By Kudrat Kaur Khalsa, New Mexico, USA
Lepidolite has been said to activate the heart chakra, bringing feelings of well-being, love, and even joy. It helps release past feelings and traumas which one may be unconsciously holding on to, and helps to keep one calm and present. It helps to balance out any emotional extremes and take back your personal strength and power as an individual, while maintaining a sense of kindness and sweetness. As it is high in lithium content (which is an effective balm for those with a bi-polar condition) Lepidolite has been found to be very useful for those experiencing attention deficit or hyperactivity in their behavior.
Lepidolite is a potassium lithium aluminum silicate, and can often be found along with other lithium bearing minerals, such as Spodumene or Tourmaline. The color is often lavender or purple, and sometimes it can be pink, or even colorless or grayish. Some of the most beautiful stones are found in Brazil, Greenland, Africa, and even the USA. For metaphysical purposes many are now using what is called Lilac Lepidolite, which is more commonly found in Africa.
Being a high-lithium stone, Lepidolite is very useful in reducing stress, balancing emotions, and calming the mind, especially in the midst of an extreme life-challenge. It has been found most effective in helping one to release worry and bring a sense of calm to frayed nerves. Lepidolite is a very popular stone for countering worry, fear, grief, stress, and many emotional traumas past and present.
Lepidolite is a great stone for sensitive emotions and for preventing nightmares as well as an aid in releasing fear of the unknown and fear of the future. It has been found to be an excellent sleep aid as it helps to slow down one’s thoughts. Lepidolite is also used to help bring better concentration and for those suffering from any depression.
Using or wearing Lepidolite can enhance a graceful aura, bringing courage and softness to the personality. It can bring eloquence to one’s voice when speaking or singing. It reminds the wearer to be compassionate and to see ‘duty as a beauty,’ as one is alert to the inner beauty in all.
Lepidolite is also a stone of purification and enhances a deeper, fuller meditation. Its calming influence makes this stone a wonderful stone to place in the bath or to wear over the heart chakra. Even its color brings that purple-pink ray of light to lift the heart and bring loving vibrations to the one seeking higher consciousness.
The many wonderful energies of this stone also allow it to help clear energy blocks and it mixes well with Amethyst or even Pearls. For those looking to reclaim a strong emotional center and a sense of balance, calm, and well-being, consider mixing some Lepidolite into your next meditation mala!
Kudrat Kaur currently resides in New Mexico. She is affectionately known as "the mala lady" and can be found at her table full of beautiful mala prayer beads at many 3HO events bazaars. She specializes in creating gemstone malas and teaches how to use them with mantra and meditation to enhance personal projection and spiritual practice. To set up a workshop in your area, contact her at 505-747-8673 or [email protected]. View her custom mala designs at www.themalashop.com