• Betty Girardeau

The Magic Of Crystals

A diamond is forever! Every snowflake is different! And then there is crystal glass, a pattern for which, when I was a young bride-to-be, I was supposed select as part of my gift wish list. What is it that draws us humans to crystals? The ATHR Beauty website suggests that it reflects how Albert Einstein described energy. "Science has proven that matter is 99.999999999999% empty space. And what makes up this empty space: energy. Energy is everything, and everything is energy. You, the chair you’re sitting on, the phone you’re holding, and the crystals you know and love – all of it is vibrating energy." And, as Einstein observed, "Everything is energy, and that is all to it. This is not philosophy. This is physics." This website goes on to say that, unlike humans, crystals have a super stable energy frequency. So, because, they are more stable, they have more energy. Crystals are supposed to have the power of healing, And certainly colors of crystals have also been attributed to have special meanings and special powers. But most of the study of crystals have had to do with things like gem stones. We know, however, that sugar and salt are both crystals. And, as I mentioned at the beginning, snow flakes are creations of random frozen water crystals. Something definitely especially draws us humans to these beautiful natural creations. The image above is of some crystals that I "created" using epsom salts and hot water several years ago when I was wanting to capture the beauty of a snowflake and found that the temperatures here were too warm to be able to capture them before they melted. As I played around with this mixture, I found that, like snowflakes, this solution would never allow me to create totally identical crystal formations. But that is where the magic of creating them sent me a very strong message. There are things in our lives over which we want to have control. But we don't have total control and never will. Some of my crystal "creations" were pretty bland and even ugly. But then, out of the blue, something would be created that I had not reckoned for and which was beautiful and even magical. Crystals allow us to see the world in a different way sometimes. Other times, as when we are delighted by seeing how light works with the facets in a diamond, or other gem stone, we are mesmerized by shear beauty which transports to a special place, even if just for a moment. It's magic, pure and simple to me. The image below was captured using a crystal that was shaped in a certain way to cause light to pass through it in a unique way and thus give us another view of life. Again, a bit of magic. How wonderful.

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