Crystals for the Color of the Year: Greenery ~ 2017~ Sphene + Peridot

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It’s that time of year again to talk about the Color of the Year and the Crystals that I have chosen to go along with it.

Pantone chooses a color of the year every year, and…you may or may not know, I’ve done this crystal video to go along with the color of the year for a few years running now:

  • 2016 Serenity & Rose Quartz
  • 2015 Marsala
  • 2014 Radiant Orchid
  • 2013 Emerald

This year, for 2017, Pantone chose a color called Greenery.

Now, I was excited to find out what the color was and I was really excited to see it!

The first thing I thought of was “nature + freshness + vibrancy”.

And then I saw the color getting some flak from people, people saying they didn’t like the color at all…this specific color green, that it looked like pea soup. Hey, what’s wrong with pea soup?  Well, that wasn’t my first instinct when I saw it.

I thought,
“Perfect. I know exactly what crystals I’m going to go to that reflect ‘greenery’.”
So…here’s how Pantone describes the color:

  • refreshing
  • revitalizing shade
  • symbolic of new beginnings

How perfect!  I mean, it’s a new year, let’s start fresh, we can bring in all of the vibrancy that we want to manifest, especially when working with crystals of this color.

I really like working with color b/c color is light and light is basically information, very specific information, a very specific light frequency or vibrational frequency on the electromagnetic spectrum.

I know you hear me talking about this all the time, but it’s just something that excites me to no end, especially when you get very specific with the color, like this one here.

This is kind of like a green with a lot of yellow in it. It’s not an emerald green with a lot of blue. I like to look at colors as to where they align with us in our own electromagnetic field; I look to the chakras for that correspondance. “Greenery” aligns with the heart chakra, but kind of bordering towards the solar plexus because of that yellow tone that it has in it.

 

The 2 crystals I chose to go along with “greenery” are Sphene (one that you probably haven’t heard much about) and Peridot.
Sphene
I have a very tiny piece of Sphene that I showed you in my above video.

[caption id="attachment_19432" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sphene specimen.By Carles Millan (http://www.mindat.org/photo-199013.html) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]But the color I’m focusing on here is the green, obviously.

It’s also known as “Titanite” due to the element titanium in its chemical makeup.

Although it’s often brown and comes in other colors, you can get Sphene the specific color that we’re talking about today, greenery. It’s a more expensive color variation and may be hard to find so your best bet is going to a gem show and asking if anybody has Titanite or Sphene, or checking out eBay. But be prepared that a little tiny piece, could cost about $75 or so. They are used as gemstones when they are high quality and more transparent. And this color is considered more aesthetically pleasing, so it is more rare, hence the expense—basic supply and demand economics.

This is a good crystal to work with for any kind of physical healing, but one of my favorite crystal healing authors, Phillip Permutt, mentions in his book The Crystal Healer, (which I highly recommend);  that this is a great crystal to work with if you are an astrologer or an astronomer…or may be studying either of those subjects. I thought that was really interesting. I haven’t tried that yet, and I’m not an astrologer, but if you are, give this one a go & please share your experience in the comments below!
Peridot
The other crystal that naturally aligned with “greenery” was Peridot.  I’ve talked about Peridot a lot. I have a blog post all about Peridot over here. But just to give you a basic overview: Peridot is a beautiful olive to yellow-green color due to the iron content in it and it’s vibration helps with  increasing anything.

[caption id="attachment_18568" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This pendant of mine has a peridot gemstone stop an ocean jasper cabochon below.[/caption]

If you’re looking to increase:

  • the number of friends you have
  • increase the amount of business you have
  • increase the amount of abundance, prosperity, boost your vitality and your health, Peridot is great for that.

Peridot has a lot of masculine solar energy to it, so again, it works very well with the solar plexus, as well as the heart chakra. It was often used in ancient Egypt. It symbolized the sun…so that really great masculine energy.

Peridot is a really great stone that allows you to receive as well. Sometimes we put up these blocks and we sabotage ourselves and Peridot allows us to receive that abundance and prosperity and vitality that may be coming to us.

I hope you enjoyed my crystal picks for alignment with Pantone’s Color of the Year: Greenery!

Please share you experience with these crystals below and if you can think of any others that would also align well with “greenery”, please mention them in the comments below. 🙂

Crystal Blessings! 

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Finding Synergy with a Blend of Healing Practices

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Hey hey, Crystal Hottie!

We’re back with another “Crystal Healer Interview” today!

The Crystal Healer Interview blog posts are a SPECIAL series where some of our Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers & Advanced Crystal Masters take over the blog. This allows me to bring crystal healing to you through the eyes of another.  I’m so deeply grateful to these inspiring individuals for generously sharing their stories with us.  I learn so much through them.

Today we’re going to meet Certified Crystal Healer, Carrie Hensley!

Carrie shares with us her love for Yoga, Ayurveda & Crystal Healing  + working her Dharma while integrating Eastern & Western Medicine. The beauty she brings to our world is truly inspiring. YES. Good stuffs!

And Here’s Carrie …

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What brought you to the world of crystal healing?
There were a few things.

First of all, I have been following Hibiscus Moon for about 5 years now. I appreciate her authenticity and scientific approach. I truly adore her passion and wisdom. It is evident that she lives and breathes crystals.

The other two things that brought me to the world of crystal healing were yoga and Ayurveda.

I have been teaching yoga for 18 years. From these two ancient traditions; dis-ease begins on the energetic or subtle body level. Crystal healing occurs at this energetic level.

The three practices of Crystal Healing, Yoga & Ayurveda work synchronistically. It has become another tool to offer my students in terms of empowered healing.
What crystal has had the biggest effect on you?
Hands down the crystal that has had the biggest effect on me is celestite.

My soul is so drawn to this stone that I have:

  • one that I use for clients
  • one for personal use
  • and a geode that I keep in my sacred space

What do others in your life think about the path you’re on?
I am fortunate that most of the people in my life are on a similar path. Many of us see the importance of integrative medicine, the marriage between Eastern & Western medicine.

It’s fascinating to think that it has been only since the 80s & 90s, with the work of incredible pioneering scientists like Dr. Bruce Lipton & Dr. Candace Pert, that we recognized the inter-connectivity of the immune, endocrine and nervous systems.
As we continue to face a health care crisis in the U.S., it is my sincere hope that we will continue to look towards alternative practices, like crystal healing, in terms of preventative medicine.
What is the primary way you utilize crystals in your practice?
Personally, I use crystals during my daily meditation practice. The meditation might be an overall chakra meditation with stones placed at each chakra or the meditation might be sitting with an aragonite cluster in each palm.

In my work with students and clients, I do the traditional Hibiscus Moon Method of crystal healing. I allow my intuition to guide me during the session as we work to clear and unblock the chakras, help alleviate any physical and emotional pain and help restore balance back to the body, mind & spirit.

What are your BIG DREAMS now that you’ve graduated?
My big picture vision has always been to help end world suffering, called Dukha in Sanskrit.

Currently, I design yoga programs for special needs populations, such as seniors, breast cancer patients and those suffering from anxiety, depression and addiction, by integrating Eastern & Western medicine. Moving forward, I will continue to design more of these programs and integrate crystal healing.

The other part of this is teaching yoga teachers how to integrate these crystal healing practices into their own teachings so that we continue to introduce other aspects of yoga and not just the postures; to educate others that disease occurs at the energetic level first.
What do you love most about working with crystals?
I see the difference the crystals make in my own life and in the lives of my students & clients. It is extremely empowering to take responsibility for your own health. I love to teach my students how they can integrate crystals into their lives, on a daily basis, mainly through the chakras.

What 3 energy-work or spirituality books are you loving right now?
I LOVE books!

My favorite 3 energy-work books currently are:

Yoga of the Subtle Body

This is a fantastic book to understand the physical and subtle anatomy of the body in terms of the yoga perspective.

Another favorite book is Energy Medicine

Finally, I love Creating on Purpose

One of the reasons I love all of these books is there are many exercises to reflect on and take inspired action to make a difference in our own lives.
Do you have any advice for anyone who is considering this path?
Do it!

The personal growth and awareness you will receive is worth it alone!
If you are called to being a conduit for healing, becoming a Certified Crystal Healer will provide countless opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.
I wish I would have done it years ago! That being said, I am grateful I finally made the investment in myself and my career.

Carrie’s Bio: I own an online yoga community and help women connect to their inner guru. My dharma (life’s purpose) is to teach women how to live on their terms and reclaim their intrinsic worth.  You can find Carrie at www.carriehensley.com

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Hibiscus again here…

Thank you, Carrie, for sharing your personal sparkly journey with us & all your wonderful crystal insights! I love how you’ve merged the world of yoga with crystals. They’re such a natural fit.

If you resonate with anything Carrie has shared here with us…please leave a sparkly comment below. 🙂

Crystal Blessings,

Are you Listening to the Signs from the Universe?

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Hi Crystal Hottie!

Hey! Hey! It’s time for 1 of my favorite types of blog posts. I love to shine the Jeweler’s Loupe on 1 of our own with my sparkly series of Crystal Healer Interviews. By doing this we all get some  fresh, new crystal insight from others in the Hibiscus Moon Universe that are living & breathing the same crystal path.  Exciting stuffs!

I’m so grateful & honored to have an entire worldwide network of Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers & Advanced Crystal Masters to tap into for these amazingly special blog posts. 

Today you’re going to meet a very talented & spirited  HMCA Advanced Crystal Master, Tree Mckenna Cinque. I’m so blessed to have worked with Tree as she is also part of our Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy Faculty as one of our beloved ACM teachers, sharing her crystal singing bowl expertise with us.

Tree’s message with us here in this blog is about listening to & honoring the signs from the Universe while being your authentic self.

She shares with us insights about her powerful, life changing experience with Pietersite + Moldavite,  how her success comes from letting her creativity shine and allowing the abundance to flow + how she works with collective group energy to manifest with crystal grids.   From the moment I met her, I knew we had someone special on our hands. Her energy is contagious & so very uplifting. You’ll see. 🙂

Here’s Tree!

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What brought you to the world of Crystal Healing?
Well, first I would like to say that my involvement with the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy has literally Rocked My World…in a great way!!!!

I had always been interested in crystals from an early age. I remember digging on the side of my house in Queens with the neighborhood kids and finding Pyrite and Mica. We thought we found pirate treasure. What kid didn’t do that? LOL.

What really propelled me to study crystal healing was that I basically didn’t know enough about the glittery toolbox that I had. I kept amassing crystals, but did not know their uses. I would run around Greenwich Village in the early 1990’s, spending my entire $200 paycheck, buying Moldavite (of all things) & Record Keepers. All I did with them was place them on my windowsills….and allow 20 years to pass before I finally was ready to embrace their magic!

Crystals truly ARE magical.

They are facilitators, just by being in your presence.
However, they only work when you are ready to work with them.
Prior to my crystal and sound healing career path, I went back to school for interior design at 40. While working at a Healthcare design firm, I developed a passion for biophilic design. That is just a fancy word for incorporating nature into the built environment for healing. My concepts of using clay paint that emitted negative ions and natural stone tiles for spa-like serenity in hospice centers fell on deaf ears.  Interior Design, Publishing, Public Relations…None of my jobs made my soul sing and I kept getting sick. Shingles was one of the reasons why I am on this crystal healing path now.

Each time I veered from the healing arena, the Universe reminded me (with a swift kick) that I was on the wrong path.

When my husband suggested I follow my life-long metaphysics passion, the doors magically opened up. It was then that I found The Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy. After Stephanie invited me to be a guest on a Google Hangout, there was no turning back. I knew I had found my life’s purpose. I am forever grateful.

What crystal has had the biggest effect on you?
Actually crystals; plural. There are two. I had a crystal awakening.

My life literally changed when I began wearing Pietersite and Moldavite together.

[caption id="attachment_18298" align="aligncenter" width="255"] African Pietersite[/caption]

About one year after I graduated from design school, I began wearing a large Moldavite on my neck. I had read Robert Simmons’ Moldavite book and paid no mind to his warning that once Moldavite comes into your energy field, the carpet may get pulled out from under you and change your path.

[caption id="attachment_1576" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Moldavite[/caption]

Out of the blue, I woke up and decided I did not want to do design work anymore…after four years of study! Shortly after, I began wearing Pietersite with the Moldavite, I found Hibiscus Moon and the rest is history.
Pietersite helps you find your life’s purpose and Moldavite makes it happen!
It puts the pedal to the metal and off you go. This is my trademark stone combo.
What do others in your life think about the path you are on?
People think I “march to the beat of my own drum” –a chakra drum, of course, as I do sound healing work. I wouldn’t have it any other way! 

My path has taken many exciting turns and I attribute it all to the effect the crystals have had on my energy field. I was strengthened.

Because of my crystal training, I have become a Vibrational Frequency Shifter (my new title) and I have helped empower so many people. I hold crystal bowl sound healing group sessions, private Reiki sessions, and Tibetan bowl healing sessions as well.

I have several Facebook groups on crystals and empowerment. I love to teach and run a business page called Crystal Harmonic Healing and groups called The Stone Snob and TreEvolve. (We never heal; we evolve!) In addition, I have developed an awesome tribe that participates in my almost monthly crystal grids. Many HMCA graduates participate in my crystal grids and, collectively, we help manifest our wishes.

It is a ton of work, but coaching, sending Reiki and other mojo to my group members and constantly charging the grids, really helps create desired outcomes. That is a very large part of my business. Facebook has been huge for me. I am so fortunate for my crystal tribe.

This path has extended beyond crystals…because of crystals.

People either think it is so cool or think I’m crazy.

I am doing the whole “Shop, Pray, Love” journey and I don’t care what people think. I am loving life!!

My husband asks when it is going to stop. I say it is just beginning!!
Be your authentic self and let your soul sing!!
What do you think made the biggest difference to you on this path?
Learning the Hows and Whys (thank you Hibiscus Moon) and the science behind how crystals work. Knowing this gave me the confidence to put myself out there.

The other very important thing that made a difference was the belief that the Universe would provide if the path was right. I admit, I was nervous about paying for my crystal certification. Once I committed, the Universe conspired to make it happen. Lose the fear and the worry. The money just started flowing.

My mantra for this:
“The Universe provides financial abundance in my life and I am grateful!”
How do you navigate being a crystal healer and a mama on a daily basis?
My kids grew up with my crystal obsession, so it is not a big deal.

I love it when my daughter calls me from college in cloudy Michigan and says, “Mom, this weather is so depressing and everyone has Seasonal Affective Disorder Syndrome. Please send me some crystals.”  So, off go the Citrine and the Sunstone bracelet.

My entire family is supportive of my crystal “habit.” It makes it easier for them to buy me gifts. 😉
Do any ridicule you for being interested in crystal healing? If so, how do you handle that?
Yes and no.

There will always be people who do not understand what we do with crystals. I have encountered some who are under the false impression that we pray to crystals.

Someone half-jokingly told me she should throw Holy water on me because I was wearing a Moldavite pendant. People just do not understand unless you explain it in simple terms.

I tell people everything on this planet is a gift, no different from food and flowers…or your diamond engagement ring. That usually quiets them. If that doesn’t work, I open my mouth and throw around terms like entrainment and Dominant Oscillary Rate. It leaves people speechless. It is then that they understand that this IS science and I know my shizzle.
What is your go-to crystal for grounding?
I have two.

I recently went to Glastonbury, England on my way to Stonehenge. It is a crystal lover’s dream as there are loads of crystal shops. I found a unique and awesome Smoky Quartz from Mount Sinai, Egypt. Talk about grounding–Holy Moses! (I bet he even had a few.)

The other is Botryoidal Hematite. This stone is an instant grounder.

[caption id="attachment_18299" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Botryoidal Hematite. Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]It bubbles the issues to the surface and then grounds them.
Do you have any advice for anyone who is considering this path?
I learned the expensive way that less is more.

I used to buy every crystal I saw.

I still buy a lot, but now, I am more discriminating about my purchases. I have changed my views and think about the “tools” that would most benefit me and my practice. Sometimes it means that you should wait until you can afford a better grade of crystal.

I really like using Chromotherapy and strengthening the chakras with rays of color. For instance, the Throat Chakra can really benefit from the blue ray emitted by a gem quality Aquamarine. Now, I opt for crystals that are a lil’ pricier, but really get the job done.
What is the primary way you utilize crystals in your practice?
I love to spoil my clients. I work with crystal layouts in all of my Reiki sessions.

Up until recently, I included crystal layouts in my signature crystal bowl sound healing sessions and “lost” a few. I thought it best to honor my stones and use them in smaller venues.

As I mentioned before, I have a “Rocking” following on Facebook who participates in my crystal grids. I am a Silicon Dioxide addict, so I have tons of clear Quartz. I program a stone for each person in my crystal grid. I employ moon phases, Reiki, Sacred Geometry and other mojo to make them ROCK! My grid recipes are kind of like the KFC Recipe, very secret. LOL.

All I know is that they work and the participants are all happy!
From where do you draw inspiration in your crystal practice?
I draw inspiration from all my clients, Facebook followers and fellow crystal healers.

With my clients, I look to find out THEIR needs. To help others, you have to find out people’s issues and address them. It is so rewarding to recommend a stone like Labradorite when someone is experiencing grief… and it makes them feel better.

I am inspired by those I meet on Facebook. The knowledge that people bring to the table is incredible. I am humbled on a daily basis. Everyone has something to offer, and more if they could just remember it. For example, you never know if someone was a healer in a past life!
How did you celebrate or reward yourself once you graduated?
Gee, I am still celebrating years later. Just ask the people in my Facebook groups. Hee hee. This Crystal Sister rewards herself quite often with crystals, crystal bowls and healing goodies to make my practice “off the charts” Tree-Authentic! I am an admitted Crystal-holic! Even the shopkeepers tell me that, but it makes my soul soar!

Tree’s Bio: Tree McKenna Cinque is a Hibiscus Moon Advanced Crystal Master, Usui Reiki Master, Sound Practitioner, Angel Practitioner, Hypnotherapist and Empowerment Coach. Feel free to join her FB crystal group, “The Stone Snob…Tree McKenna Cinque” or her FB page, “Crystal Harmonic Healing.”

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Hibiscus again here…

Thank you, Tree, for sharing your personal sparkly journey with us & all your lovely energy & inspiration! What a freakin’ treat!

So, do you love Tree, or what?

Do you also have what others may think is a “crazy dream” that you nurtured into fruition (like Tree did)? Or, is there a BIG DREAM in you right now that really needs some of your time & attention? Please share your thoughts or comments in the comments below.

I’d love to hear from you!

Crystal Blessings,

Why a Chakra-Focused Crystal Grid is Sexy

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*snicker, snicker*

Sexy? YES! B/c squeaky clean balanced chakras are sexy. Yes INDEEDY!!

There are so many of ways to invite sexy health & vitality into our bodies & on several different levels: emotional, physical & spiritual. So, how about a novel way of working with your chakras? Hmmmmm?

I love using crystals to work with the energy of our chakras. Yeah, yeah…most of us know that crystal healing involves working with crystals & the chakras in a physical way, but I’d like to present a slightly different way here today.

Several years ago I actually had a student who created a chakra crystal grid!

Now, I’m the self-proclaimed Queen of Crystal Grids…but this was new to me. I had never thought of doing this before! BTW, I’m always so grateful to my students for teaching me so much. It’s through their eyes & minds that I become a better teacher…but I digress!

So I thought this was a wonderful idea. (She was kind enough to allow me to share this photo over the years of her lovely solar plexus crystal grid):

Genius! Absolutely brilliant!

See, she was having problems with her solar plexus. We had talked about different ways of balancing the solar plexus & doing the chakra balancing as I had taught her in the course.

After having learned how to work with crystal grids in our Certified Crystal Healer course, she decided all on her own:

“You know what? I’m going to do a crystal grid to balance my solar plexus, to balance & reclaim my personal power.”

Yep! That’s sexy.

Here’s what she did step by step:

  • printed out a solar plexus Sanskrit symbol in yellow. She used that as her crystal grid template (placed under the black cloth above)
  • used citrine & tiger’s eye to make the crystal grid
  • also printed out another picture of a chakra symbol & put that in a little picture frame
  • added a yellow lemon-scented candle
  • used essential oils that vibrated with the solar plexus chakra: lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, grapefruit (she used these to anoint the crystals, candle, the cloths, etc.)
  • added a picture of herself (placed under the center stone)
  • hand-wrote down a solar plexus affirmation. Similar to: “I have a healthy self-esteem. I am strong-willed. I express myself with confidence.”… affirmations that help strengthen the solar plexus & she placed that in the center of her crystal grid.

She activated it & everyday she would sit nearby & do a little meditation with the grid; just working with it for a few minutes, giving it a little TLC, a little care & some attention & emotion. That’s how I always recommend you work with a crystal grid. (P.S. If you want to learn more on how to do that, I wrote a book about it). 😉

After about just 1 week, she was so excited with the result she had gotten from doing this, she emailed me the pictures & told me what she had been doing. She said her confidence had bloomed & she was feeling so strong in her solar plexus. Her digestion had also greatly improved (a direct link to your solar plexus chakra). She felt that it had opened, cleansed & balanced & was channeling her full inner-strength!

She goes, “This is so great you need to tell your students about this!”

I was blown away & absolutely amazed. I thought it was the greatest idea ever; diving into the crystal energies & tapping into the power of a crystal grid to clearly convey your intention to source energy! Getting Source Energy in on the whole thing, communicating her clear intention across space & time, directing energy appropriately. POWERFUL STUFFS!

If you know someone (or yourself) working to balance a particular chakra, share this sexy-technique with them by sharing this blog post. They (or you) may have a powerful break-through as well. 🙂

Do you have a special way that you like to work with Crystal Grids to balance your chakras? Please share your inspiration in the comments below.

Sparkly Happy Sexy Chakras to you today!