Budai, Black Tourmaline
Budai or Pu-Tai is a Chinese folkloric deity. His name means "Cloth Sack," and comes from the bag that he is often depicted as carrying. The Budai is almost always shown smiling or laughing, hence his nickname in Chinese, the Laughing Buddha. Many people in the West mistake the image of Budai as being that of Gautama Buddha.
Carved Crystal Budai
~ New Jade ~
- Laughing Buddhas are symbols of great wealth, happiness and good fortune. Buddhas' belly is said to signify bountiful wealth and prosperity. By stroking it, it is believed to bring much luck and fortune.
- The Laughing Buddhas must always be invited into their new home. By doing this, they will bring positive Chi' and much happiness into the home.
- Always place your Buddhas in a position of honour and respect but never on the floor. They can be placed in any part of your home such as in the living room and in the office but never in the bathrooms and toilets.
Buddhas are particularly useful in the following sectors of your home: Family and Health (East), Mentors and Helpful Friends (North-West) and Wealth and Prosperity (Southeast)
Measurements: Height 32mm x Width 40mm x Depth 17mm
Mineralogy: Black iron aluminium tourmaline
Attributes: Tourmaline cleanses, purifies, and transforms dense energy into higher light vibration. It grounds spiritual energy, clears and balances all the charkas*, and forms a protective shield around the body.
Tourmaline is a shamanic stone that brings protection during rituals. It can be used for scrying* and was traditionally used to point to the culprit or cause in times of trouble, and indicate a “good” direction in which to move.
Natural Tourmaline wands are useful healing tools. They clear the aura, remove blockages, disperse negative energy, and point to solutions for specific problems. They are excellent for balancing and connecting the charkas. At a physical level, they rebalance the meridians*.
Tourmaline has a strong affinity with the devic*energies and is extremely beneficial for the garden and plants. It can act as a natural insecticide, keeping pests at bay, and buried in the soil, encourages the growth and health of all crops.
Psychologically, Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others, taking you deep into yourself, promoting self-confidence and diminishing fear. It banishes any feeling of being a victim and attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance, and prosperity.
Tourmaline is a powerful mental healer, balancing the right-left hemispheres of the brain and transmuting negative thought patterns into positive ones. This stone brings the mental processes, the charkas, and the biomagnetic sheath* into alignment. It is helpful in treating paranoia, and for overcoming dyslexia, as it improves hand-to-eye coordination and the assimilation and translation of coded information.
Emotionally, Red, Yellow, and Brown Tourmalines are beneficial for sexuality and emotional dysfunction that can lie behind loss of libido, Physically, Tourmaline releases tension, which makes it helpful in spinal adjustments. It balances male-female energy within the body.
Healing: The striations along the side of Tourmaline enhance energy flow, making it an excellent stone for healing, energy enhancement, and removal of blockages. Each of the different colors of Tourmaline has its own specific healing ability.
Extra properties for Black Tourmaline: Black Tormaline protects against cell phones, electromagnetic smog*, radiation, psychic attack*, spells and ill-wishing, and negative energies of all kinds. Connecting with the base chakra*, grounds energy and increases physical vitality, dispersing tension and stress. Clearing negative thoughts, Black Tourmaline promotes a laid-back attitude and objective neutrality with clear, rational thought processes. It encourages a positive attitude, no matter what the circumstances, and stimulates altruism and practical creativity. In healing, Black Tourmalines placed point-out from the body to draw off negative energy. Black Tourmaline defends against debilitating disease, strengthens the immune system, treats dyslexia and arthritis, provides pain relief, and realigns the spinal column. Wear around your neck or place between yourself and the source of electromagnetics.
Vibrates to the numbers: 3 and 4.
Astrological Sign of: Capricorn.