How to Make More Money as an Energy Healer | Part 1

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I can’t tell you how many people I talk to that once they find out what I do for a living, or what I teach others, they tell me all sorts of “I wish” statements….

Wishing they could get the courage to leave their boring soul-sucking jobs to pursue a career doing something they love while helping others to discover themselves and heal. They crave being able to play with crystals or work with energy in some form as a way to make a good living & manifest their greatest dreams.

Yet…they find themselves struggling to earn enough to make ends meet.

At first they assume there just isn’t a market for what they do or they don’t like pushing what they do…makes them feel “icky” so, the result? They aren’t making enough sales to pay the bills, let alone feel fulfilled & happy.

So we dig a bit deeper.

And what we really find is that something is actually there in the way, blocking them from achieving their BIG DREAMS. When I ask them what’s holding them back, it’s always the same response.
It’s fear.
A fear of various things…but fear is the basis of it all:

  • Sometimes it’s fear of what others may think.
  • Sometimes it’s fear of not being good enough.
  • Sometimes it’s a fear around charging MONEY for energy healing services. Oh yes…that’s a BIG ONE in our community. I hear that 1 over & over again. This particular topic is so big that I decided to break this blog post into 2 parts and address this one separately in Part 2…so stay tuned in  for that one!
  • And, finally, often…it’s a fear that we won’t be able to reliably financially provide for ourselves. That’s the topic I’m going to cover in this blog post.

Let’s get Real
Now I’m not one of those people who tell you to have faith that you can fly & then blindly leap out the window. No way. I’m a freakin’ Capricorn & way too practical & logical minded for that shit! I never condone leaving a reliable paycheck that allows you to stay safely sheltered & fed until I know that you’re on solid financial footing.

Sorry to burst your rainbow-filled dream of jumping in with 2 feet & having faith in the angels that the Universe will catch you. I do believe the Universe and Source Energy DO CONSPIRE to align everything just so for us IF we also put in the effort & show up to do the work…sending clear communication to Source that we are serious about this & willing to co-create.

That’s how I did it. I refused to leave my public school teaching job until I was successful in my biz for a good solid 6 months so I knew that it wasn’t a one-off fluke. I know, I know…how unromantic. But that’s just how I roll: SAFE + SOUND.

Sometimes I see crystal healers and energy workers following some solid marketing advice, but getting nowhere b/c they’re not realizing that they’re marketing to the WRONG people. I feel heart-broken for them…I see them frustrated that people aren’t open-minded enough to try out their services. They’re working so hard, spinning their wheels… but getting nowhere. You can’t just assume that you’ll start out selling your services to everyone you know and then your biz will spread by word of mouth living on positive energy alone. The reality is there are some subtle nuances to this metaphysical biz thing that may not apply to other areas of business. 

Leveraging Your Time?
The other thing that greatly hinders energy healers in our community from doing well is that they may stubbornly cling to the idea of only working with people face to face, one on one in their local area: trading their hours for dollars. Unless you hold a healthy value on your time & charge higher hourly rates (which some people do but you have to work your way up to that)…this will most likely be a recipe for burn out and then failure.

It’s all great to book yourself with back to back healings, but at the same time we don’t want to burn you out. And even if you could do that sustainably, there’s a point where you’re going to max out your earnings. What do you do then?

I see way too many in our community struggling and it kills me…b/c it just doesn’t need to be that way. We just need to change our perspective on it. I’m using this blog post to give some solid steps to take in the right direction.

This is all DO-ABLE~!

I know it is b/c I’ve done it and I’ve shown so many others how to successfully do it too!

LAYER IT UP
My students in my Certified Crystal Healer Course know about the concept of layering on the vibrational energies. This has been a concept in my curriculum for years now and I apply it to my Sacred Biz as well.

Only with biz, I utilize the internet to layer in the various ways we can earn an income. And it allows me to share my work with a global community! We’ve had 1000’s of graduates and done business with them in over 38 countries all over Mama Earth!♥
Learn to leverage yourself, Baby.

It’s about no longer trading your precious hours for dollars.

It’s about layering in more passive income to your mix, diversifying multiple streams of income & honoring your precious energy. Using the magic of the internet, thank goodness, we no longer need to run our businesses solely trading our most precious commodity; our time…our limited hours for dollars. You get to leverage your time & mix it up in lots of fun ways!

This is the road to sacred success.

Layering Ideas
Some of the business I do is considered “passive income”; for instance the digital products I create…yes, there is very active work done on them upfront. But then they’re packaged up in a digital format that can be purchased and auto-delivered online. I hesitate to use the term “passive” because it’s never really “set it & forget it”. Customer service is always required for the life of the product as well as periodic updates, but you get the idea…it allows me to greatly leverage my time. Here are my current digital products as an example. I have 4 of them (listed at the top of the page).

So whatever type of energy healing you do or things that you may teach or things that you may sell, ask your community (Facebook is great for this)…what would they like to dive into, learn more about? Then you can create a product around that topic. I’m always asking my community what they’d like to learn more about. Then I round-up the responses that really light me up & I go from there.

Here are a few more ways you can do this…

  • Offer an online workshop. There are many ways & platforms to do this but Google Hangouts is free & very easy to use.  I found out that my audience really wanted to learn more about Sacred Geometry and its relationship to Crystals so I put together a PowerPoint, with a curriculum, props & included interactive methods that I had practiced and info I had discovered, and it took me about 3 hours total to teach the content. I scheduled 3 workshops to be delivered live via Google Hangouts over a 3 week period. Then I had the whole thing recorded & transcribed, put together some class resources that complimented the material & now I offer it as a digital product for $197. Yeah, I could teach this workshop live over & over again at a local metaphysical shop as I’ve been asked to do…but I won’t. WHY? B/c I value my work/life balance too much. I’ve chosen instead to offer it in this way… and you know what? It’s WAY BETTER than what I would do in person b/c in offering it this way, I’m also giving the student way more bells & whistles with it: transcripts, audios, meditation mp3, posters, resources…you get the idea. I did the work once and now it’s delivered to many; wherever & whenever they want it to an unlimited number of serving people all over the planet. It benefits all involved. Way better deal. 🙂
  • Be an affiliate for products that you use and whole-heartedly believe in. ♥ This is a great stream of “passive” residual income for me. I do this for BioMat and it’s 1 of the best biz-decisions I ever made! I also do this with essential oils and now sell doTERRA Essential Oils.
  • I used to do Crystal Consultations and/or Crystal Readings via Skype that included crystal suggestions that I could sell to the client (you can include other things here like essences, other services, essential oils, etc.) These sessions can also be sold as a mandatory package of 4 so it’s more beneficial to the client, you can go deeper without overwhelming them and earns more income for you. You can also include the recording of these. I don’t recommend doing these as an email consult as that just takes up too much time.

It’s no longer you against the big biz Goliaths.

Plus, the wonderful thing about being an energy healer or light worker is there really are no big-biz-Goliaths among us, are there?
The internet has completely leveled the playing field.
If you aren’t scared of putting in some hard work to create a strong foundation upfront (yet I don’t condone hustling or sacrificing your work/life balance) and you’re committed to being consistent you can get there…and BEYOND!

PHYSICAL SPACE?
I also see many getting really excited to open up a physical brick n’ mortar space; whether it be to conduct healing sessions or to sell goods or services or all of the above. I have to admit, it’s very tempting to create a special sacred space outside of our homes to decorate just like the vision we see in our dreams; a sanctuary that those in our community can retreat to. Sounds like so much fun, right?

But the reality is that taking this path can be very expensive. And again, just as I said at the beginning of this post … I feel strongly that you don’t leave your day job until you have steady reliable income coming from your spiritual biz. I say the same for opening up a physical space.

I’ve done it all…and done it all successfully since 2009 (Yeah there have been some failures along the way, but I’ve always learned & applied lessons from them) … and never once did I have a commercial physical space…so it can be done.

Sure, I could have done it. I was asked to many times…and it was tempting.

But I know from speaking to other biz owners; IT’S NOT AN EASY PATH. I had my vision for what I wanted my sacred crystal biz to be firmly in place & I always knew I wanted to take what I did online… and keep it there. (I think that may be due to my introvert tendencies…but it works whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert!)
I’m not saying to NEVER take it to a physical space…just to do it slowly and smart!
CONSISTENCY

Another thing I see missing when I see a holistic biz-failure is that there was one main ingredient missing: consistency.

Perhaps they:

  • started up a newsletter
  • and sent it every 2 weeks
  • then it became sporadic
  • and then it came out only when they remembered to do it
  • and then no one is opening it up
  • and then they remember to send out another one 4 months later
  • and then a whole ton of people unsubscribe from it b/ they’ve forgotten who the heck this person even is!

You’ll need to be committed & disciplined to do the work consistently if you want to see the results.

Here’s a question to ask yourself:
How serious are you about contributing in a deep & significant way to your sacred biz growth?
Consistency establishes your reputation and makes your clients TRUST you.

You can’t establish a trust-worthy track record with your clients or followers if you’re constantly dropping the ball, skipping this or that you’d said you’d do, consistently changing your biz name or focus.
They’ll think: “FLAKE!” and move on to someone else to trade their hard-earned dollars with.
Can you blame them?

I’ve been in biz with my company, Hibiscus Moon, LLC for 8 years now. I left my full-time teaching job mid way through 2012 b/c my sacred crystal biz was already super-successful.

If you want to learn more about how to be successful in your energy healer biz, I share it all; everything I’ve learned over my last 8 years and included it FREE in the Professional Level of my Certified Crystal Healer course! Registration is now open for our Fall 2017 term, but please know that space is LIMITED at this level. Once we’re full I’ll be closing that up. CLICK HERE if you’d like to find out more.

I have lots more to say on this topic so there will be a Part 2 to this coming down the pike later. (In Part 2 of this blog post I’ll share more about another common pitfall of our community; under-valuing & under-charging.) Keep an eye for that if this is your gig. And please comment below with your ideas or opinions, questions or ideas on anything I’ve said above! Love to hear what you have to say. 🙂

~Hibiscus Moon

Win a FREE Scholarship to the Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer Course!

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Crystal Healer Course Scholarship

It’s the day you’ve been waiting for all year.  I’m incredibly excited to kick off our Certified Crystal Healer Registration with our annual Scholarship Contest!  Wheeee!! This is one of my most favorite-ist  things to do all year!! YES!

We’re offering not 1, not 2, not 3 but 7 glittery seats to those who are in need for our next course term beginning on September 5, 2017. This scholarship program is something we’ve been doing since 2011 to help those who are not able to afford the course tuition.

Are you ready to go for your BIG DREAM?
Three Ways to Win a Certified Crystal Healer Course Scholarship

BTW, you can submit all three ways & increase your chances of winning!

SUBMIT A VIDEO VIA YOUTUBE OR FACEBOOK (5 Video Winners will be chosen!)

1. Create a video that is no more than 2 minutes long (seriously…not 1 second longer. In fact, before you submit your entry, check the time on YouTube/Facebook because sometimes an extra second gets added in there somehow…& that will disqualify you). In the video, tell us why you want to become a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer & how you’re going to use your certification to spread the love around.

2. Upload your video to YouTube OR Facebook (brownie points if you post it to both!)

If you’re uploading to YouTube, make sure it is listed as “public”, including all the info listed below so we can find it.  *Make sure you copy & paste the next bits verbatim*:

  • Your Video Title:  2017 Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer video by [YOUR NAME]
  • Your Video Description must include:  http://www.HibiscusMoonJoin.com – Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healing Course- The Science and fun behind Crystal Healing

If you’re uploading to Facebook, make sure your post is listed as public, including all the info listed below so we can find it.  *Make sure you copy & paste the next bits verbatim*:

  • Your Post must include: 2017 Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer video by [YOUR NAME] | http://www.HibiscusMoonJoin.com – Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healing Course- The Science and Fun Behind Crystal Healing

3.  Leave a comment in this blog post below with a direct link to your YouTube and/or Facebook video.  You must do this in order for your entry to be valid.
4. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm ET, Sunday, April 9th, 2017. We’ll announce the winner here on my blog on Friday, April 14th, 2017 (the week of April 17… sorry for the delay, lots of entries to sort through. Thank you for your patience.) All those on my newsletter list will get an email announcement once the winners have been announced along with a link to that announcement.
5. My sparkly team & I are the judges & our decision will be final. Our decision is subjective & will be based on originality, creativity, imagination, commitment, heart, soul & inspiration.
6. Bonus brownie points for every social media share you do (within the limits provided below)!!
7. You must be at least 18 years of age.
8. Pretty please know that if you don’t follow ALL the rules mentioned above or if you email us to see if we received your entry it will be disqualified. We get way too many of those & it just makes the whole process too nutty for us. We also want to have fun doing this & keep the love flowing.

***Please be sure you have read & are absolutely crystal-clear about the rules because if you don’t follow the instructions to the letter, in order to be fair, you will be disqualified & we don’t want that.***

SUBMIT AN ENTRY ON INSTAGRAM (2 Instagram Winners will be chosen!)

  • Follow @hibiscusmoon and re-post this photo with the hashtag #HibiscusMoonCCH
  • AND…upload your own crystal related photo and in the description, express your desire for being an HMCA Certified Crystal Healer and include the hashtag #HibiscusMoonCCH
  • Leave a comment below with your Instagram username.  **You must do this in order for your entry to be counted!**
  • The deadline to enter is 11:59pm ET, Sunday, April 9th, 2017. We’ll announce the winner here on Friday, April 14th.
  • The user with the most number of likes on their crystal related photo will be declared the Instagram winner so share, share, share!
  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Pretty please know that if you don’t follow ALL the rules mentioned above or if you email us to see if we received your entry it will be disqualified.

BONUS POINTS!!
Spread the word about the Scholarship giveaway on Twitter & Facebook & you’ll earn yourself some sparkling love. You can share up to 3 times per day & you can use any wording you want – but it must have the hashtag #HibiscusMoonCCH and http://bit.ly/hmcawin. Here are some sample tweets or posts to get you started:

  • I want a free seat in Hibiscus Moon’s Certified Crystal Healer Course! http://bit.ly/hmcawin #HibiscusMoonCCH
  • Good luck to all, but this Crystal Healer scholarship seat has MY NAME on it! http://bit.ly/hmcawin #HibiscusMoonCCH
  • If I win a scholarship in the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy, ice cream is on me! http://bit.ly/hmcawin #HibiscusMoonCCH
  • I’m getting my sparkle on with Hibiscus Moon this September! http://bit.ly/hmcawin #HibiscusMoonCCH

What makes a winning combo?
Originality. Commitment. Creativity + Imagination. Soul-inspiring. Social Media sharing + following the rules precisely.

This may push you outside of what normally feels comfy but this is just the 1st very important step towards committing to your dreams & desires.  This is telling the Universe YOU ARE READY!

Good luck to you, Lima Bean!

Hibiscus Moon

P.S. YES! The Certified Crystal Healer Course registration is NOW open! If you register now, but win the scholarship, your payment will be totally refunded!

Musings from the Tucson Gem Show 2017

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Here’s my Tucson Gem Show Update from 2017!

I’ve been going to the Tucson Gem Show to revel in the crystal energy & share it all with you here on my blog for some years now.

Here’s a round-up of past visits and here are some insider shopping tips should you decide to put this on your bucket list!

 

Now, on the surface, it may seem the reason Tucson was first chosen 63 years ago as the world’s annual meeting spot for crystal & mineral lovers is b/c it’s been a mining mecca for quite some time. However I feel there’s an energetic component to it as well…
Healing Vortex
Did you know…that there are 5 spots in the Northern Hemisphere near 31.7 North Latitude that are considered to be healing vortices….and Tucson is actually part of 2 of them?

Of course it is. 😉

Specifically, the epicenter of the vortex is located in the Tohono O’odham Nation Reservation just west of the city:

But its energy torus extends outwards for possibly hundreds of kilometers.

An energy torus is a 3D spherical shape, expanding out in all directions with a spiral motion…so that would include the city of Tucson.

[caption id="attachment_19661" align="aligncenter" width="256"] By User:YassineMrabet (File:Simple Torus.svg) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]The 2nd nearby healing vortex is said to extend between Sedona, AZ & Sonora, Mexico (31.7N 112.8W)
and Tucson is right along that path as well.
(You can check it out by zooming out on that map above). But let me just tell you…you can feel it…as soon as you set foot in the town.

You can find out about the other healing vortices here.

Tucson is also home to some really intense residual volcanic energy, having experienced several episodes of major volcanic activity, going back as far as 200 million years ago up to as recent as ~20 million years ago. One of the more recent eruptions was super-violent & quick,  causing the volcano to collapse in on itself to form what’s known as a “caldera”.

That’s what the city of Tucson actually is…
a volcanic caldera surrounded by a healing vortex!
Personal Musings from the Tucson Gem Show
This year I noticed a spiritual theme that was happening for myself & seemingly everyone I was surrounded by.

It seemed there was an immediate manifestation of crystals we needed or wanted in synchronistic ways! This kept happening over & over for almost everyone I talked to. I love being blown away by synchro-mysticisms like that. 🙂

I know I’ve talked about this in the past…however, it hit me harder this year than ever before…perhaps getting older makes this part of it more intense?:

***I feel that the immense power of so many crystals on planet converging & concentrating their energy in 1 spot like this makes it a very intense place to be. So much so that when I go home I have a hard time re-integrating back into “reality”.  A sort of mild depression takes hold. This time for longer than usual. And I talked to others that this happened to as well. You better believe I employed some crystal depression-busting techniques for this.***

In the past , I’ve even felt hungover on certain days while there.

To avoid feeling like that this time I listened to my body & rested when I felt like I needed it. BTW…it’s extremely hard for me to stop & do that while in Tucson (Hello FOMO!) But I did it. This trip it hit me about 3-4 days in to the trip. I started sleeping like a log for 12 hours each night! I don’t do that ever these days due to hormone fluctuations so that was really surprising, but I know doing this allowed me to integrate the intense energy while also uptake any & all energetic & info downloads or DNA upgrades (yes…I feel those were happening!)
2017 Trend
And just as a geo-geek observation, I noticed A LOT of the fake green quartz this year.

EVERYWHERE!!!

And people were buying that shiz up. In case you have no idea what it is & how to spot it, I have a blog post here on that.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my share of Tucson 2017 … what’s your favorite part of the video or favorite picture?  Tell me in the comments below. Perhaps you got to go to Tucson this year?  Did you spot any fakes? OR see any mind blowing specimens?  Please share in the comments.

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

Watermelon Tourmaline Benefits: The Healing Power of Watermelon Tourmaline

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I am so excited to tell you all about Watermelon Tourmaline + share my new watermelon crystal treasure with you in this quickie-vid…

You’ve probably heard me talk about black tourmaline and reference it often (b/c it’s the bomb diggity!) for grounding and protection in many aspects of daily life.

It’s a must for your crystal healing tool box!

I’ve also blogged about pink tourmaline before as 1 of the recent stones being faked in certain markets.  If you want to educate yourself about the fakes you can click over here to learn more about that.

Tourmaline, in general, has some amazing scientific properties.

 
But…today we’re talkin’ Watermelon Tourmaline…

Healing Properties
What’s so wonderful about this type of tourmaline? Well, let me tell you:

  • it speaks to the heart chakra, helping to clear out blockages & balance; doing this on 2 separate, yet related frequencies; both the green & the pink light frequency; making it doubly effective for balancing this chakra. **A watermelon tourmaline pendant can be conveniently worn over the heart for ongoing work & healing effects.**
  • note the sometimes presence of white “rind” between the pink & green; helps to keep energies of all kinds balanced
  • it’s a gemstone that invites in compassion
  • helps to dampen excessive or extreme emotions through calming
  • and it’s known to awaken and/or attract love

Healers & light workers of all kinds often turn to watermelon tourmaline due to its therapeutic versatility in healing so many different types of physical (mostly directly dealing with the heart) as well as emotional aspects. You can use it in:

  • body layouts
  • meditations
  • crystal grids
  • creating gem elixirs or essences for various purposes
  • emanate energy into a space
  • & of course, jewelry

The Thrill of the Hunt
I’ve been waiting quite a while to get 1 of these babies. You know… to find the “just right” piece for myself. I’ve even hunted for year after year in Tucson… looking for it, but never found one that really plucked my guitar strings. So I waited.

And wouldn’t you know… with all my trips out to the Tucson Gem Shows, I ended up finding this piece in a local rock shop not too far from my home. (I showcase my special piece in the above video).
**you never know where you’ll find your crystal treasures so never stop looking & don’t settle!**
[caption id="attachment_2110" align="aligncenter" width="374"] Simply scrumptious & juicy unsliced watermelon tourmaline!!! Photo by Rob Lavinsky @ irocks.com[/caption]

Oh yes…I’ve had other “watermelons” that I’ve settled for in the past…most much smaller than my PIECE. 💚
Geo-Aspects
Watermelon tourmaline can be found in Sri Lanka, Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique & Madagascar.

Tourmaline is actually known as the “chameleon” of the gem-world due to all the various colors & hues it comes in. Virtually every color & healing aspect you can think up…there’s a tourmaline for that.

They can also come in what is known as “Bi-color” or “Parti-colored”…when they express as 2 or more colors in a single crystal!

What I was looking for was the characteristic green rind followed by the white around the central pink tourmaline going almost all the way around. When the green & white rind goes all the way around perfectly…that really drives up the price due to it being aesthetically pleasing & much more rare…so be prepared. 

That’s what makes it “watermelon tourmaline”…is the pink ruby-like center, the white + then the outer green rind.

I’m so excited to finally get a piece that felt right for me.

Plus there’s a beautiful hexagon in the center! Sacred-Geo Deliciousness. 

Have you ever seen Watermelon Tourmaline?  Worn it as crystal jewelry or worked with a piece in your practice?  Please tell me in the comments below. 🙂

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon