In the corner was a vial marked Lucid Dreaming serum, and a woman manned the register with her neck covered in layers of wooden necklaces and stone pendant’s. I asked her where she had gotten her crystals, and she responded promptly asking me if I had issues with physic vampires. It was almost scripted how quickly my mother and I exchanged glances; this person could possibly be crazy glance, before I proceeded to ask her what a psychic vampire was.
Psychic Vampire: anyone who sucks your energy from you in a seemingly negative way.
It was a constant topic in my life how I feel like the people closest to me here in the city have been sucking energy, unlike the mutual exchange of positive energy I define friendship as and have been so desperately looking for. Mercury was in retrograde for about an hour more I remember noting as this movie scene began to unwind. The woman began to give me advice on my boyfriend, saying that I should “never piss him off because he was an earth snake, and something to note is he will never forget my wrongs.” She could “tell that my energy was off,” and that I needed a Pyrite stone to hold in my “left pocket,” where we receive energy, and proceeded to walk me across the street to a joint flower /crystal store. As she touched the crystals she would roll her eyes back in her head, asking us to touch her “pulsing,” fingers filled with the energy the stones had given her. She grabbed my moms hand and said“no offense, but you need a doctor lady,” and walked straight out of the store. That was the last we saw of the crystal woman. It was funny because my mom technically is a, “doctor lady,” having worked in health care for the last 25 years, maybe she miss read? This was one of those New York experiences that was so odd, so fast, and so intense, that it was hard to deny there was something weird and special.
-What I took from the whole ordeal is everything is good in moderation. I want to open my consciousness to positive energy, and be more aware of people’s auras. I will never turn into a crazy crystal woman, but there is something to be said for those who can be aware, kind, and positive about what they put out.
Karma Energy Love
When I went off to College at 16, I would come home on breaks, and my mom would pull out her Tarot deck and without fail amaze my friends and me. We were always in search of answers and clarity that dorm life inevitably causes, and the cards always gave us the perspective we needed to head back to the Berkshires feeling refreshed. At the time I was dating someone who now is a drag queen, (all my College friends talked about was how gay my boyfriend was hahah) so clarity was truly needed at the time. But all joking aside, I so admired how my mom would pull out her cards, so old and worn, so many hands having pulled from the deck, she truly was super cool in those moments. I think at my age this is the time to really decide who you want to be. I want to be more in touch with my energy and what I put back into the universe. Tarot for me growing up was like therapy, it was a chance to step back and think about what I was currently experiencing, and see it through a different lens, it was like a special opportunity for growth just for me. With all the new changes, I thought it was time to get my own deck.