Last week I wrote about the first steps to take with your new stone and how to welcome it into your world and let it know what you would like to use it for. I also mentioned that you have some things to offer your stone as well.
Let’s look into that: What do you have to give?
Our relationships to our stones are like friendships, they’re much better when they’re mutual. In the same way that we wouldn’t just demand things from our friends (hopefully none of us are doing that) we don’t want to just show up with a list of “wants” when we engage with our crystals. I’ll also mention that I don’t see crystals as objects to possess, rather they’re companions, allies, they have an energy to them, it’s almost like they’re alive in a way.
Everything in this world has an essential function, a dharma. Your stone has one as well. The way I see it, the cosmos brought us together with that specific stone so that we can aid each other in aligning with our dharma. The stone has qualities that can aid us as we fulfill our function. By helping us the stone is fulfilling its function, it’s utilizing it’s highest potential.
LISTEN TO YOUR STONE
We want to help the stone work with us. Since these stones can’t talk (or can they?) we need to learn to listen and trust our own intuition. If you’re feeling that your stone should be placed in a certain spot, or used for a specific function, go for it, even if that wasn’t your original intention.
For example, I once bought an Amethyst globe, with the intention of meditating with it. However, it ended up sitting right smack in the middle of my home in a pot of soil with some other crystals and a succulent plant. That’s not what I intended, but I really felt that that’s where that stone needed to be. Many guests that have come to my home, have commented about that stone, I feel like it wanted to be seen, to be a source of inspiration to people who see it.
I once heard on a talk about stones (I don’t remember who the speaker was) that stones help us access other dimensions and realms that aren’t as straightforward as the consensus reality that we live in. BUT, these stones aren’t mobile. They can’t really get around in this world without our help. So again, we need to listen. If you get the feeling that we should take our stone with us to the park or a camping trip - do it! It might want to recharge its energy or absorb the energy of that location or just need an energetic refresh. Take your stones to different places and move them around in your house. Give them the gift of mobility!
LOVING YOUR STONE
Who doesn’t want to be seen and loved? Put your stones out so that you can see them. Every now and then, they might catch the sunlight from a certain angle and sparkle at you. When you look at your stones they feel it! Love up on them, tell them that they’re beautiful!
GIFTING YOUR STONE
This one can be tricky. If you get the feeling that you should give your stone to someone, do it. It can be hard and we might not want to let them go, but, sometimes it just feels like your stone belongs with someone else. Listen to that feeling. Stones have a way of coming in and out of our lives. We don’t want to treat them as property, they are our allies and friends. If your stone is asking to go home with someone else - let it. Remember, this helping your stone fulfill it’s purpose, it’s essential function.
I’m going to stop here for now and let you marinate with these thoughts. Next week I’ll share a personal story about gifting a stone and magically receiving a stone!
Until then, have a wonderful day, take the time to sniff a flower and marvel at a stone.
Thanks for reading and blessings to you,
I’d love to hear from you, what do you give to your stones? Do you feel like your stones are your allies and friends? Do you have questions? Are there any specific topics you’d like me to cover?
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