It’s okay, you’re in the company of others who share your addiction. We’re all a bit guilty of going overboard with the healing crystals, and there’s nothing wrong with that! See how many of our 8 problems you have when it comes to gemstones… You may even suffer from all 8, and that’s totally okay! We’re sure there’s a healing crystal out there for having too many healing crystals… We think
You spend hours looking at crystals online
Whether that’s browsing shops online, adding that 19th Rose Quartz cluster to your board on Pinterest, or sifting through every crystal hashtag there’s to be had on Instagram, it’s easy to get lost in the world of gems, geodes and clusters. And whoops, before you know it, it’s gotten dark outside and you’ve spent the last 3 hours glued to your screen. Oh well, time well spent we think!
Your house is full of crystals galore
If there’s a flat surface in your house, chances are it’s got some form of crystal on it. Whether that be your freestanding Amethyst geode in the corner of your living room, the Citrine tumblestones placed on your desk or the Clear Quartz cluster in the centre of your coffee table, there’s a crystal in every nook and cranny of your abode. And before you know it, you’ll have run out of space and have to resort to taking them to bed with you, like Spencer Pratt has done here.
You show your crystals to all of your friends
Not all of your friends may be as into crystals as you are, or even into the more spiritual side of things, but you’ll be damned if they won’t appreciate your vast and ever-growing collection. Your guests know that the stones are the star of the show whenever they come round, and the stones will be shown the love and respect they deserve.
You recommend crystals to all of your friends and family
Your nearest and dearest know that when they come to you for some sage advice, crystals are probably included in their words of wisdom. Looking for love? You hand your best friend a Rose Quartz pendant and tell them to wear it close to their heart before sending them on their way. A friend suffering from a lack of creative inspiration? You pass them a brightly-hued Opal and tell them to wait for the creativity to start flowing again. A quick wave of that crystal wand and all will be remedied — before you know it, you’ll be known as some spiritual fairy godmother to everyone in your circle!
… And even to your pets?
Your dog may be feeling a bit less cheery than his usual self, or your cat just seems a bit distant lately, so of course the appropriate response is it to delve into your impressive treasure trove of healing stones to see what’s really gotten Fluffy down in the dumps. Just don’t let them lick or eat the crystals!
Crystal shopping is a whole other level
Shopping for new crystals isn’t just a task, it’s an event. A whole day out. And most importantly, a spiritual awakening. You have to peruse every stone on offer, and you’re not leaving until you feel fully connected with your new companion. Some people could spend all day in Westfields or Bluewater, but you’re more content spending the day at the local New Age market, or the nearby shop that sells everything from crystals to incense and all the books you could ever need.
Already you’re counting down the days until you can buy your next crystal
Payday cannot come soon enough. Your crystal wishlist is constantly growing and before you know it, you’re on first name terms with the local crystal shop staff and they’ve even set up a loyalty scheme just for you. At this point, you may as well have stocks in their business and become a shareholder. 5 more crystals and the 6th one is free — yes please!
But you couldn’t imagine your life without them
You’ve come this far now, and there’s just no way you could picture your life without your healing crystals. You see them as much as a part of the family as family themselves. Crystals rock, and we all know it!
About the author
Danielle A. Lett is the deputy editor for Soul & Spirit Magazine.