Apache tears are native to Mexico and the Southwest in the United States. Their name derives from a story about an Apache Indian tribe pursued by cavalry. It is said that the warriors were forced over a precipice to their deaths and that the dark tears of grief of the Apache women solidified into the droplet-shaped stones which can be found in that area.
Apache Tears, like most types of Obsidian, can be used for grounding and for protection from negative energies. They link easily with one’s emotional body and can be used to cleanse and heal old wounds or emotional ‘baggage’ one may be carrying from the past, whether in this life or a previous one. Apache Tears facilitate processing and release of frozen emotional patterns, especially those held below one’s level of awareness. They are ideal helpers when one is working to uncover and release such blockages—in spiritual counseling, therapy, breathwork or rebirthing.
Meditation with Apache Tears can open the floodgates of grief, allowing cleansing and release of feelings of woundedness or victimization. Apache Tears can be excellent talismans of protection from all sorts of negative forces. They raise one’s level of psychic attunement, so one can ‘feel’ the approach of threatening per-sons, situations or energies. They can be a sort of ‘vacuum cleaner’ for negative vibrations, keeping one clear by magnetizing and neutralizing disharmonious frequencies. Thus they can also be used to cleanse one’s own auric field and etheric body of all sorts of unpleasant influences, whether they are astral parasites or one’s own chosen limitations and burdens.
Apache Tears help one understand the value of the physical plane and the spiritual lessons it has to teach us. They are useful for psychic protection and can help one open to the realms of Nature spirits and other Earth cohabitants from this and other dimensions. [SOURCE: Simmons, Robert. The Book of Stones, Revised Edition]
AFFIRMATION: "I affirm that the Earth is my home, that I am grounded, safe and protected, and I release any wounds or negativity that might hold back my spiritual growth.." [Ahsian 37]
WEIGHT: 21-52 mm
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