There’s something about the classroom that speaks to his soul. He loves explaining scientific concepts and gets a big thrill out of seeing the light come on inside his students’ heads. He is endlessly inquisitive and loves doing research. He is always poking the boundaries and following his passions, even if they’re not obviously logical, even if they get him into trouble. He can get lost in his mind, obsessing over something depressing or obsessing over something beautiful.
He has a big heart too and connects to people easily. When not in the classroom, he’s grooving at concerts and laughing at parties. He wants to feel good. He actively seeks out joy and tries to numb any pain. He’s a safe man to lean towards. If someone needs help, he can show up in a big way. Anyone who wants to learn, grow and be supported, will find a good friend in him.
His former girlfriend is one of his best friends now. They weren’t meant to be romantic partners at that time, but they have always tried to be very kind to each other. Currently she’s his “Insanity Avoidance Companion.” He needs her a lot right now. These past few months haven’t been very kind. No, not kind at all. He’s gotten past the worst of it, he’s heading up again. But sometimes life is hard and causes us to question ourselves and our place in the world. Sometimes even really brilliant people, need help getting back up and figuring it out all over again.
Diopside is a wonderful crystal for inquisitive minds. It encourages critical thinking and pushes us to ask more questions and follow through to the logical end. It helps us to explore both practical and abstract questions. For example, if we are struggling, Diopside will push us to ask ourselves, “Have you eaten today? Did you get enough rest? Did you human and adult at a basic enough level so that your mind can be at peace?” If the answer is no, Diopside immediately wraps us in a hug of loving and compassionate energy. Once properly snuggled, it then helps us to set up a plan that will lead to a yes. Diopside helps us to see the world and ourselves accurately. It gives us stability while also bringing lightness and joy to our heart. Diopside helps us connect to a sane world and to trust our value and high worth.