Live with Clarity…

Live with clarity…

This is your life

so why not be clear about what you want in life?

Live with clarity
While that sounds good, maybe you don’t even really know what you want.  It is hard to be clear on everything in life because there is so much contrast to be found.

You may think you want one thing, and when you get it, it turns out to be a lot different than you thought it would be.

It’s only through contrast though, that we are able to see different perspectives, different results and different possibilities that enable us to choose even more of what we want in the next experience.

Life is a series of experiences. One experience after another we learn new lessons every day.

Every day we have the choice to renew our thoughts, plans, and goals and then we can decide if we want to stay on the same track or try a different one.

Some of us really like challenges so we would get bored if everything seemed too easy.  Like rowing downstream in a boat to a certain destination.

 

Just going with the flow is perfect for me, but others would rather fight the current with everything they have in order to get the experience of a bigger, better, more intense challenge.

They may even buy a motor for their boat, or keep buying bigger and stronger motors, until they have all the power they need to reach their alleged destination.

Although we would both find a way to end up at the same place, we would obviously prefer different ways of getting there.  I like the peaceful, easy flow of life called ease and grace, while some others like to stand against the current and challenge everything and everyone they come in contact with.

 There are also many different levels in between.

 

It seems that after a few knock down dragged out issues come about in life, people tend to soften their views a little.

Of coarse the opposite can happen where people just get hardened more and more to the things that happen to them and end up extremely sick or angry and hateful.

 

Everyone has a choice and can change things.  Everyday.

 

Each new day is a chance to start over from wherever you are.  If you still don’t know what you want out of life, or where you are going, maybe it’s time to get some help.

There are a number of different counselors and life coaches, dream builders and Pastors.  What ever you need is available if you just take the time to look.

Many programs are free and easy to find on social media, while others may require a phone call or that an appointment be made.

So whatever you may think  you want your life to be like – get perfectly clear on it and follow the steps needed to make it happen.

Good luck, and God bless you on your journey.

 

 

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Remember to Live life to the fullest – Every day, and be compassionate to everyone, including yourself!

Do what you LOVE.
Be happy,
and keep doing the things that make you happy!

Live – Laugh – Love

Leave the past in the past and enjoy the day you have right now…

 

Copyright © 2017 Linda L Young

Find Happiness…

Happiness…

 

 

Seek happiness within your own thoughts.
Seek happiness within your own self.
Seek happiness within your own surroundings.
Seek happiness within your own world.
Find happiness everywhere –
because YOU are now filled with HAPPINESS !

And now that you are filled with happiness,

allow good energy and love to flow in your life

 

If you need help raising your energy level, or vibration, contact us here at “Linda L Young.com” for more information, or join our mailing list for ongoing, upcoming events and classes.

Live life to the fullest – Every day, and be compassionate to everyone, including yourself!

Do what you LOVE.
Be happy,
and keep doing the things that make you happy!

 

Copyright © 2017  Linda L Young

 

 

Soap Rocklet – 4 oz. – White Opal

For those who love rocks, stones, and especially opals, this is a perfect find for yourself or a great gift for someone else.  With all natural ingredients you can use this as soap or just enjoy it sitting around as an inexpensive way to have more opal’s decorating your designated area.  They could be grouped together in a small basket for a little more impact, or used as special guest soaps for your favorite family members. They are also lightly scented for

Soap Rocklet – 4 oz. – White Opal

 


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About the Product
These ‘semi-precious’ soaps have a collectible quality to them and make a unique decorative accent in kitchen or bath. But it’s when they are used that they really shine.
They look like crystals, especially when wet, as the water lights up their brilliant colors. As you use them, each soap slowly weathers away like a stream stone in geologic time, exposing even more beauty within.
Gently cleansing and long-lasting, they are made with extracts of the earth including aloe, chamomile, lavender, vitamin E, jojoba, olive and almond oils plus hydrating vegetable glycerin. Super mild, they are totally natural, biodegradable and lightly scented.
Please note each Soap Rock is a unique handmade creation, so there may be slight variations in shape and color.

 

Product Description

Color:White Opal

Water locked in the crystal structure of opals gives them the fiery iridescence they’re famous for. Watch as your White Opal SoapRock lights up with sparkling brilliance under a stream of water, and feel the magic of opal.

Fragrance: Peach Geranium Moss

Think of your loved ones…

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This is the perfect time of year to:

Think of your loved ones and remember the things that they really like.

That is – the material things any way…

The Christmas season is a perfect time to remember those we love in all kinds of ways, and one of the most popular ways is by the buying of gifts for them.

 

Many rock hounders or rock collectors would actually be thrilled with a new “rock” or crystal to add to their collection.

You should know that there is not a numerical limit on precious rocks to a collector.

It cannot be either too big or too small either.  Each stone is very cherished, and each one is an individual prized stone to a collector.

There are various different kinds of rocks or stones.  They range from crystals to agates, to obsidian, to jasper.

Each stone is composed of different properties that make it exclusively unique in color, shape and size.

Some are kept just the way they are, while some are polished or made into decorative shapes like arrow heads.

Rock enthusiasts appreciate all kinds of rocks, they may even become some what like special friends, or at least considered a pet.

Thus the craze for “pet rocks”.

 

 

If you need help raising your vibration or energy level, contact us at “Energy Healing Stone Therapy,” for more information, or sign up for our news letter for current updates.

Many blessings to all…

Live – Laugh – Love

© 2016 Energy Healing Stone Therapy

A thankful heart…

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Today is the perfect day to share the love from your thankful heart.

Being grateful for everything around you.

Being thankful for your loved ones

and every one in your family and group of friends.

Love is part of every day life.

Love makes the world go round.

Gratitude makes love feel good and every thing else also.   The whole world is filled with love when you feel so much gratitude for life that whatever other things are going on around you just don’t bother you.

Being thankful can only come from within.

You may feel happy when someone gives you a gift or when other things line up for you, but it is that feeling from within that really resonates out from your heart that shows gratitude.

Think about all the things in your life that you can be grateful for today.  Enjoy them and allow them to grow  into more and more as your vibration expands and grows into a higher and higher vibration.

Good energy also expands as your vibration expands and clears up.

Pretty soon there will be even more to be thankful for as time goes on.

 

If you need help raising your vibration or energy level, contact us at “Energy Healing Stone Therapy,” for more information, or sign up for our news letter for current updates.

Many blessings to all…

Live – Laugh – Love

© 2016 Energy Healing Stone Therapy

 

 

A Gem Cutter’s Handbook: Advanced Cabochon Cutting

A Gem Cutter’s Handbook: Advanced Cabochon Cutting

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Learn to master the special shaped cabochon: cutting, assembled stones, star stones and cat’s eyes. Includes special sections on opal and jade.

 

Making and shaping your stones can be so satisfying when you learn to make cabochons and other fancy shapes out of them.  They go from special rocks or stones to jewelry grade gems when worked and polished and beautifully shaped.  You can add jewelry findings or clasps to finish them off so that they can be worn on a chain, necklace, or bracelet.  Find out how to do all this when you purchase this book on advanced cabochon cutting.

Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses


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Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses 2nd Edition

 
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About the Author
Author Patti Polk is recognized as one of the top agate collectors in the world (as noted in the highly respected reference book Agates III by Johann Zenz). She has been collecting, cutting and polishing rocks for jewelry and display for more than 20 years. She has been published in Rock & Gem magazine and numerous other periodicals, and speaks at rock and mineral club programs and frequently serves as a trail guide for visitors to Arizona. Patti is a skilled lapidary artist, which includes the cutting and polishing of the stones into display specimens or cabochons for jewelry making.

 

This is a pearl of a book, and an appreciated expansion to my collection.  As of now I have several books on distinguishing diamonds and minerals and another ten or so on where to discover them, so what is unique about     this book?

As a matter of first importance I saw the photos, wonderful pictures, yet more vitally pictures which I could identify with. In my different books I get a learned portrayal, however for the most part the photos don’t look much like the stones I find or see at shows.

Patti has picked the stones to photo so well that they all resemble the stones and minerals I have, or have seen. I found them down to earth and clear.

On the off chance that I had never been on a field trip I would now comprehend what’s in store: the photo of a punctured tire in a remote range is an opportune cautioning that there are dangers in our diversion. Be that as it may, it was the 230 pages of cases of uncut materials, cleaned things and finished jewelry which truly got the attention.

The characterization and outline of the different classes of agate is amazingly done just like alternate gatherings and minerals. Valiantly Patti has included the “esteem” of every thing, recorded by pound, ounce or gram. This is an exceptionally profitable asset, despite the fact that it might leave date rapidly relying upon the estimation of the dollar and fame and accessibility of every thing.

It has caused me to reconsider what rocks and minerals I have now, and to take a look at the things which I have incompletely disposed of as my “yard” rocks. Patti Polk’s enthusiasm for our interest soars through this book and we should be appreciative that she has filled a hole in the writing accessible to rockhounds.

Discover with Dr. Cool Ultimate Geode Science Kit, Set of 15

Enjoy this science kit filled with 15 real geode’s for you to break open and see the crystal surprises inside.  Find these geode’s beauty and discover the sparkling insides shining forth for your enjoyment and delight.

Discover with Dr. Cool Ultimate Geode Science Kit, Set of 15

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  • This Ultimate Geode Kit Features 15 Real Geodes
  • Kit Contains 3 Different Types of Geodes so that you can compare different crystal formations
  • Full-Color Adventure guide explains all about how geodes were formed and lets you identify the crystals inside
  • Winner of more awards than any other Geode Kit ever created (see product description for details)
  • Activity booklet contains 10 wonderful puzzles and games for hours of extra fun and learning

Product Description

The geodes in this kit are millions of years old and were formed when prehistoric volcanoes erupted. Break open these real geodes to discover the incredible crystal treasure hidden inside! The ultimate kit includes 15 geodes from 3 different mines so your rock hound can experience a wider variety of crystal formations which could include: Quartz, fluorite, calcite, or even amethyst! Geodes are an amazing natural phenomenon, and cracking them open is a thrill for all ages! This kit includes safety goggles and a full-color adventure guide which will teach your rock hound about geodes. The geodes in this kit range in size from 1.5” – 2” in diameter.

 

From the Manufacturer

Break Your Own Geodes – The Ultimate Geode Science Kit! Find the hidden crystals inside these premium quality geodes! The geodes in this kit are millions of years old and were formed when prehistoric volcanoes erupted. Crack open these real geodes to discover the incredible crystal treasures hidden inside! This ultimate kit includes 15 geodes from 3 different mines so your rock hound can experience a wide variety of crystal formations which could include: Quartz, fluorite, calcite, or even amethyst! We are the only company to offer multiple types of geodes in a single kit for an unparalled geode experience! Geodes are an amazing natural phenomenon and cracking them open is a thrill for all ages! This kit also includes safety goggles and a full-color adventure guide so that you can learn all about how goedes form and the various types of crystals you’ll find inside. The Geodes range in size from 1.5″ 2″ in diameter. This kit also includes an activity booklet with 10 fun games, puzzles and challenges to solve! This is the perfect earth science kit to give as a gift. Science doesn’t get any cooler than this! Awards won: Seal of Distinction – Dr Toy 2012, 10 Best Educational Products Dr. Toy 2011, Product of the Year – Creative Child Magazine 2011, 100 Best Children’s Products Dr. Toy 2011, Teachers Choice Award – Learning Magazine 2011, Award of Excellence – Parent Tested, Parent Approved 2011 and Product of the Year – Museum Tour Catalog 2011. This is the most Award winning Geode kit ever created—that’s why it’s called the Ultimate Geode Kit!

Gem Identification Made Easy Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling

Gem Identification Made Easy 5/E: A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling Hardcover

 

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Gem Identification Made Easy is the first and only book that explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored gems, and how to separate natural gems from imitations, treated stones, synthetics, and look-alikes. The book’s approach is direct and practical, and its style easy to understand. In fact, with this highly accessible guide, anyone can begin to master gem identification. Includes over 150 photographs and illustrationsover 80 in full color!

Using a simple, step-by-step system, the authors explain how to properly use essential but uncomplicated instruments to identify stones, what to look for gemstone by gemstone, and how to set up a basic lab at modest cost. Three of the instruments are inexpensive, portable, pocket instruments that, when used together, can identify almost 85% of all precious and popular stones.

The key to avoiding costly mistakes and recognizing profitable opportunities is knowing both what to look for and what to look out for.

Gem Identification Made Easy will help you:

Open your eyes to the types of treatments, imitations, synthetics, look-alikes, and fakes in the gem market today.
Learn how to tell the difference between them. Quickly spot:
Synthetics, including synthetic emeralds and diamonds
Filled diamonds
Diffused “blue” sapphires and “red” rubies
HPHT-treated diamonds
… and much more!
Determine how to spot the newest “composite” imitations.
Learn how to identify recently discovered gems such as “Mandarin” garnet, red “emerald,” and North Carolina’s chromium-rich emeralds.
Discover new treatments such as surface coatings to create “fancy color” diamonds and improve or change the color of many gemstones.
Know when to seek help from a professional gemologist or lab.
Become more professional in your business or hobby.

 

Editorial Reviews
From the Inside Flap
Gem Identification Made Easy is the first and only book that explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored gems, and how to separate natural gems from imitations, treated stones, synthetics, and look-alikes. The book’s approach is direct and practical, and its style easy to understand. In fact, with this highly accessible guide, anyone can begin to master gem identification.

Using a simple, step-by-step system, the authors explain how to properly use essential but uncomplicated instruments to identify stones, what to look for gemstone by gemstone, and how to set up a basic lab at modest cost. Three of the instruments are inexpensive, portable, pocket instruments that, when used together, can identify almost 85% of all precious and popular stones.

The key to avoiding costly mistakes and recognizing profitable opportunities is knowing both what to look for and what to look out for.

 

Gem Identification Made Easy will help you:

Open your eyes to the types of treatments, imitations, synthetics, look-alikes, and fakes in the gem market today.

Learn how to tell the difference between them. Quickly spot:

Synthetics, including synthetic emeralds and diamonds

Filled diamonds

Diffused “blue” sapphires and “red” rubies

HPHT-treated diamonds

and much more!

 

Determine how to spot the newest “composite” imitations.

Learn how to identify recently discovered gems such as “Mandarin” garnet, red “emerald,” and North Carolina’s chromium-rich emeralds.

Discover new treatments such as surface coatings to create “fancy color” diamonds and improve or change the color of many gemstones.

Know when to seek help from a professional gemologist or lab.

Become more professional in your business or hobby.
About the Author
Antoinette Matlins, PG, FGA, is an internationally respected gem and jewelry expert, author and lecturer. With over 1 million copies of her seven books in print in nine languages, she is the most widely read author in the world on the subject of jewelry and gems. Honored with the international Accredited Gemologists Association’s highest award for excellence in gemology, Ms. Matlins’ books are widely used throughout the world by consumers and professionals in the gem and jewelry field. Her books include Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide (over 400,000 copies now in print―the only book of its kind ever offered by Consumer Reports); Colored Gemstones: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide; The Pearl Book: The Definitive Buying Guide; Gem Identification Made Easy; Engagement & Wedding Rings: The Definitive Buying Guide for People in Love; and Jewelry & Gems at Auction: The Definitive Guide to Buying & Selling at the Auction House & on Internet Auction Sites (all GemStone Press).

Former gemology editor of National Jeweler magazine, her articles and comments on buying and selling gems and jewelry and on gem investment have appeared in many national and international consumer and trade publications. She is also the author of the “Gemstones” chapter in the Encyclopedia of Investments, second edition.

Ms. Matlins has gained wide recognition as a dedicated consumer advocate, and continues to spearhead the Accredited Gemologists Association’s nationwide campaign against gemstone investment telemarketing scams and other types of consumer misrepresentation. A popular media guest, she has been seen on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN, educating consumers about gems and jewelry and exposing fraud.

In addition to her educational work, Ms. Matlins is retained by clients worldwide to seek fine, rare or unusual gems and jewels for acquisition.

Antonio C. Bonanno, FGA, ASA, MGA, was founder and president of the National Gem Appraising Laboratory and director of the Columbia School of Gemology near Washington, D.C. He held the coveted “Master Gemologist Appraiser” title (MGA), the highest distinction awarded to gem and jewelry appraisers from the American Society of Appraisers. He worked with gems and minerals for over sixty years, specializing in forensic gemology, and was frequently called as an expert witness in a wide range of court cases. A Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain With Distinction, he was highly esteemed in the field and holds a place in the prestigious Gemstone Hall of Fame. He founded the Accredited Gemologists Association, which created the Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology in his honor after his death in 1996.

Smithsonian Handbooks: Gemstones Paperback

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Designed for beginners and experienced collectors alike, these field guides make identification of individual specimens sure, simple and straightforward. Each entry has a full color illustration as well as color-coded bands that provide at-a-glance facts for quick reference. Easy to use and beautiful to look at, this series is an invaluable resource for every collector.

 

This is the best basic book I’ve ever observed about the subject. It’s brimming with remarkable pictures that show pretty much everything most collector’s might need to know. It begins with an amazing and succinct segment on general jewel legend, diamond properties, and pearl taking care of.
At that point it has the best shading key to diamonds that I’ve seen. This key makes it simple to discover the data about a given gemstone without utilizing the list.

On the off chance that one prefers, there is a decent index as well. After the Color Key, there are pages about particular stones with a depiction, where they are found and comments.

All standard gem properties are shown, with brilliant pictures to show the shading, shape, cleavage, utilizes, and so on. With everything taken into account, this is the prologue to gemstones to judge others by. It’s likewise very helpful for more progressed “rockhounds” as a kind of perspective and field direct. The coupling is entirely tough and ought to allow a great deal of travel. I wish this book had been accessible many years ago. It would have been appreciated even then.