This month's stone story comes from Nicky of Northwest Canada. After learning about how we pair people with stones, Nicky contacted us. When we initially spoke on the phone a sweet, optically clear Bolivian calcite spoke up, and then the tone changed and it became very clear that something much bigger was happening. When I cam home I discovered that the stone buddy responding to her was a phenomenal & flawless Labradorite Lingam. She immediately responded with an enthusiastic and yet reverent "Yes".
It is important to mention that a year ago, Nicky was diagnosed with breast cancer and as a result had a mastectomy. After this, she opted to use only natural therapies and embraced her cancer journey with a totally open and willing heart. She refers to all of these gifts, including this Labradorite gem, as "another gift of her cancer." She is truly a wise & inspiring person on an Inspired path to regain health and redefine Life, in the midst of receiving a "catastrophic diagnosis".
So, with great care, we shipped the Labradorite Lingam to her. Despite double-boxing & extensive bubble wrap, Nicky reported that the stone arrived "damaged". I was rather shocked and YET know nothing is ever random with the mineral kingdom. I share this story with you, because of Nicky's deep desire to share the hope and inspiration that has come from her journey. Below is how the story unfolded between she & I and she & the lingam.
12/2/15 10:20AM From Nicky to Cari
During my morning meditaion i noticed the larger stone has quite a chip out of it.
It doesnt look at all like part of the natural evolution of the stone. Did if have a small
12/2/15 10:25AM From Cari to Nicky
Hi Nicky, are you talking about the labradorite lingam? If so, absolutely not. That stone was immaculate when we shipped it to you. I am here, Cari
12/9/15 9:51AM From Nicky to Cari
Blessings to you this morning, Here is the picture of the stone.
Let me know what you think?
12/9/15 10:41AM From Cari to Nicky
Nicky, Your absolutely right, it isn’t supposed to be there. The stone had absolutely no problems when we released it to the USPS for shipping...
I don’t know if this makes you sad or not. How are you?
What I can tell you from my own experience is that nothing is ever random with stones. I can share the only other story I know that relates to this type of thing. Several years ago a man purchased the MOST amazing stone sculpture I have ever seen. He then had it shipped to his home on the east coast and it arrived in pieces. What he realized as he listened to the stone and his spirit was that the stone “took the hit for him.” Since he was sacrificing himself in ways in his life that would otherwise possibly lead to a much worse tragedy. I don’t know if this story resonates with you or not. Go and speak to the stone. You said you know you have been speaking to it all this time. Ask it what the benefit of this situation is to your journey. Was it expressing something about your experience that is going under-expressed? Does this matter to your overall relationship with the stone? How should you both proceed?
I don’t know and I don’t have permission to go there. The stone is waiting for you to have this conversation.
Please know I am here and trust you will know exactly the best way to proceed.
In joy and heartfelt listening,
12/9/15 6:51PM From Nicky to Cari
I am on page with you. Because this is all new to me sometimes I question what I already know. I am learning to listen. Sometimes the messages that I hear take some time to make sense.
The stone said to me, Look at this flaw. Do you love me less even though there are parts of me missing. Do you love me less because a piece of me is exposed? Am I compromised and vulnerable or powerful and loving? She said that she knows her power is just as strong with or without this piece missing. It does not affect her negatively. She is also clearly telling me to look deeply inside and see and feel the raw emotion that is so close to the surface for me. The raw unpolishedspot on me is how you see yourself. She also tells me to put my fingers and or hand over this spot and feel the energy between us. Protect her, cradle her. This is no mistake.
I wanted to share results from yesterday’s session: By last night, the pain that I had in my back – which when lifting my left arm or bending or twisting had been enough to almost bring me to my knees, was gone. The pain in my neck is also gone – ‘ the blackness behind and above my head’. Yesterday’s session truly made a difference in my life. Last night I finally realized the power and strength of the mind and the expanding of heart over matter, the power of meditation and truly trusting what I hear, what I feel in my heart, trusting in what I do know and embracing it all. I feel the strength and support from Grandmother and Seed. I am tearing up just thinking about it. I want to thank you for helping me.