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Ganesha: Destroyer of Obstacles & Bringer of Blessings

Do you want to make changes, but inner voices keep telling you that you can’t? Are you convincing yourself that you are blocked or stuck? You have the ability to overcome all obstacles. It is time to take action and be determined to make the necessary changes to transform your life!

Ganesha is the elephant-headed god in the Hindu tradition. Son of Shiva and Parvati, he is widely recognized as the destroyer of obstacles and a bringer of good fortune. Stories differ on how exactly he came to have an elephants head, though most believe it was a result of Shiva cutting off his human head and Parvati replacing it with that of an elephant to save her son.

I had planned to release this spray last year but the inspiration for the formula just wasn’t there. I’m a big believer in timing and waiting until something is just right before releasing it, so I waited until the time was right.

A lot happened between the expected release and now, forcing Ganesha to the back burner. One of the latest obstacles was a leak in my new bathroom that sent water into my office forcing me to remove absolutely everything from that room. This encouraged a major clearing and organizing that resulted in not only a more functional office but in me finding a scrap of paper with a formula written on it. As soon as I read it, I thought “Aha, Ganesha!” so I sat down and blended it right then and there. After a bit of tweaking, Ganesha was officially born.

Although there were numerous obstacles to his creation, true to his nature he removed them all. This energetic blend, like Ganesha himself, was born of difficulties turned to advantages and it is already a favorite among my staff and me.

Spray this spicy comforting scent to empower you to remember you can overcome any challenge with time, patience, and perseverance.

Use this affirmation to aid in the process: Power and strength are mine. It is safe for me to be powerful in loving ways. I transform challenges with ease. I release what is no longer for my highest good. I am confident. I earn unlimited income doing what I love.

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of now 7 books, 5 decks, and 9 spoken audio CDs. Her 30 years of experience encompass many facets including spiritual entrepreneurship, evolutionary aromatherapy, and the use of crystals and positive thought. She created an award-winning line of Aroma-Energetic Sprays, Medical Grade Essential Oils, and Roll-On blends sold in stores worldwide. All of this while lovingly holding space at her conscious living store – The Crystal Garden which she opened in 1988. With her dynamic style, she has led workshops and classes around the country and is renowned for her dedication to helping people focus on mindfulness and positive thought. Visit her online at and

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Archangel Gabriel and the Gemstone Guardians: Angel of the Annunciation and Dolomite

It is said that Archangel Gabriel is fluent in all languages of man. I attribute this fluency to be a symbolic reminder that Gabriel can ‘speak’ to you and provide you with guidance in the form of communication that is easiest for you.

According to my research, Archangel Gabriel’s the first meeting with Daniel was to announce the birth of the Messiah 200 years before his birth. Gabriel is the Angel of the Annunciation and is a Divine Oracle. Annunciation is the formal term for Holy and Ceremonial Messages. Gabriel also appeared to Zacharias to let him know of the birth of John the Baptist or John the Precursor. His wife Elizabeth was too old to give birth so when Zacharias didn’t believe Gabriel he struck him mute until the baby was born.

With Archangel Gabriel as your guide, ask yourself, “What am I ready to create (birth) into my life that I perceive to be a miraculous event?” Align yourself with the realization that you can create anything that you put your attention on with passionate action to bring it forth into reality.

One of Archangel Gabriel’s vibrationally matching gemstones is Dolomite. With dolomite nearby contemplate this: Have you wanted to do something creative? Are you feeling artistic? Let your inspiration flow and generate your insight into manifest reality. It doesn’t matter what it is—it could be a nice meal, a pretty garden, an amazing photograph or some sewing project. Regardless, now is the time to produce it. It will bring you fulfillment and purpose.

Hold the dolomite or keep it nearby as you affirm the positive thoughts inspired by Archangel Gabriel as follows:

I relax my body, mind, and spirit to meditate regularly. Great ideas are constantly flowing into my mind. It is fulfilling to follow through on creative thoughts and manifest my reality. I take enthusiastic action. I am productive.

Excerpted from Archangels and Gemstone Guardians Cards

Consider using your olfactory senses and spray the aromatic mist, Archangel Gabrielle Spray, to call on Archangel Gabrielle. Use it to help you receive messages from the Divine. Invoke this archangel for inspiration and guidance, dream interpretation and inner knowing. Spray it around you and your space. Feel the gold and white rays of joy and hope shining upon you. The ingredients are water (Gabriel’s element); a Divinely inspired proprietary blend of Medical Grade Essential Oils; Holy Waters from around the world; Sacred Site essences from around the world; Bach Flower Essences; and gemstone tinctures. The some of the gemstones used for this blend are amethyst, celestite, selenite, and more.

Author’s note: I changed the spelling of Gabriel to Gabrielle for my aromatic mist to emphasize the feminine energy of this archangel. All angels are androgynous which means they do not have a gender. They hold the vibration of both the masculine and feminine energy. It is my perception that it is likely that Gabriel appeared to Mary as a female angel, Gabrielle, for the Annunciation of the Christ Child’s birth.

The Cards in this post are from the Archangels and Gemstone Guardians Cards

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Color Your Life with Crystals; Angels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Her newest book is Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts of the Earth. Margaret Ann is an aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988.  |

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Heliodor and Metatron: Light Activation

Heliodor and Metatron: Light Activation for Higher States of Consciousness

By Margaret Ann Lembo

Today and every day, it is time to gain clarity and raise your vibration. This is especially true at the beginning of the year to set the tone for higher excellence. The information below is intended to encourage you and prompt you to have the courage to take action toward raising your vibration.

Heliodor, a yellow beryl gemstone, shines a translucent yellow light to aid you in realizing the golden halo that surrounds you and supports your alignment with higher states of consciousness. Invite Archangel Metatron to partner with you to activate your personal ascension process with this stone in hand. As you develop your soul’s evolution, this brilliant gem beams light on your path to help you recognize your path to enlightenment.

Who is Metatron? There are varying interpretations and stories of Metatron. Metatron and Enoch are the same being.  Enoch ascended to heaven and walked with God. Upon his return, he assumed the name Metatron after he was transformed into an archangel. The energy of fire is present in most accounts of the history of Metatron, which represents the powerful energy of transformation. Inviting or invoking the energy of Enoch or Metatron would be of great aid to empower you to help you with discernment, the setting of boundaries, mental clarity, and the power to transform and transmute challenging situations.

During this time on our planet, with the constant bombardment of social media, advertisements, the requirement for instant satisfaction, it is crucial to take the time to integrate and digest all that is happening on a personal world and a global level. Many people run from this thing to the next thing with little regard for the experience of just being. It is imperative to rest to digest. The digestion of food and life requires time to process, contemplate, and clear the mind of incessant chatter and thoughts. Use the gemstone, heliodor, to promote honoring the need to stop, ponder, and integrate life experiences before running to the next thing.

Heliodor provides you with mental clarity. It helps you discern the thought forms, or the mental energy, circling in your mind. As you become consciously aware of your thoughts with the help of this gem, you can discard the outdated thoughts and replace them with thoughts that focus on the life you want to live.

The fiery vibration of heliodor helps burn away negative emotions by shining a bright light into the darkness. Use this stone to improve your personal self-worth and increase your self-esteem. It is a good gem to support relief from depression. It’s time to embrace all that you are and recognize your magnificence. Imagine the sun shining brightly at your solar plexus rejuvenating your self-esteem and courage. You are a bright light with a clear focused mind.

On a physical level, heliodor is helpful for digestive issues. As a solar plexus stone, it helps with proper absorption of nutrients and foods through the digestive process. When used with conscious intention, this stone is beneficial for the healthy functioning of the spleen, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, and the small intestines.

I process everything that is happening around me with ease and understanding. Mentally, I am clear and focused. I visualize my goals and aspirations effortlessly. I am self-assured and step forward in life with confidence and purpose. I am joyful.

Because heliodor is not always readily found at your local rock shop or conscious living gift store, other gems that match this vibration are citrine, golden calcite, golden topaz, sunstone, and amethyst.

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

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The navel chakra is the energy center where creativity resides. The ability manifest reality is held here. It’s entirely up to you what you wish to manifest; it can be a book, a child, a business, a garden, a delicious meal, a sculpture and so on. The possibilities are endless. Pull the energy up from the belly to step into action to make it so!

This center is also the center for dreaming. In order to manifest anything, we must be able to see it in our mind’s eye—whether in our waking daydreams or our sleeping night dreams. The creative force of dreamtime comes forth from the area of the womb. Many indigenous cultures focus on the navel as the center of power for meditation, dance and dreaming.

The navel chakra is also a storage center associated with emotions—both positive and negative. Often, emotions we least want to deal with are shoved down deep into the navel chakra. It is the place from which most cords of attachment to people, places and things of the past must be cut and released.

 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.

              The navel chakra is the energy center of manifestation. Combine your written lists and visualizations with affirmations.


Place a carnelian in your pocket or wear a carnelian bracelet as a constant reminder to keep you on task.  The orange color activates the natural color of the navel and the agate helps to ground and to keep you on task. Use the fertile thoughts you’ve planted in your consciousness and water them until they become a reality.


~Excerpt from Chakra Awakening by Margaret Ann Lembo

Other gemstones for the navel chakra also called the sacral chakra are: orange calcite, red goldstone, tiger’s eye, and unakite.2 oz Navel Chakra Spray: Creative Flow & Manifest Now Spray this synergy blend to activate the second chakra. Visualize orange light around your belly. Use this spray to remove blocks and increase your courage in bringing your ideas into actuality. Imagine your life as you want it to be!Try Navel Chakra Spray to bring balance.

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Increase Your Psychic Powers Day

“Increase Your Psychic Powers Day”

October 31

In a lot of circles, the word psychic has a negative connotation. It conjures up thoughts of fortune telling. Instead of thinking about being psychic, let’s start thinking in terms of being intuitive. So, on October 31 I will be celebrating a new holiday that I am creating…“Increase Your Intuition Day.”

Let’s start with defining what intuition. It is the ability to acquire knowledge without proofevidence, or conscious reasoning, or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired. Everyone is intuitive. Regardless of whether we are conscious of it or not, much of what we do is based on feelings and intuition. The actions we take are often based on the feelings and thoughts of those around us. Imagine if we all became consciously aware of our intuitive abilities and deliberately acted upon our insights to be an instrument of good in our own lives and the lives of others. What a wonderful world we would live in!

The Third Eye center is the place of your intuition and your ability to “see” the unseen, know the unknown, feel the intangible, and connect with the invisible world of “Spirit.” The Third Eye is the center for your higher intuition. Intuition is your ability to have direct access to the truth independent of any logical or reasoning process.

Clairvoyance is the intuitive skill people are most familiar with and strive for. Clairvoyance is the ability to receive intuitive messages through the vibration or energy of spiritual sight. This vibration resides primarily at the third eye, which is aptly named. When you use your clairvoyant abilities, you receive messages through visions in your mind’s eye. This includes messages that come through dreams and daydreams.

I have a deep understanding of myself and the circles of life around me. I am aligned with the Divine. I am profoundly clairvoyant and extremely intuitive. I comprehend the details of everything set before me. I am empowered. I am at peace.

2 oz Crown Chakra Aromatic


Charoite activates the swirling energy of the Crown Chakra, jump-starting the movement of the vortex in alignment with the cosmos. This stone is an excellent choice for channeling, trance mediumship, intuition development, and spiritual awareness.

I am calm. I am at peace. My physical and energetic body flow with the currents and the rhythms of nature. I am extremely intuitive. My spirit guides and angels send me messages all the time. I am grateful for divine guidance.


Remember, we are all intuitive. It’s a matter of paying attention to our thoughts, the messages we are receiving, your inner voice and using them as an instrument for good!

With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo

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This Saturday, August 12 we are celebrating 29 years in business! From humble beginnings in a tiny front showroom with crystals, some incense, cassettes (music on tape), and consignment crafts we’ve grown both in footprint and reputation. And boy, we have learned a lot along the way! From staff members, teachers, customers, fellow retailers and even animals. Yes, we used to have two cats, Tigger and Gabrielle. Then we added parakeets and cockatiels, my blue and gold macaw, ShaNay (who is happy at my home now) and a beautiful white dove, Mikael who graced us with his presence for 25 years! The Crystal Garden is more than just a store; it is a family.

In 2005 with the ‘birth’ of Smudge in Spray, The Crystal Garden officially became a brand. We soon added my line of 7 self-published guided meditation CD’s and thus began the Wholesale Division. We now offer over 100 aromatherapy and positive thought products under our label. You can find The Crystal Garden Brand in the UK, the Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Canada, and of course, throughout the USA. Doing our part to heal the planet one spritz at a time! We’ve stayed true to our roots and still hand blend and bottle all of our aromatherapy products infusing them with extra love and intention.

In 2011 with the publication of my first book, Chakra Awakening (Llewellyn Worldwide), I was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of sharing the knowledge, I have been given with the world. Chakra Awakening is now in its seventh printing and is translated into seven languages making it truly international. As with everything else this was just the beginning, I now have five books, four decks, and two CD’s published with more on the way! See the back page of The Crystal Garden newsletter for more on these, many of which are also published in other languages. Following the success of these publications and years of teaching classes across the country, I created the Academy of the Spiritual Arts which is a sacred online space for learning and personal growth. We recently redesigned the site for added ease and functionality, check it out at

Be Happy Roll On Essential Oil by Margaret Ann LemboThe most recent addition is our “Be” line of Roll On essential oil blends. I created these essential oil blends with specific intentions in mind based on popular requests I have received over the years. More money, love, security, motivation, etc. Each essential oil is thoughtfully combined to fully support these intentions. This serves to give each one a unique aroma. Each bottle contains a proprietary blend of medical grade essential oils combined with fractionated coconut oil in an easy-to-apply cobalt roll on.

I want to thank each and every person who has been part of this journey, and I look forward to continuing it with you for many years to come. May you continue to feel love, peace, and harmony when you walk through the doors. Thank you for buying from us and keeping us in business all these years!

Gratitude! Gratitude! Gratitude!

Margaret Ann Lembo





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As an American with a strong Italian heritage, I was very excited to learn that there is a special day to celebrate a long-standing mealtime favorite in my household – National Lasagna Day! Italians have long claimed this culinary delight. But my research shows that there is a debate as to its origin. The Italians, Greeks, and Brits have laid claim to this popular dish. Regardless of where it originated, it has been around for hundreds of years, possibly thousands!

 The popularity of lasagna in America came to the forefront in the early 1900s with the immigration of Italians. Over the years it has become a favorite for everyday dining as well as special occasions. Travel across the globe, and you will find it on every menu. This pasta dish has risen to the top of the comfort food list.

 Are you feeling a need for comfort? Do you want to be soothed or rocked to sleep by loving arms? Do you need to Lavender Essential Oil Medical Graderepel those pesky energies that are annoying and replace them with blessings? It is time to find the tools to bring 2 oz Lavender Aromatic Mist Spray. Lavender is a relaxant, soother and conditioner. It is known for its ability to ease headaches and stress. Use as an air freshener, linen mist or bathroom comfort. Take it into your own hands to do what it takes to make your life happier and filled with peace and calm. Lavender Essential Oil and Lavender Spray may be just the ticket!

  We often think of Clove at Thanksgiving. But the spicy vibes of clove fortify the emotional field by raising your energy. It relieves the blues and the symptoms of depression. The Clove Essential Oil Medical Gradevibration of clove strengthens self-confidence. It relieves energetic lethargy and improves your ability to embrace feelings and move forward. To increase courage, sniff Clove Essential Oil and imagine a positive outcome for the circumstance that requires strength.

Use Lemon Essential Oil to help you when you are recovering from the blues as it aids in releasingLemon Essential Oil Medical Grade the symptoms of depression. The golden energy of this oil can help dissipate whatever challenge or negative emotion is blocking your way to happiness.

The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing

 On July 29, find your favorite Italian restaurant and order up a large dish of Lasagna.

 Bon Appetit,

 Margaret Ann Lembo

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Gratitude For Our Special Aunts and Uncles

Coming from an Italian family, there is a special admiration and respect for aunts and uncles. We consider aunts and uncles to be a close family member related by genetics, but we extend this title to those close family friends, and there are many. Our extended families are big, boisterous and full of love. July 26, we celebrate Aunt and Uncle Day. I’ll be spending the day in gratitude for these awesome people who have helped to shape who I am. They are the people in my life who have given parental advice, acted as confidants, been a big brother and sister, and provided unconditional love.

 As we become adults, we take responsibility for creating balance in our own lives. We want to be healthier, happier, and more content. There are many tools available to help escalate your self-awareness to help transform your life, from the use of crystals, gemstones, color, sound, and scent.

 My goal is to create tools that will assist you in your journey to self-observation so you may have the desires of your heart.

 Learning to love yourself is step #1.

 Pink tourmaline is useful when you need an injection of unconditional love, which starts with first loving yourself unconditionally. It comforts you when you are emotionally vulnerable. Employ this stone to discover what unconditional love means, how it feels, and what to do to actualize it for yourself.


 I hear angels sing. The energy of my own loving vibration nurtures my thoughts and feelings. Unconditional love is mine today and always. Every cell in my being vibrates at the rate of love. I feel good. I am happy. I am grateful.

The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing

Take time today to make a phone call to a special aunt or uncle to say how grateful you for them and the role they have played in your life journey.

 With love and gratitude,

 Margaret Ann Lembo

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                                                             Author Unknown

Do you remember skinning your knee, or having a scary dream as a child? You call for your Mom, and as she arrives you fall into her open arms, and immediately you feel better? That’s the power of a hug. July 17 marks the celebration of Global Hug Your Kids Day.

Give your children hugs throughout the day. Use Rose Quartz to set your intention. This beautiful pink stone adds the element of love to the thoughts you hold in your consciousness. With this stone in hand, practice thinking through your heart. Put your attention and focus on your heart when you try to think things through, and you will find a peaceful, loving solution to whatever you are contemplating. This technique is especially helpful when your children are having a bad day, and you are trying to cope. And then hug your child.

 “The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.”

                                      Author Unknown

Guardian Angel Essential Oil Blend Spray 2 oz Use this spray to bring pleasant dreams, invoke Angels to guard you, and bring liquid light to chase away things invisible in the night. Spray it around you and your space. Remember, you are always surrounded by Angels of Love and Light!

Having our children feel safe and secure is always top-of-mind. Use Guardian Angel Spray to bring pleasant dreams, invoke Angels to guard your children, and bring liquid light to chase away things invisible in the night. Spray it around your children and their space. Remember they are always surrounded by Angels of Love and Light! Calling on the Angels is an invisible hug!

While there is a day set aside for hugging your children, can you imagine the surprise they will feel when you hug them for no reason? Hug them tight. Express gratitude and love for each moment. Your hugs will live as a legacy of your love for the rest of their lives.

A hug is a handshake from the heart.”

                             Author Unknown

With love and gratitude,

 Margaret Ann Lembo

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Can you imagine there is a day set aside for Work-A-Holics? Yes, that’s true, today, July 5 is Work-A-Holic Day! Do you have a hard time turning off your computer? Do you constantly check your phone for messages and texts? Do you get to work before everyone else and leave after the cleaning crew? Do you dream about work? If you answered yes to any of these questions your life may be out of balance.

 If you are a Work-A-Holic or know someone that is, today is your day. But it’s not a day to work your fingers to the bone. Instead, spend the day relaxing and letting go! Just a mere 24 hours will set you on the path to a healthy life.

Frankincense Essential Oil Medical Grade

Looking to de-stress your life? Frankincense Essential Oil works wonders to help you clear your mind of incessant chatter. The result is clarity of consciousness. Make an appointment with yourself to meditate or sit in silence. Do this often. Taking time for yourself pays big dividends.

 Tired of counting sheep? Aromatherapy can have a powerful impact on your nervous system and has Be Sleepy Roll On Essential Oil by Margaret Ann Lembobeen used for centuries as a sleep aid. Setting your intention for restful sleep is important so try imagining the stress of the day melting away as you roll on Be Sleepy”.  See yourself fall asleep quickly and staying asleep through the night. Allow this mellow scent to transport you to dreamland.

Okay, Work-A-Holics this is your day, make the most of it!

 With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo