Amethyst is the epitome of an “all-purpose” stone. In ancient history, Greeks coined Amethyst as the "Sobriety Stone", believing it could help the wearer avoid intoxication. On the other hand, Ancient Egyptians wore Amethyst amulets in battle believing it would help them remain level-headed and bring protection. This gemstone has been used for centuries and now it's known as the lover of the mineral kingdom, helping the keeper maintain a spiritual connection with the world around them. It has a wealth of benefits not only to our health and physical wellness but our spiritual well-being as well. Here are 3 of the most essential ways to use Amethyst to cultivate an inner sense of calm and peace and restore the magic in our existence.
A way to purify the home and clear negative energy
In addition to wearing these stones, having them in your environment can help to purify the space and promote a calming energy. Spiritually, these stones promote intuition making them perfect for meditation and in rooms where we seek inspiration. Mentally, Amethyst can help clear the mind of anxious and negative thought patterns. Physically, having this stone in your home is believed to strengthen one’s immune system while helping to heal any hormonal imbalances that exist in our bodies.
Placing Amethyst in the bedroom is very popular as it is the ultimate dreamers stone. It’s beneficial for those with insomnia and is said to help dispel bad dreams and create an opportunity for a spiritual and intuitive sleep cycle. Place an Amethyst crystal underneath your pillow to encourage this relationship with your subconscious. In children’s rooms, Amethyst is the perfect addition because of its soothing and calming energy. Its gentle properties promote a calm and peaceful space for little ones to rest and grow strong in. Placing Amethyst in your office or workspace also promotes a field of energy for abundance and prosperity. It’s said to help manifest new opportunities and also help purify the space of negative energies transmitted from computers and other electronic devices we tend to keep in them.
For self-love and care
This is a wonderful stone for anyone who is overworked and overwhelmed. Fear and anxiety play such a large role in our lives and Amethyst is supportive to our emotional state in this sense as it helps to bring us back to a balanced and centered place. It’s also said to assist the keeper maintain a level head and avoid becoming overly angry or temperamental. It counteracts these negative behaviors while revealing an energy of sustainable peace and serenity. In addition to everything above, it is an extremely beneficial stone for those grieving the loss of a loved one by encouraging the release of sorrow and the embrace of human life. Reminding us that there really is no death – only changing forms.
Amethyst is known to provide a great deal of ease and gentle encouragement to help us navigate through our days in a more thoughtful and understanding way.
To heighten spirituality and intuition
Amethyst stimulates the Crown and Third Eye Chakra and accelerates our cognitive perceptions. Our Third Eye is located between our eyebrows and is the centre of all perception and relation to the outside world. When it opens up it creates a flow of energy within our entire body that makes us open too – to new ideas, visions and higher consciousness. It provides a balanced space in our thoughts to promote healthier communication in ourselves. Our Crown Chakra is located at the top of our heads and is the pathway to our subconscious and the universe around us. It is the source of our spirituality and it strengthens our connection to the divine.
Like I mentioned earlier, because of the stimulation of our third eye chakra Amethyst is the perfect stone to use during mediation. Placing this stone directly on the area between the eyebrows and in the centre of our foreheads opens a meditative state of conscious thought and helps us explore understanding and intuition. Entering mediation with a clear of intention of what you want can be the first step in then letting the stones do their own magic because at the end of the day, they are a form of magic for those who choose to feel it.
I think I called Amethyst “the perfect stone” over a handful of times in this article because it truly is an all-purpose crystal. A vessel for true self illumination where this is humility, reflection, acceptance and a genuine acknowledgement of the relationship between us and the universe. We have a wonderful collection of Amethyst products in our gallery including everything featured here. Feel free to have a look and begin your transition into a life filled with more magic.