Barite is a barium sulfate belonging to the Barite Group of minerals. The group consists of four members: Anglesite a lead sulfate, Barite a barium sulfate, Celestite a strontium sulfate and Hashemite a barium chromate sulfate.
Barite is the main source of barium. Barite is thought to have been extensively used by the Native Americans in their religious practices. Apparently, the Natives used it to shape shift as well as to go from the physical world to the spiritual.
Barite takes a wide variety of forms and occurs as blade, prismatic and often large tabular crystals. It also occurs in lamellar, fibrous crystal formations. Barite can be colourless, yellow, red, blue, green, brown or black depending on the included mineral content. At times bladed or tabular crystals of barite form a concentric pattern of increasingly larger crystals outward. This has the appearance of a flower. Some varieties of barIte can be fluorescent.
BARITE and physical health
Barite is used to cleanse the system of toxins, to soothe a nervous stomach and to assist in the healing of addictions.
Working with Barite can increase your understanding of how natural energy flows through living systems, which makes it a helpful stone for anyone involved in health care or the healing arts.
Many crystals can be used to break up energy blockages, sometimes quite violently, but barite has a gentle and subtle effect and can be used long term over the course of several months to balance your internal flow of energy.
Working with this mineral can help you clarify the underlying energy problems that lead to dependence and help you work more effectively to break free of addictions.
This stone is recommended for those who have low vitality, chronic fatigue syndrome or exhaustion. It will gently balance your energy flow.
Barite is an excellent stone for balancing brain chemistry and enhancing the mechanical function of the brain cells and synapses. It assists in situations of degenerative brain disease. Barite assists in memory and information retention.
BARITE and your feelings
Barite promotes the connection of mind and body. It repairs, heals and reconnects the mind and body.
This stone will make you aware of the emotions and events that hold you back.
It enhances the need for honest self analysis and removes illusions. Barite will show you the source of the difficulties in your life. It highlights negative thinking and will help you remove the old, outdated and negative thought patterns.
Barite prompts you to accept your inner truth that will lead you to change and inner peace. Barite can assist you in releasing attachment to the forms or structures of your life that are based in fear. It generates a sense of excitement about manifesting your spiritual purpose, combined with a willingness to do what it takes to accomplish that goal. It helps you in recognising where you must let go and allow change in order for evolution to occur.
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BARITE and the mind
Barite can inspire you with new ideas for solving old problems and can help you learn to hear your inner voice, which often already knows the best solution.
Meditation with barite can help you find inspired and original answers and insights about how you can move forward in a positive way.
Many healers believe that Barite increases your overall supply of 'Chi' or life energy. Simply increasing the amount of energy available can be unproductive or even dangerous if you don't know how to channel it, but Barite can also provide ideas as to how to use your increased energy for your own benefit or to improve your community and environment.
BARITE and the spirit
Some say that Barite is used to promote and stimulate the dream state, allowing you to remember your dreams. If you are into Dream Therapy, then this is a good stone for you. It clears, expands and develops the hara chakra. Barite clears and blocks any hara line hooks. It will help you clear obstacles so that you can achieve your life path. This stone calms scattered energy by grounding and conserves energy for future use. Barite assists in activating your connection to the Higher Self and in bringing that energy into the physical body. It can assist in clearing genetic patterns that no longer serve you and in realigning your life to reflect higher levels of vibration. It assists you in finding your highest purpose and the vehicle through which to manifest that purpose on earth.
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barite and the chakras
If the earth star chakra is out of balance you may feel disconnected to the earth and the people around you. You might be suffering from hallucinations, anxiety from unknown origins or feel no connection with the Divine.
If the solar plexus chakra is out of balance, you may feel critical of others, be a bully and in need of constant change. You also may believe that you aren't recognised for your achievements or have difficulty learning new tasks.
Use this stone on the solar plexus chakra to bring empathy into your life and enhance your psychic abilities. It will open your clairsentience abilities.
It will assist in healing digestive, stomach, liver and gallbladder ailments. Use this stone when the true cause of a disease needs to be found.
If the heart chakra is out of balance you may have sudden bursts of anger, jealousy or blaming others for any issues that arise in your life. You might need constant confirmation of your self worth, feeling unloved or lacks compassion for others.
With this stone in hand, you are able to connect the lower chakras with the higher chakras to achieve homeostasis. It will encourage compassion for yourself and others and enhance your innate healing abilities.
It will assist in encouraging the entire immune system to function at its peak. It maintains a healthy heart and circulatory system. This stone when placed on the heart chakra will help with tissue regeneration.
If the throat chakra is out of balance, you may be hyperactive, domineering or fanatical about your political or religious views. You might also resist change of any kind and slow to respond to tasks and reasonable demands on your time.
With this stone in hand, you will enhance your clairaudience abilities and manifest abundance. When used on the throat chakra this stone encourages and directs your creative abilities. It will help you speak and live your truth.
This stone will assist in improving and maintaining the health of your throat, esophagus, mouth, teeth and the respiratory system.
If your crown chakra is out of balance you may need to feel as though you are indispensable in your workplace, or need constant sympathy for perceived injustices. You might also feel misunderstood by others or find it difficult to treat others with tenderness and benevolence.
With this stone in hand, you will able to align yourself with the higher forces of the universe and connect to the subtle bodies of energy that surround you. It will assist you in linking to your past lives and determine their effect on your present.
It will help the function of the whole nervous and skeletal systems of the body.
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