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An Amethyst Quartz Crystal (and some history)

Discussion in 'Roundtable Creative Gallery of the Arts' started by Laron, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. Laron

    Laron Healing Facilitator & Consciousness Guide Staff Member Administrator Board Moderator Creator of transients.info & The Roundtable

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    Using the mobile app software Prisma, I tapped one of their filters and the above image came out after I had selected a photo I took last night with my flash on, in the dark, of my favorite amethyst quartz crystal. While I have some larger pieces, this one has remained with me for many years and has a really deep purple inside. At one stage I was carrying it in my pants pocket for a year or so when working in I.T.

    The mineral amethyst is great at attracting positive energy and clearing away the negative energy — including emotions such as anxiety, stress and fear. A quartz amethyst can assist with purifying the energy field of negative energy and act as an energetic shield.

    As far back as 10,000 BC the Neolithic people in Europe, and ancient Egyptians, prized the amethysts for their legendary beauty and energy. Greek and Roman societies placed them in high regard because of their healing powers.

    They were considered a gemstone of royalty, having been used in crowns, sceptres and rings of bishops. The name 'amethyst' comes from the Greek, ‘ametusthos’, meaning 'not intoxicated.' The're also known as 'the gem of fire’ by the ancient Greeks.

    On top of soothing emotions and providing protection, they can bring inner strength and clarity. It’s a great mediation stone, helping one to get to know themselves a bit easier and to go deeper.
     
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  2. Anaeika

    Anaeika Visiting Paragon Staff Member Board Moderator

    That’s a beautiful stone & I enjoyed reading your story as well as the vibrational benefits and historical uses. It’s my birthstone, so it has been a personal favorite of mine since childhood. The first time I wore amethyst was in a ring my mother gave to me as a young child. I used to wear a tanzanite & amethyst butterfly necklack I had since college. Your post inspires me to wear it again.

    For more information on amethyst, see tbis website:
    https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/amethyst
     
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  3. Laron

    Laron Healing Facilitator & Consciousness Guide Staff Member Administrator Board Moderator Creator of transients.info & The Roundtable

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  4. Stargazer

    Stargazer Realized Sentience Staff Member Board Moderator

    My son and I just visited a local metaphysical shop and he's actually shown some interest in similar shops on his own independent travels. It was a nice afternoon and we picked out a couple of pocket-sized, "matching" tumbled/polished amethysts then had lunch. :)
     
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  5. Laron

    Laron Healing Facilitator & Consciousness Guide Staff Member Administrator Board Moderator Creator of transients.info & The Roundtable

    That is great! It's always helpful to have one of them on your person!
     
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  6. Anaeika

    Anaeika Visiting Paragon Staff Member Board Moderator

    Stargazer , I really like your other amethyst story too! Can you attach the link please? That one blows my mind!:eek:
     
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  7. AmandaPanda17

    AmandaPanda17 Shimmering Soul

    Everyone should own one, especially if you have empathic sensitives/abilities; keeps ya shielded from absorbing others emotions and staying balanced! I would be an emotional wreck and definitively wouldn't stay very grounded. Plus it has an amazing silver unicorn with fierce red eyes on top! Well I don't know much about crystals and stones (I know I should ) but my grandmother gave it to me to help when our tribes shaman/medicine man told me I had empathic 'gifts' and need to keep protected by having an amethyst (not to be a negative Nancy but this is no gift lol) Anyways a while ago I read on a post that I follow, that they need to be cleanse or 'recharged' has anyone else heard of this or how to do that?It seems as though it's not helping as much as it use to. I have teen daughters (plural!) Well, ya, So when they get wild then it can get messy and all types of negative up in here. Lol plus I've had mine close to 10 years. Ha. Help lol thanks 1516806485504-453814093.jpg
     
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  8. Anaeika

    Anaeika Visiting Paragon Staff Member Board Moderator

    AmandaPanda17 ,

    I LOVE your unicorn amethyst and your story along with it. Which tribe are you from? I am excited to meet you and learn more about you and your gifts. This forum is especially helpful & supportive of growing these gifts.

    Amethyst can be cleared in the full moon. Simply put it on your window ledge. There are other ways too that I believe are found in the crystal healing section of this forum. One way is running them under water, but amethyst gets cloudy in water. You can also clear them w sound.
     
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  9. Anaeika

    Anaeika Visiting Paragon Staff Member Board Moderator

    My amethyst was stolen when my home was burglarized. All was taken except an amethyst and tanzanite butterfly necklace, which is my favorite.

    Amethyst has a way of leaving you, right Stargazer ! My intention is that whomever has my amethyst now is receiving the healing from it now. I was very upset about it then, but am at peace now.
     
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  10. AmandaPanda17

    AmandaPanda17 Shimmering Soul

    Ok well I guess he was right lol yea he advised immersing and kind of letting it sit in salt water to clear out the bad juju lol well it hangs out in the kitchen window so I'm glad I've at least put it in right place. Plus thats the family therapy office too lol I'm half Blackfoot and half Nordic so it can be a battlefield up in here with that combo/mix wild and barbaraic! Especially at dinner. Just kidding. No actually our tribes healers' mother (who was like 90 at the time) she came up to me in front of EVERYONE and yelled really loud "HAYOKA!" And grabbed my face and shook my head. Lol caught me a little off guard, plus I'm not keen on being touch by my own kin less alone this crazy lady. Ha! But she's so cool. It means "clown empath" so when I found out she called me that in front of EVERYONE in the tribe I was dumbfounded. Lol but she's got like 97.5% accuracy in the gifts of prophecy and prominitions and being a tribe elder what she says goes. So yea I'm the tribes clown!
     
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  11. AmandaPanda17

    AmandaPanda17 Shimmering Soul

    Sorry Haokah. Dang auto correct. Lol
     
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  12. Anaeika

    Anaeika Visiting Paragon Staff Member Board Moderator

    AmandaPanda17 ,
    Wow! That is quite a gift! You are so much more than a “clown”! I have heard of them and a friend here is one. They help people by mirroring and are huge on giving people the truth to help them grow, even if the truth hurts.
     
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  13. AmandaPanda17

    AmandaPanda17 Shimmering Soul

    You're right! And is why I don't have any friends that are girls. I was born lacking a filter lol well it's really small hehe
     
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  14. AmandaPanda17

    AmandaPanda17 Shimmering Soul

    Aw!!! I'm sorry that happened. And you're so nice and calm. I would have been google how to hex my stolen rock jp
     
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  15. Lila

    Lila Boundless Creation Staff Member Global Moderator Board Moderator

    AmandaPanda17, I've heard of several ways to clear rocks:

    - immersion in running water
    - sitting in/being immersed in salt or salt water (can be very rough on some stones), sitting in the sun or moon (depending on the source) though I have since understood that is more for 'activating' them than 'clearing' them, both of which any hard-working stone could use after a while,
    - cleared with the smoke of a cleansing herb, eg white sage (I use the sage from my garden as I figure anything I grow with love myself is best)
    - sound clearing with e.g. bells or bowls or sitting them on a piano/keyboard then running your fingers from top to bottom and bottom to top of the keyboard to go through all the notes.
    - clearing with intention or reiki
    - sitting them on a slab/piece of selenite stone (I particularly like this for my stone jewelery and for rocks I keep at my bedside)

    My personal current favourite method is to put my rocks (if they are weather-proof) in a special spot in my garden where I have set up an energy center that tends to take energies where they need to (sort of up or down in frequency; hard to describe)

    I like this site for all things to do with stones/rocks/crystals: https://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/cleansing-crystals.html
    Stones that work hard need some time to recharge and rejuvenate (like us). I find that the ones I don't get around to doing this with tend to succumb in some way, break and shatter or get lost or something. Worth putting a bit of effort into, IMO.

    Helpful... as I tend to walk around picking up stones and things and bringing them home with me. Drives my family nuts sometimes... well, now they usually merely shake their heads and ask what I'm going to do with them? And (yippee!) I now have a great spot for them; they go around my veggie garden and I intend that they will eventually form essentially the walkway around that garden, which is a place I treasure.

    I find your amethyst unicorn is stunningly beautiful and an incredibly precious gift! So powerful too! I'm oohing and aahing over here:D
    And every mother of teenage girls needs all the help she can get, IMO!!!:)|:rolleyes:o_O:eek::cool:
     
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  16. Anaeika

    Anaeika Visiting Paragon Staff Member Board Moderator

    I would never hex a person. The kid who burgled sold it at a pawn store. The new home of my amethyst is innocent and most likely really good people.

    I’ve learned that these stones have a consciousness of their own, are of the Earth and not really mine, and they will go where they are needed, so I was overjoyed when the burglar dropped my favorite necklace. Not a coincidence if you ask me!

    All is well in a loving heart!
     
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  17. AmandaPanda17

    AmandaPanda17 Shimmering Soul

    Aw those are great ideas thanks. I kinda walk around doing sound healing already just to keep the vibes positive in the home, also if anyone knows how to protect from spirits/ghosts (not bad ones) but my 9 year old has medium abilities and it comes a little too natural to her and they will straight up follow her right through our front door and I have no idea how to handle that! I'm like 'hey um no she's to young to start having to deal with you guys" and I call my cousin who is a medium and she gets them on their way but I'm getting overwhelmed at times i just need like a barrier up lol.
     
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  18. Lila

    Lila Boundless Creation Staff Member Global Moderator Board Moderator

    The thing I usually do is tell them to 'go to where they are better served' (escorted, if need be, by a helpful guardian), 'knowing that they are an eternal being of the light, innocent and whole and knowing that all is being forgiven and released.'
     
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  19. Laron

    Laron Healing Facilitator & Consciousness Guide Staff Member Administrator Board Moderator Creator of transients.info & The Roundtable

    Here is something I just wrote in response to you, but which I decided to create into an article for my site, laron.nz. Thanks for the idea for the article. Here it is below as well.


    Part of how I reach and help people involves running the community forum, The Roundtable, over on the metaphysical based site I founded, and continue to run as editor, transients.info. I just came across a post where someone was asking about crystal clearing and charging. While responding, I decided to also cover activation and dedicating.

    All crystals should be cleansed unless you find them directly in the ground, in their natural state. In that situation you would be their first owner. The energies they hold will therefore relate to its presence and growth over time, in that area.

    Crystal clearing is helpful for all crystals that come to you, whether you keep it in your home, at your desk, on your person, or elsewhere.

    I don’t do all these activities below this with all my crystals, as I have so many, but I have done this for the ones I consider more important and which I use often. As you can imagine, sometimes you have a lot of crystals and it could be very time consuming.

    If you are using crystals for a specific purpose, you should also activate them to maximize the effect of their properties. This includes carrying them on your body.

    Always remember to hold the appropriate intention with the activity you perform. Remember, your intentions are everything.

    Clearing & Cleansing

    Crystals are very sensitive and pick up many energies.

    When using water, be careful, as some types of crystals dissolve. For example, kyanite and selenite are very delicate — any crystal that fractures shouldn’t be placed in water.

    Sea & Salt Water

    Place them in sea water, or salt water, and wash them carefully. Don’t leave them for too long. You can also use any type of water, including mild soapy water. It doesn’t have to be salt water.

    Make sure you have the right intention when placing them down to rest during this process. In this case you want to clear away any energy that does not belong, and any energy that is not beneficial for you.

    Cluster Clearing

    Cluster based crystals are great because they can cleanse other crystals, just make sure they have also been cleansed and activated beforehand.

    Place the smaller crystal inside, or on, the cluster. Clear quartz and amethysts are especially great for this purpose. Citrines can also provide the properties of abundance and amplification to other crystals, where amethysts and clear quartz would clear negative energy.

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    An amethyst cluster at a crystal shop I picked up

    Using Breath

    I also use this method when performing certain actions when doing energy healing.

    Place the crystal in your left hand. If it’s terminated, face the termination point out. Enclose your fingers around it. Bring air up from your abdomen after taking a deep breath, and blow sharply on the crystal, while holding the intention of clearing and cleansing the crystal. Also imagine a very pure white energy coming out of your mouth, over it.

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    Terminated tantric twin crystal of mine

    Using the Earth

    From using this technique, you are utilising the Earth’s magnetic field.

    Dig a hole in the earth and place the crystal inside, covering it up again. Alternatively, just place it on the ground with the intention of clearing it.

    Smudging

    You can place all your crystals together and use a sage smudge stick over them for a few minutes. This may also be helpful if you have a lot of crystals throughout your home, or space.

    Affirmation

    With each of these methods above, you can also use an affirmation.

    “I invoke the universal mother to clear and cleanse this crystal of all negative entities, on all levels and dimensions, to your divine will.”

    And give thanks with genuine gratitude, after saying that.

    Feel free to modify that affirmation to suit your belief (or non-belief) system.

    Charging

    Sunlight

    Place the crystal in the sun for about an hour, or until you sense it’s charged. The Sun’s energy is masculine, and this means the time required to cleanse it is usually quicker than the moons energy.

    Note that some crystals lose their color if left in the sun for too long.

    Full Moon

    A more popular method is to place them all in the light of a full moon overnight, right when it’s at its fullest. Consider eclipse periods too if you don’t charge your crystals often.

    Natural Charging

    Depending on the type of crystal, a crystal will pick up things naturally over time, before and after it’s been cleansed. For example, record keepers are types of crystals which are known to record more information than other crystals because of how the crystal is formed. Record Keepers have tiny triangles inside. Most of the time they are quartz based, but can occasionally appear inside other crystal types such as kunzite and rubys.

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    A kunzite crystal of mine

    Blessings & Amulets

    I purchased some cheap crystal in Peru, back in 2011, while on a spiritual group quest/journey. There was a native Q’ero Shaman traveling with us during part of our time there, who performed five traditional ceremonies for us creating a mandala each time.

    At one point, on an island at a sacred site on Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, he blessed our items, including our crystals. I gave him all of mine, which I carried a long way in a bag on my back — which were heavy as I had some big ones. This was a very special blessing and meant a lot to me. The Q’ero Shaman did not speak English, so I don’t recall the specifics of the blessing.

    We each have the power to bless our own crystals. We each can use thought based forms to empower them. There are many methods to do this. Just like our intentions are so important with all of these activities around crystals, from clearing, charging, activating and so on, we can also make them into specific tools for our use.

    When you create a wand filled with crystals, you set an intention around what that wand will be used for. You also pick crystals for the wand which you think will benefit that exact purpose. The same concept applies when blessing a crystal.

    Around 2010 I went to a retreat, south of Sydney in Australia. It was a long time ago, so I can’t recall the exact details, but it had a vegan menu, yoga and meditation. A Hindu based guru had founded the center. On one of the days, after singing a mantra for a long while, we were given a small oval shaped clear quartz crystal which had been blessed by the retreats founder. There were some rules around possessing it, such as never dropping it on the ground, or it would lose its blessing.

    Someone dropped theirs right in front of me not long after getting handed it.

    Our belief system is powerful. If you think someone like that can bless your crystal, amulet, or any item — so can you. If you think it’s going to lose its blessing when it touches the Earth, well, it all depends on how strongly you believe that — the strength of your thought forms and that of the person that blessed it.

    Activating & Dedicating

    To activate a crystal, you can use the following method.

    Hold the crystal in your left hand, as this hand is connected to your heart and your spiritual self, where the right hand is connected to your physical self.
    • Place it adjacent to your heart chakra. If it’s terminated, point the terminated end directly up.
    • Focus on creating a lot of bright white light around the crystal, as well as the energy and intention of love.
    • Now say to the crystal, “Release your energy now.”
    • And once again, surround that crystal with all that light and love. After feeling into this, you should get a sense of when is enough, so you can stop.
    After this, it’s time to dedicate the crystal to the universal purpose.

    Dedicating

    While still holding the crystal in your left hand, adjacent to the heart, say the following:

    “I dedicate this crystal to the universal purpose. From this moment on, I undertake to utilise its energies to benefit all existence. For I am one with the creative mind and therefore one with all life forms. In that which I am, I now activate the energy within this crystal in order that its energy will now be utilised to serve the universal purpose.”


    More Information on Crystals

    Crystals & Healing
    The Top Eight Crystals Of The New Age World
    Pendulums and Crystals
    My favorite rock shop in New Zealand
     
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  20. AmandaPanda17

    AmandaPanda17 Shimmering Soul

    Perfect. I love it !
     
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