Protection. Divine Connection. Purification.
Chakra: Third Eye (6th), Crown (7th), Etheric (8th-14th)
Zodiac: Aquarius, Pisces, Capricorn & Virgo
Crystal System: Trigonal
Origins: Brazil, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia, the USA and Europe
Physical: Tunes the organs of elimination, oxygenation of blood, nerve disorders, overcoming addictions.
Emotional: Calm the mind, helps clear negative or addictive emotional patterns.
Spiritual: Facilitates conscious connection with Spirit Guides, Angels and Source.
Mantra: "I let go of what doesn’t serve me, knowing I am Divinely supported and guided."
The Master Healer Crystal
ૐ Metaphysical Properties
Amethyst is an incredibly powerful stone known to have strong cleansing and healing powers, as well as the ability to enhance spiritual protection and awareness. More than most quartz crystals, Amethyst is used extensively to assist in spiritual healing and psychic connection, as it is able to calm and clear the mind and spirit by stimulating and clearing the third eye and crown chakras, allowing one to accelerate the developments of intuition and psychic abilities and to better receive Divine communication and guidance. It inspires and increases spirituality and spiritual awareness whilst providing protection from negative energy and supporting emotional balance.
Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification, known to aid in curbing overindulgence and helping to break free from bad habits, limiting behaviours and addictions, including assisting one to quit smoking, drinking or drug use. It produces a calming effect to the mind and stimulates the body, allowing the mind to focus and bring forth peace, courage, humility, sincerity, self-discipline and spiritual wisdom.
By clearing one's energy field of negative influence and attachments, Amethyst thereby facilitates the creation of an energetic "shield" - a field of spiritual Light around the body that wards off negativity in one's environment and guards against all types of suffering, including spiritual assault and psychic attack.
Amethyst embodies the Violet Flame, using its healing powers on all levels. It vibrates a beautiful energy that purifies the aura and cultivates tranquility and stability. A natural stress reliever, Amethyst helps balance emotional highs and lows, soothes irritability and dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety, whilst encouraging honesty and self-control. Amethyst is particularly useful in conjunction with meditation, maximising the tranquility, comfort and relaxation, helping one to still one's thoughts and move into higher states of consciousness. Amethyst is also known to dispel insomnia and nightmares, promote restful sleep and assist in dream work.
Physically, Amethyst assists the body in fighting and eliminating a multitude of dis-eases. It balances the endocrine system by boosting hormone production and it helps to purify and oxygenate the blood, thereby reducing physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress. Amethyst aids the immune, circulatory, and digestive systems and is also useful for people suffering from skin conditions, arthritis, inflammation, tinnitus and nerve disorders.
⚕ The Science Behind It
Amethyst produces these healing effect through two natural processes: negative ion emission and the release of far-infrared radiation. When heated, even using body heat, amethyst naturally emits negative ions. Negative ions improve your wellness levels to assist the body in the removal of toxins and deliver oxygen and nutrients to the bloodstream. Good blood circulation allows essential oxygen and nutrients to be delivered more efficiently to our organs. The reason that Amethyst has such a positive effect on relaxation is that it produces a steady stream of far infrared rays when it comes in contact with heat, including body heat. Far infrared rays have a calming effect on the body and help to moderate and lower stress and tension. Heating any stone can provide tension relief on the surface level, such as hot stone therapy at the spa. However, far infrared rays reach inches below the surface of the skin to aid in deep tension and regenerate and heal at a cellular level.
☥ Ancient Use
Amethyst has been used for wellness maintenance throughout history. The ancient Greeks and Romans wore the stone to ward off intoxication and maintain clarity of mind. The ancient Egyptians carved amethyst stones into amulets to protect themselves from harm. Early Christians, who considered the gemstone a symbol of purity and spirituality, used amethyst as an aid for wounds, fatigue, and fevers. Most of these tales share a central idea about amethyst: it balances mental, physical, and spiritual wellness levels.
the greeks believed amethyst endows th ewearer with the firnmess of character. it is believed t bring wealth and stong business sense to those who wear it.
medieval European soldiers wore amulets with it as protection in battle. The soldiers believed that amethyst possessed the ability to heal people and keep them cool-headed.
☽ How to Use
In Feng Shui, Amethyst is used to clear unnecessary mind clutter and purify any space of negative vibrations. Place clusters of Amethyst in the house to clear the energy. If one is ill, placing an Amethyst specimen in the room can help keep the healing space clear. Amethyst in the bedroom will also provide insomnia relief, assuring plentiful amounts of sleep at night. It will also help to remember and understanding dreams.
Amethyst can be worn to enhance intuition, inspire creativity and encourage peace, stability and inner strength. It calms and cools excessive emotions and evokes strong healing powers. Wearing the protective Amethyst crystal provides protection from all types of suffering, including spiritual assault. Wearing Amethyst maintains the inner space of the body and energy field in a state of balance and wellbeing.
Cleanse your Amethyst using any of the following methods:
Hold your Amethyst under running water and ask the Universe to remove all negativity from this crystal. Alternatively, leave your crystal to sit bowl of water for several minutes. If you are near to a natural running river, Amethyst stones can be placed in an organza bag and left for a short time in the running water. Running water can also energise as well as cleanse the stones at the same time.
Half-fill a glass bowl with sea salt (or cooking salt) and place your crystal directly into the salt. Either bury them into the dry salt or leave them on the surface. They should be left in the salt for several hours, overnight or for several days. Then thoroughly rinse the crystal under cool running water to remove any remaining salt. Don't forget to throw away the salt after use - Never re-use as it will have absorbed negative and unwanted energies.
Another salt method is to leave your crystals in a sea salt/water mixture, as per the water method.
Note: Amethyst does not like sunlight, it is not recommended to cleanse or energise your stone this way.
Hold a burning sage smudging stick near the Amethyst crystal so that the smoke fills the air around it. You can also hold your crystal in and near the smoke. Ask for cleansing, protection or dedicating love to your crystal. Discover our range of smudge sticks.
Place the amethyst crystal directly on top of a piece of Selenite for around 6 hours (or as long as you feel guided to leave them). Our powerful Selenite Cleansing Sticks are perfect for this purpose.
Sound Healing allows a single pitch or tone to wash over an area, bringing it into the same vibration as the tone. Long trusted by the ancients, singing bowls or Tingsha cymbals are handcrafted to sacred tones and are the ultimate sound healing tool. Simply hold the sound close to the crystal for a few minutes minutes. Ideal for cleansing multiply crystals at once or very large or delicate stones that are not easy to move.
Crystals can replay any sort of vibration that you bestow upon it, simply using your intention. Your Intentions emit a specific frequency of vibration of which crystals have the ability to store and emit. You can program your amethyst crystal to replay with a particular energy, belief or new paradigm that you are trying to cultivate or to assist with specific projects and tasks.
Follow these steps to charge your Amethyst:
1. Determine what you need assistance with and the energy that you would like your crystal to emit.
2. Ask your crystal if it is willing to partner. You will feel a clear yes, excitement even if the answer is affirmative. A neutral feeling is also a yes. No will usually feel like a strong resistance and is easiest to sense.
3. Hold your crystal to your heart and then to your third eye. With clear intent, imagine the task projected into the crystal. Extend the crystal in front of you to the point where you can envision the crystal, your heart and your third eye linking to form a triangle and lock in the purpose.
4. State aloud the “program” and thank the crystal for being a willing transmitter of this frequency.
Your charged crystal is now ready for use! Keep it close or hold it when you would like to amplify the program. Remember, the magic and power is within you, crystals are a wonderful tool to magnify our natural, metaphysical abilities.
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