Hi Crystal Hottie!
Hey! Hey! It’s time for 1 of my favorite types of blog posts. I love to shine the Jeweler’s Loupe on 1 of our own with my sparkly series of Crystal Healer Interviews. By doing this we all get some fresh, new crystal insight from others in the Hibiscus Moon Universe that are living & breathing the same crystal path. Exciting stuffs!
I’m so grateful & honored to have an entire worldwide network of Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers & Advanced Crystal Masters to tap into for these amazingly special blog posts.
Today you’re going to meet a very talented & spirited HMCA Advanced Crystal Master, Tree Mckenna Cinque. I’m so blessed to have worked with Tree as she is also part of our Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy Faculty as one of our beloved ACM teachers, sharing her crystal singing bowl expertise with us.
Tree’s message with us here in this blog is about listening to & honoring the signs from the Universe while being your authentic self.
She shares with us insights about her powerful, life changing experience with Pietersite + Moldavite, how her success comes from letting her creativity shine and allowing the abundance to flow + how she works with collective group energy to manifest with crystal grids. From the moment I met her, I knew we had someone special on our hands. Her energy is contagious & so very uplifting. You’ll see.
What brought you to the world of Crystal Healing?
Well, first I would like to say that my involvement with the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy has literally Rocked My World…in a great way!!!!
I had always been interested in crystals from an early age. I remember digging on the side of my house in Queens with the neighborhood kids and finding Pyrite and Mica. We thought we found pirate treasure. What kid didn’t do that? LOL.
What really propelled me to study crystal healing was that I basically didn’t know enough about the glittery toolbox that I had. I kept amassing crystals, but did not know their uses. I would run around Greenwich Village in the early 1990’s, spending my entire $200 paycheck, buying Moldavite (of all things) & Record Keepers. All I did with them was place them on my windowsills….and allow 20 years to pass before I finally was ready to embrace their magic!
Crystals truly ARE magical.
They are facilitators, just by being in your presence.
However, they only work when you are ready to work with them.
Prior to my crystal and sound healing career path, I went back to school for interior design at 40. While working at a Healthcare design firm, I developed a passion for biophilic design. That is just a fancy word for incorporating nature into the built environment for healing. My concepts of using clay paint that emitted negative ions and natural stone tiles for spa-like serenity in hospice centers fell on deaf ears. Interior Design, Publishing, Public Relations…None of my jobs made my soul sing and I kept getting sick. Shingles was one of the reasons why I am on this crystal healing path now.
Each time I veered from the healing arena, the Universe reminded me (with a swift kick) that I was on the wrong path.
When my husband suggested I follow my life-long metaphysics passion, the doors magically opened up. It was then that I found The Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy. After Stephanie invited me to be a guest on a Google Hangout, there was no turning back. I knew I had found my life’s purpose. I am forever grateful.
What crystal has had the biggest effect on you?
Actually crystals; plural. There are two. I had a crystal awakening.
My life literally changed when I began wearing Pietersite and Moldavite together.African Pietersite
About one year after I graduated from design school, I began wearing a large Moldavite on my neck. I had read Robert Simmons’ Moldavite book and paid no mind to his warning that once Moldavite comes into your energy field, the carpet may get pulled out from under you and change your path.Moldavite
Out of the blue, I woke up and decided I did not want to do design work anymore…after four years of study! Shortly after, I began wearing Pietersite with the Moldavite, I found Hibiscus Moon and the rest is history.
Pietersite helps you find your life’s purpose and Moldavite makes it happen!
It puts the pedal to the metal and off you go. This is my trademark stone combo.
What do others in your life think about the path you are on?
People think I “march to the beat of my own drum” –a chakra drum, of course, as I do sound healing work. I wouldn’t have it any other way!
My path has taken many exciting turns and I attribute it all to the effect the crystals have had on my energy field. I was strengthened.
Because of my crystal training, I have become a Vibrational Frequency Shifter (my new title) and I have helped empower so many people. I hold crystal bowl sound healing group sessions, private Reiki sessions, and Tibetan bowl healing sessions as well.
I have several Facebook groups on crystals and empowerment. I love to teach and run a business page called Crystal Harmonic Healing and groups called The Stone Snob and TreEvolve. (We never heal; we evolve!) In addition, I have developed an awesome tribe that participates in my almost monthly crystal grids. Many HMCA graduates participate in my crystal grids and, collectively, we help manifest our wishes.
It is a ton of work, but coaching, sending Reiki and other mojo to my group members and constantly charging the grids, really helps create desired outcomes. That is a very large part of my business. Facebook has been huge for me. I am so fortunate for my crystal tribe.
This path has extended beyond crystals…because of crystals.
People either think it is so cool or think I’m crazy.
I am doing the whole “Shop, Pray, Love” journey and I don’t care what people think. I am loving life!!
My husband asks when it is going to stop. I say it is just beginning!!
Be your authentic self and let your soul sing!!
What do you think made the biggest difference to you on this path?
Learning the Hows and Whys (thank you Hibiscus Moon) and the science behind how crystals work. Knowing this gave me the confidence to put myself out there.
The other very important thing that made a difference was the belief that the Universe would provide if the path was right. I admit, I was nervous about paying for my crystal certification. Once I committed, the Universe conspired to make it happen. Lose the fear and the worry. The money just started flowing.
My mantra for this:
“The Universe provides financial abundance in my life and I am grateful!”
How do you navigate being a crystal healer and a mama on a daily basis?
My kids grew up with my crystal obsession, so it is not a big deal.
I love it when my daughter calls me from college in cloudy Michigan and says, “Mom, this weather is so depressing and everyone has Seasonal Affective Disorder Syndrome. Please send me some crystals.” So, off go the Citrine and the Sunstone bracelet.
My entire family is supportive of my crystal “habit.” It makes it easier for them to buy me gifts. 😉
Do any ridicule you for being interested in crystal healing? If so, how do you handle that?
Yes and no.
There will always be people who do not understand what we do with crystals. I have encountered some who are under the false impression that we pray to crystals.
Someone half-jokingly told me she should throw Holy water on me because I was wearing a Moldavite pendant. People just do not understand unless you explain it in simple terms.
I tell people everything on this planet is a gift, no different from food and flowers…or your diamond engagement ring. That usually quiets them. If that doesn’t work, I open my mouth and throw around terms like entrainment and Dominant Oscillary Rate. It leaves people speechless. It is then that they understand that this IS science and I know my shizzle.
What is your go-to crystal for grounding?
I have two.
I recently went to Glastonbury, England on my way to Stonehenge. It is a crystal lover’s dream as there are loads of crystal shops. I found a unique and awesome Smoky Quartz from Mount Sinai, Egypt. Talk about grounding–Holy Moses! (I bet he even had a few.)
The other is Botryoidal Hematite. This stone is an instant grounder.
Botryoidal Hematite. Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsIt bubbles the issues to the surface and then grounds them.
Do you have any advice for anyone who is considering this path?
I learned the expensive way that less is more.
I used to buy every crystal I saw.
I still buy a lot, but now, I am more discriminating about my purchases. I have changed my views and think about the “tools” that would most benefit me and my practice. Sometimes it means that you should wait until you can afford a better grade of crystal.
I really like using Chromotherapy and strengthening the chakras with rays of color. For instance, the Throat Chakra can really benefit from the blue ray emitted by a gem quality Aquamarine. Now, I opt for crystals that are a lil’ pricier, but really get the job done.
What is the primary way you utilize crystals in your practice?
I love to spoil my clients. I work with crystal layouts in all of my Reiki sessions.
Up until recently, I included crystal layouts in my signature crystal bowl sound healing sessions and “lost” a few. I thought it best to honor my stones and use them in smaller venues.
As I mentioned before, I have a “Rocking” following on Facebook who participates in my crystal grids. I am a Silicon Dioxide addict, so I have tons of clear Quartz. I program a stone for each person in my crystal grid. I employ moon phases, Reiki, Sacred Geometry and other mojo to make them ROCK! My grid recipes are kind of like the KFC Recipe, very secret. LOL.
All I know is that they work and the participants are all happy!
From where do you draw inspiration in your crystal practice?
I draw inspiration from all my clients, Facebook followers and fellow crystal healers.
With my clients, I look to find out THEIR needs. To help others, you have to find out people’s issues and address them. It is so rewarding to recommend a stone like Labradorite when someone is experiencing grief… and it makes them feel better.
I am inspired by those I meet on Facebook. The knowledge that people bring to the table is incredible. I am humbled on a daily basis. Everyone has something to offer, and more if they could just remember it. For example, you never know if someone was a healer in a past life!
How did you celebrate or reward yourself once you graduated?
Gee, I am still celebrating years later. Just ask the people in my Facebook groups. Hee hee. This Crystal Sister rewards herself quite often with crystals, crystal bowls and healing goodies to make my practice “off the charts” Tree-Authentic! I am an admitted Crystal-holic! Even the shopkeepers tell me that, but it makes my soul soar!
Tree’s Bio: Tree McKenna Cinque is a Hibiscus Moon Advanced Crystal Master, Usui Reiki Master, Sound Practitioner, Angel Practitioner, Hypnotherapist and Empowerment Coach. Feel free to join her FB crystal group, “The Stone Snob…Tree McKenna Cinque” or her FB page, “Crystal Harmonic Healing.”
Hibiscus again here…
Thank you, Tree, for sharing your personal sparkly journey with us & all your lovely energy & inspiration! What a freakin’ treat!
So, do you love Tree, or what?
Do you also have what others may think is a “crazy dream” that you nurtured into fruition (like Tree did)? Or, is there a BIG DREAM in you right now that really needs some of your time & attention? Please share your thoughts or comments in the comments below.
I’d love to hear from you!