Lapis Lazuli is a powerful gemstone, both in spirituality and in cultural traditions. In early alchemic texts, they spoke of the Lapis Lazuli as the Philosopher’s Stone. On the superficial level, that means Lapis should be able to create gold. Now while this is not true, it is true that Lapis tends to be found in the same veins as gold. For the Greeks, who at first did not recognize it was another stone, they thought it was a powerful from of sapphire they had uncovered, and though it was indeed powerful, Lapis is quite different from sapphire.
On the spiritual side, this is very correct. The Philosopher’s Stone is supposed to bring self awareness, enlightenment, and to open the mind to all astral possibilities. Lapis is very well known for its purifying and healing abilities. It is also great when needing the chakras opened up and cleansed.
The ancient Egyptians used to bury their dead with a scarab made from Lazuli, as they thought it would protect them and guide them in the afterlife. We can easily see the connection with the above. They also saw it as a symbol of truth, as it brought you to see yourself for what you really are, and at the same time helps you to accept those parts of yourself that you may see as undesirable.
According to crystal-cure.com, when meditating with this stone, it will enhance clarity and galvanize concentration. It will also help you in your comprehension of the unknown, and acceptance of what you find in the astral realms during your meditation.
On the elemental side, Lapis Lazuli is known as the water stone, so you can easily assume its elemental affinity. And just as the Jungian unconscious waters, this stone will make you dive deeply into yourself and reveal either potential, or your less than beautiful parts.
Primarily a healing stone though, the healer must be well attuned to such powers as qi or reiki, and perform healing with love and wisdom. However, it must be used with care, as it is one of the more powerful stones and in ignorant hands can wreck spiritual havoc on your meditation and spiritual progression.
So use with caution, allow it to show you the truth, and do not fight the wisdom it imbues you with. Concentrate on your chakras while meditating, and you will see them glow with the power of the Lapis almost immediately, as it works very quickly in purifying.
The color you want in your Lapis is a primarily blue, but with goldish colored flecks within it. This proves that it is really Lapis, and shows how powerful it is.