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Stone of the Month: Lapis Lazuli

07 Nov, 2012 | by
Stone of the Month

Stone of the Month: Lapis Lazuli


COLOR: Royal blue with gold flecks of pyrite

HARDNESS: 5.0 – 5.5

LOCATIONS FOUND: Afghanistan, Canada, Italy, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia, South America, and United States

SOMETIMES KNOWN AS: “The stone of friendship”, “The stone of truth”, “The stone of royalty”, “The stone of total awareness”

Lapis Lazuli, mostly referred to as simply Lapis, is a stone that has been used for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians used it not only as jewelry but also ground it up to use as a makeup. It is said to be one of the stones used in the breastplates of high priests in the bible. It was also used by artists. Ground up into a powder form, it was used as a pigment for the color blue.

Lapis is a stone that can be used for your throat chakra or your third eye chakra making it ideal for communication and in developing our clairvoyant abilities. Therefore, it gives us clarity not only in what we speak but in the ability to pull information forth from our higher spiritual self, aligning us with our own personal truth.

Lapis encourages us in truth, self-awareness and self-expression with no holding back. Clarity, communication and connectedness to the source can also be associated with the use of Lapis.

This conversation is being set up as a month-long intensive study of a particular crystal or stone. I invite you to take this month and work exclusively with me by using the stone on a daily basis, either by carrying it with you, by using it in meditations, holding it while reading, watching TV or some other relaxation technique. Reflect on your feelings, emotions and any other changes going on or happening during these work sessions and share your responses. This will be a great way for you to put crystals into practice and to become more aware of what they can do for you.

I teach that it is best to begin working with crystals by spending time with them. This is another method for you to put into practice. With the added benefit of others doing the same thing, we can learn from each other. I encourage you, if you are so inclined, to begin a dialog with me and others by adding your experiences, questions, and comments about the crystal we are working with this month. I look forward to hearing from you, and I’m excited to see what experiences you have.

The next time you are meditating, use a piece on your third eye and on your throat chakra, record your thoughts and expectations before and then record your thoughts and feelings after. Feel the connectedness; allow your energies to shift.

Again I encourage you to share your experiences. We are all teachers, and we are all students. You can never know just who may benefit from your words and understandings. I am so very much looking forward to hearing from you!



Crystal and stone work is not meant to replace conventional medicine, but rather to complement and enhance it. The information within this guide is purely metaphysical in nature and is by no means medical. Crystal and stone work should only be used with the understanding that it is not an independent therapy, but one that is a part of a holistic healing approach.

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Justin Hayden

Justin is the store manager and smiling face of Inner Path. Justin Hayden is a teacher, mentor and guide. He uses his intuitive gifts to assist those who are searching for growth and understanding in their live. “I am a great believer of love and laughter and in seeking the lessons to be learned from our past, present and future that can assist us in living our NOW.”

1 Response to Stone of the Month: Lapis Lazuli

  1. Denise Wade:

    November 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Hey, I like this! I am getting my lapis stones out right now. I will certainly be in touch! Love ya! Denise


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