By Stephanie Tingle
We frequently receive questions from customers who have lost a crystal and want to know if there is a deeper meaning behind this occurrence. While sometimes a lost crystal is simply a lost crystal, there are other reasons that stones can go missing.
Some crystals carry a very high vibration that can be very powerful when worked with on a daily basis. Often, these are the crystals that you will notice are “misplaced” occasionally. It is thought that this happens to allow both you and the crystal to have a break for a little while. Days, weeks, or months later, it may reappear when its energy will again be beneficial for you. It is also possible that some crystals feel the need to share themselves to a new owner who is in need of their energy.
Some people believe that fairies, spirits, or other benevolent entities will remove crystals from their normal resting spots. While this is not malicious, it is sometimes mischievous! Other times it is thought that these beings are simply borrowing the crystal to give it some time off and they will return it when it is ready to be used again.
Another theory is that crystals have the ability, vibrationally, to move into another dimension when they need to take a break. Even when not actively being used for healing or other purposes, crystals passively absorb energy from the environment. Many times you will find that they simply seem to disappear and you will find them later in a place that you’ve checked multiple times.
Even if you feel that you know why your crystal has disappeared, you’d still like for it to return! One option is to use the crystal Chalcopyrite to find your lost stones. Meditate while holding a piece of Chalcopyrite and ask for information about the location of the lost crystal. You might also write your question and place it under your pillow when you go to sleep, with the intention that the answer be provided to you in a dream. Keep a pen and paper next to the bed so that you can write down any hints you receive during the night. Many people call on Archangel Chamuel or St. Anthony to provide helpful information in this situation. You may find that you receive visions or other signs as to your missing crystal’s whereabouts through these methods.
It can be disappointing to lose a crystal, but just remember that it is taking much needed time to recuperate or it has found a new home where it is needed!