Summer Solstice Manifestation Ritual with Crystals

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I’m so happy that you’re here to join me for our Summer Solstice Manifestation Ritual with Crystals!

Those of you that are on my newsletter list, you got a list of supplies to bring and things that will make this a better and more luscious experience for you. If you don’t have those supplies, that’s okay. I’m going to walk you through the whole thing, and we’re going to have fun anyway. 🙂

Ritual Supplies
Here are some supplies you want to have on hand:

  • Paper and pencil, or your favorite device to type some notes on, I like paper and pencil, I’m old school.
  • Your crystal of choice, and I’ll go over the different crystals below.  There’s no wrong, or right here, there’s just certain ones that I prefer, because they have a really good vibrational frequency to amplify the work that we do during a Summer Solstice Manifestation Ritual.
  • Citrus essential oil is great to have on hand.  The two that I show in the video are Citrus Bliss by doTERRA and Lemon essential oil. Whatever brand you choose to use, make sure it’s high quality organic, or therapeutic grade.
  • If you have a candle nearby, go ahead and light a candle, I’ll do the rest.  You don’t have to do this ritual now, you can just jot down notes if you want to and use it to prepare yourself to do this ritual later on again, or you can do it on the summer solstice itself.

This year the summer solstice is on Thursday, June 21. It moves from day to day, because it is based on when the sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator.   Those of you in the southern hemisphere, you’re doing a solstice as well, but it’s going to be the Winter Solstice. In the northern hemisphere, it’s going to be at 6:07 AM, but you don’t have to be up at 6:07 AM your time to experience the energies of the Summer Solstice.

It’s strongest on the 21st, but the energies, the cosmic energies actually work for three days. The day before, the day of, and the day after, so any of those three days are ideal. This is a good time to prep and get your manifestation ducks in a row if you will 😉 We can do this ritual together now, or as I said, just jot down the notes, and you can do it when it’s convenient for you.
The natural rhythms of the earth and auspicious days, the Summer Solstice, in our cosmic cycle are beautiful times to plant seeds, to cultivate, or deepen and renew any manifestation you’ve already begun.
Perhaps you started planting the seeds at Spring Equinox, many of us do that because that’s a time that is representative of planting seeds…a time when eggs are laid.  It’s a time of manifestation, it’s a time of fertility, of growth, of new beginnings. Then when the Summer Solstice rolls around, as it’s coming up on us now in the northern hemisphere (again, southern hemisphere, you’re experiencing Winter Solstice, so if you’re here from the southern hemisphere, just pack this information away for you for six months from now).
What is the Summer Solstice?
During the Summer Solstice, we usher in a time to develop and grow those intentions, those metaphorical seeds that we planted at Spring Equinox. The reason we have this is due to the earth tilt on its axis. We’re slightly tilted 23 1/2° on our axis, so at certain times of the year we are tilted towards the sun, and as we orbit the sun, sometimes the hemisphere that you’re on is either tilted away or towards the sun.
The Summer Solstice is the day where we get the longest amount, the most amount of sunlight during the whole year, so it’s the longest day and the shortest night.
The sun is also higher in the sky throughout the day, if you’ll notice your shadow is shorter, and its rays are striking earth at a more direct angle, rather than coming in at a lower angle, the sun is more direct.

That causes more efficient warming, and hence we get our summertime and it’s hotter.  Summer is a time of development, growth, and lush abundance. We’re beginning to be able to reap those rewards. The first harvest begins, and I’m speaking not just from a farmers point of view, I’m speaking from a metaphorical point of view.

From those metaphorical seeds that you planted in the Spring, it’s a time of harvesting those manifestations you set in place, and it’s a time of manifestation energy.
Summer Solstice Crystals
So let’s go over those crystals that I love using for Summer Solstice. Remember, there’s no right or wrong, perhaps you have different ones?  If you want to put them in the comments below, I’d love to hear about it.

I’m very intentional in choosing my crystals and stones. I have most of mine in a crystal grid right now, but I brought out some other ones.

I’ve intentionally chosen specific stones, because of their specific light frequency, and their specific energetic vibrational frequency. These are the crystals that help align us with the correct energies for the solstice time, for all the things that I just discussed. This will make us a vibrational match to the cosmic energies that are manifesting right now, thereby allowing our manifestations to materialize with less resistance if any at all!

  • Pyrite:  whether it’s natural cubed, it doesn’t matter if it’s got the cube or not, it’s nice if it does, that’s the sacred geometry expressing itself very easily, but if it’s just a pyrite solar disk, or if it’s a mass that’s fine.
  • Sunstone:  tumbled sunstone works great.
  • Citrine:   I’m leaning towards only working with 100% natural citrine. I have found that most of the tumbled citrine out there, in fact, all of it really, is baked amethyst. I’m not vibing with the tumbled citrine any longer, our cosmic energies have changed quite dramatically. I talked about this last week, and I’m feeling like the natural Congo citrine is the one to work with if you’re going to be working with citrine. I almost feel like the baked amethyst now, because things have changed, is, I hate to put it this way, is a waste of time. All my Congo citrine’s in a grid right now.
  • Amber or Copal:  very powerful for the energies we’re working with.
  • Tigers eye:  a great one for this time of year.
  • Bumblebee Jasper:  in the video, you’ll see I’m wearing my Bumblebee Jasper ring.
  • Sulfur:  I got mine from Sicily, from Mount Etna region. Sulfur’s often found near volcanic areas, it’s also found in Durango, Mexico.

Once a year, right around this time I do my Summer Solstice Meditation e-kit, where I go over specific herbs and essential oils, and that’s all included in my Summer Solstice Glitter bundle. There is a meditation in there, a video meditation, MP3, a whole ritual, plus a bunch of other goodies, all bundled up along with the Summer Solstice Glitter bundle.

This kit allows you to take your crystal practice to the next level. Grab all my digitally kits, and my info products, a lot of them have been retired. I don’t sell them anywhere on my site, all in this one bundle for one crazy low price and it’s worth over $500, packed with the most powerful crystal and manifestation tools that I’ve come up with. It’s only $97, that includes my popular Attract Abundance and Prosperity Crystal e-kit, which all by itself is $97. Again,  It’s not available on my website, the only way to get access to this, is to be getting my newsletter, which you’ll start getting immediately. You can join my newsletter list by clicking this link.
Summer Solstice Ritual

  • As we jump into the ritual, the first thing we want to do is create sacred space.  Relax, take a few deep inhales and exhales. On your next inhale, take the deepest inhale you’ve taken all day. Then one more nice deep inhale.
  • If you’ve got that citrus essential oil, you want to either do a nice sniff or be diffusing it right now. Alternatively, you can light a candle, or you can take this whole ritual outdoors. That is a really great way to get yourself immediately into sacred space.  You can do other things to energetically clear the space you’re going to be using. Sound acoustics are highly effective for creating sacred space. Like a crystal singing bowl.
  • Next step is to set your intentions for this ritual with a list. That’s what the pen and paper are for. Since this is a time of reaping the rewards, getting things in alignment for that first harvest, for the first harvest that’s coming up now (that’s what happens right after summer solstice). It’s a time of development, a time of really lush abundance and growth.  It’s good to focus on your intentions in those areas. This will allow things to materialize with more ease.   Is it time to grow your savings account? Is it a time to grow your business? Maybe increase the number of friends you have, or maybe it’s a time to grow and develop your education, or something you’re studying right now, or learning to do some self-development?
  • I find it best to not focus on too many things. One thing, or at the most three things at a time.  Write your one, two, or three manifestation intentions down on that piece of paper so you can refer to it.

    4.  Alongside your manifestation intention, be sure you include a timeline.  You want it to come into fruition by the next lunar cycle, by the next new moon, or maybe in the next three months, or six months, or maybe a year, but be clear and precise and specific.

    At the same time, you want to keep it about you.  I always like to give just a gentle reminder that we’re not working on anybody else, we’re not manipulating other people’s personal will.  That’s something that I never recommend.  It’s just about you.

    5.  Choose the crystal you’re going to work with and we’re going to get focused on that.  I’m going to work with my large natural citrine from Brazil (because all of my congo citrines are in a crystal grid).  First, hold the special crystal, or maybe it’s more than one crystal that you’re going to work with today.
    You’re going to be using that crystal in this ritual, and if you’re able to, if it’s too large like the citrine I’m holding in the video, you can just hold your hands upon it, or you can hold the crystal, if it’s small enough, maybe it’s a tumbled sunstone, in your receiving hand, your left hand.  Then you’re just going to gently focus on the natural rhythm of your breath. Allow yourself to just breathe more deeply, allowing yourself to entrain with the vibrational frequency of that crystal, and focusing on the natural rhythm of your breath.

    Allowing yourself to begin to breathe more deeply now, filling your lungs all the way to the bottom, taking the deepest breath you can take. Squeeze all the air out of your lungs on your exhale. Squeeze it down to the last bit of air out. Notice how your body responds to that. Do it a few more times. As the crystal entrains your electromagnetic field and aligns your energy with its own energy.

    Now glancing over at your list, you’re going to visualize each item you placed on that list with great clarity.

    Think of every detail, how things would look when that manifests, what you’ll be wearing, sounds you might hear, scents you might notice, every detail. Most importantly, focus on your feelings, your emotion, that’s the energy there. Your feelings and your senses. Feel the joy, the sense of accomplishment, the pride, the peace.

    Focus on what that might feel like when that intention comes to fruition. Do the same for your next two intentions, if you have more than one. As this energy from the crystal helps to align your manifestations. Now put your verbal energy into this, and declare it to the universe as done. While still holding your crystal, and loud with energy, you’re going to say … And so it is!

    Now just stay in place with your crystal in place and in the video I add acoustic vibration from my crystal bowl to seal the deal. Sound acoustics, very powerful. Deep inhale, exhale, and you can place your crystal down, and the ritual is complete.

    Pretty powerful stuff, right?  How do you feel?  Please share in the comments below and tell me what crystal (or crystals) you connected with during the manifestation ritual. 

    Thank you all who’ve joined me!  Have a wonderful Summer Solstice.

    Crystal Blessings,

    Attracting MONEY, Success + Abundance into your life with Crystals

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Grids, gratefullness, law of attraction, prosperity 35 Comments

    We know that crystals have many amazing healing properties, but they can also be used to attract money, success, prosperity & abundance by being a vibrational match to that type of energy, that frequency.

    And lest you start getting all funky on me b/c I mentioned the word “MONEY”, please go read my blog post here first b/c I’m simply not going to entertain any money funkiness over here on my blog.

    So first things first. In order to attract all that good stuffs I just mentioned above…you need to have cleared your mind of any old thought patterns you might be harboring that tell you do not have enough, you’ll never succeed or that you’re lacking in some way. We absolutely can use crystals as tools & supports to help us attract what we seek. Like attracts like, so first we must re-define our way of thinking.

    I know…that sounds like a tall order.

    But—let me ask you. When I say the words “success, prosperity, abundance”; what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

    For a lot of people, that’s going to be money.

    Don’t feel bad if you’re one of those people—in our culture, we’ve basically been programmed to believe this from the get go.
    Mindset Change
    I bet you’ve heard the phrase, “Money can’t buy happiness.” I’d like to give you a different one to think about & perhaps integrate into your new abundance mindset (which is crucial if you’d like to use crystals to attract abundance). And that new mindset is:
    Happiness CAN buy money!
    Whaaaattt???

    It’s true.

    Happiness is an energy, a currency of sorts. Perhaps it’s not one that you can fold up & keep in your wallet or deposit into a piggy bank on top of your dresser, but when you’re able to cultivate a happy, positive energy about money—including not hating those who have more of it than you do, or seemingly acquire it more easily than you do—you’ll naturally make yourself more attractive to it.

    How do I know? B/c I’ve been on both sides of that coin. I’ve been super poor, not able to scrounge up enough coins to go do my laundry, eating stale bread and drinking a diet coke for dinner, waitressing my ass off working double shifts while snarling my lip at the seemingly comfy people I was waiting on. They didn’t do anything to be hated on, but I just did b/c they were able to go out & enjoy themselves, were dressed well, drove a nice car & seemed to be doing well.

    What a mindset I had! As long as I stayed in that cycle I was going to continue to attract more & more of that. And I did.
    The Law of Attraction
    I bet that’s a phrase you’ve heard a time or two before, too. If your attitude about money, success, prosperity & abundance in general—is that you’re lacking, that’s exactly what you’re going to have coming: not enough!

    One of the best things you can is to take a good step back & look at all the wonderful, sparkly things that are happening in your life that you CAN be grateful for. It doesn’t have to be something monumental—though those things count, too!—it can be something so small that you might not even realize you’re grateful for it until you examine it a little more closely. And it’s one of the best feelings to realize that, while your life might not be exactly how you envision it, that there are plenty of things happening that you can, in fact, be super-grateful for. You might be far more prosperous & successful than you realize!

    So now that we’ve talked about how you can begin to shift your mindset, let’s look into some other ways that you can start to attract more abundance and prosperity into your life.
    Success & Abundance Attracting Crystal Grid
    If you’re unfamiliar with the term…a crystal grid is:
    a geometric pattern of energetically aligned stones that are charged by intention. They’re set in a sacred space in order to manifest whatever objective it is you have.
    (BTW, I wrote a best-selling book all about crystal grids over here).

    You may know I used to be a science teacher back in the day. I loved that job, but eventually, I wanted to leave in order to focus all my energies on my sacred crystal business. I took the scary leap in 2012 & did so successfully with a crystal grid assist! Here are the details on that specific crystal grid.

    I LOVE to use crystal grids to support me in whatever my next vision is…and they do so beautifully each time.

    Here’s a current one that I have working in my space now specifically for pushing my sacred biz up to the next level while also giving me plenty of soul-nourishment. To achieve this I needed to choose crystals that would enhance spirit & soul nourishment as well as business mojo.

    Here’s what I chose…

    • My large amethyst point (I’ve affectionately names him Amy Bro) & some amethyst tumblies…for divine connection, allowing me to recognize & surrender to my spiritual power when needed.
    • Citrine smaller tumbled stones for the biz mojo energy! Citrine is known as the merchant’s stone & also assists with manifestation.
    • Clear quartz points for amplifying the energy of this grid & directing outwards..to the universe & beyond!
    • A citrine spirit quartz specimen – this piece was key for combining the energy of citrine along with that of spirit quartz which is about connecting with my higher self while also dispelling any fears that may come up on this up-leveling journey!

    And here’s exactly what I did step by step:

  • I chose the Flower of Life symbol as my grid template (you can also print one out on paper).
  • On a few post-it notes I wrote some well-thought out affirmations to place under my large amethyst center stone & the citrine spirit quartz (I’ll be keeping those affirmations private, thanks. A girl’s gotta keep some stuff to herself).
  • Gave myself some time to just sit there among all the things I’d gathered, thinking everything through, infusing them with my clear intentions.
  • Arranged everything on the grid cloth very symmetrically ( I feel this is key in a crystal grid!)
  • I also added a few magazine cut-outs (tucked under the center stone); things that suggested what life would be like when my desire transformed into reality. Not COULD be like, but WOULD be like!
  • Voila! The completed grid. Take a look-see!

     

    And is this crystal grid working? You better believe it!!
    In fact, it’s working so well that I’ve just returned from a blissful rejuvenating & soul nourishing sabbatical for the past 2 months, while my biz continued to grow & support me, itself, my beloved students, the Sparkle Team and our larger community of Crystal Hotties. ♥
    Tweak it!
    One of the really fabulous things about this, too, is that you can tweak the crystal grid as your goals evolve. This is not a static thing.

    You can continue to work with your crystal grid, adding to it, tweaking it as you grow and as your goals change or get more fine tuned. I’ve certainly done that time & time again. My goals get more specific & detailed and I simply tweak away.

    Now, I know that it can sound like a mighty big undertaking, to totally shift your way of thinking. I know it was really hard to let go of beliefs & perceptions that I had programmed into me for decades…but you’ll truly be amazed when you realize how empowering it is to be able to create exactly what it is that you need in life & manifest it up.  And a crystal grid can help you get there even quicker!

    Attracting success, prosperity and abundance is not only empowering, but can be fun too. Heck , I know I’m having a lot more fun now than when I was too busy working double shifts waitressing & snarling my lip!!

    Give it a go Sparkly One.  Work on your mindset, get that sorted out, then gather up your crystals and tools and get creating!  You can do this, you can change your life and attract abundance and prosperity.  There’s enough for everyone.

    So, you gonna do it?   I’d love to hear about your money-attracting Abundance & Prosperity Crystal Grid.  Don’t be shy, share with me in the comments below! 

    Abundant Crystal Blessings,

    Hibiscus Moon

    Crystals for Lowering Your EMF Risks…and WHY you should care

    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, grounding, health 21 Comments

    crystals for emf

    First…

    THE BORING DISCLAIMER: I think you already know that I’m not a doctor & am not giving medical advice. I feel crystals should be used as a compliment to a sound holistic health plan & not as a replacement for regular medical and/or psychological care & consultation. Please check with a doctor first before applying any advise given here.

    Second…

    This is an updated & revamped version of a classic blog post. So much new info has come out around this subject that I had to include it & update here. Hope you find it useful! ♥

    OK, have you noticed over the last few years people have become much more concerned with EMF (electromagnetic frequency) radiation & now a new possible threat; nuclear radiation in the atmosphere? AKA, EM Pollution.

    We’re hearing more & more about cell phone radiation and how that can be harmful to our health. (Thank goodness the word is finally getting out about that!)

    Some symptoms of excess EMF radiation are:

    • fatigue
    • joint & muscle pain
    • decreased attention span
    • memory loss
    • difficulty focusing
    • insomnia

    BTW, these are the same symptoms of being un-grounded…of feeling Yuck & Stuck!
    I feel there’s no such thing as coincidence & that this is directly due to too much EMF in our environments causing us to become un-grounded.
    Crystals to Ward off EMF
    In my Certified Crystal Healer Courses we discuss specific crystals & protocols for counteracting EMF pollution. Crystals you don’t want to use are any sort of silicate crystals: quartz, lepidolite, opal, etc.

    Why? Well, for the simple reason that they easily slide into resonance with electronics & microwave radiation. That property is why silicon (what silicates & quartz [silicon dioxide] are made of) is so widely used in technology! It’s an excellent semi-conductor of energy.

    Some ask me what sort of stones they can place around their computers and laptops to help protect them from any radiation coming from there. I feel the best stones to use for this sort of EMF protection are ferromagnetic (iron containing) stones such as:

    • lodestone/magnetite (these are essentially the same mineral, but lodestone is found naturally magnetized while magnetite is not)
    • hematite
    • pyrite

    WARNING: be certain not to have any strongly magnetic stones near your laptop or other devices = can cause LAPTOP DEATH due to hard-drive being erased.

    2 More Non-Ferromagnetic Minerals Ideal for This

  • Black tourmaline – (even though it’s a silicate). The reason I throw this stone into the hat is b/c it’s got just the right combo of elements & it has the added yin-benefit of having iron in it. Black tourmaline is known for its ability to transmute energy & due to it having piezoelectric as well as pyroelectric properties too. (You can check out those 2 blog posts if you want to really get geeky with this).
  • Another recent favorite for EMF protection is shungite (You can find out why in that blog post).
  • [caption id="attachment_11684" align="aligncenter" width="600"] These are 2 shungite pieces from my crystal grid that surrounds my wifi router.[/caption]

    Now! Here’s the KICKER that I’ve discovered!! Most of these are the same exact stones many cultures teach to use to ground ourselves!!! Again, no flippin’ coincidence. Don’t you just love when the ancient knowledge & the new revelations dovetail together like that? ♥

    Here are all my fav EMF-Curb-Kickin’ stones together…

    Other tips + techniques:

    • Make a lodestone (magnetic) pendulum, spin it through your EMF to strengthen weak areas (one of our Hibiscus Moon Advanced Crystal Masters has created one of these for us & sells them in her shop!)
    • Protect yourself from so much cell phone use. In this blog post I talk about a receiver device that will do just that. Children should not use cell phones due to their higher susceptibility, reduce your own cell phone use & use a land line whenever possible
    • Place Kernite or Colemanite crystals in any low dose nuclear radiation environment to absorb; these crystals are Boron-based, thereby accepting & ionizing radiation
    [caption id="attachment_1941" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Kernite[/caption]

     

    [caption id="attachment_19172" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Colemanite[/caption]
    • Unplug your bedroom as much as possible (listen to Warren’s recording below for how’s & why’s)
    • Reduce or eliminate your use of wireless internet (you can put it on a timer so at least part of the time it’s not radiating throughout your house, physical body & auric field).

    Healing Magnesium Crystal Bath for EMF Detox
    Not only is this bath great for de-toxing excess EMF build up but this bath is super-relaxing.

    Magnesium is a magical mineral that increases serotonin in our systems which creates calm relaxation in us. This bath is perfect for use after radiation exposure of any sort (going through TSA, x-ray screenings, etc.) or even too much time on your mobile device or computer.

    I adapted & slightly tweaked the original recipe of this bath from the book Zapped (linked below). DISCLAIMER: (Children, pregnant women & anyone with chronic illness should avoid this bath or consult with their doctor first re: high water temp.)

    • 1 lb. Himalayan sea salt (can sub regular sea salt)
    • 1 lb. baking soda
    • 1-2 tablespoons of ionic Magnesium Concentrated trace minerals (stress from EMF & radiation pollution drains magnesium & increases adrenaline)
    • tub of very hot water (hot as you can stand)
    • 1 tumbled stone each of serpentine & rhodonite (magnesium containing minerals safe for plopping into your bath)

    Now just soak in the tub until it cools. Then after your bath, don’t dry off or shower off right away. You can choose to rub down with some magnesium oil or if you’re going to bed you can rub some on the bottom of your feet. You want to allow the minerals to soak into your skin.

    If you’d like to learn more about residual static build-up, wireless EMF, radioactivity & how to lower your risk and avoid EMF exposure around your house here’s a great recording of an interview with Vicki Warren, the past executive director of the Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology. Here she talks about all of these things & gives excellent advice on examining your home for EMF dangers! Awesome stuffs.

    I also HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book. Truly eye-opening! Be informed & get protected:

    I don’t like to fear monger but I feel so much of this info is under-reported and so easily remedied. I think its good to get this info out there from time to time & remind ourselves to clean up our energy + get grounded & balance.

    If you have other tips or ideas, please share. We’d love to hear them here! And if you found this post useful or helpful, please share it with others. ♥

    Crystal Blessings,

    Hibiscus Moon

    How to Ground using Crystals + Other Tips & Techniques

    Hibiscus Moon earthing, grounding, health 15 Comments

    BORING DISCLAIMER: I think you already know that I’m not a doctor & am not giving medical advice. Crystals should be used as a compliment to & not as a replacement for regular medical care & consultations. Let me also disclose that this is a link-rich post. I have lots of good resources here to refer you to. ALL of the products that I recommend are products that I have personally used & HIGHLY recommend. Some of the links below are affiliate links that will earn me a commission if you purchase through them, but you can certainly purchase through a different link. Just wanted you to know that I wouldn’t have them here if I didn’t totally believe in them.

    Some of us struggle to stay grounded, to stay connected, balanced & centered.  Sometimes you just feel like a total space cadet.

    I find I get un-grounded when I’m at an event around a lot of people if I know the focus is on me…b/c I’m an introvert. Or when I’m overloaded with work.

    There are many ways to ground yourself. Here in this blog post, I’ll share what works for me. 🙂

    CAUTION: In my experience though, you sometimes need to be careful to not to OVERDO the grounding. As in everything, we’re looking for balance. Doing too much grounding can possibly have a negative impact on some, making them feel too “low” & “heavy”…sometimes even depressed. But only you can determine what is best for you.

    I teach several grounding techniques in my Certified Crystal Healer Courses and some that are specifically tailored for professional crystal healing sessions…to keep the therapist well-protected.
    Why do we need to be grounded at all?
     

    I whole-heartedly believe that in order to physically manifest what you want here on the physical plane, you must be solidly grounded. This isn’t necessary  “all of the time”, nor is it recommended. Hey, sometimes, being ungrounded is exactly what’s needed. But being able to re-establish that grounding when needed is key.

    It’s also part of your energetic hygiene, b/c when you’re not grounded…that’s when your electromagnetic field (aka your aura) can become vulnerable and even “rip”, “tear” or “leak” your energy…or allow energetic cords to become attached.
    Physical Symptoms of Being Un-Grounded

    If you have 2 or more of the below symptoms, you may be currently ungrounded.; the more symptoms, the more un-grounded you may be. (BTW these same symptoms manifest when we’re exposed to too much EMF radiation and/or have various types of auto-immune diseases…chicken or the egg scenario? Just sayin’)

    • varying levels of depression
    • decreased dopamine levels
    • increased levels of adrenaline & cortisol (no bueno!)
    • undisciplined
    • fatigue
    • leg cramps or restless legs
    • headaches or migraines
    • muscle pain
    • insomnia
    • disorganized
    • unfocused & decreased attention span, cannot finish projects or see anything through
    • low stamina

    Grounding is a standard & important safety procedure among electricians. With both electrical wiring as well as with our own electromagnetic fields (auras), grounding creates a direct physical connection to our planet!
    This is CRITICAL, b/c Mama Earth acts as a reservoir of charges & can neutralize any excess electrical current or energy.

    Grounding literally dissipates excess energy to the ground. When our homes + appliances are grounded (to a lightning rod) it protects us from shocks, shorts & interference. You can verify that with any electrician you know!

    When you’re properly grounded you have a neutral charge, meaning your energy is balanced. Plus, when we’re well-grounded it’s also beneficial to us for self-protection; it helps keeps our energy focused & un-scattered.
    My Go-To Grounding Stones + Mineral Treatments
    One thing I like to do personally is to increase my magnesium uptake both internally as well as externally.

    Immersing your body in ionic minerals, such as magnesium, will allow you to ground by picking up any excess charge. I do things like take ionic magnesium concentrate (taken internally; about 8 drops/day), magnesium bath salts or even magnesium oils (to rub on the skin or to bathe in).

    I also really love to use ferromagnetic (aka iron-containing) stones as they are very effective grounders.

    Remember that we have high amounts of iron in our blood which harmonizes more easily with the humongous iron core crystal at the center of our planet…yes, the very planet we’re trying to ground with…there’s a freakin’ big hexagonal iron crystal hanging out below our feet, hotter than the sun & about the size of Texas!!

    ***I don’t know about you but I think that’s some pretty cool shizzle!***

    Good to know, right? B/c working with ferromagnetic crystals allows us to more easily entrain with the grounded energy of Earth.
    A few great stones to choose from:

    • lodestone
    • hematite
    • pyrite
    • black tourmaline

    Earthing
    In order to stay ground & balanced, another great thing to do is have skin-to-Earth contact, picking up the earth’s natural plethora of negative ions.

    Because most of us are almost always in shoes, your feet don’t get to touch the Earth & pick up the negative ions that our great planet provides aplenty. Really all you need to do to ground is walk around barefoot on the Earth(I recommend doing this as much as possible).

    And if you’re in a cold climate & don’t want your feet frozen to the ground, you can always go hug a tree with your bare hands. Yep! That makes the same sort of grounding circuit with the Earth.

    If you wanna learn more about grounding with Mama Earth’s energy (Earthing), there’s a whole book about this that I highly recommend:

    Weighted Blanket Technique
    Have you heard of the weighted blanket phenomenon? It’s a safe & effective non-drug therapy known to help those with insomnia, sensory processing disorder, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, anxiety and so much more.

    “Historically, Native Americans and other indigenous tribes from around the world automatically wrapped their babies snuggly in a swaddle or cradle board to ease fussiness.” stated by Tori Boucher, an autism spectrum counselor. You can check out more info on the weighted blanket technique here.

    But I want to take this idea a step further specifically for grounding!

    You may be familiar with the BioMat and the BioMat amethyst & black tourmaline pillow. Well…the pillow’s crystals are actually encased in a special removable quilted cover that zips off & can be used as a mini-weighted AMETHYST + BLACK TOURMALINE blanket placed over various areas of the body!! Yeah, I know~~!

    Specifically for grounding, I’ve placed it over or under the legs or feet, whichever feels the most comfy. Doesn’t get any more grounding than that, huh?

    I’ve been telling my Crystal Healing students about this BioMat technique for years & all who try it, tell me they love it. ♥
    Grounding Gem Elixir Oil
    For days when I feel a little extra grounding is in order I have my Grounding Gem Elixir Oil that I can use in a number of different ways. I can diffuse it in a space with an oil burner or diffuser, I can wear it as a perfume or I can anoint my stones & meditation altar objects. I even just like looking at it b/c its just so damn sparkly pretty!

    So let me give you the recipe for this special stuffs.

    BTW, I didn’t measure on this…I just added random drops of different ingredients until I liked it. We’re not baking cookies here so feel free to play with it. 😉  I  recommend that all essential oils listed should be organic, fair-trade & sustainably harvested whenever possible.

    • jojoba oil as the carrier oil base
    • several drops of magnesium oil
    • several drops of juniper berry essential oil
    • cedar wood essential oil
    • clove bud essential oil
    • patchouli essential oil
    • 3 whole cloves
    • gemstone chips of red garnet, hematite, black onyx or black tourmaline

    This oil has a very comforting & calming energy while connecting us solidly to Mama Earth.  It’s potent stuffs & it smells soooo good!

    So tell me Sparkly One…do you practice grounding techniques on a regular basis?  Do you work with the crystals only? Or a combo of Earthing tools?  Did you try any of my techniques listed above? Please tell me what you do to ground & balance in the comments below. 

    Crystal Blessings,

    Hibiscus Moon