What Is Lapis Lazuli? Meaning, Properties And Uses Of This Blue Gemstone
Everything You Need to Know About Lapis Lazuli | The Wisdom Stone
Lapis Lazuli is a stone that will instantly catch your eye. Its deep blue hues feature sparkly flecks that will capture your imagination. This self-healing stone is famous for its protective properties and ability to bring peace and harmony to your life. Lapis Lazuli is widely considered to be a wisdom stone that helps to reveal inner truths.
This protective stone is one that we could all benefit from incorporating into our daily meditations. It has a rich heritage of being used throughout history – from ancient Egypt to the paintings of Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel.
You can add this stone to your home with our Lapis Lazuli Orgone Pyramid or take it with you every day with our Lapis Lazuli Crystal Bracelet. Read on to find out everything you need to know about Lapis Lazuli, its benefits, and how to incorporate it into your everyday life.
What is Lapis Lazuli?
The word “Lapis Lazuli” is Latin for ‘blue stone’. Lapis Lazuli is one of the oldest stones in the world, dating back at least 6,500 years to the Indus Valley. Some researchers believe that the Old Testament references to ‘sapphires’ actually refer to Lapis Lazuli. This stone is seen to represent royalty, truth, and wisdom.
The use of Lapis Lazuli as a healing stone dates back to the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, as well as being used for fine art. King Tutankhamen’s death mask was made using Lapis Lazuli. Historically, the Lapis Lazuli stone has been linked to royalty throughout various countries.
The stone was also popular amongst the Babylonians and Ancient Greeks, who treated it as a healing stone to calm nerves and anxiety. Michelangelo famously used Lapis Lazuli to create the blue paint used for Mary. Within Persian legend, Lapis Lazuli was believed to be a gem that had fallen from a starry sky – holding within it all the wonder and wisdom of the universe. Buddhists also view Lapis Lazuli as a stone that can help to find inner peace through meditation.
Lapis Lazuli is linked to your third-eye chakra and allows you to see beyond your normal vision. Your third-eye chakra allows you to connect to your psychic ability and focus on your desires in life.
The Lapis Lazuli is typically considered to be the birthstone for those born in December and is linked to the Zodiac signs of Capricorn and Libra. It’s also an alternative birthstone for those born in September.
The Benefits of Lapis Lazuli
If you’re in search of enlightenment, Lapis Lazuli is a stone that will help you open your mind. It’s also commonly used to help with inner healing, whether it’s finding harmony or seeking self-knowledge and self-confidence. Carrying Lapis Lazuli with you throughout the day can help to boost your mood and improve your outlook on life.
Lapis Lazuli’s other benefits as a healing stone include helping to mitigate negative thoughts and feelings of anger. If you suffer from panic attacks or anxiety, mediating with Lapis Lazuli can help you navigate your way through your feelings to find inner clarity.
As a healing stone, Lapis Lazuli was traditionally used to treat throat and thyroid issues, including for those suffering from vocal problems. The stone is therefore strongly linked to the throat chakra. It was also used to help soothe inflammation and to treat symptoms of anxiety and depression.
This stone is also believed to help improve the link between your mind and heart, allowing you to better control your emotions. Lapis Lazuli is an ideal healing stone for those who suffer from autism or attention-deficit disorders.
Lapis Lazuli’s other healing properties for the body include cleansing your organs and helping to soothe the feelings of cramps and menstruation pain.
How to Incorporate Lapis Lazuli into Your Daily Life
Wearing Lapis Lazuli jewelry can help to deepen your inner intuition and boost your energy levels. It’s most beneficial to wear Lapis Lazuli on the upper portion of your body due to its link to the heart and mind. You can increase the power of your body’s vibrations by wearing a Lapis Lazuli pendant.
You can also incorporate Lapis Lazuli into your home. Along with its health benefits, Lapis Lazuli is linked to Feng Sui and can help to neutralize any negative energies in your home and bring a sense of peace and stability. Lapis Lazuli has been used for decoration for centuries due to its intense color and soothing properties.
The best places to add Lapis Lazuli in your home include your living room, office, and bedroom. Adding Lapis Lazuli to your working space can help to bring you success by allowing you to tap into your imagination and be inspired through your work.
If you meditate as part of your daily routine, Lapis Lazuli can help you to find your inner peace. A Lapis Lazuli tumble stone will help to ground your meditations and release emotions while helping you to connect and look into your personal relationships. Lapis Lazuli is a stone that can help create serendipity and bring good luck into your life.
Cleansing Your Lapis Lazuli
You want to ensure that you are regularly cleansing your Lapis Lazuli stone to get the most of its metaphysical properties. You can help to maintain the shine and luster of the stone by polishing it with a soft cloth.
We recommend cleansing Lapis Lazuli – and any stone – after wearing it or using it for meditation. The easiest way to cleanse your Lapis Lazuli is by submerging it in warm water. You can hold the stone under running water to quickly cleanse it.
You can restore the energy in your Lapis Lazuli by using moonlight to recharge it. Place it outside overnight to allow it to soak in the moonlight’s energy. You can also energize your Lapis Lazuli to your dreams by placing your Lapis Lazuli tumble stone or jewelry under your pillow.
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