Wednesday, 5 September 2012


The following is an article from my friend Karen Osborne, a shamanic and crystal healer, that I just had to share.  It's a great reflection on truth.  I share my comment after the article.  Enjoy!

~ Lapis Lazuli ~

Truth ~ Integrity ~ Divine Alignment

I have come to know Lapis Lazuli as The Great Stone of Truth. Its intense blue Light reveals the truth to us in every aspect of our lives, especially the truths we don’t want to accept or believe. If you are seeking the truth, and you are willing to face it when you find it, then you are ready to work with Lapis.

Often, we don’t want to know the truth, especially about other people.  No one wants to be wrong or made a fool of.  No one wants to be disappointed.  No one wants to feel the sting of betrayal or to know what other people really think of them.  Most of all we just don’t want things to change.  We don’t want foundational beliefs in our life to be called into question.  If you find out that you are wrong, you may feel humiliated, embarrassed or ashamed, and you may be required to take right action. For example, if you discover betrayal, you may have to face facts and make changes in your life.  You may be so reluctant to do this that you are willing to live with the lies, and turn away from the truth.  We can be so afraid that the truth will crush us, that we lie to each other and ourselves.  We don’t ask the questions that we should, and we remain misinformed and disempowered.

Lapis encourages honesty in speech and deed.  Every time we practice dishonesty in any form, we loose power and become false.  We move more and more into ego states and become less and less of our true selves.  We also disempower the people we lie to because they have now become manipulated by deception.  They cannot act in truth and integrity because they have not been told the truth.

A recent survey, found that the people poled told a lie more than thirty times per day.  Lying is a part of daily life.  Often we know people are lying to us and we say nothing.  We don’t call them on their lies and we hope that they won’t call us on ours.  We think that little white lies are harmless, but all the while we are losing power and the opportunity to create in alignment with the Divine. There is an ancient yogic teaching that says, if one can speak only the truth for 7 full years, all that one says will come to pass – so powerful is the truth.

Lapis may show you truths beyond your current model of reality.  It may shake your foundations of belief and cause you to question who you have become. It will definitely show you where you have become rigid or have lost your way. Lapis helps to cultivate our inner vision so that hidden truths may be revealed.  It also helps us to communicate truthfully.  It promotes honesty in ourselves and from those around us.  It is an excellent stone for clearing and balancing the throat and third eye chakras.

Ultimately Lapis is a stone of great empowerment, for when we are ready to open ourselves to the truth and the lessons it brings, we are free.

Lapis blessings to All,

Did you see yourself in that article at all?  To some degree or another we all have challenges with truth.  Becoming aware, and choosing to focus more on living as truthfully as you can will create wonderful changes in your life.      

For myself, I find it nearly impossible to try and tell a lie.  This is because my spirit, my conscience and my body work together to let me know I'm not being authentic.  As I form the thought,  my facial muscles change.  It's as if the smile is trying to fall off of my face.  This would likely give away my discomfort anyway.  

Lying to myself, on the other hand… ;)   I, as most everyone else, have been conditioned to think the internal feelings and resulting physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual dis-ease are normal.   Humans can adapt to anything, and what once may have seemed terrible suddenly becomes the norm and we no longer even notice it.

If we were completely laid bare to ourselves, viewed ourselves (and others) with compassion and love, and followed our truth, I don't think we'd need healers of any kind.

Meanwhile.... lol!

It's a journey for everyone.  Luckily there are lots of resources to help you ferret out the internal lies that are hindering you.  

If a piece of Lapis Lazuli appeals to you, Karen is open for a crystal shopping day on Sunday September 30th from 10am - 5pm.  Find the details on her website:

You can also schedule an appointment with me for an Intuitive Energy Healing session, or any of the other healing and medium modalities I offer.  Check out my website for the September Specials currently on.

Wishing you great light and truth,

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