ROCK & CO
We've never really been into crystals. Like the lovely lady behind Rock & Co... we first loved them because they were pretty. Purely aesthetic love. Uh huh.
To be honest. We thought it was all a bit of mumbo-jumbo-meh-hippy-nonsense. But no. Now we love them for so many more reasons. Whether or not you are a believer... we honestly feel since we've introduce crystals into our home... things have been a little calmer. A little more positive. And this Mama is a little less cray cray. Phew.
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS.
Rock & Co started as a side project while I was on maternity leave with my second child, Louis. I found the transition from one to two children really tough and discovered meditation as a coping mechanism. Meditation really opened up my spiritual side a lot more and I started to become fascinated with crystals.
At first I was drawn to crystals and minerals purely from an aesthetic point of view – and once I started to see positive changes in my own life I started becoming more and more interested in the metaphysical side of things. I began reading and educating myself with everything I could get my hands on – and the rest is history!
WHAT MADE YOU START UP YOUR BUSINESS.
Crystals are really having a resurgence at the moment – and it’s not surprising to see why – they are not only beautiful to look at but have the ability to help create change in people’s lives. It’s lovely being able to source these treasures from the earth and pass them along to their next owners.
The positive emails from customers have been the single most thrilling thing since starting Rock & Co! From a little girl whose night terrors stopped after receiving her Rose Quartz, to a couple who got the house of their dreams and won two new contracts for their small business after they bought a Pyrite Matrix – every time I get messages like this it just brings a smile to my face and reaffirms that I’m on the right path.
AND FOR ALL US NEWBIES TO THE CRYSTAL AND ROCK WORLD, CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THEM AND HOW WE USE THEM IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.
To get the most out of your crystals it is important to cleanse and charge them regularly. Crystals can pick up negative energy from other people, either through touch or from simply being in the same vicinity.
(There are a number of ways to charge and cleanse, so check out the Crystal Care page on my website.)
After your crystals are cleansed and charged, it’s a good idea to set an intention for them. To do this you can either meditate or sit quietly and hold your crystal in the palm of your hand.
Be clear in your instructions, for example ‘This piece of Citrine is bringing an abundance of new clients into my business’. You can set your intention for the crystal mentally or verbally.
Put the crystal in a place where you will see it at least once a day, but ideally where others won’t touch it. Think of the intention, and repeat it to yourself every time you see the crystal.
WHAT WOULD YOU BE YOUR FAVOURITE CRYSTAL OR STONE AND WHY.
My favourites tend to change depending on what I’m working on – personally or professionally. At the moment as I’m doing lots of creative work for my business I’m really drawn to my Citrine piece.
I also have a lot of Clear Quartz around the house – balancing two young children and work means I need as much mental clarity and calm around me as possible!
I’m also really fascinated by Apophyllite – it has been around the house a lot since starting Rock & Co and I love the way it mixes with so many other stones so beautifully. I’ve been working through some old blockages with my kinesiologist recently and I feel like that’s why I’m being so drawn to this crystal.
But my ‘sweetheart’ crystal is my piece of Celestite. It seriously has my heart. I find it so calming and soft that I keep it on my bedside table.
THROUGHOUT YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE BIGGEST LESSON YOU HAVE LEARNT IS.
The biggest lesson I have learnt is to sleep on it… if it’s a good idea today, it will still be a good idea tomorrow! I have a tendency to get excited and rush in.
AND WHAT IS PLANNED FOR ROCK & CO'S FUTURE.
There are so many amazing locations to source crystals from - I hope the next few years will be filled with some buying trips to Tucson and India.
TOP FIVE TO FOLLOW.
Jacqui Lewis @thebroadplace. Her instagram provides daily little reminders about staying present and grateful in this crazy world.
Briar Stanley @sunday_collector. As one of my dearest friends, I’m not just being biased when I say she has one of the most beautiful feeds on instagram – and two adorable kids to boot!
@overheardla Daily laugh out loud moments about everything that’s crystals, wholefoods, yoga and the movie industry.
@mysticmamma Keeps me up to date with all things astrology related, always so spot on!
@courtneyandthebabes A constant source of inspiration when it comes to essential oils, crystals and weaves. Courtney has recently created a beautiful crystal, home and aura cleanse that I’m obsessed with and now stocking on my site.
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