posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 04:21 PM
I'm a long time lurker on these boards, but decided to join today because of this thread as I've recently become interested in crystals.
One day, seemingly out of the blue, I just started researching different crystals. It was a little weird because I really had no prior interest in, or
knowledge of, crystals before hand. I can't even remember the reason why I started researching them, or what triggered me to do so... I just did it.
After a few days of Googling I came across a picture of a mineral called Celestite (or Celestine) and in my head I said to myself "That's the one."
I thought that was really strange because I didn't know that I was looking for one, but when I saw it, I knew it was mine.
There was something so familiar about this rock and its shade of blue. I know that sounds silly... blue is everywhere... the sky is blue, heck, even
my eyes are blue, but there was something special to me about that blue rock. It's almost hard to describe... it's like I had the memory of
that shade of blue somewhere my mind, but I wasn't aware of that memory until I saw it.
Anyways, thankfully, that rock was for sale, so I ordered it. It's just a small piece of Celesite, so I wrapped some wire around it and made it into
I wasn't aware of the whole cleansing and charging of the crystals, so I read up on it a little. Celestite is a really soft mineral (it's so soft I
actually broke a few pieces off of my stone when wrapping it in wire) and I've read that sunlight can fade the colour and that with Celestite you
should avoid water and salts. One website suggests running softer stones through the smoke of sage and then letting it sit in the moonlight for a
night... would that be an effective way of charging it? I know I should have done this before I started wearing it and I feel kind of stupid for not
I'm not completely sure what my rock (Celestite) is for... I've read so many different, often conflicting claims of its physical and metaphysical
properties, how to charge it, what not to do, etc., etc. that I'm a little confused and I'm having a hard time discerning between the truths and
half-truths, but, I guess that's to be expected. All I know is it gives me an incredibly peaceful feeling and even though at this moment I don't
know why I got it, I hold on to the hope that maybe one day in the future I will know. But this experience has definitely left me beyond intrigued
with crystals. I still can't believe I have such a strong connection with a rock lol.
Sorry for the long story... I'm a science major in school and if I tried talking about this stuff with anyone in my life, they would probably have me
committed. It's nice to have a place to be able to freely talk about this stuff.