Crystal Of The Month - Apophyllite
We are slowly making our way into the Spring season here in Calgary. The days are getting longer, and the warmer days are finding their way to us, though they have been interspersed in the wintry weather, which seems to want to linger.
We are a few days into March and I can feel the sense of renewal in the air. More people are finding their way to me for Reiki sessions and I'm slowly preparing for a couple of Reiki trainings taking place in the coming months.
When I thought about which crystal to choose for March, Apophyllite popped into my mind and refused to leave. Maybe it's because I've been using her so regularly these days, not for my personal crystal healing practice, but for my Reiki clients. Apophyllite is the quintessential Reiki crystal! I have a large cluster than I always tuck underneath my Reiki table for every session. It supports the flow of Reiki in a stronger way and helps both myself and my clients to become more receptive to all that beautiful healing energy.
Apophyllite is just gorgeous too. My cluster fits perfectly in the palm my hand, and even has little ridges for my fingers to rise up the back of it. It feels like a gentle breeze flows from this beautiful cluster. I could look at it for hours! The textures, the sparkle, the points, the deep valleys. Such a special crystal!
Let's explore the beautiful healing properties of lovely Apophyllite, March's Crystal Of The Month:
"Apophyllite stones have a high vibration that will raise your spirits, and spiritually energize your being.
The lovely clear pyramids are particularly wonderful to work with. They stimulate your pineal gland and help to open you up to spiritual awakening, by infusing your light-body with high vibration energy.
These crystals have a unique vibration that can be used in a number of ways. They have an excellent ability to transmit their energy, and are uplifting to simply keep in the room with you.This may give you relief from stress, tension and anxiety. Use a group of them to grid your home, so you can feel better all the time.
The flow of spiritual light they convey to you from the higher realms, brings hope for the future, and also helps you to release negative thought patterns that may be holding you back. Their energy aids you to feel calmer, more relaxed and happier within yourself.Use them in your meditation as they are powerful aids to assist guidance from spirit, your guides and the angels, especially if you place a pyramid on your third eye while meditating. While they have potent metaphysical attributes they also have a number of excellent healing properties.
The meaning of the name Apophyllite, comes from the Greek words that mean 'get' and 'leaf', referring to its proclivity to exfoliate like a leaf, when heated.
These crystals comes in a range of colors, but the most common are the clear or colorless crystals, and the Green Apophyllite stones.
Apophyllite stones are powerful to aid you to become spiritually uplifted. In particular these crystals will stimulate the area of the third eye chakra, intensifying your inner vision, and clearing any blockages in the crown chakra.
Their resonance aids you to release negative energy, aiding you to be happier, calmer and more at peace, while simultaneously infusing your auric field with high vibration light energy from the spiritual realms.
Once you have removed any stagnant energy that may be blocking your crown chakra, this allows the flow of light from spirit to move throughout your being to infuse you with spiritual light and love." (Healing Crystals For You)
"Apophyllite is a crystal of facilitating and strengthening conscious, intended connection with the spiritual world. It is an energy stimulator that brings high crystal energy to mystical and other endeavors.
The spiritual connection of Apopnyllite makes it an excellent helper crystal for deep meditation, mystical vision, and interdimensional or astral travel. It has been used in firewalking to protect the walker by assisting the meditative state and bring a sense of spiritual coolness. The special talent of Apophyllite is to help one remain conscious and aware on this plane during these travels and meditations.
When placed on the third eye chakra, it enhances clairvoyance and mystical vision, particularly when using the natural pyramid form. This can help one see the truth on many planes in a way that facilitates bringing this truth to the Earth plane for use in spiritual growth and connection.
Apophyllite is also used to assist in contacting and working with Guardian Angels, Spirit Guides and manifestations of the Higher Self...
Apophyllite is used metaphysically to help one see the truth and then act on it. This can extend from the clairvoyant vision of higher truth to the practical ability to recognize the truth of this plane. It brings a mindfulness in absorbing and analyzing truth in a way that assist in acting upon it in a beneficial manner...
In traditional folk and crystal healing, Apophyllite is used for tired or stressed eyes by placing on the eyelids. It is used similarly in different body regions for respiratory problems, stopping asthma attacks, allergies, and health of mucus membranes and skin.
Natural Apophyllite pyramids are the most powerful formation of the energy stimulating crystals, focusing energy intensely as it works with us. They have been used in gem elixirs to bring energy to the heart chakra, as well as to charge or preserve objects. Used on the third eye this is the most powerful form to stimulate third eye vision. This highly focused power can be very helpful or can at times feel overwhelming, so using a pyramid formation is only sometimes the best choice for a particular use." (Crystal Meanings And More)
"Apophyllite is THE crystal for reiki practitioners, healers and therapists. The vibration it emanates is absolutely beautiful and it is a conduit for pure, Universal healing energy...
Clear Apophyllite has the most amazing energy. I have never met a healer, holistic therapist or reiki practitioner yet who isn’t drawn to it. It expands our auric field and opens us up completely, allowing us to become a conduit for Universal energy, which easily pours through our system and out of our hands when working with clients. It is very high vibrational energy, so can take a little while to get used to...
Whereas clear Apophyllite opens us up as a conduit for Universal energy, Green Apophyllite opens us up as a conduit for Earth energy. It strongly connects us to Nature and the heart of all matters. It clears the heart area of past emotional negativity and makes us feel whole again. Meditating under a tree or in the garden, sending roots deep down into the Earth whilst holding a piece of Green Apophyllite is a most blissful, connecting, earthy experience." (Serendipity Crystals)
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