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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Sweet Mary Anne!! Thank you for sharing your sparkling inspiration + your gifts with the world!
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Crystal Blessings to all the Crystal Hotties!!