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.
Essence: The essence of pounamu is the heart. It is about accessing unconditional love through our vulnerability. The need to protect is gently shifted to an alignment. This alignment is like a settling, pieces being put into their place.
Use: In times of conflict, pounamu allows us to remember that harmonious relationships did exist. It supports assimilation of challenging and difficult circumstances. It supports people 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 boost their self-esteem. They will sometimes merge with another, or mimic. The pounamu remedy leads them back within themselves.
Description: Pounamu is found only in the South Island of New Zealand. There lies īnanga 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. Geologically, 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 and the rock was eroded through the action of streams, rivers and past glaciers. As with all the mineral essences, it incorporates the land where it was made. This remedy was made from a kawakawa pounamu under a pōhutukawa tree above Pūtiki Bay on Waiheke Island.
Meaning: Feelings of self-consciousness, and sensitivity to how others may be perceiving us, are put into perspective. The pounamu remedy pertains to the existence of beauty even when we cannot see it. 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 are that we can 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 courage to walk in peace, to find truth, and to communicate uncomfortable insights that transform communities, enabling a holistic perception.