#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Do I have a story for you….

Being a gemstone/crystal buff, I regularly receive gemstones, crystals, and related items, such as grids and various pyramid shapes, and this morning was no exception.  Cousin Mary Ann always picks up the previous day’s mail (it arrives late in the afternoon) on her way to the house, and today she brought a package containing several gemstone bracelets I had ordered on eBay.  They are the stretchy kind–I have aspirations to make these myself, and I have the beads for it, but so far I haven’t got around to it–and there were four, one being a gift for my daughter.  I donned the other three immediately, without giving the matter much thought, since they were pretty.  Among these lovelies were one that would allegedly clear my aura of any unwanted energies or whatever (mind you, I viewed this bracelet and a counterpart as an experiment, by no means a sure thing), and one that was intended to align the chakras.  (I don’t know much about chakras, but I do believe there’s something to the theory.)  Anyway, I forgot I was wearing the bracelets and went on about my business, which this week is mainly brainstorming my outline for THE MARRIAGE CHARM. 

THE COMPUTER WENT HAYWIRE HERE.  I did my usual morning stuff, had lunch, etc.  I felt fine, full  of energy.  But by early afternoon, I found, to my surprise, that I could barely keep my eyes open.)  I crashed, joined by Bernice the Yorkie and my kitties, as usual, and I mean, I crashed.  This was no ordinary nap, my friends.  I was completely conked out–for several hours.  In fact, by the time I woke up, the crew had long since finished the day’s work and gone home.  Now, during this deep, deep sleep, I had some very intense dreams, another thing that usually doesn’t happen when I take an afternoon snooze–and I rarely do.

I was confounded by all of these elements–until I remembered I was wearing the bracelets. 

I could be mistaken, of course, but I couldn’t help concluding that this was a sort of theraputic knock-out, so the stones’ energy could get a start on my chakras and aura.  All I can say is, it resonates.  :)

On another subject, I have two books to recommend this week, the actual print kind.  :)  The first is MIRACLES NOW, by Gabrielle Bernstein, and the second is, I DECLARE, the Personal Application Guide, by Joel Osteen.  Both are really inspiring, more like devotionals than regular books, by which I mean, you read one entry per day.  I am so impressed, in fact, that I’m giving away one copy of MIRACLES NOW as a contest prize–one has already been sent to one of last week’s winners–and three more will be awarded over the coming weeks.

Listening: I buy most of my books on iTunes, but I also love Audible.com, and I’ve had a membership for years.  Being on a ghost-story kick, (hence all the Jim Harold’s Campfire and Paranormal Podcast episodes I’ve been listening to lately), and Audible has a LOT of them.  At the moment, I’m listening to Steven Wolf’s GOT GHOSTS?  It’s fascinating.

Finally, tomorrow is Weight Watchers day, so the blog will be posted late in the day (though hopefully not as late as this one!).  Whether I’ve lost, gained or maintained, I’ll be reporting.

Well, my friends, that about covers the waterfront for today.

Think good thoughts, be kind to others and to yourself.


32 comments to “Do I have a story for you….”

  1. linda
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 1:58 am · Link

    It totally bugs me when I post a blog and my computer eats part of it, and it happened again tonight. ERRGGGG!

  2. Terri Shortell
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 2:08 am · Link

    Interesting about the bracelets. I need to buy myself some. I could use that type of restorative sleep. Books sounding great. I also plan to try out the podcasts u recommend. I love paranormal things. Have a great day.

  3. Gloria
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 4:35 am · Link

    Linda, I’m glad you’re OK. Since we didn’t hear anything after Friday, I was sure you’d eaten too much Easter bounty and was not able to reach the computer keyboard. :-D I’m glad that wasn’t the case.

    I reckon you must have needed the rest to conk out like that. I’m surprised no one woke you up to check on you. I would have, and then…you might have “conked” me out.

    Take care and have a Blessed week.

  4. Debbie C
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 6:23 am · Link

    Wow, those are some bracelets. I’ve taken to wearing some crystals and I haven’t had anything that remarkable happen.

  5. Marcy Collins
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 6:40 am · Link

    Good Morning Linda! I am glad that you were able to have a few hours good sleep…even if it was due to wearing braclets. Have a great day and look forward to reading Wednesday’s post tomorrow when I am drinking my coffee!

  6. Jo-Ann
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 6:54 am · Link

    Hi, Hope all is well with the weight watchers. I have had naps like that where you can’t wake up just sleep. Crazy that you can nap an still fall alseep at bed time. Body needs what it needs I guess. Have a wonderful day!
    I had a blowout on way home from store yesterday going 60mp. I thought it was the muffler. Drove the car home before I knew it was the tire. Crazy, Now I have to get it fixed today. All well no one hurt.

  7. Lois Rotella
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 7:11 am · Link

    Wow ! That was some bracelets you got. Glad everything is ok. Have a good day !

  8. Billiesue Sanders
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 7:17 am · Link

    Good morning all,
    I am enjoying reading the fascinating story about the bracelets.
    It is a beautiful spring morning in Tennessee–48 degrees, pink dogwoods all over the woodland, tulips, daffodils, even an oooasional early lilac. I think I will save my walk for later in the day when it is warmer!
    Peace to everyone.

  9. Ruby Norwood
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 7:31 am · Link

    Wow Linda, got to have me a bracelet like you got. I was beginning to worry about you, thought you had gotten sick or something, but then again I know you are a busy lady. That was some story Linda and I loved it.

  10. Ida C
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 8:25 am · Link

    Your gmstones and certainly powerful – you must have needed the downtime! Good luck with weight watchers. Always wondering how you’re doing! Blessings.

  11. Patrice
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 8:56 am · Link

    That’s really interesting about your “deep sleep”. Which stones were they if you don’t mind my asking?
    I have heard of both those inspirational books and wondered about them. There are so many, I tend to keep looking and looking but then a title or author will keep popping up for my attention. And you mentioned Miracles Now and I Declare. So I’ll take it as a sign! :)
    Have a great day and week! :-D

  12. Ann Bartholomew
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 9:11 am · Link

    Hope your aura is cleaned up and the stars are all in alignment. At least you got a good nap out of it! Hope it inspires you as I am always ready for a new novel!

  13. Laurie Sullivan
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 9:37 am · Link

    I think I need those bracelets! :-)

  14. Joyce M.
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 10:33 am · Link

    Perhaps your body was also telling you that you needed more rest.

  15. Fran F
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 10:35 am · Link


    Good luck with your weigh in tomorrow.

  16. Heather Charity
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 am · Link

    I hope you woke feeling completely rejuvinated. My husband needs a knock out like that!

  17. Marilyn Hurst
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 11:13 am · Link

    Glad you got some rest. Have a great day.

  18. Virginia Horton
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 11:50 am · Link

    Maybe I need some of those bracelets, I could use a good rest. Good luck with the weight watchers.

  19. Lea Williams
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 12:37 pm · Link

    Speaking of computers, took 3 times to get this to respond and post my comment. It has been weird as of late.
    Glad you had a good sleep, maybe your body just needed a good rest. Maybe the bracelets? I still am skeptical. Hope your WW day is a good one. Blessings.

  20. Nadine Spradlin
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 2:30 pm · Link

    I sure need two bracelets like you have . Its been years since I’ve had a good sleep , the bags under my eyes would carry enough for a months vacation . here’s hoping you have a remarkable week . Oh while you were dreaming did you see any new story lines ?

  21. Diana E.
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 2:53 pm · Link

    Sounds like you really needed that deep sleep, Linda. I hope you had a really nice Easter weekend. And, that the outline for the book is coming along. Looking forward to your wednesday report from WW. Blessings.

  22. Dorothy Glase
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 2:53 pm · Link

    Question?? Since you are so into crystals, etc; are there specific ones to help relieve arthritic aches and pains? Love your books. Can’t get enough of them.

    • linda
        · April 23rd, 2014 at 11:44 pm · Link

      I find moss agate to be very effective against any kind of muscle pain.

  23. Ruby Norwood
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 3:54 pm · Link

    Linda I know I have commented already but was that a certain kind of gemstone bracelets that you ordered ??
    Thanks Ruby

  24. Barbara Lamb
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 3:55 pm · Link

    Dear Linda: I have read most of your books, certainly the
    ones of the cowboys, Creed and McKittrick.
    I appreciate your writing and enjoy the characters that are
    Barbara Lamb

  25. Kelley Morrow
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 4:08 pm · Link

    Would love pics to go with these great stories!

  26. Susan Lee
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 5:18 pm · Link

    I was so excited to see you promoting Joel Osteen’s book I declare. I think it is amazing and I have taken the idea and make declarations over my body for weightloss and healthy eating. I have found that I have considerably less appetite when I make declarations over myself in the morning than I do when I forget to do this. I strongly believe that we have in our lives what we say.

    • linda
        · April 23rd, 2014 at 11:44 pm · Link

      I love Joel Osteen’s books, too.

  27. Nanci
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 5:31 pm · Link

    What type of stones were your bracelets? Sounds very interesting
    To have that happen after you put them on….LOVE YOUR BOOKS and blog~~~

    • Nanci Sipes-Ziembo
        · April 23rd, 2014 at 5:33 pm · Link

      Linda, did you get my snail mail letter? Can you please follow thru??? Thanks so much!!!

      • linda
          · April 23rd, 2014 at 11:45 pm · Link

        I don’t know–I get a lot of mail. I’ll be sure and ask Jenni about it tomorrow.

  28. Rita Crofoot
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 9:34 pm · Link

    Wow, I received my books today, as last weeks winner, and wanted to send a long a huge thank you. I will get started right away.
    Loved hearing about your “power nap” I bet you needed it, and that was a way to let it happen, those stones might have paved the way.
    Thanks again, Rita

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