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Honoring Mother Mary: The Assumption, Dormition, and Aquamarine

Honoring Mother Mary: The Assumption, Dormition, and Aquamarine by Margaret Ann Lembo

 

Like Enoch and Elijah, Mother Mary, the Mother of Jesus the Christ, was assumed into heaven by the power of God. Upon her natural death, Mother Mary’s soul was received by Christ and she, too, had her body resurrected on the third day after her death. At that time her body was taken up into heaven. Like her son, Jesus the Christ, her tomb was found empty on the third day. The Assumption is celebrated on August 15. According to Eastern and Orthodox Churches, which falls around the same time on the calendar, Mary’s passing is considered the Dormition of the Mother of God. Dormition indicates that Mary died without suffering in a state of spiritual peace.

As a child, on the 15th of August each year, my mother would send me to the water’s edge of the bay in front of our summer home to collect water from the Atlantic Ocean so the whole family could blessed with the healing in the waters. The belief that the waters of the ocean are blessed on this date leads each of us to the sacred energy of healing and love in the waters of the sea.

To further align with this energy, this year and every year, take a piece of aquamarine, this blue variety of the mineral beryl, in hand for contemplation and meditation. Aquamarine, which means seawater, is associated with Poseidon and Neptune. The varying shades of blue of this stone elicits the soothing energy of peaceful waters. Connecting with sea water through this stone is a joyful way to awaken spiritually and is an excellent tool for self-development and spiritual awakening. The practice of opening communication with sacred energy of the sea helps the development of telepathic skills and the understanding of other types of spiritual communication, including prayer, meditation, and contemplation.

Mother Mary, during her many visitations to Earth after her Assumption, sends out a call to pray. Pray for each other. Pray for yourself. Pray for the well-being of all beings. In the late 1990s, a spiritual teacher asked me to rewrite the Hail Mary prayer. I usually sing it. Here are the lyrics:

Oh Mary! Oh Great Mother!
We honor your presence on our planet.
Oh Mary! Oh Great Mother!
We honor the Christ within you.
Guide all people of our world.
Help us to hear your guidance.
Open our hearts to your love.
Show us the way forever!

Open your consciousness to receive blessings and align with the sanctified vibration of the molecules in the water. If you don’t live anywhere near water, you are able to bless some water straight from your tap with intention, love, and focus. Gaze at your aquamarine, contemplate the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and breathe loving intentions into the water to activate ‘holy water’ for blessing you, your family, your business, and your home. Take advantage of this Holy Day, August 15 that is celebrated by many.

Bio:
Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Her latest book is Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist 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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Saint Francis of Assisi, Patron of Animals and Animal Lovers

Similar to the voice of God heard by the Italian mystic St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), the aromatherapy formulas that come to me are Divinely inspired. The ideas and inspiration for all that I do feel as if they are coming as direct requests from God, Goddess, and legions of Angels.

This past December 2017, the inspiration to create the St. Francis of Assisi blend for this patron saint of animals and the environment came loud and clear.

To align with this saint and to get to know a little about St. Francis it is said that he heard the voice of Christ, who told him to rebuild the Christian Church. Even if you aren’t aligned with the Christian faith, the teachings of Jesus the Christ are comparatively aligned with Buddha, Krishna, and other spiritual masters teaching love, compassion, and kindness. Francis paid attention to the instructions he received and devoted himself to Christianity. He began preaching around Assisi, Italy, and was soon joined by 12 followers.

Some perceived Francis as a madman or a fool to give up his great wealth and follow the spiritual guidance he received. Others saw  him as one of the greatest examples of how to live the Christian ideal since Jesus Christ himself. “Whether he was really touched by God, or simply a man misinterpreting hallucinations brought on by mental illness and/or poor health, Francis of Assisi quickly became well-known throughout the Christian world.”

The prayer of St Francis of Assisi is a good example and a teaching to help each of us become a better person.

 

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me bring love.

Where there is offense, let me bring pardon.

Where there is discord, let me bring union.

Where there is error, let me bring truth.

Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.

Where there is despair, let me bring hope.

Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.

Where there is sadness, let me bring joy.

O Master, let me not seek as much

to be consoled as to console,

to be understood as to understand,

to be loved as to love,

for it is in giving that one receives,

it is in self-forgetting that one finds,

it is in pardoning that one is pardoned,

it is in dying that one is raised to eternal life.

 

St. Francis founded the religious order known as the Franciscans. He became renowned for his love, simplicity, and practice of poverty like many other spiritual masters that came before him and after him.

There are many stories of how St. Francis could communicate with animals and felt at one with all creation. It is more common today to connect with people who communicate with animals and understand animals – sometimes even better than the understanding we have for fellow humans.

St. Francis was known to invoke birds, animals and reptiles to praise and love their Creator. And many times during Francis’ life there were remarkable events of Francis speaking to the animals.

On October 4, people all over the world celebrate the feast day of the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi. This day, in many locales, dedicates this day for the “Blessing of the Animals.”

Information for this post was compiled from ‘the Little Flowers of St, Francis of Assisi” book, the website of the Franciscan Friars and Catholic Encyclopedia.

 

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; the Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; the Crystal Intentions Oracle; Masters, Mystics, Saints and Gemstone Guardians Cards and more. She is a spiritual entrepreneur, aromatherapist, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — a book store, in southeast Florida.  Find out more about Margaret Ann at www.MargaretAnnLembo.com; www.TheCrystalGarden.com; and www.AcademyoftheSpiritualArts.com or email at [email protected]

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Saints and Souls

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Saints and Souls

Today we celebrate All Saints Day and tomorrow All Soul’s Day. It is believed that All Saints Day started during the 7th century by Pope Boniface IV who officially established the day to honor all saints and ask them for guidance.

 All Souls Day is a day to pray for the dead. The Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos is celebrated the day after All Saints Day. All Souls Day was established during the 10th century by Saint Odilo who proposed this day would honor the departed. Most celebrated by Christians, there has been evidence that it dates to 3000 years ago before Christianity. Día de los Muertos it is primarily celebrated in Latin communities.

 

I have always been fascinated with the lives of saints. This fascination led me to develop the Masters, Mystics, Saints & Gemstone Guardians Cards. Today I thought it only fitting to highlight some of the saints from the deck.

 Masters, Mystics, and Saints still share their energy and messages. Matching the vibration of these teachers with crystals, minerals, and stones provide guidance and messages of hope, happiness, and well-being. The Gemstone Guardians are the devic force of the gemstone that add energetic assistance in achieving goals and desires through color and geometric structure of the stone.

On each of the cards contained in this deck is a question for contemplative thought, Divine Guidance, and a positive affirmation.

 

From the back of the card – the following

Have you been getting outdoors often enough?

Are You spending time reconnecting with nature?

Get outside and dig your hands into the earth. Garden, play in the grass with animals, walk in nature, and allow the ground beneath your feet and the sun above your head to nurture and realign you.

 

 

 

 

From the back of the card – the following

Do you feel the presence of the Divine Mother?

Do you seek comfort and motherly love?

 

 

 

 

Align with grace and the ever-present vibration of compassion, kindness, and mercy. Decide to release issues and vibrate at a rate that emanates peace, love, and well-being Open your mind to allow miracles beyond your dreams to manifest.

 

 

 

Tomorrow we remember and pray for our loved ones that have crossed over. It is a time to reflect on their legacy and the contribution they have made in our lives. 

 

With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo