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The story and healing qualities of Lapis Lazuli

The story and healing qualities of Lapis Lazuli
Hi Everyone,

I've always been a great believer in the powerful forces of our Mother Earth and the jewels within her. Some people may say, ‘Oh that’s just a pretty stone’, however there is so much more to the treasures that she hides away, until we come along and use them for our own benefits. I’m sure that Mother Earth does not mind as long as these wares of hers are fully appreciated and their valuable uses are adhered to and respected. Lapis Lazuli's exotic past
In ancient times Lapis Lazuli was most highly regarded because of its beautiful colour and the valuable ultramarine dye derived from it. Its name comes from the Latin lapis, "stone," and the Persian lazhuward, "blue." It is rock formed by multiple minerals, mostly Lazurite, Sodalite, Calcite and Pyrite, and is a rich medium to royal blue with gold flecks. Lower-grade Lapis is lighter blue with more white than gold flecks, and is sometimes called denim Lapis. Lapis Lazuli was among the most highly prized tribute paid to Egypt, obtained from the oldest mines in the world, worked from around 4000 B.C. and still in use today. Referenced in the Old Testament as sapphire (unknown in that part of the ancient world), Lapis Lazuli is most likely the fifth stone in the original breastplate of the High Priest, as well as those of later times.

The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen was richly inlaid with Lapis, as were other burial ornaments of Egyptian kings and queens. It was used extensively in scarabs, pendants and other jewellery, and ground into powder for dyes, eye shadow and medicinal elixirs. In the dry, barren land of the Egyptians, this deep cobalt blue colour was a spiritual contrast to their arid desert hues. The gold flecks were like stars in their night-time sky and by meditating on these colors they felt supernatural forces would transform their lives. The garments of priests and royalty were dyed with Lapis to indicate their status as gods themselves.

In ancient Persia and pre-Columbian America, Lapis Lazuli was a symbol of the starry night, and a favourite stone of the Islamic Orient for protection from the evil eye. Lapis was much used in Greek and Roman times as an ornamental stone, and in medieval Europe, Lapis Lazuli, resembling the blue of the heavens, was believed to counteract the wiles of the spirits of darkness and procure the aid and favour of the spirits of light and wisdom.  

Ground and processed into powder, it produced the intense, but expensive, ultramarine colour favoured by the pain the Great adorned an entire room in her palace with Lapis Lazuli walls, fireplaces, doors and mirror frames. Lapis Lazuli at work & play Lapis is an excellent stone for executives, journalists, and psychologists, stimulating wisdom and good judgement in the practical world. It aids intellectual analysis in archaeologists and historians, problem solving for lawyers, and creates new ideas for inventors and writers.

Lapis Lazuli is a powerful crystal for activating the higher mind and enhancing intellectual ability. It stimulates the desire for knowledge, truth and understanding, and aids the process of learning. It is excellent for enhancing memory.

A stone of truth, Lapis encourages honesty of the spirit, and in the spoken and written word. Wear it for all forms of deep communication. It is also a stone of friendship and brings harmony in relationships. Create a Lapis grid to bring calm and loving communication for a home with temperamental teenagers, or children with Asperger's syndrome, autism, or attention-deficit disorder.

For fame in a creative or public performance-related area, wear or carry Lapis Lazuli to auditions. In the workplace, it attracts promotion, success and lasting recognition in your field. 

Lapis Lazuli for Healing

Lapis is one of the oldest spiritual stones known to man, used by healers, priests and royalty, for power, wisdom and to stimulate psychic abilities and inner vision. This stone activates the psychic centres at the Third Eye, and balances the energies of the Throat Chakra. The Brow Chakra, also called the Third Eye, is the centre of our perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this Chakra. Placed over the third eye, Lapis expands awareness and conscious atunement to the intuitive self, stimulating enlightenment and enhancing dream work. It permits spiritual journeying, and tapping into personal and spiritual power. Lapis provides a connection with dream forces that are working to both guide and counsel during altered states.

It balances the important and the unimportant, sorting meaning from data and impressions. It commands the energy flow within the body. When the brow chakra is in balance we see clearly and understand what we see. We can interpret visual cues and our perception is high. Our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions. We can be quietly observant, and reflective. We can control the flow of energy within all the Chakras. Blue crystal energy will unblock and balance the throat Chakra. The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other Chakras. In balance, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. When the throat Chakra is in balance and open, we can bring our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower Chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release. The darker shades of blue carry the power of truth.

Lapis quickly releases stress, allowing for peace and serenity.  As a protection stone, Lapis Lazuli recognizes psychic attack and blocks it, returning the energy back to its source. 

Lapis Lazuli is a visionary stone, bringing information to the mind in images rather than words. It can be a catalyst for higher awareness, and often aids those with past-life connections to ancient civilizations - Atlantis, Egypt, Peru, Samaria and India, among others. Meditating with this stone can assist in recovering memories of that Lapis Lazuli past lives, help regain lost knowledge from those civilizations, and inspire evolution in the current incarnation. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Lapis Lazuli can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period. There are other Angels that are partial to Lapis Lazuli. The table below gives you the information about them.

 

 

 


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