Sunday, December 20, 2009

'Tis the Season

A lot has transpired since I last wrote. My father left for the heavenly realm on Monday, November 23. It was the Monday before Thanksgiving and the timing for his ascent was impeccable. His birthday in heaven brought the whole family together for Thanksgiving and our week together was healing and healthy in many ways. Although I am extremely sad, I can also say I am extremely happy for him. I can feel his joy and I know he is happy and at peace. As many of my close friends and extended social network know, I did my grieving before he left the planet as I knew he was exiting stage left. So many people - friends, family, customers and business associates - sent their love and condolences. It meant so much to me. I was truly overwhelmed with the love sent to me through Facebook. Thank you!

Now, the joys of the season are upon me and all of us. There are so many things to be grateful for and I am choosing to focus on those things (most of the time) which is the best way for me to be.

As this year closes I know that my final manuscript has a big thumbs up at Llewellyn Worldwide. Crystal Consciousness: Heal Yourself Using Color, Aromatherapy and Gemstones is the working title right now. Now I must brainstorm and come up with a wish list of potential titles for my book. Then Llewellyn's team of experts will pick the best one. Afterall, they've put out a long list of award winning books. It's great to be part of this publishing group. The book will be out in Fall 2010. The publisher's catalog for Fall 2010 comes out around May or June 2010. I've already been asked to get working on my next title! This is good.

It's also been great to be back to my work as a Spiritual Healer and Angel Messenger Practitioner®. I love facilitating private sessions because they make such a profound difference in people's lives. My specialties are Past Life Regressions and Crystal Alignments combined with various forms of regression work. It is also a joy to teach and share. I've got a lot planned for 2010 and I'll be traveling again.The results are life transforming and I also benefit as I help others. Now that's the way to work!

And - the store - I just LOVE The Crystal Garden. I am so grateful for all that it is to me and so many others. I really don't know what I would have done all these years without the blessings I receive from owning and managing such an amazing store and center. This past year was the first full year that the Wholesale Division has been in operation. The "star" product is Smudge in Spray. Smudge in Spray won a silver finalist Visionary Award from COVR - the Coalition of Visionary Resources. Over this past year, Smudge in Spray has been featured in Yoga Magazine as What's Hot! and as the product of the week with The Daily Om twice. The Daily Om has it listed with it's best sellers!! It is also carried by Whole Foods throughout Florida (looking for a sales rep in other regions- do you know anyone?) and around the country in Canada at stores like The Crystal Garden - so Buy Local!

Many of these stores are also carrying the other wholesaled products like my Spoken Audio CDs, the full line of Medical Grade Essential Oils and the rest of the Aromatic Sprays and Mists which were introduced this year.

And - as if that wasn't enough, I've been working on an Oracle Deck. I'll leave you in suspense on this one. It's almost ready to go to print. The first round of editing is done. Now great artist, Victoria Rose Martin, who is collaborating with me, will do her magic then we'll be in for a final round of proofing. 2010 will be a good good year!!!
So again I must say - Gratitude! Gratitude! Gratitude!

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