Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Element: Water, Air
Typical Colors: Rich royal blue, green, yellow, violet, with white veins or patches
When I was first getting into crystals and stones about a year ago, sodalite was one of the first crystals to catch my eye. I have a couple pieces of sodalite- one tumbled, and one raw, but they’re both equally beautiful and interesting to look at. To me, sodalite resembles a planet being born, covered in royal blue water with veins of white ice running through it. In that case, I suppose it makes sense that sodalite is utilized to strengthen spirituality in the Third Eye chakra, and how we think creatively and intuitively.
I read a quote in a book about a metaphorical “veil” we have between ourselves and the rest of the world, and to me, that’s a great way to explain the concept of the Third Eye to someone. I’ve mentioned the quote many times before on my blog, but I’ll add it in here just in case you haven’t heard it:
“Mom says each of us has a veil between ourselves and the rest of the world, like a bride wears on her wedding day, except this kind of veil is invisible. We walk around happily with these invisible veils hanging down over our faces. The world is kind of blurry, and we like it that way. But sometimes our veils are pushed away for a few moments, like there’s a wind blowing it from our faces. And when the veil lifts, we can see the world as it really is, just for those few seconds before it settles down again. We see all the beauty, and cruelty, and sadness, and love. But mostly we are happy not to. Some people learn to lift the veil themselves. Then they don’t have to depend on the wind anymore.”
When we open our Third Eye -or lift the veil- we are able to see the world for what it really is, and pay adequate attention to the hefty concepts in life. If you’re like me, and you struggle to remember what really matters in life sometimes, you might benefit from adding sodalite to your crystal collection. Emotionally, sodalite brings order and calmness to the mind. Meditating with sodalite encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth, and intuition, and self-esteem. It can also aid with calming panic attacks, if that is something you struggle with. When my PMDD is at its height, I find that I am more prone to panic/anxiety attacks, so sodalite is a must-have.
Some people also believe that sodalite can aid in physical ailments, like boosting the immune system and overcoming calcium deficiencies. Because sodalite correlates with the throat chakra as well, it can also be used to treat the throat, larynx, and voice hoarseness. Additionally, some people have claimed that sodalite can aid with insomnia!
I love sodalite, because it’s a total “Renaissance man” of crystals. And by that, I mean it’s wonderfully useful for a variety of different things. Whether you need help with your sleep schedule, your self confidence, or your connection to the spiritual world, sodalite could definitely be the stone for you.
Sodalite can be very easy to purchase, both online and in your typical crystal store. I get most of my crystals from Village Silversmith, which is a shop based in the New England area. If you’re interested in purchasing sodalite online, Etsy is a great place to start! Like many other crystals, it’s very inexpensive and can be purchased in bulk.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this crystal diary today. I’m hoping to get to Village Silversmith soon, so I can stock up on some new crystals to show you! I just recently bought a gorgeous cluster of spirit quartz, so maybe that will be the next crystal I write about!
Further reading: https://www.charmsoflight.com/sodalite-healing-properties