THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NAVEL CHAKRA

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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Yellow Energy and the Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus is the center for your ability to take in, absorb and integrate life and all it offers—the good as well as what you may perceive as the bad. The solar plexus manages the vibration of experiencing and digesting all you see and experience around you and in your life. It can be compared to the powerful and amazing sun shining brightly in the sky. The brilliance of light at this center brings mental clarity and the ability to see life from a greater perspective. It’s a great visual to imagine the sun shining at your solar plexus to warm you up and integrate all that life has to offer.

Marianne Williamson's quote below sums up the importance of shining your light and encouraging others to do the same.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. You are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within you. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Gemstones for the solar plexus chakra:


Amber Affirmation: I easily set boundaries with others. I surround myself with people who respect my sacred space. I am protected from the thoughts and feelings of others. I feel nurtured and cared for. I am able to recall past lives when I need a deeper understanding of life and life’s circumstances.

 

 

Citrine

Citrine Affirmation: I am courageous and shine my light brightly. I am very good at setting boundaries. I am confident and realize that people honor and respect me. I am a valued person in society. My digestive system works well and is very healthy. I am mentally clear.

 

 

Golden CalciteGolden Calcite Affirmation: I am so full of joy! I sparkle and shine my light brightly. I have the courage to be all that I can be.

 

 

Red Goldstone Affirmation: I shine my light brightly and sparkle for all to see. I shine my light as I live fully and passionately. I am a shining star! I am focused and aligned with balanced emotions.

 

 

Malachite Affirmation: I easily digest all I take in and receive all the benefits. My heart is focused on love, light and well-being. Even when things appear to be swirling around me, I am able to stay focused. I am able to process and digest all the sweetness life offers me on all levels.

 

Portions of this post are from Chakra Awakening: Transform Your Reality Using Crystals, Color, Aromatherapy & the Power of Positive Thought

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Vital Energy: Red and the Root Chakra

The energy vibrating at the root chakra, or lack thereof, regulates your health and your passion for life. Do you have a lot of get-up-and-go or are you always tired? You may need more rest or better nutrition to restore your vital life force. Are you a mover and a shaker or are you a procrastinator? If you find that you are a procrastinator and you aren’t able to conjure up the energy to get things done, then it’s time to light a fire under your root chakra and get things moving.

The lack of motivation, laziness or procrastination could stem from depression or a lack of the proper nutrition. This creates an out-of-balance root chakra because it doesn’t have enough red energy and circulating vitality. Consciously look at your diet and add more red foods. In addition, add red clothes to your life with the intention of activating energy and vitality. Use red stones, wearing them in jewelry or placing a tumbled stone in your pocket. Keep the stones nearby you at home or in your office as a reminder of your intention to make a shift. Make the decision to overcome lethargy, and make it your intention that every day in every way you are more and more motivated. Thinking these thoughts will help you actualize your goal.

To activate the root chakra, carry red stones like garnet, ruby, red jasper and red calcite in your purse, pocket, and briefcase or wear them as jewelry. Institute regular exercise, observe what you are eating and make the necessary changes to bring more live food into your diet. Get more sunshine to integrate vital life energy. Notice and look at the color red in your world with conscious intention. Conscious intention means to simply project the thought—as you carry a red stone, wear that red shirt or look at a red flower—that you are doing so to increase your vital life force and the ability to get things done.

 

 

Activating red energy takes focus. Your ability to stay focused and not flitter from one thing to another without accomplishing anything is controlled by your ability to stay grounded and in the present moment.

~Excerpt from Chakra Awakening by Margaret Ann Lembo

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11:11 Awakening of Consciousness

Auspicious Day and Access Codes: 11:11

Do you have a favorite number or number sequence? Do you believe you have a lucky number? Numbers can be your friends and open your mind to stop and pay attention to what’s going on around you. There are many friends and colleagues that notice when it is 11:11 or 4:44.

The significance of 11:11 started with the advent of digital clocks. The first digital clock was invented in 1956 which opened the potential for people to start noticing the code 11:11. After the Harmonic Convergence in August 1987, more people started to awaken their consciousness. The Harmonic Convergence is the name of a global event of synchronized meditation events. It was a time associated with the alignment of the Sun, Moon, and six out of eight planets that created a Grand Trine. Many people perceived this as a first opening of the awakening of the planet. Subsequent similar events happened globally with the 11:11 on November 11, 1991 and Janary 11, 1992 and then the Uranus Neptune conjunction in February 1992.

In numerology, there are meanings to numbers. My favorite book,  Numerology and the Divine Triangle lays out a lot of information to get you thinking about how you can improve yourself and your awareness just by knowing what your name translates to in numbers. For example, my first name is Margaret Ann and it is an 11:11 name. Both Margaret and Ann add up to 11 individually. A simple way to find out what your name vibrates to in numerology is found by using this chart as follows:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Add up the numbers associated with the letters of your name to find out your numbers.

Simply put, here are a few keywords

1          new beginnings, independence, self-focus

2          partners, teamwork, balance

3          collaboration, trinity, creative, communicative

4          strong foundations, grounded, disciplined and dependable

5          change, adventure, freedom

6          health, responsibility, service

7          relationships, spiritual alignment, introspection

8          power, success, infinite possibilities, leader

9          completion, compassion, self-sufficient

11       intuitive, charismatic, dynamic

22       confidence, manifestation, dreams-fulfilled

33       master teacher, compassion, humanitarian

The power of numbers goes deep and you can associate a number with the astrological houses and tarot card major arcana for a complete understanding.

 

 

 

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Happy November & Gratitude

GRATITUDE
November is the month for gratitude. I want to take a moment to let you know how thankful I am to have customers like you. You have been so gracious, loving, and supportive! Thank you for bearing with us as we go through changes. Change is always good and always leads to better life situations, although it isn't always very comfortable.
CHANGES
The changes in policy I have had to make are due to significant shoplifting incidents which will now stop! And, with your love and help, I ask you that if you see something, say something. We will not reveal that you let us know about suspicious behavior. It is my intention, and the intention of the amazing staff of The Crystal Garden, that there will be no more of anything like that. With that said, we are on a planet of polarity and it is up to each and everyone of us to stay in integrity and honesty. May love and goodness continue to outweigh that which is not in alignment with walking in beauty and love on this planet.
NEW POLICIES
By now, many of you know that we have established new policies. When you arrive, we greet you at the door and if you have a purse, backpack, or a bulky jacket or coat, we lock it into a locker until you have completed your visit at The Crystal Garden. (no strollers) You can take items out of your pocketbook like your phone and wallet if you wish. The new lockers look great at our entrance. We will hand you a basket with your locker identification tag. One of the new policies is that every customer is required to have a basket as they enjoy the store. Now it is required that all potential purchases go into the basket and aren't carried in your hands and arms.
NEW DISPLAYS
We have placed quite a bit of the beautiful gemstones into the gorgeous well-lit locking cabinets. Everything looks so much nicer and more sparkly than ever. We said good-bye to many old displays that served us well for 29 years. Now that we are in our 30th year, we are making things fresh and new and will continue to make improvements. It is wonderful and exciting!
 
LOVE AND WELL-BEING
There are always solutions to restore balance in pursuit of peace, happiness, and well-being for all. The Crystal Garden still feels and is a place of goodness and love. Come enjoy the serenity and the tranquility in our amazing Conscious Living Store. New books, crystals, and great gifts for yourself and the holidays are arriving daily! There are many personal development events scheduled into 2018 so take a look at the calendar.
May your holiday season be filled with joy and togetherness!
Margaret Ann Lembo
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Saints and Souls

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

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“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

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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“Evaluate Your Life Day”

October 19

I’ve always been a big proponent of self-observation. Self-observation is an important tool to awaken one’s conscious awareness, which when activated can help one more effectively use the power of his/her thoughts to create reality. Looking internally at one’s behaviors, reactions, and actions as an interested objective observer – that is, without judgement is extremely beneficial to reaching one’s potential.

Leopardskin Jasper is the stone of self-observation. It allows you to fully recognize that your beliefs, thoughtforms, and mental energy, were imposed or established by others. This realization makes it possible to consciously decide to discard what is no longer appropriate and retain that which has a positive influence.

intentions observation moonstone Affirmation Margaret Ann Lembo

Moonstone is a stone of reflection, helping you to look within using the powerful tool of self-observation for self-improvement and spiritual growth. With this stone in hand, watch your actions and reactions to others without judgment.

 

I am in touch with my feelings. I honor my emotions. It is easy for me to reflect on the blessings and challenges in my life as an objective observer. My observations strengthen my spiritual nature and improve my inner foundations for knowledge and wisdom.

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A Quartz crystal with a window facet aids in revealing the intention behind the intention, helping you to know your true essence beyond illusions and the masks you wear. This crystal helps you look inside yourself, and it magnifies your ability to see reflections from the people around you every day. This stone reminds you that you can learn many lessons about yourself by observing the actions of others and seeing them as a reflection of yourself.

Self-observation is an ongoing process. However, realizations will be made along the way, and once an observation is made, a shift generally occurs without much action. The observation is often accompanied by a realization that one’s beliefs and thought-forms were imposed or established by others; a conscious decision can be made to discard what is no longer appropriate and retain that which has a positive influence.

Remember, everything created is created through intention. What you place your attention on creating comes to you through repetitive thoughts and visualization.

 I know you can transform your life if you choose. You can be healthier, happier, and more content.

With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo

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“Do Something Nice Day”

October 5

Imagine a day set aside to do something nice. I would like to think that every day we are thinking of doing something nice for our family, friends and those that cross our path.

Spreading joy and happiness might be the best way to share our goodness. Joy and happiness are contagious, and what better way to do something nice then to be the light in someone’s life.

I am calm and at peace within myself. I embrace the oneness of all life, and my peaceful attitude promotes goodwill for all. I am generous with my time, attention, and resources, and in this way, I spread love and joy.

Lemongrass Essential Oil Medical Grade

Lemongrass Essential Oil invigorates and promotes clarity. It also increases joyfulness and enthusiasm, while helping you to process all that is going on around you.

Peacock Copper activates your creative energy and helps you see things from a new and colorful perspective. This stone is perfect for helping you raise your self-esteem, and it encourages the development of a happy, optimistic outlook. The many colors increase your ability to be enthusiastic and spread sunshine and happiness.

I understand the factors controlling my life. I know that I am the one in control. I have the power to shine like a star! I easily attract all I need and want with joy and enthusiasm. The more I give, the more I get.

May you find your special way of spreading joy and happiness.

With love and gratitude,

 Margaret Ann Lembo

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“National Fossil Day”

October 12

National Fossil Day was established in the United States to promote the scientific and educational values of fossils. My focus is how to use crystals, minerals, rocks, gemstones, and metals in your everyday life based on metaphysical principles. The word metaphysical pertains to that which transcends the physical. In other words, metaphysics encompasses what the physical and scientific world cannot define, but we know exists.

Looking at “National Fossil Day” from a metaphysical standpoint, I thought it would be helpful to look at some fossils for their mental, spiritual, emotional and physical properties.

Jet is fossilized wood that has turned to coal. Jet quiets your mind. Use it to decompress and release the pressure on your mind. With this stone in hand, you can release any anxiety you are feeling and allow your affairs to unfold with ease. It helps you ignite the fuel for your mind to conjure creative thoughts: it also provides solutions outside the norm.

Cobra Jasper is composed of fossilized snail shell and palms. It is a grounding stone that also helps you stay focused. It gathers your thoughts and synchronizes them, and thereby you, with the rhythms of the earth. Use this stone to become aware of mental patterns or repetitive thoughts to determine if they are in alignment with the vision you have for your life.

Petrified Wood

 

Petrified wood teaches you that much of what you need to realize, understand, remember, or know is buried deep within your body, mind, and soul.

 

I know the truth in the center of myself. All the answers lie within. Ancient knowledge and wisdom are available to me. I recall my dreams when I wake and use them as tools to help guide me in my waking life.

Ammonite gemstone affirmation meme Margaret Ann Lemho

Ammonite is a fossil from an extinct group of invertebrate marine animals. The spiraling structure of this fossil provides a tool for spiraling into the center of your consciousness through various means like dream work, meditation, spiral dance, and walking a labyrinth or a medicine wheel.

Here’s to using Mother Nature in new and exciting ways.

With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo

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