How to Use Amethyst Crystals for Healing

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Amethyst is a quartz crystal that comes in various shades of purple, from light lavender to deep violet. According to healers, amethyst crystals have a spiritual quality and can be used to help individuals tap into higher levels of consciousness. Amethyst—which can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, and Brazil—serves as a bridge between physical and ethereal frequencies, creating the proper conditions for enlightenment. Lavender quartz is thought to awaken the soul, helping people to realize their life purpose.

Amethyst Meaning

Amethyst gets its name from the Greek amethystos, meaning "not intoxicated." The Greeks believed the semiprecious stone would guard them against drunkenness. Many years later, medieval soldiers wore amulets made of amethyst to protect themselves during battle; they believed the stone possessed healing powers. In Tibet, amethyst is considered sacred and is used to produce prayer beads.

In the world of crystal healing, amethyst is believed to help purify the mind and reduce stress and anxiety. To this end, the stone is often used in meditation. Healers believe that sitting with the stone in a calm room can aid in relaxation and intuition.

Remedy Benefits of Amethyst

The benefits of amethyst, according to healers, are many. The stone:

  • Brings peace: Place an amethyst, or a group of amethysts, in your home or office to create a more peaceful environment.
  • Protects against psychic attack: Wear a crystal somewhere on your person to guard against spiritual assault.
  • Provides spiritual insight: Wear an amethyst crystal near your crown chakra (top of the head) to promote insight. Hairpins with inlaid amethyst are one way to do this.
  • Promotes restful sleep: Place an amethyst near your bed or wear an amethyst pendant while sleeping.
  • Assists with meditation and visualization: Place a crystal in a quiet room with soft lighting before beginning meditation or visualization.

How to Use Amethyst for Healing

Amethyst can be used to promote spirituality, psychic awareness, lucid dreaming, and more.

Spirituality and Calm: Some people use amethyst to keep in touch with their spiritual side and stay connected with others. Because the stone promotes calm, it helps people work on projects slowly and deliberately, without rushing, which leads to more successful work. Amethyst is an excellent crystal for creative people because it helps them remain calm and focused.

Psychic Awareness: Amethyst is a powerful stone for healing. It also aids in psychic awareness and helps with imagery. It is a stone to help quiet the mind. If worn while sleeping, it helps you interpret dreams and ward off nightmares. It enhances intuition and inspiration, gives you clarity and insight, and is an excellent stone for meditation. Amethyst also uplifts the spirit.

Lucid Dreaming: For some people, amethyst can be used to improve lucid dreaming. By holding the stone during meditation, they can open up energy channels and better communicate with their spiritual guides. Keeping a small piece of amethyst inside a pillowcase is believed to facilitate lucid dreaming and astral flight.

Powerful Energy: Gwenn Henkel is a medical hypnotherapist who also works with angels. During a session, angels suggested to her that she use amethyst whenever feeling tired or out of sorts. Henkel began collecting pieces of amethyst jewelry. She now finds that her energy is lifted whenever she wears the stone. It has very powerful energy.