Apache Tears were held in the hands of the Apache natives to help release the emotional and physical grief of losing a loved one.
This stone is a gentle way of facing one's deepest self. A part of the soul that the user might not fuller accept, also referred as the Shadow Self.
It helps with personal transformation, and helps nurture the user through the changes... as some may be harder to handle all at once.
It also calms muscle spasms.