The Latest Obsession

Dear Friend,

Crystals have been something that I’ve loved ever since I was 7 or 8, and on vacation at the coast. We found a little shop and there were crystals in small baskets. I was drawn to the purple ones even before I discovered my birthstone was amethyst (my birthday’s in February).

The piece I chose was fairly flat for a tumblestone, which I now know it to have been, with a small splash of red jasper in it. I seem to remember it was about 45p – and this was the late 1970s – but I might be wrong.

I carried it everywhere for the rest of the holiday. I had it for a couple of years after that, then it disappeared.

Crystals do that to me, for some reason. I think it’s when they’ve finished serving their purpose in my life.

It may be that they turn up somewhere else on this earth, for someone else to enjoy and use, but I never see them again. Or maybe they fall through a rift into a different dimension.

Perhaps that’s what happened to my pendulums.

Anyway, this year I have discovered a wonderful crystal shop in Felixstowe, Suffolk, UK.

It’s owned by a wonderful lady called Laura, who really knows her stuff. She’s helped me pick out a few pieces for specific purposes when I’ve been there. She also has a lovely little dog called Elsa, who I met on my last visit. So if you’re in the area, even if you just want to browse, check the opening hours and pop in.

But back to the obsession… crystals. And right now, crystal healing and crystal grids. So that involves more crystals, and my new pendulums.

I haven’t exactly worked out how I’m going to combine things yet, but it’s calling me. Very loudly. And even though the day job’s going really well, I know it’s not a long term thing because it’s a temporary role.

So I’ll just keep earning money in the meantime, and studying when I can. I have the same amount of time as everyone else, I just need to organise it more.

But I’m a firm believer that everything falls into place when it’s the right time, and I’m getting closer.

With love,


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