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Crystal Connection

I've just returned home from a 5 day crystal healing training course. I had no idea that I would come back with such insights.  There is power in these gems, or as we say in Hawaii, mana.  (Above photo by Ali Kaukas.)

In November, I launched a jewelry collection, Aloha Ke Akua, which includes many gemstones, and I created affirmation statements for each design, based on the healing properties of the stones.  I even created a Gem Guide online which describes some basic healing properties of each stone or crystal.  I believed in these properties superficially, and I thought it was quite a novelty that these stones had such powers, but after experiencing the crystal healing training course, I know that these crystals and stones have powers beyond what we can imagine.

Above photos by Jianca Lazarus and Charity Dawn

Being able to experience the course on Kauai was such a blessing. Kauai is a land of abundance and fertility, called "the Garden Isle." There is so much green space and a smaller population than Oahu (65,000 people).

Jessica, me and Rebecca enjoying a topless goddess mermaid moment on an empty beach on Kauai.


I was honored to be able to stay with a sweet girlfriend of mine Rebecca Hart, who is an amazing Buti Yoga teacher (check our our collaboration coming up on Oahu on Friday, March 25), and her beautiful daughter Kailani.

Jessica, me, Erin pause for a selfie with our homestay hostesses Kailani and Rebecca.

I remember as a little girl going to a museum in my hometown on Charlotte, NC called Discovery Place, and purchasing my first ring of hematite, along with some other stones. When I was 19, just dabbling in jewelry design, I went to the swap meet with my mother, and found some rose quartz and amethyst beads that I made one of my first crystal necklaces out of. And as I have continued to design jewelry over the years, I started to use more ocean-themed pieces, such as mother of pearl shell and freshwater pearls.  And in this last year, I started to recognize that these are more than just beautiful creations from the earth.

I had never experienced a crystal healing session before this journey to Kauai. My first session occurred during the course after we had been trained by our beloved teacher Tanize.  

Our beloved teacher Tanize posing with me as I received my certification for crystal healing.
(Check out the amazing amethyst druzies on the fireplace!)


My good friend Jessica Newalu, who instigated the whole trip, was my partner for the session. Jessica placed the stones on my body and the intense healing began.  The gems she placed on my body worked with me to heal past trauma.  With tears streaming down my face, I had an image of being a child in the doctor's office with my mom, and feeling fearful and unsupported when the my mom let the doctor give me a vaccine that I didn't want.  It felt like a needle was slowly piercing my heart.  She placed rose quartz and other loving stones on my heart chakra to heal that pain and replace it with unconditional love.  So much understanding towards my mom arose.  Suddenly, I felt intense pain in my jaw from a surgery I received when I was 15 (to fix my underbite). I expressed this pain and Jessica placed chrysocolla stones on my jaw joints, and within seconds, the incredible pain was released.  When I came out of the session, I felt compassion, forgiveness and free.

An crystal grid for unconditional love to be placed over the heart chakra with gems of
pink tourmaline, crystal quartz, rose quartz, and aventurine.


At one point before the trip, I struggled with the idea that I was creating more karma for myself by being a part of the gem industry by taking these precious jewels from our Mother Earth. Who am I to take these stones from the Earth and share them with the world? My intention has always been pure...that as a jewelry designer, it is my intention to create beautiful pieces that will allow women to feel happy and beautiful. Because I think that women deserve to feel this, and when they do, they will shine their light into the world. 

I wondered if my intention was enough, and just before taking the course, it came to me that YES these gems, crystals and stones are ready to be shared with the world. They have messages and insights, love and light within them. They can connect us to angels, ethereal beings, our higher soul and our spirit guides. That's ok if you don't believe me. I didn't believe it at first. 

My 8 year old son, Aukai cleansing our gems in the ocean water and sun.
I'm taking a moment to feel the selenite mineral's powers of clarity and connecting to universal wisdom.


I have no doubt that I have been called to share the incredible healing powers of these gems with the world. As a jewelry designer, I aspire to utilize the gems to their greatest potential.  I am excited to see how my higher soul guides me as I continue to work with the amazing healing powers of the crystals and gems. I have no doubt that these gems hold incredible messages to be delivered to our souls, so that we may live more consciously and freely.  May we be empowered to live fully, live our dreams and honor the light within all of us, just as the crystals guide us to do.

 If you are interested in a crystal healing session, please contact me at Noe@NoelaniHawaii.com to set up an appointment.


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Gem Guide

Amazonite | Amethyst |  Apatite  |  Aquamarine  |  Chalcedony  |  Chrysoprase  |  Citrine  |  Druzy  |  Fluorite  |  Freshwater Pearl  |  Garnet  |  Iolite  |  Kyanite  |  Labradorite  |  Lapis Lazuli  |  Lemon Quartz  |  Moonstone  |  Mother of Pearl  |  Opal  |  Peridot  |  Pink Opal  |  Puka Shells  |  Pyrite  |  Quartz  |  Rose Quartz  |  Rhodochrosite  |  Ruby  |  Sunstone  |  Tanzanite  |  Topaz  |  Tourmaline  |  Turquoise



  • agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy,
  • harmonizes the yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe
  • metaphysically, agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence


  • heals and opens both the heart and throat chakras to enhance loving communication
  • Assists in manifesting universal love
  • Soothes emotional trauma
  • Alleviates worry and fear


  • symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom
  • using an Amethyst as a meditation focus will increase the positive spiritual feelings and love of the divine
  • helps overcome fears and cravings, as well as relieve headaches
  • can also be used as a dream stone and to help insomnia by placing the stone under your pillow while sleeping
  • this powerful protective stone can transmute negative energy into loving energy and enhance intuitive guidance



  • aids in manifestation
  • can help deepen meditation as well as raise kundalini energy
  • aids in communication and self expression, leading to knowledge of truth through the throat chakra


  • reduces stress and quiets the mind
  • a stone of courage, it is believed to counteract dark forces
  • sharpens intuition and opens clairvoyance
  • clears the throat chakra and encourages service to humanity
  • encourages responsibility for oneself and promotes self-expression


  • a powerful cleansing stone that absorbs negative energy in order to balance the body, mind and spirit
  • transforms melancholy into joy
  • eases self-doubt
  • facilitates inward self-reflection
  • creates harmony


  • stimulates self-acceptance, forgiveness and compassion
  • said to enhance fertility
  • promotes relaxation, deep meditative states and peaceful sleep
  • stimulates creativity
  • energizes the sacral and heart chakras


  • powerful cleanser and regenerator
  • warming, energizing and highly creative stone
  • absorbs, transmutes, dissipates and grounds negative energy
  • stone of abundance, teaching us how to manifest and attract wealth, prosperity and  success
  • soothes group/family discord
  • raises self-esteem and self-confidence, helping to develop a positive attitude
  • enhances concentration
  • helps overcome depression and fear
  • promotes inner calm so wisdom can emerge


  • encourages clarity of mind
  • stimulates the rising of Kundalini energy to the crown chakra
  • balances the chakras
  • amplifies the energy of the surrounding stones


  • powerful mineral that helps ground your energy and improve focus
  • absorbs negative energies within the environment
  • helps heal infections and disorders within the body


Freshwater Pearl

  • symbol of love and purity
  • promotes truth and loyalty


  • balances the root chakra
  • stimulates passion and creativity
  • promotes courage needed to overcome challenges or situations of crisis
  • improves self-confidence
  • works to heal blood-related diseases

Green Onyx

  • physically, onyx is beneficial for teeth, bones, bone marrow, the feet, and blood disorders.
  • a secretive stone that assists in keeping your own counsel
  • provides support and relief in times of exceptional stress and confusion
  • can be used to heal old grief and suffering


  • activates the third eye, enhancing visualization and intuitive insight
  • aids in understanding
  • helps you express your true self
  • creates harmony in relationships


  • a "dream stone" that when placed on the forehead can bring insightful dreams and emotional release
  • a symbol of purity and serenity
  • much revered in the East, it is associated with increasing love in the heart chakra 
  • releases negative emotions



  • opens the throat chakra, encouraging self-expression and communication
  • excellent for meditation; amplifies high frequency energies
  • cuts through ignorance, fear and blockages
  • boosts self-confidence
  • relieves anxiety


  • connects you to your higher consciousness
  • brings light to the wearer and blocks negative energy
  • stimulates intuition
  • balances fears and insecurities
  • strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe
  • a stone of transformation and useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance
  • a highly mystical and protective stone

 Lapiz Lazuli

  • opens the third eye
  • balances the throat chakra
  • stimulates enlightenment and enhances psychic abilities
  • releases stress and brings serenity and peace
  • protective stone, blocking you from negative energy
  • encourages self-expression and speaking your truth

 Lemon Quartz

  • meditation with lemon quartz will enhance focus on your goals with a clear, bright outlook to manifest your future as you wish it to be
  • a good luck stone, it helps usher in opportunities for abundance
  • helps curb diet-related cravings


  • balances the hormonal cycle
  • soothes and stabilizes the emotions
  • promotes intuition and helps develop clairvoyance
  • balances the sacral and solar plexus chakras
  • brings about good fortune and passionate love

Mother of pearl

  • attracts fortune and happiness
  • symbolizes purity, integrity and grace


  • enhances cosmic consciousness
  • induces psychic and mystical visions
  • reflective, karmic stone, teaching you that what you put out comes back
  • helps you realize your full potential
  • stimulates creativity


  • promotes grace and serenity
  • brings about forgiveness of oneself and dissolves feelings of self-blame
  • enhances prosperity in all areas of life
  • gently releases anger

Pink opal

  • said to aid in cleansing and activating the root and sacral chakras
  • creates a feeling of being centered

Puka shells

  • originates from cone snail shells in the ocean  
  • In the Hawaiian tradition, the wearing of puka shells was thought to ensure a peaceful and safe voyage, especially for sailors on a long journey


  • excellent energy shield, blocking out negative energy
  • a positive stone, facilitating tapping into abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas
  • improves memory
  • boasts self-confidence
  • relieves anxiety and frustration


  • raises the vibration and amplifies energy
  • enhances psychic abilities and attunes you to your spiritual purpose

Rose Quartz

  • a stone of unconditional love and infinite peace
  • activates the heart chakra
  • purifies and opens the heart and helps to attract love
  • enhances positive affirmations


  • helps to attract soul mates
  • clears the solar plexus chakra
  • helps you to face the truth with loving awareness
  • encourages a positive attitude
  • enhances dream states and creativity
  • can lift depressed moods and bring light into your life


  • stimulates the heart chakra
  • encourages you to "follow your bliss" and passion for life
  • promotes dynamic leadership
  • attracts sexual activity
  • creates a positive and courageous mentality
  • encourages transformation and removal of negative energy


  • Sometimes called mystic sapphire, this stone is typically a sapphire which is heat treated to give it a coating to make it shiny.  
  • They are said to facilitate peace and balance within the physical, mental and spiritual energies of the body
  • Sapphires, in all their beauty, have been highly regarded and sought after throughout history, and associated with kings, emperors and Greek gods.


  • clears all the chakras
  • a joyful stone which brings in light and energy, allowing the true self to shine through happily
  • encourages optimism and enthusiasm
  • acts as an anti-depressant, lifting dark moods and bringing in the regenerative power of the sun


  • activates the throat chakra for clear communication and expression
  • promotes compassion
  • calms an overactive mind
  • brings a peaceful understanding of one's own heart


Tiger's Eye

  • a protective stone, bringing out integrity and promoting clarity of intention
  • alleviates depression
  • helps to mend personal issues of psychiatric dis-ease, a feeling of unworthiness and self-criticism
  • increases low-sex drive


  • a soothing stone that heals and energizes
  • promotes truth and forgiveness
  • helps you to find your true path
  • stimulates self-confidence



  • cleanses, purifies and transforms dense energy into a lighter vibration
  • grounds spiritual energy
  • clears and balances all the chakras
  • attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity
  • balances male/female energy in the body


  • serves as a protective stone, keeping the wearer from harm
  • brings about good fortune
  • symbolizes friendship
  • can increase growth and muscular strength, as well as detoxify the body
  • said to balance all the chakras