This morning I dropped into the local ‘hippie’ shop to pick up some Dragon’s Blood incense. I made my choice and as I headed for the till, my attention was drawn to something on a lower shelf.
The assistant called it a ‘Bloodstone’. She couldn’t recall it’s meaning offhand and I didn’t have time to wait while she looked it up. I liked it so ~ although I hadn’t intended to purchase anything other than joss sticks ~ I bought it. It didn’t cost much and, anyway, I’m worth it! 🙂
Although I own quite a few, I’ve never had the urge to study the properties of crystals. If I read an interesting article I might choose one specifically, like this Citrine, which I wear as a pendant:
But I’m much more likely to be randomly attracted to a lump of rock by it’s unusual shape or colour variation, without really knowing why. But, when I look it it up on the internet, I’m always amazed by the relevance of that stone, at that time.
You would think I’d be used to it by now, it’s happened that often:
Yet my Bloodstone ~ known in olden times as Heliotrope ~ has managed to surprise me yet again! Not only is it beautiful and tactile, it’s also associated with courage, intuition, clear decision~making and blossoming creativity. All of which I could use, right now.
I might tell you more about that another time….. 😉
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