by Bob Romero —
Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.
Our granddaughter likes to collect “pretty” rocks. So, I showed her some of the crystals that I had bought at the Shining Lotus. These were crystals that had drawn my attention in years past because of their beauty and their meaning, and they were very inexpensive. She thought that they were really cool, and so I bought some for her and our grandson. I had not gotten around to learning on how to use crystals and so I wasn’t sure which ones to get. I wrote an article on Indigo Gabbro and how I used it for meditation, but it was because it was suggested by Melanie Beckler on her website. I knew that Amethyst was a very popular and very powerful crystal for healing that is often used with the Violet Flame Meditation. There are so many beautiful crystals at the store that hardly cost anything. I had bought a book there which described which chakras, planets, numbers, elements, and astrology signs are associated with each, as well as their spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical uses and the Divine guidance. I also found many websites that have a lot of information and I signed up for a newsletter by Liz Oakes on “Healing Crystals for You”. As I did more research on these stones, I was amazed at all of the metaphysical powers and healing that all of the stones have. New ones are added often like the beautiful Polychrome Jasper known as “The Supreme Nurturer” as they are beneficial healing crystals to nurture and heal the physical body.
When I bought the crystals for our grandchildren, I asked which ones would be appropriate for children, and I was given expert advise on which ones to select. I was very fortunate, and I am grateful that there is so much knowledge at the bookstore on crystals in addition to other metaphysical topics. They can also tell you how to cleanse and charge the crystals. A simple way is to put them out on the grass or the earth during a full moon. You have to be careful though because water can dissolve crystals like Selenite. So, you can put those crystals on the windowpane.
The most obvious choice was the Rose Quartz Crystal which is also known as the “Love Stone” because it helps with all forms of love from romantic and other relationships to spiritual love for all and promotes “Oneness”. There’s that word again, which has been the theme for my recent articles. It’s the unconditional love that Jesus, Buddha, and other ascended masters brought to us. The Rose Quartz also helps with physical and emotional healing. I remembered to cleanse and recharge my crystals during a full moon and one of them happened to be a Rose Quartz. After learning about all of the power and healing that a Rose Quartz has, I slipped one into my pocket. The next day I played in a golf tournament in my seniors’ golf league. When I parked my car and was carrying my golf clubs up to the club house, I started hearing “Hi Bob” everywhere I went. Some even called out to me to say hello. Now most of the members are very nice and friendly, but I had never experienced anything like this before. I felt like the most popular guy in high school. Then I went to driving range to warm up before playing. Some of the courses have complimentary range balls to hit, but then I found out that I would have to go back to the clubhouse and pay for a small bucket. Then I heard, “Hey Bob, you can have half of mine”. I turned around to find out that it was a very nice member who has become a friend of mine, who had made the offer. I offered to pay him for them, but he would not take my money.
I was a little apprehensive when I joined our foursome as I was playing not only with the president of the league, but with Pat, who was our A golfer. The two best scores from our foursome would be used for the team score. I had played with Pat before and observed that he had quite a temper when he didn’t do well. He also talked a lot about his game and had very distinct opinions. Pat is tall and a very good golfer when he doesn’t let his temper get the best of him. I avoided any political conversations with him as he was a former marine sergeant and police officer, and I didn’t want to spark his ire. I complimented him when he had a good shot and told him that we had him covered when he didn’t, as we only needed two scores. We were all complimentary of each other, and I could feel the positive energy and comradery build as we cheered each other on. I had one of my best days ever, but everyone was well under their handicap or their usual score. Later when the results were posted on the website, our team had come in second out of twenty-nine teams. As I was loading my clubs into my car in the parking lot, Pat drove his golf cart over to me, stuck out his hand and said, “I just wanted to let you know that it was a real pleasure playing golf with you”. I told him that it was real pleasure playing with him as well, and it really was. The second-place finish was nice, but most important, I’ll remember that day for the oneness that we shared and that I had experienced. I discovered that oneness is the key to building relationships with others who may have different views and opinions. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to slip a fully charged Rose Quartz Crystal into your pocket.