DHARMA WHEEL COLLECTION: Lapis | Serpentine | Yoga Chakra Bracelet
Crystals were created as the earth formed and they have continued to metamorphose as the planet itself has changed. They are the earth's DNA, a chemical imprint for evolution. They are miniature storehouses containing the records of the development of the earth over millions of years, and bearing the indelible memory of the powerful forces that shaped it. Their crystalline structure can absorb, conserve, focus and emit energy, especially on the electromagnetic waveband.
Crystals make excellent jewelry for both men and women. Wearing gems used to be a royal or priestly prerogative. The high priest of Judaism wore a breastplate set with precious stones. It was much more than a badge of office; it conveyed power to the wearer. As far back as the Stone Age, men and women wore crystal jewelry and talismen. They had a protective as well as decorative function, guarding their wearer from harm.
Crystals have been used to heal and bring balance, working through resonance and vibration. Crystals are said to heal holistically - that is to say, they work on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels of being. They realign subtle energies that surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body and activating linkage points to the chakras that regulate the body's vibrational stasis. Chakra stone therapy has been shown to help cancer patients.
The gemstone property information here is to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical care. Crystals, Gemstones and Talismen can negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and promote healing and positivity. Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care.
MANTRA: I have the energy within to guide me to my goals.
- 8mm Lapis Lazuli Round Natural Gemstones
- 8mm Serpentine Round Natural Gemstones
- Driftwood Rondelles
- Vintage Silver Plated Dharma Wheel
- Commercial Strength, Latex-Free Elastic Band
- Handmade in our Austin Studio
The dharma wheel, or dharmachakra in Sanskrit, is one of the oldest symbols of Buddhism. Around the globe it is used to represent Buddhism in the same way that a cross represents Christianity or a Star of David represents Judaism. It is also one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism.
Buddhism adopted the wheel as the main symbol of the cakravartin "wheel-turner", the ideal king or "universal monarch", symbolizing the ability to cut through all obstacles and illusions.
A dharma wheel has three basic parts -- the hub, the rim, and the spokes. Over the centuries various teachers and traditions have proposed diverse meanings for these parts, and explaining all of them possibly would take a book. Here are some common understandings of the wheel's symbolism:
- The circle, the round shape of the wheel, represents the perfection of the dharma, the Buddha's teachings.
- The rim of the wheel represents meditative concentration and mindfulness, which hold practice together.
- The hub represents moral discipline.
The wheel often has spokes protruding beyond the wheel, which we might imagine are spikes, although usually they don't look very sharp. The spikes represent various penetrating insights.
Abundance | Manifestation | Healing
Primary Chakras: Heart, Crown, Clears All
Astrological signs: Gemini
Serpentine helps to clear out and release the clouded/dense areas of all chakras so that healing can occur. Serpentine will help with healing on all levels (mental, emotional, and physical). Serpentine forms a unique connection to promote healing in the way that is best for each individual.
Serpentine can be used to attract/manifest what you want into your life--abundance on all levels, prosperity, love, healing, etc. It aligns your intent with the Heart Chakra and Source energy.
The name "Serpentine" was given to this stone since many types of Serpentine resemble the color and texture of the serpents scales. And what better stone to use when working with the rise of Kundalini energies. (Kundalini is a Sanskrit word meaning either "coiled up" or "coiling like a snake.") Serpentine helps to create an opening so that the Kundalini may travel and lessons the discomfort, which is sometimes associated with movement. Serpentine also enhances the meditative state and retrieval of ancient wisdom.
Communication | Intuition | Inner Power | Honor | Wisdom | Love | Fidelity | Harmony | Removes Negativity | Spirituality | Creativity
Primary Chakras: Throat | Third Eye | Crown
Astrological signs: Sagittarius | Libra
Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man's history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.
Lapis Lazuli is a blue gemstone that is considered to be very spiritual. Wearing lapis is thought to help overcome shyness and timidity, bringing inner harmony and increasing your spiritual levels, whilst helping to win over the affection of others.
It is also thought to enhance fidelity within marriage. It bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotions.
The Lapis Lazuli crystal helps us go deep within our spirits to awaken our true destiny and divine purpose.
Dark Blue Lapis is for enhancing respect and compassion in ourselves. Dark blue crystals teach us humanity, discretion, and honor. They help us act more charitably, and focus our efforts on service to others. They teach us grace, sensitivity to the needs of others, and tenderness in our dealings.
Lapis Lazuli is a stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks, quickly release stress, and bring deep peace. It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge.
Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence.
Today it is a valuable talisman for gaining respect, keeping negative energy away, and for helping us to remember to be humble in our dealings with others. It is extensively used in honoring Goddesses, and it is a potent healing crystal for dealing with blockages of the throat chakra.