Crystals Are Living Beings
First of all, Liz, once I found your site I use it exclusively for learning and I want you to know how your crystal work is appreciated. I have been studying and working with crystals for over 30 years!
This story begins at a Gem & Mineral Show in Santa Cruz, California. There were a lot of dealers with expensive displays. Then I found an elderly man who was a genuine rock hound. He was very kind and was only asking a dollar for his crystals. They were big enough to fill my hand. About 6 inches long.
I picked out 2 that were very cloudy, almost white colored ones. And this is where the story gets interesting: We intuitively put them out on our balcony. And left them there for 7 years!
We held them and acknowledged them every time we went in or out of the apartment. They were rained on, and got lots of sun because it was the Monterey Bay with its Mediterranean climate. They were out in the dark under all the phases of the moon. They sat through our foggy days.
One time I heard a noise and saw a baby raccoon lying on its back with one of the crystals in its paws, playing with it! So with all of this elemental exposure and our compassionate consideration, guess what happened to our crystals?
They became CLEAR. They are shining not cloudy now. They catch the light and their energy brings us home, since sadly, we had to leave Santa Cruz after living there most of our lives.
There have been people I've told this that don't believe it until they see them. My lesson in this is: it is not important to buy perfect-looking crystals. They are living beings! It's truly how you live with them and their adventures living with you. This is what the true beauty of crystals means to me.