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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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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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Animal Ally Dragonfly and Vibrational Matching Stone Amethyst Cathedral

Are there situations in your life where the truth needs to be revealed? Are you ready to break through the illusions that others have erected, or perhaps the illusions you’ve created? It’s time for you to work through the emotions that create misconceptions, both for yourself and those that you create for others. 

Dragonfly totem is an ally to help you see life with great clarity and take action. Dragonflies have extraordinary eyesight and quick, agile flight. The power of Dragonfly helps you sort reality from illusion. If you are caught up in illusion, Dragonfly’s energy can assist you in seeing the situation clearly and help you take speedy appropriate action. 

When Dragonfly appears in your life, it is time to awaken and recognize your emotions and feelings and then take rapid action to create the life you want. Ask yourself, “What do I want?” Define your desires and take action. 

Call on Dragonfly’s vibration in order to be awake in life. Regardless of the daily illusions you may hold dear, you have the power to transport yourself out of that perception and fly higher in order to see life from a greater perspective. 

Use amethyst to envision yourself in the life you want to create as if it already exists. Create the illusion of actualization and manifestation, and surround it with the violet light of amethyst. Envision the situation changing to what you do want, versus how it currently is. 

Use this affirmation to help you deepen your understanding of life as you transform your reality: 

I am ready to transform my life into one filled with truth and clarity. My emotions are balanced. It’s easy for me to transform and transmute challenging situations. I pay attention to my dreams, interpret them, and take action based on my findings. My understanding of symbols helps increase my self-awareness. 

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra AwakeningThe Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and StonesAnimal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom, and Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards. She is an aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden—the Conscious Living store and center of the Palm Beaches  Visit her online at www.MargaretAnnLembo.com 

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Allies, Totems, and the Gemstone Kingdom: Parrot and Watermelon Tourmaline

Everything is energy and has a vibration. Each gemstone has a mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical teaching within them based on their color, structure, and how they grow – or their process of becoming that mineral or stone. Every animal, insect, plant, bird, or fish has a teaching as well. Symbolism is everywhere. Gemstones hold the history of the Earth and all this planet has to offer you to evolve your soul and spirit in this incarnation. Nature offers guideposts and lights the path on this sacred journey here on Earth.

Do you find benefit from crystal alignments or working with gemstones? Crystal healing is a good way to balance your energy. Essentially, every gemstone has a matching vibration. In the world of crystal healing, parrot is an ally and a totem ally when you are working with color—in art, in gemstones, in clothing, in décor—in all aspects of life. Parrot’s energy helps you remember to sparkle and shine. Look to Parrot to increase your self-esteem and willingness to be seen and heard. Parrots are intelligent and encourage you to uncover your own innate intelligence.

Parrot’s matching gemstone is watermelon or bi-color tourmaline. Bi-color tourmaline increases your awareness of your thoughts, whether they are positive or not. Parrot medicine paired with bi-color or watermelon tourmaline helps you to acknowledge your magnificence.

Focus on what you do well to increase your self-esteem. Trust that it is safe to be powerful, fabulous, colorful, and magnificent. Shine your light to reach your full potential. Express yourself. Speak up. Show up for life with vibrancy, joy, and enthusiasm.

Affirm this: I model the behaviors of successful people in order to further my own success. I honor and respect myself for who I am and what I can do. It’s easy for me to speak up for myself. I shine my light brightly and acknowledge my magnificence.

 

BIO: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Crystal Intentions Oracle; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; and Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom. She has many oracle decks and spoken audio CDs, too! Find out more at TheCrystalGarden.com and MargaretAnnLembo.com

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Gemstones and the Tarot by Margaret Ann Lembo

How might crystals enhance a tarot reading?

Using crystals and gemstones for readings came to my awareness after years of assisting customers pick gemstones in my own retail store in Florida, The Crystal Garden. Customers often want to know what stone will bring them love, or which crystal will clear negativity from their lives. I recommend that they go stand before the jewelry counter or the display of tumbled stones and encourage them to allow their eyes to go to what is drawing their attention.

In a tarot card session, have the client pull gemstones from a fairly large pile of gemstones. After the client chooses the stones they are attracted to, tell them what those gemstones are for and often offer them a book about stones to read further about what they have chosen. For example, my book, The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones is a perfect accompaniment to a tarot session because it provides the mental, spiritual, emotional and physical uses of the stone as well as a divination or Divine Guidance. The astonishment regarding the accuracy of what that stone represents for them in their life, truly amazes client after client.  

What stones do you recommend for intuition?

My recommendation of gemstones to use for developing and enhancing intuition are amethyst, apophyllite, clear quartz, kyanite, lapis lazuli, and selenite. All of these gems amplify your ability to see the unseen, know the unknown, and hear what is not being said. With clear intention on your part, use these stones with the goal to focus on trusting your inner voice as well as the many signs and symbols available to you through your dreams and synchronistic life situations.

What’s your favorite tarot card – and what crystals are perfect for that card (and why)?

There are many favorite like the Empress, the Lovers, and the Ten of Cups. The Empress card is symbolic of the empowered female as well as the feminine entrepreneur. The Lovers is one that denotes a loving relationships or a strong partnership, and the Ten of Cups is a celebration of balanced emotions and the vibe of happily ever after. All the pink and green gemstones are aligned with all three of these tarot cards. Let’s say emerald for the Empress, Ruby for the Lovers, and Watermelon Tourmaline for the Ten of Cups.

Emerald’s affirmation: I am grateful for my prosperity. I am healthy, whole, and complete. I am successful in all of my pursuits. My actions have beneficial results for everyone.

Ruby’s affirmation: Vital life force flows vibrantly through me. I am strong and health. I am grateful for my energetic passion.

Watermelon Tourmaline’s affirmation: My heart is open to giving and receiving love. I transform the world around me through focusing my energy and intentions on Divine love.

What’s the most challenging card in the tarot deck – and which crystal would be the perfect remedy?

The Tower is a card that sometimes indicates a major change and disruption in the status quo. During times of change and potential upheaval, use calcite to assist you through the transitionary period. Affirmations are helpful to maintain awareness and intention.

With an optical calcite say this affirmation: I see life clearly now. All obstacles have fallen away. 

Blue calcite helps you when you realize you need help with communication and the ability to understand others. Use this affirmation: I speak with love and kindness. I communicate softly regardless of what I need to express.

Green or pink calcite are helpful when you are experiencing a change of heart.  Use this affirmation to open your ability to accept change: I remain grounded and focused even when the world around me changes.

Orange calcite is optimal for all types of change and to really help you recognize that all change leads to better life situations. Use this affirmation: I embrace change. I create my own reality.

 

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Crystal Intentions Oracle; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; and Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom.

Find out more at TheCrystalGarden.com and MargaretAnnLembo.com

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Aromas and Colors of the Season: Frankincense, Ruby in Zoisite, Archangels Zaphkiel and Uriel

During the holiday season use colors and aromas to help ground yourself and open your heart to receive a river of bejeweled blessings. Ruby in zoisite amplifies the love you give to others and aligns you with your sacred heart and the sacred heart of all beings. Ruby in zoisite helps you shift your perceptions so you can see everything through the eyes of love. The focus is on empathy and kindness.

Use frankincense to bring a sense of calm and inner peace, thereby quieting ruffled emotions and out-of-balance feelings. As frankincense facilitates deep breathing, it also aids in calming hysteria. Frankincense has been a valued resin for over 5,000 years and is traditionally associated with the Three Wise Men, who are believed by some historians to have been Zoroastrian astrologer-priests from Babylon. One of their gifts to the infant Jesus the Christ was frankincense, the ultimate oil or resin for meditation practice.

Frankincense Essential Oil Medical GradeWith ruby in zoisite in hand and the aroma of frankincense, align yourself with compassion, kindness, inner peace, tolerance, higher consciousness, and love. Allow it to increase your awareness of the spiritual and mystical experience of the unity of the universe. Frankincense aligns you with Archangel Zaphkiel (Tzaphkiel) for understanding and mindfulness and with Archangel Uriel for illumination and peace.

Positive intentions for Ruby in Zoisite and Frankincense:

My intention is to live love and to act with compassion and tolerance with every person I encounter. I am aligned with the healing powers of inner peace and kindness. I am able to help others by vibrating love through my presence, words, and actions. I am willing to receive love. The door to my heart is open, allowing blessings to flow into my life. I accept gifts, love, and attention with ease and grace. I am grateful for all that is bestowed upon me.

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; the Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; Masters, Mystics, Saints, and Gemstone Guardians Cards and more. She is a spiritual entrepreneur, aromatherapist, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — a conscious living store in southeast Florida.  Find out more about Margaret Ann at www.MargaretAnnLembo.com; www.TheCrystalGarden.com; and www.AcademyoftheSpiritualArts.com or email at [email protected]