Dolomite is a calcium, magnesium, carbonate mineral that commonly forms in small clusters of rhomehedrical shaped crystals with saddle-shaped formations. This mineral can also be found in masses or grains and appears as white, grey, brown, green, pink and black. The first traces of Dolomite in historical writings were by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1778. However, this mineral was named in honor of the French geologist Déodat de Dolomieu in 1791.
Dolomieu was a fascinating character, joining a knighthood at the age of 12, and later killing a man in a duel at the age of 18. He was then pardoned by Pope Clement XIII only one year into his life sentence. During an expedition to the northern alps of Italy, Dolomieu discovered this mineral and noted its difference from Limestone by performing a series of tests. These tests consisted of diluting Dolomite in hydrochrloric acid and recording a lack of effervescing, which should typically occur in Limestone. He published these findings and soon after, Nicolas Théodore de Saussure honored Dolomieu's discoveries by naming this stone after him.
Dolomite invigorates our entire chakra system while grounding our emotions into the physical realm. If you often find yourself out of balance, Dolomite's energies focus on centering our emotional and physical bodies. This mineral harnesses its element by rooting one's aura deep into the core of the earth. Here, we can tap into Mother Earth's energies and intentions so that we may begin to reprogram our chakra system to be fully aligned once more. If you are one that is eager to clear your headspace of unneeded, self-deprecating thoughts and would like to tap into Mother Earth’s energies for guidance, Dolomite is a stone that you should be working with. When one is fully aligned with their chakra system, their decisions and thoughts will be of pure and decisive intent.
Strong, fiery emotions are cooled by this nurturing stone. This talisman for centeredness can help assist those who may have a hard time connecting with their spiritual selves. Dolomite helps in connecting your true-self to the spiritual world, bringing out new refreshing thoughts and ideas. When we find ourselves connected to nature, we are tapping into an unlimited power channel given to us by Mother Earth. Nature is what created us, it is responsible for our existence, and with Dolomite we can transmute this energy to assist our body in necessary healing.
We recommend working with this stone to scan over your chakra system. A common practice would be to lie down with Dolomite resting over your center. Starting at the bottom, work your way to the top, targeting each chakra and working with this stone to clear it of any negative energy. Dolomite works in clearing that unwanted toxicity in each of your chakras so that you may begin to feel centered once more.
Dolomite is commonly found alongside other stones. We’ve seen it often growing in conjunction with grounding stones such as Sphalerite, Galena, and Magnetite. When Dolomite is paired with a deep root chakra stone, it assists in balancing out the energies while granting the user with powerful strengthening vibrations. Dolomite’s earth element matched with a grounding stone will result in an almost unstoppable energy force. Other times, Dolomite is found alongside other high vibrational stones such as Phenacite, Moldavite, Quartz, or Herkimer Diamond. When this occurs, it is there to help even out the intense energies a stone may have and make it easier for us to interpret the energies we may be receiving.
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