Crystals, Angels and Guides; a Crystal Healer Blossoms

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crystal healer interview

Hi Crystal Hottie!

I’ve got another “Crystal Healer Interview” today! Yes, another fresh, new & inspiring crystal perspective from someone else living & breathing this crystal path.

Well, I’m excited to let you meet Certified Crystal Healer Amber Jacobs-Southgate. We worked closely with each other in my Blue Sapphire & Emerald Levels & she’s now gone all the way as a Hibiscus Moon Advanced Crystal Master.

I think she’s a fairy incarnate, really.

Look at her!

Magical Amber shares with us her love of crystals + passion for learning while working with crystals to connect with her guides.

Here’s Amber…

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What brought you to the world of crystal healing?
The start of my own healing and spiritual journey. Around 6 years ago I started to have reiki, the lady who I went to used crystals during the healing. I started to collect some small crystals slowly, however 3 years ago my obsession began to take hold as my collection began to get more serious.

Then, I broke my back in a car accident just under 2 years ago which propelled my healing and spiritual journey. Literally, my life began to change at quite a pace. My guides no longer wanted me to take my time, they were pushing me forward onto my life path and brought me to the space where I am today.
What crystal has had the biggest effect on you?
Amethyst for its healing and spiritual advancements (I was bought a beautiful amethyst geode by my husband 2 years ago for Christmas) and clear quartz for helping me to realize what it was I wanted in life (this crystal was one which I sat with during meditation most often after I broke my back) and given it is such a highly programmable crystal I know that it helped me on so many levels – it’s hard to choose just one crystal!

Selenite is close behind these two, it has such a beautiful energy which lifts me in my work with the Angels, it really helped me to connect with the angelic realm and I became hooked on it during my healing too. I have 2 stunning selenite lamps which remind me of ice castles as well as helping to cleanse the rooms they live in (my healing room and my bedroom).

What do others in your life think about the path you are on?
There are some who are skeptical, my husband is starting to understand more and to see how much this means to me. It’s more than a collection of crystals it’s an intensely spiritual way of life.

This is who I am rather than just something I do and it’s never going to stop, this is so important to me.

I feel so lucky to have found crystals and to have been able to bring so many of them not only into my own life but also the lives of others.
What do you think made the biggest difference to you on this path?
Meditation with my crystals.
Through sitting with my crystals and simply relaxing into the moment I began feeling my guides and angels with me.
Through using the appropriate crystals during meditation such as selenite, angelite and angel aura to name a few examples my crown chakra was opened more and my third eye opened – this has all helped me so much in my life.

I’ve been healing so many areas of my life, and working on healing the past – so many traumatic events which have affected me. Meditation has been key in enabling my moments of realization, understanding, forgiveness and ultimate release.
How do you navigate being a crystal healer and a mama on a daily basis?
My babies are 19 and 15 so I have less navigating to do but it’s all about balance and compromise.  Now that my children are able to live their own lives with less of my time it’s been a great way for me to continue my journey. It’s a little like being reborn!

I must confess that I’ve told my husband that if I had to choose him or the crystals and in particular my spiritual work then I’d have to choose the spiritual work. It’s who I am. It’s why I am on this planet.

I’ve been reincarnated so many times, lived through so much in those past lives and all of this has been leading up to this moment. I am ready to help others, to be a powerful lightworker, healer and teacher. I’ve been ready for longer than I realized.

Do any ridicule you for being interested in crystal healing? If so, how do you handle that?
I’ve had some people make comments but I just let them know it’s all about personal preference and journey.

If they’re ready to hear me out with regards to the science behind crystals and the effects my crystals have had on my clients, as well as me, then I will tell them.  Otherwise, I will simply respect their opinions and ask that they do the same.

I still currently work full-time in London, my workplace is not the kind of place to be open to crystals and spiritual work really…so I’ve had some comments but I simply answer questions and explain different rationale to those who ask. I feel that they accept my beliefs now and seem to ridicule me less and less (at least to my face anyway) but then perhaps that is because they see how I have changed over the years of working there – and all for the better absolutely.
What is your go-to crystal for grounding?
Smokey Quartz.

I find black tourmaline a little too heavy for me. I do like hematite as well but smokey quartz is a beautiful gentle energy  and I have a stunning ring I wear often.

What is the primary way you utilize crystals in your practice?
Chakra balancing, crystal prescriptions for stress relief and self esteem issues which seem to be really common issues for my clients.

If anyone I know has issues or problems or becomes ill I will always make up a mojo bag of crystals for them.

My dad had skin cancer diagnosed and I gave him a little bag of beauties which included seraphinite, shungite, selenite and amethyst. He’s been given the all clear after using a cream (he refused an operation to remove the cancer which could have meant he could have gotten worse). Whether the crystals helped or not may not be scientifically provable but I believe they were helpful.
From where do you draw inspiration in your crystal practice?
My guides and the Angels inspire me and I feel inspired in life, drawing from everything and everyone around me. Hibiscus Moon is an amazing teacher, I love they way she encourages her students to use intuition in their work and to go with whatever feels right within.

When I was taking the Certified Crystal Healer course I felt only encouragement and value.
I felt that I was absolutely growing with confidence through each and every lesson. It was an amazing experience.
I have also connected deeply with my past life in Atlantis. This has enabled me to connect at a deeper level with the crystals and I definitely feel that many of my personal crystals have been with me during past lives. I keep 2 collections – one is for myself and one collection is purely for healing others. I feel that this is a healthy way of keeping boundaries at the moment particularly given the fact that I’ve been healing so much of myself too.

Take us through a typical workday for you as a crystal healer.
I get up and meditate, connect with my guides, clear and cleanse the healing room and make sure it’s ready, full of relaxing and healing energy.

It’s a sacred space in itself and I invite my guides, the angels, archangels, ascended masters and various light beings to work with me. I ask them to help me to come from the heart, to let go of ego and not allow ego to get in the way of what is best for my clients.

I look after myself first and foremost each day and then help my clients. That way I know I’m giving my best too.

I only have 3 clients a day maximum so that I can really take my time with them and make the experience all about and for them.

I also receive healing regularly too, that’s so important – I practice what I preach and make sure I live life as an example as much as I possibly can.

Amber’s Bio: Amber is a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer who lives and breathes crystals, she often gives clients tumbled stones to take away and use because she wants to spread the love of crystals far and wide. Amber has presented a workshop on crystals and crystal grids.  Her incredible spiritual journey accelerated after she broke her back in September 2014. Recovery and self love and care have enabled Amber to really connect with the Universe and embrace life in all its glory. You can find Amber on her Facebook page Amber’s Angelic Light & Guidance.

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Hibiscus again here…

Thank you Sweet Amber for sharing your inspiring personal journey with us & all your wonderful crystal insights.

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

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

How to Clear Negative Energy Out of Your Home FAST

Hibiscus Moon cleansing, Crystal Grids, energy work, Gem Elixirs, space clearing, Videos 6 Comments

I’m often asked…
Can we clear negative energy out of our home or room using crystals?
Yep, yep…we totally can!

What do I mean by “clearing your room or home of negative energy”?
Well, a lot of the time, when people enter into a room they can actually physically feel what I like to call “yuck & stuck energies” from “negative energy or negativity” and they want to clear it out.

Here are a few other blog posts I’ve written on the subject:

  • How To Deal with Negative People in 5 Sparkly Steps
  • 4 Crystals for “Protection”
  • Crystals Tips for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People

There are many ways to clear the energy, like sage smudging or using sound acoustics (as I demo in the below video):

In this blog post I’m going to focus on how to clear negative energy specifically with *crystals*.
How do you clear energy using crystals?
To clarify, what I’m talking about is mainly “purifying” the energy in a space or transmuting the energy using crystals, because they’re so great at doing that.

You want to make sure you start with “re-tuned” crystals; meaning that the crystal has been cleared of any previous energy & reset back to its dominant oscillary rate (or base vibratory rate). (Click here for my preferred energy clearing technique for crystals).

Now, I don’t think that crystals need to be cleared all the time. (And here’s why.)

But if you’re using them specifically for the purpose of retuning energy, transmuting the energy, purifying the space then you want to start with crystals that have already been retuned.  So go ahead & CLEANSE AWAY!

I feel the best way to do that is:

  • Gather the crystals up you’re going to use in a bunch
  • Use a crystal singing bowl (I recommend & use these…use coupon code: HM10 for 10% off your order!), Tibetan singing bowl or some tingshas to bathe & reset those beauties in sound acoustics; clearing them w/ the vibrations of sound. Sound energy is my favorite way to re-tune the crystals! It’s the easiest and the safest way to do it, believe me.
  • Crystals in Your Space
    1 thing that you can do is to simply have crystals present in your space that are large enough to emit energy in all directions.

    The larger the space, the larger the crystal you want there.

    [caption id="attachment_17979" align="aligncenter" width="595"] Trying to climb into my large amethyst geode. ;)[/caption]

    Size does matter in this respect.

    For this purpose, I wouldn’t use a single crystal point b/c generally, that will just send the energy up through the apex (that’s what we call the point) in 1 direction.

    A better choice would be a cluster that can radiate the energy in many different directions. A cluster has  many different apexes (appices) that point in all different directions so the energy can be emanating all over.

    Or you can choose something that’s cut & polished for the purpose of radiating energy in all different directions…like a sphere; like my HANDSOME Lapis Lazuli specimen here…look at those pyrite sparkles!

     

    Remember, the larger the room the larger the crystal needed! So if you’re trying to do this for a very big space it might be better to have a few crystals or a larger single piece.

    If you want to do this for an average size home or office then I recommend putting 1 crystal in each room rather than relying on 1 crystal to do the job for the entire house.  Or even doing a crystal grid to surround the property (more on that below).

    Gem Elixir Sprays!
    Another sparkly option is to create a Gem Elixir Spray; a similar practice to sage smudging, but uses the power of crystal vibrations in water to clear your space.  You would create a gem elixir spray with the specific intended purpose of retuning, transmuting, purifying the energy in the space. 🙂

    [caption id="attachment_2303" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Sorry Crystal Hotties. Not for sale. I can’t keep up with production on these. They sell out as quickly as I can make them! So, YEAH! It works!![/caption]

    A gem elixir spray takes on the essence of the gem or crystal (& any other essences you might add to the mix).

    There are sooo many different, FUN & creative ways to make gem elixirs
    For energy-clearing your room you could try this gem elixir combo:

    • Smokey Quartz + Black Tourmaline Gem elixir spray.  You’d use those specifically  b/c those 2 crystals are well-known for transmuting & purifying energy in a space. These powerhouse crystals are ideal so that any kind of energy coming in gets transmuted to neutral.
    • Add some essential oils to compliment & enhance the energies choosing oils that are known for clearing space such as sage (specifically salvia officinalis or salvia apiana) for the purpose of transmuting energy in a space.

    Grid it!
    You can create a crystal grid to transmute the entire room, space or home!

    You can grid a room or space with either clear quartz to help purify that energy or even Black Tourmaline or Smokey Quartz to transmute.

     
    Gridding with Clear Quartz:

    • take 4 points of generally the same size
    • Put 1 crystal:
      • either in each corner pointing inwards
      • Or 1 on each wall, if it’s four walls, have one @ each wall pointing inwards

    Like I’ve said, this is not the only way to clear energy. There are many different methods.  But these are a few crystal tips you can try out, experiment & have fun with. 🙂

    Do you regularly clear the energy in your home? Do you use crystals to help w/ this purpose?  Please share with our community in the comments below.

    Crystal Blessings!

     

    Uncovering More Crystal Fakes: Part 3

    Hibiscus Moon Crystals, energy work 23 Comments

    So today I bring to you another post about the crystal fakes + frauds out there in Crystal-land. After the last post on the subject I got lots of questions about others so here are a few more popular ones for you to be aware of, Jelly Bean.
    Amber/Copal
    Amber (not technically a mineral or crystal since it has organic origins) is supposed to be super-duper expensive, right? So why all this cheap stuffs on the market?

    Well, that cheap stuffs is most likely plastic (ick!!) or copal, pronounced “coh-PAHL”. Copal is often sold as “amber”, but it’s not. Although it is very similar, it’s not amber. Here’s why:

    • Amber is the fossilized (40-60 million years old) hardened resin from a now extinct pine tree.
    • Copal, on the other hand, is hardened immature recent resin (only 1000- 1 million years old). Copal is technically almost the same thing, just not as old & the names are often used interchangeably.

    BUT, “almost” is not the same & the slight variation makes a huge difference in price! A reputable seller will make sure to note that copal is not true amber.

    [caption id="attachment_8972" align="aligncenter" width="614"] This is actually rough copal often sold as “amber”.[/caption]

    Sometimes what you think is amber may not even be copal, but may be glass, synthetic resins or plastic!
    Why is real amber so expensive?
    Well that, My Sweets, depends on several things:

    • how rare that type of amber is
    • its age
    • color
    • whether is has any included insects (remember that Mosquito trapped in amber from Jurassic Park that they got the dino DNA from? ….which is totally impossible BTW!)

    So the value of amber is related to its scarcity, age, possible inclusions of extinct species & durability.

    [caption id="attachment_8984" align="aligncenter" width="576"] Various shades of polished Baltic Amber[/caption]
    Here are some tests you can do to see if you have a plastic fake, copal or the real deal:

  • Smell test – real amber has a distinct pine scent after heating. Copal will have a “sweet” resin smell but it’s not pine.
  • Solvent test – Copal & plastic fakes won’t pass this test but it will damage your piece.  Drip a few drops of nail polish remover (acetone) on your piece…if it gets tacky or sticky & the solvent takes on the color of the piece, sorry…it’s not amber. Real amber won’t bat an eyelash over this.
  • Melt test – Real amber doesn’t melt, it burns. Copal & plastics will melt at a relatively low temperature (lower than 150 C/300F ). Yes, this is the same copal many burn as a lovely resin (emits a sweet scent it when burned.) If it’s plastic, acccck!! The smell will be horrible! *learned the hard way*
  • Hot needle test– the tip of a hot needle will burn real amber, but copal or the fakes will melt, so best to try this on an area that no one will see as this will damage your piece too.
  • Float test – Amber & copal both will float in salt water.  That’s why it’s so easy to harvest amber along the beach of the Baltic Sea…locals will find it washed up on beaches, especially after storm events. The amber gets stirred up from a layer known as “blue earth”, which is beneath layers of silt + clay on the ocean floor. To do this test, mix about 1 part salt to 2 parts water and dissolve the salt completely.  Drop your piece into the mixture.  Plastic or glass will sink, while amber or copal floats.
  • Amber also has some cool electrical properties that I wrote about a while back too. Amber & copal will get a negative electric charge while glass will be positively charged.
    Plastics will also be charged negatively like amber. Soooo…I don’t recommend using this property to test.

    Amber & copal have very similar healing properties of aligning with the solar plexus chakra and inviting in a sunny disposition, however amber is more powerful than copal.
    Irradiated Crystals
    Irradiation of mineral specimens is a pretty common thing. You may not realize it but many gemstones on the market are irradiated to get a more vibrant or deeper color.

    Is it dangerous?

    Yeah, I’d try to steer clear of them:

    • deeply pigmented topaz
    • artificially dark (almost black) smokey quartz
    • very deep hot pink or red tourmaline
    • colored diamonds
    • deeply colored kunzite
    • some cultured pearls
    • vibrant yellow heliodor (irradiated pal aquamarine)

      [caption id="attachment_9151" align="aligncenter" width="603"] Irradiated blue topaz, peeps! Photo credit: Mauro Cateb[/caption]

    Some sellers choose to take milky quartz & subject it to gamma ray radiation normally used to clean germs from medical equipment & food (oh yeah…that’s gamma ray RADIATION on your food….sheesh!).

    Anyway, back on topic.

    So, when they radiate the milky quartz with the gamma rays you get a deeply pigmented, almost smoky quartz that’s almost entirely opaque like the 1 I show here while I was shopping in Tucson in 2012. BTW, Ron Coleman’s Mine will tell you (if you ask) that their smokey’s are irradiated:
    Size Does Matter in Crystal Healing – Tucson 2012!

    BTW, quartz colored by natural radiation from Mama Earth is not radioactive & is safe to carry. Yes, Mother Earth NATURALLY irradiates quartz that’s included with some aluminum to create smokey quartz but this is  a slower, more gentler process. I explain more about that here:
    Crystal Healing with Smokey Quartz

    1 telltale sign of an artificially irradiated smokey is that the color fades FAST when exposed to sunlight whereas a natural smokey will retain its color longer.

    If the seller tells you it’s from Arkansas, raise your eyebrows way up high b/c smokeys usually don’t occur there & they certainly won’t be very dark like I explain in the vid above. 

    [caption id="attachment_8974" align="aligncenter" width="608"] This smokey quartz is all natural – the real deal from Namibia[/caption]

    Now don’t confuse dark irradiated quartz with Morion quartz.

    This dreamy stuff just recently came on the scene. It’s a deeply colored, black quartz only occurs in & around volcanic rocks. These babies are RARE & formed by natural radiation caused by nearby uranium deposits from South Africa or in Poland. Natural Morion quartz retains some translucence when held up to the light as you can see in my pic below.

    [caption id="attachment_8998" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Morion quartz – OMGEEEZ…look at that phantom on the tip! Its hard to see but its there.[/caption]

     

    Rainbow Cal-Silica
    Rainbow Cal-Silica is bogus.

    Turns out it’s calcite ground up & mixed in with car paint, plastic  & resin!! YEAH! YUCKO!!

    Some sellers will insist that it’s a naturally occurring stone, but there’s very little evidence to back it up. With some digging I turned up this juicy document by the Swiss Gemological Institute that states it’s a fake.

    So that’s THAT!
    Too bad b/c that would sure make a purty agate, huh?

    [caption id="attachment_8975" align="aligncenter" width="397"] A close-up of the gorgeous colors in Rainbow Cal-Silica[/caption]

    And here’s a great video that explains more about it:

    OK, so I hope that’s helpful to some of you out there. Remember, Buyer Beware! Education is your best tool. 🙂

    Who are you buying from? Are they reputable & do they know what they’re talking about? Be informed & cautious.

    Do you have any fake-out stories to tell? Please post below to help us all out!
    Happy Crystal Buying.

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    4 Crystals for “Protection”

    Hibiscus Moon amethyst, Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work, meditation, science 59 Comments

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    I often get some version of the following question in emails, PM’s, etc. Since I don’t have the time to individually answer these emails, I thought my blog was a great way to get the info out there. So here’s the basic question:
    “I’m completely new to crystals. Which crystals would be good for protection, warding off negative energies, etc.”
    OK. Firstly, I don’t buy into the whole “negative energies” thing…most of the time.

    I feel energy is neutral.

    It’s our perception of the energy that gives it a positive or negative feeling or meaning to us. Meaning, there may be  negative feelings within you that are resonating with the frequencies of the energy that you’re experiencing & therefore, it makes that experience feel “bad” to you. If your feelings are high amplitude enough (meaning lots of energy) then it may even attract those frequencies that feel yucky & AMPLIFY them. That will feel bad!

    We are beings of energy & we’re affected by energy.

    We’re made of trillions of cells transmitting & receiving energy all the time. Its so COOL to think of this!!!!

    Dr. Bruce Lipton actually says that our very cell membranes are liquid crystal semiconductors (silica…QUARTZ, BABY!!) with gates & channels that open & close, letting some stuffs in & keeping some stuffs out. He says that our DNA actually  scans our environment for relevant frequencies & then reshapes itself accordingly. (We can see this happening under the microscope).

    See where I’m going with this, My Sweets?
    The right crystal will adjust your cell’s perception filters & transmute energy for you! Waaaahooo!
    So we have total control over this & can use crystals as a tool & support to help us along. You can also do this without crystals, but if you’d like the extra assit, there are a  couple that I like to use.

    Certain crystals can neutralize & transmute the energetic frequencies so they don’t carry specific frequencies that may resonate with those bad feelings. Here are a few of my fav’s:

    1. Black tourmaline is known for its ability to transmute & “cleanse” energy:

    2. Smokey quartz is also THE BOMB for this:

    3. OR my favorite combo for this black tourmaline & smokey quartz:

    4. And then there’s GORGEOUS amethyst:

    One thing you can do is meditate with any of these crystals. Even just spending 5 min. in meditation with them…this will help transmute energy entering your EMF.

    You can also create A “protective” transmuting  “shield” around your home, placing crystals in specific locations; 1 near front door, 1 near back door, etc.

    Or you place crystals at THE corners of YOUR house or property creating an outdoor grid for your home:
    In this video I detail how to do a Protective Home Grid:

    So I hope that answers  few questions & empowers you to just switch that energy up!

    Crystal Sparkles to you!!