Is it Wrong to Charge Money as an Energy Healer?

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, energy work 10 Comments

This is really a Part 2 of my blog post on How to Make More Money as an Energy Healer. Part 1 is over here if you haven’t read that yet.

This part addresses the simple fact that many energy healers & light workers out there find themselves struggling to earn enough to make ends meet. AND part of the reason is that there are some cultural beliefs that we shouldn’t be charging for doing this work.

Am I right?

I see many in our community:

  • under-valuing
  • under-charging
  • over-delivering
  • & ultimately burning themselves the frick out.

Sound familiar?

It’s really a sad situation & one that I’m passionate about eradicating!
It doesn’t have to be that way
I’m here to tell you can approach your business in a sacred, joyful & conscious way while still highly valuing what you do.

Over the years on this sacred crystal biz path, I’ve heard my share of negative comments (yeah, both directed at me & others in our community)… people angry that someone is earning a healthy income as a healer or, Heaven Forbid… that I’m earning my living teaching and certifying others in becoming Crystal Healers.

Their usual argument is that being a light worker of any sort is “a gift” and, therefore, you shouldn’t charge others if you’re truly working to help and serve others.
I have to say here & now that I think THAT is the biggest load of dookie I’ve ever heard!
In the beginning, these sort of attacks would wobble my resolve; make me feel insecure, start questioning things & make me wonder if I was doing something morally wrong in some way. Deep down I knew I wasn’t, but people attacking you can make you question yourself. Know what I mean?

Then I stopped and asked myself…
Wait a FREAKING minute! Why are the gifts of our doctors, lawyers, accountants OK to be charged for, yet the gifts of light workers and energy healers are not???
(BTW, I have an entire blog post dedicated to my take on this whole charging money for your gifts, over here.)

I’m here to tell you that not only is it OK to charge for your services, but it’s necessary. Unless you’re independently wealthy. Then, yes, please do serve others charitably as much as you can.

Not only is it necessary, but I also feel it’s gratifying in many ways. You must know & value your worth for others to recognize, support & appreciate it. Hey, you’re providing a much sought after, value-driven service or fulfilling a great need for someone.

In addition, in order to make big change for our planet we need to earn well so we have the means to make big change happen. If I want to be as philanthropic as I am (and intend on being for the rest of my life here on Mama Earth) then I need to earn the funds in order to support that habit, don’t I?

If this really isn’t sitting right with you… if you still think I’m greedy for thinking the way I do… that’s fine. We don’t need to agree. And you’re not going to change my mind. Further, I’ll tell you what…
You’re gonna continue to struggle financially in your healing biz as long as you stay planted in that lack-mindset. That’s a fact. Law of Attraction, Baby.
Sorry, but that’s just how the Universe works. So, if you’ve made peace with that, then quit reading here, b/c the rest of this blog post ain’t for you.

However, if you’ve decided that you want to end the burn-out & struggle then I’d like to offer you some specific steps you can take to move in the direction of releasing any money-shame-game so you can set yourself up for SUCCESS!
Mindset Shift
Over the years, through experience, education, mentoring, coaching (both giving & receiving) & the modeling of others I admire, I’ve gained a great understanding around this topic of earning money as a healer. Here’s the secret:
I HIGHLY VALUE what I do…. and that’s the KEY to others highly valuing it too!
In order to overcome this hurdle, you must shift your mindset around earning money as a healer. You have to feel it in your heart that it’s not only OK to make a good living, but that you WANT IT in a big way! ❤

Next, you have to think of WHY you want it in a big way. The “why” is different for everyone.

Me? I have 2 main reasons:

  • Making a good living allows me to be happy & enjoy what I do so that I don’t get burned out & quit. If that were to happen to me or you, then no one gets served by what we provide, right? A prosperous income allows you to live, serve & give abundantly doing what you love & all while being authentically YOU! And feeling so well supported in it, that your passion never burns out. Your energy will be gracefully balanced.
  • As I already mentioned, another huge motivator for me is philanthropy. I feel sacred business can & should be a force for good in the world… allowing you the opportunity to give in all the ways that you see fit, supporting causes that you believe in… in ways that you never imagined possible! Because you can afford to do so. ♥
  • “…a reverent businessman or businesswoman is a person who infuses a new energy into the archetype of entrepreneur, shifting it from a dynamic that is motivated by profits that are generated by serving others to a dynamic of serving others that is made possible by profits.” ~ author Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul
    A nice side effect of this mindset shift is that you become a Prosperity Attraction Magnet! The Law of Attraction attracts more prosperity & abundance to you with ease. You’ll see.
    Give Back
    Having my HIGH VALUE mindset doesn’t mean that I never give freely of my services to those who cannot afford them.

    I provide very specific avenues for that giving:

    • I create consistent free content that I publish on my blog on a bi-weekly basis (like this!) I have many followers who don’t purchase my course or products, but just like to consume my content. That’s great & I welcome it. This is how I get to serve them! 🙂
    • I give away a number of scholarships each year to my Certified Crystal Healer Course to those who cannot afford the tuition. We recently gave away NINE scholarships for 2017!
    • We offer convenient payment plans for my signature course.
    • My company gives very generously through our give back charitable donations.
    • In addition to my company-wide supported charities chosen by me, The Sparkle Team also get to individually choose charities they choose to support in this world so they also get to contribute to causes that are important to them.

    You can think up other ways that you can give back and then create solid boundaries around them & stick to them.

    I mean that last bit about solid boundaries! Create very tight systems, scripts & processes around exactly HOW you will give back & when, how many, how often, etc… and stick to it like molasses b/c if you don’t… you’ll find yourself being taking advantage of and burned out all over again.

    By giving back in specific ways that you’ve predetermined, you’re being of service to those that truly need you and you’ll be feeling really good & solid about it, less likely to waver. You’ll be doing your part by generously contributing and serving others.

    Plus… coming up with avenues to give back & provide for those in need removes any lingering useless guilt around earning a good living from your healing services… another nice side effect.
    Keep Good Company
    We’re so easily influenced by others with this money mindset stuff, aren’t we? If you have a group of friends you hang out with or a Facebook Group you belong to who have strong & outspoken opinions that charging for your services is wrong then it will most certainly start to rub off on you.

    Have you noticed that happening?

    Do you feel ashamed telling them about what you do or an event you have coming up or something new you’re selling? Yeah… peer pressure is very powerful stuffs in this arena! Some in our community can be oh-so-judgemental about it. Can’t they?

    You’ll need to be very mindful of your relationships and who you’re spending time with & how they may be influencing your thoughts & opinions on this. Are they benefiting you or bringing you down?

    It’s best to limit or eliminate your time with negative people and instead find others who value your worth just as much as you do.
    Learn to Surf
    Money is simply the bartering tool that’s preferred in our society today. It’s just how our world works at the moment. Money is simply another form of energy.

    You can try to buck the system & make things harder on yourself than they need to be or you can learn to “surf the waves”.
    Earning money… good money from your healing practice should not make you feel ashamed, uncomfy or slimy!
    I’ve been in my sacred crystal biz earning a great living with Hibiscus Moon, LLC for over 8 years now. I finally decided to leave my full-time teaching job mid-way through 2012 b/c my biz was already super-successful.  I had to choose. I chose & happily never looked back.

    If you want to learn more about how to be successful in your energy healer biz, surrounded by a Mastermind community of like-minded biz owners to support you, I share it all, everything I’ve learned over my last 8 years you may be interested in my Professional Level of the Certified Crystal Healer Course where my highly acclaimed Mastermind Program is thrown in for FREE with my signature Certified Crystal Healer Course.

    Among many other topics I cover in that Mastermind Program, I’ll be teaching you:

    • How to make it easy for your clients & customers to purchase from you
    • specific ways to increase your income now; leveraging your time, passive income & how to perfectly package what you offer
    • Discover a range of sacred & successful strategies to leverage & deliver your divine gifts, services, messages and/or products to your tribe in ways that allow you to FLOURISH!
    • How to get out of overwhelm & kick procrastination to the curb
    • How to creatively re-package your existing offers & create premium packages that allow your unique gifts, talents & abilities to SPARKLE while getting your tribe to truly VALUE what you’re worth!
    • How to create offers, services, products & packages that appeal to our new age community… stuff your tribe will love & will sell like hot cakes.

    Check it out here.

    So, tell me Crystal Hottie? Have others berated you for wanting to earn a healthy income from your gifts? Do you value yourself, your gifts and all that you have to offer? It’s time to shine, Sparkly One and lift each other up. Please tell us in the comments below?

    Your unique brand of healing, energy or support is needed in the world & you deserve to be joyous & successful doing it!♥

    ~Hibiscus Moon

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

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, energy work 10 Comments

    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

    Crystals for Working with Archangel Raphael | Angel of Crystal Healing

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, Videos 26 Comments

     

    Today’s video is about crystals for working with Archangel Raphael…the angel of crystal healing. Yes…we have one of those!

    Now, I’m not an expert on angels or angel therapy…there are lots of people out there who are experts on this (maybe you’re one of them!), but it is a subject that comes up often because many people who are interested in crystal healing are also often attracted to angels & I’m often asked:
    What crystals do you recommend for working with Archangel Raphael?
    And I feel that Archangel Raphael is definitely an angel I should talk about because he aligns closely with crystal therapy + crystal healing.

    Archangel Raphael is known as:

    • the Supreme Angel of Healing; all kinds of healing—healing yourself & healing others, emotional or physical.
    • the Archangel of all those who are healers, therapists or light workers of any kind.

    His name actually means “God Heals” and “Raph” is the Hebrew name for “healer”.

    So for all of us energy, body & light workers out there, he’s our guardian, our sentinel.

    When you work with him closely, pray to him, meditate on him or whatever your practice might be… you look to Archangel Raphael for bringing you downloads or messages regarding any type of healing; whether it be for yourself, or on behalf of someone else. If you’re a healer or light worker, you may look to Archangel Raphael for intuitive messages on how to help someone else or even help the whole planet!
    Light Frequency Alignment

    Science Factoid:  Visible light (color) is just a teeny tiny little portion of a very large electromagnetic spectrum. It’s the part we can see. (We’re not able to see any of the other stuff. It’s a very tiny amount of the electromagnetic spectrum that we can actually see with our physical eye balls.)   

     

    Archangel Raphael actually aligns with a very specific vibrational frequency on that spectrum; that is the vibrational frequency that we interpret as green light. Very specifically, emerald-green light.

    Because of that specific color alignment, we can find crystals that perfectly resonate with that emerald-green light frequency because crystals, on our planet anyway, come in all the different colors of the rainbow. And we can easily find crystals that vibrate in that very specific green frequency. Crystals absorb some light & bounce some light off, so that means that they’re absorbing the light of all other colors, except for the color we see. In the case of a green crystal…it’s absorbing every other color, except for that green color, and bouncing it back to you, and therefore putting the emerald-green vibration into your environment. Pretty cool, stuffs!

    Crystals for Working with Archangel Raphael
    I’ve chosen 2 crystals to help us align more effectively with the energy of Archangel Raphael. And, of course, they visibly show us that emerald-green light frequency.
    Emerald
    So obviously, one of those crystals is emerald!

    In my video, I  show you a very rough emerald in its natural state. It doesn’t need to be a fancy-schmancy big emerald ring. It can be something like my natural piece shown below, which you can find quite easily & inexpensively.

     

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    Malachite
    The other crystal, or stone I should say, is Malachite.

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    Malachite is a stone that aligns with our heart chakra. ♥ In fact, both emerald & malachite align perfectly with our heart chakra.
    Emerald is about healing, love, and compassion and while it does align, with the heart chakra it’s a lot more effective for physical healing, anything to do with the physical body, whereas Malachite is kind of like a therapist and it really digs down deep into any kind of emotional trauma or emotional healing needing to be done.
    Sparkly Tips
    One thing you can do is take the crystal & place it on the area of your body that is needing healing.  If it’s emotional healing, maybe you just place that on your heart chakra or on your third eye, whichever intuitively feels better for you.

    Or you can put the crystal in your receiving hand & then go ahead and visualize emerald-green light bathing you. Just close your eyes, place that crystal there, and visualize that light, that emerald light just bathing & washing over you.

    And I have an affirmation you can say to yourself while doing this with Archangel Raphael:
    “Thank you, Archangel Raphael for flowing your healing strength and blessings, and for surrounding me in your emerald-green light, keeping me focused on good health and peace.”
    If you’d also like to add another layer of vibrational frequency to this, you can add essential oils into your work with the crystals. I LOVE layering in the additional vibrational frequency of a closely aligned pharmaceutical-grade essential oil. It simply amplifies the work that you’re doing.
    Essential Oils for Working with Archangel Raphael
    Some essential oils that you can go to, ones that we commonly use for the heart chakra, are also oils that are commonly used for healing in general.  For connecting specifically with the energies of the heart chakra + Archangel Raphael I recommend:

    • Clary Sage
    • Rose Absolute
    • Bergamot

    PLEASE NOTE: Make sure these are premium high quality, non-synthetic, organic, fair-trade essential oils. Brands I personally use & highly recommend are Young Living, Mountain Rose Herbs or doTerra.

    Rose oil often comes in a synthetic.

    We don’t want that.

    But be forewarned…real-deal rose oil absolute is quite expensive, even if you buy a tiny little bottle of it…it can get up there. So keep it small. 😉

    Ways you can work with the essential oils:

    • blend the essential oils together
    • use them individually
    • use a combo of 2
    • anoint your stones
    • anoint the area on the body you’re trying to heal (after diluting the essential oil with a carrier oil like jojoba)
    • or use them in an oil burner or diffuser while you’re working with the stones & saying the above affirmation

    If you try any of these crystals for working with Archangel Raphael please share your experience below. Or if any of you have some suggestions of your own for connecting with Archangel Raphael, please post them in the comments.

    Thank you so much for showing up here & being part of our heart-centered Crystal Hottie Community!

    Angelic Crystal Blessings,

    Hibiscus Moon

    Top 10 Crystal Blog Posts of 2016!

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    Top 10 Crystal Blog Posts

    Get your sparkly lasso b/c it’s crystal round-up time!

    Today I’m going to list out my 10 Most Popular Crystal Blog Posts of 2016!

    Just in case you missed any of these last year, I want to make sure you see them now. **These blog posts really vibed it up BIG-TIME with our Crystal Hottie Community so chances are…you’re going to love at least a few of them too!**

    So here they are…my most sparkliest 10 posts of 2016:
    1.  More Fake Crystals to Watch Out For! (I’ve got some new ones for ya…)
    The artificial mineral market is continuing to grow & it seems there’s a “gap” in good reliable info on this sort of thing in general.

    I get really super-duper passionate about getting this info out there & I feel I’m in a very unique position to do just that, being a former science department chair, having studied geology at the Masters level & being a Crystal Healing Teacher with a pretty large platform  gives me a great advantage…so how could I NOT heed the call?

    I’m so honored to be able to serve in this way & grateful for being given the opportunity to do so!

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/fake-crystals-ajoite/
    2. 9 Signs You May be a Crystal Hoarder | Part 1
    Have you seen or heard of that show “Hoarders“?

    OR perhaps you know of some hoarders in your life.  Some of us have family members or loved ones that just popped into our heads, right? 

    OR…are you getting that little niggly feeling that perhaps YOU might be a Crystal Hoarder?

    Hey, it’s OK if you are…many of us get that feeling. I know b/c I hang with a pretty crystal-obsessed bunch of which I may be the worst obsessor of them all. 😉

    OK, I know I like to joke around…but this is serious shizzle here. Watch this …

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystal-hoarding/
    3. Navigating Depression; How Crystals Can Help

    At one time or another, I’d guess that everyone has been touched by depression.

    Some of us end up battling with it more than others.

    I personally know depression from all sides. I’ve experienced it myself & have had several close family members who’ve had to deal with it.

    I know that it’s debilitating & it can make you anxious b/c you’re so desperate to just get out of that feeling of hopelessness. There are many different levels & shades of depression & all may need to be dealt with differently.

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystals-for-depression/
    4. How To Program a Crystal
    I wanted to actually call this blog post: “How to TUNE IN + Set Your Intention using a Crystal”, but I KNEW that the title that I settled upon up there would grab way more attention b/c it’s a topic I’m often asked about…“How do I program my crystal?”

    That’s the lingo everyone is using. So when in Rome…

    OK, so let me set the record straight here from MY perspective.

    And keep in mind that this is my opinion on what works best & is most efficient…my theory, my method from the research & work that I’ve done & have had many of my students carry out as well…this is precisely what I teach my students in my courses.

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/how-to-program-a-crystal/
    5. Are crystals alive?
    Are our beloved crystals ALIVE?

    Are there living “entities” in crystals?

    Do they have consciousness?

    Are they having a life experience?

    Is it like a conscious being, the crystal itself?

    My opinion is that, yes, they have a form of consciousness. It may not be in the same way we experience or understand that but, yes.

    We may even apply some sort of “consciousness” to all matter…

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/are-crystals-alive/
    6. Cutting Cords Using Crystals
    First of all, you might be wondering what am I even talking about, cutting cords;  what does this mean?

    Well sometimes we feel like something is tugging or pulling on our energy, our soul or holding us back or blocking us in some way;  and in the energetic healing world this is often known as “cords being hooked into our energy field”…being hooked into our actual electromagnetic field. Sort of like being caught up in cobwebs.

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/cutting-cords-using-crystals/
    7. Got Crystals? Don’t Know What to Do with Them All? 4 Action Steps for You!
    I have a question for you:

    Too many crystals, not enough time?
    I sense that this may be starting to become a wee-little problem in our Crystal Hottie community. Some Crystal-Hoarding, perhaps?
    Are we in need of a 12 Step Program here? 😉
    Hey! I’m the worst offender! I’m not immune in any way.
    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/got-crystals/
    8. My Current Favorites | Crystals & Otherwise
    It’s been a while since I’ve done a video like this … and I’ve noticed these have become quite popular now…for people to do “monthly favorites”

    Personally, I kind of waffle back & forth on if I should do one of these again OR not.

    It would be great if you could definitely let me know in the comments  (down at the bottom of this page), what you think… if I should do more of this? If this is sparkly enough for you?  Also, if you have recommendations for other stuff I should check out, please share with me!

     First Favorite!  You know it has to be a crystal to kick this off right? 

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/current-favorites/
    9. Do Others Think You’re Woo-Woo Weird? 3 Steps to Own Your Sparkly Shit!
    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”.

    Keep reading here: http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/own-your-sparkly-shit/
    10. Crystal Energy Experiment: SEE the PROOF for yourself!
    It’s Experiment Time! 

    You know how I love to share science with you! And being a former science teacher, I really get into experiments!

    Plus many of you are always asking for proof of the crystal energy I always speak of.

    So, I want to show you the results of a crystal energy experiment using the Scientific Method that I recently spent some time doing…and that you can replicate for yourself (hallmark of a good sound scientific experiment!)

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystal-experiment/

    Which one’s your favorite Crystal Hottie?  Which 2016 blog post did you vibe with the most?  I’d love to hear it from you in the comments below! 

    Crystal Blessings!

    Hibiscus Moon