Sunday, 31 October 2010

Lapis Lazuli

I received a beautiful birthday gift from a very dear friend - a Lapis Lazuli pendant.

Lapis Lazuli is for Truth, Enlightenment and Developing Psychic Gifts.

What Is Lapis
Lapis Lazuli Stones resonate with the vibration of truth and enlightenment... and are powerful intense blue stones for opening the third eye and stimulating the pineal gland. This may intensify the growth of psychic abilities, intuition, and channelling.

These stones have been prized since antiquity, as they are one of the most beautiful blue crystals sold... and resonate with the energy of the inner king or queen... and are historically stones of royalty.

History of Lapis
Lapis Lazuli has remained popular over thousands of years.... and dates back a long way in ancient history, to 3000 BC... and the time of the Pharaohs. It is known to have been highly valued by the ancient Egyptians... as beautiful Egyptian amulets and pieces of semi-precious jewelry made from Lapis Lazuli stone were discovered in the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh, King Tutankhamun.

Classic texts have documented the facts that the people of those ancient times placed great value on these beautiful blue stones. They may have believed them to be holy stones... and those who lived at the time felt it created feelings of peace and harmony and brought them the gift of wisdom.

From the Bible... one of the stones in the breastplate of the High Priest in Jerusalem, was Lapis. Part of the Book of the Dead was written on a slab of Lapis Lazuli.... and it was a stone denoting Royalty....and spirituality.

Where Does It Come From
Some of the best Lapis comes from Afghanistan... but it has also been found in Italy, Egypt, Chile, Russia and the USA. Its name come from the Persian word 'Lazur' meaning 'blue stone'... as the best Lapis has always been of a lovely blue color. Many of the best deposits have been mined out.... so top quality stone is beginning to become hard to get... so some stone on the market may be of a lower quality.

This stone takes a beautiful polish so it is very popular. It comes in a variety of different colors... caused by a variety of inclusions which make this stone so unique. It is an opaque predominantly blue stone... and contains inclusions of white calcite and silvery pyrite... so there are quite a few color variations of Lapis Lazuli stone available. The more blue in the stone... the more valued it has always been.

Why Would You Use It
Lapis is a prominent third eye chakra stone.... that will develop your intuition as well as amplifying and expanding psychic visions and clairvoyant abilities. Used at the third may initiate psychic powers... as it will activate the pineal gland and open your connections to spirit.

By opening the third eye it will bring through enhanced visionary abilities and allow you to unlock your imagination. Like most blue stones... Lapis will stimulate and activate the throat chakra.

It has a strong and unique energy that may challenge many people... and this makes Lapis an amazingly powerful stone for spiritual growth and spiritual health.

As it is a highly spiritual stone.... it will work through the fifth chakra to aid your creative and psychic communication abilities.... in alignment with Divine Will.

It is powerful to create depth and clarity in your thinking and in your communications. It may be called a truth crystal... as it also ensures that the words you speak are in alignment with your personal truth.

Lapis Lazuli stones are highly valued for their beauty... but their alchemical value is also very important. Most of us understand the idea and value of truth... but many are unsure of enlightenment.

So what is this concept "enlightenment" and what is the role of Lapis?

The vibration of Lapis Lazuli aids you to develop a profound conviction and depth of faith... along with an understanding of your own spirituality... and the challenges that come your way. From this comes enlightenment... an immediate and often startling discovery of your own understanding of your spiritual journey... and self confidence and belief in this discovery.

Wearing Lapis Lazuli Crystal
Lapis Lazuli crystal makes beautiful jewelry... that will both balance your inner self with your external self.... and relax you. It may be an aid to heal weakness within the thyroid gland and throat. It is such a beautiful stone that many people choose to wear it as jewelry.

If you do buy Lapis Lazuli jewelry... and are concerned whether you may react to it... wear it for shorter periods until you adapt to it. It is a stone that has many it is worth persisting with.

As an alternative to jewelry... it is easy to buy pieces of Lapis stone in many different sizes and types. The main thing to remember is to use the stone... so that you may benefit from its unique energy.

It is a zodiac birthstone for quite a few months... including being a Libra birthstone, and a Taurus, Scorpio and Sagittarius birthstone... so you are sure to find lovely birthstone jewelry pieces, in a wide range of styles and prices to suit.

How To Use It
Lapis Lazuli is a useful stone to wear as it is said to relieve anger and negative thoughts... as well as easing frustrations causing the anger. If you keep it within the area of the throat chakra or third eye chakra... it will accentuate the energy in this area ... for the highest use of its vibration.

The vibration of Lapis earrings work well.... as worn at the ears... they are located close to the third eye as well as within the throat chakra. Lovely Lapis pendants worn near the throat are also very effective to stimulate psychic abilities.

Its capacity to stimulate the development of psychic gifts makes it a stone that will be in demand. Using Lapis Lazuli stones in meditation is very powerful... and is very helpful to aid you to learn to be psychic.

Some people may find it too strong for them to use for long periods straight up.... yet others adapt quickly. This stone is very stimulating... sometimes too much....but it is an individual thing.

By starting to use it only during your daily meditation... then working up to using it for longer periods... you may avoid it impacting you too strongly. By assimilating it more slowly... you can adapt to its energies and avoid feeling uncomfortable.


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