I have rocks everywhere. In the yard, found unearthed after the winter, stacked, lined up, appreciated where they are, in the house, on windowsills, the desk, tables, in my pockets… These stones in myriad colors and vibrations surround me with a feeling of sustaining nature. There is an embedded remembering of what has happened through time – and is continuing. Quartz crystals help to ensure calm and clarity, colored stones assist in healing, stones with holes in them bring protection… simply holding a stone in your hand can center and calm. Our original peoples consider the Stone People to be holders of history and energy.
When in tune with an environment a stone may come to your attention. Pick it up! It may help bring a calm centering or have a message for you. (*if you’re thinking this is too “woo-woo” nonsense, take a look at the research being done on “memory that will outlast civilization – dimensional memory in crystals”).
“The data is recorded via self-assembled nanostructures created in fused quartz, which is able to store vast quantities of data for over a million years.
The information encoding is realised in five dimensions: the size and orientation in addition to the three dimensional position of these nanostructures.
Fused quartz created from practically pure silica is used as the core component.”
So here in northwest Montana, I’ll keep looking for and listening to the rocks, carrying them in pockets, and enjoying them around the house. Another of nature’s gifts to be thankful for and to be learned from!
“You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.”
-Saint Bernard of Clairvaux