Want to know how it all began? How I started working with Crystals

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Transcript of the video:
First, I want to tell you about a couple of things.
A lot of you ask me about crystal skulls.
We actually get pretty in-depth into that in my Advanced Crystal Master Course. A magazine that I subscribe to Rock & Gem, in its August 2014 issue, had a really good article on crystal skulls called Art or Artifacts.

They tried to keep it relatively based in fact so that you can get a good overview as far as what’s what with the crystal skulls (giving you the facts) & then you can make up your mind from there. So, I thought that was a good article & I wanted to bring that up and tell you about that.

Then there’s the gem shows! The Tucson Gem Show is held every year in the end of January-February. There are some great online resources for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Fossil Showcase. They always have different things that are happening.

Sometimes the major places, the meeting spots move from spot to spot, but generally around all of Tucson; there are Gem Shows happening all over the place. And if you go to my YouTube Channel I have many years-worth of my escapades in Tucson:
Hibiscus Moon Tucson Video Playlist

This year, I was really looking forward to having a meet up with my Hibiscus Moon Crystalline Cohorts from my courses and really looking forward to meeting many of them in real life and hooking up in the “crystal-meca” of Tucson! About 25 of us gathered in a suite overlooking the gorgeous Tucson desert valley.

We had a little crystal show & tell, showing each other what we bought & what we found and our best finds of the year for Tucson 2015. If you go to Tucson Gem & Mineral site they regularly update info on all of the different main shows throughout Tucson. There is always a theme;  every year they have a theme.

In 2014,  I wasn’t really too excited because it was a very broad theme. It was like “silver and gold and gems”. Well…I was like, “isn’t that what we are here for?” They didn’t laser focus on anything for a theme, in my opinion.

The year before it was Fluorite. Now that’s a theme! I like a theme like that. :) You know, really laser focus in.
OMG!! Just found out the 2016 theme!!!: “Shades of Blue – Minerals of the World”
For 2015, they took a kind of broader view, but I liked it. The  2015 theme was Minerals of Western Europe. Download the poster here!

They showcased different minerals  specifically from Western Europe. That’s kind of cool. And you can check out the show details with their brand new website that’s Tucson.org. And here’s a visitor’s guide link also for different tips for staying up to date: VisitTucson.org

If you’re not planning on heading out to Tucson for 2016, then you can check out the Gem & Mineral shows and events in your area. Here’s a website called the-vug.com with links for checking out some other great gem shows around the world. If you’re a geo-geek, like me, you know what a vug is. 😉

There they list different shows according to area and state and different things that are coming up. There are a lot. Make sure to not miss any that are coming to your local area b/c THAT is the place to be for a Crystal Hottie in the know!
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How I got started working with crystals
If you read my book Crystal Grids, you have a general idea.

You know that at a very young age I was enthralled with this coffee table book that my father had from a museum & it had all of these pages and pages of beautiful photographs of different rough minerals and then faceted gems made from the rough minerals. And I was just riveted to this book. I was always in it, 3-years-old looking at it, and couldn’t believe that these were things that came from Mama Earth because they showed them in a rock matrix. And as I got a little older I started to learn a little bit more about them.

Always fascinated.

Absolutely fascinated.

We started learning about geology in school &…again totally riveted.

When I went to college, I took a lot of geology focused courses. You know, I was in different science majors. And then when I got out of college, well actually when I was in high school, I started dabbling in metaphysics, more than dabbling I got really into it. But I didn’t make the connection of crystals + metaphysics yet.

In fact it all started when I began reading my mother’s copy of this book! I’ve since read it about 6 times & will liklely read it again many more. I’ve got some sort of soul-connection to it:

And as the years went on…I don’t know, I think I was around 28, late-20s or so going to events and classes and things that I went to having to deal with lightworking and metaphysics and things that I was really interested in; just really anything that was “on the fringe” or considered occult (hidden info).

I would either read books or go to classes and events and find out more & more. I started realizing there was a connection with the crystals. I started working with them on my own reading books and doing a lot of introspective work and research on my own.

And I had this science background, because by then I had started teaching Science and my favorite thing was to dive deeply into Geology. But then I started realizing this whole “crystal healing thing” and the more and more I learned about crystal healing, crystal therapy and the more I read about metaphysics, the more I realized there were these common threads and these ways that it could merge together with science and physics specifically.

And I was like:
Wow! I wonder if anybody else is noticing this or understanding this and seeing these correlations?
So, I couldn’t really do anything about that until I discovered YouTube. I discovered YouTube in 2007, and right around then made my first video. And I knew there were other people dabbling in other things, but not really so much into the crystals but I put the videos out there with just my hands showing, not my face because I was still a teacher at the time and I was really afraid to “come out”. (I was a science department chair in what was at the time the largest school district in the US. Teachers doing social media in a big way is not a safe idea no matter what the topic.)

And I started realizing, finding and making friends with other people on the same wavelength and making connections that way. Then…like the world just opened up. I started telling them about everything. I was like “well what about this? And what about crystal grids? And what about…”

It just kind of exploded from there. Those of you that have been with me awhile you know the whole story, watched the whole thing unfold and you know exactly how it happened step-by-step and it’s like I always explain it this way:
It was like the universe was just pulling me along and  really saying “just follow your intuition and I’ll keep opening the doors.”
The business? That all unfolded the same way. I just listened & if it resonated for me, I followed.

Did it feel scary? Hell, yes!

Did I feel ready? No way!!!

But the fear felt exciting too & it felt RIGHT.

And that’s how it has always been for me on this path with the crystals.

And more and more things happen throughout my life that keep reminding me of this…because sometimes I forget to follow, remind my brain to follow my intuition…which comes from my heart. Because when I don’t, that’s when I get into little messes & things. Know what I mean?

When I follow my heart & follow my intuition things always seem to work out. And, go ahead and start before you feel ready.

That’s my message here to you today. I hope you do the same.

Follow your heart, follow your intuition wherever that path may lead.

It can only bring you to good positive things.

So let’s hear it Crystal Hottie ~ How did you start working with crystals? Please tell us about it in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings!

 

 

P.S. If you’d like my solid step by step system for starting a heart & soul-centered biz, take a look at my Energize Mastermind here.

Sparkly Highlights from the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 2014

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Hola Sweet Pea!

I’m back from the 2014 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show & I believe I’ll be rollin’ out Tucson video footage of one kind or another for a couple of weeks here.

In addition to basking in the energy of so many lovely crystals & choosing some very special pieces to come home with me, this year I got to meet several inspiring “Crystal People!”

I met up for a scenic tea & coffee overlooking Beautiful Tucson with 1 of my fav. Crystal Authors, Philip Permutt & his wife Lynn & Crystal Priestess (OK, I LOVE that…don’t you?) LoriAAndrus. Such a lovely get together & what an honor. You ‘ll see our photos togehter along with so many lovely crystals as I did spend some time sorting & organizing all them into an online album here for you to see…if you’re interested:
Photo album
I’ve been attending this annual event for years now specifically to search for the most exquisite crystals in the world for all my GORGEOUS SPARKLY Crystal Hotties & I tell ya…it somehow gets better every year! Due to several mining reality shows now on TV, there was quite an interest from an entirely new crowd to our mineral world. So I even got to meet up with some cast members of the show Prospectors on the Weather Channel! And what a metaphysical SURPRISE that was!! Check out the video to see why. I think you’ll like it a lot. :)

You can purchase the jewelry & specimens featured in this video from the Busse’s here.
Meeting up with the Prospectors at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show ~ 2014!

Here’s last year’s caper.

So this year I decided to GO BIG or go home! I chose to go for the gusto…the really premium high-quality show-stopping pieces. You’ll see what I mean in my video below. I mean, I’m no longer selling crystals too much in my online shop (it simply gets too busy…gneiss problem to have, right?) So if I’m going to go out to Tucson…and that’s my reason for living…almost…then I’ve got to make it count or my accountant will slap me silly.

Make it count? I got NO PROBLEM with that. None whatsoever!

So here’s 1/3 of the Tucson Crystal Inventory that I currently have ready for viewing & for sale. I’ll be posting the others over the next few weeks or so.
Tucson 2014 Private Reserve & Premium Quality Crystals; Crystal Treasures

Click here to find out how to purchase.

And here’s my favorite photo of all! YEAH BABY!! What up?

No, I did not make it home with this one. 😉

There’s still tons more  glittery Tucson content to come! Please stay tuned to my email newsletter for all the updates that I’ll only be sharing there. :)

Have a Sparkly Day, Sweet One!

 

Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 2014 – Quick Check In

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I was just a wee-bit tired after several full days of non-stop visiting & crystal shopping. Having the time of my life though.

In this vlog I share some tips on getting your crystals home from Tucson along with how my shopping went this year.

And here are just a few of the many photos I took on this trip. I’m so tired at the moment that I can’t see straight so I’ll leave the rest of the photos & explanations for another post on a different day.

Oh, and I have a TON of work to do with all the lovely bucket-loads of crystals & stones I’ll be unloading once I get back. So so much more to come…

I know you may have some tips of your own for shopping, shipping, packing when crystal shopping at gem shows so please share them in the comments below so we can all share in the sparkliness!

Many Crystal Blessings!