Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
  ~ Danny Kaye



John of God Casa Crystals are famous quartz crystals from the Casa in Brazil. Aqua Aura is good for relaxing stress, and increasing ability to communicate. It helps join love with wisdom to create compassion, and aids in getting rid of headaches and calming fever. Magician Stone™ is a multifaceted star, showing 4-fold symmetry. It is believed that this unique cut creates numerous energetic channels that connect us to Source, the Earth and each of the four directions. The effect is one of centering. It positions us in the Cosmic flow and we begin to manifest magic, good luck and extraordinary abundance.

You can read about the history of the John of God crystals at Purple Sage. While you’re there, you can look around at other beautiful, faceted crystals that shimmer with internal beauty and wonderful, intense colors.

Stonehenge, with its ancient formation of stones, captures people’s imaginations. Was it a religious temple? Was it an astrological gathering place? Was it an astronomical calendar? Obviously, no one knows the truth of Stonehenge, but standing within its stones is an incredible experience. It causes one to wonder how exactly an ancient people came to build such a place.


Stonehenge Bluestone is the name given to this beautiful blue-green and white spotted stone found in England. It is the same material used in the construction of Stonehenge and is gathered in the same ancient quarry. Some believe that Stonehenge Bluestone can be used for drawing energies from the Earth’s meridian system, and for attuning to ley lines and other earth energies. It can aid one in sensing the “heartbeat of the Earth” and in moving into a transformational resonance with it. And wearing this lovely piece, knowing you’re touching the same stones touched in those ancient times, gives you a sense of connection to a sacred place and a distant people .


The First Lady harvesting vegetables from a previous White House garden.

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative is meant to spark discussion about healthy eating habits for children. Part of her initiative has involved the kitchen garden at the White House.

On Monday, the first lady was helped by school children from New York, Pennsylvania and North Carolina in planting potatoes, spinach, broccoli, carrots, radishes and onions at her fourth annual spring planting. Children from local Washington D.C. schools also helped with the planting.

The children who were selected to help with the White House garden this year had written to Mrs. Obama about their own gardening experiences at school and in their community.

The vegetable garden is the first at the executive mansion since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden.


Citrine is thought to bring joy and optimism into your life. It is one of only two minerals on the planet which do not hold or accumulate negative energy, but dispels and transmutes it to positive energy. Because of this, you don’t ever have to cleanse Citrine.  Citrine energizes and  invigorates, promotes warmth, comfort, and energy. Citrine is believed to enhance the intuition and the connection with the higher self. It raises one’s mood and encourages happiness and laughter.

This stone is a type of quartz. When it forms naturally, it may have a blend of other crystals with it such as ametrine (amethyst and citrine). Citrine ranges in color from a pale yellow to a deep amber. Very often, when the stone has a small inclusion and the light hits it just right, you will see a tiny rainbow. This makes the stone particularly beautiful and a favorite piece to wear a jewelry. Check here to see this beautiful finger bracelet, as well as other gorgeous pieces.

If your prospects for planting a vegetable garden are limited by insufficient space or an unworkable area, consider the possibility of harvesting fresh, organic vegetables from containers. A window sill, a patio, a balcony or your back doorstep are all sufficient spaces for a container-based mini-garden. Poor soil conditions, weed control issues, and pest problems can all be overcome by growing a garden in containers. metaphysical

Almost any vegetable that grows well in a traditional garden will also do well in a container. Vegetables that are well-suited for container gardening include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, green onions, beans, lettuce, squash, radishes and parsley. I’ve also seen potatoes and asparagus successfully grown in a container garden. It doesn’t matter what kind of soil you have, because you’ll mix your own. This is extremely simple and requires just three ingredients.

* Peat Moss
* Compost
* Vermiculite

Just mix these three ingredients in equal proportions and you have the perfect soil for growing your veggies. The peat moss makes it light and loose; the vermiculite helps it retain moisture (necessary in our arid climate), and the compost loads the soil with the nutrients your plants need. These products can all be found at your local garden center, and the mixture can be placed in any kind of container you choose – just make sure it has adequate drainage.