Crystals for an Energetic Shield of Protection

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Do you know how to create an energetic shield of protection around you if you’re an energy healer… or even if you’re not? We all need to mindfully protect our energy.

Years ago,  when I first started learning about energy healing, doing energy healing, and even teaching people about energetic healings, I started noticing something…
that I wasn’t really protecting myself correctly & I was zapping myself of energy after doing these healing sessions or teaching groups of people.
This type of work really zaps the energy from you…if you don’t know how to mitigate that. It’s important to protect yourself & protect your energy with an energetic shield of protection, and crystals can help you do just that.

Even for those of us that have been teaching or healing for quite a while, I find this is something we need to always work on, need to remember to continue to do, be conscious of & continue to learn more about…because there’s always something new to learn.

I’m never done learning.
I think it’s wonderful that we get to be here on Mama Earth School…that’s what I feel we are here to do; to constantly learn and add to our bag of tricks.
Protect Yourself
There are many things you can do to help protect yourself. Some things will work better for you than others, so it’s something you’ll have to experiment with, and try, and see what works best for you.

It takes some trial + error to get it right and maybe you need to do a mix of things.

You can even layer on and double up techniques. Heck! Triple up on some things if you need to…if you want to feel like you have an extra layer of protection with you. I give a whole bunch of tips to students in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, but I’m going to give you a few tips in this blog here today that anybody can apply to any sort of energy work.
Crystals for an Energetic Shield of Protection
Black Obsidian

Now, I usually tend to shy away from black obsidian, but some people like black obsidian to create this energetic shield of protection.

I usually advise to only go to black obsidian if you feel like you need it to be powerful protection, because it has the tendency for some—not everybody, but a majority of people—to bring them down into a low, low state, almost like grounding them way too much & can bring on some low-grade depression and things like that if they’re not prepared for the work that black obsidian does. So I would only really use this if something major serious is going on and you need mega protection.

SIDENOTE: I consider myself energetically dense & not as easily effected by certain energies. I recently did an experiment when meeting with a large group of people where the focus was on me (That’s usually a situation where I get energetically zapped & end up feeling hungover afterwards…sometimes for days if I don’t put the effort in preparing well.) So this last time I actually wore 1 black obsidian bracelet on each wrist…something I normally wouldn’t advise for most.

But for me, this worked wonders!

I had no ill after effects from the bracelets nor the event. I was able to enjoy meeting with all the lovely peeps and felt happy & upbeat afterwards too.

So, you just have to try out different things and experiment with them. We’re all individuals with a slightly different unique energetic frequency so different protection techniques will work slightly differently for each of us.

Black Obsidian is also a great stone for cord cutting; a process I explain in detail on another video/blog over here.
Black Tourmaline
For everyday kind of energy work that you would be doing if you’re an energy worker, a light worker, a teacher, that kind of thing, I would really lean towards black tourmaline.

Something that I find very practical is to have a black tourmaline pendant.  That way, you can just wear it and be wearing it all day long.

But try to remember to mindfully think of the black tourmaline you’re wearing before you go into a situation. Maybe before you’re going into a healing room or you’re going into a classroom…
Try to mentally remind yourself that you’re wearing a black tourmaline and that your energy, your whole electromagnetic field is protected by the black tourmaline!  
Making that mindful connection kind of bonds you to the crystal and then you don’t need to do it every single time, but I find that the protection is so much stronger when I remember to do that, or at least remember to do that more often than not. 😉
Sugilite
Something else you can do is to call in the energy of Archangel Michael to create an energetic shield of protection around you…

and a crystal you can use to more closely work with Archangel Michael is sugilite.

It’s pronounced “soo-ghee-lite”…with a hard “G”… ***just sharing that tip because most people mispronounce it.

It can come in different hues & vibrancy of purple, but it’s usually in a mass & sometimes it’s polished up into a nice shiny stone.

The the different shades of purple in the stone can range from a light lilac, all the way into a really deep, vibrant magenta. And when you get it wet, it does get very deep purple white-magenta-ish.

[caption id="attachment_19608" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]In the above video you’ll note I have a rough piece of sugilite and it gets the color from the element, manganese. Most sugilites come from the manganese mines in South Africa.

Sugilite is a crystal that:

  • aligns & helps balance or enhance your work with your third eye + crown chakra
  • helps to call in Archangel Michael to assist with keeping up that shield

You can work with this crystal whether you’re wearing it or you have it in your space and simply ask for that energetic shield of protection from Archangel Michael. Then visualize it enveloping your environment.
Smudge
Another thing that you can do is to sage smudge yourself & the space.

But… sometimes doing a smoke sage isn’t practical.

It may not be allowed, maybe there are sprinklers that might go off, or maybe somebody might complain about the smoke…or perhaps your own lungs might complain! So a spray sage smudge is always an option.

There are lots of different types of these available. I give out my personal recipe for this in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, but there’s lots of these available all over the place online, in metaphysical shops, etc. The important ingredients I like to include in these is sage (not clary sage) essential oil and some sort of transmuting crystal such as black tourmaline.

[caption id="attachment_2303" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Sorry Crystal Hotties. Not for sale. I can’t keep up with production on these. They sell out as quickly as I can make them! So, YEAH! It works!![/caption]

These sprays are super practical because you can just spritz it around and that helps to infuse the space you’re in with negative ions, helping to keep you protected while adding another layer of protection to your energetic shield.

I hope I’ve given you some good, practical tips that you can use in your energy work to keep you safe, and protected, and maintaining your energetic hygiene.

Do you protect yourself before doing energy work?  What tools do you find work best for you?  I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

Announcing our 2017 Scholarship WINNERS

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Wow, wow, wow!

Just when we think this cannot get any more difficult… it does. We’ve been doing this scholarship giveaway since the summer of 2012. And that year I only gave out 1 scholarship. Well that has defo multiplied! 😀 This year we have 2 Instagram winners & 7 YouTube winners.  Yeeeeha!

Why is it so difficult?

Because you all bring such good energy, joy + love into your videos. You truly pour your hearts out into this!

The Sparkle Team & I are blessed & honored that you allowed us into your lives, to witness your vulnerability & to hear your story.  As always, it was SO hard to narrow it down as there were so many great entries!
Certified Crystal Healer Course Scholarship Winners!
Based on our Rules & Criteria, here are our fabulous winning scholarship recipients in no particular order:

Teresa Cassidy

Luisa Silva

DeeDee Stolz

Joy Woodward

Lauren Wightman

Marina

Tjoep Stil

Nelena Brown

Ana Pino

Moving Forward
For all of you who entered, but were not selected, please consider doing these 3 things (my goal is to strive to help others in many ways; be someone who enables others to help themselves):

  • Please join our Crystal Hottie Community & me in congratulating our winners. Our collective support, love, encouragement & good vibes will greatly assist them in making their big dreams a reality (while also reflecting back to you & assisting you in creating the same for yourself…law of attraction, baby!) ♥
  • Feel & KNOW down to your core that you are an amazing being & and that you possess all the gifts, talents & abilities to live out all of your dreams…this was just the tip of the crystalized iceberg of a mega message-transmission to the Universe. Don’t stop here, don’t stop now….KEEP ON TRUCKIN’! If you can dream it, then you can ROCK THIS THING!
  • Now…go watch…or look at your entry again. Re-absorb some of that fantastic BRILLIANCE & DAZZLE that you’re made of. Listen/read all of the amazing things you said you’d do & bring forth if you won. DON’T LET THOSE DREAMS DIE. They deserve to breathe, live, be fed & be deeply cherished. They’re your precious babies. Ask yourself what’s stopping you from doing all of those things right now? Hmmm? Don’t let anything get in your way of making your glittery crystal healing dreams a reality. NADA. If you truly feel in your heart that this course is part of your path, then make it happen. Are you on our Interest List? If this is not possible for you right now, then choose to do what you CAN do – keep tuning into to my blog here & my Glitter Updates, working with your crystals, reading crystal books & eat glitter for breakfast…b/c you deserve it!

  • ***If you ARE a winner, please email us here as soon as possible so you can start settling into our private Crystal Cave, grab your Welcome Email, your first assignment & getting your supplies ready for class beginning on September 5th! ♥ We’ll make sure you’re fully taken care of well before the course begins. 🙂

    Thank you so much for your enthusiasm & participation. I’m so grateful for you!

    Namaste & much love to you all,

    Hibiscus Moon

    P.S. Because we’re getting many questions about it, for more info on registration for my Certified Crystal Healer Course, head over here.

    If you still have questions about our 2017 registration, please email us here.

    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!