My Interest in Crystals Crystalizes...
Years ago, a friend of mine mentioned that she had been given some crystals for her birthday. I remember thinking that was a bit unusual, a bit “out there,” a bit too “woo-woo” for me. I didn’t ask any questions. I let it go.
Fast forward to 2016, and an interest in exploring the world of crystals, began to take hold for me. I don’t remember why the new interest – perhaps something I read online – but I bought an introductory book, I visited a few crystal shops, and I purchased a few inexpensive crystals.
Then life happened. I got busy with other things, and my beautiful crystals sat collecting dust, literally and figuratively – some on my bedside table, the others on my meditation altar.
Then life happened again. About two months ago, an email arrived, inviting me to a crystal workshop to be given by a fellow yoga instructor. That sounded like a nice way to learn more about crystals, and to perhaps become re-inspired to start using them again. I registered for the workshop.
Indeed, the workshop was just what I needed to rekindle my previous interest. We were invited to bring some of our own crystals to the workshop, and I fell in love with a fairly large Celestite cluster that the woman sitting next to me had brought in with her. And, as expected, attending the workshop introduced me to some aspects of crystals and their use that I hadn’t explored previously. My crystal curiosity was reignited!
One of the books that was recommended during the workshop was “Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune in to the Real You” (Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Hay House, Inc., 2017). I purchased the book on Amazon just a few days later, and just finished reading it a few days ago.
Below are some of my favorite quotes from “Crystal Muse.” If you think using crystals a bit unusual, a bit “out there,” a bit too “woo-woo” for you – perhaps these words will help to pique your interest and open your perspective, as mine has been…
Crystals are an Earth tool. Like a beautiful garden or a glorious beach, crystals can inspire you to slow down and remember your essence. In this busy world, we can sometimes forget all the wonderful things that already exist within us. Working with crystals will help you remember. (p. 1)
“For me, crystals are…an object whose beauty and energy both remind me to step back, thank the world, thank my body. The weight of a crystal in my hand or around my neck resets me, connects me to something ancient and reminds me that I am worthy of beautiful moments and beautiful things, each unique and sparkling.” Lena Dunham, writer and filmmaker (p. 7)
Mystics and ancient wisdom keepers often referred to crystals as “the stone people.” They believed that within each crystal, there is a story and a spiritual message. Many crystals have been nestled within the Earth for millions of years. As a result, they hold the imprint of life and the Earth’s evolution within their walls. They act as mini record keepers. This is why they are known as the Earth’s messengers and wisdom keepers. (p. 8)
If I could take my 25-plus years of connecting with crystals and interpret their message, it would be this: As a society, humans are continuously looking forward. It’s always about bigger, better, faster, and more. Maybe it’s time to slow down and notice that many of the answers we seek are just below our feet, nestled into the Earth that we share. (p. 8)
Crystals have an orderly structure, known as a “crystal lattice.” The energy they emit remains at a constant frequency. When a crystal is placed on or near an area of the body emitting at a lower frequency, it encourages the body to match its higher frequency. So on the most basic level, when you’re feeling low, bringing a crystal into your energy field helps to lift you up. (p. 11)
Using the healing power of crystals as a tool for empowerment, balance, and enlightenment is directly related to your own personal belief. If you believe that crystals will help you on an energetic and vibrational level, they most certainly will. If instead you’re thinking, “They won’t work since science hasn’t proven they will,” you’re still correct – they probably won’t work for you. For crystals to work, you have to approach them with an open mind and a willingness to work with them to accomplish your goals. (p. 11)
It’s our hope that as a society, we’ll begin to work with Mother Earth rather than against her. For millions of years, she has been evolving and adapting, ebbing and flowing. Her story lies deep within the crystals we have shown you in this book. Listen to them. Treat them with love, and they’ll do the same for you. Crystals aren’t just rocks: they’re the wisdom keepers we’ve been waiting for to remind us that were all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Once we remember this, there’s nothing we can’t do together. (p. 261)
Quotes from: Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune in to the Real You
(Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Hay House, Inc., 2017)