As an Empath, I absorb other people’s energy, including their negative energy. I have discovered that black tourmaline is an excellent crystal that aides in repelling and blocking both negative energies, as well as psychic attacks. (It is also an excellent grounding stone!) Negative energies don’t need to be that of Spirit form, which is where I think that many people’s minds go when they hear, “negative energies.” Negative energy can come from people or places in the physical world that have a low energetic vibration. A low vibration can be associated with qualities such as hatred, fear, constant complaining, greed, drama, and even depression. This can be challenging for Empaths; however, energy is contagious and you don’t need to be an Empath necessarily to be affected by someone else’s energy.
I usually carry black tourmaline in my purse or my pocket. I also have a few pieces of jewelry that contain black tourmaline. Another way that I use black tourmaline is by burying it in my flower pots and in my flower beds around my home. It helps to repel and absorb any negative energy of others coming into my house or my yard.
It is important that you cleanse your black tourmaline. You can do so by running your crystal(s) under cold water for a few minutes. When I do this, I ask, or set the intention that “all negative energy be washed down the drain.” I also rest my black tourmaline stones on a selenite plate, as that is another method of clearing the negative energy that the stones my have picked up.
If you haven’t given black tourmaline a try, I urge you to do so. Or at the very least, research it! This stone is readily available at retail places where stones and crystals are sold. If you don’t physically live by a shop, seek one out online.