Crystal Energy Experiment: SEE the PROOF for yourself!

Hibiscus Moon Gem Elixirs, science, Videos 24 Comments

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It’s Experiment Time! 

You know how I love to share science with you! And being a former science teacher, I really get into experiments!

Plus many of you are always asking for proof of the crystal energy I always speak of.

So, I want to show you the results of a crystal energy experiment using the Scientific Method that I recently spent some time doing…and that you can replicate for yourself (hallmark of a good sound scientific experiment!)

What we have going on in this experiment is some kitty grass that I grow for Topaz (my crystal-lovin’ kitty!). This is the seed I like to use for her (chemical-free & non-GMO, thank you very much.)

 

I wanted to see the effects of growing the kitty grass with crystals as well as with Pristine Hydro water would have on the plants.

Just to explain a bit about the Pristine Hydro water, it’s basically mega-amplified gem elixir water on tap with all the benefits of being living water restored to its more natural & ultimate healthy state. (We use a pristine hydro water system for our all drinking & cooking water. PristineHydro water is  basically Gem Elixir water on tap that establishes the proper pH, takes out all the impurities, even completely gets rid of the chlorine and fluoride in the water which is difficult to do. In addition, it vortexes the now healthy water around crystals that I’ve personally selected to be added to my system. Our drinking water is extremely important to me & to have it charged with crystals too is just icing on the cake! You can find out more about it in my blog post here.)

Experiment Set Up
I tested the effects of sprouting the seeds & growing the grass in 4 separate containers, careful to change only 1 variable in each; all other components remained the same; same container, location, amount of water, soil, sunlight, etc. These are called the constants. Humor me while I go back to my science teaching days! 😉

Any scientist will tell you when conducting an experiment, accurate record keeping, openness & replication are very important to maintain  credibility. And I’m all about that! Especially this being a crystal healing experiment, I wanted to be sure to follow all “the rules”. Know what I mean?

I had 4 different “trials” going:

  • 1st container: plain tap water only (this one acted as the Control in the experiment)
  • 2nd container: plain tap water + crystals
  • 3rd container: PristineHydro water (no crystals)
  • 4th container: PristineHydro water + crystals (in other words…the Crystal Bomb-Diggity!)

As a valid empirical experiment should have, I included a control as 1 of the trials; meaning that no variables have been applied to that one. It’s just been watered with plain ole’ tap water & no crystals included at all so we can use it to compare the others to.

All 4 trails have been treated the same way; the constants:

  • all kept in the same tray
  • I rotated them every day @ the same time of day
  • seeds were sprouted in the same location, receiving same amount of sun
  • same kind of seeds, and same kind of soil, same kind of container…you get the idea

The Results
You may have noticed the container watered with plain tap water and grown with crystals only, no special water other than plain tap…there was a clear difference in the vitality of the grass blades along with the height, thickness and strength of it (photo below).

On the next trail; the 1 with no crystals, but watered with PristineHydro water (photo below), you’ll note that the grass was much more lush & grew so long it was spilling out onto the ground, yet the blades not as strong-looking as the previous trial.

But the final trial had the best vitality, the best growth; the kitty grass is just flourishing, absolutely thriving; thick, lush, strong & vital. This trial had it all; with the powerful crystals + PristineHydro water Combo! Look for yourself (photo below). It’s going OFF!

So imagine what’s going on within the electromagnetic frequencies  & the very cells of these plants.
Stem Cell Biologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton says “cells are programmable…dynamically linked to information from the environment, which is downloaded into the cell.”
We are made of trillions of cells transmitting & receiving energy. Imagine if you were immersing your own frequencies & cells in the same sort of crystal-infused environment. What if you’re drinking powerful gem elixir water, one similar to the PristineHydro water…and if you were bathing your environment with crystals & using Gem Elixirs regularly, keeping crystals in & around your body within your electromagnetic field.

This is what I love/live to teach about!

Just think….what could be going on with your cells if they were immersed in such an enviroment?

Want to try it?
I’ve done this experiment a couple of times and I encourage you to do it. Try it yourself!! That’s the best way to know and see.

When you first start to sprout the seeds they’ll all look the same. It looks like nothing’s happening.

They will sprout & grow just as well with just as much vitality with regular tap water and no crystals as the other ones do. So you won’t see a difference.

BUT THEN…it’s when they start to grow that you see a difference in their vitality and how they thrive!

Are you gonna dive in & give this experiment a go?  Please tell me what you think in the comments below. I’d love to hear your results, thoughts + experiences so we can share with our #CrystalHottie community.

Crystal Blessings!

Are crystals alive?

Hibiscus Moon Crystals, energy work, Mother Earth, science 21 Comments

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Are our beloved crystals ALIVE?

Are there living “entities” in crystals?

Do they have consciousness?

Are they having a life experience?

Is it like a conscious being, the crystal itself?

My opinion is that, yes, they have a form of consciousness. It may not be in the same way we experience or understand that but, yes.

We may even apply some sort of “consciousness” to all matter…
“there is a quality of life and intelligence to all matter. The living universe.” ~ Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), cosmological theorist, philosopher, mathematician & poet, burned at the stake due to his controversial views & heresy. 🙁

In fact, number 1 of the 7 Hermetic Laws is this: Hermetic Law of Mind; all is mind & everything is energy. That’s the very point I’m trying to drive home here.

Now, I come at this from a very scientific point of view & background due to my analytical mind, education & former work. I’m always looking for the how and the why & then I really like to focus in on the available science that may back up my theory & find the common threads…b/c it gives my thought process a cultural backbone…plus when I teach this shizzle to my students, they LOVE that science-assist b/c it gives them such super-confidence in explaining this stuff to others. Yeah, Baby!!

It’s what I do…PROUDLY!

What’s really cool is that different scientists of various disciplines are starting to see the light, coming into this powerful collective consciousness where many are starting to question & play with the idea of…what makes something ALIVE?

And it can even lead to the even bigger question that astrophysicists are always asking,  “OK, where is that God particle? Where did life come from? Where exactly did life spring from?”
I feel that studying crystals along with their geometry is the key to understanding the science of the cosmos! Of EVERYTHING!
If you study crystals you’ll realize that they effortlessly express beauty, form & consciousness in a geometric way. I teach that this method of communication may be THE PREFERRED universal method of communication.

If we take a look at the evidence for how the first DNA strand (a sacred spiral) came into existence – that spiral seems to have actually evolved from a crystal prototype or an actual crystal itself!  – more specifically actually a clay-silicon-included crystal. (Silicon is a basic ingredient of quartz.) Silicon actually grows in a spiral.

It grows in a spiral.

So does DNA.

Apple don’t fall far from the tree, huh?

Patterns.

Magical Patterns & common threads.

BTW, quartz in clay giving rise to life is detailed quite scientifically in this book if you care to get geeky with it (as I often do):

What I think is really cool about that…many scientists are coming to this conclusion: about a crystal giving rise to what we usually define as “life”. The fact that there’s now evidence backing this up makes me supremely happy b/c I have a strong inner knowing that’s where all “life” sprang from (on this planet at least): CRYSTALS.

It really kind of makes sense, right? From a crystal.

Explains that close relationship, attraction & resonance so many of us have with them!
So where do we draw the line?
The line where you say… this is life and this isn’t?

Like, for instance, the universe seems to be conscious in & of itself, or the multiverse I should say.

Where are you going to draw that line and go “this is alive and this is not” ???

I mean, we can’t even agree among scientists what defines life exactly. We can’t even agree there because it seems like crystals also fit into that definition and they go, “Yeah, but no, obviously that’s not life,” or viruses fit into that definition and they will say, “Oh, but that’s not life.”

Why? Tell me why not?

So it gets really muddied up there & I feel like anything that is energy, (which is freakin’ everything), has consciousness. And then where do you draw the line where that consciousness becomes individual or apart from or a part of “the one”; the collective consciousness? Oops, that’s a whole other rabbit hole there! *climbing back out & back on topic*
Let’s see where our crystals measure up, shall we?
Right now the general consensus in science regarding what makes something a “living thing” are these criteria:

  • complexity
  • access some sort of food for energy
  • ability to grow
  • ability to reproduce
  • ability to evolve in order to survive changing conditions

BTW, crystals do indeed consume various forms of energy present in a supersaturated solution in order to form. What in the heck am I talking about? Check out my old YT video here where I explain that & I tried to capture the actual action of crystal growth on camera. I think I did a pretty good job!:

The idea of a crystal being able to evolve in order to survive its changing environment may be foreign to some. But to those of us who’ve worked with crystals or even just had several in our collections for some length of time may have witnessed this over time. 🙂 

So many of you come to me with stories of your crystals changing all the time & I’ve witnessed it too!

Even in the science lab, crystallographers have noted a crystal submerged in sea salt gaining more clarity; evolving to survive changing conditions.

And, of course, as a crystal-lover, you know that crystals grow & change. This is how we get crystal formations such as these (be forewarned the videos I’m linking to below are OLDIES…but goodies!):

  • keys
  • phantoms
  • cathedral lightbraries
  • self-healed crystals
  • double terminated crystals
  • oh, so many more…

A Fine SELF-HEALED amethyst/smokey quartz Brandberg specimen! 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(Check out this adorably  fat & chunky Arkansas double terminated quartz with baby!)

Yes, indeed…parts of a crystal can break off during its growth process & become a new growing crystal itself, demonstrating that they do indeed reproduce by getting a form of energy nourishment direct from Mama Earth. The actual scientific study of crystallography immerses you in this stuffs & allows you to really appreciate that crystals are most certainly a “living thing”. (That’s my opinion of course and not all crystallographers will agree with me).

The BIG difference here is that crystals, being millions or some even billions of years old, take a VERY LONG time to do these things so perhaps b/c it doesn’t happen quickly enough for us to notice & perceive the changes, many of us simply think it doesn’t qualify. 

…well, crystals can pretty much do all that listed above (maybe not in the same way we do…but THEY DO!), so if that’s our definition then we better include crystals as “ALIVE” or revise our freakin’ definition of what a living thing is!

So yeah. Ask the question…is a flame or a hurricane alive? Mama Earth herself?
Keep in mind that many ancient teachings & cultures, especially those of aboriginal tribes teach that crystals are alive. In addition, they believe that the Earth itself is a living breathing entity.

BTW, I feel quite strongly that the Earth, the Sun, Milky Way Galaxy, shit…our entire Multiverse is also alive & I am not alone in that belief…even many academics & scientists are on board with that one. 

This idea of our planet being a living being is an ancient one.

It is said that Atlanteans totally believed our Earth was alive, a being unto herself, that indeed possesses many of the hallmarks of being “alive”; even responding to the stimuli of our actions or the cosmic actions she’s bathed in. In turn, knowing this, the Atlanteans “fed” Mama Earth with good stimuli by creating sacred Earth communication spaces made up of crystal & stone circles built for the specific purpose of strengthening our planet. Perhaps this is connected in someway to Native American medicine wheels?

And what is, Mama Earth, anyway but the single largest crystal we know of? (I dive deep into this concept with my students in my Certified Crystal Healer Course & Advanced Crystal Master Course.)

Did you know that the core of our planet is a single humongous iron crystal…presenting itself in all its Sacred Geometric glory as a dodecahedron??!

Yeah.

“Crystals are living beings at the beginning of creation. All things have a frequency and a vibration.” – Nikola Tesla
In this great music video even scientists Bill Nye & Neil DeGrasse Tyson (whom I both HIGHLY respect!) ask…
“Is a crystal alive?”
Put your dancing shoes on b/c you’re gonna want to get up & shake your booty to this!

Let’s ask questions…beyond the horizon…

And for those of you who would love to dive deeper, want more mainstream scientific backing for this topic I’ve presented here or are simply looking to geek out on this shizzle here are some links to explore:

  • Life’s Working Definition: Does It Work?
  • Harvard Essay Abstract: Defining `Life’
  • Physicists Create Crystals That Are Nearly Alive
  • Video: Is the Universe Alive?

And…if you’d like to approach these sorts of topics from a scientific yet metaphysical perspective with ME teaching you in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, then join us over here! We’ll be enrolling VERY SOON!

Have your own thoughts on this subject? Please share below in the comments! I’d love to hear others’ opinions. 🙂

Living Crystal Blessings,

Is The Power Of Quartz A Scam?

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, science 64 Comments

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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
  • aventurine
  • jaspers
  • ….I could go on & on

What’s so special about it?
OK, really quick we’re going to dip into some physics here. But I’ll make it painless…I swear.

Oh, c’mon…it’s not that bad.

So a wee bit ago (in the year 1880) in a Paris lab, physicist brothers Jacques & Pierre Curie (husband to Marie) made a new discovery regarding quartz crystals.

Together they found that by wiring a quartz crystal to a recording meter & striking it, they could produce an electric signal. Whoa!
Then they found that squeezing it resulted in the same. Wait! A rock crystal was making electricity here?

Well, not really making it. Crystals cannot create or generate energy, despite that popular name given to quartz crystals of a certain rare shape & size: “Generators”. But,  some crystals can serve as transducers.

So what the flip is a transducer???

A transducer is capable of transforming one form of energy into another…rather than generating it

In this case we’re talking about transducing mechanical energy into electrical energy. Or vice versa: an electric current into a mechanical force. A wee bit ‘o physics. Ya with me so far?

So, what I’ve just described & what the Pierre bro’s discovered is known as: piezoelectricity. And it’s 1 super-geeky reason why quartz is so scientifically magical!

It means that quartz produces a voltage when pressured in some way. An electric charge actually builds up in the quartz as a reaction to the stress.

Piezoelectricity Demo.
Graphic provided by Tizeff (Template:Ownnn) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

In fact, some scientists think that “ball lightning” may be the result of electrified gas in our atmosphere from quartz-bearing rocks being subjected to tectonic stress & pressure from Mama Earth moving her crustal plates around, like granite. How cool is that?
Great Balls of Lightning!
Ball Lightning. By Joe Thomissen (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
How does Quartz do this shizzle?
Let me show you.

Quartz is able to conduct an electrical charge b/c of its precise crystalline nature. Because of this, it vibrates at a very specific frequency making it ideal for use in watches & other technologies.

The next question I often get from my students is:

“What frequency is quartz crystal? I heard it was ‘High Frequency’.”

And my answer is…

From a scientific point of view, that’s the wrong way to look at it. See, a particular quartz crystal’s resonant frequency depends on many variables such as:

  • its particular size
  • shape
  • flexibility
  • unique crystalline structure
  • the speed of sound of the material
  • or even the environment that’s it’s in at the time

Yeah, I know! Not so simple.

So this piezoelectric thing was a HUGE discovery for the Pierre Bro’s & gave quartz crystal a whole new importance…while validating what the metaphysical community had inherently known since ancient times, but didn’t have the relatively new science to back it up! BTW, that’s the whole premise of my crystal courses…science backing up & giving confidence to our crystal healing & therapy practices.

BOOO-YAH!

Today, piezoelectricity is commonly used in our modern technology in so many ways. (Since I fear losing too many of you with this physics-stuffs, I’ll just link to examples if you care to dig deeper into that.)

Quartz is unique; its flexible yet resistant to temperature-induced expansion & contraction, unlike other materials.

So what?

Well, this makes quartz perfect for use in the accurate mechanics used in things like a watch!

Busting the Fantasy Bubble: Now, I know we’d all like to imagine a mini crystal like this one below lives inside our quartz watch…

But instead, they actually are high quality, high-purity quartz crystals laser-trimmed in a lab into the shape of a tuning fork & vibrate at a very specific frequency. B/c of its piezoelectric property, this teeny quartz tuning fork is manipulated by applying a voltage with this specific vibrational frequency (usually 32,768 Hz) until it entrains & sets…& they look like this…

This is a quartz crystal resonator, (basically a cute mini tuning fork!) used as the timekeeping component in quartz watches and clocks, with the case removed.

But, quartz isn’t the only crystal that’s got this cool property!
Crystals that are Piezoelectric

  • All quartz
  • Berlinite (a rare phosphate mineral)
  • All Topaz
  • All Tourmaline
  • Macedonite (lead titanite)

BTW, I consider quartz, topaz & tourmalines to be some of the most powerful & potent crystals to work with. Now you know why. 😉
So how does all this science help us with Crystal Healing?
Piezoelectric crystals are highly beneficial to our energy fields.

I always teach that we really need to pay attention to our energetic hygiene b/c anything neglected there will eventually become more dense; condensing & manifesting in our physical bodies.

In my Hibiscus Moon Method, I teach a very specific technique in detail that allows our Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers to tap into all the power inherent in this pyroelectric property…and I teach you more on the physics behind why it works.

Just to quickly explain, the piezoelectric property of quartz allows us to tap into the body’s polarity. We also couple it with other properties & involve the transducing aspect to play a big role in crystal therapy. Pretty cool, huh?

BTW, quartz also has some other cool physics properties like pyroelectricity &  triboluminesence, but I think I’ll hold over to see how this blog post goes over before I dive into those aspects. 😉

So please let me know if this blog helped you to learn a bit more about the science behind crystal healing in the comments below…or if it sent you running for the hills, let me know that too!

Crystal Blessings,

 

P.S. If this sort of thing appeals to you & you’d like to go way deeper in your crystal practice, I teach all about this & so much more in my Certified Crystal Healer Course. We’ll be enrolling again for our fall term very soon. You can get on the Wait List here.

WARNING: If Toxic Crystals Are So Bad, Why Do Some Recommend Them?

Hibiscus Moon Crystals, geology, science 7 Comments

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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?

In this video I answer that question

Cinnabar are the red crystals in the photo below. The proper mineral name for Cinnabar happens to be Mercury sulfide.

Cinnabar has a Mohs hardness (that’s a term we use to determine how hard it is) of 2 to 2.5. That means it’s relatively soft, meaning it can easily be scratched & can flake off. So, mercury that can easily flake off…hmmm, something to keep in mind.

Now, you may know that mercury is a toxic element…and it’s been known to make people go crazy. That’s right, NUTBALLZ.

This is where the term “Madhatter” came from…because hat makers used to use mercury to help with making the hats; for the felting process. After working with it for some time they became loopy. And that’s one of the side effects…besides the fact that it can kill you! High levels of mercury exposure can be harmful to your brain, heart, kidneys, lungs & immune system. Yikes.

So, yes, after handling Cinnabar I would wash my hands!

Some say if you work with a tumbled piece it’s less friable (brittle) & therefore less harmful. I still WASH MY HANDS!

Cabochon of cinnabar in milky quartz matrix.

I certainly wouldn’t recommend putting any known-toxic mineral in your mouth…because it is toxic.

Some people get nervous about working with Malachite too because Malachite has copper in it. Copper is another element considered toxic if ingested.

These are elements you don’t want to swallow. However, we all hold pennies, right? *ahem, I even swallowed a few pennies as a kid*

So, don’t think you’re doomed b/c you handled something that contains copper. Although an excess of copper in our system can be toxic, a certain trace amount is necessary for normal healthy functioning. Its all a magical balancing act. Just use your own good judgement.

Now, we all have small incremental amounts of these toxic elements in our bodies. Some chemists have proposed that we have everything within us that is on the periodic table. All of it, just in varying amounts. So, yes, you may have lead, you may have mercury, but not very large amounts like we have of iron. We have huge amounts of iron inside of us.

You know pennies are made of copper and you know it’s not something you want to stick in your mouth, not something you want to swallow. Some people cook with copper pots & I’m not going to get into a debate about that. Some people drink out of aluminum cans, that’s another metal I wouldn’t want to ingest, so I am not going to get into a debate about that.

But some minerals are more toxic than others & are more molecularly unstable than others meaning that they can throw off particles of atoms which could easily be ingested, inhaled or absorbed through our pores. So, you definitely want to take that into account. BTW, the most unstable elements are radioactive. Eeeek!
A good Toxic Stones List is your friend!
I just generally refer to my toxic stones list to stay safe when working with crystals & stones. Although some stones may be more toxic than others, I say:

If there is any toxic element in that stone at all, then I recommend washing your hands after handling it & some you don’t want to handle at all! Use your discretion. If there are some elements that are highly toxic & unstable in the mineral & can break down easily it can end up in your system. So you’ll want to make sure to steer clear of it or use proper precautions when working with that crystal in any way.

Now, if you’re working with a mineral that contains an element that is known as toxic, but is not highly unstable & therefore, doesn’t have particles becoming available to be absorbed through the skin (like copper) then washing your hands thoroughly after handling the minerals should be enough.

I would def. not make gem elixirs or drink anything that has any of those toxic minerals in them. Again, please check out my toxic minerals list here. 

If you’re doing lapidary work or making jewelry with these minerals, you do want to take all the proper precautions to make sure you’re not inhaling any of those elements into your lungs.

ALWAYS: Be informed, do your own research & use discretion.
Have I totally Scared You now? What Crystals are Safe to work with?
That’s a BIG question to answer b/c there are over 4,500 minerals in the world + many element combos so if you’re just not sure then stick with quartz & calcite crystals. They’re relatively 100% safe.

Here’s a list of various forms of quartz:

  • clear quartz
  • amethyst
  • rose quartz
  • citrine
  • aventurine
  • agates
  • jaspers

Do you work with Toxic Crystals?  What’s your protocol to protect yourself?  I’d love to hear how you are keeping it safe.  Please SHARE & tell us in the comments below & let’s talk safety. 🙂

Crystal Blessings!