Last Saturday, I got the opportunity (thanks to Emily Beach, which you can check out her site and blog here) to “spread the word” of Indigo and Crystal and Indigo Children. Emily’s sister was helping run a charity event for the Boys and Girls Club which Emily was participating in as a sponsor to raise money for the charity. She was going to raffle off tarot readings. They needed more sponsors and she asked me if I would think about participating.
I was definitely tempted but also nervous “exposing” myself more to the world about who I am as a spiritual person. In situations like this you never quite know what kind of people you’ll run into, whether they’re going to be open to your cause or totally shut you down. What would I do if I ran into a very confrontational offended individual who didn’t want to hear one word about what an Indigo was? What if no matter what I said they threw the bible in my face or shut me down? How would I respond? Was I prepared? Was I even prepared to talk about what an Indigo and Crystal child was in public or to someone who never heard of it before? I asked myself a lot of questions and just ended up giving myself anxiety over it. But in the end I decided that I needed to do it. It would be great practice, experience, and exposure about this subject. I realized even though this topic or “phenomenon” has been around a while, it still amazes me about how many people have no idea about it. And I couldn’t let Emily, newly exposing herself as a tarot reader to the public, be alone. I feel like what we could offer somehow goes hand in hand.
Since I decided (very last minute) to do the event, I had to figure out how I was going to raise money for the charity. I thought I could get some merchandise from my store, but believe it or not, it’s too expensive even in bulk (if I needed one shirt, that would be fine, but if you’re doing an event, you want some stock) and the company doesn’t exactly give breaks to the store holders. So that was out even though I would have LOVED to have some inventory on hand. Emily helped me come up with an m&m idea, which I thought would be fairly affordable. I went to the m&m site and found the perfect idea, which I’ll picture below.
I also had THE BEST excuse to use vistaprint.com (I’m training myself not to pronounce it “veesta”), which I’ve been itching to use for a while now. I just love personalized items where you have a choice of choosing which business card you like or pen or other business related item. I’ll also note I have a thing for stationary. I love the cards I got and pamphlets to match. The pamphlet I decided to do in case anyone wanted to know more about why I started the blog and the store and wanted to read over about what an Indigo and Crystal Child are. I know I personally sometimes will take information “on the go” with me if I want to learn about it later or remind myself what it was about.
I have to tell you, I had fun picking everything out from the m&m colors, what I put them in, the cards, and pamphlets! It’s just another little creative outlet, I guess!
Here’s what I put the m&m’s in. It’s business card case! I thought this was really professional looking and different.
Here I am at our table, set up and ready to go!
And here’s Miss Emily herself! Have I mentioned we knew each other in high school? This is probably the first picture of us together since…sophomore year…?
Emily and I sat for a while, chatted, caught up, watched the fashion show that was happening for the charity, and calmly anticipated someone coming up to our table. A few people stopped by, but barely anyone paid any attention to any of the sponsors. It wasn’t just us, I swear! I literally gave out three pamphlets. And only one person kindly bought my m&m’s…I didn’t really have a chance to interact with anyone, which made all the anxiety I went through happen for nothing! The music was way too loud to actually explain anything to anyone anyway.
What I take away from this experience is exactly that – experience. I didn’t get discouraged when no one came by, especially because it wasn’t like people were avoiding our table. I was a little bummed I spent money preparing for the event and didn’t financially get anything in return and didn’t have anything to give to the charity (let’s not forget about the charity – the reason why we were all there in the first place!). But I caught up with an old friend, spread my wings a little in the public eye regarding this subject and who I am as a spiritual individual.
No one can buy that.
And I couldn’t help myself and show you a picture from Sophomore year of high school of Emily and I. Total blast from the past!