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I have many stories of my own. Starting off, I will tell you how I met the crystals for the first time.
In 2002, I went on a silent retreat, somewhere close to the Orange River, South Africa.
Part of the retreat we had to find a Power Spot. We were blindfolded and asked to walk (in nature) until we felt compelled to stop, and that would be it. I walked and stopped, took my blindfold off and looked, there was nothing: no big tree, rock, river or anything. I thought I "heard" wrong and need to walk on and find something else. i did not do that, but looked to see what was there: at my feet was the most beautiful small rocks. I bent down and looked and realise, this was it! In my mind, I talked to them, and asked them what they had to share with me? (At the time I was very depressed, just lost my mother, been through a divorce and didn't have any of my children with me since I had the first one) The little pebbles said: why are you so sad? We sit here in the open heat/sun everyday and we are still happy ( I could see them in my mind's eye jumping up and down and laughing) and you? you are just miserable all the time and you don't even have that measure of heat. This sound simple, but it is true, I snapped out of my depression immediately and started laughing. I had to plant a candle to say "thank you" and as the soil was very hard, I wanted to pick a stone to make a hole. As I wanted to pick the stone up, I felt I needed to ask if I can use it, I did, and it said "no", I smirked at it and tried to pick it up anyway, I couldn't, it was part of a big rock and did not move. Humbled by the experience, I asked the next stone and it said yes. There you have it?
A few days earlier I picked up a few of these pretty stones (because I liked them) and put them in my room. I did not know what they were, for a long time, only found out afterwards that it was agates. Anyway, when I went back to my room, after this interaction, I felt shy about the rocks that I picked up and did not ask them. I ignored them. After another day or so, I finally addressed them and ask if I could please keep them. They said, gladly, yes! They were my companions for a long time. I would just sit and hold them, one by one. I never read or knew anything about crystals before this.