Today I heard one of my favorite way back in the day (1968) songs “Crystal Blue Persuasion,’ by Tommy James and The Shondells. I love this song, and the dreamy, harmonious lyrics, especially the fourth verse:
So don’t you give up now… So easy to find, Just look to your soul And open your mind
The song reminded me of the reason I started wearing crystals. As a novice wearer, I won’t be able to share a lot about what they are or exactly what they’re supposed to do. My sharing is about my reasons for wearing them and the outcome achieved.
If you ask different people about wearing crystals, you’ll probably get different answers. But the gist of it is that there is a belief that various stones have healing energies that align with imbalances in one of the seven chakras, or the spiritual energy centers. According to the Chopra Center, when these energy centers are misaligned, or blocked, energy becomes stagnant and can manifest as physical illness or throw you off emotionally.
My reason for delving into the Crystal world was a result of the negative feelings I possessed about my job as a teacher. These emotions were caused after returning from an injury sustained when a male student sprinted into me at school. The injury resulted in my being out of commission and in Physical Therapy.
After three months of land and water Physical Therapy, my doctor cleared me to return to school on apart-time basis, with restrictions because I was still in PT for my back. The first few days back at school were easy because as a Special Education Resource Teacher I had plenty of paper work to catch up on. The anxiety and dread arose when I began to circulate and maneuver the hallways. I felt intimidated by the vast number of rambunctious students as I moved from class to class.
With more than twenty years teaching, I’d never been frightened of students, but after the incident and the pain experienced from the accident; I found myself being overly cautious, cuddling the wall and it was then that I realized that I was afraid, and didn’t want to be around them. On a visit to my general practitioner, I shared my concerns. She suggested therapy and/or medication to help alleviate my fears. I kindly told her that I didn’t think that therapy would abate my feeling of not wanting to be at the school; and that medication was definitely out of the question.
It was during a conversation or rather a venting session with a young eclectic, yogi friend/co-worker who suggested I try crystals. She explained the general premise and suggested that I do further research. So, faced with a whole three months to withstand my feelings, I convinced myself that I had nothing to lose by trying crystals.
I visited a metaphysical, New Age shop. and shared my situation with the proprietor. She explained various crystals and their properties, and suggested Clear Quartz which, according to her, “opens the mind and heart to higher guidance, and acts as a conduit for healing—allowing positive, healing energy to flow into the body while pushing negative, toxic energy out.”
Lord knows I was harboring negative energy, so I purchased two Clear Quartz stones, which amplifies whatever energy or intent is programmed into it, and may accelerate the fulfillment of one’s prayers, or hold a pattern of energy long enough and strongly enough for the materialization of a goal.
Actually, I purchased two clear quartz; one on a small silver chain and another on a longer black cord which I started wearing the very next day. Whenever I felt anxious or discontent I’d gently massage the crystal, take a deep breath and recite, “This too shall pass, I can do this.”
My Quartz’s have become a stable accessory, and I wear one or the other every day. I believe that the Quartz’s and mantra were my Crystal Blue Persuasion, which helped me to search my soul and open my mind in order to achieve my goal to finish the school year safe, strong and in control of my emotions and fears. And they continue to aid me as I continue to live my life fearlessly.