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Tears of the Gods
Amber, the “Tears of the Gods”, “Hardened Honey” and “Sunlight Solidified", was also known as “Elektron” by the Greeks. Amber is a common stone found in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Poland and Russia.
It comes in various shades of pale yellow, golden brown, yellow-green, honey, dark red and dark brown (called black) and is transparent or translucent. It is a fossilized tree resin (not tree sap). Tree resin which is less than 100,000 years old is called Copal.
Copal becomes Amber when it has finished fossilizing. Copal from Madagascar and Columbia is between 250 to 10,000 years old. Amber from the Baltics and the Dominican Republic are 25 to 40 million years old.
Amber dispels and transmutes negative energy of all kinds and will protect the emotional body from psychic attacks and psychic vampires; it will also shield against taking on other people’s pain whilst undertaking healing work.
It encourages peacefulness and helps develop trust. It brings balance, patience and encourages decision making and is a useful memory aid. It promotes moving forward on your life path and removes the mental blocks that are there and helps turn the manifestation of ideas into reality. Like Citrine it can help with the manifestation of money. It can help counteract suicidal or depressive tendencies.
Archaeologists have found beautifully carved amber pieces in graves, dating back to around 8000 B.C. It is good for babies who are teething. Amber has an electrical charge when rubbed, and was called 'Elektron' by the ancient Greeks, and this is thought to be the origin of the word electricity.
Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”, described the medicinal qualities and different ways of application of Amber. During the plagues in the Middle Ages, Amber was burned to fumigate the streets which saved a lot of lives and it was recommended as an excellent preventive measure.
Amber is associated with the Goddess Elektra who is the Greek Goddess of sea clouds and storm that form at the top of Island Mountains. She is powerful and life-giving, bringing vital water to the high mountain dwellers along the seacoast. It is also associated with the Goddess Jurate who is the Lithuanian Goddess of the Sea who is reputed to have an Amber palace beneath the Baltic Sea. She inspires bravery and courage for those who risk everything for love.
Amber is associated with Archangel Jophiel whose name means "Beauty of God" she is the Archangel of art and beauty and helps us to think beautiful thoughts. It is also associated with Archangel Seraphiel who is chief of the Seraphim and the Archangel of justice; call on him when you wish to bring order in chaotic situations.
Amber is primarily associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura), relating to our identity and our power in this world. Its secondary Chakra is the Throat Chakra (Vishuddha), relating to communication, and is from where you speak your truth. Amber opens and cleanses all of the Chakras as well as cleansing the Kundalini line.
In crystal healing, Amber is said to help with illnesses and symptoms relating to: arthritis, asthma, birthing problems, bone disorders, bowel problems constipation/diarrhoea, brain disorders, breathing problems, colds and flu, dental pain, dental problems, earache, ear infections, emphysema, gallbladder, goitre, headache and migraine relief, heart, immune system strengthening and support.
It also aids with infection, intestinal disorders, kidney disorders, laryngitis, lungs, lymphatic system, nervous system regeneration and healing, ovarian cysts, ovarian disorders, pain relief, pancreatic health, pneumonia, pregnancy, rheumatism, skin abrasions, infections and irritations, spleen, stomach problems, throat, tonsillitis, toxins, trauma, urinary tract, viruses and wounds.
Emotionally, Amber is said to assist with dispelling and releasing negativity, easing depression, grounding, patience, reducing stress and tension. On a spiritual level, it is reported to help with ancient knowledge and wisdom, aura balancing, clairsentience, earth healing, grounding and past-life recall.
Amber is not a traditional or a natural birthstone but is a modern birthstone for the Zodiac sign of Leo (23rd July - 22nd August) and Aquarius (20th January - 18th February). Amber is not on the anniversary list.
Amber is a perfect crystal for meditating with to Amber with meditation provides you with healing all the auras. It refills, protects and repairs aura tears from too rapid emotional or karmic release.
Affirmation: I am protected from negativity of all kinds.
Important to Know
As with all crystals you use regularly, don’t forget to cleanse and recharge it at least once a month.
For crystal healers who use crystals in their work, they should be cleansed after each client to remove any negative energy prior to being used on someone else.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Although the powers of crystals and stones are well documented and have been proven to help bring positivity into people's lives, they are never a substitute for medical advice.
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