Agate - Blue Lace

A form of chalcedony which naturally forms in bands of beautiful colours. It occurs as a cavity filling in lava and can often have wonderful crystals growing inside. An Agate Geode, immersed in dye before cutting, produces random absorption of colour. When they are cut and polished the finished product looks spectacular. There are many natural colours of Agate, each having a slightly different vibration. Agate provides for the balancing of yin-yang energy and is therefore a good overall healing stone that brings balance to all parts of the body. It is a stone that helps create a bridge between the physical and the etheric bodies, seeking truth and courage within. It can aid in lifting depression by opening the door to understanding. It is both energising and grounding. The lymphatic system, the pancreas and the circulatory system all benefit from this mineral by stabilising the aura from the heart chakra downward, grounding dysfunctional energies.

Distinguished by the blue and white banding, when held in the hands the delicate light shade of blue enters the aura and immediately begins work on two levels. First, it has been used by healers to strengthen the skeletal structure of the body. It can help with rheumatoid arthritis, bunions and rheumatoid nodules. Most healers would ask the patient to hold a few tumbled pieces in their hands, moving them around with their fingers or keeping them in their pockets like worry beads. The second level the mineral works on is by activating the chakras from the heart up, particularly the third eye and the crown. It works slowly and subtly, connecting one to higher being and mindfulness.

Blue Lace Agate and Children: Although great for children of all ages, this stone is a must for children around the ages of 7-11.

It is used on the throat chakra to stimulate confidence and clarity of self worth. Children sometimes find it hard to express in words their wants, needs or feelings adequately. Becoming frustrated they can be misunderstood which frequently leads to more irritation and anger quickly spiralling out of control. Blue lace agate with a little effort on the parent or careers part can be a miracle worker. When things first begin to escalate try this little exercise.

Ask the child to hold one piece of Blue Lace Agate in each hand. Ask them to stand with their feet slightly apart well balanced and standing straight. If preferred they could do this sitting crossed legged. Arms should be held a little out from the sides with palms facing upwards and elbows bent. Ask the child to close their eyes and take six deep slow breathes whilst gently squeezing the stones. Then still with eyes closed ask them to think about what it is they wish to say. Spend a little time with them and be attentive to making sure they are following instructions and know exactly what the purpose of the exercise is. This is a few minutes of mindfulness and the younger the child starts to use techniques like this to control their emotions the easier it will be for them to actually have control over the emotions.

Blue Lace Agate is a great pacifier, instead of a dummy give them two pieces of Blue Lace Agate - one for each hand. And teach them how to use it. Blue Lace Agate can be carried around with you as a worry stone or worn as jewellery. The colour is heavenly and there is a constant positive charge of energy released into your aura simply by having it with you. Another great crystal for crystals for children.