Amber may look like a beautiful golden crystal, but don’t let that fool you! Amber is actually hardened pine tree sap that is millions of years old. Inside a piece of amber, you may find flower petals, leaves, stems, and even tiny preserved insects.
Although it is not classified as a stone or crystal, many consider amber to have healing properties. The lovely golden-orange color can be used in balancing the sacral chakra (located at the navel). It is frequently used to ground people who may have issues dealing with sadness and depression. This is because it has a strong connection with our earth, and its ability to absorb negative energy, allowing for the healing process to take place. Its sunny energy can help you feel revitalized and protected. If you’re having a bad day, being exposed to amber can help turn it around. Just thinking about how old it is and the journey it has made to eventually find its way directly to you is mind blowing.
Although it is very, very old and one may think it would rare to own, amber really is readily available around the world. To feel the effects of amber, it is best to wear a piece in jewelry, or to hold a piece over the chakra that needs to be rebalanced. You can also place it directly on your sacral chakra during chakra meditation.