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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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Mary Magdalene and the Feminine Christ Consciousness: Aromatics and Gems By Margaret Ann Lembo

Mary Magdalene’s energy is useful to connect with to open your heart to unconditional love and empowered wisdom. She is the Feminine Christ Consciousness. Align with this icon of the Divine to activate the blessings of the matriarchal vibration. Mary Magdalene is considered to be a saint by the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran churches. Other churches honor her as a heroine of the faith. Her life and work goes beyond any organized religion.

The matching vibrational gemstone, magenta-dyed agate can help you to balance your emotions, thereby increasing your emotional maturity. The color magenta is a reminder of the Divine Mother within, who hears and knows truth and accepts you unconditionally. This stone amplifies retribution, both positive and negative. Utilize the energy to amplify your intention through your heart and the upper heart, thymus, to project love into all your thoughts, goals, and actions. Other gemstones that are a vibrational match are colbaltoan calcite, phosphosiderite, and rhodonite.

 

 

There are texts that have been uncovered that confirm Jesus’ marriage to Mary Magdalene and the birth of their children. Historical data and historical novels document this information which offers a higher level of awareness for Mary Magdalene’s role as the wife of Jesus the Christ. There is historical evidence that indicates that she was an evolutionary aromatherapist. It is a well-known fact that she used spikenard (nard) on the feet of Jesus the Christ prior to the series of events that lead to the crucifixion.

To align with this evolutionary aromatherapist, use matching aromatics to activate the wise one within you along with the Feminine Christ Consciousness. Essential oils like rose, spikenard, and cedarwood are just a few that you can use to fragrance your sacred space. Certain scents are associated with various spiritual archetypes.

For example, the scent of roses is often also associated with Mother Mary, or the Divine Feminine. Saint Therese of Lisieux, known as the Little Flower, is associated with lilies, orris root, jasmine, violets, and roses. She is quoted as saying, “I will spend my heaven doing good on earth. I will let fall a shower of roses.” Her signature is the rose, which is her way of sending a sign to anyone who needs to know his or her prayers have been heard. In 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe proved her identity to Juan Diego, an Aztec Indian, with Castilian roses growing on the dry dessert hill on which she had appeared. These are just a few of the examples of the spiritual realm providing signs through scent.

Spikenard played an important support role for Jesus the Christ as administered by Mary Magdalene. Spikenard is a sedative. It relaxes the muscles, helps you sleep, and reduces anxiety and physical tension. Spikenard has been used as a sleep aid and muscle relaxant for thousands of years. It is part of the valerian family and is also known as muskroot. In some historical accounts, it states that spikenard was the oil in the alabaster jar used by Mary Magdalene on the feet of her husband, Jesus the Christ, to prepare him for the torture that lead to his death.

Add cedarwood to synergistic blends intended to clear away negativity. Just as sage and cedar are traditionally burned together for ceremonial use and smudging, use the essential oils of sage and cedarwood together in an aroma-energetic mist to spritz away negative energy. Cedarwood is helpful for meditation and prayer work. Cedarwood deepens your spiritual practice and rituals. It is useful when you want to ground a visualization practice or focused intent to draw upon the gifts of the law of attraction. It helps bring about prophetic visions.

Use this affirmation to connect with the wisdom of this wise woman while you integrate the use of gemstones and essential oils. Hold the stone, breathe deeply, and clear your mind as you think good thoughts.

I integrate spirituality into my everyday life. I have a connection with the Divine. With every step I take, I am aware of my connection with the sacred ground. I align my consciousness with gentleness, compassion, and goodwill toward all. My focus is on compassion and kindness.

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; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. 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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The Crystal Garden Celebrates Its 31st Anniversary

The Crystal Garden Celebrates Its 31st Anniversary

The Crystal Garden announced its 31st anniversary as the premier conscious living store and center in the Palm Beaches.

The Crystal Garden began as a passion project for Owner/Creatress Margaret Ann Lembo who dreamed of creating a sacred space for the community to come together for empowered personal development. From a single room to an entire building with 2500 square feet of retail space, The Crystal Garden has grown a lot in the last 31 years. Through it all though, the store still maintains its intimate feel offering one on one attention and loving guidance to all who enter.

With a focus on building a conscious living community, Margaret Ann has steadily grown The Crystal Garden, adding a wholesale division in 2005 to handle the sale of her line of evolutionary aromatherapy products. Starting with the #1 Best Selling Smudge in Spray, the award-winning and ever-growing line now includes 43 Aromatherapy Mists and Sprays, 55 Single Note Medical Grade Essential Oils & Blends, and 9 Roll-On Essential Oil Blends. With retail partners across the United States, Canada, Europe, and even Hong Kong, The Crystal Garden truly has gone global.

“The Crystal Garden has outshined my wildest dreams. I am so honored to be living out my purpose through this space.” said Lembo. “Moving forward, our focus will remain on holding a sacred space for all who enter our store, while expanding our reach to heal the planet one spritz at a time.”

The Crystal Garden has also become the foundation for Margaret Ann Lembo’s platform as an author, speaker, and class facilitator. Through her award-winning titles which include Chakra Awakening: Transform Your Reality Using Crystals, Color, Aromatherapy & the Power of Positive Thought and The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones, she offers practical wisdom on personal development. With her dynamic style, she leads workshops and classes both at The Crystal Garden and around the country.

The Crystal Garden team consists of empowered women from many walks of life, all sharing a passion for personal development through conscious living.

Join the celebration Saturday, August 10th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • Be among the first to experience our newest additions to The Crystal Garden Brand of Aroma-energetic Mists and Sprays – St. Germain Spray, Archangel Zadkiel Spray, Frankincense Mist, and Eucalyptus Mist.
  • Free Mini-workshop at about 1 pm
  • Inspirational Insights from The Gemstone Oracle
  • Cake at about 3 pm
  • And, a sale, too!

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Selenite, Smudging, and Sprays: Spiritual Hygiene

Selenite, Smudging, and Sprays: Spiritual Hygiene by Margaret Ann Lembo

 

Do find yourself slightly off after a day of activities? Beyond the natural need for rest, this feeling of imbalance is often the result of picking up the energy those around you. There is often residue of all types of energy in buildings, stores, schools, and so on. To maintain vitality and emotional balance, utilize tools for spiritual hygiene.

Selenite, a form of the mineral gypsum, aligns you with higher consciousness and love. It is a vibrational tool that activates mental clarity and focus. Selenite is a cleansing stone. Selenite is a reminder that you are spiritually, physically, and mentally aligned, it is easy to keep your emotions in balance. This stone helps you detach from drama and thereby gain a greater understanding of people and situations. Use this stone like a magic wand of love, light, and goodness to help dissipate any feelings of inadequacy, jealousy, doubt, fears, or any other type of negativity.

Smudging, the traditional spiritual practice of clearing away negative energy is a powerful way to clear out these vibes. Using the smoke of burning herbs typically dried sage focus on the intentional of removing these troublesome energies. Because of its ethereal qualities and its tendency to rise toward the heavens, smoke has been used in spiritual practices for millennia. When the herbs are burned, the smoke emitted is directed to all parts of the room or space being cleared. This is performed with the intention of releasing negative thoughts, words, actions, or other energies created by yourself or others that have accumulated there. In addition to clearing a physical space, smudging can be used for clearing the energy or aura of a person. You can even use it for clearing away any negative energy that has accumulated on specific possessions.

 

Equally as effective, the smokeless alternative, use a liquid combination of essential oils, vibrational flower essences, and holy waters around you and your space. The pleasant scent and the beneficial properties of the liquid restore equilibrium. Sage and cedar essential oils (two drops or milliliters of sage to one of cedar) combined with water in a spray bottle is an easy recipe to create your own personal liquid smudge. You can use an essential oil, such as sweet marjoram, on the base of your neck, your temples, and the base of your spine to “seal in” the clearing for added benefit. This is especially beneficial if you are feeling emotional or extremely out of sorts.

When I first created Smudge in Spray in the late 1990s, it was to clear away negativity and bring forth blessings. It also improved my respiratory health due to the combination of ingredients. Of course, I had to add Holy Water to the formula. During my travels over the years, I’ve been collecting and accumulating Holy Water from spiritual sights around the globe. In more recent years, my reader fans have gifted me with bottles of Holy Water from their local cathedral. It’s a gift that keeps on giving because I then add those Holy Waters to Smudge in Spray which has now become the number one best-selling smudge spray or liquid alternative to smudging. Check your local store or get it here from us at The Crystal Garden. It can be found from NYC to London, from Miami to Japan.

Whether you are using a smokeless smudge spray or a smoking smudge stick or herbs, simply spray or “smoke” your auric, or energy, field. Alternatively, spray the mist or allow the smoke to rise above and in front of you and walk into it. As the mist or smoke settles on and around you, imagine that your energy field is being cleared. Keep your mind focused on clearing away that which is no longer for your highest good and visualize, imagine, or know that you are inviting blessings and love to replace the negative energy or thoughtforms.

When you perform this for another person, spray the mist or release the smoke around his or her energy field, or allow the person to walk into the smoke or mist as described. Remind the person to visualize that the negativity is clearing away, making room for positive energy to enter.

Just like dust accumulates in corners of your home, take the time to consciously remove negative energy and employ these tools to restore well-being. Clear your energetic space then observe the difference in the way you feel. Note the shift in the way your days unfold when you keep the vibrations of your space vibrating at the rate of love.

The real purpose of smudging originates from the part of you that remembers your true nature, which is calm, peaceful, and happy. Smudging isn’t simply the removal of negativity, but more important, it is the remembrance of love, kindness, compassion, and true happiness. Find inner strength and cultivate self-confidence. Incorporate selenite, smudging, and sprays into your days and enjoy life!

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; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards; All About Smudging (an eBook) and many more. 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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Summertime Crystal Grid Ideas for Nature and Outdoors By Margaret Ann Lembo

Summertime Crystal Grid Ideas for Nature and Outdoors By Margaret Ann Lembo

A crystal grid is the use of gemstones in a geometric pattern placed on or around a person, place, or thing to achieve the desired intention. The use of sacred geometry to realize a goal is employed by many including metaphysicians, spiritual teachers, and spiritual practitioners.

Create a grid of stones in your backyard for summertime enjoyment. Set your intention and decide which gems best suit the situation. For an outdoor grid, I recommend that you take note of where you are placing the crystals around your yard.

Here is a step-by-step guide to get you going.

  • Write down a clear intention that defines the purpose of the grid.
  • Pick the crystals that will positively affect change.
  • State your intention
  • Intuitively place the stones around the space
  • Use your imagination and visualize beams of light connecting every stone for love and well-being.

Around the pool area use aquamarine, blue lace agate, chrysoprase, selenite align you with the spirits of water, relaxation, and comfort.

By the barbecue grill area use apatite, clear quartz, green calcite, hematite, rose quartz, smoky quartz to improve cooking abilities to provide your loved ones with healthy food.

For the gardener in you, make a grid to connect with nature spirits to support your gardening efforts. Choose andalusite, clear quartz, green moss agate, green tourmaline, and tree agate.

When creating a crystal grid in a landscape or even at home, room or office, remember to envision the crystals that are placed throughout the space connected energetically to create a geometric formation. In your mind’s eye, connect the crystals with beams of light in order to create the grid. Your imagination is key in this process. Use it and visualize your desired outcome.

Bio:
Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards; the Crystal Intentions Oracle; and Crystals Beyond Beginners — to name a few. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist and the founder of The Crystal Garden. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Matching Up Crystals with Intentions and Positive Thoughts by Margaret Ann Lembo

Crystals and gemstones are tools for focusing your thoughts on your intentions and goals. Use crystals alongside two other key tools: visualization and imagination. Intentions and positive thoughts are the products of both. Energetically match up your intentions and thoughts with crystal and gemstone allies to help you focus on major life concerns and bring into your life what you desire. Crystal intentions amplify the beneficial effects of the law of attraction.

There are six main areas that are most important to most people. These are:
• Friendship, Love, Relationships, and Romance
• Health and Well-Being• Money, Creativity, and Motivation
• Safety and Protection
• Happiness and Self-Confidence
• Intuition and Communication

For each of these areas of life, there are a number of crystals to choose from to assist you with your intentions. There are just a couple listed here. Use your intuition when choosing your crystals. When you’ve established your intention, incorporate the crystal into your life in one of the following ways:
• Wear the stone in a piece of jewelry
• Bring your rocks to bed and the bedroom
• Create an altar or grid of gemstones
• Place gemstones around your home and office.

 

 

Friendship, Love, Relationships, and Romance
Relationships are at home in the heart chakra. Pastel blue stones maintain peace and serenity and promote good communication. Yellow gems enable you to maintain self-confidence. Pink stones impart comfort and loving kindness to the relationship.

  1. Amazonite: to help you to know your own truth and express your truth with ease. Affirmation: I live my truth and honestly communicate what is on my mind.
  2. Blue calcite: to help you find your voice in a relationship and the right way to express feelings. Affirmation: I speak with love and kindness.
  3. Citrine: to bring joy, laughter, and self-confidence. Affirmation: It is safe for me to be powerful!
  4. Emerald: to maintain an open heart. Affirmation: I attract kind and courteous people.
  5. Pink calcite: to bring gentleness, kindness, and a strong friendship into your romantic relationship. Affirmation: I am blessed with nurturing vibrations wherever I go!
  6. Rose quartz: for kindness, compassion, thoughtfulness. Affirmation: I am compassionate and kind

Health and Well-Being
The phrase health and well-being represents physical wellness as well as mental and emotional alignment. Inner peace and calm are the keys to a healthy, balanced life.

  1. Covellite: to keep emotions balanced. Affirmation: I am blessed with good health, peace, and calm.
  2. Epidote: to assure you that all of your basic needs are met, with an plenty to share with others. Affirmation: My thoughts and actions create beneficial results.

Money, Creativity, and Motivation
Money is often at the forefront of someone’s consciousness. Almost everything that is involved in living on this planet requires money. It takes great courage to be wealthy.

  1. Pyrite: to help strengthen courage and self-confidence. Affirmation: I take positive action to manifest my goals.
  2. Red tiger’s eye: to help you to stay focused on the goal and deflect negative distractions. Affirmation: It is easy for me to take action.

Safety and Protection
Safety can be represented in many ways, but more than anything, safety is a feeling. Focus on the feeling of security, of knowing that you’re protected.

  1. Amethyst: for transformation and transmutation of challenging situations. Affirmation: I am divinely protected. I am safe and secure.
  2. Gold tiger’s eye: to help increase your courage and repel jealousy. Affirmation: I am safe. I create my world.

Happiness and Self-Confidence
Clarity of intention, determination, and action are the ingredients you need to design a happy life. You design your reality. Let your imagination be your ally to create a life of confidence and happiness.

  1. Golden calcite: to have the courage to set boundaries. Affirmation: It is easy for me to establish healthy boundaries with others.
  2. Sapphire: to increase inner strength and wisdom. Affirmation: I have great poise and grace. I am wise.

Intuition and Communication
Intuition and communication go hand in hand. Communication includes body language, facial expressions, and energy. Telepathy is a form of mental energy sends a lot of information and feelings telepathically.

  1. Apophyllite: to increase spiritual realizations. Affirmation: I meditate regularly. I am insightful.
  2. Celestite: for angelic or heavenly communication. Affirmation: I notice and understand the messages from the angels.

 

Now you have some great ideas and tools to help you create vibrationally matching thoughtforms with the crystals you chose with a specific intention. Instill your thought and hold the vision for your personal creation of reality.

Excerpts from Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth

Bio:
Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards; the Crystal Intentions Oracle; and Crystals Beyond Beginners — to name a few. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist and the founder of The Crystal Garden. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Remove Obstacles Attract Blessings: Saints, Deities, Aromatherapy and Gems

Remove Obstacles Attract Blessings: Saints, Deities, Aromatherapy and Gems

By Margaret Ann Lembo

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?

There is always hope. Call on saints or deities as allies to help you energetically with what seems to be hopeless. With focus, prayers, and faith, every situation can be shifted from despair to well-being. Make the decision and envision life as you wish it to be. Everything is a choice. And, yet, we often need help to overcome the darker hurdles on our path.

When you are feeling despair St. Jude is one you can call on. St. Jude is often considered the patron saint of hope and lost causes. Quiet your mind, send off a prayer to petition the aid of St. Jude Thaddeus when you feel that all is lost and there is no way out.

In the Hindu tradition, Ganesha is the elephant-headed god, son of Shiva and Parvati, is widely recognized as the destroyer of obstacles and a bringer of good fortune. Ganesha is the perfect ally to ask for help when you find yourself believe that you have a block or too many obstacles. Stories differ on how exactly he came to have an elephant’s head. Most believe that Shiva, his father, cut off his human head, without knowing it was his son, and replaced it with that of an elephant to save him.

In addition to calling on and invoking saints and deities, add aromatherapy and crystals to your entourage of allies. Use vibrational matching essential oils and gemstones to amplify your focus and intention to overcome life’s challenges. It’s helpful to remember that everything is temporary. Nothing is permanent. Trials and tribulations pass more quickly when we realize and remember that we have the ability to transform and transmute any challenge that arises with faith and focus.

Incorporate scents like amber and lemon to strengthen your personal power and core beliefs in positive outcomes.

Inhale deeply and let these fragrances and let these fragrances be your ally to help you know that the obstacles in your path will be cleared soon and the way will be revealed.

Wear gemstone jewelry with amber, citrine, and/or amethyst. You can also carry these gems in your pockets or a little gem bag. Or strategically place them around your home and/or office where you will glance upon them naturally. Gemstones are your ally, too, so you can overcome the hurdle with focused intention, prayer, and faith.  

Combine these matching vibrations of St. Jude, Ganesha, amber fragrance, lemon essential oil (or citrus scented perfumes), and gemstones like amber, amethyst, and citrine (golden topaz and golden calcite work well, too) to amplify your focus on your desired outcome. Practice repeating positive affirmations and strengthen your internal belief. Know that you can easily resolve the current difficulty and visualize the outcome that your heart desires.

Here are a few affirmations to get you started:

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.

Though there were numerous obstacles in life, there is always the option to overcome difficulties and turn overwhelming situations into positive learning experiences that instill wisdom. Practice gratitude and count your blessings!

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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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 www.MargaretAnnLembo.com and TheCrystalGarden.com

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Archangel Michael, Lapis Lazuli, Sweet Marjoram: Matching Vibrations of Archangels, Gems, and Aromatherapy

Gemstones and essential oils go well together especially when we are setting intentions for various life situations and we want to amplify their power. Add the high vibration of archangels to the mix to increase the power of the associated intention to amplify your desired reality. Use a combination of essential oils and gems and ask for assistance from an archangel to make your life easier and manifest your ability to manifest is improved. Many people are in search of assistance to feel safe, peaceful, and protected. Lapis lazuli is a grounding and protective gemstone. This deep blue gemstone with pyrite inclusions can help you activate the courage to fulfill your dreams and desires while feeling safe and sound. Sweet marjoram essential oil is beneficial to quell paranoia and fears so that you can move forward with your goals. Sweet marjoram essential oil is perfect to maintain a sense of calm and inner peace. Archangel Michael appears to be a favorite in the realm of the archangels. Archangel Michael is ready to guard and guide providing protection upon your request. Just ask for his assistance like you would ask a good friend. Affirm: I am always safe and protected. I have an entourage of archangels who always have my back. It is easy for me to remove obstacles from my path. I move forward with inner peace and grace. Essential oils and gemstone combinations are easy to use in your daily life. Inhalation sweet marjoram, state the affirmations, and visualize the desired result. Wearing the lapis lazuli in a bracelet, pendant, or earrings is effective. Carry a tumbled stone in your pocket or place the gem(s) on your desk or in sight. Every time you look at the gemstone or touch it, bring your awareness back to your intention. Remember, stay focused on what you want with mindfulness and the imagination.
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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Essential Oils for Careers and Professions: Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Finance

As we start thinking toward preparing tax returns here in the United States, focus and attention is required to compile all that is needed for good bookkeeping of the year gone by. It’s also a good time to reflect on finances and money management. Looking at how things were handled and the results is beneficial in order to improve your financial condition in the upcoming year.

There are a number of essential oils to aid in maintaining clarity and accuracy. One such essential oil is lemon, which is beneficial for accountants, bankers, entrepreneurs and all those who work with numbers and finance. Let’s uncover why lemon can make a difference when working with numbers both for good bookkeeping and in tracking for success.

Lemon is not only a good essential oil to keep germs at bay and encourage a joyful optimistic outlook,
but it is also beneficial to aid in mental clarity and focus. Diffusion of lemon is a detoxifier and a deodorizer so use it to keep your workspace air and energy clean and clear. Add a few more oils to your mix such as lavender or bergamot, to reduce stress and bring balance.

Lemon brings mental clarity, helping you to focus your attention on work, especially when dealing with important details. It helps you look at things from various angles for a greater perspective. Use lemon to assist you when you want to become conscious of the repetitive patterns of self-limiting thoughts that are holding you back. Then, develop and focus on positive thoughts to replace those negative beliefs. Inhale this essential oil while you repeat the affirmations below.”

Affirmation: I am confident and courageous. I shine my light brightly for all to see. I honor
and respect myself for who I am and what I can do. I am blessed with mental clarity. It is easy
for me to integrate all that is going on around me.

Interesting tidbits: Ancient Egyptians used lemon on fish and meat to avoid food
poisoning. Lemons were introduced to Europe by crusaders during the early middle ages. When
the aroma of lemon essential oil is diffused into the air in office buildings, it is believed to
improve worker focus and reduce error.”

~excerpted from The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing

Lemon Essential Oil Affirmation. Lemon helps when you are recovering from the blues, as it aids in releasing the symptoms of depression.

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