Herkimer and Amblygonite
by Zephyr Caron
I used to be a high vibration person (known as a "slider" - blowing out streetlights, appliances, wristwatches, etc.) but a difficult extraction from a psychic vampire has left me low and almost lifeless.
I saw a Herkimer Diamond in a crystal store and was immediately powerfully attracted to it. As I held it, the store clerk pointed out Amblygonite and stated she felt I could benefit from it. I put down the Herkimer and picked up the Amblygonite but felt nothing, although the stone was smooth and pleasant. I inwardly decided against the Amblygonite and picked up the Herkimer again, still holding the Amblygonite because I didn't want to seem rude to the clerk.
Almost instantly, I felt a bizarre charge of energy and, to me, the stones became hot in my hand (but not physically hot - it's hard to explain). There was a strange tingling in the back of my neck and I felt almost drunk. It was such a strong and unexpected sensation that I held onto the stones longer just to find out if the feeling would pass. It didn't.
Needless to say, I took the Herkimer and the Amblygonite home. I hold them regularly because I am compelled to but I find it difficult to do for very long - I will get a headache eventually. I'm addicted to that "charge" of energy and uplifting of my spirits. It feels like I'm feeding my soul.
For what it's worth, I've never been inclined to believe in the powers of crystals (I'm a scientist, so am very practical and linear in thought) but my unexpected experience prompted me to do some research and now I'm a believer, even if I can't explain why it works the way it does to my satisfaction. It just does.