Here I am laying in the grass doing some grounding with Mother Earth!
So I thought I would tell you a story about a recent breakfast outing I had with an old friend of mine, and to just give you a brief history of how I got to where I am today! Jen and I have been friends for a good 20 years, had our ups and downs, were in each other’s wedding parties, went on couples vacations together, and have since had children and watched each other stress over life and marriage. We go through periods of not seeing one another for months at a time, and now the norm is Facebook-ing one another to make a date to catch up on our trials and tribulations over breakfast at the diner. Where have our 20’s gone?? Life was much simpler back then! Anyway…when I was getting certified to be a Crystal Healer, I asked her if she would be one of my practice clients, so naturally she said YES!! Thanks to her, and two other gracious practice clients, I graduated from the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy and am now a Certified Crystal Healer! Woo-hoo!!! You can find my Alumni listing here in NY! No, really, you have NO idea how much I wanted this. I had my eyes on this course for well over a year, contemplating doing it. So, when enrollment came around again back in March 2014, I decided to go for it! And, I’m so happy that I did…this just feels right in so many ways. It is my calling, and my passion!
When I was around 4 years old, I remember that we had in our house a small crystal kit that my dad would keep stashed away in the closet. I would constantly ask him to let me play with the stones, not really understanding why I liked them so much. Back then I felt a connection, an attraction to them…I also remember going to the Museum of Natural History with my mom and how I could spend the whole time in the Hall of Gems and Minerals. I didn’t care about the dinosaur bones…I just wanted to stay around the pretty rocks! She would keep taking me on visits to the museum until I was in the 1st grade, at which point there would be school trips to the museum…but the trips never included the Hall of Gems and Minerals much to my disappointment. Not only that, but the crystal kit that we had in the house disappeared. To this day I have no idea where it went. That is around the time that I lost my initial relationship with the stones…every means I had of connecting with them was lost. The only thing that I had to connect me to them was perhaps a trip to the library to search for a book about them. Remember now, this is back in the 1970’s…no internet, no Google!
I didn’t re-connect with crystals until late 2013! At this time I was in the middle of a transition in life, and trying to figure out what my soul purpose was. I was going through a whole lot of soul searching after I left a failed marriage. This was a part of my life where I lost my identity…my life was not my own. Being able to leave that life behind was a HUGE accomplishment for me. It allowed me to re-connect with myself and to find the little things in life that brought me joy…besides my children, they are a whole different kind of joy! But before I even re-connected with crystals I found Doreen Virtue from Hay House. Angels were another long time interest of mine, so I first took one of her online courses and became a Certified Angel Card Reader in 2012. Connecting with the Angels saved me…and Archangel Michael is now an ever present protector for me. I call on him every day, and I thank him for being the one to help me through the hard periods in my life. Whenever I needed courage or a push, I just called on Michael. He’s never failed me. That’s the wonderful thing about Angels…if you need help, just call them and they’re there!
While enrolled in the Angel Card Reading course I would read all of Doreen Virtue’s books that I could. One of her books JUMPED out at me! Wouldn’t you know that she wrote a book on Crystal Healing?? Flashback!! I read that book and a whole new meaning took form for the crystals and stones that I had a passion for when I was so young. That was it! I needed to find a course to study more about crystals…I needed to find a course on Crystal Healing! But wait…was there such a thing?? Of course I had my doubts….I thought, who in the world actually makes a living as a Crystal Healer? That’s when I went on my Google search for Crystal Healing and that’s when I found the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy. A-ha!! I finally found what I was looking for! There IS a saying that goes around in the crystal healing community…you don’t really find crystals…the crystals find YOU. Well, it was my time now…they found me once again. I was ready! But it doesn’t stop there, because I went on to pursue yet another passion of mine…to learn the art of healing in Reiki! I am now also a certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher!!
Back to breakfast with my friend Jen! She began to talk about how she has this one friend who also does alternative healing therapies…calling her a wack-a-do…like me. LOL!! I was laughing….I actually loved her analogy! And I embrace it with LOVE! We all have a purpose in life. Many of us don’t find that purpose until we’ve been through something life changing…and then there are others that know there purpose from a very young age. It doesn’t really matter if your purpose seems ‘out there’, or ‘wack’…what matters is that it brings you JOY! And hey…just for the record…she may think that I’m ‘wack’, but she’s also now a BELIEVER!
I will finish off with this one important fact. This path that I’ve chosen is one of healing…not only healing for others, but for myself as well. That is the true nature of anyone who goes down this path. You see, healing begins within…the self. The healer is merely a channel. The true healing comes from a higher source, God, Universe…and the person receiving the healing must be open to it, and have faith that it is so. Once you begin your healing journey...you will grow in ways that you never thought that you could. Spiritually, emotionally...all for your highest good. If this resonates with you, then your healing has already begun...
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Namaste, with Love and in the Light!