Apache tears are a variety of obsidian, created when hot lava is forced directly into the air and quickly solidifies before hitting the ground.
The energies of this stone aid in the grieving process, and allows forgiveness. Said to support you in connecting with sacred aspects of the physical realm. Breaks down the barriers that hold one back and can counter negative thinking. Apache Tears attract, and neutralize disharmonious frequencies.
The legend of Apache Tears is that in the 1870’s, about 75 Apaches and the US Calvary squared off against each other in battle on a mountain overlooking what is now Superior, Arizona. Nearly 50 of the Apaches were killed by the first round of shots, and rather than face defeat, the outnumbered Apache warriors rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths. The Apache women & and the loves of the warriors gathered at the base of cliff, mourning their warriors, their sorrow so great that as their tears fell, they turned into stone upon hitting the ground, embedding into the white sands.
- Meditation with Apache Tears can open the floodgates of grief, allowing cleansing and release of feelings of woundedness or victimization.
- Apache Tears raises one’s level of psychic attunement, so one can ‘feel’ the approach of threatening persons, situations, or energies.