The earth is AMAZING!! We believe that plants can heal. We believe that focusing on the breath can center and heal you. We believe that the land and the earth are important. We also believe that the earth can heal and heal us as well.
We must take care of the earth and if we do, it will continue to support us as we support it.
The crystal industry has become huge over the years. Many of the crystals that are sold online or in shops like ours come from all over the world and are mined in questionable ways. Capitalism drives an industry that is mired in war, slavery, and an all-out assault on the earth we love so much. Many of us then in turn buy crystals that are advertised to heal us. How could the mineral support us when it was mined by child labor, dangerous practices, and rape of the earth?
When we started Wild Soul River we knew that we wanted to sell crystals so that people could experience the amazing vibrations and healing power they offer. However, we were not sure we could provide crystals that we could feel good about. We set out on a quest to find crystals that do the least harm possible, to the earth and to humans. We set out to find mostly hand-mined minerals where we could connect with the miner. This is a difficult task, and even with all of our caution, we might mess up at times. But, our goal is to offer a mineral that you can feel good about. A mineral that supports regional and independent miners.
Our crystals are mostly natural and unpolished. They are mostly mined by small miners who we buy directly from or connect with through friends. For almost every mineral we sell, we can tell you what mine it came from and often who the miner was. For now, almost all of our crystals come from what is currently known as the United States or Canada.
There are many crystals that we do not carry. Why? If we can't ethically source the mineral, we do not buy or sell it.
Though this process is difficult and more expensive we believe that if we follow our ethics, the healing from the earth will come back to us, and to you!