Valentine’s Day is typically not a holiday that I celebrate, for one reason, historically, it marks the day of a huge massacre in war. the second reason is I truly believe we should have the mentality to spread love as much as possible, through both big and small gestures, every single day. However, this year, I did take Valentine’s Day off, and spent it with very spiritual people, vibrating at a high frequency, with very generous hearts. It was not just one day of Valentine’s, it was a weekend full of love. For the first time, I went down to Coconut Grove in Miami, to the Open Market on Saturday. I was in pure heaven because it reminded me of the markets in the hills of Melbourne Australia. The vendors were from every nationality, with products handcrafted including pottery, purses, yoga bags, vegan and vegetarian cuisine. But, the best part about the market was the feeling of unity that the vendors had for each other and for the customers, making you feel like you were a long-lost relative when you walked up to them. The highlight for me, were the crystals stand, run by a man named Monti. He was the last person you would expect selling crystals. He had tattos all over his body, piercings all over. He definitely looked rough around the edges, and I could tell he had an interesting but rough past. But, he was so passionate about crystals. Not only did he know what each crystal was, and could be used for but he knew what each line in the stone meant: explaining how the lines revealed where it was found in the ground and from what area in the world. He did have a copy of Judy Hall’s Crystal Bible with him, but the pages were falling out and he had it practically memorized. He was so incredibly generous. Everything I was picking up he was practically giving to me. there was an older gentleman working with him from Brazil, that was standing beside Monti’s pick-up truck that was full of crystals not being sold from his table on his stand. I asked Monti for a stone that would help with grounding, and the older gentleman rummaged through the pick-up truck, pulling out the most beautiful stone I’ve ever seen. He handed it to me and told me it was from Brazil. He told me, in broken English, “this is the stone for you, It will help you ground yourself and connect to the planet, but allow you to express yourself as a healer at the same time.” Monti then said, “This stone at this size typically sells for $200.” I looked it up on Google and he was right! He sold it to me for $25! It is definitely now one of my prized possessions in my collections. I also got a new healing wand and an amazing mineral stone that helps to unblock each chakra when you place it on the chakra. I am going to use it to do energy healings for people. I am able to see auras, so therefore I am able to see which chakras are blocked or out of alignment. This mineral stone will be priceless in my healing work. There is another stone that was a very unique shape and you use it as a wand also. Monti told me he was waiting for the right person to come and be its master. Monti said he would know because the crystal would fit perfectly in the master’s hand. He placed it in my hand and it fit like a glove! I had such a magical experience with Monti, my friend and the crystals.
I was also blessed to meet a beautiful woman, who made hand-sewn purses and yoga bags. I got a gorgeous hand-sewn purse, made of fabric from Guatemala with wooden carved buttons that hold the strap on. The cotton fiber of the purse was such a high vibration, I knew it would be perfect to hold the energy of the crystals when I go to do energy healing. The last highlight of the trip to the market was meeting an Indonesian couple who was selling vegetarian, vegan and organic authentic Indonesian food. They were both so humble and had the biggest smiles on their faces. They treated us like we were family walking into the kitchen. The food was absolutely delicious, you could feel the love she put into it. She so generously kept giving us more and more, we didn’t even pay for it. She just kept wanting us to try different dishes and things from her culture. The love that the people at the market offered to us was the true definition of Valentine’s Day, giving to perfect strangers, who, of course, were helping the vendors as customers, but each vendor went over and beyond, giving of themselves, their time and their products. I felt as if I knew them all from past lives, and I know I will meet them again. The whole entire weekend, my friend and I ate very healthy, and it came to the point where we were completely on the same wavelength, even after I left and had gone home, I was thinking about the weekend, and my friend would text me about the same thing I was thinking about. For example, I got this amazing Buddha, but I wasn’t able to take it home with me because my friend’s roommate was sleeping in the room where the Buddha had been left, and I didn’t want to disturb her. So , the next day, I was telling my friend about the Buddha, and I thought in my head, “I wish I had taken a picture of it.” Ten seconds later, my friend who gave me the Buddha, text me a picture of it! I don’t think there was a moment about the weekend, that my vibration wasn’t super high. I did readings all day on Sunday and they came with such ease, I knew what the clients were looking for before they even came, and the loved ones in Spirit were all coming through with such ease, it was like they were walking into my meditation room with like they were patients walking into a doctor’s office, only they were in spirit and my client was already in the Meditation Room with me. This weekend is a perfect example of why it is important to have a core group of friends, who walk the same or similar path, spiritually, and that you work to maintain a high vibration together, creating the dimensions of love n all capacities. Then, you can carry that love with you ,even when you are not in your friends’ presence, to face whatever life throws your way. This does not mean that your friends or family have to have the same belief system but the key element is acceptance or tolerance for each other’s voice and heart.