Earlier this week I wrote a blog post about menopause and transitions and I started thinking about the kinds of things that I could use or wear that might be helpful during a transition period. I mean, if you could wear a necklace with particular stones that would help you deal with a big transition, would you?
I mean, I’ve seen lots of babies wearing amber necklaces to help with teething and heck, teething is a breeze compared to some of the stuff we’ve all been through, right? And if wearing stones to make life easier is good enough for the babes of the world then it’s good enough for me.
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So I did some research and that’s when I came across information about basalt and lava beads and here is some of what I found.
Basalt is an igneous volcanic rock – that is it is basically molten lava that has solidified under intense heat and pressure. Basalt can be any color from grey to black. Basalt is also known as Lava Rock. In other words, lava or basalt differs from other igneous rock by being of volcanic origin.
Since basalt is formed from molten lava, and molten lava is rock that was heated so much it became liquid, you can only imagine the strength, fire and power contained within basalt! As a result lava rocks have the energetic and healing properties associated with eruption, destruction, re-birth and renewal.
Basalt is a stone of strength and courage, it promotes stability throughout changes in life. If you are going through a lot of shifts in your life then basalt would be a helpful stone for you. Basalt helps to diminish the negative aspects of one’s character and allows one to see where behavior changes might be helpful.
It also has strong associations with fire and the third chakra.
The stone is considered to be also helpful in shedding some unnecessary layers of emotional attachment. When it comes to spiritual healing, lava stones can also ground and stabilize the root chakra.
It has primal energies of the earth mother, because lava rock has spent so much time deep inside the earth in a molten state before coming forth into the world.
Some of the metaphysical and healing properties of lava rock or basalt
- Brings physical and mental strength and courage
- Raises energy levels
- Increases Libido
- Calms emotions
- Enhances Creativity
- Brings Stability
- Helps with anger management
- Considered to be a fertility stone for women
- Considered to be anti-bacterial, anti-viral and disinfectant
- Cleanses Negativity
Lava beads are perfect way to wear lava stone as it should typically, be worn in a way that it touches the skin directly, such as the bracelets and necklaces, so nothing will block the absorption of energy.
I will be back later this week with some special lava rock beads I was gifted with this past year.
Do you use special stones or gems to help guide you? Which do you prefer?
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