August 2005

In This Issue

Using Gemstones to Manifest Your Goals and Dreams
     by Dr. Ada González

What's New

Upcoming Events

Wednesday TeleSeminar
and more

Our Community

Gemstones and New Lives

Gemstone Tip of the Month


Contact Us

As summer winds down and we look to the start of the next season, we turn our attention to new beginnings. This month, Dr. Ada González shares insights about how we can use therapeutic gemstones to discover what we really want in life and to manifest those dreams with ease and success.

In Our Community, we hear from three new mothers who, with gemstones, gratefully found relief from the physical and emotional whirlwind that can accompany life with a newborn. Our Gemstone Tip of the Month describes how the process of cleansing one’s gemstones can prepare us for the next step in our personal growth. We also hope you enjoy reading about upcoming Gemisphere events and the re-release of a classic book by Michael Katz.

Happy reading!

Using Gemstones to Manifest Your Goals and Dreams
By Ada González, N.D.

Inner and Outer Change Go Hand in Hand
The desire to improve our life circumstances is an innate and healthy aspect of being alive. Our desires not only inspire us to change a certain situation, but can also point us toward our next area of spiritual growth and development.

How does this work? Simply put, our outer circumstances reflect our inner, energetic state. The outer reality is a manifestation of an inner reality. You already are a skilled creator of your life’s circumstances. Look around at what you have in life—you have created it. You may not be conscious of having done so, but you can be certain it is an expression of your inner reality.

Because each of us is unique in our energetic makeup, we each have innate strengths and weaknesses in our ability to manifest what we want in certain areas of life. One person may easily excel in his career and finances but have difficulty manifesting the love and partnership she desires. Another person may have an abundance of friends and family, but he struggles with physical health or diet.

By consciously applying the principles of manifestation, you can start to create results in areas where you have previously felt stuck or uninspired. You can do this, because you can change the state of your inner vibrations that are being reflected in your outer circumstances. When we truly begin to live from this energetic perspective, life becomes quite interesting. Much of the work in achieving our next goal shifts from solely an outer focus on action to an inner focus on removing the energetic blockages to an abundance of life force. The inner and outer work go hand in hand.

Gemstones as Tools for Change
Therapeutic gemstones are tremendously effective tools for helping us learn how to transform our energetic state. Because of the unique way that energies manifest in the crystalline structures of gemstones, they can be used as precision tools to introduce new and specific energies into our lives.

Each gemstone embodies a specific vibration. When we work with a gemstone, we teach our body’s energies to encompass a new vibration and remove the inner blockages to our next step. Achieving a change or reaching a goal involves understanding what you really want, making a clear plan, and taking action to achieve your goal. You can consciously choose certain gemstones to focus your energies in specific ways and help you in any areas where you feel stuck or limited.

For example, if you desire help understanding what you really want and choosing a direction for change, you can use Aquamarine to enhance your self-awareness. If you want assistance defining and setting your goal, you can wear Blue Sapphire to help organize your thoughts. If you need help staying focused in achieving your goal, you can use Onyx to remain grounded and not overwhelmed by all those details.

In these and other ways, gemstones can be used as powerful aids in achieving our dreams and desires—to transform not only our outer circumstances but to catapult ourselves to a new level of inner, personal growth.

Some Suggestions for Gemstones
The chart below describes three phases of manifesting a desire or goal and some therapeutic gemstone necklaces you can wear to support the work involved in each phase. Of course, these are only some of the gemstones that can be used in our quest to realize our dreams. There are many others, each with its own unique contribution to our inner and outer transformation.

Phase Gemstone Indications
Phase 1:
Know your true dreams and goals
  • To open your mind and think creatively
  • To understand yourself in the highest sense
Radiant Heart
  • To know your heart’s true desires
  • To connect with your inner source of wisdom
Lapis Lazuli
  • To sort out any conflicts between your heart and mind
  • To know that you can master anything you set out to do
Phase 2:
Make an effective plan
Blue Sapphire
  • To stay focused and determined
  • To help organize and discipline your thoughts
  • To help overcome doubts and insecurities
  • To clear mental fog
  • To release limiting mental concepts of what is possible
  • To foster a sense of mastery in your life
Phase 3:
Take action steps to reach your goal
  • To help you stay grounded and productive
  • To avoid feeling overwhelmed by multiple tasks and details
Poppy Jasper
  • To overcome any sense of defeat or feeling that you’re not up to the challenge
  • To break up the energetic blockages holding you back
Mother of Pearl
  • To heal feelings of unworthiness or lack of resources
  • To stay connected to the infinite flow of abundance and divine love

Note: During our free, one-hour TeleSeminar on Wednesday, August 17th, we’ll talk more about the process of using therapeutic gemstones to help manifest our dreams and desires in everyday life. We invite you to join us. Click here for details.

What's New

Classic Book Updated and Reissued
Gemisphere and Natural Healing Press have reissued Michael Katz's first, award-winning book on therapeutic gemstones, Wisdom of the Gemstone Guardians. Formerly titled Gemisphere Luminary, this classic volume is the account of Michael's conversations with the Gemstone Guardians, the inner-world beings responsible for fulfilling the purpose and maintaining the effects of gemstones everywhere.

337 pages, two-color
$14.95 each
Five or more books, $9.95 each
Case of 28 books, $6.95 each ($194.60)

To learn more and order Wisdom of the Gemstone Guardians, click here.

To learn more and order Gemstone Energy Medicine: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit, by Michael Katz, click here.

Personal Consultations with Michael Katz and Dr. Ada González
Gemisphere is now offering a limited number of private gemstone consultations with Michael Katz and Dr. Ada González. This is a unique opportunity to receive an expert consultation either in person or by phone about which gemstones can best support you. Appointments with Michael are available Tuesdays and Thursdays. Appointments with Dr. González are available Monday through Friday. Fee: $45 for a 20-minute session. For an appointment, call 800-727-8877.

Upcoming Events

Free TeleSeminar
Manifesting Your Goals & Aspirations:
How to Use Gemstones to Help Make Your Dreams Come True

This Wednesday, August 17, 2005

6 - 7 PM PDT (9 - 10 PM EDT)

In this month’s TeleSeminar, we will focus on understanding the mechanics of creating what we want in life with the help of therapeutic gemstones. Please join Gemisphere founder Michael Katz and Dr. Ada González as we discuss how to use specific gemstones to accelerate the process of realizing our dreams.

There will be time for questions and personal consultations with Michael and Dr. Ada, so please bring your questions.

All callers will receive a special offer for joining the call!

Here's How to Participate:
Dial-in Number: (319) 256-0200
Access code: 618825#
When prompted, enter the access code, followed by the # key. When you enter the call, please mute your phone by pressing 6.

Limited phone lines are available for the call, and participation will be on a first come, first serve basis. Participation in the TeleSeminar is FREE. However, you will be billed by your phone company for any applicable long distance charges.

Conference Call Participant Feature Keys:
For conference instructions, press 4
To mute or unmute, press 6

For more information, call Jeff at Gemisphere at 800-727-8877, ext. 304.

Seminar: Becoming a G.E.M. Consultant
This seminar will educate and support professionals in the health and spa industries who wish to become resellers of Gemisphere therapeutic necklaces, spheres and tools. Topics will include the foundation principles and concepts of gemstone energy medicine, including the nature of the multidimensional human form. We will also explore practical models and considerations for in-office therapies, prescription and recommendation techniques, referral options, giving presentations, and management of a gemstone pharmacy.

FREE Talk & Demo: Friday, Aug. 19 (7 PM – 9 PM)
SEMINAR: Saturday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Aug. 21 (9 AM – 5 PM both days)

For information and registration
Call Rachael or Nanette at 800-727-8877

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
20th Annual Convention & Exposition
Phoenix, Arizona
August 25 - 27, 2005

Naturopathic physicians attending the convention are invited to visit Gemisphere’s booth, where Dr. Sara Hazel and Dr. Ada González and will be offering complimentary gemstone energy medicine consultations and treatments!

Healing Touch International: "Cultivating a Healer's Path"
9th Annual Conference
Breckenridge, Colorado
September 8 - 11, 2005

Attending nurses, physicians, and other practitioners who visit Gemisphere’s booth can enjoy complimentary gemstone energy medicine treatments and a 10% discount on gemstone purchases.

Our Community

Gemstones and New Lives
As anyone who has ever had a baby knows, birth brings profound changes to a mother’s body, mind, and emotions. Even the expected changes can take a mom by surprise. As the joy of a new love arrives, other joys—including vitality, serenity, and blessed sleep—seem to vanish overnight.

Many mothers have reported that this is the time when therapeutic gemstones can be a blessing and a revelation. The soothing and nourishing energies of certain gems can help naturally and harmlessly restore a woman’s sense of balance and stability in the midst of a major life change.

Other gems can renew the energy and strength that is flowing in abundance to the new life she’s caring for. And since mothers and babies are as connected and energetically intertwined as two people can be, the baby benefits from the mother’s restored sense of peace and balance.

Here are three stories shared with us by our community of gemstone users about mothers, babies, and gemstones.

From A.F., Oregon

For years, my mother has suffered from insomnia and often gets up in the night to read or do housework when she cannot stay asleep. A few months ago, after reading about Opalight’s help in treating insomnia, I brought her home an Opalight necklace. She kept it by her bedside on the nightstand each night. Soon after starting to do this, she reported enjoying deeper, more relaxing sleep and was able to sleep through a full night without waking up entirely.

Recently, my aunt gave birth to her first child, a little girl. She was excited about her daughter's arrival but exhausted by the baby's restless sleep patterns. As are many new parents, my aunt was drained and weary from lack of sleep, as she was up countless times throughout the night to soothe and feed the baby. My mom went to visit and provide some help and suggested that we buy the family another Opalight necklace as a gift.

When my mom arrived back home, she reported that both the baby and my aunt experienced deeper, more restorative sleep when the Opalight necklace was in their vicinity! My aunt wears it while feeding and rocking the baby, and the infant has been much less fussy and restless. My aunt wears the Opalight to bed at night and is definitely feeling more rested during the day. My entire family is excited about the relaxing properties of Opalight and how it has helped them rest.

From S. G., California

A friend of ours recently had her first child and complained about painful postpartum blues. To help out, we purchased two Mother of Pearl necklaces, one for Mom and one for her new baby. When the necklaces arrived, our friend put both of them around her own neck and felt so much relief that she refused to take them off. In the long run, we figured it was the best thing for the baby for Mom to feel better, which she did!

From D. F.-G., Florida

Before the birth of my son 20 months ago, I was a workaholic—very focused on my emotional and mental state and driven to achieve success in my profession. Physically, I had long suffered from migraines, endometriosis, poor digestion, and general fatigue. When I learned that we were going to have a baby, I began to nurture a vision of a more balanced life with my child, husband, family, and friends—one that would also include a creative, successful profession. I also envisioned becoming physically healthy, vibrant, and strong.

After a conscious and mindful birth, my life’s focus radically changed, and I became a stay-at-home mom. Although I knew my vision of a great life was possible, I began suffering from postpartum depression and a complete lack of motivation, with even less energy. My paradigm had shifted on the outside, but I was entirely stuck on the inside. For help, I saw all my doctors and wellness practitioners—including my general practitioner, OBGYN, midwife, osteopath, nutritionist, psychologist, acupuncturist, and massage therapist! Many recommended medication for depression, which I took for several months. Still, I felt that this wasn’t the answer for me. This was not how my vision looked!

By January of this year I was at a real low point with depression, weight gain from the pregnancy and birth, and a lot of confusion as to how to proceed with my family and career. Looking back, I realize I was feeling desperate. I had heard others talk about their experiences with therapeutic gemstones, but I was still a little skeptical. I was also desperate, so after a consultation with Dr. González of Gemisphere, I thought I’d give a Carnelian necklace a try.

When I began wearing the Carnelian, I quickly began to feel more peaceful and less confused. Now, after six months of wearing it, I have not had a migraine, any endometriosis pain, or digestive problems. I sleep better, I am no longer confused about work and play, I have energy, and I am making better choices. I’ve started my own part-time business, which is going very well. I’ve also started exercising regularly, something I’ve struggled with for years. I don’t feel the need to go to my doctors or a therapist, and I’m no longer taking medication for depression. Not only do I feel better in general, I feel better than I have ever felt in my life.

My life is starting to look like the vision I had dreamed about, centered on wellness, goodness, peace, and well-being. I’m now ready for my next therapeutic gemstone!

Gemstone Tip of the Month

Completing the Cycle of Release
One of the ways therapeutic gemstones aid us in our healing is by helping us release old, limiting energies. Once released, these energies often cling to the gemstones. At that point, our necklaces become more and more burdened with our cast off limitations, and they become less and less effective. They also become less attractive to us; we begin to unconsciously avoid contact with this energy, even if it means not wearing the necklace. When this happens, we simply haven’t fully released our old state of consciousness. We are keeping it nearby in a drawer!

Do you have Gemisphere necklaces you’re not inspired to wear anymore? We sometimes hear from gemstone users that although they have a number of therapeutic necklaces, they find themselves not wearing them the way they had when the necklaces were newer. Gemstone energy medicine practitioner Dr. Linda Lile has frequently observed this phenomenon and has found that it usually results from not cleansing the gemstones frequently enough.

Cleansing is the step in the healing process wherein we finish releasing the energies we’ve begun to shed back into the universe. We can honor ourselves and the gemstones by approaching this step in the spirit of ritual. The sanctuary for this ritual can be as close as our own backyard, which supplies the key elements for gemstone cleansing—water, Earth, and sun. By being grateful for life, our growth, and the energies that once assisted us but that now hold us back, we can make a simple action a deeply meaningful one. In doing this, we bring the full light of our awareness to the process, completing the cycle of release and freeing ourselves to move on.

For more information on gemstone care and cleansing, including detailed cleansing instructions, click here.

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