Top Five Simple Ways to Use Your Crystals Every Day

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Ancient peoples truly appreciated and put to good use the extraordinary healing properties of crystals. We can learn so much from them and apply their wisdom to our modern lives to inspire us to work with crystals every day.

Unfortunately, us mod-humans, have mostly pushed aside or just forgotten all about our effective ancient stone and mineral know-how.

The good news is that recently we’ve experienced quite the Rock Revival. Am I right? A total resurgence and re-interest in the energetic healing powers of crystals and stones. (I feel we’re simply REMEMBERING what worked well for us without the nasty side-effects of other possible “remedies.”)

Sneak Peek: One of my recommendations is daily crystal meditation. For a simple meditation, grab this free throat chakra meditation mp3 and drop into some quality time with you, your rocks and your breath.

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First Some Interesting Crystal Healing History
Humans have used crystals for millennia for various healing and protective purposes.

We now have evidence regarding the earliest hominids that were working with crystal energy as early as about 40,000 years ago.

This is specific evidence of ancient human remains buried with jade-looking (chlorite) jewelry. Anthropologists gather that it was used for either healing or some sort of protection, like a talisman of some sort. So far, this is the earliest evidence of crystal healing to date.

Ancient civilizations have also been documenting the use of working with stones or laying on of stones; where they were placing them on the body for different modes of healing, protection and connecting with Mama Earth. We even have evidence of this documented in the Bible.

[caption id="attachment_21894" align="aligncenter" width="864"] Bottom Left: Lapis lazuli used in Scarab Pectoral, from the Tomb of Tutankhamun, in the Valley of the Kings at Thebes, Ancient Egypt, c. 1361-52 BC. Right: Lapis lazuli used in “Ram in a Thicket”, from the Royal Tombs of Ur, Sumer, Ancient Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq, c. 2600-2500 B.C.[/caption]

Yes, metaphysical powers of crystals were no mystery to most of our ancient cultures including:

  • Egyptians
  • Native North Americans
  • Chinese
  • Indians
  • South Americans
  • Australian Aborigines
  • Sumerians

… and many, many others regularly adorned their bodies with gemstone jewelry and embellished their buildings, carvings, statues, etc. with sacred stones. This was the norm, not the exception. The ancients had many ways of working with crystals every day.

Crystal Info Dissemination
Civilizations have worked with stones and have experimented with them for thousands of years, honing and perfecting this information and techniques.

When the anthropologists sit down to study various cultures and ask them, “Where does this information come from?”, it’s repeatedly revealed that it’s been passed down from generation to generation to generation.

They’ll often say, “It was passed on by others.” Now, who are the others? That’s left up to interpretation. You can take that deeper wherever you’d like to go, but that’s beyond the scope of this blog post. 😉

Most of our crystal books and their stone correspondences are based on this passed down data.

Not all of them…

Some contain info that’s been channeled or personally researched by the author, but the majority have a strong foundation largely based on this ancient information.

And it’s great to KNOW all this crystal stuff, but keep in mind…

Knowledge is useless unless it’s applied. Right?

And I don’t know about you, but for me to CONSISTENTLY apply something, it had better not take up much of my time or brain power, plus it has to work itself easily into my everyday routines. Otherwise, it just becomes some beautifully complicated ceremony that I did that one time and never had time to do again.

Now that may work for some stuff but for most of the things that we want to apply crystals to; it generally works out best if we work with them often and consistently; making them part of our everyday routines.

So, how do we do that? – actually put them to practical everyday use?

Well, I can tell you what I do…

My five favorite ways to work with my crystals every day:
1. Crystal Grid
Crystal grids are like a manifestation-amplifier for any area of your life — money, health, relationships, happiness. On any given day, I’ll have at least one (but usually two) crystal grids set up somewhere in my home to manifest a certain intention I’m working on. There’s always something I could be working on!

I have a recent blog post over here with specifics on getting you started with a crystal grid.
2. Gem Elixir
Basically, a gem elixir is crystal water. When made with the intention of drinking it, I’m always mindful of toxicity levels of any of the stones that I use. I also consider the Mohs Hardness or rusting probability (iron content) when I’m concerned about preserving the stone’s integrity and beauty.

Gem elixirs are water entrained with specific crystal healing vibrations… because subtle energies can be charged and stored in water quite efficiently. Here are two different blog posts where I give you an example of how I work gem elixirs into my everyday routines: Hibiscus Iced Tea for Immune Boosting and Magical Mermaid Crystal Tea. But, listen… most days I just take a safe tumbled stone and plop it into my drinking water.
3. Crystal Meditation
This is something I strive to work into every day. Some days it just doesn’t happen. However, I’ve found that if I do it in the morning, that seems to work best. I usually end up getting my meditation in about four days a week.

And this is the one activity in this list… that if I had to choose just one, I would not do without this one. I find it to be the most transformative for my everyday psyche and mindset.

Before meditation, I simply choose a stone to work with. It’s usually the same stone that I’ll work with for at least a week, if not longer. Then I’ll rest it in my left (receiving energy) hand or if it feels uncomfy that day I’ll rest it in front of me on my meditation cushion while having it touch some part of my body and allow it to influence my vibratory field for what’s usually a ten-minute meditation. Most people have a Rose Quartz. Or an Amethyst. Grab one and give it a go.

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4. Chakra Balancing
This is an active and highly effective technique that can really effect change with recalibrating your major energy centers in your body. If you’re new to chakras entirely, I suggest you start with part 1 in my chakra blog post series here.

This is the art of laying on of stones.  There are many steps and nuances to it that I teach my students in my Certified Crystal Healing Course, but to do a very simple chakra balancing session, you’re taking seven crystals whose colors correspond to each chakra and lay them over each chakra leaving them in place for about 15 minutes.
5. Crystal Jewelry
Now, in contrast to chakra balancing, stone jewelry is a very passive approach you can take with your crystal healing. You can simply find jewelry that incorporates the stones you’d most like to work with and wear them, allowing their energy field to entrain with and influence your own. That’s it! Does it get any easier than that?

Now there are many more ways to work with our crystals, right? These are just my personal methods that have fallen effortlessly into my almost-daily routines. I would love you to share your top methods with our Crystal Family! What are your favorite ways to work with crystals every day? Please tell me in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings,

Gem Elixir Thin Mint Smoothie? Oh yes! RECIPE

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So, you say you’re craving some mint chocolate chip ice cream or a whole freakin’ box of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies (ever sit down and eat an entire box of those? I remember doing that about twenty years ago… good times). But now, maybe we’re a bit wiser and would rather not wreck our usually healthy eating habits and lower our vibration by diving into something like that. Well, I have a great alternative for you today that’s super-healthy and high vibe too!

Ready to have something yummy + sparkly?

You’re gonna love ♥ this Gem Elixir Thin Mint Smoothie Recipe from a recent Livestream I did…

It’s a super-healthy guilt-free treat that incorporates crystals + minerals…and tastes pretty close to a Girl Scout’s Thin Mint Cookie! But it’s healthy… did I already mention that?

Check it out…

Gem Elixir Smoothie Recipe

It’s chocolatey, it’s minty and it’s gemmy…. and oh so good for you.

***Oh hey! I have this recipe ready for you as a free download, just so you can save it as a handy pdf file.***

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    • Blender (I love the NutriBullet!)
    • Almond Milk, enough to blend smoothly – approx. 1/2-1 cup. I like the unsweetened unflavored kind. Keep yer chemicals to yerself, please. 
    • Gem Elixir Water (make my own… aka a piece of clear quartz in a glass of water!) – approx. 1/2-1 cup
    • 50/50 mix of organic greens, handful
    • organic whole mixed berries (frozen or fresh), 1/2 cup
    • MSM Powder, 1 Tbsp
    • organic maca powder, 1 Tbsp
    • raw organic hemp protein powder (I recommend Earth Shift products) OR 1 scoop of organic hemp seed, 1 Tbsp
    • unflavored Collagen powder, 1 Tbsp
    • organic cacao nibs, 2 Tbsp
    • liquid silica – Earth Shift products, 1 Tbsp
    • 3 squirts of liquified silver (from argentine 23)
    • Sweet Drops – chocolate flavor – (Sweet Leaf) , 5-6 drops
    • Vitamin D3 – (1-3 droppers – I make sure to get 10,000-15,000 IU’s b/c I know I’m deficient. This is something your naturopath or doctor can determine)
    • 1 drop doTERRA peppermint essential oil (the link goes to my private Facebook Group where we discuss all things doTERRA)

Perhaps you’d like to make it easy to have this recipe on your device? Click below to get an easy pdf of the recipe emailed to you. 

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I hope you had fun watching this video and making this Gem Elixir Smoothie!

Yummy right? Let me know what you think and if you have any improvements to make this even better ~ I’d love to hear from you so please share in the comments below!

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

Hibiscus Gem Elixir Iced Tea for Immune Boosting & Energy!

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Let’s brew up some Hibiscus Vitamin C Immune Boosting Gem Elixir Iced Tea!

Click to watch my video here…

I was making some Hibiscus Gem Elixir Iced Tea and I knew I had to film it & share it with all of you!

Although it looks like Kool-Aid, this drink is bright red due to a lot of dried hibiscus flowers.

I get my hibiscus flowers and many of the ingredients I used here from Earth Shift Products.

This isn’t a product endorsement or anything like that.  In the video above I show you different brands for different things included in this recipe…but a lot of my stuff I do get from Earth Shift because they follow many of the same philosophies as I do.  I always prefer Fair Trade & Organic & they strive for that too.
Iced Tea Super Powers?
Vitamin C:  This tea is rich in Vitamin C.  Super high vitamin C, so that is where the immune boosting is coming from, from those hibiscus flowers.

Gem Elixir: We’re also adding a gem elixir, particularly a citrine gem elixir in this tea for good mood & feel good energy. I’ve got that going in my tea-to-go glass thermos that you guys are always asking me about (and I will tell you more about in the video).

Mood Booster:  Besides immune boosting, this Iced Tea is a good mood booster. 🙂 If you’re dealing with depression, or you happen to know anybody dealing with depression…or if you just have the blah’s or the blues, this is a great tea to drink for that.

Hibiscus Gem Elixir Iced Tea Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of dried Hibiscus Flowers.
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered ginger
  • 8 drops of magnesium concentrate w/ trace minerals
  • 4 tablespoons of silica gel
  • 1 pitcher full of citrine gem elixir or about 8 cups of water
  • 1 or 2 citrine or quartz crystals
  • 2 organic lemons
  • healthy sweetener to taste (raw organic honey or agave)
  • Some sort of strainer
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*Credit Given:  I modified this recipe from a recipe from Earth Shift’s products, on their website and I changed it around a bit to make it my own.*
Magnesium
The Magnesium Concentrate is not something you’re just going to find everywhere. Again, I get mine here.

This adds more minerals to the tea, especially if you have non-mineralized water.  A lot of people who have reverse osmosis water systems, that don’t re-mineralize the water…that is not living water so you want to re-mineralize it.  Or if you drink distilled water (which is better than tap water) this is a good option to re-mineralize your water.

We need magnesium in a form that we can assimilate and take in. You might take magnesium supplements,  but this is even better than taking magnesium supplements because it is prepared in a way that is readily available & absorbable by your body!
Silica
Silica is the same thing as a liquified quartz crystal; silicon dioxide. Yep, drinking our crystals. 😉  Research has found that many of us suffer from silica deficiencies! I usually take one tablespoon of silica per day.  It’s really great for:

  • re-energizing
  • re-mineralizing
  • cartilage & support for joint protection
  • connective tissues
  • hair
  • skin
  • nails
  • + restructuring your cell walls because those are partly made of silica

A couple of things you might notice in the video…I have some stickers that say different things on my bottle & my water pitcher which is for restructuring and energizing the water with the vibration frequencies of what I want from this, what I’m manifesting or intending to bring about.

My thermos says “awake and ready”.  This is a la Dr. Emoto.  If you follow his teachings, the late Dr. Emoto taught about restructuring and energizing your water with messages.  On the pitcher it says “positive”, “energetic”, “enthusiastic”.  Here’s an option that’s similar to the ones I used.
Returning to the tea making festivities:
So the water’s in the pitcher.  Then I put in the hibiscus flowers and you’ll notice those will start to color the water right away.  It starts to get really nice and pink then bright red. You want the flowers to steep in there for at least 15 minutes. Longer if you like.

Then you’ll strain the flowers out.  (You can use them again for something else: to make a hot tea, or some people make cookies or at the very least, you can compost them.)

Once you take the hibiscus flowers out then you can add in all the other ingredients and put it in the refrigerator.  Or go ahead and fill a glass with ice and pour it right over. Ready to drink & heal!

***NOTE: When you put the ginger in, it does cloud up a little bit.  You can also put fresh ginger in, it doesn’t need to be the powdered kind but if you want it to really mix in there, I like to use the powder for that.***

It’s really nice & refreshing.  It’s GORGEOUS, yummy + it’s  fun.

Let me know if you try it, I can’t wait to see what yours looks like (tag me on Instagram with #hibiscusmoon). I’d love to hear how you like it and if you get the energy + immune boosting effects from it and all of that. Tell me in the comments below! 

Crystal Blessings,

The Art of Merging Botanicals, Gem Elixirs and Crystals

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Hi Crystal Hottie!

I have another special treat for you today: another Crystal Healer Interview. Yay, right?

Personally, it really stokes my passion for crystals to hear from others who are out there “boots on the ground” making a difference for themselves & others through the power of crystals. 🙂

And I’m so grateful that I have so many lovely Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers who’ve decided to generously share their journey with us all here on my blog.

Weeeee, I’m really fired up to introduce you to Hibiscus Moon Advanced Crystal Master Ina Rosales, aka Ina the Herbal Contessa. Ina has also helped us in the past as a Crystal Content Manager for my courses…she’s got super-natural abilities to catch every little detail & make sure it’s all consistent. That’s just 1 of her many super-powers. She’s also a Gem Elixir Guru.

It’s a true honor to share her here with you…

Isn’t she freakin’ ADORABLE?!

Ina shares with us the art of merging botanicals with crystals. Serious YUM!

All set? Here’s Ina’s interview…

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What brought you to the world of Crystal Healing?
I have always felt a deep connection with nature.

In my early 20’s I had a small organic farm where I sold herbs, flowers and vegetables at my local Farmers’ Market. It was a natural progression to merge the botanicals with the crystals.

I believe in:
“Sacrednicities”; the belief that the universe is conspiring on my behalf to shower me with Blessings
…and that is how I was guided to Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy.

The rest is crystal-history!

What do others in your life think about the path you are on?
I’m very lucky to have such tremendous support from both my friends and family. I believe more and more people are seeing and experiencing the healing energies of crystals and they are becoming more open to the idea.
What do you love most about working with crystals?
I love how simple yet so profound the results can be working with these beauties from the earth.

They are gentle enough to use everyday and I love to use and see the results on my pets, too.

I adopted a disabled, senior poodle with a neurological disorder that makes her spin. I gave her a Crystal Chakra Balance session that she absolutely loved.

It was the most calm and relaxed that I’ve ever seen her!  I used the following crystals:

  • Clear Quartz
  • Amethyst
  • Blue Lace Agate
  • Rose Quartz
  • Citrine
  • Carnelian
  • Black Tourmaline
  • Hematite

What 3 energy-work or spirituality books are you loving right now?
Flower Essences and Vibrational Healing by Gurudas. I purchased this book about 20 years ago. It never gets old and I love to reread this treasure.

Another great find from 15 years ago that I’m rereading is Aromatherapy and Subtle Energy Techniques by Joni Keim Loughram and Ruah Bull.

…and The Language of Plants- A Guide to the Doctrine of Signatures by Julia Graves.  “This book is an eye-opener, showing us with many examples how to see plants in their entirety, and thus to know their essence.”

What is your go-to crystal for grounding?
I have always loved Hematite (non-magnetic).

After taking Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy course and learning that Hematite is not only rich in the element (Fe) Iron (an element that I’ve always been fascinated with) but Hematite helps to entrain us back to our natural Dominant Oscillary Rate (DOR) which makes it a great grounding tool to balance the Root Chakra.

I feel less dizzy and more calm and balanced when I use Hematite.

[caption id="attachment_17804" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Calendula, Black Lava Salt, Hematite, Black Tourmaline & Essential Oil Bath Salts[/caption]

Here are some vibrant gem-infused gem elixir (& other sparkly stuffs) recipes from Ina:
[caption id="attachment_17803" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Gem elixir time! Rose quartz + 1 tsp Neroli Blossom Water in Arkansas Spring water (where the finest quartz crystals grow naturally!)…for a happy heart[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_17805" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This hair corsage uplifts the mood with the heavenly herbal scents, brings calm to an overactive mind, and Ginkgo one of the oldest plants on the planet helps the wearer to gather wisdom, clarity and focus.[/caption]

When using healing botanicals and crystals in this way, our energy is infused by, and merges with, their energy.

[caption id="attachment_17801" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Honey Calcite and Citrus Floral Water (another type of gem elixir) to invoke joy and quench the thirst on any day.[/caption]

May our journey be supported and nourished by the Earth Mother’s plant and mineral kingdom.

Ina’s Bio: Ina is an Advanced Crystal Master,  Certified Herbalist, Certified Aromatherapist, Doreen Virtue Certified Angel Card Reader, Magick Maker and Devotee of Nature. Phew!! Ina provides Intuitive Crystal Healing Sessions infused with sound therapy, color therapy, botanicals and magnets.  Sounds divine, doesn’t it? You can find her at  https://instagram.com/inatheherbalcontessa/  or email her at inatheherbalcontessa@gmail.com

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OK, Hibiscus again here…

Thank you lovely Ina for sharing your personal sparkly journey with us & all your wonderful crystal insights!

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

Crystal Blessings,