The Amethyst Latte that Broke the Internet

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So, I posted THIS on FB…

and Instagram recently

& we just about broke the Internet!

 

Everyone was shouting: RECIPE!

 

And I promised it was coming to the blog… so, finally here we are!

I had been playing around with creating my own version of the now famous Amethyst Latte from the Brooklyn Cafe; The End and came up with what I think is an even healthier, tastier more energetically-charged recipe that you can easily do in your own kitchen. 😀
Gem Elixir
First, you’ll need to make your all important amethyst gem elixir. Amethyst Gem Elixir is good for inviting in purification, protection, spiritual bliss & a deeper connection with your intuitive & higher self.

You can be very no-frills about it and simply plop a clean amethyst stone into a glass container of clean filtered water and let it sit in your refrigerator overnight (or for at least a few hours).

OR…

You can be very ceremonial about this and pull out all the stops:

  • use only glass in anything that touches it
  • maybe charge it up in the sun to give it extra pranic energy between the hours of peak sunlight in your area
  • surround it with quartz points to amplify it
  • apply intentional words and/or phrases to the outside of it a la Dr. Emoto… as I did here.

(If you really want to get nitty-gritty with this stuffs I teach all about it in my Certified Crystal Healer Course).

You’ll note I decided to further charge this latte up with “Ananda” energy, which is the Sanskrit word for “bliss”.
The Magical Recipe ~ Amethyst Latte
Ingredients you’ll need (all organic whenever possible):

  • 2 cup hibiscus (high in vit. C) or raspberry (antioxidant & high in ellagic acid) tea made with 1 cup Ananda Amethyst Gem Elixir and 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp macqui powder (antioxidant super food made from the macqui berry)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil (endless list of benefits)
  • 1 Tbsp maca powder (hormone balancer, energy boosting)
  • 1 Tbsp liquid crystal silica (yes… like drinking your quartz crystals)
  • 1 tsp locally harvested honey
  • 1/4 tsp red beet extract with spirulina mix (boosts cell voltage, antioxidant)
  • 3 drops of colloidal silver (divine feminine, healing, immune boosting)
  • sprinkle a few pinches of maqui berry powder and the red beet extract/spirulina mix (oh my! this stuffs is the most lusciously intense purpley- third eye indigo color you’ve EVER seen!) on top for the garnish. **More on the purple-sparkly bits below.**

This recipe is for one hefty sized amethyst latte. You can double the amounts given for 2 generous servings.
Put it all together
First, make your gem elixir tea then put all your ingredients together in a tall container b/c the next step will make quite a mess if your container is not tall.

Next, you want to put a nice froth on this latte. And this is how… you can use an easy, practical, inexpensive milk frother like mine. I love this thing!!

PLEASE NOTE: There are many more benefits to the list of ingredients than what I listed above. I just wanted to keep it concise & wasn’t sure how deep you’d want to go with that. Please do your own research if you’d like to know more. You’ll be amazed!
As amazing as it looks, this latte is one of the healthiest loving things you’ll do for your body.
And it tastes FABULOSO!!! Yep, tastes even better than it looks… if you can believe that!

Alright… here’s the thing on that purple rock candy stick. I KNEW if I plopped that into the pic it would really rock everyone’s world because: PURPLE ROCK FREAKING CANDY! And I was spot on b/c when I posted this on Instagram it went bonkers.

But… I didn’t eat that stuff. Admittedly, it was just for the photo.

HOWEVER! You can make a healthier version of crystalized rock candy using organic maple syrup and coloring it with a mix of macqui powder & beet/spirulina mix instead of chemical food coloring. I think that would be a great project idea for kids and if I was still teaching in the classroom, guess what I would be doing with my teenage science students tomorrow?!

That’s right: I challenge you to figure out how to grow some healthy crystal rock candy in the lab today! Of course, I’d throw in a healthy dose of critical thinking questions their way too.

OK, so I hope you try this recipe and PLEASE!!!… if you do, post it up on social media and use #HibiscusMoon so we can find it. I’d love to see & share your version of this sparkly creation. ♥

Purple Crystal Blessings!

Hibiscus Moon

Crystals, Angels and Guides; a Crystal Healer Blossoms

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crystal healer interview

Hi Crystal Hottie!

I’ve got another “Crystal Healer Interview” today! Yes, another fresh, new & inspiring crystal perspective from someone else living & breathing this crystal path.

Well, I’m excited to let you meet Certified Crystal Healer Amber Jacobs-Southgate. We worked closely with each other in my Blue Sapphire & Emerald Levels & she’s now gone all the way as a Hibiscus Moon Advanced Crystal Master.

I think she’s a fairy incarnate, really.

Look at her!

Magical Amber shares with us her love of crystals + passion for learning while working with crystals to connect with her guides.

Here’s Amber…

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What brought you to the world of crystal healing?
The start of my own healing and spiritual journey. Around 6 years ago I started to have reiki, the lady who I went to used crystals during the healing. I started to collect some small crystals slowly, however 3 years ago my obsession began to take hold as my collection began to get more serious.

Then, I broke my back in a car accident just under 2 years ago which propelled my healing and spiritual journey. Literally, my life began to change at quite a pace. My guides no longer wanted me to take my time, they were pushing me forward onto my life path and brought me to the space where I am today.
What crystal has had the biggest effect on you?
Amethyst for its healing and spiritual advancements (I was bought a beautiful amethyst geode by my husband 2 years ago for Christmas) and clear quartz for helping me to realize what it was I wanted in life (this crystal was one which I sat with during meditation most often after I broke my back) and given it is such a highly programmable crystal I know that it helped me on so many levels – it’s hard to choose just one crystal!

Selenite is close behind these two, it has such a beautiful energy which lifts me in my work with the Angels, it really helped me to connect with the angelic realm and I became hooked on it during my healing too. I have 2 stunning selenite lamps which remind me of ice castles as well as helping to cleanse the rooms they live in (my healing room and my bedroom).

What do others in your life think about the path you are on?
There are some who are skeptical, my husband is starting to understand more and to see how much this means to me. It’s more than a collection of crystals it’s an intensely spiritual way of life.

This is who I am rather than just something I do and it’s never going to stop, this is so important to me.

I feel so lucky to have found crystals and to have been able to bring so many of them not only into my own life but also the lives of others.
What do you think made the biggest difference to you on this path?
Meditation with my crystals.
Through sitting with my crystals and simply relaxing into the moment I began feeling my guides and angels with me.
Through using the appropriate crystals during meditation such as selenite, angelite and angel aura to name a few examples my crown chakra was opened more and my third eye opened – this has all helped me so much in my life.

I’ve been healing so many areas of my life, and working on healing the past – so many traumatic events which have affected me. Meditation has been key in enabling my moments of realization, understanding, forgiveness and ultimate release.
How do you navigate being a crystal healer and a mama on a daily basis?
My babies are 19 and 15 so I have less navigating to do but it’s all about balance and compromise.  Now that my children are able to live their own lives with less of my time it’s been a great way for me to continue my journey. It’s a little like being reborn!

I must confess that I’ve told my husband that if I had to choose him or the crystals and in particular my spiritual work then I’d have to choose the spiritual work. It’s who I am. It’s why I am on this planet.

I’ve been reincarnated so many times, lived through so much in those past lives and all of this has been leading up to this moment. I am ready to help others, to be a powerful lightworker, healer and teacher. I’ve been ready for longer than I realized.

Do any ridicule you for being interested in crystal healing? If so, how do you handle that?
I’ve had some people make comments but I just let them know it’s all about personal preference and journey.

If they’re ready to hear me out with regards to the science behind crystals and the effects my crystals have had on my clients, as well as me, then I will tell them.  Otherwise, I will simply respect their opinions and ask that they do the same.

I still currently work full-time in London, my workplace is not the kind of place to be open to crystals and spiritual work really…so I’ve had some comments but I simply answer questions and explain different rationale to those who ask. I feel that they accept my beliefs now and seem to ridicule me less and less (at least to my face anyway) but then perhaps that is because they see how I have changed over the years of working there – and all for the better absolutely.
What is your go-to crystal for grounding?
Smokey Quartz.

I find black tourmaline a little too heavy for me. I do like hematite as well but smokey quartz is a beautiful gentle energy  and I have a stunning ring I wear often.

What is the primary way you utilize crystals in your practice?
Chakra balancing, crystal prescriptions for stress relief and self esteem issues which seem to be really common issues for my clients.

If anyone I know has issues or problems or becomes ill I will always make up a mojo bag of crystals for them.

My dad had skin cancer diagnosed and I gave him a little bag of beauties which included seraphinite, shungite, selenite and amethyst. He’s been given the all clear after using a cream (he refused an operation to remove the cancer which could have meant he could have gotten worse). Whether the crystals helped or not may not be scientifically provable but I believe they were helpful.
From where do you draw inspiration in your crystal practice?
My guides and the Angels inspire me and I feel inspired in life, drawing from everything and everyone around me. Hibiscus Moon is an amazing teacher, I love they way she encourages her students to use intuition in their work and to go with whatever feels right within.

When I was taking the Certified Crystal Healer course I felt only encouragement and value.
I felt that I was absolutely growing with confidence through each and every lesson. It was an amazing experience.
I have also connected deeply with my past life in Atlantis. This has enabled me to connect at a deeper level with the crystals and I definitely feel that many of my personal crystals have been with me during past lives. I keep 2 collections – one is for myself and one collection is purely for healing others. I feel that this is a healthy way of keeping boundaries at the moment particularly given the fact that I’ve been healing so much of myself too.

Take us through a typical workday for you as a crystal healer.
I get up and meditate, connect with my guides, clear and cleanse the healing room and make sure it’s ready, full of relaxing and healing energy.

It’s a sacred space in itself and I invite my guides, the angels, archangels, ascended masters and various light beings to work with me. I ask them to help me to come from the heart, to let go of ego and not allow ego to get in the way of what is best for my clients.

I look after myself first and foremost each day and then help my clients. That way I know I’m giving my best too.

I only have 3 clients a day maximum so that I can really take my time with them and make the experience all about and for them.

I also receive healing regularly too, that’s so important – I practice what I preach and make sure I live life as an example as much as I possibly can.

Amber’s Bio: Amber is a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer who lives and breathes crystals, she often gives clients tumbled stones to take away and use because she wants to spread the love of crystals far and wide. Amber has presented a workshop on crystals and crystal grids.  Her incredible spiritual journey accelerated after she broke her back in September 2014. Recovery and self love and care have enabled Amber to really connect with the Universe and embrace life in all its glory. You can find Amber on her Facebook page Amber’s Angelic Light & Guidance.

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Hibiscus again here…

Thank you Sweet Amber for sharing your inspiring personal journey with us & all your wonderful crystal insights.

If you resonate with anything Amber has shared with us here, please leave a comment below. 🙂

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

How to Ground using Crystals + Other Tips & Techniques

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BORING DISCLAIMER: I think you already know that I’m not a doctor & am not giving medical advice. Crystals should be used as a compliment to & not as a replacement for regular medical care & consultations. Let me also disclose that this is a link-rich post. I have lots of good resources here to refer you to. ALL of the products that I recommend are products that I have personally used & HIGHLY recommend. Some of the links below are affiliate links that will earn me a commission if you purchase through them, but you can certainly purchase through a different link. Just wanted you to know that I wouldn’t have them here if I didn’t totally believe in them.

Some of us struggle to stay grounded, to stay connected, balanced & centered.  Sometimes you just feel like a total space cadet.

I find I get un-grounded when I’m at an event around a lot of people if I know the focus is on me…b/c I’m an introvert. Or when I’m overloaded with work.

There are many ways to ground yourself. Here in this blog post, I’ll share what works for me. 🙂

CAUTION: In my experience though, you sometimes need to be careful to not to OVERDO the grounding. As in everything, we’re looking for balance. Doing too much grounding can possibly have a negative impact on some, making them feel too “low” & “heavy”…sometimes even depressed. But only you can determine what is best for you.

I teach several grounding techniques in my Certified Crystal Healer Courses and some that are specifically tailored for professional crystal healing sessions…to keep the therapist well-protected.
Why do we need to be grounded at all?
 

I whole-heartedly believe that in order to physically manifest what you want here on the physical plane, you must be solidly grounded. This isn’t necessary  “all of the time”, nor is it recommended. Hey, sometimes, being ungrounded is exactly what’s needed. But being able to re-establish that grounding when needed is key.

It’s also part of your energetic hygiene, b/c when you’re not grounded…that’s when your electromagnetic field (aka your aura) can become vulnerable and even “rip”, “tear” or “leak” your energy…or allow energetic cords to become attached.
Physical Symptoms of Being Un-Grounded

If you have 2 or more of the below symptoms, you may be currently ungrounded.; the more symptoms, the more un-grounded you may be. (BTW these same symptoms manifest when we’re exposed to too much EMF radiation and/or have various types of auto-immune diseases…chicken or the egg scenario? Just sayin’)

  • varying levels of depression
  • decreased dopamine levels
  • increased levels of adrenaline & cortisol (no bueno!)
  • undisciplined
  • fatigue
  • leg cramps or restless legs
  • headaches or migraines
  • muscle pain
  • insomnia
  • disorganized
  • unfocused & decreased attention span, cannot finish projects or see anything through
  • low stamina

Grounding is a standard & important safety procedure among electricians. With both electrical wiring as well as with our own electromagnetic fields (auras), grounding creates a direct physical connection to our planet!
This is CRITICAL, b/c Mama Earth acts as a reservoir of charges & can neutralize any excess electrical current or energy.

Grounding literally dissipates excess energy to the ground. When our homes + appliances are grounded (to a lightning rod) it protects us from shocks, shorts & interference. You can verify that with any electrician you know!

When you’re properly grounded you have a neutral charge, meaning your energy is balanced. Plus, when we’re well-grounded it’s also beneficial to us for self-protection; it helps keeps our energy focused & un-scattered.
My Go-To Grounding Stones + Mineral Treatments
One thing I like to do personally is to increase my magnesium uptake both internally as well as externally.

Immersing your body in ionic minerals, such as magnesium, will allow you to ground by picking up any excess charge. I do things like take ionic magnesium concentrate (taken internally; about 8 drops/day), magnesium bath salts or even magnesium oils (to rub on the skin or to bathe in).

I also really love to use ferromagnetic (aka iron-containing) stones as they are very effective grounders.

Remember that we have high amounts of iron in our blood which harmonizes more easily with the humongous iron core crystal at the center of our planet…yes, the very planet we’re trying to ground with…there’s a freakin’ big hexagonal iron crystal hanging out below our feet, hotter than the sun & about the size of Texas!!

***I don’t know about you but I think that’s some pretty cool shizzle!***

Good to know, right? B/c working with ferromagnetic crystals allows us to more easily entrain with the grounded energy of Earth.
A few great stones to choose from:

  • lodestone
  • hematite
  • pyrite
  • black tourmaline

Earthing
In order to stay ground & balanced, another great thing to do is have skin-to-Earth contact, picking up the earth’s natural plethora of negative ions.

Because most of us are almost always in shoes, your feet don’t get to touch the Earth & pick up the negative ions that our great planet provides aplenty. Really all you need to do to ground is walk around barefoot on the Earth(I recommend doing this as much as possible).

And if you’re in a cold climate & don’t want your feet frozen to the ground, you can always go hug a tree with your bare hands. Yep! That makes the same sort of grounding circuit with the Earth.

If you wanna learn more about grounding with Mama Earth’s energy (Earthing), there’s a whole book about this that I highly recommend:

Weighted Blanket Technique
Have you heard of the weighted blanket phenomenon? It’s a safe & effective non-drug therapy known to help those with insomnia, sensory processing disorder, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, anxiety and so much more.

“Historically, Native Americans and other indigenous tribes from around the world automatically wrapped their babies snuggly in a swaddle or cradle board to ease fussiness.” stated by Tori Boucher, an autism spectrum counselor. You can check out more info on the weighted blanket technique here.

But I want to take this idea a step further specifically for grounding!

You may be familiar with the BioMat and the BioMat amethyst & black tourmaline pillow. Well…the pillow’s crystals are actually encased in a special removable quilted cover that zips off & can be used as a mini-weighted AMETHYST + BLACK TOURMALINE blanket placed over various areas of the body!! Yeah, I know~~!

Specifically for grounding, I’ve placed it over or under the legs or feet, whichever feels the most comfy. Doesn’t get any more grounding than that, huh?

I’ve been telling my Crystal Healing students about this BioMat technique for years & all who try it, tell me they love it. ♥
Grounding Gem Elixir Oil
For days when I feel a little extra grounding is in order I have my Grounding Gem Elixir Oil that I can use in a number of different ways. I can diffuse it in a space with an oil burner or diffuser, I can wear it as a perfume or I can anoint my stones & meditation altar objects. I even just like looking at it b/c its just so damn sparkly pretty!

So let me give you the recipe for this special stuffs.

BTW, I didn’t measure on this…I just added random drops of different ingredients until I liked it. We’re not baking cookies here so feel free to play with it. 😉  I  recommend that all essential oils listed should be organic, fair-trade & sustainably harvested whenever possible.

  • jojoba oil as the carrier oil base
  • several drops of magnesium oil
  • several drops of juniper berry essential oil
  • cedar wood essential oil
  • clove bud essential oil
  • patchouli essential oil
  • 3 whole cloves
  • gemstone chips of red garnet, hematite, black onyx or black tourmaline

This oil has a very comforting & calming energy while connecting us solidly to Mama Earth.  It’s potent stuffs & it smells soooo good!

So tell me Sparkly One…do you practice grounding techniques on a regular basis?  Do you work with the crystals only? Or a combo of Earthing tools?  Did you try any of my techniques listed above? Please tell me what you do to ground & balance in the comments below. 

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

Crystal Q & A: Your Questions Answered!

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Hey hey, Crystal Hottie!  Won’t you grab a cozy cuppa gem elixir tea & join me for a Crystal Q&A?

You asked, I answered!

We’ve got a wide range of sparkly topics covered in this Crystal Q&A session so watch & listen to the video. I’ve also given a summary + you can follow along with more links & glittery details below.   🙂

Before we get started, here’s my…

BORING DISCLAIMER: Crystals are a tool & support and should be part of a sound holistic health plan.  I think you already know that I’m not a doctor & am not giving medical advice. Crystals should be used as a compliment to & not as a replacement for regular medical care & consultations. So in addition to doctors, psychiatrists, therapists and other modalities, crystals can be very helpful.
What crystals would you recommend for children in school? 
Some great crystals for children would be Hematite and Black Tourmaline, Amethyst & Rose Quartz. There are many super easy & practical ways to use them & I wrote lot’s more on this in this blog post:  Sparkly Ideas for Using Crystals with Children. 

Also, here are some more tips for students of all ages:  Crystals to Help you Study Better, Faster + with Less Stress

What crystals are good for decreasing hyper-activity in a child?
Any light blue stone, like blue calcite or blue lace agate; or amethyst and rose quartz.

They don’t have to wear it, they can just carry it with them.  They could have 1 in their pocket, or put 1 in a small velvet bag that you can find in a metaphysical shop.  Keep in mind, you don’t want to send them out with your best looking crystals b/c they are likely to get pretty banged up with kids, so just know that when you hand them over.  😉

I just love these stones for their soft & gentle energy.  In fact, Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year are Serenity & Rose Quartz, so I gush all about these stones over here: Why Rose Quartz, Blue Calcite & Blue Lace Agate are the New Black.

 
Do you need to be careful with Lemurian Crystals?  Is the energy really strong?
I don’t feel that you need to be particularly careful w/ lemurian crystals.  It’s not something that’s common; that they’re “too strong”.

However it’s all relative and subjective to YOU. For each individual the experience will be different.

Lemurians are record holders.  They hold ancient information from Lemuria and even Atlantis. They have deep striations on the side that you can feel.  Think of the striations as a kind of bar code.  Information that’s been encoded into the crystal.  The Minas Gerais region in Brazil is the source of true lemurians. They have deep striations that you can feel by rubbing your thumb or finger over the sides. And they hold records.

Lemurians are meant to be used to access that ancient information, ancient records from the past.

As far as it being “too strong” to work with, that’s not a very common complaint.  But like I said that could be different for you. So give it a try.  The only way to know if it is to give it a try; to work with it yourself b/c it’s something you’ll need to personally experience for yourself.

BTW…I also have a blog post here with more info on Lemurian Crystals.
My son has a lot of stress and anger issues…he’s very explosive at times, what would be a good crystal for him?
Lepidolite & aquamarine are 2 crystals that I would recommend.

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BUT…

the big question is … is he willing to work with the crystals? 

It’s a matter of personal will, if he is willing to work with them. We can’t force this on anyone else.  It’s got to be him that’s initiating and is in agreement with this sort of energy work. Give him a selection, let him know what they’re for, what the intention is and let him choose which crystals to work with.  If he’s open to doing it, he’ll pick the crystal(s) that he is being drawn to & that’s a huge part of the equation in what stone will work best for him.
Do you have any experience working with Chlorite?
Yes, Chlorite included quartz!  It’s a very effective healing crystal…great for healing of all kinds.  Plus, it’s also a great crystal that carries the energy and is a vibrational match for prosperity & abundance.

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I do talk about Chlorite quartz in my super popular FREE Crystal Fakes eBook.  Do you have your own copy?  If not, you can grab it right over here!
Do you have crystal suggestions for worry and stress?
Again, amethyst and rose quartz.  Those are both ideal for stress relief. ♥ They seem to great for a lot of different things, huh?

Additionally, here’s my blog post on crystals to help relieve anxiety that might be helpful as well.
How do I safely clean my crystal in matrix without harming it?
I physically clean my quartz crystals with a certain type of acid. But you kind of have to know your crystals well and know the chemistry before you dive in and clean it up w/o causing any harm to it…or to yourself.

Here’s the low-down on How I PHYSICALLY Cleanse my Quartz Crystals. Proceed with CAUTION.
Do you have Crystal Suggestions for Postpartum Depression?

Rose quartz, moonstone, jade & unakite are the 4 stones I recommend for anything pregnancy or fertility related.

I’ve written much more on that topic including suggestions on how to work with that crystal-quad over here:  Crystals for Fertility & Pregnancy

For really deep-seated or lingering depression, I suggest you add in amber or copal.  That sunny crystal combo is well-known for helping peeps bust out of depression.  And I have more tips for navigating depression over here.
Are raw crystals best to work with, or are polished stones just as good?
Great question! Whenever possible I prefer to work with a crystal that is uncut + unpolished because it has a stronger vibrational frequency.  For example, I prefer to work with a natural quartz point rather than a cut & polished one, if quartz is what I need for my crystal healing work.

But say I want to work with selenite…raw selenite is not ideal to work with in a crystal healing session because it splinters off easily, its very friable or brittle. For practical reasons it makes total sense to go with a cut and polished piece, like a polished selenite wand. 🙂

Want to learn more about my take on working with Cut or Polished Stones vs. Natural?  I’ve gone in deep right here.
What are good stones for opening the 3rd eye?
There are many stones I can recommend for this, but one that’s relatively easy to find, is pretty inexpenisve & many of us have in our collections is amethyst.

This Third Eye Crystal Work is such a big topic, & I’ve received so many questions about this over the years that I’ve written a 2 Part blog series on awakening your pineal gland. Check it out:

  • How To Awaken Your Pineal Gland with Crystals ~ Part 1
  • How To Awaken & De-Calcify Your Pineal Gland with Crystals ~ Part 2

In case you’re interested…many of the questions I received here speak to the chemical and geological composition of the crystal along with the metaphysical.  That’s the type of stuff I love to teach all about in my courses Certified Crystal Healer Course as well as in my Advanced Crystal Master Course.

I hope you enjoyed this Crystal Q&A as much as I did & got to learn something new here today.  If you’ve got experiences to share on any of these crystal topics please tell us in the comments below!  I love to hear about your crystal connections.♥

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon