Click Today I want to share with you my little piece of happiness and the story behind my love of crystals and why I source them from where I do.
My crystal journey started over 20 years ago when I worked at Connexions (youth service) which I loved and made friendships that I still have today. Each lunchtime I would go to St Nicks market in Bristol and see the crystals they had there and adored them. When I left I was given crystals which I still treasure today. I never knew what to do with them (as I know a lot of us feel) and worry if doing it right but they made me happy and that was enough. As I have learnt from my own experiences with crystals yes they do have their own properties but if you pick it or are gifted it and you feel happy and even if it’s just you love how beautiful it is that’s enough. I’m no expert at all I just like what I like and that’s enough.
And now to Brixham. Brixham is my happy place Place to reset and come back to me again. Place that I’ve gone to in my darkest of places when times were tricky where I always felt safe and peaceful it’s a place I went to most family holidays when I was a child and have gorgeous memories and it’s also where my husband and I would go pre children for our holidays. We loved it so much that when we were engaged we stumbled across the beautiful Berry Head Hotel whilst on holiday and thought let’s get married here! And in 2004 we did.
When we returned with our girls we would go to “the fairy shop” as we called it and would buy crystals and all things magical.
Then I trained in Hypnotherapy and wanted to incorporate crystals into the work I did with children and adults to share what I love and they were welcomed so much that I thought this year let’s also now incorporate them into my Group Relaxation sessions and it’s just been the loveliest thing which I adore.
I could have bought my crystals from so many places but I choose Destiny Spiritual Lifestyle Centre (the fairy shop) in Brixham…why… simply because it’s a little piece of me and my story of happiness and peace and because Maria whose business it is is just the kindest, sweetest soul with the biggest heart it was a no brainier.
I asked Maria about her story as I wanted to share this with you and this was her reply
“I get my crystals from people who own their own mines in South Africa and Madagascar, they are small companies who care about the local community. The Madagascar mines has a team who get the crystals and polish them by hand on site, they are a high grade and they pay a very decent wage. One supplier travels to Columbia , picks his crystals as he’s climbing mountains then brings them Back in a suitcase! My Amber man is a one man band who brings things over and literally works by himself
I don’t use the big suppliers who package and market things in boxes. I’ve been buying and selling crystals and crystal jewellery for 29 years! I was you young when I started !!!! Xxxx ”
So each time you have a crystal from me in Bristol it’s come from beautiful Brixham and has come from the most wonderful places from the most incredible humans…and that is what I want you to feel in each of those crystals, to remind you when you need to, to reset, come home to you, remind you of the session of where you took time for you , my story of happiness, love and the crystals story of strength and their journey to where they are now, some will be raw, some will be polished all just as beautiful, strong and resilient, just as you are my love.
Thank you Maria for always being so attentive and getting last minute requests to me when I have a light bulb moment, you are the best.
I love supporting small businesses as they are the glue that keeps me going and know how hard running your own business can be. Much love to all those entrepreneurs, small independent businesses and wellbeing services you are amazing.