Larimar is a rare variety of blue Pectolite (silicate hydrate of calcium and sodium). No other Pectolites have the unique volcanic blue colour of Larimar, found only in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Sea. Though Natives of the region and their ancestors were long aware of this gemstone and used to collect them right off the beach, it first became known throughout the world in the 1970′s when the source rock formation was found upstream by a member of the Peace Corps and a mining claim was granted.
Some believe that Larimar is the blue stone with extraordinary healing properties that clairvoyant Edgar Cayce predicted would be discovered in the Caribbean where part of Ancient Atlantis could be found. For this reason, Larimar is sometimes known as Atlantis Stone or Dolphin Stone, as it is said to assist our ability to connect to and communicate with dolphins and other creatures of the sea.
Visually stunning, Larimar brings the tranquil energy of water and air to mind. It was created by volcanic activity—earth and fire—so this gem has a unique balanced energy that I feel when I tune in. It promotes inner peace, and so is very useful during periods of potentially stressful change, helping us maintain calm, soothe fear and the tendency to try to control, as well as aiding the expression of our feelings.
Larimar is well-suited to be of benefit during times of feeling over-critical of self and others, and offers us an energetic track to follow into watery bliss and acceptance of everything that is. This doesn’t mean fogging out and not striving to shift the world we live in to a more harmonious state. Quite the contrary. Larimar carries a vibration of love transcending all problems of our physical world. And that self-transformation (through nurturing love) creates change for the collective. We can do it! We are all inherently healers. Larimar speaks to me of our feminine powers awakening and focusing on the health of our planet (ourselves!) through a shift in how we can see with more positive perspectives.
Stimulating the throat chakra, Larimar energetically boosts the healing processes through the thymus and thyroid, relating to immunity and energy balance. In the creative realms, Larimar assists us to experiment with and articulate our own styles of communication and expression. Everyone has their own way of being and doing. so let’s celebrate uniqueness! Let’s find new ways to ‘fit in’ through acceptance and appreciation of each-other’s originality.