This is a lovely, soft gentle stone that brings about peace and tranquillity for the aura. It is said to be one of the most powerful of the healing stones, as it is the stone of hope, the stone of great achievement and even the “stone of the Gods”. The ancient Romans associated Opal with hope and good luck. I think that this Crystal ties in very nicely with today’s Goddess Sekhmet, see http://www.debiwolfreeves.co.uk/archives/1471
It is noted for its energies in healing emotions and if held while meditating, it may bring compassion and perhaps gentle resolution to painful memories as it is a Heart Chakra stone. If you sleep with a piece under your pillow, it may bring about happy, clear dreams. I am really battling today, feeling a little blue, I will be wearing a piece of this lovely Crystal to help me!
It is also said to be the stone of love, but only to faithful lovers.
It also promotes feelings of centeredness as on a spiritual level it aids in activating clairvoyance and clairsentience. You may wish to use it for healing of headaches that may be caused by blocked or unopened third eye chakras.
In a reading, I generally find that this Crystal represents a soft feminine person – perhaps a mother or grandmother. It is also a stone of inspiration, helping with the imagination and creativity. It assists in releasing inhibitions and enhances the memory. It also helps in easing the process of change. And I definately need assistance with change. Being Bi-Polar, I really battle with changes! If they come out of the blue (there’s that word again!), it can really upset me. Surprisingly, of late, I have noticed that I am a little more receptive to change and where once I would have lost it completely for days, now I just need a few hours to adjust to the new plan!
Other healing properties include strengthening the will to live. With its strong connection to the heart, it helps to stimulate the glands and regulate the metabolism. It is also known to have a positive warm healing effect on the human psyche and restores harmony. It can aid in promoting tissue regeneration, healing blood disorders, muscle tension as well as spinal disorders and menopausal symptoms.
Love and Crystal Rainbows