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    Release Date: 4/1/2009


    A Beautiful Spring to All!

    My business, along with my personal life is going through some major shifts.  Be sure to read the Self Care Check article Are You Selfish Enough Part 2 below.  I am still clearing inventory in preparation for my move to Central America.  You will find an updated list here if you are interested or to share with someone who may benefit.

    Reminder:  This is done on a trust basis.  I will tell you the total after I have shipped.  It will be the actual shipping plus $2 for my time, packing & gas.  You will pay me when you get the total.  Items are limited to stock on hand.


    • FitBalls (Pearl Color-Burst Resistant) Just sitting on one of these balls will help improve your posture while your muscles work on your balance.  You can also get a great cardiovascular, muscle strengthening and stretching workout!  55cm $35  65cm $40
    • FitBall Package - Fitball, Faster Blaster Pump and 4-Color Exercise Poster  55cm Ball Pkg  $40  65cm Ball Pkg  $45
    • Stretch Straps (Sturdy with Multiple Loops & Instructional Manual) $20
    • Heaven  - Peaceful Collection by my friend Jack Lee CD $20
    • Sun/Moon Meditation Both with Spoken Guidance of my Angel friend Cheri Clampett and with music alone CD $20
    • "The 10 Principles of Attraction: A Practical Guide to Creating Spiritual & Business Success" Carole Billingham (2 audio cassettes) -
      Are you wondering if there is more to your life? Maybe you're searching for deeper meaning or wondering what your purpose is. Do you want to find inner peace and fulfillment while balancing the demands of today's chaotic lifestyle? If so, this audio book will lead you on an incredible journey of self-exploration and discovery of your authentic self! $15
    • "Alternatives" Bette Martin A personal reference book of remedies with space to customize for your own needs $10
    • "Inspiration to Realization" Book compiled by Christine Kloser $10
    • Elastic Fitness Exercise Bands allow for a whole body workout as well as assist with flexibility.  Convenient, low cost and light weight, they are ideal for travelling, using in conjunction with other fitness modes or for those with limited space.  You can even put them in your briefcase or drawer at the office!  Bands are available in light, medium and heavy resistances.  $5.50 ea
    • Fun Squishy Stress Relievers Smiling red hearts & various bright colored balls to roll and squeeze.  This helps strengthen hands/wrists, decrease stiffness in joints as well as reduce stress.  Just looking at them helps reduce stress!    $3.00 ea

    People who desire assistance in making a quantum shift in their lives, please check out Telephone Wellness Coaching.  Keep in mind, a Gift of a Complimentary Consultation is available to determine if this avenue is appropriate for your specific needs.

    How are your nutrition habits?  Are you eating all your fruits and vegetables your body needs for maintenance and repair?  I'm still helping folks with that utilizing the well-researched nutritional support system, Juice Plus.
    Remember, your life reflects what you most focus on.  For some entertainment on the more positive side, I encourage you to check out the Spiritual Cinema Circle.  With your subscription, you receive monthly movies that are both uplifting and thought provoking.

    Thank you all for going on this journey with me!
    Love & Light,

    Self Care Check
    Are You Selfish Enough? Part 2

    "Hypothetically, people worry about everyone being selfishly oriented.  "If everyone did exactly what they want to do, what kind of world would this be?"  And we say, a really, really good one.  Because if everyone did what they wanted to do, everyone would feel free.  And if you feel free, you feel empowered. And every negative emotion that exists-hear this-every negative emotion that exists is because there is some sense of loss of freedom somewhere in there."
    Excerpted from the Abraham-Hicks workshop in Syracuse, NY on Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

    Now that you are more in the mode of thinking a little more "selfishly", I will share a little bit about myself…..

    I have known for most of my life that one of my purposes here is to teach others (shhhhhh...it is also one of the purposes of most people reading this).

    A few of you are aware of some of the external appearances of my personal life recently.  It includes divorce, numerous foreclosures, bankruptcy and uncertainty about future specifics.  The reasons for this all are very clear to me.  It was not faulty business choices, it was not bad luck, and it was not the economy.  The circumstances in my life are what most people would consider sad, bad, unfortunate and awful.  I am experiencing them to teach.  These situations are neither good nor bad in themselves.  They are not positive or negative.  They just are.  Our belief systems create judgments that make them one way or another.  Since these things "just are", they can all be experienced with ease and grace!

    Another realization I got was an area I was not being "selfish enough" in.  For many years I have affirmed, "I give as I receive".  Since I can remember, I have always enjoyed doing for others and giving to other with no expectation of reciprocation whatsoever.  Due to my recent situation, people have come out of the woodwork to assist me in amazing ways.  Some have provided me professional services gratis, given me gift grocery cards and various sums of money for personal needs.  I noticed myself starting to keep track and figure out how I'd be able to pay them all back when I was able.  "I give as I receive"....oh really?!  Yes, I am still learning with you :-) I know in the evolvement of my Spa Retreat in Costa Rica (or Panama); people will be contributing to me on a big scale.  Whether is be financial, land, joint opportunity, services or ?  I know that only when I get this lesson of receiving fully, only then will the Universe align things for my "Big Move".  Now I spend more time blessing and appreciating my benefactors  than I spend wondering how to even things up.

    "If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?"  I don't know who this quote came from but they make a great point.  Keep in mind that taking care of ourselves involves all of us, body, mind and spirit.  Maybe today you can identify one area you can take a specific action to be a little more caring for yourself.  As a happy person, whole and complete, think of all the peace and joy you can bring to the rest of the world.  Namaste ~

    For Grins & Giggles

    Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.  With a 5-lb potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.  Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

    After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato sacks.  Then try 50-lb potato sacks and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.  (I'm at this level.)  After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the sacks.

    Professional Highlight
    Certified Crystal Healer Ashley Dalke ~ Certified Master of Crystology

    Crystal has contributed an extensive lesson in Crystals that will greatly benefit anyone with an interest in Crystal Healing.  It's more of an e-book than an article so you may want to print out and read when you have the time to drink it in thoughtfully.

    The Basics of Crystal Healing

    Crystal healing is a form of vibrational medicine in which subtle energy given off by a crystal is used to treat the body, the mind, and the spirit.  Crystals exhibit a type of orderly perfection which helps to bring healing light and loving encouragement to all beings.  Their perfect forms are a metaphor for the balance and perfection that humans search for in their own lives.  Since crystals emit beneficial energetic vibrations, introducing them into one's energy field can actually help to repair energetic imbalances within the ethereal body.  For this reason, crystal healing can be performed on anything that possesses an energy field, be it a person, a plant, an animal, or the environment.

    Crystals have the capability to absorb and transmit light (the utmost universal energy known to be in existence).  Because of this property, crystals are able to draw in Universal energy, reflect it among their internal crystalline structures, and then transmit it to a receiving source (i.e. any being that will accept the crystal's generous healing energy).  Therefore, one can see that crystals have the natural ability to conduct energy; they act as conduits for the universal healing energy of light.

    Although crystals have been used to treat the body, mind, and spirit, crystal healing is not meant to replace conventional medicine.  Instead, it should be used along with allopathic treatments to compliment and enhance them.  The most important thing to keep in mind when beginning to use crystals for healing purposes is that a crystal's healing power is relatively inert until one intentionally directs its energy.  It is not the crystal that possesses healing energy; it is one's intent to heal, by way of the crystal, which can, when properly used, manifest results.  The information within this book is purely metaphysical in nature and is by no means medical.  Crystal Healing should only be used with the understanding that it is not an independent therapy, but one that is just a part of a greater holistic healing approach.

    The adoration of crystals by human beings connects all cultures and civilizations throughout the history of the Earth.  The art of crystal healing has been present in many eras and cultures, some dating back for thousands of years (currently as far back in history as 25,000 BC).  Healing with crystals was commonplace in Egyptian, Hebrew, and Mayan societies as well as in the Native American, Indian, Greek, Roman, Chinese, and Tibetan cultures.  Although not yet fully accepted by Western medicine, its methods are still often used and prescribed in many other parts of the world.

    A crystal is a regularly-repeating atomic structure that is formed from building-block-like units of matter.  It is also a tool one may use for healing the mind, body, and spirit.  Crystals form inside of the earth through heat and pressure which cause its atoms and molecules to follow a blueprint (crystalline encoding).  These molecules take on the most stable form possible by repeating until the crystal is fully formed.

    Just as each type of crystal has a unique molecular blueprint, each crystal also carries with it a distinct energetic vibration.  This is in part due to the way that the various atoms are arranged into molecules within the crystal's structure.  This energetic vibration can also be influenced by the crystal's original geographic location, growing conditions, and the harvesting practices used to obtain the crystal. Therefore, specific crystals can be utilized in the treatment of very diverse physical, emotional, or spiritual ailments depending on the individual energetic vibration of the crystal.

    Crystal energy can also be intentionally manipulated to achieve various results.  Some healers choose to use only crystals that are in their natural state (sometimes referred to as "raw" or "rough" crystals).  These are crystals that are used in their natural state, be it terminated points, clusters, geodes, or chunks of massive stones.  However, others believe that because differences exist in the energetic vibrations of the people to be treated, a considerate healer should have an assortment of crystal forms to better treat the specific needs of each individual.  These various forms include but are not limited to tumbled or polished stones; cut and polished shapes such as generators, spheres, pyramids, animals, or deities; Vogel-cut crystals; sacred geometry shapes such as tetrahedrons, cubes, octahedrons, dodecahedrons, icosahedrons, and merkabahs; worry stones; wands (which can be cut into many various shapes including massage wands); palm stones; cabochons; free-forms; ritual objects; and much more.

    The energy in raw or rough, natural stones is very direct.  It gets the job done quickly and efficiently.  However, these stones are often very powerful and may be too harsh for some people.  In this situation, tumbled or polished stones may be more suitable to work with as they have a more subtle energy.  Because of the way they have been shaped, the energy of these stones if often very gentle.  The energetic vibration tends to radiate from the center of the stone in an even manner, making it easier for some people to accept.  This is especially true for people new to working with crystals.

    Other shapes and forms of crystals are similarly diverse in their healing abilities.  Generators are used to harness and focus energy, spheres emit energy in all directions or are used for scrying (this form of divination will be discussed later in the book), and pyramids amplify energy and intention.

    Carved totem animals or deities combine the attributes of the animal or deity with that of the healing properties of the stone used.  Therefore, one should choose a carved figure made of a crystal that enhances and compliments, or that balances, the energy of the stone.  For example, one could choose a Rose Quartz carving of the Goddess Quan Yin (also spelled Kwan Yin or Kuan Yin) as Rose Quartz, being a stone of love and compassion, compliments the energy of this Asian Goddess of mercy, empathy, and unconditional love.  However, one could choose a Pyrite carving of this Goddess as Pyrite, being a stone of masculine energy and power, balances the energy of this Goddess.

    Vogel-cut crystals are typically crystals of the quartz family (i.e. Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Smoky Quartz, Rose Quartz, Aura Quartz, or Citrine) which are cut either into wands with flat sides or into triangles  The wands are double-terminated and have flat sides in multiples of 12 (i.e. 12, 24, etc.).  The triangles are composed of a flat back side and a front side with four triangular facets.  Marcel Vogel, creator of the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), pioneered early crystal research and determined that a crystal's energy was strongest and most directly focused when it had been cut into these specific formations.  Therefore, Vogel-cut crystals are typically used for very intense healing work such as psychic surgery.

    Crystals that have been cut into the five shapes used in sacred geometry have varied uses for healing.  The tetrahedron is composed of four sides and represents the element fire.  The cube is composed of four sides and represents the element earth.  The octahedron is composed of eight sides and represents the element air.  The dodecahedron is composed of ten sides and represents the element ether or spirit.  Lastly, the icosahedron is composed of twenty sides and represents the element water.  Another shape commonly used is the merkabah.  This 24 sided shape is like a three-dimensional Star of David or a double-pyramid.  It is most often used to represent balance and the idea of "as above, so below."

    The uses of crystals are incredibly varied.  Crystals can be used for many types of divination (including ball & bowl scrying and pendulum dowsing).  These powerful tools can also be successfully utilized in healing and cleansing of the mind, body, and spirit (of plants, animals, and humans alike).   They are terrific aids in healing work done to clear and balance the chakras and subtle bodies.  They are also beneficial for the development of the intuition and psychic abilities, astral travel, etc.  Crystals also provide protection from all types of negative energies including psychic attack.  Through people, crystals are able to promote personal and planetary ascension to raise the universal consciousness.  They are some of the most inspiring tools of light known to man.

    Crystals can be chosen in two different ways.  Sometimes, one may have a specific reason for choosing a stone, in which case he or she can choose the stone based on its known properties.  To use this method of selection, one should research the physical or emotional problem he or she is experiencing and then choose a corresponding stone.  One may also, however, intuitively choose stones by selecting one or a few out of a bag at random (or by laying them out and selecting whichever he or she is most drawn to).  Then, one should attempt to connect with the stone and feel its energy (to discover the primary uses of the stone.  If one would like to check his or her intuitive insights against information included in publications of the stone's known properties, he or she can read about that stone's associated characteristics (which are typically useful for his or her situation) in books or on the internet.

    Once one has selected one's crystals, he or she should cleanse them.  This should be done before using them.  There are a variety of ways one can clear a crystal.  One way to cleanse a crystal is by soaking it in a solution of sea salt and distilled water (lavender oil is also often added to the solution due to its purification properties).  Another method involves holding the stone under running water or in a stream to be purified.  Yet another method to cleanse a stone is by smudging it.  To smudge a stone, one must pass the stone through the smoke of an herb or incense (white sage, juniper, palo santo, sweetgrass, cedar, and sandalwood are all commonly used smudging herbs).  Also, one may choose to bury a stone in the soil of the earth for a length of time in order to cleanse it.  The clearing process should be carried out until one intuitively feels that the stone has been cleansed, or by feeling the stone's energy.  One should then charge the crystal in sunlight or moonlight (preferably that of a full or a new moon) for at least one full day or night.

    To awaken the elemental (the spirit or deva within the crystal) of a crystal, one should dedicate the crystal with love and light for the good of all beings in the universe.  Then, one should graciously receive the magnificent gift of energy given off by the crystal.

    To dedicate a crystal, one must first clearly determine the purpose or intention of his or her program or dedication with love and light for the good of all beings.  Then, one should place the crystal at the 6th chakra/3rd eye chakra/Brow chakra or hold it in one's hands.  Next, he or she should vividly imagine the positive and successful outcome of the intention/program/dedication (using sensory cues & vivid imagery).  One should visualize the result of the program in as much detail as possible.  This information should be transmitted into the crystalline structure via thought intention to be stored and recorded there for the good of all beings.  The program should be repeated whenever one intuitively feels that it is again necessary (and as often as he or she likes).

    *Crystal Healing is not meant to replace conventional medicine, but rather to compliment and enhance it. The information within this guide is purely metaphysical in nature and is by no means medical. Crystal Healing should only be used with the understanding that it is not an independent therapy, but one that is a part of a holistic healing approach.

    Ashley Dalke is a Certified Master of Crystology and is Endorsed and Accredited in the Melody Level I & Level II Laying-On-Of-Stones & Laying- On-Of-Hands Workshops. Ashley's certification attests that she has displayed the knowledge, principles, and integrity of the Universal Light Force. Ashley is also Certified in Gemstone & Crystal Healing by the Institute for Massage & Spa Therapy Education and has completed the Ethereal Crystals Attunement Course given through Wings Therapies Energy Centre and One Healing Academy. In addition, Ashley has completed the Rainbow Rays Sacred Stone Activation Attunement Course given through the Reiki Rays Holistic Institute (RRHI), Wings Therapies Energy Centre and the One Healing Academy.  Ashley has also completed the Crystal Healing & Chakra Balancing Course given through the Healing Journeys Organization.  In addition, Ashley has taken the Crystal Deva Empowerment Workshop & received the Crystal Deva Attunements given through Solaraven & Sacred Healing Light Ashley Dalke is considered an expert in her field. She is an accomplished author and lecturer on the subject of crystal healing, as well as on the interaction of crystals with other esoteric arts.  Visit http://www.freewebs.com/crystalhealer1 for more information.

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    Spotlight Exercise
    Clear Your Mind ~ Relax Your Body

    You may wish to do this lying down or reclining.  Be sure you won't be disturbed by phones, pets or kids for 5-20 minutes.  Start by taking a few deep breathes to relax your body and release any stress.  After that, settle into a soft breathing pattern like the breath you breathe when you are asleep.  Then, slowly and deliberately, focus on each part of your body from your toes to your heads.  Relax each area with your intention and your breath.  As you complete this, notice how relaxed and comfortable you feel.  Relish the pure bliss.  When you decide to complete your session, notice the feeling that you just awoke from a rejuvenating nap.  You are ready to become fully and joyfully involved in the rest of your day!