“Your opalite earrings are gorgeous!”
The smiling blond stranger reached her hand toward me, gently touching the earrings that dangled from my ears. She stood behind us in line at the rest area Starbucks in Kennebunkport, Maine, where we’d stopped for a quick break on our way down south. I reached up and touched the earrings, trying to remember what pair I’d put on that morning.
“Oh, thanks,” I said, thinking, “Opalite? Huh. Who knew?”
“You know opalite opens up the third eye and the crown chakra.” She gestured with her hands in the middle of my forehead and above my head. “It’s associated with pure heart, potential and manifestation,” she continued.
“Well, that sounds good,” I said. I nudged my husband, “Did you hear that? Pure heart…potential!”
As we waited in line, she continued to expound enthusiastically about the wonderful properties and powers of opalite, while I struggled to keep up. After a bit, we moved on to other topics and continued our conversation as the line moved slowly forward. Well, actually, mostly, we listened, and she chatted happily about her life, an upcoming Yoga Fest, her daily Starbucks habit, places she’d visited in Maine, etc. She exuded good will and high energy.
After ordering, we met up again while waiting for our drinks, and she dove right back into conversation. “Well, as I’m sure you know, we’re at the beginning of a new 4,000 year cycle. People are speaking from their hearts….on the land…a time of consciousness…”
I didn’t want to disappoint her, so I said nothing, merely nodding as she spoke, but I had NO clue what she was talking about. What 4,000 year old cycle? I can’t even remember what else she said. Something about a moon? The universe? I think I was stunned by her assuming that I knew what she was talking about (maybe those opalite earrings were misleading?) and maybe even a bit flattered. Then, I was too busy trying to keep the lost and confused look off my face to follow her winding trail of words.
“I’m a Spiritual Medium on Facebook,” she finally said. “I lead live meditative immersions and then follow up with private yoga sessions to read your vibrations.” She reached into her bag. “Here’s my card.”
“Huh?” My brain was still struggling to translate, but I reached out and took the card. I loved this woman’s energy, even though I was still totally at sea.
At that point the barista handed us our beverages and we turned to leave, saying our goodbyes.
“Opalite is perfect for you!” she called out as we walked away.
It felt like a compliment. I was a bit dazzled by this whole encounter, but regardless, I walked away smiling. That woman personified positive energy!