Crystals: What do They have to do with ME?
By: Debbi K Levy, Registered Yoga Instructor
I’ve wanted to write about the impact crystals have on all of us for a long time, but I have always found it easier to talk about stones with a few in my hand and a few in yours. Cheating here, I know, but the sensory experience is profound.
“Time to grow,” I hear my heart telling me, or, “you could reach someone a different way and it could be the very words that opened up the power of crystals for them.” So here goes…
I once saw a counselor who was so good at getting to the heart of the matter in all relationship issues. She said simply, “Are you better with or without this person?” Herein lies the very approach I’d like for you to try as you select and experience a few crystals for yourself.
I could get deep in the subject of these gorgeous minerals and inform you of the different vibrations you may sense with varied specimens, or tell you about their absorption of electromagnetic pollution, or even that your seemingly simple selection based on colors is insider information about what you yourself may benefit from cultivating at this time. Instead, I just hope you’ll go to a “rock shop” and choose a few that comfortably fit in both your budget and your hand.
Are you getting in your car? Because Dallas, Texas, boasts some fabulous Metaphysical shops.
When you get there, take a moment in your car or even when you enter the store. Stop thinking of your tasks, appointments, or even your grocery list. Lengthen your exhales and become “grounded” or just plain calm. Walk around, pick up stones, and see if any give you joy right off the bat. Choose only for your own tastes, and, by the way, Big-Givers, there’ll be time for you to pick out gifts for others later- this field trip is just for you!
I will offer one tiny suggestion- if you feel all over the place while you are perusing, pick up a smokey quartz. That crystal looks like a chocolate brown piece of glass, and it is a perfect stone to help “ground” you. Hold it in your hand and walk around. Don’t worry, you’re in a rock shop, people do this all day long!
So, back to our question, “Are you better with the crystal or without it?” Hopefully, you’ll fall for a few stones then and there and create the beginning of your collection. Yes, I said collection, because they’ll find you even if you don’t run around and purchase more.
Next step, cleanse your crystals. That’s right, clean and refresh the energy around them so they can be all yours. Clear running water, sunshine, or even putting them in a singing bowl and striking a deep tone will do. Too much?
Next up, carry one in your pocket, or, ladies, slip one in your bra and go about your business. Do you meditate? These crystals can hardly wait! Under your pillow for a good night’s sleep, you betcha! Soak in a hot bath with a few stones tossed in for good measure? If you dream it, do it. There is no right or wrong here. Just enjoy some of the most beautiful gifts we have inherited from the earth. Spend a week or so just this way.
As the weeks pass by, and you have made a place in your life for crystals, it will feel a lot like other healing energy sources such as your pets, your aquarium, your patio fountain, garden, all great resources for you. The one commonality is that you need not feel compelled to explain any of them. There will undoubtedly be a time when you will buy an informative book on crystals, or look up varieties for identification, or even punch in “metaphysical or crystal shops” in your navigation when you are travelling to new places. But for now, just let your crystals show off their ability to enrich your life.
To answer the question, I’ve been “posing” (yoga teacher, cant avoid the pun), I feel confident you’ll be better with your crystals around you, and I am so excited to hear all about your experience!
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