Wealth and Wisdom Buddha

Wealth and Wisdom  Buddha

Wealth and Wisdom

(Buddha of the future)
His large protruding stomach and jolly smile have given him the common designation “Laughing Buddha.” The Laughing Buddha’s image graces many temples, restaurants and homes He has become a deity of contentment and abundance. The Buddha will be shown with different items. The Buddha holding a wealth ball or pearl in one hand & a wealth pot in the other hand will have access to the most valuable treasure of all, wisdom & combined with wealth they could share their gifts with the world.

Protection Buddha

Protection Buddha

Protection Buddha

Protection Buddha
Maitreya (Buddha of the Future)
His large protruding stomach and jolly smile have given him the common designation “Laughing Buddha.” The Laughing Buddha’s image graces many temples, restaurants and homes He has become a deity of contentment and abundance. The Buddha will be shown with different items. A Buddha carrying a bag of blessings can share his happieness & contentment with all of those around him and with his fan in he can protect you and ward of misfortune by pushing it away so it can be used to keep you safe at home, the office or while on the road.

Happy Home and Office Buddha

Happy Home and  Office Buddha

Happy Home and
Office Buddha

Happy Home and Office Buddha
Maitreya (Buddha of the Future)
His large protruding stomach and jolly smile have given him the common designation “Laughing Buddha.” The Laughing Buddha’s image graces many temples, restaurants and homes He has become a deity of contentment and abundance. The Buddha will be shown with different items. In this case it is an umbrella. The Happy Home and Office Buddha is seated and holds a parasol over his shoulder, protruding behind his back and has a bag of blessings so he can share his happiness & contentment with all of those around him.

Baqua Mirror for Feng Shui

8 Sided Ba Gua or Pa Kua Mirror

8 Sided Ba Gua or Pa Kua Mirror

Ba Gua or Pa Kua Mirror

The Ba Gua Pa Kua mirror is the primary protection against evil influences and poison arrows that direct bad energy towards your home. The trigrams represent the powerful I Ching symbols.
Benefits: All the mirrors protect against bad energy (Sha Chi) The flat mirror reflects bad energy back to its source and encourages healthy Chi to enter.

Positioning and Use: Hang above a door or on a wall outside, where it should face the source of possible bad influences. Remember if the bad influence is a person or group, you want to send up the intention that the unhappy people move away or change for their own good. They are not happy, hopefully they will move or change so they can find happiness. Never send out bad intentions. It is counter-productive.

I have had great success recommending this remedy to clients. It’s funny because I have a mirror hanging above the door at home and when the census taker came to the door and I opened it…He looked up at the door…down at me and said…that’s not what I expected. (Feng Shui is a Chinese Modality and I am White Bread.) I am happy that he knew what the mirror is and that or world is changing. I will use any tool to make my life and yours better. Happy people on the planet mean happy people driving on the 405 in rush hour traffic. Hurray!

Family Stories

My Mom's Madonna Statue

My Mom’s Madonna Statue

I grew up with this peaceful statue. I remember her gracing  places of honor in our home when I was a young child. I always thought my father, not very religious and not catholic, bought it for my Mother. Even though he was not into the “Religious Thing,” he knew it was important to my Mom. I was wrong the statue he bought my Mom was the other statue that my sister broke. (Apparently it is stored in the attic. I am going to try to find it and repair it.)

This statue was the first item my Mother purchased, with her first paycheck, from her very first job, for her Mother. My Nana’s faith was very important to her. I love the serene face this statue has. It reminds me of Quan Yin.

My statue of Quan Yin reminds me of these incredibly strong, yet infinitly compassionate women and the gifts they gave us. My Mom is my best friend and her love, compassion and strength is truly beautiful to behold.

My Quan Yin Statue

My Quan Yin Statue

Universal Conscousness

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The following article is by Steven Bancarz. I find it is one of the best articles available on universal consciousness. -Nancy

Are our minds connected to one another?  Some phenomena people point to for evidence of this include telepathic experiences and psychic abilities.  We all know what it’s like to know what a friend is going to say right before they say it.  But there is an entirely new field of evidence that exists which gives serious credence to the idea that our minds are connected at a much more intimate level than ever imagined.

This may seem like a far out idea, but is it possible that our thoughts create fields of information that go into the Global Mind we share?  What if consciousness is not created in the brain, but is received by the brain in the same way a cable box receives satellite signals? Is it possible our thoughts might create “thought fields” that can interact with the thought fields of others?

There is a fascinating phenomenon in science known as the “multiples effect“. The multiples effect is when multiple people geographically isolated from one another come up with the exact same discovery at the exact same time.  People who have absolutely no communication with one another come upon the exact same discoveries and inventions at the same time, often not realizing that their idea has already been recently presented to the public by someone working on the same problem.

By 1922, there had been 148 major scientific breakthroughs identified to have been discovered in such a way. Here are just a FEW major examples:

– Evolution (Darwin and Wallace)
– Calculus (Newton and Leibniz)
– Decimal fractions – 3 people
– Sunspots – 4 people in 1611
– Law of conservation of energy – 4 people in 1847
– Steamboat – 4 people
– Telescope – 9 people
– Thermometer – 6 people

Here are some discoveries which are a little more recent in our times:

– In 2012, the collaborations of the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider independently reported the discovery of a new boson with properties in agreement with the Higgs boson.

– Sound film was in invented by two different people. Joseph Tykociński-Tykociner (1922), Lee De Forest (1923).

– The jet engine was independently invented by three different people. Hans von Ohain (1939), Secondo Campini (1940) and Frank Whittle (1941).

– Endorphins were discovered independently in Scotland and the US in 1975.

– The J/ψ meson was independently discovered by a group at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, headed by Burton Richter, and by a group at Brookhaven National Laboratory, headed by Samuel Ting of MIT. Both announced their discoveries on November 11, 1974. For their shared discovery, Richter and Ting shared the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physics.

The list goes on and on.  Some of these discoveries not only happen within the same general time frame, they happen on the exact same day.  Can this be attributed to just sheer coincidence?  It seems highly unlikely that people, especially ones living hundreds of years ago, would just so happen to stumble upon the same things without even being in communication with each other.  Here is a list of all the reported multiples in history.

Imagine two people completely geographically isolated from each other working on the same problem at the same time.  They are each intently working on the same exact dilemma, with their thoughts floating around in the consciousness field filling it with data and information which is now more easily accessible to people who desire to solve the same mental problem. The idea of consciousness being a non-local field that we all share is one which is getting some serious attention by people like Dr. Amit Goswami, Dr. John Hagelin, and Dr. Michio Kaku.

But this is not only an effect seen within recent scientific discoveries.  Below is a picture of pyramids build in three separate ancient cultures geographically isolated from one another. There is no possible way these cultures would be able to communicate with one another, yet the pyramids they build are exactly alike.

I personally suspect that ancient cultures decided to build calendars, map out constellations, and built architecturally identical pyramids as one another is because our minds are all connected to the Mind Field, which our brains act as receivers for.  We already know that our consciousness has energetic effects on all things in creation (thoughts/actions of other people, DNA, quantum objects, electrical circuits, biology, etc), but it appears as though our connection to each other is more than a mere causal influence. There is also a transference of actual information. Our thoughts seem to create a blueprint of information that goes into the consciousness field, allowing others who are intently working on the same problem to have direct access these thoughts and the information they contain.

Your thoughts are more than just biological functions and are even more than just energetic ripples. They are waves of information as well, which is why people who attempt to complete riddles, tests, and even crossword puzzles always have much higher results after the problems have already been worked on and the answers discovered by many people beforehand. This is because the thoughts of the people who worked on it prior to you have already put the answers out into this global databank of information in the consciousness field that we all share.

The total number of minds in the universe is one.” -Erwin Schrodinger, Nobel Prize in Physics 1933.

– See more at: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/scientific-proof-our-minds-are-all-connected/

Bad- Ass Beautiful Wasp in Anza Borrego

Tarantula Hawk http://bugguide.net

Tarantula Hawk

When I saw this big bad boy fly by my head in Anza Borrego, it screamed “Danger, Danger Will Robinson.” I tried to get a picture of it, but it was flying by me and I was doing this crazy dance trying to keep out of its way. I tried to locate it in my Bug Book, but couldn’t find anything that looked quite right. It was a customer that came into the store talking about a Tarantuala Wasp, with one of the most painful stings known, that had me really paying attention. He mentioned bright Orange Wings – Bingo I thought and looked it up online. This wasp lays its eggs inside of the tarantula so they have a little food when they hatch. (Can anyone say Aliens.) The pain of the sting is supposed to last only three or so minutes, but apparently it shuts you down so fast you run around screaming for your Mama. On the Schmidt Sting Index (Schmidt sounds like an idiot, but I guess I have to thank him for taking a sting for the team) the Tarantula Hawk Sting is second to that of  a Bullet ant. I’m just going to take this guys word for it.  So if you head out to areas with tarantualas watch out for this little guy.

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Wasp and Tarantula

Anza Borrego Art

An old "B" Horror Flick Come to life

An old “B” Horror Flick Come to life

These large insects are from the imagination of metal sculptor Ricardo Breceda. The works of art can be found throughout Borrego Springs thanks to Dennis Avery.  You never know what might be around the next corner,  a dragon crossing the road, wild horses or even raptors. We had a blast searching the valley floor to find them. Maps on where to look can be found almost anywhere in town. The Giganitc Scorpian and Grasshopper brought to mind old movies I used to watch in black and white with my older brother Jimmy (he passed away.) I think he would have really appreciated these fighting metal creatures.

From a distance these camels looked alive.

From a distance these camels looked alive.

Anza Borrego Trip

The view from my motel

The view from my motel

Anza Borrego! The largest state park in California is only a short drive away (2 1/2 -3 hours) and has some of the best star-gazing in So. Cal. Inside the park is the city of Borrego Springs. You aren’t going to find a Walmart or Starbucks here, so if that is your thing this is not the place you want to be. We cruised in from the South and all I could think of is that this stuff, rocks and  boulders going straight up, would be impossible to hike on unless you were a mountain goat or a mountain climber. As I made my way into the valley you could sense the stark beauty in the parched earth that was peeking through a few bushes, cacti and flowers . There is a quiet presense to the dessert and Anza Borrego is no slouch in that department. The energy around Indian Head Mountain can be seen and felt from miles away. The motel was something out of a 1960’s Doris Day movie. The Stanlunds is a single level, drive up to your room type of place, but adequate for a short stay in Anza. Some of the rooms have a full kitchen, we had a fridge and microwave in ours. We ate at a place called Carmelita’s Mexican Grill & Cantina. The enchiladas were good, the margaritas were even better and the place was packed. Leaving the restaurant, the stars, one of the best features of the park were putting on a stunning display. We went in late April which is the end of the season for most visitors. It can reach some really high temperatures during the day making it really hard to hike, but the evenings were perfect. You could sit out with no jacket and just enjoy the peace and quiet.

Mountains to the West of Borrego Springs

Mountains to the West of Borrego Springs

Amethyst – The first aid stone

Overall Healer

Overall Healer

Think of purple Amethyst as the one stone you want in your First Aid Kit. It is an “Overall healer.” It heals on all levels, so if you are self-sabotaging (or making yourself physically sick because of emotional issues at work or home) amethyst can help.  It is a meditative & calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, & physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience & peace.  In the psychic and spiritual realms, amethyst is an excellent all-purpose stone that can increase spirituality and enhance intuition and psychic powers of all kinds. It does this by making a clear connection between the earth plane and other planes and worlds. Forms a bubble of  peace; where you can find an island of tranquility in the sea of chaos. Protection against bad energy – witchcraft & nasty people. Good in Negotiations. Opens spiritual & psychic centers. Dream & Sleep stone. Encourages flexibility in decisions. Business affairs prosper. Good for all Healers.

Calming & Soothing

Calming & Soothing

Sources for my information:

I have been interacting with crystals since I was a kid. A lot of information comes from experimenting with the stones.

My first Book about Crystals goes back to the 1980’s. It was: “The Crystal Handbook” by Kevin Sullivan (I still have my original copy…yellowed pages and well-loved. I think you can find this used.)

My Second Book about crystals is: “Love is in the Earth” by Melody (We carry all of her books at the store.)

My favorite picture book is: “The Crystal Bible” by Judy Hall (We carry I, 2 & 3 at the store.)

I also love the internet. You can find great information about the crystals online. I like different sites for different reasons.

Also, you should start to keep your own notebook on how your gems and crystals work for you.