Carnelian works with the root and sacral chakras, providing grounding, protection, vitality, and healing! It assists in restoring motivation, stimulating creativity, and improving mental focus. Carnelian helps you to ground in the present moment, helping you to see things from clear perception. It assists in accepting what is and moving forward from there. This is a powerful stone to work with for learning self-trust and self-worth, as it helps you to overcome negative conditioning and abuse of any kind. Carnelian is highly protective against envy, rage, resentment and emotional negativity, yours or another's. (Yep, that's right, it protects you from yourself!)