is a strong feeling of affection and connection. And it is a wonderful warmth, cozy feeling.
Sel-love and self-compassion are the foundation for good relationships. It doesn't mean being self-absorbed, narcissist, or egoist. It means acknowledging that we are worthy and loved. Knowing that everybody makes mistakes and being willing to be a better person. It is being kind towards ourselves. The way we love ourselves will have an impact on our relationships with others.
Romantic and passionate love is the kind of love that most people think about when the word love is pronounced. It comes from the deep connection with our partner and should not be taken for granted, as almost everything in life!
Family love helps us feel secure and safe, it makes us feel supported. Or at least it should, if that's not the case for you, remember that meaningful relationships can be even stronger and healthy.
Friendship love is also a powerful one, after all, we choose our friends because we feel connected and share with them important moments of our lives, we trust them with our secrets. Plus, they comfort us and make us laugh, what could be better than that?
Unconditional love is broader and stronger, it is loving without expecting anything in return, it is about compassion and acceptance, it is being kind and empathic. And it is a love that you can extend to all the world, people, animals, nature.
Now that we had a quick glimpse into the different types of love, let's dive into two crystals that can assist us on our loving journey. Rose Quartz is a given, after all, it is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. Rose Quartz is able to replace negative energy with love, it opens the heart, and enables inner healing. It is perfect for strengthening empathy, sensitivity and aids the acceptance of the change. Emotionally there is no better stone, allowing you to realize unexpressed emotions while teaching you to love yourself.
Carnelian is also a great choice. The stone helps you to trust yourself and your perceptions. Emotionally, this gem is a powerful protector against envy, rage, and resentment, your's or other people's. Carnelian calms anger and banishes emotional negativity, replacing it with a love of life.
You can find these crystals in many shapes, raw, polished, heart-shaped, and crystal jewelry.