Crystals to Help you Study Better, Faster + with Less Stress

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Goodness, Crystals, stress relief, Videos 11 Comments

Let’s talk about Crystals to help you Study!
So which crystals are the best for this purpose?

I have 2 go-to favorites when people ask me about crystals that help you to concentrate for studying & that I use for any kind of concentration activity, clarity activity or studying activity.

Specifically for studying I like Fluorite + Stilbite.

Fluorite
Rainbow Fluorite can have really beautiful colorations in it. Fluorite comes in green, blues, pinks, purples; all different colors! I actually have a separate video all about fluorite here.

[caption id="attachment_3213" align="aligncenter" width="450"] green fluorite[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17746" align="aligncenter" width="593"] Gorgeous indigo fluorite cubes. Sacred Geometry at its finest. On display at the #TucsonGemShow[/caption]

Fluorite does exhibit the sacred geometry of the octahedron formation really, really easily in it’s structure.

Not always, sometime they grow in masses, but sometimes they do go ahead & grow just like the photo above because they are part of the cubic crystal system.

So I really like fluorite because it really ushers in that focus & clarity of mind that you’re seeking when studying.

If you want to learn more about Fluorite then you’ll want to watch my video here!

Stilbite
Then there is  Stilbite. The 1 I showcase in the above video is kind of a heavy cluster specimen. Here’s another…

[caption id="attachment_17748" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Another of my amazingly Clear Apophyllite and Peach Stilbite Specimens[/caption]

Stilbite often grows with apophilite (the clear 4-sided points you see in the photo above & in the video).  The peach parts that you see in the specimen in my video & in the above photo are the stilbite.  But stilbite can also come in varying colors: white, yellow, brown, pink, salmon, orange, red, green, blue or black. 

Stilbite helps you with clear thinking & clarity of thought. And, also if you need help making a decision, any sort of decision making…Stilbite can help with that.
So next time you’re studying for an exam or taking a course (perhaps you’re gearing up to take the Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer Certification!) go ahead & pair up Fluorite + Stilbite.

Then buckle down do the work & you’ll be good to go with better focus along with less frustration & stress.

Have you tried this powerful combo to focus & increase your concentration?  To ramp up your Focus Pocus?  What are your go to sparkle tools for studying?  Tell us in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings!

 

How to Begin Working with Crystals and Stones

Hibiscus Moon Crystals, dreaming, gratefullness, meditation 8 Comments

I’m often presented with this question:

“I LOVE crystals! I’ve been collecting them since I was a kid & I just know there’s something more to them but I don’t know how to get started with working with them on a spiritual level. How can I do that?”

Here’s what I suggest, Crystal Hottie.

Grab a few crystals or stones that you’re intuitively drawn to. Just start with 3 & don’t think too long on this.

Your 3 fav’s….go get ’em now!

Now, you’re going to choose 1 of your 3 stones to meditate with for just 5 min.  If you’ve never meditated before, I just mean relax your body & mind & hold your crystal. You can hold the crystal in your hand or place it on a chakra or you can place it in front of you where you can gaze & focus on it. Just be w/ it. Go ahead, try it now.

 

After your mediation, try to keep that stone by your side…whether it’s in your pocket or at your bedside, could be under your pillow or worn on a pendant.

Now, you’re going to do this with the same stone for about 4 days in a row.

Did you notice any messages, sensations or themes during that 4 day period? Any little lesson, special dreams, feelings, sensations or even direct messages coming through during your meditation?

Your intention + intuition are the most powerful factor in determining what crystal works best for you personally.

Some more tips to make this more pleasant & effective:

  • Remember when doing this to just work with 1 stone at a time so messages don’t get muddied up
  • If you can ramp up your meditation time to to 10-15 min. sessions that would be even better
  • Choose total silence or meditation music in the background but make so there are no outside distractions
  • Light incense
  • Light a candle
  • Have a designated sacred space or altar to do this work

After you’ve done this, you’ll have a great foundation to work from. You should know those 3 little stone babies pretty well & will have created a strong bond with them. You can choose to continue this with a few more stones if you like or start experimenting with the ones you’ve figured out so far. Use them in medicine bundles, use them with body layouts, in a crystal grid or just hold them when you feel a need for that special mojo that you’ve tapped into.

By the way…there’s an excellent side effect to this crystal exploration…STRESS RELIEF. Oh yeah!

Above all, be grateful for these insights & connections and so many more will come to you, Lima Bean. 🙂

Pretty simple, right?

Crystal Blessings to you on your journey, Crystal Hottie!

 

P.S. If you’d like to dive deeper, perhaps you’d interested in my Certified Crystal Healer Course.

 

Crystals for Mercury Retrograde

Hibiscus Moon astronomy, Gem Elixirs, protection, science, stress relief 7 Comments

Ahhh, Mercury Retro. Its become such a popular excuse that I began hearing it from my teenage science students (while I was still teaching science in the classroom) as an excuse for not turning homework! Whaaaa?

Seems the idea has become pretty popular.

Heck! When you’ve found it defined in the Urban Dictionary you know it’s grabbed a hold:

“A three week period in which the planet Mercury appears to be in backwards motion. During this time human beings experience many adverse effects, such as memory loss, loss of time, loss of items, loss of virginity, loss of common sense. As for technology many unexpected glitches occur during this time, such as software crashes and emails getting lost ”

OK…wait…what? “loss of virginity“? *shaking head*…moving on.

Before I get into the crystals, let’s discuss what this all means & where it comes from (except for the “loss of viriginity”…I’m not touching that 1).
First…let’s talk retrogrades
 

Oh…how I love to talk about space!! Science class in session!!

Retrograde refers to a planetary orbit around the Sun is seemingly going opposite of ours here on Earth. It’s like watching someone riding a merry-go-round from 1 fixed point. If you were just watching them from very far away (& had no idea what a merry-go-round was) it would seem like the person you were watching was traveling forward then backward then forward again.

Now, I can write about this here but really the best way to “get it” is to SEE it & since I don’t have my planetary orbit model here in hand, I’ll let StarWaders show you (works really well for visual minds):

Now Mercury isn’t the only planet to go retrograde. The other planets do it too & affect us as well. Mercury probably is the most well-known b/c it’s so close to the Sun & has the shortest orbit to travel so it ends up zipping round so quickly (hence those little wings on the depictions of the Roman God Mercury) that we end up with about 3 Mercury Retros a year, more than any other planet. No worries…we’ll get to the crystals for Mercury Retrograde soon.

Disclaimer here…I’m no astrologist. That is not my area of expertise at all but I do know the usual associations made with Mercury Retrograde; probably due to its speediness, Mercury is known as the messenger governing over communication of all sorts, which includes technology. This tiny planet is also known to influence travel, merchants, thieves & be a mischievous influence over all those things too.

So when is Mercury Retrograde? I always check here & I make sure to avoid all the items mentioned below (especially when embarking on something new) unless I’ve taken the correct precautionary measures.
There’s also a Mercury Retro  app for that! Heeee!

  • Androids
  • iPhones

The Usual Mercury Retro Warnings to Be Aware of

  • No contracts! This is time that we’re supposed to avoid making any serious plans or agreements of any kind, no important meetings or legally binding documents.
  • Be careful to communicate extra clearly during this time & throw in some extra patience, clarity & attention to detail during this time. Choose your words carefully. If you’re a Type A personality like me, now’s the time to let your Freak Flag Fly! It will benefit you for taking the extra time & energy to check the details.
  • Be extra wary of all technology; emails & texts included. Stuffs seems to get lost, freeze up or just generally go berserk! Take the time to make sure that important stuffs did indeed get through.
  • Make sure you & your other party are interpreting everything clearly…even in face to face convo’s. If you’re reading something more complex than usual & it’s important, make sure to read it over again & then have someone else double-check it for you.
  • Flip it Around
    So all this sounds like a stressful time, doesn’t it? But it really doesn’t have to be at all. In fact, you can a flip your attitude about it onto its head!

    I prefer to take this time to s-l-o-w it down. I try not to take on something HUGE at this time & not to release or launch a brand new program or course. I find this to be a GREAT time to restructure or reorganize something, do some gentle & supportive personal work. Re-Do Time & take your time. Laid back + zen; simply  renew, revamp & redo!

    As I always try to remember to remember myself…the only thing we have control over is our own reaction to whatever may occur. I choose how to respond. My applied energy & the energy of my created environment will entrain the energy within me & that of  the energy of my current situation (& possibly that of the people involved in it too!) So what can we do?
    Crystals for Mercury Retrograde
    Here are some crystals & stones you can work with pre, during & post Mercury Retrograde:

    Emerald – will help smooth communication & organize activities & plans

    [caption id="attachment_10676" align="aligncenter" width="300"] emerald on quartz[/caption]

    Blue lace agate – helps improve clear calm communication

    [caption id="attachment_4818" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Blue Lace Agate[/caption]

    Fluorite – balances thinking, improves concentrations, organizes thoughts; any color variety will work

    [caption id="attachment_6385" align="aligncenter" width="167"] green banded fluorite[/caption]

    Amazonite – harmony in communication

    [caption id="attachment_10677" align="aligncenter" width="300"] amazonite (photo credit: Rob Levinsky of irocks.com)[/caption]

    Aquamarine – enhances clear communication

    [caption id="attachment_10678" align="aligncenter" width="213"] aquamarine[/caption]
    Mercury Let-Go Rx
    If you find yourself getting all stressed out by classic Mercury-Retro mishaps, remember to switch gears & use some of these ideas for letting go. If you have these tools ready to go when Mercury comes round to play the mischievous messenger, you’ll be able to think clearly in your zenified state & calmly resolve any possible disruptions or hiccups.

    • Letting Go meditation from MeditationOasis.com
    • Whip up a Mercury Let Go Gem Elixir Spray using an elixir from one of the above mentioned crystals (use a gem chip or 2 in the spray as well) along with a few drops of some relaxing organic essential oils such as lavender or ylang ylang.
    • Write an affirmation on a slip of paper  like “This is a time of renewal,  review & revitalization” or “I am calm, cool, clear, & focused” & tuck into a little pouch with a few of the above stones. Mercury Retro Mojo Kit to the RESCUE!!

    So, its OK. You’ve got this, Lima Bean!

    Sparkly Blessings!

     

     

    P.S. If you have a particularly funny, crazy or just interesting Mercury Retro story or a good tip for us….please share in the comments below!

    Escape from Stress by Using Crystals for Stress Relief

    Hibiscus Moon anxiety, Crystals, stress relief 6 Comments

    How To Use Crystals for Stress Relief
    We all experience stress from time to time. No one’s immune from it, especially not in our Western culture.

    Its when we let it spiral out of control that stress may become too much for our bodies to handle; bamboozling our health. Stress causes energetic imbalances. If those imbalances aren’t dealt with, released or redirected that energy becomes denser & begins to manifest as poor health, injuries, inflammation, etc….in essence it’s saying:

    “Oh! You’re not going to pay attention to this? Well, let’s just sideline your ass.  Now,  you have no choice but to deal with it. How do ya like them apples?”

    Why let it get to that point, Chick Pea? Especially when taking care not to get to stressed out is such an enjoyable pure-bliss-out experience in the 1st place?

    Having a tool box of  stress relieving tools that work for you is vital to restoring your inner peace & physical health. And crystals are the PERFECT additions to that tool box.

    So here’s a useful yet practical list of ways to use crystals to relieve stress. Plus the more you enjoy your stress relief tool, the more likely you are to stick with & keep reaping the benefits of it…b/c you’ll actually look forward to doing them.

    I personally have a weekly Monday evening ritual of stress relief INDULGENCE. I call Monday my Soul-Nourishment Day & do a combo of some of the things listed below. I always change it up too so I don’t ever get bored. Its totally BLISSFUL!

    If you choose to start doing this…and I sure hope that you do, don’t ever feel guilty that you’re taking time out for yourself! As I said before…if you don’t do this, the universe has a way of forcing you to sit your ass down & deal with in the most uncomfortable of ways.So just do it without guilt but with compete knowing that you are benefiting everyone by doing it. Everyone gets to continue to share in your lovely gifts when you are happy, serene, peaceful & HEALTHY.

    Crystal Stress Relievers

    • Crystal Bath Time– crystal baths are heavenly. I include crystals that I feel I’d like to make a deeper connection with or specific ones to work a certain chakra. I’ll also light some candles, add Epsom slats and/or essential oils. Crystals + water go hand in hand. You can watch my video here to understand why:
    • Crystal Meditation– meditation allows us to learn how a specific crystal works best for us while also reaping all the amazing health benefits of meditation. Scientists have found when we meditate we shift our brain activity to different areas; brain waves in the stress-prone area of the brain move on over to the serene-calm area leaving the test subjects more happy & calm than before they meditated. Pretty powerful stuffs this meditation!! So you get to know your crystal + you get the health benefits of meditation. 2 for the price of 1! A-N-D, meditating with a crystal makes meditation easier b/c you have a tangible object as a mental reminder to keep the focus. Once you work with & entrain with your crystal in meditation, you’ll witness their powerful magic & learn to work with your stones to manifest all sorts of dreams, intentions & needs…specific to you.
    • Crystal Healing Work- Whether you have it done for you by a professional or you do this for yourself, its just a good practice & I highly recommend everyone try it & then make it a regular practice if it resonates with you. What is crystal healing work? 

      Its a ždeeply relaxing, rejuvenating, clothing on, minimal contact therapy of placing crystals & stones on the body in relaxation.

      ž  It allows for re-alignment of energetic frequencies & removes emotional & energetic blocks while enhancing soul learning, healing & spiritual growth.

      ž  It promotes good health through physical & energetic crystal entrainment.

    • Create Sacred Space- this is the fun-destress-shiz right here! Crystals have the unique & mystical ability to transform our spaces into something magically enchanted & sacred. Used in just the right way, crystals can create a retreat allowing you to breathe…& each restorative breath allows you to spiritually replenish. Crystals can create a serene environment that uplifts your spirit, allows love to flow, restores & soothes your soul & will connect you with Source Energy. If you haven’t done so already, you can grab my Free Create Sacred Space with Crystals eKit where you’ll have everything you need to create your own stress-reducing crystal haven. 

    Now, go have a Glittery Stress-Free Day!

     

     

    P.S. If you’d like a little help + guidance in meditating & getting to know your crystals, I’ve developed a convenient eKit that’s super cheap ($9.97) to help you get on with that; my Get to Know Your Crystals Ekit.