Many people are enchanted by the beauty of amethyst. Its stunning purple color and wide accessibility are valued by all healers and crystal lovers. We see it in jewelry, specimen pieces, sculptures, and at pretty much every rock store and mall. This abundant mineral comes out of the Earth in tremendous plenitude. While people gravitate toward it for its beautiful purple shade, it is truly an exceptional stone for awakening!
Tools for the Seeker
Amethyst connects the user to the Source and the higher self for guidance on one’s true identity and divine purpose, helping to put you on the right path. It is truly a stone for spiritual attunement. A person who is awakening to the potential of working with spirituality, such as opening up to things like intuition and self-awareness, will find amethyst an essential tool to have in one’s esoteric toolbox. This stone is for those who realize or are beginning to feel that their soul is much bigger than they’ve ever understood.
When I talk about using amethyst for spiritual attunement, I mean fulfilling the need to feel we are in alignment with our higher selves and divine life purpose. When people first start to do this, and speaking from personal experience, there may be a sensation of feeling lost or questioning one’s identity and reason for being here. I’ve been doing this to some degree for my entire life, with a peak in my late twenties and early thirties. Because of this, I began working with amethyst and other crystals. I can absolutely say they helped align with me with who and where I needed to be, where I am going, and why I am here.
Relationships with others and the Self are affected by our ability to work through our experiences and feelings. By developing the intuition, one notices a feeling of wholeness while the subtle bodies integrate. Amethyst will not only help you do this but will guide you toward a fuller and deeper path of recognizing your true potential.
The Purple Crown
One thing it really helps accomplish is aligning and opening up the Crown Chakra, located at the top of the head. This is considered your spiritual chakra. In my own visions, I have seen this chakra exist between the physical and etheric realms. Amethyst helps open of the flow of energy from that spiritual center, allowing you to both open up to what’s above you and integrate what is below that chakra in the physical body. In this way, amethyst may even be grounding for certain people.
If you want to work with this stone – wear it, carry it or meditate with it. You can also sleep with amethyst under your pillow or by your bed. I personally prefer to meditate rather than sleep with this crystal as it feels more comfortable, but it’s important to find what method works best to you. Amethyst can be worn in jewelry or put in the house – it’s great to have a piece of this mineral somewhere in the home. Keep in mind that amethyst needs to be cleaned, so remember to clear your stone from time to time in order to keep the energy bright and fresh. Also remember to keep amethyst out of direct sunlight, as this will cause its purple color to fade.