From the majestic mountain ranges to the great water-carved canyons, our Earth is adorned with colorful rocks, light capturing crystals, energy giving gems and healing stones. For thousands of years, these natural Earth elements have been used as decorations, therapeutic tools and natural medicinal fundamentals. Even the Egyptians Pharaohs were buried with an abundance of these precious stones, crystals and gems, not only for protection, but for a promising afterlife. There is no doubt that across all cultures, and into the modern era, healing stones were used and kept around. This is because different stones hold different healing qualities and energetic frequencies. Just by wearing them, or holding one in the hand can help align, calm, uplift or relive the wearer from pain. Stones, made from the Earth, has grounding and protective qualities. They can help the wearer gain mental insight, cultivate abundance, love, and gratitude, and keep the heart full and open. Keeping with the natural rhythms of your everyday and staying in tune with the environment, healing stones, gems and crystals are a fundamental accessory to optimal health and wellbeing.
This majestic stone ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender, depending on the presence of manganese and iron. Leonardo Da Vinci once wrote that amethyst holds the power to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken one’s intelligence. Cross-culturally, this gemstone is used as a symbol of peace and unification. It is also thought to evoke feelings of serenity and calmness.
Amethyst is also called the "Sobriety Stone". Not only is it believed to help with physical addictions, but mental ones as well. Sometimes we get obsessed with thoughts or ideas and our inner dialogue becomes a huge distraction filled with negative thoughts. Amethyst quiets the mind allowing ideas to flow and not get stuck in one thought pattern. Being associated with the crown chakra, It increases wisdom, intellect, intuition and clarity.
Howlite has an extremely calming energy and can be used to relieve anxiety, tension, and intense emotions. It is said to be able to calm the mind reducing fretful thoughts and helping you to relax in preparation for sleep or meditation. Howlite is thought to help you become aware of your goals and ambitions and to aid you in achieving them. It is also said to encourage patience, to reduce a tendency to over criticize and to promote selflessness. Howlite helps dissolve anger, both our own and any directed toward us. It also helps us to receive wisdom and insights, often through our dreams.
Sources: International Gem Society, www.shimmerlings.com, www.charmsoflight.com, www.crystalcure.com, Jewelry-Art, www.crystalvaults.com
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