I’ve got a little something to say about MONEY and Spirituality

Hibiscus Moon law of attraction, spirituality 8 Comments

money and spirituality

Ever get that nagging feeling that something is bubbling up inside of you needing to be said?

Before I go any further…

PLEASE NOTE: I’m taking a risk here again…but I feel it needs to be addressed. This of course, is my opinion. It doesn’t mean that my opinion is the best 1 or the only 1, it’s just mine, that’s all. Flaming will not be tolerated here. This is a negativity-free zone. Although I enjoy a healthy, respectful & mature debate be forewarned that any nasty, negative or demeaning comments here on MY BLOG will be promptly deleted so don’t waste your energy.

I recently had this feeling + a number of signs prompting me to get my opinion on this money matter out there into our community. I know many others have done this before but I wanted to add to the mix with my humble take on it since it seemed so many in my circle were/are having trouble around it.

Have you noticed this undercurrent belief in the new age/spiritual community that big abundance should not be made off of big dreams or anything to do with new age-y stuffs?

This whole “$ is a no-no & frowned upon” thinking?
I feel this thinking is powerfully keeping many in a false poverty mindsetunnecessarily.
A sure-fire way to sabotage yourself from ever being prosperous is to keep the embarrassment & shame around making money & charging what your worth. Yep, that will put the nail in the coffin for ya.

I’m also realizing that wishy-washy boundaries is all wrapped up with this money-thing. So, I’ve made it a small mission of mine to empower the spiritual community with FIRM BOUNDARIES.

BTW, amazonite is a great stone to help you with that!!

[caption id="attachment_10677" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Your Boundary Ally! Amazonite (photo credit: Rob Levinsky of irocks.com)[/caption]

Join me in my video below as I push this hot button topic of money, spirituality & simply doing what you’re meant to do on Mama Earth. You’re here to make an impact.

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MONEY and Spirituality

Yes, I feel money CAN be a vehicle for love, for our good intentions & a way to be of BIG service to others. I feel that money in the hands of conscious people is a magical catalust for change. Can we get our spiritual community to get over the idea that Money = Evil? Can we have more spiritual practices organized around making money & then HOW to use it to make those big changes?

Is it possible?
“…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
Here are the inspiring resources that I mentioned in my video from people I admire:

  • VIDEO/AUDIO: Discussion between Marianne Williamson & Marie Forleo, very enlightening
  • VIDEO/BLOG: 3 Ways Your Money Blocks are Killing Your Business by my fav money mindset maven, Denise Duffield Thomas
  • VIDEO: How to Set Boundaries by Marie Forleo
  • AUDIO: Wealthy, Healthy & Wise Interview with Rev. Michael Beckwith & my biz coach, Lindsay Wilson
  • BOOK: Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud *this book has a religious Christian slant*
  • BOOK: Setting Boundaries with Difficult People: Six Steps to SANITY for Challenging Relationships by Allison Bottke *this book has a religious Christian slant*
  • BOOK: Sacred Success by Barbara Stanny
  • BLOG: Spirituality and Money by Jim Tolles
  • BLOG: How To Change The World Through Business by Leonie Dawson
  • BLOG: How to Use Crystals for Abundance by me!
  • EKIT: my Attracting Abundance & Prosperity with Crystals eKit

So…are you FINALLY ready to let this schist go??
In the comments below tell me (& all the other Crystal Hotties) what’s your limiting belief around money that you want to KICK TO THE CURB?! Please leave a comment below & share your story — including your biggest take-away lesson learned. This helps to pay it forward to the entire community!

Thank you so very much for watching, sharing & contributing, Jelly Bean.

Now, release it, Baby!

Signs are Everywhere! Lessons Learned

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healer, science, signs, spirituality 6 Comments

THIS WAS A SIGN!! Most definitely.

On the evening of Aug. 7 I looked up over our house while outside & saw a phosphorescent glowing blue heart-shaped or angel-winged cloud above our home. It was beaming with glow! Even though it was way too blue to be Moon glow I thought about it for a sec but immediately ruled that out since it was nowhere near the ecliptic (the normal path the moon follows through the sky..along with the Sun & all the other planets).

So…Frank (my hubs) & I pondered it for a few seconds but just kept coming back to “Its a UFO!” I’m no stranger to them & seem to have seen more than my fair share of them. I kept watching the glowing cloud closely, hoping the UFO would make itself known by peeking out from behind…all the while reaching for my iPhone to snap a pic:

Then smacked that pic right up to all my social media Crystal Hotties:

Immediately I got dozens of response on what it might be! Then I started getting other local Crystal Hotties telling me they are looking at the same thing right at that moment. I was overjoyed!!

We were all worked up into a frenzy over this amazing glow over the South Florida early evening sky!! We were all throwing around ideas of what it coud be; an angel, a portal opening, UFO, cosmic energy disturbances.
At the time of this writing:

  • 22,000 people saw that post!
  • 215 have commented on it
  • 917 “liked” it & 101 shared it.

Clarity
Somewhere about 30 min. in or so along came super-smart chica, Tara, who not only questioned but felt into it & then did a little research (*gasp!*). Here’s what my friend Tara had to say about it:

She figured out all of us seeing this thing were in Florida & perhaps used some of her prior knowledge or did a little Google-ing (AMAZING what you find on the Interwebs…wow, to think I grew up only encyclopedias at our disposal for immediate info cravings…sheeesh!) & quickly figured out that this was most likely from a rocket that was just launched from the Kennedy Space Center & what we were going on about were the glowing chemical left-overs from the launch fuel clinging to the atmosphere.

SIDE-NOTE: So you may be saying…“big whoop. What’s so smart about that?” Point taken, but how often do we remember to do what Tara did? I teach this stuffs & I didn’t do it!

WELL! That totally burst my bubble, but I am a scientist at heart & I always look at the empirical evidence if it’s reliable. I like to think that I keep an open yet skeptical mind. I verified it & yes, indeedy, The Delta IV rocket had just launched & was the most likely culprit of the Cosmic Glow.
Realization & the Lesson
Then I thought to myself:

“Oh My…look at the frenzy that got going. What did I do?”

Actually. not that big a deal since it was all in fun & certainly didn’t hurt anyone or anything but I still jumped on to all the questions on my Facebook page…doing a little damage control & posted that this was a case of mistaken identity. Doh!

I love Tara for doing that! I’ve always noticed a correlation…I’ve noticed the smartest people on Earth are those that ask the MOST questions!!

So many of us just willingly accept whatever is said without really questioning, without looking at the facts, without doing any of our own research. Why? Because, perhaps, we want to. It fits our bias on the situation or it will entertain us with some drama. I LOVE UFO’s & the whole thought of them (or a portal opening up into another dimension) was too damn romantic for me to pass up, so I immediately went with that.

How many times do we do that? Do you just believe something that someone says because they said it? Sounds like fun to believe it? Because getting caught up in the frenzy & the community of it is fun or you feel like you belong now that you & the others are caught in the hoop-lah? Could it even all be LIES that you’re buying into?

I always used to teach my teenage science students to QUESTION EVERYTHING! (Their parents may not have liked that in certain situations. But I still think it was an important life-lesson).

This quote used to hang above my white board in my old science classroom:

“It’s not that I’m so smart , it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” ~ Albert Einstein

Yes, I’ve even brought this thinking over into my current teachings with my students in my Certified Crystal Healer Courses. Don’t just accept it b/c I’m saying it or anyone else is saying it. Do your own experimenting & research & feel into it. Then make up your own mind.

Don’t accept it just because the media is shoving it down your throat or someone said it on Facebook or wherever. If you follow blindly without doing your own research what does that say about you…about me?

Before you make up your mind about someone or something based on something you heard:

  • please check all the facts
  • truly consider the source
  • ask questions
  • do your own research

especially if this involves possibly hurting someone else (not that this Glowing Cloud situation did that…just putting that in there b/c I recently personally experienced some hurt caused by lies & think it’s just plain good advice, you know?) The things I know about the people trying to hurt me would make your toes curl but I’m going to be the bigger person. NO DRAMA. And please don’t bring drama or gossip to my space b/c you will be promptly deleted & banned. It’s my house & I keep it clean. My mantra through something like this is:

I send love & compassion to all while still protecting myself.♥

The Glowing Cloud frenzy really brought to light an important lesson for me. So, I thought I should take advantage of the platform I have here to impart this lesson to you, if you’re resonating with all of this. Maybe you’re already one of those smart-cookies like Tara & so this is all preaching to the choir. If so…I am in deep admiration of you!♥

If you’re more like I was with the Glowing Cloud…please remember, there may be MUCH MORE to the story than you know. There may be many calculated lies & drama b/c that’s what certain people thrive on…it’s oxygen to some. Know anyone like that? Is there a history of a similar pattern repeating itself over & over with certain people? Careful who you give your credence to. Did you do your due diligence? Or are you just ready to BELIEVE hook, line & sinker b/c someone said it? Please don’t go through life that way.

And when you’re just totally confused by what you’ve turned up through your questioning & research…simply ask your intuition.

Trust your heart, Jelly Bean. It does KNOW. No matter what. ♥

Have a lovely GLOWING day, Chick Pea! 😉

Crystals for Spring (or Autumn) Equinox

Hibiscus Moon astronomy, ceremony, Crystal Grids, Crystals, meditation, spirituality 13 Comments

Spring equinox is coming up!! Do you know what crystals to use with this event?

No, I don’t have a religion or dogma that I subscribe to but I’ve said it before, I really feel a strong pull towards following the cosmic cycles. Back to nature, ya know? Back to what the ancients intuitively did & many still do. There’s a reason it worked so well for so long.

When it comes to feeling what resonates with my soul, I go with natural cycles & have this aversion to our modern Gregorian calendar. Oh yeah, its all fine & good for day to day getting shiz done but when it comes to health, soul nourishment + spiritual balance, the natural cosmic cycles ring my bell.

So before I get to the crystals, let’s tawk equinox stuffs for a sec.

The  Spring Equinox (or Autumn Equinox for those in the Southern Hemisphere) is upon us (Wednesday, March 20, 2013).
2 Cosmic Cycles Toys:

  • Here’s a great site that explains all about the upcoming equinox.
  • How about an awesome FREE app that keeps track of the Sun & Moon, Equinoxes, Solstices + more (iPhone + iPad only)?

If you live on the Northern Hemisphere, the Spring Equinox represents renewal time. We just had our introspective hibernation time & its time to emerge & start the growth cycle again. I view this time as the NEW beginning. My new year! Its a time to set goals & plan them out. What am I going to do & how am I going to do it? This is so exciting & so much FUN for me!!! Is it b/c I’m a Capricorn? Nah, I think if you have the right perspective on it, this can be fun no matter what sign  you are. 😉
Spring Equinox Crystals for Growth + Goal-Setting + Planning
The crystals that embody ideal energies for growth + planning for me are:

  • green aventurine
  • dendritic agate
  • chrysoprase

I will usually set them out as I fill out planning sheets, work with my biz coach, plan vacations with my hub-bub, Frankie, etc. This is for BIG PLANS & GOALS…for the whole year. If I need mediation time to figure things out then I will mediate & work with 1 of these stones.

[caption id="attachment_8685" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Luscious green aventurine tumblies.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9283" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dendritic agate aka tree agate[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9284" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Chrysoprase, photo credit: Ra’ike[/caption]
Spring Equinox Crystals for Balance
No matter where you are on Mother Earth, the equinoxes are all about balance & harmony b/c this a time that we receive equal amounts of sun & moon energy. EVERYWHERE on the planet.

So 2 more crystals I like to use are:

  • moonstone
  • sunstone
[caption id="attachment_9285" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Rainbow moonstone…YUMMY, no?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2600" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Sunstone aka oligoclase. Photo by Ra’ike[/caption]

I’ll use these stones on my altar within my sacred space or in a crystal grid to honor these energies.

[caption id="attachment_653" align="aligncenter" width="422"] My sacred space & altar[/caption]

I REALLY LOVE this time of year!

These stones…for me…embody balance between masculine & feminine energies, ying & yang, sun & moon, 2 polarities. The vibrational frequencies of these stones are PERFECT for reminding us to stay balanced in all aspects of our lives.

Welcome Spring (or happy Harvest if you’re below the equator!)
Super Sparkles to you today!!!

 

 

P.S. Not quite sure how to “work with” & meditate with your stones for clarity, Lima Bean? My Get to Know Your Crystals eKit can get you all set on that path for the cost of 2 coffees. 🙂 You can check that out here.

Are You Ready for a Crystal Challenge?

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, Crystals, divination, energy work, Everyday/Personal Stuffs, spirituality 92 Comments

Join the Crystal Hottie Challenge!

Those of you subbed to my YouTube Crystal Channel know that last week I committed to pulling a crystal oracle card each day & working with a related crystal for that day.

7 Day Crystal Oracle Reading Series – Day 1

…& I did it for 7 days consecutively & posted each day on YouTube just like I said I would…surprised myself there! Commitment, Baby!

But what I really gained was totally unexpected. I got such insight into various energetic changes & emotions + a deeper relationship with those crystals that I chose to work with.

I got extra meditation time in & extra-special soul healing occurred…all b/c I took the time & committed to doing this.

I gained such gorgeous insights + revelations that I want to share this experience with all of you. I want you to experience it for yourselves. As a teacher, I know there is NOTHING better than experiential learning; the process of making meaning from direct experience.

And you will experience such DEEP MEANING from this. Trust moi.

So, you ready for this challenge, Crystal Hottie? Hmmmm?

Today, I challenge you to do your own 7 Day Crystal Reading Challenge. OK?

The Challenge:

I challenge you to pull an oracle card or crystal from a bag each morning upon waking, no matter how rushed you are, not matter what sort of mood you’re in. Just do it. It will help make things seem brighter. It did for me. Do you have the power to change your day? Yes, you doooos. Do it!

I want you to have a positive morning, Sweet Pea. If its not one already, you can make it so. Pull a card or a crystal. Simple enough, right?

If you get the message right away great. If not, you may need to read into a bit more. You may need that message to sink in a bit deeper and ask for the meaning again later in the day. That’s OK, grab your corresponding crystal & start working with it.

You can start with a mini meditation right away or simply put the crystal in your pocket to take along. You’ll be aligning with it all day, be open to the messages & remember to touch it from time to time to get the little reminders it will be sending you.

Simple, right? Sounds easy. BUT…don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got!

As you do this for a few days, it may get a bit more difficult. You’ll start to realize that it’s about proving to yourself that you can start something & you can stick with it, Chick Pea. I learned a totally different lesson that I had not expected to get….a lesson in COMMITMENT. Wow. I can do this & so can you.

Here are a few tips to help you along that worked for me:

  • Put a post-it note on your alarm clock or morning mirror
  • Place your oracle cards or crystal bag RIGHT NEXT to your bed so its the 1st thing you see in the morning
  • Keep yourself accountable. For every morning that I skip my crystal reading, I’ll make a $5 Kiva loan to help end poverty. Or what else can you dream up?
  • How about a crystal hottie buddy? Can we buddy up below in the comments? CALLING ALL CRYSTAL HOTTIES!! Rallying the troops! Keep each other accountable.
  • I’ll tell you what. Declaring it on YT in my video (as I did above) made me SUPER accountable. Do it! Or blog it or Facebook it, whatever. Just declare & watch the magic happen!
  • How about a sparkly reward? I’m still thinking about my reward for doing this. How about a new glittery crystal, or a class or workshop or a nice relaxing spa treatment?

So, you ready?! Declare below in the comments that you commit to the Crystal Hottie Challenge! I’m so excited to hear about your revelations. Please come back & post about the treasure you unearth from within YOURSELF.

(((HUMON-GOID HUG)))

 

 

P.S. Are you in on the Grand Canyon Crystal Giveaway? If not…what are you waiting for? Get over there & get entered!