Q and A with Aide from Tijuana, Mexico, living in Rosarito Beach
“I used to sabotage myself with negative thoughts, which put me in a very low vibrational state.”
Q: What are you passionate about?
A: I’m passionate about learning new things every day and improving the ones I’ve already learned about. I love simple things such as going to the beach for a walk or a swim, biking around my hometown, sharing moments with family, working on my business, dancing and singing karaoke, and planning the next traveling adventure. Also, I have started a business with a couple of friends called Mujer Salvaje-Fractal Cristal. We sell quartz and other minerals. Our intention is to spread awareness about how powerful minerals are as a tool for expanding our consciousness. It all started for me when my now-business partners showed me their mineral collection, and I was completely amazed by it. They gifted me some minerals that I wore as jewelry and also as a decoration in my room. Minerals helped me while I was struggling with a huge depression. I am so grateful for their help that I decided to start selling them and talking about how great they are. I feel like my biggest passion is to help myself and others.
Q: Can you tell us more about the minerals. Which are most popular? Which do you like best?
A: Minerals are Earth’s DNA. I love learning more and more about minerals because they are a beautiful element from Mother Nature. I have also used them as tools for meditation. I love wearing my labradorite necklace because I feel protected and more in tune with myself. The most popular sold items are minerals used for protection such as obsidian and tourmaline. After those, it’s amethyst, agate, and pink quartz. I think that the reason why minerals such as obsidian and tourmaline are the most popular is that people feel like they need something to protect themselves. Energetically speaking, these minerals are protectors and help absorb dense/negative energy from others and from their own negative thoughts. We tend to be our worst enemies by thinking negatively about ourselves. Therefore, I’ve met many people wanting to change their thought processes, and have more positive lives.
Q: What were your younger years like?
A: I was born in Tijuana, Mexico, and was raised in my current hometown Rosarito Beach, which is located 20 minutes south of Tijuana. I have always been a beach lover and started surfing in my early 20s. At the time, I was still not sure about what to study in college. But thanks to my love for the ocean, I decided to study fisheries biology with a marine emphasis. I did some years in community college in San Diego, CA, and then transferred to Cal Poly Humboldt in Northern CA to finish my bachelor’s degree in science. I am thankful for that experience because it helped me learn so much about our natural world. That’s why I feel like I am now dedicating myself to the mineral world. This current business I have combines my passion for science, spirituality, and art.
Q: What is something valuable you’d like others to know?
A: I have learned so much about myself and how to treat myself with love and respect. I used to sabotage myself with negative thoughts, which put me in a very low vibrational state. Ever since I lost both my parents and my dear grandmother, life became harder to enjoy. But, thanks to using minerals as tools for meditation, I have realized that I have to enjoy the present. Our loved ones who have passed are and will always be living in us. This is the time for us to shine and thank ourselves for everything we are.
Q: What does feminism mean to you?
A: Feminism means to me, a support system for women to share their experiences and to feel like we are protecting each other. We are not alone.
MORE ABOUT AIDE: I am a dual citizen (Mexican-American), and I speak fluent English and Spanish. I would like women to ask as many questions about minerals and help each other live the present to the fullest!
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