Chakrubs

One day while sitting in my office I got a text from Meghan. She sent me a link to an Instagram account. I opened it to discover a shiny amethyst crystal in the hands of trustmedaddy

I was instantly intrigued.
That same day when Meghan and I went to lunch at forrest point in brookyln we joked that if only we had one of these chakrubs, we wouldn’t need boyfriends and our bank accounts would be full.

I know it sounds ridiculous. I mean a crystal can't replace a boyfriend or make you rich, but here I am a full year later after buying one for myself as a 30th birthday present and my journey with my cystal chakrub was better than I could have imaged that day Meghan and I joked about it.

The most wonderful and unexpected way in which this crystal has made my life better is following Vanessa Cuccia, founder and mother of Chakrubs. Vanessa's heart-centered entrepreneurship is a consistent inspiration for me to keep loving and listening and showing up to serve others. 

After I received my crystal and the love letter Vanessa sends with it, I began to realize that the magic lied in my own intention for the crystal. I purchased it after wanting one for months. I had committed to a difficult year in which I would be traveling often, alone for long periods of time and forced to love myself in every sense of that word. As I turned 30 I knew it was important to develop a relationship with my body that was solely my own and that was sacred and honored. I had spent most of my young twenties bullying, shaming and ignoring my body. I came to a point that year where I realized I had spent 30 years growing into the woman I was and I thought I had earned the wisdom that comes from truly knowing yourself.  I decided to buy an amethyst chakrub and embark on a journey of self- discovery. After my Chakrub appeared in the mail I spent the rest of that year charging my crystal in the full moon, writing intentions in my journal, photographing it as I traveled, developing my own self-healing rituals and once it sat in a bowl full of water and rosemary because a witch at the witch store in Brooklyn told me rosemary helped with spells of relinquishing jealousy in relationships.

Through that year I photographed my crystal everywhere I went. The badlands, Joshua Tree, a natural hot springs in Colorado. I observed every full moon and I learned that rosemary didn’t cure my jealousy but breaking up and letting go did.

After a full year of communicating with Vanessa and Jessy, sending them my photos and questions I met up with these gorgeous babes for the first time in person and asked them to help create a Brooklyn Cuddle Bunny Coven.

This is what that afternoon was like. 

Alicia Diamond