It is possible to use essential oils to realign and balance your energy - physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. The new Chakra Sprays were just launched by me under my brand, The Crystal Garden. These sprays premiered this past weekend at a trade show in Orlando and were very well received.
Over the next few weeks I will be explaining more about each Chakra Spray and why the components were chosen and why they work. The formulas or recipes are received through Divine Inspiration combined with my experience and knowledge of essential oils and vibrational healing.
Each spray has the following components to make it an Aroma-Energtic Spray:
- proprietary blend of high quality Crystal Garden brand essential oils
- Gemstone Tinctures
- Holy Waters
- Sacred Site Essences
- Bach Flower Remedies
- Positive affirmations
Aromas have an effect on our decisions and even our ability to comprehend, remember and process feelings and emotions. We have 40 million olfactory receptor neurons that detect up to 10,000 different aromas. The essential oils use are real extractions from plants, roots, barks, flowers and trees with hundreds of real chemical components that affect our physical body as well as our mental state, emotional balance and spiritual connection.
The energy of crystals, minerals and gemstones aid us through their vibration. Crystals, minerals, rocks, metals, and gemstones are tools from the earth that can be used to assist you in staying focused on your intentions to create and maintain positive change in your life. The color, location mined, and the geometric configuration combined with the intention matched to the gemstone brings positive transformation.
Throughout my own life, holy water played a pivotal role in healing and balance. My wise mother would bless me and my siblings with holy water when we were sick or under the weather in some way. Over the years I've been collecting holy water from many churches throughout the world though at the time didn't really know what the ultimate purpose would be. Now these holy waters are potentiated and used in my line of sprays including this new launch of the Chakra Sprays.
Sacred Site Essences
Everything is energy. All energy vibrates. All vibration affects our reality. Because of these basic principles I've also been "capturing" the energetic essences of Sacred Sites around the world. I spent many years bringing my customers on Sacred Site Journeys to Mexico, Peru, and Europe. I would collect the essence of the location through intention, water and sometimes add a rock or pebble from the location for flavor. In some cases, I obtained water from a sacred spring or river when available. Energetic waters from Glastonbury Well in England, Teotihuacan in Mexico, St. Germain's church in France and Mother Mary's last known home outside Ephesus in Turkey are just a few among the collection I use in my Aroma-Energetic Sprays.
Bach Flower Essences
Most of us are familiar with the use of herbs for healing and balancing the subtle and physical bodies. On a vibrational level, the energy of a plant, herb or tree has balancing properties. The most commonly used flower essences are Bach Flower® Essences which are drawn from the essence of wildflower blooms by the power of the sun. There are 38 plant and flower based formulas that can help manage the emotional demands of life. They are vibrational, not extracts, because it's the energy of the plant or flower that is utilized.
To complement and actualize your intention use positive thoughts and establish your intention regarding your goals and desires. Each spray has a suggested affirmation associated with the given chakra. Replace negative thoughts or fears with the positive statements that the affirmation provides. Repeat the affirmation again and again and soon you’ll find that any negative thoughts and fears disintegrate. Where love and goodness reside there is no room for anything but love and goodness. Focus on what you do want, not what you don't want!
I am grateful and honored to have these formulas come through me to provide such a powerful and positive tool to help many people. I invite you to stop by The Crystal Garden to spray and play with these amazing treasures. They truly smell and feel amazing!
Look for a store near you that carries our line. Remember - Buy Local!!
Oracles have been used in many cultures, religions, political and spiritual arenas for centuries. In ancient Greece, oracles were priests and priestesses that brought through divine messages in response to specific inquiries. Gemstones, too, have been used in a variety of ways from jewelry to healing elixirs and amulets.
Messages from the angels have become an ordinary occurrence now. These divine messengers brought revelations and messages through saints and prophets throughout time. Divine messages also come from the angelic realm to guide you and guard you during this lifetime. Everyone has this gift of the angelic realm available. Ask for Divine guidance from angels and guides to inspire you to select the highest and best course of action. Stay focused on love, compassion and integrity. Then take action to clear out the negative energy of doubts, fears, low self-esteem, unmet expectations, abandonment, and betrayal and so on.
Gemstones are powerful tools, which guide you toward personal understanding. The colors and shapes of the stones bring you messages to motivate and heal you in many ways. Crystals and gemstones have elemental energy of earth spirits. These earth spirits, the Gemstone Guardians, maintain the intention, use, color, and integrity of the stone. The Gemstone Guardians speak to us just as the angels do. The color, origin, mineral compounds and shape offer insights to the stone’s meaning. Divine messages come through the crystals when used with your intention.
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. Try it. Go to your local jewelry or metaphysical store and ask yourself, “What pieces are attractive to me in this moment?”
Once you’ve chosen all the stones you are attracted to, look up the meaning of the gemstone in one of my books, The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones, Color Your Life with Crystals, or Chakra Awakening. Read further about what you have chosen. You might be astonished at the accuracy of what that stone represents. Deeper understanding of yourself aids in awakening your consciousness. And, the process of self-discovery using this process is also fun. I was so inspired that I created the Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards to provide guidance and positive thoughtforms to transform reality in an easily accessible way for everyone.
The combination of these tools – angels, gemstones, and the oracle - brings a powerful trio to the intuitive readers table and beyond. These tools are for everyone because everyone has the ability to connect with the Divine and receive intuitive insight to guide each person on their path. The power of positive thinking has been proven time and again. All these components are found within the Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards.
How to use the Angel Gemstone Oracle
Start by asking your angels and guides to be part of the session. Open your heart, mind and spirit to receive the information that will help at this moment. It is best to have a specific question or request for guidance on a particular area of your life. There is no question to mundane or esoteric when using the Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards.
Shuffle the deck. As you shuffle keep your attention on your intention and notice if there are any cards that are either “jumping” out or revealing themselves to you by the way they blend back in the deck. Pull one to three cards per question. Usually the answer arrives within the first card.
On the front side of each card is the divination. On the back side, the angel of that area of life offers positive thoughtforms to repeat and affirm to shift your consciousness to focus on what you do want vs. what you don’t want. That’s the transformational aspect of using this deck. Remove what isn’t working and use your imagination and action to create the reality you really want in your life.
Let’s say you want to know if it is safe for you to speak your truth in a matter of importance in your life. You shuffle the deck and the amazonite card comes out of the deck.
The front side of the card says:
“Amazonite Are you holding back something you need to say? The truth about a certain matter needs to be spoken. Honesty is important at this time. Have the courage to speak up with grace. Loving words have the power to heal or improve a situation.”
Then when you flip over the card the Angel of Truth and Honesty provide this positive thoughtform:
“I live my truth and honestly communicate what is on my mind with ease. I effortlessly find the words to express my truth and speak eloquently and lovingly. I surround myself with people who are not afraid to honestly express themselves.”
Everyone can always benefit from more love. “You are love. Your true essence is love. Be aware that you are love in all you do, say, think, feel, smell, taste or know, and you will be happy and healthy all the days of your life.” Excerpt from Chakra Awakening
It's that time again. Time to prepare for the New Year. It's time to clear out the old and release negative vibes of the past. Leave them. Let them go! Release them and set them free.
And then . . . decide with focus and crystal clarity on the blessings and well-being you want to draw into your life. It's up to you. It's always up to you. Whatever you wish for, focus on, take action toward and ardently and passionately desire will surely come to pass. The trick is to keep those negative thoughts and emotions from creeping up into your consciousness.
I always recommend using tools to help. That's why I created Smudge in Spray about 10 or more years ago.
When I first created it, it wasn't for sale. It was just for me. I became a non-smoker in 2001 and my respiratory system wasn't able to handle the smoke created from smudging using sage and my super-duper blend of frankincense, myrhh, copal, osha root, palo santo, lavender buds and more. I still sell all the burning versions of smudging products including abalone shells and smudging fans at my store, The Crystal Garden.
Over the years, Smudge in Spray has replaced the smoking version of smudging in many people's lives. Now the rituals for clearing can take place anywhere. Afterall, it's not socially acceptable or appropriate to light up a sage wand in an airport, on a plane, in an office or a classroom. And, the remaining scent of sage often smells like marijuana so it raises many eyebrows!!
Smudge in Spray is the #1 Best Seller because it clears out negative energy through the use of 6 different essential oils and other special ingredients. The amazing thing is that with your positive intentions and prayers Smudge in Spray helps you REPLACE the negativity with blessings, love, prosperity, and peace.
Prepare for 2014 with a nice energetically clean space. Smudge your car, home, office, classroom - wherever you spend time - and intend that the space is refilling with love and well-being.
During the ‘season’ we find ourselves in the time of hustle and bustle. We have many parties to go to (or not), a lot of presents to buy, a lot of food to donate and eat, and still find a way to have enough money to do all of that.
There is a lot of pressure to squeeze a lot of money out of our pockets at this time. Some of us do not have presents to buy or to receive. Some do not feel the hustle and bustle in a joyful way. Often, there are many who secretly or not so secretly dread the holiday season from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
Somehow, this season causes an extraordinary amount of stress and depression. Nostalgia of times gone by or sadness due to sad memories can add to the depression, sadness and loneliness. Keep this in mind as friends and family act or react in a way that is less than pleasant. Try not to take it personally. Instead send them love and prayers.
The Winter Holidays are a time when we are ‘supposed’ to be happy and have fun! Actually, we always deserve to be happy and have fun. How can we make this a time of joy, peace and love? Joy, peace and love are our Divine Birthright.
We have a choice in how to create our lives regardless of the season. Even when you are feeling sad and embraced the sorrow, try to make the choice to shake it off and find joy. Think of your favorite things. Contemplate all the ways you are blessed. When we do, then we create a happier vibration for ourselves and those around us. At a time when there are so many delectable treats, it is important to balance our intake with healthy foods. When our bodies receive the right nutrients in our food and vitamins we are able to maintain better balance. Exercise and sunshine are key factors as well as playing with friends. Laughter and play can change our attitude and emotions in the blink of an eye.
There are times, regardless of the season, that we feel all alone. Here is our reminder: we are never alone! God is always with us. Our Guardian Angel is always by our side from the moment we are born onto this planet. It only takes a little faith to connect with the God within and our Spiritual Guide.
And, it only takes a little action to reach out, pick up the phone and call our friends or family members to make plans to have fun.
Now is the time to make happy memories. Go into your memory banks and recall a family holiday tradition that you miss and recreate that in your life. In the hustle and bustle of busy holiday days, remember to take the time to nurture yourself even if you have to make an appointment with yourself. Schedule the time to rest, rejuvenate and relax. Create a sacred space using candles, incense, crystals, aromatherapy, flowers or whatever makes you happy and then stop and enjoy it.
And if you get a little twinge of loneliness wishing that you had someone to share it with, just remember and silently acknowledge your Guardian Angel or Spiritual Guide. Your Guardian Angel is with you, by your side, looking over your shoulder and seeing all the beauty that you have created. Your Guardian Angel sees the Peace, Joy and Love that you carry within. When you need the extra help from the angelic realm all you need to do is think the thought or say it aloud and the help will magically manifest.
Open your heart, mind and spirit to all the Love that is and that YOU ARE!
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Tell us about how you started your business
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
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.
Today 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 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?
I 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 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.
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!
The last two weeks of my 12 week National Book Tour has taken me to the Pacific NorthWest.
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.
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.
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.”
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!
Use 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!
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
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.