Howlite is an amazing stone for those who want to expand their consciousness while also strengthening their focus and awareness. It's almost like a grounding stone, because it attunes the mind into its awareness, and clears away the random chatter... but it is also far from a grounding stone, because it concurrently raises our consciousness into the higher realms and cosmos. So if you are looking for some grounding and spiritual growth all at the same time, this is the perfect stone. The sharpness and awareness it provides is a great tool for calming the mind and lowering anxiety. The grounding effect of Howlite also helps one to control when they want to enter those higher states of consciousness, especially for those who cannot yet control their psychic and metaphysical abilities. For those who can already control their gifts, this stone provides that extra heightened and aware state. Howlite is also great for those who suffer from insomnia, since it calms the mind by allowing us to fully focus, the mental 'chatter' and distractions are removed, allowing for a deep, fully restful sleep. It is also an amazing tool for working or studying, allowing us to really tap into what we are doing with full awareness and concentration.