Crystals have their own meaning and calling to me. I wanted to write about the role that crystals have played in my work as a dance/movement therapist and counselor because I feel it is a wonderful tool for self-care. I feel like my connection to them is from another time and space, and some people even believe that crystals are actual angelic beings, which I definitely feel at times. The longer I’ve worked with crystals, the more they seem to almost sing or emit a vibration which calls us to other realms or lifetimes. As I’ve alluded to in previous posts, I feel I have been a healer in past lives, which is perhaps why the role comes so easily to me in this one.
Long before I was a clinical counselor, I was the person everyone came to if they had a problem or wanted a listening ear. I was on the path to becoming a social worker when I discovered dance/movement therapy. I then had a major healing crisis and transferred colleges to major in dance. This choice aligned me back with my own power and creativity and then years later I received a master’s degree in dance/movement therapy and counseling. I have been working in the field for over twelve years, with the last five being in the field of addiction treatment and mental health.
As I dove deeper into the contrast (which I now understand is the pull to darkness to find and understand the light), the crystals were (and still are) energy beings in tangible form which keep me from getting stuck in the dark and dense places into which I am sometimes pulled with clients. Crystals strengthen the aura which is helpful for healers who give a lot of their energy to others. As an empath and sensitive being, the energy of other people affects me strongly. Because of this, I find it comforting to wear crystal jewelry or have them nearby as they offer vibrations of Mother Earth/Mama Gaia which help strengthen my aura and in turn, strengthen my connection to my true self. As a dance/movement therapist, a large part of what I do is help people experience a deeper feeling of embodiment and connection to their sensing and feeling selves. The crystals help me to be a stronger conduit as it is literally connecting my energetic field to higher vibrations (in the form of crystals) from Mother Earth.
A good friend of mine from college told me I reminded him of a crystal as I reflected light back to him when he was feeling down. I now understand that part of my mission in life is to reflect others’ light back to them. This is what actual crystals do; they reflect our light back to us. This is why we often feel more energized, calmer or clearer in their presence.
I am trying to befriend the part of me who hides and still has a body memory of being punished for using certain gifts. As I am reminded that crystals are a symbol for purity and highest divine light, I need not be ashamed. As I listen to my soul call and align with my wise self, I know all is well.
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