August 2017 Rose Healing News

There are a few theories on how August got its name.  The most popular one is that August is named to honor the Roman emperor Augustus, a man renowned for his leadership skills.  August continues the energy of summer (at least at its start) with lots of art & music festivals, county fairs and high energy.  But it also begins to show signs of autumn’s harvest theme.   We become more aware that the sun light is slowly waning. 

August accentuates community and connection through its gatherings.  It is a time to enjoy the remaining warmth of the earth, celebrate the cycles and generally make yourself more aware of how you use your time.  Fall is just around the corner and we can really feel the energy ramp up as parents, teachers and students of all ages begin to turn their focus to September. So use this time wisely. As I said in July’s blog, summer always seems to fly by so quickly. Remember to put yourself on the list and get in some time in nature and maybe some bodywork too like a massage or a reflexology/energy session at Rose Healing! 

On Sunday July 30th I am offering a Sound Healing Meditation Circle with Crystal Singing Bowls. This event is SOLD OUT. But please mark your calendars for Sunday September 10th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM. $20 offering. Advance signup required by contacting I am planning to continue these on a regular basis.

The Oil of the Month is  Purification

Purification Essential Oil blend has a fresh and clean aroma that is very uplifting.  It is extensively used in my home in my diffusers in the kitchen, bathrooms, and basement to keep the air smelling clean and fresh. We love to add it to our laundry to keep our clothes smelling fresh without artificial chemicals.  It is a perfect blend for neutralizing odors such as cigarette smoke, pet odors, mildew and mold. If you plan to have a party, this is a perfect blend to diffuse before, during and after!  Purification energetically cleanses the room! 

Purification essential oil is definitely one of top ten favorite essential oil blends and I will not leave home without it!  Whenever I travel I make sure I have Thieves and Purification to cleanse any area I will be in – cars, trains, airplanes, hotel rooms etc.

Purification Essential Oil Blend™ Energetic Impacts:

On an energetic level diffusing Purification in a room will purify and cleanse negative emotions and vibrations. Spray some in an emotionally charged room or in your work space, especially if there is anger, violence or chaotic energy.  This is fantastic oil for when we need support in seeing our patterning as it relates to abandonment, rejection, or the fear of being alone. It also can calm anger and conflict and bring back purity of thought and restore order. It opens the sacral chakra.

How to use: Purification Essential Oil Blend™

Use diluted - 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of vegetable oil). Then,

• Apply several drops (2-4) on feet, ears and temples

• Apply to chakras or on feet

• Directly inhale, or

• Diffuse or place on cotton balls and stash in closets, shoes, gym bags.

Our  “Oracle Card of the Month”

I asked for guidance for all the friends and fans of Rose Healing Center for the month of August and was guided to Doreen Virtue’s Healing with the Angels Oracle Cards. This deck was the first Doreen Virtue deck I owned and still one of my favorites.   The card we received is:


When you think about living a "balanced life," what thoughts and feelings come to you? What areas of your life need more time devoted to them, so that your personal needs are balanced with your other responsibilities?

Gaining balance is an ongoing process, born of each choice we make about how to spend our time. God gives us the strength and discernment so we need to make wise choices.

What is helpful: Pausing to pray and contemplate before saying yes to an activity.

What isn't helpful: Blaming others or feeling guilty, if your life is unbalanced.

Today and each day: Make the commitment to balance your daily schedule, to include time for what's important. This is a part of spiritual growth and self-care.  It can help to set aside even 10 minutes in your morning to meditate and consider what is important.

Here's a helpful prayer:  Dear God, Please clearly and strongly guide my choices and decisions, so that I spend my time and other resources on true priorities. Please give me the strength and self-control to say No to distractions.

Interpretation from Doreen Virtue.  Healing With the Angels Oracle Cards available at Amazon:

Upcoming Events AT ROSE HEALING

August 20th – Connecting with Your Higher Self with Mary Ellen

September 10th - Sound Healing with Crystal Bowls by Rosemary

October 15th - Sound Healing with Crystal Bowls by Rosemary

November 4th – Reiki Level II Training with Betty Sue Hanson.

Please feel free to leave a comment.    Thank you for allowing me to accompany you on this journey called life. 

July 2017 Rose Healing News

July derives its name from Julius Caesar who was born in July.  This month is filled with the energy of summer and festivals, backyard parties, family, friends and lots of social interaction.  Of course we also celebrate the Declaration of Independence on July 4th.  

It is a beautiful time of the year where the speed of life seems to slow down just a bit. Really consider yourself in this equation of summer. It always goes so fast.  Try to find time for self reflection and self-care as well as rest and relaxation this month.  So often our society mistakes much needed leisure time for laziness but nothing could be further from the truth.  We need rest, relaxation and fun!

Speaking of fun,  this past month I was fortunate to attend the Sage Academy of Sound – Intensive Sound Healing Training at the Menla Retreat Center in the Catskills. This training deepened my existing sound healing practice considerably.  I look forward to sharing this energy with my clients in both individual sessions and in new group gatherings.  I am offering a Sound Healing Bath with Crystal Singing Bowls on Sunday July 30th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM.  Advance sign up required as we are limited in our number of participants. $20 offering.

Our Oil of the Month is Joy


Joy Essential Oil is a beautiful blend of oils that brings love or joy to the heart. It is a deeply calming and inspires us to live with passion and joy. There are 10 different oils in the “Joy” oil blend: Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Geranium, Lemon, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Mandarian Orage, Palmrosa,  Coriander

Joy promotes the emotions of love, happiness and confidence. It helps us release emotional blocks of love, self-love and sharing love. It also helps us release grief and sorrow that is stored in the heart and lungs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Joy can be used Use NEAT (undiluted) then,

·    Apply several drops (2-4) to wrists, edge of ears, neck and feet

·    Add several drops (2-4) to bath water

·     Directly inhale, diffuse, or

·     Dilute 1:15 with vegetable oil for body massage.

Joy is safe for use on Animals and came be helpful if you are dealing with an animal that is seems shut down emotionally or grieving.

Note about Animals: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats.  Citrus products and oils in particular when not of therapeutic grade!  Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.


Our  “Oracle Card of the Month”

I asked for guidance for all the friends and fans of Rose Healing Center for the month of July and was guided to Doreen Virtue’s Archangel Gabriel Deck.  The card we received is:

LISTEN ONLY TO LOVE.  The message:   Focus on Love

There is a place where the news is always good, where there's harmony and peace amongst all people, and unconditional love and compassion toward you. And that place exists right here, right now, during your lifetime. 

It's the place of prayerful communion with your Creator, where - instead of focusing upon the news, worries, drama, or grievances - you close your eyes, breathe, and pray from your heart. It's in that moment, that you've given your free-will permission for Heaven to help you. As you pray, you can feel the burdens being lifted. Your mind receives solutions instead of problems. 

The lower energy loves to distract us with worries and anger . . . anything to pull us from our path. Lower energy also tries to divide and conquer people, by planting suspicions that create the illusion of separation. We can't afford to fall for these tactics!

Don't worry about anything, but pray about everything. God's infinite wisdom has the answer to every situation. 

Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, please detoxify my mind and heart, and reset me to love, pure love. Guide my actions to be helpful, from a place of love not fear or anger. 

Doreen Virtue and the Archangel Gabriel Oracle Cards at

Upcoming Events at Rose Healing Center

July 30th – Sound Bath with Crystal Singing Bowls by Rosemary Lasher

August 20th – Connecting with Your Higher Self with Mary Ellen O'Brien

November 4th – Reiki Level II Training with Betty Sue Hanson.

Please feel free to leave a comment.  Wishing you all a wonderful July.  



June 2017 Rose Healing News

your essential Oil and Oracle Card of the Month

June derives its name for the Roman word “Juno” and it has long been the traditional month for weddings.  So June’s theme is relationship - with one’s self, with others and with nature.  June is the month when most flowers really shine.  So get outdoors and enjoy them!  It is a time of year that is filled with celebrations – graduations, weddings, Father’s Day, etc. 

But in all that celebration we need to remember self care too.   So how can we celebrate ourselves?  Think about allowing more self care during this beautiful time of the year.  Here are some brief ideas on how to incorporate “self-care” in the next month.

Ø     Practice a mindfulness exercise, even if it’s just deep breathing.

Ø     Find a place in nature to enjoy.

Ø     Go to bed early and make sure you get at least a full 8 hours of sleep.

Ø     Write down ten things in your life that inspire gratitude.

Ø     Schedule an appointment for intuitive body work  – like Reflexology, Craniosacral Balancing or Reiki. Hmmm… Maybe at Rose Healing Center. ;-)

June always reminds me of my grandmother’s back yard planters filled with big red geraniums. That memory inspired my choice for our oil of the month.

June Oil of the Month Geranium

Geranium oil has a floral rose-like aroma and is steam distilled from the plants fragrant flowers and leaves and this and has been used for centuries to support beautiful healthy skin. Geranium oil calms and relaxing the body and mind and is used traditionally to support the circulatory and nervous systems, a great deal of its strength lies in its ability to revitalize body tissues. In my practice at Rose Healing Center, I find geranium particularly helpful with the release of negative emotions and memories.  It assists those who are grieving a loss and helps to diminish fears of abandonment.  Blends of Young Living Essential Oils that contain geranium including “Envision” and “White Angelica”.   Geranium Oil Uses:

Diffuse it to give a relaxing floral scent to the air.

Add a few drops to a warm bath

Dab on your wrists and back of neck.

Directly inhale.

Several of you have asked me to bring back the “Oracle Card of the Month” to my newsletter so here we go. I asked for guidance for all the friends and fans of Rose Healing Center for the month of June and was guided to Doreen Virtue’s Archangel Raphael Desk and the card we received is:  “HOME HELP”

Spring is a very busy time of year inside and out.  Many of us can become overwhelmed with all that needs to be done in the garden, in the yard, in the house.  So, do you ask for help? Do you accept it when it is offered to you? 

Doreen Virtue (the creator of the Oracle Cards) says that asking for help, and allowing yourself to be helped, is essential to our health and happiness. Whether it's asking your family to help with yardwork or housework; asking a friend for their sympathetic ear; or delegating an assignment at work, we all need to reach out to others. 

Perhaps you feel guilty asking others for help, yet think of it this way: you are giving them an opportunity to feel needed. Your children develop a good work ethic as they learn to complete chores. And if you hire someone to help you, you're providing a livelihood. 

Perhaps you assume that people will say no to your requests for help. Having this assumption can be self-fulfilling. And in the case of children, they need to learn how to work and how to handle authority. Part of parenting is being a teacher of life skills to our children.    Certainly children learn from watching you – do they see someone who exhausts themselves every day or has a balanced approach to work and rest?  

This June at Rose Healing we are welcoming back Betty Sue Hanson to teach Reiki Level 1.     Please Save the Date – Sunday August 20, 2017 Align With Your Higher Self- A Channeled Guidance Session with Mary Ellen O'Brien. 

Please feel free to leave a comment.  Wishing you all a wonderful June.