Lavender  has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing.  Lavender can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy.  It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. Lavender may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods.

Wear the scent

  1. Apply essential oils to your body. Apply it to your pulse points such as inside wrists, behind the ears, base of your throat, elbows, behind our knees. These are the areas of your body where you can feel your heartbeat.  These areas release more heat, therefore interacting with your pheromones, a chemical secreted  that influences the behavior of others of the same species, commonly know as a sexual attractant.
  2. wash your clothes with lavender scented laundry products

Great aid for relaxing and winding down

  1. Spray your pillow with lavender mist spray.
  2. Plant lavender in your yard. Make sure you plant it where people can brush by, releasing more of the scent.
  3. Add a dried lavender bouquet to your environment.
  4. After lavender scented  candles burn down, break up the remains and put it in a decorative bowl for additional scent usage.

Balance or boost stamina and energy

  1. put one drop in 4 fl. oz. of rice or goat’s milk.

Akashic Records

“Everything happens for a reason.”

We hear that so often that it’s become almost trite, but there is comfort in those words, nevertheless. Although we have free will, it’s nice to know that beyond our freedom is some overall plan, and that in the end we will all be okay.

Our souls are on a much bigger journey than the life we experience each day. A journey that has been stretching for eons. That journey is written. Imagine an eternal library of books, all telling the ancient stories of lives gone past, lives currently being lived, and unending lives to come. Those are the Akashic Records.

Before a soul travels to its next plane of existence, it is given the opportunity to visit the Akashic Records, to look through some of the lives to come, and to choose that next life that will allow the soul to experience a particular lesson, or pay a particular karmic debt. We choose the joys and sorrows before they ever happen. We choose our loved ones ahead of time. We do it all before we arrive, prepared to experience, to learn, to love, to grow. This is what wise people mean when they answer our questions with “because it is written.” Our lives, past, present, and future, are written in those Akashic Records. And we are contributing authors.

It is possible to access those Records in a limited way through astral projection or guided meditation. Sometimes, if life is particularly confusing and we feel we’ve lost our way, a trip to our own story can provide a clue to our purpose, our path, for this life. Although this can be done on your own, it is often most successful when utilizing a highly-trained hypnotherapist who can help record the session. This person will likely guide you through the use of imagery to that universal library, to help you reveal that giant tome filled with a millennium of ancient parchment that is patiently waiting for you, holding all the answers you seek.

A journey to the Akashic Records will often only reveal what the Universe feels you most need to know right now, but sometimes it will give you a glimpse of the lives you’ve lived before, revealing how you came to be the person you are today. And in the end, you’ll realize that yes, everything happens for a reason. And yes, we will be okay.

Wishing you joy and safe journeys,


Choosing Happiness

Dalai Llama“At a fundamental level, as human beings, we are all the same; each one of us aspires to happiness and each one of us does not wish to suffer.”  – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Llama of Tibet

There have been moments of profound happiness in my life. Just thinking about them creates a warm glow in my heart. I can feel myself smiling, and if someone were to walk in the room right now, they’d see me and smile, too. Happiness is catching.

But what really strikes me about the Dalai Llama is his ability to continually aspire to a state of happiness in spite of everything he has gone through. He has known great suffering, has lived with the physical experience of human nature at its worst, yet he is unshaken in his belief that we are all meant to be happy.

The Dalai Llama teaches that happiness is achieved by choosing not to suffer. Choosing not to suffer is achieved by training our minds. The Dalai Llama has mastered the ability to choose happiness over suffering, but he would be the first to tell you that it doesn’t happen overnight. We can start with simple, everyday experiences. For example, I can stand impatiently in a long line at the store, or I can stand there thankful for the extra time it gives me to relax. Training ourselves to perpetually seek that silver lining can prepare us to find strength and acceptance in situations that are not so easy. It takes practice.

In my last blog, I wrote about the impact our positive or negative words can have on others, including water and plants. Choosing happiness is ultimately about how we direct such words to ourselves. We can make ourselves wilt or grow with the power of our own thoughts, regardless of the situation. It’s all in how we tell ourselves to think about it. Definitely not easy to do, but Quintessence Creations was founded with the idea that we can help people on their path to healing and happiness. Sometimes that lovely image, or inspirational saying, or peaceful scent, can remind us of those warm, glowing moments in our hearts.

With sincere wishes for your happiness,


Grand CanyonStanding safely on a fenced cliff overlooking the Grand Canyon is much like standing in the presence of an angel. Its magnificence fills you with awe and wonder. One look from the dizzying height at the glorious multicolor view that stretches as far as the eye can see shifts something within you, and your perspective on life is forever changed. You feel humbled and strangely peaceful, even blessed by this spectacular evidence that the world is beautiful and so much bigger than we can ever hope to understand.

Science tells us that this stunning gape in the earth adorned with towering reddish rocks was created by steady, centuries-patient river water on stone. Those rushing currents caressed the rocks over and over again, repeating the same message to the seemingly unyielding stoneyou are more than this. Fulfill your potential. And the rocky land became deeper, wider, and ever more beautiful until it grew into what we know today as the Grand Canyon.

Archangel Gabriel, the Messenger, is like that river. He patiently speaks to us every day of our lives, encouraging us with the message of our own potential. Whenever we feel hard and unwilling to change, Gabriel is there to guide us and help us carve our paths through the canyons of life. Each and every one of us has the power to grow and change. We are meant to be one with our higher selves, vibrating with that same humbling wonder we see in nature’s most magnificent creations. Sometimes it just takes a little help from our good angels to get us there.

Happy changemaking,


Giving is a way to express your love for what is dear to you. Giving can be expressed as a physical gift or in some type of service. Here are a few unique ways people have found to give.

In North Carolina and Georgia and a few other states, Crop Mobs are helping  local farmers with whatever they need, planting, weeding, harvesting.

Or do you know of a friend or neighbor who is struggling? Do you want to help them. Provide anonymous donations through this non-profit organization called Giving Anonymously,  facilitating generosity between people.

The Gift of Giving. A different approach to giving a gift for graduation, anniversary or any event.  Instead of buying a gift for the person, you purchase a charity gift card which allows the received to pick their heart-felt charity, and the donation will be made in their name.

Be Still, My Busy Mind.

Young Mule Deer in SnowSome mornings, I can tell if it has snowed overnight. As my last dream slips back into my unconsciousness, and my eyes blink slowly open, I can feel the stillness in and around the house. The steady, delicate falling snow muffles the waking sounds of my neighborhood. No birds calling, no dogs barking, no sound of cars warming up. Just a still, peaceful silence, as if Mother Nature is singing the world a lullaby.

Briefly, I snuggle deep within my comforter like a hibernating bear, but the call for a steaming mug of my favorite morning tea is too strong. Soon, I am warmly wrapped in robe and slippers by my favorite window, sipping tea and watching the white lullaby blanket the world.

Nature knows we need our rest better than we do. Whether it’s a blizzard or the flu, she always finds a way to make us pause our busy lives, drop everything, and simply rest a moment.

Ever notice that the more rested you are, the more you can accomplish? Instead of waiting for the Earth Mother to remind us that which every other creature on the planet innately understands, we can simply add rest into our daily schedule. Yes, that could mean a nap, but twenty minutes of meditation is just as refreshing. Sometimes all you need is to sit peacefully, watching the falling snow. No electronics, no book, no list of things to do – just sit comfortably and still your busy mind. Observe the simple beauty outside your window, breathe in an aromatic candle, sip the warmth of your favorite beverage, and relax for half an hour at some point in your day, every day. You’ll be surprised how healthy and awake you’ll feel after doing this for just a week. Besides, Mother Nature is less likely to bring flu to well-rested people. Might be easier to rest on your schedule than on hers.

With restful wishes,


Quintessential Love

Fairy Riding a Dove

Miracles Altar Tile Home Decor

“…O, none, unless this miracle have might,

That in black ink my love may still shine bright.”

–          from William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 65

Love is the ultimate miracle. It brightens the ink of a poet’s pen. It gentles the cry of babes. It tames nations, feeds the hungry, and inspires good.

Valentine’s Day traditionally celebrates love between couples, but I like to think of it as a day that celebrates being love as much as being in love. Imagine the powerful transformation we can create in our lives when we strive to achieve true love as a state of being.

Love, like the element Quintessence, permeates all nature. It flows in us, through us, and all around us, from the cellular level to celestial bodies. Great masters, like the Dalai Llama, live and act in a state of love every day, inspiring the hearts and minds of humankind to change for the better.

Our human capacity for love is boundless, but, like our brains, we only use a small percent of this miracle’s gift. When we take the time to sit quietly, perhaps with a candle, and regularly meditate on being in a state of love, we can tap into love’s essence in its purest and most concentrated form deep inside ourselves.

It is in that state of Quintessential Love that we find ourselves able to forgive and heal not only ourselves and those around us, but on a planetary scale. In this highest vibration, we can resonate love in transcendent echoes in time and space, sounding though seas and mountains, ending wars and healing misery. We can do all this and more, beginning with that quiet, limitless space within our own hearts. Love is the true miracle.

Happy Valentine’s Day,


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