Reiki and many spiritual practices incorporate external physical elements to enhance the quality of the therapy. These can vary from incense, high-vibrational music, chimes, bells, and even crystals.
There are entire encyclopedias about the latter.
Crystals provide physical as well as spiritual benefits. Some stones amplify the flow of energy, others absorb it, and some can even cleanse residual energies.
One of the oldest and most beautiful stones is Lapis Lazuli.
What Is Lapis Lazuli
It was discovered more than 9000 years ago.
Can you imagine how long that is?
Since the beginning of civilization, this stone has been present in our lives in one form or another. So we can agree that it’s nothing short of amazing.
Over millennia, Lapis Lazuli has been used both for spiritual and decorative purposes in many cultures.
Some of the first were the Sumerians and Babylonians. Then, the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans followed. They all had a deep respect for Lapis Lazuli as they believed it protected them from malevolent energies and intentions.
And they were right because this stone holds some fantastic properties. Among them, there are 3 that stand out.
The 3 Main Benefits Of Using Lapis Lazuli
1 – Lapis Lazuli can bring balance to chaos due to its energetic structure. Whenever we feel stuck or find ourselves in a difficult situation, the vibration of this stone can potentially trigger the inner resources needed to make the right change;
2 – It brings harmony and helps us relax our minds and body. Whenever we meditate or keep an activated Lapis stone next to us, we tend to come in tune with the world around us;
3 – Lapis Lazuli can enhance our potential for communication, expressiveness, and self-awareness. We are all social beings by nature. But, our ability to express ourselves is sometimes broken. This is due to stress, social pressure, and other responsibilities. Therefore, this stone can help us manifest our thoughts, emotions, and ideas harmoniously. In turn, we’ll be able to find inner healing and self-realization.
How To Use Lapis Lazuli With Reiki
Lapis Lazuli is a good activator for the throat and third eye chakras.
Cleansing and activating this stone with Reiki energy will only enhance its attributes.
This is how to use it in self-treatment:
- Activate your palms and chakras;
- Hold a Lapis Lazuli stone in your palms for 10 minutes;
- Use Reiki symbols if you are attuned for level 2 Reiki or higher;
- Start the Reiki self-treatment by keeping the stone close to your skin when reaching the third eye and throat chakra;
- Try to distinguish the difference between this method and a regular Reiki self-treatment. It might not be obvious the first time around. So, be patient;
Lapis Lazuli And Meditation
Should you choose to meditate, use the alpha state first while having a Lapis Lazuli stone next to you or in your dominant hand.
You will notice that it’s quite easy to transition into a meditative state with its help.
Keep in mind that a properly cleansed and activated Lapis Lazuli helps stimulate the pituitary gland, which is responsible for your spiritual growth.
Moreover, clear quartz, amethyst, and smoky quartz can enhance the energetic effects of Lapis Lazuli stone. Therefore, you can keep all these around you when you meditate, practice the Reiki self-treatment, or treatment on others.
Interestingly enough, Lapis Lazuli is great for relaxing and clearing the mind while remaining focused on important daily tasks – this, too, can be considered a meditation in action.