Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sleeping again

Thank goodness I am sleeping again. My good friend, Sandi, posted a comment on my trouble sleeping post. I have found that once my stress level is reduced I sleep better. And, if I awaken now at 2 or 3 am . . . or whenever, I find that I am using it to work on my book when the world around me is very quiet. This works well as long as I don't have to get up early and out of the house early the next day. I did that writing in the "Witching Hours" as Sandi put it and found that I was very tuned in and really accomplished quite a bit. I didn't have to get up the next day, so I went back to sleep at around 5 am slept til 9:32 am and felt great all day!

I just finished teaching Crystal Healer Level 1 at The Crystal Garden. What a great group we were! We laughed quite a lot. My staff wanted to know if my class had turned into a comedy club. So we laughed, we learned, we cried, we meditated and we laugh some more. I'll be teaching the Level 1 of the Crystal Healer Certification in 2 weeks at the Self-Enrichment Center in Coral Gables (Miami), Florida ( I am looking forward to teaching it at Soul Journey in Butler, New Jersey in April ( then at Spark of Spirit in College Park, MD (Washington, D.C. area) in May ( You can always go to my Where's Margaret? link on my website to see where I will be. If you are interested, that is! I will be traveling out to Washington State to speak at East West Bookshop in Seattle, WA as well as Wise Awakenings in Bellingham, WA and The Healing Haven in Astoria, OR. That should be a nice tour. I tour to teach, do private sessions and promote my CDs which are Guided Meditation CDs. Soon I'll be promoting my book! How exciting! I'll tell more as it unfolds.

I have been doing well on Jenny Craig. I have incorporated more meals on my own as the processed food sure does have a lot of preservatives. I am using the lymphatic patches as I melt away the pounds to detox the toxins being released with my fat cells. I've slimmed down by 7 pounds in just under 3 weeks. That's great! Yay!


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Crystals with inclusions

My friend and colleague, Carmen, posted about her connection and experience with a carbon included enhydro tibetan twin scepter quartz crystal. Wow! What a crystal! It has so much going on. First of all, carbon is the foundation of all life. We all come from carbon - ancient dust. Enhydro means that there is water trapped inside this crystal that comes from the sacred land of Tibet. The fact that is is a twin means that there are 2 crystals growing together, side-by-side, in a scepter point which is direct and connected with All That Is. Read Carmen's post about how she feels about this crystal.

Carmen's attraction to this crystal stems from deep ancient spiritual knowledge and wisdom that she has stored within herself. The strong connection is providing the avenue for this spiritual knowledge and wisdom to be activated and rise to the surface for concious use in everyday living. When working with a crystal, i.e., sleeping with it, eating with it, living with it . . . you and all your bodies begin to align and harmonize with each other. All your bodies are the physical, spiritual, mental and emotional bodies. The enhydro - water inside- is the emotional body of the crystal. As the vibratory energy integrates within your consciousness you begin to realize more about yourself, others and life. With this consciousness, it provides you the opportunity to live a better life, helping others to achieve the same as you move closer and closer to enlightenment. The fact that it is a twin helps Carmen in her relationships, especially her most significant relationship as they together grow and live side-by-side integrating this sacred spiritual wisdom within their relationship.

Carmen attended my Crystal Healer Certification Course. If you are interested go to The Crystal Garden website to find out more.

Thanks to Carmen's post, we all benefit because it was a catalyst to allow me to channel this information through on Carbon included, Tibetan Enhydro Scepter Twin Crystals.

Love to all of you from The Crystal Guardians!


Saturday, February 9, 2008

Trouble Sleeping

Well, here it is 3 am and once again I am awake. It must be the time of my life that creates the energy for waking up at 2:30 or 3 am almost every night. Mama Mia! I'm trying almost everything short of sleeping pills to stay asleep. I just don't stay asleep. I love it when I get a full 6-8 hours of sleep, don't you?

I just join Facebook. I'm not sure what I am going to do with it yet, but I am a member now. Have you had any good experiences with it yet? The things one does at 3 am!

I'm off the find the zzzzzzzs and then try to catch them!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sparkling Gemstones

While I was at INATS East I also shopped for my store. I bought a lot of gemstone and crystal jewelry. Wow . . . did I get some really amazing pieces. It's been a while since I've found such high quality in gemstones and in jewelry. It's arrived just in time for Valentine's Day, too!

I've been looking for sugilite for a long time. The last time I asked one of my gemstone suppliers, she said, "Sugilite is scarcer than hen's teeth." That made me laugh as I have never heard that expression. What a hoot! I did find some teeny tiny tumbled pieces of sugilite and they are already selling well at The Crystal Garden. I believe I found a piece or two within the jewelry as well. The first time I found sugilite was in Glastonbury, England. I went their to visit the Tor and Chalice Well. Sugilite is a stone for opening to Divine Love or the spiritual aspects of love. It helps to raise one's vibration for developing intuition and connection with the Higher Self and Higher Consciousness.

I did get a lot of tourmaline jewelry. Watermelon tourmaline is one of my favorites. It's a great stone for opening the heart chakra and helping you to give and receive love. It's called watermelon tourmaline because the stone is green on the outside and pink on the inside. When you cut it in slices it looks like watermelon!

On a totally different subject, I signed up for Jenny Craig today. I really want to drop 44 pounds to start and I'm calling all angels to assist me in this process. My affirmation is: "I am so grateful that I am now in the process of becoming a slimmer person." And, ya know how all those movie stars are using Jenny Craig? Well, after I dropped off my food at my house, I went to the store to get my vegetables and fruits. I forgot my regular glasses in the car so I had to wear my sunglasses to see . . . . do you think I'm on my way to stardom and I was practicing my incognito routine? Ha!

I hope to hear from those of you that are reading this blog. Please leave me a comment or 2.

Angels to you!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Happy to have my blog back!

Wow! It's been a long time. My blog has been out of commission. I have learned that it might be important to have many links to many websites. It appears that because I was pointing most of the links to my websites the robots with Google thought I was in violation. I didn't know that and now the blogger team has reviewed my blog and found that I am good to go! Yay!

I've done a lot since my last posting. My friend, Victoria Rose Martin, has helped me enormously with branding my business and now I am working to change all the pages in my website. It's a big job and I am an amatuer nerdette, but I really love creating pages within my website. Victoria has been teaching me so much and I am so gratefule for her support.

I just returned from INATS East. INATS stands for the International New Age Trade Show. I was grateful to have the opportunity to be a speaker for one of the pre-show seminars for fellow retailers. I spoke on tools and knowledge to sell crystals and gemstone jewelry in their retail shop. I've had close to 20 years experience selling crystals and gemstones and I've been teaching a Crystal Healer Certification Course since 2001 and variations on that course since the early 1990s. I had a good time sharing what I know and then I stayed the full day and was the M.C. I have a Leo Moon so it made me happy to stand on the stage and introduce the rest of the great speakers lined up. I was also able to introduce my friend, Victoria Rose Martin, the next day when she gave her talk on Web Design.

During the INATS trade show, I was stationed for hours at a time doing Angel Gemstone Oracle Readings at the New Age Retailer Magazine booth. If you are a retailer and are looking for spiritual or metaphysical vendors and articles to help you with your business, I highly recommend getting a free subscription to the magazine. And, if you sell a product that you want to be distributed nationally, then vendors . . . buy an ad! It has definitely helped with the sale of my 6 Guided Meditation CDs. I have used the New Age Retailer Magazine as a staple tool in my business, The Crystal Garden, for over 18 years. It was great to spend time with the Editor in Chief of New Age Retailer, Kathy McGee and other colleagues like James Wanless, creator of the Voyager Tarot.

I am also involved with a great trade organization called the Coalition of Visionary Resources which you can find at I joined this organization about a year and a half ago. It has been one of the best things I could do to grow my business. I am part of the Retailer's Newsgroup and now I am even on the Board of Directors. Even with donating my time to the organization, I continue to learn, make new friends and develop further contacts that become win-win connections. If you have a visionary business, then join this trade organization. The membership fee is really inexpensive so it's a no brainer to become a member! There are so many benefits. Go look at their website and see for yourself. It's comforting and supportive to belong to an organization that has vendors helping vendors and retailers helping retailers throughout the country!

Well, that's the update for today. I should get back to tweaking my website for The Crystal Garden!