Living in Alignment with Your Life’s Purpose

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Hi Crystal Hottie!

I’ve got another “Crystal Healer Interview” today! Yes, more fresh, new & inspiring crystal perspectives from others that are living & breathing this crystal path.

And just in case you’re not familiar with what exactly is goin’ down…these Crystal Healer Interviews allow me to introduce you to crystal healing from another perspective (other than my own). So we’ve got a few Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers & Advanced Crystal Masters who are so generously sharing their stories with us. 

Well, I’m excited to let you meet super-cute, ambitious & talented HMCA Advanced Crystal Master, Ryelle Eterna of

Today’s message is about living in alignment with your life’s purpose.

Ryelle shares with us some amazing ideas she’d like to realize in the future: think “uber-lux-crystal-spa-experience”! Plus, a warning about working with moldavite.

And Here’s Ryelle …

What crystal has had the biggest effect on you?
Moldavite has had the biggest effect on me lately.

A few years ago, I purchased a raw piece…didn’t affect me at all. Then earlier this year, I felt called to work with moldavite again. I purchased and started wearing a faceted moldavite and diamond pendant and the combination of these two high vibration crystals really worked on activating my energies and clearing out my throat chakra issues. WARNING: I would limit wearing the pendant for only a short period of time because keeping it on too long would result in my throat getting really sore and raspy; almost to the point of losing my voice! [{Insert from me, Hibiscus} I also warn of working with moldavite too much in this blog post].
Since working with that combination, so many synchronicities of new-found knowledge, meeting like-minded people and connecting with guides started to occur!
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What is your most favorite crystal in the whole wide world and why?

By Parent Géry (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsI first learned about it in the Book of Stones when I was taking the my Hibiscus Moon courses. I consider this crystal my favorite because of tugtupite’s properties of tenebrescence and fluorescence, and the metaphysical stories centered around it being a mineral aphrodisiac!

I fell in love with this crystal without even being able to touch it in real life. I even wrote about it in my blog a while ago to plant the seed of hoping to own this crystal one day.

For a while I searched for the perfect tugtupite piece, but I couldn’t find just the right one.

Then one day while visiting a gem show, I found the perfect sized pendant and it was love at first sight!

I even grabbed a few extras to put in my shop in case others were interested in experiencing this crystal’s energies. ♥

After working with tugtupite for a bit now, I also consider it my current fav because of my attraction towards crystals from Greenland (like Nuummite). Also, since this crystal “lights” up with sunlight and UV light, I feel like it’s energetically working on different dimensions and auric layers that are not seen with the human eye. I think of it as my multi-dimensional spectrum crystal!
What do you think made the biggest difference to you on this crystal-path?
The expansion of conscious awareness in how I live my life and how I interpret my current reality.

Introducing crystals into your life can bring on a paradigm shift where you start to live more in alignment with your spiritual purpose and the veil of 3D life starts to dissipate. I believe a greater understanding of your purpose and your life experiences start to unravel once you entrain your body and subtle body with the positive energies of vibrational tools…like crystals.

{Here’s a video of Ryelle on a rock-hounding adventure!}:

What are your BIG DREAMS now that you’re an ACM (Advanced Crystal Master)?
My biggest dream would be to create an ultimate crystal healing spa that involves all things crystal and includes color, sound and light therapies…that uses crystal charged, healthier water alternatives instead of harmful chlorine and fluoridated water. It would be a dream to have a spa like this aligned with a positive energy ley-line that has an ocean view amidst nature with beautiful weather!

I would also love to one day perform healing retreats in beautiful tropical locations. It would be a dream to allow people to heal, relax and rejuvenate during their vacation time. I envision a retreat with crystal healing sessions, nature hikes, organic vegan menus for detoxing, yoga, sun and star-gazing, meditation, dance, water activities  and body/massage treatments!

Our society is so programmed to work so much, that we are so disconnected with our inner selves and don’t have enough time to nurture ourselves. Creating a healing retreat where people can raise their vibration, consciousness levels and heal at the same time would be a dream come true!
What do you love most about working with crystals?
What I love most about working with crystals is when you work with them for a while and then start to feel their vibrational effects.
The energy crystals exude can bring such profound experiences!
I feel everyone should experience the feelings that crystals can bring. For some it takes time, and for others, the effects are instant.

Another reason I love working with crystals is the feeling you get when you find the right crystal by using your intuition and connecting with it. It’s like finding a long-lost soul mate or treasure!
Do you have any advice for anyone who is considering this path?
Believe in yourself and follow your intuition.

Don’t feel pressured to have to purchase every type of crystal on the market. I was overwhelmed at the amount of crystals out there at the beginning of my practice and would sometimes fall into the hype of what everyone else was trying and using. Different crystals have different vibrations, just like how people are different and have their unique energies and personalities. What may work for one, may not work for another.

I believe you should tune into your needs and observe your energetic reactions, your intuitive gut feelings and dream messages, to see what crystal calls out to you and what you are strongly attracted to. I believe those crystals will be most beneficial to your healing, conscious awakening and energetic make-up. Then once you become more sensitive and intuitive to subtle energies, apply these practices to your clients’ healing.

Ryelle’s Bio: Ryelle is certified as a Hibiscus Moon Advanced Crystal Master and Usui Reiki Master. She is the owner of Crystal Rock Star where she offers crystal healing jewelry, mini crystal grids, gem meditation body oils, distance healing sessions & intuitive crystal services. Check out her website at: You can also connect with her on Facebook at:


Hibiscus again here…

Thank you lovely Ryelle for sharing your personal sparkly journey with us & all your wonderful crystal insights!

If you resonate with anything Ryelle has shared with us here please leave a comment below. :)

Crystal Blessings,

Are you cut out to do this work?

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Are you cut out to do this work?

To be an energy therapist, a light worker, a crystal healer?

Every now & again I like to do a post like this so people know what sort of traits make for the most successful practitioners. After years of receiving, giving, teaching & certifying others to do this important work & watching those who are successful at it, I think I have a pretty good idea.

I also want to make sure that we attract the right kind of student here at the HMCA. I love you all…but we’re not all cut out to do this work & some people have different expectations.

  • I know that many get intimidated thinking “Who am I to be healing anyone?” Here at the HMCA, we realize & teach that we can all heal each other & that healing is a 2-way street…both the facilitator & the “heal-ee” exchange & receive healing energy. Heck, if we waited for all the healers to be PERFECT before they did any “healing” for anyone else….we’d all be waiting a LONG FREAKIN’ TIME!
  • If you’re drawn to being a crystal healer or light worker, you also need to know that this is most likely something you volunteered to do, a sacred contract you agreed to fulfill in this life…before you were even born, Chick Pea! You’re “pull” towards doing this sort of work is most likely your gentle reminder of  your life’s purpose to better our planet & facilitate healing in others. Feel into that now. How does that feel? Do you feel like you’ve just been reminded of something? Does it feel familiar or is it even triggering an “a-ha!” moment for you? If it is, pay close attention there.
  • Now to get really specific, if you’re looking to be spoon-fed dogma & forced into “set in stone” beliefs & not do any of your own self-exploration & inner work to see what’s most in alignment with your own inner knowing, then my course is not the right one for you. I know there are some healer courses out there that force certain doctrines without offering any info on “how” or “why” & some prefer it that way. They just want to be told what to believe & not question it. But that ain’t how we roll over here. I prefer to empower our students. 
  • Along the same lines, if you’re looking for a course that simply spews out crystal properties for you to memorize (“this crystal does this, this crystal does that”) then my course is not the course for you. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that…there are other courses out there for you if that’s what you want. But my method is all about really getting to know your crystals on a whole other level while learning the science behind how they work & taking a more personal approach to that.
  • Now this is the ONE thing that is the BIGGEST obstacle that get’s in the way. If you can’t get over this one…then no, you’re not cut out for this shiz: You must understand that when you really get down to it…YOU will not be doing the actual healing or shifting of energy. Ego gets in the way & sabotages us here. Yes, I know this from my own experience! Instead, you act as the conduit or the “hollow bone” for Source Energy to flow through. I mean this in the nicest way possible, but …you need to get ova yourself. 😉

OK, now that I’ve covered who it’s for & who it’s not for…if you’re interested in doing this thing with us…this is your last chance to enroll for the Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer Course for 2015! We’re closing the doors soon.

Do you have a calling to work with the crystals?

That calling?

It’s one that could totally change your life’s path. My Certified Crystal Healer Course will allow you to create a life in total alignment with your dreams + desires.

We have students from all over Mama Earth for you to connect with in our private forum; The Crystal Cave. The Cave is a place to create friendships & mingle with other like-minded people. And I must say…our students are simply the BEST peeps in the world!! I mean, hey! They love crystals! What more do you need to know, right?

Once, again…if this is calling to you, I’m enrolling now for the last time in 2015 & enrollment closes on Friday, Sep. 4!

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So, are you cut out for it?
Would you like to start a wonderful & exciting career helping people to improve their lives using crystals?

Is this your life’s purpose to fulfill?

You can learn more + enroll right here.

If you’re ready to take charge of your future, learning about & expressing your special gifts, talents & spiritual abilities while also making a positive difference on Mother Earth, I’d be honored to help you make that happen!

I also want you to know that if you’ve determined you’re just not cut out for it or if my course isn’t right for you – for whatever reason – I hope to still have the opportunity to serve you & have you be a part of our community, Crystal Hottie. 😉

Crystal Blessings,


Drawing Inspiration from your Crystal Healing Practice

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Hi Crystal Hottie!

I have a special treat for you today! Remember when we used to do those Crystal Healer Interviews here on my blog? I very rarely accept guest posts, but from time to time I like to bust out of that model & invite some inspiring Crystal Workers into my space.

I know many of you soooo enjoyed hearing from others who are also passionate about using crystal therapy everyday. It fuels us to keep doing more of what we’re doing, right? And then go out & share it with the world. :)

Well, the Crystal Healer Interviews are back! I have a few lovely Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers who’ve decided to step out here on my blog & let you into their gorgeous glitter-filled worlds.

I’m so happy to introduce you to Hibiscus Moon Advanced Crystal Master Angie Yingst of I am so blessed to work with Angie as she is also part of our Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy Faculty as one of our beloved Crystal Coaches.

It’s a true honor to share her here with you.

Angie shares with us how she continues to draws inspiration from her crystal healing practice among many other motivational tid-bits.

Ready? Here’s Angie’s interview…

What brought you to the world of Crystal Healing?
My sister and I would lay stones on the chakras in a completely intuitive way during Reiki sessions with each other.

Then Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy started showing up everywhere I went on the internet, plus I subscribed to the newsletter. Even in day-to-day life, people would randomly say things like, “I’m drinking hibiscus tea under the full moon.” I realized I needed to take the path unfurling in front of me.
What is your most favorite crystal in the world and why?
That is like asking which is my favorite child! I love the dark grounding stones, particularly love garnet and black tourmaline.

a large almandine garnet

I think grounding is the key to all spiritual work from psychic work and meditation to dealing with bad drivers and temper tantrums.
What is something new that you’ve learned about crystals that you didn’t know before you took the course?

The science behind why crystals work remains the most important aspect of taking the coursework.

And not just science in one class, but throughout the coursework in the Certified Crystal Healer coursework, and the Advanced Crystal Master coursework. We are given examples, studies, links, books, more articles, and it just helps me volumes in my day-to-day client work. I am incredibly passionate about that part of crystal healing. Working as a Crystal Coach for HMCA students helps me stay in that mindset of the science behind what we do.
What do others in your life think about the path you’re on?
My husband works in the medical field, and could not be more supportive.

I believe medicine is moving toward a more integrated approach rather than split into two factions. Allopathic medicine and complementary medicine can work hand-in-hand for one amazing path of healing.
What do you think made the biggest difference to you on this path?
Realizing that I am not special nor am I capable of “healing” anyone.

My job is to raise someone’s vibration so they can do their work more easily or begin that process of energetic alignment with their intention.

I pray before every session that the person on my table receives the healing for their Highest Good. Then I do what I was trained to do as an Advanced Crystal Master and a Reiki Master/Teacher. I am simply a channel for healing energy.

I place stones quietly, perform Reiki without making it about me, practice meditation so that my mind can be a blank slate when I’m entering the auric field of my client, and introduce crystals in a way that empowers my clients and students. These are all part of that larger humility we need to accept when working as healers.
How do you navigate being a crystal healer and a mama/teacher, etc. on a daily basis?
I blend them together quite naturally–

  • mother
  • writer
  • artist
  • crystal healer

In meditation the other night, I just kept hearing: “You are the Mother” and I saw myself holding my babies, then working on the client in session, nurturing their soul into their next spiritual incarnation. Then painting, and birthing art from conception to finished piece.
What is the primary way you utilize crystals in your practice?
I lay stones on the body. I also teach crystal workshops each month on a topic of interest–this month is Intuition, next month is Empowerment–and my co-teacher Kate and I talk about ways to use crystals around this topic. They are really incredibly powerful classes.

We also teach day-long workshops on crystals. In those classes, we make gem water, create grids, lay stones on the body, meditate with crystals, and discuss crystal healing.

I also do distant crystal healing sessions.

From where do you draw inspiration in your crystal practice?

I am constantly studying, learning from my colleagues in groups online, Facebook, and through crystal healers I admire, like Hibiscus Moon and Naisha Ahsian…and researching.

I have grown in my practice, and find that information comes to me in session that I integrate and learn more about on my downtime. I also take classes that interest me, knowing that I can incorporate it into my practice, if I resonate with it. I do not limit myself to one modality, and see my gift as being able to take these disparate ideas and bring them together for my clients.
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What 3 energy-work or spirituality books are you loving right now?
I am reading Shamanic Reiki by Llyn Roberts, which is so powerful and reads so true to me.

I’m rereading the Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life by Drunvalo Melchizidek.

And right now, I keep revisiting the book Crystalline Illumination: The Way of the Five Bodies by Katrina Raphaell. I have been incorporating her techniques and ideas into my sessions and my clients move mountains after the vibration we raise.

Do you have any advice for anyone who is considering this path?
Know yourself and do your own spiritual work. That is the first thing I can recommend.

Go see healers, psychics, shamans, vibrational healers, energy workers, and pay attention to what works for you and what isn’t working. Ask questions. Find mentors and teachers, and take classes. Follow the path that unfurls in front of you without pushing. I always wanted to be a medium, but it is not my gift. I would have been miserable doing that anyway.

Be the healer whom you would want to see.

Angie’s Bio:   Angie  is an Advanced Crystal Master, Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, Tarot Reader, Writer, and Sacred Artist. Angie works out of Alta View Wellness Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she sees clients for private crystal healing sessions, as well as facilitates monthly crystal workshops, teaches classes on Tarot, sacred art, and crystal healing, and leads moon circles and meditations. She also creates jewelry through her shop the Moon + Stone Healing. Angie writes about crystals and tarot on her blog. And you can find her at


Hibiscus again here…

Isn’t Angie amazing? Now you know why I had to have her on the Sparkle Team to help mentor our Crystalline Cohort students. She’s walking cosmic-inspiration in such a well-grounded package. There are absolute golden nuggets of wisdom in this interview. I hope you caught them all. 

Thank you Angie, for sharing your personal path with us.

If you resonate with anything Angie has shared with us here please leave a comment below, Chick Pea.

Crystal Blessings,



P.S. If you’re interested in beginning your own journey as a Certified Crystal Healer, my course will be opening up for the last enrollment of 2015 soon. You can get on my Wait List here.

Cracking the Code…Cut Crystal vs. Natural Crystal: Which is better?

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Cut and polished crystal pieces

This is a question I often get:
Is a cut, man-made crystal point or shaped form, higher in energy or lower in energy than a natural wand or shaped form?

Cut and polished crystal pieces

I do feel natural or rough is inherently more powerful due to a couple of reasons:

  • The natural direction that the crystal molecules have grown affect the flow of the crystal energy so a natural point will always direct that energy direction (We delve more deeply into this in my Certified Crystal Healer Course. So once a crystal that had a natural point has been cut & polished, it’s harder to determine which direction that energy is actually flowing.
  • Secondly, the very act of cutting, tumbling or polishing can somewhat dampen the energy of the stone.
  • But lots of times we need a certain shape to do certain work!

    For instance, a point directs energy in a certain direction (even polished ones do this, just not as powerfully as a natural point or wand would). So, perhaps we need a rose quartz point to direct energy or to activate a crystal grid. Rose quartz very rarely grows in a point so, you can purchase a cut & polished rose quartz wand. And it works very well!

    Cut and polished rose quartz wands

    Cutting & polishing isn’t the only way that a crystal may be altered. Many times, after stones are removed from Mother Earth, they may be given an oxalic acid wash to clean them up; makes them more visually pleasing.(as I show you here)

    Then, further, many crystals may go through the lab heating process: often done with amethyst to deepen their color or change them into citrine.

    Some may even be dyed.

    Yeah, so all this diminishes their energy a bit.

    You can rectify that by giving them a proper initial re-tuning to reset their base resonant frequency when you 1st get them.

    This is my fav. way to do that!

    Keep in mind, the cutting or polishing does not change the crystal on a molecular level so that tells me that the energy, although may be a bit dampened, I feel it’s not completely altered. So their ability to do energy work is still intact.

    Hope that helped to clarify that point. hahahar! Pun intended. Did you get that? I’m a dork.

    Crystal Blessings!


    Can You Sense & Feel Crystal Energy?

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    Why are some of us so sensitive to crystals & others don't feel anything at all? Are you doing anything wrong?| Hibiscus Moon

    So, some people can handle crystals all day long…and feel nothing.

    And some people can walk into a room of crystals and have to run out b/c they say the energy is too overwhelming.

    Why are some people so sensitive & others don’t feel anything at all?

    A student of mine asked me this question:

    Q: A used a stone on my client. They then purchased the same kind of stone used during their healing session, and although it became warm and made their hand tingle during the session, when they got home to use it- nothing happened.

    What happened?

    Also a similar situation came through on my public voicemail:

    A: In the 1st situation, it was most likely the energy work you were doing in conjunction w/ the stone that made the impression on your client. This can’t always be felt but your client obviously did, so don’t discount the work that you yourself are doing in collaboration with the crystals! 😉

    I’d say to them, “Forget about what you felt this or that time. How does the stone make you feel in general, overall, over time?” and go from there.

    Now, having said that, the stones don’t always “do” or “say” the same thing every time we work with them.

    That would be boring, right?

    Think of it as a relationship or a conversation.

    If you or a client did perceive that energy once…that’s a gift!! Doesn’t mean it will be sensed or picked up on each & every time. Some never feel it at all, ever….doesn’t mean it isn’t happening again right now.

    Keep in mind that crystals “communicate” via vibrational frequencies & sometimes we don’t sense what’s happening b/c we, on the other hand, usually just depend on our 5 common senses. But vibrational frequencies can “communicate” in so many varied ways that we’re just not evolved to perceive (most of us anyway).
    The 5 senses we’re used to keep us trapped in a very limited “reality”.
    Think of what’s going on around us that most of us cannot perceive outside of our 5 senses (though there are the lucky minority)...including from our crystals. The crystals are doing their work; whether we’re picking up on it in that moment or not. Just like radio frequencies are flying around you right now, but you can’t perceive them, at least not without a radio receiver. Doesn’t mean they’re not there, right?

    There’s so much more data going on out there (including from our crystals) that most of us don’t have the ability to pick up & receive…doesn’t mean it’s not putting info out there! 😉 

    Can you sense the energies from your crystals? If not do you believe it’s working anyway? I’d love it if you tell us your experiences in the comments below.

    Crystal Blessings,



    P.S. If you haven’t seen my vlog on sensing crystal energy & your looking for some tips, take a look at  The Insiders Guide to Connecting with and Sensing Crystal Energy!

    The Insider’s Guide to Feeling and Sensing Crystal Energy

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    Video thumbnail for youtube video Sensing Crystal Energy - Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy | Crystal Healing | Crystal Healer | Crystal Therapy | Certified Crystal Healer | Crystal Grids | Crystal Healing Course

    Crystal Blessings Everybody!  Here’s another Crystal Q&A Video for ya & this one’s on the topic of Sensing Crystal Energy.

    Thanks to Sharron from Ottawa, Ontario for calling in with this great question about her son’s abilities to move crystals while hovering his hand over them & not touching them.  Sharon asks if her son is

    “highly energized, or what makes the crystals move & shake without being touched?”

    I think this stuff is so coooool. Check it out, Crystal Hottie:

    Crystals are a great tool to start with because it is easier to connect with their energies, which is why they’re great for healing on so many different  levels with all kinds of people all over Mama Earth! Crystals have a special relationship with us because they have a precise geometric pattern in their molecular structure that give that base resonant frequency a really precise pattern for us to connect with energetically.

    So, this most likely means Sharon’s son has a really high resonance with crystals.  His ability to move them with his own energy, his own mind, tells us  that he  is easily entraining with the vibrational frequencies of the crystals.

    Probably, with practice, he’ll also be able to move other items, without touching them physically.

    Moving stuff with your mind is referred to as Telekinesis, or Psychokinesis and there have been many, many people throughout the ages with these extraordinary abilities.  People have been tested over and over again –  while to date, scientists have not been able to disprove their ability.

    Wish you could do this too? Well, this isn’t something I can do, but I can sense crystal energy & that is the first step. Sensing crystal energy is something that I teach in my Certified Crystal Healer Course. There are many ways to sense energies but in this post we’re just going to focus on a few quick tips for sensing energies with your hands…
    Tips for Sensing Crystal Energy

    • Clean healthy living allows your sensing abilities to be sharper
    • Regular meditation practice also allows your sensing abilities to be more in tune
    • Closing your eyes, wearing headphones & dampening your other senses while trying to sense your crystal energies with your hands allows you to be more focused on the sensations
    • Regular practice. I suggest that my students practice sensing crystal energies about 3 times a week. Just like everything else, the more you practice, the better you get at it.

    If your interested in  exploring a little further on this fascinating subject, here’s that video I mentioned by my Irish friends You Tube friends, Dreaming of Avalon…Click here to watch that. Tell them I sent you! 😉

    I’m so glad Sharon asked this question! Something I feel strongly about & am always always, saying to my students, is to Never Stop Asking Questions.

    Can you move something with just your mind?
    You all know how much I believe in the strength & power of thoughts & how positive change can bring about magical life opportunities & experiences (and crystals can help with that – of course!) – So why wouldn’t some peeps be able to move crystals with the power of their mind?

    Can you do it or do you know someone who can? I believe, do you? Tell me in the comments below 😉

    Oodles of Crystal Blessings!

    I Have a Confession to Make

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    I have a confession to make.

    A few months ago, I was in a bad place…I’d missed a lot of energy healing sessions, meditations & even self crystal healing. My Energetic Hygiene was pretty bad at that time. Embarrassing really…I had the aura-equivilent of hairy-unshaven legs.

    *Sigh* Yeah…the lady running a Crystal Healing Academy hadn’t made Energetic hygiene a priority. Doing the very thing I warn all my students about.

    I was just off a long period of supreme self-care, inner work & tip-top energetic hygiene. But…I got busy & fell off the wagon. It started with my scheduled healing sessions getting cancelled for one reason or another, then many biz things taking over, then family relations with major health issues, lots of travel required, eating & exercise hadn’t been great either. I finally succumbed to a bad cold after not being sick for many years! That was the major wake up call.

    Now, I won’t complain that I don’t have time to get the shiz done that I need to, because we all know that is a lame excuse. I know you need to MAKE TIME to do the things we know  are important. Time is all relative & it’s totally up to you.


    What happened was that I made the lazy, yet very conscious decisions not to make consistent Energetic Hygiene a  priority.

    But WHY? It’s not like this is exercise that I would be sort of dreading. This is pleasurable stuffs! Maybe I subconsciously felt guilty about “indulging” in myself? But I KNOW & teach the whole Oxygen-Mask Theory of Self-Care. I know I’m no good to anyone else if I don’t care of myself first. I’m always preaching that self-care is essential to living a healthy & well-balanced life.

    I know this so very well.

    And yet…

    I still fell off the wagon.


    I’m telling you all this b/c I just want you to know that NONE of us are perfect. We’re all here on Mama Earth to learn & continue to strive to do our best. We fall down…and this is our test.

    Will you get back up & press on, continuing to strive to THRIVE & always attempt to live at your Full Potential?

    Or will you just say “ah, it’s too hard. I didn’t see enough of a change. I give up. I quit.” And then later wonder how it all got so turned around & grim?

    Once I realized what I was doing I had a good pep-talk with myself & then I knew as soon as I felt well I’d be back at it FULL FORCE.

    And guess what?

    Despite being lazy about it for 2 months or so, I attended a sound energy healing/mediation session bringing along my own crystals & I was back at it with passion & conviction.

    Crystals, yoga mat & back jack (sprinkled with magical cat hair from Topaz) in tow. I was back!

    In addition, I got so much out of this session, my energetic sheath felt stronger than ever!…despite thinking that I had totally lost it due to lack of momentum or something. Nope…not at all.

    We’ve all been there: all gung-ho about it for a while, all excited to do this stuff…especially when it’s all new to us & then something happens, we get busy, life gets in the way or we get bored & our enthusiasm wanes.

    I feel all our passions go through cycles like this. Like the Moon & the tides, our passions ebb & flow, but if we take control we can make sure we never lose those passions that we know are necessary & good for us. And then the passion returns again.
    So here are words of motivation for you if you’ve fallen off the Energetic Hygiene Wagon:

    • Every meditation or energy session counts…even if its only 5 min. long. It all helps, adds up & is good for us.
    • If you can only stop & sit & do a mini- 5 min. session on yourself 1/week that’s better than nothing! DO IT. It will keep you in the game. 😉
    • If you can manage to book a session with a professional healer, having it in your calendar greatly helps to keep to it: whether it be a mediation class, a crystal healing session (With a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer if you really want something out of this world), a Reiki session, etc.
    • Schedule something bliss-filled on your phone’s calendar (set a reminder); like a crystal-healing bath. Even if it’s just 10 min. long. 
    • Use a Meditation App on your phone to remind you sit at a certain time & meditate for just 5 min. This is great one!
    • Make healthier decisions in other areas of your life (sleep, exercise, diet, people you spend time with, bad habits) & this will keep the momentum going & will spill over into your Energetic Hygiene area.

    And please don’t be hard on yourself for what you didn’t do or how you messed up. I’ve tried that & it helps no one. It just makes things worse. Its part of being human. Accept. Get up. Brush off. Keep on truckin’ w/ a smile on your face. It’s all part of this fun Mama Earth School.

    What other ideas can you share in the comments below to help when 1 of us Crystal Hotties falls off the Energetic Hygiene wagon?

    Super-Sized Crystal Blessings to you!

    How & Why Crystals have Healing Properties

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, energy work, science 4 Comments


    Ah, THIS is the question I’m asked to defend over & over. And I love doing it! So let’s talk some crystal energy science, shall we?

    “Why or how do crystals help heal us either physically, emotionally or spiritually?”

    My fav way to answer this question is to show how science & metaphysics agree with each other. YES, you read that right…I said “agree with each other”…as well as discuss all the ways that science is now finally catching up to metaphysics.

    “Science and religion are not enemies. There are some things that science is simply too young to understand.”

    ~(quote from Dan Brown’s book Angels & Demons).

    Oh yeah, us humans…we think we’re so superior. We tend to think that we have power or dominion over “lesser” kingdoms, such as minerals. Don’t we? However, when we  compare the 2; humans are relatively short-lived & quite vibrationally unsteady, therefore easily energetically influenced due to our emotions, which are simply energy, you know.

    I get much deeper into this in my course, but we can do a pretty good summary here. See, our body has a dominant (or average) vibrational frequency which is not very stable…in fact, it’s quite easily influenced. That frequency can get out of whack when we experience any type of stress. Actually, since we are connected & influenced by everything, including crystals & stones, our unstable vibrational nature makes it so that anything can interact with our energy field & can leave its mark!

    Well, I’ve got GREAT NEWS for you:

    The abilities to heal or change your perception of reality & vibrate at your desired frequencies are already present within the cells of your body just waiting to vibe up with the correct frequencies!

    I promise not to bore you with too much physics! But a teeny little bit will really help you to understand the reasons why the crystals and stones work. (I couldn’t help but to sneak a bit of that in here. Forgive me?) There’s another reason why I want to push a bit of physics in here; it has been noted that knowing “why” something works really boosts the effectiveness of a process’ abilities. And we like that!

    You’ve heard this before:

    Where thought goes, energy flows. Quantum physics has proven this. Our conscious thoughts directly influence the actions of subatomic particles. In fact this is the whole premise of physics’ famous Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle (yes, this existed before Breaking Bad & Walter White…let’s not go there or you’ll wake up my dormant yet WILD addiction to that series). So the seemingly harmless act of OBSERVING or THINKING about the subatomic experiments influences the velocity & outcome of the particles! Yeah! I know!

    So, see where I’m going here?

    Simply by observing or thinking we are quite literally creating our own reality & perceptions with our thought patterns. (Hang on…I’ll get to the crystal again in a sec!) It’s important to realize that our entire physical universe is made up of pure energy & vibration. In fact, Einstein determined that energy & matter are actually 1 in the same. E=mc2, Baby! Translated into reg. human speak this means that energy equals matter (multiplied by the speed of light…don’t get too hung up on that part…that’s a little mathematical trick).

    So crystals are matter which equals energy. And crystals have vibrations just like everything else does.  See…here are the crystals. 😉

    Different forms of matter & energy vibrate at different vibrational frequencies. These different frequencies depend on different things like the crystal’s specific molecular composition, size, thickness & color (light frequencies).

    What actually makes a crystal A CRYSTAL is that its molecules are arranged in a fixed, regularly repeating geometric pattern. Since they are so geometrically perfect, they have the lowest possible state of disorganization & easily maintain their base frequency, unlike us. So they have the unique ability to entrain the energies around them.

    Now, let me say it again here (I’m always saying this but I feel like I cannot say it enough);  crystals & stones are tools & supports & work best if they’re not left to do all the work all by themselves. The person needing the support needs to put their intentions towards their goal. Where thought goes, energy flows. Or as the Buddhist message says, “Reality exists only where we create focus.”

    Stones & crystals can make this work so much easier.  They act as the guides, tools that support & amplify your clear intentions. Of course, if you cannot resonate with this information & think this will not work for you then that is, most likely, exactly what you will manifest. (I have seen some exceptions!)

    Just remember, Lima Bean…your intention & your intuition are the most powerful factors of whether crystals & stones will work for you!

    Your Turn: Help me to encourage others to look to alternative healing & lifestyle methods! Throwing some science at them usually makes the most stubborn sit up & listen. Please share this blog post about to spread the word & then share your story in the comments below!

    Crystal Blessings, Sparkle Face!

    Does My Crystal Not Want to Work with Me?

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    Anoint crystals

    So maybe you’ve experienced this…

    You try to wear or work with a crystal but it keeps getting lost or falling off & or it even breaks. Multiple times. Is this a message for you?

    What does this mean?

    Well, this week I answer this common question for a Crystal Hottie my new BFF; it can mean several different things.
    Does My Crystal Not Want to Work with Me?

    As I discussed in the vid, it can mean:

    • maybe this is the wrong time for you to be working with this stone, timing is off (to test this out, try working with different crystal pieces of the same exact type)
    • It may just need to be vibrationally recalibrated. It needs a re-tuning (what some call “cleansing”)
    • It’s not ever going to be a vibrational match for you

    I also mention some things you can try to prevent these sorts of things from happening:

    • Ease into working with the new stone more slowly or more gently than trying to force yourself to wear it all day long right off the bat (meditate with it for 5-10 min./day first, then try sleeping with it in your pillow case)
    • Anoint (aka consecrate) the piece before wearing it; this is a sort of little ritual prayer you can do to really create a vibrational bond & make the piece your own. I recommend doing this only after your pretty certain (from doing the above step) that this is a good vibrational match for you at this time. There are soooo many ways to do this, but a simple method is to do this in your sacred space (if you need ideas on how to create a sacred space grab my Free eKit here) take a tiny drop of anointing oil, essential oil or holy water (check that the stone’s Mohs Hardness is a 5 or more so as not to damage it) & rub it on the piece while stating a favorite affirmation or prayer. Then leave it in your sacred space for 7 days
    • Re-tune it when you notice anything funky happening. Here’s that video of mine where I teach about retuning crystals

    This was a really fun question to answer + a got a new BFF out of it! 😉

    I’d love for you to also call me up on my voicemail set up just for this purpose…video Q & A time!! I can’t guarantee it but if you have a good question I just may feature it in an upcoming video. Plus I love to hear your voices & connect with you in that way.  :) *Please note: this voice mail is not checked regularly & is not a way to get in touch with me or my Sparkle Support Team. You can do that on our Contact Page.*

    Then…if you have some other tips or stories to share here in our Crystal Hottie Community, please tell us in the comments below. I love that we can all learn from each other.

    Remember to always choose your crystal or gemstone jewelry by intuition. Your heart & inner knowing is usually right, so learn to tap into that, Sparkle Bomb. You can never really go wrong there.

    Last but not least ~  share this blog post with your friends. I love to get this info out there far & wide with those who “get” energy & love to work with it, not against it. ♥

    Namaste & much love to you!


    P.S. If you’re interested in enrolling in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, you can find out more + get on my Wait List here.

    Which Chakra needs Balancing, Part 2 of our Chakra Series

    Hibiscus Moon chakras, cleansing, energy work 2 Comments

    After reading Part 1 of our Chakra Series last week, you’re next question may have been:

    How do I know which chakra needs balancing?

    Well, there are several ways. :)

    There are actually 4 main ways that I teach about…
    1. Take a chakra test
    There are several different ones online. You can do an a search & turn up many! And they’re quite reliable. Here are a few you can try out right now:

    • chakra test 1
    • chakra test 2
    • chakra test 3

    2.  Glaring, physical or emotional issues
    Here are some simple examples…

    Like I mentioned in part 1, feeling anxious tells us there’s an issue with the root chakra.

    If somebody has their creativity totally shut down that’s all about the sacral chakra.

    If somebody has a very low self-esteem that’s solar plexus chakra energy.

    Issues with love, expressing love, showing love, being very clingy in their romantic relationships or any kind of relationships; that would be heart chakra issues.

    Not being able to express themselves or not being a good listener, that’s throat chakra stuffs.

    Not being open to your intuition or your spirituality, closing that down…that’s third eye shcist, Jelly Bean.

    Not having a good connection to source energy, being fearful with death that would be crown chakra.
    3. Energy sensing
    In my Certified Crystal Healer Course, I teach various ways you can learn & use to sense energy. And by doing this  type of sensing, you can determine if a chakra is overactive, underactive, needs some slight re-tuning or is in balance.

    *Wish those energy-sensing methods were something I could include in a blog post but it’s a bit involved, requires lots of background knowledge & some demonstrations, precautions + practice time.

    I brought my clear quartz pendant to Sedona & we used it to sense the energy of chakras while we meditated at the vortexes!!! This is a friend of ours checking on Frank’s crown chakra.
    4. Tap into your intuition
    This means you get an inner knowing from various senses & picking up messages & measurements regarding the chakra energies.  There are various ways to get an inner sense of the energy of each chakra. Some people have the gift of different types of clair-senses:

    Here’s a quick list (some of these can fit into each other & some say there are even more than these):

    • Clairaudience – receive messages in the form of an audio; sound, speaking, vocalizations
    • Clairempathy – receive messages in the form of feelings
    • Clairsentience – an inner knowing that comes from within
    • Clairvoyance – receive messages in the form of visual pictures, sights

    Some people can also do a meditation and get intuitive hints or messages regarding the chakras.
    Chakra Balancing Combo Time!
    If you’re not too confident or you’re getting mixed signals or it just doesn’t seem to clear to you…then I recommend using 2 or 3 of the above suggested methods to get a chakra consensus. If you get 2 contradictory results then try a 3rd method & go with the majority. 😉

    You’ll find that over time & with practice your abilities to figure out which chakras are out of balance will get better & quite keen. You may even “just know” without needing to check.

    So that’s part 2. Part 3 will be about exactly what to do with the crystals to help balance our chakras.

    I hope you’re enjoying this series so far. Thanks so much, as always, for reading, sharing & joining in!

    Mega Sparkles, Glitter, Jelly Beans & all that jazz!!




    P.S. If this sort of stuffs is really tickling your fancy-schmancy, perhaps you’d like to learn more? My Certified Crystal Healer Course, which delves deep into using crystals with the chakras (+ so much more!), will be enrolling again this spring. Want in? For more info & to get on the waiting list click here.

    How To Awaken Your Pineal Gland with Crystals ~ Part 1

    Hibiscus Moon Crystals, energy work 10 Comments


    Our modern-day lifestyle is shutting down your pineal gland. Yeah. This is something I’ve devoted years of my own personal research to. What I’m about to share regarding the pineal gland with you totally rocked my world forever & I’ll never live my life in the same “sleep-walking-blind-mode” again. Do you really want to know what’s so great about your pineal gland and how to use crystals to awaken it?…Then read on, Lima Bean!
    Why should you care?
    Well, an active pineal gland allows us to experience so much more of our lives. To put it very simply an optimally functioning pineal gland allows us to:

    • open up spiritually
    • connect vibrational to Mama Earth’s rhythms; optimizing your own biorhythms…thus all your hormones
    • activates your third eye chakra
    • awakens you to new possibilities!

    Sounds good, right? Now, I’m not saying that it’s being shut down by Big Brother on purpose. I know many are touting that…maybe that’s true, maybe it isn’t. I’m not privy to that info & I’m not here to argue about that. All I know is that there are things we can do to navigate around the pineal gland landmines & allow it “break out of its chains” and that’s what I’m here to share with you. Let’s keep this positive, OK? There are many ancient teachings & tradition that teach us the importance of the pineal gland & its connection to our 3rd eye chakra. Plato wrote of the pineal gland:

    “the soul through these disciplines has an organ purified and enlightened, an organ better worth saving than ten thousand corporeal eyes,

    since truth becomes visible through this alone.”

    16th century philosopher & mathematician, Descartes called the pineal gland the “Seat of the Soul”
    What Does the Pineal Gland Do?
    It’s a light-activated gland, acting & constructed as a primitive eye. It governs our biorhythms, working w/ other glands to direct our thirst, hunger, sexual desires, biological clock, while synching up energy vibrations in our environment to adjust our circadian rhythm. Mui importante for optimum health!
    3 Awakening Steps to Take

  • Stop further calcification of your pineal gland due to environmental variables; fluoride, stress
  • Get rid of any existing calcification
  • Allow further awakening & development of your pineal gland
  • Our pineal gland gets calcified by calcium, phosphorus & fluoride deposits. Some of us have been exposed to years of fluoridation from our drinking water, tooth paste & dental treatments. Hormone secretions also contribute as do food additives, excess sugar, stress & increased cell phone usage.
    DMT…What Does it Do? Why Should You Care?
    As I discuss in the video, the pineal gland is closely linked to DMT, aka Dimethyltryptamine. DMT is a naturally secreted  psychedelic compound very similar to feel-good hormone serotonin. DMT is known to assist us with deep meditation, shamanic states of consciousness, psychoses, spiritual experiences & near-death-experiences. *If you’re interested in learning more about the pineal gland DMT link do some googling on Dr. Rick Strassman, MD. I highly respect the research he’s done on the subject. In this video I:

    • show you where the pineal gland is located
    • discuss the correlation between our Sun’s activity & pineal gland activation/upgrade
    • the importance of our pineal gland & why it’s so AMAZING!

    How To Awaken Your Pineal Gland with Crystals ~ Part 1

    Make sure to stay-tuned to my newsletter for part 2 next week where I will give you my crystal suggestions for helping to awaken our pineal gland. Please spread this information & share this blog post…everyone should be aware of the importance of our pineal gland & how to keep it healthy & fully functional. Knowing what’s hurting our pineal glad & how to awaken it & keep it healthy matters! There’s an energetic shift happening here on our planet & having a pineal gland working at its optimum level means you’ll be MORE ready for that shift. I would love for all of us to be ready. Let’s change the world together.

    Super Sparkles to you today!!!



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    What Crystals and Stones would Humanity Most Benefit From?

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Grids, energy work, Mother Earth, Uncategorized 1 Comment

    I received this question some time back & I chose to hold on to it & release it on my blog during this time of year. :)

    What Crystals and Stones would Humanity Most Benefit from Utilizing?

    I’m a big believer in using YOUR GIFTS to benefit humanity. And there are so many ways to do this & exponentiate that power. So what gifts do you have to share? Then you can think of ways to work stones in with that; meditations, mojo bags, crystal grids, etc.

    As for specific crystals, I feel you should work with any that call to you. If you’re attracted to a certain crystal, there’s a very good reason. And we don’t need to understand that reason. Just trust it & you will more readily open up to their vibrational frequencies. It’s OK to be skeptical about all this but remember to never close your mind.

    How about helping to heal Mother Earth after disasters like the BP Oil Gusher & the Fukushima Mess by working with Earth healing stones like larimar, a “stone for Earth healing.” Now, this isn’t technically helping humanity but by helping the planet we, of course, benefit GREATLY~!


    Here’s an example of something you can do. This is a crystal grid I did in 2010 after the BP Oil Disaster:

    You may have heard of the World Peace Crystal Grids…created in 1997 and 1999.

    World Peace Grid. Photo used with permission by

    These grids were laid on the snow at the magnetic North Pole and South Poles. Made of solid copper in the shape of the heart chakra, about 1 foot across and plated with 24 carat gold. A 12 sided quartz pyramid is at the center then under it some Reiki symbols were inscribed for power & peace. Double terminated quartz crystals are on each petal. Then inscribed around the center are symbols for all the world’s religions and a message about world peace. Then…

    (This is so cool!)

    …it was buried under the snow. When the sea ice melted in July, it sunk to the bottom of the ocean to remain forever. These center pieces were cut from the same quartz so they’re energetically aligned and connected! And our Mother Earth is capped with them! North Pole & South Pole!! Reiki can be sent to it at anytime. Think of how this works with the Earth’s Energy Grid. The Earth is a huge Crystal grid itself, you know! You can work with this energy, meditate or send reiki energy.

    I urge you to get creative & see what you can come up with. This is such a healthy & positive way to work with the energies.

    Many Crystal Blessings!


    Does Solar Activity Affect Us?

    Hibiscus Moon anxiety, astronomy, earthing, energy work, science 1 Comment

    So, this solar pole flip energy stuff has some of us really flipped out, right?

    As I discuss in this week’s featured video there’s nothing to fear because we’ve all done this before. The flip we’re in now is only the 4th observed since tracking began in 1976.
    Does Solar Activity Affect Us? & Crystal Porn!

    The Sun’s magnetic field flips regularly every 11 years at the peak of each solar activity cycle…when the Sun’s internal magnetic dynamo reorients itself. We’re not sure exactly why this occurs. Scientists predicted the flip would occur now & say it should be complete by December.

    Think back to late 2000, early 2001. Do you remember anything significant happening? That’s when we had our last flip.

    What’s happening now is that the sun’s magnetic field has weakened, eventually dying down to zero point before ramping up again with an opposite polarity. So, north is south & south is north. Flip-flop!

    It’s important that you know, Lima Bean, that this is not a disastrous event.

    BUT scientists do acknowledge the reversal will have ripple effects throughout our solar system, as it always does. So, there’s a lot of solar activity & what we call space weather headed our way during this event.
    Reflecting on what I mentioned in the video, re: solar activity & earthquake correlation…check out this email sent out by EarthSkyNews last Saturday morning:

    Does it affect us in any way?

    YES. Every electromagnetic field in our solar system, including our own, is influenced to some extent & we can feel these effects on multiple levels.
    Symptoms of the increase in space weather:

    • Feeling’ tired
    • Floaty
    • Autoimmune disease flare ups
    • Allergy symptom flare ups
    • Cranky
    • Dizzy
    • anxiety
    • Spaced out
    • Overly emotional
    • Uncoordinated
    • Lethargic

    Please note: This is how these events effect most people, but not everyone will be effected in the same way. Some people actually get highly energized…it all depends on our individual vibration.

    REMEMBER…no need to worry…we’ve done this all before. And here, I’m sharing with you some tools to make these transitions that much easier.

    • Staying in heart center…Remember, we’re all going through this together so be understanding
    • Focus in on the energy of our local stars, the Moon, and, of course, our Sun. We’re a part of this whole system. Lots of moving parts.
    • Crystal work with Black tourmaline, my go-to stone for this. Hematite is also great! In fact, I have what I call My Sacred Grounding Trio: black tourmaline, smokey quartz & hematite. Blizzard stone is another great one for balancing energies & uber-grounding.
    • Do lots of Earthing (check out that book!) Earthing is absolutely amazing! Get barefoot & go outside!!! The Ultimate in Grounding. Your feet are meant to connect with Mother Earth! That’s why animals are so well grounded & in-tune. They’re always barefoot!
    • Working on your root chakra. Many of us have an unbalanced root that needs our loving, caring attention.
    • Nourishing root-based foods (carrots, potatoes, shallots, etc.)
    • Touch therapies (massage, aroma-touch therapy, etc.)
    • Unplug & try to get away from electronic EMF’s & electro-pollution
    • There’s more on my other post here


    • If you’re really into learning about how the Sun’s activity affects & has affected humanity & the Earth you can totally geek out with this DVD; Solar Revolution.
    • Subscribe to SuspiciousObservers YouTube Channel This guy understands the data & the hard science & encourages you to do your own research, which I love!!
    • Up to the minute spaceweather reports & media

    So, Sweet Pea…tell me: have you been feelin’ it? How’ve you been doing? Any tips to share? Please do so in the comments below.

    Stay safe, hang in…we’re in this together! Mwaaaaaah.


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    Can Moldavite be TOO Powerful?

    Hibiscus Moon Crystals, energy work, meditation 44 Comments

    Are there crystals that are just “too much” for us to work with? Perhaps some that we’re just not ready for? Like moldavite?


    Yep, it’s known as a “high-ascension” stone.

    What does that mean?

    High ascension stones are known for having powerful metaphysical properties & energy that are very easy for most to connect with…even for those of us who are usually dense to the energies. They are known to have a strong connection divine energies. Since these crystals & stones usually resonate with the higher chakras, working & meditating with them can be quite intense. So, that makes the idea of these stones very appealing.

    But are you READY FOR IT?

    I think you’re really gonna want to watch or listen to this video. It’s a sizzling-hot topic. 😉 You’ll see why I said that when you watch the vid!

    I also give you some gentler crystal alternatives to start off with. :)

    After watching, please join in on the convo in the comments below.
    Can Moldavite be TOO Powerful?

    Here’s that blog post I refer to in the video.

    I can’t wait to see your comments! I would love to hear your story about how moldavite (or other powerful crystals) have affected you. Specifically, I’d love to know:

    • What’s your experience working with high ascension crystals?
    • Have you ever worked specifically with moldavite? What did you get from it?
    • What’s your FAVORITE high-energy crystal?

    I also hope this post doesn’t scare you off of moldavite or other high ascension stones. Just take it slow & steady…work up to it & see how you do & what they can do for you.♥

    Please also share this with your crystal-lovin’ friends so they don’t have to deal with the fiery chest-burn. That sucker was HOT, let me  tell you!

    Crystal Blessings, Lima Bean!

    How Do We Know What Energy Crystals Have? & Pendulums

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    Have you ever wondered…

    • How Do We Know What Energy Crystals Have? Where did we get this information from?
    • What Causes a Pendulum to Spin when we ask it a “Yes” or “No” Question?

    If so, this exactly what we’re talking about today in my video!
    How Do We Know What Energy Crystals Have? Where did we get this information from?
    I discuss specifically where most of the popular crystal info comes from & what it’s based on. I’ll also reveal how to find out how each crystal will work best with you individually. Here’s a tip:

    Tweet it out: When working with a new crystal, it’s best if you can remove all previous bias. @HibiscusMoon1

    What Causes a Pendulum to Spin when we ask it a “Yes” or “No” Question?
    Does it tap into Source Energy? Are you actually moving it? Yep, we’ll discuss that!

    I also go over a very  important point about working with a pendulum to get your most accurate results.

    *Would you like to leave your own crystal question for me? Just click here.*

    So, have you faced these same questions? If so, what answers did you come up with? Do you have the same or a different point of view? Some juicy tidbit that I’ve left out?  If so, I’m really excited to hear your perspective on this.

    Leave a comment below & let me & the rest of our Crystal Hottie Community know your personal experience. Many times, some sparkly nugget of wisdom you share could make a profound revelation to someone else in our community, no matter how obvious or insignificant you think it may be. :)

    Thanks Bunches, as always, for reading, watching & joining in.

    Now go have a SPARKLY day, Sweet Pea!

    Is Your Citrine Real or Fake Citrine & Does it Matter? “Fakes” Series: Part 4

    Hibiscus Moon amethyst, citrine, Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work, science 35 Comments

    citrine sphere3

    Crystals are remarkable & glorious gifts from Mother Earth. Aren’t they?

    And we all love citrine. But do you know if your citrine is real or fake citrine…and should you care?

    Some crystal peeps prefer their crystals to be all natural; as they were found in Mother Nature, in the raw.

    Others may be drawn to the beauty of crystals that have been enhanced in some way but they may be totally unaware that they have been artificially altered. Maybe the crystals have been molecularly bonded, irradiated, tumbled, cut, polished or even heat treated in a lab. Now, I’m saying “lab” in this post for ease & flow but often times the heating we’re talking about here isn’t done in a lab at all. It’s usually done in a dusty warehouse by the miners themselves; no lab coats or anything. Just keepin’ it real for ya. 😉

    Lab-heated citrine seems to be a soar spot with many. So much so that over the years as I received many questions about it I’ve created a few videos to talk about the topic & show some examples. (See below for vids).

    Sometimes when people find out that much of the citrine on the market isn’t an Mama Earth Creation, they may go into  a mini-panic, thinking that they’ve been duped or that their heat-treated citrine is totally  useless. Not so…IMHO. But more about that in a bit.
    How to tell the difference
    It’s not always an easy task but let me give you a few pointers. If its heat-treated citrine, the color will be most  concentrated at the tips but white at the bottom (see photos below).  Also heat-treated citrine will be sort of crumbly & break apart easily since heating the stones at the temps necessary does seem to weaken the stability of the crystals.
    Natural Citrine
    Natural citrine points from the Congo. Notice their generally uniform smokey, champagne or honey color to them. Congo natural citrine usually comes in these nice elongated points & often have babies & hematite around its base where it was attached to the rock matrix.

    This is a natural citrine with a classic point shape and light tea color throughout the crystal.

    This piece is an amazing feat of geology! Here you see a double terminated penetrator twin that got fractured during its growth process & self healed while turning into a natural golden citrine only above the fracture! AMAZING & have never seen anything like it!
    Heat-Treated Citrine
    Heat-treated citrine from Brazil is usually amethyst (sometimes smokey quartz) that’s been baked. This piece was broken off of a large amethyst geode then heated to get this tell-tale baked orange color at the tip with white bottom.

    This photo demos another common baked citrine formation, the druse. This darker deep honey-colored ice tea hue is known as Madeira citrine. Then you can see a sharp border which then goes white.
    How do They Do It?
    Mother Earth naturally creates citrine with her geo-thermal heat source; from within the mantle (her deluxe gourmet geo-kitchen!) by heating amethyst or smoky quartz (both are SiO2 (quartz), just as citrine is).

    The Earth can also produce the deep brown citrine, aka Madeira citrine. This is more rare than your usual lighter honey or white wine colored natural citrine. Actually, all types of natural citrine are considered relatively rare. They’re no where near as bountiful as amethyst so they can get be hard to find & a bit pricey. Be prepared.

    When we lab-heat citrine we’re simply mimicking what Mama Earth does. You usually begin with a poorly or lightly colored Brazilian amethyst. Then you heat it in a kiln to over 900°F (482°C). If you want it to go dark yellow or to red-brown (Madeira color) then you go up to 1022-1040°F (550-560°C). Some smoky quartz can turn citrine color as cool as 390°F (199°C).
    Ain’t this the interactive classroom?? My favorite kind. Crystal Hottie Shayla read this blog post w/i hours of it posting & got to experimenting in her lab kitchen & showed us how it’s done. Thank you Prof. Shayla for sharing this with us & your quick work! *bowing down* Check out her results:

    Is it Still Citrine?
    Yep, yep, yep & I feel that heated/baked crystals & stones can be worked with very effectively. Heating the stone at these temperatures simply changes the color but doesn’t change its molecular structure & again, IMHO, as long as a crystal’s molecular structure hasn’t been altered, I feel that the crystal will still have the effective healing qualities.In addition, the stone’s color (light vibrational frequency) has now been changes to that of natural citrine’s. Its no longer of the violet frequency, its now in the orange or yellow frequency. So its going to resonate that energy now.

    Is Your Citrine Fake or Natural? Part 1

    That being said, I do think that heat treating or enhancing a crystal can reduce this frequency & effectiveness since it does weaken the stone some, but it doesn’t totally burn out its potential healing effects. So, no need to replace your citrine at all.

    Citrine – Fake or Natural, Part 2

    Whether citrine is heated artificially or naturally, it’s still often commercially classified as citrine. Remember, this artificial or natural heating is not enough to change the molecular structure of the crystal so it’s still SiO2. I feel the healing properties are still those of citrine, but on a lighter scale.

    To me, lab heated citrine’s properties are not similar to amethyst’s or smoky quartz’ at all. Through much experimenting of my own as well as that of my student’s & clients, baked citrine’s properties align perfectly to my solar plexus chakra; its energetically stimulating, it helps with financial issues & it helps us to be more confident. Now, if you’re looking for a piece that’s just going to go BAMMM!  in these precise areas, then I’d advise you to go with a natural citrine, for sure….its energies will be much more powerful.

    Types of Citrine for Crystal Healing

    Let me end by saying that I feel that your intuition should always be your first guide. If a stone or crystal works for you for a particular purpose then don’t let anyone or anything that you read or hear change that for you. For certain people, certain stones may work very well while not work for others no matter what is said or written about them. Keep on truckin’, Crystal Hottie!

    Just as in quantum physics, the scientist doing the observing actually influences the outcome & properties of the subatomic particles being observed. So, basically, if you believe it to be so, it simply is, on a subatomic level. Why should it be any different on a super atomic level? As below, so it is above, right? Let the crystals that you know work for you continue to do so…if you believe it to be true, it simply is. No panicking over heat-treated citrine, OK? If it worked for you before, it’s still going to continue to do so…unless you think it won’t.

    Continue to enjoy your crystals and stones, heat-treated or not.

    Ooodles of Crystal Blessings!

    Oooodles of Crystal Blessings!!P
    P.S. What do you think of heat-treated citrine? Like it, hate it, who cares? Let me know in the comments below!

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    What does it mean when your crystal disappears?

    Hibiscus Moon Crystals, energy work, science 59 Comments

    So what does it mean when a crystal disappears? Just up & goes AWOL?

    • Sometimes people will find their crystals later & it will be completely unexplained. Like the crystal manifested itself in a little bag that was locked up somewhere in a safety deposit box – something really, really wild, like that…& it’s completely unexplained. Unless of course you had amnesia & don’t remember doing such a thing. 😛
    • Or sometimes, the crystal is found by someone else in a different place entirely; not even in the same vicinity.
    • Or sometimes you never find the crystal again – its just up & left. It’s gone. It has disappeared, never to be heard from again.

    This is a very common question I get asked on a fairly frequent basis and there are a few ways to answer it.
    ANSWER # 1…(and the most logical aka “blue pill”) is you misplaced it
    …and when you find it, you’ll go, ‘Oh! Right, that’s what I did with it. Totally forgot about that.” Or you’ll find it in some place like a vacuum cleaner – accidentally got sucked up.

    Now let’s talk about the illogical explanations because they’re more fun!
    ANSWER # 2: manifested elsewhere (here we go down the rabbit hole! aka “red pill”)
    This is a story or explanation that I have heard passed down from generation to generation.

    I’ve read about it in books.

    I’ve heard it from spiritual teachers.

    I’ve heard it from my Native American mentor.

    And I’ve experienced it.

    I give this explanation a lot of credence. It says basically that the crystal’s work with you is done. It manifested itself (or perhaps you manifested it) in your plain – in your vibrational reality when you needed it. But now that you no longer need it, it has manifested elsewhere. We might develop attachments to things, but I feel these vibrations know when they’re needed elsewhere.

    One teaching that I think is interesting enough to share here…& 1 that I’ve been taught by a few a Native American mentors that their belief (this is not speaking for all Native American teachings or tribes) is this:

    Stone People (crystal beings) know when we need to be done with that particular stone’s vibrational frequency. And that the crystal beings have the ability to easily change time & space “teleporting” into another dimension. That they can flash in & out of existence. Off into other dimensions, parallel universes, plains of reality…

    This sounds like I’m talking about Quantum Physics here, right? B/c that’s what Quantum Physics’ is all about, Baby! Quantum physicists have proven that on the sub-atomic level, that’s exactly what particles are doing; flashing in & out of existence. *I always wonder where they go exactly.*

    And I feel that there’s a fractal relationship to everything – a holographic explanation to everything. What I mean is…if that’s what’s going on – on the sub-atomic level – then that’s what’s going on with the macro level – our level – or what we perceive to the be the macro level anyway.

    Is it reality or is it a perception? Hmmm? Well, I feel that there aren’t any exact boundaries to that. Reality can flow into perception & vice versa.

    So what I’m getting at is that it seems that crystals have the ability to do this quite easily – flashing in & out of existence…but there’s an “a” & a “b” scenario here:

    Scenario a. If it’s flashing in & out of existence like quantum particles do, then you may see it again…as it comes in & out of your perception…or your reality– you may see it again – it may disappear again – you may see it again & so on. It may reappear in some place entirely different.

    Scenario b. The crystal’s work with you is totally done. That means, it’s going to leave & be gone for good. You’re not going to see it again – not in this reality anyway. And then there may be little bit more to this story; being that someone else needed it more than you so it manifested into their reality. That seems to be quite a comforting because, hey, if I don’t need that crystal anymore & someone else needs it more than I do, I’m more willing to let it go:

    “Okay, I don’t have that stone anymore. It makes me feel good to know that it’s with someone who really needs it.”

    You don’t want to feel like that crystal went to waste in any way. And I don’t feel like any crystal ever goes to waste even if it shattered into a million pieces on the floor – b/c that’s what naturally happens in the rock cycle, isn’t it?

    If a human never touches a crystal in it’s entire existence & it exists the entire time underground – within Mother Earth’s crust or & then gets crushed up in some geological process or melted & goes back to into the mantle –  into the rock cycle – into magma & no longer crystal or stone for the time being- just being recycled – just like everything. It’s like the water cycle, the carbon cycle – there’s a cycle for every element & every thing that exists really. Everything is part of a cycle, absolutely everything.

    There’s a cycle for us – &, of course, there’s a cycle for crystals.

    As above, so below, as within, so without – holographic existence, Crystal Hottie!

    You got to love it. Namaste,

    How to use crystals to attract abundance

    Hibiscus Moon amethyst, Crystal Grids, Crystals, energy work, gratefullness, law of attraction 20 Comments

    crystal grid

    One of the most popular classes I used to teach is 1 in which we learned to use crystals for abundance attraction, using the vibration of certain crystals to manifest more prosperity + abundance.

    But before we even start looking at the crystals we have bust out of our old mindset & get into the right 1.

    New Abundance Mindset Comin’ Right Up!
    Firstly, abundance & prosperity isn’t always about mula. It can mean acquiring enough of anything when their’s a lack. But many do tend to think of “money” when they think of “prosperity & abundance”.

    We all know money isn’t the end all, be all. We know money can’t buy happiness, right?…but happiness CAN buy money!!!

    Yep, it’s true. Your happy positive attitude about money can totally attract it to you. But if you hate those who have it & have icky feelings about it then it’s really not something that will ever be attracted to you. Is it, Sweet Pea?

    And if you keep thinking that you’re in need of money & that’s why you’re reading this blog post….that’s exactly what you’re gonna get.

    You’ll continue to “NEED MONEY!”

    So, I feel it’s necessary to first get into the mindset of already being grateful for the prosperity & abundance that you already have. Before you even have it! It’s like quantum physics baby. There is no timeline so let’s just throw that out the window. Just flow with it & all the while remember to always be thankful for all the blessings, large & small…even the itty-bitty ones. We all have them. The very breath you’re taking now…be grateful for that. :)
    My Morning Ritual
    I’ve made a habit of being thankful every morning upon waking, before I even get out of bed. No matter what’s going on in my life or what occurred the day before. No matter what…I do it. I sit up & while doing my neck stretches, I try to think of all the lovely things in my life that I am thankful for. I visualize them & feel the warm fuzzies & then I send those energies love.♥ I mentally say “thank you”. I also sometimes have my hands in a particular mudra while doing this…and sometimes my kitty Topaz joins me in my lap along with a crystal that I keep by my bedside. Lately it’s been a lemurian wand that I love.

    Habits like these are extremely attractive to abundance. Abundance really likes to hang around that sort of energy.

    Be forewarned though. I know from past experience that just doing visualizations doesn’t always cut it for everyone & although I try to keep the negative speak & thought patterns at bay, I’m not always perfect with it. Its hard sometimes. Especially when those around you tend to drag you back into old habits. We get so easily caught up in it.

    So, when this happens, it’s time to bust out the BIG GUNS…
    CRYSTAL GRID to the rescue!!
    My official definition: a crystal grid is a geometric pattern of energetically aligned stones charged by intention set in a sacred space for the purpose of manifesting a particular objective. My specific objective for this grid was to grow my sacred crystal biz to the point that I could leave my day job as a science teacher.

    Did the grid work? Ha! Worked like a charm & I’m going to tell you exactly what I did it, step-by-step:

  • I jotted down on some little post-it notes names of crystals that I had on hand that would give me the career, business mojo, powerful punch I was looking for; orange calcite, citrine, peridot, pyrite & quartz for amplifying.
  • I decided upon the Flower of Life as my grid template
  • I then gathered up a green cloth & some large 9 day green candles in glass…the green color holds the frequency of abundance.
  • I laid all out all my supplies around me and just sat among them thinking it all through.
  • I then put everything into place and also decided to add a few photos of things that reminded me of what life will be like when my desire became my reality
  • This recipe was PERFECT. It worked like a charm. I’ve since tweaked the grid to align to my new goals.
    Feng Shui & Crystals
    A few years back, I intuitively placed a large Amethyst druse in my bedroom’s back corner. I later learned that in Feng Shui this very corner is known as the “Prosperity” corner in your home! Feng shui also says that the color purple (as in amethyst) is the color that nurtures wealth & prosperity. Who knew? My higher self guided me well, huh?
    Abundance Ritual
    Here’s an easy + quick little ritual that you can do & 1 that my students love! It allows you to shift your own personal prosperity energy anytime! Ready to give this a try?

    OK, Let’s do this

    • You’ll need 1 tumbled stone each of citrine, pyrite & jade along with a little pouch to carry them in, preferably a green or gold colored pouch.
    • Next, you write this affirmation on a small piece of paper & slip that into the pouch with the stones: “I attract & gratefully receive prosperity, abundance & success in my life.”
    • Carry this pouch with you everywhere for 1 full week & whenever you remember to do it, pull out the crystals, hold them in your hands, state the affirmation & then follow with a quick 5-10 minute meditation or relaxation time, allowing yourself to vibrate with your abundance crystals, visualizing & being extremely grateful for the prosperity that is already on its way straight to you!
    • Try to do this 1-2 times every day for 1 week. You’ll be amazed at the changes in you & magical prosperity flow that you’ll set in motion.

    These exercises will allow you to get rid of self limiting beliefs about yourself, setting you you on the path of forming new powerful beliefs.

    It’s so empowering when you discover just how powerful you are! You’ve this amazing ability to consciously & purposefully create exactly what you need in your life and…crystals are handy-dandy tools & supports that make the whole process so much easier + FUN! Simply by creating these new empowering beliefs, you’ll more easily identify stuffs that’s been getting in the way. You’ll also intuitively recognize & vibe with attitudes & energies that attract abundance. How nice!

    Crystal Blessings Lima Bean!



    P.S. If you’re interested in learning more about how to use crystals to attract abundance take a look at my Attracting Abundance & Prosperity with Crystals eKit here.

    When are you ready to heal others?

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing, energy work 26 Comments

    May I address something? This “something” has been poking at me for a little while so I just need to get it out.

    Something that I’ve been hearing come up more frequently with my students?

    Its this whole thing about some people feeling like this:

    “OK, I’ve taken a class, completed a certification, received a certificate…I may even have several different types of healing modality certifications under my sparkly belt…but I’m still not ready nor prepared to heal others. Who am I to heal others?

    and–by the way, I don’t feel certification is necessary at all, yeah even though I am the founder of an Academy that certifies peeps! I go over my views on that in this interview I gave a while back w/ a few other cool chicas.

    Some people are born healers and may know it & they’ve got the confidence that goes along with it and…more power to you. I love that.

    Some people feel like they can they can teach themselves & learn it all on their own & they become extraordinary healers!

    What I’m saying is, I don’t feel certification is a necessity, nor that it’s for everyone-we’ve talked a little bit about that before.

    So why bother with certifications & academies & the whole she-bang? That’s b/c a lot of us- and this is just human nature, Lima Bean- a lot of us like to have a foundation, a lot of us like to have steps to follow. We like some kind of–not that I deliver formulas at all, but some kind of a format.

    And hey, I love it too! That’s why I love to teach & I love to build curricula & I just freakin’ love this sort of thing. I’ve been a teacher my whole life.

    So this whole thing about:

    ‘Okay, I’ve got all these certifications, I still don’t feel like I’m ready to be a healer. I still don’t feel like I’ve mastered it. I still don’t feel like I’m ready. I still feel like there’s so much more to learn before I should be out there healing other people. I still feel like I have so much to heal within myself before I can go out there and heal others.’

    That is just plain bullshiz! Yeah, I am calling bullshiz on that. Get over it. Get over it.

    That’s what I say to that because, hey, guess what?

    None of us are perfect.

    Even the highest ascended masters & Source Energy itself have some imperfections, and if we’re going to wait around for all of us to become ascended masters, to get people out there healing & helping other people, then…Frick!…none of us are going to benefit from any of it.

    And by the way, I don’t think being a healer-my students know this; they know this well– being a healer is not a one way street.

    It’s most certainly a two way street.

    So, when we call ourselves ‘healer’, it’s really a misnomer. We just use that to give a label because, as humans, we also like to have labels so we can compartmentalize things & know what everyone is talking about. So that’s a good idea. But you are a healer as well as the ‘healee’-yeah, that’s a weird word-but when we are healing others we are also receiving healing in return.

    It’s a 2 way conduit to source energy. We’re giving & we are receiving; and sure as heck we need it. We need that healing just as much as everybody else does. I know I do!
    So please, please get over this notion, Sweet Pea. Do not wait until you feel that you are perfectly ready–

    • all your chakras are balanced
    • you are perfectly healed
    • you do everything wonderfully well
    • you don’t do anything wrong
    • you’re in heart center 100% of the time
    • and– oh, forget it!!

    It’s unattainable.

    So please, get out there, share your gifts, and heal other people…and be healed. :)


    Crystal blessings!

    Crystal Myths Debunked

    Hibiscus Moon cleansing, Crystals, energy work 47 Comments

    My auralite 23 wand & my rose quartz buddy.

    Crystal myths? Well, every interest has its fair share of myths, legends & misconceptions. Right? And I’m in no way trying to say my way is the only way or the right way but just giving you some food for thought here with this post. So, ready to do some crystal de-bunking?

    My auralite 23 wand & my rose quartz buddy.

    Now you know I love a good mature intelligent debate that stirs up a little controversy or just makes us THINK. Perhaps even debunks a few myths. I love to stir the pot with a pinch of controversy as long as its all in fun & no one gets their panties up in a wad. Its this sort of thing that gets peeps talking, reveals new info & sometimes I even let go of old beliefs for newer & better ones. I have no probs being flexy like that. No dogmatic buy-ins from me.

    So let’s tawk!
    I would like to discuss the concept of Charging or Programming of stones.

    I often get asked by those new to crystals….

    “I just got some new crystals. How do I cleanse, charge & program them now?”

    Cleansing? Yeah, I’m all for that. I feel we may (or may not) need to reset the base resonant frequency of the crystals, depending on where they’ve been & energies they’ve encountered before we met up with them so why not be safe rather than sorry? Doesn’t hurt the crystal so we might as go ahead & cleanse it just to be safe.
    There are many ways to cleanse your crystals

    • sunlight
    • salt water baths
    • let them site in dry brown rice
    • run under flowing water
    • sit in flower petals
    • cleansing breaths
    • sage smoke smudging

    Some of the above methods are safe for the crystal & others aren’t, depending on many factors. My new favorite method is safe for ALL crystals &  I discuss just how to do that here in this older video of mine:

    So, do we really need to charge up or program our crystals?
    Yes, I touched on this in a recent video but I’d like to dive in a little deeper & open it up for a Crystal Hottie discussion b/c I’m sure there are viewpoints I haven’t looked at this from & many ways to see it.

    I mean if we believe that certain crystals can help with certain things or have a set of certain properties why would they need us to program them? Oh we’re so enchanted by how clever we think we areso now we’re going to tell the crystal what to do for us? Peee-shaw!

    *BTW, I’m purposely pushing buttons here.*

    I feel & teach that crystals have their own sort of pre-programmed properties due to there unique vibratory signature; a result of many things including their elemental make-up & specific environment that Mama Earth chose to cook them up in. I also feel that although this vibration can get temporarily knocked out of whack under very special circumstance, it’s not easy to do & it’s temporary.

    So…again…does a crystal need me to tell it what it’s good at & how to do it? I think not.

    For example, I decide I need to use spirit quartz to help heal some OCD tendencies…do I need to tell the crystal this, program or charge it in some way? Or is it already programmed in its energetic blueprint? I take a simpler more practical approach  & feel the scenario later is the case.

    I really love the whole idea, concept & theory of a crystal energetic blueprint  or morphogenic field as its been coined by its biggest proponent, Rupert Sheldrake. According to this theory, there is a sort of etheric instruction booklet for how certain organisms (crystals are also lumped in here according to Dr. Richard Gerber) will look & behave once fully formed. If you really want to get into this shiz ( & BLOW YOUR MIND) here’s a great vid where Mr. Sheldrake summarizes what this morphogenic field is all about. I really feel that’s what we’re dealing with here with our crystal buds. So, for the most part, I’ll just sit back & allow them to do what they were cosmically programmed to do, thank you very much.

    Although, I do teach in our Advanced Course how to program clear quartz crystals for special cases, this isn’t something that is always necessary & I don’t feel the program will have staying power anyhow so its something that will continually needs to be re-freshed. I’m also backed by science in sticking with quartz on this  due to its particular molecular structure & specific properties.

    Clear quartz

    For the rest of the crystals…I leave it up to Mother Earth to do the programming. I think she’s pretty much got that process down pat.

    So what do you think? I’m a big girl…I can take it! Just keep it mature & respectful please in the comments below.

    Super Sparkles to you today!!!

    Crystals + 2013 Eclipse Energies

    Hibiscus Moon energy work 5 Comments

    OK, time to do an updated eclipse post for 2013. I already let 1 lunar eclipse slip past us so time to get on it! And we can totally use crystals in tandem with these eclipse energies (I prefer to stay safe & just stick with the lunar energies on this as I’ll explain in a bit here).

    Solar eclipse during totality. Photo credit: Luc Viatour /

    We still have 4 upcoming eclipses in 2013 to look  forward to. Those of you that have been following me for a while know that I love to ride those cosmic Mama Earth energies & I also like to layer various types of energies together of similar frequency…enter the crystals!
    So here’s the 2013 Upcoming Eclipse Tour Dates:

    2013 May 10: Annular Solar Eclipse – This type of eclipse happens when the Moon is a wee bit closer to the Sun leaving a bright ring of light around the Moon (the corona). Solar eclipses can only appear during a new moon & in the day time. This means that you are working with new moon energy (this is said to be great for BIG cleansings, purging, ending things & letting go). Good time to clean out closets & such. This sort of eclipse has less amplitude than a Total Solar Eclipse. If you feel good about that then work with it & give it a go. Click on the link for a NASA map of where you need to be to see this event. Crystals to Work with: herkimer diamond, sunstone, citrine, stellar beam calcite

    citrine druse

    2013 May 25: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – much like a Partial Lunar Eclipse but has some unobservable differences (points of contact) & not too striking to look at, but the slight energy boost is there none the less. I view any sort of Lunar eclipse as a really powerful Full Moon! High amplitude, no doubt. For me, the Full Moon is a time to be grateful for what the last lunar cycle has brought about & to take a look at my plans & evaluate any necessary changes for the next cycle. Lunar Eclipses are a good energy to bring about change. (Click above for NASA maps) Crystals to Work with: moonstone, fluorite, selenite


    2013 Oct 18: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – same as above

    2013 Nov 03: Hybrid Solar Eclipse – this event is a cross between an Annual Solar Eclipse & a Total Solar Eclipse. This happens b/c the Moon’s shadow touches upon Earth’s surface at some points, but falls short others. Yeah, this is mega-powerful energy here! Lots of banishing energy. Again, I feel the energy is too loco for my liking so I just appreciate & notice.

    If you’re on the East Coast of the US, you may have a view of a partial solar eclipse early Sunday morning. Go here to find out how it will look in your area or if you’ll be able to view it & what time.

    Click here for Eye Safety tips during a Solar Eclipse.

    Think of it…the Sun, the Moon & the Earth are in perfect alignment with each other. The energies are STACKED, Baby! (Click above for NASA map) Crystals to Work with: sunstone, citrine, pyrite, sulfur

    Sunstone aka oligoclase. Photo by Ra’ike

    And no worries if you can’t visibly view some or any of these eclipses…its not necessary for its energy to still be able to affect you. Which is great, b/c its very difficult to catch an eclipse, especially a Solar one! The effects of eclipse energy on us has even been scientifically tested. (Click on that only if you’re GEEKY!)

    But we don’t need all that scientific mumbo-jumbo, do we? When you’re in-tune w/ Mama Earth you can just FEEEEL it. If you’re not feeling it…that may be because you need to get out there, barefoot on the Earth & get grounded & connected.

    Just as I teach with crystals, any energy that is High Amplitude (meaning it carries a whopping lot of energy) can interfere with the dominant osciallary rate (average vibratory rate) of an object or being. So does an eclipse qualify as High Amp? I give that a big HELL YEAH!

    With me so far?

    Since I don’t feel confidant working with the super-HIGH magnitude energy of a Total Solar Eclipse (I don’t think I’ll ever be messing around with that) I pretty much leave that be & just honor & respect by watching from afar.

    I do, however, like to work with Lunar eclipse energy since those can make for some supremely special edition potions difficult to replicate!

    Total lunar eclipse
    Here are just a few things I like to do/create for a Lunar Eclipse:

    • Concoct special Gem Elixir blends
    • Crystal Grids
    • Program a special crystal

    Are you planning on working with the celestial energies? We’d all love to hear what you’re up to so please comment below. :)

    Crystal Blessings, Lima Bean!



    P.S. If you’re interested in working with energies in the form of a Gem Elixir, you may be interested in checking out my Gem Elixir eKit; click here to check that out.

    My Wand ~ a Guest Blog Post by Tia Johnson

    Hibiscus Moon amethyst, Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work, interview 5 Comments

    Today, I proudly bring to you another in our series of Crystal Healer Interviews from 1 very dedicated & prolific Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer, Tia Johnson…on top of everything else she does (read her bio below) she has her own freakin’ Radio Show! Yeah! OK, here she is with glorious beautiful self… ENJOY!

    It’s not so much that we pick our crystals, but it is the crystals that pick us!

    Just as in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the wand chose Harry!

    While in Ollivander’s Wand Shop, Harry Potter gave a few wands a flick of the wrist, but there was that one particular wand that was a ‘match’ for Harry.

    Well, this is how crystals work with us!

    Have you ever been attracted to a particular crystal and can’t explain why besides the fact that you find it to be beautiful?  I can guarantee you that it is more than just the looks of a crystal that draws you in and captures your attention! This is what happened to me when I purchased my first crystal wand!

    My crystal wand, pictured below, consists of my two favorite crystals, clear quartz and amethyst!

    However, I have to mention that this was NOT my ideal wand. Before I became a Certified Crystal Healer, I didn’t completely understand how crystals work. What I did know, at the time, was that I wanted an awesome and mysterious looking wand to use for crystal healing.

    Per my awesome formal crystal training I now know that:

    •  Crystals are vibratory tools that vibrate at different rates
    •  Crystals align our chakras, change frequencies, and promote emotional and physical healing
    •  Wands are great to use to direct energy
    •  Clear quartz crystals are amplifiers


    Little did I realize at first glance of the wand that I was already being healed!

    There were two other crystal wands on display in the glass case, but my crystal wand was already sending out ‘the vibes’ that I could instantly feel.

    I just could not stop looking at this wand, as if I was hypnotized and I could hear it say, “Purchase me.”

    Since I was looking to increase my healing abilities and gaining more wisdom about all things spiritual, I actually purchased it because it felt right and my two favorite crystals made up the wand!


    Here’s what I have learned:

    •  There’s always a master plan
    •  We may not always see that master plan, but if we just follow our intuition we will not have regrets
    •  The crystal wand attracted my attention because the crystals were vibrating at a frequency that I wanted to achieve: increase healing abilities-clear quartz amplifies and gain spiritual knowledge-amethyst promotes understanding of sacred knowledge
    •  Working with the wand has proven to be very beneficial for me and my crystal practice
    •  The crystal wand definitely chose me!

    Based on my experience, I can say that working with crystals is a calling. The crystal path chose me! I didn’t fully understand why I had to purchase the wand, but there was plan in motion.
    So, ask yourself some of the following questions:

    •  What path am I on now?
    •  What’s the background story of that path which has lead me to this point in my life?
    •  Who can learn from my experience?
    •  Is it a path that involves me getting training?
    •  How have I changed from when I first started the path?
    •  What’s the overall message?

    BIO: Tia Johnson is the intuitive healer and creator of The Violet Sanctuary Spa, LLC.  Tia is an attuned Reiki practitioner, Gateway Dreaming™ Coach, certified by Denise Linn, Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer and ANGEL THERAPY PRACTITIONER®, certified by Doreen Virtue, PhD. She is the author of the forthcoming e-book, To Be Goddess: Every Woman is a Goddess; Discover Your Domain In Which You Reign Supreme. She has been gifted with the metaphysical since early childhood and fascinated by dreams and their meaning. You can learn more about Tia at

    Thank you Tia! Wasn’t that inspiring? I’m certainly all amped up now. *Where’s my wand?*

    Abundant Crystal Blessings!



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    Charging Crystals Under the Full Moon

    Hibiscus Moon cleansing, Crystals, energy work, moon 17 Comments

    Did you see this recent video I did where I answered some common moon-crystal related questions about charging crystals under the full moon?
    In it I cover:

    • Why I feel a monthly Moon “Cleanse” is not necessary
    • Can you put your crystals out when its cloudy?
    • Can you put your crystals out when there are freezing temps?
    • Will crystals still receive Moon-Benefits through a window?

    Watch the vid & find out! :)

    Charging Crystals in the Full Moon?

    Many Sparkly Moon Blessings to you,



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    How to Use a Pendulum to Find Anything

    Hibiscus Moon divination, energy work 19 Comments

    Find What You’re Looking For…Using a Pendulum
    I’m often asked how one can go about using a crystal pendulum to find a lost object. (Now, it doesn’t have to be a crystal pendulum…it can be any pendulous object at all in fact).

    Pendulums & other dowsing objects, like dowsing rods (L rods or Y rods), have been used throughout history to locate objects or resources.

    An 18th century dowser

    I feel & teach my students that a pendulum allows you to tap into what your higher self already KNOWS  so its not the pendulum having all the answers…you have them. The pendulum is just a tool that allows us to access them with more ease.

    BUT… they’ve never been as gorgeous & juicy-looking as they are now!

    a tea infuser pendulum with green aventurine for health

    Now, you do already need to sorta already know your stuff & have a clear idea of what your “yes” & “no” movements are in order to do this accurately. Here’s an oldie but goodie vid I did a few years ago that explains about that:
    How to Use a Pendulum

    You don’t have to be a pendulum expert by any means but you do want to have a good connection with yours & be accustomed to its movements.

    A pendulum is pretty simple, only having 2 parts to it:

  • The “bob” is the part that schwings
  • The “fob” is the part you hold from which it pivots
  • Using a pendulum to find something you’ve lost can be very helpful while also giving you great practice & bonding time with your pendulum! I find the more you use it the better & more accurate your results b/c your connection with is stronger & it can more easily resonate with you (or you with it).
    Its actually pretty fun to do this. Total play-time here.

  • You can draw up a rough map of the space you think your lost object in. It doesn’t need to be fancy-shmancy…just a rough drawing will do.
  • Then simply walk around your space from room to room, asking your pendulum if you’re close or not, hot or cold. Yup, just like the game. For instance, you can go to each room within your home & ask if the lost item is there until you get a “yes”.
  • Then spend time going through each area of that specific room asking if the object is in this or that region until you’ve homed in on it like a heat-seeking missile! This can even be done from a distance! All you need is a map of the space the object is thought to be in & your trusty pendulum.
  • You can be loose with it. There’s no right or wrong way. You can do this either sitting or standing, walking from spot to spot, comfortably holding the pendulum’s chain between your thumb & forefinger ( the pivot point) at a comfortable height that feels right for you. If you’re sitting, then go ahead & rest your elbow on a table for stability. Use whatever hand feels most comfortable for you.

    Just make sure that pendulum is making a connection with you!

    I’ve seen some people making these special pendulum hangers that hold the piece for you but…for me…that’s missing the whole point. That separates me from the pendulum & I do want to make that connection with it. I’m not saying that it’s wrong…it just doesn’t work for me.

    So Happy Pendulum Hunting! May you find what you’re looking for, Sweet Pea!!



    P.S. If you have a favorite pendulum method, insight or tidbit to share, please do in the comments below! You know how much this Crystal Hottie community lurrrrves that. 😀

    8 Crystal Tools I Couldn’t Live Without

    Hibiscus Moon amethyst, chakras, Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work, healing, love, stress relief 16 Comments

    In our crystal practice, we may have collected many various crystal tools for this, that or the other. Next thing you know you have a ton…but I find that there are a select few that I end up using most often. I call them my Go-To Crystal Buds. I’ve mediated with them, have a closer bond with them & seem to pull them out for working with most often. they’re like my Inner Circle Crystals. 😉

    So, how about  a behind-the-scenes look at the crystal tools that I use most often?
    My 8 Top Crystal Buddies
    1. Big Baby – if you’re familiar with my blog, you’re well familiar with Big Baby. This is my large natural clear crystal point that I often use as the center crystal for many of my powerful crystal grids. He’s perfect for focusing & then amplifying my intentions.

    Big Baby

    2. Big Mama– Again, if you’re a regular, you know Big Mama Rose Quartz Chunk-a-Lunka is a staple in my Love Grids. I usually use her in a grid where I send loving, compassionate healing energy out to many all at once. She’s my 18.3 pound-er from the South Dakota Badlands National Park & was gifted to me by a very special client. She’s glorious, isn’t she?

    Big Mama

    3. Amethyst pendulum – After messing around with an old washer & chain as a pendulum since the early nineties I finally felt I was due for an upgrade about 7 years ago & gifted myself with a very simple amethyst pendulum on a sterling silver chain that I keep in a purple little pouch. I’ve developed a good reliable relationship with it & its never steered me wrong.
    4. Selenite massage wand– selenite is a very useful tool for working with chakras & sealing up energy (which we teach all about in my course). This wand is polished & finished with a rainbow fluorite tip. Its even great for just rubbing on the temples & relieving headaches. Good medicine.

    My trusty amethyst pendulum & selenite wand hangin’ out.

    5. Sacred Healing Rattle – this guy is incredible for breaking up the energy in a space or area in the energetic body. I made with my own hands & energy of bamboo & buffalo hide. I’ve outfitted him with green aventurine & clear quartz to make this an even more effective healing rattle.

    My hand made sacred healing rattle

    6. Rose Quartz Buddy- This little baby’s been with me a long time…through thick & thin, ups & downs. And he’s always gotten me through. I usually keep him by my bedside as I often use him during before bed reflection time or even to fall asleep holding on to. I usually use it when in need of some heart medicine & consolation. A trusty little rock, this one.

    7. Auralite 23 Wand – This wand was a gift and I’ve had it about 2 years now. I often use it conjunction with my Rose Quartz Buddy or just on its own. Its home is also by my bedside as I often hold onto it while relaxing or getting ready to fall asleep. Its a good go-to piece when I need clarification on something or a creative spark. Sometimes I also use it to direct energy towards my head for headache relief.

    My auralite 23 wand & my rose quartz buddy.

    8. Bedroom Amethyst Druse – this plus-sized gorgeous gal is a deeply colored Uruguayan amethyst cut from a druse geode interior. She lives in our bedroom to bring a calm stress-free energy into the room while also radiating the correct vibrational frequency for dream time & serene sleep.

    My bedroom amethyst druse

    My BIG DREAM is to get everyone using crystals to help bring about positive change + to heal. We CAN do this!

    Super Sparkles to you today!!!

    P.S. Please share with us all below what crystals you can’t live without!!

    Uncovering More Crystal Fakes: Part 3

    Hibiscus Moon Crystals, energy work 15 Comments

    So today I bring to you another post about the crystal fakes + frauds out there in Crystal-land. After the last post on the subject I got lots of questions about others so here are a few more popular ones for you to be aware of, Jelly Bean.
    Amber (not technically a mineral or crystal since it has organic origins) is supposed to be super-duper expensive, right? So why all this cheap stuffs on the market?

    Well, that cheap stuffs is most likely plastic or copal, pronounced “coh-PAHL”. Copal is often sold as “amber”, but it’s not. Amber is the fossilized (40-60 million years old), hardened resin from a now extinct pine tree.

    Copal, on the other hand, is hardened immature recent resin (only 1000- 1 million years old). Copal is technically almost the same thing, just not as old & the names are often used interchangeably.

    BUT, “almost” is not the same & the slight variation makes a huge difference! A reputable seller will make sure to note that copal is not true amber.

    This is actually rough copal often sold as “amber”.


    Sometimes what you think is amber may not even be copal but may be glass, synthetic resins or plastic!
    Why is amber so expensive?
    Well that, My Sweets, depends on several things: how rare it is, its age, color & whether is has any included insects (remember that Mosquito in amber from Jurassic park that they got the dino DNA from? ….which is totally impossible BTW!).

    The value of amber is related to its scarcity, age, inclusions of extinct species & durability.

    Various shades of polished Baltic Amber
    Here are some tests you can do to see if you have copal or the real deal:

  • Smell test – real amber has a distinct pine scent after heating. Copal will have a “sweet” resin smell but its not pine.
  • Solvent test – Copal & plastic fakes won’t pass this test but it will damage your piece.  Drip a few drops of fingernail polish remover or alcohol on your piece…if it gets tacky or sticky & the solvent takes on the color of the piece, Congrats!…you’ve got yourself a fake! Real amber won’t bat an eyelash over this.
  • Melt test – Real amber doesn’t melt, it burns. Copal & plastics will melt at a relatively low temperature (lower than 150 C/300F ). Yes, this is the same copal many use as incense due to the sweet scent it emits when burned.  If it plastic, acccck!! The smell will be horrible!
  • Hot needle test– the tip of a hot needle will burn real amber, but copal or the fakes will melt, so best to try this on an area that no one will see as this will damage your piece too.
  • Float test – Amber will float in salt water.  That’s why it’s so easy to harvest amber along the beach of the Baltic Sea. for locals on the Baltic Coast to find it washed up on beaches, especially after storm events. The amber gets stirred up from a layer known as blue earth, which is beneath layers of silt and clay on the ocean floor. To do this test, mix about 1 part salt to 2 parts water and dissolve the salt completely.  Drop your piece into the mixture.  Plastic and copal will drop out, while amber floats.
  • Amber also has some cool electrical properties that I wrote about a while back too. Amber & copal will get a negative electric charge while glass will be positively charged.
    Plastics will also be charged negatively like amber. Soooo…I don’t recommend using this property to test.
    Irradiated Crystals
    Irradiation of mineral specimens is a pretty common thing. You may not realize it but many gemstones on the market are irradiated to get a more vibrant or deeper color. Is it dangerous? Yeah, I’d try to steer clear of them. (You can listen to me get on my soapbox about this topic here on this interview I did a while back):

    • deeply pigmented topaz
    • artificially dark (almost black) smokey quartz
    • very deep pink or red tourmaline
    • colored diamonds
    • deeply colored kunzite
    • some cultured pearls
    • vibrant yellow heliodor (irradiated pal aquamarine)

      Irradiated blue topaz, peeps! Photo credit: Mauro Cateb

    Some sellers choose to take milky quartz & subject it to gamma ray radiation normally used to clean germs from medical equipment & food (oh yeah…that’s gamma ray RADIATION on your food….sheesh!).

    Anyway, back on topic.

    So, when they radiate the milky quartz with the gamma rays you get a deeply pigmented, almost smoky quartz that’s almost entirely opaque like the 1 I show here while I was shopping in Tucson last year (2012). BTW, Ron Coleman’s Mine openly tells you (if you ask) that their smokey’s are irradiated. I really love the Coleman’s & recommend them as a reputable place to buy from:
    Size Does Matter in Crystal Healing – Tucson 2012!

    BTW, quartz colored by natural radiation from Mama Earth is not radioactive & is safe to carry. Yes, Mother Earth NATURALLY irradiates quartz that’s included with some aluminum to create smokey quartz but this is  a slower, more gentler process. I explain more about that here:
    Crystal Healing with Smokey Quartz

    1 telltale sign of an artificially irradiated smokey is that the color fades FAST when exposed to sunlight whereas a natural smokey will retain its color longer.

    If the seller tells you its from Arkansas, raise your eyebrows way up high b/c smokeys usually don’t occur there & they certainly won’t be very dark like I explain in the vid above. 

    This smokey quartz is all natural – the real deal from Namibia

    Now don’t confuse irradiated quartz with Morion quartz.

    This dreamy stuff just recently came on the scene. Its deeply colored, black quartz only occurs in & around volcanic rocks. These babies are RARE & formed by natural radiation caused by nearby uranium deposits from South Africa or in Poland. Natural Morion quartz retains some translucence when held up to the light as you can see in my pic below.

    Morion quartz – OMGEEEZ…look at that phantom on the tip! Its hard to see but its there.


    Rainbow Cal-Silica
    Rainbow Cal-Silica is bogus.

    Turns out its calcite ground up & mixed in with car paint, plastic  & resin!! YEAH! YUCKO!!

    Some sellers will insist that its a naturally occurring stone but there’s very little evidence to back it up. With some digging I turned up this juicy document by the Swiss Gemological Institute that states its a fake.

    So that’s THAT!
    Too bad b/c that would sure make a purty agate, huh?

    A close-up of the gorgeous colors in Rainbow Cal-Silica

    OK, so I hope that’s helpful to some of you out there. Remember, Buyer Beware.

    Who are you buying from? Are they reputable & do they know what they’re talking about? Be informed & cautious.

    Do you have any fake-out stories to tell? Please post below to help us all out!
    Happy Crystal Buying.

    BTW…like this sort of stuff? Then grab your FREE handy downloadable Crystal Fakes 40 page Reference eBook!

    This is the EXACT eBook you need in order to navigate the gem shows, crystal shops & eBay, get the REAL thing & get what you pay for. Don’t get scammed or duped into buying FAKES!

    Click here now to download your free copy!

    Jumbo-tron Crystal

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healer, Crystals, energy work, grounding 4 Comments


    Back around Christmas time I filmed this video but wanted to post it here now (n case anyone missed it) b/c this vid is a hidden little gem.

    I explains a few common concepts & questions I get asked about quartz points & black tourmaline (2 of my fav. crystals) so you may find it interesting too:

  • Clear quartz is a must-have for your collection. It’s so versatile & can be used for ANY purpose so you’ve got to have 1 of these babies. It’s also a very powerful amplifier! Quartz amplifies any vibrational frequencies, including our own.
  • Black Tourmaline is ULTRA-important to have around, I call it the Big Daddy of grounding. This stone has the unique ability to transmute & neutralize energy & help any being to ground & connect back to Mother Earth.
  • BTW…I call this guy…
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    Many Crystal Blessings to you all!

    P.S. Do you have 2 crystal fav’s? If so, what are they? Please post in the comments below. :)

    a little something to encourage you

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work 21 Comments

    From time to time we all struggle.

    Me too.

    You get that feeling in your gut…sometimes you know what caused it…sometimes you have no idea. But that feeling is there none the less.

    Don’t let that feeling ruin your day or week or month.

    Grab it by the short & curlies & kick it out!! Yeah…I said it!

    Crystals help me to do that every single time. They are my spiritual supports with this sort of thing. Nothing does a better job for me.

    Crystals are here to uplift us when we need it, & give us that feeling of encouragement from within. A total new attitude latitude.
    Here are some crystals we can use for that:

    • What’s 1 thing you’re terrified to do but you know you need to bust through that fear?? Grab a red garnet! Announce that fear. Grab your garnet, call that fear by NAME & then tell us your plan below for  conquering it!
    • The more positive you are about yourself the more positive you’ll be towards others. Blue calcite can help with that. ♥
    • Change your life & get rid of that victim mentality & victim vocabulary. Grab some black tourmaline & smokey quartz & LET IT GO!
    • Release & FORGIVE. Life’s too short, Jelly Bean. Celestite will help with that.
    • Shift your focus! Where thoughts go, energy flows. Focus on the kind of day want & use fluorite to help you keep that focus.

    How’s that for an attitude adjustment, Crystal Hottie? I was just getting warmed up.

    I KNOW what you may be going through. I’ve been there. We’ve all been there.

    But we don’t have to STAY there!

    We all have the power to change our attitude & perspective. For me, using a beloved crystal as a tool & support just makes it a whole lot easier when I’m already feeling drained.

    A special crystal that you’ve created a bond with can gift you with joy & grace…this very moment. It can gift you with whatever you need!

    What will it be Sweet Pea?

    Crystal Blessings to you,



    P.S. Please comment below & share with us all what crystal are you feeling drawn to?…what crystal will inspire or encourage you today? Hmmmm?

    Visiting with a Crystal Skull

    Hibiscus Moon energy work, give away, meditation 3 Comments

    You may have missed it on my FB page…but last week I was invited to go visit Max the Crystal Skull in West Palm Beach by Certified Crystal Healer, Jill.

    I was super-excito-mundo to visit with this particular skull, especially since I had been researching the Legend of the Crystal Skulls for our Advanced Crystal Masters class…& quite honestly, disappointed by what I had uncovered.
    But Max wasn’t disappointing at all!

    We were able to bring water & crystals to get a good Max Energy Boost on them & then we meditated with him for 30 minutes.

    This was a fun & powerful experience & if Max comes to your area be sure to try to pay him a visit & see what you think.

    C’mon along w/ us & watch the videos below.
    Visiting with a Crystal Skull: Max, Part 1

    What did we get from our meditations? Check it out here:
    A Vlog & Part 2 of My Visit to Max, the Crystal Skull & a Giveaway!

    BTW, did you notice there’s a Giveaway snuck in there at the end of that Part 2 video? How do you enter? You must be subbed to my newsletter, Chick Pea. So if you’re not already, just click here. You’ll also be gifted with a lovely free eKit!

    Have a Sparkly Day & Namaste,

    Getting to Know Your Crystals

    Hibiscus Moon anxiety, Crystals, energy work, meditation 2 Comments

    Oh yes, we read the books & they’re great for telling us what this or that crystal is good for. But as I always teach my students, I find the BEST way to make that connection & know what crystal works BEST for YOU is to do your own researching & work with it.
    Really get to know it.

    • Carrying it with you
    • Sleeping with it on your bedside or under your pillow
    • Spending some time for a few days in a row meditating with it…seeing what messages you get from it.

    These messages will be personal to you. Very specific.
    What About Books?
    I feel the books tell us what properties & vibrational frequencies that crystal or stone carries for 85% of the population but since each of us is slightly different there will be slight variations in this & that’s why some of use react very differently with a stone than another person. Remember, we (as well as the crystals) are all amazing conductors, receivers & transmitters of energy, each with its own unique energetic blueprint & personal life force.

    Some may shy away from this b/c it takes some time & energy. They’d prefer to just look it up in a book. That’s fine but I also feel that without putting in some time & effort with that stone you won’t be building an energetic bond with it. And let me tell you…the crystals work SO MUCH BETTER when you’ve strengthened that energetic bond.

    Yep, yep, yep. Have you tried it? Well, try it. You’ll see.
    Benefits of Doing the Work
    After working with a stone, you’ll get to know not only its unique physical characteristics (I know my 1 little favorite carnelian tumblie so well that I can pick it out of a bowl of dozens easily) but you’ll also have a better understanding of the specific vibrational frequencies it resonates best with in you.

    No, my baby carnelian isn’t in this bowl. ;)

    I have about a 1/2 dozen stones that I work with most often & that I’ve enjoyed getting to “know” their energy & they’ve gotten to “know” mine in a resonant electromagnetic field kind of way. Its really cool stuffs!
    More Perks!
    By doing this work, you also get some great side benefits. If you haven’t been doing so already, you’ll get to hone your meditation skills  & creating a regular meditation practice. You know…that thing your Dr.’s been telling you to do.

    Yeah, yeah…you’ve heard it before, but let me tell you again b/c enough people aren’t doing it:

    Practicing regular mediation greatly impacts your health.

    They say “they can’t”. Peeee-shaaaaa! You just need practice, the right guidance & a crystal, My Sweets!

    I’m sure you already know that the health benefits of meditation are endless.  But 1 of the most important benefits  is how it releases stress. It will free you up from anxiety, worry + stress. Who doesn’t want to be more happy, calm & relaxed? Adding the crystals into this practice totally amplifies this effect, especially if you use crystals more aligned with calming: rose quartz, blue lace agate, lepidolite, etc. Additionally, crystals make focused meditation easier by giving you a tangible focus object to center you & keep you in the moment.

    So, how you do you get to know your crystals? Have you done a similar practice? Have you not done this at all? Want to declare that you will? Please share it all below in the comments, Sweet Pea! Other Crystal Hotties want to know.

    Run with Glitter in Your Hands (not scissors!),



    P.S. Would you like a tool to help make this process so much easier & guide you step by step…& 1 that pretty much costs just chump change? Have you checked out my “Get to Know Your Crystals” eKit yet? It may be just what you need! Click here.