|Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to greatly focus our energy. Promoting a love of the divine, it encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. Opening multidimensional awareness, it enhances metaphysical abilities and is an excellent stone for meditation and scrying. Sleeping with Amethyst facilitates out-of-body experiences, helps with dream recall, and assists visualization. It guards against psychic attacks, transmuting it into love. A natural tranquilizer, Amethyst blocks geopathic stress and negative environmental energies. Harmonizing the physical, mental, and emotional bodies and linking them to the spiritual, it purifies the aura. Amethyst is helpful for people about to make the transition through death and supports coming to terms with a loss.
The word Amethyst derives from Greek for "to be intoxicated" and was historically worn to prevent drunkenness, especially during war. This stone has a sobering effect on overindulgence and overcomes addictions. Beneficial to the mind, it calms or stimulates as appropriate, helping to feel more focused, assisting assimilation of new ideas, and connecting cause with effect. Amethyst enhances memory and improves motivation. This stone is great for people with overactive emotions as it can restore balance to their emotional highs and lows.