Iolite's translucent deep indigo color is used in healing to facilitate inner journeying. It helps to open the third eye, which is the gateway to inner knowledge and understanding. Iolite is soothing and peaceful, helping to dissolve any fear or anxiety to allow the flow of information that is available to come to you. Any realizations that come from such inner journeying and can have profound effects on your life. It also calms overwrought nerves and eases emotional stress, which can also address insomnia caused by mental stress.