HOTTEST Crystal Blog Posts Eva!

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I’ve been doing this crystal blog since 2009. Yeah, it’s been 7 years since I started blogging specifically about crystals! I just realized that myself as I sit here and think on this specific blog post.

Sitting at my desk in my sacred studio space; thinking, researching, putting into practice & typing away to share with you.

Recently, I took a look at those 472 blog posts I’ve written over the last 7 years & wondered …
What are the hottest blog topics in our Crystal Hottie Community?
I find it so interesting to take a look at what specific articles rose to the top for you. The results are below where I’ve gathered up the top 20 hottest crystal blog posts in one easy reference spot. B/c, maybe you’re new around here or perhaps you’ve missed them before.

But before we jump in… I’d like to express my sincere & profound gratitude:  I’m so grateful to all of you for allowing me to teach what I LOVE!  It’s because of you that I’m able to live my dream and share my love & knowledge of Science and Crystals every single day. 🙂 ♥

There are so many ways to work with & learn about crystals so this sharing can go on FOREVER. It’s an infinite playground of sparkliness!  So thank you, thank you for being here!

Now…on to the most popular, most visited, most read posts from my blog of all time! 

Let’s dive in.

What does it mean when your crystal cracks or breaks?
It can be pretty distressing when a crystal cracks, right? And many of you want to know … What does it mean? 

It could be just plain ole’ science & physics that did it like a heavy impact or thermal shock: extreme hot to cold or cold to hot.

But sometimes a stone or crystal just breaks…with no explanation.

So then we have to look at energy.

Read on for my take on this!

4 Crystals for Protection
Which crystals would be good for protection & warding off negative energies?

Certain crystals can neutralize & transmute the energetic frequencies so they don’t carry specific frequencies that may resonate with those bad feelings.

Read on for my fav Crystals for Protection!

Top Crystal Picks for Weight Loss
Can we use Crystals as tools to help us lose or regulate our weight?

Absolutely! 

Crystals can help boost your weight loss action plan.

Read on for Top Crystals for Weight Loss

Is Your Citrine Real or Fake Citrine & Does it Matter?
If you’re reading this you’re probably a Crystal Hottie…therefore, it’s likely that you have a piece of citrine or 2 in your crystal collection.

Ever wonder if your citrine is the real deal straight out of mama earth or if it’s been heat-treated?  Does it even matter?

Read on to find out if your citrine is real or fake.

A large cut & polished rose quartz point.
What 5 Crystals Should You Have in Your Beginner’s Kit?
Are you new to crystals?

Wondering where to start?

Learn what 5 crystals are a must have for your crystal toolbox.  (This one is a great post to share!) ♥

Read on for my crystal beginner kit.

How to use crystals to attract abundance
One of the most popular classes I used to teach is 1 in which we learned to use crystals for abundance attraction, using the vibration of certain crystals to manifest more prosperity + abundance.

In this blog post I break down how I use crystals to attract more abundance into my life…

Read on for my morning rituals, abundance ritual + crystals for abundance.

How to Make a Crystal Grid to Manifest your Desires
Want to learn how to make a Crystal Grid to help manifest your desires & make your dreams come true?

Here’s the Crystal Grid I used to manifested my dream biz and make it happen!

Read more about making a Crystal Grid.

Spotting Crystal Fakes & Frauds: Part 1
Ahh, the crystal fakes!  You know they’re out there.  And the increased popularity and more mainstream acceptance of crystal healing has prompted the emergence of more fakes on the market.

Which has sparked my desire to educate our Crystal Hottie Community and write a whole series of blog posts! This blog post was the one that kicked off that passion.

Yep, it all started right here.

Read more on spotting crystal fakes.

5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way
Now, that many of us live such fast-paced and stressful lives with less physical activity studies have shown that insomnia is on the rise. I feel it may be a combo effect of our hurried lifestyles coupled with the Yuck & Stuck phenom I’m always harpin’ on about.

So, what can we do, Chick Pea?

In this post I discuss how I use crystals as sleep remedies.

4 Totally Rockin’ Ways to use Crystals for Fear and Anxiety
So are there actually crystals we can use to help with fear and anxiety?

These are certain stones you can use along with some techniques I’ve found work very well for me as well as others.

Read on for my Go-To Crystals for Fear and Anxiety

Crystals for Fertility & Pregnancy
There are many ways to work with crystals for fertility & pregnancy.

I whipped up a cute little crystal mojo bag I intuitively put together for women wanting to become pregnant or for Mamas-to-Be.  I included 4 very powerful tumbled stones to assist with pregnancy & enhance the energies of fertility, whether you’re looking to be more fertile or want some good juju throughout the pregnancy.

Read more on how to create your own fertility mojo bag.

My Crystal Looks Different ~ What Does it Mean when your Crystal Changes Color or Gets Cloudy?
I often get asked questions about a crystal changing color, or becoming cloudy, or showing a new inclusion that wasn’t there before.

How could that happen?

Is that Normal?

Read more about your crystal changing color.

How To Lower Your EMF Risks with Crystal Healing
In this blog post I share some Powerful Crystals to Help Lower Your EMF Risks. 

B/C our society is very “plugged in” these days, so we ought to do whatever we can to minimize the risks & side effects of EM Pollution.

Crystals can help!

Read more about crystals you can use to lower your EMF risks.

Crystals Tips for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People
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.

Read more on Crystal Tips for Empaths.

What does it mean when your crystal disappears?
So what does it mean when a crystal disappears? Just up & goes AWOL?

  • Sometimes people will find their crystals later & it will be completely unexplained. Like the crystal manifested itself in a little bag that was locked up somewhere in a safety deposit box – something really, really wild, like that…& it’s completely unexplained. Unless of course you had amnesia & don’t remember doing such a thing. 😛
  • Or sometimes, the crystal is found by someone else in a different place entirely; not even in the same vicinity.
  • Or sometimes you never find the crystal again – its just up & left. It’s gone. It has disappeared, never to be heard from again.

This is a very common question I get asked on a fairly frequent basis and there are a few ways to answer it…

Read more on crystals disappearing.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Himalayan Salt Lamps
What’s the big deal about these Himalayan Salt Lamps?

Do they really do what everybody says they do?

So the major thing that  Salt Lamps “do” is that they induce negative ions into your environment.  What’s that?

Read on to find out everything about Himalayan Salt Lamps

How To Deal with Negative People in 5 Sparkly Steps
Ahhh negative people. Can you transmute negative energy?

Sometimes the negativity parties can be so intense or non-relenting that you end up feeling annoyed, slightly depressed, emotionally exhausted or even physically tired.

Yes, we can use crystals for this too!

Read on for my 5 Sparkly Steps

7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Working with Crystals
I, myself, love to read about other people’s ‘mistakes’ when learning something new.

This way I can learn more from a different perspective while also avoiding those common pitfalls. I’m always a champion for efficiency…why reinvent the wheel?

That’s always extremely valuable for me so I hope this blog post of my personal crystal experiences does the same for you.

Read on for the 7 things I Wish I Knew!

What’s a Good Crystal Mix for your Bedroom?
As you saw above, another 1 of my top blog posts is 5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way but this here blog is specifically about a great crystal mix for a bedroom.

Obviously, in your bedroom, unless you’re going the romantic route, that’s another route you can take (I have some suggestions in my Crystal Grids Template Package)… you’re probably looking to bring in calm serene energy, b/c that would be a sacred sleeping space for you.

Read on for Crystals suggestions for your Bedroom.

Crystal Healing for Anxiety
Working with stones is a natural way to relieve anxiety that’s safe & completely free of side-effects – & works, My Sweets!

The solution I came up with in this instance was a mojo bag.  A mojo bag helps give you a little juju-juice of whatever energy flavor you’re in need of, in this case it’s Anxiety-Busting!

Read more on my Anxiety-Busting mojo bag.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Top 20 Hottest Blog Posts of ALL-TIME and learned something new or found a glittery gem to share with a friend or family member :).

Which 1 is your favorite on this list? And Why?  I’d love to hear in the comments below. 😀

Crystal Blessings,

 

Cutting Cords Using Crystals

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First of all, you might be wondering what am I even talking about, cutting cords;  what does this mean?

Well sometimes we feel like something is tugging or pulling on our energy, our soul or holding us back or blocking us in some way;  and in the energetic healing world this is often known as “cords being hooked into our energy field”…being hooked into our actual electromagnetic field. Sort of like being caught up in cobwebs.
Some people who work with energy; energy workers, light workers or crystal healers can see or visualize these cords hooked into our aura.
Cords may be due to all kinds of things…it’s usually due to some kind of traumatic event.  Or perhaps we’ve allowed someone to overstep our boundaries; or maybe we have no boundaries.

Different people & beings may have all kinds of energetic cords hooked into us and those cords may be feeding off of our energy.

Good news is that there’s work you can do with energetic work, therapy & setting firm boundaries.

Here in this video & blog I’m going to introduce some tips on how you can work with crystals and minerals to help release and cut those cords.

Energetic Tools for Cutting Cords

I have 2 crystals I think are best for this type of work:   black obsidian & sulfur.
Black Obsidian
Now some people (like me) are cautious with black obsidian because it’s very powerful.

I’m talking specifically about black obsidian; no other kind of obsidian, not rainbow, not mahogany and all the other different types; specifically, black obsidian.

Personally, I don’t wear black obsidian as jewelry on a daily basis or for long extended periods of time nor do I work with it on a daily basis b/c I’m cautious with it. Why? Well, for some black obsidian can be too powerful & can bring your emotions down if you work with it too long, especially if you’re feeling emotionally vulnerable. It’s been known to actually make some people feel depressed.

But sometimes you feel like you really need a powerful punch and for cutting cords, I do feel that black obsidian is ideal; the perfect energetic choice for this sort of work, as long as you make quick work of it.

GeoGEEK Factoid:  Black obsidian is technically not a mineral or crystal, because it’s actually a volcanic glass.  It’s created from a volcanic explosion and then cools so quickly that the molecules don’t have time to set up in that perfect geometric pattern that all crystals have.

Black Obsidian is quick + powerful.

It’s created from a violent volcanic event & then it forms very, very quickly.  So that’s much like the way that I prefer to work with obsidian, get to the point, real quick and powerful and…then get out. 

A handy black obsidian tool & exercise that I talk about in much more detail in my Advanced Crystal Masters course is a black obsidian arrowhead technique

The arrowheads are fairly easy to get and quite inexpensive considering the handy work that it takes to create them.

Now, of course, most black obsidian arrowheads are not an authentic arrowhead created by ancient peoples. Rather they’ve been created relatively recently by human hands…like within the last ten years maybe.

Without getting involved in the details & particulars of the more advanced ritual of this, if you have a black obsidian arrowhead, it’s safe to go ahead and gently “brush” it through your energetic field whenever you’re feeling like you have these energetic cords tugging on or hooking into your energy field.  Or, you can have someone else actually brush over you, much like you would do a sage smudge, and go everywhere, under your feet, around your back, your arms and just all around your body.

While you’re brushing with the obsidian arrowhead, you can say an affirmation like:
“I sever all cords and attachments that do not serve my highest good.”
Maintaining your Energetic Hygiene
I’ve learned the hard way how important our energetic hygiene is. Of course all of us slip here and there, I have for sure & I’ve learned that you’ve got to “put your own oxygen mask on first.”

Just like we take a shower every day and brush our teeth, I feel it’s very important to maintain our energetic hygiene on a regular basis. So what do I mean by that?

I like to do some sort of energy work at least weekly. 

I try to do meditations on a regular basis; shooting for a couple of times a week.

Then at least quarterly throughout the year, on the equinox or the solstices, I like to do a full chakra Crystal Healing. (To find a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer in your area, check out our alumni map so you can have a crystal healing session for yourself.)

Doing this is like pushing the reset button; by bringing all of your chakras back into gorgeous alignment, allowing you to start fresh and breathe easy in rhythm with the seasons.
When you’re maintaining your energetic hygiene it’s a lot less likely for these energetic cords to get stuck into your energetic field. Its like probiotics for your body’s immune system; preventative medicine!
But if you’ve been neglecting your energetic hygiene for a while it’s not uncommon to actually feel the symptoms of that…and if you leave those cords in place for a really long time they start to affect you on emotionally and spiritually & eventually on a physical level, condensing down to the 3D level.

So good energetic hygiene prevents energetic cords!
Layer the Energy
Before we talk about the next mineral, I also have an essential oil that I really like working with for this purpose, for cutting cords.

***Please note I am not married to any essential oil company, there are many different ones out there, many different brands, as long as they’re fair trade, sustainably harvested, organic, 100% pure essential oils, then I’m all for it.***

This blend I like for this specific purpose is made by Young Living and it’s called Release.

It’s wonderful for the purpose of cutting cords &  a great energetic support for this type of work.

I like to take a few teeny  black obsidian chips and pop them into the bottle so that the Release oil is actually also marinating in the vibrational frequencies of black obsidian.  Layering the energies baby! 

Be forewarned this oil blend ain’t cheap, so I totally get it if you’d rather make the blend up yourself. The individual essential oils used to create this blend are:

  • Ylang Ylang
  • Lavender
  • Geranium
  • Sandalwood
  • Blue Tansy
  • a Carrier Oil, like jojoba, coconut, almond or olive oil; that’s up to you, Jelly Bean! 

Then you can do several things with the oil;

  • You can put a few drops in a bath along with some black obsidian, but make it a quick bath! I wouldn’t be soaking in it for like an hour.  I would get in and out, five minutes and I’m done.
  • While you’re visualizing the intention of cutting the cords, you can diffuse it or heat it in an oil burner.
  • You can also apply it directly right over your liver area, because your liver is your organ for releasing anything physically stuck in your body.  So that works emotionally & spiritually as well on an energetic level.

Sulfur
The other mineral I’ve chosen for cutting cords is sulfur.

I’m not going to go too deep into sulfur b/c I have another video all about it over here 🙂

Sulfur is great for relieving mental stress, helping with low energy and weak willpower….all symptoms of cord attachments, BTW.

Or you can take powdered sulfur &  add it to lotions or oils and apply that directly to your skin, to help clear up skin ailments such as itchy, red skin, Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, scabies & any sort of fungal infection like ringworm.

These sorts of skin infections are cord attachments on your body, you know. Possibly energetic cords that have been left unchecked for some time & have become denser now manifesting as physical skin ailments. Literal parasites. No worries, though. Sulfur to the rescue! Sulfur is a natural antiseptic & antifungal. 🙂

Sulfur has an acrid smell, kind of like rotten eggs. So be aware of that.

It’s another common mineral that shows up relatively quickly near volcanoes.

You can do the same energetic brushing ritual I mentioned above with the sulfur and just, kind of comb your aura, your energetic field by combing or brushing the sulfur around your body.
Cutting Cords Anti-Fungal Ointment
DISCLAIMER: I’m not a doctor and I’m not giving medical advice of any sort. Always check with a doctor first for any medical issues.

This is an ointment that is great for both cutting energetic cords & quite effective for alleviating skin ailments such as the ones discussed above. Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 black obsidian stone
  • 2 Tbs of sulfur powder
  • 7 drops of Release Essential Oil
  • Glass container (you don’t want to add essential oils to plastic as certain oils can cause the plastic to start to break down)

Warm your coconut oil to melt it (if it’s not already liquified). Then add your sulfur, black obsidian & essential oil & shake it up until well mixed. Allow it to cool before applying.

It has a pretty nice scent, but with a bit of that acrid sulfur after-smell. You have to try it out & see what you think. It also leaves a yellow cast to the skin so I wouldn’t rub this stuffs all over, just in a few inconspicuous spots or the places that you need it. Also be sure to test it with a small quantity in a very small area to see how your skin reacts.

Download your FREE recipe pdf so you can easily save & refer to this list to shop for items, create some of your own or to share with others!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my energetic tools & tips here for cutting cords.

I would love to see your comments down below….What you think?  Do  you have other tips?  Or if you’ve tried some of these suggestions please let us all know how you did.

Crystal Blessings,

2016 Scholarship WINNERS

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Each passing year this job gets more & more difficult. We’ve been doing this scholarship giveaway for five or six years running. I’m losing count.

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, we tried our very best to narrow it down to 6 winners (4 from YouTube & 2 from Instagram), but we just couldn’t do it…AGAIN.
So we have awarded TEN scholarships for 2016!!
Based on our rules & criteria, here are our winning scholarship recipients in no particular order:
April Martin

 

Lisa Colburn

Bernadette

Cesar

Crystal

Brandy

Rebecca

Wendy

Tanya

Melony

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 you’re made of, Jelly Bean. Listen/read 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. Are you on our Wait 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 in to our private Crystal Cave & gettin’ ready for class beginning on March 1st! ♥ 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, for more info on enrollment for my Certified Crystal Healer Course, head over here.

    If you still have questions about our 2016 enrollment, please email us right away here. We don’t want you to miss out!

    Are you Listening to the Signs from the Universe?

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    Hi Crystal Hottie!

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

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

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

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

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

    Here’s Tree!

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

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

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

    Crystals truly ARE magical.

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

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

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

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

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

    African Pietersite

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

    Moldavite

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

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

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

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

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

    This path has extended beyond crystals…because of crystals.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I used to buy every crystal I saw.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Hibiscus again here…

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

    So, do you love Tree, or what?

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

    I’d love to hear from you!

    Crystal Blessings,