MONDO-CHUNKY Philanthropy!

Hibiscus Moon gratefullness 22 Comments

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

Hibiscus Moon Crystals, healing, health 19 Comments

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!!!



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