The Power of Crystals –  A personal story.

Many, many years ago, I bought my mom a beautiful rose quartz crystal. I remember buying it at one of the Mind, Body Spirit events in the Assembly rooms in Edinburgh that I and my mom would frequent together. I went there with the intention of looking for something special for her.

Back then, I was just at the beginning of my journey and knew very little about crystals – I just knew I like them and I liked how they made me feel.   I search about the stands and when I picked this crystal up and allowed it to get warm in my hand and feel that exchange of energy, I knew that it was the right one for me to give to my mom. I was incredibly drawn to it. I had picked up many crystals that day but kept on coming back to this Rose Quartz. I took it home that day.

A Gift

I kept it beside me for a few days kept it under my pillow and carried it around.  I put all my love and good intentions into that crystal.  I then wrapped it in tissue and gifted it to my mom. I told her that it was full of love and healing powers of the heart and that I had put all my love into the crystal and told her I was sorry for the many times I had worried and hurt her. 

I wanted her to know how much I loved her and wanted to take away any negative emotions I had caused her through my troubled, often tortured early teenage years – only tortured because I did not share a life-changing intrusive incident that had happened to me, and I had allowed this negativity to manifest in many other negative ways for many years. My mom was always there to mop up my mess and my emotions and heal me. I wanted to give her something to help soothe her heart. In my heart, I knew she ha long forgiven me I knew but needed something else to give.

What it meant to my mom

She loved the Rose Quartz Crystal. She would sometime carry it with her, but for most of the time, it lived on her bedside table and she would hold it, and tell me that she often would sleep with it under her pillow. She would allow me to hold it and then she would hold it too. And there it lived beside her for many years, soaking up her beautiful energy.

I only found out later that this is how the properties of Rose Quart are often described as: 

“The soothing energy of Rose Quartz fosters empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others. Lowering stress and tension in the heart, Rose Quartz clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions.”

When my mom died in 2006, one of the things that I wanted as a reminder of her was the Rose Quartz crystal. It was on her bedside right beside up until to her last 2 weeks in the hospital.

I still have the crystal and keep it with me on all my travels. It is either in my bag or somewhere closeby where I can put my hands around it. When I miss my mom and need some of her beautiful energy, I close my eyes and hold the crystal and I can still feel her energy that to me, is soaked and embued into the crystal and it fills my heart with love and joy.

I have many crystals now – for many different reasons and occasions. Some more precious to me than others, but all with their special gifts to me.

Don’t allow science or others to tell you what does and doesn’t’ work. Follow your heart and do what feels right to you.


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