It's safe to say that for as long as humans have walked the earth flowers have been given as tokens of love, friendship, affection, intention, accomplishment & sympathy. The beauty of a flower evokes unexpressed thoughts & feelings that can be difficult to find words for. Delicate and often needing careful nurturing to bloom flowering plants can open our hearts to the vulnerable tenderness that so desires brightly colored expression.
I have vivid recollections of the fiery orange ambers and gradient reds blanketing the mountain terrain around my Vermont home.
They were sure to inspire my seasonally wild imaginings as I watched the foliage dance with one another in the wind.
When my eyes had had their fill, I'd close them tightly to shut out the pulsing array of mountain fire. That way I could focus on unique rustling the leaves made as they clung to their last few moments of connection to their parent tree.
These fragile creations of nature represent unconditional giving and unassuming strength through the cycle’s seasonal rebirth.
Luck is also an appropriate association with the leaf, because to be a leaf is to be lucky enough to know purpose without question.
It is also said that if you catch a leave on its fall from tree to ground you will have good luck for some time after.
Lore of the Inuit peoples says that Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. It is, in every sense, a Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakening one's own awareness of inner spirit, intuition and psychic abilities.
As the matriarch of the subconscious mind, Labradorite brings forgotten memories to light and facilitates their understanding. It encourages contemplation and introspection, bringing the clarity of intellectual thought and intuitive wisdom to help dispel illusion, determine the root cause of an issue, and bring one to peace. It is an uplifting crystal, helping to banish fears and insecurities while enhancing faith and reliance in oneself and trust in the universe.