So, a few months ago, I decided to do some work on healing my heart chakra from grief. It went pretty well, though the real test will come the next time ‘something bad’ happens. It remains to be seen whether I handle it gracefully or fall apart.
Now that I’ve done that work, as I mentioned a few days ago, I’ve been feeling expansive. I’ve been trying to communicate more, make friends, and just generally do some web weaving. It’s going back and forth between being really enlivening and exciting, vs. exhausting. I’m an introvert, what can I say?
It occurred to me that I want to create a collection of stones for each chakra, and I decided to work on the throat chakra next, since communication seems to be my focus right now. Hopefully I can work on my communication, clear thought, creativity, and expression.
These are the stones I chose to help me with that:
Amazonite: Filters information received, combining it with intuition. Helps you understand differing points of view. Heals the throat chakra to facilitate loving communication. I’ve also read elsewhere (sources unknown) that amazonite is good for expressing yourself through writing, and helps you find your voice.
Blue Apatite: Inspirational, connection to spiritual guidance, helps with public speaking, group communication, stimulates creativity and the intellect.
Blue Lace Agate: Activates and heals the throat chakra, allowing free expression of thoughts and feelings. Counteracts urge to repress feelings for fear of judgment. Neutralizes anger. Allows verbal expression of spiritual truths.
Blue Topaz: (I actually lost mine in transport from the store, so it’s not in the picture. I’ll be replacing it Monday.) Lights the path, highlights goals, taps into inner resources. Supports affirmations and manifestation. Confidence, philanthropy, honesty and openness, helps you become aware of influence you have and knowledge you have gained. Helpful in the arts. Aids the throat chakra and verbalization.
Kyanite: Helps align chakras and clear pathways. Encourages ‘speaking one’s truth’, clearing blockages and fears. Encourages self-expression and communication. Cuts through ignorance, and allows a pathway for spiritual and psychological truth. Gets rid of confusion, and helps with logical thought. Strengthens the voice, good for public speakers or performers.
Rutilated Quartz: Helpful psychologically, filtering negativity and supporting energy during times of emotional release. Relieves fear, phobias, and anxiety. Also, I’ve worked with rutilated quartz personally for a long time, and for me it has the energy of showing clear pathways in communication. I use it in writing, or any type of self-expression, where I’m trying to be clear and concise. It’s always been one of my favorites.
Sodalite: Unites logic with intuition, encourages a drive for truth and idealism. Helps you remain true to yourself and stand up for your beliefs. Brings harmony and solidarity in group work. Stimulates trust and companionship. Eliminates confusion, encouraging rational thought, objectivity, truth, intuition, and verbalization. Enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-trust.
- All of my information comes from The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall.
Like I did with the heart chakra stones, I will use them to surround a blue candle in a ritual, burning Vishuddha incense by Prabhuji’s Gifts. Then I’ll keep them in a blue satin pouch, which I’ll carry with me for a while. What I’ve been having trouble with, however, is finding an oil to annoint the stones and pouch with. I used ylang ylang for the heart chakra, and now I need to find something for this one. Unfortunately, all of my online sources are disagreeing. Everyone has a completely different list of oils to use for the heart chakra, with sage being the only one I’ve seen repeated, and that only twice.
My intuition is telling me rosemary, but when I smell my rosemary oil, I feel it a bit more in my third eye. It’s good for clarity, memory, revitilization, and while I can imagine those things would be great for communication, I can imagine them as being more beneficial for third eye work. Someone also suggested eucalyptus, and I need to dig up my eucalyptus oil to find out if that feels good for what I need.
Honestly, I should just go smell all my oils until something seems right, but that seems like a great way to get a gnarly headache. I’ll report back on what I find. 😛