Finding Synergy with a Blend of Healing Practices

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Hey hey, Crystal Hottie!

We’re back with another “Crystal Healer Interview” today!

The Crystal Healer Interview blog posts are a SPECIAL series where some of our Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers & Advanced Crystal Masters take over the blog. This allows me to bring crystal healing to you through the eyes of another.  I’m so deeply grateful to these inspiring individuals for generously sharing their stories with us.  I learn so much through them.

Today we’re going to meet Certified Crystal Healer, Carrie Hensley!

Carrie shares with us her love for Yoga, Ayurveda & Crystal Healing  + working her Dharma while integrating Eastern & Western Medicine. The beauty she brings to our world is truly inspiring. YES. Good stuffs!

And Here’s Carrie …

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What brought you to the world of crystal healing?
There were a few things.

First of all, I have been following Hibiscus Moon for about 5 years now. I appreciate her authenticity and scientific approach. I truly adore her passion and wisdom. It is evident that she lives and breathes crystals.

The other two things that brought me to the world of crystal healing were yoga and Ayurveda.

I have been teaching yoga for 18 years. From these two ancient traditions; dis-ease begins on the energetic or subtle body level. Crystal healing occurs at this energetic level.

The three practices of Crystal Healing, Yoga & Ayurveda work synchronistically. It has become another tool to offer my students in terms of empowered healing.
What crystal has had the biggest effect on you?
Hands down the crystal that has had the biggest effect on me is celestite.

My soul is so drawn to this stone that I have:

  • one that I use for clients
  • one for personal use
  • and a geode that I keep in my sacred space

What do others in your life think about the path you’re on?
I am fortunate that most of the people in my life are on a similar path. Many of us see the importance of integrative medicine, the marriage between Eastern & Western medicine.

It’s fascinating to think that it has been only since the 80s & 90s, with the work of incredible pioneering scientists like Dr. Bruce Lipton & Dr. Candace Pert, that we recognized the inter-connectivity of the immune, endocrine and nervous systems.
As we continue to face a health care crisis in the U.S., it is my sincere hope that we will continue to look towards alternative practices, like crystal healing, in terms of preventative medicine.
What is the primary way you utilize crystals in your practice?
Personally, I use crystals during my daily meditation practice. The meditation might be an overall chakra meditation with stones placed at each chakra or the meditation might be sitting with an aragonite cluster in each palm.

In my work with students and clients, I do the traditional Hibiscus Moon Method of crystal healing. I allow my intuition to guide me during the session as we work to clear and unblock the chakras, help alleviate any physical and emotional pain and help restore balance back to the body, mind & spirit.

What are your BIG DREAMS now that you’ve graduated?
My big picture vision has always been to help end world suffering, called Dukha in Sanskrit.

Currently, I design yoga programs for special needs populations, such as seniors, breast cancer patients and those suffering from anxiety, depression and addiction, by integrating Eastern & Western medicine. Moving forward, I will continue to design more of these programs and integrate crystal healing.

The other part of this is teaching yoga teachers how to integrate these crystal healing practices into their own teachings so that we continue to introduce other aspects of yoga and not just the postures; to educate others that disease occurs at the energetic level first.
What do you love most about working with crystals?
I see the difference the crystals make in my own life and in the lives of my students & clients. It is extremely empowering to take responsibility for your own health. I love to teach my students how they can integrate crystals into their lives, on a daily basis, mainly through the chakras.

What 3 energy-work or spirituality books are you loving right now?
I LOVE books!

My favorite 3 energy-work books currently are:

Yoga of the Subtle Body

This is a fantastic book to understand the physical and subtle anatomy of the body in terms of the yoga perspective.

Another favorite book is Energy Medicine

Finally, I love Creating on Purpose

One of the reasons I love all of these books is there are many exercises to reflect on and take inspired action to make a difference in our own lives.
Do you have any advice for anyone who is considering this path?
Do it!

The personal growth and awareness you will receive is worth it alone!
If you are called to being a conduit for healing, becoming a Certified Crystal Healer will provide countless opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.
I wish I would have done it years ago! That being said, I am grateful I finally made the investment in myself and my career.

Carrie’s Bio: I own an online yoga community and help women connect to their inner guru. My dharma (life’s purpose) is to teach women how to live on their terms and reclaim their intrinsic worth.  You can find Carrie at www.carriehensley.com

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Hibiscus again here…

Thank you, Carrie, for sharing your personal sparkly journey with us & all your wonderful crystal insights! I love how you’ve merged the world of yoga with crystals. They’re such a natural fit.

If you resonate with anything Carrie has shared here with us…please leave a sparkly comment below. 🙂

Crystal Blessings,

Which Chakra needs Balancing, Part 2 of our Chakra Series

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This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on Crystal Chakra Healing:

  • Part 1 – The Science Behind Crystal Chakra Healing
  • Part 2[You Are Here] Which Chakra Needs Balancing??
  • Part 3 – How To Balance Chakras Using Crystals, Step by Step

So after learning about the science behind the chakras, you’re next question may be:

How do I know which chakra needs balancing?

Well, there are several ways. 🙂

There are actually 4 main ways that I teach about…
1. Take a chakra test
There are several different ones online. You can do an a search & turn up many! And they’re quite reliable. Here are a few you can try out right now:

  • chakra test 1
  • chakra test 2
  • chakra test 3

2.  Glaring, physical or emotional issues
Here are some simple examples…

Like I mentioned in part 1, feeling anxious tells us there’s an issue with the root chakra.

If somebody has their creativity totally shut down that’s all about the sacral chakra.

If somebody has a very low self-esteem that’s solar plexus chakra energy.

Issues with love, expressing love, showing love, being very clingy in their romantic relationships or any kind of relationships; that would be heart chakra issues.

Not being able to express themselves or not being a good listener, that’s throat chakra stuffs.

Not being open to your intuition or your spirituality, closing that down…that’s third eye shcist, Jelly Bean.

Not having a good connection to source energy, being fearful with death that would be crown chakra.
3. Energy sensing
In my Certified Crystal Healer Course, I teach various ways you can learn & use to sense energy. And by doing this  type of sensing, you can determine if a chakra is overactive, underactive, needs some slight re-tuning or is in balance.

*Wish those energy-sensing methods were something I could include in a blog post but it’s a bit involved, requires lots of background knowledge & some demonstrations, precautions + practice time.

[caption id="attachment_2848" align="aligncenter" width="512"] I brought my clear quartz pendant to Sedona & we used it to sense the energy of chakras while we meditated at the vortexes!!! This is a friend of ours checking on Frank’s crown chakra. :)[/caption]
4. Tap into your intuition
This means you get an inner knowing from various senses & picking up messages & measurements regarding the chakra energies.  There are various ways to get an inner sense of the energy of each chakra. Some people have the gift of different types of clair-senses:

Here’s a quick list (some of these can fit into each other & some say there are even more than these):

  • Clairaudience – receive messages in the form of an audio; sound, speaking, vocalizations
  • Clairempathy – receive messages in the form of feelings
  • Clairsentience – an inner knowing that comes from within
  • Clairvoyance – receive messages in the form of visual pictures, sights

Some people can also do a meditation and get intuitive hints or messages regarding the chakras.
Chakra Balancing Combo Time!

If you’re not too confident or you’re getting mixed signals or it just doesn’t seem to clear to you…then I recommend using 2 or 3 of the above suggested methods to get a chakra consensus. If you get 2 contradictory results then try a 3rd method & go with the majority. 😉

You’ll find that over time & with practice your abilities to figure out which chakras are out of balance will get better & quite keen. You may even “just know” without needing to check.

So that’s part 2. Part 3 will be about exactly what to do with the crystals to help balance our chakras.

I hope you’re enjoying this series so far. Thanks so much, as always, for reading, sharing & joining in!

Mega Sparkles, Glitter, Jelly Beans & all that jazz!!

 

 

 

P.S. If this sort of stuffs is really tickling your fancy-schmancy, perhaps you’d like to learn more? My Certified Crystal Healer Course, which delves deep into using crystals with the chakras (+ so much more!), will be enrolling again this spring. Want in? For more info & to get on the waiting list click here.

The Science Behind Crystal Chakra Healing, Chakra Series Part 1

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This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on Crystal Chakra Healing:

  • Part 1 – [You Are Here] – The Science Behind Crystal Chakra Healing
  • Part 2 – Which Chakra Needs Balancing??
  • Part 3 – How To Balance Chakras Using Crystals, Step by Step

Another way you can work with your crystals…

& this is a really easy way with lots of benefits

is with crystal chakra healing.

I have a whole lot of info on this so I’m going to break it up into a 3 part series. This 1st part is my fav. thing to do…break it down into the How & Why with some science thrown in for good measure. Ready? Let’s go!
The science behind crystal chakra healing
We’re going to talk about the 7 main chakras. We have many more than just the 7 main ones but these are the most familiar ones…the familiar main 7 chakras are the major portals or the major energy hubs on our body.

Each chakra has a corresponding color associated with it. The colors are really easy to memorize…they follow the color of the rainbow, which always follow the same order:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Indigo
  • Violet

Remember from school? ROY G BIV?

OK, I can’t resist…(please don’t yell at me if you end up with an ear-worm)

That’s the same exact color sequence that the chakras follow. And it’s no coincidence that they’re exactly the same sequence. It’s just science, Jelly Bean. 😉

Each chakra is also linked with a specific body part, specific body function & certain emotions, among other correspondences. One book I HIGHLY recommend you get to learn more about this is:

In addition, each chakra has a specific vibrational frequency. See colors, or more specifically “light” in various frequencies that we can actually see with our eye balls is just a teenie tiny part of the electromagnetic spectrum (EM spectrum). The colors (light frequencies) arrange themselves in order of decreasing vibrational wavelengths. Of these specific light frequencies, red is the longer wavelength  (lower frequency) & violet is the shortest wavelength (higher frequency). I haven’t lost ya yet, right? Stick with me here. 😉

Actually…everything on the EM spectrum is a type of light. Just a little smidge of the spectrum is the visible light that we can see with our eyes.  The chakras encompass all these colors that we can see. Each one has a very specific vibrational frequency.

In summary, each chakra has a specific vibrational frequency & a color that it expresses itself as.

These specific frequencies are aligned to certain known energies. This allows us to focus on one aspect at a time. For instance, if we want to zero in on anxiety & fear, we can focus our attention on the root chakra & improve it efficiently by just focusing in on that 1 particular chakra.

I’ve found chakra work to be very efficient & highly effective for clearing out all sorts so energetic imbalances. I’ve it heard over, over again…people saying things like,

“I’ve been going to therapy for a long time; going to see a therapist, a psychiatrist, etc. to work on my fear & anxiety issues.”

Not to belittle that at all. But if someone has been working on a specific issue for a long time…once that person addresses the associated chakra & works on clearing & balancing that chakra…most of the time the issue clears itself up much quicker by using chakra work alone or in conjunction with the therapy. Not to say this will work for everyone every time, but it’s certainly worth giving a try.

More Physics & Chakras?
As a former physics teacher, I can’t help but throw in more physics here. In my courses I teach the principle of entrainment when working with the chakras. This is a physics principle that basically says that energy of a higher amplitude will dominate & influence a similar frequency of a lower amplitude.

This is often demonstrated using tuning forks. When the tuning forks are tuned to the same frequency, if I rang 1 with a lot of energy (high amplitude) & then rang the other just gently (with a little bit of amplitude), the higher amplitude will dominate & influence the fork of the lower amplitude & it will get louder & raise its energy up (become higher amplitude) b/c the higher amplitude will dominate the lower amplitude.

Why do I bring this shiz up?

B/c we also will entrain with the higher amplitude energy.

If there is a similar frequency that comes into our environment & it happens to be of higher amplitude, it’s going to raise us up to match its frequency…to become a vibrational match.

Now…this is a big foundational brick of my teachings…a crystal is always going to be higher amplitude frequency b/c it has a more stable frequency in its inherent molecular structure. SAY WHAT?

So again…the reason for that stable frequency is it has a very precise atomic structure.

[caption id="attachment_11962" align="aligncenter" width="506"] Sodium chloride molecule (salt crystal)…look at that precise crystal structure![/caption]

That’s what makes a crystal a crystal. A crystal has a precise geometric pattern in its molecular blueprint. Although we are human & we’re made of some crystals, we are not entirely crystalline. So, we are not as geometrically perfect as a crystal. Not even close.

Crystals are going to be in a higher amplitude energy field than us due to their geometric perfection. We’re going to entrain with the amplitude of their higher energy when similar frequencies are present.
OK, Geek! Get back to the chakras!
So, if you have a chakra that’s out of balance. For example, let’s say my third eye is completely whacked out. Not really…but just say…

I can take a nice amethyst natural point & I place that on my third eye.

The amethyst is of a similar vibrational frequency to my third eye but it’s higher amplitude energy, higher frequency, more stable because of it’s crystalline structure. Ya with me?

It’s going to vibrationally stabilize my third eye chakra. My third eye is going to entrain with that similar frequency. It’s going to move into resonance with the similar yet more precise & higher amplitude vibration of the amethyst.

Crystals have higher amplitude due to that geometric perfection…due to that, they are going to clear out & balance our chakras, making them more stable, entraining them with their higher amplitude energy. Thereby, changing the emotional & biochemical state of that chakra to the correct frequencies & also helping to maintain their stability.

Each chakra will entrain with that specific vibrational frequency of its color. For instance, the third eye chakra’s color is indigo,so it entrains with indigo.

This is certainly not the only chakra balancing method but it’s a very easy one; simply choose a crystal within the same color family as the chakra you’d like to balance. So for the third eye, indigo stones like lapis lazuli, iolite or amethyst are great to work with.

[caption id="attachment_11512" align="aligncenter" width="614"] lapis lazuli from Pakistan[/caption]

Or for the heart chakra, green aventurine, jade or green tourmaline would be perfect.

[caption id="attachment_8685" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Luscious green aventurine tumblies.[/caption]

Matching up the color is a pretty foolproof & simple way to go.

Now some people say,

“You shouldn’t match the color of the chakra to the stone because whatever color you’re seeing is actually the color that’s being reflected & not absorbed by the stone. That’s not actually the color of the stone.”

Then I’m like,

“Yup. And that’s EXACTLY what I’m looking for, because if that’s the light frequency that’s being reflected & bounced off, then that’s the color that’s bathing the environment of the chakra.”

That’s exactly what we want. Is it not?? I think it’s a great way to do it. Not to mention that I have confirmation from case study after case study as do my students. Color works, Baby!

OK, so that’s part 1. Hope I didn’t burn you out on the science. Part 2 is about how to determine which chakras need balancing & Part 3 is about what to do with the crystals.

Thanks so much, as always, for reading, sharing & joining in!

Super Crystal Blessings to you,
Super Crystal Blessings to You,

P.S. If this sort of stuffs is really tickling your fancy-schmancy,  perhaps you’d like to learn more? My Certified Crystal Healer Course, which delves deep into using crystals with the chakras (+ so much more!), will be enrolling again soon. Want in? For more info & to get on the wait list click here.

Q&A: Chakra Stone Set

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Today’s post is about putting together a chakra stone set. You can put 1 together relatively inexpensively if you know what stones to go for.

Here’s a question that I recently received:

Q:

  • I’m putting together my chakra stone set & am curious if it’s best to use the same style/shape stone for the set? For example should they all be tumbled? Or can they be a mix of tumbled & points?
  • Also, when buying a pendulum, which stone is best? Should we use our intuition or is there one stone that is best for healing?
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    A:
    For your chakra set, it really won’t matter. Get what you can get. Natural is always best but sometimes you just can’t find them in that particular stone. If you have an easy choice though, always go natural! That being said, here’s an example set I usually recommend to all my students:

    The stones pictured above are very easy to find & are inexpensice. I usually like to have a choice of 2 stones for each chakra on hand except for the crown here…no specific reason for that:

    • Root chakra (red): red jasper + hematite
    • Sacral chakra (orange but represented here by the brown bag): orange calcite & carnelian
    • Solar plexus chakra (yellow but represented here by the camel bag): citrine & tiger’s eye
    • Heart chakra (green): rose quartz & green aventurine
    • Throat chakra (blue): blue lace agate & sodalite
    • Third Eye chakra (indigo): amethyst & lepidolite
    • Crown chakra (white or light lilac but represented here by the black bag): clear quartz
    • I also have an amethyst pendulum pictured here for sensing energies & balancing each chakra (we teach how to do that in our course)

    As for the pendulum, you don’t need amethyst…get what’s calling to you most. Yep, that’s what will work best for you!
    And just in case you missed it, here’s my FREE Chakra Workshop:

    Now, get to it Crystal Hottie! Go balance some chakras. 😀

    Waterfalls of Crystal Sparkles,