I normally buy rings to commemorate major experiences in my life. For example, on my left hand I have my birth stone and it is from Australia, so that commemorates my birth. On my ring finger is a ring I inherited from my grandmother’s death. I like the idea that the wedding/engagement rings are supposed to be on the left finger because there’s a vain that is connected directly to the heart, so I use in the same way where my ring finger is a way to keep my grandmother close to me. My middle finger has nothing, index finger has wampum ring which commemorates my love for Cape Cod and my experiences there. On my thumb is a rose quartz which I got in Arizona which commemorates that experience. My right hand has two rings now. My thumb has an elephant ring which I also got in Arizona, when I bought those two rings there was a sale, so this elephant ring has always been lucky to me. Elephants also mean luck! Today I added another ring to my right hand, on my ring finger I bought a Lapis Lazuli ring from Colonial Trading a thrift store kinda shop next to the building where I work.
On the way to the train today, I went into Boston planning on stopping by Colonial Trading but didn’t expect to find anything – large fingers! On the train I kept seeing Lapis Lazuli and couldn’t figure out why let alone the meaning behind it. But I ended up leaving Colonial Trading with a Lapis Lazuli. I got home and looked up Lapis Lazuli in my Crystal Bible and was pleased and surprised to find a description that describes my experience at the Tearoom……
Crystal Bible (Judy Hall P 173-173)…. Lapis Lazuli opens the third eye and balances the throat chakra. it stimulates enlightenment and enhances dream work and psychic abilities, facilitating spiritual journeying and stimulating personal and spiritual power. This stone quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It possess enormous serenity and is the key to spiritual attainment.
Lapis Lazuli is a protective stone that contacts spirit guardians. This stone recognizes psychic attack, blocks it and returns the energy to its sources. It teaches the power of the spoken word, and can reverse curses or dis-ease caused by not speaking out in the past. This stone harmonizes the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Imbalances between these levels can result in depression, disease, and a lack of purpose. In balance, the harmony brings deep inner self-knowledge.
Lapis Lazuli encourages taking charge of life. it reveals inner truth, encourages self-awareness, and allows self-expression without holding back or compromising. If repressed anger is causing difficulties in the throat or in communication, Lapis Lazuli releases these. This stone brings the enduring qualities of honest, compassion and uprightness to the personality.
Lapis Lazuli is a powerful thought amplifier. it stimulates the higher faculties of the mind, bringing objectivity and clarity. It encourages creativity through attunement to the source. Lapis Lazuli helps you to confront truth, wherever you find it, and to accept what it teaches. It aids in expressing your own opinions and harmonizes conflict. It teaches the value of active listening.
Lapis Lazuli bonds relationships in love and friendship and aids expressing feelings and emotions. It dissolves martyrdom, cruelty, and suffering. As a gem essence, it dissolves emotional bondage.
Lapis Lazuli alleviates pain, especially that of migraine headaches. It overcomes depression, benefits the respiratory and nervous systems and the throat, larynx and thyroid, cleanses organs, bone marrow, thymus and the immune system. Lapis Lazuli overcomes hearing loss, purifies blood, and boosts the immune system. it alleviates insomia and vertigo, and lowers blood pressure.