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Spring Forward

Spring Forward


Daylight Savings Time on March 12 marks the coming of Spring. We leap forward loosing one hour of sleep and gain the much-anticipated additional daylight. But with the change our bodies must also adjust. Sleep can be a challenge until our bodies regulate. Using the following tools can be extremely helpful during this time of transition.

Meditation –  Whether you are a stressed executive, the over-scheduled mother or the creative genius we all need a time to learn to be quiet and block out the incessant chatter and slow down with a quiet mind, even if only for a few minutes at a time.

If you are having trouble doing this on your own, you may want to try Short Meditations for Busy People. This CD helps you to quiet your mind to gain a place of peacefulness.

Short meditations meme affirmation Margaret Ann Lembo

Sleep – During this time of transition sleep can be difficult. Lavender with its clean, floral, fresh, green, herbaceous, light, mellow, sweet, warm, woody fragrance is a relaxant, soother and conditioner.  It is also a great tool for meditation.

Lavender Essential Oil Medical Grade


Whether you are using Lavender Mist or Lavender Essential Oil it can be comforting, soothing and calming. Due to its relaxing and sedative nature, lavender is beneficial for challenging situation on all levels.



Lavender Aromatic Mist Spray Lavender is a relaxant, soother and conditioner. It is known for its ability to ease headaches and stress.

Chamomile Essential Oil Medical Grade


Another wonderful sleep (or insomnia) and meditation aid is Chamomile Essential Oil. Place a drop on a tissue or cotton ball and inhale prior to meditation or sleep (being mindful that the blue azulene can stain).

Repeat after me….I am calm. I am at peace. I am content. I go with the ever changing flow of life willingly and joyfully. I breathe deeply and oxygen replenishes my body. I feel protected.


As we await the coming of Spring prepare your body so you may enjoy each and every moment of this wonderful time of year.

With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo

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Masters, Mystics, Saints and Gemstone Guardians

Messages and Guidance from Masters, Mystics, Saints and Gemstone Guardians

By Margaret Ann Lembo

Saints, ascended masters, and mystics are available to help each and every one of us. We can tap into assistance from these divine beings when we send out prayer and petitions for guidance. Through meditation and visions – waking, sleeping and dreaming contemplation – guidance is available from the master teachers, mystics, and saints. Gemstones are powerful tools, which guide you toward personal understanding. The colors and shapes of the stones bring you messages to motivate and heal you in many ways.

Who are the Master Teachers?

Master teachers are spiritually enlightened beings, who in the past, have had incarnations as a human being and were able to pass various forms of initiations, trials, and tribulations. These experiences led to transformation and eventually enlightenment. They were ordinary humans who transcended the norm because of their experiences, wisdom, compassion, and inner peace. They are beings who dedicate their lives to helping others find peace and happiness – to release us from suffering – and lead others toward enlightenment and self-knowledge.

Masters are those who attained enlightenment through self-actualization and self-mastery through their own free will in alignment with the divine. The divine has many names some of which are God, Goddess, Creator, the Universe and more. Because of their oneness with God, they have mastered time and space known as ascension. Ascended Masters have balanced their karma and fulfilled their life purpose(s).

There are master teachers who are considered part of the Great White Brotherhood. The Ascended Master teachings were introduced by Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky in her work with Theosophy. Theosophy is “any number of philosophies maintaining that knowledge of God may be achieved through spiritual ecstasy, direct intuition, or special individual relations with the divine.” (

Theosophy, a philosophical movement, arose in 1875 as a society created by Madame Blavatsky and Henry Teel Olcott. The Great White Brotherhood consists of many masters who channel their energy, wisdom, and knowledge to and through mankind. With a bit of focus and intention, anyone with the desire to connect with higher vibrational beings as an avenue to connect with God, has the ability to open to receive their messages and insights. In many ways, this is a similar definition for the experiences of many of the saints.

Who are the Saints?

A saint is a person acknowledged as holy or virtuous and typically regarded as being in heaven after death. They are ordinary men and women, who through their faith overcome common weaknesses, failures and shortcomings. Mother Theresa often said that the difference between a saint and one who isn’t a saint is that a saint never gives up. Perseverance is the key to sainthood.

Saints are sometimes martyrs and they create miracles. They have often experienced the dark night of the soul. They are called on for intercession – petitioned for help. In Catholicism, they go through beatification and canonization. Saints exist in many religious philosophies.

Hindu saints often renounce the world and worldly possessions. They are often called gurus, sadhus, swamis and more. Bodhisattvas are considered Buddhist saints. Bodhisattvas take the vow to continue to return to earth until all sentient beings reach enlightenment. In both Hindu and Buddhist philosophies, Samadhi is a state of being that saints attain as a higher spiritual power to reach enlightenment. In Sanskrit, Samadhi means “putting together” or “uniting”.

Regardless of the religious philosophy, saints desire to connect with higher vibrational beings as an avenue to connect with God. Through this connection the ability receive their messages and insights is opened and the channeled force of the divine is present. The divine connection is one that mystics seek.

Who are Mystics?

A mystic is a person who seeks, by contemplation and self-surrender, to obtain connection with the divine. They may believe that spiritual understanding is beyond the intellect. Mystics trust their own inner truth and don’t often align with doctrines. Mystics look for understanding of the question – Why am I here? What is my purpose?

Mystics are aligned with their own intuition and perceive reality from a deeper perspective. They are the channel for the divine or higher power. Mystics are seers and receive insights that are beyond the ordinary. Some might call them metaphysical or supernatural revelations which, simply put, means the revelation wasn’t received in an ordinary way. Many mystics are writers, though not all are writers. Those that have written their insight, wisdom, and teachings leave us their lessons to use as a springboard to our own spiritual enlightenment.

Mystics know that they aren’t the source of that power and that love is the ultimate purpose and goal of life. Mystics realize that there is no way to know everything because of the infinite nature of the Universe. They are ready to learn more and trust in the process. If you are reading this it is likely that you are a mystic, too!

Who are the Gemstone Guardians?

The energy of these master, mystics, and saints have certain elements and vibrations that relate to the energy and vibration of gemstones. Gemstones have an elemental energy also known as devic forces. The color, shape, and mineral components all hold vibrations that become a vibrational match for these human masters, mystics, and saints. Mother Earth has wisdom flowing through her crystalline veins on a global scale. The Gemstone Guardians is a term I use to describe the vibrational essence of a crystal, mineral, or stone – including fossils and shells.

In my most recent publication, a set of oracle cards, you will find gemstone associations that relate to the energy of a given master, mystic, or saint. The message these beings bring along with the gemstone provide an oracle to use for personal spiritual awareness and development. 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.

Using the innate elemental energy of gemstones, the Gemstone Guardians speak to us just as these divine beings speak to us. The color, origin, mineral compounds and shape offer insights to the stone’s meaning. Messages from the divine light your path and become spiritual markers and models on how to improve your life, your thoughts, your words, and your actions.

In this deck of cards, the oracle, you will find Tiger Iron is associated with St. Joan of Arc for her strength and courage. St. Valentine has a vibration associated with Ruby in Fuchsite for the combination of love and romance.

Chlorite Phantom Quartz is the gemstone associated with Walt Disney for his ability to see deeper into nature and align with plant and animal lives. He helped humans realize that plants and animals have a consciousness through personification and communication skills of plants and animals demonstrated in movies and theme parks.

Sathya Sai Baba and copper are a good vibrational match because he is known for materializations of vibhuti – holy ash – and other small objects as well as miraculous healings. Sathya Sai Baba established a network of free hospitals, clinics, drinking water projects, auditoriums, ashrams and schools. Like copper, he became a conduit to materialize a variety of blessings for many on this planet.





We can turn to the lives of these beings to help us with our daily life. Employ gemstones to amplify the energy of a master, mystic, or saint to tune into their mastery for your own life. Vibrational matching a gemstone helps to maintain a focus on what we do want to create, manifest, or become and steers our thoughts away from what we don’t want in our lives. Use this oracle as a tool on your path for personal enlightenment.

Everything is energy and even though energy is invisible we have their wisdom as an energy that can be downloaded, received, integrated, and interpreted through various channels and forms. We are able to tune into that channel – the frequency of these wise ones – to inspire us through intuition. We continue to learn from the teachings of the vibrations of gemstone and masters, mystics, and saints.


Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Masters, Mystics, Saints and the Gemstone Guardians Cards, Archangels and Gemstone Guardians Cards, Chakra Awakening and The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones . . . and more. Find out more at


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Keeping Germs Away Naturally

Clean, Fresh, and Friendly Essential Oil Blend Sprays: A spritz will do it!

Keeping germs at bay with essential oils can be a very pleasant experience. The bathroom is a place where there are many types of germs that cause challenges or illness. This includes stomach illnesses, pathogens that spread by contaminated food, skin and other mold and mildew ailments. The good news is that if you clean your bathroom regularly and wash your hands long enough all will be well.

Wash Your Hands

According to the 20 second rule applies. “Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.”

Keep the air fresh with real medical grade essential oils

I have a strong affinity to the scent of spruce and pine. Have you ever noticed how clean and fresh the boughs of a Christmas tree make the air smell? Essential oils disinfect the air, boost your immunity and make the room smell delightful. Natural air fresheners are the way to go. I recommend you ditch the commercial air fresheners that just replace odors with chemicals and use natural methods to cleanse the air in your home.

There are a number of The Crystal Garden Brand Essential Oil Blends and Sprays that work well for all the right reasons.

Spray a Spritz!

Whether you are in your personal bathroom or in an airplane, the following aromatic mists are perfect to keep the germs and odors at bay. In the bathroom I recommend you spray a spritz before you go and one after you go. It’s profound how well these work for odors and also for the unseen bacteria, viruses and beyond.

Here are just a few of my favorites:

Auntie M’s Kitchen & Bathroom Disinfecting Spray 4 oz.

Auntie M’s Kitchen & Bathroom Disinfecting Spray 4 oz.

Use Auntie M’s Kitchen and Bath as an antiseptic and disinfecting essential oil spray to cleanse bacteria, mold, parasites and insects from kitchen and bathroom hard surfaces. Keep a clean environment at home and when you travel with this spicy natural antifungal and antimicrobial essential oil spray.

Auntie M’s Bed Linen & Air Freshener Essential Oil Blend 4 oz

Auntie M’s Bed Linen & Air Freshener Essential Oil Blend 4 oz

Use Auntie M’s Bed and Air Freshener as an all-natural bed linen spray, air freshener and car air freshener. This aromatherapy spray is beneficial for allergy and asthma sufferers. The gentle scent reduces cooking, pet and bathroom odors.

This combination of essential oils also works on the mental and emotional level as well as the physical level to bring joy and happiness to the home, bedroom, and anywhere you spray it!

In case you were wondering, Auntie M is me, Margaret Ann Lembo, award winning aromatherapist and author.

Evergreen Spray  2 oz.

Evergreen Spray 2 oz.

Use Evergreen Spray which is a forest fresh scent to release negativity and emotional upsets. Allow the emerald-green energy to raise your vibration to restore body, mind, and spirit. Cleanse your space with this antiseptic spray for relief of respiratory challenges. A perfect aromatherapy combination for the Winter Holidays and to clean your counter tops with a pine and spruce.

Make Your Own Spray!

It’s easy to make your own spray to mist around your house. Choose essential oils like lemon, pine, orange, eucalyptus, tea tree, lavender, niaouli, and so many others that have antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial therapeutic qualities. It’s easy to find out which essential oils have these qualities. Simply go to and type the therapeutic quality you want into the search bar on the upper left side bar. You’ll receive plenty of good results to choose from.

Fill a 2 oz bottle with water.

Add 3 ML (Three milliliters is about 60 drops of essential oil) of a single note oil or make a synergistic blend using your favorite essential oils.

If you decide to make a synergistic blend, start out with about three or four essential oils so you can test out your formula. Keep track of how many drops of each oil you use so you can recreate it again.

Twist on the sprayer, shake well, and spray away! I recommend you label your bottle as soon as you complete your special spray.

Many commercial popular disinfectants are not natural substances. There are no regulations regarding marketing the words like natural aromatherapy and these misleading words tend to portray that they are healthy and natural. Some “fresheners” add additional burdens to the liver and immune system.

You have choices. Do a little more research and choose wisely to maintain a healthy home, office, airplane, hotel room, car – or anywhere that you are!


Margaret Ann LemboMargaret Ann Lembo is the author of The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing (Llewellyn Worldwide. March 2016). She is a spiritual entrepreneur, aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden.


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Aromatherapy for the Winter Blues

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Aromatherapy for the Winter Blues

Aromatherapy for the Winter Blues

This is the ‘season’ with quite a bit of hustle and bustle. Nostalgia of times gone by or sadness due to sad memories, loss of a loved one, and dealing with winter can add to the depression, sadness and loneliness. You or your friends and family may need healthy assistance in raising your spirits and to find ways get some relief from the stresses of everyday life.

The Winter Holidays are a time when we are ‘supposed’ to be happy and have fun which adds another pressure to many – the pressure to act happy during a time they are sad or depressed. At the end of the year, many people reflect on what they have achieved or accomplished during the past year and may feel the blues or low self-confidence. Keep this in mind and be gentle with yourself. Also, remember that many people will act or react differently than normal because of sadness or stress that is hidden below the surface. Here are some essential oil blends to help you at this time of year.


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