I thought I would start off a revitalization of an old weekly posting with my own ‘old favorite’ stone, Amethyst. There is perhaps only one room in my entire home that does not have Amethyst in it. Amethyst is a variety of quartz that varies from the palest lavender to the deepest darkest purple. I’ve seen some Amethyst so dark that it appears to be black. Throughout my home you will find specimens of amethyst ranging from lilac to deep purple.
Know as a “stone of spirituality and contentment”, Amethyst facilitates the transmutation of lower energies into higher frequencies which are associated with the spiritual and ethereal levels. It balances the energies of the intellectual, emotional and physical bodies. It provides a clear connection between Earth and the other worlds, as such it is an excellent stone for meditation as it will bridge the worlds as well as open your crown chakra.
By wearing amethyst it encourages flexibility in decisions, helps with temperment control by way of being a soothing and calming influence. It is said that it can help business affairs to prosper.
If you direct love into the structure of amethyst, the energy is increased to the stone and returned to the area around the amethyst.
Physically Amethyst has been used in the treatment of hearing disorders, to strengthen the skeletal system, to reinforce posture, to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system. It’s also been known since historic times to encourage and support sobriety.
Because of Amethyst’s qualities for soothing or sedative energies, it can be used for not only mediation but for the alleviation of grief and healing. As a gift to those grieving amethyst can bring spiritual and emotional peace. Over the years, I have used Amethyst to heal mind, body and spirit through various methods.
In meditation, an Amethyst wand has been my constant companion for many years. Amethyst has always kept me calm, cool, collected and able to tap into my spirit. If you want to infuse yourself with calm, make and drink water infused with Amethyst.
To make Amethyst Water, below a full moon place a pitcher of fresh spring water (or filtered tap water). In the pitcher place a piece of amethyst or three. If you have smaller tumbled Amethyst, I recommend three pieces for a gallon of water. Place the pitcher in a window that can receive the light of the moon (or outside if it is safe to do so). Let the water soak up the energies of both the full moon and the amethyst. Enjoy your energized water!
I like making this on full moon to get more ‘bang’ for the work. Amethyst not only gets a recharge by the moon but the water gets a double helping of energy for you!