Its the GIVING Season….still.

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Its still officially “the holidays” for just a bit & I have a little something I want to write about just before its over.

Although I donate to many charities close to my heart throughout the year, I feel it’s so important to remember what the holidays are truly about; giving — giving to others, to causes, to those in need. It’s about being grateful for all we have & then finding what we can give to others.

AND…if you give before midnight on Dec. 31 you can take it as a tax deduction!…just in case that sort of left-brained practical stuffs motivates you. 😉

…our Christmas tree is still up & will remain up until at least Jan. 11 so I declare we’re still officially in the “holidays” until then. I’m trying to show you my clear quartz crystal ornaments here…can you see?

The act of “giving” is not just about helping someone else;  it’s about kindness, plus it’s good for your spirit & soul.  There have been scientific studies done which discovered  that just the thought of being charitable activates a part of the brain associated with pleasure! And you know we’re all about the science ’round here…so thumbs up to that!

Remember, when we’re charitable, abundance of ALL KINDS is attracted to us like a magnet! There’s a clear correlation between being charitable + becoming even MORE prosperous when we LOVINGLY give. Its not the only reason to do it, but it is a GOOD reason. 🙂

I know not everyone is in a position to give monetarily but you can also give of your time by volunteering or by sharing information with others, (to Facebook, twitter, email, etc.)  helping to create awareness. Perhaps, even donating items that may be needed by the specific charity.

If you’re subbed to my weekly newsletter, you know I have a special spot there where I feature 1 of my favorite charities just to get them some exposure, sharing & hey…a little donation is great too. The charities I choose to give to may not be as well known as some of the big giants, but they do such great work — & have good reputations too. I’ve personally chosen them over the years & have added to my list b/c they were recommended by someone I trust — in some cases, from someone who is a volunteer who works directly with the organization or I’ve worked with them.  Of course, you should do your research before sending money to any charity. 
So, today I’d like to introduce you to my current fav. charities. Is there 1 that might tickle your fancy?:

  • Kiva – Would you like to join my the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Hotties Kiva Team? Kiva is a different kind of charity, lending to alleviate poverty. You can lend $25, loan it to a family, they pay it back & you can now donate that same $25 to another family. That same $25 can go on & on to help + empower + creating opportunities for soooo many people all over the world!! I love this idea.
  • National Wildlife Federation – I love supporting their efforts b/c they inspire us all to protect our wildlife for the future of other generations. You can donate any amount here (they give nice donation gifts too). And if you have kids, please consider “adopting” an animal….so FUN!
  • Cats Exclusive – This is a very small no-kill non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to helping our community – both people & felines alike. They’ve helped over 6000 cats get adopted & over 10,000 get spayed & neutered. You can make a donation of ANY AMOUNT (even $1) here. They also have a wish list of items you can easily send them from Amazon here.
  • Sea Turtle Restoration Project – The sea turtle is my totem animal…very near + dear to me. This organization works so hard to protect these endangered creatures & to educate the public. To donate any amount to them, click here. If you can’t donate, please help by connecting & sharing about them on FB here.
  • Women in Distress of Broward County- their mission is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone (not just women any longer) through intervention, education + advocacy. They offer a 24-Hour Crisis Hotline & emergency shelter, as well as counseling + support for victims + their children.
  • Raise Hope for Congo – I am very passionate about educating people about Conflict Minerals & donating to Raise Hope for Congo. They advocate for the human rights of all Congolese citizens while working towards ending the ongoing conflict in eastern Congo.There are soooo many ways to help!
    • You can You can donate here
    • Email your tech companies regarding Conflict Minerals (is your technology Conflict Mineral-FREE?
    • Urge your campus to go conflict-free
    • Help spread the word
  • There are SO MANY OTHERS & too many worthwhile causes to mention. These are just a few to pique your interest & show some love to.

    Many Crystal Blessings to you for taking a look-see & sharing about, you Glowing Glittery Love Generator! Mwaaaaah.

    HOW I Did it & WHO Helped Me!

    Hibiscus Moon creativity, Crystal Grids, Everyday/Personal Stuffs, gratefullness, law of attraction 11 Comments

    I often get asked the who, what, when & how of this sacred crystal biz that I’m having so much fun with. Precisely how did it become the glorious thing that’s its become? Helping people realize their dreams all over Mother Earth? Yeah, I’m in awe of it myself.

    Disclosure: I already mention it on my site but want to mention it again here in this post; I do have some affiliate links within this & other posts. I will earn a commission if you decide to purchase...at no additional cost to you.  The only reason I recommend these people or products is b/c I believe in them with all my heart & soul. I KNOW from experience that they are helpful & useful. Please know that I NEVER recommend anything that I have not done completely myself & do not believe in wholeheartedly.

    So, I’d been working seriously with the crystals for several years as a side-biz but it was last November when the bug hit me: that I wanted to go BIG with this. I made a commitment to myself then that this would be my last year at my then Science Chair position & I’d be immersed in crystal bliss by June, 2012. Once I set that goal, I had to roll up my sleeves & really get to work. That was a crazy-busy 7 months. Whew, I think that was the hardest I’ve ever worked. But I loved every minute of it…just about.

    Geeez-Louise, I just realized that’s not even a year ago! Wow. This stuff REALLY WORKS!

    So, here’s how I did it & exactly who & what helped me:
    1.  Biz Coach Leonie: My catalyst back in November was running into Ms. Leonie Dawson! One of my Crystalline Cohort students mentioned her to me & I was immediately attracted to her & then to her  Business Goddess E-Course. I had a deep KNOWING that Leonie was someone I REALLY needed to work with. I have these intuitions about people & always follow them. Hasn’t steered me wrong yet. Leonie’s presence attracted me so much. And her E-course is simply genius & I WORKED that thing, Baby!

    Then in Feb.-March, I worked with her 1 on 1 in a Business Illumination Session. I know she’s uber-busy right now & doing tropical Australian Mango Frappe Business Retreats right now, but keep a watch if she does those again. Truckloads of info!! I had a blast working with Leonie & learned GOBS from her. And it all worked b/c I implemented what she told me. Step by step, I did it all, leaving no stone unturned. That’s an important key right there. This comes pretty naturally for me being a Capricorn but you can totally do it too if your heart is set on it.

    Here’s a FUN video interview I did with Leonie about what it was like to work with her (Mucho laughter ahead, I love Leonie. She’s such a bright angel of happiness):

     

    2. Crystal Grid: Of course, I set up a special crystal grid for redirecting my business with the specific goal of making it my full time career & finding the right people to guide & help me. This baby worked like a charm! Not only did it give the big manifestation PUSH but I did indeed the perfect people to work with. BOY, did I ever!!

    Yes, this grid worked like GANG BUSTERS!!

    3. Biz Coach Lindsay: So now the biz was really growing. I needed more; more direction, more frequent customized coaching to get real clarity. So, for that I found Lindsay Wilson. Her energy told me right away she was the exact person I needed for further guidance. She had me dig right in & do the dirty work I didn’t want to do; the stuff that made me feel uncomfortable. Thanks to her guidance, I’m laser focused now with products my students want & crave, not wasting my time on stuff that “felt” or “sounded” good but was just totally wasting my time. Don’t get me wrong: I still only do what brings me joy but at the same time I KNOW its something that my students & other Crystal Hotties would love to gobble up. I highly recommend starting out with her Sales Master Class if she does it again. Now I work with Lindsay for 1 on 1 coaching & its perfect for where I am now.

    Lindsay said this to me yesterday & its brilliant:

    “Business is the easiest path to healing. It makes you face you’re stuff or you’ll keep running into it again and again.

    You’ve got to work through it to move forward.”

    That couldn’t be more true but I never thought that business would be the path to working that junk out. But it really does! So from Lindsay, I’m learning to get clear in both my mind, heart & soul. Then she showed me how to get clear on a different level with my peeps before I move forward with anything else. This is true on many levels actually & another very important key.

    I’ve found that no book can give me the kind of detailed customized tools that a good biz coach can. So much time is NOT WASTED b/c I’ve chosen to invest in 2 MUCHO EXCELLENTE coaches that totally resonate with me. Yeah, there’s another important key right there.

    4. Take Care of Me: Next, I made sure to not neglect ME & give myself spiritual & nutritional support. This is probably the most important step right here. I saw myself slipping here a few times & would catch glimpses of the consequences, which scared me straight. I’ve been going to more guided meditations lately b/c that makes me meditate longer & feel really supported. I also purchased a BioMat for myself to reduce any stress, fatigue & allow my body to more easily carry out its everyday functions. I purchased more crystals that I knew I needed & have been wanting to work with:

    [caption id="attachment_6238" align="aligncenter" width="523"] This is a new vivianite I just acquired for waking up my biophotons, while bringing forth more compassion & love.[/caption]

    I also sought the supportive guidance of my Intuitive Physician, Dr. Laura Koniver for helping me to tweak my health & stay balanced. *This reminds me I need to book another session soon!* Keeping your health in check is so important while working on a biz but so easy to over look. I know when I’m eating right & working out, everything else just falls into place so much easier & unforeseen health issues are less likely. Plus it makes me more disciplined which is an all around plus. Nothing like a health knock-out to take the wind out of your biz mojo & manifestation, so please take good care of yourself.

    5. Hire Support Staff: One thing I magically realized when I turned that corner in November is that in order to focus on the stuff I love to do & create & teach I needed to learn to ask others for help & to leave the marketing brainstorming & techy bits to the others who do that really well. I have been blessed with finding just the perfect absolutely right people to work with all the way! Enter Dawn & Michelle.
    Michelle, Tech Princess Extraordinaire!

    Michelle Millichip is Princess of all things technology. She has technological super powers that others only dream of (I don’t dream of these things, but I know that many do). If I wonder about how to go about something, she figures out ways to build it, achieve it, make it happen. She also takes care of tech support for our Crystalline Cohorts always so sweetly & with a smile. We all adore her! I am so grateful to have her with us on our Sparkly Team!!
    Dawn, Sparkle Engineer Supreme!

    Then there is Dawn Martinello who is my marketing mavin, sparkly idea incubator, support assistant, office administration right-hand woman. A Sparkle Genius actually. She’ll come up with amazingly creative ideas that light me up & also helps me with all sorts of Academy tasks such as general support emails & everyone loves her too!

    I also get to brainstorm & talk through ideas with these 2 gorgeous ladies which is an amazing blessing! I am so grateful to Universe for having my path cross with all these lovely people.

    If you’re looking to turn your passion into your full-time DREAMBOAT to Blissland I also want to say this to you, Chick Pea:

    Don’t bother investing in the perfect program or perfect coach if you’re not ready to WORK IT! Work every millimeter of it. No procrastinating, no half-measures. Are you ready to commit to it & DO IT?

    Yeah?

    Then go get to it!


    As Always, Sparkly Crystal Blessings of Joy!

     

     

    P.S. What is your big sparkly dream? Start the intention-setting now & DECLARE it in the comments below. AND, if it has anything to do with becoming a Certified Crystal Healer…enrollment is now open (last time for 2012) & you still have time to grab up Early Bird Pricing!! Click here for deets.

     

    How To Make Your Big Dreams Come True

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing, Everyday/Personal Stuffs, gratefullness, law of attraction 28 Comments

    I did it!

    Today was my last day at work. *(I wrote this early summer of 2012)*

    By work I mean my fluorescent-lit windowless classroom where I taught gifted kids (whom I LOVED) physical science. I will miss them terribly but I won’t miss the red-tape, the stress, the 20 min. lunch scarf-down, waking up @ six o’ frick in the morning, the negativity-mongers, blah, blech, boo.

    Each day this last week of work, when I got home & peeled off my black nylon work socks I threw the pair away in the trash (they were so done!) & said to myself  “I peel away another soul-sucking layer.”

    I am envisioning all the closets & drawers I will be cleaning out in the next coming weeks getting rid of all the things I won’t need any longer; all that no longer serves…and there will be A LOT!

    I’ll also be creating a whole new productivity schedule for myself that includes plenty o’ time for exercise & walks outdoors to pick up a leisurely lunch absorbing vitamin D, afternoon grounding sessions for video time at the local beach less than a mile away (even if its just for 10 min.), choosing new & interesting spots to do my creative work, a whole new healthy eating plan & recipe experiments, & of course, crystal, meditation or chakra  time.

    I gave away all my monogrammed work polo shirts to someone today who will use them next year & everyone said to me, “Why are you doing that? Don’t you think it would be a good idea to keep them just in case?”
    JUST IN CASE!
    Just in case of what?

    I forget my dream?

    I turn my back on the law of attraction & start worrying that things won’t work out?

    Just in case I dump all my hard work down the drain?

    Just in case I totally lose faith in all my crystal grid work and it all goes sour?

    No, I don’t think so!

    If I play the “just in case” game…then that’s EXACTLY what will happen! I will end up needing that stuffs again. Where thoughts go, energy flows. So since I’m not interested in playing the worry game…No, I won’t be needing any of that stuff at all. 🙂

    This didn’t happen overnight. I’ve been workin’ my sacred crystal biz for 3+ years. Plugging away, some days taking baby steps & some days taking HUGE leaps of faith, but each day doing SOMETHING. I’m living proof that so many SPARKLY things can be accomplished from taking steps towards my dream every single day, consistently. Who ever had or has time for worry? And even if I did, what purpose would it serve?

    Of course, I’ve had my days where its crept in, but I’ve learned how to use many spiritual techniques & my crystals to get me back on track. I’m so grateful to know these lessons & be able to WORK them.
    “I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance.  Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal – and soon they’ll forget my number.”  ~Edith Armstrong
    WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO MAKE IT HAPPEN?
    What about you Sweet Pea? What if you also took the time you would have  spent thinking up excuses or worrying & instead put it into taking baby steps towards your BIG DREAM?

    I try to remember as often as I can, that I AM a super-powerful, fun-loving Co-creator of the Multi-verse!! So are you. Remember it, Jelly Bean.

    ROCK ON!

     

     

    If being a Certified Crystal Healer is one of your BIG DREAMS & you’re ready to take the steps towards it, our course begins enrolling again in 2 days & begins on July 1!!  Have you always wished you knew how to work with crystals? How about the BIG confidence boost you’ll get when you know the science behind it?  Start investing in you & your dreams, Sweetness. How would that feel? Please tell us below. 

    How to Make a Crystal Grid to Manifest Your Desires

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Grids, Crystals, energy work, law of attraction 111 Comments

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…(LOL!)

    … actually, it was right here in the Milky Way Galaxy and it was in 2012…not that long ago when I got really clear with my future goals for my sacred crystal biz. I wanted it to be my full-time gig & I wanted it to GO BIG!
    Once I knew where I wanted to go I knew I needed to push my dream through with powerful energy!
    I knew with every cell in my being that this is what I needed & wanted to be doing.

    This wasn’t so just a year previous. But then… all of a sudden… it was all I could think of!

    It was surely what I’m meant to dooooooo.

    I knew from past experience that just doing visualizations wasn’t going to cut it & although I try to keep the negative-speak & thought patterns at bay, I’m not always perfect with it. It’s hard! Especially when those around you tend to drag you back into old habits. We get so easily caught up in it.
    So, of course… CRYSTAL GRID to the rescue!!
    Let’s get into how to make a crystal grid…

    First I jotted down notes of crystals that I had that would give me the career, business mojo, powerful punch I was looking for:

    • orange calcite
    • citrine
    • peridot
    • pyrite
    • quartz for amplifying 

    I gathered up a green cloth + some green candles… (the green color carries the frequency of abundance.)

    I laid it all out in front of me & was thinking it through.
    Step by Step

    I narrowed it down; my large quartz point, Big Baby in the center surrounded by orange calcite & citrine along with the peridot in matrix at the front & amplifying the whole thing with small quartz lasers.

    I also decided to change out the cloth underneath with my green flower of life grid silk. KA-POW!!

    I mindfully put everything into place & also added a few photos of things that reminded me of what life would be like once my sacred crystal biz was in Full Swing! Schwing!! *** I placed those photos under the Center Crystal (Big Baby).***

    And here’s a close up of my beautiful sparklies!!!

    In this above photo, you can see Big Baby has a baby of its own growing right inside & whose pointed head sticks out & is pointing right at the peridot. Talk about amplifying the energy~! This is why I really wanted something right here at the base of the centerpiece. This is some strong mojo cooking right here. 🙂

    And yes, my Sweet! This crystal grid worked its POWERFUL magic!

    Proof is in the Pudding

    If you’ve been with me a while, you watched it happen right before your very eyes as I documented all of it. Shortly after creating this grid in 2012 I left my full-time teaching gig as a Science Department Chair because my biz was busting out at the seems & I had to make that decision.

    Nice decision to have to make, right?

    I went on to write a best-selling book on the subject of Crystal Grids + my biz grew quite rapidly actually. In fact, I now live my passion every day as the founder of a 7-figure a year Crystal Academy… and this all happened with such ease! I could never have imagined such success back when I was a classroom teacher. PLUS, it’s all been such a sheer joy for me! (Well, most of it!)

    ***

    So what would you most like to build a crystal grid for? Please share it below! Put it out into the Universe & let the energy start flowing. How are you going to make it happen?

    If you need some more specific direction, would love a specific plan to follow, materials lists, detailed planning sheets, printable templates and step-by-step plans for many different proven-highly-effective crystal grids, my Crystal Grid Templates Package includes this grid plus many others. Get to dreaming BIG and manifesting your desires! 

    Click here for my Crystal Grids Template Package!

    And, if you enjoyed this article, please share it with a friend who could benefit from it. 🙂 

    Happy Manifesting!!

    Hibiscus Moon