Crystals for an Energetic Shield of Protection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But for me, this worked wonders!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sugilite is a crystal that:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

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

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I can’t tell you how many people I talk to that once they find out what I do for a living, or what I teach others, they tell me all sorts of “I wish” statements….

Wishing they could get the courage to leave their boring soul-sucking jobs to pursue a career doing something they love while helping others to discover themselves and heal. They crave being able to play with crystals or work with energy in some form as a way to make a good living & manifest their greatest dreams.

Yet…they find themselves struggling to earn enough to make ends meet.

At first they assume there just isn’t a market for what they do or they don’t like pushing what they do…makes them feel “icky” so, the result? They aren’t making enough sales to pay the bills, let alone feel fulfilled & happy.

So we dig a bit deeper.

And what we really find is that something is actually there in the way, blocking them from achieving their BIG DREAMS. When I ask them what’s holding them back, it’s always the same response.
It’s fear.
A fear of various things…but fear is the basis of it all:

  • Sometimes it’s fear of what others may think.
  • Sometimes it’s fear of not being good enough.
  • Sometimes it’s a fear around charging MONEY for energy healing services. Oh yes…that’s a BIG ONE in our community. I hear that 1 over & over again. This particular topic is so big that I decided to break this blog post into 2 parts and address this one separately in Part 2…so stay tuned in  for that one!
  • And, finally, often…it’s a fear that we won’t be able to reliably financially provide for ourselves. That’s the topic I’m going to cover in this blog post.

Let’s get Real
Now I’m not one of those people who tell you to have faith that you can fly & then blindly leap out the window. No way. I’m a freakin’ Capricorn & way too practical & logical minded for that shit! I never condone leaving a reliable paycheck that allows you to stay safely sheltered & fed until I know that you’re on solid financial footing.

Sorry to burst your rainbow-filled dream of jumping in with 2 feet & having faith in the angels that the Universe will catch you. I do believe the Universe and Source Energy DO CONSPIRE to align everything just so for us IF we also put in the effort & show up to do the work…sending clear communication to Source that we are serious about this & willing to co-create.

That’s how I did it. I refused to leave my public school teaching job until I was successful in my biz for a good solid 6 months so I knew that it wasn’t a one-off fluke. I know, I know…how unromantic. But that’s just how I roll: SAFE + SOUND.

Sometimes I see crystal healers and energy workers following some solid marketing advice, but getting nowhere b/c they’re not realizing that they’re marketing to the WRONG people. I feel heart-broken for them…I see them frustrated that people aren’t open-minded enough to try out their services. They’re working so hard, spinning their wheels… but getting nowhere. You can’t just assume that you’ll start out selling your services to everyone you know and then your biz will spread by word of mouth living on positive energy alone. The reality is there are some subtle nuances to this metaphysical biz thing that may not apply to other areas of business. 

Leveraging Your Time?
The other thing that greatly hinders energy healers in our community from doing well is that they may stubbornly cling to the idea of only working with people face to face, one on one in their local area: trading their hours for dollars. Unless you hold a healthy value on your time & charge higher hourly rates (which some people do but you have to work your way up to that)…this will most likely be a recipe for burn out and then failure.

It’s all great to book yourself with back to back healings, but at the same time we don’t want to burn you out. And even if you could do that sustainably, there’s a point where you’re going to max out your earnings. What do you do then?

I see way too many in our community struggling and it kills me…b/c it just doesn’t need to be that way. We just need to change our perspective on it. I’m using this blog post to give some solid steps to take in the right direction.

This is all DO-ABLE~!

I know it is b/c I’ve done it and I’ve shown so many others how to successfully do it too!

LAYER IT UP
My students in my Certified Crystal Healer Course know about the concept of layering on the vibrational energies. This has been a concept in my curriculum for years now and I apply it to my Sacred Biz as well.

Only with biz, I utilize the internet to layer in the various ways we can earn an income. And it allows me to share my work with a global community! We’ve had 1000’s of graduates and done business with them in over 38 countries all over Mama Earth!♥
Learn to leverage yourself, Baby.

It’s about no longer trading your precious hours for dollars.

It’s about layering in more passive income to your mix, diversifying multiple streams of income & honoring your precious energy. Using the magic of the internet, thank goodness, we no longer need to run our businesses solely trading our most precious commodity; our time…our limited hours for dollars. You get to leverage your time & mix it up in lots of fun ways!

This is the road to sacred success.

Layering Ideas
Some of the business I do is considered “passive income”; for instance the digital products I create…yes, there is very active work done on them upfront. But then they’re packaged up in a digital format that can be purchased and auto-delivered online. I hesitate to use the term “passive” because it’s never really “set it & forget it”. Customer service is always required for the life of the product as well as periodic updates, but you get the idea…it allows me to greatly leverage my time. Here are my current digital products as an example. I have 4 of them (listed at the top of the page).

So whatever type of energy healing you do or things that you may teach or things that you may sell, ask your community (Facebook is great for this)…what would they like to dive into, learn more about? Then you can create a product around that topic. I’m always asking my community what they’d like to learn more about. Then I round-up the responses that really light me up & I go from there.

Here are a few more ways you can do this…

  • Offer an online workshop. There are many ways & platforms to do this but Google Hangouts is free & very easy to use.  I found out that my audience really wanted to learn more about Sacred Geometry and its relationship to Crystals so I put together a PowerPoint, with a curriculum, props & included interactive methods that I had practiced and info I had discovered, and it took me about 3 hours total to teach the content. I scheduled 3 workshops to be delivered live via Google Hangouts over a 3 week period. Then I had the whole thing recorded & transcribed, put together some class resources that complimented the material & now I offer it as a digital product for $197. Yeah, I could teach this workshop live over & over again at a local metaphysical shop as I’ve been asked to do…but I won’t. WHY? B/c I value my work/life balance too much. I’ve chosen instead to offer it in this way… and you know what? It’s WAY BETTER than what I would do in person b/c in offering it this way, I’m also giving the student way more bells & whistles with it: transcripts, audios, meditation mp3, posters, resources…you get the idea. I did the work once and now it’s delivered to many; wherever & whenever they want it to an unlimited number of serving people all over the planet. It benefits all involved. Way better deal. 🙂
  • Be an affiliate for products that you use and whole-heartedly believe in. ♥ This is a great stream of “passive” residual income for me. I do this for BioMat and it’s 1 of the best biz-decisions I ever made! I also do this with essential oils and now sell doTERRA Essential Oils.
  • I used to do Crystal Consultations and/or Crystal Readings via Skype that included crystal suggestions that I could sell to the client (you can include other things here like essences, other services, essential oils, etc.) These sessions can also be sold as a mandatory package of 4 so it’s more beneficial to the client, you can go deeper without overwhelming them and earns more income for you. You can also include the recording of these. I don’t recommend doing these as an email consult as that just takes up too much time.

It’s no longer you against the big biz Goliaths.

Plus, the wonderful thing about being an energy healer or light worker is there really are no big-biz-Goliaths among us, are there?
The internet has completely leveled the playing field.
If you aren’t scared of putting in some hard work to create a strong foundation upfront (yet I don’t condone hustling or sacrificing your work/life balance) and you’re committed to being consistent you can get there…and BEYOND!

PHYSICAL SPACE?
I also see many getting really excited to open up a physical brick n’ mortar space; whether it be to conduct healing sessions or to sell goods or services or all of the above. I have to admit, it’s very tempting to create a special sacred space outside of our homes to decorate just like the vision we see in our dreams; a sanctuary that those in our community can retreat to. Sounds like so much fun, right?

But the reality is that taking this path can be very expensive. And again, just as I said at the beginning of this post … I feel strongly that you don’t leave your day job until you have steady reliable income coming from your spiritual biz. I say the same for opening up a physical space.

I’ve done it all…and done it all successfully since 2009 (Yeah there have been some failures along the way, but I’ve always learned & applied lessons from them) … and never once did I have a commercial physical space…so it can be done.

Sure, I could have done it. I was asked to many times…and it was tempting.

But I know from speaking to other biz owners; IT’S NOT AN EASY PATH. I had my vision for what I wanted my sacred crystal biz to be firmly in place & I always knew I wanted to take what I did online… and keep it there. (I think that may be due to my introvert tendencies…but it works whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert!)
I’m not saying to NEVER take it to a physical space…just to do it slowly and smart!
CONSISTENCY

Another thing I see missing when I see a holistic biz-failure is that there was one main ingredient missing: consistency.

Perhaps they:

  • started up a newsletter
  • and sent it every 2 weeks
  • then it became sporadic
  • and then it came out only when they remembered to do it
  • and then no one is opening it up
  • and then they remember to send out another one 4 months later
  • and then a whole ton of people unsubscribe from it b/ they’ve forgotten who the heck this person even is!

You’ll need to be committed & disciplined to do the work consistently if you want to see the results.

Here’s a question to ask yourself:
How serious are you about contributing in a deep & significant way to your sacred biz growth?
Consistency establishes your reputation and makes your clients TRUST you.

You can’t establish a trust-worthy track record with your clients or followers if you’re constantly dropping the ball, skipping this or that you’d said you’d do, consistently changing your biz name or focus.
They’ll think: “FLAKE!” and move on to someone else to trade their hard-earned dollars with.
Can you blame them?

I’ve been in biz with my company, Hibiscus Moon, LLC for 8 years now. I left my full-time teaching job mid way through 2012 b/c my sacred crystal biz was already super-successful.

If you want to learn more about how to be successful in your energy healer biz, I share it all; everything I’ve learned over my last 8 years and included it FREE in the Professional Level of my Certified Crystal Healer course! Registration is now open for our Fall 2017 term, but please know that space is LIMITED at this level. Once we’re full I’ll be closing that up. CLICK HERE if you’d like to find out more.

I have lots more to say on this topic so there will be a Part 2 to this coming down the pike later. (In Part 2 of this blog post I’ll share more about another common pitfall of our community; under-valuing & under-charging.) Keep an eye for that if this is your gig. And please comment below with your ideas or opinions, questions or ideas on anything I’ve said above! Love to hear what you have to say. 🙂

~Hibiscus Moon

Cutting Cords Using Crystals

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First of all, you might be wondering what am I even talking about, cutting cords;  what does this mean?

Well sometimes we feel like something is tugging or pulling on our energy, our soul or holding us back or blocking us in some way;  and in the energetic healing world this is often known as “cords being hooked into our energy field”…being hooked into our actual electromagnetic field. Sort of like being caught up in cobwebs.
Some people who work with energy; energy workers, light workers or crystal healers can see or visualize these cords hooked into our aura.
Cords may be due to all kinds of things…it’s usually due to some kind of traumatic event.  Or perhaps we’ve allowed someone to overstep our boundaries; or maybe we have no boundaries.

Different people & beings may have all kinds of energetic cords hooked into us and those cords may be feeding off of our energy.

Good news is that there’s work you can do with energetic work, therapy & setting firm boundaries.

Here in this video & blog I’m going to introduce some tips on how you can work with crystals and minerals to help release and cut those cords.

Energetic Tools for Cutting Cords

I have 2 crystals I think are best for this type of work:   black obsidian & sulfur.
Black Obsidian
Now some people (like me) are cautious with black obsidian because it’s very powerful.

I’m talking specifically about black obsidian; no other kind of obsidian, not rainbow, not mahogany and all the other different types; specifically, black obsidian.

Personally, I don’t wear black obsidian as jewelry on a daily basis or for long extended periods of time nor do I work with it on a daily basis b/c I’m cautious with it. Why? Well, for some black obsidian can be too powerful & can bring your emotions down if you work with it too long, especially if you’re feeling emotionally vulnerable. It’s been known to actually make some people feel depressed.

But sometimes you feel like you really need a powerful punch and for cutting cords, I do feel that black obsidian is ideal; the perfect energetic choice for this sort of work, as long as you make quick work of it.

GeoGEEK Factoid:  Black obsidian is technically not a mineral or crystal, because it’s actually a volcanic glass.  It’s created from a volcanic explosion and then cools so quickly that the molecules don’t have time to set up in that perfect geometric pattern that all crystals have.

Black Obsidian is quick + powerful.

It’s created from a violent volcanic event & then it forms very, very quickly.  So that’s much like the way that I prefer to work with obsidian, get to the point, real quick and powerful and…then get out. 

A handy black obsidian tool & exercise that I talk about in much more detail in my Advanced Crystal Masters course is a black obsidian arrowhead technique

The arrowheads are fairly easy to get and quite inexpensive considering the handy work that it takes to create them.

Now, of course, most black obsidian arrowheads are not an authentic arrowhead created by ancient peoples. Rather they’ve been created relatively recently by human hands…like within the last ten years maybe.

Without getting involved in the details & particulars of the more advanced ritual of this, if you have a black obsidian arrowhead, it’s safe to go ahead and gently “brush” it through your energetic field whenever you’re feeling like you have these energetic cords tugging on or hooking into your energy field.  Or, you can have someone else actually brush over you, much like you would do a sage smudge, and go everywhere, under your feet, around your back, your arms and just all around your body.

While you’re brushing with the obsidian arrowhead, you can say an affirmation like:
“I sever all cords and attachments that do not serve my highest good.”
Maintaining your Energetic Hygiene
I’ve learned the hard way how important our energetic hygiene is. Of course all of us slip here and there, I have for sure & I’ve learned that you’ve got to “put your own oxygen mask on first.”

Just like we take a shower every day and brush our teeth, I feel it’s very important to maintain our energetic hygiene on a regular basis. So what do I mean by that?

I like to do some sort of energy work at least weekly. 

I try to do meditations on a regular basis; shooting for a couple of times a week.

Then at least quarterly throughout the year, on the equinox or the solstices, I like to do a full chakra Crystal Healing. (To find a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer in your area, check out our alumni map so you can have a crystal healing session for yourself.)

Doing this is like pushing the reset button; by bringing all of your chakras back into gorgeous alignment, allowing you to start fresh and breathe easy in rhythm with the seasons.
When you’re maintaining your energetic hygiene it’s a lot less likely for these energetic cords to get stuck into your energetic field. Its like probiotics for your body’s immune system; preventative medicine!
But if you’ve been neglecting your energetic hygiene for a while it’s not uncommon to actually feel the symptoms of that…and if you leave those cords in place for a really long time they start to affect you on emotionally and spiritually & eventually on a physical level, condensing down to the 3D level.

So good energetic hygiene prevents energetic cords!
Layer the Energy
Before we talk about the next mineral, I also have an essential oil that I really like working with for this purpose, for cutting cords.

***Please note I am not married to any essential oil company, there are many different ones out there, many different brands, as long as they’re fair trade, sustainably harvested, organic, 100% pure essential oils, then I’m all for it.***

This blend I like for this specific purpose is made by Young Living and it’s called Release.

It’s wonderful for the purpose of cutting cords &  a great energetic support for this type of work.

I like to take a few teeny  black obsidian chips and pop them into the bottle so that the Release oil is actually also marinating in the vibrational frequencies of black obsidian.  Layering the energies baby! 

Be forewarned this oil blend ain’t cheap, so I totally get it if you’d rather make the blend up yourself. The individual essential oils used to create this blend are:

  • Ylang Ylang
  • Lavender
  • Geranium
  • Sandalwood
  • Blue Tansy
  • a Carrier Oil, like jojoba, coconut, almond or olive oil; that’s up to you, Jelly Bean! 

Then you can do several things with the oil;

  • You can put a few drops in a bath along with some black obsidian, but make it a quick bath! I wouldn’t be soaking in it for like an hour.  I would get in and out, five minutes and I’m done.
  • While you’re visualizing the intention of cutting the cords, you can diffuse it or heat it in an oil burner.
  • You can also apply it directly right over your liver area, because your liver is your organ for releasing anything physically stuck in your body.  So that works emotionally & spiritually as well on an energetic level.

Sulfur
The other mineral I’ve chosen for cutting cords is sulfur.

I’m not going to go too deep into sulfur b/c I have another video all about it over here 🙂

Sulfur is great for relieving mental stress, helping with low energy and weak willpower….all symptoms of cord attachments, BTW.

Or you can take powdered sulfur &  add it to lotions or oils and apply that directly to your skin, to help clear up skin ailments such as itchy, red skin, Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, scabies & any sort of fungal infection like ringworm.

These sorts of skin infections are cord attachments on your body, you know. Possibly energetic cords that have been left unchecked for some time & have become denser now manifesting as physical skin ailments. Literal parasites. No worries, though. Sulfur to the rescue! Sulfur is a natural antiseptic & antifungal. 🙂

Sulfur has an acrid smell, kind of like rotten eggs. So be aware of that.

It’s another common mineral that shows up relatively quickly near volcanoes.

You can do the same energetic brushing ritual I mentioned above with the sulfur and just, kind of comb your aura, your energetic field by combing or brushing the sulfur around your body.
Cutting Cords Anti-Fungal Ointment
DISCLAIMER: I’m not a doctor and I’m not giving medical advice of any sort. Always check with a doctor first for any medical issues.

This is an ointment that is great for both cutting energetic cords & quite effective for alleviating skin ailments such as the ones discussed above. Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 black obsidian stone
  • 2 Tbs of sulfur powder
  • 7 drops of Release Essential Oil
  • Glass container (you don’t want to add essential oils to plastic as certain oils can cause the plastic to start to break down)

Warm your coconut oil to melt it (if it’s not already liquified). Then add your sulfur, black obsidian & essential oil & shake it up until well mixed. Allow it to cool before applying.

It has a pretty nice scent, but with a bit of that acrid sulfur after-smell. You have to try it out & see what you think. It also leaves a yellow cast to the skin so I wouldn’t rub this stuffs all over, just in a few inconspicuous spots or the places that you need it. Also be sure to test it with a small quantity in a very small area to see how your skin reacts.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my energetic tools & tips here for cutting cords.

I would love to see your comments down below….What you think?  Do  you have other tips?  Or if you’ve tried some of these suggestions please let us all know how you did.

Crystal Blessings,

Are crystals alive?

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Are our beloved crystals ALIVE?

Are there living “entities” in crystals?

Do they have consciousness?

Are they having a life experience?

Is it like a conscious being, the crystal itself?

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

We may even apply some sort of “consciousness” to all matter…
“there is a quality of life and intelligence to all matter. The living universe.” ~ Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), cosmological theorist, philosopher, mathematician & poet, burned at the stake due to his controversial views & heresy. 🙁

In fact, number 1 of the 7 Hermetic Laws is this: Hermetic Law of Mind; all is mind & everything is energy. That’s the very point I’m trying to drive home here.

Now, I come at this from a very scientific point of view & background due to my analytical mind, education & former work. I’m always looking for the how and the why & then I really like to focus in on the available science that may back up my theory & find the common threads…b/c it gives my thought process a cultural backbone…plus when I teach this shizzle to my students, they LOVE that science-assist b/c it gives them such super-confidence in explaining this stuff to others. Yeah, Baby!!

It’s what I do…PROUDLY!

What’s really cool is that different scientists of various disciplines are starting to see the light, coming into this powerful collective consciousness where many are starting to question & play with the idea of…what makes something ALIVE?

And it can even lead to the even bigger question that astrophysicists are always asking,  “OK, where is that God particle? Where did life come from? Where exactly did life spring from?”
I feel that studying crystals along with their geometry is the key to understanding the science of the cosmos! Of EVERYTHING!
If you study crystals you’ll realize that they effortlessly express beauty, form & consciousness in a geometric way. I teach that this method of communication may be THE PREFERRED universal method of communication.

If we take a look at the evidence for how the first DNA strand (a sacred spiral) came into existence – that spiral seems to have actually evolved from a crystal prototype or an actual crystal itself!  – more specifically actually a clay-silicon-included crystal. (Silicon is a basic ingredient of quartz.) Silicon actually grows in a spiral.

It grows in a spiral.

So does DNA.

Apple don’t fall far from the tree, huh?

Patterns.

Magical Patterns & common threads.

BTW, quartz in clay giving rise to life is detailed quite scientifically in this book if you care to get geeky with it (as I often do):

What I think is really cool about that…many scientists are coming to this conclusion: about a crystal giving rise to what we usually define as “life”. The fact that there’s now evidence backing this up makes me supremely happy b/c I have a strong inner knowing that’s where all “life” sprang from (on this planet at least): CRYSTALS.

It really kind of makes sense, right? From a crystal.

Explains that close relationship, attraction & resonance so many of us have with them!
So where do we draw the line?
The line where you say… this is life and this isn’t?

Like, for instance, the universe seems to be conscious in & of itself, or the multiverse I should say.

Where are you going to draw that line and go “this is alive and this is not” ???

I mean, we can’t even agree among scientists what defines life exactly. We can’t even agree there because it seems like crystals also fit into that definition and they go, “Yeah, but no, obviously that’s not life,” or viruses fit into that definition and they will say, “Oh, but that’s not life.”

Why? Tell me “why not”.

So it gets really muddied up there & I feel like anything that is energy, (which is freakin’ everything), has consciousness. And then where do you draw the line where that consciousness becomes individual or apart from or a part of “the one”; the collective consciousness? Oops, that’s a whole other rabbit hole there! *climbing back out & back on topic*
Let’s see where our crystals measure up, shall we?
Right now the general consensus in science regarding what makes something a “living thing” are these criteria:

  • complexity
  • access some sort of food for energy
  • ability to grow
  • ability to reproduce
  • ability to evolve in order to survive changing conditions

BTW, crystals do indeed consume various forms of energy present in a supersaturated solution in order to form. What in the heck am I talking about? Check out my old YT video here where I explain that & I tried to capture the actual action of crystal growth on camera. I think I did a pretty good job!:

The idea of a crystal being able to evolve in order to survive its changing environment may be foreign to some. But to those of us who’ve worked with crystals or even just had several in our collections for some length of time may have witnessed this over time. 🙂 

So many of you come to me with stories of your crystals changing all the time & I’ve witnessed it too!

Even in the science lab, crystallographers have noted a crystal submerged in sea salt gaining more clarity; evolving to survive changing conditions.

And, of course, as a crystal-lover, you know that crystals grow & change. This is how we get crystal formations such as these (be forewarned the videos I’m linking to below are OLDIES…but goodies!):

  • keys
  • phantoms
  • cathedral lightbraries
  • self-healed crystals
  • double terminated crystals
  • oh, so many more…

[caption id="attachment_18326" align="aligncenter" width="427"] A Fine SELF-HEALED amethyst/smokey quartz Brandberg specimen! Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption](Check out this adorably  fat & chunky Arkansas double terminated quartz with baby!)

Yes, indeed…parts of a crystal can break off during its growth process & become a new growing crystal itself, demonstrating that they do indeed reproduce by getting a form of energy nourishment direct from Mama Earth. The actual scientific study of crystallography immerses you in this stuffs & allows you to really appreciate that crystals are most certainly a “living thing”. (That’s my opinion of course and not all crystallographers will agree with me).

The BIG difference here is that crystals, being millions or some even billions of years old, take a VERY LONG time to do these things so perhaps b/c it doesn’t happen quickly enough for us to notice & perceive the changes, many of us simply think it doesn’t qualify. 

…well, crystals can pretty much do all that listed above (maybe not in the same way we do…but THEY DO!), so if that’s our definition then we better include crystals as “ALIVE” or revise our freakin’ definition of what a living thing is!

So yeah. Ask the question…is a flame or a hurricane alive? Mama Earth herself?
Keep in mind that many ancient teachings & cultures, especially those of aboriginal tribes teach that crystals are alive. In addition, they believe that the Earth itself is a living breathing entity.

BTW, I feel quite strongly that the Earth, the Sun, Milky Way Galaxy, shit…our entire Multiverse is also alive & I am not alone in that belief…even many academics & scientists are on board with that one. 

This idea of our planet being a living being is an ancient one.

It is said that Atlanteans totally believed our Earth was alive, a being unto herself, that indeed possesses many of the hallmarks of being “alive”; even responding to the stimuli of our actions or the cosmic actions she’s bathed in. In turn, knowing this, the Atlanteans “fed” Mama Earth with good stimuli by creating sacred Earth communication spaces made up of crystal & stone circles built for the specific purpose of strengthening our planet. Perhaps this is connected in someway to Native American medicine wheels?

And what is, Mama Earth, anyway but the single largest crystal we know of? (I dive deep into this concept with my students in my Certified Crystal Healer Course & Advanced Crystal Master Course.)

Did you know that the core of our planet is a single humongous iron crystal…presenting itself in all its Sacred Geometric glory as a dodecahedron??!

Yeah.

“Crystals are living beings at the beginning of creation. All things have a frequency and a vibration.” – Nikola Tesla
In this great music video even scientists Bill Nye & Neil DeGrasse Tyson (whom I both HIGHLY respect!) ask…
“Is a crystal alive?”
Put your dancing shoes on b/c you’re gonna want to get up & shake your booty to this!

Let’s ask questions…beyond the horizon…

Late scientist, inventor and author, Itzhak Bentov (whom I again… highly respect) is quoted as stating,
“We may at first have trouble trying to visualize a rock or an atom as a living thing because we associate consciousness with life. But this notion is just a human limitation; a rock may also have difficulty in understanding human consciousness.”

Brilliant!

And for those of you who would love to dive deeper, want more mainstream scientific backing for this topic I’ve presented here or are simply looking to geek out on this shizzle here are some links to explore:

  • Life’s Working Definition: Does It Work?
  • Harvard Essay Abstract: Defining `Life’
  • Physicists Create Crystals That Are Nearly Alive
  • It’s (Almost) Alive! Scientists Create a Near-Living Crystal
  • Video: Is the Universe Alive?

And…if you’d like to approach these sorts of topics from a scientific yet metaphysical perspective with ME teaching you in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, then join us over here! We’ll be enrolling VERY SOON!

Have your own thoughts on this subject? Please share below in the comments! I’d love to hear others’ opinions. 🙂

Living Crystal Blessings,