The Healing Energy of Crystals and Gems
I am often asked how crystals and gems play a role in our lives
and how and why I became interested in them.
I had the pleasure of being asked by the Victoria B.C. Lapidary
Society to be their spokesperson at the annual Rock and Gem
Show. This three day event in Victoria draws crowds from all
over the country and was a great success for all involved.
Having hosted my radio show in Victoria for three years had put
me in contact with many “crystal outlets”. Looking back now I
have to smile when I remember what a challenge it was to talk to
the owners of such stores and try to convince them that, yes,
there is an appeal and a magic to these colourful blocks of
material from the earth.
I soon discovered that as the interest in the information I gave
to both my clients and listeners grew, so did the sales in the
stores across the island and the mainland.
Having said this, it is understandable why it was quite an honor
to be asked to be a part of this gathering of geologists. To not
only be accepted but to be present to answer questions from both
the society members and the hundreds of visitors to the
exhibition made me silently say a big “YES”. The awareness that
I had been spreading was finally coming full circle..
My interest in crystals came as a fluke, (no such thing as) when
I first came to Victoria seven years ago. Prior to leaving
Ontario I had a very bad case of inner ear infection, bordering
on vertigo. My determination to relocate out there made me fly
against the doctor’s orders, and I must admit, it did aggravate
Having decided one day to explore the streets of Victoria I
wandered into a store that had all sorts of wonderful stones and
crystals. Not really knowing what they were I picked up a
beautiful shiny black piece, held it in my hand and asked the
salesclerk what it was. She answered my question with “do you
have inner ear infection?” Well, after I caught my breath I said
“yes, why?’ Her answer was...”well that is hematite and it is
for keeping one grounded, especially when off balance from an
ear infection. One can only imagine my surprise and my haste to
leave the store. Was this woman for real or a mind reader!!
As my visits to B.C. became more frequent I had more interesting
stories around crystals and my “finding” them.
One very touching story was when I found out my oldest daughter
was about to have her third child...(the call from the doctor
came three months after her husband had a vasectomy that did not
Although they were happy there were many mixed emotions, mostly
brought on by financial stresses.
On another of my daily walks in Victoria I wandered in to the
same store and was thinking about my daughter when I saw a very
beautiful piece of rose quartz. Again, I asked what it was and
the same clerk said ”Do you have someone who is pregnant?” Well,
now I was speechless and wondering if everyone out west was
psychic!!! She informed me that this is a stone of nurturing and
mothering, and commonly given to expectant mothers. Well, I just
stammered thank you, bought it and sent it to my daughter!!!
A client of mine called me a few months ago and asked what
crystal to give an expectant sister... I of course suggested
rose quartz. Soon after I received another call from her...
quite distressed. Apparently the rose quartz had broken in
half... I just smiled and said “Did she have twins?” ...she had!
I cannot help but believe in the ability of crystals to help us
in healing, especially emotionally!
Just to have a crystal to focus on and know that the energy is
working with us is a wonderful tool to keep us going in a world
that is going through a lot of unrest and turmoil.
Although I must say, I believe it is not the world but the
people... the world is beautiful.
Take a moment to look at the ever expanding blue skies and lush
green grass and trees we are fortunate to have in our lives.
I have many more crystal findings and plan to share them with
you in future columns.
In the meantime find the one that is special to you and your
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