"May I live like the lotus; at ease in the muddy water."
HOWLITE is a stone of awareness. It prepares the wearer to receive wisdom and attunement from the Higher Self and the Divine. It is also used for dimensional travel and healthy meditation. It can be used to release attachments linking old emotional pain. Once these attachments are severed, it allows for processing those emotions and bringing peace.
Howlite is a wonder stone for calming upset states of mind and emotion. It decreases an overly critical state of mind, selfishness, stress, and anxiety, bringing calm and relaxation. The wake of such calming can help one be truly comfortable as oneself without the need to pretend to be anything but what you are.
Subtlety and tact are also energies that howlite brings. This can calm difficult communications and ease confrontations, particularly by decreasing rudeness and facetiousness.
JASPER is known metaphysically as a stone of gentleness, comfort and relaxation and is often referred to as the "nurturing stone." Jasper is used for bringing beauty into life and specific situations. Beauty brought by jasper can be striking inner as well as external beauty. It also balances yin/yang energies. In the mental and emotional realms, jasper is primarily about peace. It enhances one's ability to relax and come to peace even in difficult situations. It also brings peace to endings, whether it be the end of a relationship, the end of a situation, or something else. It can bring deep emotional healing in these areas and lead to a sense of tranquility in the present in spite of past or current disturbances. Because of this, in addition to its general energy of peace, it is a good stone for healing grief. Jasper can also be used to assist with astral travel and is a powerful protection stone.