By Nicole Salamate
Amethyst is a beautifully coloured quartz crystal manifesting in various colour combinations ranging from almost clear white with a light pinkish violet hue, to a deep purple. It is one of the most abundant and easily found crystals, making an excellent decoration as well as possessing healing and transformative properties almost too numerous to mention...although I have attempted a brief summary below!
Amethyst acts as a catalyst for transformation within our lives and teaches us more about our existence as multi dimensional beings - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It teaches us to think outside of the box, to seek answers beyond our physical realms of existence and to ground them into our physical reality. It teaches us how we are able to exercise positive influence over our environment, creating change and gaining a greater sense of empowerment. It can be a great neutraliser of negativity and an excellent aid in promoting meditative states.
However, sometimes it is all too easy to get bogged down in reading all about what this crystal can achieve, rather than getting to know how it can best work for you and how it can be used as a tool to enhance your own life. Therefore our focus for this month will be exploring a few simple ways in which it may bring about change and transformation for each one of us individually!
Maybe some of you have been trying to make changes within your lives but have been feeling stuck, overwhelmed, lacking motivation, or maybe facing obstacles that do not appear to be shifting? When you have 5 minutes to spare, I would like you to try the following exercise.
What I would like you to do is to sit down comfortably and place a small piece of amethyst of any type into the palm of your hand (any hand) and place your other palm over it, therefore cupping it between your hands in a way that feels natural and comfortable to you. Feel both your palms pressing lightly against the amethyst and close your eyes. As you inhale, experience the energy of the crystal being drawn into your being through your palms and radiating through your entire body. Visualise yourself enveloped in the purple rays of this crystal. As you exhale, experience any areas of negativity being released, cleansed and neutralised. After about 5 minutes, take the crystal out of your hand and place it by your side and visualise yourself being grounded deep into the earth, via roots from your posterior and soles of your feet! If you feel the need to write down any notes, jot these down straight away. Afterwards, cleanse the crystal maybe by placing it under running water for a short while, or in a manner you are familiar with. Very often crystals have a way of guiding you to do what is right, so trust your intuition as this is another important lesson of amethyst!
At any time during the following month, write down clearly what it is you wish to achieve at this time, trying to be as focussed with your thoughts as possible. Some examples could be as follows:
When you have written this down, place the amethyst on top of this piece of paper and do not disturb it for at least 24 hours. Then when you have 5 minutes to spare within the following week, repeat the exercise that you carried out previously, cupping the amethyst in your hands and following through the directions, remembering to ground yourselves afterwards.
Many of you will experience that working with amethyst enhances your ability to gain new and clearer vision within your life. Maybe whilst holding a piece of amethyst you are able to visualise what it is you wish to create. Maybe to improve your business, you could imagine a picture of clients crowding and waiting in front of your business. If you are looking to change jobs or careers, maybe you could imagine yourself in your new business environment, surrounded by the atmosphere you would like. Use your imagination and only positive thoughts please! May your month be a productive one!
Nicole is also a qualified crystal and sound healer as well as a Reiki master, teacher and practitioner. She has demonstrated her work at several major healing exhibitions throughout the UK, including ‘The Mind, Body and Spirit Show’ and ‘The Festival for Life'. Nicole’s Reiki work is also featured on a video by Quantum Leap Productions “An Introduction to the Ancient Art of Reiki Healing.”
Nicole has worked as a counsellor for over 15 years commencing her training with CRUSE Bereavement Care in 1998. In 2001 she gained a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and works predominantly from a humanistic and holistic approach. A qualified stress management trainer, Nicole has extensive training and experience of working with bereavement in a variety of different settings, such as within GP’s practices and major organisations.
Nicole has been a Tarot Reader, Psychic, Clairvoyant for over 15 years.