Lapis Lazuli- Lapis is an ancient semi-precious mineral that has been valued by people since before recorded history. Lapis has a powerful energy for whatever it is being used for. For example, if you are using it for stress relief, inner peace and relaxation, lapis will work quickly and fully. If you are looking to strengthen your manifestation, simulate the higher mind or achieve spiritual attunement, Lapis provides powerful and swift action in these endeavors. It is for this reason that some people shy away from this stone as it often works too well, this stone is not subtle. In addition, it reveals inner truth, provides release from inner bondage and repression, and charges you to take control of your life. It can provide understanding of your dreams, stimulate communication and help you to connect and achieve the “perfect self.” One may relate this energy to the Hindu lord Shiva in the Nataraja form, as the god dances and destroys the ignorance and illusions of the world but offers to his followers protection and to not be afraid- this is the vibration of lapis. For physical healing, Lapis is known for assisting with migraines, insomnia, vertigo and immune system. It has noted that it is useful for healing DNA/RNA and disorders of the throat.