One of the most challenging aspects of human anatomy is
that the brain is divided into two hemispheres: one devoted
to rational, linear thinking, the other to imagination and
intuition. The human mind, when these two areas are in balance,
is both capable of tremendous creativity and the ability
to realize that creativity in practical, material terms.
In most Western societies the rational aspects of mind are
valued above those of intuition, thus subduing or stifling
many creative ideas before they are born into imagination.
Malachite and Moss Agate are two stones which help to rebalance
the brain and mind.
Sodalite's function is different. It is especially valuable
for those who find themselves in states of mental confusion,
especially when these states are intensified by emotional
turmoil. Very often, when emotions are whirling about in
our heads, we are tempted to seize at any decision which
seems to promise that it will reduce our distress. Sodalite
helps us to resist such temptation.
This dark-blue stone is one of the most grounding of the
blue stones and has a natural affinity with the third eye
centre (between and slightly above the eyebrows). Its function
is to calm the emotions and the mind and to help one view
a situation and the choices which may stem from it with
objectivity and detachment.
This also means that it can help to quiet any doubts you
may have about your ability to make a decision, i.e., it
quiets the inner critic.
In addition, it can assist in dissolving old mental, reactive
patterns, helping you to realize that you don't have to
do things the way you've always done them.
Sodalite is additionally helpful for reviewing a decision
once it's been made, and is believed by some to help extricate
people from the coils of complicated lifestyles.
If you are faced with a decision, Sodalite is an excellent
stone to use in meditation. Place it on your forehead and
contemplate the situation on which you are working. Ask
for guidance in making the decision. If you feel yourself
coming up with old solutions just because they're familiar
release then and allow Sodalite to clear the path for new