Labradorite is named for the Labrador peninsula in Canada where it was discovered. Local Inuit legend describes how when the Northern Lights disappeared from the sky, they sent their bravest warrior to find them. He searched for a long time and finally found them in the rocks at his feet. Striking the rocks with his spear, some of the light returned to the sky, but the rest remained in the rocks now known as Labradorite.
Although Labradorite looks grey and dreary at some angles, when it catches the light at the right angle, you’ll be shocked by the flash of rainbow iridescence that plays across its surface. The stone has a similar effect on your mind, helping you tap into an intuition that will allow you to see the negative parts of life in a new light and discover a bright new perspective on things.
Psychological Healing Properties
Do you suffer because of bad habits, or a negative point of view? Wish you could increase happiness, enthusiasm and sense of security?
Sometimes when we experience trauma or hardship in life, we pick up bad habits or patterns of behaviour to try to deal with it. These habits reinforce themselves and can be difficult to break out of.
Whether those habits involve substance abuse, self-harm, or remaining in a toxic relationship, it can be hard to find a way out. But many people have found Labradorite has a unique ability to help show you a new perspective on your problems.
Labradorite is said to contain all of the colours of the human eye – blue, green, hazel and black. This is perhaps why it resonates so effectively with the third eye chakra. This chakra is associated with intuition, an ability to see beyond the surface of things and understand new perspectives and insights.
By meditating with Labradorite, you’ll be able to see beyond the limitations of negative thought patterns. Once this illusion is broken, you’ll find it much easier to move on.
Labradorite is also said to be able to mend and strengthen a damaged aura. Your aura represents your natural psychic defence and when it is damaged by trauma, you’ll be more easily affected by negative energy.
A restored and strengthened aura is associated with an increased sense of joy and security. You’ll feel more confident and be better able to reflect away negative feelings, rather than letting things get to you.
Physical Healing Properties
Do you experience disturbed sleep? Suffer from high blood pressure, gout or rheumatism?
Sometimes negative energy can affect sleep through bad dreams, even if we don’t remember having had a bad dream. Often stressful thoughts keep us from entering deeper cycles of sleep and experiencing truly restful sleep.
Fortunately, Labradorite has the ability to break down negative illusions even during sleep. Try sleeping with a piece of Labradorite placed under your pillow and see if it helps you feel more deeply and tap into the limitless potential of your dreams.
Many people have also found that Labradorite helps resolve the symptoms of high blood pressure, gout and rheumatism. By regulating the natural flow of fluids in the body, joint pains, inflammation and respiratory sickness can be eased.