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al·chem·y: a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or both; the transformation of matter.
The unique, if intangible, qualities of minerals and botanicals can transform our emotional and spiritual selves in immensely profound ways.
Tanzanite & Lavender
Overwhelm seems to be the prevailing condition of modern society. News, social media and the demands of career are beamed straight to small portable devices in our pockets and purses. No sooner have I cleared the notification bar on my smart phone before it fills again. The overwhelm is crippling. While I am well aware that I have cultivated a career as a writer and practitioner based in part on making myself available to people, it certainly comes with a price. And for that, I can seek refuge in the unique properties of tanzanite and lavender.
Tanzanite is a calcium aluminum silicate mineral that glows a serene cornflower-blue/purple color. As the color would seemingly indicate, this is a calming mineral. Tanzanite is a thought to convey calmness and help one to create balance in their life. This a mineral for the workaholic, the healers, and those who need to filter out the “fuzz” to pick up on the more subtle, even intuitive cues in their environment. To that last point, tanzanite is associated with the throat chakra, the crown chakra, and the brow chakra the “third eye”, giving one voice, while fostering inspiration and intuition.
Lavender is a perennial favorite of gardeners, herbalists, and aromatherapists alike. From a therapeutic action standpoint, we look to lavender for its sedative quality. From a metaphysical perspective, lavender promotes a deep calmness that serves to open the mind and provide insight, clarity and promotes tranquil space internally. Lavender also has a long seated association with cleansing – both of the physical and metaphysical variety.
Alchemy of Tanzanite and Lavender
The profoundly inked qualities of tanzanite and lavender can be used to attract a calm, insightful stability into one’s life. Both the stone and the herb help to turn off the metaphorical noise and channel your energy into specific valleys. The alchemical response of the tanzanite and lavender is not to help the individual tune “out”, but rather to selectively tune “in” to the richness that lays in the sweet subtleties around us.
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