Amethyst - My Approach

Amethyst Crystal Healing – My experiences

Welcome! For those of you that know about me already – WELCOME BACK, for those of you that have just found me, Hello and a sincere welcome, it is great to have you here! My name is Sharley, the founder of SO Curious Designs and Souls Karma. I have a passion for all things spiritual and beautiful, but my main love is crystals and the incredible influence they can have upon us in our day to day lives.

These posts are to provide you with some free information, some crystal guidance based on my personal experiences and hopefully some spiritual reassurance. Please note – none of this information is written to replace advice from a medical professional or treatment.  

So with that said, this first post is dedicated to AMETHYST. A beautiful crystal that should be in every crystal lover’s collection/kit and a perfect stone for the beginner.

Amethyst in all forms is such a well-rounded, sensitive healing stone and will benefit you physically, mentally, and spiritually. It balances the mind, body, and spirit, providing you with balance and connection between your mind and body, developing your higher self.

Calm Yourself Down!

Amethyst carries a calming and serene energy that soothes the body, reducing anxiety, hormonal issues, nervousness and restlessness. So it is a perfect crystal to use when you feel wound up or edgy. It will ease your muscles and instantly help you feel more relaxed and calm. Basically it works on the principle that it cannot take away your circumstance but will support how you deal with that circumstance. (I use this daily and, to be honest, my friendships have benefited and my tolerance of others has risen dramatically!)

Detoxify Your Body

Because of its cleansing abilities, one of the amethyst stone’s benefits is detoxification of the body and mind. It aids cleansing from the inside out. This includes the cleansing and opening of the chakras, cleansing of blood, and the removal of toxins from the body. One of the most effective ways to detoxify the body using amethyst is to place pieces of amethyst in the rooms where you spend a lot of time and particularly where you sleep, so that your body can be surrounded by its cleansing energies consistently and as much as possible.

Reduces Headaches and Pain

Amethyst helps with pain relief in general, but especially headaches. Its soothing energy calms the pain and helps reduce two of the main causes of headaches: stress and fatigue. To use amethyst to relieve a headache, lay down and place an amethyst tumbled stone on the area of the head where you are feeling the pain. Close your eyes and imagine the crystal healing your headache.

Having amethyst where you sleep will also encourage healing and restoration when suffering from chronic pain or disease.

Sort Your Stress and Insomnia

Amethyst's calming energy balances the mind and emotions, reducing fear, anger, sadness, and anxiety. This is one of amethyst's most valued properties. Just being around an amethyst stone provides such soothing comfort that you can feel your stresses easing. And we can also use amethyst to help us handle our emotions during times when we feel them getting out of control.

So, to use amethyst for stress, you can hold an amethyst tumbled stone in your hand, take it with you in a piece of jewellery, pocket or bag, meditate with one on your heart chakra, or just be in the presence of amethyst pieces regularly.

By default, amethyst will quiet the mind, so is the perfect crystal to have by your bed or under your pillow to help with insomnia. It can also help us remember dreams (although I have not had experience of that myself), and can help reduce nightmares. I use amethyst as an add-on to my son’s treatment for night terrors, which any parent who has experienced these will know, they are flipping horrendous! I also use some other crystals to support him with this, so feel free to contact me by email or Facebook and I will happily share my methods with you. (Again, please remember these are AS WELL as traditional methods of care not instead of.)

Memory, Decision making, Clearing and Calming the Mind

Amethyst will reduce busy thoughts and help you become more focused, which in turn improves your memory. When your mind is calm, you are able to tune into things in a more heightened way, which makes everything easier. We begin to receive insights we wouldn't have when we have an overstimulated, crowded mind.

To enjoy these benefits, you can either carry your amethyst tumbled stone in your pocket, wear amethyst jewellery, or be in the presence of a large amethyst stone.

One of the biggest mental benefits that amethyst can offer is support and clarity when decision-making. By helping make choices that are based on the combination of our intuition and common sense, we find ourselves making more mature and creative decisions, rather than impulsive, emotionally-charged decisions. Our emotions are often the reason we make poor choices (almost always in my opinion!). When we follow the pull of our feelings and emotions, we can sometimes feel out of control. So, with the help of this gorgeous crystal we can see our emotions for what they really are and can think more clearly. I am not suggesting that we should suppress our emotions, definitely not, but just to understand them for what they are and not let them cloud of vision. I am currently using amethyst alongside unikite for this exact reason at the moment. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes!

Spiritual Benefits


Amethyst is possibly the most spiritual stone. By bringing calm and protection to our inner spirit, it provides spiritual cleansing and soothes the soul. For me, it brings mental calmness and clarity that I cannot find elsewhere and allows your soul to feel comfort and care. Like a cuddle from a crystal if you know what I mean!! I also feel this through celestite too but in different ways, but that’s a blog post for another day!

The amethyst stone's energy is strong and consistent, so it can and will raise your vibration dramatically. When our vibration is higher, we feel and attract more genuine love, compassion, and natural happiness/joy. We interact with people, situations, and the world from a higher state of consciousness (this is what I meant about improvement in tolerance and relationship bonds). So then, the world responds positively to our energy and we attract what we give out. If you have read my blog article about the law of attraction, you will know what I mean about this.

So ultimately, because the amethyst stone raises our vibration, it will also help reduce selfishness and anything that make us feel like we need to compete for what is ours. (Please do not misunderstand this as putting yourself first, this you must do! That is a whole other conversation. I am talking about people being selfish with abundance or just being a pig really).

 It helps us to share, serve and help others with an open heart, knowing there’s no need to compete for what is rightfully ours because abundance is available to everyone. I have REALLY found this useful since becoming self-employed and entering the small business world, especially Facebook business. Wow is it a competitive and bitter battle field if you do not have the right mental approach. Quite frankly, at times I would go so far as to say bitchy and petty haha! So, please, please, please if you take away nothing but this – DO NOT COMPETE with others when you have a talent or skill, focus on what you do and do it well, avoid comparing yourself or rising to other people’s comparisons.

In my humble opinion (LOL), the most spiritual benefit of amethyst is its powerful ability to open our crown chakra and stimulate the third eye, which connects us with our higher consciousness and intuitive abilities. For me, this is the most important benefit and I make sure I work with my amethyst cluster during every intuitive counselling session, or angel reading. I couldn’t be without it. So meditate with an amethyst stone to awaken your intuition, or sleep with one under your pillow to wake up feeling more intuitive.

Keep A Piece With You

Wearing an amethyst stone necklace or crystal is a great way to carry the energy of amethyst around with you and reap the benefits as much as possible (oh and I’m not just saying that because I sell them, but if you happen to want one lol wink wink - nudge nudge!). Or carry a tumbled stone in your pocket or purse, it will help to protect you from negative energy and access your inner wisdom while you go through your daily life (which, let’s face it, is damn hard sometimes), plus all the other benefits I have been banging on about.

So my lovelies, that is it for my experiences of amethyst so far. I hope it helps some of you and I would love to hear your views, experiences or questions below in the comments section. I read and respond to all. Obviously, if you feel you need to ask a private question just email via the site or Facebook and I will try to answer the best I can.

Thanks for your on-going support as always.

Much love to you