The Shiva lingam, a sacred stone from India, is steeped in lore. That is, of course, for a good reason. Shiva (or Siva) is one of the most important gods in the Hindu pantheon and, along with Brahma and Vishnu, is considered a member of the holy trinity (trimurti) of Hinduism. Brahmais the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver and Shiva the destroyer or transformer.
Basically, Shiva Lingam helps with clearing of obstacles and begins the process of rebuilding from ground up. Most of that energy is experienced in the sacral chakra. I often recommend it for kundalini activation, sexual dysfunction issues, and other second chakra issues.
Place it vertically on the lower back to release tension and pain in that area. If it sits for just a few minutes, an energetic surge will move up the kundalini and will light up the energy centers for a nice rush of energy. Great for a little pick me up. Even better for exhaustion.
Placing it horizontally on the individual chakras can help to bring them into balance.
I taught a class utilizing this cryptocrystalline (made up of tiny particles of quartz) wonder egg a while back, and discovered some pretty amazing little tidbits. One in particular greatly piqued my interest.
When we break down the Shiva lingam, we find that this stone is basically chalcedony, iron oxide of meteoric origin, goethite agate and basalt.
Yeah, I said iron oxide of meteoric origin. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Apparently, around 14 million years ago, a giant meteor crashed into the planet. The heat of the iron oxide meteor caused a fusion of the surrounding rock. Normally this would have likely formed something called tektite, but not this time. After many years, a river began to flow through the area. That is now known as the Narmada River.
The silt of the river, combined with the particulate iron were tossed in the fast river water and the spin began. That’s what gives them the distinct elliptical shape. The unusual hardness and density of the alien iron oxide is why the lingams aren’t shaped like other river stones each year, when the water is low, locals gather the stones by hand and clean them up and they are sold to crystal and gem dealers.
I paired the Shiva with tektite and it worked overtime to clear energy and obstacles. It also showed me a better course to take with personal boundaries. Most other second chakra stones such as carnelian, sunstone, orange calcite and snakeskin agate work well to enhance the energetic experience.