The following day, after coming back from Yakushima Island to Tokyo, I found a lovely shop called Crystal Banku, featuring healing gemstones.
I loved the cosy and welcoming atmosphere, and the showcased stones were beautiful. It was great fun to have a chat with the owner who is an artist and a translator. I found a beautiful iris quartz (rainbow quartz) bracelet and a silver necklace with a medal of St. Michael – I bought them.
The owner gave me two books: one of them is her own book, and the other one is The Power Within by Doris Collins (published in Japanese) that she contributed as a translator. She greatly encouraged me about my research and life (I talked a lot about myself).
I now wear the bracelet and necklace every day. It just feels like I am protected.