Apache Tears are a form of obsidian. Obsidian is a silica-rich, glassy volcanic rock with a water content of less than one percent. They are native to Mexico and the southwest USA. In general obsidian is grounding and used for protection from negative energies breaking down the barriers that hold one back and can counter negative thinking.
It is said that the dark tears of grief that the Apache women shed along the Trail of Tears solidified into this droplet-shaped stone. As such, 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. Raises one’s level of psychic attunement to better perceive threatening individuals, situations or energies. Used in meditation, Apache Tears can help open the the floodgates of grief, aiding and allowing the cleansing of emotional wounds, and releasing feelings of woundedness & victimization.
Also see Obsidian for additional information.
Allows for forgiveness and supports the grieving process; Breaks down the barriers that hold one back and can counter negative thinking; Can neutralize disharmonious frequencies.