A couple of months back at the beginning of July of this year, I drove an hour and a half on a beautiful, sunny,cloudless day towards Sherbrooke, QC, with my 18-year-old niece and her friend, to visit a well-known crystal mine in Quebec, called Mine Crystal (http://minecristal.com/portail.php).
I had become interested in quartz crystals when I learned of its electrical properties and how it can help in healing our bodies. An aspect that I was curious to explore and experience for myself is its potential to absorb negative energies and aid in opening or re-balancing energy chakras in the body.
As I eagerly rushed into the crystal mine boutique ahead of my niece, I felt a serene and peaceful atmosphere in the store once I crossed over its threshold. Go figure, shelves of negative-energy-absorbing quartz crystals in all shapes, sizes and colors, lol! What an ideal infinitely-stress-free work environment this could be, I thought to myself! I casually walked around the store a few times, until a stunningly attractive amethyst cluster quietly sitting on a shelf, ‘spoke to me’. I listened to my intuition and purchased it immediately.
I place my amethyst cluster on my night table next to my bed. When I need to deeply relax or feel a need to re-center myself, I lie on my bed, take a hold of my amethyst cluster with both hands and place it over my heart chakra, allowing it to resonate with it. I relax my body in the yoga corpse position with stomach breathing and put myself in a receiving-visual mode with the quartz crystal. I do believe that it depends on how sensitive and aware you are of subtle changes in your body, in order to feel any slight effects.
There are many crystal sites online, however I found this site to be credible and helpful in understanding the benefits of the amethyst gemstone (http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/benefits-of/amethyst-gemstone).