#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

I may levitate :)

My giant, beautiful flourite sphere arrived from China yesterday, and I’m so excited.  The thing is HUGE.  This being my favorite member of the mineral family, the stone I call the spiritual super-conductor, I have big plans for using this one in meditation, etc.  (Levitation probably won’t be happening, especially if I’m holding the thing–it weighs in at a serious 4000 grams.)  I’m planning to keep this not-so-little powerhouse in my room, near my bed–most of the time.  I might move it around–to the office, say, or the living room–if the need arises.  As I’ve mentioned before, all stones have a ‘buzz’ for me when I touch them, and a few of them actually sing.  (Silently, so far. :) ) Flourite definitely sings. 

Fortunately, the negativity-clearing effects of black obsidian seem to be subsiding a little.  While the stone is overwhelmingly positive in the long run, the short run can be like camping on the slopes of an active volcano.  :)  There can be eruptions.  On the other hand, once the issue surfaces and is dealt with, it’s gone for good.  Experience is the best teacher when it comes to the use of gemstones, as in any other area of study, and obsidian should always be tempered with the kinder, gentler stones, like rose quartz, smokey quartz, and/or clear crystal. 

If you want to know more about crystals, etc., there is a lot of information on the web.  You might be better off, though, to visit a really good bead shop, as the proprietors are often very knowledgable.  Here in Spokane, we’re fortunate to have a store called Wonders of the World, in the Flour Mill, with a plenitude of beads just steps away, and the owner, Pam, is an expert.  Several of the Wonders employees are pretty sharp, too, and they can answer questions. 

Pam taught the gem class I took in early November, and I can’t wait to attend another one.  She maintains, and this is important, so listen up, that a large part of working with crystals is intuitive, so while it’s certainly good to know what this stone or that is generally used for (there are lots of good books on the subject), your individual interpretation means the most.  Although I still have mountains to learn, I’ve already found this to be true.

From gemstones to spaghetti squash–quite a transition.  :)

I’m so pleased to see that many of you plan to try out my “recipe”–I don’t cook precisely once I understand the basic concept of a dish–instead, I toss in this and that.  I guess cooking is intuitive, too.

Somebody mentioned Dottie’s Weight Loss Zone–this is indeed a fabulous resource, with the most amazing variety of Weight Watchers-friendly foods ever. 

I also like the Weight Watchers scanner app–amazing.  You just hold the phone over the UPS code, and, presto, in most cases, you have the Points value!   I didn’t sign up for the app initially, because some of the reviews weren’t that great, but when daughter Wendy demonstrated with her phone, I became a believer.

Since I’m due in Mustang Creek, I’m out of here.

Look for ways to be kind.  You may be a miracle-worker without even knowing it.



32 comments to “I may levitate :)”

  1. Teresa Fordice
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 2:50 pm · Link

    WOW so we are talking almost a 9 pound rock – that is some gemstone Linda!!

  2. Ruby Norwood
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 2:57 pm · Link

    Wow Linda that is some gemstone. I have got to check into these stones on the web sight or find a class some where. I need one more hobby anyway.

  3. Patti
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 3:01 pm · Link

    I enjoy reading how you are affected by gemstones. I don’t feel their energy or at least not that I am aware but I am affected by other people’s energy. Maybe I should learn more to try to protect the energy in my cubicle.

    • linda
        · December 5th, 2013 at 2:32 pm · Link

      You’re probably much more sensitive to outside energy than you think. There are numerous stones with protective qualities–a small clear crystal pyramid might be just the thing.

  4. Debra
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 3:11 pm · Link

    Thanks for keeping us informed on the gem stones. I picked up a bracelet today with several stones in it and it had a card explaining the properties of each. No stones are singing to me yet but I’m hopeful. lol

  5. Rosemary
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 3:20 pm · Link

    Well…your communications are diverse, that’s for certain, _AND_ I always learn something interesting from your pondering nature and blogs. I’m on standby to see the long term benefits of the different treatments however, then again, what does it matter because you’re clearly enjoying the process and so are we, your readers! Peace and Joy…enjoy your day.

  6. Patrice
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 3:48 pm · Link

    I love all kinds of squash, acorn and butternut are pretty regular veggies in my house. I now love spaghetti squash but only recently made it. I can’t beleive I waited so long to try it! It is easy and delish and I have made it to swap with pasta noodles – which has been great because I love pasta but really should not eat it as much as I used to. This is a good swap.

    I have a flourite necklace made with about 6mm round beads. I’ve always felt happy when I wear it.

    Have fun writing today! More entertainment to look forward to. :)

  7. Lois Rotella
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 3:53 pm · Link

    I have never seen a gemstone that big. I am really going to look into gemstone and their properties. Love you blog !!

  8. gloria bare
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 4:39 pm · Link

    I love hearing about your gem stone stories. Where I live here in PA we have a bead store and after hearing about your life with the gems I am certainly going to check it out. Need to get into something exciting for the coming new year.I amalso going to join weight watchers in January after hearing your success. I am getting anxious for the last Big Sky series book and looking forward to visiting Mustang Creek. I love your story lines.

  9. Terrie Fulk
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 5:02 pm · Link

    You are a constant source of information on gemstones. You have peaked my interest in them. I have decided to research gem stones and maybe get my toes wet in the study.

  10. Diane
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 6:52 pm · Link

    Very interesting stuff! Can you suggest a gemstone that will add to my writing creativity?

    Love your newsletter!

    • linda
        · December 5th, 2013 at 2:39 pm · Link

      :) Yes. Aquamarine, turquoise Howlite, and moonstone. (I also like Labradorite and carnelian.)

      • Diane
          · December 5th, 2013 at 5:02 pm · Link

        Thanks, Linda. You’re the best!

  11. judy
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 6:53 pm · Link

    I love hearing your stories.
    i am not much of a writter

  12. Leanna
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 6:55 pm · Link

    Keep the recipes coming!

  13. Jennifer Damone
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 8:36 pm · Link

    I am going to have to check into the stones! Very interesting!

  14. Norma Stanforth
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 8:54 pm · Link

    Wow Linda that is some gemstone. I am thrilled that you got it! Glad you are doing so good with your weight watcher and the point scale, really happy for you. You all have a great day and God blessings.
    As always your friend,

  15. Diane Sallans
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 9:38 pm · Link

    I’m really going to have to learn about these minerals, but it’s going to have to be after the holidays. :-D

  16. Sandra Stanford
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 9:48 pm · Link

    Stones and just plain old rocks have always fascinated me. I find that I am really drawn to any that have colors of green, love them. Your enthusiasm for them is making me want to know more as well. I love the show on The Weather Channel called “Prospectors” about people working personal claims on mountains in Colorado.

  17. Sandra Wheeler
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 9:53 pm · Link

    I am sold! I have got to get me some of them gemstones! It really does sound interesting and since I am home most of the time now, it would fill some of my hours. I appreciate the lessons you give on gemstones. Thanks Linda.

  18. Lea Williams
      · December 3rd, 2013 at 10:02 pm · Link

    The stones are interesting. Your enthusiasm is contagious. Hope your week is wonderful

      · December 3rd, 2013 at 10:59 pm · Link

    Very interesting blog today. Sounds like your really into these gemstones. I’ve always been really attracted to amethest, don’t know why, if its the color or what??? Blessings.

  20. Emily
      · December 4th, 2013 at 9:00 am · Link

    Love your blogs. I learn so much and get such good ideas.

    Hope your week is great and that you enjoy all the wonderful things that make your life happy.

    Love, love your books…………………..

  21. Becky in Hauser, Idaho
      · December 4th, 2013 at 9:50 am · Link

    Just started making my own jewelry because I could not find exactly what I had envisioned in my mind. Need to study up on the effects of different gemstones, I am intrigued!

  22. Jan Buckles
      · December 4th, 2013 at 12:45 pm · Link

    I am inspired by your Weight Watchers success! One question though….do you go to meetings or are you only doing an online program? I think I need the accountability but just live so far from town! I just love your posts, by the way!

    • linda
        · December 5th, 2013 at 1:44 pm · Link

      I definitely go to meetings. The online version doesn’t work for me–I need structure. :)

  23. Joyce M.
      · December 4th, 2013 at 6:42 pm · Link

    I had to google that to find the weight in pounds and ounces. That’s one big stone!!!

  24. Gloria
      · December 4th, 2013 at 10:58 pm · Link

    I’d like to see the big one you got from China.

    • linda
        · December 5th, 2013 at 2:35 pm · Link

      I’ll have Jenni post a photo of it on my Facebook page. :) It’s enormous!

      • Gloria
          · December 5th, 2013 at 3:25 pm · Link

        Thanks Linda! But…I don’t do facebook and Tweetes, and all that other stuff. I do good to do this. :-D I don’t even know what most of it is. I wish you could have pictures on your Blog, like Martha.

        Speaking of Martha…Stewart, of course…on her Blog for yesterday, she showed how they fixed veggies and baked them inside some kind of pumpkin-like thing and she served it for all her vegetarian? family and friends. It looked delicious even before it was all mixed and placed in the pumpkin. You might want to check it out.

        Thank, again.

        • Gloria
            · December 5th, 2013 at 3:26 pm · Link

          That should say…Thanks again. :oops:

  25. Jean Burkacki
      · December 6th, 2013 at 8:25 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,

    I’ve received the prize :-P and I loved it; of course I’ve read the book already, but it will go in with my collection of your books anyway. The chain and pendent was awesome! :-D I love all gemstones; anyone would know that by looking in my jewelry box. I even have a lot of stones from vacations in the Ozarks and around Denver. I wish you well. :D I’m in the middle of “Ragged Rainbows”! :D

    May God be with you and your family always.

    Jean B

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