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?

    Hibiscus Moon chakras, creativity, Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing, interview 14 Comments

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    Hi Crystal Hottie!

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

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

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

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

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

    Here’s Tree!

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

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

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

    Crystals truly ARE magical.

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

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

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

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

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

    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.”

    ♥♥♥

    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,

    The Art of Merging Botanicals, Gem Elixirs and Crystals

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Goodness, Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing, Gem Elixirs, interview 6 Comments

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    Hi Crystal Hottie!

    I have another special treat for you today: another Crystal Healer Interview. Yay, right?

    Personally, it really stokes my passion for crystals to hear from others who are out there “boots on the ground” making a difference for themselves & others through the power of crystals. :)

    And I’m so grateful that I have so many lovely Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers who’ve decided to generously share their journey with us all here on my blog.

    Weeeee, I’m really fired up to introduce you to Hibiscus Moon Advanced Crystal Master Ina Rosales, aka Ina the Herbal Contessa. Ina has also helped us in the past as a Crystal Content Manager for my courses…she’s got super-natural abilities to catch every little detail & make sure it’s all consistent. That’s just 1 of her many super-powers. She’s also a Gem Elixir Guru.

    It’s a true honor to share her here with you…

    Isn’t she freakin’ ADORABLE?!

    Ina shares with us the art of merging botanicals with crystals. Serious YUM!

    All set? Here’s Ina’s interview…

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    What brought you to the world of Crystal Healing?
    I have always felt a deep connection with nature.

    In my early 20’s I had a small organic farm where I sold herbs, flowers and vegetables at my local Farmers’ Market. It was a natural progression to merge the botanicals with the crystals.

    I believe in:
    “Sacrednicities”; the belief that the universe is conspiring on my behalf to shower me with Blessings
    …and that is how I was guided to Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy.

    The rest is crystal-history!

    What do others in your life think about the path you are on?
    I’m very lucky to have such tremendous support from both my friends and family. I believe more and more people are seeing and experiencing the healing energies of crystals and they are becoming more open to the idea.
    What do you love most about working with crystals?
    I love how simple yet so profound the results can be working with these beauties from the earth.

    They are gentle enough to use everyday and I love to use and see the results on my pets, too.

    I adopted a disabled, senior poodle with a neurological disorder that makes her spin. I gave her a Crystal Chakra Balance session that she absolutely loved.

    It was the most calm and relaxed that I’ve ever seen her!  I used the following crystals:

    • Clear Quartz
    • Amethyst
    • Blue Lace Agate
    • Rose Quartz
    • Citrine
    • Carnelian
    • Black Tourmaline
    • Hematite

    What 3 energy-work or spirituality books are you loving right now?
    Flower Essences and Vibrational Healing by Gurudas. I purchased this book about 20 years ago. It never gets old and I love to reread this treasure.

    Another great find from 15 years ago that I’m rereading is Aromatherapy and Subtle Energy Techniques by Joni Keim Loughram and Ruah Bull.

    …and The Language of Plants- A Guide to the Doctrine of Signatures by Julia Graves.  “This book is an eye-opener, showing us with many examples how to see plants in their entirety, and thus to know their essence.”

    What is your go-to crystal for grounding?
    I have always loved Hematite (non-magnetic).

    After taking Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy course and learning that Hematite is not only rich in the element (Fe) Iron (an element that I’ve always been fascinated with) but Hematite helps to entrain us back to our natural Dominant Oscillary Rate (DOR) which makes it a great grounding tool to balance the Root Chakra.

    I feel less dizzy and more calm and balanced when I use Hematite.

    Calendula, Black Lava Salt, Hematite, Black Tourmaline & Essential Oil Bath Salts

    Here are some vibrant gem-infused gem elixir (& other sparkly stuffs) recipes from Ina:
    Gem elixir time! Rose quartz + 1 tsp Neroli Blossom Water in Arkansas Spring water (where the finest quartz crystals grow naturally!)…for a happy heart

     

    This hair corsage uplifts the mood with the heavenly herbal scents, brings calm to an overactive mind, and Ginkgo one of the oldest plants on the planet helps the wearer to gather wisdom, clarity and focus.

    When using healing botanicals and crystals in this way, our energy is infused by, and merges with, their energy.

    Honey Calcite and Citrus Floral Water (another type of gem elixir) to invoke joy and quench the thirst on any day.

    May our journey be supported and nourished by the Earth Mother’s plant and mineral kingdom.

    Ina’s Bio: Ina is an Advanced Crystal Master,  Certified Herbalist, Certified Aromatherapist, Doreen Virtue Certified Angel Card Reader, Magick Maker and Devotee of Nature. Phew!! Ina provides Intuitive Crystal Healing Sessions infused with sound therapy, color therapy, botanicals and magnets.  Sounds divine, doesn’t it? You can find her at  https://instagram.com/inatheherbalcontessa/  or email her at inatheherbalcontessa@gmail.com

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    OK, Hibiscus again here…

    Thank you lovely Ina for sharing your personal sparkly journey with us & all your wonderful crystal insights!

    If you resonate with anything Ina has shared with us here please leave a comment below. :)

    Crystal Blessings,

    Are you cut out to do this work?

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work 5 Comments

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    Are you cut out to do this work?

    To be an energy therapist, a light worker, a crystal healer?

    Every now & again I like to do a post like this so people know what sort of traits make for the most successful practitioners. After years of receiving, giving, teaching & certifying others to do this important work & watching those who are successful at it, I think I have a pretty good idea.

    I also 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 this work & some people have different expectations.

    • 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 healing energy. Heck, 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 FREAKIN’ TIME!
    • If you’re drawn to being a crystal healer or light worker, you also need to know that this is most likely something you volunteered to do, a sacred contract you agreed to fulfill in this life…before you were even born, Chick Pea! You’re “pull” towards doing this sort of work is most likely your gentle reminder of  your life’s purpose to better our planet & facilitate healing in others. Feel into that now. How does that feel? Do you feel like you’ve just been reminded of something? Does it feel familiar or is it even triggering an “a-ha!” moment for you? If it is, pay close attention there.
    • Now to get really specific, if you’re looking to be spoon-fed dogma & forced into “set in stone” beliefs & not do any of your own self-exploration & inner work to see what’s most in alignment with your own inner knowing, then my course is not the right one for you. I know there are some healer courses out there that force certain doctrines without offering any info on “how” or “why” & some prefer it that way. They just want to be told what to believe & not question it. But that ain’t how we roll over here. I prefer to empower our students. 
    • Along the same lines, if you’re looking for a course that simply spews out crystal properties for you to memorize (“this crystal does this, this crystal does that”) then my course is not the course for you. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that…there are other courses out there for you if that’s what you want. But my method is all about really getting to know your crystals on a whole other level while learning the science behind how they work & taking a more personal approach to that.
    • Now this is the ONE thing that is the BIGGEST obstacle that get’s in the way. If you can’t get over this one…then no, you’re not cut out for this shiz: You must understand that when you really get down to it…YOU will not be doing the actual healing or shifting of energy. Ego gets in the way & sabotages us here. Yes, I know this from my own experience! Instead, you act as the conduit or the “hollow bone” for Source Energy to flow through. I mean this in the nicest way possible, but …you need to get ova yourself. 😉

    OK, now that I’ve covered who it’s for & who it’s not for…if you’re interested in doing this thing with us…this is your last chance to enroll for the Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer Course for 2015! We’re closing the doors soon.

    Do you have a calling to work with the crystals?

    That calling?

    It’s one that could totally change your life’s path. My Certified Crystal Healer Course will allow you to create a life in total alignment with your dreams + desires.

    We have students from all over Mama Earth for you to connect with in our private forum; The Crystal Cave. The Cave is a place to create friendships & mingle with other like-minded people. And I must say…our students are simply the BEST peeps in the world!! I mean, hey! They love crystals! What more do you need to know, right?

    Once, again…if this is calling to you, I’m enrolling now for the last time in 2015 & enrollment closes on Friday, Sep. 4!

    So, are you cut out for it?
    Would you like to start a wonderful & exciting career helping people to improve their lives using crystals?

    Is this your life’s purpose to fulfill?

    You can learn more + enroll right here.

    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 you’ve determined you’re just not cut out for it or if my course isn’t right for you – for whatever reason – I hope to still have the opportunity to serve you & have you be a part of our community, Crystal Hottie. 😉

    Crystal Blessings,