Down & Dirty Debate Over Crystal Healing

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, science 26 Comments

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You know I love me a good debate on the scientific accuracy or claims of crystal healing. I’ve been known to indulge a time or two.

Here’s one that took place on my Facebook page that I thought you might enjoy reading here on the blog.

Anonymous FB Poster (aka AFB): If you have even one piece of evidence for your scientific claims you will change the world. Please post some links to your academic peer-reviewed studies and trials. Or you could just block anyone who disagrees with you from commenting.
Hibiscus Moon (HM): I only do that if someone spews disrespect or negativity on my page. I simply won’t allow that in my space. Just as Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor has taught us, I ask that people take responsibility for the energy they bring into any space or transaction & if they cannot do that, then yep, they’re banned…without hesitation. I never block anyone for disagreeing with me. You’re still here, right? And are always welcome.

I’m happy to entertain such debates with those that do it in a mature & respectful way. Heck, I live for this stuff! Please check out my blog post here on the subject.

AFB: Your link does not provide any evidence. It’s simply a list of your counter arguments that you give when you are asked for evidence. You are very defensive. I am always mature and respectful. I have an open mind and I’m asking for you to prove your theories.

HM: I don’t feel I’m being defensive…but maybe so as I am defending my point of view.  And you are certainly welcome to yours…always. That blog post I refer to does explain exactly why you won’t find crystal healing evidence in academic and peer-reviewed journals. In addition, if you’ve decided that your mind is closed to it and it won’t work…then it won’t. Here’s another post that may interest you.

AFB: There is a reason they can’t get their stuff into medical journals. Because it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. That is not the fault of the scientific community. Science doesn’t mind being “wrong”, if you have evidence this would really change the world. You’re entitled to your opinion but you can’t claim to be “scientific” if you don’t follow the rules of science.

HM: I’m a product of very scientific academia with a Masters in Science as well as a former Science Dept. Head of 10+ years & very much admire the scientific community. Truly. Having been immersed in it for so long, I am also all too aware of the discrimination that occurs when you don’t follow the mainstream scientific dogma & have to disagree with you  on this: sometimes the scientific community does mind very much when it’s wrong. At times, some scientists will put up quite a fight to defend old dogma that has been proven incorrect.

Case in point: After decades of contradictory evidence regarding atom physics & “the proton problem”, scientists finally have no choice but to come to terms with it & admit there may be a whole new realm of physics that the current “laws of physics” do not fit…not something they really wanted to do & some are still kicking & screaming about it.

And don’t even get me started on how scientific genius, Nikola Tesla was ridiculed.

Remember…we all used to believe with great conviction that the EARTH WAS FLAT!

AFB:

HM: I hardly find it to be anti-intellectualism or ignorance that some scientists seem to be much less stubborn than others. I do admire skepticism, yet keeping an open-mind. Dr. Richard Gerber said it best,

“Since no one in this controversial field can get anything into the orthodox medical journals to being with, there are obviously no sources of credible references to quote.

Therefore the medical journals are safe in their ivory towers of scientific dogmatism.”

Some say all this crystal healing is due to a “feel-good” factor or placebo effect. And if that’s all it did, that would be beneficial enough (which is why alternative therapies are indeed being adopted by Western Medicine as well as some health insurances)…but there is so much more to it than that.

Now, if you’re looking for data & studies referring to this, please read physicist Dr. William Tiller’s work or The Field from Lynn McTaggart.

It seems you don’t have a clear “backstage” understanding of what goes on. I have years under my belt of witnessing it firsthand. If you care to find out more you can certainly dig in & research, but it’s not my mission to bring all that to light. I have front row seat experience to it & it has nothing to do with scrutiny as it does with politics. Plain & simple.
Then it got a little yuck for my taste. I deleted those comments but kep the bulk of the convo b/c I felt this was very valuable. Then I ended the convo with this…
HM: You obviously have your point of view that no one here is going to change. You’ve stated your piece & I’ve stated mine. Now this is starting to feel argumentative to me & it serves no more purpose other than to feed ego. So I’d like to leave this convo up for others to make up their mind, but let’s just agree to disagree here & keep the good vibes. Thanks!

And now here for my blog I’d like to add one more brilliant quote from physicist, Nassim Haramien:

“We are still in our infancy of exploring and discovering our local environment. There are people alive today who, when they were young, were told the universe was many many many times smaller than they are being told today. Perhaps this progression will only accelerate when we prove the universe we are in is only one of an infinite number of other universes in the holofractographic multiverse.”

You know…we think we know everything. We’re so enchanted by how clever we think we are. Yet…where else may great intelligence lie on this planet?

Some argue that crystals actually qualify as living beings; able to transmit & receive highly complicated electromagnetic frequencies. Perhaps they’re interpreting & communicating them in some unmeasurable way. I often wonder if not only do the crystals hold much more power & energy than we realize, but what else does? Perhaps we’re not NEARLY as smart as we think we are! What if we’re the least intelligent & least powerful of anything on this planet & we’re just bumbling around like so many amoebas in some pond water, while the real amoebas don’t give us a 2nd thought as they go about their genius affairs! Scientists can’t confirm or deny this.

That sort of thinking used to get me some sideways looks from my science department BUT apparently, a famously celebrated astrophysicist wonders about these things too:

We all know people LOVE to have proof! I just did a recent blog post on that topic.

And people LOVE to get some science in with their metaphysics. I know this is why my Certified Crystal Healer Course is so popular. B/c I provide that in spades.

You know…hindsight is always 20/20…I should have added to this convo on FB (which I will do here now in this blog post)…you know…science doesn’t really prove anything at all. There is always some uncertainty that comes along with our beloved “scientific conclusions”; science never absolutely proves shiz! If you really want to GEEK OUT & wax philosophical on that topic, go read this paper (its a downloadable pdf)

Sooo, my moral of this story is…hey…all of this could be a freakin’ dream! If you know it makes you feel good to use crystals on your journey then go do it.

Besides, I have some science to back it up. 😉

What do you think Crystal Hottie … do you need scientific proof that crystals help nourish and support your well being?  Tell me what you think in the comments below.

Namaste,

 

 

Cracking the Code: How Do You Know If You Have A Real Meteorite?

Hibiscus Moon meteorites, Videos 4 Comments

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How exciting it is to think that you might have a real meteorite on your hands?! Something that is not of this earth, how cool is that?! Well, for a Geo-Geek like me that’s some pretty exciting shiz…let me tell you! Amber from New Mexico asks me a great question:

“How do you know if you have a real meteorite? And what is your opinion on Meteorite Hunting?”

Have you watched TV shows on Meteorite Hunting? Like Meteorite Men?

Lets start with this… How do you know if you have the real McCoy?
Real Meteorites share Certain Geological Characteristics:

  • Very Dense
  • Iron Rich
  • Magnetic

If the meteorite has fallen to earth fairly recently it might have Fusion Crust – like an ashy appearance when it burned up coming through our atmosphere.

When you do a streak test, is there a streak? If a streak appears, sorry Chick Pea, it is not a meteorite.
Here’s a checklist of what a true meteorite will not have:
X – no streak

X – no Quartz specks – not shiny or sparkly (I know, we do love our sparklies! but not in meteorites) :)

X – no holes or pores

X – probably not round (like a nice smooth rock for example, is not a meteorite)
Watch my video to learn more fun facts & crack the code on meteors:

If you’re checking-off many of the meteorite characteristics as YES, you may want to verify with an academic at a local university, museum or local rock shop.
Where can you find Meteorites?
So you want to go Meteorite hunting? The most likely places that you will find meteorites are:

  • in a desert
  • in a barren open field
  • on an icy tundra

A few notable Metaphysical Meteorites Include:

  • Libyan Desert Glass Tektite aka Gold Tektite: found on the Libyan-Egyptian border, about 26 – 29 million years old, geologists are uncertain of its origin (as is the case with most other tektites). It’s known as a powerful solar plexus chakra stone that boosts confidence, manifestation & psychic protection, access to Akashic records.
Libyan Desert Glass Tektite (photo credit: H. Raab)
  • Moldavite
  • Tektite (this blog post is about both tektites & moldavite)

Have you ever found a meteorite or been hunting for them? Would you like to find one? Have you worked with one? I’d love to hear about your “out of this world” experience – please share in the comments below.

Happy Meteor Hunting!

 

 

How & Why Crystals have Healing Properties

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, energy work, science 4 Comments

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Ah, THIS is the question I’m asked to defend over & over. And I love doing it! So let’s talk some crystal energy science, shall we?

“Why or how do crystals help heal us either physically, emotionally or spiritually?”

My fav way to answer this question is to show how science & metaphysics agree with each other. YES, you read that right…I said “agree with each other”…as well as discuss all the ways that science is now finally catching up to metaphysics.

“Science and religion are not enemies. There are some things that science is simply too young to understand.”

~(quote from Dan Brown’s book Angels & Demons).

Oh yeah, us humans…we think we’re so superior. We tend to think that we have power or dominion over “lesser” kingdoms, such as minerals. Don’t we? However, when we  compare the 2; humans are relatively short-lived & quite vibrationally unsteady, therefore easily energetically influenced due to our emotions, which are simply energy, you know.

I get much deeper into this in my course, but we can do a pretty good summary here. See, our body has a dominant (or average) vibrational frequency which is not very stable…in fact, it’s quite easily influenced. That frequency can get out of whack when we experience any type of stress. Actually, since we are connected & influenced by everything, including crystals & stones, our unstable vibrational nature makes it so that anything can interact with our energy field & can leave its mark!

Well, I’ve got GREAT NEWS for you:

The abilities to heal or change your perception of reality & vibrate at your desired frequencies are already present within the cells of your body just waiting to vibe up with the correct frequencies!

I promise not to bore you with too much physics! But a teeny little bit will really help you to understand the reasons why the crystals and stones work. (I couldn’t help but to sneak a bit of that in here. Forgive me?) There’s another reason why I want to push a bit of physics in here; it has been noted that knowing “why” something works really boosts the effectiveness of a process’ abilities. And we like that!

You’ve heard this before:

Where thought goes, energy flows. Quantum physics has proven this. Our conscious thoughts directly influence the actions of subatomic particles. In fact this is the whole premise of physics’ famous Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle (yes, this existed before Breaking Bad & Walter White…let’s not go there or you’ll wake up my dormant yet WILD addiction to that series). So the seemingly harmless act of OBSERVING or THINKING about the subatomic experiments influences the velocity & outcome of the particles! Yeah! I know!

So, see where I’m going here?

Simply by observing or thinking we are quite literally creating our own reality & perceptions with our thought patterns. (Hang on…I’ll get to the crystal again in a sec!) It’s important to realize that our entire physical universe is made up of pure energy & vibration. In fact, Einstein determined that energy & matter are actually 1 in the same. E=mc2, Baby! Translated into reg. human speak this means that energy equals matter (multiplied by the speed of light…don’t get too hung up on that part…that’s a little mathematical trick).

So crystals are matter which equals energy. And crystals have vibrations just like everything else does.  See…here are the crystals. 😉

Different forms of matter & energy vibrate at different vibrational frequencies. These different frequencies depend on different things like the crystal’s specific molecular composition, size, thickness & color (light frequencies).

What actually makes a crystal A CRYSTAL is that its molecules are arranged in a fixed, regularly repeating geometric pattern. Since they are so geometrically perfect, they have the lowest possible state of disorganization & easily maintain their base frequency, unlike us. So they have the unique ability to entrain the energies around them.

Now, let me say it again here (I’m always saying this but I feel like I cannot say it enough);  crystals & stones are tools & supports & work best if they’re not left to do all the work all by themselves. The person needing the support needs to put their intentions towards their goal. Where thought goes, energy flows. Or as the Buddhist message says, “Reality exists only where we create focus.”

Stones & crystals can make this work so much easier.  They act as the guides, tools that support & amplify your clear intentions. Of course, if you cannot resonate with this information & think this will not work for you then that is, most likely, exactly what you will manifest. (I have seen some exceptions!)

Just remember, Lima Bean…your intention & your intuition are the most powerful factors of whether crystals & stones will work for you!

Your Turn: Help me to encourage others to look to alternative healing & lifestyle methods! Throwing some science at them usually makes the most stubborn sit up & listen. Please share this blog post about to spread the word & then share your story in the comments below!

Crystal Blessings, Sparkle Face!

How to Grow Your Own Crystal Geodes ~ Step by Step ~ PDF Download

Hibiscus Moon Crystals, geology, science 11 Comments

When I posted a photo on my FB page of 1 of my recent crystal growing specimens, I got a ton of questions asking how, how, how?

So, if you’re one of those who always wanted to know how to grow your own crystals, this is the blog post for you!

You know I love my crystals for their healing props but I feel it’s really important to also get to know them in a different way; to learn how & why they grow, how Mama Earth cooks them up in her kitchen. This FUN activity gives us a little insight into that process. And you end up with some drop-dead gorgeous crystals in the end!

Plus this gives me a good excuse to geek out all the way!!

I know from many years in my old science classroom days that kids, teenagers (& adults!) really enjoy seeing the crystallization MAGIC at work! So, pretty sure you’re gonna eat this up with a spoon!

So first…

What’s a geode?

Basically, geodes are round rocks that have a hollow interior usually from a gas bubble, in which some sort of usually volcanic  hydrothermal fluids got trapped in. These hollows create the perfect crystal growing environment since they usually contain a supersaturated crystal growing solution (Yes, I know…CRAZY-GEEK-FEST terms! I explain what that  is in the featured video…but, Yo! you’ll love it…that’s a little hint).

Geodes can take thousands or even millions of years to grow…but these babies will only take a couple of days. How lucky are you?!

HOLIDAY VARIATIONS

  • Halloween: how about a fluorescent twist? Just sub the water & food coloring solution with glow water
  • Winter Holidays: grow some snowy white geodes, skip the food coloring & you’ll get clear crystals that will look like clear or milky quartz!
  • Easter/Spring Equinox: just make ’em! Any color, go wild

Oh! In case you didn’t know…I have a slight obsession with the TV show Breaking Bad…just a slight, barely there kind of thing. 😉 Yes, even without TV I managed to get completely addicted to it.
How To Grow Your Own Crystal Geodes – Step by Step

Stuffs You’ll Need:
(Note: this will make 1 color. If you’d like to make different colors…& I’m pretty sure you will, you’ll need to repeat these steps for each color)

  • Used eggshells
  • about 2/3 c (~157 mL) Alum powder (check the spice section of your local grocery store or click on link for my favorite brand, make sure your brand has potassium for better results!)
  • White school glue (like Elmer’s)
  • Small paintbrush
  • heat-resistant glass container
  • 30-40 drops of food coloring
  • 2 c (~ 0.5 L) hot water
  • Glass stirrer or spoon
  • Paper towel or drying rack

Procedure for How To Grow Your Own Crystals:

  • Make sure the inside of your eggshells are all squeaky clean & dry
  • Add a drop of white glue to the inside of  your egg shell as well as the edges & use the paint brush to “paint” it around covering every bit of the interior of the egg-shell. Keep adding drops of glue until it’s all painted up.
  • Now, quick! Before the glue dries…generously sprinkle in your alum powder. Cover every bit of the interior, shake out the excess & add more. Let your eggshell halves dry overnight.
  • The next day, it’s time to make your crystal growing super-saturated alum solution! Heat your water to almost boiling then pour 2 cups (~0.5 L) of that hot water into a heat resistant container.  Add 30-40 drops of food coloring. In this case, the water is our SOLVENT, or the part that is doing the dissolving.
  • Now begin adding your  3/4 cup (~177 mL) of alum powder into the heated water. The alum is your SOLUTE; the substance that is being dissolved. Don’t pour it all in at once, add slowy & stir with your spoon or glass stirrer as I demo in the video. Keep adding (more than the suggested amount if needed) until your solution reaches super-saturation. TIP: If you do have undissolved alum powder at the bottom (as you should) you can force it to dissolve by placing the solution in the microwave for a 1 min or 2 then stirring again. Use CAUTION if you decide to do this as it will be very hot, but doing it will prevent alum powder from wanting to collect with the powder at the bottom, therefore more crystals on our geodes!
  • Now let your solution cool at room temp. for about 30 min.
  • Using your spoon gently dunk 1 of your eggshells in your super-saturated crystal growing solution, pushing it down to the bottom of the container with the open end of the eggshell facing up. If you choose to add another eggshell try to make sure they don’t touch each other much…you’ll get better crystal growth.
  • Leave the container in a safe spot overnight (at least 12 hours). This, Chick Pea…is where the MAGIC happens! Allow your crystals to grow without being bumped or disturbed. If you can stand to leave them in longer than just overnight, you’ll get bigger crystals. Can you stand it? 
  • On the following day, using a spoon very gently fish your geode out of the solution. Want them to grow bigger? Gently dunk it back into your solution to hang out for another day or so. Don’t worry about the color too much now as it will lighten up considerably once it dries & becomes sparkly & BRILLIANT!
  • Once you’re satisfied with how they look, place them on a paper towel or drying rack for a few hours to dry.
  • Now that you’ve grown this gorgeous beauty how do you keep it looking its best?

    Be careful not to keep it in too humid of an environment since that will cause it to start dissolving. We don’t want that. So after you’ve admired it for a few days, you can wrap it in paper to keep it dry & keep dust from settling on it & then store it in  a closed container.
    Click here for a printable PDF of the step-by-step instructions!
    So are you amazed that Mother Earth takes these (yet much more complicated) steps stretched over a longer period of time & creates over 4500 different types of minerals & crystals and has been doing so for the better part of 4.6 billion years!? I KNOW I AM! Completely & totally amazed & respectful of the entire process.

    I hope you have a ton fun trying this out all on your own or with your kids or some friends. If you do try it out please post your results on my FB page or comment below & let us know how it worked out or if you discovered any cool tips to share! I’ll add them to this post so all the Crystal Hotties can benefit!

    Happy Crystal Growing!!

     

    P.S. If you enjoyed this post, please share it along so others can try this out with us & share in the FUN!!

    Crystals for Grounding, Prosperity, Drip Stone & What is Entrainment?

    Hibiscus Moon grounding, prosperity, science

    I squeezed it ALL IN! Yep, 4 questions answered in 1 short video!! On today’s featured video, listen in as I help Crystal Hottie Trudy zero in on several topics:

    • stones to use for grounding
    • stones to use for prosperity
    • What is a “drip stone”?
    • What does “entrainment” mean?

    You’ll also see some of my current favorite sparkly buddies. :) In the comments below the feature, I’d love to hear from you! Do you have some fav. stones for grounding or prosperity? Did I miss some common popular ones that work wonders? Please share them with the rest of our Crystal Hottie Community in the comments below & go ahead & get really specific too. Those specific details give us lots more case studies &  examples to assist us in growing &  learning from each other.  I LOVE this glittery community!!♥ Thanks so much for reading, watching & diving into the discussion below. :) Namaste,     P.S. Muchas Gracias for all the new Crystal Questions you’ve been sending in! If you haven’t submitted your voice-mail yet — you can do so here.