All About Amazonite / by Alexandra Elle

Amazonite is one of my favorite crystals. Amazonite is connected to your throat chakra, which promotes openness, honesty with yourself and others, and communication. Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity. The strong vibrations of this stone ignite both throat chakra and the higher heart. This will energize the words you speak with the power of truth. It helps you to align your speech to your higher ideals. You will use rhetoric that clearly outlines your real way of thinking rather than societal norms or expectations you put on yourself based off of others’ perceptions of you. Instead of speaking from a place of fear or a desire to please, you will speak from a place of your highest truth, without fear of judgment or confrontation. Eliminating this fear enables you to have the ability to set clear boundaries with others about what you need and what you can accept. 

Rejuvenating to the heart and throat chakras, it enhances loving communication on all levels. It inspires compassion because it enables one to see the truth in both sides of controversy. Amazonite takes away inhibitions that stifle the freedom to express feelings. This stone also soothes and calms trauma and repels self-deprecation. It alleviates worry and fear while building self-esteem.

My personal issue is that it’s really hard for me to say “no” to people or things.  I’m too nice, and I hate letting people down. I think that being a people-pleaser is a product of my conditioning as a ballet dancer. I absolutely hate not delivering 100% what people want, even at the risk of making myself uncomfortable. Another problem that I run into is that while I’m normally very vocal and opinionated, there are certain people (typically men) that I can’t find my voice around. I turn into this meek and submissive person who just isn’t me.

My favorite way to channel all of the magical energy of this crystal is to actually physically wear it on my body! I wear an amazonite bracelet every day, as well as my favorite bolo from Inda Creations. Inda Creations was founded on an amazing personal journey to healing. The maker, Caroline, experienced an extreme loss and found solace and purpose in creating these charms tokens of strength. She healed her wounds through creating earthly offerings and physical representations of love, beauty, protection, self-reliance, and strength. She found her calling in helping others heal through the grounding strength of Mother Nature. I instantly felt connected to both Caroline and her mission, and I’m honored to wear one of her creations! Every piece is made with love and care, and it feels good to support a brand with a real person and story behind it! There are tons more crystal options, all with their own unique set of strengths and vibrations.

It’s a constant token of my strength: a reminder that it’s ok to say “no,” and that I don’t need to feel guilty about putting myself first.  The truth is that if you don’t put your needs first, no one else will. I don’t know if the stone “works,” but I do know that every time I find myself in a situation where I’m not expressing my full truth, I feel the weight of the amazonite on my chest and I feel empowered to speak up.

 

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