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Learning about Amethyst
By Shaqueria Howard
Known to provide great calming effects and enforce a clear mind, Amethyst has been used since ancient times for its many healing benefits. Ancient Egyptians, for example, would use Amethyst to guard against guilt and fearful things. Have you found it difficult to relieve yourself of headaches or to get adequate, restful sleep at night? Maybe finding your focus or peace of mind can be difficult at times. If any of these apply to you, Amethyst may be a stone for to keep close. Here is a stone that may be able to help with these problems and more. Let’s learn more.
We introduce to you, Amethyst, our highlighted stone of the week. Amethyst gemstone is a personal favorite of mine, and I make sure to keep this stone with me at all times. Amethyst is an alluring purple stone known to have the meaning “not drunken.” Traditionally, Amethyst was worn against drunkenness and a sober mind. Amethyst is a variety of quartz, which ranges in different shades of purple from lilac to royal purple but if it is exposed to heat can turn to brown or yellow. Amethyst can be worn as protection from self-deception as well as a protection against witchcraft. Amethyst has been known for its use to open the spiritual and psychic centers making it one of the power stones. When worn as a necklace in can be meditation aid.
Amethyst ensures a calm state of mind in all situations and balances polarities. Its healing functions include promoting self-control, calming harsh emotions and bringing more stability into your life. Amethyst also helps practical applications of imagination, aids meditation and sleep. Amethyst is a gemstone that healers wear, due to its power to focus energy. Amethyst is also used for blood and breathing difficulties.
Amethyst gem clusters help to keep the air and life force in your home clean and positive. To promote healing for your body spiritually, physically and mentally, take eight Amethyst crystals and perform the following: place one above the head, and one below the feet and the rest evenly around the body (all pointing inward). Intensify the effects by lying on a yellow or violet cloth. This healing technique creates a safe space in which to explore subtle perception. This treatment may be a little intense; there are other ways Amethyst can work as well. The stone can also be used as a dream stone to help with insomnia. You can also place the Amethyst stone under your pillow for pleasant dreams or you can rub it across your forehead for relief form a headache.
Amethyst can also rid your environment of negative energy. I highly suggest taking this stone to work to create a peaceful environment as well. There are many different ways you can use Amethyst as protection. Amethyst can be worn as a bracelet, necklace, earrings, and even on a key chain. You can also keep the stone around the house to clear and heal the mind. You can place the Amethyst clusters or several stones in a window that gets the most sun throughout the day. Amethyst used as a meditation focus will increase positive and spiritual emotions. Amethyst can help to overcome fears, cravings as well as help to relieve headaches.
Consider keeping Amethyst close to bring you more peace of mind, clarity, and healing!
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