The Crystal Healer Interviews: Karen Shaw

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Today, I bring to you another inspiring story to add GLITTER + SPARKLE to you day. This Crystal Healer interview is so filled with inspiration + BIG DREAMS that your motivation cup will overflow. That’s why I asked Crystalline Cohort, Karen Shaw to do this interview for us here today. She totally turned her life around & is living in her BLISS!

You can just drink up her sparkling energy from her photo alone!

Thank you Karen! Take it away:
So, what brought you to the world of crystal healing?
My journey to the world of crystal healing was an unexpected one. A few years ago, the pharmaceutical company I worked for downsized, and I lost my longtime office job. A full time working mother of four, my confidence (and my identity) took a battering. With life as I knew it changing, I grappled with who I was and where I was going.

Then one day I passed my teenage son’s room and the eclectic collection of crystals on his dresser caught my eye. In the midst of various tumbles, there sat a small orange stone. Compelled to pick it up, I “borrowed” his crystal, which turned out to be orange calcite. I dubbed the stone “Little Rock” and carried it everywhere. Somehow, having Little Rock close lifted my spirits.

Fascinated and somewhat baffled by my reaction, I simply had to learn more. A few books and several crystals later, I still had more questions than answers. I realized I’d fallen in love with crystals, but did they really work on physical, mental and spiritual levels? In my quest for answers, destiny sent me straight to Hibiscus Moon Academy where I learned the science behind the magic and discovered my life’s passion.


What crystal has the biggest effect on you? 
It depends on what day it is! I feel the pull of whichever stone being “calls” to me during a particular time-frame. I may feel compelled to work with amethyst one week, chrysanthemum stone another and then my empowering scepter quartz leaps off the shelf, demanding my attention.

When I hear the call, I listen closely as there’s always a message waiting to be unveiled.

At the moment, I’m working with a gorgeous white calcite sphere with rainbows. I meditate with her at night before slipping her under my pillow. She’s a gorgeous stone for dream facilitation and connecting with spirit.


What do others in your life think about the path you are on? How do you navigate being a crystal healer and a mama on a daily basis?
I am so blessed to have my family’s full support. My sister is a beautiful, spiritual light-worker who has encouraged and inspired me every step of the way. At the other end of the cheering squad is my husband, a PhD chemist. I enjoy a wonderful balance of “metaphysical meets science” between the two of them. As for my children, ages 22 through 16, they no longer bat an eye at Mom’s crystal grids, eclectic altars or her beloved Tibetan singing bowl, bought courtesy of their science-minded step dad. With so much teen-age angst-ridden emotion in the house on any given day, learning to be a crystal healer has definitely helped me dispel negative energy on many occasions.
What is your go-to crystal for grounding?
I’m extremely drawn to smoky quartz. I have several beautiful crystals, and they all offer a warm, earthy hug whenever I’m feeling “spacey” or nervous. Smoky quartz was one of my ultimate favorites even before I fully understood this crystal’s amazing properties of grounding and protection.
What are your BIG DREAMS now that you are getting ready to graduate?  
With my certification just around the corner, my ultimate dream is to start my own BIG SPARKLY sacred crystal biz!  My course work with Hibiscus Moon Academy taught me that it’s never too late to find your passion and reinvent your life no matter what your prior circumstances or background may be.
What do you love most about working with crystals?

I equate crystals with unconditional love.

The stone beings are always ready and willing to work with us on many levels. They are entrusted into our care, Mother Earth’s gifts to the human race. When a connection is made, crystals allow us to tap into our inner selves, leading to a better understanding of the light that shines within all of us.

What 3 books are you loving right now?  
At the moment, I’m thoroughly enjoying “Crystal Healing, the Therapeutic Application of Crystals and Stones” by Katrina Raphaell, “The Book of Stones” by Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian and “Vibrational Medicine” by Richard Gerber, M.D.  I believe these three cover all the bases from practical application (Crystal Healing) to the science behind energy healing (Vibrational Medicine). An in-depth guide, The Book of Stones provides a treasure trove of crystal eye candy as well as a plethora of information.
Do you have any advice for anyone who is considering this path?  
My advice for anyone considering this path is a resounding,

“The world needs you, so go for it!” 

If you feel a calling to become an energy healer, follow your inner voice and trust in yourself.

Life is full of chances to change direction; you just have to take the first step.  

Karen’s Bio: I’m a mom and a grand-momma to be. A former project coordinator with a business degree, I married my wonderfully supportive British husband in 2009 and left the corporate world that same year. During my stay-at-home-mom days, my sister and I wrote a 1920’s themed novel, which is almost ready to be lovingly sent into the world. While pursuing novel writing and poetry, I stumbled upon my life-altering passion for crystals. I’m looking forward to receiving my crystal healing certification and creating the holistic business of my dreams.


Thank you once again, Karen, for sharing that with us all.

For proving that its not ever too  late to make that change & DO WHAT YOU LOVE!

Blissful Crystal Blessings!

More Reasons to Become a Crystal Healer

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Yippee-YI-yay!! In less than a week, my Crystal Healer Certification Course begins on Monday, Jan. 14!! And we’ll be kicking off 2013 with a Sparkly BANG b/c this is the year to turn big dreams into reality, making HUGE transformations with a whole throng of new Crystalline Cohorts joining in on the SPARKLY FUN! (love that word “throng”…maybe b/c its sounds like “thong”?)

Still looking for some good reasons to become a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer?

  • You’ll be learning from a highly acclaimed Academy with integrity. One that’s worked hard at earning its credentials. We’re approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. This ensures that you’ll be receiving quality instruction of the highest standards. In addition, if you’re already a massage therapist, reiki practitioner, yoga instructor or body worker this course will earn you 18 CE’s. Learn more all about that here. Or learn more about my credentials as a teacher here.
  • Our classes are recorded while the monthly Live Q & A sessions are live! The 10 core classes are webinar-style: that means in addition to the recorded online video class, which includes many visuals, there’s a recorded chat room where students have already asked many great questions. The entire recorded class can be downloaded, referred to & viewed at anytime, anywhere, as many times as you like…FOREVER! Each class is approx. 90 minutes or longer. BUT, the best way to totally GET what we do is to view a sample. So here’s 15 min. of 1 of our classes:
  • Want to join the most joyful + positive band of crystal lovers on Mother Earth? Well, we’d love to have you! Our Crystalline Cohorts are a loving, supportive + sparkly community of like-minded Crystal Hotties, such as yourself just waiting for you to jump into & get CRYSTAL-GIDDY with! In our private members-only “Crystal Cave” you’ll explore & discover plenty of quality inspiration & encouragement from your fellow Cohorts, not to mention all the glorious new friends you’ll make! All of this sprinkled with crystal delight & FUN.

Have some questions, Chick Pea??
Check out our FAQ here & if your answer isn’t there, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line!

I completely & totally believe in everything that I’ve created here with my sacred crystal academy & I know you’ll LOVE it too!:

So come join in the fun. You’ll be so radiantly happy that you did!

Enrollment ends this Sunday, Jan. 13 @  11:59EST .

The course can be completed in as little as 10 weeks…or you may take up to 1 full year (whatever is comfy for you). If this is your dream, to make a change for 2013, join us, enroll now… & let the sparkles begin!

Any questions? Concerns? I’m here for ya, Sweets. Contact us!

Wanna read through the Fun FAQ’s? Right over here.

Learn more + register right here… I’d love to help you start a wonderful & exciting career in 2013…helping people to improve their lives using crystals!!

You’ve GOT this, Sparkly One!!

The Crystal Healer Interviews: Mary Anne

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Today we have another in our series of Crystal Healer Interviews with Mary Anne Nolan, CCH; one of our Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers. What a gorgeous sweet soul she is. I Am so proud to call her 1 of our own.  She is so inspirational & I know you’ll just fall in love with her too!! Take it away, Mary Anne:

So, what brought you to the world of crystal healing?

My journey to the world of crystal healing was in some ways a long road.  About ten years ago, I was very sick to the point that I should have died twice.  Modern medicine can’t explain why I’m even alive.  When faced with circumstances like that, it really changes you, and I felt so strongly that I had to make my life count and be of service in this world. 

Consequently, I tried a lot of paths that seemed right and logical on paper based on my education, but no matter how hard I tried, they didn’t work out.  It wasn’t until I discovered the world of energy healing that everything started to unfold almost effortlessly.

I started learning about the energy body, which then led to Reiki.  I then discovered the world of crystal healing through my Reiki Master who is also a Crystal Reiki Master.

Crystal healing was something that I knew nothing about, but I suddenly became addicted.  I had no idea about the why or how crystals worked in healing; I simply knew that they did.  That was when I began looking for books, new crystals, and anything to do with crystals that I could get my hands on.

In my search for knowledge, I continued studying with my Reiki Master, but one day, I came across the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy.  It came across my path at the absolute perfect time.  I soon learned that Stephanie had left her job to pursue this path full time at the exact time that I had left my job, and I saw a video on her YouTube channel where she used crystals to help with a bruise.  She mentioned that she had a condition were she bled easily, and would you believe that I have a blood condition as well?

So, I took both of these indications as a sign from the Universe that I had found another perfect teacher for me, and I enrolled.

I love that I now have the knowledge to explain to my clients and others that crystal healing is really science in action, and that it isn’t based in airy fairy, esoteric understandings that don’t get much validation in our left-brain, logical world.

What do others in your life think about the path you are on?

The people closest to me have been more than supportive.  I have had plenty of volunteers to let me practice all of my training and skills!

I left my job this summer to pursue my healing practice full time, and when I have moments of ‘I can’t believe this is happening and that I’m doing this’, they always remind me that I have found my life’s purpose.

What crystal has the biggest effect on you?

Well, my favorite crystal is rose quartz. I have them all over my home because I just love love. 🙂  

It’s like my warm and fuzzy stone. And I love amethyst, which I have all over my work-space, along with selenite.  But the crystal that has the biggest effect on me would have to be my Spirit Quartz, especially at this point in my life.  It’s all about connecting with your Higher Self and moving past fear, which is something that I have needed help with over the last few months.

Sometimes at night, before bed, if I’m feeling anxious or nervous about all of the changes in my life, I will hold my Spirit Quartz in one hand and a big chuck of Rose Quartz in the other.  I can feel myself settle down right away, and when I wake up in the morning, I always feel much more like myself.

What is your go-to crystal for grounding?

Hematite.  Lately, I have been carrying a piece of that with me everyday.  I was finding that I was waking up in the morning not feeling grounded and even a little scattered, which isn’t me (it’s that Type A Earth sign thing!). 

Doing grounding meditations and carrying my Hematite has helped tremendously.  And balancing that root chakra has been an issue for me, but the hematite definitely helps.

What is the primary way you utilize crystals in your practice?

Now that I have graduated, crystals will really be the focal point of my practice.  I love Reiki and know firsthand the power that it has to help us, but combining that with crystal healing just makes sense to me.  Everything that I have learned here adds so much more to my practice in sensing energy at the chakras and helping clients understand how crystal healing can enhance their well being.

What are your BIG DREAMS now that you are getting ready to graduate?

My big dreams begin with growing my practice.  I’m so excited to be able to be doing this work and to have the ability to do it full time.  I wake up so grateful that after all that searching for the right path, this is what I’m called to do.

I also want to teach others about energy healing, doing little workshops in my area to help people improve their daily lives.

But my ultimate dream is to someday write a book.  No matter what path I was on, that was always something that I wanted to do.

Do you have any advice for anyone who is considering this path?

Follow your heart and be true to yourself.

One of the great things about the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy is the connection with other healers who are all so different.  I always used to feel like I didn’t fit the “mold” of a healer.  But one of the most valuable lessons that I learned with this experience is that there is no one way to be or look or sound.  Other people have their own way.  You need to be you, I need to me.  And that’s ok.  It’s how it should be.  So be yourself.  You are called to this field because you have something to offer that only you can bring, no one else.

Embrace your uniqueness and offer it as what sets you apart from the rest. 

Mary Anne’s Bio:

I am a Usui Reiki Master Teacher and now, a Certified Crystal Healer!  I also hold a Masters in Public Health and am an ordained inter-faith minister.  My business is called Harmony and Healing, LLC, located in Rensselaer, New York.  The website is and email is

Thank you Sweet Mary Anne!! Thank you for sharing your sparkling inspiration + your gifts with the world!

If you’re also interested in becoming a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer, hop on over & take a look, Early Bird pricing ends tomorrow @ midnight! Now’s the time to get the best value!

Crystal Blessings to all the Crystal Hotties!!

How To Make Your Big Dreams Come True

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I did it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

I forget my dream?

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

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

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

No, I don’t think so!

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

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

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

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




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