If you’ve just started to learn about crystals, it’s likely that you’ve come across one of the most popular crystals in the world: the amethyst. Almost every crystal shop you see will showcase various pieces of amethyst, from tumbled stones to wands, geodes, and statues. Amethyst is a common crystal. That’s why I’m going to share with you the five reasons why amethyst is an essential crystal for every beginner.
It’s Easy to Source
Believe it or not, some crystals are rather difficult to get a hold of. When you’re starting out, you want to be able to purchase crystals that are available in most countries, and thankfully amethyst is one of them. Predominately sourced from Brazil, Canada, India, East Africa, Sri Lanka, Siberia, Mexico and the United States, the amethyst is one of the most popular crystals in the world.
You can often find amethyst at local markets, stores, and even online. If you’re purchasing online, I would recommend reading recent reviews to make sure that the shop is credible and that you’re not paying for an imitation. Once you’ve purchased your Amethyst, you’ll need to cleanse it as crystals can absorb energy. There are many different ways to cleanse crystals, including salt water, smudging with white sage, and moonlight. Just make sure you don’t leave your amethyst out in the sunlight as it may fade.
It Enhances Spiritual Awareness
Now that you’ve cleansed your amethyst, you’re ready to use it.
To start off with, you might like to hold it while meditating. Amethyst is a great crystal to meditate with as it provides insight and understanding. With its high spiritual vibration, it’s also one of the most spiritual crystals. If you’re wanting to expand your spiritual gifts, then Amethyst is the crystal for you. It enhances spiritual awareness and opens your intuition.
It Has Protective Properties
Amethyst protects the spirit, mind, and body against negative energies. Its protective properties repel negativity and strengthen the aura. Often used throughout the home, particularly by the main entrance, the amethyst will ward off any negative influences.
It Centers Your Emotions
Originally known as the sobriety crystal, the amethyst is used to overcome addiction. It helps make one feel emotionally centered and eases feelings of anxiety, fear, anger, and impatience. Its calming properties balance emotional highs and lows, and is especially helpful during grief or loss. The Amethyst enhances focus and motivation, helping the mind feel in control. It also does this by facilitating the decision-making process, improving memory, and concentration.
It is very useful for anyone suffering from insomnia. There are a number of ways to use the crystal, such as:
- Placing it under a pillow when sleeping
- Placing it on the forehead
- Leaving it in mineral water to soak for eight hours. The water should then be drunk be going to bed for a peaceful sleep.
It’s A Natural Healer
Amethyst can be used for bumps, bruises, headaches, tension, insect bites, and even skin conditions. To do this, use surgical tape to hold the crystal, and place over the required area. It also strengthens the immune system, boosts hormones and have even been known to help with the treatment of arthritis and diabetes.
Remember that the amethyst supports spiritual healing, however, it does not replace the advice of your doctor, therefore we recommend always seeing a health care practitioner for medical advice. There you have it! You now know the top five reasons why the amethyst is an essential for every crystal collection. From its emotional and psychical properties to its spiritual and protective qualities, it’s easy to see why the amethyst is one of the most popular crystals in the world.
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