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Picky, Persnickety or Selective?

In a way it seems like such a VERY LONG time ago because of everything that’s been happening around the world and within us. There’s no denying that things are different.

This sharing is about something that I never really gave much thought to, if any.

Every Winter Season a multitude of people from all over this world descend into  Tucson, Arizona, for the annual Gem and Mineral Show. There are literally thousands of vendors and even more eager Crystal Lovers who own shops or just want to add to their personal collections.

This part of my Journey, working with Crystals started in 1989, while I was living in Hawai’i. I’d started collecting a few pieces here and there. There weren’t very many shops and the selection was not yet extensive.

Fast forward a few years, okay quite a few years and I landed in El Paso, Texas. I stumbled into a shop *Butterflies of Wisdom* and found a place where I could go, learn and meet others like me.

Then one year, I was invited to attend the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Energy and its many facets, vibes and facets, was something I had barely started integrating into my life and work.

There were soooo many booths offering a *HUGE* variety of crystals, minerals, stones, beads of every kind imaginable. 

One of the things I noticed, or felt, was a difference in energy and quality from one booth to another. For some it’s *just selling rocks*  for others it’s about offering ethically sourced crystals. 

This past February 2020 Season, I invited two of my closest friends to join me and experience the Gem and Mineral Show. To say that it was eye-opening for them, well, it was life changing for them and for me too. 

I’m in my *element* among the crystals for a few days. The energy can be overwhelming because of ALL the energy and it saturates everything for miles! I LOVE this, truly!

Okay, back to being on point here …. We walked into a few booths and I simply walked right back out. There are other booths that I simply choose to walk past … you see, it’s totally an energy thing. 

Energy either resonates with me or it doesn’t. It’s that simple. 

There’s one vendor from the Congo I stop in and get a few beauties from every year. This past season, I walked into his booth, picked up a beautiful Ruby Kyanite Sphere. I started to walk towards the back of his booth and my hand immediately put down that sphere. 

The Ruby Kyanite Sphere was one of the items on my *crystal shopping* list but my hand out it down immediately! I realized in that instant that the energy was DIFFERENT and I said to my friends, *I’m not feeling it” and we left immediately.

A few days ago, I was chatting with my friend and she says to me, you should share how *picky* you are oh that’s a bit harsh to say. I laughed, because in that moment I realized just how SELECTIVE I truly am when it comes to the crystals, minerals and stones … literally anything I offer for adoption in my shop.  (I DON’T just sell rocks!)

Everything in my shop is something I’d select for myself … oftentimes, I’ll use my Pendulum to help me discern if I’m choosing the right flat or selection of crystals.

So is it picky, persnickety or selective? 

It’s truly all of the above .. I’m picky about which booths I’ll even enter. I’m persnickety as to which of the hundreds of spheres, clusters or points I’ll even consider getting and then selective as to the final selection for my shop, clients, special orders and for my personal collection.

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