Amethyst is probably the most popular healing crystal, well known for the properties it represents in field of spirituality, peace, and protection. Amethyst is a powerful crystal that works equally well in all planes – emotional, spiritual, and physical to provide balance, patience, and peace to the seekers.
Amethyst is used extensively in crystal therapy, which is a primordial alternative medicine technique that involves the application of crystals and gemstones to facilitate healing. Thanks to it’s unique healing energy, Amethyst has been used in healing a number of ailments and conditions through the ages.
The name Amethyst is derived from the Greek “Amethystos”, which means “not drunken”, as Amethyst was thought to ward off drunkenness in ancient times. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it, in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. In ancient Egyptian history, Amethyst was used as a talisman for soldiers in hopes of keeping them calm and safe in times of danger.
Today, the Amethyst crystal is used widely in fields of mental, physical and spiritual healing and as a tool for instilling peace of mind.
Physical – Amethyst is the stone most healers use to aid with headaches, pain relief, insomnia and withdrawal symptoms. By placing the stone under the pillow, Amethyst helps relieve sleeping issues and eradicate bad dreams. Worn as a piece of jewelry, Amethyst encourages peace of mind, relieves stress and anxiety, and beckons prosperity in our lives.
Mental – Amethyst is a stone that connotes peaceful vibrations and allows a sense of calmness to wash over you. This powerful stone resonates with your Crown and Third Eye Chakra, opening you to the magic of the universe.
Spiritual – Amethyst as an ancient healing stone, channels the sacred and helps you manifest your dreams. Meditative and psychic energy flows easier with Amethyst by your side as it helps keep the mind from sliding into restlessness, leading to deeper meditation states. As a stone of spirituality, Amethyst clears pathways to the divine.
Sometimes life gets a little too structured and we have a hard time seeing the universal energy around us. That is when it’s the best time to connect to the unbridled spiritual energy of mother nature, to remind ourselves the true nature of our own existence.
Namaste, Team Sivalya