Elevated Existence Picks Aromatherapy Sprays for Meditation

When sitting down for meditation, whether in a room dedicated to the practice or the corner of a bedroom or living room, aromatherapy sprays can help set the tone for relaxation in mind and body, as well as awakening the spirit within.

Below are three of Elevated Existence’s picks!

CrownChakraDivine Mind: Crown Chakra Spray
Activate the crown or seventh chakra with this spray to assist in connecting your mind with the divine during meditation, created by award-winning author of “Chakra Awakening,” Margaret Ann Lembo. www.thecrystalgardenstore.com; $18.


Chakra_Khan_HighResChakra Khan Mist
A blend of mind elevating cedarwood and mild sweet orange assist with mental and emotional balance, helping the body release nervous tension. www.sister-bliss.com; 4-ounce, $18.00.


chopraChopra Center Rupa Relaxing Mist
A mix of grounding essential oils of Patchouili, Vetiver and Basil, this mist helps quiet the mind, relieve stress and balance the Vata mind-body type in Ayurveda. www.store.chopra.com; 8-ounce, $25.00.


How to Use Color to Amplify Intention

by Margaret Ann Lembo

The unknown secrets of color are right in front of you. They are in the full spectrum of the rainbow and in everything you do daily. Every day you choose clothes to wear, food to eat, and make a variety of choices that involve color.

What would happen if you started to make all your choices with conscious intention using the seven secrets of color? You would transform your life into one that is charmed, relaxed, flowing and full of grace and ease. All it takes is a little knowledge about the secrets of color, along with focus and intention.

Intention is established easily by being mindful of what you want in your life. Many of us are clear on what we don’t like or don’t want, and that’s where we allow our intention to lie. Unfortunately, focusing attention on what we don’t want gets us more of exactly that – what we do not want!

Each color is associated with the color, vibration and scent of the human body energy centers on a mental, physical, spiritual and emotional level. The use of color, gemstones and essential oils employs your vision and sense of smell to maintain your focus on your intentions. In the words of Paul J. Meyer, “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.” You can use the tools to maintain your attention on your intention!

There are seven main chakras that are also the colors of the rainbow. These energy centers are responsible for regulating the functions of many levels of our being, and each chakra has a different color associated with it.

Below is a list of the chakras, and the color and gemstones associated with them:

1st Chakra — The first chakra is the Root Chakra. Its basic color is red. This energy center is located at the base of the spine and is responsible for our basic needs. This is where we store vital life force and the energy to provide food, shelter and water. Money is strongly associated with this center. A gemstone for the root is garnet.

2nd Chakra — The second chakra is the Navel or Sacral Chakra. Its main color is orange and is the center for reproduction and creativity. We store emotional memories in this center. It is a center that allows us to create and take action. A gemstone for the navel is carnelian.

3rd Chakra — The third chakra is the Solar Plexus Chakra and located at the solar plexus. The main color associated with the chakra is yellow, and it’s the place of joy, personal power, self-confidence, mental clarity, and the ability to shine our light. Experiences of verbal abuse that reduced our self-esteem as well as kudos and praise that raised our self-confidence are stored at this chakra. A gemstone for the solar plexus is citrine and raises self-esteem.

4th Chakra — The fourth chakra is the Heart Center. This chakra is green and/or pink, located at the center of our chest, and is the bridge between the lower three chakras of the physical mundane world and the upper chakras of the spiritual world. This is where our true self resides – the Love That We Are – how we integrate that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. Gemstones for the heart are green aventurine or rose quartz.

5th Chakra — The fifth chakra is the Throat Center. This chakra is blue of the sky or turquoise. This center is located at the throat and provides the ability to communicate and express ourselves. It includes writing, speaking, singing, cooking, and the many ways we express who and what we are. A stone for the throat center is aquamarine.

6th Chakra — The sixth chakra is the Third Eye Center. This chakra is indigo blue. It is located in the center of our forehead. This is the location of our ability to see the unseen, know the unknown and hear what is not being said. It is the place of intuition, knowing and dreaming. A stone for the third eye is lapis lazuli.

7th Chakra — The seventh chakra is the Crown Chakra. The color associated with the crown ranges from golden white light to a violet flame, the place of higher intuition, channeling, and the connection with Divine Consciousness. It is the place where our connection to miracles resides. Some gemstones for the crown chakra are selenite, amethyst, and clear quartz.

Make the conscious connection with the color, gemstones and scents in your life, and pair it with a positive thought and the intention of creating a happy, prosperous, peaceful and joy-filled life.

Margaret_Ann_Lembo-HeadShotMargaret 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 bookstore, gift store, and spiritual center. For more information visit www.margaretannlembo.com or www.thecrystalgardenstore.com.  


Gemstones to Magnetize Love, Friendship & More

by Margaret Ann Lembo

You are love. Your true essence is love. Be aware 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.

Do you want more caring supportive people – friends, family and colleagues – in your life? Perhaps you want a companion or significant other to share your life with, or to reignite a current romance and open you to more joy and happiness.

The trick to attracting what you really want, whether it is love or a more consistent spiritual practice, is to stay focused on your heart’s desires. Whatever you vividly imagine must inevitably come to pass. And what a better way to energize your enthusiasm for your ardent desires than with glittering gemstones!

Color and gems coupled with intention offer you the gift of attraction as well as distraction to re-focus you from those troubling thoughts as they redirect your attention over to our wishes, dreams and aspirations with their luminous light. They remind you to focus on what you do want, not what you don’t want.

It’s easy to work with gemstones. Simply carry a stone in your pocket, purse or brief case or place it on your desk or in your pillowcase at night before sleep. As you place the stone or stones on or around you, form the intention or thoughts as to why you are using that particular one. If you want more love in your life, you may use a rose quartz. Need more self-confidence? Use a citrine. Every time you touch the stone, look at it or think of it, remember why you are working with it and reaffirm your intention.

You deserve love, attention, caring, companionship and mental and emotional support. It’s up to you to attract people, places and situations into your life that fit the description of what you desire. Start by removing what isn’t working, as well as objects or situations that perpetuate what you do not want. Then establish a clear magnetizing vibe to bring forth love and all that is love.

Everything vibrates. All vibration has a sound and a color associated. All thoughts create reality. Match the color tones and gemstones that your wear or carry – or place in your space – with the thought forms that create your desired outcome and watch a beautiful reality unfold.

Now it’s up to you.

Margaret_Ann_Lembo-HeadShotMargaret 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 bookstore, gift store, and spiritual center. For more information visit www.margaretannlembo.com or www.thecrystalgardenstore.com

Margaret Ann Lembo: Chakras, Awakening & Manifesting

It is possible to design our own reality and live each day with prosperity, joy and complete health. With the power of focused intent, we can transform our life using the amazing energy within — the chakras.

Award-winning author Margaret Ann Lembo, whose books include “Chakra Awakening,” “The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals & Stones,” and “Color Your Life with Crystals: Your First Guide to Color, Crystals and Chakras,” joined Elevated Existence Magazine Founder, Tammy Mastroberte, on the Living an Elevated Existence Mind, Body & Soul Summit to talk about “Awakening Consciousness: Step into the New Year with Clarity and Divine Connection.”

“We have these seven energy centers that are almost like s storehouse of information for our thoughts and belief systems – and the belief systems are the most powerful – that hold the vibration of who we are,” Lembo explained on the call. “So we are constantly broadcasting our essence, our energy field, our belief systems and emotions through these energy centers.”

She gave listeners a brief overview of each chakra:

1st — Root Chakra – This is from the hip bone all the way to the soles of our feet, and the colors associated with it are red, brown, black and grey. This center holds the energy of stability and being a human being on the planet, as well as our belief systems for prosperity, right livelihood and things that have to do with food, shelter and water.

2nd – Sacral Chakra – Associated with the color orange, this chakra is all about our ability to create and give birth to a project, book or a beautiful meal. This vibration is about manifesting, taking action and moving forward, and is where many people have challenges, said Lembo. They have a great idea, but making it happen is another issue.

3rd – Solar Plexus Chakra – Represented by a golden, yellow light and is all about our self esteem and our self confidence. This chakra is about being comfortable to show our light and our magnificence in the world. This is a big one for a lot of people because many of us are walking around with self-esteem issues, said Lembo.

4th – Heart Chakra – This vibration is represented by green and pink, which is love, compassion and kindness. It is the energy of being able to be loving and allow yourself to be loved.

5th – Throat Chakra – It’s colors are pastel blue or turquoise, and the vibration is being able to express oneself and listen – to be heard and to hear.

6th – Third Eye Chakra – This represents our intuitive nature, and the colors are cobalt blue and Indigo. The vibration is about being intuitive and psychic.

7th – Crown Chakra – This is the golden globe of light around our head and connection with the divine, said Lembo.

Chakra_Awakening_final1-200x300We have beliefs and thought forms stored in each chakra, and when we become conscious of them, we can have an awakening, Lembo explained. For example, those who struggle with the ability to speak up for themselves will find these challenges in the throat and solar plexus chakras. By going back in time, and investigating our beliefs, and where they came from, we can bring them to the surface and transform them.

“We can awaken and realize it is old programming and old information that doesn’t apply now,” she said, comparing it to a computer system running an old and incompatible program. “Windows XP doesn’t work on the computer anymore if you have Windows 7 or 8. You have to buy a new program. This is the same as our programming from the past. We need to uninstall the old programs.”

These are easy to uninstall once we realize what they are, and making the conscious choice to change. An awakening is that easy, she said.

“We don’t often have to do much more than have the awakening and have the realization. Once we know where the source is and realize that was then and this is now, then we can make a conscious choice,” said Lembo. “Once we have the realization, it’s up to us to take action and replace that space with positive affirmations.”

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Chakras & Manifesting
During the call, Lembo told listeners how our chakras store thought forms, and when it comes to the law of attraction, all of our thoughts produce energy because everything is energy.

“Energy is vibrating and all vibrations travel on a sound wave. All waves of energy travel in a circular direction, which is where the saying ‘what goes around comes around’ comes from, and it’s not just an expression,” she said. “If we really knew that, we would be very mindful of what kind of thought forms or emotions we are holding onto.”

Once we realize the thoughts we are broadcasting into the world – especially those that are worried or negative thoughts – we can pinpoint which chakra system might be associated with it, and work to change it.

“We can realize, ‘Ok, if this is a self esteem issue, and I’m going to work forward being more comfortable with shining my light, then today I can use some yellow clothing, and I can wear citrine crystal, and maybe some lemon-scented or citrus-scented perfume to constantly remind me to replace those negative thought forms with a positive thought form,’” Lembo explained.

Then we can begin broadcasting something like, “I am so excited that I am attracting people around me who totally support me and recognize how amazing I am, and likewise I am happy to do that for them and support their journey. We all can do that for each other.”

These thoughts versus negative ones, will help us begin attracting people like that into our lives, she explained. Another example is, “I am so lucky. I have so much prosperity in my life because of the work that I do,” and we can wear green clothes and an emerald ring, while using a peppermint scent.

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Using Crystals & Stones
Lembo also shared a variety of crystals that can be used to change our energy in certain areas of our lives.

“The gemstones are tools that activate our energy and amplify it,” she shared.”

For example, to curb negative thoughts, and to ground ourselves to focus on where we really want to go, we can use hematite and black tourmaline – any black, brown or gray stones are good for this, she said.

Additionally, carnelian is good store for someone who wants to take action and get moving on something, as well as for those who procrastinate.

“You could hold it in your hand or wear a carnelian ring,” she noted. “Then we you look at it, you will remember to take action on that to-do list.”

Citrine is good for raising self-confidence, as well as golden topaz or golden calcite, and rose quartz is typically used for the heart, but Lembo also recommends green and pink tourmaline or emerald kunzite. Pink and green stones are usually associated with the heart chakra, she said.

For those working on issue with the throat chakra, blue topaz and aquamarine are ideal, and if we have to have a conversation, for help speaking our truth, amazonite and other pastel blue stones are good. She also reccommenede Lapis Lazuli or Amethyst for the third eye, which is associated with intuition or connecting to the divine, and for the crown chakra, clear quartz can offer clarity and connection with “all that is,” Lembo shared.

“Wear the stones as jewelry, or put it in under the pillowcase at night so we are working on awakening our consciousness even in the dream time,” she said. “Even on the nightstand is good.”

A New Year Intention Ritual
Setting intentions for a new year, is important, but Lembo adds an extra spin to the goal-setting or resolution process – clearing out the old to make space for the new.

“At the end of the year, and you still can do it at beginning, you need to get clear on what you are going to release. What are you not going to bring forward in time with you? What people, places, situations are not of the level of integrity, truth and honesty, and aren’t really serving your highest good that you want to leave behind? It doesn’t’ mean you don’t like them anymore, or don’t love them anymore. It’s just maybe not where your energy needs to be.”

Sometimes it’s just energetic and a matter of cutting the cord, she noted. We all have energetic cords or thought forms attached to people, places and situations, so we have to make a conscious choice to cut the cords. Lembo works with various archangels for assistance in the process.

“I ask Archangel Michael on my right-hand side to cut any cords that are not for my highest good, and the ones I specifically ask to be cut as well. Then I have Archangel Raphael on my left so he can drench me in emerald green healing salve to seal off or almost cauterize the places where those things were cut off my energy field or my emotional field so that way they can’t reattach.”

She also calls in Archangel Gabriel behind her and Archangel Uriel in front of her for more guidance and protection. The next step is to make a clear and concise list of what we want to achieve in the new year at all levels – emotional, mental, physical and spiritual.

“Write as many things as possible, up to 100, in a stream of consciousness process to get it out onto paper,” she said. “Handwriting is better for this then the computer. Then we can use crystals, aromatherapy and more to help them become a reality.”

She repeats the intention setting every solstice and equinox, but also keeps it in mind each and every day.

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The Crystal Garden Aromatherapy Sprays & Mists

Aromatherapy can change the energy of a room, have an effect on our mood, and so much more. Margaret Ann Lembo, aromatherapist and award-winning author of “Chakra Awakening,” and “The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones,” created a line of therapeutic-quality, medical grade essential oils and aromatic mists that are unlike anything we have seen before!

From mists to call in certain angels, such as her award-winning Archangel Raphael spray to a Prosperity Mist helping to increase success in business and improve mental clarity, her blends are unique and can be helpful for a variety of spiritual needs. Her tagline is “Healing the Planet One Spritz at a Time.”

The majority of the formulas include medical grade oils, gemstone tinctures, holy waters and sacred site essences from around the world, as well as Bach Flower essences, Vibhuti and Aura Soma.

We especially like the Sage and Cedar Spray to help clear out negativity, anger, jealousy and unwanted thought forms, and the Smudge it Spray, which also clears a space and can be used instead of burning sage.

View all of the varieties, including her line of essential oils at www.thecrystalgardenstore.com — and stay tuned for her new Chakra Spray series out this month!