Get the Most out of the 🌑 Eclipse Season ☀️ With Crystals

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Today we are talking about getting the most out of the eclipse season with crystals! During an eclipse, the sun, the moon and the earth are in perfect alignment. Now we don’t usually get an eclipse every time we have a full moon or new moon. During eclipse season, when we get the three celestial bodies, the sun, moon and earth, in perfect alignment their various types of cosmic energies become aligned or stacked. When that happens, they magnify and amplify each other.

In physics, we call this the principle of superposition. That’s when similar energies easily come into alignment and when they do that, they amplify each other.

A lot of people are sensitive to these types of energetic shifts and can feel them easily. Especially if you’re an empath, Reiki healer, or you do energy work of any kind. So let me ask you…are you feeling it ramping up? If not, you may start to as we get a little bit closer!

Now, eclipses usually happen in pairs, but this time it’s not going to happen that way. We had our first eclipse pair of 2018 last eclipse season (January – February). Now we’re headed into our final season for 2018, so after this eclipse season we’re done with eclipses for 2018. Eclipses usually occur, like I said, as a solar and a lunar, so the energies are balanced, right? The time in between is a little funky but the energies get balanced by the two eclipses.

Well this time is a trio! It’s actually going to be a sandwiching trio. The lunar eclipse is in the middle and then we have a solar eclipse on either end, so the energy may get a bit wacky. Also, they’re going to be two weeks apart. You’ll barely have time to integrate the energies and recalibrate before the next one hits us. However, we have tools and support within the crystals and other modalities that can help us get us through this type of situation. It’s about riding the energy, not letting the energy wave ride you and topple you all over the place.
The First Eclipse
The first eclipse will be July 13th and it’s a partial solar eclipse. None of these eclipses are going to be like our August eclipse from last Summer where it was an amazing event and most of North America was able to go on a road trip if they wanted to see it. However, the energies are still heightened, and it doesn’t matter if you’re not in a place where you can visually see the eclipse. Just like every full moon or new moon, no matter where you are on the planet we’re all affected by the energies.

It’s about working with the energy of the new moon. This is a time for planting seeds for upcoming plans, setting new intentions, enhanced and amplified intuition. It’s a very yin, feminine, intuitive, right-brained kind of energy. Just like any new moon is. We don’t actually see the moon during a new moon at all though right? This is about the solar, but it’s a new moon event.

Because of that, my favorite crystals to work with during this time are Labradorite, which is closely related to Moonstone. It has that similar blue flash and that iridescent quality. Labradorite is all about tapping into magic, but it’s also quite protective. If you’re feeling like you need some protective vibrational frequencies during this new moon event, then try working with Labradorite!

The other crystal that I like working with during this time is Indigo Gabbro. It’s also known as Mystic Merlinite, but what happens is while Indigo Gabbro can be purchased relatively affordably, when you call it Mystic Merlinite, for some reason the price goes up. So, look for Indigo Gabbro, it’s gorgeous. It’s relatively new in terms of when it was discovered. Currently it’s only found (as far as we know), on the island of Madagascar. It’s this black stone with a large gray mottling, and if you take it out in the sun you’ll actually see some iridescence in the gray mottling.
The Second Eclipse
Let’s talk about the July 27th lunar eclipse. This is the one that’s sandwiched between the two solar eclipses. It is a total lunar eclipse. Which happens when our Earth moves in between the sun and the moon, blocking the reflection of the sun’s rays.

We’re going to have this total lunar eclipse on July 27th, but if you’re in North America we’re not going to see it because it’s happening in the middle of our daylight hours, but the moon is going to pass directly through the Earth’s shadow, so it’s going to be obscured. It’s not going to go away completely. It’ll have kind of a reddish tint to it from the shadow. That happens when some of the sunlight comes around and hits it and it looks really, really cool if you’re in a place on the planet where you’re going to be able to see it.

The energies of a lunar eclipse are the same as a really powerful full moon. It’s a very high amplitude kind of energy. However, specifically for this total lunar eclipse I’m going to advise you to look at the plans you make and think about them, but don’t take any action. Don’t make any changes. No new anything. Try to just evaluate any necessary changes for the next cycle because you want to keep in mind, we’re going to be smack dab in the middle of Mercury retrograde during this total lunar eclipse and this crazy eclipse season.

Lunar eclipses in general are good energy that bring about change. Don’t you go initiating any of your own changes or own big plans or big contracts because this is a time when it’s important to let things happen as they will. Be grateful for whatever lessons you learned during the last lunar cycle or for whatever intentions and seeds you planted that did come to fruition.
Eclipse Season Crystals
Moonstone

The first crystal, you may have guessed, is Moonstone. It can be any kind of Moonstone, peach, rainbow, it doesn’t have to be a white Moonstone. Any of them are great for working with lunar energy in any moon phase, actually. Moonstone promotes goddess energy, divination, feminine energy, and that makes sense because the moon is known for goddess feminine energy, right? It also has a connection to water. It’s a great stone to work with for allowing you to more efficiently tap into your intuition.
Opal

Another crystal that I like to work with at this time is Opal. This particular crystal has such a pretty iridescence. Opal really helps to align us with lunar energy and watery energy, it’s about purification.

It actually contains molecules of water within it. If you live in a very dry climate or you’ve stored it for a very, very long time, it can end up drying out. If you notice your Opal has lost its iridescence, you’ll want to put it in a plastic bag with a cotton ball and a few drop of water. Wrap it up in that cotton, close up the bag, and it will rehydrate itself!
Selenite

 

The next crystal that I like for total lunar eclipse energy is Selenite. It embodies goddess energy and it’s a crystal that allows us to more easily communicate with our higher selves.
The Third Eclipse
Now let’s talk about the last eclipse in the season, and that’s the one happening on August 11th which is also during that Mercury retrograde period. It’s another partial solar eclipse. The last eclipse is taking place two weeks after the total lunar eclipse. With the moon having moved halfway around its orbit, (and again it’s a new moon again) we’ll be right back where we started. The other partial solar eclipse taking place, will be the total opposite of that FIRST partial solar eclipse. It’s also important to note this one will be extreme northern latitude.

In terms of cosmic energy it’s going to be similar to the July 13th eclipse, except that you’re now in Mercury retrograde. Which means you’ll need to be a bit more careful. Be mindful of not starting anything new, just reviewing, reviewing, and extra reviewing.
Working With Crystals 🔮
When I say, “work with the crystals,” I like to give specifics of what that actually looks like. I’d also like to leave you with some examples of how you can work with these crystals. There are loads of ways to do so, you could simply meditate with the crystals…or, like we said before, that contemplation time during the Mercury retrograde eclipses, you can just sit with the crystal while you’re contemplating, it helps to entrain your energy field. You can create and work with an eclipse intention crystal grid or consider creating a specific crystal grid while using those crystals within your grid.

Some people also sit outside during the eclipse event. Again, even though you can’t see it, you’re sensing the energies and you’re even more connected with them when you’re sitting out within Mother Nature. I did this during the total solar eclipse and it was such a powerful thing. You can just sit directly on the Earth to activate and attune to the energies between yourself, the crystal, and the eclipse.

Next you could put together an eclipse energy mojo kit, and include several crystals in a little pouch to carry around with you. Be careful when you’re carrying them around because they tend to hit each other. You want to be gentle with them so that you’re not causing any damage to the crystals themselves.

You can also take an eclipse energy bath, and add some drops of jasmine essential oil because jasmine is very closely related to lunar energies. It carries intense new and full moon frequencies, so it’s good for any of these eclipses.

Keep in mind that Selenite is the only crystal listed above that shouldn’t go in water.  People freak out and think that it’s going to melt if you put it in water. It’s not going to melt. It’s not going anywhere. If you submerge Selenite in water for a long period of time it will start to become dull. This is because it becomes water soluble over a long period of time.

Hope you enjoyed the blog thank you so much for following along today!

Do you pay close attention to what the sun/moon are up to? Do you have other crystals you like to work with? Or other techniques/tips you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments below!

Crystal Blessings,

“Do the Work” to Heal – What Does that Mean?

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Do the Work
Today I want to talk about something that I teach about in my course… something I feel is very important for our Certified Crystal Healers and just generally for any energy worker to know & remember… and that is:
Anything at all that’s been left to fester or left unresolved within our energy field, will keep manifesting itself in our physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional life until we do the work to heal it.
 

So, anything left unresolved will keep manifesting itself until we do the work to heal it. There’s no skipping over that. There’s no getting around it. It’s just going to keep coming up.
Unresolved issues left in the energy field unresolved long enough; it just gets denser and denser until it shows up in your physical field as something that you CANNOT ignore.
It’s like what we all call the “spiritual two by four” smack right upside the head. There’s no escaping it.

“You’ve got to do the work.”

It’s something we procrastinate doing, we avoid, or we don’t want to look at… we pull the ostrich with their head-in-the-sand move.

We don’t want to deal with it.

We don’t want to face it head-on.

We don’t want to “do the work”… either because it sounds like too much…

or maybe we’re not quite sure what that even means!

In our metaphysical community, we often hear that we “need to do the work” if we want to “ascend” or evolve spiritually, that we need to get in there and do the hard stuffs. But what does that actually look like? Specifically.

I wanted to explore that here in this blog post a bit further and really…
Unpack what “doing the work” means
These are some steps that I’ve found to be quite helpful for myself over the years. It certainly doesn’t mean it’s the only way. I always say that there are many paths up to the summit of the mountain. So, these steps are just one way of approaching it. 🙂

  • Simply recognize, become aware that there’s something to be worked on. I think 50% of doing the work is just being aware that there’s something there that needs to be worked on in order to be healed. Because once you bring it into your awareness, you see it come up again and again and you consciously start working on it and start peeling away the layers; start bubbling it up to the surface so that it can be dealt with. So, how do we recognize or become aware if we’re not already? Think to yourself…are there patterns of things, difficulties, problems that keep coming up again and again in my life? Are there things that really are triggering you or really piss you off, something that really just gets your goat? That’s something that needs to be looked at more carefully. Are you holding any resentments or grudges? Do you have anxieties around certain things? Really feel the feelings and facing them is all part of recognizing and awareness. All of that is part of bringing it up to the surface so that it can be healed. And like I said, a lot of times that’s all that needs to happen for it to be healed. But there are also times you need to go deeper.
  • Next, don’t waste energy on who to blame for whatever issues. Instead, focus on how you’re going to EMPOWER yourself to resolve it. Ditch the blame! (BTW, morganite is a great crystal to work with to help us ditch the victim/blame mindset).[caption id="attachment_20747" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]
  • The next step is to set crystal-clear intentions to clear it.  Once we’ve recognized and brought awareness to whatever the issue is, then you also need to go in and say,
    “I want to clear this. I’m going to be working on clearing this. This is something I’m going to be focusing on.”
    So that every time it comes up you’re also thinking about dropping into heart center (thinking with love in your heart) and trying to be the observer so that you can discern the feelings coming up for you and start working on clearing it. ❤ I highly recommend creating a crystal grid as a helpful intention-setting tool for this!
  • The next step is to create some sort of daily ritual and commit to it. Perhaps it can look like this:
    • a daily morning contemplation or prayer
    • next a meditation
    • then some crystal work later on in the evening
    • along with some daily journaling. you can check out my blog post on my daily morning rituals, but know that doing any sort of a daily commitment around your intention is going to be so helpful.
  • Radiate positive vibes out to others by getting involved; volunteering or donating philanthropically to causes that are for the betterment of others (either with money or by donating items others need), sending out prayers, love and light to those in need or even participating in group ceremonies to raise the vibration of our planet or to send healing to others; doing these sorts of things to help others and do good in the world sends out ripples of positive vibes out into the universe, to the source energy field which in turn raises your own vibration. ♥
  • Pull in some therapies, some outside help, perhaps. Doing this can help you to further drill down into other layers to work on the issue from another angle. Examples of such therapies could be:

    • talk therapy/psychotherapy
    • an astrological reading so you can understand what sort of energies will be presenting themselves to you so that you can benefit most from them in the upcoming months. A solar return reading can be good for this sort of cosmic forecasting. I get mine done by TheMoonMother, a trusted teacher/mentor of mine.
    • some hypnosis focused on working through any possible fears
    • Journal it out. Journaling can be great therapy and here’s a great article that explains how that can look.
    • focused energetic therapies to tap into various vibrational frequencies; there are so many different types (Acupuncture, Reiki, Crystal Healing). Let your therapist know what you’re specifically looking to work on. Communicate with them. If you can’t afford to pay a professional to do these things, you can do some energetic work on yourself. I used to do this by myself all the time… and still do!
  • Amp Up those Vibrational Frequencies
    Of course, me being me… I really want to expand a bit more on that last bullet point for pulling in other therapies; specifically focusing on certain vibrational frequencies you can work with here:

    • Moon/Solar Cycles

    You can choose to set the intention to clear your energetic filed and plant “brand new seeds” at the new moon.

    Then at the full moon, it’s time to let go of any resentments that you might be holding onto, any grudges you may have because the full moon is a time for forgiveness. It’s also a time to focus on being grateful for all the things that you have been able to manifest within that last 28-day cycle. Also, remember to give thanks for the work that you ARE doing (Hey! See that? you’re actually “doing the work”!) and the awareness that you’ve brought to whatever these unresolved issues within your energy field are… to get them brought up to the surface and cleared out so that they don’t continue to fester and manifest themselves in your different life areas.

    You can do this again and again. Every 28 days is a completely new cycle.

    • Chakra Balancing

    You can look to chakra balancing, allowing you to focus in on the seven main energy centers within your energetic body.

    Depending on what the issue is that keeps coming up for you, the chakras allow us to focus in more closely on certain areas, and then you can focus your attention without ignoring the other chakras. For instance, if I know I have certain issues that have to do with the heart chakra, I’ll do some specific energetic work on myself focusing on that area (this may include using essential oils, crystals and light therapy directly on that chakra in a session).

    For example, you can focus your attention more closely on certain anxieties. Then you could choose to focus more closely on your root chakra and some intentional, deeper work there.

    • Crystal Work

    Then you might try working with certain crystals to do some fine-tuning on specific issues by simply keeping them in your environment, close-by, meditating with them or by wearing them. This will allow you to laser focus on certain things that need to be resolved so that they don’t manifest themselves in your mental, emotional, physical life or body.

    I’ve barely scratched the surface here.

    There are many more things you can do and of course, you can get much deeper with each step that I’ve listed above.

    I just wanted to open up that term “do the work” a bit and help demystify and clarify it with specific steps we can take towards doing that.

    So, are you ready to do the work?  Are you willing to heal yourself and continue to clear through any issues that surface?  We all need to. I feel that’s what we’re all here on Mama Earth School to do. It’s like a video game simulation thing that we’ve come here to play and we keep playing and ascending levels until we’ve mastered the game. Hey! even famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson reasons this may be the case. Then once we’ve mastered all the levels, we head off into the unknown, fantastical, mystical wonder. Who knows!? Right?

    If you feel inspired to share your experience or tools that have helped you “do the work”, please post in the comments below so we can all share the experiences together.

    Crystal Blessings,

    Hibiscus Moon

    Is it Wrong to Charge Money as an Energy Healer?

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    This is really a Part 2 of my blog post on How to Make More Money as an Energy Healer. Part 1 is over here if you haven’t read that yet.

    This part addresses the simple fact that many energy healers & light workers out there find themselves struggling to earn enough to make ends meet. AND part of the reason is that there are some cultural beliefs that we shouldn’t be charging for doing this work.

    Am I right?

    I see many in our community:

    • under-valuing
    • under-charging
    • over-delivering
    • & ultimately burning themselves the frick out.

    Sound familiar?

    It’s really a sad situation & one that I’m passionate about eradicating!
    It doesn’t have to be that way
    I’m here to tell you can approach your business in a sacred, joyful & conscious way while still highly valuing what you do.

    Over the years on this sacred crystal biz path, I’ve heard my share of negative comments (yeah, both directed at me & others in our community)… people angry that someone is earning a healthy income as a healer or, Heaven Forbid… that I’m earning my living teaching and certifying others in becoming Crystal Healers.

    Their usual argument is that being a light worker of any sort is “a gift” and, therefore, you shouldn’t charge others if you’re truly working to help and serve others.
    I have to say here & now that I think THAT is the biggest load of dookie I’ve ever heard!
    In the beginning, these sort of attacks would wobble my resolve; make me feel insecure, start questioning things & make me wonder if I was doing something morally wrong in some way. Deep down I knew I wasn’t, but people attacking you can make you question yourself. Know what I mean?

    Then I stopped and asked myself…
    Wait a FREAKING minute! Why are the gifts of our doctors, lawyers, accountants OK to be charged for, yet the gifts of light workers and energy healers are not???
    (BTW, I have an entire blog post dedicated to my take on this whole charging money for your gifts, over here.)

    I’m here to tell you that not only is it OK to charge for your services, but it’s necessary. Unless you’re independently wealthy. Then, yes, please do serve others charitably as much as you can.

    Not only is it necessary, but I also feel it’s gratifying in many ways. You must know & value your worth for others to recognize, support & appreciate it. Hey, you’re providing a much sought after, value-driven service or fulfilling a great need for someone.

    In addition, in order to make big change for our planet we need to earn well so we have the means to make big change happen. If I want to be as philanthropic as I am (and intend on being for the rest of my life here on Mama Earth) then I need to earn the funds in order to support that habit, don’t I?

    If this really isn’t sitting right with you… if you still think I’m greedy for thinking the way I do… that’s fine. We don’t need to agree. And you’re not going to change my mind. Further, I’ll tell you what…
    You’re gonna continue to struggle financially in your healing biz as long as you stay planted in that lack-mindset. That’s a fact. Law of Attraction, Baby.
    Sorry, but that’s just how the Universe works. So, if you’ve made peace with that, then quit reading here, b/c the rest of this blog post ain’t for you.

    However, if you’ve decided that you want to end the burn-out & struggle then I’d like to offer you some specific steps you can take to move in the direction of releasing any money-shame-game so you can set yourself up for SUCCESS!
    Mindset Shift
    Over the years, through experience, education, mentoring, coaching (both giving & receiving) & the modeling of others I admire, I’ve gained a great understanding around this topic of earning money as a healer. Here’s the secret:
    I HIGHLY VALUE what I do…. and that’s the KEY to others highly valuing it too!
    In order to overcome this hurdle, you must shift your mindset around earning money as a healer. You have to feel it in your heart that it’s not only OK to make a good living, but that you WANT IT in a big way! ❤

    Next, you have to think of WHY you want it in a big way. The “why” is different for everyone.

    Me? I have 2 main reasons:

  • Making a good living allows me to be happy & enjoy what I do so that I don’t get burned out & quit. If that were to happen to me or you, then no one gets served by what we provide, right? A prosperous income allows you to live, serve & give abundantly doing what you love & all while being authentically YOU! And feeling so well supported in it, that your passion never burns out. Your energy will be gracefully balanced.
  • As I already mentioned, another huge motivator for me is philanthropy. I feel sacred business can & should be a force for good in the world… allowing you the opportunity to give in all the ways that you see fit, supporting causes that you believe in… in ways that you never imagined possible! Because you can afford to do so. ♥
  • “…a reverent businessman or businesswoman is a person who infuses a new energy into the archetype of entrepreneur, shifting it from a dynamic that is motivated by profits that are generated by serving others to a dynamic of serving others that is made possible by profits.” ~ author Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul
    A nice side effect of this mindset shift is that you become a Prosperity Attraction Magnet! The Law of Attraction attracts more prosperity & abundance to you with ease. You’ll see.
    Give Back
    Having my HIGH VALUE mindset doesn’t mean that I never give freely of my services to those who cannot afford them.

    I provide very specific avenues for that giving:

    • I create consistent free content that I publish on my blog on a bi-weekly basis (like this!) I have many followers who don’t purchase my course or products, but just like to consume my content. That’s great & I welcome it. This is how I get to serve them! 🙂
    • I give away a number of scholarships each year to my Certified Crystal Healer Course to those who cannot afford the tuition. We recently gave away NINE scholarships for 2017!
    • We offer convenient payment plans for my signature course.
    • My company gives very generously through our give back charitable donations.
    • In addition to my company-wide supported charities chosen by me, The Sparkle Team also get to individually choose charities they choose to support in this world so they also get to contribute to causes that are important to them.

    You can think up other ways that you can give back and then create solid boundaries around them & stick to them.

    I mean that last bit about solid boundaries! Create very tight systems, scripts & processes around exactly HOW you will give back & when, how many, how often, etc… and stick to it like molasses b/c if you don’t… you’ll find yourself being taking advantage of and burned out all over again.

    By giving back in specific ways that you’ve predetermined, you’re being of service to those that truly need you and you’ll be feeling really good & solid about it, less likely to waver. You’ll be doing your part by generously contributing and serving others.

    Plus… coming up with avenues to give back & provide for those in need removes any lingering useless guilt around earning a good living from your healing services… another nice side effect.
    Keep Good Company
    We’re so easily influenced by others with this money mindset stuff, aren’t we? If you have a group of friends you hang out with or a Facebook Group you belong to who have strong & outspoken opinions that charging for your services is wrong then it will most certainly start to rub off on you.

    Have you noticed that happening?

    Do you feel ashamed telling them about what you do or an event you have coming up or something new you’re selling? Yeah… peer pressure is very powerful stuffs in this arena! Some in our community can be oh-so-judgemental about it. Can’t they?

    You’ll need to be very mindful of your relationships and who you’re spending time with & how they may be influencing your thoughts & opinions on this. Are they benefiting you or bringing you down?

    It’s best to limit or eliminate your time with negative people and instead find others who value your worth just as much as you do.
    Learn to Surf
    Money is simply the bartering tool that’s preferred in our society today. It’s just how our world works at the moment. Money is simply another form of energy.

    You can try to buck the system & make things harder on yourself than they need to be or you can learn to “surf the waves”.
    Earning money… good money from your healing practice should not make you feel ashamed, uncomfy or slimy!
    I’ve been in my sacred crystal biz earning a great living with Hibiscus Moon, LLC for over 8 years now. I finally decided to leave my full-time teaching job mid-way through 2012 b/c my biz was already super-successful.  I had to choose. I chose & happily never looked back.

    If you want to learn more about how to be successful in your energy healer biz, surrounded by a Mastermind community of like-minded biz owners to support you, I share it all, everything I’ve learned over my last 8 years you may be interested in my Professional Level of the Certified Crystal Healer Course where my highly acclaimed Mastermind Program is thrown in for FREE with my signature Certified Crystal Healer Course.

    Among many other topics I cover in that Mastermind Program, I’ll be teaching you:

    • How to make it easy for your clients & customers to purchase from you
    • specific ways to increase your income now; leveraging your time, passive income & how to perfectly package what you offer
    • Discover a range of sacred & successful strategies to leverage & deliver your divine gifts, services, messages and/or products to your tribe in ways that allow you to FLOURISH!
    • How to get out of overwhelm & kick procrastination to the curb
    • How to creatively re-package your existing offers & create premium packages that allow your unique gifts, talents & abilities to SPARKLE while getting your tribe to truly VALUE what you’re worth!
    • How to create offers, services, products & packages that appeal to our new age community… stuff your tribe will love & will sell like hot cakes.

    Check it out here.

    So, tell me Crystal Hottie? Have others berated you for wanting to earn a healthy income from your gifts? Do you value yourself, your gifts and all that you have to offer? It’s time to shine, Sparkly One and lift each other up. Please tell us in the comments below?

    Your unique brand of healing, energy or support is needed in the world & you deserve to be joyous & successful doing it!♥

    ~Hibiscus Moon

    Crystals for an Energetic Shield of Protection

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    Do you know how to create an energetic shield of protection around you if you’re an energy healer… or even if you’re not? We all need to mindfully protect our energy.

    Years ago,  when I first started learning about energy healing, doing energy healing, and even teaching people about energetic healings, I started noticing something…
    that I wasn’t really protecting myself correctly & I was zapping myself of energy after doing these healing sessions or teaching groups of people.
    This type of work really zaps the energy from you…if you don’t know how to mitigate that. It’s important to protect yourself & protect your energy with an energetic shield of protection, and crystals can help you do just that.

    Even for those of us that have been teaching or healing for quite a while, I find this is something we need to always work on, need to remember to continue to do, be conscious of & continue to learn more about…because there’s always something new to learn.

    I’m never done learning.
    I think it’s wonderful that we get to be here on Mama Earth School…that’s what I feel we are here to do; to constantly learn and add to our bag of tricks.
    Protect Yourself
    There are many things you can do to help protect yourself. Some things will work better for you than others, so it’s something you’ll have to experiment with, and try, and see what works best for you.

    It takes some trial + error to get it right and maybe you need to do a mix of things.

    You can even layer on and double up techniques. Heck! Triple up on some things if you need to…if you want to feel like you have an extra layer of protection with you. I give a whole bunch of tips to students in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, but I’m going to give you a few tips in this blog here today that anybody can apply to any sort of energy work.
    Crystals for an Energetic Shield of Protection
    Black Obsidian

    Now, I usually tend to shy away from black obsidian, but some people like black obsidian to create this energetic shield of protection.

    I usually advise to only go to black obsidian if you feel like you need it to be powerful protection, because it has the tendency for some—not everybody, but a majority of people—to bring them down into a low, low state, almost like grounding them way too much & can bring on some low-grade depression and things like that if they’re not prepared for the work that black obsidian does. So I would only really use this if something major serious is going on and you need mega protection.

    SIDENOTE: I consider myself energetically dense & not as easily effected by certain energies. I recently did an experiment when meeting with a large group of people where the focus was on me (That’s usually a situation where I get energetically zapped & end up feeling hungover afterwards…sometimes for days if I don’t put the effort in preparing well.) So this last time I actually wore 1 black obsidian bracelet on each wrist…something I normally wouldn’t advise for most.

    But for me, this worked wonders!

    I had no ill after effects from the bracelets nor the event. I was able to enjoy meeting with all the lovely peeps and felt happy & upbeat afterwards too.

    So, you just have to try out different things and experiment with them. We’re all individuals with a slightly different unique energetic frequency so different protection techniques will work slightly differently for each of us.

    Black Obsidian is also a great stone for cord cutting; a process I explain in detail on another video/blog over here.
    Black Tourmaline
    For everyday kind of energy work that you would be doing if you’re an energy worker, a light worker, a teacher, that kind of thing, I would really lean towards black tourmaline.

    Something that I find very practical is to have a black tourmaline pendant.  That way, you can just wear it and be wearing it all day long.

    But try to remember to mindfully think of the black tourmaline you’re wearing before you go into a situation. Maybe before you’re going into a healing room or you’re going into a classroom…
    Try to mentally remind yourself that you’re wearing a black tourmaline and that your energy, your whole electromagnetic field is protected by the black tourmaline!  
    Making that mindful connection kind of bonds you to the crystal and then you don’t need to do it every single time, but I find that the protection is so much stronger when I remember to do that, or at least remember to do that more often than not. 😉
    Sugilite
    Something else you can do is to call in the energy of Archangel Michael to create an energetic shield of protection around you…

    and a crystal you can use to more closely work with Archangel Michael is sugilite.

    It’s pronounced “soo-ghee-lite”…with a hard “G”… ***just sharing that tip because most people mispronounce it.

    It can come in different hues & vibrancy of purple, but it’s usually in a mass & sometimes it’s polished up into a nice shiny stone.

    The the different shades of purple in the stone can range from a light lilac, all the way into a really deep, vibrant magenta. And when you get it wet, it does get very deep purple white-magenta-ish.

    [caption id="attachment_19608" align="aligncenter" width="450"] 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]In the above video you’ll note I have a rough piece of sugilite and it gets the color from the element, manganese. Most sugilites come from the manganese mines in South Africa.

    Sugilite is a crystal that:

    • aligns & helps balance or enhance your work with your third eye + crown chakra
    • helps to call in Archangel Michael to assist with keeping up that shield

    You can work with this crystal whether you’re wearing it or you have it in your space and simply ask for that energetic shield of protection from Archangel Michael. Then visualize it enveloping your environment.
    Smudge
    Another thing that you can do is to sage smudge yourself & the space.

    But… sometimes doing a smoke sage isn’t practical.

    It may not be allowed, maybe there are sprinklers that might go off, or maybe somebody might complain about the smoke…or perhaps your own lungs might complain! So a spray sage smudge is always an option.

    There are lots of different types of these available. I give out my personal recipe for this in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, but there’s lots of these available all over the place online, in metaphysical shops, etc. The important ingredients I like to include in these is sage (not clary sage) essential oil and some sort of transmuting crystal such as black tourmaline.

    [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]

    These sprays are super practical because you can just spritz it around and that helps to infuse the space you’re in with negative ions, helping to keep you protected while adding another layer of protection to your energetic shield.

    I hope I’ve given you some good, practical tips that you can use in your energy work to keep you safe, and protected, and maintaining your energetic hygiene.

    Do you protect yourself before doing energy work?  What tools do you find work best for you?  I’d love to hear in the comments below.

    Crystal Blessings,

    Hibiscus Moon