One of the most popular tumblestones at Nature Spirit is Blue-Laced Agate. People seem to very attracted to it’s soft pale blue colouring which is accentuated by attractive banding which varies from white to violet. Raw specimens of the crystal (pictured above) are also quite beautiful displaying pale to deeper blues.
I meditated with both raw and polished pieces of Blue Lace Agate on an Easter Saturday. Easter is a moving time of year for me as I try to take time to ponder the great mystery and gift of Christ’s life, so, I was in a thoughtful frame of mind as I started on the connection journey.
I began my crystal communication routine, as always, by bringing in a a tube of light around me before paying my respects to the nature kingdoms and, in particular, the Deva associated with Blue Lace Agate. I was aware that the stone is renowned for helping to unblock the throat chakra so I was wearing a tumble stone in a cage close to my throat. Prior to is I had undertaken my morning prayer and blessing practice in the shop.
I asked to meet the Deva, Nature Spirit Energies or guides that work with Blue-Laced Agate, and, specifically, how I might be of service in helping mediate the healing qualities of the stone in specific situations.
As I sunk into the mediation frequency I became conscious of a strong feminine Crystal Being who I have not encountered before. She manifested as a light shimmering translucent blue filling the area around my third eye. She was very similar to the colourings of the crystal itself with the pale blue predominant but with hints of violet, darker blue leaning towards purple. I became aware of a tightening around my throat chakra and some fragments of memory, to do with my darling Mum, made themselves known before dissipating leaving a sense of peace.
Before proceeding any further, I asked the Deva her name. There are a series of tests that I go through in mediation to make sure, to my own satisfaction, that the Spirit Guide presenting is genuine and not a faker. She chose not to answer at that moment – and there was a good reason!
Generally, first thing in the morning, the Nature Spirit Shop is quiet, so I am usually able to undertake a 15-20 minute crystal connection without interruption. Not today. The Blue Lace Agate presence gently faded whilst giving me a 30-sec warning that I was about have company – a parting thought imparted was that issues surrounding throat chakra blockages would be presenting throughout the day. The name exchange would have to wait! Sure enough coming down the path was a group of visitors who proved to be the first of a continuous stream throughout much of the day meaning that my Blue -Lace Agate focus was seemingly to be pushed into the background – little did I know.
Things started to get interesting. Several times, in-between customers, I felt a further tightening around my throat as a memory relating to past moments when I felt that I had no-voice manifested. Each time I had a cough and a splutter and the fragment or thought-form associated with the memory vanished leaving a sense of resolution. In the flash of an inner-eye I seemed able to acknowledge the event, forgive myself for any perceived transgression on my part, and, send healing energy to others involved at the time.
In the afternoon a young woman and her husband came into the shop. It coincided with a quieter moment in the customer flow. They spent a long-time browsing and I could see the woman casting frequent glances in my direction before seeming to gather-up her courage to ask a few questions related to some psychic experiences that she had had. She was quite distressed, little wonder given her experiences.
Whilst I was listening to her and offering insights that came to mind, I became aware of further constriction in my throat, but, it wasn’t related to my journey, but to hers – and Blue Agate was involved in facilitating the insight.
When a suitable moment presented I said that I felt a strong blockage was present in her throat region to which she let out a loud “THANKYOU”. I laughed at the power of her exclamation and asked what she meant. She proceeded to tell me how she felt she had no voice in a whole series of situations and found it difficult to make friends. She had woken-up that morning with a sore throat which was still the case, the memories of her encounters, with what she described as ‘dark energies’, front and centre in her consciousness. At this point I could feel the Blue Laced Agate around my throat thrumming. As we spoke about how the throat chakra is concerned with truth and by engaging it in healing we can clear emotional blockages she said that the constriction was easing and she was starting to feel much more centred. The Blue Lace Agate was, after being invited, working throughout the day it seemed.
In my minds-eye I was able to see that as she was an unfurling ‘sensitive’, part of the story was that she manifesting dark thought-forms that were freaking her out due to her overwhelming sense of being voiceless. The first step was to share with her some protection techniques and suggesting that she consider some Black Tourmaline as a first-step whilst also seeking some mentoring in her home town. A raw piece of Black Tourmaline in a pendant veritably buzzed for her as she held it. She had been gradually coming-back into her Being though the whole exchange lasted less than 15 minutes. Throughout her husband was meticulously choosing crystals whilst maintaining a supportive silence.
Ironically she didn’t feel that Blue-lace Agate was quite right for her at that moment. Fair enough!
Colour: Pale Blue
Appearance: Banded, often small and tumbled
Source: United States, India, Morooco, Czech Republic, Brazil, Africa
Blue Lace Agate is a wonderful healing stone. Its soft energy is cooling and calming, bringing peace of mind. It is particularly effective for activating and healing the throat charkra, allowing free expression of thoughts and feelings. It opens the way to experience the higher energies. This is one of the great nurturing and supportive stones. It will help neutralise anger, infection, inflammation, and fever.
Psychologically Blue Lace Agate counteracts the repression and suppression of feelings that stem from fear of being judged and rejected. Judgement is often present in the parent-child relationship, both in childhood and adulthood. As a result, feelings are held back and the lack of self-expression blocks the throat chakra and may affect the chest – the feeling being of suffocation. Blue Lace Agate gently dissolves the old pattern of repression and encourages a new mode of expression. It is useful for helping men to release their sensitivity and feeling natures.
Mentally, Blue Lace Agate assists with verbal expression of thoughts and feelings and counteracts mental stress. Emotionally, the peaceful energies exuded from tis stone neutralises feelings of anger.
Spiritually, Blue Lace Agate clears the throat chakra so that the highest spiritual truths can be expressed. It is a stone that links to the spirtual vibration and brings deep peace.
Blue Lace Agate is a powerful throat healer. Its properties of counteracting blocked self-expression releases shoulder and neck problems, thyroid deficiencies, and throat and lymph infections.
Can also be used to enhance sound-healing.
For more healing properties of Blue Lace Agate refer to The Crystal Bible Volume 1.