Musin’ with Susan 6/28/22 – The Stone People

“All the stones that are around here, each one has a language of its own. Even the earth has a song.” 

—- Wallace Black Elk, LAKOTA

To believe that every tree, plant and insect can talk takes an open mind. Go by yourself into nature and sit quietly. Then pick up a rock and listen to your thoughts. After a while, put that rock down and pick up another rock. Your thoughts will change. These are the voices and wisdom of the Stone People. Each one has different wisdom and they are willing to share their wisdom with you. Many of the Stone People are very old and very wise.

Great Spirit, let every rock and leaf be my teacher.

This is from a daily meditation from a friend.

It’s not many places I get to hear someone talk about the wisdom of rocks.

I love rocks and have for many, many years. Jean and I both collect rocks from different places, and when I see the rock I want, it doesn’t matter what size it is or where it’s located: I will get that rock.


The most difficult rock I’ve ever gotten was from the river by our campsite at Hungry Mother Park close to 20 years ago. Jean was sure I couldn’t get that thing out of the water and up the bank, but I surely did.

I’ve brought rocks home from China twice. The first time, we were on with a small tour group, traveling to Daoist temples throughout China and Tibet. Because I had to carry those rocks in my luggage as we traveled, I chose ones not larger than my hand.

The last time I went to China was with Chinese friends, and because I was staying in one place, I chose a rock that was a little larger.


At the airport as we were leaving, Chinese security called me over to open my luggage. Yes, they had seen a dark shadow in the X-ray and needed to know what it was. The way they looked at each other (and at me) when they saw I had ROCKS is one of my favorite memories.

So yes, I do believe rocks are as alive as everything else on our Planet. And when I pick up a rock, I can feel the voice and the wisdom. 

I love the Stone People.