Lapis Lazuli is a stone that I associate with Wolf. The beautiful deep blue colour reminds me of night/twilight and the gold flecks remind me of the beautiful stars.
Key Words: Inner vision, truthful communication and royal virtues, enlightenment Element: Wind Chakras: Third Eye (6th) and Throat (5th)
Attributes: Opens your third eye and balances the throat chakra. It stimulates enlightenment and enhances dream work and psychic abilities, facilitating spiritual journeying. This stone can help to relieve stress, bringing deep peace and contentment. This is a protective stone that can contact your spirit guardians, and it can see “psychic attacks” coming, can block them and leave you in peace returning the attack back to the sender.
Lapis Lazuli teaches us to always speak the truth and to take charge of our life and to bring honesty and compassion into our lives.
Lapis activates the psychic centres at the third eye, allowing one to develop enhanced intuition and access to spiritual guidance. It is a stone of visionary awareness, bringing new information to the mind in images rather than words. It enhances intellectual ability, making one a better learner and a better teacher. It is the stone of the spiritual seeker and the student, stimulating one's desire for knowledge and understanding. It can help one to learn more effectively and is excellent for enhancing your memory. It is a stone of truth and stimulating influence to the throat chakra-therefore it assists one in both discerning and speaking the truth in all situations.
Lapis is also a stone of initiation, gifting a friend with Lapis jewellery can be a catalyst for a mystical journey to higher awareness. Lapis is often particularly attractive to individuals with past-life connections to ancient Egypt and meditating with the stone can assist them in recovering memories of those past lives, aiding evolution in their current incarnation.
Lapis Lazuli can also help you gain access to the Akashic records so one can receive information on one's own lifetimes. It can also act as a special link to those lifetimes where this stone was revered such as Atlantis, ancient Egypt, Peru, Sumerians and India among many others.
Above all, this is a stone of self-knowledge and reflection. It helps us move out of the mundane mind into an expanded awareness of one's motivation and beliefs. It assists us in recognizing our abilities, as well as our limitations with opportunity for our growth.
Some History – The ancient Egyptians used Lapis in scarabs, beads, pendants and other jewellery as far back as 3100 b.c. In that civilization, it was also ground into powder for use as a medicine and as a cosmetic for eye shadow. The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen is rich inlaid with Lapis, as were the burial ornaments of other Egyptian kings and queens. Lapis was also a stone of royalty in ancient Sumeria and was treasured in China at least 2,500 years ago. During the European Renaissance, Lapis was widely used for carving art objects, and Catherine the Great decorated a room in her palace with Lapis walls, fireplaces, doors and mirror frames. Buddhist beliefs recommend Lapis Lazuli as a stone to bring inner peace and freedom from negative thoughts. In Europe Lapis was also thought to cure various illnesses and to be an antidote for snakebite.
Lapis was used to entomb and decorate the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. As a stone of royalty and spirituality, it was unsurpassed. It still carries the vibration of the inner 'king' or 'queen' that lies buried in each of us. For those who wish to awaken that aspect of the Self, Lapis is a steadfast aid in the deep inner journey. To know oneself deeply is to resurrect one's inner Divine nature. Therefore, Lapis actually is the stone of royalty in the truest nature, and its path of self-knowledge is the means of uncovering that truth.
Lapis Lazuli can help with alleviating pain, assisting especially with migraine headaches. It can assist in overcoming depression, and can benefit the throat, larynx, and thyroid. It helps to cleanse organs, bone marrow, thymus and the immune system. It can aid in overcoming hearing loss, purifies blood, and helps to boost your immune system. It can also assist with insomnia, vertigo and blood pressure.
If you haven't worked with the stone as yet, I encourage you to do so. I have a bracelet that was made by a friend of mine from Morocco, where ovals of it are set in silver. Wearing it not only brings me great peace but an urge to study things I haven't before!!
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