I love turquoise. I don’t even know why. I’m just drawn to it. It happens to be my birthstone, but I don’t think that has anything to do with it. When I wear the stone I feel rooted, grounded, like nothing can shake me. I’ve always loved gem stones. I wonder if it’s because my mother named me Sapphire. I don’t even know if that’s why. I love how when you wear stones they warm up on your skin.
I’ve always wondered how can stones hold energy. Can they? Is it just a mental imagination thing? Well, I can tell you a story that happened to me:
About a week before I gave birth to Paloma, a good friend Cindy came over. She asked me what special jewelry was I going to wear home from the hospital. I told her “Wow Cindy, I hadn’t thought of it”. She said “Oh you MUST wear something lovely when you bring home your daughter”. Just then, my Godfather David handed me a heavy neckpiece and put it around my neck. I immediately was flooded with emotion and could feel energy from this necklace. I looked down and saw it was my Godmother’s Squash Blossom necklace. David said “Jetta, would want you to wear this”. I broke out in a HUGE sobbing, crying my eyes, my heart out…full on wailing episode. I had to take it off immediately. I could feel her on me like she was a part of me. I felt her love for me. Jetta died of cancer 4 years ago. I could see in my minds eye her glowing skin wearing this Navajo piece David had bought for HER 30 years ago.
It took me by surprise that a piece of jewelry could effect me like that. A PIECE OF JEWELRY!!!! Well, I am sentimental why wouldn’t it surprise me? The gemstones I wear today will one day be handed down to my darling daughter or precious nephew. I hope by just the very sight of them, they will also remember MY love.