I have gone to therapy for years, and I absolutely love my therapist. (I am also completely unashamed of this fact.) I trust his knowledge and training completely. But over the years he has shared his passion for alternative medicine, which although I don’t fully believe in I find interesting and respect.
Recently I’ve been focusing on being more confident in my own voice. I have always been an introvert at heart. Although when I find something I’m passionate about, I usually am able to find my voice. When you get to know me, sometime you wish that I would talk a little less. Still, there are many times when I know that I have a lot to say, yet I’m not quite able to say it. Especially in situations where the topic is serious, or the conversation is with a stranger.
In addition to talking about this extensively with me, my therapist threw a Sodalite stone at me the other day. At first I was like what the fuck! Why did you just throw a rock at me?! However he quickly chimed in on how I was being to quiet and he knew I was holding back. (Which I definitely was in that situation.) I was still confused at why that was somehow reason to throw a rock at me.
But oh how I learned. Sodalite is known as the Poet’s Stone for its ability to help you express all you want to say in the best way possible. It is said to symbolize knowledge and communication, and can act as a bridge to help you understand your thoughts and feelings. Which all sounds amazing, although for me it also sounds a little far fetched.
Either way, it was a fun excuse to add a piece of jewelry to my collection and is a daily reminder for me to speak up. Even if it isn’t the stone, my own association between the stone and my voice will allow it to be powerful for me. My friend found a beautiful (and affordable) sodalite bracelet from Alex and Ani, that we both now wear everyday as a reminder to use our voice.