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There’s a Crystal for That!

Posted by Keri Bertolino on

I’m so excited to finally introduce you to Moonlight + Sage! Some of you may be wondering how crystal healing became part of my life, so here’s my story in the very first M+S blog post.

It started late last year when I was feeling a bit “off.” Everything about my life was on-track and going well, but I couldn’t shake this feeling of sadness. It had been going on for a couple of months when a colleague told me about her friend’s life-changing Reiki experience. I had done Reiki in the past, but never had any life-altering results. But, I figured it was worth a shot.

An internet search led me to Paulette O’Rourke, owner of the Cape Cod Center for Whole Health. She didn’t live far from my home in the Cape, so I set up an appointment for one of her signature treatments - a combination of Reiki, crystal healing, sound therapy and more. During my first session, I spent three hours with Paulette and left her healing room feeling a bit more centered.

Over the next few days, weeks and months, I found myself in the best mood - all the time. Those feelings of sadness were replaced by a sense of gratitude that filled every moment of my days. I took Paulette's advice and bought a few crystals that I could keep at home and work. I started reading more about crystal healing and became even more intrigued. I signed up for Paulette’s Crystal Healing for Beginners course, where I learned how to use crystals for self-healing.  

Once I experienced first-hand the power of crystal energy, I wanted crystals with me at all times. On my desk at work, on my bedside table at night, in my car...I started looking for crystal jewelry and, while there are many really beautiful options, none really spoke to me and my personal style. More important than style was the fact that I had no idea where these crystals came from. Were they natural or were they synthetic or dyed? And, why didn’t anyone make crystal jewelry in gold? I decided to source my own high-quality stones and 14kt gold-filled findings (more resistant to tarnishing than gold-plated). I started getting compliments on the jewelry I had made and started making some for friends too.

But it felt like more than just a side project or hobby. Every time someone came to me with a problem, I’d think (and sometimes say), “There’s a crystal for that!” I knew that if crystals could help me get out of my funk, they could certainly help others too. People would stop in my office and ask, “Is there a good crystal for anxiety?” Or “My son has terrible nightmares - is there a crystal for that?” The answer was always yes. I started to “prescribe” crystals for my friends and family, as they didn’t know which ones to buy, or where or how to buy them.

I decided then that Moonlight + Sage would be more than a crystal jewelry company - it would be a resource for people looking for ways to live a life of intent. Whether that be through crystal healing or through Reiki, meditation or feng shui, I want Moonlight + Sage to be a resource as much as it is a storefront.

I hope you’ll join me for this journey. If you’re interested in having blog posts and M+S announcements delivered to your email, please join our email list (on the bottom right of the homepage). And please show us some love on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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