What Crystals and Stones would Humanity Most Benefit From?

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I received this question some time back & I chose to hold on to it & release it on my blog during this time of year. :)

What Crystals and Stones would Humanity Most Benefit from Utilizing?

I’m a big believer in using YOUR GIFTS to benefit humanity. And there are so many ways to do this & exponentiate that power. So what gifts do you have to share? Then you can think of ways to work stones in with that; meditations, mojo bags, crystal grids, etc.

As for specific crystals, I feel you should work with any that call to you. If you’re attracted to a certain crystal, there’s a very good reason. And we don’t need to understand that reason. Just trust it & you will more readily open up to their vibrational frequencies. It’s OK to be skeptical about all this but remember to never close your mind.

How about helping to heal Mother Earth after disasters like the BP Oil Gusher & the Fukushima Mess by working with Earth healing stones like larimar, a “stone for Earth healing.” Now, this isn’t technically helping humanity but by helping the planet we, of course, benefit GREATLY~!

larimar

Here’s an example of something you can do. This is a crystal grid I did in 2010 after the BP Oil Disaster:

You may have heard of the World Peace Crystal Grids…created in 1997 and 1999.

World Peace Grid. Photo used with permission by www.reiki.org

These grids were laid on the snow at the magnetic North Pole and South Poles. Made of solid copper in the shape of the heart chakra, about 1 foot across and plated with 24 carat gold. A 12 sided quartz pyramid is at the center then under it some Reiki symbols were inscribed for power & peace. Double terminated quartz crystals are on each petal. Then inscribed around the center are symbols for all the world’s religions and a message about world peace. Then…

(This is so cool!)

…it was buried under the snow. When the sea ice melted in July, it sunk to the bottom of the ocean to remain forever. These center pieces were cut from the same quartz so they’re energetically aligned and connected! And our Mother Earth is capped with them! North Pole & South Pole!! Reiki can be sent to it at anytime. Think of how this works with the Earth’s Energy Grid. The Earth is a huge Crystal grid itself, you know! You can work with this energy, meditate or send reiki energy.

I urge you to get creative & see what you can come up with. This is such a healthy & positive way to work with the energies.

Many Crystal Blessings!

 

How to Grow Your Own Crystal Geodes ~ Step by Step ~ PDF Download

Hibiscus Moon Crystals, geology, science 11 Comments

When I posted a photo on my FB page of 1 of my recent crystal growing specimens, I got a ton of questions asking how, how, how?

So, if you’re one of those who always wanted to know how to grow your own crystals, this is the blog post for you!

You know I love my crystals for their healing props but I feel it’s really important to also get to know them in a different way; to learn how & why they grow, how Mama Earth cooks them up in her kitchen. This FUN activity gives us a little insight into that process. And you end up with some drop-dead gorgeous crystals in the end!

Plus this gives me a good excuse to geek out all the way!!

I know from many years in my old science classroom days that kids, teenagers (& adults!) really enjoy seeing the crystallization MAGIC at work! So, pretty sure you’re gonna eat this up with a spoon!

So first…

What’s a geode?

Basically, geodes are round rocks that have a hollow interior usually from a gas bubble, in which some sort of usually volcanic  hydrothermal fluids got trapped in. These hollows create the perfect crystal growing environment since they usually contain a supersaturated crystal growing solution (Yes, I know…CRAZY-GEEK-FEST terms! I explain what that  is in the featured video…but, Yo! you’ll love it…that’s a little hint).

Geodes can take thousands or even millions of years to grow…but these babies will only take a couple of days. How lucky are you?!

HOLIDAY VARIATIONS

  • Halloween: how about a fluorescent twist? Just sub the water & food coloring solution with glow water
  • Winter Holidays: grow some snowy white geodes, skip the food coloring & you’ll get clear crystals that will look like clear or milky quartz!
  • Easter/Spring Equinox: just make ’em! Any color, go wild

Oh! In case you didn’t know…I have a slight obsession with the TV show Breaking Bad…just a slight, barely there kind of thing. 😉 Yes, even without TV I managed to get completely addicted to it.
How To Grow Your Own Crystal Geodes – Step by Step

Stuffs You’ll Need:
(Note: this will make 1 color. If you’d like to make different colors…& I’m pretty sure you will, you’ll need to repeat these steps for each color)

  • Used eggshells
  • about 2/3 c (~157 mL) Alum powder (check the spice section of your local grocery store or click on link for my favorite brand, make sure your brand has potassium for better results!)
  • White school glue (like Elmer’s)
  • Small paintbrush
  • heat-resistant glass container
  • 30-40 drops of food coloring
  • 2 c (~ 0.5 L) hot water
  • Glass stirrer or spoon
  • Paper towel or drying rack

Procedure for How To Grow Your Own Crystals:

  • Make sure the inside of your eggshells are all squeaky clean & dry
  • Add a drop of white glue to the inside of  your egg shell as well as the edges & use the paint brush to “paint” it around covering every bit of the interior of the egg-shell. Keep adding drops of glue until it’s all painted up.
  • Now, quick! Before the glue dries…generously sprinkle in your alum powder. Cover every bit of the interior, shake out the excess & add more. Let your eggshell halves dry overnight.
  • The next day, it’s time to make your crystal growing super-saturated alum solution! Heat your water to almost boiling then pour 2 cups (~0.5 L) of that hot water into a heat resistant container.  Add 30-40 drops of food coloring. In this case, the water is our SOLVENT, or the part that is doing the dissolving.
  • Now begin adding your  3/4 cup (~177 mL) of alum powder into the heated water. The alum is your SOLUTE; the substance that is being dissolved. Don’t pour it all in at once, add slowy & stir with your spoon or glass stirrer as I demo in the video. Keep adding (more than the suggested amount if needed) until your solution reaches super-saturation. TIP: If you do have undissolved alum powder at the bottom (as you should) you can force it to dissolve by placing the solution in the microwave for a 1 min or 2 then stirring again. Use CAUTION if you decide to do this as it will be very hot, but doing it will prevent alum powder from wanting to collect with the powder at the bottom, therefore more crystals on our geodes!
  • Now let your solution cool at room temp. for about 30 min.
  • Using your spoon gently dunk 1 of your eggshells in your super-saturated crystal growing solution, pushing it down to the bottom of the container with the open end of the eggshell facing up. If you choose to add another eggshell try to make sure they don’t touch each other much…you’ll get better crystal growth.
  • Leave the container in a safe spot overnight (at least 12 hours). This, Chick Pea…is where the MAGIC happens! Allow your crystals to grow without being bumped or disturbed. If you can stand to leave them in longer than just overnight, you’ll get bigger crystals. Can you stand it? 
  • On the following day, using a spoon very gently fish your geode out of the solution. Want them to grow bigger? Gently dunk it back into your solution to hang out for another day or so. Don’t worry about the color too much now as it will lighten up considerably once it dries & becomes sparkly & BRILLIANT!
  • Once you’re satisfied with how they look, place them on a paper towel or drying rack for a few hours to dry.
  • Now that you’ve grown this gorgeous beauty how do you keep it looking its best?

    Be careful not to keep it in too humid of an environment since that will cause it to start dissolving. We don’t want that. So after you’ve admired it for a few days, you can wrap it in paper to keep it dry & keep dust from settling on it & then store it in  a closed container.
    Click here for a printable PDF of the step-by-step instructions!
    So are you amazed that Mother Earth takes these (yet much more complicated) steps stretched over a longer period of time & creates over 4500 different types of minerals & crystals and has been doing so for the better part of 4.6 billion years!? I KNOW I AM! Completely & totally amazed & respectful of the entire process.

    I hope you have a ton fun trying this out all on your own or with your kids or some friends. If you do try it out please post your results on my FB page or comment below & let us know how it worked out or if you discovered any cool tips to share! I’ll add them to this post so all the Crystal Hotties can benefit!

    Happy Crystal Growing!!

     

    P.S. If you enjoyed this post, please share it along so others can try this out with us & share in the FUN!!

    Frustrations & Letting Go from a Capricorn

    Hibiscus Moon blogging, Videos 1 Comment

    This week’s video is stripped down.

    Perhaps I’ll be doing more like this.

    I don’t want to get away from the slicker videos w/ good camera bling & fancy-schmancy editing b/c I feel…with the crystals being so visual…they really deserve that presentation (especially after all the disservice I did to them over the years with my old horrible bad quality videos).

    But I don’t know that I can keep up that pace, churning out a slicked up video as often as I have been. So, I still want to do that but may be not every video.

    I’ve decided to give myself permission to loosen up a bit, break away from the routine & SHAKE IT UP! Change can be really good!

    In this week’s featured video I explain a bit more about all the various things going on & why I may be leaning in that direction with my content, while still committing to delivering regular free crystal content to my followers. I won’t ever veer from that. The delivery & media may change but it will always continue to flow.

    I also show off my 2 new crystal acquisitions that I’m really excited about!:

    • Silver Rutilated Quartz
    • Stellar Bean Calcite

    Frustrations & Letting Go from a Capricorn – Vlog

    If you care to understand what YouTube is doing a bit more in depth (& the controversy surrounding it) click here.

    You may wonder why I care so much about what YT is doing. As I shared in the video, I really do have a very fond place in my ♥ for YT as a platform b/c I’ve been on there for so long. I used to make horrendous videos on a crappy camera with only my hands visible & the crystals that I wanted to so desperately talk about. When NO ONE else wanted to listen to me yammer on & on about the rocks, YT provided me with a community of people who I could get to know, who were interested in the same things as me! It’s where I birthed the Crystal Hottie Community.

    So yes, its a special place to me. It was & continues to be a visual outlet for me, allowing me to share about my passion. It’s still that for me & I hope it continues to be for a long time to come. :)

    So after hearing me out up there…tell me what you think! About any of the topics I discussed:

    • Breaking Bad
    • Video Editing Frustrations
    • YouTube Change Frustrations
    • Pulling Oracle Cards
    • My New Crystals
    • Your New Crystals

    XOXO,

    Ten Crystal Blog Posts ~ Hidden Gems

    Hibiscus Moon amethyst, anxiety, blogging, citrine, cleansing, Crystal Healing, Crystals, divination, dreaming 1 Comment

    I know you don’t read every single blog post I put out.

    Perhaps you’ve missed quite a few or maybe you’re totally new ’round here. So, I made a list here of some crystal blog posts that were quite popular or were spurred by frequently asked questions. Some of these posts also may have gotten buried (especially when I was churning them out quicker than people could read them) but might really ring your bell.

    Check ’em out:

  • Will my crystals still be powerful if they faded in the sunlight?
  • 8 Crystal Tools I Couldn’t Live Without
  • Can you prepare foods &/or medicines using crystals & stones?
  • Escape from Stress by Using Crystals for Stress Relief
  • What does it mean when your crystal disappears?
  • Charging Crystals Under the Moon
  • How to Use a Pendulum to Find Anything
  • 4 Crystals to Improve Dream Recall
  • Crystal Myths Debunked
  • 4 Totally Rockin’ Ways to use Crystals for Fear and Anxiety
  • I hope you found a hidden gem there among the bunch!

    HUGE HUGS & BIG Spirit Blessings!

    Crystals & Travel

    Hibiscus Moon anxiety, Crystals, earthing, science 7 Comments

    I’ve blogged on this topic once before but in this video we take the topic of traveling with your crystals to a whole other level (or I should say altitude…har har!)

    Thanks to Christine for submitting this great question:

    “Is it safe to travel with your crystals through an airport x-ray scan?”

    What started out as what felt like a lite-and-easy-question to me…turned out to having me include some really important info that I think everyone should be aware of! So in this week’s video I will answer Christine’s question plus:

    • What are x-rays?
    • Is it dangerous to our stones?
    • Is it dangerous to us?
    • What kind of radiation can be dangerous?
    • Crystals we can take with us on a flight to help ensure safe travel free of anxiety, air sickness, jet lag, etc.

    Crystals & Travel

    Here’s a close up of that travel mojo kit I talked about….I never leave home without it:

    I also want to let you know that x-rays will not damage or molecularly change your stones…you, on the other hand…that’s another story.

    Here’s a link to that info I referred to regarding irradiated stones, granite & gems (scroll to the bottom of the page to Radioactivity Concerns).
    Blissful Travel Gem Elixir
    Here’s something else to help with travel…a Hematite Gem Elixir. Take a washed & tumbled non-manmade hemetite stone & drop it into a pitcher of water to be kept in the refrigerator overnight. Drink half a glass of this the morning of your trip. Make some more up once you get where you are going to help with jet lag. Hematite gem elixir is a gentle & easy way to support & calm you while you travel.

    If you’d really like to get into Gem Elixirs & all the creative ways to use them, I have a whole eKit dedicated to just that.

    SIDE NOTE:

    Although I barely touch on the topic of the amount of radiation we’re subjected to when flying in the video, it’s something that you should be very cautious & informed about (yet you won’t hear much about it).

    We can  be exposed to even more doses of radiation during solar storms, so during periods of increased solar activity…like now, this is something to pay attention to. NASA has a computer model aimed at informing the public about this hazard. You can find out more about that here.

    I know some of you enjoy these scientific rabbit holes as much as I do sooooo…if you feel like geekin’ out for a sec here’s a NASA video explaining more on that radiation air travel danger. KNOWLEDGE = POWER (the ability to protect yourself & do something about it):

    Crystals to Help Lower Your Radiation Risk
    These crystals certainly won’t eliminate risk but they will help.

    Kernite or Colemanite crystals can help to absorb low-dose radiation. These crystals are Boron-based, thereby accepting & ionizing radiation:

    kernite Colemanite Photo by Rob Lavinsky of irocks.com

    So…no…the human body was not meant to be exposed to the level of radiation we’re exposed to in a plane. Stones can handle it a lot better than we can. Stay informed & protected.

    Do you have some fav. stones for traveling? Some crystals you won’t leave home without? Please share them with the rest of our Crystal Hottie Community in the comment below.

    And please be informed & do your own research. Then help spread the word. Together we can change the world.♥

    Please share this post & spread the word. I’m counting on you. OK?

    Safe Sparkly Blessings!

     

    P.S. After you watch the featured video, please share this with someone you love, this is how we stay sparkly, safe & informed together.