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Lakelandite

Measure approximately 7cm in length.

A crystal that helps to deal with trauma and to bring peace and order from chaotic situations.

Lakelandite is a home-grown English stone. This mixture of Basalt and Yellow Labradorite (Bytownite) is unique although Basalt is one of the most common rocks on earth (see the Crystal Bible volume 3). Formed about 470 million years ago at a particularly violent and cataclysmic time in the Lake District, this rock was created and subsequently buried and eventually exposed by glacial action and erosion, having travelled up the pipe towards the surface. It's not surprising that Lakelandite is believed to help deal with trauma and bring peace and order from chaotic situations. It is also good with dealing with ancestral healing.

Lakelandite formed about 470 million years ago during a violent and cataclysmic period in what is now the Lake District, when huge volcanic eruptions deposited a 7-kilometer-thick layer of rock over a 10 million year period. This rock was subsequently buried under 3 kilometers of sedimentary rock. In areas where glacial action and erosion have cut into this sedimentary rock, small deposits have been exposed Basalt (general) symbolises potential  the potential we are born with, and the potential to change outcome or create a new direction or focus in our lives. It is also symbolic of the cycle of creation and destruction (Shiva). Basalt allows us to tune into Earth's powerful geological process, giving us strength to deal with difficult situations, and energy to release old patterns that are no longer serving us. It helps us return to a time in our lives before we were shaped and fashioned by outside influences (such as upbringing, religion, schooling, etc), so we can be free of that programming and once again find our true selves. Given the rather dull colouration, it's surprisingly energising and clearing, and activates and aligns the entire chakra system, with particular emphasis on the Solar Plexus, Heart and Throat Chakras (note that bytownite demonstrates similar qualities).

The energetic properties of basalt will vary to some extent with the locality, as the mineral content is variable. Bytownite has a powerful vibration that seems to affect the area of the body that is nearest. For example, used near the Root Chakra it can aid grounding. It aligns and balances the Chakras, opens the Throat and Crown Chakras, and can be used to energise the Solar Plexus area and treat the kidneys, spleen and stomach. It strengthens the metabolism and can be used to treat skin complaints, especially by washing the affected area with bytownite crystal water. Lakelandite is said by its discoverer to help deal with trauma and bring peace and order from chaotic situations. Interestingly, I think this can be said of all basalt, though I also find basalt including lakelandite highly stimulating, and possibly over-stimulating for the Heart and Solar Plexus in certain situations. I understand that some practitioners are using it in conjunction with Preseli blue stone.

This is an interesting combination, as both stimulate the heart. However, when both are used in tandem, the heart reaches a level of stasis, meaning the energy feels neutralised and therefore calmer. - See more at: http://www.judyhall.co.uk/new-crystals/lakelandite#sthash.4HAuKu2L.dpuf

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