It all started with a couple of stones. I've always loved rocks, crystals, and gems since I was a young child. I spent my days of childhood in Nebraska always searching for "fools gold", which I now know is Pyrite because that was about the coolest rock you could find where I lived. I had one of those rock kits, you know- the ones with the plastic cases with the little dividers and maybe 16 different rock specimens in them. I had a little rock tumbler too and loved to go find rocks in the country and put them in that tumbler and make them all shiny and pretty. I honestly don't know how I didn't end up studying Geology, although I am very satisfied with my career.
Fast forward MANY years...After having some health issues and a terrible reaction to a medication, I was frustrated with modern medicine and desperate for a more natural way of helping my body feel its best. I began researching herbal supplements and home remedies, and I somehow stumbled upon crystal healing. Wait. What? Crystal....healing?! So I, of course, began reading up on that too. I finally made my way to a local metaphysical store and bought a few small pieces to get me started, not knowing at the time that I had just embarked on something that was going to be more addictive (to me anyway) than any other substance on Earth could ever be. I bought four small stones that day. I bought a small leaf-shaped Labradorite cabochon, Blue Apatite, a small chunk of man-made Citrine; this is Amethyst that has been heat-treated (this turns the crystal an orange color, when the heating occurs naturally in the Earth it is known as Citrine), and a piece of Bismuth. Bismuth ~AKA element 83 on the periodic table of elements~ appears in nature, but most of the pieces you can buy ~including mine~ have been produced in a lab. I don't love it any less because of that, it's still beautiful and very cool to look at. These four pieces only made me want more and made me want to learn about ALL of the crystals. I've absorbed so much information and am continuing to learn every single day. Crystals have helped to open my eyes to what Spirituality REALLY means to me and have led me down my own winding path to enlightenment, which is something I have struggled with forever. I've never been more at peace than I am right now.
My collection is much larger than four pieces now and it will continue to grow as long as I'm lucky enough to be alive. It's always exciting to get new crystals and learn as much as I can about them. They really do have the healing properties you hear everyone talking about. I can knock out most of my migraines by simply placing my piece of Sugilite on my forehead for 30 minutes to a couple of hours. I've killed monthly cramps by placing a Labradorite palm stone in that useless for anything else tiny front pocket on a pair of jeans. If I'm stressed, I grab an Amethyst or whatever stones I feel drawn to and hang out with them for a while. If I'm not feeling so confident on a particular day, then my Garnets are what I carry. If I'm feeling fatigued, Carnelian is my go-to for energy. I'll put them on my desk while I'm working, or in a pocket, pouch, my bra, doesn't matter! I just tuck them away safely and go on about my business. My family thought I was absolutely NUTS in the beginning.
Then they started to notice that the crystals were actually helping me. Instead of lovingly poking fun, they started asking questions. My daughter really wanted a Morganite, so I ordered one from a trusted vendor and the plan was to give it to her as a gift. It was beautiful, but not as pink as I had hoped it would be and I was so worried she would be disappointed in it because of the color. I almost returned it, but I couldn't find another decent sized one- they can be difficult to find and they aren't cheap by any means! So, I decided to try to make a gemstone tree for her to add to its beauty. Okay, I really was just hoping that some pink stones and rose gold wire would help to make it look pinker than it was- but whatever, it WORKED! The tree turned out GORGEOUS for a first try and I had so much fun making it that I made two more trees with different stones, for our other two kids. I received so many compliments that I decided to make this a side-gig from my day job. Honestly, I've always wanted to have a business of my own but I just never had an idea that truly resonated with me until now. Not only do I get to craft beautiful things with crystals, but I have an opportunity to educate and also help others with crystal healing. And that, my friends, is how Amethyst Owl was born. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for visiting my page, and I hope you'll visit again soon, and stay for a spell.
"I will shine my full silver light on your path, Moon child. Trust your intuition and follow your dreams. When I go dark, go within and tend to yourself, set your goals and release what no longer serves. When I come out of the shadow Moon child, go, be brave, and to yourself stay wild and true.”