No, you Don’t Need Certification to be a Crystal Healer!

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From time to time, I get an angry post on my FB page saying something to the effect of:
“YOU DON’T NEED TO BE CERTIFIED TO DO CRYSTAL HEALING!!!”
Whoa, whoa, whoa.

Firstly, I’m not quite sure why people need to come across so angrily when they convey that notion. Weird that it’s a trigger of some sort.  The whole notion of “certification” in the metaphysical arts obviously hits a nerve for some people. That’s for sure.

Secondly, I never said that I feel you need to be certified in crystal healing, even though I founded an academy that does just that… certify people in Crystal Healing. 😉 But I can see why some might assume that I feel that way.

Believe it or not… I’m a firm believer that you CAN totally teach YOURSELF all this crystal healing stuffs. No, you don’t need to get certified at all.

Who do you think taught the authors of many a wonderful crystal healing book?

Who do you think taught me?

Yep, that’s the route that I took in the beginning: Self-taught. Yes, yes, I’ve since acquired various titles and certifications, but no secrets here! I’m self studied, self-researched & self-taught; standing on the shoulders of some sparkly giants that have come before me.

In addition, at this time, there are no laws or governing bodies in most locales (please do your due diligence and check your local laws and regulations) that require you to be Certified in order to practice Crystal Healing on others.

So, nope… you do not need to be certified at all.
Then Why Bother with Crystal Healing Certification?
Well, sometimes, in today’s society, to steer us clear of the charlatans that may be lurking out there, one way to protect against that is to look for an accredited & approved certification.

The truth is that many people value the fact that you’ve achieved certification as a Crystal Healer because it shows you’ve had some formal education, some genuine training in this modality and that hopefully, you’ve been held accountable to certain standards by the certifying body.  So, the drawback of being self-taught is that you don’t get a certification to hang on your wall or to pull out to allay people’s possible hesitations.

Maybe you feel you can do a great job finding the right resources and gathering up all the info yourself.

Totally do-able. It’s all up to you. That’s what it comes down to. It all depends on your discipline, your tenacity, your ability to wade through all the info and your willingness to try and experiment on yourself first.

I mean, hey… who of us has not tried to teach ourselves how to do something by simply watching some YouTube videos?

By the way, I did recently try to re-teach myself how to play guitar again (I used to be pretty good… but use it or lose it!) by using the YouTube University method. No Bueno though for me. Sounded HORRIBLE! 🙁 I realized I’d much rather get my bum back to regular lessons with a face to face teacher and learn it the right way with a side-order of discipline to go along with it. I know that will work much better for me at this stage in my life and it’s what worked for me in the past.

Whether or not you need to go in for a deeper education & certification with Crystal Healing is your decision, Babe. You need to feel into it intuitively. Your belly wisdom will tell you if it’s the right path for you.

Some important things to keep in mind when deciding:

  • You don’t know what you don’t know – You can only hunt & research for what you already know to research, right? Through my years of working with the crystals, having case studies at my finger tips & also benefiting greatly from my student & alumni experiences, there are things I’ve learned, verified & included in our curriculum that you won’t know to investigate on your own. What I teach is a specific method that you won’t find online. I’ve already done the sifting through many viewpoints, methods, research & conflicting info. So just be prepared to sift through tons of random or conflicting data (some valid, some not) AND bunk internet info with no credibility. Remember to always consider your source! I spent years doing this while learning from trial & error what was bogus info or just wasn’t going to work for me. Be prepared to spend lots of time experimenting & researching on your own. Nothing wrong with doing this. I did it, but that’s what I love to do. Not everyone does. Plus, I’m a former science teacher and my previous professional experience in research & education has taught me what questions to ask to dive deeper, which rabbit hole to jump in, tunnel around in and find more as well as where to look for reliable resources. So, think about it: are you prepared to possibly waste time on crystal healing teachings & methods that may or may not work? Your answer may be a resounding “YES” or an “ummmm…no”.
  • De-coding the SCIENCE – OK, so you get the top books recommended by Amazon on Crystal Healing. They must be good, right? “I’ll just read these & then I’m good to go!” Well, besides the conflicting info & some books being better than others, some of the science may not be explained in a way that you can understand, if there’s any science to it at all! Or perhaps you’d like to have the scientific stuffs clarified in a way that you can easily digest. Can a book or website do that? By the way, I’ll toot my own horn here and say that this is what I’m known for: infusing the study of crystal healing with science and breaking it down in a way that makes it enjoyable and easily digestible.
  • Info Arrangement – once you have all the info that you think is right for you, that resonates with you most, you need to piece it together; creating a system or structure so that it all makes sense. A lot of us like to have a strong foundation; steps to follow.  It’s a proven method for learning and retaining new info.  For example, my course has my detailed curriculum, content & methods presented and painstakingly prepared and organized in a very specific way.  My Masters of Science is in Curriculum, Instruction & Technology, so doing that kind of stuff is my jam. I love to do it! No need to reinvent the wheel if you don’t feel like it or don’t have the time.
  • Going it alone –  self-study means that you’re on your own, Baby. And maybe that’s how you roll. But then again… that means no one to ask questions to, no one to compare with, no one to clarify. And definitely no community and no mentor. The value of having a vibrant community of like-minded people already in place all learning the same thing as you is immeasurable! You get built-in motivation, inspiration & accountability partners! In my course, you also get reliable mentors and Crystal Coaches to walk the path with you. Not to mention the fabulous friendships that spring up from just such a community. 🙂
  • Education vs. Certification – Now if you’re not planning to practice crystal healing professionally and you don’t need or want a certification, I totally get that.  In fact, over the years many of you have asked for a way to take my Crystal Healer Course solely for that purpose, to deepen your education and understanding of Crystal Healing for your own personal knowledge and use in your daily life.  Well, I’ve answered that call (we call it the Audit Level). Yep, this year we’re offering 3 different levels to register for my Certified Crystal Healer course so that you can choose the option that works best for you and your Crystal Healing goals. 

So sure, you don’t need Certification to be a Crystal Healer. But I’m super-proud of my course and the valuable education, content, support, integrity, and community we provide. I know our alumni are too!  So if you’re thinking of joining us for 2017, we’d love to welcome you.  Registration is currently open for just a little bit longer.

If you’d like to learn more about the Certified Crystal Healer Course and all the sparkle and glitter the Academy provides, click here to get on my interest list today!

If not, that’s fine too, Crystal Hottie. I’m thankful you’re a part of our community and love to share crystal knowledge with you here on the blog. Thank you for being part of that.

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

Who Are You to Be Healing Others?

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Yep.

I know that’s a possible question running through your mind…. or some ballsy person has actually questioned you with that one.

It used to go through my mind and just about everyone else’s on this path too. I know. I totally get it. It’s only human to question yourself, but do it too much and it really starts to eat away at your confidence. 
Are you waiting until you’re perfectly “healed” before you feel you can start any healing on others?
 

I’ve been teaching classes in crystal healing since 2010 and founded the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy back in 2011. Over the years I’ve heard it all from our students and alumni:
“Yep, I graduated. I’ve got more than a few a certifications under my belt in a few different modalities. But my chakras aren’t all perfectly balanced yet. I still have issues to heal. Who am I to heal others?“
I’m calling bullshit on that. Get over it and get over yourself.

That’s what I say to that because, hey, guess what?

None of us are perfect & probably NEVER will be.

All those healers/teachers out there pretending to be so and never admitting to any vulnerabilities or faults… all smoke & mirrors, Glitter Bomb. That’s all it is.

Even the highest ascended masters & source energy itself have some imperfections. It’s true!

And being in balance is something that is never complete. It’s something we all need to continually work on. I feel we’re all here on planet to continue learning and working on ourselves. That’s what Mama Earth School is for. So, if we’re all planning on sitting and waiting for all of us to become perfectly balanced, awakened, enlightened or WHATEVER before we ever begin the very-much needed job of assisting others in healing… well then… Oh shit… we’re all in trouble. Right?

One of the most important tenants of what I teach in my course is that YOU are not THE healer. You are simply assisting and facilitating… we can all heal each other & that healing is a 2-way street… both the facilitator & the “heal-ee” exchange & receive healing energy. It’s a 2-way conduit to source energy. We’re giving & we’re receiving; and sure as heck we need it. Those of us who consider ourselves energy workers, light workers, crystal “healers’, therapists, etc…. we need that healing just as much as everybody else does. ♥ I know I do!

So please, get out there, share your gifts, and heal other people… or more accurately assist them in healing themselves… and be healed.

Also keep in mind, if you’re drawn to being a crystal healer or light worker, you also need to know that this is most likely something you volunteered to do; a sacred contract you agreed to fulfill in this life… before you were even born! ♥
Your “pull” towards doing this sort of work is most likely your gentle reminder of your life’s purpose to better our planet & facilitate healing in others.
Feel into that now. How does that feel? Do you feel like you’ve just been reminded of or remembered something? Does it feel familiar or is it even triggering an “a-ha!” moment for you? If it is, pay close attention to that. 😉
So, are you the All-Mighty Healer?
Now this is the ONE thing that is the BIGGEST obstacle that gets in the way because if you think that’s the way it works; that the crystal healer or energy worker is actually doing the healing… then yes, those are some HUGE shoes to fill and I would run the other way too.

You must understand that YOU will not be doing the actual healing or shifting of energy. Ego gets in the way & sabotages us here. Yes, I know this from my own experience!

Instead, you act as the conduit or the “hollow bone” for Source Energy to flow through and assist the client or heal-ee in healing themselves.

I mean this in the nicest way possible, but …you really need to get ova yourself.
Is HMCA right for you?

Having said all this… I also want to make sure that we attract the right kind of student here at the HMCA (Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy).

I love you all…but we’re not all cut out to do this work & some people have different expectations of my academy as we do of our students & graduates.

  • If you’re looking to be spoon-fed dogma & forced into “set in stone” beliefs & not do any of your own self-exploration & inner work to see what’s most in alignment with your own inner knowing, then my course is not the right one for you. I know there are some healer courses out there that force certain doctrines without offering any info on “how” or “why” & some prefer it that way. They just want to be told what to believe and not question it. But that ain’t how we roll over here. I prefer to empower our students.
  • Along the same lines, if you’re looking for a course that simply spews out crystal properties for you to memorize (“this crystal does this, this crystal does that”) then my course is not the course for you. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that. There are other courses out there for you if that’s what you want. But my method is more about qualifying you, allowing you to really get to know your crystals on a whole other level while boosting your confidence by learning the science behind how crystals work …and taking a more personal approach to that.

We require you to DO the work and EARN your certification.

We require you to:

  • ask critical thinking questions,
  • do some self assessment
  • do experiential exercises
  • do a comprehensive final assessment

Yep, offering a serious certification makes it much harder to run my sacred crystal biz, but due to my self-imposed level of integrity, I feel this is the only way to do it… even though it brings a whole other level of complexity & accountability to my biz.

For me, certification means we are responsible for the people certifying through us & making sure that my graduation process is one of integrity. That means we have lots of checks & balances in place along with a strict grading process & verification checks.If you’re looking for a “certification” that allows you to just pay for your certificate and never checks to see if you really integrated the curriculum, those courses are out there… but mine is not the course you’re looking for.

(COULD NOT resist the chance to throw in a Star Wars reference there.)

OK, now that I’ve covered who it’s for & who it’s not for… if you’re interested in getting certified as a Crystal Healer via my course, this is your only chance to register for the Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer Course for 2017! We’re closing the doors soon and all payment plans will soon be gone. First day of class is September 5th.

I also want you to know that if you’ve determined you’re just not cut out for it or if my course isn’t the right one for you – I hope to still have the opportunity to serve you & have you be a part of our community, Crystal Hottie.

Are you ready to serve your life purpose and cut the strings that are holding you back?  Affirm your intentions & share in the comments below!  The world needs your healing love and light.  ❤

Many Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

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Why is there so much conflicting Crystal Info out there?

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I am constantly being asked:

Why do you say 1 thing about a crystal while a book or another teacher may say something completely different?

Even the books sometimes conflict in the info they’re giving out.

The fact is that, YES…many crystal books tell us totally different things about the properties of crystals.

So how the heck do we know which ones to go by?
Sifting & Filtering
Chick Pea, please be prepared to sift through tons of random or conflicting info (or even completely bunk internet info with no credibility).

Remember to always consider your source!…the Internet is like the Wild West and ANYONE can say ANYTHING they want without any policing. It’s up to you to not just swallow everything thrown at you hook, line & sinker just b/c someone said it.
You need to do your own research, your own due diligence & then run it through your own intuitive filter.
Does this info resonate for you? Yeah, even the shizzle I’m teaching you…do the same. I don’t care WHO it is that you’re getting the info from.

Over the years, I have spent quite a bit of time & energy doing this for myself. I had to learn from trial & error (over many years) what was bunk info or just wasn’t going to work for me.

And bear in mind, that was eons ago when there was a lot less info out there than there is now. 😉

Crystal info was harder to come by on the Internet. I’m talkin’ about the days of AOL and then MySpace….heeee…remember that?

Also, be prepared to spend lots of time experimenting & researching on your own. You’ve got to be prepared to invest the resources to do this: time, energy & possibly funds too.

I did it.

Still do it…but that’s what I do.

And I’m happy to do it. Over the Moon actually!

I’m not going to sit here & tell you that this part is easy. It’s not.

It’s difficult for someone to:

  • sift through the crystal myths & facts 
  • then figure out what resonates for you; what rings true for your inner knowing
  • & then decide who to rely on for your sparkly info so you can move forward & apply it.

Bad news is; no one can do that part for you, Crystal Hottie. You have to do it for yourself. 
Short Cuts?
Good News!  Once you’ve invested the time in doing that, then you can rely on your chosen source for your info & there are some short cuts to be had (b/c your carefully chosen reliable source has already done some of the leg work for you). Then you can move along a bit faster with your crystal education…if you’d like to.

Please be prepared that you may possibly waste time on crystal healing teachings & methods that may or may not work for you. No way to know until you try them out for yourself.

It’s not to say that this information is incorrect or full on BS. That’s not what I’m saying at all.

You just need to proceed cautiously to learn what is correct for YOU.

I’ve found most of the free internet info is based on regurgitated book info. Not all…but most. And then it sort of becomes like a game of telephone; where by the time the message goes through a few reiterations it’s so damn distorted it’s nothing like the original message that was conveyed. Sheeesh!

As for crystal books, most of the book-info out there is based on either general properties that have been passed down from ancient info (that applies to MOST of the population) OR it was channeled by the author or received in a meditation or even by doing their own personal work with the crystal, thereby making that info personal to them.
Can you now see why I feel it’s so important to go with your own personal intuition for your own personal crystal use?
My Crystal Book Reco’s
BTW…I’ve read just about every crystal book out there!

I’ve taken the time, energy & money to curate your must-have list of the best most effective Creme de la creme books & resources with accurate scientific info.

PLEASE NOTE: Yes, there may be some VERY POPULAR crystal books that seem quite obviously absent from my list & there’s a very good reason for that. They simply didn’t meet my criteria. Either there was conflicting confusing information, inaccurate scientific data or it simply didn’t resonate with my inner knowing.
So please don’t ask me why I didn’t include so & so’s super popular book. Thanks! 😉
You don’t need to agree with my list, but I want to put this out there again b/c so many often ask for my recommendations. This is an older blog/video…my recommendations have not changed (like the highly evolved shark of the ocean, perfect in its design so no need to change).

Yes, I’m really confident recommending that list to you. 🙂

Have you read any of my book recommendations? Do you agree or disagree? Tell me in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings & Happy Researching!

 

P.S. If what & the way I teach resonates with you, maybe you’d like to join me in my Certified Crystal Healer Course. If that sounds like something you may be interested in you can get on my Wait List here so you’ll get first notice of the next time I open the course.

4 Easy Steps to Receive Messages from Your Crystals

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I have a very special guest blog post for you today, Crystal Hottie!  

I’m I’m handing over the reins to, Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer & intuitive, Kristin Marie Rodriguez, of kristinmarierodriguez.com.

 

I think you’re really gonna LOVE this blog…she’s generously sharing her methods & power techniques for closely connecting with your crystals while asking for and receiving insight with a Step-by-Step Method. We love actionable steps like this, right?

OK. Let’s go!  Here’s Kristin …

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I can recall the first time it spoke to me.
I was preparing to lay out my crystal grid for love. I remember, I was using a template in pink to amplify the energy & intention.

As I began to lay my rose quartz out on each symmetrical point…that’s when I began to “hear” my crystals speak to me for the first time through my clairsentient abilities.

NOTE FROM HIBISCUS: <<Clair-sentient simply means a strong “inner knowing/feeling”. 🙂 >>

It was subtle at first.

Then, the more I acknowledged with focused intention and concentration, the clearer the messages from my crystal stones became.

So, to increase the intensity, I held my rose quartz in my hand and asked it what messages they had for me in regards to my crystal grid intention.

And as soon as I spoke my intention, I began to sense (visualize) messages come-in fast through my mind’s eye (a.k.a clairvoyanceseeing messages) and heard guidance in my own voice (a.k.a. clairaudiencehearing messages).

The stone “told” me to take small acts of self-love, such as:

  • a bubble bath
  • schedule in time for myself
  • appointment with my hair-dresser
  • and to wear more pink!

I heard some of these messages, but I also saw some of these messages as visions in the rose quartz stone as well as in my mind’s eye.

From then on, I noticed each time I created a crystal grid and worked with my crystals that the stones would talk and have a message for me, or the recipient.
I’d love to teach you this technique!
There are 2 ways I do this.

First, please keep in mind, these techniques will only work with intention and an open-mind. Try to have both before beginning. ♥
Method 1
With 1 Crystal: 

  • Choose 1 crystal stone to work with. The stone should relate to your issue you want guidance and/or healing assistance on.

For example: Citrine for abundance, money, solar plexus. Rose quartz for love and heart chakra. Red Jasper for grounding, increasing energy, root chakra, etc. Choose 1 stone that relates to your intention and can provide healing properties on the issue.

  • Next, find a quiet place to sit and meditate with this stone. Try to choose a time of the day when you’ll have minimum interruptions. Also, make sure that the stone you’re working with is cleansed/re-tuned prior to this exercise.  {Insert from Hibiscus here:  I discuss & explain re-tuning crystals in this blog post}.

While holding the stone state:
“Rose Quartz (replace w/ the name of your crystal), I wish to receive more Love (replace w/ the topic you want guidance or assistance with) in my life. Can you please show and tell me loud and clearly how can I receive this in my life now?”
Here’s another example intention:
Citrine, I wish to receive more abundance in my life. Can you please show and tell me loud and clearly how can I receive this abundance now?”

  • From there: Listen. Pay attention. Gaze into the stone.
  • The crystal stones will always have a message. We just have to be willing to slow down and be ready to receive.
  • You may even see images take shape in the crystal, especially, if holding a clear quartz.
  • I recommend journaling what you sense intuitively with your crystals.
  • When you feel the messages are complete, then bless your crystals and state gratitude.

For example, hold the crystal and state:
“Thank you, Citrine, for that beautiful message. I will certainly follow through with your help and guidance.”
Method 2: With a Crystal Grid (multiple crystals)
This method is similar to the first technique, but instead of reading 1 crystal you’ll read multiple stones from your grid. (You can learn more about crystal grids here!)

Each crystal stone will have a message.

The messages you receive from the crystal grid will pertain to your crystal grid intention.

  • Step 1: After activating your crystal grid sit and meditate with your grid.
  • Step 2: Ask a specific question to your grid. Then listen as each different crystal stone speaks and shares a message.
  • Step 3: Journal your crystal messages, making note of it as it speaks to you while you create a place on the grid for the stone.
  • Step 4: Once guidance is complete, then bless and give gratitude to your grid, both for the messages and the healing, or manifesting work that it’s assisting you with.

Remember, as with any metaphysical practice, it’s always important to include the spiritual and the practical.

The spiritual being the crystal grid created, then the practical being physical action steps or changes the crystal stones or crystal grid guide you to take.

It’s a simple technique which you can have a lot of fun with!

Ready to try it?

Have some fun & practice these techniques while reading the crystals for yourself and others.

Kristin’s Bio: Kristin Marie Rodriguez is a 4th generation Intuitive & holds a Bachelor’s in Metaphysical Science, M BSC.  She’s always been a natural Intuitive since birth, very much an Empath, sensing others’ energy and emotions, seeing one’s aura, energy and angels. You can find out more about her by visiting kristinmarierodriguez.com

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Hibiscus again here…

Thank you Kristin, for sharing your powerful methods for connecting w/ crystals!  

If you resonate with anything Kristin has shared with us here or tried her shared techniques please let us know in the comments below or tell us about your own methods! I’d love to share ideas on connecting on a deeper level with our crystals.  

 Please leave a comment below.

Crystal Blessings!