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The all-knowing Amethyst

 

The Favorite Stone – Amethyst

For those who want to know how to use amethyst in healing; this potent and pretty stone is sure to sweep everyone off their feet and leave all those who wear her gorgeously grounded at the same time. Said to be the bridge that connects the concrete with the divine – the meaning of Amethyst has long been synonymous with spirituality and is famed for its close association with both the third eye and the crown chakra.

 

Amethyst Healing Properties

The Amethyst crystal glitters across the spectrum; this purplish stone can be pale pink in hue or as deep and violet as a dream. The mineral quartz is rarely a constant, one stone can hold a whole host of varying shades and for this reason, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful crystal quartzes in the world. Far from a stagnant stone, Amethyst can change with the rise and fall of the light or when placed in different temperatures. It evolves with the body, and because of this, it is closely connected to our conscious experience of this life.

Physical Healing Properties

On a physical level, Amethyst also associated with healthy cell regeneration, encouraging soothing sleep and rest, and promoting hormonal balance. As Amethyst helps balance metabolism and positively serves the endocrine system, the body finds its inner harmony and doesn’t go too crazy on the cortisol production – which dramatically cuts down on stress and tension. Along with all of this, the purplish hue of Amethyst also ensures that the body, mind and soul remain cleansed and detoxified.

A beautiful purple boost to the immune system; the Amethyst gemstone is also known for its staggering ability to help the body become fighting fit and to fend off ailments and diseases that wreak havoc on a person’s health and wellbeing. By lending a purifying nature to the blood and effectively reducing stress and anxiety levels, the immune system takes a boost meaning everything from the respiratory system to the skin can find higher levels of power to heal.

Finally, for those who suffer the physical challenge of falling into a delicious dark and restful slumber, having Amethyst close by during the wind-down hours of sleep can also ensure that the wearer doesn’t stay up all night. A stone known for aiding the struggle of insomnia, Amethyst amazes with its ability to bring plentiful rest and power.

Mental & Emotional Healing Properties

At a base level, Amethyst is renowned for bringing a sense of calm and clarity to our chaotic world. Those who keep Amethyst close will find that they feel comforted, grounded and soothed in a truly uplifting way. Because Amethyst centers the emotions, it can be a beautiful aide in recovery for those suffering from the overwhelming emotions that come with grief, loss and all shades of sadness. Thanks to its divine spirituality, it’s a great stone for reminding people not to fear the unknown.

Death could be considered a transition, a change, and a leap to a higher realm and while of course there is grief in letting go of someone who is loved, there is also life to be celebrated and memories to be most cherished. Amethyst reminds us that in spirituality, there is also balance – it isn’t all about bypassing the negative and thinking that spiritual awakening leads to only positive thinking, but also recognizing the darkness and honoring it without holding it forever in the heart.

It also works wonderfully for those who tend to be quick to anger as it effectively dissipates the growth of rage and replaces it with a halo of serenity that can be hard to cut through.

While Amethyst works to sweep negativity away from clouding the mind, it also seems to trigger a spark that unveils our deepest wells of inspiration. When our mind is calm and focused we are able to tap into our creative mind and unveil all those ideas and interests that were stashed behind the wall of inner chaos.

Nurturing meditation, encouraging restful sleep, clearing away the cobwebs, and helping us to divine our deeper paths through life, Amethyst promotes deep transformation in our lives. When we make space within for peaceful courage, we are able to follow the map of our own making and to pursue the things that will serve us.

For those who struggle with the art of decision making, Amethyst can also help to harness the inner power needed to make choices that work for the individual. Life throws up all kinds of challenges and this can sometimes leave people in a state of freeze, unsure of which way to turn. Amethyst gently reminds the wearer that all is not lost and they have the inner sight, knowledge and wisdom they need to pick a path to walk down.

For those who tend to be a little hot-headed in arguments, Amethyst can also help to bring the wearer back down to a calm and collected state of mind. It’s a great stone for aiding in family and relationship dynamics as it supports a level head and comes from a place of love.

Metaphysical Properties

For those who are looking to leap higher into their spiritual awakening, Amethyst is one of the most important stones in the healing pack. It is strongly associated with the crown chakra and is even said to bridge the gap between the physical and the spiritual realms.

The third eye chakra is known for being one of the most powerful intuitive tools to have in the pack. Everyone has the gift of intuition, it’s all about how they harness it. As Amethyst kindles the third eye to awaken, it grants the sixth sense to bloom into being. In eastern philosophy, it is said that the third eye is the spiritual center of a person’s existence. It’s also responsible for how people perceive reality and how open they are to opening the door and stepping out into spiritual enlightenment. The colour associated with the third eye chakra is indigo which also links to the colour of Amethyst. When the third eye chakra is blocked, people may struggle with feelings of depression and anxiety, and maybe feel the weight of cynicism heavy on their soul. By awakening the third eye, one can awaken intuition, let their inner wisdom flow, and invite the sparkle back to their imagination.

The crown chakra is the sacred energy center and also intricately connected with the Amethyst stone. Its where the cosmic consciousness sits and is where people receive those much-needed messages from the universe and the connection to the cosmos. When the crown chakras power is untapped or there is a block, people may feel alienated or disconnected from the world around them. They may feel their ego gets in the way too much. When the crown chakra is open and ready to receive, there is balance, wellbeing, deeper connection and a working confidence in one own’s wisdom.

With a long history as an amulet for protection it’s no surprise that Amethyst works to counteract the negative energies of external environments. Amethyst can ward of physical attacks; lending protection against misfortune. On a spiritual level it also helps protect the mind against black magic and emotional manipulation.

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