Amethyst is one of the most well known crystal all around the world. Aside from its physical healing properties, Amethyst is widely believed to be of great use to those who practice meditation. Its very presence is believed to heal the mind in many cultures around the world, so it has enjoyed incredible popularity with such a broad range of people over the years.
History of Amethyst
In ancient Greek, people believed that Amethyst could guard against drunkenness if you’re wearing one. It is also where the name Amethyst came from – “Amethystos” which also means not intoxicated. In ancient Egypt, Amethysts were used as amulets as a form of protection during wars. It was not until later on that Egyptians elaborated the crystal into different forms of jewelries for every day wear.
Today, Amethyst is recognized as a stone of spirituality and contentment. Amethyst enhances spiritual awareness and promotes a higher state of consciousness. Amethyst stimulates the third eye crown and etheric chakras. It helps in enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuition and psychic abilities. Hence, it is widely used by many spiritual guides and tarot card readers.
Amethyst is also well known for its metaphysical abilities to calm the mind and helps to inspire an enhanced meditative state.
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How to use Amethyst?
If you’d like to try out the reported healing benefits of amethysts for yourself, here are a few ways you can incorporate them into your life:
- Carry a small amethyst crystal in your pocket or purse.
- Wear jewelry made from amethysts, such as a necklace, bracelet, or ring.
- Place amethyst crystals or geodes in your home.
Alternative medicine practitioners may use amethysts and other crystals in healing by placing them around the body. Or, they might place them on the parts of the body associated with different chakras or energy paths.
Other ways to use crystals include:
- Drinking from crystal-infused water bottles (best to purchase from a trusted manufacturer)
- Manifesting, such as holding the crystal and speaking a wish or hope
- Meditating while holding the crystal
- Placing them in a bath (just make sure the crystal can be in water)
Because crystals are said to absorb energy, it’s recommended that you cleanse them after use.