Friday, May 29, 2015

Crystal Magic



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I have always been unable to resist picking up interesting rocks, shells, acorns, all kinds of bits of nature's ephemera. 

I have little bowls and baskets of such things scattered around me.  I guess those things do speak to my soul in some way.  I know that just looking at them, running my fingers over a smooth surface, gives me a degree of comfort.  It is simply a way of focusing on the moment, what is right there in front of me, and letting anything else just go for a while.

A mini-meditation--benefit enough for me.

And some--a particular collection of shells, a basket of river washed stones, even pinecones--bring floods of memories from trips Mike and I took together.  I think I would grab those things before the photo albums in that disaster scenario of what would you save in the event a ...

Lately, I have been adding particular crystals to the mix because I am drawn to the colors or the textures.  I gave away some of stones in the picture above, but I also kept some to dot across the window sill next to my bed.

I think it is here where younger people would say, "Don't judge me."

15 comments:

  1. No judging here! That is a very informative link, too! My sister is a massage therapist and has some amazing moonstones that she uses. She sets them outdoors during the full moon each month to soak up more energy. She used them on me and let me just say -- there is magic in those stones (and in her hands).

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  2. How do you use them? Just let them sit or carry them around? We have a store near here that sells them. I'm a skeptic, but I'd be willing to test them.

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    1. I just like to look at them and sometimes hold them in my hands for the soothing feel. I consider it all as metaphor for something deeper.

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  3. Your penchant for collecting thingies reminds me of Rylan when he was 2 years old. He was forever picking up stuff from the ground and would not let me discard them when we got home.

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    1. HAHA! Are you implying that, unlike me, Rylan has matured past the age of two?;0

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  4. This is the kind of thing we cannot discount. If it helps, use it. I failed meditation, though. I've taken classes. I like walking meditation.
    My husband just bought a book on smudging. I am so amazed!

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  5. I love the idea of your private treasures sitting around in bowls about the house. My wife and I used to geocaches, back when we still had partially functioning knees. Geocaching is finding hidden tupperware containers of treasures (mostly junk for kids) in the woods with a GPS. You find the cache, you take a treasure and leave a treasure of equal or greater value. We always would take neat stones, like lucky stones, if part of the swag. One time we found a old stye mason jelly jar with a wire spring lid retainer filled with old marbles. It was our favorite prize ever and sits to this day on the end table in the living room. It is rather mystical, but just old marbles, nothing special. Like your treasures with Mike, I couldn't put a price on that little jar, it contains a piece of our Souls.

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  6. Now that you mention it, I have a few stones from some special places too. they do evoke memories. And Tom cannot resist picking up cones from various coniferous trees.

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  7. I do the same thing. I have a lot of rocks in my study that I have picked up over the years. They all have special significance. Some are heart shaped. My daughter recently asked me about the rock thing. "What do you do just pick up these rocks and keep them?" Yep I do. She said, that she found a rock in her kitchen and asked her daughter where it came from. She said, "Oh, Grandma found it in the front yard and said it looked like a heart and thought we might want it." I guess they didn't. They threw it out.

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  8. We keep a collection of fun rocks and crystals from our trips. Your crystals are really pretty! My granddaughter would ooh and ahh over them.

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  9. I too pick up pretty rocks while walking but generally put them in my pond. Smooth ones get my attention. I love the feel.

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  10. I love to hold smooth rocks I have picked up here and there, and I too keep a little collection. I don't know anything about crystals except they are lovely, reason enough to have a collection, I say.

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  11. I used to collect but I have lost that I suppose my eyes and vision have a role to play or else I have lost the joy of the sparkle it once gave me?

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  12. I agree. I'm always picking up a little this or that. And stones, in particular, always hold a fascination for me. I always feel that I should get a vibe from where they've been and how they were created.

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