Apache tear belongs to the family of obsidians. Its’ energy is more gentle than black obsidians’. His property is that it brings out all the suppressed sadness and helps to let it go. NB! Be careful with apache tear – use it only if you are ready to face your suppressed sadness and to realize the origins of it. Flat stone suits the best for healingwork, because it covers the chakra and the contact surface are is the largest. Also it will not fall off the body and is large enough to draw forth energetic and physical changes. Flat stones are also the best to carry in your pocket.