Planes, trains and automobiles! The holidays can be a crazy time for travel. Whether for business or pleasure, by air, land or sea, travel can put us at a heightened state of excitement and, yes, stress. Safety is always the primary concern, but it’s important to keep our energy field protected as well as our physical self so when we reach our destination, we arrive in a calm and healthy state of mind, ready to make the most of our experience. During travel, we are bombarded with increased and varying types of energy. We could all use a little extra protection to avoid any undue turbulence. Delays, crowds, security, traffic, anxiety – these are all par for the course in this day and age of travel. Sometimes we just need to release ourselves from all the external forces that are beyond our control and do what we can to manage our inner state of mind. Certain tumbled stones can offer protection while traveling. Some can be worn on our bodies or carried with us as a much-needed travel companion. Others can be packed in with our luggage to safeguard our belongings. These crystals for travel safety will help calm, detoxify and shield us, paving the way for smoother sailing. Here are some tips for how we can go with the flow during our travels this holiday season.
Don’t Leave Home without these Crystals for Safe Travel:
Crystals to carry with you or pack in your luggage for safe travel:
- Black Tourmaline - Like your own personal bodyguard, this crystal serves as a protective shield. Particularly as you navigate through crowds and congested areas, carry it with you to add a protective boundary between you and any unwanted energy that might surround you.
- Moonstone - has long held the reputation as a traveler’s stone because it brightens your spirit and encourages good luck. Moonstone can help to lift your mood whenever you are feeling homesick or fatigued from travel. Keep this crystal packed with your luggage to avoid loss or misplacement.
- Angelite – This crystal is used to comfort, support and reassure. It will keep you calm and protected during periods of panic, stress, turbulence or fear of flying. It will also help provide patience with delays. Hold this in your hand as a calming stone and take comfort in this portable guardian angel.
Unakite - This stone reminds you to stay present throughout your travels. Instead of letting the past or the future distract you, this crystal helps you live in the now. This stone also helps us let go of negative energy and evens us out during delays or unforeseen obstacles. Carry it to stay grounded, present and released from things that are out of our control.
Amethyst - Let’s face it – travel can be stressful! Amethyst has a peaceful and relaxing energy that helps you unwind and find your calm no matter where you or what is going on around you. is one of the best crystals for travel. Known for soothing anxieties and encouraging relaxation, Amethyst urges you to enjoy your adventure. By shielding your spirit from negative energy, Amethyst helps to secure a safe and peaceful journey.
Aquamarine - Helps with fear of flying or traveling over water. This stone has a uniquely powerful effect with paired with water. If you are wanting to attract more travel into your life, especially overseas, wear Aquamarine.
Rhodonite - is the ideal stone for those entering foreign surroundings because it helps to shift your perspective. This way, you can see how your actions are perceived by locals. Make deeper connections with people as you travel and keep yourself energetically protected with the energy of Rhodonite.
Malachite - known as a guardian stone for travelers, works to emphasize the wisdom you need to keep yourself out of danger. If you’re in a negative thought cycle about travel, get a fresh perspective about your trip with Malachite.
Crystals to wear on your body for travel protection:
Shungite Necklace - Known as the miracle stone for a technology-driven era, this stone helps purify and detoxify our environment. Wear it as you’re passing through security and navigating crowds of people who, undoubtedly are all on their cell phones, to combat and neutralize elevated levels of EMFs throughout the airport.
Selenite Necklace – As a powerful source of light, wear this crystal to keep yourself positive and uplifted. It will also help keep your personal energy cleansed and clear from any other unwanted or negative energy that may be picked up during your travels.
Wellness Travel Tips
While some airports are further advanced in the shift toward wellness-inspired travel, most airports are equipped with lounges or quiet business areas. A couple of airports, like Chicago’s O’Hara International and San Francisco International, even provide quiet rooms for yoga and meditation. Getting to the airport early can relieve the anxiety of rushing to make your flight, and with amenities like quiet rooms for yoga, you can remove the sense that you are waiting by amplifying your experience with exercise. In addition to a yoga space, Burlington International in Vermont features a picnic area on its manicured roof where you can soak in some sun while you snack pre-flight. Phoenix Sky Harbor International in Arizona has expanded on the fitness room idea by combining it with an essential Arizona activity—hiking. Their nearly mile long indoor fitness trail exhibits the beautiful Arizona skyline with views of their mountains, parks and preserves. If you’re flying out of an airport without these conveniences, set up a space in a quiet, lesser used gate.
Set Up a Modified “Sacred Space”
It can be overwhelming to have to share a space with so many other travelers, especially when all of the seats at your gate are spoken for and you have to stand until your flight. Instead of feeling herded into a progressively cranky crowd, create a sacred space of your own. Lay down a blanket in a less populated area without a lot of foot traffic. Define this area by setting down things you have brought that represent home to you. A coloring book can be a fun, meditative activity to help you pass the time. Popping off your shoes, and burying your nose in your favorite book is another way to get comfy in an otherwise uncomfortable situation. You can also try placing a few healing crystals in the corner of the blanket to bring you an energy of renewal and ease. Once set up with snacks, items from home, and a couple of activities, this space will be ideal for shutting your eyes in silent meditation, simple yoga, snacking and relaxing before your flight.
You don’t have to wear sweatpants, but you do have to make sure that what you are wearing is comfortable. Wear shoes you can walk around in and non-wrinkling clothes that you can stretch out and convert easily if you get hot or cold. Bring a blanket that you can sit on if all the seats are taken, or snuggle up in if the airport gets a little chilly.
Bring Essential Oils
Our essential oil rollers pass the airport regulation of no liquids over 3 oz. and will be a life saver in overcrowded gates. Anywhere that has a lot of people in a limited space is going to get a little musky, especially if those people and air around them are staying stagnant. Combat the stagnant air with essential oil. Take a whiff of your citrus oil when you have your spot among the crowd. This will rejuvenate your energy and release a wave joy. Ask for cup of hot water from a coffee and tea vendor in the airport, and pour ten drops of eucalyptus oil in it. Bring the steam up to your face to bask in the revitalizing vapors of eucalyptus. This scent is particularly helpful as a stress reliever, in clearing nasal passages, for cleansing the air, and in combating sinus allergies and colds. Peppermint essential oil is also great for traveling because it can help with beginning headaches. Apply a touch of peppermint oil to the neck or the wrist to re-energize yourself and unclog the sinuses.