EYE OF HORUS HEALING BOX
“My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected”
“There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.”
One of the things that I do when I work with illness, my own and other people’s, is to work with metaphor and create sacred healing objects. The box in the photo is one of those pieces. If you read my book, Empowered Health and Wellness: Awaken the Inner Physician” you have read my healing story but have not seen the box and the lapis lazuli stones I talked about. This is it.
In July of 2006 I was diagnosed with a Posterior Vitreous Detachment, PVD in my left eye. I won’t go into the details here because I want to tell you the story about the image above.
Early in my healing of this issue my guidance lead me to the Eye of Horus and how it was connected to my eye. My guidance lead me to a very specific store that I had only been to one other time. My Inner Physician told me that I would find a lapis lazuli Eye of Horus the I could use to heal my eye. I went to the store right when it opened looking for the lapis Eye of Horus but found nothing. Someone came into the store behind me and said “Where is all of your jewelry?” to which the owner said, “I haven’t put it out yet.” She put the jewelry on the bottom shelf of the case. When she as done she took two lapis lazuli Eyes of Horus out of a box and placed them on the top shelf! When you start to experience synchronicity like this, know that you are being guided by something higher because there isn’t any earthly explanation.
Once again I was stunned by my inner guidance yet glad I had listened to it. I learned that the eyes were covered by a street vendor in Egypt and were a one-of-a-kind set. The store owner told me it is very hard to find a pair made by the same person of both the left and right eye. Of course I bought the set, even though it was more money than I wanted to spend. For me they represented powerful metaphor for my eyes to heal. For me it is more powerful if I have a physical representation of the metaphor I am working with. Not only did I find a physical representation but it had come in a healing stone of lapis lazuli.
Lapis Lazuli Metaphysical Powers
As inscribed in the 140th chapter of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Lapis Lazuli, in the shape of an eye set in gold, was considered an amulet of great power. On the last day of the month, an offering was made before this symbolic eye, for it was believed that on that day, the supreme being placed such an image on his head.
Lapis Lazuli is said to be associated with self-confidence, truthfulness, openness and inner tranquility. Lapis Lazuli is the ancient stone of mental and psychological health. It promotes spiritual healing, mental calmness and strength of will. It increases psychic abilities and allows for spiritual growth.
When used during meditation, it aids in detaching one from the physical body and allowing for a deeper and more open state of consciousness. Therefore, for a beginner it can be quite scary and create a feeling of panic as one feels as if he/she is loosing touch with the body completely. As a result, it is wonderful for establishing a connection with the creative force and receiving information from other plains of consciousness.
It is a good stone for emotional healing. According to the wonderful book “Love is in the Earth – A Kaleidoscope of Crystals, Melody” (Copyright 1991, Earth-Love Publishing House, it enables one to obtain relief from that which has been presses into the shallow recesses of the mind, providing objectivity, clarity and mental endurance during release of emotional bondage. It helps for diminishment of the internal smoldering fire which leads to disease. It stimulates the communicative facets of the self, providing for clarity and responsiveness during the release of information. Lapis Lazuli is also a very powerful tool for dream work.
I go into more details in the book about how I worked with these stones to heal my eyes.
I made the box to hold the two apis lazuli Eye of Horus and I use them as an instrument of healing in my work now. The cover is made from a greeting card.