Crystals came into my life years ago when I was struggling with alcohol abuse and addiction. I had a few interventions from friends which finally encouraged me to start working on my issues and stop drinking excessively. My brother, who had gone on a trip, brought me back a small, skull shaped, Amethyst crystal which I fell in love with. At the time, I didn’t know anything regarding crystals and the healing properties they possessed but looking back now, I know that crystal came into my life for a reason.
I was able to find the strength I needed to control my drinking and start living a healthier lifestyle but it wasn’t until some time later, when I started researching and learning about crystals, that I learned Amethyst has sobering effects that help with overcoming addictions or any overindulgence. It floored me how unexpectedly the universe presented to me exactly what I needed to help me during that time in my life. Since then, I have incorporated crystals into my daily life in various ways.
Part of my spirituality is believing in the existence of a higher power and its presence in everything created in the universe. All animate and inanimate objects vibrate with this power and therefore are all connected. I try to live my life in respect to and for nature and seek it’s aid as well. One of the ways I do this is by researching natural crystals, their healing properties and placing them in my environment, creating jewelry/wearing them, etc. Currently, as I go through my mental and emotional struggles, I have leaned on them even more to help me get through this dark time. It is my hope that I will eventually get to a place where I am able to “restore equilibrium” to my mind, body and spirit.
Photos and jewelry by Lotus Flower at lotusflower.blog