Iolite is a fascinating stone with an interesting past. It comes from the Greek word for violet, and also is sometimes called Dichroite which is the Greek word meaning “two-coloured rock” where it shows different colours when viewed from different angles. It was used by the ancient Vikings as one of the first compasses to guide their way at sea. It has also been called Water Sapphire and the stone of the Muses because it is thought to activate visions and creativity. Iolite offers to take one on the inner path to the deep self, including shamanic journeying, connecting to high guides, angels, goddess, etc. It helps open up clear messages, vividness and detail of visons and messages. It is a stone of history, great wisdom, faces challenges, helps one to connect to high wisdom with calm and conviction to find the solution that is best suited to the situation, for the highest good of all concerned. It helps dissolve fears of the unknown, settles confusion, assists in letting go of control, moving forward in faith into new opportunities, brings in grounded thought and assists in decisions on how to proceed with emotional distance and clearer perspective. It balances the important and the unimportant. It is a stone of inner treasure, helps to uncover the lost parts of oneself, and in receiving the peace one’s spiritual journey brings. It helps one take responsibility for one’s own life and happiness. Physically helps memory, eyesight, headaches, dizziness, sleep imbalances, also is very beneficial when dealing with addictions, including alcoholism (detoxification, and maintaining sobriety) …developing the best that can be in you. Known as the stone of twilight energy, holds the veil between two worlds/times. “Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.” Henry Ward Beecher.