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Crystal Grids for Healthy Boundaries and Protection

Crystal Grids for Healthy Boundaries and Protection

By Margaret Ann Lembo

“Everyone wants to feel safe and secure. The gemstones recommended in this section are used with the intention to establish the vibration of safety, protection and well-being. The tiger’s eye and black tourmaline indicated in this section are the stones to deflect negative vibes while the amethyst will transform and transmute challenging situations. Amber keeps the peace and amplifies the established boundaries needed to maintain safety.

  • AmethystAmethyst and its purple coloring are beneficial in the process of transforming and transmuting negative situations. To transform something, you must make a dramatic change in its form or atmosphere. Similarly, to transmute, you must alter or convert something into a different state.
  • AmberAmber is an organic tree resin that has hardened over 30 million years. With conscious intention, amber gives you the courage to establish healthy boundaries in your relationships in all areas of your life. This fossilized resin helps you to clear out the unwanted energies from energy-sucking acquaintances, friends, colleagues, and family members. Put on an amber bracelet or other type of jewelry to create a “grid” on your body on days when you feel like to you need a bit more space between you and other people. Establish clear boundaries by surrounding yourself in a protective shield that will deflect any negative energy that comes your way.
  • Black tourmaline and tourmalinated quartz—Use black tourmaline or tourmalinated quartz with intention to automatically remove unhealthy cords of attachment, or better yet to intend that the cords can’t even attach or touch you in any way in the first place. Tourmalinated quartz is clear quartz with rods of black tourmaline running through it. The clear quartz amplifies the power of the black tourmaline.
  • tiger’s eye and Tiger Iron—There are four varieties of “tiger” stones in this category. The first three varieties are tiger’s eye, which naturally occurs in gold, blue, and red. Tiger’s eye is a quartz (silicon dioxide) chatoyant pseudo morph of a variety of asbestos called crocidolite. It can occur naturally, sometimes with a combination of blue and varying degrees of brown and yellow. The golden-brown color of gold tiger’s eye is caused by iron oxides that form during the decaying process. In some cases, the blue variety is dyed blue. The red in naturally occurring red tiger’s eye is caused by similar iron oxides to that found in the gold variety and further metamorphic activity cause the iron to turn to hematite, which imparts the reddish color. (Red tiger’s eye is sometimes dyed.) The final variety in this category is tiger iron, which is a rock composed ofvarying layers of hematite, tiger’s eye, and jasper. The knowledge of the geological ingredients in tiger’s eye and tiger iron often shed light on working with the gemstone. The chatoyant, (an optical reflectance) nature of this stone deflects or pushes away potentially negative energy. Unwanted energy can be redirected or removed with clear intention with any four of these “tiger” rocks in hand. Each of the four “tiger” stones provides a specific benefit when used with intention. Tiger iron promotes courage by feeding your mind with thoughts that encourage high self-esteem. It sparks the imagination to help you think of or believe in the seemingly impossible. Red tiger’s eye amplifies your business acumen and triggers your inner entrepreneur, making it a perfect stone to keep on your desk. Use this stone to help you read between the lines and to be more open to perceiving the bigger picture. Gold tiger’s eye isa good companion when you are trying to remain grounded and focused on your personal goals. Blue tiger’s eye can be used to help deepen your understanding of difficult situations and people, which promotes emotional balance. When you use this stone to gain mental clarity, you will also find that emotional balance is restored as you sort out your feelings and gain perspective.

Excerpted from Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth by Margaret Ann Lembo

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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.

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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!


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.

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Honoring Sacred Space

Do you honor the sacred space of others? Is it easy for you to set boundaries and express them with ease and grace? Do youbalk at the idea of simple rules or do you find yourself offended or above the rules? How easily are your buttons pushed by others and do you take the time to figure out why you are reacting in a childish manner?
What is etiquette? “Etiquette is the customary code of polite behavior in a society or among members of a particular profession or group.” There are the rules established in various spaces because not all beings are trained in situational awareness, or socialized to know or follow protocol or appropriate behavior.

Amber Gemstone Affirmation. Amber is a tool for recalling past lives with the intent to uncover how those memories can help you in your lifenow.

Sometimes policies are created for the well-being of the space and all that enter there. The reasons for policies and procedures aren’t always clear, yet know there is most likely a good reason the policy is put in place.
The home is a sacred space. When a householder states that you must take your shoes off before entering a home, then take your shoes off or don’t enter. A business is a sacred space and policies and procedures as a customer or an employee are to be followed.
For example, if a store owner (like myself) requires that you carry a shopping basket while in the store, then carry the basket or don’t shop in that store. If you are on the line in a store, bank, restaurant, crowded beach, or in any public place, refrain from speaking on your mobile phone or remove yourself from the presence of others. When driving, keep enough space between you and your fellow drivers, follow the rules and etiquette on the road or stay home.
When you find yourself highly insulted by something and you feel very offended by the rules of the sacred space of others, take the time to contemplate the source of the feelings that create that reaction.
When you establish boundaries or clearly state the etiquette of the sacred space, don’t cave in because someone is throwing a tantrum. Rather, step into graceful communication and stay firm with the policy or boundaries that are instituted. Maintain neutral and stay in a state of grace and love when someone is demonstrating that they are challenged because of boundaries that you have set in place.
Love is the ultimate vibration to transform and transmute challenging situations. Stay focused on vibrating love, breathe deeply, and know all is well.
Awaken your consciousness for higher understanding and wisdom.
Margaret Ann Lembo