Announcing our 2018 Certified Crystal Healer Course Scholarship WINNERS

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Wow, wow, wow!

Just when we think this cannot get any more difficult… it does. We’ve been doing this scholarship giveaway since the summer of 2012. And that year I only gave out 1 scholarship. Well that has defo multiplied! 🙂 This year we have 10 winners. ❤ Yeeeeha!

Why is it so difficult?

Because you all bring such good energy, joy + love into your videos. You truly pour your hearts out into this!

The Sparkle Team & I are blessed & honored that you allowed us into your lives, to witness your vulnerability and to hear your story.  As always, it was SO hard to narrow it down as there were so many great entries!
Certified Crystal Healer Course Scholarship Winners!
Based on our rules and criteria, here are our fabulous winning scholarship recipients in no particular order:

Santana Buchholtz

Sharon Brown

Abby Murphy

Angela Costigan

Kimberly Lopez

Sonal A Bhola

Veteran Scholarship Winners
To honor the men and women of the military, who represent the United States with pride and courage every day around the world while also giving you tools to help mitigate PTSD and share the knowledge with others in your community, we held 2 scholarship seats exclusively for Veterans. Thank you for all that you do in service to our country!

Marina Wong

Lindsay Ishoy

First Responder Scholarship Winners
To honor the daily service of first responders; firefighters, police and medical EMS that help in emergency situations around the USA and handle crisis with calm and professional authority while also giving you tools to help mitigate stress and share the knowledge with others in your community, we held 2 scholarship seats exclusively for First Responders. Thank you for all that you do for our society as a whole!

Rick Hager

Jackie Dickson

Moving Forward
For all who’ve entered but were not selected, please consider doing these 3 things (my goal is to strive to help others in many ways and be someone who enables others to help themselves):

  • Please join our Crystal Community and me in congratulating our winners. Our collective support, love, encouragement and good vibes will greatly assist them in making their big dreams a reality (while also reflecting back to you & assisting you in creating the same for yourself…law of attraction, baby!) ♥
  • Feel and KNOW down to your core that you are an amazing being and that you possess all the gifts, talents and abilities to live out all of your dreams …this was just the tip of the crystalized iceberg of a mega message-transmission to the Universe. Don’t stop here, don’t stop now. KEEP ON TRUCKIN’! If you can dream it, then you can ROCK THIS THING!
  • Now, go watch or look at your entry again. Re-absorb some of that fantastic BRILLIANCE and DAZZLE that you’re made of. Listen/read all of the amazing things you said you’d do and bring forth if you won. DON’T LET THOSE DREAMS DIE. They deserve to breathe, live, be fed & be deeply cherished. They’re your precious babies. Ask yourself what’s stopping you from doing all of those things right now? Don’t let anything get in your way of making your glittery crystal healing dreams a reality. If you truly feel in your heart that this course is part of your path, then make it happen. Are you on our Wait List? If this is not possible for you right now, then choose to do what you CAN do – keep tuning into to my blog here and my Glitter Updates, working with your crystals, reading crystal books and eat glitter for breakfast, Babe …because you deserve it!
  • ***If you ARE a winner, please email us here as soon as possible so you can start settling into our private Crystal Cave, grab your Welcome Email, your first assignments and getting your school supplies ready for class 1 beginning on March 5th! ♥ We’ll make sure you’re fully taken care of well before the course begins. 🙂

    Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and participation. I’m so grateful for you!

    Namaste and much love to you all,

    Hibiscus Moon

    P.S. Because we’re getting many questions about it, for more info on registration for my Certified Crystal Healer Course, head over here.

    If you have any questions about our 2018 registration, please don’t hesitate to email us here.

    Giving You Permission to Hate My Guts!

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing 21 Comments

    You may not like me… and that’s OK.

    As long as you learned something valuable from me, I’m totally OK with you not liking me… or even hating my guts!

    I got used to that as a classroom science teacher. In fact, I’d sometimes hear a pissed off student call me a flurry of colorful names after refusing to change a grade. Then I’d pretend I didn’t hear it (to avoid having to discipline them in yet another way) and have to hide my face behind my grade book while I was snickering and praying they didn’t catch me in the act. Not snicker in an evil cackle-ish kind of way but in my hard-to-stifle immature sort of way that I have… that part of me that commiserates with a teenager’s angst over her or his “STUPID-ASS SCIENCE TEACHER”! I would totally vibe with them and get it.

    BUT I STILL WASN’T GONNA BUDGE ON THAT GRADE, BABE!

    Students hating me (at first) because they thought I was “too hard” but then later actually thanking me because I pushed them harder and they rose to the challenge… were better for it when they went on to higher grade levels, took those dang-fangled standardized tests (don’t get me started!) and truly understood the science… all because I made it clear they were not going to just coast with me. I was here to challenge them. I think for the most part my students had a totally different outlook by the end of the year. Many even say I was their favorite teacher ever. I’m NOT saying all this to brag but instead to prove a very important point.

    Through the rigorous process of becoming a Nationally Board Certified Science Teacher, I learned the importance and value of student critical thinking and assessment of content knowledge. I’ve never given out grades like the “popular” teachers did. And I’m not about to start now with Crystal Healing Certifications just to make my life easier. I’ve seen many do it, but that just goes against every grain in my being.

    Some of those science students of mine even went on to change their interests and or pursue scientific careers and majors in college because of how I was able to take them into the deep end of the pool with science… at first kicking and screaming and then later they were joyfully splashing around.  ❤️

    And I notice the same thing now with some of my adult crystal healing students. I suppose it’s my signature teaching style.

    So, I’ve got this demanding reputation and I’m proud of it!
    It’s all about the Energy
    And now with my Certified Crystal Healer students, I’m just as uncompromising, especially on certain aspects.

    For instance, I require that our CCH students be mindful of the energy they bring into a transaction of any sort.

    Meaning that they are mindful of:

    • how they carry themselves
    • how they transact energy of any sort (including money)
    • their boundaries
    • things that say and do

    As that’s all energy you know.  Of course, I’m not looking for perfection, but as HMCA students and alumni, they’re held to a higher standard. Yes, we keep an eye on that; holding them accountable. I feel strongly as an educator and a certifying body and academy that it’s our responsibility to do that before allowing someone to go out into the world certified by us to facilitate energy work with others.

    It’s not a Given
    Unlike with some other institutions, not everybody gets to graduate as a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer just because they paid the tuition. Since the beginning, I’ve held to this standard and have been saying it since the inception of my academy in 2011: you pay for the education, but you must EARN the certification. I feel this should hold true for any sort of school, but that’s another convo for another day!

    Just as in a university with integrity (and a lot of them are losing that these days); if you don’t uphold the values, standards, and principles of that institution, or you don’t get the required grades OR show poor behavior, poor character; you’re not going to get to graduate from there. And rightly so!

    Because what sort of integrity would that institution have if they let shit like that slide? How would that seem fair to all those who’ve graduated, met requirements and earned degrees from there? The prestige of that school would go out the window!

    I’ve baked these non-wavering principles and integrity into the HMCA culture. Because I’ve done that and have refused to waiver from the beginning, our alumni and our community see the value and accomplishment in graduating as a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer. It’s appreciated, well-earned, respected and admired.

    Nope, I may not be your cup o’ tea.

    I’d rather be someone’s double shot of Crystal Gem Elixir anyway. 😉

    What to Expect
    So maybe an easier “pay-and-get-your-instant-certificate-with-no-accountability-nor-assessment” deal is more your style. Because, you know, some places do it like that and if that’s what you’re looking for, no judgment at all!  But let me tell you now if that’s how you roll; HMCA is not for you. Better we know now, right?

    (Hey now, please bear in mind that we do offer an “Audit” level for those looking to get the sparkly info for their own personal use. In that level, you’re not required to do any assignments, assessment nor any grad requirements).

    Yeah, I could make it easy for all involved, both on our end and the student’s end) and go that EASY route. Then there would be tons more people certified as “Hibiscus Moon CCHs,” and we’d be registering scads more people.

    But that goes against my very essence.
    Running a course that requires no effort or demonstration of mastery to earn your credentials is certainly not what I was put here on Mama Earth for.
    Nope.

    Yeah, I could just slap together a course where you pay the fee, you get the content and maybe even a fancy-schmancy certificate to hang on your wall, and what you do with the info or don’t do with it is your business. I may never check on you again, nor hold you to any standards or code of ethics, and just throw a certificate and some initials at you, because you paid for it.

    Well, the HMCA way, it’s not only harder for our students but for us on our end too. Yes, ask the Sparkle Team. The way I insist on doing things makes all our jobs much more complicated and incurs quite the expense in time, energy and money.  And even with these processes in place, I’m so very proud of the fact that we have over 1,400 graduates from over 40 countries around the globe.

    Oh, and another thing… if you’re looking for a course that simply spews out crystal properties for you to memorize then this is not the course for you. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that but there are other courses out there if that’s more of what you resonate with.

    Our method teaches you to really get to know your crystals & we take a more personal approach to that.
    Have I scared you off yet?
    What, am I crazy?

    Am I trying to deliberately scare you off?

    Absolutely not.

    I just want to convey exactly the kind of institution that we are and to make sure that we both know what to expect from each other. I want it to be clear that you will be required to do the work. We will hold you to clearly defined standards while supporting you all the way. This way there are no surprises. It’s not that hard really. You just need to do the work and you have a full year to get it all done and we’ve built in more support then you’ll probably ever need just to over-deliver.
    Why Do it the Hard Way?
    When I set out to do this, I knew that graduating from Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy needed to mean something–it needed to be admired, respected and have merit. That’s how our graduates and our Academy have earned the reputation we currently now have.

    See, I’m super-passionate about what I do and I feel there is no greater joy than to see the delight or get an excited testimonial from a student who suddenly comprehends a certain concept or is now inspired to take it much deeper than they ever thought they wanted to go. NOTHING supersedes that. And working through the hard stuff, not relenting and not “making it easy”… that’s the only way to get there. So I’m willing to slog through the “hard stuff” to get YOU there. Then you’ll see how rewarding it is too!

    It’s critical to me that when you register with us you:

    • are committed to learning
    • want to build a strong foundation through critical thinking and assessment
    • will profoundly develop your crystal practice, confidence and skills before sharing it out with clients
    • will come to recognize crystals as powerful energetic tools and have adequate training to use them in an effective, yet secure, safe & sensible manner

    I want to continue to make sure that we attract the right kind of student here at the HMCA.

    OK, now that we’ve covered who it’s for and who it’s not for, if you’re still here reading this you may be happy to learn that our Spring 2018 registration will be opening very soon! Get on our Wait List here for first notice and some pretty juicy perks.

    As I said, I’ve given you permission to hate my guts. It’s really OK by me. Just as long as I’ve prodded you to challenge yourself, I’m totally down with it.

    Now, as long as the conversation stays thoughtful, respectful and civil, I invite you to comment below … what do you think about our certification standards?

    Crystal Blessings!

     

    Do you have the RIGHT STUFF to be a Crystal Healer? | It’s Not for Everybody

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing 25 Comments

    Do you wonder if you have the “right stuffs” to be a crystal healer?

    I mean this world of being a crystal healer or energy worker…it’s not meant for everyone.

    (I decided here to revamp an old popular blog post on this subject & make it even better. Let’s do this thing!)

    And I don’t mean that you must have an innate special talent…b/c in my course I teach that we aren’t some kind of special people, that we simply act as facilitators for others to heal themselves.
    So what do I mean by the “right stuff”?
    Do you have a good handle or control over your emotions, over checking yourself before you react to something you perceive as negative?

    If you fly off the handle often, you may not be ready to go out there & be a teacher, a healer, spread light. I feel that you need to remember to be in heart center as much as you possibly can in order to benefit others in the best way possible. You must be able to leave your baggage at the door when facilitating for others.

    I was recently reminded of this quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. (a true light worker):

    The sentiment & the point behind that POWERFUL quote is so needed in today’s world now more than ever.  I myself need to remember it more often.

    So, if someone’s doing something that you absolutely detest, that you abhor, that you spend your time & energy trying to get rid of it…it’s a cause that you champion & you throw money at it & you donate time to it…because you really can’t stand it: you know…like children in the sex slave industry or dolphins being abused & forced to perform in shows and, and, and…my goodness it can go on & on & on….HOW DO YOU REACT TOWARDS THEM?

    Some of us get extremely passionate about things like that. And rightly so! The fact that certain causes elicit such passion is a wonderful thing, because we need people to be passionate about it, in order to get everybody aware, then riled up & get rid of it! This is how CHANGE happens.

    But if you’re going to be passionate & hateful…full of anger about it: what do you think you’re going to do to the people who are making you angry, the people who are doing things that you feel are wrong, that are making this hate swell up in you?
    You’re going to amplify it
    Hate begets more hate.

    Anger begets more anger.

    You getting dark about it is going to get them darker about it. You’re not going to get them to learn anything! See your side? Now, you’ve blinded them! What’s worse? You’re not going to change anything. You’re just putting more anger into the world.

    Now, think about it: if you’re able to, have the wisdom & control to suppress that anger & that hate & approach it with love…as passionate as you are about that topic, whatever it is…

    The person that’s causing that anger to develop inside you might actually listen. They might learn something from you & the seed of a change in perspective might get planted.

    I feel that’s the best way. That’s your best bet in getting them to listen & to learn & to change things for the better.

    Like I said before, I am not perfect in this, but it’s something I strive for & that I am aware of.

    Some of you don’t agree with this at all. And that’s OK. Some may even get mad at me for saying it. (But please don’t get angry here as this is my home & I keep it very clean).

    So now, think about how it would be if you were to approach that person or the topic in general..that person or topic that is doing the wrong towards that thing that you’re passionate about…but approach it with love.♥

    Love will change things, Sweet Pea.

    And if you already have control of yourself & your behavior in this way…well, in my opinion: YOU have the right stuff to be a crystal healer!
    Take Responsibility
    This is a quote from Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor that I feel is so appropriate for us to remember:

    “Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.”

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    So important in fact that we’ve woven it deeply into my Certified Crystal Healer Course and made it a part of our Certified Crystal Healer Code of Ethics by taking it a little further to say:
    “Please be responsible for the energy you bring into any transaction“.
    And a transaction is not just about money, after all, money = energy.

    It’s about transacting energy.

    It’s about interacting with other people, with another being in any way. So you can see how this applies especially to a crystal healing session.

    So yes, I require that our students be mindful of the energy they bring into a transaction of any sort. Of course, we’re not looking for perfection, but you are held to a certain standard. And while they’re in the academy, we keep a watch on that. Hold them accountable. I feel that’s our duty before allowing someone to graduate with a certification from the HMCA.

    No, not everybody gets to graduate as a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer just because they enrolled in my course. I always say that here at the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy, you pay for the education, but you must EARN the certification.

    Just like in a University that has any integrity (& a lot of them are losing that these days), if you don’t uphold the values, standards & principles of that University, or you don’t get the required grades OR show poor behavior, poor character; you’re not going to graduate from that institution. And rightly so!

    Because where would the integrity of that institution go? How would that seem fair to the alumni that have graduated, met requirements & earned a degree from there? The clout that the certification or degree carries along with the expectations behind it would be completely absent if anybody who paid the bill got to graduate.

    How unethical would that be?

    It would cheapen it & devalue it for everyone involved. It would be a joke if you showed up with a degree from Yale if everybody could get one just by paying for it!

    I feel very strongly that there should be accountability, standards, assessment, integrity & showing a good example with any institution that an energy worker graduates & earns credentials from. **I’ve heard some places are giving certificates away for free as a bonus perk for buying something else!**

    No assessment? No standards? No code of ethics? Does the person who has been certified have control over their reactions? Their energy? Have they shown mastery of certain concepts?

    OK, let me also make it clear that I don’t feel you MUST have a certification in place to be a crystal healer (I’ve discussed that before here.)

    But for goodness sake, if you DO want to be certified, let’s have some integrity, standards & dignity behind it. Make it meaningful. Unless, you’re simply interested in achieving yet another certificate to hang on your ego wall. **You know…some people do it just for that. Know anyone like that? Hey, that’s cool if that’s your gig!**

    This is just how I feel. And I feel confident in saying that our Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers feel the same way & are proud that we don’t let just anyone graduate unchecked…and feel confident in knowing that they EARNED the certification they received from HMCA. 🙂

    So what if the uncontrolled anger is a problem for you & its something you want to get into check? Here’s a great technique!
    90 Seconds to Happiness
    No, this isn’t some middle school make-out game!

    So, something’s got you upset & you’re about to exchange words with someone. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor (yep, there she is again…this is 1 smart lady!) says to “take 90 seconds” – she calls it “90 Seconds to Happiness”. Take 90 seconds to process before you react. This gives time for your anger hormones (adrenaline + noradrenaline) that auto-trigger you to flow through your system & dissipate. The key is to REMEMBER to do it…that’s the hard part. The other part is easy, right?

    I then recommend (if you can remember…and, boy do I try) ask yourself,

    • “Am I coming from heart center? Is this reaction coming from a place of compassion & understanding?”
    • “Is this reaction going to allow for the greatest good for all involved?”
    • “Does this reaction have nothing to do with the person or being I’m about to react with?”

    Could it be something else is going on that is causing you to react in an inappropriate way to this situation?

    For instance, you’re a crystal healer & you’re about to work with a client or facilitate a circle & you’re reacting negatively to something that happened previously; has nothing to do with this person. Check that energy at the door or it will affect this session. You must be able to do this.
    I feel that if you don’t have the ability to do that on a regular basis, not every single time, but on a regular basis (at least 70% of the time) then you need to work on that before you work on others.
    And I’m sorry if this offends you, and I’m sorry if this pushes your buttons and I’m sorry if this triggers you.

    But, if it does, there’s something to look at there.

    No, it’s not for everybody. And that’s OK.

    And there’s no judgment on my part on you if you’re not cut out for it yourself & I’m certainly not perfect on this path.
    We all need to work on this
    And for some reason, this is harder to do with those we feel most comfy with. Boy, do I know that! With those we’re more guarded with we simply behave better. Yeah, I’m pointing the finger at myself. Some are in better control & don’t have to work as hard. **I strive for that & am working on it everyday.**

    No, we’re not all cut out to do this work. It’s not for everybody. But I do think that everybody has it within them to change that….IF THEY WANT TO.

    Please do feel free to share your stories, comments & respectful opinions below. I want to hear what you think & so do others, Lima Bean!

     

    Are you cut out to do this work?

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work 6 Comments

    Are you cut out to do this work?

    To be an energy therapist, a light worker, a crystal healer?

    Every now & again I like to do a post like this so people know what sort of traits make for the most successful practitioners. After years of receiving, giving, teaching & certifying others to do this important work & watching those who are successful at it, I think I have a pretty good idea.

    I also want to make sure that we attract the right kind of student here at the HMCA. I love you all…but we’re not all cut out to do this work & some people have different expectations.

    • I know that many get intimidated thinking “Who am I to be healing anyone?” Here at the HMCA, we realize & teach that we can all heal each other & that healing is a 2-way street…both the facilitator & the “heal-ee” exchange & receive healing energy. Heck, if we waited for all the healers to be PERFECT before they did any “healing” for anyone else….we’d all be waiting a LONG FREAKIN’ TIME!
    • 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, Chick Pea! You’re “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 something? Does it feel familiar or is it even triggering an “a-ha!” moment for you? If it is, pay close attention there.
    • Now to get really specific, 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 & 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 all about really getting to know your crystals on a whole other level while learning the science behind how they work & taking a more personal approach to that.
    • Now this is the ONE thing that is the BIGGEST obstacle that get’s in the way. If you can’t get over this one…then no, you’re not cut out for this shiz: You must understand that when you really get down to it…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. I mean this in the nicest way possible, but …you need to get ova yourself. 😉

    OK, now that I’ve covered who it’s for & who it’s not for…if you’re interested in doing this thing with us…this is your last chance to enroll for the Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer Course for 2015! We’re closing the doors soon.

    Do you have a calling to work with the crystals?

    That calling?

    It’s one that could totally change your life’s path. My Certified Crystal Healer Course will allow you to create a life in total alignment with your dreams + desires.

    We have students from all over Mama Earth for you to connect with in our private forum; The Crystal Cave. The Cave is a place to create friendships & mingle with other like-minded people. And I must say…our students are simply the BEST peeps in the world!! I mean, hey! They love crystals! What more do you need to know, right?

    Once, again…if this is calling to you, I’m enrolling now for the last time in 2015 & enrollment closes on Friday, Sep. 4!

    So, are you cut out for it?
    Would you like to start a wonderful & exciting career helping people to improve their lives using crystals?

    Is this your life’s purpose to fulfill?

    You can learn more + enroll right here.

    If you’re ready to take charge of your future, learning about & expressing your special gifts, talents & spiritual abilities while also making a positive difference on Mother Earth, I’d be honored to help you make that happen!

    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 right for you – for whatever reason – I hope to still have the opportunity to serve you & have you be a part of our community, Crystal Hottie. 😉

    Crystal Blessings,