Opal – “the child of love”

The term opal is adapted from the Latin opalus, but is believed to originate from the Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone.”

It was also called opallios in Greek, meaning “to see a change in color,” pederos meaning “the child of love,” and paederos “the delicate complexion of a lovely youth.”green and blue opal

Healing:
It was believed that water, fire and heat are enclosed in Opal so it is a remedy for many diseases.
• heart diseases,
• calms nerves,
• guards against melancholy,
• restores visual acuity,
• normalizes functioning of epiphysis and hypophysis.

Mystical benefits:
• Opal acts as a prism within the aura,
• brings a full spectrum of light energy to the system,
• soothes and clears the emotional body,
• boosts the will to live and the joy of one’s earthly existence,
• enkindles optimism, enthusiasm and creativity,
• allows for the release of inhibitions inspiring love and passion,
• enhances cosmic consciousness and stimulates flashes of intuition and insight,heat-white-opal-2
• protective stone for deep inner work and meditation,
• help recollect the past lives,
• beneficial for a positive psyche effect and restoring inner harmony,

The Egyptians and Babylonians held opal in high esteem as a powerful protective amulet against disease and referred to it as the “Gem of the Gods.” One story says that the storm god, jealous of the rainbow god, broke the rainbow. The pieces fell to earth and became part of the opal.

Opal is the favourite stone of magicians and alchemists. Opal is considered to be one of the seven sacred stones of the Cherokee people.

Mythology
• In Greek mythology, opals were considered the stone form of the tears that Zeus wept after the defeat of the titans.
• Indian lore considers it part of the Goddess of Rainbows after she turned to stone to avoid the romantic advances of other gods.
• Arabic lore holds that the stones fell from the sky in flashes of lightning, imbued forever with their fire from the fall.

Opal helps to balance all Chakras.

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Sources:

http://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/opal
http://jewels-empire.com/Opal_info.html
http://www.mysticfamiliar.com/library/crystals/opal.html
http://www.jewelrynotes.com/what-opal-is-a-symbol-of/

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