Apache Tears were created when hot lava was forced into the air and solidified quickly in the air and upon hitting the ground. Made from the fire energy from within the Earth, this mineral is wonderful at grounding energies into the Earth before, during and after energy work. Also good at transmuting negative energies. Apache Tears help one to see into the core of an issue to assist with deep healing.
Apache Tears have many of the qualities of regular Black Obsidian: Working with the Root Chakra, Black Obsidian is a very grounding and protective stone. It is said to be a great cleanser of negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment, but also that of one's own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, etc. It has a tendency to expose any power issues or abuses, and to promote self-control. This powerful stone is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages, and has a tendency to work quickly to move truths to the surface to be resolved.
Apache Tears have an uncanny ability to lend support during times of sorrow. They will gently help one to accept and then release their grief, thereby releasing blockages. Apache Tears can help to relieve stress by bringing opportunities for positive change into one's sights so they can formulate a plan of action. This can bring a sense of hope to a dire circumstance. Apache Tears can also enhance one's logical thinking skills, which can open new doors for success. Many work with these stones to facilitate spontaneity in many different areas in life.
You can carry an Apache Tear in your pocket as protection from all types of negative energies, including psychic attacks. They help to ground spiritual experiences into the physical, helping one to integrate these experiences into the everyday life. This grounding energy can also help one to realize the importance of all frequencies, and to not limit oneself to only the higher energies of this existence. They can also help one to connect with nature.