How Did this Crystal Academy Begin? A Labor of Love

Hibiscus Moon blogging, Crystal Healing, Crystals, Everyday/Personal Stuffs, gratefullness 13 Comments

Good Busy 🙂

I’m often asked how all this started & I’m not quite sure myself. BUT, I think I’ve stumbled across something quite exciting, fun & much needed….online crystal classes.

Through my YouTube channel *where I got started teaching about crystals online in 2007* I’ve found that many people, besides me, are intrigued by crystals & are being called to work with them more & more. Attribute it to energy shifts, a higher calling, or whatever you want…but I’m here to tell you its happening BIG TIME!

It quickly became apparent I could not answer the questions one by one via email. There were too many. So while I was making YouTube videos, I started getting many questions & took to writing crystal articles & blogging more & more about them to get all the questions answered. And I was & still am, so very grateful for all the questions! They are the reason I am doing what I am doing today. 🙂 And they push me to keep going & going.

I was writing, blogging & vlogging about crystal energies & crystal healing & was writing so much that I soon realized a disorganized book was pouring out of me! But the more I put out there, the more questions poured in & began receiving several  inquiries about teaching online. See, at the time, I was also running & teaching a local meetup group: Goddess Gatherings, with my BFF, Cathy where we incorporated a lot of crystal teachings (yeah, did that in my spare time…*what was I thinking?*) Actually, it was loads of fun & but zapped us too much energetically.

Oh yes! Forgot to mention that I also worked (still do) full time teaching science & run my crystal shop on Etsy. So, all this was starting to snowball as I realized that there are so many lovely sweet peeps like you, Sweetness, who NEED to know more about how to work with crystals!

It was time to reorganize & make some changes. I truly enjoy researching, experimenting, working with, writing about & teaching about crystals. I love it with all my heart & my Crystalline Cohorts (students in the Certified Crystal Healer Program)…they KNOW this.

I realized that writing the articles, the book & teaching local classes could be parlayed into something more meaningful for everyone involved! 

I decided to merge the article writing, the local classes & all the online inquiries & wrap them all up into online crystal classes w/ a bow on top! Nothing like these classes were be given anywhere (still aren’t…not in this format, not in this way), that can be taken by people all around the world, anytime! It truly excites me every time I think about it!!

This idea resonated with me so strongly. I made immediate changes and got to work right away on it & The Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy officially began 1 year ago. This all so exciting because people have responded so positively to this so I know the Universe certainly guided me in the right direction! It always does when you expect great things, doesn’t it? 

I am filled with gratitude to all those who were instrumental with their guidance as well as with their GLORIOUS questions! This is an amazing journey that I’m on & I’m still so excited to see what’s up ahead! I hope many more of you will be joining us. 🙂

If you would like to take a look at what the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy offers, hop on over here.

So please share what brought you to my site…do you love crystals, want to know more about healing with them, dreaming with them, angel connections, anxiety relief…anything else? We love to talk crystals  ’round these parts!

Crystal Blessings for 2012!

Spiritual 2 X 4’s & the Power of Facebook

Hibiscus Moon ceremony, Crystal Grids, Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work, Everyday/Personal Stuffs, meditation, spirituality 35 Comments

Sometimes you just need to be hit with a freakin’ 2 x 4 to get these spiritual lessons!  A couple weeks ago I stepped on a bee, wasp, hornet or something (wasn’t looking too closely while I was hopping around yelling!) while Earthing outside in the backyard. Oooooo, that hurt!! I pulled out the stinger (or so I thought) & the pain subsided after 10 min.
Then I thought to myself, ” I need to go look up what Bee Medicine means, b/c obviously I need some.”
Yeah…..did I do that? Noooooo. Went about my merry way. 2 days later there’s a red line climbing up my leg.  I should’ve known better but was so busy with the sacred crystal biz & didn’t want to take time out. So I innocently ask on Facebook, hoping to hear differently

“Hey what do you think I should do about this red line climbing up my leg?”

Immediately, I had dozens of sweet souls responding, telling me to get to the doctor right away, it may be blood poisoning, call the Dr…..do something!  Durn! This is not what I wanted to hear. I reluctantly called my Dr. & she told me to get in STAT! Red lines are nothing to play around with. 

Turns out it was blood poisoning, probably b/c I didn’t get the entire stinger out. Sheesh! And my Facebook peeps saved the day b/c this stubborn Cappy wasn’t listening to the signs!!! Woooohooo for my FB Peeps!

Sooooo, after my treatment for that, I finally settled in & did some research on Wasp Medicine. Certain Native American Indian tribal myths coin the wasp as the creator of Mother Earth & also a symbol of order &  organization as well as productivity!

Whoa! HUGE message for me there at that time. I was spending way too much time doing many disjointed & unfocused projects (not like me at all) instead of focusing on the course download program for my Certified Crystal Healer Course.

But, did I listen? Not yet! I still kept working on so many disorganized patterns; purchasing inventory, special orders on crystals, Tucson Gem show itinerary stuff & just plain ole’ HUGE time wasters all over the place!!!

So Sunday morning I pull this GORGEOUS oracle card from my Earth Magic Deck that has a woman working with a crystal grid. Oohhhhh, perfection!

What that meant to me was to go pay attention to my Business & Career Path grid! Which I have been doing on a regular basis….& despite my disjointed work patterns (which is sort o uncharacteristic for me) has been working its magic quite nicely I must say!

But this was not enough & I think I missed the larger, more important message here: Invocation & Ceremony. I needed to do more to understand fully & I still hadn’t addressed the organization issue. I needed to STOP & refocus! Contemplate in ceremony & plan. Geeez! Talk about hard-headed.
THEN, I had recently listened to a recent podcast from Goddess Leonie about how physical pain finally stopped her & made her listen to the messages. I know all about that since I teach it for crying out loud & have experienced it myself several times! I thought to myself as I listened…”Oh, I hope that doesn’t happen to me anytime soon, I have so much to do right now.” Totally oblivious!

Then I even foresaw what the set back would be!!! I had envisioned it in several little flashes here & there. Instead of doing anything about it on an energetic level, I took those hints & I started doing my physical therapy prevention exercises.
“Paaah! Not gonna do it this time missy! You are being way too DENSE!”
Well, this Monday morning I awoke with a stiff neck…pretty bad, but I pressed on. Work to be done. (I am cracking up at myself in disbelief…how I missed all these signs…how totally oblivious I’ve been! I can see it so clearly when it comes to others…but for myself….?)

Each day its progressively gotten worse (instead of better as usual). I FINALLY GOT THE MESSAGE…Wednesday night as I lay in radiating neck & upper back pain, finally giving myself the attention I so so needed & craved all along. I meditated & listened…finally listened. I booked an accupucnture session, a sports massage (squeezed me in for tomorrow), an energy treatment & did my own crystal healing with red jasper & aventurine. Now the pain has finally crossed the threshold of peaking & is beginning to subside. Now, that the lesson has been taught.

I put my Etsy shop on Vacation mode & cleared out some scheduled events off my calendar.

I then set a clear & organized focus:

1. Crystal Healer Certification Program

2. Crystals & Our Sacred Spaces Free eBook

If it doesn’t directly tie into these 2 items then I am not working on it unless there’s nothing else I can do with those 2. Listen to the Bee!!! Yes, I’m finally listening to the bee. Do you also perhaps need a little Bee Medicine? 🙂

Have you had any 2 x 4’s lately? Please comment below & share.

Namaste,

43 Birthday Sparkles!

Hibiscus Moon Crystals, Everyday/Personal Stuffs, Fun, gratefullness, self love, spirituality 14 Comments

I usually make no big deal ‘bout my birthday at all. I’ve always felt it’s such an inconvenience; right smack in the midst of the entire Holiday scramble. But today is the day.

I’m gonna be 43! Wooohey! It’s a par-tay!

And I’m damn proud of it!! I’m having the most fun I’ve ever had doing several things that I love to do, working with people that are amazing to work with, living with my ADORABLEZ hubby whom I’ve loved forever & have a cute GORGEOUS kitty to boot!

So this year, I’m shouting it out!!! Its my birthday! Its my birthday!

It does get a tad tiresome hearing others complaining about getting older. Who cares?! Older is so much better. Totally!

Now if all you care about your looks…well then…it will suck b/c that, my dear, will slip away no matter how hard you try to hold on. Smooth, tuck, suck, inflate…instead of just old, you’re gonna start to look old & WEIRD.

Aches & pains? Ok, yes. No getting away from that, but work on yourself.  Take good care & you’ll have so much less of it. PLUS, being happy & freeing your mind of unnecessary worry also takes care of a lot of that junk anyway. I’ve learned that lesson the VERY HARD way, my Sweet. Yep, it hurt. But no more.
I was with an 84 year old woman who I have not seen in over 25 years the other night & she looked so happy & not a day older. She was running around, laughing, not worried about a thing & oozing happiness!!! I so look forward to that.
So you’re one of those that think “getting old sucks”. Well, it does… if that’s how you set it up! YOU create your own reality, Sweet Pea. That’s what I feel we’re here on Mother Earth to figure out. If you leave without that lesson learned, you’re coming back for some more hard lessons & virtual 2 x 4’s till you get it right. So, if your reality is that getting older sucks. Then, you know what? IT WILL! Congrats.

43. I think I’m more immature now than I’ve ever been but I have the good sense now to know when I can get away with it & when I can’t! I also have grown to be a much more compassionate person who finally gets that we are all ONE. That we are all here in this together. Yeah, I finally got that.
Sometimes, I forget it & get all sucked into the matrix but deep down I remember tha’s all a big joke & wake myself up. Phew!
I am so grateful that I am at that level! And it didn’t just happen by itself. That took a lot of hard work on my part; spiritual learning, diving in, reading, learning from other teachers (including the stone people), doing the work, meditating & contemplating. So I’m very very proud of that work & how far I’ve come. And so happy that there is still so much more to learn. How exciting! Happy Birthday!!!

Now, I know how to change my reality. I’ve kind of always known, but I have a much better handle on it now. My spirituality & working with crystals is a big part of what & how I do it now. There are so many ways to do it but that’s the way I choose. And it WORKS! My dreams are all falling into place every day. Every day. Happy Birthday!!!

43. Growing, maturing & yet getting mentally younger every day. Remembering what we all knew when we were all conceived! Its amazing & it will only get better & better as long as I continue to work at it. 🙂

Now, please go have a super fun HAPPY DAY!

Sacred Native Studies for Healing

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I’ve been enthralled with Native American (all of the Americas) studies for quite some time now & have sought out teachings of all sorts; college classes, Peruvian Shaman Ceremonies, books, lectures &, most recently, a local Native American Spiritual teacher who teaches us many tools (both physical & non-physical) to assist us in awakening while encourage self healing & spiritual growth. My bestie & I have held circles incorporating these teachings, Goddess Gatherings, fun shops…& its all so soul-healing & fullfilling.
 
Now, for whatever reason, we instinctively drew inward &  my BFF, Cathy, holds these events less frequently & for just a small group of us. This feels right & comfortable this way & verrrrry nurturing.
 
I’ve done lots of spiritual growth through all these exercises & its even expanded my relationships & understandings of the crystals (Stone People). Gotta luv that!  But there’s still so, so much to learn!
 
I’ve participated in powerful drum circles & experienced as well as witnessed the drum being used as medicine as it does its healing.

I reeeeeally want to incorporate the drum healing with crystals. Seems so natural to me! Wouldn’t that be great!?
I’ve been to lectures on ancestors crossing over & how various Native American tribes interpret this. Oh! I did a guest post over @ AnEmpoweredLife regarding Crystals to Help with Grieving.
 
I’ve learned the lessons of dreamtime from the weaving of a dream catcher & weaving select crystals & feathers from my very own birds into it:

 
And all about the power 0f energetic space clearing, healing & calling the spirits with my own handmade rattle (yup, made by me):

 
Now, I’ve recently made my own healing drum from elk skin (this was so empowering):

 

 

 

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 All this work has deepened my connection with Mother Earth & the Nature Kingdoms, has allowed healing & so much learning to better commune with plants, stones, trees, herbs & animal helpers!
I am so grateful to have always, somehow, been surrounded by these teachings. I have learned so very much & look forward to learning so so much more.
OK, changing topic gear…
I just wanted to give a quickee heads up that the newly revamped Crystal Grid Template Package will be out verrry soon. Many of you have asked where the old one went since I took her down. She’s been getting a bit of a makeover & its almost time for the reveal!!!! Weeee.

The new grids package will be out before the waning Moon, of course. Like any good farmer, I mind when to plant the crops. 😉

So, have you dabbled in Sacred Native studies or have more to teach us all? Please share!

Stone People Blessings to you,