Crystal Meditation for Peace – Join Me?

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Won’t you join me in a Crystal Meditation for Peace? 

In these current times of conflict & apparent separation…here it is…just for you.

Watch the video so you can see the special little setup I did for you & the crystals I’m working with for our meditation for peace.

You can bookmark this and come back to it & use it whenever you’re feeling the chaos of the world is starting to pull you into Overwhelm City, whenever you need to find peace.

Alternatively you can download the audio version by clicking on this link >>>

DOWNLOAD: Crystal Meditation for Peace mp3.

If you don’t have the specific crystals that I’m working with, not to worry because that’s the whole point…I’m going to work with the crystals and do a little something to share the energy out to you. ♥

But if you do want to do the same meditation with crystals you have at home, you can use:

  • Lepidolite
  • Gem Silica 
  • Amazonite

I know Gem Silica’s a really hard one to find. In fact, if you can only find 1 of these crystals, that’s fine. If you can’t find any of them, no worries, I have them for you. 🙂

If you have some lavender essential oil go ahead and grab that, but it’s not necessary…just an added serenity component to get in the zone for meditation.
Crystals for the Meditation for Peace
Lepidolite
Lepidolite is a wonderful choice for peacefully calming energy.

Amazonite
Amazonite is known as “the peacemaker“.  Don’t we need that right now?   The peacemaker. Plus it has a beautiful hexagonal crystal structure…working the Sacred Geometry.  Just gorgeous! 

[caption id="attachment_10677" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Amazonite (photo credit: Rob Levinsky of irocks.com)[/caption]
Gem Silica
Gem Silica is another peacemaker.

The gem silica that I have is really chrysocolla encrusted with clear quartz. Total sparkly-ness.  I think it’s one of the most beautiful crystals in the world.

And I’m also going to burn some lavender essential oil in an aromatherapy diffuser. Any organic brand is fine.
Let’s Meditate
Take some deep breaths and just get into the relaxed state, alpha brain waves state.

In our meditation I use a copper tetrahedron structure to amplify the energies of the crystals.  (In the video you’ll see the one I had made for doing crystal work, for meditation and sacred geometry work.)

And then send peace, this energy that we’re going to work on together here, out into the world.

So we’re going to get quiet and focus on your breath.

Focus on the peaceful feeling in your heart, and focus on the energy of the crystals.
Focus on your breath, focus on the peace in your heart and focus on the crystals.
Inhale deeply, taking the deepest breath you’ve taken so far today and exhale all the air, sending peace out, radiating it around the planet.

Let the energy of lepidolite, gem silica and the amazonite envelope us.  It envelopes us in this bubble of peace that’s around the whole entire planet.

A peaceful energy.

Feel this energy in every cell in your body.
Amazonite and gem silica are working together as peacemakers with our energy, with our vibrations.  Lepidolite adds its calming and balancing effect.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Sending out gratefulness for the ability to release this peace and to work together with the vibrations.

So much love and light and peaceful energy radiating out from your being.  Connecting with all of us.

All are one.

We’re all connected.

We’re connected here together, we’re from all over the planet. And our vibrational waves are meeting up with each other in the ether.

Isn’t that a peaceful feeling?

I’m so grateful to all of you for joining in this meditation, for being here joining me and all of us.

Now, visualize beaming love and peace from your heart center. Beam it out!

Thank you love beings, that wraps up the meditation.  We’re going to end it there.

How was that? Nice, huh.

We can really beam this energy around because you know we need it right now, this is all we need to do. We need to send out love and peace.

Stop with the negativity. We’re not focusing on that. We’re focusing on positivity, love, peace from heart center, from us to everyone.

So many blessings of peace going out to you & everyone.  We are the peacemakers, right?

We are the peacemakers.

Thank you for joining me in sending out peace, love and positivity!  I hope you enjoyed this crystal meditation for peace.

During this meditation, were you able to tap into that peace and love and send it out from your heart?  Send it out to the world?  Please share your experience with me in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings to you Peacemakers,

Hibiscus Moon

Finding Synergy with a Blend of Healing Practices

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Hey hey, Crystal Hottie!

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

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

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

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

And Here’s Carrie …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My favorite 3 energy-work books currently are:

Yoga of the Subtle Body

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

Another favorite book is Energy Medicine

Finally, I love Creating on Purpose

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

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

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

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Hibiscus again here…

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

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

Crystal Blessings,

Navigating Depression; How Crystals Can Help

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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.

BUT whatever method is your chosen method to help heal & deal, I feel any sound holistic healthy approach can be amplified & enhanced through the use of energy work & crystals. So this is the perfect spot for my…

BORING DISCLAIMER: I think you already know that I’m not a doctor & am not giving medical advice. I feel crystals should be used as a compliment to & not as a replacement for regular medical and/or psychological care & consultation.

Here’s a recent question I received:

Q: I’ve been searching all over the internet for depression specific crystal suggestions.  Do you have a go-to crystal prescription for depression?

Good Question!  Let’s dive in …

Crystals for Depression
Now the first suggestion I have is a mineral.  As I teach in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, all minerals are crystals at the microscopic level…even if you can’t see the crystals with the naked eye. So this pick, it’s a common one.  Most of us have it in one way, in one form of jewelry or another…
Yellow Gold
Yellow gold is great for busting us out of depression. It has a very strong male energy and along with that strong-push-male energy, it has a very motivating kind of energy, which is usually just what we need to get us out of that depressed feeling.
Ocean Jasper
In the above video, I have ocean jasper in this nice little pendant coupled with peridot.

Ocean Jasper is great for coping with change.

Many times big changes in our lives are what precipitates or causes depression. Ocean Jasper gives you the strength to cope with that change.

It’s also is about bringing in that element of water; it has a lot of water energy so it’s about renewal.  If you need to renew what’s going on in your life, to get over this depression period, then ocean jasper helps bring in that washing away cleansing and renewal energy.
Citrine
Citrine is a commonly-recommended crystal for depression. It’s one that I’ve talked about often. Citrine comes in handy for a lot of life’s little curve balls and it’s known as a “happy stone”.

It helps bring in a happy sunny disposition; happy energy. It doesn’t need to be a natural Citrine like these shown below:

You can choose to work with the heat-treated variety just as well…

I do always say, though, that the natural citrine packs a way more powerful punch than the treated variety. I’ve talk about that before so you can check out some of my other videos on citrine and why it’s heated and what that does.

It’s not a bad thing though at all.
Amber
I can’t recommend this one enough.

However, I do have to caution that it is becoming relatively difficult to find natural true amber.

I was given an amber gift and it turned out to be a resin, it was totally plastic. 🙁 So again, here’s a link to my blog post on how to tell the difference between real amber and fake amber.

So anyway…amber is wonderful for chasing the blues away.

Amber helps with S.A.D.; seasonal affective disorder. Many of us who experience a lack of sunlight or lack of vitamin D fall into a winter depression during the colder winter months…most especially if you live in a climate where the winter season is very extreme or long. So if you do fall victim to that perhaps wearing some amber jewelry (authentic amber jewelry) can really help you out with the S.A.D. and coping with that.
Rose Quartz
My next pick for working through depression is Rose Quartz and I recently did a video all about rose quartz.

Rose quartz is wonderful for any kind of emotional healing, compassion, and just general “feel great” energy. ♥
Tiger’s Eye
And my last pick for crystals and stones to work with your depression is tiger’s eye. In my video you’ll notice I’m actually wearing some tiger’s eye rings. ?

Tiger’s eye gives us strength & it helps us balance in the extremes.  You know, if you’re really having a hard bout of depression if you’re in the really extreme lows of the lows, tiger’s eye is a good one to go to.

It’s also got a very protective quality, giving you the strength that you need to help balance out so that you’re not in the throes of the extremes.  It’s a great stone to work with for someone affected by bipolar disorder; that is dealing with the extremes (extreme highs and extreme lows).
Now Let’s TAWK SCIENCE!
In a scientific experiment published in 1993, a quartz crystal presented to depressed test subjects improved long-term healing when compared to a placebo fake glass crystal.

70% continued improvement with the quartz crystal vs. 30% continued improvement with those presented with the placebo. BOOO-YAH!

This is HUGE!

That’s actually 2x as good as antidepressants…w/o the nasty side effects. Not saying that you should dump your antidepressants (as they do have their place) but to have a powerful tool available to you like that in the form of a crystal?! HUGE.

First, I want to be sure to add in the non-crystal tips that I feel you should tap into alongside crystal healing b/c it’s recommend over & over again…& I know it worked for me:

  • Get regular exercise, consistently. Get those endorphins flowing. Helps so much with hormone balancing! I know it may feel like the very last thing you want to do, but trust me…it helps so very much!
  • Get your hormones checked & safely balanced with a natural bio-identical alternative (especially if you’re in hormone-decline years {can start as early as age 35}…yes, this applies to males also!)
  • If you tend towards a lack of sleep, get caught up. Makes a big difference.
  • Eat clean! Eating junk is only hurting you, so clean up that diet.

Depression-Busting Crystal Tips
1. Crystal MeditationSelf-Medicate? No, Self-Meditate! Grab your fav. crystal from my above list, put on a guided meditation (like this one) and go relax for about 15 min. I guarantee you’ll feel much better afterwards.

2. Adopt good sleep habits with the help of crystals

3. Have a Berry Banana Depression Busting Smoothie at least 4 times/week (Great for mood boosting & energy!); High in vitamin C, omega 3, fiber, anti-oxidants, amino acids, protein & potassium, all of which help to boost your brain function & beat the blues away.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Organic Frozen Berries
  • 1/2 Cup Citrine Gem Elixir Water (just drop a citrine stone into distilled water overnight)
  • 1 Small Organic Banana
  • 1 tsp colloidal gold
  • 1 Tbsp. organic local (if possible) raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp. silica (yep, same stuff quartz crystals are made of!)
  • 1 Tbsp. local (if possible) Bee Pollen
  • 2 Tbsp. Hemp Protein Powder

 

4. Good Mood Mojo Bag: Work with a chosen crystal from above to kill the ANTs (automatic negative thoughts; coined by Dr. Daniel Amen) that fuel depression.

Negative thinking patterns provide the gas for anxiety & depression, not to mention that thoughts become things! Eeeek. Create a mojo kit just for this! Grab a little bag of some sort, add in a crystal or 2 then add in some Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Mandarin essential oils along with a mix of lemon balm & lavender herbs. Carry it around with you in your pocket.

BAM! You’ll see. 😉This recipe is also in my pdf. Did you download it yet?

5. Anti-Depression Gem Elixir Tea (with any herbs…if you’re taking any antidepressants be sure to check with your Dr. first!):

Ingredients:

  • Fill a small tea infuser ball with…
  • St. John’s Wort organic herb
  • Siberian Ginseng organic herb
  • Citrine & Tiger’s Eye tumbled stones…yep, plop them right in a few minutes after you’ve made your tea so it’s not too hot.
  • Optional: sweeten it up a bit with some Raw Organic Honey

This recipe is also in my pdf. Did you download it yet? Hmmm?

6. Blues-Busting Stress Release Bath: Soak it up with a few drops of lavender essential oil, then drop in an amber, rose quartz & citrine tumbled stones. Ahhhh, relaxing & mood-boosting.

I hope that these tips can help you or someone you love navigate some of the challenges depression can bring.

I’d love to hear what you think of my Crystal Picks in the comments below + any other ideas you’ve had success with in combating the blues. Thank you for sharing in the comments! 

Crystal Blessings!

 

How to Begin Working with Crystals and Stones

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I’m often presented with this question:

“I LOVE crystals! I’ve been collecting them since I was a kid & I just know there’s something more to them but I don’t know how to get started with working with them on a spiritual level. How can I do that?”

Here’s what I suggest, Crystal Hottie.

Grab a few crystals or stones that you’re intuitively drawn to. Just start with 3 & don’t think too long on this.

Your 3 fav’s….go get ’em now!

Now, you’re going to choose 1 of your 3 stones to meditate with for just 5 min.  If you’ve never meditated before, I just mean relax your body & mind & hold your crystal. You can hold the crystal in your hand or place it on a chakra or you can place it in front of you where you can gaze & focus on it. Just be w/ it. Go ahead, try it now.

 

After your mediation, try to keep that stone by your side…whether it’s in your pocket or at your bedside, could be under your pillow or worn on a pendant.

Now, you’re going to do this with the same stone for about 4 days in a row.

Did you notice any messages, sensations or themes during that 4 day period? Any little lesson, special dreams, feelings, sensations or even direct messages coming through during your meditation?

Your intention + intuition are the most powerful factor in determining what crystal works best for you personally.

Some more tips to make this more pleasant & effective:

  • Remember when doing this to just work with 1 stone at a time so messages don’t get muddied up
  • If you can ramp up your meditation time to to 10-15 min. sessions that would be even better
  • Choose total silence or meditation music in the background but make so there are no outside distractions
  • Light incense
  • Light a candle
  • Have a designated sacred space or altar to do this work

After you’ve done this, you’ll have a great foundation to work from. You should know those 3 little stone babies pretty well & will have created a strong bond with them. You can choose to continue this with a few more stones if you like or start experimenting with the ones you’ve figured out so far. Use them in medicine bundles, use them with body layouts, in a crystal grid or just hold them when you feel a need for that special mojo that you’ve tapped into.

By the way…there’s an excellent side effect to this crystal exploration…STRESS RELIEF. Oh yeah!

Above all, be grateful for these insights & connections and so many more will come to you, Lima Bean. 🙂

Pretty simple, right?

Crystal Blessings to you on your journey, Crystal Hottie!

 

P.S. If you’d like to dive deeper, perhaps you’d interested in my Certified Crystal Healer Course.