My last few weeks have been dominated by car shopping. In my household, we follow a ten-year rule. That means we drive our cars without mercy for a minimum of ten years before we consider selling and buying a new one. In addition to that, we pay only one note at a time. So we don’t shop for a new one until both are paid off, and then we replace the oldest.
I say all this to emphasize how ignorant we are every time we decide we should shop for a new car, because it’s been anywhere from five to ten years since the last time we shopped. Which makes us fresh meat for the car salesmen. And adds a lot of drama to whole experience as we try feverishly to reeducate ourselves for this massive purchase in a matter of days.
This time around, I decided to arm myself with more than a few google searches and Edmunds.com reviews. I decided to arm myself with crystals. If crystals can help me grow my business, write my novels, heal my body, raise my family, and a host of other things, why can’t they help with this?
I decided to focus on four stones, which I tucked into a mojo bag and carried on me at all times while I shopped:
Blue calcite for clear communication and negotiation (no means no).
As a result, I found it relatively simple to extract myself when a car didn’t meet my expectations or I wanted time to sleep on it rather than make an impulse buy. I had no problem speaking my mind, asking important questions, and being honest and firm about my budget. And in the end, I found a car that far exceeded everything on my wish list at a price I couldn’t believe!