#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

My Journey

Honestly, this Gemini cowgirl finds life to be almost impossibly interesting at times!  I keep discovering new (to me) things, and while I suppose this qualifies me as a classic will-o-the-wisp, it’s a very pleasing way to live.

For instance, my passion for gemstones.  That has led me in all sorts of new directions, as well as renewing my commitment to meditation.  My beautiful glass boxes with their pyramid-shaped lids really DO charge crystals and gemstones.  (I know, I know, it sounds all flakey and new-age, but the bottom-line is that, for me anyway, it works.  I can charge a stone or stones overnight and literally feel the difference.)

Since one thing inevitably leads to another—at least in my humble experience–I purchased a small wooden pyramid, just a frame with a base, really, and experimented with that.  Result?  Same as before.  There is a distinct change in the energy.

So that led to yet another what-if–what if I meditated sitting under a pyramid shape?  Would I feel the energy?  I don’t know, but I plan to find out–I bought a copper frame-work pyramid on Etsy, and I plan to test my theory as soon as it arrives.  (That will be several weeks from now, since the thing has to be built to order and shipped from Colorado.)  Once I’ve done some expermenting, I will be sure to report on it here, whether it’s boom or bust.  :) 

I’m sure certain friends and family members will snicker at this–I would have snickered at the idea myself, not so long ago–but others will understand and want to try it themselves.  I have always considered such things to be a joke–crystals included–and even now I wouldn’t be caught dead in one of those pyramid hats :)–but I’ve learned some things lately.  The most outstanding discovery?  Just how darn much there is going on in this world of ours that I don’t know diddly about.

Truly, as the Bard said, there are more things in heaven and earth than this world dreams…

Let us suppose, for the sake of argument, that my copper pyramid turns out to be just another sign of my eccentricity.  (And I am eccentric, no doubt about that, though I like to think in a good way.)  As with my art, where I make LOTS of mistakes and still feel the thrill of discovery each time, whether I fail or succeed, I will enjoy the enterprise nonetheless.  At the very least, the story will make for good conversation and more than a few laughs, and that alone makes the attempt worthwhile, as far as I’m concerned.

I read and listen to books constantly, as many of you know.  (My computer is being weird again so please bear with me.) Perhaps, if one pours out millions of words onto paper and screen as I have, over the course of my life, they must also drink them in at every opportunity, must gobble up all sorts of words used in all sorts of ways, along with colors and images.

It’s worth thinking about, wouldn’t you say?


43 comments to “My Journey”

  1. Violette Ruffley
      · April 8th, 2014 at 1:58 pm · Link

    I have been a “New Age” follower since 1984. Actually, the first beginnings when I attended some Alanon meetings, and learned to take back my power. It was in 1984 when I was first introduced to A Course In Miracles and then after Attitudinal Healing drawn from the principles of ACIM.

    Crystals are immensely powerful, imagine the lasers, watches and innumerable items generated by them. If your flaky then so am I. My daughter calls me quirky which I like better. :wink:

    Everyone finds their energy level based on their own vibration. It will vary from person to person, and as a consequence you may not feel much under the copper pyramid. So don’t doubt yourself. You may not because your own energy level is equal to what is radiating from the pyramid.

  2. Lorraine Pitts
      · April 8th, 2014 at 2:00 pm · Link

    You are a ball of energy to me. Your post make me happy and give me things to think about. Have a great afternoon and thanks!!!

  3. Linda (Lindy) Park
      · April 8th, 2014 at 2:01 pm · Link

    Eccentricity keeps life interesting. Nothing wrong with that!

  4. marilyn hurst
      · April 8th, 2014 at 2:03 pm · Link

    and this is why inquiring about things leads to new discoveries and an open and curious mind travels thru many paths….. and it becomes a circle back to the beginning. I wish more people found the circle of interesting things and amazing discoveries. We would have a much better world….. have a great week.

  5. Judy Eagle
      · April 8th, 2014 at 2:05 pm · Link

    I, too, think quirky is better than eccentric and I am willing to bet if you have time to go a gathering you are certainly the life of it because you have many recent experiences and projects to talk about.

    The fact that you are so upbeat is fun.

  6. Violette Ruffley
      · April 8th, 2014 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Goodness I just reread my comment and discovered my typos, my bad.

    While here ~ although I enjoy all your books, I especially enjoyed the series that employed time travel, about the two women who had grown up together and their visits to their aunt?????? I read everything I can on this subject.

    I also confuse easily since I nearly read a book a day, and they tend to run together. I am 87 quickly moving to 88 which
    may add to occasional confusion. :oops:

    With much admiration for your talent which I get to enjoy when I read your books, I say thank you.

    Blessed be.

  7. Cecelia Kelsey
      · April 8th, 2014 at 2:09 pm · Link

    I agree that there are things in this world and beyond that no one knows about. If something works for you, do it! I have looked into crystals and gems very superficially but am going to do more!

  8. LynneW
      · April 8th, 2014 at 2:11 pm · Link

    And if the copper pyramid doesn’t work for you, you might consider putting some of your plants under it – I understand it will help them thrive. It’s always interesting to see what you’re exploring!

  9. Ann Bartholomew
      · April 8th, 2014 at 2:29 pm · Link

    The experiment won’t fail – you just might get a result you didn’t expect. I would be interested to see what difference, if any, there would be if you slept under a pyramid. That would give you several hours of positive flow.

    • linda
        · April 9th, 2014 at 10:09 pm · Link

      Actually the maker suggested sleeping under the pyramid. I might try that. Of course, if it gets knocked over during the night, it will scare Bernice and the kitties out of three years’ growth.

  10. Laura Ann Harris
      · April 8th, 2014 at 2:39 pm · Link

    Go for it Linda!!!! Let us know how it works. If anything it sounds like it could be fun.

  11. Joan Cox
      · April 8th, 2014 at 2:39 pm · Link

    I have decided that if you are seeking peace, or whatever, as long as no harm is done to others, go for it. Past the age and experiences that it is to each his or her own. Only way to get through the challenges we face.

  12. judy
      · April 8th, 2014 at 2:59 pm · Link

    So glad you are enjoying your gems. What they do in there own home is no ones business. Boy any more if I don’t have a dictionary I am up a creek. Have a great day :lol:

  13. Kelley Morrow
      · April 8th, 2014 at 3:03 pm · Link

    Us Gemini’s are sometimes dancing to the beat of our own drum…nothing wrong with that! Your words, as always inspire!!!

  14. Roberta Giordano
      · April 8th, 2014 at 3:23 pm · Link

    Linda is there a place online I can look into about crystals and also the box to restore their energy. Would really like to learn more about it and maybe buy some crystals. Thank you have a nice week.

    • linda
        · April 9th, 2014 at 10:10 pm · Link

      I really like crystalhealing.com. They have free videos and lots of free information, and they also sell stones. I’ve dealt with this company a number of times and have been very happy with each transaction.

  15. Ruby Norwood
      · April 8th, 2014 at 3:26 pm · Link

    I don’t think you would fail at any experiment Linda, I say put some of your gemstones in your pocket and go for it. I think you could make anything work.

  16. Ruby Norwood
      · April 8th, 2014 at 3:28 pm · Link

    Wouldn’t fail at any experiment. Sorry I messed up>

  17. Lynn
      · April 8th, 2014 at 3:31 pm · Link

    I love to learn new things.. and most things I don’t mind trying.. some are really a little hokie, ya know?
    HOWEVER, regarding the pyramid shape for meditation… would a tree not suffice? They are pyramid shaped, and the Bible tells us to “be still” and be with God, would that not work for BOTH things? Plus you would be outside in the nice weather, etc (Providing you have some now… like us, it’s a day to day thing) :) lol
    Either way, enjoy, be happy, and have a wonderful time with life!!

  18. Gloria
      · April 8th, 2014 at 3:36 pm · Link

    I wish there was a way we could see your art, even what you call
    mistakes. I am the type of person who, if I went to a crystal factory, I’d want the mistakes, mis-shapen things they won’t sell to the public. I find a beauty in things others call mistakes.

    I’d rather take an old object and give it new life as what it was, or as what it could be. I just never have the means to transform it, but that doesn’t keep me from seeing what could be. When people say I’m crazy, I just say I’m weird, or different, and don’t care who knows it.

    The main thing is, just do your thing if you can afford it, and don’t worry, be happy.

    • linda
        · April 9th, 2014 at 10:13 pm · Link

      I think you’d probably enjoy altered art–many artists repurpose common items into great stuff. You might want to check out the work of Tim Holtz.

  19. Patricia Drennen
      · April 8th, 2014 at 3:43 pm · Link

    An interesting take on gems.Thanks for sharing.

  20. Lois Rotella
      · April 8th, 2014 at 3:47 pm · Link

    I heard prymind and triangles have charged energies.

  21. Nadine Spradlin
      · April 8th, 2014 at 3:58 pm · Link

    Linda you have started this week with a BANG ! It is so interesting, all the things that you read about & actually do. can hardly wait to hear how the pyramid works. sounds like you are doing the things that make you happy . Enjoy life to the fullest, and know that your writing makes many, many people happy, too.

  22. Beverly S
      · April 8th, 2014 at 4:08 pm · Link

    Linda, the copper pyramid sounds very interesting… and I think it will work for you. And should you not feel any difference, you haven’t lost anything. You now have a BIGGER pyramid to charge your crystals and gemstones!!! Win, win. :-)

    • linda
        · April 9th, 2014 at 10:14 pm · Link

      My reasoning exactly. :) Whatever happens, it will be fun, and as another blog reader suggested above, I can always use it to charge house plants, etc.

  23. Paula L Rollins
      · April 8th, 2014 at 4:58 pm · Link

    Linda, At my high school graduation we had a guest speaker (who was a former farmer, teacher, preacher, husband, father, school board member, KS State representative, and much, much more) and I remember to this day 41 years later…HE SAID….”to not let life pass you bye, live your life to the fullest. Do not live your life under someone else’s preconceived ideas for you….live YOUR life….IF IT :-P FEELS GOOD—-DO IT!!!!!!!!!!”
    I have tried…and so I know that when I am at my happiest is when I am living MY life MY way and it feels good…Go for those stones and gems if that is living………IF IT FEELS GOOD–DO IT.

  24. Rita Crofoot
      · April 8th, 2014 at 6:10 pm · Link

    Hey Linda, not sure what to say, except you are fun to watch, and I have an open mind.

  25. Patricia Taylor
      · April 8th, 2014 at 6:33 pm · Link

    I admire your ability to embrace new ideas and all the possibilities. So many people have closed minds and miss out on what could have been a meaningful experience.

  26. Susan Lee
      · April 8th, 2014 at 6:34 pm · Link

    I see what you mean about having to fill up when you are giving out all the time. I am a teacher and always giving out words. I read voraciously and I guess that is my way of filling up again.

  27. Marcy Collins
      · April 8th, 2014 at 6:50 pm · Link

    Linda I totally love reading these posts as they are opening up a whole new side I might possibly like to explore at some point. I appreciate how what you have written and experienced are making me feel better about taking a chance on something different, thank you!

  28. Teresa
      · April 8th, 2014 at 7:19 pm · Link

    Crystals, rocks, gems whatever. I can understand pyramids? Not so much. So how does it supposedly work? Is there a web site so we can see ur artists cards? I think you might have mentioned it before but didn’t write it down yeah, its like questions if I don’t write them down as soon as possible I’ll forget them. :lol:

    • linda
        · April 9th, 2014 at 10:16 pm · Link

      I’m looking for ways to display my art online. Stay tuned. :) As for pyramids, I know they recharge my gemstones. Whether they’ll do more or not remains to be seen.

  29. Peggy Rubach
      · April 8th, 2014 at 8:29 pm · Link

    Hello, Linda, from Pacific Coast Highway. Between your frequent posts and my listening to Big Sky Secrets on my Kindle as I drive from Phoenix AZ to Victoria, B.C. in my PT Cruiser, I feel like you are along for my trip. I have read almost all of your books over the years and enjoy your emails. Eccentric is great, it means you haven’t lost the wonder of discovering new and interesting things!

    I am on no schedule, except my son and his family will be returning from Moshi, Tanzania in early June. I may help them move up to Salt Lake City for a year’s fellowship for Matt in clinical pathology…he’s presently doing an Infectious Disease Fellowship at Duke University with two
    years research in Africa. They have five kids seven and

    under, so I’m thinking they might welcome help getting settled in.

    But, until then, I can choose my adventures along the have ghways and byways of western North America. I might even drive to Alaska. Whatever the itinerary, it will include not only PCH, but also the coasts of Oregon and Washington as well as Spokane and eastern Washington state.

    Is there any chance I could meet you somewhere along the way? Are you doing any book signings in the next few months?

  30. Patti
      · April 8th, 2014 at 8:59 pm · Link

    What is it about the pyramid that recharges the energy?

    • linda
        · April 9th, 2014 at 10:17 pm · Link

      I’m not sure. I always regarded it as hogwash–until I tried it with my gemstones.

  31. Lesha
      · April 8th, 2014 at 9:06 pm · Link

    Your post are always so interesting to read. I am now looking forward to learning about gems and crystals. They seem to be doing wonders in your life I hope that I find the same in mine.

  32. Diane Sallans
      · April 8th, 2014 at 9:53 pm · Link

    I think if there is something that may help you in some way, and it will not hurt you, then go for it. 8)

  33. Terri Shortell
      · April 8th, 2014 at 10:42 pm · Link

    Those were some interesting thoughts. Can’t wait to hear about pyramid and meditating experiment. Have a great day tomorrow.

  34. Billiesue Sanders
      · April 9th, 2014 at 8:39 am · Link

    I’m looking for some different items to put into plastic Easter eggs for an egg hunt for children, ages 4-10. Other than jelly beans and coins, any suggestions? I need to fill about 3 dozen eggs for 4 children. Thanks so much.

    Always appreciate your posts, Linda.


  35. Brenda
      · April 9th, 2014 at 10:00 am · Link

    It’s always good to learn or discover new things. That’s what makes life interesting.

  36. Virginia Horton
      · April 9th, 2014 at 4:59 pm · Link

    This is very interesting and you know it could work. You never know until your try.

  37. Peggy Casey
      · April 11th, 2014 at 1:04 am · Link

    I am enjoying living vicariously through your adventures. I hope to someday have the time and peace to open my mind and soul to new journeys of the mind and soul, for now, the most creativity I am finding time for is ways to keep my teenaged sons 15 & 18 entertained with spring break activities that are also engaging for my grandsons aged 5 and 7 since my daughter has been so ill that she can’t keep up with them. The result; one very tired grandma who is feeling guilty about never being able to afford to take her sons on a vacation amounting to more than 1 night at Tripleplay in CDA, and realizing that my son will be graduating in 8 weeks and life will be changing for all of us as he begins his life journey.
    So please, keep sharing your journey… eccentric or otherwise, as it reminds me that there is an entirely different universe out there awaiting our exploration. :-D

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