Top 10 Crystal Blog Posts of 2015! A Hibiscus Moon Sparkle Extravaganza

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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 2015!

Why?

B/c 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 2015:

1. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Himalayan Salt Lamps (you love those freakin’ Salt Lamps!)
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I get a lot of questions like these 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 Himalayan Salt Lamps “do” is that they induce negative ions into your environment. (We’ll get to that in full post!!!)

I have 1 in my sacred crystal studio. He’s super heavy & pretty darn big…comes up to my knee.  I really like to have a salt lamp in just about every room of our home (2 in the bedroom; we have 1 on each of our night stands on either side of our bed.)

Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/himalayan-salt-lamps/
2. The Ultimate Guide to Shungite (HOTTEST new stone on the market)
Shungite, shungite, shungite!

This stuff came out on the new age stone-lovers scene about 3 years ago & made quite the big splash. I’m not sure why it suddenly became so popular but it’s not usually listed in the older, more popular crystal property books so people are often left wondering & asking me lots & lots of questions about it.

There are numerous web articles out there that make lots of unfounded claims about shungite so I really felt the need to finally get this blog post out there.

Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/shungite/

 
3.  3 Crystals to Mega Boost Your Self-Esteem (really struck a chord)
Have issues with worthiness? Self-Worth? Self-esteem? Self love?

Well, I’ve got some crystals for you!

Yes, I’ve got some crystals to help boost your feelings of worthiness, or boost your self-esteem, your self-worth. 

You know, a lot of us have issues with this.  Because…maybe we’ve been bullied.  Perhaps, there are people in our lives that talk negatively to us or criticize us for every little thing we do. 🙁

After a while you start to believe that stuffs.  Keep in mind, they’re being this way b/c you’re not just like them, because of their own feelings of low self-esteem & low self-worth.

Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystals-for-self-esteem/
4. WARNING: If Toxic Crystals Are So Bad, Why Do Some Recommend Them? (watch out!)
If Toxic Crystals Are So Bad, Why Do Some Recommend Them?

Well, I really cannot say why some recommendations don’t give at least a fair warning, but I suppose that most who are recommending the crystals assume the danger is low. Sometimes it is…and sometimes it isn’t.

Here’s a really good question I was recently asked by a student:

If Cinnabar is a toxic crystal why do crystal healing books recommend it?

For that matter, why would anyone recommend working with ANY toxic crystals at all?

Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/working-with-toxic-crystals/
5.  Is The Power Of Quartz A Scam? (explains the science behind HOW quartz crystals work…you eat up that science shiz as much as I do!)
Is the power of crystals & quartz energy a scam?  No way!

How will I prove that to you?  By throwing some science at it, of course!

Quartz is amazing in so many ways.  It makes up some of our very favorite crystals to work with:

  • clear quartz
  • amethyst
  • citrine
  • smokey quartz
  • rose quartz

Keep reading here: http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/power-of-quartz/
6. How Carnelian is Bringing “Sexy” Back + a FREE Gift for You!  (Total juicy-ness!)
In the crystal world, there’s no other crystal that embodies “sexy” better than carnelian: pure sexy energy!

Does this sound like you these days?

  • tired & drained? 
  • poor social skills?
  • deny yourself of pleasures?
  • lack of passion, enthusiasm, excitement?
  • lack of creativity?
  • fear of change?
  • frigidity and/or fear of sex?

Then this is the stone for you!

Keep reading here & don’t forget to grab your FREE GIFT!:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/carnelian-sacral-chakra/
7. Sparkly Ideas for Using Crystals with Children (Kids + Crystals; an effortless combo)
I’m so excited about this one, because I get asked about this a lot, and it’s one of my favorite subjects to talk about, it’s:

Crystals for Children

Sometimes I’m asked what crystals are good for kids to bring with them to school, to calm down their energy because sometimes, some  children have a lot more energy than others.

So, we have part A & Part B of this discussion:

  • Calming down a child’s energy if necessary
  • Crystals kids can have in their bedroom or for school to help them feel safe + protected (perhaps against nightmares), that will also help transmute negative energy so that it’s perceived by them as neutral and not perceived as “negative”; a handy tool for them to have in their pocket.
  • Keep reading here: http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystals-for-children/
    8. Can I share deep? Some stuff you didn’t know about me… (some personal stuffs about me)
    Tag, you’re it!

    I got “tagged” by Flora Sage (one of my buddies from YouTube) for an Intuitive Tag/Challenge.

    I thought I should also post this here on my blog b/c many of you don’t follow me on YouTube & in this video I share a lot of fun personal stuffs that I would really love to share with YOU.

    The Share:

    1.  Share your first paranormal experience that comes to mind

    The first thing that comes to my mind is when I saw a UFO when I was 3-years-old.  I still think to this day that it  was a UFO or possibly more than one even, started when I was about 3.  It never escalated to contact or anything like that, but it began my experience. A number of other incidences have happened over my lifetime as far as viewing, seeing UFOs.  I already did a video explaining that whole experience.  It was quite interesting.

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/things-you-didnt-know/
    9.  Crystals for your living space & can I squeeze into an amethyst crystal?(practical crystal info to make your home a Happy Sacred Space)

    “Should there be a certain set of crystals or a “crystal mix” for rooms like your living room or living space?”

    I think that it’s not a “should”, but there are definitely things you can do to make your living space feel more comfy; more vibrationally aligned with the type of energy that you’re trying to bring in to a living room or great room living space.

    Usually, that kind of room is a room where everyone likes to hang out, several people will gather for anything & so you want it to be a space that has good energy within it.

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystals-for-living-space/
    10. The MacGyver Approach to Crystal Healing (do you want to figure this crystal healing shizzle all out & rig it up on your own? Maybe, maybe not.)
    Teenagers sure are funny.

    I miss teaching them science in the classroom. It was so amusing to me that they had discovered older 80’s shows on Netflix that my generation used to enjoy; Walker, Texas Ranger, Magnum PI & MacGyver to name a few. And they would often come to me in the very hands-on, unconventional classroom that I ran, wanting to try to “MacGyver” something up.

    Of course, I always encouraged it (as long as it didn’t involve blowing something up!) So off they went with duct tape & paper clips seeing what they could cobble together. Hysterical!!

    Many of you have asked me this question on my Facebook page;

    “Why can’t I just teach myself all this crystal healing stuff with books or the info available online?”

    So, you want to MacGyver it up?

    Keep reading here:  http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/macgyver-crystal-healing/

    ♥♥♥

    Now  you’re probably wondering…what sorts of glittery blog posts can I come up with for 2016, right?

    I mean how many blog posts can you write about crystals (almost all about crystals)?

    Well, turns out I can churn up with all sorts of crazy sparkly shiz, but I want to be sure I’m serving you well, writing or doing videos about what you want to know about & providing supreme value for you here.

    So pretty please, use the comments section below & tell me what you would like me to write or do videos about.

    Don’t be shy! Tell me what you’re looking for.

    More of something? Less of something? What really lit you up? What’s missing? Tell me more, tell me more!

    I love that I get to serve in this way & consider it such an honor. 🙂

    Thanks for being here, Crystal Hottie.

     

    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Himalayan Salt Lamps

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Goodness, healing, health, space clearing 81 Comments

    I get a lot of questions 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 Himalayan Salt Lamps “do” is that they induce negative ions into your environment. (We’ll get to that in a moment).

    I have 1 in my sacred crystal studio here. He’s super heavy & pretty darn big…he’s comes up to my knee:

    I really like to have a salt lamp in just about every room of our home (2 in the bedroom; we have one on each of our night stands on either side of our bed.)  My husband, Frankie & I really enjoy having them in our home due to how they restructure the energy of our environment. 🙂

    Now, salt is a crystal; halite to be exact & it’s well-known for its cleansing, purifying properties. It is a very “soft” mineral (only a 2-2.5 on the Mohs Hardness scale) and is extremely water soluble so don’t wet your lamp to clean it off…ever.

    SCIENCE GEEKERY: Due to the nature of salt & its ability to draw moisture out of a substance, if you live in a high-humidity climate your salt lamp may “sweat” a bit. Keeping your lamp lit helps  prevent the sweating due to the heat from the bulb or candle.

    They’re great to have in a sacred space or anywhere you want to pump up the number of negative ions in a space….and that is something you’ll want to do.

    What is a negative ion?

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    GEEK ALERT!!: A negative ion  is an atom  where the number of electrons whizzing around the outside is more than number of protons in the nucleus, giving the atom or molecule a net  negative electrical charge. Got it?

    Most agree that the negative ions generated by a salt lamp happen via the photoelectric effect (the salt lamp emits electrons when struck by light).
    Nature
    Now there are things in nature that are much better & more efficient at putting out negative ions than salt lamps; like mountains, waterfalls, beaches or forests. Ionic minerals such as Tourmaline also produce them!

    Geeky factoid: Very old growth forests have higher negative ion output than a newer forest or a man-made planted forest. They put out thousands & thousands of negative ions.

    Those are the spaces you want to be in.

    Then there are the times,  if you’re in an office or a home that always has its windows closed & no plants or doesn’t have much connection to the outdoors when you have very little or no negative ions.  Like those offices that are considered “sick buildings”, where you can never open the windows. You can never get fresh air.  Where there are UV lights you know blinking away down at people all day long. YUCK!

    Those areas usually have zero negative ions but an excess of positive ions.

    So what’s the big deal about negative ions?
    Who cares? Who wants more “negative” anything? Sounds like a bad thing because I’m saying “negative ions”, right?

    Well, It’s not a bad thing at all, Chick Pea. 😉

    Negative ions are actually something that we need to help balance ourselves because we are bombarded with positive ions, especially from the electronics we’re surrounded by all day long.  Having more negative ions in your environment actually has beneficial biochemical effects for us.

    The goal is to have a balance of both negative + positive ions. Not an overabundance of positive ions…which is how many of us now live.

    We want to have those negative ions within our space because it helps increase certain hormones in our physical body that actually benefit us in lots of ways; like Serotonin.  which alleviates depression if you’re Serotonin levels are balanced. It’s also been said that a healthy balance of negative ions can:

    • relieve stress
    • boost your energy
    • boost your immune system
    • balance the air quality in a space by reducing dust, pollen & bacteria

    Obvious benefits right? Things that we’d like to have 🙂

    Some salt lamps use electricity to light their glow & some use candle light. The bulbs used to light them from within are very low-wattage so I’m not concerned with the amount of EMF emitting from them and you can insulate the wires with an EMF blocking material if you’re concerned about being too close to them.

    Now like I said before, Himalayan Salt Lamps do produce negative ions, but they are not like mega-producers. Nature is your BEST source! So, it’s most beneficial to use them in an environment where you are really cut off from nature. Where you just don’t have a better option & can’t get a lot of energy from outdoors.

    And of course, use them wherever you just want the space to feel clearer, more fresh, closer to nature or to create a more serene sacred retreat space for yourself.

    In my space I can open up lots of windows. I also have big sliding glass doors that I can open up & be one with the outdoors.

    I love to have that energy coming in.  But the salt lamp helps to really boost it.

    And the bigger the better.

    Topaz is a smart cookie, you know! Our animals always know.
    Evidence! Evidence! Give Me Evidence!
    Himalayan Salt Lamps  have been tested by negative ion measuring devices by various labs. Although the test results vary, many results show that they do produce negative ions, but not much.

    Yeah, but  they produce something and I feel that something is better than nothing!

    And many of us do feel the differences & that is better than any lab test for me b/c the lab tests are so very limited in WHAT they can measure.

    Overall, I enjoy having the lamps in my space & encourage using them in a space along with waterfalls and other things like that, that can also help boost the negative ions in your environment. Go for it!

    Do you use Himalayan Salt Lamps in your space or around your home? Do you feel the benefits? Let me know in the comments below.

    Crystal Blessings!

     

     

    P.S. If you’re looking for more ways to help create sacred space for yourself, have you checked out my FREE Create Sacred Space with Crystals eKit? You can download it now!