Monday, July 27, 2015

fighting for Florida's most precious resource

Have you ever dove into a spring so clear blue and refreshing that it changed everything you ever thought you knew about natural springs?

This photo was snapped looking over the edge, standing on the diving platform at Blue Springs March 2015

There is nothing like it in the world; the exhilaration and delightful feeling of jumping into 72 degree clear cerulean springs on a hot summer’s day in the sacred spaces of Florida’s hidden treasures. I’ve never felt such pure euphoria and connection to my surroundings as those times swimming in the natural Florida springs. There is nature at its purest form gurgling out from below, tickling your toes and daring you to dive into its depths to witness the primordial bubbles still pumping volumes of our most precious resource on Earth. From the first time and after each subsequent visit to our state’s liquid gems I am left in complete awe of nature at its finest.

Check out the slideshow of some of my photos from Blue Springs here; 

I recently visited  a string of natural springs that blew my mind, and I don't put that out there lightly.

In the past my comrades and I  have not only visited, but camped and canoed or kayaked many of our state's most beautiful springs. It's like a natural cure for anything that might ail you.

To protect this amazing gem I won't be listing the exact location of this spring, but for those of you who have seen this precious sapphire sparkling in the wouldn't forget it - ever.

Read about this place, and the vital importance of saving our springs in this poignant article and beautiful slideshow on here.

We tend to gravitate to the places that resonate with us the most, and when it comes to tourism, we can't help it, we end up visiting many of the same places over and over again.  Now, more than ever we need to be aware of our 'footprints'. They could be annihilating the very things we hold so dear. 

Florida boasts many of the world best beaches, but we also have a little secret....there are more natural springs in Florida than anywhere else in the states .

Also see my other article and blog post;

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Archangels To Call Upon For Help With Releasing Fearful Thoughts & Emotions

Here’s what the angels have to say: “You have a sacred mission to spread love and light. Yet, this doesn’t happen when you are in a state of tension and worry…. rather, when you are in a state of joy and lightheartedness. Why would you feel tension and worry unless you felt that somehow you were unsafe?
And how could you be unsafe when you’ve called upon the powerful protection of all of heaven? Surrender these fears to God and Goddess, dearest one! Trust that you are supported, loved, and guided each moment…. trust that the same power that brought you to your spiritual path will also take care of everything else for you…after all, this power supports all the planets in the sky…it will surely support you perfectly too.”

Archangel Michael - whose name means “He Who is Like God”

Archangel Michael is a leader among archangels. His chief role is to escort away the lower energies of fear. He’s in charge of the order of angels known as “the Virtues”.
Archangel Michael guides and directs us with our life purpose and career path. He is usually seen carrying a sword which he uses to release us from fear and he is a very powerful protector. If you feel vulnerable, anxious, unsafe or afraid call on him to be your bodyguard and help you to release your fear and worry.
Also call on him to give you courage. When he’s around you may see sparkles or flashes of bright blue or purple light….also note that Archangel Michael is a fiery energy so you may also feel flashes of heat.

Archangel Jophiel - whose name means “Beauty of God”

Archangel Jophiel is the archangel of art and beauty. She helps us both metaphysically and physically. First she helps us think beautiful thoughts; to see and appreciate the beauty around us; and to, therefore, create, manifest, and attract more beauty into our lives.
After all, beautiful thoughts lead to beautiful outcomes. In the physical world she also helps with creative and artistic projects and illuminates our creative spark. Archangel Jophiel also helps us create beauty at home and work and in our relationships and helps us experience more grace and peace in our lives by slowing down to smell the roses and noticing the beauty that already surrounds us.
She says: “Worry never helped anything so why turn to it in time of need? It won’t nurture or heal you, quite the opposite actually. It’s so much better to put the effort into something creative as a way to quietly meditate through positive action. Create, create, create! In this way you mirror God’s own creativity.”
Call on Archangel Jophiel to help shift any negative thoughts of worry or fear to thinking positive beautiful and peaceful thoughts and to see the beauty and grace in the truth of your situation.

Archangel Uriel - whose name means “Light of God” or “Fire of God”

Archangel Uriel is the most radiant archangel because he illuminates situations and gives us knowledge and understanding of why things are the way they are. He helps us trust in the plan God/Goddess has designed for us so that when things appear to be going wrong, we know that everything is in Divine order.
Archangel Uriel is also considered as one of the wisest archangels. He has been credited with bringing knowledge of the Qaballa and the knowledge and practice of alchemy…the ability to turn base metal into precious metal, as well as the ability to manifest from thin air to humankind.
You can call upon him for intellectual information, practical solutions, and creative insight. Ask him to give you additional answers, insights, information and perspectives about something so you can make informed decisions. His personality isn’t quite as distinctive as Archangel Michael’s.
You may not even realize that he has come to help until you notice a brilliant new idea that’s entered your mind. He’s known for his ability to enlighten our minds with Divine inspiration. Pay attention to thoughts and ideas that come to you, as they’re answered prayers.
He’s also considered the “psychologist angel” because he helps heal toxins from our thoughts and emotions. He is especially good with releasing stubborn anger and unforgiveness. His healing is very subtle and graceful and he gently heals our thoughts and emotions so that we are not overwhelmed by the transformation and healing process.
I hope this angel information can help to bring you peace of mind and heart during these interesting times. Just remember the angels help is as simple as just asking and the help you receive is so powerful and effective. Don’t go through life the hard way when help is all around you.
What the angels want you to remember though is that they operate on the law of non interference so they cannot step in to help you unless you specifically ask them to with the exception of protecting you from a life endangering situation that is happening before your exit time has arrived. That would take away our free will and our power as creators of our own life experience. But they are there the moment you ask for help to lovingly provide it.
Other things that can also support your feelings of peace of mind and security are to go on a news and TV fast for a few days….the news is mostly fear based information that only adds to feelings of fear and worry…also start listening to soothing music and music with words that are supportive and uplifting.
Another thing you can do is clear the clutter and mess in your workspace and home. Clutter and mess emanate the vibrations of chaos and disorder and can be very disturbing to your energy field. Clearing your personal environment from clutter and mess can help you to feel that your world is in order and can actually help with your feelings of security and peace of mind.

Another really quick way to start feeling more peace and calming is through using essential oils.
Essential oils are able to reach deep into the recesses of our brains, cross over the chemical barriers, and open the hidden channels within our minds and bodies. Essential oils fragrances pass on to the limbic system of the brain without being registered by the cerebral cortex.
Within the limbic system resides the regulatory mechanism of the innermost core of our being. Here is the seat of our sexuality, the impulse of attraction and aversion, our motivation and our moods, our memory and creativity, as well as our autonomic nervous system.
Because the limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, essential oils can have some very profound physiological and psychological effects.
Also present in the limbic system of the brain is a gland called the amygdala. In 1989 it was discovered that the amygdala plays a major role in the storing and releasing of emotional trauma. The only way to stimulate this gland is with fragrance or the sense of smell. So now, with Aromatherapy and essential oils, we are able access the amygdala to release emotional trauma.

More about Angels and Aromatherapy at my other blog;

Monday, December 15, 2014

How to Combat Dry or Frizzy Hair with Essential Oils

Happy Christmas!!
Sharing my old article from Associated Content/Yahoo Contributor.. man, I miss that site.  I originally wrote this back in 2008, but since they have closed the site my article has been looking for a new home. I have since found a few places online that have plagiarized my work...I guess that's a complement.  Anyway I thought, especially during the winter months everyone's hair could use some help!! :)

How to Combat Dry or Frizzy Hair with Essential Oils

The majority of us will, at one time or another, have or constantly must battle the dreaded dry, frizzes with our luscious locks. Especially if we live in a humid or tropical climate. Even if we live in a cold and arid place, we still have to deal with other factors that could cause hair to become dry, damaged and break easily, like, the perils of wintertime, washing hair too frequently with harsh chemicals, over exposure to the sun, over use of straighteners, dyes, perming solutions, curling or straightening irons and dryers. Even chlorine and salt water could cause hair to be dry or damaged, or worse yet...hereditary causes, which are hopeless to deal with unless you have a cure. Well, never fear, we have a remedy here! Read on to see how easily the war on dry frizzy hair can be won with a few simple tricks.

Once a week, use this fail safe method of re-moisturizing your mangy mane with this fabulous fix-it for the frizzies;
Mix together 1 tablespoon of molasses or honey, 1 teaspoon jojoba oil, 1 teaspoon safflower oil, 1 teaspoon olive oil (or avocado oil), 1 egg yolk, and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Then add 4 drops each of sandalwood, geranium and neroli essential oils. You can substitute any essential oil that works for your hair type. See list below. These e.o.s strong scents even help the with vinegar smell! Make sure it's stirred well, and apply it to your hair and massage it into the scalp. Cover with a shower cap or wrap in a towel and leave on for as long as you want, but at the very least, for 15 minutes. Many times I'll apply this in the morning, do my housecleaning, and then take a shower to shampoo and rinse it all out. Rinse your hair by adding 3 to 5 drops of your chosen essential oil to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 3 cups warm water. Always try to cleanse the scalp and rinse hair for the last two or three minutes in cold water, this ensures your hair cuticles can close properly.

Make sure to choose products that are not too heavy with humectants as they will only make the humidity-induced frizz worse. Pick shampoos and conditioners that contain  natural humectants like  John Frieda Frizz Ease.  Humectants have magnet like properties that attract moisture, buy shampoos if possible that contain ingredients such as; beeswax, plant triglycerides such as coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, shea butter, hydrogenated castor oil, and shea butter. Don't forget that it is possible to reduce damage to your hair by just putting a hat on if you'll be in the sun, or a swimming cap before going for a swim. And when choosing hair products, look for one with a sunscreen so your hair will be protected from the harmful UV rays, especially if you use chemicals on your hair.

One of the best possible choices would be to make your own shampoo, or use liquid castile soap which is a very mild cleanser and it doesn't contain any harsh chemicals. Just add twice the amount of hot chamomile tea or herbal infusion of your choice plus of a few drops of the essential oils best suited to your type of hair. Example: 1 cup hot chamomile tea cooled to almost room temp., 1/2 cup liquid castile soap, 3 drops rose e.o. , 3 drops sandalwood e.o. and 3 drops of carrot, sage, geranium, neroli or clary sage e.o.s. It's your choice as they all work great. See list below for best essential oils to use for dry hair.

When choosing a conditioner, or a treatment conditioner, make sure they contain  wheat, rice or corn proteins as they help repair the damaged cuticles, improve elasticity, porosity, and general health of your hair. Best would be to choose an all natural unscented conditioner and add the specific type of essential oil or oils that would work best for you. I've found that the best essential oils for dry, frizzy or damaged hair are rose, sandalwood, neroli, geranium, clary sage, sage, roman chamomile, or carrot seed. See full list below for more choices. You could make your own conditioner by using mayonnaise, avocado, jojoba, egg yolk and a few drops of e.o.s. Leave on for 10-15 min. and rinse well with cool water. Beautiful, soft and silky hair will be yours!

Best Over-All Hair Serum

This recipe is the best overall serum for hair as it covers the greatest range of problems that people normally have with their hair - from thin, dry fly-away hair, oily greasy hair that mockingly re-appear only hours after being washed, dandruff that doesn't want to leave you or a simple un-satisfaction with the quality of your hair in general. You could use this as a treatment serum or add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner to give your hair extra bounce and a boost.

  • 4 oz. jojoba oil - find on Amazon.
  • 5 dps rosemary e.o.
  • 5 dps bay e.o.
  • 5 dps cedarwood e.o.
  • 5 dps patchouli e.o.
  • 4 dps cypress e.o.
  • 5 dps ylang ylang e.o.

Mix well and store in a dark glass jar or PET container (PET is a special kind of plastic that won't break down when essential oils are contained within)
To use; Pour a little into a cup (about a teaspoon) and dip your fingers into the oil, and gently massage the entire scalp. It is normally best to start massaging at your neck, working upwards and over the entire scalp until you finish off at your temples. Ensure that the entire scalp is treated.
When done correctly your hair will not be oily, and you will be able to go to sleep like this after waiting 30 minutes. If you feel you need to wash your hair after treatment make sure to wait at least 45 min. and use a very mild shampoo (like the one discussed above or a baby shampoo) and work a little of the treatment oil into your scalp before wetting it.
If you don't feel like making a serum, get one that works well, like; Paul Mitchell's Super Skinny Relaxing Balm, or Living Proof's No Frizz Styling Treatment.

List of Essential Oils that can be used for dry hair treatments:

Bay is an excellent energizing hair tonic, and good for thinning hair.

Carrot seed adds a moisturizing property to all hair and skin formulas.

Cedarwood is a popular ingredient in many cosmetic products and for good reason, it's perfect for dry hair and skin too as it's properties are many.

Chamomile, Roman is one of the best essential oils for dry hair. Calming Chamomile helps to reduce inflamed hair cuticles and is also good for those that have scalp issues like white flakes or psoriasis. It's good for all hair types, esp. dry hair, great for Fine to normal hair. Roman chamomile is lighter and gentler than German Chamomile and is better for this type of formula. It also adds beautiful golden highlights, and is good for dry and itchy skin too.

Clary Sage is Helpful with oily hair and skin, dandruff and treating wrinkles.

Geranium has a balancing , soothing and gentle effect on aiding dry hair, plus has a gorgeous scent.

Jasmine is another fabulous essential oil, useful for many things and wonderful for dry hair & skin, nurturing & conditioning, uplifting, balancing and soothing.

Lavender- is great for soothing the scalp and calming the hair, relaxing, refreshing, most versatile of all e.o.s

Juniper Berry (great for all hair types),cleansing, calming, andstrengthening while adding a fresh scent.

Lemon Verbena (great hair tonic), included in many organic shampoos and conditioners for dry hair;

Linden Blossom, absolutely divine scent, lovely floral and great as a hair tonic too,

Myrrh:  soothing and protecting, also great for Dry hair and a good Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands

Neroli soothes, relaxes, uplifts. Excellent skin and hair care oil, perfect for ageing, dry sensitive skin and on scars and stretch marks. Is an aid to improve sluggish circulation, relieves tension, stress and anxiety, useful for apprehension like stage fright too.

Nutmeg energizing, stimulating and all around good tonic for hair; use with caution, may be sensitizing

Parsley great for dry hair.

Peppermint is a wonder oil and is good for dry hair. promotes hair growth too, it's cooling action can relieve itching and very effective for greasy skin and hair as well.

Rose; queen of oils, expensive, but wonderful for all hair and skin treatments. Rose soothes the scalp while lifting the senses.

Rosemary is is many natural hair products for good reason. This oil works great for dry hair and dandruff as well as itchy scalp, and is an overall great hair tonic.

Rosewood is soothing, conditioning and perfect for any dry hair issue.

Sage is an all around tonic and is perfect for shining up dull hair. Sage  is one of the best scalp clarifiers whether you have psoriasis, dandruff (esp. when used w/zinc) It deep cleanses impurities away from the scalp and works well with other herbs to heal scalp problems.

Sandalwood is one of my favorites (along w/ neroli). It's perfect for dry, skin and hair and imparts a warm and wonderful scent. It also improves with age, so it's price isn't so bad knowing it only gets better the older it is.

Tea Tree has to be mentioned here, even though it's not necessarily the best for dry hair. It is wonderful for Oily hair and a good Treatment for dry scalp, especially for dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands. Since it has antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-viral, properties it is very good for all skin & hair types and conditions.

Yarrow is useful for both hair and skin care and stimulates "new" hair growth. Add a few drops of the beautiful blue Yarrow oil to shampoo and get a healthy scalp while strengthening your hair shaft. Makes an effective treatment for split ends! Yarrow's astringent and regulating properties make it helpful for balancing oily skin, hair and scalp condtions.


The curl chemist wrote a recent article in which she suggested that dew point has a major effect on humectant use:

resources; (best shampoo, conditioner recipes) (best recipes for all hair types)
An anti-humectant product with all natural ingredients
Pomade by John Masters Organics
Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil, organic beeswax, mango butter, babassu oil, jojoba, wheat germ oil, pure essential oils of bay laurel, cedar atlas, fir balsam and massoia, vitamins A, C & E. Certified Organic Ingredients.

photos hair pic chamomile hair massage towel head rose oil

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Angel quotes

Some Angel Quotes for you :)

Angels have no philosophy but love. ~Terri Guillemets

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning. ~Lydia M. Child

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. ~Thomas Carlyle

  The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. ~George Elliot

The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly. ~G.K. Chesterton, "Orthodoxy"

The Angels were all singing out of tune,
And hoarse with having little else to do,
Excepting to wind up the sun and moon
Or curb a runaway young star or two.
~Lord Byron

Be an angel to someone else whenever you can, as a way of thanking God for the help your angel has given you. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God alone. ~William Blake

It is not known precisely where angels dwell — whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode. ~Voltaire

Pay attention to your dreams — God's angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

The soul at its highest is found like God, but an angel gives a closer idea of Him. That is all an angel is: an idea of God. ~Meister Eckhart

Angels descending, bring from above,
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
~Fanny J. Crosby

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. ~Luciano de Crescenzo

Life is a tapestry: We are the warp; angels, the weft; God, the weaver. Only the Weaver sees the whole design. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings. ~John Keats

All God's angels come to us disguised. ~James Russell Lowell

God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time! ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth
Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep.
~John Milton, Paradise Lost

Insight is better than eyesight when it comes to seeing an angel. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

The guardian angels of life fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us. ~Jean Paul Richter

The wings of angels are often found on the backs of the least likely people. ~Eric Honeycutt

Angels fly at light speed, because they are servants of the Light. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

I guess I have never really doubted that we are all born to our guardian angel. ~Robert Brault,

I'm no angel, but I've spread my wings a bit. ~Mae West

Sometimes even the flight of an angel hits turbulence. ~Terri Guillemets

I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking. ~Jean Cocteau

We're all kissed by angels but some of us never think to pucker. ~Terri Guillemets

He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Man was created a little lower than the angels, and has been getting lower ever since. ~Josh Billings

Angels are all around us, all the time, in the very air we breathe. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

It comes down to whether you believe in seven miraculous escapes a week or one guardian angel. ~Robert Brault,

A pillow for thee will I bring,
Stuffed with down of angel's wing.
~Richard Crashaw

In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular. ~George Bernard Shaw

An angel can illuminate the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision. ~St Thomas Aquinas

When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

If we were all like angels, the world would be a heavenly place. ~Author Unknown

The angels are so enamored of the language that is spoken in heaven that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether their be any who understand it or not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

If trouble hearing angels' song with thine ears, try listening with thy heart. ~Terri Guillemets

Angels shine from without because their spirits are lit from within by the light of God. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Evangeline"

If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a devil. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"... human intellectual knowledge is ordered by God
through the mediation of angels."
-St. Thomas Aquinas

"Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God
ascending and descending upon the Son of man."
-John 1:51

"For he shall give his angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways."
- Psalms 91:11

"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."
- Hebrews 13:2

Everyone entrusted with a mission is an angel.

...All forces that reside in the body are angels."
- Moses Maimonides

The Angel that presided o'er my birth Said, "Little creature, formed of joy and mirth,
Go love without the help of any thing on earth."
- William Blake, "The Angel That Presided"

"If I have freedom in my love And in my soul I am free
Angels alone that soar above
Enjoy such liberty"
- Richard Lovelace To Althea: From Prison

"We are each of us angels with only one wing and can only fly embracing each other."
- Luciano de Crescenzo

"Sleep, my child, and peace attend thee All through the night
Guardian angels God will send thee
All through the night."
- Sir Harold Boulton, "All Through the Night"

"The soul at its highest is found like God, but an angel gives a closer idea of Him.
That is all an angel is:
an idea of God."
- Meister Eckhart Sermons

"They are everywhere --good angels--
only we do not recognize them as such.
But the tragedy is that they
are sometimes bad angels--
they are evil persons who pull us down to vice.
The world is a battlefield of angels."
-Bishop Fulton J Sheen, "Guide to Contentment"

"The feather, whence the pen was shaped That traced the lives of these good men,
Dropped from an angels wing."
- William Wordsworth, "Ecclesiastical Sonnets"

"For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities,
nor things present, nor things to come,
nor powers,
nor height, nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us
from the love of God
in Christ Jesus our Lord."
- Romans 8:38-39

  In every Heart...awaits Your Angel. ~Michael, @WhereAngelsCome

Angels are direct creations of God, each one a unique Master's piece. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Angels deliver Fate to our doorstep — and anywhere else it is needed. ~Jessi Lane Adams

Angels are quite ample cause to cry... ~Nicholas Gordon,

You'll meet more angels on a winding path than on a straight one. ~Terri Guillemets

Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for, without being seen, they are present with you. ~St Francis of Sales

If I have freedom in my love,
And in my soul am free,
Angels alone that soar above,
Enjoy such liberty.
~Richard Lovelace

Children often have imaginary playmates. I suspect that half of them are really their guardian angels. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Outside the open window
The morning air is all awash with angels.
~Richard Purdy Wilbur

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. ~Michelangelo

Whether we are filled with joy or grief, our angels are close to us, speaking to our hearts of God's love. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

We should pray to the angels, for they are given to us as guardians. ~St Ambrose

Around our pillows golden ladders rise,
And up and down the skies,
With winged sandals shod,
The angels come, and go, the Messengers of God!
~Richard Henry Stoddard

Angels can fly directly into the heart of the matter. ~Author Unknown

When a man dies they who survive him ask what property he has left behind. The angel who bends over the dying man asks what good deeds he has sent before him. ~The Koran

O welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope,
Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings!
~John Milton, Comus

If angels rarely appear, it's because we all too often mistake the medium for the Message. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Ever felt an angel's breath in the gentle breeze? A teardrop in the falling rain? Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves? Or been kissed by a lone snowflake? Nature is an angel's favorite hiding place. ~Terri Guillemets

Angels are never too distant to hear you. ~Author Unknown

I believe we are free, within limits, and yet there is an unseen hand, a guiding angel, that somehow, like a submerged propeller, drives us on. ~Rabindranath Tagore

Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace. ~Thérèse de Lisieux

When our mortal eyes close on this world for the last time, our angels open our spiritual eyes and escort us personally before the face of God. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Angels sail back to God on the sea of joy. ~Terri Guillemets

A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase. ~Author Unknown

The magnitude of life is overwhelming. Angels are here to help us take it peace by peace. ~Levende Waters

Angels are spiritual energy. ~Alexis Flora Hope, 2007

If you can't hear the angels, try quieting the static of worry. ~Terri Guillemets

While we are sleeping, angels have conversations with our souls. ~Author Unknown

A demon holds a book, in which are written the sins of a particular man; an Angel drops on it from a phial, a tear which the sinner had shed in doing a good action, and his sins are washed out. ~Alberic, Monk of Monte-Cassino

How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love! ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. ~Author Unknown

Raindrops resplendent with angels patter my head and drizzle God's love over me. Wet rejoicing abounds! ~Terri Guillemets

When we worship God, our angels add their prayers and turn our single voices into hundred-part harmony. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Anyone can be an angel. ~Author Unknown

Angels will not disintegrate with logic, but they are more likely to fly for those who believe. ~Terri Guillemets

The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

An angel lost his wing,
Crooked he did fly.
~Terri Guillemets

How do the angels get to sleep when the devil leaves the porch light on? ~Tom Waits, "Mr Siegal," Heartattack and Vine  (Thanks, Paula)

Revelation 12:7-9New International Version

Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Favorite Angel Artist

My all-time favorite angel artist is:
William-Adolphe Bouguereau ....a true art genius. He's not just my favorite angel artist, but my favorite artist of all time. I have a beautiful copy of this print in my home and my better half had it framed in a gorgeous gilded fine art was the best birthday present ever, and for my favorite painting too...what could be better than more Bouguereau?

His work is beyond beautiful,'s truly remarkable and no other artist even comes close. (well... there is one... but he is next on my list).........

 Click here to see Bouguereau's full extensive free cataloge on WikiCommons;
wikipedia bio:(French: [buɡ(ə)ʁo]; November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter and traditionalist. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body.[1] During his life he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work.[2] As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde.[2] By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favor with the public, due in part to changing tastes.[2] In the 1980s, a revival of interest in figure painting led to a rediscovery of Bouguereau and his work.[2] Throughout the course of his life, Bouguereau executed 822 known finished paintings, although the whereabouts of many are still unknown.[3].

Then.....there is Marius... my next favorite............ a must-see for angel lovers.

 Marius Michael-George.(click to see his bio)
He is a true visionary and creative genius. His work is beyond Earth and stretches to Heaven.......

I am enamored with the beauty. You simply must see his work.
all angel art by Marius Michael-George

Here's his Bio from
Marius Michael-George is a classically trained visionary artist and art teacher who specializes in Sacred Art. He is a native of Eastern Europe born in Bucharest - Romania and presently divides his working time between an art studio in Paradise Valley, Montana and Art Gallery in Mt. Shasta, California.
Scanning the unseen through the "eyes of the soul," Marius creates images that become portals into other realms and invite the viewer to participate in a spiritual experience.
Angels, Faeries, Saints and Ascended Masters seem to feel at home in his studio and whether in ethereal bodies or physical form, they are the main protagonists of his compositions.
Marius studied painting with one of the most prestigious masters of classical art in the U.S., Frank Mason, at the Art Students League in New York City and afterwards he was trained in the system of classical realism at Atelier LeSueur and Atelier Lack in Minneapolis.
His original oil paintings and murals are found in public and private collections across North and South America and Europe and all artwork is published internationally as prints and cards. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

DIY distillers and where to buy home distilling equipment

Have you ever wanted to distill your own essential oils instead of spending loads of $$ on buying them? Especially when some are diluted and therapeutically speaking, not worth the price.
Yes, there are reputable companies out there who consistently offer top of the line essential oils, but their prices reflect this and wouldn’t it be great to know exactly where that essential oil you’re using comes from?
By home distillation, you can control exactly how the plants/flowers/etc. are grown, tended and what products are used or not used in their raising. (i.e. pesticides, herbicides, etc.)

read my blog post on yellowstaressentials wordpress blog; DIY distillers and where to buy home distilling equipment.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spring Meditation

After completing  Oprah and Depok Chopra's 21-Day Meditation Challenge, a certain quote stood out in my mind's eye and has stayed with me ever since.

"It's been said in many healing traditions that the perfect medicine is often blooming right outside our front door. Everyday nature offers us its healing bounty, creating balance and cultivating greater harmony in our world. " -Oprah & Depok Chopra
That snippet of their quote reverberated inside me, and echoes of the message still ring true. It even inspired a bit of poetry.
click here to read my poetry: Spring Meditation -on Yahoo!