Sky and Earth – the Origins of Labradorite, it's properties & uses.
The dazzling display of colour one finds within Labradorite, may remind you of the unique dance of light known as Aurora Borealis. It was this very connection that made Labradorite a significant spiritual stone to the Inuit and Innu. The Inuit believed that the stone contained the Aurora Borealis itself, and it is said that an Inuit warrior came upon the stone and struck it in an attempt to free the lights, but was not completely successful and some of the light was still trapped within.
It is a stone the Innu and Inuit used for spiritual practice and healing for many generations, yet Labradorite was only popularised after Moravian missionaries discovered it in 1770 in Labrador, Canada, hence the name. Now, Labradorite can be found in a variety of locations like: Scandinavia, Greenland, Russia, Italy, Madagascar, USA and Mexico.
Our gallery boasts a variety of Labradorite pieces, all sourced from Madagascar, prepared to enhance your lives and living space. To find out how, please continue reading and discover the unique essence of this stone.
All the Colours of the Rainbow
If you’re wondering what causes the colourful appearance seen on Labradorite, the phenomenon is aptly named, Labradorescence. It is caused when light hits a twinning surface within the stone, which then reflect light back. Different twinning surfaces reflect different coloured lights, and the multi-colored appearance you see in some stones, is when light reflects off more than one surface.
When this takes place, it is possible to see purple, green, red, blue or gold against the contrasting dark shades of black, grey or blue of the raw stone.
Labradorite and Spiritual Expansion
Labradorite is connected to the Chakras above the heart, which includes the throat, third eye and crown chakra, or Vishudda, Anja and Sahasrara in Sanskrit, respectively. Due to this, the stones energy can be harnessed to enhance the way one carries themselves through life.
By using Labradorite to open the throat chakra, one may find that all other chakras in the system become balanced as the energy flow becomes more relaxed and flexible.
This helps individuals to be less restrictive in expression, as the easy flow of energy can calm cluttered minds, allowing new ideas to be released and explored. By aiding in communication in this way, individuals are able to share their inner truths with the world, and more freely explore the avenues that will lead them to their true destiny.
Labradorite’s connection to the third eye and crown chakra mean that ones psychic abilities are likely to be enhanced as the separation between the physical and spiritual world fades. This permits them to shift towards trusting their
intuition and enhancing their perception, allowing them to make the most of the present moment. It is also likely, that the user may experience more events of synchronicity as they become more aligned.
Also known as a protective stone, it shields individuals from negative external energies, whilst also boosting the aura. Further, it supports the individuals through some of the more uncomfortable processes as one shifts toward their inner bliss.
Healing Properties of Labradorite
Labradorite boasts many benefits in assisting us as we move through life, but it also has many healing properties that aid with a variety of health issues. It has been known to treat brain and eye disorders, gout, and rheumatism, as well as lowers blood pressure and reduces the impact of colds.
It also assists in regulating ones metabolism, aiding in digestion, as well as balancing hormones and relieving pain associated with menstruation.
It may further aid in stimulation of mental acuity and reducing levels of anxiety and stress.
How Can I Get the Most Out of My Unique Piece?
As we learnt earlier, Labradorite has a cleansing and protective impact on our Aura, and for this reason it is best to keep your piece where you spend the most time so that it may be imbued in your energy and more readily maintained throughout the day. For most people, this would be the bedroom, allowing Labradorite’s healing presence to take effect while we are peacefully at rest.
Also known to assist in determining ones goals and life path, it may also be beneficial to store the piece in an office to help the flow of ideas and inspiration while protecting you from any build up of tension.
Labradorite is also associated with water energy that is linked to stillness, strength, purification and the circle of life. It embodies an individuals untapped potential, and therefore placing your piece in a room one often uses to meditate, reflect or pray can enhance this experience.
Using Labradorite in meditation can allow one to connect with the unity of the universe and imbibe love in our perception of humanity. It also allows one to move through issues of the past and into the present moment without concern for the future, enabling them to surrender to the infinite possibilities of what could be.