Amethyst, the All-Healer

Photo by Erica Recto, Tattoo by Lane Wilcken

Photo by Erica Recto, Tattoo by Lane Wilcken

Amethyst, known as the “all healer,” is an excellent crystal for healing physical and emotional ailments and in Chakra balancing, particularly stimulating to the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, initiating wisdom and greater understanding and accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability. The Third Eye/Brow Chakra is the center of our perception and intuition, and when it is in balance our thoughts and internal communications are healthy and vibrant, we are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions, and can control the flow of energy within all the chakras. The Crown Chakra, located at the top of the head, controls how we think and respond to the world around us, is the source of our beliefs and spirituality, and connects us to higher planes of existence. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance, we see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life. Called “nature’s tranquilizer,” amethyst has a gently sedative energy that promotes peacefulness and brings emotional stability and inner strength. It helps in the assimilation of new ideas, putting thought into action, and brings projects to fruition. It is a stone of spiritual protection and purification, cleansing one’s energy field and creating a shield of spiritual Light around the body. It acts as a barrier against lower energies, psychic attack, geopathic stress and unhealthy environments.

In meditation, place Amethyst directly over the Third Eye to still conscious thought and guide the mind toward deeper understanding. To relax the system and increase awareness, hold single Amethyst crystals or small clusters in the left hand to draw Amethyst energy into the body. Large clusters of Amethyst are ideal for meditation altars as concentration objects to train the mind to be centered and calm.


Resources: Crystal VaultsCrystal Healing by Judy Hall

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