Someone said this to me, not so long ago, in response to a discussion on how this movement toward the more “traditional” (for lack of a better term and I am not going to beat this one to death.. based on, animistic, more naturalistic.. flavored hedgey.. pick your poison) seems to be having a moment. The phrasing made me giggle a bit when I thought about it.. you see, I’ve been on this path for more years than dirt, even before I knew it was this path. Before the internet (yes, that old) was so widespread, the information was just not out there and really I was just doing my own thing.. I didn’t realize it had its own title of sorts. I giggled because I’ve always worked such things but recently I have been thinking about crystals as I haven’t much worked with them.. which means, wait for it.. crystals may be my new bones.. but I’m getting off track again. Am I concerned about this just being a “new” shiny thing (was asked)? No, not really.. mildly curious as to how it will work out in the all, maybe. I think it is good to see all the new, even those who will explore for a bit and find it not to their taste. We all have to try things to find what speaks to us and maybe in its newfound shininess, there will be those who find it to be their true path as I have. It’s a good thing. Those who don’t will hopefully move on to find their own way. The few who might stay on for the fae glamour of the somethings shiny, well, I figure once they realize how much the path will beat at them that they will eventually find their movement on to what better fits or find something wondrously new about themselves. The most important thing is that you find the spiritual path that speaks to you, otherwise – what is the point? And what about crystals? I read somewhere the phrase “crystals are the bones of the earth” or something like that.. of which I loved.. it is so true. I really have been digging the idea of working with crystals recently.. but more on that later.