Warm. Inviting. Tranquil. Sanctuary. Those are just a few of the words that can describe The Rock Store, a crystal haven and healing centre that I visited this weekend. Nestled in Toronto’s Mirvish Village, in a quiet side-street off of Bloor, The Rock Store is quite a sight. The store occupies a quaint Toronto home that is painted a beautiful shade of lavender and a light shade of aquamarine, with navy blue accents showing up in the banister and front door. If you were to pass it on the street, you wouldn’t be able to miss it. The building itself exudes a beautiful and peaceful energy.
As soon as I walked in, I was drawn toward a big glass bowl which read, “Ask spirit what messages it has for you today?” How cute, I thought. I couldn’t help myself, so I took an affirmation which said, “Many hands make light work. A cooperative effort will take you to your goal much faster”. I could hear the sweet sounds of water flowing, chimes blowing softly, and warm music playing overhead, all which are very pleasing to the senses. The walls of the store are filled with crystals, rocks and minerals of all kinds. I was instantly drawn to a black obsidian stone as well as a clear quartz crystal. If you are looking for crystal jewellery – you have found your place! I have never before seen so much beautiful jewellery derived from crystals in one location.
Of course, the store also sells books, cards, flowers, artwork and other metaphysical goodies. After browsing the store for a few minutes, I was greeted by the owner Samantha who was wearing bright colours with beautiful crystals of various shapes and colours — all with their own unique healing properties — draped beautifully around her neck. She told me to enjoy the store, take my time exploring and see what I was attracted to. The employees are friendly and knowledgeable, and encourage customers to pick products based on what calls to them, and what they themselves are attracted to, as not to feel pressure on what to buy. It all should come from the heart.
The front end of the store is devoted to the metaphysical products and the back end is used for therapy and healing sessions. The store also offers crystal card readings, reiki with crystal therapy, various types of massages, luma light body therapy, and more. I encourage anyone with ‘spiritual sensibilities’ to visit this haven – you won’t be disappointed and you will definitely leave the store with a gem to call your own; something that can encourage your spiritual journey and help in grounding, focus, clarity, and balance – or whatever your focus may be on.
The Rock Store is located at 602 Markham Street (the closest major intersection is Bathurst and Bloor). Be sure to visit their website (http://www.therockstore.ca/) and check out one of my favourite sections of the website titled “Fairy’s Thoughts” – which is a The Rock Store’s own personal blog space.
Stay tuned to my next article where I talk about my first-time experience with crystal therapy and a crystal reading!