Crystal Healing Protocols | Thinking Outside the Box

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Hey hey, Crystal Hottie!

Here we are with another “Crystal Healer Interview” today.

And just in case you’re not familiar with my Crystal Healer Interviews, these are guest blog posts that allow me to present crystal healing & therapy to you from another perspective (other than my own). And we’ve got a few Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers & Advanced Crystal Masters who are so generously sharing their stories with us here on my blog.

I’m super-thrilled to introduce you to Certified Crystal Healer, Christina Borger as she shares how she does crystal therapy. She steps outside the usual recommendations and teaches us a bit about her unique methods. 🙂

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What crystal has had the biggest effect on you?
That has actually changed pretty dramatically depending on where I’m at in life.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been around a good variety of stones and crystals from an early age and when I look back at what I was drawn to and when, it gives an interesting chronicle of my spiritual/emotional development.

For instance, when I was a kid I was really into Tiger’s Eye. At that point in my life I felt really vulnerable and exposed. The tiger’s eye made me feel strong and safe, like I could handle whatever came my way. This was way before I had any idea that crystals could be used that way. I just knew that I loved them and it made me feel good to hold them and look at them.

As a teenager, I lost interest in the tiger’s eye and I was really drawn to amethyst and rose quartz. That was definitely the point when I needed the most calming and love.♥ It was also the time when I was really starting to notice my psychic abilities and I do feel like having amethyst around me enhanced that. The love of Amethyst has stayed with me for a long time. Although I don’t use it in my practice or on myself any more often than I use other stones, it is the one that I seem to end up surrounding myself in. My entire house is filled with Amethyst cathedrals and plates!

As a younger adult, I was very drawn to moss agate. I still am to a good extent. I feel like this was the time when the Earth and Elementals were trying to draw me back after a long absence.  As I child, I’d had a very deep connection to the Earth and was outside constantly. Even now, there is nothing that happens to me that a little time outside won’t fix.

But I had moved into a different sort of spiritual practice that was taking me deep within myself and I was doing a significant amount of self-healing in addition to exploring the mysteries of the Universe.
I feel like the Moss Agate was calling me to not forget that my home is here on the Earth as well as in the Stars and telling me that I needed to ground myself in the Earth and Elemental realms as part of my spiritual evolution too.
These days I’m primarily drawn to Danburite. Only time will tell where it leads, but I have been working more and more with my Spirit Guides and the Ascended Masters and the Danburite has been very helpful to me in making those connections.
How do you navigate being a crystal healer and a mama on a daily basis?
Being a crystal healer really enhances my time with my daughter (and her friends!).

My daughter (now 6) is growing up in a house where grabbing a crystal for almost anything is commonplace. She gives them to her friends, uses them on her dolls, makes and drinks gem elixirs, and uses crystals herself when she has issues. She also sleeps with a giant rose quartz heart and an angel carved from angelite, which keeps her from being scared of the dark.

Since I have a rock shop as well, I’m always giving out free crystals to the neighborhood kids when I have something I think they might like. Most are not aware of the metaphysical properties and I don’t try to tell them about them either. I think at that age, unless you live in a home where these practices are considered normal and accepted, there is no need to foster anything more than the genuine love and appreciation for the crystals that they can discover within themselves.

The kids at my daughter’s school, however, are a different story. She goes to a Waldorf school and most of the families are at least open to alternative therapies and many practice them themselves. The teachers all have amethyst cathedrals and other large crystals in the classroom and often borrow them from my store to use. For instance, right now I have these huge chunks of black tourmaline that are filled with mica inclusions and I am loaning them out to the teachers who are going to use them in the classroom for grounding and transmuting negativity.

What is the primary way you utilize crystals in your practice?
I will do chakra balancing layouts from time-to-time, especially when a client is new and I’m getting to know them, but I really prefer to pick one specific issue and really focus on working through it. In that circumstance I will typically chose one large crystal in conjunction with essential oils, Reiki and guided visualization. How exactly this all works together varies from client to client.

Here’s an example; I have a really big piece of rough green calcite that clients with heart chakra issues respond really well to. It’s too big to place on the body, so I will have the client lay down on his/her side and I will place the stone on the massage table right up against the heart chakra.♥

While they are relaxing into the energy, I will massage their hands and feet (I am a licensed massage therapist) with whatever oil feels appropriate. I often use “Heart Aroma Oil” by Mountain Rose Herbs, or the “Joy” or “Release” essential oil blends by Young Living. The massage and aromas really help the client to relax and let in the healing energy.

At that point, I will usually do some Reiki or walk them through a guided meditation if I feel called to do so. I keep this process relatively short, because I have found that many clients will actually start to feel a dull ache in the chakra if I let them sit with the stone for 20 minutes or more. I think it’s because the energy of the stone is so strong that it will cause them to release more than they may be ready to, so I keep this treatment to 5-15 minutes depending on the client.

With that type of session, I’d also use a really strong grounding stone like lodestone, because the healing can be so intense. After the session I will typically give the client a drink that is a decoction of herbs (specific to their needs) infused with rose quartz and clear quartz. With heart chakra issues I generally prefer a Lunar infusion, if possible, because it is more soothing to the emotional body.

 

Lately, I’ve also been really drawn to using opals with clients.

Up until the last couple of years, I hadn’t really considered using them, but now they seem to come up a lot for me and I have really enjoyed using them in my practice. These are “common opals”, not “precious opals” which have a much more intense energy. Common opals have lovely, gentle energies and are great for using with sensitive people and children. In fact, I often find myself using pink opal with children as much if not more often than rose quartz.
Opals are particularly good for people under emotional stress as their energy is very nurturing and supportive.
My favorite one to use is the beautiful Violet Flame Opal. This stone is amazing for transmuting negative emotions. So many people have hurt or anger or tension in relationships that they deal with on a daily basis. The Violet Flame Opal works to turn these negative emotions into higher emotions of love, forgiveness, and open-mindedness.

For most, just sitting with the stone for a bit and gazing into its color is enough to bring about a change in attitude. But when a more intense healing session is called for I will place:

  • a Black Tourmaline in the root chakra area for grounding
  • a Violet Flame Opal on both the Heart and Crown Chakras
  • On the Sacral, Solar Plexus, and Third Eye chakras I will place a double terminated Quartz point.

You could also place a Violet Flame Opal on the Third Eye chakra in place of the quartz point. I make that call on a case-by-case basis.
What is your go-to crystal for grounding?
With clients, I often end up using Hematite. Not always, but it is the one I feel called to most often.

For myself though, it’s definitely moss agate. I know that’s not a stone that many use for grounding purposes, but I think that is unfortunate because it is really amazing!

For me, it’s the second best thing to getting out in nature for bringing me back to earth and into balance.
I have a really big tumbled piece and I love to hold it and look into all the beautiful green and blue and white. It makes me feel so calm and connected to the Earth, and the appearance of the stone itself is amazingly Earth-like!

I’ve also always been drawn to Elementals. I think this is why it’s the best “grounder” for me because I definitely feel a big increase in Elemental energy around me whenever I use it and that is very soothing for me.
What 3 energy-work or spirituality books are you loving right now?
I am a huge fan of Rudolf Steiner. It would be hard to describe all the ways that his work has helped me to grow spiritually. A good first read for those who are unfamiliar with his work would be the book, “How to Know Higher Worlds“:

As for healing work, I have found “The Key to Self Liberation: 1,000 Diseases and Their Psychological Origins” by Christiane Beerlandt to be absolutely indispensable.

She goes into great detail about the underlying emotional issues behind each illness, which is extremely helpful when choosing the right stone or method for yourself or a client. And, I have never had an instance where she was incorrect about the underlying problem. I was fortunate enough to pick this book up about 3 years ago when it was only $35. However, it is now out of print and if you are lucky enough to find a copy you will pay a pretty penny for it. If you do find a copy though, its worth its weight in gold! Maybe if enough of us start asking, they will bring it back into circulation!

I am also really loving “Hands of Light” by Barbara Brennan. Its full of insights into the root emotional causes of illnesses and blockages and gives detailed guidance on healing techniques. If you like to use a pendulum on chakras, she also has an amazing guide on what the exact movements of the pendulum mean for the way in which the chakra is moving or blocked.

Christina’s Bio:  Christina is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki practitioner, Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer, Clinical Nutritionist and Herbalist in practice in the North Houston area. You can visit her at www.wildwomanrockandgem.com.

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Hibiscus again here…

Wasn’t that refreshing? Thank you, Christina, for sharing your personal sparkly journey with us & all your fascinating crystal protocols!

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

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

[caption id="attachment_18299" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 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 Commons[/caption]It 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,

Fighting Cancer with Crystal Healing

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SPARKLES Crystal Hotties!!

Today I bring to you a very special guest blog post from one of our Crystalline Cohorts & gorgeous soul, Jennifer Bagley. Jennifer is a supremely positive & sweet spirit who has battled breast cancer. I just love her energy & as I told her…

“No wonder you beat the shit out of that cancer!”

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Remembering…
When I hear the word cancer, I automatically think death. Everyone does. Cancer is a strong word. People always think, how long does someone have? What is their quality of life going to be? Haven’t you heard? So and so has “Cancer” what are they going to do?

 

I was first exposed to the word cancer when I was in grade school. My mom’s sister Meredith, my aunt, was diagnosed with Leukemia, a form of cancer of the bone marrow. I remember the night we got the phone call. I was sitting at the kitchen table and my mom picked up the phone. She started crying. My brother and I were sent to our rooms. I guess she wanted to shield us from the pain and hurt.

 

She went through chemotherapy and was quite sick. Vomiting, fatigue, infections…..everything associated with chemotherapy in the 1980’s. It was rough. She would be in the hospital for days after her chemo infusions. That was just how it was. She was very sick.

 

Meredith went into remission somewhere around 1986. I remember her wearing red lipstick and these funny looking head coverings. She had come to Maine and stayed with us when I graduated from 8th grade.

 

She went into several remissions; her doctor’s had told her that she may only live for 3 months. She ended up living almost 3 years. Her final remission came to an end around 1987. My mom and my Aunt Cyndi drove to Mississippi before she passed away at home.

 

This was a very difficult time. I had drawn a red rose for her while she was in the hospital during one of her chemo infusions. She kept it and saved it.

She left me her jewelry box which I still have today. I have kept it nice and clean since her death in 1987. When I looked inside the jewelry box, guess what was inside?

The Red Rose I had drawn for her early in her cancer treatment.

She had someone write a poem to go with the rose for me.

 

I will never forget her as she has been my Guardian Angel since she passed. I always feel her presence. She comes to me whenever I need her. She gave me strength when I was at my lowest during my chemo and couldn’t even get to the bathroom without being drained of energy. I love her and will always remember her.

 
It is because of her that I am writing this. I feel that she wants me to get my story and my message out there about Young Breast Cancer Survivors and all women.
I am only 38 years old and I have 2 young children. I need to Survive to see my daughter graduate grade school, high school and college. I want to see her get married; I want to see my grandkids. I want to see my son do all the same. Both are so dear to me because they are both miracle babies!

When I was diagnosed with cancer, they were the first two I thought of while I was in my husband’s arms. It hits like a stone. I felt like I was back in my childhood kitchen when Meredith told my mom about her cancer. Here I was going through it myself.

No one knows what it is like until you go through it. This was the hardest thing I have ever endured. I am a Nurse Practitioner and the certification exam was easier than this Breast Cancer diagnosis and treatment.

It is partly because of Meredith that I became a nurse. I have always felt drawn to this part of my life. I knew in 6th grade I wanted to be a nurse. I had my appendix out and all the nurses at Bar Harbor Hospital were so nice to me. I pictured myself being a nurse and playing my flute to my patients to help calm them down. That is so weird because I am a Reiki Practitioner now and I look back; this is my calling. A Nurse Practitioner and Reiki Practitioner. I have always known that I was going to be a healer.
Reiki and Crystal Healing found me the Summer of 2011.
I found a lump under my left armpit. I knew then and there that something was not right. It didn’t hurt and it was mobile. We are taught in Nursing School that a mobile lymph node that doesn’t hurt is always cancer until proven otherwise.

I had the feeling of intuition that it was cancer. I have no family history of this. On June 17th, one day before my 38th birthday, I had a biopsy. It bruised awful. I had the week off and went back to work on June 21st. On my way home, my provider, whom I work in the same office with, called me. I was probably about 5 min from home. He said he would call me back. I told him that if he knew what the pathology report said that he should tell me. He did.

Invasive Lobular Carcinoma.

He had already called my surgeon and that I should call in the morning to set up time for surgery. I had met with him earlier in the week for consultation. My surgery was scheduled for June 27th. I talked with a close friend of the family and she suggested I see Karen B., she is a Reiki Master. (I had heard about Reiki going through school, but never had a treatment before).

I met with Karen, we sat and talked for a long time before I had my first Reiki treatment.

I cried, I was mad, I cried some more.

Karen did the best thing anyone could ever do. She listened. She sat and just listened to me. Finally, we went into her treatment room.

I don’t remember a lot about that first treatment except that I felt relaxed afterward. The following week, I had a mastectomy. I had made my decision years ago, that if I ever got breast cancer, mastectomy is my choice. No lumpectomy for me.

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My daughter was with me every step of the way, my husband too. She was only 9 at the time of diagnosis but she was such a great help.
While I was in surgery, she found a nice Rose Quartz Stone for me on a key chain. This has been my choice of healing stone ever since. It found me, and the vibrational pull is strong. The color for Breast Cancer is pink.
 

The healing process was long. I had drains, I had bandages. I couldn’t move. I did have my Rose Quartz. My pathology report from my mastectomy came back.

 

Invasive Lobular Carcinoma, Ductal Carcinoma. Stage 3b. Sentinel node was 100% encapsulated by cancer. This was the lump that I had felt. What made it Stage 3 was that my breast had 10 tumors spanning 11cm. (Remember you have to dilate 10cm to pass a baby’s head through the cervix). Ya that’s huge!! So I was glad I had my breast removed.

 

ER 90% positive, PR 50% positive, HER2 negative. I have been told this is the best type of breast cancer to have if you have it. ER is Estrogen Receptive, mine was 90 % receptive which means by stopping my estrogen production, and it will stop the progression of my cancer. PR  is progesterone. I will be on Tamoxifen for 5 years.

 

It was at this time, I had a Port-a-cath inserted for the chemotherapy. It is a central line that is under the skin in your chest. Needles hurt less with a port-a-cath.

 

I had 8 rounds of strong chemo. Cytoxan, Adriamycin, and Taxol. These drugs are the enemy for cancer. Along with killing any extra cancer cells in the body, it also affects your hair, your nails, your mucosa (mouth sores, constipation, heart burn), and your nerves.

 

During this time of systemic chemotherapy, I was attuned to Level I Reiki. I embraced it, it embraced me.

Karen taught me the science or energy work and how crystals give off energy. I wore My Crystals to each chemotherapy infusion. I had Reiki also before each infusion. I had side effects but not nearly as bad as I thought they were going  to be. Fatigue is awful. I was so exhausted, it hurt to cry. I couldn’t get out of  bed, I couldn’t get up to go to the bathroom without being so fatigued. Words cannot describe it. It is a total body exhaustion, worse than “hitting the wall” during a run.

 

My Reiki Master attuned me to Level II before she went back home for the winter in September of 2011. I have been treating my children and my husband without him really knowing. I ask his Higher Self and he always says yes.

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Karen, my Reiki Master, had sent me an email with Hibiscus Moon’s profile and Blog site.

I went to her site and I knew then and there that I had to become a Crystal Healer.

All during my treatments, I was drawn to crystals and their vibrational pull.

I am sooooo glad to find Hibiscus’ Crystal Goodness and the Crystal Healer Course. I am not a physics person.

I have a Crystal Grid in my bedroom with my Scentsy Breast Cancer Warmer. I have a little paper that has on it written;
For this day, I love thee. Prosperity, Love, Courage, Strength. (and a little weight loss).
There is citrus and raspberry wax that liquefies. I add Essential Oils when meditating. Lavender and Eucalyptus. These are my two favorite Oils. A few drops of each. It is within the grid.

[caption id="attachment_2219" align="aligncenter" width="210" caption="My Best Friend Alicia painted this picture of HOPE"][/caption]

I am already a Nurse and Reiki Practitioner, Crystal Healing called me. 
My dream is to open my own practice.
In the State of Maine, Nurse Practitioners can practice Independently. I want to open my own Reiki and Holistic Practice. Teach and Attune people to the Earth’s Vibration. This is what we were put here for. To teach, help and guide people during their time of need.
I love helping people and will never stop.
Cancer can’t stop me, No Obstacle is big enough. After enduring months of chemo treatment and 33 rounds of radiation, I CAN DO ANYTHING!
I am done with all my treatments and I am cancer free. It was a long hard road but I am finally done. Yay! Bright crystal blessings.

I have my own blog and websites. If you want to see all the crystals that I have mined for myself with my Best Friend and Crystal Supporter, Dennis, visit; www.mydivinecrystals.com

[caption id="attachment_2174" align="alignleft" width="258" caption="Lepidolite that I've mined."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2175" align="alignright" width="259" caption="This where I got my smokey quartz from and many of my lepidolites."][/caption]

 

If you want to view my whole journey from start to finish about Breast Cancer, visit www.thecaringsoulblog.blogspot.com.

 

I wish to see you there, if you want more information on Self Breast Exams, Breast Cancer, Reiki and other Treatments email me at mydivinecrystals@hotmail.com.

 

PLEASE, MEN AND WOMEN, DO YOUR BREAST EXAMS. MEN GET BREAST CANCER TOO. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE OLDER THAN 50 TO GET BREAST CANCER.

Whoa. A very powerful post. Thank you Jennifer for writing this. I know you are & will be helping so many with this post for a very long time to come. Thank you.

If any of you have a similar story, comments or questions for Jennifer, please comment below. She truly dug down deep to share this with us &, for one, am so very grateful.

Many Crystal Blessings Showering Down on You All,