Apache Tear is an energetically softer form of obsidian that comes from Arizona. It is considered the premier stone by healers for dealing and healing all forms of grief. It softens the heart chakra, helps release the grief and provides understanding of the origin of the suffering. It provides both comfort and insight to alleviate the suffering. It promotes both forgiveness and the release of grievances against another. It stimulates analytical thinking, mental precision and the removal of self-limiting beliefs. It reunites the fragmented pieces of the self that have been torn apart by trauma. It helps expel the venom of snake bites, helps with the assimilation of vitamins C and D, helps release toxins from the body and alleviates muscle spasms.