Saturday, March 14, 2015
Madame Z provides monthly posts featuring a different healing stone each month. She gathers her info from many different sources including the books: The Pocket Book of Stones; The Way of the Green Witch; Healing Crystals and Gemstones; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones; and Grimoire for a Green Witch; the websites: That Crystal Site; Wings of Spirit; and Healing Crystals for You; as well as relying on personal experience. Healing stones are not a substitute for medical treatment. Anyone with serious medical or emotional issues should consult with a health care professional. When purchasing a healing stone, it is best to buy the stone you are drawn to. Healing stones should be cleansed and charged periodically. We cleanse our personal stones at least once a month, and sometimes more often if we feel they need it. Cleansing can be accomplished by holding the stone in a stream of water. A natural stream is best, but since most of us do not have access to one, filtered water is a good substitute. Some stones should not be placed in water. These stones can be placed in dirt or smudged with white sage. To recharge the stones, place in a sunny window or in moonlight for a few hours.
Our March spotlight stone is the lovely Lilac Stone, also known as Lepidolite or Lilac Lepidolite. Lepidolite is considered a stone of spiritual love, helping one to activate a connection to the higher self. It is also believed to aid one in the ability to gather information from other realms of existence. This beautiful stone is thought to balance the emotions, leading to inner peace. It is also thought to reduce anxiety and stress, helping to bring about feelings of love and serenity. Lilac stone is considered helpful for anyone going through a difficult period, or for those who are grieving or suffering from depression. It is even believed to be beneficial for those recovering from post-traumatic stress.
Physically, Lilac Lepidolite is believed to aid in the relief of leg cramps and muscle aches.
Magickally, it is considered a stone of manifestation. It is also thought to aid one in shamanic journeying.
Lilac Lepidolite is associated with all chakras, especially the heart and crown.
Lilac stone should be cleansed by smudging with white sage (passing through the smoke after the white sage has been lit). It should not contact water, as water can cause the stone to break down. To charge, we place ours in moonlight. Lilac Lepidolite can also be charged by placing among some amethyst or quartz.
Our personal experience with this stone:
The human staff member feels it to be a somewhat gentle stone; but also experiences it as an invigorating stone, not very relaxing. The chakra she finds most effected is the third eye. The human is extremely sensitive to energies so others might experience this stone differently- more in line with it's traditional description of a calming stone.
Everyone is different and you should always trust your own experiences when using healing stones. Do not think a stone has to have the effect on you that a book or a website says it should, or that there is something wrong with you if it does not. The first rule to remember when choosing a stone is to pick the one you are drawn to.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
In honor of the coming of spring later this month, and the fact that spring makes us think of lilacs, we have chosen Lilac Stone to be our March spotlight stone. Every item in both shops featuring this lovely stone are 10% off through the end of the month.
Lilac Stone is considered a stone of spiritual love. It is thought to lead to inner peace, and to reduce stress and anxiety. To learn more about this beautiful stone check out Madame Z's post later this month.