I was thinking today about some
of the most meaningful Gemstones to me, and a few surprising gemstone
experiences came to mind. For some reason my life has
been filled with the most incredible synchronities and
experiences. I'll share these few Gemstone
experiences with you. Things and people that are
meant to come into our lives have a way of showing up.
My first gem experience was in 1969 or 1970 as a teenager.
They began selling Quartz pendants in shops, and of cource I was definitely wanted one. And yet when I would look at them in the shops I got the strong message that this was not
'my' stone. It was strange! But it was such a strong,
though weird, message! And it went even further. It somehow gave me the
impression that someday I would find 'my' stone. That there was a
certain quartz stone meant for me.
Over a decade went by. In 1984 I was living in Hawaii and over Easter I
flew to California to take part in an unbelievable Healing workshop on
a breath-taking hill called Paraiso Hot Springs. There is a chapter in
my book describing that whole incredible weekend, with another image
also. Anyway! At this workshop there was a girl and a guy who
lived hundreds of miles apart, yet they each wore a crystal that SO
powerfully attracted me! Each crystal pendant was very different,
yet there was such an essence -- such a powerful quality about these crystals! I was so excited! And for the first time in 15 years I knew that I had at last found the source where I would get my crystal.
"Where did you get your crystal?!" I asked the girl. "And who
made it?!" I can't tell you how excited I was and how eager I was
for her answer. But the reply I got baffled me. It was like
my spirit was soaring was hit with a brick wall. She said that
both crystals were made by an American Indian, and then she said that I
couldn't get one made by him. She explained that he lived in a
remote reservation inside the Grand Canyon. He had no phone and
only occasionally he would bring a crystal to a random shop. It
could me in any city and any state. "You can't get one by him", she
Yet the excitement was still so alive
within me! I knew that I had found the maker of my crystal
at last, and that somehow I would get one made by this man. She
had told me his name at the time, but I no longer remember it.
When the workshop was over I went to San Francisco and spent the night
with a cousin before flying back to Hawaii. The next day when my
cousin went to work I got out the phone book and looked in the yellow
pages for crystal and rock shops. At that time there were dozens,
if not hundreds, of them in the San Francisco area! Pages of
them! I remember being drawn to one shop in the upper center of
the right side page. I called them up and found out how to get
there by bus. It turned out to be kind of far away, and I had to
So I got out there and it was in an old western style little building
that had a high false front. The shop was set up like a jewelry
store, and all the rocks were in locked cases. They were mostly larger
gemstone rocks. When I told the own I was looking for a Quartz
pendant, I was blown away by his answer. "Oh! We have no crystal
pendants at all!" he said. Why in the world didn't I ask him over
the phone if he had any?! I got all the way out there on my one day in San Francisco! Bu I made the best of it and looked around at tall the lovely rocks before leaving to catch my bus.
On the way out I stopped one more time to look in a free-standing
circular glass case. In the center, on a tiny pedestal, was
something I hadn't noticed before! "Excuse me!" I called to the
owner, "I'd like to see something in this case please!" I
could hardly contain my excitement. There before my eyes a small
Quartz crystal set in gold. The owner hurriedly came over,
glances at the stone and says, "Oh that! I forgot about that.
A little Indian guy left that a few days ago."
I stood there in amazement! He said the name, and it was that guy!!!
It's the crystal above. You can't really see it in this
image, but this crystal has one large 7-sided face on the front. This is formation is
known as a very special and rare time link crystal.
Around 2012 in meditation I would "see" and feel myself holding a
blue natural stone bar in my hands. I always, by the way, hold
different powerful gemstones in my hands when I meditate. And
actually also when I go to sleep. I've gotten to the point that I
wake up still holding them, and I've found that their energies affects
my sleep and "dream life" (as my Steiner professor would call it).
Anyway! So I would see this blue bar in my hands and had no idea
what it was. For months I searched the net for blue stones to try
to find what this deep translucent stone was. I knew it was not
sapphire. And it wasn't all the other blue stones I knew: Lapis,
Aquamarine, Kyanite, or any other blue stone I found.
Then "by mistake" one day I came across Himalayan or Tibetan
Kyanite, and I was amazed! That WAS IT!! The Kyanite I had
always worked with for decades was from South America! It is a light
opaque denim blue. BUT!! Himalayan Kyanite has a deep blue
translucent quality!! So I ordered quite a few bars and then I
also ordered both faceted stones and smooth cabochons to be able to
I have found that this Kyanite has an immensely high spiritual
vibration. For me anyway, it helps me to reach silence and to
reach a very deep level in meditation. As I stated on the top of
my Gemstones and Meanings page, you will be able to tap into and use
the innate qualities of stones when you develop the ability to "feel"
their essence. And you can begin to open this ability by reading
about them, hearing accounts like mine, and using your imagination to
begin to open this sense and receptive feeling in yourself.
To be continued. More surprising accounts coming.