Top Five Simple Ways to Use Your Crystals Every Day

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, Everyday/Personal Stuffs 15 Comments

Ancient peoples truly appreciated and put to good use the extraordinary healing properties of crystals. We can learn so much from them and apply their wisdom to our modern lives to inspire us to work with crystals every day.

Unfortunately, us mod-humans, have mostly pushed aside or just forgotten all about our effective ancient stone and mineral know-how.

The good news is that recently we’ve experienced quite the Rock Revival. Am I right? A total resurgence and re-interest in the energetic healing powers of crystals and stones. (I feel we’re simply REMEMBERING what worked well for us without the nasty side-effects of other possible “remedies.”)

Sneak Peek: One of my recommendations is daily crystal meditation. For a simple meditation, grab this free throat chakra meditation mp3 and drop into some quality time with you, your rocks and your breath.
First Some Interesting Crystal Healing History
Humans have used crystals for millennia for various healing and protective purposes.

We now have evidence regarding the earliest hominids that were working with crystal energy as early as about 40,000 years ago.

This is specific evidence of ancient human remains buried with jade-looking (chlorite) jewelry. Anthropologists gather that it was used for either healing or some sort of protection, like a talisman of some sort. So far, this is the earliest evidence of crystal healing to date.

Ancient civilizations have also been documenting the use of working with stones or laying on of stones; where they were placing them on the body for different modes of healing, protection and connecting with Mama Earth. We even have evidence of this documented in the Bible.

[caption id="attachment_21894" align="aligncenter" width="864"] Bottom Left: Lapis lazuli used in Scarab Pectoral, from the Tomb of Tutankhamun, in the Valley of the Kings at Thebes, Ancient Egypt, c. 1361-52 BC. Right: Lapis lazuli used in “Ram in a Thicket”, from the Royal Tombs of Ur, Sumer, Ancient Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq, c. 2600-2500 B.C.[/caption]

Yes, metaphysical powers of crystals were no mystery to most of our ancient cultures including:

  • Egyptians
  • Native North Americans
  • Chinese
  • Indians
  • South Americans
  • Australian Aborigines
  • Sumerians

… and many, many others regularly adorned their bodies with gemstone jewelry and embellished their buildings, carvings, statues, etc. with sacred stones. This was the norm, not the exception. The ancients had many ways of working with crystals every day.

Crystal Info Dissemination
Civilizations have worked with stones and have experimented with them for thousands of years, honing and perfecting this information and techniques.

When the anthropologists sit down to study various cultures and ask them, “Where does this information come from?”, it’s repeatedly revealed that it’s been passed down from generation to generation to generation.

They’ll often say, “It was passed on by others.” Now, who are the others? That’s left up to interpretation. You can take that deeper wherever you’d like to go, but that’s beyond the scope of this blog post. 😉

Most of our crystal books and their stone correspondences are based on this passed down data.

Not all of them…

Some contain info that’s been channeled or personally researched by the author, but the majority have a strong foundation largely based on this ancient information.

And it’s great to KNOW all this crystal stuff, but keep in mind…

Knowledge is useless unless it’s applied. Right?

And I don’t know about you, but for me to CONSISTENTLY apply something, it had better not take up much of my time or brain power, plus it has to work itself easily into my everyday routines. Otherwise, it just becomes some beautifully complicated ceremony that I did that one time and never had time to do again.

Now that may work for some stuff but for most of the things that we want to apply crystals to; it generally works out best if we work with them often and consistently; making them part of our everyday routines.

So, how do we do that? – actually put them to practical everyday use?

Well, I can tell you what I do…

My five favorite ways to work with my crystals every day:
1. Crystal Grid
Crystal grids are like a manifestation-amplifier for any area of your life — money, health, relationships, happiness. On any given day, I’ll have at least one (but usually two) crystal grids set up somewhere in my home to manifest a certain intention I’m working on. There’s always something I could be working on!

I have a recent blog post over here with specifics on getting you started with a crystal grid.
2. Gem Elixir
Basically, a gem elixir is crystal water. When made with the intention of drinking it, I’m always mindful of toxicity levels of any of the stones that I use. I also consider the Mohs Hardness or rusting probability (iron content) when I’m concerned about preserving the stone’s integrity and beauty.

Gem elixirs are water entrained with specific crystal healing vibrations… because subtle energies can be charged and stored in water quite efficiently. Here are two different blog posts where I give you an example of how I work gem elixirs into my everyday routines: Hibiscus Iced Tea for Immune Boosting and Magical Mermaid Crystal Tea. But, listen… most days I just take a safe tumbled stone and plop it into my drinking water.
3. Crystal Meditation
This is something I strive to work into every day. Some days it just doesn’t happen. However, I’ve found that if I do it in the morning, that seems to work best. I usually end up getting my meditation in about four days a week.

And this is the one activity in this list… that if I had to choose just one, I would not do without this one. I find it to be the most transformative for my everyday psyche and mindset.

Before meditation, I simply choose a stone to work with. It’s usually the same stone that I’ll work with for at least a week, if not longer. Then I’ll rest it in my left (receiving energy) hand or if it feels uncomfy that day I’ll rest it in front of me on my meditation cushion while having it touch some part of my body and allow it to influence my vibratory field for what’s usually a ten-minute meditation. Most people have a Rose Quartz. Or an Amethyst. Grab one and give it a go.
4. Chakra Balancing
This is an active and highly effective technique that can really effect change with recalibrating your major energy centers in your body. If you’re new to chakras entirely, I suggest you start with part 1 in my chakra blog post series here.

This is the art of laying on of stones.  There are many steps and nuances to it that I teach my students in my Certified Crystal Healing Course, but to do a very simple chakra balancing session, you’re taking seven crystals whose colors correspond to each chakra and lay them over each chakra leaving them in place for about 15 minutes.
5. Crystal Jewelry
Now, in contrast to chakra balancing, stone jewelry is a very passive approach you can take with your crystal healing. You can simply find jewelry that incorporates the stones you’d most like to work with and wear them, allowing their energy field to entrain with and influence your own. That’s it! Does it get any easier than that?

Now there are many more ways to work with our crystals, right? These are just my personal methods that have fallen effortlessly into my almost-daily routines. I would love you to share your top methods with our Crystal Family! What are your favorite ways to work with crystals every day? Please tell me in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings,

Are Crystals 💎 Too Trendy? 📈 Is That Good or Bad?

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Are crystals trendy? Well…trendy is defined as “Very fashionable or up to date in style or influence.” Style and influence aren’t necessarily what we’re looking for concerning our crystals though is it? However, we can see that there is a very clear crystal trend forming. They’re in every home goods store you can think of I’ve seen uninspiring displays of healing bracelets in Target and even Walmart.

Even prominent YouTubers have started hopping on the crystal bandwagon lately. Beyond social media, you’ll even find companies like Goop (Gwyneth Paltrow’s company) displaying entire crystal sections. Robert Redford’s company Sundance also had a crystal gift set for a Mother’s Day promotion they were doing. So circling back to the overarching question is this good or bad? What kind of energy does this bring to the table? Also, we have to consider … because so many companies and influencers are inserting themselves into this space, we can expect an impact on the supply and demand of individual crystals.

 
The Positives of The Crystal Trend 📈
There are indeed positives that this type of trend can bring. For example, it’s allowing the world of crystal healing to be more acceptable in the general publics eyes. I’m sure many of you have experienced people having a relatively closed mind on the subject of crystal healing in the past. I’ve had some students share stories about their families not quite understanding or accepting the inclusion of crystals in someone’s daily lifestyle. 

So yes some people may be coming to crystals because of their favorite influencer or celebrity. However, they’re still connecting with a higher form of self regardless. Which is a beautiful thing, because crystals are subconscious influencers, and they help us create unity within our consciousness. Now that all being said crystals are still more impactful when there is an intention behind using them. You’re going to get the most significant result; you’re going to be squeezing out every bit of potential from those crystals when your intention is in alignment with the vibrational frequency of the crystals that you’re working with.

Perhaps another positive is this becoming a conversation starter for people. As a result of the emerging crystal trend, people naturally become more curious. They’re asking themselves, “do these things really work?” I see that exact question all the time on my YouTube videos, and from there they come over to my website and read a little bit more about it. Would this have happened otherwise if crystals weren’t such a trend at the moment?
The Science Behind Crystals 🔬
Now, keep in mind, I’m barely going to scratch the surface here. I go into much more detail on this subject in my Certified Crystal Healer Course. Our body has a dominant or average vibrational frequency. I say average because every one of our organs has a different vibrational frequency, so all added up and taken together. We have an average vibrational frequency, but it’s not very stable. The reason for this is we are not crystalline. We might be headed towards that in an evolutionary sense, but we are not predominantly crystalline.

Our bodies average vibrational frequency can also fluctuate as a result of everyday stress. Now, it’s important to realize that our entire universe, or the multiverse, is made up of pure energy and vibration. Everything in it, everything you can see, everything you cannot see, everything that science can measure, everything science cannot measure. Even your thoughts and emotions are made of pure energy and vibration. To help illustrate this allow me to reference a very popular formula created by the great Einstien. E=mc^2, the E stands for energy, M stands for matter, or mass, C squared is the speed of light. However, don’t get hung up just yet on what I refer to as “mathematical voodoo.” The point I want to illustrate here is that energy equals mass and vice versa.

Crystals and Their Unique Vibrational Frequency 🔮
So crystals are mass (or matter) which equals energy. What makes them different though compared to every other thing in the universe, is they have an exceptional kind of energy. Crystals, like the fluorite sphere I’m so fond are composed of a very special kind of energy. It is important to note however that a crystal has vibrations just like everything else does.  The more evolved the consciousness or the energetic amplitude of the vibrational frequency of a certain being or object, the more influential it is. Which means the more it will entrain the energy around it.

As I said earlier different forms of matter and energy vibrate at different vibrational frequencies. The different organs in our body have different vibrational frequencies. These different frequencies depend on lots of different variables. Now, a crystal has a very specific molecular composition. Those molecules establish the size of the crystal, the thickness of the crystal, and the color of the crystal.  When crystals are created specifically for use within a laboratory to be used for various electronics, it’s important to take into account the crystals specific vibrational frequency. So crystals are highly influential due to their highly ordered atomic structure.

Crystals are also very different from us because of the highly structured state they’re in. Even our universe is based on energetic tetrahedrons. Did you know that? Video game programmers or creators center their video game models on tetrahedrons.  The molecules of a crystal are arranged in a fixed repeating geometric pattern. Meaning they’re geometrically perfect and because of that they have the lowest possible state of disorganization. Crystals easily maintain their dominant vibrational frequency, unlike us. So the crystals have the unique ability to influence the energies around them in a very beneficial way.

Let me know in the comments below if you find the crystal trend to be negative or positive. Do you think it’s good to be able to find crystals in department stores? Or bad?  I would also love to hear your thoughts on the science behind crystals and their vibrational frequencies! 😄

Crystal Blessings,

 

How to Make a Healthy Crystal Candle | DIY

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Today I want to talk to you about my new idea for candles that I’ve been using lately… Healthy Crystal Candles, that is.

Here’s the deal guys …

I love candles.

I used to love ♥ Yankee candles and other highly scented ones like those. I was like a Yankee candle junkie.

And then I learned that they were bad for you in several ways but I still kept using them because I loved the scents so so much. I knew they were putting black soot in the air, I knew they had the lead wicks, chemicals and all.

It’s all shit, guys. You really don’t want to be breathing that stuff.

So I quit Yankee candles altogether about 7 years ago.

Those large candle companies and the enticing aromas; they know what chemical scents to put in there to stimulate parts of your brain that make you feel good… but it’s making your body feel bad.  I think inherently it might on the surface make you feel good, but really in the long-term, it’s messing with you energetically and mentally, not to mention physically.
People are wondering why so many have so many health issues that are going on right now, diseases, illnesses, cancers. We are just loaded up with toxins in our environment, every which way if you don’t get hyper-aware about it.
Just say NO to those highly scented, wonderfully scented candles. NO.

Sidenote: If you’re needing a bit of help to kick the toxic-candle habit … Did you know you can use crystals to help you bust bad habits? I wrote all about it over here.

Watch my video above and let me show you what I came up with. I was looking for non-petroleum, non-toxic, yet well-scented candles with a high-vibe energy and there are lots of options out there on the market, but you’ll notice the price tag can be hefty.

Soy is an option, you can go with soy if you’re okay with that but, I don’t know, there’s something about soy, most of the soy is GMO, I’ve heard, so I’m not loving the idea of burning something that’s genetically modified in my environment if I can avoid that. So I leaned towards something we’ve been using since ancient times: Beeswax candles.

I really wanted something that was 100% pure and healthy through and through; all cotton wick, with nothing in the wick that’s going to make it last longer like lead or any of that. I also needed it to not be a naked candle but encased in glass because I tend to forget candles sometimes and leave them burning. Just in case!

I have a little altar in my sacred space that I’ll often have candles burning on and sometimes I’ll just up & leave my space and I’ve done it before where the candles burned all night. Ooops!
Healthy Crystal Candles ~ quick and easy
So this is what I do:

Go online and just get a beeswax candle that’s already put in a glass container with a cotton wick. Just go to Google and type that and there are so many different sellers that have them, a lot of people on Etsy, you can go on Amazon and find them; just look for a beeswax candle with a cotton wick. This is the one I’ve been loving lately. When the candle burns down, you can just buy the wax refill for them and reuse the glass! ♥ that!

They’re not very beautiful. They’re not going to be toxically dyed bright colors to match the season and all of that but here’s what I like to do. I’ll take the candle and add some loose leaf incense using natural organic herbs. You can mix up a blend depending on what season it is.  In the video,  I made this one for Spring, for Ostara, so I used it all the way through to May 1st, but you can create a blend for whatever season you want and just sprinkle the incense in there right on top.

Incense Herbal Blend

Here’s a blend you can use for the current Holiday Season:

  • dragon’s blood resin
  • clove, whole or powdered
  • sandalwood powder

So I’ll sprinkle that on top of the candle. Every time I go to re-light the candles, I re-anoint them with a bit of fresh incense, and as the candle burns down, the wax burns down, it takes the energetics; the vibrational frequencies of this incense down and imbues it into the candle.

Essential Oils

[This step is optional.]

Then I’ll take my essential oils; a nice Holiday-themed blend would be:

  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Sandalwood
  • OnGuard ( a doTERRA blend)

(Lots of protection vibes with these specific oils.)

I’ll take a drop of the oil on my fingertip and I’ll just rub it along the rim before lighting the candle. This is anointing your candles with the energetics of whatever it is you want to bring in. Please be cautious with the oils, use no more than 1 drop and do this BEFORE you light the flame near your candle. I’m just sharing with you what I do. If you’re feeling uneasy about the oils then simply skip this step. 

If you want to learn more about the specific doTERRA essential oils I like to use, you can join my essential oils Facebook group over here.

 

Crystal Chips

Then I go for the crystal-power to further amp up the vibrational frequencies. Have you ever seen those little crystal chip bottles in stores and wondered,
“What can I do with those? What can I use them for?”
Sometimes they come in a set. Well, I do all kinds of crafty things with them! For this candle crafting, you just pull the cork out and sprinkle them right in, again, BEFORE you light the candle.

Here’s a crystal pairing suggestion for a  seasonal November-vibe candle:

  • Topaz for setting boundaries, clarifying and preparing your intentions as we settle into winter
  • Amethyst for protection and purifying negativity from your space

Then it starts to look really pretty from the top view, really dressed up! You’ll see. 😉

As the candle burns down, the oil will heat up and activate and the crystals and the incense will harmonize and sink down into the wax. So the more you use the candle, the more infused it gets. And then when it completely burns down to the bottom, you’re going to have really nothing left but just a thin layer of the wax and the crystals there. And sometimes the wax is so thin I can pick the crystals out with a pair of tweezers and reuse them. A lot of you recycle the ends of the candles (stick it in the freezer for an hour or so and the last bit o’ wax will pop right out!) so then you can just melt it, recycle it all up and do something else with it.

It’s a quick and easy DIY. And your space is going to smell really good and it’s just going to be lovely.  I’ll usually have two candles like that going on my altar. It’s a quick and easy way to infuse your candles with crystals, crystal energy, and other vibrational frequency energy.

I hope that this sparked some crafty ideas for you!  Will you give this healthy candle dressing a try? Do you get crafty with crystals & candles, herbs, and oils?  If you have any ideas of your own to share, please post it in the comments below. 🙂

Crystal Blessings and Happy Holidays,

Hibiscus Moon

Watermelon Tourmaline Benefits: The Healing Power of Watermelon Tourmaline

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Goodness, Everyday/Personal Stuffs 31 Comments

I am so excited to tell you all about Watermelon Tourmaline + share my new watermelon crystal treasure with you in this quickie-vid…

You’ve probably heard me talk about black tourmaline and reference it often (b/c it’s the bomb diggity!) for grounding and protection in many aspects of daily life.

It’s a must for your crystal healing tool box!

I’ve also blogged about pink tourmaline before as 1 of the recent stones being faked in certain markets.  If you want to educate yourself about the fakes you can click over here to learn more about that.

Tourmaline, in general, has some amazing scientific properties.

 
But…today we’re talkin’ Watermelon Tourmaline…

Healing Properties
What’s so wonderful about this type of tourmaline? Well, let me tell you:

  • it speaks to the heart chakra, helping to clear out blockages & balance; doing this on 2 separate, yet related frequencies; both the green & the pink light frequency; making it doubly effective for balancing this chakra. **A watermelon tourmaline pendant can be conveniently worn over the heart for ongoing work & healing effects.**
  • note the sometimes presence of white “rind” between the pink & green; helps to keep energies of all kinds balanced
  • it’s a gemstone that invites in compassion
  • helps to dampen excessive or extreme emotions through calming
  • and it’s known to awaken and/or attract love

Healers & light workers of all kinds often turn to watermelon tourmaline due to its therapeutic versatility in healing so many different types of physical (mostly directly dealing with the heart) as well as emotional aspects. You can use it in:

  • body layouts
  • meditations
  • crystal grids
  • creating gem elixirs or essences for various purposes
  • emanate energy into a space
  • & of course, jewelry

The Thrill of the Hunt
I’ve been waiting quite a while to get 1 of these babies. You know… to find the “just right” piece for myself. I’ve even hunted for year after year in Tucson… looking for it, but never found one that really plucked my guitar strings. So I waited.

And wouldn’t you know… with all my trips out to the Tucson Gem Shows, I ended up finding this piece in a local rock shop not too far from my home. (I showcase my special piece in the above video).
**you never know where you’ll find your crystal treasures so never stop looking & don’t settle!**
[caption id="attachment_2110" align="aligncenter" width="374"] Simply scrumptious & juicy unsliced watermelon tourmaline!!! Photo by Rob Lavinsky @ irocks.com[/caption]

Oh yes…I’ve had other “watermelons” that I’ve settled for in the past…most much smaller than my PIECE. 💚
Geo-Aspects
Watermelon tourmaline can be found in Sri Lanka, Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique & Madagascar.

Tourmaline is actually known as the “chameleon” of the gem-world due to all the various colors & hues it comes in. Virtually every color & healing aspect you can think up…there’s a tourmaline for that.

They can also come in what is known as “Bi-color” or “Parti-colored”…when they express as 2 or more colors in a single crystal!

What I was looking for was the characteristic green rind followed by the white around the central pink tourmaline going almost all the way around. When the green & white rind goes all the way around perfectly…that really drives up the price due to it being aesthetically pleasing & much more rare…so be prepared. 

That’s what makes it “watermelon tourmaline”…is the pink ruby-like center, the white + then the outer green rind.

I’m so excited to finally get a piece that felt right for me.

Plus there’s a beautiful hexagon in the center! Sacred-Geo Deliciousness. 

Have you ever seen Watermelon Tourmaline?  Worn it as crystal jewelry or worked with a piece in your practice?  Please tell me in the comments below. 🙂

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon