This apache tear tumblestone is a dark rounded piece of volcanic glass. A member of the obsidian family, it is smooth to the touch. Apache tears can help to prevent you from becoming overwhelmed so are an ideal stone to carry if experiencing grief. This stone can also absorb negative energy and assist with emotional healing, helping to keep you grounded. For more information on spiritual grounding, click here.
THE STORY BEHIND APACHE TEARS:
In the 1870s, on a mountain top in Arizona, the US cavalry launched a surprise attack on a band of 75 Pinal Apaches. The Apache warriors were at a disadvantage and outnumbered. Around 50 of the group were killed immediately by gunfire. Rather than accept defeat at the hands of the enemy, the remaining warriors rode their horses off a cliff on the side of the mountain.
The wives and family members of the dead gathered at the base of the cliff. Here they mourned their dead for a moon. Legend says:
“Their sadness was so great, and their burden of sorrow so sincere that the Great Father imbedded into black stones the tears of the Apache Women who mourned their dead. These black obsidian stones, when held to the light, reveal the translucent tear of the Apache.” (Extract from the Firstpeople).
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Sold separately. Each apache tear tumblestone will vary slightly in size, shape, color, and pattern. The approximate sizes are small 1.5cm+ and medium 2.5cm+.
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SETTING YOUR INTENTIONS
When you first receive your surrender to happiness crystals, it is important to set your intentions. To do this, allow yourself time to sit quietly, holding each crystal in the palm of your hand. Breathe in peace, and visualize your intention for your crystal, continue to do this for a few minutes. Feel your crystal’s energy; they are listening and ready to support your intention.
CLEANSING YOUR CRYSTALS
Crystals work their best when they are cleared and cleansed. There are many different ways you can do this; here are a few ideas:
- Gently rinse your crystals with (sea) saltwater before placing them outside in the sun for a few hours (be aware some crystals may fade if left too long in the full sun).
- Hold your crystals in the smoke of a burning sage stick until they are fully immersed.
- Place your crystals on a selenite charging plate overnight.
- Bury your crystals in the earth in your garden for 24 hours (don’t forget where you put them).
- Place your crystal under running water while asking the universe to remove all negativity from your stone (be aware some crystals disintegrate in water).
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