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Frog Medicine: Leap Forward with Crystal Clear Intentions
By Margaret Ann Lembo

Frog Medicine: Leap Forward with Crystal Clear Intentions

By Margaret Ann Lembo

One morning, years ago, I woke up from a sound sleep with the title of the book had to write. Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom is the name of the book and within it, you can find how messages and lessons from the animal kingdom connect to the vast, supportive energetic world of crystals and gemstones, and how these can help you with your life. The connectedness of everything on our planet—from rocks and crystals to plants and animals—are tools to guide you on your journey here on Mother Earth.

Animal medicine offers us a powerful signpost for self-knowledge and clarity on life’s challenges. When a creature from nature appears to you repetitively or in some out-of-the-ordinary way, it is time to pay attention and find the message that nature is bringing you. While I’ve designated one gemstone per animal there are many crystals that are a vibrational match.

With all the wonderful rains of spring and summer, frog medicine has shown up for me here in South Florida. Frog totem is an ally that helps you make significant leaps forward in your life, as well as in your soul’s evolution. When Frog hops in, it may be alerting you to get ready to take action. Frog is associated with water and rain, preferring to be in moist conditions. On a metaphysical level, water relates to your emotions. Unclutter your mind and emotions in order to lighten your energy for the big leap forward.

Green-dyed agate, as well as aquamarine, enhydro-quartz crystals (water inside), elestial quartz, and larimar, are some of the vibrationally matching gemstones with frog medicine. Use these crystals with the intention for bring renewal and realignment. Take time to reflect on where you’ve been and where you are going. Through inward reflection, you will find the help you need to see your path and yourself better.

BIO: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones, Chakra Awakening, Animal Allies and Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more books and decks. She is an award-winning aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden-the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established in 1988. Find out more at www.MargaretAnnLembo.com and TheCrystalGarden.com

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Let the Sun Shine In: Magnificence and Sunstone

Let the Sun Shine In

Let the Sun Shine In: Magnificence and Sunstone

By Margaret Ann Lembo

This is a time of prosperity and purpose. During spring, this new cycle, awaken your consciousness and let yourself align with the promise of new growth and new beginnings. The positive thoughts take root and open you up to the reality of unlimited potential. Step into your power and be all that you were meant to be. Align yourself with the magnificence and courage to show yourself in your fullest splendor! Work with the gemstone, sunstone, to help you achieve these intentions.

Sunstone reminds you of your own personal brilliance and magnificence, thereby raising your spirit and increasing your self-confidence. Its fiery energy evaporates out-of-balance watery emotions. It is a stone of new beginnings and brings promise and optimism. Sunstone’s luminosity offers mental clarity and connects you with positive thoughts. Just like the sun, this stone sheds light on obstacles and brings luck and good fortune. Use sunstone for manifestation and to amplify the power of the mind to create reality. This gemstone activates creative thought processes, which help you to bring forth inspiration for inventions and art alike.

When you believe in yourself, you can achieve great things and make a difference in the world. Having self-confidence propels you forward to achieve your heart’s desires. Your belief in yourself helps many other people, providing a service to the world, your community, and your own family. It benefits no one to play small or incapable.

Sunstone brings you spiritual fortitude and self-confidence so that you can develop your spiritual gifts. With this stone in hand, recognize that you have a direct connection with the Divine. This stone reminds you that self-confidence is necessary to improve your own life as well as to be an instrument of peace and love to help all humanity. It is time to activate that part of you that remembers your spiritual magnificence.

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones, Chakra Awakening, Crystal Intentions Oracle deck, and many more titles. She is the owner of The Crystal Garden – the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established in 1988. Find out more at www.MargaretAnnLembo.com and TheCrystalGarden.com

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As Luck Would Have It

As Luck Would Have It!

As Luck Would Have It
By Margaret Ann Lembo

Luck is a state of mind and part of your belief system. Do you feel lucky in all your pursuits? Recognize your good fortune. Focus on your vast abundance, and you will attract more. Believe that all you do flows with ease and providence. Physical rewards in the form of financial success can be achieved with focus, action, and intelligence.

There are many gemstones you can carry or have nearby that will help you align with remembering that you are a lucky person. Amulets have been used for protection and good luck since our earliest recorded history. While an amulet can be made of virtually any material, crystals bring the added benefit of their positive associations and intentions. The word amulet is synonymous with lucky charm, totem, fetish, juju, talisman, and more, though there are minor variations in meaning.

Green aventurine, green tourmaline, and jade are favorites in the green stone families. Green aventurine earned the nickname “shamrock of the gemstone kingdom” for bringing good luck and great fortune to those who wore it. amplify the blessings and prosperity you have. Green tourmaline is useful for business success and alignment with your soul’s purpose. Wear green tourmaline or carry it to attract wealth, luck, and success. Jade is historically associated with good luck and favorable results. It reminds you to think positively and stay focused on good outcomes. It is also helpful for visualizing ideas.

Sunstone is helpful as you can use it with the intention to shed light on obstacles to open the pathway to bring luck and good fortune. Sunstone is a stone of manifestation. Use it with the power of your mind to create reality.

Think this thought with these stones in hand.
I am so incredibly lucky! I act on my ideas. Abundance and prosperity are constantly flowing in my life.

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones, Chakra Awakening, Crystal Intentions Oracle deck, and many more titles. She is the owner of The Crystal Garden – the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established in 1988. Find out more at www.MargaretAnnLembo.com and TheCrystalGarden.com

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Harmonious Vibrations: Geranium Essential Oil and Rose Quartz

Harmonious Vibrations

Harmonious Vibrations: Geranium Essential Oil and Rose Quartz

By Margaret Ann Lembo

You are in a constant state of restoration and healing. Let go of any energy that brings you down and make it your intention to direct your attention on thoughts that focus on solutions and cooperation. Inhale geranium essential oil to encourage balance. Allow the harmonious vibration to seep into all aspects of your existence, including physically, mentally, and emotionally. With rose quartz in hand, invite the precious energy of your spirit guides and angels to support you on a spiritual level and to deflect anything that isn’t for your highest good.

Allow this sweet fruity aroma to waft around your space and focus on the pink color of rose quartz as you make it your intention to have compassion and be kind. Build a bridge between your chakras to connect your human existence as a grounded individual on this planet with your spiritual one. The soothing pink color of the rose quartz crystal is perfect for situations where you need to feel comforted and surrounded by unconditional love. Use it when you need to amplify feelings of unconditional love. Rose quartz is a good stone for grief, loss of love, friendships, better connection with all beings, and cultivating existing relationships.

When you use geranium essential oil in conjunction with rose quartz, focus on your heart throughout the day. Make it a practice to continue to return your attention to your heart again and again. Notice how much easier things are and how much happier you feel when you make mindfulness a regular practice. For your safety: Do not use geranium if pregnant, although it can be helpful during labor and delivery if prescribed by a reputable healthcare practitioner.

Make it your intention to focus on solutions and cooperation. Restore blessings, joy, and love. Rebalance, restore, and heal.

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; Gemstone Guardians and Your Soul Purpose, and many more. She is an evolutionary aromatherapist, the creator of Smudge in Spray, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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The Reality of Resolutions

Chakra Awakening Book Cover

The Reality of Resolutions 

by Margaret Ann Lembo

At the beginning of every year, you find yourself making “the list.” You ask yourself, “What do I want to achieve this year?” “Am I happy with my life the way it is?” The change in the calendar from one year to the next offers the opportunity to ask yourself these questions and more.

Don’t wait to make the list. It’s always time to use tools for the focus to create your reality. Resolutions are for daily use all year long, every year.

Are you living your passion? If not, each day is the right day to begin to change to make your life all you want it to be.

An excerpt from Chakra Awakening

Creativity

The orange at the navel can be used as a focus for the intentional creation of reality. What do you want to give birth to? Connect with the end result in advance. Connect with the spirit of your creation as if it already exists. Do you want to create your own business, build a house, create a garden, or write a book?

Imagine the spirit of your creation. Contemplate these questions: What does it look like? How does it feel? How does it smell? If your creation is something you can hold on to, imagine not only what it may emotionally feel like—the sensations as you touch it—but also how it feels to you on an emotional level. Use all your senses: thought, emotion, taste, smell, touch, sight, and sound. Whatever you put your attention on will be created.

To create something, organize your thoughts. Make a list of what you want. Arrange these thoughts into categories like income, career, family, travel, physical, social, education, and spirituality. Written goals and intentions clarify and crystallize your objective. Prioritize, visualize, make lists, and set deadlines. Establishing a deadline creates a chemical reaction in your body, mind, and spirit to make the goal a reality. Use lists to help you stay organized and focused.

Exercise: The Navel Manifestation List

On a blank piece of paper, write down one hundred things you would like to manifest or create in your life. Don’t hold back. Include all kinds of dreams and wishes. Once you’ve completed your list, organize your entries into the following categories:

  • Education
  • Family/Friends
  • Income/Career
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Spirituality
  • Travel

Next, prioritize the entries in each category so that the most important things you desire are at the top. Now, take one or two items from all of the categories and make a to-do list for each of those items, including everything required to make it happen. Establish deadlines for each of the items on your to-do list. Be very specific and work on something on the list every day.

Anything that you ardently desire, visualize with passion, truly believe in and enthusiastically act upon will come to pass.”

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Diversity and Innovation . . . Change

Diversity and Innovation . . . Change

Diversity and Innovation . . . Change
By Margaret Ann Lembo

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

This quote is attributed to both Max Planck and Albert Einstein. Both of these men were scientists.

Change is an opportunity for transformation and advancement. It brings breakthroughs and metamorphosis. It is through the ever-changing cycles of life – daily, weekly, monthly, and so on – that you find improvement. Change always brings about better life situations. Sometimes it takes a moment, or much longer, to relax into the experience and allow the revelations and realizations to bubble to the surface of your consciousness.

First, recognize and accept that change is in the process of happening. Ask yourself these questions:

“What’s changing in my life? How will these changes affect my future? Why am I feeling apprehensive about these new life experiences?”

Call on help from the Divine. Take time for contemplative thought and a quiet mind. This helps you shift and flow with change. The only constant in life is change. Make the effort to awaken and know the source of underlying issues. Life flows in circles and cycles. All cycles shift and change. Focus on how you want your reality to manifest in alignment with the changes that are occurring. Thoughts and beliefs create reality. You are in charge of your own world. Release worry and have faith and courage. Design your reality.

Essential Oils and Gemstones for Change:
Add the assistance of aromatherapy and crystals to improve your ability to focus on your desired outcome. Elemi essential oil encourages you to make the changes needed to restructure the thoughts that are constantly rotating through your consciousness. Let this oil be a reminder to observe the thoughts you have and to make sure those thoughts are what you want to broadcast to the universe. Work with orange calcite to activate a creative approach to situations that are initially challenging and pink calcite to embrace kindheartedness as you go through life-changing situations.

Set an intention and make a petition to the Divine, like this:
Please help me relax and flow with the ever-turning cycles that create change. Help me find ways to consciously effectuate change. Help me easily adapt so that my new way of life is happy and fulfilling.

Affirm:
I create my reality. I know how to make positive changes to transform my life in a desired way. I embrace change with ease and grace.
~sections excerpted from The Essential Guide to Everyday Angels by Margaret Ann Lembo

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; Gemstone Guardians and Your Soul Purpose, and many more. She is an evolutionary aromatherapist, the creator of Smudge in Spray, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Walk in Beauty and Love by Margaret Ann Lembo

Walk in Beauty & Love

Walk in Beauty and Love

By Margaret Ann Lembo

Take steps to increase your mental capacity to integrate abundance, beauty, blessings, and love. It starts with making the decision and then envisioning love and beauty in your daily experiences. The practice of heart-centered living is achieved by literally focusing your attention on your heart center – the heart chakra. Relax into this simple practice and watch your days fill up with compassion, kindness, and well-being.

Call on some of your everyday angels like the Angel of Blessings, Angel of Nurturing, Angel of Receiving, and the Angel of Unconditional Love. Invite Archangel Chamuel and Archangel Jophiel to join your team of heavenly helpers to keep you on track toward love and beauty. Inhale essential oils like lavender, rosewood, and ylang ylang to get your olfactory system to help to amplify your intention and imagine walking through a fragrant garden. The gemstone kingdom supports you when you use crystals like danburite, kunzite, pink calcite, rose quartz, and ruby in zoisite.

Sprinkle in positive thoughts to match up with these tools for walking in beauty and love. Affirmations change your energy and your mind. Your body hears every thought you have so add in as much love and beauty into your thoughts.

Make a petition or prayer something like this:
Please, let me be a conduit for love, compassion, and kindness. Open my heart center at the core of my consciousness to allow heaven and earth to meet at my center. Help me see myself and others through the vibration of love and allow love to permeate all facets of my life. Guide me so that I take the time to nurture myself and regard myself with honor and respect. Thank you!

Affirm:
I am love. I align my consciousness with gentleness, compassion, and goodwill toward all. I am compassionate and kind. I am aligned with the healing powers of inner peace and kindness. I am able to help others by vibrating love through my presence, words, and actions.

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; Crystal Intentions Oracle, and many more. She is an evolutionary aromatherapist, the creator of Smudge in Spray, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established in 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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A Big Thank You! from Margaret Ann Lembo

A Big Thank You! from Margaret Ann Lembo

I am so grateful! My latest book, The Essential Guide to Everyday Angels, has won a Visionary Award. It won the Silver in the category of Contemporary Spirituality. This means so much to me because of spirituality in everyday living – in each and every present moment. Angels have always been an important part of my life. The Essential Guide to Everyday Angels is a helpful tool for all who wish to live in a world filled with happiness, peace, and blessings.

For as long as I can remember, angels have been part of my daily life. As a child, I felt and saw them in my imagination and called on their help whenever I was afraid or needed guidance. It was normal to imagine an angel, or a group of angels, surrounding me while I slept, ate, walked to school, took tests, and all the things we do as children. This foundation of knowing that everyday angels were always available and at my side has helped me to have a much happier and more spiritual life. These core beliefs, established in childhood, are important factors in the spiritually focused woman I have become.

I am grateful to my sister, Mary Ann. My sister, Mary Ann, was instrumental in helping me realize that I have angels all around me to help me. We shared a room and when I’d wake up in the night afraid, Mary Ann would comfort me and tell me to imagine my angels all around me watching over me while I slept. I am so grateful that I acquired this practice and knowledge at an early age.

It is my intention to help you connect with your entourage of angels. Remember you have them as your invisible helpers. Petition them and ask them to help you. They are ‘on the job’ so you can relax and allow life to unfold in Divine order. The angelic realm is a very real part of my life and it can easily become a very real part of your life and make your life much easier.

A Big Thank You goes out to everyone who voted for The Essential Guide to Everyday Angels. More than anything, I’m touched and honored that so many of you have connected with this book. Angels are such a huge part of my life and this is a very personal work.

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Bio:
Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; Gemstone Guardians and Your Soul Purpose, and many more. Margaret Ann’s newest book, The Essential Guide to Everyday Angels just won a Silver Visionary Award. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist, the creator of Smudge in Spray, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Inspiration through Oracle Cards by Margaret Ann Lembo

Inspiration Through Oracle Cards

Inspiration through Oracle Cards

By Margaret Ann Lembo

Oracles have been used in many cultures, religions, political and spiritual arenas for centuries. In ancient Greece, oracles were priests and priestesses that brought through divine messages in response to specific inquiries.

How to use Oracle Cards
Start by asking your angels and guides to be part of the session. Open your heart, mind, and spirit to receive the information that will help at this moment. It is best to have a specific question or request for guidance on a particular area of your life. There is no question too mundane or too esoteric when using oracle cards.

Most questions range from six categories of life. Most people want guidance regarding love, health, money, safety, happiness, and intuition or the spiritual realm.

Shuffle the deck. As you shuffle, keep your attention on your intention and notice if there are any cards that are either “jumping” out or revealing themselves to you by the way they blend back in the deck. Pull one to three cards per question. Usually, the answer arrives within the first card.

Contemplate the artwork as well as the written words. Use the information as inspiration to shift your consciousness to focus on what you do want vs. what you don’t want. That’s the transformational aspect of using any oracle deck.

Use your imagination and action to create the reality you really want in your life.

Join Margaret Ann Lembo for a free mini-workshop via Zoom and simulcast on The Crystal Garden Facebook page on Tuesday, July 13. Replays will be available on YouTube.

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of six oracle card decks. Take a look at them at this link, click here.

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; Crystal Intentions Oracle, and many more. She is an evolutionary aromatherapist, the creator of Smudge in Spray, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established in 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Archangel Zadkiel by Margaret Ann Lembo

Archangel Zadkiel by Margaret Ann Lembo

Archangel Zadkiel is the archangel to call on to help you find ease when you need to transform and transmute challenges.

Archangel Zadkiel helps you to amplify kindness and mercy. Archangel Zadkiel aids in sympathy and empathy.

This archangel can be your ally when you need to and want to have mercy on the people who try to trick or deceive you. It is beneficial to have compassion for those who have been unkind to you. It is empowering to have an unselfish concern for others, especially when they may not have acted with care or concern for you.

Negative feelings and memories of past negative situations can be hard to overcome. With Zadkiel as your ally, you can find a way to feel gratitude for these experiences and the opportunity to grow and evolve because of the challenges. Who do you want to forgive? Do you need to forgive yourself? With this angel on your side, you have the opportunity to transform and transmute the situation into one that is filled with compassion, gratitude, and love.

Focus on your heart center and enhance meditative practices using a few gemstones like amethyst to transform and transmute challenges, chrysoprase for comfort, malachite to observe patterns and habits, or rhodochrosite to find the silver lining in any situation. Inhale sweet marjoram or sage essential oil with the intention to clear away residual resentment that might be buried deep within your consciousness.

Invite Archangel Zadkiel to walk by your side so that I can feel, know, and understand the experience. Ask for guidance to be an instrument to serve humanity through sensitivity and compassion.

Affirm:
I forgive and forget past injustices. I release resentment. I open myself up to the healing energy. I am compassionate and kind. I attract thoughtful, loving people into my life. I focus on empathy and speak with kindness and compassion.

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom; Animal Allies and Gemstone Guardians Cards; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; and many more. She is an evolutionary aromatherapist, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established in 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com