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In cultivating psychic powers and intuitive capacity, amethyst is excellent, as it offers its protective and healing powers to any meditation. More a stone to put you in touch with your own inner knowing than to produce visions, it nevertheless has a powerful spiritual tradition and, as previously mentioned, is excellent for people who yearn to be in touch with higher levels of spirituality and awareness.
Amethyst is extremely beneficial to the mind, calming or stimulating as appropriate. When you meditate, it turns thoughts away from the mundane into tranquility and deeper understanding. Mentally, it helps you feel less scattered, more focused and in control of your faculties. It enhances the assimilation of new ideas and connects cause with effect.
This stone facilitates the decision-making process, bringing in common sense and spiritual insights, and putting decisions and insights into practice. Mentally, it calms and synthesizes, and aids the transmission of neural signals through the brain. It is helpful where insomnia is caused by an overactive mind and protects against recurrent nightmares. Amethyst enhances memory and improves motivation, making you more able to set realistic goals. It can help you to remember and understand dreams and facilitates the visualization process.
Amethyst balances out highs and lows, promoting emotional centering. It dispels anger, rage, fear, and anxiety. Amethyst has the capacity to awaken spirituality at any level of social, emotional, intellectual, and physical interaction, and is thought to offer particular comfort to those who are experiencing grief, the loss of a loved one, or change itself as representative of loss. Alleviating sadness and grief, it supports coming to terms with loss. Said to also have a relieving effect on stress, depression, emotional despair, and ineffective communication, amethyst encourages inner peace in difficult circumstances, deepens intuitive powers, and increases communication between right- and left-brain functions.
Amethyst is one of the most spiritual stones, promoting love of the divine, giving insights into its true nature, and encouraging selflessness and spiritual wisdom. It opens intuition and enhances psychic gifts. This is an excellent stone for meditation and scrying and can be placed on the third eye to stimulate it. Sleeping with Amethyst facilitates out-of-body experiences* and brings intuitive dreams.
At a subtle level, Amethyst balances and connects the physical, mental, and emotional bodies, linking them to the spiritual. It cleanses the aura and transmutes negative energy, and stimulates the throat and crown chakras. It is helpful for people about to make the transition through death. Amethyst can stabilize psychiatric conditions but should not be used in cases of paranoia or schizophrenia.
Clusters and geodes can be placed in the environment and single points are used in healing.
Place the point in toward you to draw in energy, and away from you to draw off energy.
Amethyst is especially beneficial worn over the throat or heart.
For insomnia or Amethyst nightmares, place under the pillow.