MEMORIAL DAY

MEMORIAL DAY

It's easy to forget what Memorial Day actually means while we go to parades, enjoy picnics with family and friends and look to this day with great anticipation as the unofficial start of summer. But there is so much more…and we should never forget to honor those men and women who died in the military and those who were severely wounded in combat.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was first observed on May 30,1868 to honor the soldiers of the Civil War.  It wasn’t until after World War II that Decoration Day was officially named Memorial Day in1967.

As we enjoy our family and friends on this upcoming Memorial Day lets us give thanks and our gratitude for the sacrifice of our fallen soldiers.

Singer, Lee Greenwood said it well. “And, I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free and I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.”

Freedom is a precious gift given by thousands of men and women who ensured our freedoms with their lives…I am forever grateful.

With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo

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THANK YOU TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY

THANK YOU TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY

This Saturday, May 20 people from around the world celebrate Armed Forces Day. In the United States we honor and pay tribute to those currently serving in the five branches of the military on the third Saturday in May each year.

It’s a time to stop and think about our freedoms and the men and women who keep us safe. It is also an opportunity to say thank you when you see someone in uniform.

Intentions not only work for you as part of your daily journey. But interceding with a positive affirmation on the behalf of others can be just as powerful.

 I am safe and sound. All is well. I am always Divinely protected.

Margaret Ann Lembo The following essential oils can also be helpful as you set your intention on protection. And as you do so include the men and women in the military.

Pine Essential Oil Medical Grade

Pine  essential oil supports the mind during times of adverse conditions. It protects and strengthen the mind and prevents you from succumbing to the negativity that might arise around you.

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil Meme Affirmation Margaret Ann Lembo

Sweet Marjoram essential oil helps you to release subconscious fears and reminds you of your faith. Use it to call upon Archangel Auriel to help release worries, negative thoughts and fears.

Some of my favorite gemstone essences for protection include:

I am enveloped in a sphere of goodness and well-being. Black Tourmaline Gemspot Meme Affirmation by Margaret Ann Lembo

Black Tourmaline to deflect negativity and increase safety and Sodalite to amplify Archangel Michael’s Protective presence.

Won’t you join me this Saturday in honoring those that keep us safe.

With love and gratitude

 Margaret Ann Lembo

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HELP MOM UNPLUG FOR MOTHER’S DAY

HELP MOM UNPLUG FOR MOTHER'S DAY

This Sunday, May 14 we celebrate Mother’s Day. A day to honor those women in our lives who are mothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-law or those that have been a mother presence in our lives.

As I think about this day I wanted to provide a gift giving option that would have special meaning to those we love. While my Mother has passed to the other side, she gave me such an appreciation for nature and the spiritual world. The time we spent in the garden together was so special and provided a way for us to bond and unplug. She provided the foundation for all that I create. So, on this day I honor her and give thanks for all she did in my life.

 

While your mother doesn’t need to be in the garden to unplug, you can help her Color Your Life with Good Thoughts. Coloring is a wonderful way to unplug and calm down. It provides a meditative practice to relieve stress and create positive thoughts. This will be the gift that keeps on giving!

Did you know that specific colors are beneficial for areas of life and intentions? To feel calmer and at peace, use colors like blue or green. For more energy and motivation, use red and orange tones. To increase joy and confidence, use shades of yellow. To allow more love and comfort, green and pink are best. And to feel grounded and focused, blacks, browns, and gray are beneficial. However, regardless of the colors one chooses, coloring allows for relaxation.  

The coloring book I’ve created presents an array of personally chosen images and is matched up with a corresponding good thought based on the meaning of the image. Each time your mother starts to color, not only will she enjoy the benefits of coloring, she will be reminded of the love you have for her!

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Say I love you to your mother this Mother’s Day in a new and unique way.

With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo

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THERE IS A REASON THAT MAY IS CALLED ASTHMA AND ALLERY MONTH

THERE IS A REASON THAT MAY IS CALLED

ASTHMA AND ALLERGY MONTH

We all know the saying “April Showers bring May flowers” – well May is here and we are surrounded by the beginning of beautiful flowers in the garden…but for some us it is the season of sneezing, coughing and allergies. There is a reason that May is called Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!I 

Many people suffer from both asthma and allergies. The following essential oils are very helpful. 

Eucalyptus Essential Oil Medical GradeEucalyptus is beneficial at the first sign of a cold or respiratory challenge. It aids in opening up breathing passages to relieve congestion of nose, sinus, and bronchial airways. 

Ravensara is great for warding off germs that affect the respiratory system. Use this oil to relieve sinus and bronchial congestion and clear bacterial infections. Ravensara Essential Oil Medical GradeIts powerful properties help to dissipate the potential for stubborn viral attacks, due to its strong immunological qualities.

Niaouli Essential Oil Medical GradeAn essential oil you may not have heard of is Niaouli. It helps to clear out infections of the respiratory system, including bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, and the symptoms of asthma.

So, when you are feeling that cold coming on, or you are experiencing the discomfort of allergies, try one of these essential oils. I think you will be happy with the results. Mother Nature has provided us with many options to heal our physical, mental, emotional and physical needs. 

Want to learn more about the benefits and use of essential oils? Read my book The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing. The book is available at many local bookstores, Amazon and your local public library.

My body is in a constant state of restoration and healing.

Margaret Ann Lembo

 May you breathe in the wonderful scents of spring and enjoy each and every moment you spend outdoors!

With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo

 

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TO “BE” IS TO LIVE

To “Be” Is To Live

It’s not surprising that a synonym for the word “be” is to live. I thought about this word a lot as I developed my new line “Be" aromatherapy roll-on products. Creating these products has been a dream of mine for a long time and I’m “Happy” to announce that they are here. We all have the ability to take a dream and make it a reality. Many people spend their lives thinking about the “what ifs in life”. If you are reading this blog I know you are looking for ways to take action to become the “best you” you can be.

 I found two quotes that really sum up my feelings about reaching for the golden ring.

 “Participate in life instead of just watching it pass you by” (Lindsey Wonderson)

 “Step through new doors. The majority of the time there’s something fantastic on the other side” (Terri Mindock)

As I started the creative process on the “Be” line I was inspired to send love out into the world in the way of fragrance and positive intention. My mind was going a million miles a minute! But voila it all became clear that the “Be” line should include Be Happy, Be Inspired, Be Love, Be Motivated, Be Romantic, Be Safe, Be Sleepy, Be Wealthy and Angel-gesic.

Be one of the first people to get a sneak peek at the products and how using them can help you keep your focus and “Be” the “Best You” you can be.

 

 Leo Tolstoy said, “If you want to be happy, be”

With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo

 

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CELEBRATING MOTHER EARTH

CELEBRATING MOTHER EARTH 

This Saturday, April 22, people around the world will be celebrating International Earth Day. Earth Day was first celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970. The concept of taking time to acknowledge and celebrate the beauty of the earth and at the same time focus on its protection gained momentum throughout the world. And the world took notice so much so that the General Assembly of the United Nations declared in 2009 that going forward the name would be changed from Earth Day to International Earth Day.

 In my work for the last 30+ years I have come to appreciate all we receive from Mother Earth. Crystals, minerals, rocks, metals, and gemstones are tools from the earth that can be used to assist us in staying focused on our intentions to create and maintain positive changes in our lives. Plus, they are simply beautiful. Essential oils are derived from aromatic plants. These plants have played an important role in health, beauty food preservation, and healing on all levels for millennia, with written records going back to around 3500 BC. So, combining crystals, minerals and stones with the use of essential oils provide us with a variety of tools to assist with our spiritual, mental, emotional and physical needs.

 Cedarwood, Virginia 5 mlMedical Grade Essential oilAs I mentioned in an earlier blog, spring is a wonderful time to clear out the old and bring in the new. The use of cedarwood is often included in smudging blends to replace negativity with positive energy.

With every step I take, I am aware of my connection with the sacred ground. The vibrant emerald-green energy of the plants and trees nurtures and restores my body, mind, and spirit. Everything I need to know is stored within me. I easily tap into my inner wisdom and knowledge.  - Margaret Ann Lembo

 Communing with nature provides opportunities to rebalance raw emotions, feelings and out-of-control responses. Vetiver is the perfect essential oil for earth-centered spiritual pursuit, earth-based rituals, and shamanic journey work. It can assist in calming your emotions and nerves while uplifting your mood to feel more aligned and balanced.  Vetiver Essential Oil

 All is well, I am calm, relaxed, and at peace. I am grounded, focused, and energized. I have plenty of energy and time to accomplish what I need and want to get done. I live a spiritual, peaceful life, I spend quality time in nature every day. I have an intimate connection with Mother Nature and her loving tools for natural healing.  - Margaret Ann Lembo

 Take time this Saturday for a long walk, read a book under a tree, garden, go to an International Earth Day celebration and enjoy all Mother Nature has designed for us to enjoy.

Happy International Earth Day.

 With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL MOMENT OF LAUGHTER DAY

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL MOMENT OF LAUGHTER DAY

They say laughter is the best medicine. Well, this Friday, April 14 is the unofficial holiday “International Moment of Laughter Day” created by humorologist Izzy Gesell. So today, stop what you are doing and laugh and laugh and laugh. Send out positive energy to those around you. Have you ever noticed that when you smile at someone they generally smile back? When you hear someone laughing you join in even though you may not know why they are laughing! So today laughter is on the agenda.

According to the Mayo Clinic, a good sense of humor can’t cure all ailments, but data is mounting about the positive things laughter can do.

  • Activate and relieve your stress response
  • Soothe tension
  • Improve your immune system
  • Relieve Pain
  • Increase personal satisfaction
  • Improve your mood

Looking for a little more joy and happiness in your life? Consider using these essential oils to help you along your way.Bergamot Essential Oil Medical Grade

Bergamot  helps to raise your level of joy while releasing any feelings of the blues or symptoms of depression.

Grapefruit Essential Oil Medical Grade

Grapefruit  helps to open your heart to receive blessings, joy, and happiness. It evokes feelings of bliss and comfort.

Lemon Essential Oil. Lemon brings mental clarity, helping you to focus your attention on work, especially when dealing with important details.Lemon – The golden energy of this oil can help dissipate whatever challenge or negative emotion is blocking your way to happiness.

Orange – is enlivening and brings joy Orange Essential Oil Medical Gradebut it also provides the energy of relaxation and calmness.

As we think about International Moment of Laughter Day remember the following:

The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness – Milan Kundera

If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy – Proverb

The earth laughs in flowers – e.e. Cummings

A good laugh is sunshine in the house – William Thackeray

To close I would like to quote Stella & Blake (whoever they are) who said “Laugh my friend, for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly and awakens your being”

Happy International Moment of Laughter Day!

With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo

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SPRING IS PEEKING THROUGH THE HAZE OF WINTER

Spring is Peeking Through the Haze of Winter

Spring is peeking through the haze of winter. Flowers are springing up and the fragrance is amazing. I feel so fortunate that I can enjoy the scents of the season everyday!  Essential oils and aromatherapy sprays can play a major role in transforming your outlook.  Spring is a time for awakening fresh ideas, new beginnings, and innovative growth.

Surround yourself with the floral scents that nature provides during this refreshing season. You don’t have to look or go too far…The Crystal Garden Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Sprays will transform your environment and whisk you away to a place of calm and serenity helping you to release stress and truly enjoy the scents of the season.

Take a deep breath and inhale…

When I’m feeling scattered I use Geranium Essential OilIts calming effect helps me to sort out my thoughts and keep me focused.

Geranium Essential Oil Medical Grade

Hyacinth Essential Oil takes me to a place in my garden where I am reminded that I must release stress and tension – it works every time!       Hyacinth Essential Oil Medical Grade

As I inhale the sweet floral scent of Lilac Essential Oil it helps to uplift my spirits and focuses my intention on love and well-being.

Lilac Essential Oil Meme Affirmation Margaret Ann Lembo

These are just a few of the essential oils that remind me of spring…isn’t Mother Nature wonderful that she has provided these wonderful scents to keep us relaxed and stress free?

With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo

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ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF CONTEMPLATION AND MEDITATION

Enjoy the Benefits of Contemplation and Meditation

     If you are as busy as I am you often find yourself saying “all I need is a few minutes of peace and quiet”. Finding time to be alone is always a challenge. But if we don’t, we can find ourselves overwhelmed by the pressures of daily life. The practice of meditation has helped me to slow down and quiet the incessant chatter that is constantly going on in my mind. With a quiet mind I am able to receive insight, understanding, creative ideas and relieve stress. The meditative process always leaves me refreshed and some of the most important insights have been revealed during this time.

Deep within the seat of your consciousness is a place where all is known. Through meditation, you can awaken your consciousness and access this place wherever you choose. Remember, self-awareness brings a more balanced view of yourself and your personality. In order to achieve great things, focus and concentration are imperative…and the practice of meditation is a great tool to get you there.

Need a little help to get you going? I’ve created several guided meditation CDs; Short Meditations for Busy People, Color Meditation Align Your Chakras, Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation, Open Your Heart to Love, Meet Your Master Guide, Think Good Thoughts and Meet Your Power Animals A Drumming Journey. or join me for *Quiet! Contemplation and Meditation Retreat

Short Meditations for Busy People: Relieve Your Stress! CD

Now that Spring has arrived think about finding a quiet spot in the garden, take a deep breath and enjoy being one with nature as you explore the practice of meditation.

With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo

 *Quiet! Contemplation and Meditation Retreat with Margaret Ann Lembo

Saturday, July 22  9:30, 2017

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This experiential retreat is designed to provide you with an uninterruptible environment to unplug from the world and reconnect with yourself. Enjoy periods of light stretching and movement, contemplation, journaling, and guided meditation. Periods of silence will be provided to create the space to empty your mind of incessant chatter and relax the nervous system. Lunch will be provided and perhaps we will even eat in complete silence. Take the time to be with a group of people without the need or expectation to talk (which can be a rare occurrence.) Mobile devices and phones will not be available for extended periods throughout the day. Bring plenty of water, a journal and pen (no electronic note taking or journaling), snacks, wear super comfortable clothing, bring a sweater (or dress in layers), your favorite pillow, small blanket or wrap, and a yoga mat for stretching and if you decide you want to sit or lay on the floor. Arrive prior to 9:30 am so we can be in silence before the store opens.  Special Note: Please attend only if you can and will detach from phones, emails, social media and talking. 9:30 am - 5:00 pm $97 includes lunch. Maximum 10 people.

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OPEN THE WINDOWS & LET THE FRESH AIR IN

OPEN THE WINDOWS & LET THE FRESH AIR IN

Time to Start Spring Cleaning !

In preparation of Spring I always like to clear out the old to let in the new. My go to is Smudge in Spray – it is a great place to start to clear my space and replace it with love, light and well-being. The fresh, green, pungent, clean, floral, sweet, woody fragrance inspires me to start that deep cleaning that I’m inspired to do each Spring.

Many of my sprays and blended oils were born out of a way to help a friend or as an alternative to commercial products.

One of my close friends was suffering from an infection that just wouldn’t quit! Out of a desire to help her I created Auntie M’s Disinfecting Essential Oil Blend and Auntie M’s Disinfecting SprayAuntie M's Anti Disinfecting Spray. Since that time I have found, and many people have shared, so may uses for these products. Give it a try...you'll get a two-in-one benefit...a great fragrance and a wonderful alternative to chemical based products.

 

Use when you feel like you are coming down with somethingAuntie M's Anti Essential Oil blend

Spray in the air, on counters, door knobs, homes and other surfaces

Use as a natural replacement product for antibacterial purposes

Use on airplanes, hotels, public transportation, bathrooms, and anywhere germs accumulate

Use while traveling

Use it at school, home or office

 

 

 

There is nothing better than slipping into bed between a fresh set of sheets. I enhance mine with a spritz of Auntie M's Bed Linen Air Freshener SprayI love the citrusy, lemongrass, lavender, with a touch of rose geranium fragrance. It's comforting to know that while I'm sleeping I'm breathing in natural products as opposed to a commerically created scent.

I use it as a natural replacement for antibacterial purposes.

Auntie M’s Bed Linen & Air Freshener Spray 4 oz Use this 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.

Natural bed linen spray, air freshener and car freshener

 Beneficial for allergy and asthma sufferers

 Reduces cooking, pet and bathroom odors

  Brings joy and happiness

 

I don’t know about you, but cleaning the Kitchen and Bathroom has never been one of my favorite things to do. So, one day as I was cleaning my kitchen I was inspired to create Auntie M’s Kitchen & Bathroom Disinfecting Spray

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

Use it to:

Cleanse bacteria, mold, parasites and insects from kitchen and bathroom hard surfaces

For a clean environment at home and when traveling with this natural antifungal and antimicrobial essential oil spry

As a natural spicy air freshener

I hope these tools will make your Spring cleaning an inspired experience...take a deep breath and let's get going!

With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo

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