Sodalite – (Throat Chakra) – (Zodiac of Sagittarius)
Sodalite is one of my very favorite stones. Its blue is so vibrant and majestic. The stone itself looks like blue and white marble. I’d love to have an entire floor or table made out of this crisp blue “marble.” There is something calming and soothing about holding this stone. My tensions ease away and I feel like I can breathe. As it opens the Throat Chakra, I can easily understand how I can take a fuller, natural breath after meditating with Sodalite.
Science – Although Sodalite reminds me of marble, it is from the feldspathoid family (Lapis Lazuli is related here). A stone this vivid blue is truly rare in nature and is the most reasonably priced of all the natural blue stones.
Historical Significance – The name came from the Ancient Greek words soda lithos, meaning “salt stone,” because Sodalite contains a fair amount of salt. The Greeks also considered this a stone of the artists and singers, as it opened the mind and allowed creativity to flow.
Metaphysical Attributes – Sodalite calms and soothes the mind so we can think straight. It allows for more logical, rather than reactive, responses. This stone helps to receive information from the higher mind, ground into the physical mind, and verbalize the wisdom. We are able to absorb more when we are studying or taking in information as Sodalite helps our mind function as a sponge.
Sodalite brings our mind and message into alignment. This gemstone helps to bring people together with our message and words. It encourages harmony, trust and solidarity to groups. We are able to communicate our ideas and enable groups of people to agree on a common goal. If you are in a career functioning as a negotiator, liaison, or project manager, this is a very useful gemstone.
Finally, Sodalite allows the truth to come to mind, revealing your true authentic nature. You can no longer hide from yourself and helps dissolve barriers that prevent you from being who you truly are. It gives you the confidence to stand up for your beliefs and speak your Truth. Sodalite strives for genuine, authentic living.
Physical Effects – Sodalite is said to help produce a calming, soothing environment. It is useful during panic attacks, and to reduce fear and frustration. The calming also helps reduce blood pressure.
Practice Mantras – Sit in seated meditation, holding the Sodalite in your less dominant hand to receive its energy. Really feel the support of the cushion or floor beneath you. You are grounded and supported by the Earth’s energies. Imagine a bright blue light emanating from your throat and encompassing your head. Repeat these words. “I am ready to receive my true Vision and to share it with the World.”
Alternately, hold a Sodalite mala and chant this mantra 108 times.
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