Each crystal of every type has a particular sort of energy. The vibration has an effect on the mind and body, resulting in transformation of spiritual and physical health. Crystals can be used in a number of different ways, but the underlying premise of each of these philosophies is that if you come into contact with your crystal on a regular basis, it will benefit you.
It is important to find the right crystal for the condition that you're trying to change. Amethyst may be the right type of gemstone for your purposes, depending on the type of help that you seek.
Amethyst is a type of quartz crystal, and most amethysts come from Brazil, Sri Lanka, Canada, and eastern parts of Africa. Amethysts are often purple in hue, but shades can differ from extremely pale lilac or translucent purple, to deep rich violets and plums. Amethyst is one of the most famous purple gemstones, and has been used to make jewelry since ancient times. England's monarchy possesses some fabulous Crown Jewels which prominently feature royal purple amethysts of astounding size and beauty. Additionally, the Roman Catholic church favors it as a popular choice for clergy; every pope since the sixteenth century has worn amethyst jewelry of some type.
Amethyst has been long reputed to have healing properties. Many myths and legends describe it as being a powerful stone for spiritual as well as physical strength.
Spiritual uses of amethyst have long been celebrated. It is said to be a wonderful stone to enhance meditation, to strengthen trust, common sense, and mental flexibility as well. Amethyst is also useful to keep a person grounded and provide the ability to flow well with life changes that may be experienced. Amethyst is also instrumental for recalling dreams, as well as a mineral of humility and can be used for us to help see the bigger picture, as well as our place in that picture, instead of focusing on trivial or unimportant matters that do not help us in the long run. Because of its association with helping mental energies, it can also aid those who are suffering from worry and anxiety.
Common folklore also suggests than amethyst has many healing properties as well. It is said to make one's immune system stronger, as well as to aid the metabolism, circulation of the blood, and hormone production. Amethyst is also beneficial for headaches and to control the body's blood sugar. Amethyst's healing properties are also legendary as a stone of help and solace for those seeking aid with addictions -- whether it is food, alcohol, drugs, or other issues, amethyst is said to help one control their addictions. Amethyst can motivate and inspire, helping people to gain focus in order to achieve their goals. It is also useful in treating unrest and nervousness, helping insomniacs relax and sleep, and assisting those with emotional troubles to let go of anger and fear.
Feng Shui teachings laud amethyst's abilities to affect change, and it can be used in almost any context where a need for change is concerned. Placing an amethyst in the very center of a room, or even of the entire home, can help balance the living space and improve the spiritual quality of the residence. Amethyst can also assist the gaining of knowledge and intelligence when place in the northeastern corners of a home or a room.
Amethyst is a lovely and powerful stone which may just be the right cure for what ails you. Try harnessing the power of this beautiful and amazing gemstone whenever you need it!
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