Its the GIVING Season….still.

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Its the GIVING Season….still.

Its still officially “the holidays” for just a bit & I have a little something I want to write about just before its over.

Although I donate to many charities close to my heart throughout the year, I feel it’s so important to remember what the holidays are truly about; giving — giving to others, to causes, to those in need. It’s about being grateful for all we have & then finding what we can give to others.

AND…if you give before midnight on Dec. 31 you can take it as a tax deduction!…just in case that sort of left-brained practical stuffs motivates you. 😉

…our Christmas tree is still up & will remain up until at least Jan. 11 so I declare we’re still officially in the “holidays” until then. I’m trying to show you my clear quartz crystal ornaments here…can you see?

The act of “giving” is not just about helping someone else;  it’s about kindness, plus it’s good for your spirit & soul.  There have been scientific studies done which discovered  that just the thought of being charitable activates a part of the brain associated with pleasure! And you know we’re all about the science ’round here…so thumbs up to that!

Remember, when we’re charitable, abundance of ALL KINDS is attracted to us like a magnet! There’s a clear correlation between being charitable + becoming even MORE prosperous when we LOVINGLY give. Its not the only reason to do it, but it is a GOOD reason. 🙂

I know not everyone is in a position to give monetarily but you can also give of your time by volunteering or by sharing information with others, (to Facebook, twitter, email, etc.)  helping to create awareness. Perhaps, even donating items that may be needed by the specific charity.

If you’re subbed to my weekly newsletter, you know I have a special spot there where I feature 1 of my favorite charities just to get them some exposure, sharing & hey…a little donation is great too. The charities I choose to give to may not be as well known as some of the big giants, but they do such great work — & have good reputations too. I’ve personally chosen them over the years & have added to my list b/c they were recommended by someone I trust — in some cases, from someone who is a volunteer who works directly with the organization or I’ve worked with them.  Of course, you should do your research before sending money to any charity. 
So, today I’d like to introduce you to my current fav. charities. Is there 1 that might tickle your fancy?:

  • Kiva – Would you like to join my the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Hotties Kiva Team? Kiva is a different kind of charity, lending to alleviate poverty. You can lend $25, loan it to a family, they pay it back & you can now donate that same $25 to another family. That same $25 can go on & on to help + empower + creating opportunities for soooo many people all over the world!! I love this idea.
  • National Wildlife Federation – I love supporting their efforts b/c they inspire us all to protect our wildlife for the future of other generations. You can donate any amount here(they give nice donation gifts too). And if you have kids, please consider “adopting” an animal….so FUN!
  • Cats Exclusive – This is a very small no-kill non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to helping our community – both people & felines alike. They’ve helped over 6000 cats get adopted & over 10,000 get spayed & neutered. You can make a donation of ANY AMOUNT (even $1) here. They also have a wish list of items you can easily send them from Amazon here.
  • Sea Turtle Restoration Project – The sea turtle is my totem animal…very near + dear to me. This organization works so hard to protect these endangered creatures & to educate the public. To donate any amount to them, click here. If you can’t donate, please help by connecting & sharing about them on FB here.
  • Women in Distress of Broward County- their mission is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone (not just women any longer) through intervention, education + advocacy. They offer a 24-Hour Crisis Hotline & emergency shelter, as well as counseling + support for victims + their children.
  • Raise Hope for Congo – I am very passionate about educating people about Conflict Minerals & donating to Raise Hope for Congo. They advocate for the human rights of all Congolese citizens while working towards ending the ongoing conflict in eastern Congo.There are soooo many ways to help!
    • You can You can donate here
    • Email your tech companies regarding Conflict Minerals (is your technology Conflict Mineral-FREE?
    • Urge your local schools to go conflict-free
    • Help spread the word
  • There are SO MANY OTHERS & too many worthwhile causes to mention. These are just a few to pique your interest & show some love to.

    Many Crystal Blessings to you for taking a look-see & sharing about, you Glowing Glittery Love Generator! Mwaaaaah.

    The Crystal Healer Interviews: Mary Anne

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    Today we have another in our series of Crystal Healer Interviews with Mary Anne Nolan, CCH; one of our Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers. What a gorgeous sweet soul she is. I Am so proud to call her 1 of our own.  She is so inspirational & I know you’ll just fall in love with her too!! Take it away, Mary Anne:

    So, what brought you to the world of crystal healing?

    My journey to the world of crystal healing was in some ways a long road.  About ten years ago, I was very sick to the point that I should have died twice.  Modern medicine can’t explain why I’m even alive.  When faced with circumstances like that, it really changes you, and I felt so strongly that I had to make my life count and be of service in this world. 

    Consequently, I tried a lot of paths that seemed right and logical on paper based on my education, but no matter how hard I tried, they didn’t work out.  It wasn’t until I discovered the world of energy healing that everything started to unfold almost effortlessly.

    I started learning about the energy body, which then led to Reiki.  I then discovered the world of crystal healing through my Reiki Master who is also a Crystal Reiki Master.

    Crystal healing was something that I knew nothing about, but I suddenly became addicted.  I had no idea about the why or how crystals worked in healing; I simply knew that they did.  That was when I began looking for books, new crystals, and anything to do with crystals that I could get my hands on.

    In my search for knowledge, I continued studying with my Reiki Master, but one day, I came across the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy.  It came across my path at the absolute perfect time.  I soon learned that Stephanie had left her job to pursue this path full time at the exact time that I had left my job, and I saw a video on her YouTube channel where she used crystals to help with a bruise.  She mentioned that she had a condition were she bled easily, and would you believe that I have a blood condition as well?

    So, I took both of these indications as a sign from the Universe that I had found another perfect teacher for me, and I enrolled.

    I love that I now have the knowledge to explain to my clients and others that crystal healing is really science in action, and that it isn’t based in airy fairy, esoteric understandings that don’t get much validation in our left-brain, logical world.

    What do others in your life think about the path you are on?

    The people closest to me have been more than supportive.  I have had plenty of volunteers to let me practice all of my training and skills!

    I left my job this summer to pursue my healing practice full time, and when I have moments of ‘I can’t believe this is happening and that I’m doing this’, they always remind me that I have found my life’s purpose.

    What crystal has the biggest effect on you?

    Well, my favorite crystal is rose quartz. I have them all over my home because I just love love. 🙂  

    It’s like my warm and fuzzy stone. And I love amethyst, which I have all over my work-space, along with selenite.  But the crystal that has the biggest effect on me would have to be my Spirit Quartz, especially at this point in my life.  It’s all about connecting with your Higher Self and moving past fear, which is something that I have needed help with over the last few months.

    Sometimes at night, before bed, if I’m feeling anxious or nervous about all of the changes in my life, I will hold my Spirit Quartz in one hand and a big chuck of Rose Quartz in the other.  I can feel myself settle down right away, and when I wake up in the morning, I always feel much more like myself.

    What is your go-to crystal for grounding?

    Hematite.  Lately, I have been carrying a piece of that with me everyday.  I was finding that I was waking up in the morning not feeling grounded and even a little scattered, which isn’t me (it’s that Type A Earth sign thing!). 

    Doing grounding meditations and carrying my Hematite has helped tremendously.  And balancing that root chakra has been an issue for me, but the hematite definitely helps.

    What is the primary way you utilize crystals in your practice?

    Now that I have graduated, crystals will really be the focal point of my practice.  I love Reiki and know firsthand the power that it has to help us, but combining that with crystal healing just makes sense to me.  Everything that I have learned here adds so much more to my practice in sensing energy at the chakras and helping clients understand how crystal healing can enhance their well being.

    What are your BIG DREAMS now that you are getting ready to graduate?

    My big dreams begin with growing my practice.  I’m so excited to be able to be doing this work and to have the ability to do it full time.  I wake up so grateful that after all that searching for the right path, this is what I’m called to do.

    I also want to teach others about energy healing, doing little workshops in my area to help people improve their daily lives.

    But my ultimate dream is to someday write a book.  No matter what path I was on, that was always something that I wanted to do.

    Do you have any advice for anyone who is considering this path?

    Follow your heart and be true to yourself.

    One of the great things about the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy is the connection with other healers who are all so different.  I always used to feel like I didn’t fit the “mold” of a healer.  But one of the most valuable lessons that I learned with this experience is that there is no one way to be or look or sound.  Other people have their own way.  You need to be you, I need to me.  And that’s ok.  It’s how it should be.  So be yourself.  You are called to this field because you have something to offer that only you can bring, no one else.

    Embrace your uniqueness and offer it as what sets you apart from the rest. 

    Mary Anne’s Bio:

    I am a Usui Reiki Master Teacher and now, a Certified Crystal Healer!  I also hold a Masters in Public Health and am an ordained inter-faith minister.  My business is called Harmony and Healing, LLC, located in Rensselaer, New York.  The website is http://harmonyandhealingllc.com and email is info@harmonyandhealingllc.com

    Thank you Sweet Mary Anne!! Thank you for sharing your sparkling inspiration + your gifts with the world!

    If you’re also interested in becoming a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer, hop on over & take a look, Early Bird pricing ends tomorrow @ midnight! Now’s the time to get the best value!

    Crystal Blessings to all the Crystal Hotties!!

    Need a Letter to Santa?

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    Calling all Crystal Hotties for 2013!!

    For those of you that celebrate Christmas, you know its just a few days away, right? Since many of you have told me you’re hoping that the holidays deliver up my upcoming course to you, I wanted to give you a little something you can pass on to Santa…just to make it easy. 🙂
    Dear Santa,

    I’ve been REALLY good this year. And I was thinking you might want to know what I really want for the holidays this year.

    I’ve decided to share healing & light with others, and to help me with that I’d really like this. And I thought you’d appreciate knowing that if you order it by this Friday, you’d even get a special discount, too!

    I hope you have had a good year, and I promise to leave some goodies out for you under the tree. 

    Love,

    A Crystal Hottie
    Need a few more reasons to convince Santa?

    How about these?

  • I’m IN LOVE with crystals but just not sure how to use them & not sure what to do with them. I want to FINALLY learn how to utilize Mother Earth’s gifts as energy healing tools & supports!! I’ll learn how to use crystals to their fullest & profound potential. Recognizing & remembering my special talents.
  • I’ll BOOST MY CONFIDENCE when explaining to others how & why crystals work by learning the scientific knowledge to back it up.
  • I’ll be prepared to earn GLORIOUS income doing something I absolutely LOVE & SHARING IT WITH OTHERS or I’ll be able to add to my existing income! I’ll be opening the door to a rewarding, inspirational, creative career as a Creative Spiritual Person helping people & myself to improve their lives using crystals, making me more marketable in 2013.
  • So, how was that? Think it’ll work? I really had to channel my inner 5 year old there. 😉

    I’m really feeling playful & so excited to be getting a whole bunch of new Crystalline Cohorts joining in to learn about the science & FUN behind crystal healing for 2013.

    We have many new sparkly Crystalline Cohorts who’ve already enrolled to become Certified Crystal Healers in 2013 (wooohooo, you all ROCK!). We’re so excited to add you to ever expanding sparkly group. Here’s what other Crystal Hotties have to say about this course:

    If this resonating with you, Jelly Bean, come join in the sparkly fun & make 2013 your best year ever.

     

     

    P.S. Early Bird Pricing ends this Friday, Dec. 28 @ 11:59pm EST. No exceptions on that Sweet Pea.

    The course can be completed in as little as 10 weeks…or you may take up to a full year (whatever is comfy for you). If you’re called to do it, join us, enroll now… & let the sparkles begin! Any questions? Concerns? I’m here for ya, Sweets. Contact us!

    Wanna read through the Fun FAQ’s? Right over here.

    Learn more + register right here… I’d love to help you start a wonderful & exciting career helping people to improve their lives using crystals!!


    Crystal Treasures

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    Crystal Treasures

    If you’re not a regular subscriber to my Crystal Channel on YouTube, you may have missed this Crystal Treasures video in which I show off many special crystal finds. Most of these guys are long gone, so I’m not showing them to sell anything….just to educate if you like learning more about the crystals. 🙂

    Here’s a list of what sparkly babies are in this vid:

    • Fuschia fluorite cluster
    • Natural citrine tabby point
    • Natural smokey quartz/ citrine double terminated large specimen
    • Blue chalcedony/ apophyllite cluster
    • Milky quartz large natural point
    • Clear crystal quartz Isis point with Recordkeepers!
    • Shattuckite, both natural & rough

    Crystal Treasures November

    All such magical pieces!!
    The Yule Log
    And for a little added holiday warmth & nostalgia (for those of us here in the Northern Hemi.)… the WPIX Yule Log. This used to be looped on Christmas Eve & Day on WPIX in the NY-metro broadcast area back in the 80’s! Cozy. Leave it on in the background. You’ll find yourself needing an egg nog & getting toasty:

    Bright Sparkling Holiday Blessings to you!

    P.S. If you’re thinking about enrolling in the Certified Crystal Healer Certification course for 2013, there are just 8 days left for Early Bird Pricing.