Lasavia Essences are the gift of vitality of plants, minerals, insects and birds delivered to you with the utmost care. The resolve of Lasavia is to deliver to you Elemental Healing through the introduction of an Essence into your being. We suggest you put a few drops in water and take a moment to be inspired by the qualities of the Essence that you have chosen.
Supports the ability to connect with our inner, the integral aspect within ourselves. Acceptance through acknowledgement of present events. A perception of the transmutability of matter.
Use: In times of conflict, it allows us to remember that harmonious relationships did exist and can exist. It supports assimilation of challenging and difficult circumstances. It supports a person to vision and be able to act with integrity and incorruptibility. It assists those who struggle to access their intrinsic self. When people cannot access that inner quality, they become reliant on others to bolster their self-esteem, they will sometimes merge with another or mimic. The pounamu essences leads them back within themselves. In land healing; Pounamu is used to assist in past battles and conflicts.
Pounamu only occurs in the South Island of New Zealand. The two main types of Pounamu are nephrite and bowenite. The pounamu bearing rocks were raised to the earth’s surface by movement and collision along a plate boundary. The rock is eroded through the action of streams, rivers and past glaziers, this frees the pounamu.
The following story of pounamu is extracted from the Reed book of Maori Myths and Legends. The mythical aspect allows for the paradox of material form; it isn’t solid and immovable and yet it is.
Here is a story of pounamu and how it arrives in New Zealand. Poutini is the ancestor of pounamu and is a star, and his tribe are the pounamu people. Where pounamu comes from, in the great ocean, Poutini – the guardian of pounamu – quarrelled with Tutunui. Tutunui was a great whale and wanted the ocean for his followers. Poutini demanded that pounamu be regarded as a fish, whereas Tutunui regarded it as a stone. A battle ensued where the sandstone people were enlisted by Tutunui, Poutini was defeated and Tutunui brought the pounamu to Aotearoa. A long journey to find home, they landed at Tuhua (Mayor Island) but as Tuhua is mostly obsidian it bared its teeth to pounamu. Further did pounamu need to come to find its home until it found home in the west coast of the South Island. There lies Inanga Pounamu, pearly white, translucent, the little freshwater fish Galaxias maculatus. Kahurangi Pounamu a vivid shade of green, the clearness of sky, Kawakawa Pounamu the leaves of kawakawa with all the shades, the flecks and inclusions; and Tangiwai Pounamu, clear glass tears that come from great sorrow.
As with all the mineral essences, it incorporates the land where it was made. I sense that what it incorporated was the memory of harmonious relationships and peaceful abundant time. The Pounamu essence was made from a Kahurangi Pounamu under a pohutukawa tree above Putiki Bay on Waiheke Island. It was made to support a land healing process along the peninsula that is one of the headlands that comes out where the Okahuiti Stream enters the bay.
The pounamu essence immediately brings me into my heart. The need to protect is gently shifted to an alignment. This alignment is like a settling, pieces are put into their place.
Feelings of self-consciousness and sensitivity to how others are perceiving me are put into perspective. I am also able to, as I settle into my inner self, feel the feelings that have thrown me out from being aligned and I am not overwhelmed by them. I am therefore more present to my surroundings. I move from a state of anticipation and anxiety to a place of ‘entrance’. I have already entered into life as it exists and so there is an acceptance of different states of being. The Pounamu essence is about the existence of beauty even when we cannot see it. It is the state of beauty. With Pounamu we are able to access the strength of inner beauty and allow that to emanate.
Pounamu brings forward empathy. It integrates the elements of water and mineral.
Water has the attributes of immersion. Through the element of water we immerse ourselves in an experience. The positive qualities of this is that we are able to stay connected to what we know as ourselves and be able to discern what we are merging with. This merging ‘with’ helps us to understand the quality of the other as separate yet connected to ourselves. This enables us to be more fluid in our ability to not only merge with something but to also let it go.
There is a balance of intelligence with emotions, a way of conveying depth and stillness to movement and community. Spaciousness, matter entwined into the dreamworld, pounamu crosses over and into and through.
As I write about pounamu I think about courage. I think about war and peace, how pounamu is made into a powerful weapon and is wielded to kill. I think of unity, the power of unity to harmonise and create visions of wholeness. There is such courage to walk peace, to find truth and to communicate uncomfortable insights that transform community, to partake in the whole. I see pounamu cleaving that pathway and this encompasses mana, humility and the beautiful way of sacrifice.