Welcome to Thyme Keepers. I am Sara the owner (see me speak about a selection of the products available to buy by visiting the Videos section) and creator of the business, and a lover of crystals. I am creating what would be a shop for you, to experience the nature of the essence of crystals as I have. I’ve never put a web-shop together before, this is a basic version of what I envision it will become one day, as I hope it expands and grows.
My journey selling crystals is simply because I love, trust and enjoy crystals in all their glory, and as a keen collector of crystals, I hope I can offer you some crystals in the shop to really enjoy as I do.
When I was younger, my mother would buy me stones. As she was learning and expanding her own collection, I was often a guinea-pig for her to try new massage techniques on when she was doing her ITEC courses in massage and aromatherapy and crystal healing. The first crystal she got me was a flat polished donut shaped Aventurine pendant. The crystals have indeed helped to heal me as I went through many things, allowing each one that I used to vibrate through my being, far more than I ever thought possible. I have used Lapiz Lazuli to help me to find my voice. Some may say I slightly over-shot that bit of healing as I am now also a singer in a punk band, a very outspoken & opinionated busy body at times too now! I found peace through Rose Quartz, which I place on my forehead with my hand for ten minutes & shut my eyes with my head looking sun-wards. I have found mental and physical strength through using Jasper and I found clarity of intention in good old plain Quartz. I use proper Citrine (not the heat-treated Amethyst type) to aid in the healing of my thyroid and all the nasty things it does to me, and maybe a touch of wealth management too! I use Apophyllite regularly to keep my negative thinking in check, it helps me to turn those negative self-deprecating thoughts into positive thoughts, which in turn helps me to face life and do the things sometimes we would rather not do. We all have days like that! I certainly use Kyanite to help ‘align myself’ and Tourmaline to ground myself. Occasionally I just like to sit and rest, looking at the beautiful flaws in the large translucent stones, allowing my mind to wonder free in their alien inner worlds, chasing the ever moving light & shadows caused by the subtle effect the moving of the sun and moons’ light have on everything down here on Earth at all times.
We are complex people, living complex lives and with real intent to work to simplify our lives & selves we can help change our energetic imprint on life. Our physical health and mental health are very complex, it’s a mission to heal ourselves when we start to see ourselves in a holistic sense. Mind, Body & Spirit as a whole. Sink further into learning about all things holistic in a new light. Follow every lead and find that point where you find that you have healed all round. Not one thing alone will heal any one thing specifically usually, from personal experience I find a combination of all the things I’ve used holistically have helped heal me as a whole. Crystals have played a part in most types of guided, holistic healing and meditations throughout my journey. I have done what I wish others with deep troubles to do if need be. With perseverance and guidance from many others who were experts in their fields; I have done the impossible and fixed up a broken person, me. It does take time, it can take less on the holistic road.
Crystals and stones in general are a big part of my life journey. I was always the child who was playing in a puddle, happy in the mud with a few stones, or out camping, rolling around in the grass, by the big Monoliths they put up in and around stone circles many many thousands of years ago. I collected stones and was lucky enough that my parents occasionally liked to play with a lapidary. Another connection to the Earth and stones was a trip to Rosscarbery when I was fourteen and my parents and I went walking around several stone circles and we all had a very profound and fulfilling experience around the Monoliths My Mother drew them, creating quite a number of etchings of the stone circles for a book by an expert based in Ireland. They seemed to be calling us all on a very deep level, and a few years later I moved there for a decade, just to reconnect with these stone giants. I do love a trip to a stone circle, there are so many in the UK & Eire! This connection to the Earth is also so important to me. I do feel the Earths energy & I love it! Using crystals can heal us if we just try to tune into their vibrations. They have the power to heal us, they have the power to cleanse the air, the earth and even themselves! They also have the amazing power to emit frequencies and hold memory (watches, computers.) Hence the name Thyme Keepers, a small pun on how impressed I am with them! Apart from all that they are also fascinating geological specimens. I get lost in their little worlds, soon forgetting my troubles, until I find them offering me answers to them, answers that I can work with.
Convention should be used sparingly. Learn to heal & nurture yourselves. Less use of over the counter, potentially harmful medications as a sticky plaster, if you can. More Quartz, Malachite and drink lots of water!
You might just want to stick some on your shelves to look at too, like me, my home is a brighter place for them. My life too.