2015 Scholarship WINNERS

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Every year this job gets more & more difficult because you all bring such energy + love into your videos.

We watched each and every entry and let me tell you…you Crystal Hotties poured your hearts out!

We’re blessed & honored that you allowed us to hear your stories.  Although we tried our best to narrow it down to 2 winners, we just couldn’t do it…AGAIN.  So we have awarded FIVE scholarships for 2015!!
Based on our rules & criteria, here’s our winning scholarship recipients in no particular order:
GOR:


CRYSTAL:


TIFFANY:


JENNIFER:


JASMINE:

For all of you who entered, but were not selected, please consider doing these 3 things (my goal is to strive to help others in many ways; be someone who enables others to help themselves):

  • Please join our Crystal Hottie Community & me in congratulating our winners. Our collective support, encouragement & good vibes will greatly assist them in making their big dreams a reality (while also reflecting back to you & assisting you in creating the same for yourself…law of attraction, Baby!) :)
  • Feel & KNOW down to your core that you are an amazing being & and that you possess all the gifts, talents & abilities to live out all of your dreams…this was just the tip of the crystalized iceberg of a mega message-transmission to the Universe. Don’t stop here, don’t stop now….KEEP ON TRUCKIN’! If you can dream it, then you can ROCK THIS THING!
  • Now…go watch your entry again. Re-absorb some of that fantastic BRILLIANCE & DAZZLE that you you’re made of, Jelly Bean. Listen to all of the amazing things you said you’d do & bring forth if you won. DO NOT LET THOSE DREAMS DIE. They deserve to breath, live, be fed & deeply cherished. They’re your precious babies. Ask yourself what’s stopping you from doing all of those things right now? Hmmm? Don’t let anything get in your way of making your glittery crystal healing dreams a reality. NADA. If you truly feel in your heart that the this course is part of your path, then make it happen. Enrollment is still open, but only until March 6, 2015. If this is not possible for you right now, then choose to do what you CAN do – keep tuning into to my blog here & my Glitter Updates, working with your crystals, reading crystal books & feeding your Crystal Dreams glitter for dessert…b/c they deserve it!

  • ***If you ARE a winner, please email us here as soon as possible so you can start settling in & gettin’ ready for class beginning on March 10th. ♥ We’ll make sure you’re fully taken care of well before the course begins. :)

    Thank you so much for your enthusiasm & participation. I’m so grateful for you! Namaste & much love to you all,

    P.S. Because we’re getting many questions about it, my Certified Crystal Healer Course is currently open for enrollment until Friday, March 6th @ 11:59 pm EST. For more info and to enroll, head over here.

    Crystals Tips for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, grounding 19 Comments

    Video thumbnail for youtube video What are the Best Crystals & Stones for Empaths? - Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy | Crystal Healing | Crystal Healer | Crystal Therapy | Certified Crystal Healer | Crystal Grids | Crystal Healing Course

    Time for another Crystal Q&A!
    In this session, we talk about a question that comes up often on my Facebook Page.

    And so, I’m thrilled that this question came in from Jody which prompted me to make this video for YOU, Crystal Hottie…b/c you may be wondering the same thing!
    But first…let’s get into explaining a bit here…
    In case you didn’t know, an “Empath” (as defined by Urban Dictionary…love that dictionary!) is:

    A person who is capable of feeling the emotions of others despite the fact that they themselves are not going through the same situation.

    The ability to pick up on & feel/experience the energy of another can be seen as a gift b/c that extra info can allow you to empathize with others or see things from another view-point.

    Or it can be seen as a curse b/c it causes you to be bombarded by extra feelings & emotions you may not want to be dealing with at the moment.
    So what can you do?
    Steer clear of becoming overwhelmed.

    How?

  • Be selective of the situations & environments you place yourself in
  • Have tools & supports at the ready (like crystals & stones)…there are many other tools & supports but I’ll save that for a future blog post.
  • What are the best crystals for empaths & highly sensitive people?

    Ok, Yes… we’ll dive into that in a minute…

    Backing up just a little bit – in this video; Jody also mentioned that she is “new to crystals”. I love a newbie! (dropping into the crystal groove + all the glitter of new healing possibilities!)  Welcome to the world of crystal healing! ;)  I’ve got lots to share!  For starter’s here’s a blog post I’ve done on the 5 crystals that all beginners should have in their crystal kit ;)

    So I’ve chosen 2 unexpected crystals to present to you in this week’s featured vid. The theme is going to be choosing crystals that are both grounding & protecting to assist empaths & highly sensitive peeps.

    Watch this:

     

    Purple Jade – this mama earth beauty is all about spiritual knowledge & associated with the crown chakra & 3rd eye chakra (as well as the Earth Star!!!) It’s a super stone for protecting empaths.

    Another fab crystal for empaths is magnetite…

    Magnetite doesn’t always express itself in a crystalline form that we can see with the naked eye.  But when it does…whoa, Baby! It’s a metal & naturally magnetic, therefore, it helps to align, balance & ground energies.  Magnetite can  balance the polarities within our electromagnetic field while helping with psychic overload or taking on too much energy picked up by light workers & energy healers.

    Sure hope you’ve enjoyed this Crystal Q&A!  If you are an empath or you know someone who can benefit from this information please share!  Tell me, as an empath, have these crystals, or others, worked to help you? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

    Crystal Healing, Protection & Blessings,

     

    I Have a Confession to Make

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, energy work 33 Comments

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    I have a confession to make.

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

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

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

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

    I KNOW THIS!

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

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

    I know this so very well.

    And yet…

    I still fell off the wagon.

     

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

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

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

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

    And guess what?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Super-Sized Crystal Blessings to you!

    How to Start Using Color Therapy & Crystals

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing 10 Comments

    I was doing some root chakra healing on this day!

    Color therapy is often used in alternative healing involving vibrational medicine. See, color is simply 1 form of visible light, aka electromagnetic energy.

    EM energy = light…one in the same.

    All the colors we can see within the visible spectrum carry their own unique vibration of this energy. Now, the color of a crystal or stone plays a really important part in how it will be used for healing.

    See color, (or more specifically “light”  in various frequencies that we can actually see with our eye balls) is just a teenie-tiny part of the electromagnetic spectrum (EM spectrum). The colors (light frequencies) arrange themselves in order of decreasing vibrational wavelengths. Of these specific light frequencies, red is the longer wavelength (lower frequency) & violet is the shortest wavelength (higher frequency). I haven’t lost ya yet, right? Stick with me here, OK?

    Actually…everything on the EM spectrum is a type of light. Just a little smidge of the spectrum is the visible light that we can see with our eyes.

    Now, the color of a crystal or stone plays a really important part in how it will be used for healing. As I’ve explained above, color is way more than just something that’s pretty! We may find that we’re drawn to a specific color, that we often wear the same color, or that just seeing a certain hue makes us feel better, uplifted, joyful.  This makes total sense when you consider that each of our chakras correlates with a specific color:

    So how does all this tie into healing with crystals?
    Let’s consider tanzanite. You’re probably used to seeing it as a vibrant, blue, indigo or violet gemstone.

    Tanzanite. Photo credit: Rob Lavinsky / iRocks.com Natural tanzanite. Photo credit: Rob Lavinsky / iRocks.com

    In its natural state, however, tanzanite is usually a greyish-brown tone, a combo of purple, blue & green. Lab heating at low temps brings out the stone’s stunning blues & purples (rarely, they do appear that color naturally).

    So, due to that stunning blue color, it should come as no surprise that tanzanite is a much sought after high ascension crystal–blue, indigo & violet–correlates with the throat, third eye & crown chakras. I can tell you I’ve personally experienced its amazing power in these areas! But when people learn that its original color is grey or brown they wonder how this is so.

    Citrine is another great example of this. Vibrationally, it makes complete sense to me that lab-heated citrine would resonate well with my solar plexus chakra. Citrine is yellow or gold, and it is no coincidence that this is the same color that correlates with your solar plexus chakra. Yes, even though this stone may have started out as a light violet.
    So let’s get into how this works
    I teach in my courses that in order to understand where on the EM spectrum a stone matches up vibrationally, we simply match up their current color with their corresponding chakra color (not what color they used to be). What color is that stone now? It’s no longer of the old color frequency.  It’s current color frequency is going to vibrate & match with its current color. Making sure you use crystals or stones whose current color matches with the chakra colors allows harmonizing photons of light to harmonize & amplify; generating color healing.

    See, what you’re doing is introducing light of specific frequencies–colors–into someone’s electromagnetic field, also known as their aura. This entrains a person’s emotional & biochemical states & encourages balance & good health.

    Using color as a way of healing has actually been practiced for a very long time–many ancient cultures utilized this form of therapy & only now has modern science & alternative healing begun to catch up.

    So let’s say you’re interested in opening your throat chakra to help to facilitate communication. Know that each chakra has a corresponding color associated with it. The colors are really easy to memorize…they follow the order of the colors of the rainbow or you can just refer to that chart above. Blue is the throat chakra color. So you would work with a blue stone: blue lace agate, turquoise, celestite or, yes…even tanzanite.
    There are many ways you can work with a crystal. Just to name a few…

  • You can simply relax with it laying over your throat for 15 minutes
  • You can make a gem elixir with a non-toxic blue stone & drink it
  • You can carry it with you throughout the day
  • Place some stones in places you’ll be spending time in; your work space or bedside table
  • You can also go beyond crystals &  pump the blue into your surrounding environment (think light & fabrics).

    I was doing some root chakra healing on this day! Hence all the earthy-red.

    By doing this, you’re infusing a specific color into your entire electromagnetic field (aura) & not just focusing on 1 chakra. Blue light & blue fabric will help you change up your emotional & biochemical states in a powerful way. Try it! You’ll see what I mean.

    I love knowing what an important role color (light energy) plays in our lives!

    Not only does it infuse us with vibrancy & beauty, it’s also a very important part of healing & can be used hand-in-hand with crystals to help us achieve our best potential–physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually as humans.

    You know, as humans we need tools to deal with all the stress that comes along with being human, right? ;)  I hope you’ll add color therapy + crystals to your fabulous, sparkly tool belt! I know it’ll help.

    Lastly, please post your color therapy comments, experience & questions below. See you there!

    Colorful Crystal Blessings!

     

     

    Want To Step Up Your Crystal Healing? You Need To Read This First

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, Videos 3 Comments

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    Are you ready for some soothing, rejuvenating crystal goodness?!
    Watch this vid to get some great ideas on things you can create & ways that you can work with crystals for yourself, your friends, your family & even your pets :).

    These tips include super easy & practical ways that you can work with crystals every day. You know how I love me some PRACTICAL!!

    Ohhh there are some good ones in here! You’re gonna want to check this out! (even Topaz wanted in on the sparkly action!! :)

     

    For the reviews in the video of Crystal Goodies (that I absolutely love!!!) here are the links just for you, Crystal Hottie!

    • Reiki, essential oils + crystals; what a winning combo at manifestedharmony.com &  to order your own yumminess mentioned in the video, you’ll want to visit  this link.
    • Oohh la la! On to the bio belt ~ super excited about this one! Click here for the Bio mat belt

    Were you  inspired to get creative or use your crystals in a new way for you & your awesome furry companions? Please share your sparkly experience in the comments below.

    Crystal Blessings! Namaste,

     

    4 Facts about Lemurian Crystals that will Impress your Friends!

    Hibiscus Moon lemurian 16 Comments

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    OK, so want to impress your crystal-lovin‘ friends? Talk science to them. Works every time.

    And Lemurian crystals are quite intriguing to many crystal lovers. So put those 2 together & you’ve got a winning match. ;)

    Don’t know what a Lemurian crystal is? Although we do go in-depth on Lemurians in our Advanced Crystal Master Course, briefly…a Lemurian is a crystal that comes from a particular region in Brazil & has these deep horizontal striations on its shaft that are known to carry recorded information from lost civilizations. Pretty cool, right?

    In today’s featured video, Rev. B asks:

    What’s the deal with all the different colored Lemurians?

    Great question b/c we are beginning to see them popping up in almost a full spectrum of colors!!

    Click play below to learn more about 4 different colors of lemurians:

    It’s all about the chemistry & geology…

  • Reddish, pink-ish, mauve colored: iron containing…very grounding, loving energy, connects us more to Mother Earth, great for root chakra as well as heart chakra work
  • Pink colored: lithium containing….calming, emotionally balancing
  • Clear: no additional elements…clarity, amplifying
  • Smokey, brown: naturally radiated…de-toxing, cleansing, protective
  • As always, I’d love to hear from you, Crystal Hottie!

    (I have an older video I did here on what exactly a lemurian is, a lemurian seed & a pink lemurian).

    What other lemurian colors have you come across? What sort of energy do you sense from them? Please share in the comments below.

    Lemurian Blessings!

     

    P.S. Make sure you watch to the end of the vid. I have a special gust appearance. ;)

    The Magic Pill…or Crystal?

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing 25 Comments

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    One question I often get is:

    “How can I use crystals to help heal this, that, or the other ailment?”

    At first…I used just give the one-off crystal recommendation.

    And then I realized…well, no, I knew…I knew all along that I wasn’t giving the entire picture. That I wasn’t giving the whole story & it was really doing people a huge disservice. My crystal recommendations were usually given in a short YouTube comment or Facebook post & that’s all that a post really allowed for most of the time; and people on smartphones or whatever don’t really want to read anything longer than that anyway so I just recommended this or that stone. Plus, people came right out & said it; they really just wanted a 1 crystal answer. Yeah. If I got too complicated in my suggestions, they often told me this!

    Everybody’s looking for the magic pill…or the magic crystal in this instance!

    Well, Chick Pea: I no longer do that.

    For a while now,  I’ve prefaced my “crystal-cure” answers by stating that crystal healing is part of a sound holistic healing program. In other words, the crystals are not to be relied on all on their own for any sort of cure.

    “Holistic” means that it takes into account all the different aspects that come into play with healing; physically as well as emotionally…and I’m talking about everything. This includes not just your body, but mind & spirit as well.

    Crystals are great b/c they allow us to tap into similar vibrational frequencies (or healing frequencies) more efficiently. Not to say that it can’t be done without the crystals. Of course, it can. You can do everything & anything! It’s all possible. 

    But crystals, as I always say, are here to assist us as a healing tool & support; allowing us to do the required work using less energy.

    That’s the physics definition of a tool, you know!

    Yep. You I used to teach this in my physics lessons all the time…definition of a tool: anything that allows you to do work using less energy.

    Who wouldn’t want that? Of course, we’re always looking for the easy way out, right? A crystal can be that healing tool & support. Having said that though…I don’t think I’ve ever used them 100% all by themselves for healing a physical ailment. I’ve always used them as an accompaniment with other healing modalities.

    For instance, if I feel like I might be getting a cold, I won’t just use a crystal to deflect that cold. I’m going to pool together all my known resources into my arsenal. Yeah, everything!

    • I’m going to use a crystal healing meditation.
    • I’m going to use gem elixirs.
    • I’m going to have a crystal healing session & have all my chakras cleansed & balanced.
    • I’m going to use herbs.
    • I’m going to rest.
    • I’m going to take the right vitamins & supplements that I know that can boost my immune system.
    • I’m going to reduce my stress levels.
    • I’m going to be extra careful to eat properly.

    I’m going to do all those things that I know will help me to heal.

    When people say that they don’t believe crystals can heal– first of all, your mindset is a big part of that sound holistic healing practice. Reducing your stress levels is also another big part of that sound holistic healing practice. Both of those things play a huge role in healing, by bathing each of your individual cells & energetic vibrational frequencies in the correct healing environment. And, yes, that has been scientifically proven for those of you that want scientific proof…check out Dr. Bruce Lipton’s work with epigenetics:

    Through my research & work, I’ve discovered that crystals assist to further enhance & provide that “correct healing environment” required for healing.

    So, yes, as part of a sound holistic healing practice, crystals can be a huge help!

    “In a world of specialization, we have been trained to think of medicine as a separate world—when we are sick, we go to doctors and follow their advice. This is starting to change, with the increasing popularity of alternative and holistic approaches to overall health and well-being.” —Gareth Cook, Boston Globe, 9 June 2002

    Not to say that using a crystal all by itself without these other surrounding healing modalities cannot work. It certainly can; and has many, many times. But I’m always playing the role of Ms. Practical. I tend towards doing things the most efficient way I know of; and for me, I found it to be most efficient to pull in all the things that I know are in alignment with the same goal in mind.

    Why wouldn’t I pull in everything that I know if it’s relatively easy to do? If I know that 1 thing, or 1 modality, isn’t going to cancel out or harm the efficacy of another modality…if I know that they’re all going to work in concert together to achieve the same result, then let’s go for it! Right? Balls to the wall, Lima Bean.

    Yes, taking or doing all these things individually may work wonders; but when you pull them all together, you create a 3rd resonant frequency. And this is, again…the physics teacher in me peeking through again…that 3rd Resonant Frequency (known as the Principle of Interference; google that if you feel like geeking out!) is greater than the sum of its parts & thus, produces a more profound healing effect! OH YES! Now we’re cooking with Hydrogen gas, Baby!

    Isn’t that the epitome of efficiency?  Because it’s going to be so much more powerful & quicker in healing whatever it is you’re trying to heal or adjust.

    And if you use all this alternative medicine in conjunction with Western medicine…well, look the frik out! Yes, I do feel that Western medicine can be a very important part of healing depending on the specific situation. It can provide all sorts of answers & solutions that we’re not able to do as easily (or at all) with alternative or Eastern medicine healing practices. I feel all the healing practices (modern, ancient & in between) are here to be used together & to compliment each other whenever appropriate.

    I also know that adding crystal healing to the mix simply can’t hurt. Crystals – remember – are made by Mother Earth & God or Source Energy (please don’t leave me comments on the semantics of that).

    Crystals are here to assist us; to be used as healing tools & supports.

    Cheers & Good Sparkly Health~!

     

    Balancing Chakras using Crystals, Part 3

    Hibiscus Moon chakras, Crystal Healing 11 Comments

    Ready for Part 3 of this Chakra Crystal Healing Blog Series?

    In case you missed…Part 1 is here & Part 2 is here.

    After discussing those 2 parts the next question I get is:

    How do we go about balancing our chakras using crystals?

    Let me start by saying that the methods I discuss here are certainly not the ONLY methods or the “right” way.  Ancient Japanese saying ~ “There are many paths up the Mountain, but the view of the Moon from the top is the same.” :)

    Also, please know that you do not need to have someone else do chakra balancing for you…you can do your own chakra crystal healing sesh, no problemo. In fact, I do this all the time for myself. But, but , but!!…I do love getting crystal healing sessions done by a professional Crystal Healer & I HIGHLY recommend it. That’s the ultimate! If you’ve never had a professional crystal healing session…see if there’s someone in your area & gift yourself with a booking. You won’t regret it!

    OK, so let’s get on with it. Please note that what I’m presenting here is a very basic step-by-step method. I have not included all the correspondences for the chakras, the why’s & hows, foundational info & special nuances  that I teach in our Certified Crystal Healer Course. But this is a great place to start:

  • Create some ambiance or sacred space for yourself were you won’t be disturbed for at least 20 min. Have some relaxing or new age music on, light some safe candles, burn a little bit of incense or diffuse some essential oils, have a comfy spot to lie down
  • Lay your chakra stones out by your side: 1 for each of the 7 main chakras in their color coordinated order as discussed in part 1. An inexpensive tumbled set like these work great (& you can use the code HM10 to save 10%) . Also include a grounding stone: my favorite is a nice shiny black tourmaline chunk. You can also use smokey quartz. Some people like to use hematite. Others prefer loadstone; your preference. Oh yeah! Have a glass of water nearby for later as well.
  • Lie down  & place your grounding stone between your feet, just six inches below your feet; this is considered our Earth Star Chakra (technically not 1 of the main chakras but known as a “transpersonal chakra“). This is going to be the 1st crystal you place  & the last crystal you’re going to take off
  • Then continue placing the rest of your stones, placing the corresponding stone directly over each of your 7 chakras.  You can use a chart like the 1 on the right to determine approx. where each chakra is located. OR this is 1 that I recommend to my students
  • Chakra balancing can be as short as 15 minutes or you can go half an hour or more…whatever feels comfortable. Your goal here is to get active with it. Beginning with the root chakra & moving up, visualize each chakra, 1 at a time; each colored chakra spinning, a nice healthy balanced spin, not wobbly…all while focusing on what the chakra represents & corresponds to. You don’t want to see dark patches or heavy black shadows or a chord coming from the chakra. That means there might be some attachments there, debris…stank junk needing to be cleared out. That’s a sign that chakra needs more focused attention & remedies. Your mental focus at this time should be on the positive attributes of that chakra. Focus on dissolving any physical problems or any emotional blockages, seeing them visually dissolving away. If you’re not very visual, then feel the problems & blockages dissolving. Sense what it would feel like to be free of those attachments! Imagine what it would be like to be so happy that all those issues are gone.
  • Once you’ve completed clearing all 7 main chakras you can begin to end the session with grounding. This is a very important step. PLEASE don’t skip it! The purpose of grounding is to make sure you feel stable & centered; well-grounded to Mother Earth. See, you might think that you feel OK, but when you sit or stand up you may feel a little woozy & light-headed. So, at the end of any chakra session, leave that earth star chakra stone (just below your feet) in place for no less than 5 minutes…or maybe even 10 minutes if you’re feeling really kind of floaty-flighty. Also do some relaxing grounding breaths with slow deep breathing. Now, go ahead & drink your glass of water while you’re still seated to further help ground yourself. If after 10 or 15 minutes you still feel out of sorts, pick up the grounding stone & carry it with you until you start to normalize & you eventually will.
  • This whole un-grounding thing might sound a little “out there” for you, but after doing a lot of crystal healings & my students telling me about their crystal healings, I’ve determined that this is a very common occurrence. The energy really gets moved around when we’re doing this sort of work; removing stagnant energy or blockages, energy is moving all over the place…it’s the sort of thing to be expected when we do this kind of work. But the more often you do it, the better balance you’ll be in & the less jarring it will feel each time. It’s all a part of recalibrating your energy body, getting back to balance…part of a sound energetic hygiene plan.

    Just like working out, right? ‘Cept I look forward to a chakra session much more than I do a work out. ;)

    I hope you enjoyed this Crystal Chakra Healing Blog Series. If you know someone who may be interested or may benefit from this info, share this post with them… I hope this will inspire more people to become aware of & care for their chakras.♥

    SUPER-Sparkles to you today!

     

     

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

    Super Sparkles to you today!!!

    – See more at: http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/8-crystal-tools/#sthash.LaTVQEKo.dpuf

    Crystal Chakra Healing, Part 1

    Hibiscus Moon chakras, Crystal Healing, healing 30 Comments

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    Another way you can work with your crystals…

    & this is a really easy way with lots of benefits

    is with crystal chakra healing.

    I have a whole lot of info on this so I’m going to break it up into a 3 part series. This 1st part is my fav. thing to do…break it down into the How & Why with some science thrown in for good measure. Ready? Let’s go!
    The science behind crystal chakra healing
    We’re going to talk about the 7 main chakras. We have many more than just the 7 main ones but these are the most familiar ones…the familiar main 7 chakras are the major portals or the major energy hubs on our body.

    Each chakra has a corresponding color associated with it. The colors are really easy to memorize…they follow the color of the rainbow, which always follow the same order:

    • Red
    • Orange
    • Yellow
    • Green
    • Blue
    • Indigo
    • Violet

    Remember from school? ROY G BIV?

    OK, I can’t resist…(please don’t yell at me if you end up with an ear-worm)

    That’s the same exact color sequence that the chakras follow. And its no coincidence that they’re exactly the same sequence. Its just science, Jelly Bean. ;)

    Each chakra is also linked with a specific body part, specific body function & certain emotions, among other correspondences. One book I HIGHLY recommend you get to learn more about this is:

    In addition, each chakra has a specific vibrational frequency. See colors, or more specifically “light” in various frequencies that we can actually see with our eye balls is just a teenie tiny part of the electromagnetic spectrum (EM spectrum). The colors (light frequencies) arrange themselves in order of decreasing vibrational wavelengths. Of these specific light frequencies, red is the longer wavelength  (lower frequency) & violet is the shortest wavelength (higher frequency). I haven’t lost ya yet, right? Stick with me here. ;)

    Actually…everything on the EM spectrum is a type of light. Just a little smidge of the spectrum is the visible light that we can see with our eyes.  The chakras encompass all these colors that we can see. Each one has a very specific vibrational frequency.

    In summary, each chakra has a specific vibrational frequency & a color that it expresses itself as.

    These specific frequencies are aligned to certain known energies. This allows us to focus on one aspect at a time. For instance, if we want to zero in on anxiety & fear, we can focus our attention on the root chakra & improve it efficiently by just focusing in on that 1 particular chakra.

    I’ve found chakra work to be very efficient & highly effective for clearing out all sorts so energetic imbalances. I’ve it heard over, over again…people saying things like,

    “I’ve been going to therapy for a long time; going to see a therapist, a psychiatrist, etc. to work on my fear & anxiety issues.”

    Not to belittle that at all. But if someone has been working on a specific issue for a long time…once that person addresses the associated chakra & works on clearing & balancing that chakra…most of the time the issue clears itself up much quicker by using chakra work alone or in conjunction with the therapy. Not to say this will work for everyone every time, but it’s certainly worth giving a try.

    More Physics & Chakras?
    As a former physics teacher, I can’t help but throw in more physics here. In my courses I teach the principle of entrainment when working with the chakras. This is a physics principle that basically says that energy of a higher amplitude will dominate & influence a similar frequency of a lower amplitude.

    This is often demonstrated using tuning forks. When the tuning forks are tuned to the same frequency, if I rang 1 with a lot of energy (high amplitude) & then rang the other just gently (with a little bit of amplitude), the higher amplitude will dominate & influence the fork of the lower amplitude & it will get louder & raise its energy up (become higher amplitude) b/c the higher amplitude will dominate the lower amplitude.

    Why do I bring this shiz up?

    B/c we also will entrain with the higher amplitude energy.

    If there is a similar frequency that comes into our environment & it happens to be of higher amplitude, it’s going to raise us up to match its frequency…to become a vibrational match.

    Now…this is a big foundational brick of my teachings…a crystal is always going to be higher amplitude frequency b/c it has a more stable frequency in its inherent molecular structure. SAY WHAT?

    So again…the reason for that stable frequency is it has a very precise atomic structure.

    Sodium chloride molecule (salt crystal)…look at that precise crystal structure!

    That’s what makes a crystal a crystal. A crystal has a precise geometric pattern in its molecular blueprint. Although we are human & we’re made of some crystals, we are not entirely crystalline. So, we are not as geometrically perfect as a crystal. Not even close.

    Crystals are going to be in a higher amplitude energy field than us due to their geometric perfection. We’re going to entrain with the amplitude of their higher energy when similar frequencies are present.
    OK, Geek! Get back to the chakras!
    So, if you have a chakra that’s out of balance. For example, let’s say my third eye is completely whacked out. Not really…but just say…

    I can take a nice amethyst natural point & I place that on my third eye.

    The amethyst is of a similar vibrational frequency to my third eye but it’s higher amplitude energy, higher frequency, more stable because of it’s crystalline structure. Ya with me?

    It’s going to vibrationally stabilize my third eye chakra. My third eye is going to entrain with that similar frequency. It’s going to move into resonance with the similar yet more precise & higher amplitude vibration of the amethyst.

    Crystals have higher amplitude due to that geometric perfection…dueto that, they are going to clear out & balance our chakras, making them more stable, entertaining them with their higher amplitude energy. Thereby, changing the emotional & biochemical state of that chakra to the correct frequencies & also helping to maintain their stability.

    Each chakra will entrain with that specific vibrational frequency of its color. For instance, the third eye chakra’s color is indigo,so it entrains with indigo.

    This is certainly not the only chakra balancing method but it’s a very easy one; simply choose a crystal within the same color family as the chakra you’d like to balance. So for the third eye, indigo stones like lapis lazuli, iolite or amethyst are great to work with.

    lapis lazuli from Pakistan

    Or for the heart chakra, green aventurine, jade or green tourmaline would be perfect.

    Luscious green aventurine tumblies.

    Matching up the color is a pretty foolproof & simple way to go.

    Now some people say,

    “You shouldn’t match the color of the chakra to the stone because whatever color you’re seeing is actually the color that’s being reflected & not absorbed by the stone. That’s not actually the color of the stone.”

    Then I’m like,

    “Yup. And that’s EXACTLY what I’m looking for, because if that’s the light frequency that’s being reflected & bounced off, then that’s the color that’s bathing the environment of the chakra.”

    That’s exactly what we want. Is it not?? I think it’s a great way to do it. Not to mention that I have confirmation from case study after case study as do my students. Color works, Baby!

    OK, so that’s part 1. Hope I didn’t burn you out on the science. Part 2 will be about how to determine which chakras need balancing & Part 3 will be about what to do with the crystals.

    Thanks so much, as always, for reading, sharing & joining in!

    Super Crystal Blessings to you,

    Super Crystal Blessings to You,

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

    Ten Crystal Blog Posts ~ Hidden Gems

    Hibiscus Moon amethyst, anxiety, blogging, citrine, cleansing, Crystal Healing, Crystals, divination, dreaming 1 Comment

    I know you don’t read every single blog post I put out.

    Perhaps you’ve missed quite a few or maybe you’re totally new ’round here. So, I made a list here of some crystal blog posts that were quite popular or were spurred by frequently asked questions. Some of these posts also may have gotten buried (especially when I was churning them out quicker than people could read them) but might really ring your bell.

    Check ‘em out:

  • Will my crystals still be powerful if they faded in the sunlight?
  • 8 Crystal Tools I Couldn’t Live Without
  • Can you prepare foods &/or medicines using crystals & stones?
  • Escape from Stress by Using Crystals for Stress Relief
  • What does it mean when your crystal disappears?
  • Charging Crystals Under the Moon
  • How to Use a Pendulum to Find Anything
  • 4 Crystals to Improve Dream Recall
  • Crystal Myths Debunked
  • 4 Totally Rockin’ Ways to use Crystals for Fear and Anxiety
  • I hope you found a hidden gem there among the bunch!

    HUGE HUGS & BIG Spirit Blessings!

    How Do We Know What Energy Crystals Have? & Pendulums

    Hibiscus Moon book, Crystals, divination, energy work

    Have you ever wondered…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Now go have a SPARKLY day, Sweet Pea!

    Is this course for everyone?

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing

    I want to make sure that we attract the right kind of student here at the HMCA. I love you all but we’re not all cut out to do the same things, you know?

    • First & foremost, I totally get that not everyone is cut out to do this light healer or crystal healer type of work. Sometimes there are other things that need to get worked on first. No judgements there at all.
    • That being said, I know that many get intimidated thinking “Who am I to be healing anyone?” Here at the HMCA, we realize & teach that we can all heal each other & that healing is a 2-way street…both the facilitator & the “heal-ee” exchange & receive. If we waited for all the healers to be PERFECT before they did any “healing” for anyone else….we’d all be waiting a LONG TIME!
    • Next, if you’re looking for a course that simply spews out crystal properties for you to memorize then this is not the course for you. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that but there are other courses out there for you if that’s more of what you resonate with. Our method teaches you to really get to know your crystals & we take a more personal approach to that.

    OK, now that we’ve covered who it’s for and who it’s not for just wanted to also let you know that this is your last chance to enroll for the Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer Course! We’re closing the doors soon:

    Do you have a calling to work with the crystals? A calling that could totally change your life’s path? This course will allow you to create a life in total alignment with your biggest dreams + desires. Yes…it can totally do that.

    We have students from all over Mama Earth for you to connect with. They’re there waiting in our private forum; The Crystal Cave, to mentor, create friendships & talk about sparkly crystals. Our students are simply the BEST peeps in the world!! And, I’m there too ready to answer your questions & mentor you daily throughout the 10 week course.

    PLEASE REMEMBER:
    The course closes tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 31 precisely @ 11:59pm EST. No exception on that Sweet Pea. Sorry.
    Have Questions?
    Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions here!

    Once the course officially begins on Sep. 1, you’ll take 1 class per week & I’ll be cheer-leading & inspiring you through, getting you certified in 10 weeks…if you follow the course pace. Whoop~! You Crystal-Rockstar!!Or you can take up to 1 year to finish up. It’s totally up to you.

    This is an incredibly in-depth, experiential, profoundly informative yet FUN online course taught by me, Certified Crystal Master & best-selling author, Hibiscus Moon, all from the comfort of your HOME; pparticipate any time of the day, according to YOUR schedule.

    There’s a lot of recent buzz around using crystals for bettering our lives & we’re right in the middle of it. Did you catch Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy being mentioned in this article in the latest issue of Massage & Bodywork magazine? Oooooo, major excitement around here about crystal healing being used more & more frequently in the holistic & healing arts.

    Also, we’re an Approved Provider for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. That means through this program you’ll be receiving quality instruction of the highest standards & even earn 18 CE’s if you’re a massage therapist, reiki practitioner, yoga instructor or body worker. Click here to learn more. BUT…you don’t have to already be licensed in anything at all to become a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer. :)
    So, would you like to start a wonderful & exciting career helping people to improve their lives using crystals?
    Here you’ll find a place that you can call your glittery home with classmates who may become lifelong friends (has happened too many times to count) in our sparkly community of Crystalline Cohorts. Take a gander at our FAQ’s & peruse all the goodies here. This course isn’t for everybody but if you find that this Certification is really calling to you then consider enrolling with us today. There isn’t much time left.

    This course will CERTIFY you & teach you the SCIENCE behind crystal healing, while still keeping it fun. Believe me, its fun!

    What’s In It For You?

    • Boost your CONFIDENCE in working with the crystals by learning the science behind how & why they work
    • FINALLY learn how to ROCK Mother Earth’s gifts as an energy healing tool & support!!
    • Satisfy your love of crystals, fill your spiritual love cup
    • Help yourself + others all around you to improve their lives using crystals!!
    • Reap the Ohhhm-azing benefits of spiritual healing, grounding, being happy + joyful
    • Increase your intuition + perception
    • Create a wildly successful career as a creative spiritual person
    • Earn GLORIOUS income doing something you absolutely LOVE

    Learn more + enroll right here, Chick Pea.

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

    I also want you to know that if this course isn’t right for you – for whatever reason – I hope to still have the opportunity to serve you, Crystal Hottie. ;)

    Many Crystal Blessings!! Mwaaaaah!

    Last Chance Saloon, Crystal Hottie!

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing

    OK, this is it…in less than 5 days, my Crystal Healer Certification Course begins on Sunday, Sep. 1!! So the very last day to enroll for 2013 is this Saturday, August 31.

    It’s back-to-school time & we’re starting the school year off right,  turning big dreams into reality, making HUGE transformations with a new crew of Crystalline Cohorts joining in on the SPARKLY FUN! Just take a look at what some of our Cohorts have to say about it:

    Still looking for some good reasons to become a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer?

    • You’ll be learning from a highly acclaimed Academy with integrity. One that’s worked hard at earning its credentials. We’re approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. This ensures that you’ll be receiving quality instruction of the highest standards. In addition, if you’re already a massage therapist, reiki practitioner, yoga instructor or body worker this course will earn you 18 CE’s. Learn more all about that here. Or learn more about my credentials as a teacher here.
    • Our classes are recorded while the monthly Live Q & A sessions are live! The classes are meant to be downloaded, referred to & viewed at anytime, anywhere, as many times as you like…FOREVER! Each class is approx. 90 minutes or longer. BUT, the best way to totally GET what we do is to view a sample. So here’s 15 min. of 1 of our classes:
    • Want to join the most joyful + positive band of crystal lovers on Mother Earth? Well, we’d love to have you! Our Crystalline Cohorts are a loving, supportive + sparkly community of like-minded Crystal Hotties, such as yourself just waiting for you to jump into & get CRYSTAL-GIDDY with! In our private members-only “Crystal Cave” you’ll explore & discover plenty of quality inspiration & encouragement from your fellow Cohorts, not to mention all the glorious new friends you’ll make! All of this sprinkled with crystal delight & FUN.

    Have some questions, Chick Pea??
    Check out our FAQ here & if your answer isn’t there, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line!

    I completely & totally believe in everything that I’ve created here with my sacred crystal academy & I know you’ll LOVE it too!:

    So come join in our GLITTERY fun. You’ll be so radiantly happy that you did!

    Enrollment ends this Saturday, August 31 @ 11:59 EST & its the last term for 2013.

    The course can be completed in as little as 10 weeks…or you may take up to 1 full year (whatever is comfy for you). If this is your dream, to make a change this year, join us, enroll now… & let the sparkles begin!

    Any questions? Concerns? I’m here for ya, Sweets. Contact us!

    Wanna read through the Fun FAQ’s? Right over here.

    Learn more + register right here… I’d love to help you start a wonderful & exciting career…helping people to improve their lives using crystals!!

    You’ve GOT this, Sparkly One!!

    Last Enrollment for 2013: Certified Crystal Healer Course

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing

    Too cool for school? Well, how about this SPARKLY-GLITTERY school? Where you get to become a Certified Crystal Healer? Bet ya never went to school like this. ;)

    Yep, we’ve once again rolled out the virtual red carpet, flung open the doors & we’re warmly welcoming some new students into our Certified Crystal Healer Course.
    Enrollment is open now & our next term begins on Sunday, Sep. 1. This is the very last session for 2013.

    • Are your pencils sharpened?
    • New notebooks ready?
    • Shiny new crystals & stones all set? ♥

    Then come join our Crystalline Cohorts & find out what all the Sparkly Excitement is all about! Enrollment is open for just a week and a half more!

    What is the Certified Crystal Healer Course?
    Crystal Healing or Crystal Therapy is a new & exciting healing modality. I, Hibiscus Moon, have developed a curriculum & certification program to teach you the art & science of crystal healing & get you Certified. Its a Crystal Healing Course like no other! Believe me when I tell you…like no other!

    • Are you drawn to working with the energies of crystals & stones but just not sure how to use them & what to do with them?
    • Do you feel you have a special connection with them & would like to enhance that connection?
    • Would you like to use Mother Earth’s gifts as an energy healing tool & supports to help others?
    • You may even like to help others realize these powerful healing benefits by becoming a Certified & Accredited Crystal Healer earning GLORIOUS income doing something you absolutely LOVE or adding to your existing services!

    Here’s a list of our Frequently Asked Questions regarding this course…go ahead read it…lots of juicy details!

    See? I’m tellin’ ya! This is not your run-of-the-mill crystal healer program. This course brings together physics & metaphysics to explain why & how crystals work while also serving up a healthy dose of FUN! And you’ll meet many other like-minded Crystal Hotties such as yourself making sparkly friendships along the way. :)

    • What Does This Course Include?
    • What Happens When You Graduate?
    • What are the Program Requirements?
    • What Supplies Do You Need?

    Find all that out & much more by clicking here for all the deets! I’d love for you to join our sparkly family if this is the right time for you, Jelly Bean. But I do want you to know that this is it for 2013.

    And even if you choose not to join us I want you to know that I am so happy that you’re a part of our Crystal Hottie community & that you take the time to stop by & read my blog. ♥

    Super Sparkles to you today!!!

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

    Hibiscus Moon amethyst, citrine, Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work, science 28 Comments

    Crystals are remarkable & glorious gifts from Mother Earth. Aren’t they? And we all love citrine. But do you know if your citrine is real or fake…and should you care?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Is Your Citrine Fake or Natural? Part 1

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

    Citrine – Fake or Natural, Part 2

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

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

    Types of Citrine for Crystal Healing

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

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

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

    Ooodles of Crystal Blessings!

    Oooodles of Crystal Blessings!!P

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

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    When are you ready to heal others?

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing, energy work 24 Comments

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

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

    Its this whole thing about some people feeling like this:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    So this whole thing about:

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

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

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

    None of us are perfect.

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

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

    It’s most certainly a two way street.

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

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

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

    It’s unattainable.

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

     

    Crystal blessings!

    Last Call Crystal Hottie

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    So this is it, Crystal Hottie! It’s your last chance to enroll for the Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer Course! We’re closing the doors tonight @ midnight EST.

    Are you hear a calling to work with the crystals? A calling that could totally change your life’s path? This course will allow you to create a life in total alignment with your biggest dreams + desires. Yes…it really will.

    The Certified Crystal Healer Course is already busting at the seams with gorgeous, helpful, spiritual crystal students & alumni (we call our students Crystalline Cohorts, BTW!) from all over Mama Earth. They’re there waiting in our private forum; The Crystal Cave, to mentor, create friendships & talk about sparkly crystals. Our students are simply the BEST peeps in the world!! And, I’m there too ready to answer your questions & mentor you daily throughout the 10 week course. I can’t wait to get started!!

     

    So…if you have a strong belly tingle about doing this thing & want to make those glittery transformations, goals & BIG DREAMS come true for you then now is the time!
    PLEASE REMEMBER:
    The course closes tonight, Tuesday, Apr. 30  precisely @ 11:59pm EST. No exception on that Sweet Pea. Sorry.

    Learn more + register right here… I’d love to help you start a wonderful & exciting career helping people to heal + improve their lives using crystals!!

    What’s In It For You?

    • FINALLY learn how to ROCK Mother Earth’s gifts as an energy healing tool & support!!
    • Satisfy your love of crystals + fill your spiritual love cup
    • Help our beloved planet & peeps all around you to improve their lives using crystals!!
    • Reap the Ohhhm-azing benefits of spiritual healing, grounding, being happy + joyful
    • Increase your intuition + perception of energy
    • Create a wildly successful career as a creative spiritual person
    • Earn GLORIOUS income doing something you absolutely LOVE

    What Does This Course Include?

    • 10 pre-recorded video webinar-style classes (each approx. 90+ min.), which you can download to your computer or device & watch at your convenience (from the comfort of wherever you like!!) All course materials are to be downloaded by you (no physical stuffs will be sent) & are yours to keep FOREVER & EVER. Click here to view a class sample!
    • 10 mp3 downloads; 1 for each class so you can choose to listen to the classes too (learning reinforcement) while driving, working out, whatevs!
    • An auto e-course that guides you through week by week
    • Ooooodles of class resources
    • FUN suggested ohhhm-work assignments
    • Auto-graded class quizzes for each class
    • 1 year membership to our private social networking website/forum (The Crystal Cave) exclusively for students (Crystalline Cohorts) in the program; a community of Crystal Hotties to support you & to create friendships with for life.
    • 1 on 1 Q & A support with me for the entire 10 week course in our Crystal Cave Forum
    • Kind & loving tech support whenever you need it
    • BONUS: Live Internet Monthly Crystal Hottie Q & A Video Sessions for an entire year, a value of $660!! (recorded in case you can’t attend live)

    Have Questions?
    Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions here!

     

    Once the course officially begins on May 1, you’ll take 1 class per week & we’ll be cheer-leading & inspiring you through, getting you certified in 10 weeks…if you follow the course pace. Whoop~! You Crystal-Rockstar!! Or you can take up to 1 year to finish up. Its totally up to you.

    This is an incredibly in-depth, experiential, profoundly informative yet FUN (Wooohooo!) online course taught by me, Certified Crystal Master & best-selling author, Hibiscus Moon, all from the comfort of your HOME. Participate any time of the day, according to YOUR schedule.

    Take classes & get CERTIFIED virtually, from where ever you are. And if you’re Reiki Certified, a Massage Therapist or Yoga Instructor, you’ll also earn 18 CE’s!!

    Is this path calling to you, Chick Pea? Then this may be your time to step up & make an empowered decision to finally put your life in alignment with your heart’s dreams + desires.

    Learn more + register right here… I’d love to help you start a wonderful & joyous career helping people to improve their lives using crystals!!….and having so much fun while doing it!! I do hope you’ll be joining us & I’ll see you in the Crystal Cave soon!

    Many Crystal Blessings!! Mwaaaaah!

     

     

    Wouldn’t it be SPARKLY?

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    …to be a Certified Crystal Healer? Oh yes, it would!

    Enrollment for the Certified Crystal Healer Course closes in just a week next Tues., April 30we officially begins on May 1st!

    There’s a lot of recent buzz around using crystals for bettering our lives & we’re right in the middle of it. Did you catch Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy being mentioned in this article in the latest issue of Massage & Bodywork magazine? Oooooo, major excitement around here about crystal healing being being used more & more frequently in the holistic & healing arts.

    We’re an Approved Provider for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. That means through this program you’ll be receiving quality instruction of the highest standards & even earn 18 CE’s if you’re a massage therapist, reiki practitioner, yoga instructor or body worker. Click here to learn more.

    BUT…you don’t have to already be licensed in anything at all to become a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer.  This is definitely the place to be! This isn’t an academy that’s super-stuffy & serious…though it is super smart!

    So, would you like to start a wonderful & exciting career helping people to improve their lives using crystals?
    Here you’ll find a place that you can call your glittery home with classmates who may become lifelong friends (has happened too many times to count) in our sparkly community of Crystalline Cohorts. Take a gander at our FAQ’s & peruse all the goodies here.  This course isn’t for everybody but if you find that this Certification is really calling to you then consider enrolling with us today. There isn’t much time left.

    This course will CERTIFY you & teach you the SCIENCE behind crystal healing, while still keeping it fun. Believe me, its fun!

    What’s In It For You?

    • Boost your CONFIDENCE in working with the crystals by learning the science behind how & why they work
    • FINALLY learn how to ROCK Mother Earth’s gifts as an energy healing tool & support!!
    • Satisfy your love of crystals, fill your spiritual love cup
    • Help yourself + others all around you to improve their lives using crystals!!
    • Reap the Ohhhm-azing benefits of spiritual healing, grounding, being happy + joyful
    • Increase your intuition + perception
    • Create a wildly successful career as a creative spiritual person
    • Earn GLORIOUS income doing something you absolutely LOVE

    What Does This Course Include?

    • 10 pre-recorded video webinar-style classes (each approx. 90+ min.), which you can download to your computer or device & watch at your convenience (from the comfort of wherever you like!!) All course materials are to be downloaded by you (no physical stuffs will be sent) & are yours to keep FOREVER & EVER. Click here to view a class sample!
    • 10 mp3 downloads; 1 for each class so you can choose to listen to the classes too (learning reinforcement) while driving, working out, whatevs!
    • An auto e-course that guides you through week by week
    • Ooooodles of class resources
    • FUN suggested ohhhm-work assignments
    • Auto-graded class quizzes for each class
    • 1 year membership to our private social networking website/forum (The Crystal Cave) exclusively for students (Crystalline Cohorts) in the program; a community of Crystal Hotties to support you & to create friendships with for life.
    • 1 on 1 Q & A support with me for the entire 10 week course in our Crystal Cave Forum
    • Kind & loving tech support whenever you need it
    • BONUS: Live Internet Monthly Crystal Hottie Q & A Video Sessions for an entire year, a value of $660!! (recorded in case you can’t attend live)

    The course consists of incredibly in depth, experiential, profoundly informative yet FUN (wooohooo!) online classes taught by me, Certified Crystal Master & best-selling author, Hibiscus Moon, all from the comfort of your HOME. Participate any time of the day, according to YOUR schedule. Take classes & get CERTIFIED virtually, from where ever you are on this beloved planet.

    Learn more + enroll right here… I’d love to help you start a wonderful & joyous career helping people to improve their lives using crystals!!….and having so much fun while doing it!!

    Many Crystal Blessings!! Mwaaaaah!

    My Wand ~ a Guest Blog Post by Tia Johnson

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

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

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

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

    Well, this is how crystals work with us!

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

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

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

    Per my awesome formal crystal training I now know that:

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

     
    Here’s what I have learned:

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

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

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

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

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

    Abundant Crystal Blessings!

     

     

    P.S. If you’re also interested in becoming a Certified Crystal Healer we’re currently enrolling now for our course beginning on May 1st! Click here for info.

    3 Reasons You Should Enroll to Become a Certified Crystal Healer

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    Woooohooo! The Certified Crystal Healer Course begins on Wednesday, May 1!! I’m always so excited to be getting a whole bunch of new Crystalline Cohorts joining in on the SPARKLY FUN!

    We have many new peeps who’ve already enrolled (wooohooo, you ROCK!) – but my sparkly staff & I have been getting many questions wondering how the course works & what it’s like.

    So let’s get some of those questions answered here:
    3 Reasons You Should Become a Certified Crystal Healer Now:

  • You can earn GLORIOUS income doing something you absolutely LOVE & SHARING IT WITH OTHERS or add to your existing income! You’ll be opening the door to a rewarding, inspirational, creative career for a Creative Spiritual Person such as yourself! Yep, start a wonderful & exciting career helping people to improve their lives using crystals!! Yes, you can. This is a whole new skill set you’ll be adding to your resume making you more marketable. This course will cultivate the courage within you to go for your BIG dreams & create a wildly successful career as a creative spiritual person. Woohooo!
  • If you’re IN LOVE with crystals but just not sure how to specifically use them, you’ll FINALLY learn how to utilize Mother Earth’s gifts as an energy healing tool & support!! You’ll learn how to use crystals to their fullest & profound potential. You’ll also MEGA-BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE when explaining to others how & why crystals work by giving you the scientific knowledge to back it up.
  • The 10 classes in the course are recorded (the monthly Live Q & A sessions are also recorded so you can watch again). Classes are webinar-style; so in addition to the recorded online video class, which includes many visuals, there’s a recorded chat room where students have already asked many great questions. The entire recorded class can be downloaded, referred to & viewed at anytime, anywhere, as many times as you like FOREVER! Each class is approx. 90 minutes. PLUS you get an mp3 recording of each class so you can reinforce your learning by taking the the class to-go, listening while you do errands, etc. BUT, the best way to totally GET it is to view a sample. So here’s 15 min. of one of our classes:
  • Still have more questions??
    Check out our FAQ here & if your answer isn’t there, please don’t be shy & drop us a line!

    I am 100% heart-invested in everything that I’ve created here with my sacred crystal academy. I’ve poured every ounce of my spirit into every little thing & my students know, feel & benefit from that.

    So come join in the fun. You’ll be so radiantly happy that you did!

    Much Love,

     

     

    P.S. Early Bird Pricing ends tonight @ midnight EST! You save $100. 

    The course can be completed in as little as 10 weeks…or you may take up to 1 year (whatever is comfy for you). If you’re called to do it, join us, enroll now… & let the sparkling begin!

    Any questions? Concerns? We’re here for ya, Jelly Bean. Contact us!

    Wanna read through the Fun FAQ’s? Right over here.

    Learn more + register right here… I’d love to help you start a wonderful & exciting career helping people to improve their lives using crystals!!

    Enrollment is Open Crystal Hottie!

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    Woooohoooo! Its time for our Spring Enrollment for our Certified Crystal Healer Course. Next enrollment won’t be until the fall.

    Oh yes! Classes begin on May 1st. Its spring time, time for renewal, new beginnings (even if you live in the Southern Hemi…use your imagination & roll with me for a sec. here. ♥) We’ve spring-cleaned & spiffied the place all up. I’m now flinging the doors wide open to warmly welcome some new students into our Certified Crystal Healer Course.

    Will you be joining us?

    Enrollment is open today & our next course begins on Wednesday, May 1. Enroll now to receive Early Bird pricing!

    Are you ready for something new? Ready to grow some BIG DREAMS? Ready for a Certification you can be proud of?

    Then come join our Crystalline Cohorts & find out what all the Sparkly Excitement is all about! Enrollment is open today & our next course begins on May 1.
    What is the Certified Crystal Healer Course?
    Crystal Healing or Crystal Therapy is a new & exciting healing modality!

    I, Hibiscus Moon, am the Best-Selling author of Crystal Grids: How and Why They Work. This Academy is my pride & joy!! I’ve developed a curriculum & certification program to teach you the art & science of crystal healing & get you Certified. Its a Crystal Healing Course like no other! Believe me when I tell you…like no other!

    Is This For You?

    • Are you drawn to working with the energies of crystals & stones but just not sure how to use them & what to do with them?
    • Do you feel you have a special connection with them & would like to enhance that connection?
    • Would you like to use Mother Earth’s gifts as an energy healing tool & support?
    • You may even like to help others realize these powerful healing benefits by becoming a Certified & Accredited Crystal Healer earning GLORIOUS income doing something you absolutely LOVE or adding to your existing services!

    Here’s a list of our Frequently Asked Questions regarding this course…go ahead read itlots of juicy details!

    See? I’m tellin’ ya! This is not your run-of-the-mill crystal healer program.

    This course brings together physics & metaphysics to explain why & how crystals work while also serving up a healthy dose of FUN! And you’ll meet many other like-minded Crystal Hotties such as yourself making sparkly friendships along the way. ♥

    1 of our excited Certified Crystal Healers, Crystal Melanson sent me this gorgeous photo when she received her Certification!
    • What Does This Course Include?
    • What Happens When You Graduate?
    • What are the Program Requirements?
    • What Supplies Do You Need?

    Find all that out & much more by clicking here for all the deets! I’d love for you to join our sparkly family if this is the right time for you, Sweet Pea. And, remember, if you enroll now, you’ll receive Early Bird pricing.

    Sending Tons o’ Glitter to you today!!!

    Win a FREE Scholarship for the Certified Crystal Healer Course!

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    During our last team pow-wow, we decided that we’d kick off this next Certified Crystal Healer registration with another Scholarship Contest! Yes!! We will be offering 2 sparkling seats to our next course which begins on May 1st.

    Just like last time – you must be absolutely clear about the rules because if you don’t follow the instructions to the letter, your entry will be disqualified. Are you ready to get your sparkle on?

    Here are the rules:

    1.  Create a video that is no more than 2 minutes long (seriously…not 1 second longer) telling us why you want to become a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer & how you’re going to use your certification to spread the love around.
    2.  Upload your video to YouTube, make it public, including all the info listed below so we can find it.  Make sure you copy & paste the next bits verbatim:
    Your Video Title:  Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer video by YOUR NAME
    Your Video Description must include:  http://www.hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com – Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healing – The Science and fun behind Crystal Healing
    3.  Leave a comment below with a link to your YouTube video.  You must do this in order for your entry to be valid.
    4. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm EST on Tuesday April 9th, 2013. We’ll announce the winner here on Friday April 12th.
    5. My sparkly team & I are the judges & our decision will be final. Our decision is subjective & will be based on originality, imagination, heart, soul, and inspiration.

    6. Bonus points for every social media share you do (within the limits provided)!!
    7. You must be at least 18 years of age.
    8. Pretty please know that if you don’t follow ALL the rules mentioned above or if you email us to see if we received your entry it will be disqualified.

     

    BONUS POINTS!!

    Spread the word about the Scholarship giveaway on Twitter and Facebook & you’ll earn yourself some sparkling love. You can share up to 3 times per day & you can use any wording you want – but it must have the hashtag #winHMCCH and a shortlink to this post. Here’s some sample tweets to get you started:

    • I want a free seat at Hibiscus Moon’s Certified Crystal Healer Course! http://bit.ly/winHMCCH2013 #winHMCCH
    • Good luck to all, but this scholarship seat has my name on it! http://bit.ly/winHMCCH2013 #winHMCCH
    • If I win a scholarship in the Hibiscus Moon Crystal academy, ice cream is on me! http://bit.ly/winHMCCH2013 #winHMCCH
    • I’m getting my sparkle on with Hibiscus Moon in May! http://bit.ly/winHMCCH2013 #winHMCCH

    What makes a winning combination?

    Originality. Creativity + imagination. Soul inspiring. Social Media sharing + following the rules precisely.

    Good luck to you, Lima Bean!

     

     

    P.S. Since many of you are asking, The Certified Crystal Healer Course enrollment opens on Wed., April 10 for our May 1st course!! Wooohooo, gettin‘ excited.

    8 Crystal Tools I Couldn’t Live Without

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

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

    Big Baby

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

    Big Mama

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

    My trusty amethyst pendulum & selenite wand hangin’ out.

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

    My hand made sacred healing rattle

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

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

    My auralite 23 wand & my rose quartz buddy.

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

    My bedroom amethyst druse

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

    Super Sparkles to you today!!!

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

    Escape from Stress by Using Crystals for Stress Relief

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    How To Use Crystals for Stress Relief
    We all experience stress from time to time. No one’s immune from it, especially not in our Western culture.

    Its when we let it spiral out of control that stress may become too much for our bodies to handle; bamboozling our health. Stress causes energetic imbalances. If those imbalances aren’t dealt with, released or redirected that energy becomes denser & begins to manifest as poor health, injuries, inflammation, etc….in essence it’s saying:

    “Oh! You’re not going to pay attention to this? Well, let’s just sideline your ass.  Now,  you have no choice but to deal with it. How do ya like them apples?”

    Why let it get to that point, Chick Pea? Especially when taking care not to get to stressed out is such an enjoyable pure-bliss-out experience in the 1st place?

    Having a tool box of  stress relieving tools that work for you is vital to restoring your inner peace & physical health. And crystals are the PERFECT additions to that tool box.

    So here’s a useful yet practical list of ways to use crystals to relieve stress. Plus the more you enjoy your stress relief tool, the more likely you are to stick with & keep reaping the benefits of it…b/c you’ll actually look forward to doing them.

    I personally have a weekly Monday evening ritual of stress relief INDULGENCE. I call Monday my Soul-Nourishment Day & do a combo of some of the things listed below. I always change it up too so I don’t ever get bored. Its totally BLISSFUL!

    If you choose to start doing this…and I sure hope that you do, don’t ever feel guilty that you’re taking time out for yourself! As I said before…if you don’t do this, the universe has a way of forcing you to sit your ass down & deal with in the most uncomfortable of ways.So just do it without guilt but with compete knowing that you are benefiting everyone by doing it. Everyone gets to continue to share in your lovely gifts when you are happy, serene, peaceful & HEALTHY.

    Crystal Stress Relievers

    • Crystal Bath Time- crystal baths are heavenly. I include crystals that I feel I’d like to make a deeper connection with or specific ones to work a certain chakra. I’ll also light some candles, add Epsom slats and/or essential oils. Crystals + water go hand in hand. You can watch my video here to understand why:
    • Crystal Meditation- meditation allows us to learn how a specific crystal works best for us while also reaping all the amazing health benefits of meditation. Scientists have found when we meditate we shift our brain activity to different areas; brain waves in the stress-prone area of the brain move on over to the serene-calm area leaving the test subjects more happy & calm than before they meditated. Pretty powerful stuffs this meditation!! So you get to know your crystal + you get the health benefits of meditation. 2 for the price of 1! A-N-D, meditating with a crystal makes meditation easier b/c you have a tangible object as a mental reminder to keep the focus. Once you work with & entrain with your crystal in meditation, you’ll witness their powerful magic & learn to work with your stones to manifest all sorts of dreams, intentions & needs…specific to you.
    • Crystal Healing Work- Whether you have it done for you by a professional or you do this for yourself, its just a good practice & I highly recommend everyone try it & then make it a regular practice if it resonates with you. What is crystal healing work? 

      Its a ždeeply relaxing, rejuvenating, clothing on, minimal contact therapy of placing crystals & stones on the body in relaxation.

      ž  It allows for re-alignment of energetic frequencies & removes emotional & energetic blocks while enhancing soul learning, healing & spiritual growth.

      ž  It promotes good health through physical & energetic crystal entrainment.

    • Create Sacred Space- this is the fun-destress-shiz right here! Crystals have the unique & mystical ability to transform our spaces into something magically enchanted & sacred. Used in just the right way, crystals can create a retreat allowing you to breathe…& each restorative breath allows you to spiritually replenish. Crystals can create a serene environment that uplifts your spirit, allows love to flow, restores & soothes your soul & will connect you with Source Energy. If you haven’t done so already, you can grab my Free Create Sacred Space with Crystals eKit where you’ll have everything you need to create your own stress-reducing crystal haven. 

    Now, go have a Glittery Stress-Free Day!

     

     

    P.S. If you’d like a little help + guidance in meditating & getting to know your crystals, I’ve developed a convenient eKit that’s super cheap ($9.97) to help you get on with that; my Get to Know Your Crystals Ekit.

    a little something to encourage you

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work 21 Comments

    From time to time we all struggle.

    Me too.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    But we don’t have to STAY there!

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

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

    What will it be Sweet Pea?

    Crystal Blessings to you,

     

     

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

    How Do You Know When to Cleanse Your Crystals?

    Hibiscus Moon cleansing, Crystal Healing, Crystals 2 Comments

    Hey! Happy Valentine’s Day (Love Yourself Day), Chick Pea!!

    A couple week’s ago I did a crystal survey on my FB page asking:

    “If we had some one on one time, what 1 question would you ask of me?”

    I promised that I would take the 2 most popular questions & turn 1 into a blog post & the other into a video.

    The 2 most popular questions were:

    1. How do you know when to cleanse your crystals?

    2. What 5 crystals should you have in your beginner’s kit?

    So just in case you missed it on my YouTube Channel, here was my response to the THE #1 most popular crystal-related question:

    How Do You Know When to Cleanse Your Crystals?

    OH! If you’d like to know my absolutely most fav method in the whole wide world to re-tune my crystals, it’s using sound acoustics. I explain how to do that here:

    Crystal Energy Cleansing using Sound: How To Cleanse Your Crystals

    Since I always get asked, these are the crystal singing bowls I use & recommend…Silver Sky Imports (yes, they’re expensive & very fragile) & these are the tuning fork set that I use. Nope, it doesn’t matter what frequency you use when it comes to re-tuning a crystal. :)

    And my answer to question #2 was posted here a couple weeks back.

    Super Sparkles to you today!

    Getting to Know Your Crystals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Practicing regular mediation greatly impacts your health.

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

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

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

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

     

     

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

    Q&A: Chakra Stone Set

    Hibiscus Moon chakras, Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work, Uncategorized 8 Comments

    Today’s post is about putting together a chakra stone set. You can put 1 together relatively inexpensively if you know what stones to go for.
    Here’s a question that I recently received:

    Q:

  • I’m putting together my chakra stone set & am curious if it’s best to use the same style/shape stone for the set? For example should they all be tumbled? Or can they be a mix of tumbled & points?
  • Also, when buying a pendulum, which stone is best? Should we use our intuition or is there one stone that is best for healing?
  •  
    A:
    For your chakra set, it really won’t matter. Get what you can get. Natural is always best but sometimes you just can’t find them in that particular stone. If you have an easy choice though, always go natural! That being said, here’s an example set I usually recommend to all my students:

    The stones pictured above are very easy to find & are inexpensice. I usually like to have a choice of 2 stones for each chakra on hand except for the crown here…no specific reason for that:

    • Root chakra (red): red jasper + hematite
    • Sacral chakra (orange but represented here by the brown bag): orange calcite & carnelian
    • Solar plexus chakra (yellow but represented here by the camel bag): citrine & tiger’s eye
    • Heart chakra (green): rose quartz & green aventurine
    • Throat chakra (blue): blue lace agate & sodalite
    • Third Eye chakra (indigo): amethyst & lepidolite
    • Crown chakra (white or light lilac but represented here by the black bag): clear quartz
    • I also have an amethyst pendulum pictured here for sensing energies & balancing each chakra (we teach how to do that in our course)

    As for the pendulum, you don’t need amethyst…get what’s calling to you most. Yep, that’s what will work best for you!
    And just in case you missed it, here’s my FREE Chakra Workshop:

    Now, get to it Crystal Hottie! Go balance some chakras. :D

    Waterfalls of Crystal Sparkles,

     

     

     

    The Crystal Healer Interviews: Karen Shaw

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing, Crystals, Uncategorized 9 Comments

    Today, I bring to you another inspiring story to add GLITTER + SPARKLE to you day. This Crystal Healer interview is so filled with inspiration + BIG DREAMS that your motivation cup will overflow. That’s why I asked Crystalline Cohort, Karen Shaw to do this interview for us here today. She totally turned her life around & is living in her BLISS!

    You can just drink up her sparkling energy from her photo alone!

    Thank you Karen! Take it away:
    So, what brought you to the world of crystal healing?
    My journey to the world of crystal healing was an unexpected one. A few years ago, the pharmaceutical company I worked for downsized, and I lost my longtime office job. A full time working mother of four, my confidence (and my identity) took a battering. With life as I knew it changing, I grappled with who I was and where I was going.

    Then one day I passed my teenage son’s room and the eclectic collection of crystals on his dresser caught my eye. In the midst of various tumbles, there sat a small orange stone. Compelled to pick it up, I “borrowed” his crystal, which turned out to be orange calcite. I dubbed the stone “Little Rock” and carried it everywhere. Somehow, having Little Rock close lifted my spirits.

    Fascinated and somewhat baffled by my reaction, I simply had to learn more. A few books and several crystals later, I still had more questions than answers. I realized I’d fallen in love with crystals, but did they really work on physical, mental and spiritual levels? In my quest for answers, destiny sent me straight to Hibiscus Moon Academy where I learned the science behind the magic and discovered my life’s passion.

     

     
    What crystal has the biggest effect on you? 
    It depends on what day it is! I feel the pull of whichever stone being “calls” to me during a particular time-frame. I may feel compelled to work with amethyst one week, chrysanthemum stone another and then my empowering scepter quartz leaps off the shelf, demanding my attention.

    When I hear the call, I listen closely as there’s always a message waiting to be unveiled.

    At the moment, I’m working with a gorgeous white calcite sphere with rainbows. I meditate with her at night before slipping her under my pillow. She’s a gorgeous stone for dream facilitation and connecting with spirit.

     

    What do others in your life think about the path you are on? How do you navigate being a crystal healer and a mama on a daily basis?
    I am so blessed to have my family’s full support. My sister is a beautiful, spiritual light-worker who has encouraged and inspired me every step of the way. At the other end of the cheering squad is my husband, a PhD chemist. I enjoy a wonderful balance of “metaphysical meets science” between the two of them. As for my children, ages 22 through 16, they no longer bat an eye at Mom’s crystal grids, eclectic altars or her beloved Tibetan singing bowl, bought courtesy of their science-minded step dad. With so much teen-age angst-ridden emotion in the house on any given day, learning to be a crystal healer has definitely helped me dispel negative energy on many occasions.
    What is your go-to crystal for grounding?
    I’m extremely drawn to smoky quartz. I have several beautiful crystals, and they all offer a warm, earthy hug whenever I’m feeling “spacey” or nervous. Smoky quartz was one of my ultimate favorites even before I fully understood this crystal’s amazing properties of grounding and protection.
    What are your BIG DREAMS now that you are getting ready to graduate?  
    With my certification just around the corner, my ultimate dream is to start my own BIG SPARKLY sacred crystal biz!  My course work with Hibiscus Moon Academy taught me that it’s never too late to find your passion and reinvent your life no matter what your prior circumstances or background may be.
    What do you love most about working with crystals?

    I equate crystals with unconditional love.

    The stone beings are always ready and willing to work with us on many levels. They are entrusted into our care, Mother Earth’s gifts to the human race. When a connection is made, crystals allow us to tap into our inner selves, leading to a better understanding of the light that shines within all of us.

    What 3 books are you loving right now?  
    At the moment, I’m thoroughly enjoying “Crystal Healing, the Therapeutic Application of Crystals and Stones” by Katrina Raphaell, “The Book of Stones” by Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian and “Vibrational Medicine” by Richard Gerber, M.D.  I believe these three cover all the bases from practical application (Crystal Healing) to the science behind energy healing (Vibrational Medicine). An in-depth guide, The Book of Stones provides a treasure trove of crystal eye candy as well as a plethora of information.
    Do you have any advice for anyone who is considering this path?  
    My advice for anyone considering this path is a resounding,

    “The world needs you, so go for it!” 

    If you feel a calling to become an energy healer, follow your inner voice and trust in yourself.

    Life is full of chances to change direction; you just have to take the first step.  

    Karen’s Bio: I’m a mom and a grand-momma to be. A former project coordinator with a business degree, I married my wonderfully supportive British husband in 2009 and left the corporate world that same year. During my stay-at-home-mom days, my sister and I wrote a 1920’s themed novel, which is almost ready to be lovingly sent into the world. While pursuing novel writing and poetry, I stumbled upon my life-altering passion for crystals. I’m looking forward to receiving my crystal healing certification and creating the holistic business of my dreams.

    ***

    Thank you once again, Karen, for sharing that with us all.

    For proving that its not ever too  late to make that change & DO WHAT YOU LOVE!

    Blissful Crystal Blessings!

    What 5 Crystals Should You Have in Your Beginner’s Kit?

    Hibiscus Moon amethyst, Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work, love, protection 25 Comments

    What 5 Crystals Should You Have in Your Beginner’s Kit?

    I recently asked the Crystal Hotties on my Facebook Page:

    “What are some popular crystal topics that you would like to know about?”

    I promised I would take the TOP 2 & turn 1 into a video (working on that this weekend) & the other into a blog post. Here’s that blog post.

    I won’t get into what shapes your crystals should be, whether natural, cut or polished here in this post since that’s really a whole other topic for another day. Since this is for a beginner’s kit, my advice is to select the 1 crystal shape or size that calls to you most & still fits within your budget. If that means just getting 1 tumbled stone of each then that will be PERFECT. Go for it!♥

    So,  what 5 crystals you should have in your beginner’s kit?

    Well, that really would vary by individual. But we can determine 5 Must-Haves.

    Now, there are so many ways to go with this. But I wanted to keep the list simple using inexpensive & easy-to-obtain crystals. Didn’t want to send you hunting to the ends of the Earth looking for the most rare & expensive crystals I could think of…like this…

    This is papagoite…a NOTORIOUSLY expensive crystal due to its rarity & beauty….NOT part of my list. ;)

    Drum roll please…
    Your 5 Must Have Crystals
    Clear Quartz
    1. Clear quartz is a must. It’s so versatile & can be used for ANY purpose so you’ve got to have 1 of these babies.

    It’s also a very powerful amplifier! Quartz amplifies any vibrational frequencies, including our own.

    Clear quartz

    Why does quartz work so well with us? B/c clear crystal quartz’ chemical formula is SiO2 aka silica. Scientists have determined that our bodies are partially made of liquid silica crystals. Our cells each have their own EMF (electromagnetic frequency), just as our entire body does, just as Mother Earth does.

    Our cells’ EMF is actually maintained by silica! Nobel Prize winner Adolf Butenant, proved that life cannot exist without silica. The average human body holds about 7g of silica, way more than other important minerals such as iron. Yeah! I KNOW!! It’s vital to life.

    So needless to say, quartz works with us very well. OK, so that’s my long answer on why quartz is important. Actually…I can go waaaaaaay longer, but I’ll let you off easy this time, Chick Pea.
    Citrine
    2. Citrine, which is also quartz that’s been heated up in Mother Earth’s kitchen (actually usually starts out as usually amethyst or sometimes smokey quartz) to turn various shades of champagne, yellow & sometimes a very deep iced tea color known as Medeira.

    BTW, I don’t feel that your citrine must be a natural 1. A tumbled citrine will work just fine. I have a 2 part video series on what the difference are & why I feel that way here: Part 1 + Part 2.

    This is a natural Congo citrine, quite dark in color. Can you FEEL that sunny energy?

    Citrine’s energy is happy & creative so if you’re feeling down or need to get out of a creative block, reach for this. It gives a great boost to anything to do with finances or prosperity & abundance. Its also a great manifestor with it’s sunny energy.
    Rose Quartz
    3. Rose quartz, also quartz. Scientists still argue on exactly what elements cause the pink color so we won’t get into that. It grows in masses so you will very rarely find it in a natural point.

    It’s a really great stone to have around b/c its energy is very calming, gentle & compassionate….a stone of love; love of all sorts.  Whenever you feel the need to feel loved or you need or want to offer compassion, grab your rose quartz. That’s what I do!

    A large cut & polished rose quartz point.
    Green Aventurine
    4. Green aventurine, again…another type of quartz (are we noticing a them here?) It also grows in masses so no points at all here. I say “green” aventurine b/c it does come in other colors, although more rare. Also, the greens can vary from very dark to much lighter.

    Luscious green aventurine tumblies.

    This is a very important stone to get your hands on b/c its all about vitality…of anything; health, growth, finances, confidence, friends. Its a common healing stone so a go-to stone for any ailments.
    Amethyst
    5. Amethyst, yep, another quartz…with traces of iron & manganese giving it that lovely purple color.They come in natural points large & small, also often found in clusters within large geodes…known as druse.

    This amethyst point has been cut & polished.

    Amethyst is a great stone of protection & purification. Its also known to enhance intuition & helps with the release of addictions…so a great 1 to have around.
    So that’s my 5 crystals! Here’s a quick recap list:

  • Clear quartz
  • Citrine
  • Rose quartz
  • Green aventurine
  • Amethyst
  • It’s not 100% comprehensive but…with those crystals in your tool box, you can cover a lot of ground, no? If you have others you’d like to add…like I said…there are so many ways we could go with this, please post them in the comments below! :)

    HUGE HUGS & BIG Spirit Blessings!