Let me tell you a beautiful but sad legend.
It is said that a tribe of Apache warriors were ambushed by cavalry, rather then be taken prisoner and suffer horrific torture that would most certainly end in their deaths they decided to ride their horses off a cliff and die as they lived….as warriors.
The Apache women found their men perished at the bottom of the cliff by the waters edge, they cried tears for so long and so hard that the very earth cried with them.…..these tears solidified into droplet shaped stones and became what we know today as Apache Tears.
It is said that when a person holds or works with these crystals that they will grieve but shed only a few tears, it is believed the Apache women cried so much that day that the person that holds the stone need not cry.
Like most Obsidian Apache tears are used for grounding and protection from negative energies. They are excellent in helping a person suffering with grief, when used through meditation they can sometimes bring forward all those feelings of loss, open the floodgates to grief, allowing cleansing and the release of feelings of being wounded.
They are an excellent talisman for protection against negativities, but also assist you in ridding yourself of limitations or burdens you have placed on yourself.
Apache Tears are one of my favourite crystals, because of the incredible grounding effect that they have.
Their elements are Earth and Fire.They work with the Root and Heart chakras.
Love and healing,
Note: Crystals are used as spiritual supports and normal healthcare and medical advice should still be adhered to.