The Healing Power Of Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli: A Stone with Serious History
Since the dawn of humanity, lapis has been one of the most sought-after stones in existence. The beautiful color was understandably enchanting and even useful; ultramarine dye was produced from it and used to create robes for royalty, as the color symbolized holiness and humility.
The mines that lapis is taken from are some of the oldest the world, and among the most prized by the ancient Egyptians. Several have even been worked for 4,000 years. In fact, many Egyptians used lapis in their ornaments and jewelry, often adorning sarcophagi.
Lapis Lazuli’s Healing Properties
Because lapis has been around since the time of civilization, it has a wide variety of uses…especially spiritual.
- Physical- Lapis is thought to enhance the ability to be truthful, and is etherefore thought to be good for the throat and vocal chords. It also helps to balance the thyroid and endocrine glands.
- Mental- Lapis is known for it’s ability to stimulate intellectual ability and stimulate the desire for knowledge. It’s also excellent at boosting memory.
- Spiritual- Lapis is has been used by a wide variety of healers and spiritual leaders to stimulate spiritual vision. Many practices put the lapis on the spiritual eye (between the eyebrows) to enhance inner connection. It’s also associated with the Zodiac sign Sagittarius.
How to Use Lapis
Lapis has a symmetrical internal crystal structure, which is thought to help the wearer focus their positive energy. This means it absorbs positive energy and deflects negative energy. As stated above, lapis can be used at the spiritual eye for deepening spiritual experiences, but it also be used as a general talisman or in jewelry. Wearing gemstones on or near the skin is considered to be the most beneficial way of getting the healing properties from this stone…or any healing stone, for that matter.
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