He was showing off the rocks to me and a group of other youth at an over night gathering for my religious youth group. Instinctively I had to hold one of them. As he talked I asked to hold one. He told us about the power they have and he let me pick one out of the small pile. He said the rocks are not just rocks but are here to help heal us. Gifts from Gaia, mother earth. Gemstones, as they are properly called. They were pretty, that’s all I knew.
As I felt the smooth rock in the palm of my hand tears gushed down. I had no idea what was happening. The rock felt heavy like a strong magnet, stuck to the center of my palm. I became light headed and dizzy, while waves of strong emotions came flooding through me. I could not stop them. Tears flowed down more and more. My breath was having a hard time keeping up. I had never in my life at the age of 17 felt such a powerful connection to simple colourful rocks.
He had no idea how to help me as he was just learning about them too but he stayed present with me. And that was all I needed. He did not try to stop the healing. The other youth were scared and upset at the tears that were flowing. In that moment I was all sorts of emotions, scared was one of them but also joy as I reconnected to mother earth.
Never again have I felt such an intense connection to the gem stones. Instead I feel like my connection to them is much more relaxed and lighter. I am able to just know that the stones are here to help me and I feel grateful. That connection to the gemstones to me at 17 was like an awakening to the healing path I have taken to be my true self.