Healing crystal meanings are meant as spiritual supports to healing and are not healthcare advice or prescriptions. Use the crystal meanings to help find your own inner truth; what is best and right for one is not necessary so for another. Some crystals and formations have long-standing traditional uses and properties while others may have newer discoveries of uses or properties. Follow the guidance and wisdom of the Divine and of your higher self when working with crystals.
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."