This afternoon I’m thinking about some of the sacred practices and rituals I draw on each time I welcome a new crystal to my collection.

​Over the weekend, this beauty arrived at my door.

Oh my, this is one yummy piece of candle quartz!

As we started sinking into ritual together, I decided I would share a bit of my process with you.

This seems to be a very common crystal question that pops up in conversations, interviews, and on social media.

It’s kind of the ‘so I’ve got this super cool crystal and now what’ sort of question.

Maybe you remember asking that yourself somewhere along the way.

I know I certainly did. I was always on the lookout for someone I could share my experiences with, hoping that they could give me some insights or answers.

I think a lot of us have spent a good bit of time scouring forums and books wondering about why we were ‘feeling something that we can’t quite explain it.’ Or ‘feeling called to carry it around, everywhere, including sleeping with it.’

I remember a distinct moment when I felt like there must be something more I can do than read a couple great descriptions in my go-to crystal books.​

This moment was pivotal for me. And after years of diving deep into crystal study and practice, the questions that I once regarded as beginner questions I’ve now come to know as THE Questions.

Working with crystals is all about creating relationship. This happens when we allow ourselves to feel awkward and get curious about why we have feelings, emotions, knowings, and sensations that we cannot explain.

The thing is, cultivating this relationship takes time and practice. It requires nurturing and nourishing. This begins with simple things like how we welcome a new crystal into our home.

In today’s episode of the Crystal Shaman Life Podcast, I share my favorite tips and tricks for connecting with new crystals and stones.

Regardless of whether you don a crystal newbie or crystal expert hat, I want to invite you into this episode with a playful and creative beginners mind.

This lovely piece of candle quartz channeled a potent (and unexpected) message at the beginning of this episode that speaks to this . . . yep, this candle quartz kinda rocks!

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Wishing you a joy-filled week.

with love and crystals, Lori

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