Stone Age: Shiva Lingam
WHAT’S IT GOOD FOR?
Shiva Lingam is an intensely powerful stone. It dramatically improves personal vitality and can have your entire energy system feeling bold and alive. It stimulates kundalini energy and can help heal deep emotional and sexual wounds. This is a stone of personal empowerment, soothing any feelings of belittlement or lack, encouraging confidence and acceptance. It unites opposites, both masculinity and femininity, creating strength within both aspects; yin and yang energy, and balance among all the elements. It is a wonderful tool to heal pranic, life-force energy whether it is depleted or over-stimulated. This stone is a great partner for those who are seeking healing from any physical or sexual assault, or healing of an imbalanced womb. It is an emotional stabilizer and helps stimulate a spiritual revolution. It helps you to look within, recognize the parts of yourself you have outgrown, and helps facilitate the shedding of these old ways or belief systems. It has a special power in healing any pain or damages caused in childhood. It is connected to the lower chakras, and can help remove ties in the sexual organs, reenergizing and breathing new life into this region of the body. If you have been through a rough breakup, miscarriage, or sexual frustrations, Shiva Lingam is an amazing choice to revitalize your feminine power.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
These brown stones have strips of lighter hues in them, and can vary from beiges to browns to reds to oranges to greys. They are egg-like in shape due to being hand polished once they are plucked from the river beds of a holy site in India. When the stone is not polished in its egg shape, it resembles jasper (which it is made up of) and the stripey-ness of tiger's eye. Very rarely, Shiva Lingams can also be black.
There is a legend that claims the Shiva Lingam stone was actually a meteorite that struck earth, leaving shards of stone deep within a river bed. The stone is believed to be connected to Lord Shiva, a god of the Hindu tradition, and his partnership with Kali. The shape is considered both phallic and egg-like, a symbol of both genders. The stones are gathered once per year along the river beds of the Narmada river.