I am often asked what religion I am.
OR if using crystals is “evil” or “goes against the bible”.
That last bit ASTOUNDS me.
With the Crystal Healer Certification Program getting ready to open up for enrollment again on June 14, I wanted to address this topic. I’m taking a risk here again. I usually don’t like to discuss religion or politics but I feel that in this case…it needs to be addressed. I am not looking to start a firestorm here at all but just state my opinion. It doesn’t mean that my opinion is the best one, its just mine, that’s all.
By writing this, I’ll also have a post to refer peeps to next time I get asked this question.
PLEASE NOTE: Flaming will not be tolerated here. This is a negativity-free zone. (Although I enjoy a healthy & mature debate be forewarned that any nasty, negative or demeaning comments here on MY BLOG will be promptly deleted so don’t waste your energy…go post it on your own blog.)
As for a religion, I have no desire to follow a religion. Too many rules & I don’t like labels. I like to have the freedom to change my mind as I explore various philosophies or energies. I used to refer to myself as an “Earth-based spiritualist”, but I no longer want to limit myself to Mother Earth, as much as I love it here! So that doesn’t fit anymore.
I’ve also decided to try not to use the word “believe” b/c I feel that implies some type of “buy-in” & I want to allow myself to be free to do & feel what I like at any particular time. I have the right to change my mind & so do you…if you want to exercise that right.
My uncle recently summed up what I currently am doing when I heard him utter this phrase a few weeks ago (sort of making fun of it, but my heart skipped when I heard it!): “SMORGASBORD OF FAITH: THE ALL YOU CAN BELIEVE BUFFET”. I love that! Genius.
YES! Whatever makes sense & intuitively resonates with me + FEELS right to me is what I explore & try on for size these days.
I also don’t just hang out with those who believe what I “believe”. I don’t judge or discriminate. I’ll hang with whomever lights me up & who I vibe with! That could be a priest, rabi, witch, nun, new age guru, shaman or atheist. As long as the goal is to make the world a better place, deliver joy & eliminate harm whenever possible, then its all good with me. I LOVE HAVING THAT CHOICE!!
How Crystals Relate to Religion
I feel that crystals & crystal healing can be incorporated into your life no matter what religion you follow…or don’t follow. Beautiful + scrumptious crystals and stones have been a part of many religions for thousands of years. They’ve been used in various rituals, traditions, altars, tools, laying on of hands, carried around & used as medicine as far back as history has been recorded.
What really floors me is when some who consider the Bible a most influential book also claim crystals are EVIL. YET the Bible itself, one of the oldest books known to man, has over 200 references to uses of crystals & stones. The purposes mentioned run the gamut from representing tribes to protection to healing.
There’s also reference to crystals & gems in many Eastern Religions going as far back as 6000 years. Chinese, Egyptian, Ayurveda, Aborigine, Native American, Polynesian cultures & traditions among many others all made extensive use of stones. In addition, these practices have been essentially unchanged all this time. When something stays unchanged for so long, that means its essentially been perfected…even Mother Nature subscribes to this. Sharks haven’t evolved much b/c they don’t need to. Their design is pretty darn good as is!
I’ve noticed: in nature, when a design or program is successful, it changes very little, if at all.
So, in a nutshell, people all over the world of all backgrounds, traditions, cultures & religions can, have & continue to use crystals as they always have.
Its all good when you follow your own deep intuition & heart. You know what’s right for you & your path. Don’t you, Sweet Pea?
So what feels right to you Jelly Bean? Please feel free to comment below.