MONDO-CHUNKY Philanthropy!

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OK…making this an annual tradition now.

Since philanthropy is one of my big “WHY’s’ of why I do what I do, why I run my sacred crystal biz the way that I do, it’s a huge motivator for me.

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”

~Anthony Robbins

So, just like last year’s post, I want to feature the charities I’ve chosen to include in my donations throughout the year.

This world is a wonderful place if you just train yourself to see all the good that people do…everyday. :) And I try to find ways to be one of those people each day.

I hope you read this post & take action on something. There’s always SOMETHING you can do…and it doesn’t have to be $$. I challenge you to take 1 action & post in the comments below what that action was. Even if its simply spreading the word…that’s a BIG ACTION. It’s not turning and looking away& pretending you didn’t see or saying to yourself…”I’ve got my own schist to worry about.” It’s an action that counts, BABY!

This being the gifting/holiday season, it’s the prefect time to blog this; keeping in mind the spirit of giving while being grateful for all we have & then finding what we can give to others.

Frankie & I spent this Christmas season in Hawai’i.  Living, learning & ENJOYING the spirit of Aloha! I’m so very grateful to be able to do that & what I do when I’m grateful (which quite a lot these days) is give back to the Universe. This keeps the flow in balance while benefitting so many others….plus I just love doing it!

And I intend on going WAY BIGGER so I can do so much more in 2014. Look out world!!

There are so many benefits to giving…for both the receiver & the giver. I won’t list them all here, but just know…

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

~Maya Angelou

I know not everyone is in a position to give monetarily, but that ain’t the only way to give, you know. You can also give of your time by volunteering or by sharing information with others, (to Facebook, twitter, email, a letter, etc.) helping to create awareness. Or go through your stuffs at home & de-clutter. You probably have some really great things that can be donated to charity wishlists, the local Goodwill or other similar organizations!

Life’s persistent and most urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’

~Martin Luther King Jr.

If you’re subbed to my weekly newsletter, you know I have a special weekly feature dedicated to 1 of my favorite charities each week. I like to bring awareness to their cause & get them some exposure with my big mailing list & perhaps even a few donations. I have some fav. charities whose values are in alignment with my own, that are known for keeping a positive attitude & commit to creating change in a peaceful way. Disclaimer: please always do your own research before sending money to any charity.

Now, I introduce you to my current fav. charities.

I challenge you to please choose 1 organization below & do 1 thing to help them out today. Then tell us in the comments below how you’ve been able to help. Did you sign a petition? Shared about them on Facebook or Twitter? Send them an item from their wish list? Or perhaps you’ve sent them some mula. 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. Click here to see how you can help. 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 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 & take action.
  • Plan Int. – I both sponsor 1 specific young girl to go to school as well as donate generally to this charity. They work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia & the Americas to promote child rights & lift millions of children out of poverty. Find out what you can do here.
  • Jane Goodall Institute – as primatology undergrad major, one of my role-models has always been Jane Goodall. I love how she spreads her message of peace.  This organization is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for not just chimpanzees but all living things. Find out how to support them here.
  • Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project – aims to stop dolphin slaughter and exploitation around the world. Learn what you can do to take action now.
  • Polaris Project -a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Click here for all sorts of ways you can help.

Happy New Year & Many Crystal Blessings to you for taking a look-see & taking that 1 action! Mwaaaaah.


Sparkly Success + Gratitude!

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One of my greatest joys with this sacred crystal biz is all the amazing success & transformation stories we get from our Crystalline Cohorts on a daily basis…I love hearing about your progress, revelations, transformations & of course…your successes.

In prepping for the 2014 Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy courses, we figured out a fun way to showcase some of that positive feedback & get you involved in it too. This is a first for the HMCA & it’s quite exciting!! It’s our first-ever Hibiscus Moon CCH Video Contest.:D

(BTW, this is completely different from our annual Crystal Healer Scholarship Contest.)

This was a contest we did with students from our Certified Crystal Healer Course. Here are the 20 videos that were entered…

(Here’s where you come in. I would be honored if you can help us out… see my note at the bottom about helping me pick out the winners among these videos!)

Sparkle Engineer Note:
Hi everyone! Thank you so much for all your help in choosing the top videos – it’s a hard job. I’m working on adding up the votes (and don’t worry about “bots” – we can verify IP addresses), but only the ones who follow the rules are going to count – that means you need to provide your TOP 3 choices .. not just one or two. Stay tuned!

Here they are:
Rev. Brian Glenn: took the course while homeless (unbeknowst to us!)…& is no longer homeless, but starting his own biz! Dropped 100 lbs!!! plus found stability & friendships.

Danielle Looby: Massage therapist who knew something was missing…and found it with crystals!

Jo Dean Poirier: has come out of her shell, has received clarity in moving forward, 1st 1 in her small town now working as a Crystal Healer.

Jeannine Spencer: gave her structure, science & guidance to run her own practice + snow angels!!

Chelsy McAllister: shared sacred intimacy & deep connection with her husband…through crystals


Sarah Schneider: shy girl who found a supportive group of friends, “scientific stuff about crystals”, has more confidence

Treana Schwab: massage therapist & Reiki Master who’s amplified those practice with the science behind crystal healing, amazing results with her clients

Emily Willen: explains a lesson she learned regarding black tourmaline

Jeanna Billings: an animal communicator & canine massage provider who now confidently provides specific explanations on how the crystals work

Elisa Kitt: a heartfelt video, profound lessons about love

Angie Yingst: experienced profound changes, didn’t realize how interested in the science of crystals she was, has since opened a sacred crystal biz & was immediately busy

Mary Oquendo: helped heal her dog & gave her the confidence to open the area’s first Wellness Center for both people & animals!

Joseph O’Connell: found a supportive group of Crystal Cohorts, now venturing into a whole new career of vibrational healing

Jamie MacGregor/Ruby: now owns her own sacred crystal shop, empowers others to heal themselves, has also gained confidence

Kim Grandal: gained the confidence to come out of the crystal closet, opened up her own online crystal store while learning how to get her geek on :)

Marie Claude Fraser: helped with her Reiki practice & to share her passion by integrating it with her art sculptures

Patty Held: a school teacher who has taken healing & understanding to a whole new level with crystals & even uses them with her students

Joy Howard: a nurse & Reiki healer who’s increased her Reiki treatement effectiveness with crystals

Jessica Miller: got acquainted with her true soul’s calling, started a crystal healing biz upon graduation that is going so well that she gave her 2 week notice!

Tara Grenier: flourished creatively, has her own biz making crystal creations & has influenced the skeptics around her the crystal-way

Of course, I’m not saying you’ll have these same results if you take my course.

It’s all up to you, Sweet Pea. Always!

We’re simply having a good time, celebrating, Holiday Cheer & all that jazz!! And hey…,watching vids of glittery happy peeps saying great things about me, our Crystal Cave, my Sparkle Team & the HMCA is super-FUN way to do it, right?

So, how about helping me out? These 20 videos were the entries in our CCH Video Contest. We’re going to choose 1 Grand Prize Winner + 2 additional winners! The Grand Prize winner will get a free scholarship to my Advanced Crystal Master Course. I would love it if you could help me narrow it down to the top videos – please leave a comment below & tell me which were your 3 fav’s. ♥

Much Glittered-Up Gratitude!

P.S. Voting for this round ends on Jan. 2 @ midnight EST.

How To Awaken & De-Calcify Your Pineal Gland with Crystals ~ Part 2

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After doing a couple of videos on this bitty little gland, I know “awakening the pineal gland” is a highly controversial topic.  Lots of peeps have strong views about it & tend to get their panties in a bunch… & then the venom starts flying from some. Not sure why that is.

But, here on my blog (or on any of my social media properties), best keep your venom to  yourself or spew it on your own properties b/c I maintain a very happy, uplifting & positive space here. If you do choose to spew, you’ll be promptly deleted & banned.

HOWEVER!…I do welcome differing opinions along with healthy, respectful & mature debates discussing all view points. That is always welcome here. :)

And, just for a healthy dose of disclaimer juice…

DISCLAIMER: Crystal healing & therapy should be used with the understanding that it is part of a sound holistic treatment plan. It’s not meant to take the place of standard medical or psychological treatment, but to accompany & work alongside. The information contained herein is metaphysical in nature & does not claim to heal or cure.  Besides, with crystals (or without) you have the power within you to cure yourself of ANYTHING.

OK, I promised I’d get to the crystals that help us to de-calcify & awaken our pineal gland in part 2 here. In case you missed Part 1, please watch it here.

Here are the points I discuss regarding awakening the pineal gland in this episode:

  • Why its a good idea to get rid of any fluoride you may be consuming
  •  Importance of being grounded. Here’s my popular blog post on how to do that.
  • Living a clean, healthy lifestyle
  • How the Egyptians emphasized & tapped into the pineal gland
  • Specific crystals to work with

How To Awaken the Pineal Gland with Crystals ~ Part 2

Here’s the scoop on all the juicy resources I talked about in this week’s episode:

  • This is the link & video I refer to where I show you the water system I use & discuss why it’s so great. It’s called a PristineHydro Water system. I am not an affiliate nor do I get paid to tell you this. I paid full price for my own system. It’s expensive but I feel it’s so worth it & much better than any other system out there.
  • There are lots of non-fluoride toothpaste options. Here are a couple.
  • I recommend my friend Michelle for getting the BEST EVA Blue Lotus Flower Absolut. Her’s is top quality & you’ll just melt over how good it smells!

*As always – what you choose to consume is your choice & responsibility. Click here for more info & our official disclaimer.

So if you’re looking to bump your spirituality up to the next level, look to your pineal gland. You’ll notice such a difference.

If you have a differing opinion than anything I’ve said here, please do (RESPECTFULLY) share in the comments. :)
I always love to hear from you, so, in the comments below, please tell me:

What pineal gland experiences have you had?

What crystal(s) do you prefer to work with to awaken the pineal gland?

What other tips can you share with our Crystal Hottie community regarding awakening the pineal gland?

What’s the single most important insight you’re taking away from this 2 part Pineal Gland series?

Sharing your thoughts here is so important to us all. ♥ Thousands of sparkly peeps read these posts & your comment could spark a major breakthrough that someone else has!

Thank you so much for reading & joining in on the crystal-convo again.

Many Crystal Blessings!! Mwaaaaah!



P.S. Click here for PART 2!


How To Awaken Your Pineal Gland with Crystals ~ Part 1

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Our modern-day lifestyle is shutting down your pineal gland. Yeah. This is something I’ve devoted years of my own personal research to. What I’m about to share regarding the pineal gland with you totally rocked my world forever & I’ll never live my life in the same “sleep-walking-blind-mode” again. Do you really want to know what’s so great about your pineal gland and how to use crystals to awaken it?…Then read on, Lima Bean!
Why should you care?
Well, an active pineal gland allows us to experience so much more of our lives. To put it very simply an optimally functioning pineal gland allows us to:

  • open up spiritually
  • connect vibrational to Mama Earth’s rhythms; optimizing your own biorhythms…thus all your hormones
  • activates your third eye chakra
  • awakens you to new possibilities!

Sounds good, right? Now, I’m not saying that it’s being shut down by Big Brother on purpose. I know many are touting that…maybe that’s true, maybe it isn’t. I’m not privy to that info & I’m not here to argue about that. All I know is that there are things we can do to navigate around the pineal gland landmines & allow it “break out of its chains” and that’s what I’m here to share with you. Let’s keep this positive, OK? There are many ancient teachings & tradition that teach us the importance of the pineal gland & its connection to our 3rd eye chakra. Plato wrote of the pineal gland:

“the soul through these disciplines has an organ purified and enlightened, an organ better worth saving than ten thousand corporeal eyes,

since truth becomes visible through this alone.”

16th century philosopher & mathematician, Descartes called the pineal gland the “Seat of the Soul”
What Does the Pineal Gland Do?
It’s a light-activated gland, acting & constructed as a primitive eye. It governs our biorhythms, working w/ other glands to direct our thirst, hunger, sexual desires, biological clock, while synching up energy vibrations in our environment to adjust our circadian rhythm. Mui importante for optimum health!
3 Awakening Steps to Take

  • Stop further calcification of your pineal gland due to environmental variables; fluoride, stress
  • Get rid of any existing calcification
  • Allow further awakening & development of your pineal gland
  • Our pineal gland gets calcified by calcium, phosphorus & fluoride deposits. Some of us have been exposed to years of fluoridation from our drinking water, tooth paste & dental treatments. Hormone secretions also contribute as do food additives, excess sugar, stress & increased cell phone usage.
    DMT…What Does it Do? Why Should You Care?
    As I discuss in the video, the pineal gland is closely linked to DMT, aka Dimethyltryptamine. DMT is a naturally secreted  psychedelic compound very similar to feel-good hormone serotonin. DMT is known to assist us with deep meditation, shamanic states of consciousness, psychoses, spiritual experiences & near-death-experiences. *If you’re interested in learning more about the pineal gland DMT link do some googling on Dr. Rick Strassman, MD. I highly respect the research he’s done on the subject. In this video I:

    • show you where the pineal gland is located
    • discuss the correlation between our Sun’s activity & pineal gland activation/upgrade
    • the importance of our pineal gland & why it’s so AMAZING!

    How To Awaken Your Pineal Gland with Crystals ~ Part 1

    Make sure to stay-tuned to my newsletter for part 2 next week where I will give you my crystal suggestions for helping to awaken our pineal gland. Please spread this information & share this blog post…everyone should be aware of the importance of our pineal gland & how to keep it healthy & fully functional. Knowing what’s hurting our pineal glad & how to awaken it & keep it healthy matters! There’s an energetic shift happening here on our planet & having a pineal gland working at its optimum level means you’ll be MORE ready for that shift. I would love for all of us to be ready. Let’s change the world together.

    Super Sparkles to you today!!!



    P.S. Sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss part 2; get it delivered straight to your inbox. I promise on all the crystals in my collection, my personal emails to you will be so worth it!

    How to Get What You Want with a Crystal Grid

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    One of my most popular past blog posts is How to Make a Crystal Grid. People tell me they refer to it again & again.

    This all started when I started doing crystal grid videos showing everyone how I did them & how well they were working for me. I mean you could see it all unfolding as everything I gridded for happened & played out. I documented for all to see.
    Because of that I’ve been asked to:

    • show my process in more detail (blog, vlog, etc.)
    • then teach a class on it
    • then write a book about it
    • then I built my entire Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy around it!

    So to say I have MUCH RESPECT for crystal grids & what we can do with them is an understatement! But there’s another important ingredient to add to the mix; CLEAR INTENTION. I speak about this all the time but I felt the need to really emphasize that here in a blog post b/c peeps are still asking me “How do I get what I want?”

    Tesla Can Help You GET What You Want

    “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
      ~Nikola Tesla

    That Tesla-Guy…he was totally tapped in! He really understood what’s going on here. And he understood that your thoughts are frequency. So the “WANT” frequency is not what you should transmit if you actually expect to get that thing. You want to transmit that you KNOW it’s already happening. The energy, frequency & vibration all have to synch up & match…then you’ll manifest your desires.

    My clear understanding & faith of how this works is 100% the reason why I’m doing what I’m doing now…living my DREAM! And I am so grateful for being gifted with this knowledge.

    People ask me about the crystal grid blog posts & videos all the time because I was very authentic & transparent with what I was doing & you saw the results…PROOF! Isn’t that what everyone wants?

    When I was happily still a science teacher, my sacred crystal biz started to balloon (yes, intention & crystal grids involved there). It just started getting bigger & bigger & bigger. There was no way I could do both equally well. I had to make a choice. I did both jobs for 3 years & then I realized something had to give. I needed to make a decision; 1 or the other. I loved doing both so the decision wasn’t easy.

    See, at first I was really torn. I was very happy teaching.  I loved my job… teaching science? Ha! That’s my absolute bliss & joy. I love the teenagers I worked with. A lot of people would go, “Oh my gosh that age group. How can you work with them?” I love them! I love their energy & just everything about them.

    I got to go to work & have fun everyday. (BTW, nothing has changed.)

    So I always loved my job & I was torn. I did a crystal grid to help me clearly see my path & I was totally transparent about it all…again blogging, vlogging, etc….showing you along the way.

    My grid allowed me to clearly contemplate & then decide what I needed to do.  Obviously, that was the sacred crystal biz. Once I made that decision, that’s it. All bets were off.

    I said,

    “Okay, gloves are off. Time to get serious now, crystal grid time, let’s go!”

    What? Another one?! Yep, another grid to really set a good foundation. And, of course…it worked.
    It’s all about Intention
    Any crystal grid that I’ve ever done, I always do it with maximum intention. A lot of times people leave me comments & say,

    “Yeah you posted something on citrine and it’s going to make me feel better. I got 1 & it didn’t work.”

    Hold up. It’s not just grab a citrine. It’s a holistic & multi-layered approach:

    • Energy
    • Frequency
    • Vibration

    Your intention is all wrapped up in that. How much effort did you put into it as well? If you’re going to be battling it or sitting there being the maximum skeptic the whole time, it probably isn’t going to work. Because your mindset & the vibrational frequency aren’t in alignment. So forget it.

    Now, some people don’t need crystals to do any of this. But if you prefer to use crystals as tools & supports that help further along your desire, then crystals can help with that…& again it’s another vibrational frequency that you’re layering on together to amplify the whole effect.

    Some people like to do vision boards. Crystal grids, for me, act as a vision board. It’s a vision board of a different type. It’s my vision expressed in sacred geometry with the crystals. It’s just a different way of getting your message through the telephone wire to source energy. You’re putting it out there to the Universe that this is not “what you want”…this is what you’re going to do!

    You’ve got to direct it. Get clear on your intent. “This is exactly how I’m laying it out. This is the plan, Stan!”

    That’s a big part of it. When I set out to do these crystal grids my intention is ON. I never say a wishy-washy, “I would love, I wish, I hope, I’m gonna try.” 

    I’m a big Star Wars fan. You know, I tell this to people all the time.

    Yoda says, “No! Try not! Do or do not. There is no ‘try’.” You need to get that word out of your vocabulary.

    Are you doing this thing or are you not doing it? Your thought process here is EVERYTHING.

    Below is my new FOCUS crystal grid…spurred on by my Advanced Crystal Master Students (they’ve been gridding up a storm)!!  I created this grid to help enhance my business focus as I go into contemplation time about what goals to work on next.
    Focus Grid Components

    • That’s Big Baby (my large clear crystal quartz point in the center)
    • sitting on top of a Flower of Life ceramic coaster
    • surrounded by small clear quartz laser points for amplification
    • green aventurine tumblies
    • rainbow fluorite octahedrons
    • plus my large sea-foam green fluorite front & center
    • I also included a heartfelt handwritten affirmation under the center stone
    • all arranged on my Flower of Life crystal grid cloth (for those that ask it’s sold on Zazzle here).

    Of course…this grid is already ROCKIN’ the CASBAH!!

    Crystal grids amplify everything for me. I mean big time. Anytime I do a crystal grid (I don’t post all of them because some of them are quite personal)…but every single one of them have worked.

    And the ones I’ve blogged post about (in my blog, newsletter, Facebook & on YouTube)–  you have seen what’s transpired from them – there it is. Truth is in the pudding.

    And the value of a crystal grid goes far beyond the material wants & desires. You can quite literally change your life!

    So, Chick Pea! Have you done a crystal grid that rocked it? I would love for you to share your experience in the comments below. :)

    Rock on, Crystal Hottie!


    P.S. If you’d like more direction with working with Crystal Grids, you may like to check out my book, Crystal Grids; How and Why They Work.

    Crystal Treasures from the West Palm Beach Gem Show

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    So here’s what I ended up purchasing at the West Palm Beach Gem Show. I picked up some cool stuff & talk about the general properties of each piece too. ♥

    In this video I show you a few new specimens I acquired:
    ~stellar beam calcite
    ~Kingsman Mine turquoise
    ~staurolite pendant

    I so enjoyed meeting up with you all at our 3rd annual Crystal Hottie Meetup at this show. Of course, some of us had to gather up in my trunk b/c that’s just what we do! ♥

    This week’s featured video shows you what crystals I got at the show this year…but I’m really saving up for Tucson in Feb so this is just a little gemmy taste. 😉

    Crystal Treasures from the West Palm Beach Gem Show

    Have you made any cool new purchases from a gem show lately? Please tell me about them in the comments below!

    Crystal Blessings,