AmberNovember 16, 2016
Key words Light, warmth, solar energies, clarification, healing
Chakras Solar Plexus (3rd)
Amber is an organic material made up of fossilized natural botanic resins.
The ancient Greek term for Amber was elektron, a word referring to the sun. Amber is known to develop an electric charge when rubbed, and our word ‘electricity’ derives from the ancient Greek term for Amber.
Amber is a form of solidified sunlight. Unlike other crystals and stones born within the depths of the Earth’s crust, Amber is first created by the synthesis of light by plants and trees. As it is fossilized, that life force is solidified into the material we know as Amber.
Amber varies in color from yellow to brown or reddish brown, and is often transparent. Frequently it contains bits of plant material or fossil insects, some dating as far back as 120 million years ago.
Amber has been fashioned into jewellery and ornaments for thousands of years. In Egypt, it was used at least 4,500 years ago, and Amber beads dating back to 2,000 B.C. have been found in Crete. In Europe during Middle Ages, rosary beads made from Amber were so popular that the available supplies were exhausted.
In the mythology of ancient Greece, Amber was created when Phaeton, son of the sun god Helios, was struck and killed by lighting. The grief of his sisters was so great that it turned them to poplar trees, and their tears were transformed to droplets of Amber.
Many stones help us to connected with Light, but Amber brings us to Warmth. The energies of Amber are very solar, and they have the quality of creating a comfortable sense of warmth, health and well-being in the wearer. Amber carries the vibration of organic life, perhaps because it came from living trees, and that makes if feel very friendly and familiar to us. Amber has always been valued by humans for both its beauty and its healing qualities, and our long history of positive regard for Amber makes it a substance we tend to immediately like.
Amber is recommended to be worn or carried by anyone recovering from illness or injury, because its warm and nurturing energies put us in touch with our own essential strength and security. It is excellent for convalescence, because it warms the inner being and activates the life force, as well as one’s emotional desire for wellness. It helps one to see the path to recovery and have the courage and confidence to follow it. Because Amber carries the vibration of life force, it helps us bring more of that energy into all levels of our beings.
Just as trees take in the ‘waste’ gas carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen, amber takes in ‘waste’ energies and converts them to usable energy.
This makes Amber an excellent stone for protection because it transforms negativity into a source of clear energy.
Amber is a key to ancient knowledge and can stimulate the remembrance of one’s lineage and the genetic lessons and experiences passed down from one’s ancestors. This makes it an excellent ally for clearing family patterns.
Due to its light-carrying properties, Amber can help those who become depressed during winter due to light deprivation. It assists in stimulating metabolism, physical energy and the flow of energy along the meridians of the body. It can help draw out infection and cleanse contaminants from the organs.
Amber helps us integrate Light energy into the physical body and is excellent support for energetic healing. It links us with Solar energy, reminding us of the Light and helping us clear resistance to our personal evolution.
Amber can assist those with Seasonal Affective Disorder or other depression based on light deprivation. It can help one find purpose and strength, taking action to evolve one’s reality towards higher consciousness.
Amber helps increase general vitality and energy levels. It assists energetically in drawing out infection and preventing infection from occurring. It can stimulate sluggish digestion, organ and gland function.
I call forth the cleansing and healing of my energy field, and I embrace the blessings of physical life.