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Mountains, Horses, Cats, Dogs . . . Rocking in the Pacific NW

On September 13, 2013, in Events, pets, Travel, by MargaretAnnLembo

The last two weeks of my 12 week National Book Tour has taken me to the Pacific NorthWest.

drive to Port Townsend

 

OK - this time we flew instead of a long drive from South Florida. But we are still driving far and wide for my various appearances at book stores.car - Fiat-2

While I was in Portland, OR area I met with Vicky Thompson of New Connexion TV and Journal and recorded a TV interview to air in November or December 2013. The electricity was out when I arrived. We moved the soundboard and cameras outside to record.  My sweetheart, Vincent, provided electricity through an inverter we had in our car to keep our iPhones and iPad charged while driving. It worked! Such a cute little car and it powered the TV recording, too!

We are driving through wonderful scenery - mountains and fir trees -  from Portland to Port Townsend.

I am staying with my friend, Joan Ranquet, amazing author and Animal Communicator (for 20 years). I'm high on a mountain in Carnation, WA with Joan, her 3 dogs, 4 cats and 3 gorgeous horses. The day I arrived I interacted a bit with her horses. OK - I should really put this into perspective. . . actually I stood apprehensively in the pasture as they grazed. Rollie, the biggest and tallest of these gorgeous creatures, came over to me and nudged me with his nose. The Brooklyn girl in me was amazed that my fears were gone as this huge horse "herded" me through the pasture as we took a walk around the barn. I LOVED IT!!

There were many great times at the stores I've been at in this past week. Here is a little sampling of my experiences.

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School has started in some parts of the US and will start shortly in other areas. I remember those first days back at school. My energy was wrapped in excitement, enthusiasm, and some fears. Fear of being accepted and liked by my peers, fears of being good enough, and fears of doing well in my academic endeavors. These are normal feelings for humans at any age.

I wish I had rocks in my pockets, my pencil case and my school bag back then to help me remember and know that everything would be alright. I did have my faith and did use the energy of support from my Guardian Angel that walked by my side daily. My vivid imagination helped me tap into the truth that my angelic companion would get me through any challenging situation.hematite-kids copy

Now I recommend adding some tumbled gemstones to the school supplies list to be a personal reminder.

Here are a few excerpts from my book, Color Your Life with Crystals, that I wrote specifically for Young Readers ages 7-12, to give you an idea of how and when to use the rocks. (It’s become a favorite of people of all ages!)

“The red, brown, and black stones are helpful for those with symptoms appearing like ADD, ADHD or autism. It is an alternative to help you feel safe and focused.”

Black tourmaline, hematite and black obsidian are ideal for this purpose.

Agate is also a good stone to help you feel safe, grounded and focused. Match this thought with the rock:

Agate Positive Thought Affirmation: I am grounded and focused. I now finish all my homework.  I get all my chores done easily and enjoy it too!

carnelian signed-401Use orange stones so you can  . . .  “feel energized with great ideas. You feel joyful.  You have a great imagination and you are able to take the ideas from your imagination and use them. You can invent, draw, and create easily. It is easy for you to finish what you start. Use stones like carnelian, orange calcite, and tiger’s eye. ”

 

More ideas about which stones to use for various purposes as you get back into the groove at school will be coming soon so stay tuned!

 

 

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Imagination

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of Life’s coming attractions.”imagination-11
~Albert Einstein~  Albert also said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Imagine your life as you want it. That’s it. Start with your thoughts, feelings, and your imagination and then step toward the pictures and imaginings through action. This simple fun action of imagineering your life seems to elude us from time to time. For some, it never sinks in. Instead, many have the challenge on focusing on their worries, what they don’t have and what they don’t like about their life, surroundings and experiences.

Much of what Disney teaches in the corporate setting, the movies, the theme parks and more are all trying to help us integrate that dream that is available to everyone – not just some of us – everyone!

“The term Imagineering was popularized in the 1940s by Alcoa to describe its blending of imagination and engineering, and adopted by Walt Disney a decade later to describe the skill set embodied by the employees of WDI, known as Imagineers.”  - - -Wikipedia

While this isn’t a blog post about Disney, the examples set forth through this corporation and the lives of many others portrays how your imagination plus clear action creates your world.

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." - Thomas A. Edison

Great inventors use their imaginations to make our life easier. I’m inspired from watching the innovators of our reality like Steve Jobs and so many others who transform our world by having the courage to imagine and create.

Watch your thoughts. What are you thinking? Change your life by observing your thoughts. Change your thoughts to what you want to exist in your world and release thoughts about things that have occurred and are unlike that which you want manifest in your personal world. It works. It takes discipline, but it works!

Gift yourself with the time to daydream and imagine your health, wealth, and happiness as you want it to be. Maintain focus and watch the magic unfold.

 

When You Wish Upon A Star Lyrics

 When you wish upon a star

Makes no difference who you are

Anything your heart desires

Will come to you

 If your heart is in your dream

No request is too extreme

When you wish upon a star

As dreamers do

 

Fate is kind

She brings to those who love

The sweet fulfillment of

Their secret longing

 Like a bolt out of the blue

Fate steps in and sees you through

When you wish upon a star

Your dreams come true

 Fate is kind

She brings to those who love

The sweet fulfillment of

Their secret longing

 Like a bolt out of the blue

Fate steps in and sees you through

When you wish upon a star

Your dreams come true

UPDATE  Chakra Awakening Vibrational Healing Training Circle Teachings
ADVANCED TRAINING

Starting in October . . . I am ready and so are you. I will start to offer the next level of the Chakra Awakening Certification courses. I was going to wait until 2014 but I realize that there are a number of Chakra Awakening Certified Healers who are ready now.  As a trained Spiritual Healer, I will share more techniques and teachings for those who are ready to step forward and assist themselves and others to transform their reality. The Vibrational Healing Training is only available tor those who have taken Chakra Awakening Level 1 and Level 2 and have read my book, Chakra Awakening, thoroughly.

This is Advanced Training Circle Teachings where I will be sharing teachings from my own experience as well as knowledge and wisdom learned from my Medicine Teachers.

Many of you have taken the prerequisites of Chakra Awakening Level 1 and 2 and read the book, Chakra Awakening throughout the country. The majority of the classes will be available through online technology, e.g. Skype or Google Hangouts, so if you live far away, you can attend. They will not be recorded so live attendance will be required. There will be quarterly live events at The Crystal Garden so some of you will decide to fly in for the hands on training.

If you are interested in the Advanced Training Circle Teachings, be sure you read Chakra Awakening: Transform Your Reality Using Crystals, Color, Aromatherapy and the Power of Positive Thought and have attended both Chakra Awakening Level 1 and Level 2. Email me at Margaret@MargaretAnnLembo.com to let me know if you plan on being part of this training.

I am in the process of developing the curriculum.The trainings will occur every other Thursday for the most part. The first one will occur on Thursday, October 24 starts at 7:30 sharp please and ends around 9:30 PM.  Initially, the dates will be determined after this first meeting because I have prior commitments like teaching Aromatherapy Level 1 for 2 weeks on Thursdays in November and then we'll have Thanksgiving and the HOLIDAYS. So our core group will establish the dates at this first meeting. Online attendees must contact me to arrange for attendance.

Note: the next Chakra Awakening Level 1 will be held on Sat, Nov. 9.

 

Vibration, Intention, Thoughts, Feelings   . . .  What difference does it make?

By Margaret Ann Lembo

What difference does it make? It makes all the difference in the world. Every thought, feeling, and emotion creates your reality and affects the reality of all those around you and essentially everyone on this planet - and probably the cosmos.

Really? You are that powerful? Yes you are! So, with that in mind this short little inspirational read is to help remind us all that the words you say to yourself and others have an affect on all levels - physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. It is our personal responsibility to be mindful of the way we think, feel and say to others. This includes being very aware of the internal dialogue as well.

It takes practice and discipline to be diligent in this regard. In fact, it take stalking one’s own thoughts and emotions to really get to the root and rid yourself of the unwanted mind-weeds.

Once the mental and emotional space is clear and authentic an empty space is created. You can move forward to put prayers, gratitude and positive thoughts in that creative vacuum. It’s not much different than cleaning your closet, drawer, home or weeding the garden. Once you clear it out, typically you carefully decide what goes back into the clean space. It works the same with thoughts, feelings, and emotions. This is important because it is our thoughts, feelings and emotions that create reality. Yep! It’s all up to you.

Announcing Chakra Awakening Vibrational Healing Training
It is the time! I am ready  to offer the next level of the Chakra Awakening Certification courses in 2014. As a trained Spiritual Healer, I will share more techniques and teachings for thoseChakra_Awakening_400x300 who are ready to step forward and assist themselves and others to transform their reality. In 2014 I will begin Vibrational Healing Training and opening up an opportunity for those who have taken Chakra Awakening Level 1 and Level 2. This is Advanced Training where I will be sharing teachings from my own experience as well as knowledge and wisdom learned from my Medicine Teachers.

Many of you have taken the prerequisites of Chakra Awakening Level 1 and 2 and read the book, Chakra Awakening throughout the country. The majority of the classes will be available through online technology, e.g. Skype or Google Hangouts, so if you live far away, you can attend. They will not be recorded so live attendance will be required.

If you are interested in the Advanced Training, be sure you read Chakra Awakening: Transform Your Reality Using Crystals, Color, Aromatherapy and the Power of Positive Thought and have attended both Chakra Awakening Level 1 and Level 2.

The next Level 2 is this Saturday, August 17 from 9 AM - 7 PM - Preregistration required. Call 561-369-2836 to attend tomorrow.

The next Chakra Awakening Level 1 is on Saturday, November 9. Click here to register.

 

Contemplations of friends, colleagues and associates of my past. During contemplation I went to the dictionary.

I was surprised to find that an apology has a second definition of “an admission of error or discourtesy accompanied by an expression of regret.” The first definition is” a formal justification, an excuse or a defense.”

That is not how I had originally integrated the meaning of the action of making an apology. It was my understanding that it is realizing an error has been made and that there is some pang or a stitch , then expresshyacinth - i am sorrying a request for pardon for the error or having caused dismay. And then work toward making it right. I give credit to those who are mature enough to at least make the effort to have a phone conversation to make it right.

After looking in a few other online dictionaries I found that the definition changes from author to author or dictionary to dictionary. Real life circumstances have shown that the excuse is what is offered instead of having the compunction and courage to simply admit the discourtesy.

In most cases it is unfortunate that no apology is offered. It seems using the excuse is more popularly given via written terse email using the missing man technique – if the blame or lack of accountability is present then the so called apologizer can stick with excuses.

Simple avoidance has been the preponderance over the years – except with my sacred circle. Is it better to simply avoid a good friend or colleague because a major error of ways has occurred or is it better to just buck up and have a conversation? Avoidance has been the most popular and when the person appears again in one’s life, there is the appearance as if nothing occurred and because time has passed there is no need to make any type of communication to apologize. (in this case I am referring to the admission of error and expression of regret.)Violet flowers I forgive you

I mention the sacred circle and that is my sacred circle of friends. We find ways to make it right through conversation, time spent together - or loud discussion followed by laughter and tears together. These are the friends who last through much adversity and are the real deal filled with integrity, transparency and true love.

So this is where emotional maturity comes to the forefront. First, we need to remember to step out of needing an apology. Recognize which friends and colleagues come from a place of ethics and integrity and stick to those good buddies. Honor the experience of the other “friendships” and move on little doggie . . . keep moving with love, grace and a bit more wisdom.

Hyacinth is pictured above left – for I’m sorry.

Violet is pictured lower left -  for I forgive you.

Ho'oponopono  I am sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you.

I signed 130 copies of my newest book, The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones (Llewellyn Worldwide) for book sellers yesterday at INATS in Denver. Here is photo blog for you.

I am grateful to all the book stores and rock dealers around the world who will be selling many copies of this book!!

Book signing Essential Guide Book signing Essential Guide with Bill Krause Book signing Essential Guide-2 Book signing Essential Guide-glasses Book signing Essential Guide-Maggy Davidson Book signing Essential Guide-smiling Book signing Essential Guide-smiling-good Book signing Essential Guide-the line Book signing Essential Guide-the line-2 Singing-Essential Guide

Ruby in zoisite amplifies the love you give to others. Haven’t you found that there are some days that you feel more loving then others? Grab a piece of ruby in zoisite to help you when you are feeling less than lovey! It aligns you with your sacred heart and the sacred heart of all beings. After all, we are all one so the more caring and compassion you feel in general affect so many. Your heartfelt love reaches all the corners of the earth.

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Ruby in zoisite is a good stone to send healing vibrations to areas where the people and the earth have experienced suffering or disaster. Whether is a from weather, an accident, or health issues, with this stone in hand, amplify your loving prayers and focused intentions to contribute to world peace and peace within your own community.

Ruby in zoisite helps you shift your perceptions so you can see everything through the eyes of love. WOW! Imagine what a world we can have if we all shifted our intention to being in a loving vibration at all times. OK, I know we are human but we sure can give it a try. I believe in the magic of love, caring compassion and kindness. When we focus on love there is no lack or competition, there is no need to be unethical or stingy. There is abundance and joy with true caring and compassion.

With this stone in hand, silence your thoughts and look within your heart. If you are really disciplined, this stone will help you to gain clarity on all that you want to know. It also helps you bring your thoughts to the forefront of your awareness and place them in your heart before you make a decision.

 

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Color Your Life with Crystals, Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards; Chakra Awakening; and The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones. She is a spiritual entrepreneur and practitioner, aromatherapist, and the owner of The Crystal Garden—a book store, gift store, and spiritual center. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com Join her on Facebook.com/MargaretAnnLemboPage

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 Have you been compartmentalizing your feelings and thoughts? If so, it is probably time to delve into your consciousness. It helps to quiet your mind through meditation or contemplation. This offers the opportunity for you to uncover and release emotions that have been bubbling beneath the surface. As they arise, you can proceed toward emotional healing and discontinue unwanted repetitive patterns in your relationships. When we heal old wounds on all levels we can venture out into the world once again and create loving supportive relationships.

Septarian is a variety of concretion composed of several minerals and is a perfect ally to assist you in your endeavors to move forward with confidence. It is a stone that is helpful for the root, navel and solar plexus chakras.

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The yellow calcite energy in septarian helps you uncover and clear away outdated belief systems attached to old memories and other thoughtforms, or mental energy, that have accumulated over time in your mind. With this stone in hand, you can begin to reduce their unwanted effects on how you act and react to life circumstances.

In fact, you can use septarian to connect you with the contracts you made with your ancestors. Yes, we make all kinds of “agreements” and once you know what you have agreed to, you can work toward completing the contract, release it and move on. It is also a good stone to assist you when you meditate and/or engage in past-life or this life regression to uncover information that can benefit your present life.

Gaze at septarian or hold it in your hand and use this GemSpot Affirmation:

My personal power is completely intact. I am balanced, aligned, and connected with my magnificence. I recognize my self-worth, which has been deeply instilled in my consciousness by the Divine.

Lilac: Harbinger of New Beginnings

On June 1, 2013, in Aromatherapy, Flowers, Medicine Wheel, by MargaretAnnLembo

Lilac has been greeting me daily on my little walks here in Andover, MA.  I took a few photos of the flowers who greeted me on my way in the early morning on my way to the lobby of the hotel. I'm on National Book Tour and I am determined to keep and enhance my health this trip. Every year I find a new way to improve the Book Tour experience.

This year, along with my early morning visit to the gym, I decided to photograph flowers and plants. Living in the tropics is a wonderful thing, yet the flora is specific for zone 9 and 10. Being in New England offers me a chance to reconnect with old friends - the flowers and plants of my youth. (I was born and raised in Brooklyn. Yes, many trees grown in Brooklyn and Mom was an avid gardener. She is the one who taught me to communicate with plants.)

Lilac (Syringa) is the harbinger of spring signaling new life. Lilac is in the east doorway of the Medicine Wheel – the place of new beginnings. All flowers bring messages and the meaning of the purple lilac is "first emotions of love" and white lilac is "youthful innocence."

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The idea that flowers have a meaning was probably first introduced around the early 1600 in Hamlet making reference that rosemary is for memory. And, from an aroma-therapeutic view, rosemary does enhance your ability to retain information and recall it when needed. It happens to be the perfect study aid. In Europe from in the mid-1600’s through 1800’s) is was popular to know and use the meaning of flowers as a language, for communication. The classic book, Le Langage des Fleurs ("The Language of Flowers", 1819,) was popular and the idea eventually spread worldwide.

Lilac oil is available yet typically a blend of oils to duplicate the scent. As long as the oils are medical grade, you have a good chance of aligning with the essential oil for the purposes of expanding love in your life and increasing your awareness of the blessings of new beginnings.

Note: the reference to the meaning of lilac is from The Language of Flowers by Charlotte de Latour

 

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