Crystal Wisdom with Lepidolite
The other day I woke up and went to get water when, in the still morning silence, a single word came to mind: Lepidolite.
📷I was pretty surprised. I don’t know anything about lepidolite, other than that it is a stone. Pushing myself to remember anything I could about it, I also remembered that I’d seen it at a crystal shop a few weeks back. I was surprised by how sharp and clear the word resounded in my thoughts.
“Well,” I thought to myself, “When stones speak, there is usually a reason.” I looked up lepidolite in my crystal book but nothing about the entry jumped out at me. A few days later I was browsing in Crystal Channels when it occurred to me to ask the owner Kami if she had any lepidolite. Sure enough she did, some very lovely pieces. With incredible kindness, she made a gift of lepidolite to me. The moment I held it in my hand, I didn’t want to let go, and I knew that this stone had work to do with me.
When I receive new stones, I usually cleanse them under clear running water, spend time to sit with them and check in about spiritual messages that may come through. However, there is no right or wrong way to work with stones. For the lepidolite, I felt drawn just to be with it, without doing any advanced shamanic work.
At home, I reread the same entry as before, and this time, it seemed like lepidolite was exactly what I needed. In the passing days between my original intuitive hit to look up lepidolite, my mind and spirit had gone through a number of experiences that had shifted my outlook, and now the gentle energies of the stone felt rejuvenating just when I needed it.
Here is just a tiny bit of what Melody (“Love is In the Earth”📷 has to say about lepidolite (she’s got two pages of info!):
“[This mineral] opens the crown chakra and allows for the flowering of the inner blue lotus, assisting one to become aware of the subtle vibratory energies both within and without of the self. It is used for stress reduction and to alleviate despondency. The energy of lepidolite is refreshing and almost sentimental; it assists in the transformation of the energies of the lesser spiritual ideals to the energies of universal light, hope, and acceptance. It is recognized as a ‘stone of transition,’ helping one through situations of variability in this life and assisting in the restructuring and reorganization of old patterns. It further serves to gently induce change and to allow for smooth passage during change.”
This seems like the perfect stone coming out of a busy holiday season, doesn’t it? Who doesn’t need to release the stresses that come from family gatherings (or lack thereof), shopping, responsibility and social expectation. Likewise, we all have personal beliefs--especially around love, self-care, and familial socialization--that are especially challenged during the holidays. If we can integrate the transformative lessons from our everyday living and allow ourselves to move into deeper alignment with love-based values, we unlock a deep well of joy within our lives.
It doesn’t need to be complicated. It can be very simple. Lepidolite has an energy that supports this vision of simple access to our joyful selves. Child-like is the word that comes to mind.
Stones do so much more than what a book says. There is no way to honor in words the power of their full-spectrum ability to heal. We must spend time with them and get to know how they affect us personally, just as we would a piece of art, or a new friend, or a good book. I met a woman who is helping someone through cancer, and I knew intuitively that lepidolite would be good for the both of them. I know someone else who is struggling with muscle tension and cramps from extreme tension to the point that they have become desensitized. Perhaps a piece of lepidolite would not erase all of that tension, but the stone speak on sublingual levels, sharing frequencies of wisdom with the body that trickle up to our consciousness. We find ourselves more prone to making necessary shifts for our well-being.
Some people simply will not seek or carry stones. I believe that sometimes we carry stones not just for our own incredible internal healing, but for the healing of others. As we heal what is out of balance within ourselves, we shift everything around us. I’m reminded of cars on a race track, and how one can get pulled into the wind pocket of another, being influenced for better or worse just by proximity to other cars. We people are like that, influencing one another. So I believe we are often carrying stone medicine that, while absolutely for us, may also be with us in order to touch other lives the stones might not otherwise reach.
Children play with stones all the time. If that we could all return to our childlike inner wisdom, and enjoy the gifts that nature has provided! (A very lepidolitian statement, haha)
blessings in the New Year,
Art: Lepidolite © jarous - Fotolia.com. My lepidolite looks very similar to this in color, but it is polished and smooth. Lepidolite comes in many shapes and colors, all of which affect how the stone may best be used.