I have to tell you a little story about a crystal called sodalite.
A lady (lets call her Dawn) came to visit me one day and asked me what advice or healing I could give to her for her mother, an elderly lady in a retirement village. As older people sometimes do, she would wake after only 2 or 3 hours sleep. And was lucky if she had more than 4 hours a night. She was shattered and her body needed resetting.
My newest discovery was sodalite. Oh the joys of a sound sleep!
I shared it with her daughter, told her all you had to do was pop it under a pillow - she bought a crystal from me and off she went to see Mum. I didn't hear from her again until about 3 weeks later. She rang and asked if I had more crystals because her mother had 'used that one up'. They were astounded and delighted to discover the crystal had provided night after night, (17 nights in a row) of unbroken sleep.
I wasn't surprised. In my experience, sodalite stills the mind, provides peace and settles tension. But I had a chuckle. You can't 'use the crystal up', but you can certainly load it up, and loaded up it was. I told them to rinse it in clear running water. It continued to work perfectly.
Dawn came back and brought one for each of her mothers friends and one for herself too.
Sodalite has helped children sleep through the night too. It can also be worth it's weight in gold to sleep deprived parents.*
It's value is immense, but it's extremely well priced and you could get a small handful for under $20. If you haven't discovered the benefits of sodalite, give it a try. It's wonderful stuff. Try your local crystal shop, or give me a call if you are stuck.
Sodalite is great to combine with other crystals, such as rose quartz, howlite and blue calcite. A super peaceful collection.
*Sodalite has also been known to cause extremely sleep deprived people to sleep through their alarms. Please ensure yours is turned up loudly.