Announcing our 2017 Scholarship WINNERS

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Wow, wow, wow!

Just when we think this cannot get any more difficult… it does. We’ve been doing this scholarship giveaway since the summer of 2012. And that year I only gave out 1 scholarship. Well that has defo multiplied! 😀 This year we have 2 Instagram winners & 7 YouTube winners.  Yeeeeha!

Why is it so difficult?

Because you all bring such good energy, joy + love into your videos. You truly pour your hearts out into this!

The Sparkle Team & I are blessed & honored that you allowed us into your lives, to witness your vulnerability & to hear your story.  As always, it was SO hard to narrow it down as there were so many great entries!
Certified Crystal Healer Course Scholarship Winners!
Based on our Rules & Criteria, here are our fabulous winning scholarship recipients in no particular order:

Teresa Cassidy

Luisa Silva

DeeDee Stolz

Joy Woodward

Lauren Wightman

Marina

Tjoep Stil

Nelena Brown

Ana Pino

Moving Forward
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, love, 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…or look at your entry again. Re-absorb some of that fantastic BRILLIANCE & DAZZLE that you’re made of. Listen/read all of the amazing things you said you’d do & bring forth if you won. DON’T LET THOSE DREAMS DIE. They deserve to breathe, live, be fed & be 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 this course is part of your path, then make it happen. Are you on our Interest List? 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 & eat glitter for breakfast…b/c you deserve it!

  • ***If you ARE a winner, please email us here as soon as possible so you can start settling into our private Crystal Cave, grab your Welcome Email, your first assignment & getting your supplies ready for class beginning on September 5th! ♥ 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,

    Hibiscus Moon

    P.S. Because we’re getting many questions about it, for more info on registration for my Certified Crystal Healer Course, head over here.

    If you still have questions about our 2017 registration, please email us here.

    Top 10 Crystal Blog Posts of 2016!

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    Top 10 Crystal Blog Posts

    Get your sparkly lasso b/c it’s crystal round-up time!

    Today I’m going to list out my 10 Most Popular Crystal Blog Posts of 2016!

    Just in case you missed any of these last year, I want to make sure you see them now. **These blog posts really vibed it up BIG-TIME with our Crystal Hottie Community so chances are…you’re going to love at least a few of them too!**

    So here they are…my most sparkliest 10 posts of 2016:
    1.  More Fake Crystals to Watch Out For! (I’ve got some new ones for ya…)
    The artificial mineral market is continuing to grow & it seems there’s a “gap” in good reliable info on this sort of thing in general.

    I get really super-duper passionate about getting this info out there & I feel I’m in a very unique position to do just that, being a former science department chair, having studied geology at the Masters level & being a Crystal Healing Teacher with a pretty large platform  gives me a great advantage…so how could I NOT heed the call?

    I’m so honored to be able to serve in this way & grateful for being given the opportunity to do so!

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/fake-crystals-ajoite/
    2. 9 Signs You May be a Crystal Hoarder | Part 1
    Have you seen or heard of that show “Hoarders“?

    OR perhaps you know of some hoarders in your life.  Some of us have family members or loved ones that just popped into our heads, right? 

    OR…are you getting that little niggly feeling that perhaps YOU might be a Crystal Hoarder?

    Hey, it’s OK if you are…many of us get that feeling. I know b/c I hang with a pretty crystal-obsessed bunch of which I may be the worst obsessor of them all. 😉

    OK, I know I like to joke around…but this is serious shizzle here. Watch this …

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystal-hoarding/
    3. Navigating Depression; How Crystals Can Help

    At one time or another, I’d guess that everyone has been touched by depression.

    Some of us end up battling with it more than others.

    I personally know depression from all sides. I’ve experienced it myself & have had several close family members who’ve had to deal with it.

    I know that it’s debilitating & it can make you anxious b/c you’re so desperate to just get out of that feeling of hopelessness. There are many different levels & shades of depression & all may need to be dealt with differently.

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystals-for-depression/
    4. How To Program a Crystal
    I wanted to actually call this blog post: “How to TUNE IN + Set Your Intention using a Crystal”, but I KNEW that the title that I settled upon up there would grab way more attention b/c it’s a topic I’m often asked about…“How do I program my crystal?”

    That’s the lingo everyone is using. So when in Rome…

    OK, so let me set the record straight here from MY perspective.

    And keep in mind that this is my opinion on what works best & is most efficient…my theory, my method from the research & work that I’ve done & have had many of my students carry out as well…this is precisely what I teach my students in my courses.

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/how-to-program-a-crystal/
    5. Are crystals alive?
    Are our beloved crystals ALIVE?

    Are there living “entities” in crystals?

    Do they have consciousness?

    Are they having a life experience?

    Is it like a conscious being, the crystal itself?

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

    We may even apply some sort of “consciousness” to all matter…

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/are-crystals-alive/
    6. Cutting Cords Using Crystals
    First of all, you might be wondering what am I even talking about, cutting cords;  what does this mean?

    Well sometimes we feel like something is tugging or pulling on our energy, our soul or holding us back or blocking us in some way;  and in the energetic healing world this is often known as “cords being hooked into our energy field”…being hooked into our actual electromagnetic field. Sort of like being caught up in cobwebs.

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/cutting-cords-using-crystals/
    7. Got Crystals? Don’t Know What to Do with Them All? 4 Action Steps for You!
    I have a question for you:

    Too many crystals, not enough time?
    I sense that this may be starting to become a wee-little problem in our Crystal Hottie community. Some Crystal-Hoarding, perhaps?
    Are we in need of a 12 Step Program here? 😉
    Hey! I’m the worst offender! I’m not immune in any way.
    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/got-crystals/
    8. My Current Favorites | Crystals & Otherwise
    It’s been a while since I’ve done a video like this … and I’ve noticed these have become quite popular now…for people to do “monthly favorites”

    Personally, I kind of waffle back & forth on if I should do one of these again OR not.

    It would be great if you could definitely let me know in the comments  (down at the bottom of this page), what you think… if I should do more of this? If this is sparkly enough for you?  Also, if you have recommendations for other stuff I should check out, please share with me!

     First Favorite!  You know it has to be a crystal to kick this off right? 

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/current-favorites/
    9. Do Others Think You’re Woo-Woo Weird? 3 Steps to Own Your Sparkly Shit!
    Are you uncomfy coming out of the “crystal closet“?

    Afraid others will think you’re weird, not get you or think that you’re just totally out to lunch?

    “What is all this sage burning, crystal collecting, essential oil rubbing wacko-ness?”

    I get it. It’s hard when everyone around you is not doing the same thing.

    And they don’t really get it.

    Story Time!

    This 1 time I went to the doctor’s office & had my doc probing around with her stethoscope to check my heartbeat and had to explain to her what those hard lumps were protruding from my bra. She had a complete & total poker face while I told her that “those were my crystal companions for the day’s energies that I wanted to infuse into my electromagnetic field”.

    Keep reading here: http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/own-your-sparkly-shit/
    10. Crystal Energy Experiment: SEE the PROOF for yourself!
    It’s Experiment Time! 

    You know how I love to share science with you! And being a former science teacher, I really get into experiments!

    Plus many of you are always asking for proof of the crystal energy I always speak of.

    So, I want to show you the results of a crystal energy experiment using the Scientific Method that I recently spent some time doing…and that you can replicate for yourself (hallmark of a good sound scientific experiment!)

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystal-experiment/

    Which one’s your favorite Crystal Hottie?  Which 2016 blog post did you vibe with the most?  I’d love to hear it from you in the comments below! 

    Crystal Blessings!

    Hibiscus Moon

    Unlock the Door to Non-Invasive Healing Modalities

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    Hi Crystal Hottie!

    I’ve got another “Crystal Healer Interview” today! 

    And just in case you’re not familiar with what exactly is goin’ down here today…these Crystal Healer Interview blog posts are SPECIAL. Because these are the brave souls who are DOIN’ it! These are the Crystal Hottie Change Agents.

    Allow me to introduce you to crystal healing from another perspective (other than my own). So we’ve got a few Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers & Advanced Crystal Masters who are so generously sharing their stories with us.

    Well, I’m excited today to introduce you to Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer Wendy Becerra of Wholistic Blessings.

    Wendy’s gorgeous message here is about our responsibility as Crystal Healers to share the knowledge & spread the crystal light.

    She talks about her lifelong connection with crystals and how that has grown & blossomed into a budding career in energy work.

    And Here’s Wendy …

    ♥♥♥
    What brought you to the world of crystal healing?
    About 10 years ago, after much of life’s “craziness”, my hubby, son, kitty and I moved from Miami and a co-worker (in the pharmacy) gave me a pendant of larimar.

    This larimar provided me with calm when I suffered from anxiety. Studying this crystal and others began to open the door more and more to this possibility of crystal healing.

    While I lived in Miami’s fast pace and had an overflowing amount of family and family responsibility, I really had no time to study or do what I enjoyed.

    Between collecting my crystal babies and going to the park I began to heal and feel more relaxed and better able to navigate thorough my new-found identify and life without everybody else’s stuff.

    What crystal has had the biggest effect on you?
    Oh this one’s kind of tough.

    As with many healers, one of the first crystals I purchased was amethyst, citrine, carnelian and clear quartz.

    I have a complete amethyst obsession! I can’t wait to have a Huge Amethyst Cathedral.

    Moldavite has a special place in my heart because it really accelerated much spiritual and expanded awareness. The best part is I don’t feel overwhelmed by its energy. There have even been times I’ve even slept with it.

    My double terminated smokey Tibetan quartz has shared so much information with me while I’ve meditated. I have seen our entire galaxy and have heard the message from the collective and “the bigger picture”. It’s an enhydro and that makes it even extra special to me.

    What do you think made the biggest difference to you on this crystal-path?
    The peace and serenity my family, friends, and I feel in our home. Everyone says they feel so cared for and relaxed when they’re in our home.

    Also, when my son comes and asks for a “crystal massage” to help him relax…simply amazing!

    When I realized there is a huge amount of healing power in crystals, I was drawn to crystal gridding before I even knew it was a “thing”. Then on December 2012, I was pulled to create crystal grid for the Collective’s healing every month on the full moon.

    Once I became a Reiki practitioner 5 years ago, I discovered that I loved combining crystals and Reiki together!
    I can’t tell you how satisfying and fulfilling it is to see the patient’s light come back or brighten in their eyes!!!
    I live for seeing the lights come on and get brighter. It’s like they’ve been plugged in again.

    The patients feel as thought they have “new life”. I believe that is what has made the BIGGEST difference in my life. I must add that after they’ve been plugged in, I get a sense of peace and feel “lifted” myself.
    What’s your go-to Crystal for grounding?
    My favorite would be a magnetite in each hand.

    My other favorites are healer’s gold (pyrite with magnetite), black tourmaline and hematite.

    I tend to be a bit “flighty” and I often forget to ground. So when I feel too “in the head” I re-calibrate and get “land legs” when I hold onto these. It feels as though I put on a pair of weighted boots.
    What are your BIG DREAMS now that you’ve graduated as a CCH?
    I want to build a successful, and loving Crystal Reiki practice preferably an office near my home or a space in my home especially for healing, which would enable me to be close to my son.

    I see myself working and volunteering with 2 causes which are very important to me:

    • Clean water for everyone
    • Crystal healing with special needs children

    My son has been diagnosed with high functioning autism and takes no medicine. So working with special needs and helping parents and caretakers know that there are alternative treatments and practices with a more natural and non-gmo diet can benefit their children greatly.

    My BIGGEST DREAM is to travel in an RV so my son could experience travel in a comfortable way and be able to spread crystal healing knowledge while on our travels. I believe we are here to turn on each others flames and awareness to “be the change we wish to see in the world.”
    It really is up to us to unlock and open the door to these non-invasive healing modalities.
    Wendy’s Bio: After 21 years of working as a certified pharmacy tech and my son’s autism diagnosis, I went in the opposite direction for natural and alternative healing. As a facilitator and conduit of healing, I’m utterly passionate about empowering others (and myself) to be healthy, strong, in peace;  the very best version of themselves (and myself) as possible. You can find Wendy at  WholisticBlessings.Etsy.com

    ♥♥♥

    Hibiscus again here…

    Thank you, Wendy, for sharing your personal sparkly journey with us, for being a progressive human, for using crystal healing to do good in the world & for sharing your wonderful crystal insights.

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

    Crystal Blessings,

    2 More Cool Crystal Properties to Prove that Crystal Energy Ain’t No Scam!

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    A while ago I wrote a blog post answering the question:
    “Is the power of crystals & quartz energy a scam?”
    This is that post.

    Well, my usual MO on questions like these is to simply throw some science at it. That usually gets the skeptics to sit up & listen. 😉

    In that post, I dove deep into piezoelectricity; a scientific property of quartz crystals that explains 1 way they give off energy.

    That blog post certainly was (surprisingly to me)…a big hit!

    What I thought would be a topic that would sort of quietly disappear into internet wasteland (yeah… I needed to write it anyway simply b/c it brings me so much joy to share the sparkly musings in my head)…with me blissfully spouting off my science mumbo jumbo as I tend to do from time to time…ended up being a very popular post with it sort of getting viraly shared about…and had many of you in the comments asking for more info about the other scientific properties of quartz that I had mentioned.

    Well you don’t need to ask me twice!

    I’m on it.

    Just took me a while to get around to this post. (You should see the pile of backed up draft blog posts I have going on over here.) I don’t think I’ll ever run out of crystal content to write about on my blog…for joy’s sake! I have so much fun doing this shizzle. 😀

    OK, here we go.
    What is Pyroelectricity?
    Similar to piezoelectricity…pyroelectricity is the ability to transduce (**transform 1 kind of energy from 1 form to another) a temporary voltage when certain crystals are heated or cooled. So we’re talkin’ transforming heat energy into electrical energy or vice versa.

    This word comes from a Greek prefix: “pyr” which means FIRE…so we’re literally talking about fire-electricity here!

    It’s hard to demo this for you b/c the temp change has to happen slowly & uniformly…so all over the crystal at the same time.

    But here’s a graphic I made that helps to visualize it…

    So it’s the change in temperature that causes the crystal’s atoms to gain or lose energy, thereby changing their positions in the crystalline matrix.

    For whatever reason it makes the atoms want to polarize.

    Polarizing is when all the negatively charged atoms want to go hang out together on one end & all the positively charged ones want to go hang out together at the other.
    When said polarization happens, the change & movement of the atoms generates electrical potential! The effect is commonly known as static electricity.

    This property was first noticed in tourmalines in the 1700’s when it was noted they could be used for cleaning ash from tobacco pipes…b/c when briefly heated, the tourmaline would polarize & then they’d easily attract & then repel the hot ashes like a magnet. Tourmaline can also attract bits of paper, dust & straw. Amber can do this too!

    SIDE NOTE: It’s this property that makes tourmaline crystal such a great choice for flat irons & curling irons…yeah, the ones we use on our hair!

    Tourmaline hair straighteners have plates made from actual ground up tourmaline crystals. (Always choose these over the ceramic or metal irons for your hair.)

    Why?

    Well, now you know that the pyroelectric property means that when tourmaline on the iron is heated up, it will polarize…so 1 end will be negatively charged & the other will be positively charged. It’s the negatively charged end that will be making the hair pretty here by making your hair look super shiny & smoothing down the cuticles.
    Pyroelectric Crystals

    • Colemantie
    • Dipotase
    • Amber
    • Hemimorphite
    • All tourmalines
    • All quartz

    Triboluminescence
    This scientific property is an exciting visual one where we actually see a flash of light!…best seen in the dark.

    Here I am in our bathroom with 2 rose quartz chunks demo’ing this very cool property for you….

    With this property we can see the energy with our own eyes being transduced from mechanical energy into light energy…we actually see the internal & external flash of light. This is a property that about 50% of minerals have. And with over 4500 minerals and counting, that’s quite a lot!

    Science can’t explain everything (**gasp!**) & this property isn’t really well understood in physics…yet anyway.

    Some think that triboluminescence is much like lightning, in that the impact causes an electrical current that travels through the crystal allowing trapped molecules of gas to emit light. Some explain it by saying that the impact adds energy to the system which excites the crystals’ electrons. Eventually, the electrons fall back to the original state & when they do, you get that flash of light. 
    Try It Yourself!

  • Wear some safety glass just in case…small shards of quartz can go flying
  • Grab 2 rose quartz OR milky quartz crystals (not your prized pieces b/c this will damage them somewhat)
  • Go to a darkened room
  • Now take the edge or side of 1 of your crystals & strike it against the other crystal. Use force…like you’re striking a match
  • Since this is something that can damage your crystals, you may want to think twice before trying this out with specimens that you are very protective of
  • You’ll see that characteristic orange-yellow spark/glow inside the crystal! You’ll also get a strange metallic smell in the air. Totally normal, Chick Pea. 🙂

    Triboluminescent Crystals

    • quartz
    • sphalerite
    • fluorite
    • diamond
    • calcite
    • muscovite
    • opal

    You can get different energy glow colors too! It all depends on the type of crystal.

    So how does all this scientific property mumbo-jumbo help us with Crystal Healing?
    Now that I’ve explained how this energy transduction works, can you see how crystals can most certainly affect our environment on an energetic level?

    And as I said before, I feel that understanding (at least on some level) the very real power that our crystals have…power that can be proven scientifically and is taught in physics and used in technology is the key to 2 things:

  • getting others to accept it as a healing modality
  • giving crystal healers the confidence that they sometimes lack
  • Not to mention that the piezo, pyro and tribolumenescent properties of certain crystals are highly beneficial to our energy fields.

    In my Hibiscus Moon Method, I teach a very specific technique in detail that allows our Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers to tap into all the power inherent in these properties…and I teach you more on the physics behind why it works. We involve the transducing aspect, allowing it to play a big role in crystal therapy!

    So please let me know … Did this blog helped you to learn a bit more about the science behind crystal healing?  Or did it bore you to tears?  …let me know that too in the comments below!

    Crystal Blessings,

     

     

     

    P.S. If this sort of thing appeals to you & you’d like to go way deeper in your crystal practice this is just a taste of the type of info I teach in the Certified Crystal Healer Course. We’ll be enrolling again for our fall term very soon. You can get on the Wait List here.