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Are you looking for some peace of mind? Maybe you’re world seems chaotic or overwhelming, well safe to say you should get your hands on some Larimar asap! Larimar is a rare stone that comes from the Dominican Republic, similar to moldavite’s situation, Larimar is getting more and more difficult to find or buy these days. With that being said, if you come across a piece don’t hesitate!


History

The word Larimar was created by Mendez, who combined his daughter’s name Larissa with the Spanish world for sea, Mar. Before Mendez and Rilling, local inhabitants of the region and their ancestors had long been aware of the stone. Early theories suggested Larimar was produced by the Sea, later by the earth’s volcanic movements. Island legends said that the stones could be collected easily on the beach, but one day there were no more blue Larimar stones left. Locals explored upstream and found a rock formation, which appeared to be the source of the blue stone. This legend holds truth; Mendez and Rilling in 1974 would follow a river upstream and find sources of the blue stone. Most small blocks of Larimar are in situ, meaning they exist in the very place where they formed. However, through soil erosion some pieces broke off and were moved by rainfall down the slopes of the hillsides to rivers. The river deposited them in the Caribbean Sea, some pieces washed up on the seashore by waves.


Healing Properties

  • Activates and opens throat chakra

  • Aids in clear open communication

  • Brings calm and balance to any situation

  • Removes stress and negativity

  • Helps in achieving a deep meditative state

  • Breaks old toxic habits and patterns

  • Strengthens our connection to the sea

  • Eases depression, anxiety, and mood disorders

  • Heals the Thymus (2nd heart chakra)


Cleansing and Charging

Cleansing your Larimar is super simple - you can run it quickly under the tap or spring water to disperse any collected energy. As it's a water stone it works in harmony with water but remember, it's also a soft stone so don’t soak it for too long. Larimar is also photosensitive so if you leave it in bright sunlight for too long you can expect it to fade. A safer way to charge up your Larimar would be to leave it in soil for a little while or to use non-invasive methods such as smudging, sound bathing your stone, or sticking it on a slab of selenite.


Emotional Healing

Larimar embodies a “go with the flow” energy, it will lead you to where you’re meant to be. It can help you step out of bad habits or toxic behaviors. If you struggle with overwhelming emotions or self-sabotaging ways of thinking, Larimar is perfect for you. This beautiful sea-like stone is nurturing and soothing, it takes you out of your head and can remind you to just take a breath and be present. Larimar is also a wonderful stone for mothers, during and after pregnancy. It helps in alleviating post-partum depression, and relaxes the stress associated with new parenthood.


Lastly, Larimar is a powerful emotional cleanser and healer, especially for phobias, panic attacks, stress-related imbalances, and excessive anger or fear. It aids in breaking down the walls one has built around the heart for defense, and allows for emotional release and the clearing of deep emotional patterns. It helps one to reconnect to a previous, more natural state of playfulness and joyful childlike energy.


Physical Healing

Larimar is particularly helpful for cartilage and throat conditions, and dissolves blockages of the head, neck and chest. It may also be laid on constricted joints or arteries. Larimar relieves high blood pressure and stress-related illnesses, and may alleviate excessive Fire element energy such as infection, fever and inflammation. It may also be used to treat skin disorders aggravated by stress, such as hives, rashes, eczema and psoriasis.


Chakras

Larimar directly works with the throat chakra, opening the way for clear communication and the ability to speak from the heart.The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body, in essence, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked, or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions, bringing our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release.

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