Top 10 Crystal Blog Posts of 2015! A Hibiscus Moon Sparkle Extravaganza

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Get your sparkly lasso b/c it’s crystal round-up time!

Today I’m going to list out my 10 Most Popular Crystal Blog Posts of 2015!

Why?

B/c just in case you missed any of these last year, I want to make sure you see them now. **These blog posts really vibed it up BIG-TIME with our Crystal Hottie Community so chances are…you’re going to love at least a few of them too!**

So here they are…my most sparkliest 10 posts of 2015:

1. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Himalayan Salt Lamps (you love those freakin’ Salt Lamps!)
[caption id="attachment_15786" align="alignright" width="297"] Topaz is a smart cookie, you know![/caption]

 

I get a lot of questions like these about Himalayan Salt Lamps:

What’s the big deal about these Himalayan Salt Lamps?

Do they really do what everybody says they do?

So the major thing that Himalayan Salt Lamps “do” is that they induce negative ions into your environment. (We’ll get to that in full post!!!)

I have 1 in my sacred crystal studio. He’s super heavy & pretty darn big…comes up to my knee.  I really like to have a salt lamp in just about every room of our home (2 in the bedroom; we have 1 on each of our night stands on either side of our bed.)

Keep reading here:  https://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/himalayan-salt-lamps/
2. The Ultimate Guide to Shungite (HOTTEST new stone on the market)
Shungite, shungite, shungite!

This stuff came out on the new age stone-lovers scene about 3 years ago & made quite the big splash. I’m not sure why it suddenly became so popular but it’s not usually listed in the older, more popular crystal property books so people are often left wondering & asking me lots & lots of questions about it.

There are numerous web articles out there that make lots of unfounded claims about shungite so I really felt the need to finally get this blog post out there.

Keep reading here:  https://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/shungite/

 
3.  3 Crystals to Mega Boost Your Self-Esteem (really struck a chord)
Have issues with worthiness? Self-Worth? Self-esteem? Self love?

Well, I’ve got some crystals for you!

Yes, I’ve got some crystals to help boost your feelings of worthiness, or boost your self-esteem, your self-worth. 

You know, a lot of us have issues with this.  Because…maybe we’ve been bullied.  Perhaps, there are people in our lives that talk negatively to us or criticize us for every little thing we do. 🙁

After a while you start to believe that stuffs.  Keep in mind, they’re being this way b/c you’re not just like them, because of their own feelings of low self-esteem & low self-worth.

Keep reading here:  https://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystals-for-self-esteem/
4. WARNING: If Toxic Crystals Are So Bad, Why Do Some Recommend Them? (watch out!)
If Toxic Crystals Are So Bad, Why Do Some Recommend Them?

Well, I really cannot say why some recommendations don’t give at least a fair warning, but I suppose that most who are recommending the crystals assume the danger is low. Sometimes it is…and sometimes it isn’t.

Here’s a really good question I was recently asked by a student:

If Cinnabar is a toxic crystal why do crystal healing books recommend it?

For that matter, why would anyone recommend working with ANY toxic crystals at all?

Keep reading here:  https://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/working-with-toxic-crystals/
5.  Is The Power Of Quartz A Scam? (explains the science behind HOW quartz crystals work…you eat up that science shiz as much as I do!)
Is the power of crystals & quartz energy a scam?  No way!

How will I prove that to you?  By throwing some science at it, of course!

Quartz is amazing in so many ways.  It makes up some of our very favorite crystals to work with:

  • clear quartz
  • amethyst
  • citrine
  • smokey quartz
  • rose quartz

Keep reading here: https://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/power-of-quartz/
6. How Carnelian is Bringing “Sexy” Back + a FREE Gift for You!  (Total juicy-ness!)
In the crystal world, there’s no other crystal that embodies “sexy” better than carnelian: pure sexy energy!

Does this sound like you these days?

  • tired & drained? 
  • poor social skills?
  • deny yourself of pleasures?
  • lack of passion, enthusiasm, excitement?
  • lack of creativity?
  • fear of change?
  • frigidity and/or fear of sex?

Then this is the stone for you!

Keep reading here & don’t forget to grab your FREE GIFT!:  https://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/carnelian-sacral-chakra/
7. Sparkly Ideas for Using Crystals with Children (Kids + Crystals; an effortless combo)
I’m so excited about this one, because I get asked about this a lot, and it’s one of my favorite subjects to talk about, it’s:

Crystals for Children

Sometimes I’m asked what crystals are good for kids to bring with them to school, to calm down their energy because sometimes, some  children have a lot more energy than others.

So, we have part A & Part B of this discussion:

  • Calming down a child’s energy if necessary
  • Crystals kids can have in their bedroom or for school to help them feel safe + protected (perhaps against nightmares), that will also help transmute negative energy so that it’s perceived by them as neutral and not perceived as “negative”; a handy tool for them to have in their pocket.
  • Keep reading here: https://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystals-for-children/
    8. Can I share deep? Some stuff you didn’t know about me… (some personal stuffs about me)
    Tag, you’re it!

    I got “tagged” by Flora Sage (one of my buddies from YouTube) for an Intuitive Tag/Challenge.

    I thought I should also post this here on my blog b/c many of you don’t follow me on YouTube & in this video I share a lot of fun personal stuffs that I would really love to share with YOU.

    The Share:

    1.  Share your first paranormal experience that comes to mind

    The first thing that comes to my mind is when I saw a UFO when I was 3-years-old.  I still think to this day that it  was a UFO or possibly more than one even, started when I was about 3.  It never escalated to contact or anything like that, but it began my experience. A number of other incidences have happened over my lifetime as far as viewing, seeing UFOs.  I already did a video explaining that whole experience.  It was quite interesting.

    Keep reading here:  https://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/things-you-didnt-know/
    9.  Crystals for your living space & can I squeeze into an amethyst crystal?(practical crystal info to make your home a Happy Sacred Space)

    “Should there be a certain set of crystals or a “crystal mix” for rooms like your living room or living space?”

    I think that it’s not a “should”, but there are definitely things you can do to make your living space feel more comfy; more vibrationally aligned with the type of energy that you’re trying to bring in to a living room or great room living space.

    Usually, that kind of room is a room where everyone likes to hang out, several people will gather for anything & so you want it to be a space that has good energy within it.

    Keep reading here:  https://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/crystals-for-living-space/
    10. The MacGyver Approach to Crystal Healing (do you want to figure this crystal healing shizzle all out & rig it up on your own? Maybe, maybe not.)
    Teenagers sure are funny.

    I miss teaching them science in the classroom. It was so amusing to me that they had discovered older 80’s shows on Netflix that my generation used to enjoy; Walker, Texas Ranger, Magnum PI & MacGyver to name a few. And they would often come to me in the very hands-on, unconventional classroom that I ran, wanting to try to “MacGyver” something up.

    Of course, I always encouraged it (as long as it didn’t involve blowing something up!) So off they went with duct tape & paper clips seeing what they could cobble together. Hysterical!!

    Many of you have asked me this question on my Facebook page;

    “Why can’t I just teach myself all this crystal healing stuff with books or the info available online?”

    So, you want to MacGyver it up?

    Keep reading here:  https://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/macgyver-crystal-healing/

    ♥♥♥

    Now  you’re probably wondering…what sorts of glittery blog posts can I come up with for 2016, right?

    I mean how many blog posts can you write about crystals (almost all about crystals)?

    Well, turns out I can churn up with all sorts of crazy sparkly shiz, but I want to be sure I’m serving you well, writing or doing videos about what you want to know about & providing supreme value for you here.

    So pretty please, use the comments section below & tell me what you would like me to write or do videos about.

    Don’t be shy! Tell me what you’re looking for.

    More of something? Less of something? What really lit you up? What’s missing? Tell me more, tell me more!

    I love that I get to serve in this way & consider it such an honor. 🙂

    Thanks for being here, Crystal Hottie.

     

    How to Make a Gem-Infused Smoothie!

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    Recently, some fun was had on my FB page in 1 of my Facebook Livestreams.

    BORING DISCLAIMER TIME: *please read below*

    We decided to create a gem-infused smoothie as a superfood meal while listening to some 70’s Teen Heart-throb music on Pandora (think Bay City Rollers, Shaun Cassidy, etc.).

    Go ahead & join in…watch part 1 + 2 below…

    Part 2

    I got so many requests to post the exact ingredients to this smoothie that I promised to eventually preserve this whole event in a blog post here on my website. And here we are! I’m a woman of my word.
    So here we are (all ingredients are organic whenever possible):

    • I whip this all up in a NutriBullet
    • fill container 1/2 way w/ supergreens mix (red & green Swiss chard, spinach, arugula, etc.)
    • 1/2 banana
    • 1 Tbsp goji berries
    • 1 tsp maca powder
    • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
    • 1 Tbsp yellow pea protein powder
    • 1 tsp Spirulina powder
    • 1 Tbsp silica liquid
    • 1 dropper-full Ultra Colloidal Gold
    • 1 Tbsp Argentyn 23 Colloidal Silver
    • 1 dropper-full milk thistle extract
    • 1 dropper-full Vitamin D3 liquid
    • Glass thermos, Tea to Go
    • PristineHydro water purification system w/ CRYSTALS!
    • 1/2 liquid fill w/ almond milk
    • 1.2 liquid fill w/ pure coconut water

    Blend it up & go!

    And referring back to the part 2 video from above; for those of you too young to know who “Keith” is (or perhaps busy living it up in a gorgeous glitter amethyst-encrusted cave for the last 40 years or so), I present to you David Cassidy:

    Here’s an older video where I explained my PristineHydro Crystal Water system after I had first had it installed. 1 of our smartest investments!:

    *You’ll want to jump directly to minute mark 2:12 if you want to skip all the non-related silliness*

    And here’s another recipe you can use for good mood & energy boosting:

    I try to enjoy 1 of these smoothies/day. That’s the goal anyway.

    Hey, let me know in the comments below if you tried this recipe or if you have some of your own you’d like to share with our Crystal Hottie Community. 🙂

    Crystal Blessings,

    Disclaimer: I think you already know that I’m not a doctor & am not giving medical advice. Crystals should be used as a compliment to & not as a replacement for regular medical care & consultations. The products & the claims made about specific products above or throughout this site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration & are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The info provided here is for informational purposes only & is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should consult with a physician or healthcare professional before starting any diet or supplementation program, before taking any medication or nutritional supplement, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. Thank you!

    Sparkly Ideas for Using Crystals with Children

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    Hola! Crystal Blessings Everyone!

    Today we are going to talk about…

    & I’m so excited about this one, because I get asked about this a lot, and it’s one of my favorite subjects to talk about, it’s:
    Crystals for Children

    Sometimes I’m asked what crystals are good for kids to bring with them to school, to calm down their energy because sometimes, some  children have a lot more energy than others.

    I don’t feel like it’s a big problem (having been a former teacher myself).  Some environments welcome that wild energy and some environments don’t. This “higher” energy may be more evident if your child is an indigo child. They have a different way of viewing &interacting in the world than how our traditional school system is really setup, right?

    SIDENOTE: Here’s a great book that I recommend if you’d like to learn more about indigo children:

    Some teachers out in the field nowadays have a solid understanding of the whole indigo child thing (we’re headed in the right direction at least)…and they’re on board & realize that there is more than one way to behave & learn. It doesn’t all fall into like the ’50s or the ’40s belief system that “everybody should just be at their desks, calmly facing forward,  the whole entire day”.

    I mean…that’s hard for anybody to be doing. I still can’t do it 🙂

    And if a teacher isn’t on board with letting the kids have a bit more freedom or a non-traditional classroom, well then some children may need a little bit of help in just calming down their energy a little bit, especially where you might have one person; the teacher, unable to give their full-on attention to 30 people in the room (or even more sometimes).

    So, we have part A & Part B of this discussion:

  • Calming down a child’s energy if necessary
  • Crystals kids can have in their bedroom or for school to help them feel safe + protected (perhaps against nightmares), that will also help transmute negative energy so that it’s perceived by them as neutral and not perceived as “negative”; a handy tool for them to have in their pocket.
  • For both instances,  I feel very strongly that:

    Kids are way more energetically perceptive than adults.

    Children are freshly brought to this plane or this dimension or whatever you want to call it; this reality. They’re still “green” & not as jaded & dulled as some adults. So, they’re much more in tune with energies. Without the adult filters & dulling that many of us have, children can better discern & intuitively know what crystals they should be working with and tapping into or entraining with.
    Let them figure it out, let them pick it

    • Give the kids a selection, not enough to overwhelm them, but give them a selection of crystals and stones
    • Explain what the goal is to them & make sure they willingly agree with the goal; make sure it’s their goal not your goal
    • Let them know that here is a selection of crystal tools they can choose from to help them achieve this goal & ask them “Which crystal(s) do you think will be the best to help you with this goal?”

    A child will almost always zero in & know exactly which crystals to work with. They’re so perceptive with how to work with them & what to do with them. Let them figure it out, let them go and let them choose which crystals are the ones that are going to help them with whatever their goal is.

    Having said that, you might want to put some guiding crystals in the mix so, like I said before, you don’t overwhelm them. Maybe give them a selection of 10 crystals to pick from. That’s a good number. It’s not too many, it’s not too little & it actually gives them the power to choose which ones are the best ones for them.

    Here are some Crystal Choices for Kids for Calming Energy:

    • Hematite is a favorite for grounding the child & calming them down for the type of environment of most classrooms. It’s also good for helping a child  to feel protected, safe in a good grounded environment that’s protected and safe for them.
    • Another favorite for gentle (not overpowering) protection for kids is black tourmaline.  I’m wearing a black tourmaline pendant in the vid because it’s a good option if your child is old enough to wear pendants.
      • Or  you could give them a knock-around-piece to put in their pockets, not a really pretty fancy one like this. Some of the rough pieces of black tourmaline that are available on the market now tend to splinter off a lot, so you would probably want to put it in a little pouch and you might want to put it separately (not together with other stones), in its own pouch so that it doesn’t get further beat up.
    • Another good option for children is amethyst. You might be getting a hint that amethyst seems to be an all around favorite, a really good crystal for just about anything. Yes!!! It’s got a really nice energy, gentle but protective as well, so that’s a good one.
    • Rose quartz is a favorite of kids, both boys and girls. They tend to easily gravitate to it so it’s a natural partnership. So definitely include it in the choice-mix you offer to your child.

    Crystals for Banishing Nightmares or Scary Monsters
    If  your child is dealing with nightmares or they fear monsters in their room and they feel they need protection …  have them choose the crystals they would like to pick, preferably 3. I like to go with “three” so you don’t introduce too much “crystal chaos” energy.

    • Tell your child to choose the 3 crystals that they think are going to be the BEST to protect them while they sleep
    • They can then decide to:
      • just set the crystals nearby or by their bedside
      • stick them under their bed
      • They can put them in their pillowcase, on the bottom part so that they don’t feel it on their head while they’re sleeping
      • build a crystal grid

    A lot of you probably know about Adam, he’s a big internet sensation: he’s the crystal grid kid. He intuitively knows how to create these elaborate crystal grids and he explains them so well. I think he started doing this when he was like six or seven!

    You can show you’re child Adam’s video for inspiration

    “Hey, you can do this,kid!” and they can make up their own story around it, because they’re tapping into their naturally strong intuition when they do that.

    For creating a crystal grid to handle nightmares here’s an example of what your child can start off with:

    • 6 rose quartz tumbled stones or points
    • 6 amethyst tumbled stones
    • 6 hematite tumbled stones
    • That’s 18 total crystals to make a beautiful grid from

    So those are just some fun kid crystal tips and if you have ways that you’ve worked with crystals with your children, I would love to hear about it!

    Actually, I know our whole Crystal Hottie community would love to hear about it, b/c whenever we talk about crystals and kids on FB or in my courses, we all go off! That’s one of our favorite topics to talk about, so tell us>>>

    How do you use Crystals with Children? Share with us in the comments below.

    Crystal Blessings,

    Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 2013

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    If you’ve been following me for a bit you know that late January/ early February is TUCSON TIME!!

    This is when my Sweet Hub & I make an annual trek to Tucson, Arizona to shop for the most exquisite crystals in the world for all my GORGEOUS SPARKLY Crystal Hotties.

    This was our recap from last year.

    Now on to Tucson 2013!!

    [caption id="attachment_9375" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Me & Frankie: Muppet-Wanna-Be’s![/caption]

    You know, this sacred crystal biz that I’ve created for myself…its the BEST GIG in the WORLD!!

    I get to go into the gorgeous + magical Tucson desert, visit amazing side trips while there & SHOP FOR CRYSTALS the whole time too. ♥ magical

    Yeah!! I KNOW!

    All I can tell you is dream it up, Chick Pea & then start working towards that dream, every single dang day. It will happen.

    OK, so back to Tucson. In case you hadn’t seen my pics on Facebook or vids on my YouTube Crystal Channel, here’s a little travel log montage thing-a-ma-jig.

    *I had planned on explaining all the pics w/ caption, etc. but my blog editor is giving me fits & starts today & I’ve got to get going on those other vids, photos, writing classes, etc. (plus my eyelids feel like they’re about to close up shop. So I’ll just let the photos tell the stories, OK?…or you can fill in whatever little storyline makes sense to you. I’m down with that. ;)*

    Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 2013 – Day 1

    Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 2013 – Day 2

    Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 2013 – Day 3

    Crystal Treasures Tucson 2013

     

    More Tucson Crystal Treasures video to come! Just stay tuned to my Channel as I will post them there, Sweet Pea.

    Still a lot of work to do but I am verrry happy to do it. Immensely happy.♥

    Many Crystal Blessings!! Mwaaaaah!