Friday, September 30, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
For a very long time I have been wanting to experience St. Therese's roses to come to me unexpected and feel the joy that I hear many people experience.
Last year a wonderful woman sent me a couple of rose petals that were touched to St. Therese's Relics and in the process of my rearranging my room I could not find those precious rose petals and I was devastating about it and never to be found.
I kept praying to St. Therese and to please grant me that privileged to experience once again the honor of having roses from her. I want my creations to be close or touched by them to help others.
As time passed I continued with my search and to no avail, not able to find them. I finally gave up the search.
On Friday, September 24, 2011 I went to pick up my mail and when I opened my box, there was this beautiful scent coming from inside my mailbox and when I picked up my mail, there was an envelope that caught my attention and I could feel something very special inside and the scent was so beautiful and my heart began pounding, very excited knowing something Holy or special was in that envelope.
When I read the name from it was from I was very pleasantly surprised coming from Dyan, a special lady I met through my ebay store and thinking she might of sent me a medal, which sometimes I have received medals or prayer cards from very special wonderful people I meet in my store.
When I opened the envelope, I just could not believe that inside were rose petals touched to St. Therese's relics in Ireland, I was just overwhelmed with joy and it took me a while to really realize what I had in my possession, something so Special and meaningful. I cannot thank enough St. Therese to express her love to me and use Dyan to send me the rose petals.
She stated she had them for several years and one day suddenly she felt that she needed to send them to me.
I feel so Blessed
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Recently I have been inspired to create more bracelets with angels. Their energy is so powerful that I feel so inspired by their love and protection.
I recently created three bracelets honoring Our Angels.
On this bracelet I wanted to create a garden with angels, which includes a Victorian-style cameo and added flowers and handcrafted angels.
On this one I also added handcrafted angels and Czech. glass beads and lampwork
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Today I have been inspired to write about my own experiences in the Midst of Trials and Despair in my own personal life, no, I won't go back so many years, but I do have to say have not been easy years since way back when, but I have overcome so many obstacles, trials and despair in my way through life.
I have to admit that my family and myself have not been exempt of what is going on with the economy and it seems the more I hear and read about I felt I needed to share. We have too been affected by this turmoil in the economy, my husband almost losing his job and his hours cut down drastically, meaning income cut drastically like many people around the world and not just USA and in the midst of all this, yes, I have to admit, I felt discouraged and afraid like every human and I would question when will all this end?
When we fall in a comfort zone of everything being fine in our world, does not mean well in the rest of the world but our own immediate world, we tend to realize that we have a perfect life, good jobs, nice home, nice car, we must have the latest technology, the newest trends in clothing, shoes, what our children want, immediate gratification and when that world shifts around us and all the turmoil takes over, we feel lost and afraid and I'm no exception, I too, felt afraid and discouraged that the more I prayed, the more I felt attacked in turmoil, it may have been my own fears or from other around me, but I was very afraid but never lost my faith, I knew God is not the one causing this, He does not send us trials like we sometimes believe, I realized that there is so much negative energy shifting around us that is so dense that God's Blessings cannot get to us, or we are sometimes we are so consumed by our negative thoughts that we cannot see or even have the energy to pray, please don't fall into those fears, God and Our Blessed Mother are in the midst of those Trials and Despairs, They will pull you out of your Despair and desperation.
Don't cease to pray, pray the Rosary, even if you don't have the energy at that moment, take a couple of deep breaths and change your thoughts to a more positive thinking.
If you can imagine yourself being in the presence of the Most High and Our Blessed Mother, feel Their Essence, just keep breathing like in meditation and the more you do this, your mind will start to clear and your body relax. What I do and this has helped me tremendously to keep at peace, is light incense, I prefer the handcrafted ones, like Frankincense, Myrrh, I found one that is Queen of Heaven and is delightful, Gardenia or any other pleasant scents that will soothe you, listen to soothing praise music, like Gregorian Chants or any other Spiritual music and light a candle and in your moment of Their presence, just praise for the things you have, give Thanks for the good things and bless everyone that has cursed you or wished you wrong, send them God's and Blessed Mother's Love, I know it's not easy sometimes, but it will help, specially your Boss or people that are in your life, Bless the place you work in and the people around you. If you don't have a job or lost one, still bless the place and bless the new job coming to you. Bless your home with God's and Blessed Mother's Love. What I do is at least once a week I bless it with Holy Water and sometimes I do burn incense and go throughout the home Blessing it and praising God for it and all the negative energies in your home will flee, they don't like Love, they enjoy turmoil and the more turmoil, the more will come, so send Love to your surroundings even your backyard and you will start noticing changes in your life, specially your health. Just say "I Bless this house with God's and Our Blessed Mother's Love, Love will reside in this home and may His angels dwell to protect us and bring His Blessings"
Don't be discourage, it shall pass, also bless our President and all in charge of this country, they do need blessings and not curses.
May Our Lord's and Blessed Mother's Love keep you safe and Blessed
Posted by L Alvarez at 11:57 AM
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Another inspired creation by the Sorrows of Our Most Loving Blessed Mother with Her Sorrow and Love always embraces in our own sorrows and pains.
I created this bracelet as that reminder that she will always embrace us in our sorrows and I included a picture frame charm if a picture of a loved one wants to be added.
I added several Catholic medals including Archangel St. Michael, St. Benedict, St. Therese and others.
I also used vintage white beads and adorned cameo with beautiful clear aurora borealis Czech. rhinestones
Friday, September 16, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
others and at that moment I knew I had to create one with multiple styles of beads, of different styles, shapes and sizes and it reminded me of us, how Our Blessed Mother loves each one of us in our unique
style and our different personalities, She is for all of us and that was my inspiration to create it with these