Pink opal is a stone for the heart and for the emotional body. It has a soft and gentle energy that nonetheless can get right to the root of any emotional upset, and then help calm and soothe it. Pink opals also help us allow ourselves to be loved and to be more kind and forgiving to ourself if we are overly self-critical. This is also a useful stone to have present during past-life regression sessions or where any healing of old emotional wounds is in progress. The deeper rose-pink opals are of a higher grade and contain more of the mineral manganese. They are of especial benefit in working with opening of the high-heart centre and on all issues connected with the application of compassion - whether to the Self or to others.