Crystal Spotlight: Amethyst
Well hello, Autumn! It feels like the past few months have gone by so quickly, and yet, I am also very aware of how rich and full so many of these moments, days, and weeks have been.
This blog has taken a bit of a backseat to other projects, but I'm intending to spend more time on it, as I find it's such a wonderful way to connect with more of you!
Today, I'd like to continue on with the Crystal Spotlight series, focusing on one of my all-time favourite crystals: Amethyst!
What Is Amethyst?
Amethyst is a variety of Quartz, and has been quite valuable throughout history. Its name comes from the Greek word, 'Amethystos', which translates to, 'not intoxicated'. Amethyst was believed to ward off drunkenness, and was carved into drinking vessels in ancient Greece. Amethyst varies in colour, from a light violet to a deep purple. The most treasured varieties of Amethyst are found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil and the far East.
Amethyst Healing Benefits:
Amethyst is a wonderful crystal to support healing on all levels. It has a soothing energy, and helps those who are feeling off balance to find their centre. Amethyst is also very supportive for identifying the root causes of dis-ease in the mind / body, and helps you release resistance and go with the flow of your life. Its a beautiful crystal to tune into the wisdom of your Higher Self, and integrate that perspective into your daily life.
Amethyst supports meditation, so it's a great crystal to have in your meditation space. It's a beautiful stone to help you connect with your angels and spirit guides. It makes a wonderful gift for those who have had a loved one transition into the non-physical realm. It provides a sense of comfort, and helps you connect with those loved ones with more ease.
This crystal carries a powerful energy of well-being. It's usually one of the very first crystals that people are drawn to when beginning their work with the mineral realm. Amethyst encourages a pure connection with the Divine, and radiates a sense of peace and calmness to those who work with it.
It's a wonderful stone to help you connect with your intuitive abilities. Amethyst calls you gently towards exploring your spirituality and your natural connection with the Divine Source.
Physically, it's a beautiful support for balancing the hormones, and boosting the immune system. Because of its ability to soothe the emotions and ease stress, Amethyst's physical healing capabilities run deep. Nearly all dis-eases can be lovingly healed with Amethyst's presence.
How To Use Amethyst:
Amethyst was my very first crystal. I found a piece in a health food store many years ago, and when I picked it up, I was enchanted by it. I loved the sparkles, the deep violet colour, the way it shimmered when the light hit it just right. Holding it gave me shivers! I fell in love with this crystal the very first time I touched it. I still have that Amethyst, and to this day, I love using it in many different ways.
Meditate with it.
As I mentioned above, Amethyst is a wonderful friend for meditation. You can place one in your meditation room, or even hold it during your meditation. I meditate in bed every morning, so I will often bring my Amethyst into bed with me, or just place it on my bedside table. I find it to be so supportive in helping me to let go of my thoughts and settle into a meditative state.
Place it on your body.
Placing an Amethyst on your body can support its natural healing and bring your body into balance. It's such a lovely self-care practice to just take a half hour out for yourself, lie down with some relaxing, meditative music, and rest with an Amethyst. You can place it in your hand(s), your belly, your heart, or on your third eye. You can even place it just above the top of your head, on your pillow; this will support your crown chakra.
As you rest with your crystal, breathe nice and deeply, and just tune into the subtle healing that your Amethyst is doing for you. You may notice some slight vibrations, or tingles around the area it's placed, or even a gentle, cool, breezy sensation. Whatever you notice, (or don't notice), just trust that all is well. If you feel like drifting off into a little nap, allow yourself the space to do that too.
Use it in your healing sessions.
I love to bring Amethyst into my healing sessions. I'll often place a cluster underneath my Reiki table, or bring a couple into a Space Clearing session. Not only does it support my clients in their healing, but it also provides a sense of grounding and balance to our sessions together.
Try bringing Amethyst into your sessions and notice the difference it makes to both you and your clients. It's such a beautiful support for energy healers, massage therapists, and angel / tarot readers, but it also works wonderfully for anyone who works with people on a daily basis!
I hope this inspires you to work with Amethyst in some wonderful new ways! Wishing you lots of lovely healing experiences with your crystals. ♡
Do you have some ways that you enjoy connecting with Amethyst? Share them with me in the comments below!
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