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The Crystal Column: Labradorite

Your weekly guide on how to use, charge, program and create rituals with your favourite crystals. 
Let's breakdown the stigma around crystals. Using crystals as part of your daily practice shouldn't feel like some crazy taboo thing you have to hide. Crystals have been use for centuries as a means to connect to mother nature, source and yourself. They're just another therapeutic (and really pretty) tool that you can add to your toolbox to help you action a certain intention. 
This week we're talking all things labradorite! My personal favourite stone (right now) and super powerful one to connect you to your highest self. 

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Labradorite, the Stone of Magic. A crystal long used by shamans, healers and mystics seeking divine knowledge and guidance from the Universe. Not a shaman? Never fear. Labradorite is an excellent crystal for the average joe looking to awakening ones own ‘inner awareness’ by tapping into intuitive powers or physic abilities. Use labradorite if you’re wanting to connect to something greater than yourself. This stone enhances clairvoyant and intuitive abilities and assists in communication with guides and spirits. A beautiful stone for psychic readings, to use when pulling oracle cards or to have around during meditation.

 

Emotional

Labradorites beautiful, shimmering blue is not only calming to look at, but it’s also a relaxing stone for the nervous system, calming anxiety and soothing a frantic mind.

If you’re drawn to labradorite, it may indicate that you’re in need of a little spiritual facelift. Labradorite awakens your inner consciousness, allowing you to deep dive into the work of spirituality, magic and intuition. Use these stone as a tool of transformation to enable you to tap in to your souls inner knowing. Labradorite is definitely a ‘woo woo’ crystal, so be open to receiving (and acting on) guidance that perhaps hadn’t appealed to you before.

 

Physical

Although I’m yet to try it out myself, using labradorite around you cycle is supposed to reduce PMS symptoms like mood swings, pain and cramping. A good bedside ritual during menstruation would be to have your labradorite stone beside your bed and when you wake up in the morning, place it over your lower belly (ovaries) and imagine it’s blue light soothing and calming your repro organs.

 

Labradorite Crystal has a number of interesting metaphysical properties, including its action to protect your aura, and to clear negativity from it, and seals it to prevent any energy leaks.

 

Spiritual

Labradorite stone is known to increase ones psychic gifts leading to an increase in the occurrence of synchronicity.  These little coincidences have you always present in the “right place at the right time” and the synchronicity and serendipity that occurs when working with labradorite is nothing short of magical.

Because of its blue colour, labradorite has a particular affinity with the throat chakra ~ the voice of the body. When the throat chakra is in balance, it allows for free-flowing expression of our thoughts and feelings, leading to open communication. When it’s blocked, we feel like we can’t adequately or safely communicate our thoughts, beliefs, wants or desires. So if comfortable communication is avoiding you at this time, have labradorite near your person and call on it’s truth-speaking energy in times of need.

Darker shades of blue encourage truth, while lighter shade encourage flexibility, relaxation and balance.

What’s different about labradorite is that it omits many different colours like yellows, greens, purples and whites. This indicates that it’s a good stone for balancing all chakras as each of these colours links to a different chakra wheel.  

 

How to use

PMS: Place a labradorite stone onto your lower belly during ovulation and menstruation. Hold it there for 10 minutes at a time, visualising its blue light calming your body.

Meditation: Place a labradorite crystal over your throat chakra or third eye chakra during meditation to enhance communication to spirits and guides.

Inspiration: Hold your labradorite crystal in your hands. Practice deep breathing for a few minutes then ask the question ‘What is it that I need to know?’. This is how the idea for Eunoia came to me!

Bedside: Place it on your bedside table and before you sleep, ask for you crystal to deliver messages and inspiration through your dreams.

 

Fun fact: Labradorite helps develop the hands' sensitivity, making it useful for physiotherapists and all who use the power of touch to heal.


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