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The Crystal Garden was founded by Margaret Ann Lembo in 1988 as a retail store. Over the years, The Crystal Garden grew and so did Margaret Ann's know

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ledge of essential oils.

In 2005 Margaret Ann launched her first guided meditation CDs at the request of her customers. In 2011, Margaret Ann's first book, Chakra Awakening, was published by Llewellyn Worldwide at the same time she launched her Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards - all of which are to help increase positive thought and self-awareness. in 2013, two more books were published - The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones (Llewellyn) and Color Your Life with Crystals (Findhorn Press)

Through years of practice, selling and working with essential oils she started creating synergistic blends of oils to help body, mind and spirit. Some of her blends also include other "energetics" to amplify the potential of a given spray or oil. At her retailer colleagues request, she began the wholesale division around 2005 to allow her fellow retailers to sell her best selling oils, sprays and more.

4-bottles-crystals-ameth-rosemary-2fluourite-V2Today this loving cottage industry has grown to sell a full line of medical grade oils and aromatic mists hand filled with loving intent by the Angels of The Crystal Garden.

Many retail stores around the country are selling Smudge in Spray successfully. It is our #1 best selling spray. Euphoria Relaxing Spray and Guardian Angel Spray hold a close second. Now with Archangel Raphael and Prosperity Mist, the line is expanding and selling very well throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Most stores sell 24- 36 bottles per month

Describe your work.

The formulas for the blends and mists are divinely inspired through Margaret Ann. These unique blends have helped realign many people spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionSmudgeinSprayWeb -284x700ally.

The Aroma-Energetic Sprays and Oil Blends that are divinely inspired have Holy Waters, Sacred Site essences, and Crystal-Gemstone Tinctures. The Holy Waters and Sacred Site essences were and still are hand collected or created personally by Margaret Ann from around the world - throughout her whole life. It wasn't until she started received her inspirations that she realized why she was collecting the various waters and Sacred Site Essences. Margaret Ann uses the energy of crystals – their color and vibration – and creates “tinctures” which hold the vibrational essence of the stones with the intention to restore balance and peace. Margaret Ann also includes Bach Flower Essences to help the user dispel challenges with mental and emotional challenges through vibrational healing and intention. Dr. Bach's Original Flower Remedies, a system of 38 Flower Remedies are created to help mankind achieve joy and happiness. Our motto is “heal the planet one spritz at a time!”

 How did you get started in the wholesale business?

Color Meditation -open coverI started creating various Meditation CDs because my customers who attended my classes and events wanted the help to be guided through the meditation experience even after the event was over.

The development of my proprietary essential oil blends and sprays developed because there was a need. I needed an alternative to smoky smudging of sage, cedar and other resins to energetically clear my space. Due to respiratory challenges I came up with Smudge in Spray, our #1 Best Seller, and soon my customers asked to buy it! Then fellow retailers followed suit and soon I was bottling and selling all my special blends.Auntie_Ms-Anti

Auntie M's Anti was created because a friend of mine, Marguerite, just couldn't seem to shake a respiratory imbalance.

Euphoria was created because I saw the need for myself and my girl friends who needed something to help with PMS and menopause . . . and general feelings of stress or hysteria.

Lift Me Up! blend was created because my dear friend couldn't seem to shake the blues. Now Lift Me Up!blend is also a spray by the name of Bliss Mist.

There are so many blends, oils and stories. Stay tuned as I will share as time inspires me!

I'm finally settling into being home from my very long National Book Tour. It feels so good to be at my store, The Crystal Garden, to take care of customers and be with my absolutely amazing staff. My birds missed me, especially Sha Nay, who is a blue and gold macaw. I'm so happy to be able to hang out with them and ALL MY CRYSTALS!!

I've been having fun making some amateur videos. Go look at my YouTube Channel. Click here. Check out the videos where I walk around The Crystal Garden so you can see the amazing gems on our shelves. Walk with me . . .

Here is one I filmed today at home. This video gives you a little bit about Green Aventurine, Selenite, Tabular Quartz and Rose Quartz. Tabular quartz are good for helping you with telepathy which helps you with communication. Telepathy is heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind communication. Everyone can improve their communication skills. Why not add the treat of sending images with the words you speak. Tabbies - tabular quartz - helps you focus your intention to be clear enough to send the pictures with the word. Try it!

 

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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