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Old 29-06-2017, 08:33 PM
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Book1 I Have Lots of Rocks

Greetings Stone People

I started collecting rocks when I was a boy. I came home many days with my pockets lined with rocks. I gathered simple stones along my way, things like agates, basalt, quartz, petrified wood, granite, serpentine, small crystals that I would find from time to time, and so on. I soon realized that I had a huge collection of rocks, and I began sensing their "desire" to either be "used" or be returned to outdoors - they were all over my room.

I did return many of the rocks back to where I found them - some of them found new outdoor homes and made new rock friends where they were laid. I definitely felt like they were my friends. I didn't have a clue how to utilize their energies with any degree of understanding, but I did carry stones with me wherever I went, and I got a sense of protection and help from them always.

Fast forward many years to my 20's...

I was still fascinated by rocks of all kinds, and though I didn't keep any of the rocks from my childhood, I did still occasionally pick up a piece here and there from nature. It was at this time when I also began purchasing rocks, gemstones, crystals, etc, from almost anywhere I could buy them. I was spending hundreds of dollars on them, and I wasn't really appreciative of their power and usefulness apart from their awesome beauty and history.

I eventually got into learning about crystal energies and healing techniques, and over a period of 5-6 years I became quite knowledgeable and proficient in the utilization of their subtle and distinctive energies, though I was never able to connect as deeply with them as I did when I was a child. I eventually packed them all away in boxes (many HEAVY boxes) and stored them in the attic for over 16 years

Well I'm an old man now (not really ) and I have had my stone friends around my home for awhile now, proudly displayed and deeply loved. I have a new mix of awe and kinship with my rocks. I call it my rock collection, and when people see it they chuckle because they were expecting, well, rocks I guess

I once again have rocks on me at all times. Right now I have a piece of pink salt and a conglomerate rock of slate and quartz in my pocket (I almost always carry salt stones). I'm overjoyed that my stone helper friends and I have been so thoroughly reacquainted. Though I do have a few boxes still stashed away, I regularly rotate the pieces so that they each have time to be free from the cardboard prison. Thanks for letting me rant

I would love to share photos with you all but I don't have a photo host site like photobucket to load them to. Is there another way to load my pics directly from my computer???
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Old 29-06-2017, 09:35 PM
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This is really cool to hear! I have an affinity for collecting rocks, gemstones, crystals, etc. I studied geology for a while. I also had the knack for having to have my pants turned upside down when I was a kid and stones and rocks would fall out of my pockets before my parents put my clothes through the wash.

I feel like I can relate, though, with not personally being able to connect with them. I feel like I'm just drawn to them for the time being, and I'm just going to trust that feeling I have. I don't know about the photos, but if you figure it out I'd be really interested in seeing what you have! [[:

Thank you for sharing your story!
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Old 30-06-2017, 04:44 AM
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We would love to see some of your pictures !

There is lots of free sites to upload images from. Just google " free image upload " and lots will come up. Here's the one I always use:

https://postimage.io/

It's easy to use, I have some very large high resolution pictures on the forum. You can look at some of my pictures a few pages back on the " latest crystal acquisitions " thread.
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:57 PM
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Though I've uploaded my images to the recommended site, I am still unable to post them here :(
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:54 AM
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How I always post them is to upload them to that site, and then the site gives you a direct link. You copy that link and then you go back to this forum and click the " insert image " icon on the top of the message screen when you are typing out a message. It kind of looks like a picture with a mountain on it. Then the forum will bring up a little box with an http:/ symbol. You paste your link next to that symbol and hit O.K. You should then see a link of the picture on the message you are posting. Once you post your message that link will turn into a full size picture. Here is one I just did of one of my crystals:
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:04 AM
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I enjoyed reading that, Green Tree. It reminded me of my own childhood, collecting stones outdoors when I was about 10. Mostly pebbles from our garden.
I remember my son being drawn to natural stones too as a kiddie. Whenever we went abroad, he wanted to take a stone home. Must be in our DNA make-up.

Thank you for sharing!
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:02 PM
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How I always post them is to upload them to that site, and then the site gives you a direct link. You copy that link and then you go back to this forum and click the " insert image " icon on the top of the message screen when you are typing out a message. It kind of looks like a picture with a mountain on it. Then the forum will bring up a little box with an http:/ symbol. You paste your link next to that symbol and hit O.K. You should then see a link of the picture on the message you are posting. Once you post your message that link will turn into a full size picture.

I did all of that exactly as you've stated, and the resulting "image" posted on the forum board is just an "IMG" icon :(

Nice fluorite specimen BTW
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:07 PM
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This is what appears on the forum...
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:12 PM
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I didn't add the "link" to get the picture to appear. I went directly to the image and "copied link" from the image directly and it worked.

This is a calcite cluster from Mexico. I've had it for about 20 years. This is one of the many pieces that lived in storage for so long :(

The cluster is about the size of a large fist.
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:15 PM
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Sometimes it works for me and other times it does not?????
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