Four Crystals to Help Release Resentment

Holding onto past grudges and resentment can bring a lot of negative energies into your life. It can also take a toll on your emotional well-being and mental health. The best way to move on from this negativity is to forgive those who hurt you.

You may have consciously decided to be more forgiving and more positive, but you find the negative emotions, resentment, and bitterness are still there. It is no secret that forgiving is hard, and it often requires more than simply declaring that you're going to forgive. Your subconscious mind is way more powerful than your conscious mind, and until you release the emotional hook, it's difficult to move on.

Letting go of grudges and resentment is often easier said than done, and we need all the help we can get. Thankfully, there are supportive tools and techniques that help release stuck emotions and open your heart to true forgiveness. Essential oils, breathwork, tapping, meditation, and crystals are all supportive tools in this process. We're focusing on crystals here but the beauty is that you can incorporate all of these together.

Here are a few crystals that may help you let go of those negative feelings and move forward into a more positive light.  

  1. Citrine

Citrine is often used to purify will. It is known as the sunny stone because it helps release negative feelings and energy. It may also help alleviate deeply rooted fears, advanced and minor anger issues, and other destructive tendencies. This crystal will provide a clean, calming energy to help you release resentment and lead a more optimistic life. Citrine is one of my personal favorites. I have a citrine crystal in my office along with a necklace and earrings that I wear regularly.

  1. Rutilated Quartz

This crystal is known as the healing crystal. Rutilated quartz helps heal from within, encouraging the release of all resentment and grudges harbored in the heart. It energizes your aura and facilitates change by revealing the root cause of your problems and resentments. It is often used for building a connection with an angelic realm, which helps heal you from the loss of a loved one.

  1. Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz helps release the blocked, old and dead energies from your body that are hindering you from achieving your full potential. It can be very helpful for leaving behind past beliefs and old patterns. Smoky Quartz is especially beneficial for stubborn people who refuse to let go of the negative energies that hinder their health and happiness.

  1. Aquamarine

Aquamarine is known for calming and soothing your subconscious. It helps release resentments, past fears, and bad emotional patterns. Aquamarine helps bring clarity to your thoughts by decluttering your mind and helping it detach from anything that promotes negative energies. It promotes tranquillity and balance, which helps reduce stress and release resentments. My first experience with aquamarine was in a reiki session. The practitioner placed it on my third eye, and I immediately felt a calm, tranquil energy wash over me. It was amazing!   

As I mentioned, incorporating multiple modalities together creates a beautiful practice. For example, I love combining essential oils, crystals, and breathwork. Or holding crystals while I meditate or pray.


One of my favorite prayers for forgiveness is the Ho'oponpono prayer. Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian practice for forgiveness and reconciliation. Close your eyes, visualize the person you want to send forgiveness to, and say these words out loud - "I'm sorry. I love you. Please forgive me. Thank you." Hold your crystals for forgiveness. Repeat as often as needed.

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