Is it Wrong to Charge Money as an Energy Healer?

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, energy work 19 Comments

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

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

Am I right?

I see many in our community:

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

Sound familiar?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Me? I have 2 main reasons:

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

    I provide very specific avenues for that giving:

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

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

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

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

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

    Have you noticed that happening?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Check it out here.

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

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

    ~Hibiscus Moon

    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.

    [caption id="attachment_2303" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Sorry Crystal Hotties. Not for sale. I can’t keep up with production on these. They sell out as quickly as I can make them! So, YEAH! It works!![/caption]

    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

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, energy work 11 Comments

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

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

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

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

    So we dig a bit deeper.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    This is all DO-ABLE~!

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

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

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

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

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

    This is the road to sacred success.

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

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

    Here are a few more ways you can do this…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Perhaps they:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ~Hibiscus Moon

    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,