Why I Sleep with Herks…

Posted by on August 3, 2013

I did something the nuns who taught me would definitely NOT approve of me doing.

OK, to be honest, there’s quite a few things the nuns would not approve of, however, I am referring to one thing in particular at the moment.

When I was young, I wanted to be a nun. I think the part that interested me was that dressed in a habit, I could look like a bride every day! (Clearly, the concepts of chastity and poverty hadn’t entered my mind yet.) I was also intrigued by paranormal and psychic things – things the nuns didn’t particularly embrace – actually frowned upon quite a lot.

So when I was in my early 20’s, a friend and I went to visit a locally renowned psychic. She had a reputation of helping police solve crime cases and etc., and was reportedly really quite gifted. I will confess, I went to her several times, a couple of times for readings, and once for a past-life regression. I don’t remember much about the readings, however, the past-life regression explained a lot.

Lying on her couch, she had me stare at a pulsating, undulating black and white picture of a circle as she “hypnotized” me – instructing me to allow my body to melt into the leather couch. It was a very comfortable couch and it didn’t take long for me to feel completely tranquil. When I was relaxed enough, she told me to say whatever came to mind. No matter what it was.


An hour later, I “discovered” that I had indeed been a nun in a medieval life. After falling in love with a priest, both of us were put in dark, dank prisons and pretty much tortured for our indiscretions until we died. This priest and I, according to her, have been in each other’s lives in every lifetime since then, and will forever be together. She said that’s what’s known as a “soul mate” and “true love”. I have never forgotten that and it brings a great deal of comfort and understanding to my life.

My love of paranormal and psychic things has never dwindled. When I began studying geology and gemology, it heightened my awareness of these things. And when I began to actively involve myself with actually mining gemstones this fascination intensified.

Doing research, I discovered that Herkimer Diamonds – which are my first love in gemstones, are extremely powerful conduits to getting in touch with one’s “psychic side”. They are said to “possess, transmit and highly amplify spiritual energy”. They are also “attunement stones” which are supposed to help you get in touch with the Devine, and their extreme purity attracts angels.

They also give you vivid, meaningful dreams.

I used to dream. I had the kind of dreams that made you go, “What the…?”, when you awoke. The adventurous kind. Wild ones that you laughed at over breakfast. When I got married – those dreams went away. Or at least I no longer remembered ANY of them. There was only blackness.

A LOT of things have changed over the years. Beginnings…. Endings….

Since the ending – when I went back to school and studying began, I learned that Herkimer Diamonds give you those beautiful vivid dreams. And ever since then, I spend every night with a “Herk” under my pillow.


And, I dream again. Those lovely, enlightening dreams – where I go on outrageous adventures and again wake up with a smile on my face, and know that my soul mate and true love is in some way always by my side.

So, Sister Alice and Sister Annunciata, and all the other wonderful nuns who helped form me, I am sorry my thinking was a bit different from yours.

But I am not sorry for getting in touch with me.











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17 Responses to Why I Sleep with Herks…

  1. Laurie Buchanan

    As a Crystal Therapist, I say…Amen siSTAR!

  2. Tony

    Ok gotta ask, what makes a diamond a herk? I haven’t heard of those before…

  3. tess kann

    There you are. Haven’t read you in ages. Nice to see you back.
    Interesting about the Herks and I know a thing or two about nuns. I had them too.

  4. Anita @ No Particular Place To Go

    Hi Vicky-Thanks for stopping by and following our blog. This gave me the chance to visit your blog and have a great time laughing at several of your posts – definitely a good way to start a Sunday morning. I look forward to reading more in the future…Anita @ No Particular Place To Go

  5. Hikikomori78

    Interesting post. I’ll have to get my hands on some of those crystals. My dreams were also very vivid before I got married. I wonder why that is? You’ve also sparked my curiousity about the concept of soul mates.

    Great read. Thanks for sharing.

  6. skinnyuz2b

    The Herkimer diamond mine is not too far from where I live. I’ve only been there once, but my husband and I want to go back. I’m glad you have great dreams again.
    As for nuns … my post ‘Nun Cake’ tells of my experience.

  7. Courtney

    Wow, that is so interesting! I’ve never heard of Herkimer Diamonds before. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  8. Henry Chamberlain

    This is very interesting. There is a local coffee shop by the name of Herkimer which I have gone to on special occasions: met some significant people; made some important plans. Basically, it’s a special little spot, among some many unique coffee shops in Seattle. Yes, we have so many Starbucks outlets but we have numerous alternatives. But I digress. My point, and I think I have one, is that now I want to try your Herkimer diamond therapy.

  9. littlesundog

    I found you via my baby sister’s blog… http://groovylove.wordpress.com/. The “northern chicky” part got my attention, since I was a northern girl at one time. I love your writing… your humor especially. You educated me a bit today too, about the Herkimer diamond. I have always had vivid dreams, and I have practiced regression therapy at times, in order to have better understanding of my current life.

    I’m glad I found your blog… I’ll be checking out more of your posts this morning with my coffee! Have a great day Vicky!

  10. Carol

    I enjoyed this post. Even as a Christian, I have always been intrigued by tales of psychics and such. I had my own psychic experience in the form of repeated dreams once, earlier in my life, so I certainly believe in such phenomenom. And I believe the Church does not necessarily say these things do not exist or occur. Just that one has to be weary where the dreams or the people are drawing their energies from… God, or demons. I believe they can come from both. So I can understand where the nuns were coming from. I hope you keep getting in touch with you and I hope you remember other things the nuns taught you. Wishing you well.

  11. M. R.

    Ah, the nuns, the nuns … The ladies who would quietly stalk the corridors holding on to their rosary beads so you couldn’t hear them approaching. How well I remember them; and how much I wish I didn’t. No matter: I shall forget them again almost immediately. I wonder if your large and ardent following is on account of your love of the paranormal, or simply of its interesting content? – I shall do my best to ascertain this. [grin]

  12. Linda

    Love your post! I have always been interested in the paranormal and psychic things since a little girl….and being raised catholic and from Italy not the best combination!lol

  13. darwin

    Wow, nice article. You adventure in life is quite interesting. Like you, i’ve wanted to become a priest, though God may be leading me to some other vocation.

  14. Mary O'Donnell

    Great blog. Really interesting where you get to the gemstones too.

  15. Mike

    Nice story, I think you becoming a nun is wonderful.

    • NorthernChicky

      Why thank you – who knows – I may still become a nun after all!

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