Asian Elephant - close up.
Approaching Paradise: Na Pali Coast | by Keith Manning.
tigress with her cub by (kpkrishnan)
lapis lazuli! for starters, it’s a really beautiful stone. blue is my favorite color.
A stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks, lapis lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis lazuli assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence. It bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotions.
Lapis lazuli promotes clear understanding and intuition. This stone is said to impart ancient knowledge, and the wisdom to use it and to enhance one’s awareness, insight and intellect. Lapis lazuli is also useful for emotional healing, joy, inner power, love, calming, intuition, self-confidence, manifestation, psychic powers, and friendship.
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