Finding Synergy with a Blend of Healing Practices

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Hey hey, Crystal Hottie!

We’re back with another “Crystal Healer Interview” today!

The Crystal Healer Interview blog posts are a SPECIAL series where some of our Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers & Advanced Crystal Masters take over the blog. This allows me to bring crystal healing to you through the eyes of another.  I’m so deeply grateful to these inspiring individuals for generously sharing their stories with us.  I learn so much through them.

Today we’re going to meet Certified Crystal Healer, Carrie Hensley!

Carrie shares with us her love for Yoga, Ayurveda & Crystal Healing  + working her Dharma while integrating Eastern & Western Medicine. The beauty she brings to our world is truly inspiring. YES. Good stuffs!

And Here’s Carrie …

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What brought you to the world of crystal healing?
There were a few things.

First of all, I have been following Hibiscus Moon for about 5 years now. I appreciate her authenticity and scientific approach. I truly adore her passion and wisdom. It is evident that she lives and breathes crystals.

The other two things that brought me to the world of crystal healing were yoga and Ayurveda.

I have been teaching yoga for 18 years. From these two ancient traditions; dis-ease begins on the energetic or subtle body level. Crystal healing occurs at this energetic level.

The three practices of Crystal Healing, Yoga & Ayurveda work synchronistically. It has become another tool to offer my students in terms of empowered healing.
What crystal has had the biggest effect on you?
Hands down the crystal that has had the biggest effect on me is celestite.

My soul is so drawn to this stone that I have:

  • one that I use for clients
  • one for personal use
  • and a geode that I keep in my sacred space

What do others in your life think about the path you’re on?
I am fortunate that most of the people in my life are on a similar path. Many of us see the importance of integrative medicine, the marriage between Eastern & Western medicine.

It’s fascinating to think that it has been only since the 80s & 90s, with the work of incredible pioneering scientists like Dr. Bruce Lipton & Dr. Candace Pert, that we recognized the inter-connectivity of the immune, endocrine and nervous systems.
As we continue to face a health care crisis in the U.S., it is my sincere hope that we will continue to look towards alternative practices, like crystal healing, in terms of preventative medicine.
What is the primary way you utilize crystals in your practice?
Personally, I use crystals during my daily meditation practice. The meditation might be an overall chakra meditation with stones placed at each chakra or the meditation might be sitting with an aragonite cluster in each palm.

In my work with students and clients, I do the traditional Hibiscus Moon Method of crystal healing. I allow my intuition to guide me during the session as we work to clear and unblock the chakras, help alleviate any physical and emotional pain and help restore balance back to the body, mind & spirit.

What are your BIG DREAMS now that you’ve graduated?
My big picture vision has always been to help end world suffering, called Dukha in Sanskrit.

Currently, I design yoga programs for special needs populations, such as seniors, breast cancer patients and those suffering from anxiety, depression and addiction, by integrating Eastern & Western medicine. Moving forward, I will continue to design more of these programs and integrate crystal healing.

The other part of this is teaching yoga teachers how to integrate these crystal healing practices into their own teachings so that we continue to introduce other aspects of yoga and not just the postures; to educate others that disease occurs at the energetic level first.
What do you love most about working with crystals?
I see the difference the crystals make in my own life and in the lives of my students & clients. It is extremely empowering to take responsibility for your own health. I love to teach my students how they can integrate crystals into their lives, on a daily basis, mainly through the chakras.

What 3 energy-work or spirituality books are you loving right now?
I LOVE books!

My favorite 3 energy-work books currently are:

Yoga of the Subtle Body

This is a fantastic book to understand the physical and subtle anatomy of the body in terms of the yoga perspective.

Another favorite book is Energy Medicine

Finally, I love Creating on Purpose

One of the reasons I love all of these books is there are many exercises to reflect on and take inspired action to make a difference in our own lives.
Do you have any advice for anyone who is considering this path?
Do it!

The personal growth and awareness you will receive is worth it alone!
If you are called to being a conduit for healing, becoming a Certified Crystal Healer will provide countless opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.
I wish I would have done it years ago! That being said, I am grateful I finally made the investment in myself and my career.

Carrie’s Bio: I own an online yoga community and help women connect to their inner guru. My dharma (life’s purpose) is to teach women how to live on their terms and reclaim their intrinsic worth.  You can find Carrie at www.carriehensley.com/crystal-healing/

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Hibiscus again here…

Thank you, Carrie, for sharing your personal sparkly journey with us & all your wonderful crystal insights! I love how you’ve merged the world of yoga with crystals. They’re such a natural fit.

If you resonate with anything Carrie has shared here with us…please leave a sparkly comment below. 🙂

Crystal Blessings,

Do Others Think You’re Woo-Woo Weird? 3 Steps to Own Your Sparkly Shit!

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Are you uncomfy coming out of the “crystal closet“?

Afraid others will think you’re weird, not get you or think that you’re just totally out to lunch?
“What is all this sage burning, crystal collecting, essential oil rubbing wacko-ness?”

I get it. It’s hard when everyone around you is not doing the same thing.

And they don’t really get it.
Story Time!
This 1 time I went to the doctor’s office & had my doc probing around with her stethoscope to check my heartbeat and had to explain to her what those hard lumps were protruding from my bra. She had a complete & total poker face while I told her that “those were my crystal companions for the day’s energies that I wanted to infuse into my electromagnetic field”.

She didn’t say another word about it & went on to the next thing.

THAT was uncomfy even for me (**I’m not going to pretend that “Oh, I’m so confident, I don’t have a problem telling ANYONE about my crystals“. Just being real with ya here), but I just put it out there anyway. **I have no idea what she made of it, but I’m hysterical laughing right now thinking about it again & typing this out!**

I even find it difficult to just explain why I don’t like to use a microwave or the regular laundry detergent that everyone else is using. That is, unless I know someone really well & don’t mind lovingly antagonizing them (like my parents). It’s also so much easier to discuss with someone who is obviously receptive & wanting to learn. But when they’re not receptive…well…having to explain yourself in these situations ain’t my idea of a good time. It’s usually met with resistance or a tinge of ridicule.

Am I right?
1. Confidence through Science
I do have a healthy amount of confidence around discussing what I do when I’m directly asked or it’s unavoidable. And I know that’s b/c I can explain the science behind how & why the crystals work.

And this is what I teach to students in my courses as well.

2. Make Peace with Who You Are
A while back I wrote a blog post about being me, the real me.

Oh, I felt quite un-easy writing that at the time.

But contrary to what I thought, the real me was welcomed with open arms. That blog post went viral and as you can see from how many comments I got on it, struck a very real chord with the Crystal Hottie Community. 🙂

So my advice now is just own it!

And guess what? You’d be surprised how many people come out of the woo-woo closet themselves when they know its safe to talk about this shizzle with you!

I had lots of experience with this while I was still a science teacher.

You would think those in the academic community would be very closed off to this sort of thing, but when it was last resort time on many situations, many in that community (even a school police resource officer) came to me to ask what crystals & other energetic work they could do to remedy their problem.
3. Find a Community
Being in a group of other like-minded people who are also cuckoo-for-crystals can be so empowering & nourishing b/c they’re all going through the same stuff as you. We need each other b/c being part of a community also gives us confidence & strength!

Yeah, this may also mean that you need to spend less time (or remove yourself completely) from hanging with people who are holding you back & won’t accept who you are.

Try to find a group either in person or online that have these 3 things going for them (b/c not all groups do!):

  • members are supportive
  • offers motivation & inspiration
  • holds a positive vibe (no gossiping, negativity is frowned on & moderated, etc.)

Finding a group like this does WONDERS for allowing you to be YOU and encouraging you to grow into your full potential. It can be an in-person group or even a virtual online one.

I can help you with #1 & #3 from above. And I’ve seen #2 come naturally as a result of providing #1 & #3 to my students in my Certified Crystal Healer Course.

Not to say you cannot achieve those things on your own. You most certainly can! All you have to do is put your mind & energy towards it.

But if you’d like me to help along on this path, my course will be opening up for enrollment very soon & this will be the last enrollment for 2016. Enrollment will only be open for a few days so if you’d like to take a look, check it out here.

Are you ready to fling those doors open, Crystal Hottie?  Maybe you already have and you’re merrily cruising along the glitter highway.  Or, maybe you’ve been looking for a tribe like ours? A Crystal Community to sparkle, shine, transform & grow with?  Where do you stand right now?  Tell us in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings,

Do you have the RIGHT STUFF to be a Crystal Healer? | It’s Not for Everybody

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Do you wonder if you have the “right stuffs” to be a crystal healer?

I mean this world of being a crystal healer or energy worker…it’s not meant for everyone.

(I decided here to revamp an old popular blog post on this subject & make it even better. Let’s do this thing!)

And I don’t mean that you must have an innate special talent…b/c in my course I teach that we aren’t some kind of special people, that we simply act as facilitators for others to heal themselves.
So what do I mean by the “right stuff”?
Do you have a good handle or control over your emotions, over checking yourself before you react to something you perceive as negative?

If you fly off the handle often, you may not be ready to go out there & be a teacher, a healer, spread light. I feel that you need to remember to be in heart center as much as you possibly can in order to benefit others in the best way possible. You must be able to leave your baggage at the door when facilitating for others.

I was recently reminded of this quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. (a true light worker):

The sentiment & the point behind that POWERFUL quote is so needed in today’s world now more than ever.  I myself need to remember it more often.

So, if someone’s doing something that you absolutely detest, that you abhor, that you spend your time & energy trying to get rid of it…it’s a cause that you champion & you throw money at it & you donate time to it…because you really can’t stand it: you know…like children in the sex slave industry or dolphins being abused & forced to perform in shows and, and, and…my goodness it can go on & on & on….HOW DO YOU REACT TOWARDS THEM?

Some of us get extremely passionate about things like that. And rightly so! The fact that certain causes elicit such passion is a wonderful thing, because we need people to be passionate about it, in order to get everybody aware, then riled up & get rid of it! This is how CHANGE happens.

But if you’re going to be passionate & hateful…full of anger about it: what do you think you’re going to do to the people who are making you angry, the people who are doing things that you feel are wrong, that are making this hate swell up in you?
You’re going to amplify it
Hate begets more hate.

Anger begets more anger.

You getting dark about it is going to get them darker about it. You’re not going to get them to learn anything! See your side? Now, you’ve blinded them! What’s worse? You’re not going to change anything. You’re just putting more anger into the world.

Now, think about it: if you’re able to, have the wisdom & control to suppress that anger & that hate & approach it with love…as passionate as you are about that topic, whatever it is…

The person that’s causing that anger to develop inside you might actually listen. They might learn something from you & the seed of a change in perspective might get planted.

I feel that’s the best way. That’s your best bet in getting them to listen & to learn & to change things for the better.

Like I said before, I am not perfect in this, but it’s something I strive for & that I am aware of.

Some of you don’t agree with this at all. And that’s OK. Some may even get mad at me for saying it. (But please don’t get angry here as this is my home & I keep it very clean).

So now, think about how it would be if you were to approach that person or the topic in general..that person or topic that is doing the wrong towards that thing that you’re passionate about…but approach it with love.♥

Love will change things, Sweet Pea.

And if you already have control of yourself & your behavior in this way…well, in my opinion: YOU have the right stuff to be a crystal healer!
Take Responsibility
This is a quote from Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor that I feel is so appropriate for us to remember:

“Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.”

Proudly displayed in my sacred space.
So important in fact that we’ve woven it deeply into my Certified Crystal Healer Course and made it a part of our Certified Crystal Healer Code of Ethics by taking it a little further to say:
“Please be responsible for the energy you bring into any transaction“.
And a transaction is not just about money, after all, money = energy.

It’s about transacting energy.

It’s about interacting with other people, with another being in any way. So you can see how this applies especially to a crystal healing session.

So yes, I require that our students be mindful of the energy they bring into a transaction of any sort. Of course, we’re not looking for perfection, but you are held to a certain standard. And while they’re in the academy, we keep a watch on that. Hold them accountable. I feel that’s our duty before allowing someone to graduate with a certification from the HMCA.

No, not everybody gets to graduate as a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer just because they enrolled in my course. I always say that here at the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy, you pay for the education, but you must EARN the certification.

Just like in a University that has any integrity (& a lot of them are losing that these days), if you don’t uphold the values, standards & principles of that University, or you don’t get the required grades OR show poor behavior, poor character; you’re not going to graduate from that institution. And rightly so!

Because where would the integrity of that institution go? How would that seem fair to the alumni that have graduated, met requirements & earned a degree from there? The clout that the certification or degree carries along with the expectations behind it would be completely absent if anybody who paid the bill got to graduate.

How unethical would that be?

It would cheapen it & devalue it for everyone involved. It would be a joke if you showed up with a degree from Yale if everybody could get one just by paying for it!

I feel very strongly that there should be accountability, standards, assessment, integrity & showing a good example with any institution that an energy worker graduates & earns credentials from. **I’ve heard some places are giving certificates away for free as a bonus perk for buying something else!**

No assessment? No standards? No code of ethics? Does the person who has been certified have control over their reactions? Their energy? Have they shown mastery of certain concepts?

OK, let me also make it clear that I don’t feel you MUST have a certification in place to be a crystal healer (I’ve discussed that before here.)

But for goodness sake, if you DO want to be certified, let’s have some integrity, standards & dignity behind it. Make it meaningful. Unless, you’re simply interested in achieving yet another certificate to hang on your ego wall. **You know…some people do it just for that. Know anyone like that? Hey, that’s cool if that’s your gig!**

This is just how I feel. And I feel confident in saying that our Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers feel the same way & are proud that we don’t let just anyone graduate unchecked…and feel confident in knowing that they EARNED the certification they received from HMCA. 🙂

So what if the uncontrolled anger is a problem for you & its something you want to get into check? Here’s a great technique!
90 Seconds to Happiness
No, this isn’t some middle school make-out game!

So, something’s got you upset & you’re about to exchange words with someone. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor (yep, there she is again…this is 1 smart lady!) says to “take 90 seconds” – she calls it “90 Seconds to Happiness”. Take 90 seconds to process before you react. This gives time for your anger hormones (adrenaline + noradrenaline) that auto-trigger you to flow through your system & dissipate. The key is to REMEMBER to do it…that’s the hard part. The other part is easy, right?

I then recommend (if you can remember…and, boy do I try) ask yourself,

  • “Am I coming from heart center? Is this reaction coming from a place of compassion & understanding?”
  • “Is this reaction going to allow for the greatest good for all involved?”
  • “Does this reaction have nothing to do with the person or being I’m about to react with?”

Could it be something else is going on that is causing you to react in an inappropriate way to this situation?

For instance, you’re a crystal healer & you’re about to work with a client or facilitate a circle & you’re reacting negatively to something that happened previously; has nothing to do with this person. Check that energy at the door or it will affect this session. You must be able to do this.
I feel that if you don’t have the ability to do that on a regular basis, not every single time, but on a regular basis (at least 70% of the time) then you need to work on that before you work on others.
And I’m sorry if this offends you, and I’m sorry if this pushes your buttons and I’m sorry if this triggers you.

But, if it does, there’s something to look at there.

No, it’s not for everybody. And that’s OK.

And there’s no judgment on my part on you if you’re not cut out for it yourself & I’m certainly not perfect on this path.
We all need to work on this
And for some reason, this is harder to do with those we feel most comfy with. Boy, do I know that! With those we’re more guarded with we simply behave better. Yeah, I’m pointing the finger at myself. Some are in better control & don’t have to work as hard. **I strive for that & am working on it everyday.**

No, we’re not all cut out to do this work. It’s not for everybody. But I do think that everybody has it within them to change that….IF THEY WANT TO.

Please do feel free to share your stories, comments & respectful opinions below. I want to hear what you think & so do others, Lima Bean!

 

Indulge in a Crystal Bath for Self-Mastery with Nuummite

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Let’s talk about the amazing goodness of a Crystal Bath: the ultimate in energetically power packed sparkly relaxation!

In this video I’m sharing my recipe for a Crystal Bath for Self Mastery & Claiming Personal Power

I haven’t done a video from my bath tub “sacred space” in quite a while.

I was just getting ready to do a bath for self-mastery & claiming my personal power so I thought I’d take a moment & share what I’m up to with you. I apologize for the quality here as I didn’t bust out the DSLR to do this…it was really quick and in the moment.

I’ve been going through a paradigm shift of how I am doing things while also making more of an effort to connect with my personal magic.

So I got to thinking what stones or other energies do I want layer in for this bath, for the intention & specific purpose of connecting with my own personal magic.
Nuummite
I decided to work with Nuummite stones.

Nuummite is a black sparkly iridescent stone & hails from Greenland. Not a very common stone at all, it’s a mix of many different unique  minerals containing lithium-bearing amphibole, magnesium iron silicate, anthophyllite & gedrite.

What’s really cool about it is that it’s one of the oldest stones on our planet; estimated at about 3 billion years old. Yeah. BILLION, not million.

Nuummite has a very gentle energy. So if you really want to get an intense effect from it, you’ll want to amplify it with other crystals & clear quartz is ideal for doing that.
My Nuummite Crystal Bath Recipe
You don’t need to have ALL these ingredients. Any combination will work, but the more you do have, the more effective. Perhaps you can think of some other things to add in here as well to exponentiate even further?

  • 2 Nuummite Stones; they’re great for connecting with your personal magic for self-mastery and cleaning your personal power.
  • 1 Clear Quartz Crystal to amplify the energy.
  • 3-5 drops Lemon/Citron Essential Oil (NOT IN THE BATH) but in an oil burner or diffuser. Any brand will do, but I look for high quality, non-synthetic, fair-trade & organic. 🙂
  • 1 drop Clove Essential Oil (again in an oil burner or diffuser) & about 3 drops directly in the bath
  • 1-2 cups bath salts containing magnesium sulfate
  • I chose a guided meditation for self-mastery; so perfect to listen to while taking my bath & soaking in the energies from the Nuummite. This is that meditation. 🙂

Again, my goal with adding the Quartz Crystal was to amplify the energy of the Nuummite stones.
Layer the Energetic Frequencies
I like to layer in several resonant, yet similar energetic frequencies so they can harmonize & exponentiate or amplify each other. For example, here I added in some aromatherapy oils that are complimentary in energy to my purpose & intention.

Caution:  I did not add the lemon oil to my bath b/c I’ve learned through experience that freakin’ burns! Steer clear, Chick Pea. 

Instead, I’m burning the oils in my oil burner – my sacred geometry oil burner.  (((always layering the energies, this time w/ sacred geometry ☺))). **I don’t know where this oil burner came from or I’d link to it. It was a gift, but if you know, please post the link in the comments below!**

I added 1 drop of Clove essential oil to my oil burner.  I also added a few more drops of Clove directly in my actual bath water so I can more easily resonate with the energies.

Why is it so powerful to put gems & oils directly in your bath water?  Click here for a Classic Video + Blog I created on that. 
Mineral Magic
I always like to add in some bath salts containing Magnesium Sulfate b/c I like to connect with the mineral Magnesium in Epsom Salt Solution for super-relaxation. If you’d like to geek out & dive deeper into why Magnesium is so great for your health you can read more on that here.

And for a lil’ more luxuriating, I’m adding a hydrating face mask, by Karuna that someone recommended to me & said was really good. So I had to try that too. {NOTE:  I LOVED this thing! Uber-hydrating and plumping for my hormone-challenged-middle-aged skin. I should get a case of this stuff!)

Necessary Self Nurture Time: Time to connect with my crystals & do the inner work.

So make it a priority, grab your crystals (+ essential oils) and Soak it UP!

Do you ever draw a crystal bath for yourself?  What crystals do you use & for what intention?  Share in the comments below to inspire each other & indulge! Would love to hear about what you’re up to. 🙂