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The Benefits of Wearing a Therapeutic Blue Lace Agate Necklace

Blue Lace Agate Therapeutic Necklace

Excerpt from Gemisphere Therapeutic Gemstones by Michael Katz.

Blue Lace Agate is especially beneficial to Librans, those who have personal planets in Libra, and those who have planets in the 7th house.

Blue Lace Agate builds inner and outer strength by helping you become more truly and purely who you are. Wearing a Blue Lace Agate necklace strengthens your unique identity as an individual. Foreign or unwanted energies that have accumulated in your body are sifted out and discarded, while your inherent energies are strengthened, amplified, and united. When you wear Blue Lace Agate, you are better able to do what you are meant to do and be who you are meant to be.

To do this, Blue Lace Agate strengthens, aligns, and purifies the energy waves that make up your physical and subtle bodies. In this way, it helps your underlying nature and strengths come to the fore, with profound healing effects. When you wear a Blue Lace Agate necklace, you become more confident, resilient, protected, and better able to fulfill your mission in life. The functioning of all your organs and tissues improves. You can recover from illness and injury more quickly and are less likely to experience the same ailment again. Blue Lace Agate's calming effect on the nervous system helps you handle life's stresses more effectively. Your senses, including your sight and hearing, can also improve. Decision making becomes easier, and your truest, deepest feelings become more accessible to you.

When worn as a necklace, Blue Lace Agate works globally throughout your physical and subtle bodies. It is also particularly versatile and effective as a therapy tool to treat localized areas of the body that are injured or ailing.

The Three Actions of Blue Lace Agate: Strengthening, Aligning, and Purifying

Like everything around you, your physical and subtle bodies are composed of vibrating energy. This energy manifests as waves. Each of your bodies - physical, emotional, causal, and mental - is composed of a unique set of waves, as is each organ and tissue within them. Blue Lace Agate works with these fundamental energy waves.

Strengthening You and All Parts of You

When you wear a Blue Lace Agate necklace, its energy radiates in pulses into your aura. (The bands that appear on its spheres are a physical manifestation of these pulses.) There, your body's intelligence knows exactly what to do with the Blue Lace Agate energy. It directs this energy to certain organs and tissues and their counterparts in your subtle bodies.

All energy waves are characterized by their frequency (the speed at which they vibrate) and amplitude (a measure of how strong they are). In general, the stronger the amplitude of an organ or tissue's energy waves, the healthier it is. Blue Lace Agate strengthens the waves of your organs and tissues by increasing their amplitude. This strengthening is then reflected in the overall health of your organs. As amplitude increases toward more ideal levels, your organs and tissues grow stronger, healthier, and more robust, as does your body as a whole.

Aligning Behind a Common Purpose

Blue Lace Agate energy not only strengthens your organs' and tissues' energy waves, it helps align these waves. They begin to rise and fall in sync with each other. (This phenomenon is akin to what physicists call "coherence.") When energy waves align and become coherent with each other, extraordinary things happen. Organs function better, because their waves no longer interfere with each other or cancel each other out. Each organ and tissue—and your body as a whole—starts to express its true nature and fulfill its true potential.

In the body, coherent waves also recognize and unite behind their common purpose. On the organ level, this purpose is to function at the highest and healthiest level possible. On the whole-body level, it is to support your overall purpose in life. When you wear Blue Lace Agate, your awareness of your life's purpose can also grow and become clearer.

Purifying Your Physical and Subtle Bodies

Over time, your physical and subtle bodies collect many nonessential energy waves. Examples of these are the waves of chemical toxins, undigested food particles, metabolic waste, dead cells, and even other people's thoughts that you have come to accept. These foreign waves crowd your physical and subtle bodies and obstruct their functioning. They can also muddy your sense of identity.

Blue Lace Agate helps your physical and subtle bodies purify themselves of these waves in two ways. First, Blue Lace Agate strengthens only your native waves—those which are uniquely yours. By strengthening them and encouraging them to align with each other, Blue Lace Agate helps your physical and subtle bodies distinguish your native waves from those that are not yours. Second, the pulsing action of Blue Lace Agate energy helps your bodies sift out the non-native waves. Like a baker sifting flour to remove the lumps, Blue Lace Agate energy gently loosens and separates out the foreign waves embedded in your tissues. These unwanted waves are then dispelled into the environment or broken down and reassembled into needed nutrients.

Without the impediments and noise of unnecessary energies, your underlying nature and strengths can come forward. Your native waves will become more defined and clear, and your uniqueness will be revealed. As layers of foreign energies are removed, new layers of your native energies will be strengthened, aligned, and purified. In this way, over time, Blue Lace Agate's effects will grow and reach more deeply into your body and being. Thus, you will continue to become stronger physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Healing, Protection, and Resilience

Because Blue Lace Agate works on such a fundamental level, it can support the healing of a wide variety of physical conditions. If you haven't been experiencing symptoms in a particular organ, improvements in its functioning may be hard to recognize at first. However, most people will notice enhanced digestion, elimination, muscular responsiveness, and overall vitality. If you have been slow to heal from an injury or illness, healing may accelerate.

Again, you can focus Blue Lace Agate's effects on a particular organ or tissue by placing it on specific areas of your body.

Protection

When your native energies are weakened or unclear, unwelcome energies are more likely to enter. You are more vulnerable to the encroachments of people and circumstances that are not in harmony with you. Likewise, your body is more susceptible to the unwanted energies of infections and diseases and to the intrusion of tissue into areas where it does not belong, such as occurs in endometriosis.

When you wear Blue Lace Agate, your energetic identity will become more defined. As a result, you will tend to attract the people and experiences whose energies are in harmony with you. You will also be naturally protected from energies that are not in harmony with you, including those of illness and injury.

Resilience and Recovery

Even after you recover from an illness or injury, remnants of its energy waves can remain in your body. These remnants make you more vulnerable to re-experiencing the same ailment. By wearing Blue Lace Agate, the remnants of old illnesses and injuries will gradually be dispersed, leaving you less susceptible to their return. Furthermore, your organs will become more resilient, so that you will heal more quickly, and the waves expressed by new injuries or illnesses will not linger as long.

Calmer and More Responsive Nervous System

The frequency of Blue Lace Agate's color is particularly nourishing and soothing to the nerves. As your body ages or spirals downward in health, your nervous system can collect an overwhelming volume of foreign energy waves. Your nervous system can lose its ability to rapidly and appropriately process incoming stimuli. Instead of being flexible and responsive, it can become increasingly reactive and defensive. In the short term, Blue Lace Agate will sift unwanted waves from your nervous system. Over time, its strengthening effect will help your system calm down and handle the stresses of life more effectively.

Blue Lace Agate in Your Subtle Bodies

As it does in your physical body, Blue Lace Agate strengthens, aligns, and purifies native energy waves in your subtle bodies. Emotions, attitudes, and ideas that are more purely yours will emerge. They will supersede those that reflect personas you've outgrown or that have been projected onto you by others. You will consciously recognize your own uniqueness. As a result, your confidence and sense of individual purpose will naturally blossom and grow in strength.

Becoming Aware of Your True Feelings

In your emotional body, Blue Lace Agate will help you realize your true feelings about relationships, issues, and other aspects of your life. For example, you may feel angry with someone, but to avoid confrontation you may have sugarcoated your feelings so often that you've forgotten how you truly feel. When your energetic nature is strong and clear, your deeper feelings will come forward, and with them the opportunity to build a richer, more honest relationship. As these feelings come to light, you may even find forgiveness and harmony at their core.

Extreme emotions on the periphery of your nature will be sifted out and tend to fall away. Your emotional core will become stronger and less likely to be disrupted by outside influences that would otherwise upset you. You may also find that, when the native energies of your emotional body become stronger, more aligned, and freer from non-native energy waves, its inherent nature is to feel good, content, and peaceful—and therefore so will you.

Resolving Past Choices

Making a decision means that you select one option and let go of others. If a decision is difficult, your causal body retains remnant waves of the alternatives you thought about while making the decision. Any difficult decision can create these remnant waves; for example, which job offer to accept, which outfit to buy, or which person to marry. If you are sure about your final decision and have truly let go of the other options, these remnants fall away. However, if you find yourself wondering what might have happened if you had made another choice, the remnants are fed with your attention and gain substance. An abundance of these remnants clutter the causal body, further complicating subsequent decisions. Too many remnants can also drain your energy and irritate your nervous system. In addition, they can create unnecessary karma and may cause you needless extra lifetimes as you attempt to resolve them.

If you want to clear your causal body of these remnant waves, you can examine your past decisions, recognize unclear ones, and do creative techniques to let go of the remnants; but that is a lot of work. It is easier to use a tool like Blue Lace Agate. Wearing Blue Lace Agate can help purify your causal body of these remnant waves. In this way, it can help you find peace with the choices you did make and, if you realize you made the wrong ones, refocus your life.

As your causal body uses Blue Lace Agate energy to clear itself of remnant waves, you may become aware of memories surrounding choices you made long ago. These memories may also come up in the dream state as they pass out of your causal body.

Easing Decisions and Improving Sensory Perception

If you have trouble making decisions, Blue Lace Agate's ability to strengthen, align, and purify your native mental-body energies can help. When your energetic nature is defined and you have a clear sense of your identity, your needs and desires in life also become more defined. Therefore, it becomes easier to make choices that support your true wants and needs. With clearer decisions, few, if any, remnant waves will accumulate in your causal body.

Everything you see, hear, and sense is interpreted by your mental body. As the energetic nature of your mental body is strengthened and clarified, you will become better able to perceive and interpret information that is useful to you. When you wear Blue Lace Agate, over time your eyesight, hearing, sense of touch, and so on, will naturally improve, as will your ability to sense, intuit, and perceive information through other means.

If you are deaf or blind, you may still enjoy sensory improvement from wearing Blue Lace Agate, because it will help you develop new ways to bring information about your world to your mental body.

How to Wear Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate necklaces are most effective when worn against the skin.

Shape, Sphere Size, and Necklace Length

When strung as a necklace, the only therapeutic form of Blue Lace Agate is the sphere. A necklace of eight or ten-millimeter spheres is ideal.

Blue Lace Agate necklaces worn close to the throat can interfere with the flow of energy through the throat chakra. Therefore, a Blue Lace Agate necklace should fall below your collar bone. For this reason, Gemisphere will offer Blue Lace Agate necklaces no shorter than 20 inches.

Time Guidelines

Wear Blue Lace Agate as much as possible for maximum benefits when treating longstanding or chronic conditions or to experience its subtle-body benefits. At night, either wear the necklace or keep it next to your bed. Indeed, its purifying effects on your causal and mental bodies may be most effective during sleep, when your mind is at rest.

Blue Lace Agate is an exceptionally versatile gemstone. If you are not using Blue Lace Agate long term, you can wear it as needed to address acute conditions or immediate needs. For example, you can put it around your neck when you feel a cold coming on or after an injury when you aren't doing the placement therapy.

As soon as you start wearing Blue Lace Agate, it will begin to strengthen your native energy waves and sift out foreign ones. You may enjoy relief from acute conditions within hours and, in some cases, almost immediately. Your nervous system will begin to relax. Other benefits will develop within weeks of regular use. It may take several months of wearing Blue Lace Agate before you notice significant improvement in sensory organ function, although your intuitive senses may improve much sooner.

Blue Lace Agate and Other Gemstone Necklaces

Cautions and Contraindications Avoid placing a Blue Lace Agate necklace on the upper two chakras of the head (the brow and the crown), because its energy can disrupt their energy flows.

Although transplant patients can safely wear Blue Lace Agate as a necklace and place it on any native organ or area of the body, they should not place Blue Lace Agate on a transplanted organ.

Care and Cleansing of Blue Lace Agate

The most effective cleansing method for Blue Lace Agate is a clay bath. Give your necklace a clay bath every other day for the first several weeks you are wearing it; afterward, once or twice a week will probably be adequate.


Clay Bath Cleansing Technique

Important Note: This technique is not appropriate for all therapeutic gemstones. It may prematurely dull the surface of softer or more porous gems.

In a bowl or jar, mix 1/2 teaspoon Bentonite Clay - Montmorillinite with 1/2 cup distilled or well water. Use a plastic or wooden spoon to stir the clay into the water.

Place the gemstone necklace in the bowl, and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove the necklace from the bowl, and rinse the necklace thoroughly.

Discard the used clay water.

If any clay is stuck between the beads: Return the necklace to the clean bowl.

Add fresh water, and let it sit for another 15 minutes.

Then rinse again.

*Bentonite clay powder is also available in most natural foods stores.


Another option is to rinse Blue Lace Agate under alternating cold and hot running water with soap every day, but be sure to give it a clay bath at least once a week.

When a clay bath or water rinse is unavailable, you can place Blue Lace Agate in direct sunlight for about 10 minutes; on a winter or overcast day, keep it there for about 20 minutes.

Therapeutic-Quality Blue Lace Agate

Therapeutic Blue Lace Agate has a rich, translucent lavender-blue color. When cut into spheres, it displays distinct and somewhat wavy bands that range from lavender to white in color. It has no patches or spots of black or other colors.

Most important is that the spheres in a necklace are drilled so that the drill holes generally run perpendicular to the bands. All of Gemisphere's Blue Lace Agate spheres are drilled this way. Most manufacturers drill Blue Lace Agate beads haphazardly. When worn as a necklace, this unevenly drilled Blue Lace Agate can disrupt the aura by scattering the wearer's energies. These scattered energies are particularly stressful and irritating to the nervous and endocrine systems.

Three Categories of Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate is unusual among gemstones, in that it can be divided into three therapeutic categories based on its coloration and translucency. Although all therapeutic Blue Lace Agate offers the same benefits, each category focuses these benefits on the physical and subtle bodies to different degrees.

The quintessential Category 1 directs about 80 percent of its work to your physical body, and about 20 percent to your subtle bodies. Category 2 works relatively equally in your physical and subtle bodies. A true Category 3 necklace focuses about 20 percent of its work on your physical body, and about 80 percent on your subtle bodies.

Category 1

The Blue Lace Agate spheres in this category have a slightly translucent lavender-blue background with many well-defined white bands that are visible under any lighting condition. It displays the most white of all three categories.

Category 1 works relatively quickly on physical symptoms and will take considerably longer to work on subtle body issues, such as identity, emotional extremes, decision making, and sensory perception. Thus, it can be particularly helpful when your primary objective is to address physical symptoms and issues. Improvements in organ and tissue strength and resiliency will be experienced much sooner than subtle-body changes. When worn as a necklace, it is an excellent tool for treating an acute condition, such as a cold.

When used in a placement therapy, the 80:20 ratio applies: it focuses predominantly on the physical target area and less on associated areas of your subtle bodies. It can bring quick, dramatic relief and healing to an injured or otherwise painful area.

Category 2

The background of these Blue Lace Agate spheres is translucent lavender-blue. Their bands are more translucent than those in Category 1 and are white to lavender-white in color. Consequently, the spheres display less white overall. Although visible indoors, the bands are seen most clearly outdoors, in direct sunlight, or when held up to a light source.

Category 2 addresses subtle-body issues more quickly than Category 1. Its equal emphasis on the physical and subtle bodies makes it a good choice if you're unsure about which category to select.

When used in a placement therapy, its energies encompass a wider circumference around the physical target area and more of the associated areas in your subtle bodies. Thus, it addresses more of the subtle-body causes of a condition than Category 1.

Category 3

The overall appearance of these highly translucent Blue Lace Agate spheres is a deeper lavender-blue color than the other two categories, and the spheres appear to have a soft glow. Its translucent lavender bands are barely distinguishable indoors but become clearly visible when viewed outdoors, in direct sunlight, or with light shining through them.

Category 3 quickly and comprehensively addresses subtle-body issues as well as their physical manifestations. The emphasis is on the subtle bodies. It is especially helpful if you have significant issues with identity, emotional extremes, decision making, and sensory perception.

In a placement therapy, Category 3 affects the immediate physical area and also spreads throughout your entire nervous system and subtle bodies to address all the factors involved in the target condition.

Summary

All three categories work on acute and chronic conditions and can be worn to address any of the indications listed. If you want a tool for treating immediate physical symptoms, Categories 1 and 2 may be preferable to Category 3. If you want a tool that places a great deal of emphasis on subtle-body issues and causes of physical conditions, Category 3 may be preferred.

Most people will be able to wear Categories 1 and 2 continually as soon as they start working with Blue Lace Agate. However, because of the stronger energetic action of Category 3, it may take more time to become accustomed to wearing it continually, and it is more likely to initiate cleansing reactions if you wear it too much at first.