Healthy Holiday Gifts + Stocking Stuffers

Let me start by saying that I do like gifts that are eco-friendly, locally made if possible, and on the healthy side. Ok, sometimes I like frivolous pointless gifts too, but that is not what this blog is about! If you are in the Hudson Valley I also recommend you check out 2 local stores (both owned by friends of mine): Sierra Lily and The Dreaming Goddess – both in Poughkeepsie. Now, here are a few things I think would be great this holiday season:

The BEST tea ever that everyone will love. Seriously. Harney & Sons Black Tea – Paris is my favorite black tea. This is also a family company started 34 years ago in Connecticut that is now in Hudson, New York – so you will be supporting a local company that employs 200 people. Oh… also “John Harney is the creator of the coveted official line of teas requested by the Historic Royal Palaces of England” – need I say more?

Next up – for the girl or woman on your list who likes to have pretty nails. Believe it or not Butter London is an American company and their claim to fame is that they created the first healthy nail lacquer (formulated without: 8-Free – Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, TPHP, Parabens, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates, BHA, Triclosan). I like their lip glosses a lot too. But here are a couple cute sets that would make great gifts:
butter LONDON Little Gems Manicure Kit and butter LONDON C’Est La Vie Petite Trend Lacquer Set, 0.1 oz each. This next gift idea is actually a gift that Zane (my son) and I received ourselves a couple years ago and we love it. It is a board game, Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game, a cooperative board game, that teaches kids (and grown ups if need be) about plants, specifically healing herbs. The premise of the game is kind of like Candyland, but you are taking a hike to retrieve berries and bring them back to your grandmother. Along the way you acquire herbs so that when you run into trouble (like getting a sunburn, bug bite, etc.) you then can see if you have the herb that treats that condition. What is also nice about this game is that it is colorful, beautiful, fun, and you get to help other players, so it is not highly competitive, but more about teamwork.

Last, something we all need. Re-usable wrapping paper that requires no tape and no scissors!!!! I hate seeing all the trash bags filled with wrapping paper and bows after Christmas morning. It can wrap odd shaped items too. Yes, it might be a little more expensive, but if you can use it year after year, you will save in the long run – and so will the Earth. They have other colors too:
Christmas Gift Wrap Set – Stretchy Fabric, Reusable and Eco Friendly – Green and White Polka Dots | No More Wrapping Paper



I hope you enjoyed this little and I will be thinking up some more ideas soon! You can click on the links or the photos to buy these items. Happy holidays!


More Archangels ~ Class Notes


Thank you to all who attended the class! Here are some notes that will help you remember what you learned. Keep in mind that in order for the angels to help you in any way, you need to give them permission by asking for their help. I mentioned in class that I like to use affirmative prayer and here is an example of how to use this:

Dear Archangel Raguel,

Thank you for healing my relationship with ___________. Thank you for helping me to take responsibility for my part in our disagreement. I ask that this healing be done for the greatest good of all concerned, with harm to none, and no harm done.

And so it is.

I have had a few requests from people who would like to purchase a bottle of my Angel Oil aromatherapy that I used in class which is a mixture of rose absolute and lavender. If you are interested, please email me: I am going to make them in 10 ml bottles for $25 each.

The Archangels

HANIEL: “the grace of God”

  • halo color: blueish white like moonlight
  • crystal: moonstone
  • astrological: overseer of all signs
  • helps with women’s issues: pms, menopause, reproductive related issues
  • seen as the Angel of the Moon
  • call upon during the full moon to release and heal
  • connect with her in the moonlight, take a moon bath
  • heals heartbreak
  • pulls out lower energies (works with Raphael for healing)
  • helps you deal with feelings you’ve been avoiding
  • helps develop intuition and clairvoyance

RAZIEL: “the secrets of God”

  • halo color: rainbow
  • crystal: clear quartz
  • astrological: Leo
  • helps with spiritual understanding
  • opens us to the secrets of the universe
  • Sefer Raziel – the book of the angel Raziel, contains universal wisdom.
  • helps turn knowledge into wisdom
  • helps us learn to avoid distractions (get back to our spiritual practices)
  • a record keeper of soul contracts, past lives, akashic records
  • helps us deal with phobias and addictions and other issues that are rooted in a past life
  • can help dissolve vows we’ve made in past lives
  • dream interpretation

RAGUEL: “friend of God”

  • halo color: pale blue
  • crystal: aquamarine
  • astrological: Sagittarius
  • bring harmony back to relationships
  • helps bring fairness and justice
  • manages relationships between angels and humans
  • heals arguments
  • removes tension from marriages
  • forgiveness
  • attract new friends that are positive for you
  • heals business relationships
  • guidance can appear as repetitive gut feelings and signs
  • most of all improves/heals your relationship with your self (that all other relationships are a reflection of)
  • known as the angel of hope

JEREMIEL: “the mercy of God”

  • halo color: dark purple
  • crystal: amethyst
  • astrological: Scorpio
  • watches over departed souls and ministers to those who are about to cross over
  • helps newly crossed over souls conduct a life review
  • can help us review our current life and take inventory of personal history (and back through past lives)
  • can help you see why you decided to be born (and your purpose)
  • helps us see the big picture so that we can have patience and be calm
  • helps us see other through love

ZADKIEL: “the righteousness of God”

  • halo color: deep blue/indigo
  • crystal: lapis lazuli
  • astrological: Gemini
  • known for unconditional love and kindness
  • considered the angel of memory
  • helps student and those taking test and exams
  • helps us recall facts and data
  • you will notice a ringing in your ears sometimes with this angel
  • you will feel a burst of confidence when this angel is helping you
  • speeds up test-taking
  • helps you remember your mission
  • helps heal the Victim archetype, heals pain from the past
  • can remove the emotional charge from the painful memories while leaving behind the beautiful ones and helping you focus on those
  • works with you to take responsibility for your own happiness (also related to getting out of victim mode)

METATRON: name meaning has not been verified, many believe it to mean “one who occupies the throne next to the throne”

  • halo color: violet and green
  • crystal: watermelon tourmaline
  • astrological: Virgo
  • Metatron is believed to have been the prophet Enoch (ancestor of Noah) who then ascended to become and Archangel
  • considered the angel of life who writes the Book of Life: records our deeds in our akashic records
  • guardian of the Tree of Life
  • works with sacred geometry and is picture with geometric shapes, often a cube that he uses to clear energy
  • will help clear your energy when you don’t have time to do it yourself – will clear and balance chakras
  • assists with time management – can warp time, helping you get where you need to be without speeding
  • comforts and helps highly sensitive people and children (star beings: Indigos, Crystals, and Rainbows) deal with the harsh energies of being on planet Earth
  • will help sensitive children if they are having bad dreams or have images stuck in their heads that are upsetting



Notes from my Intro to the Angels Class

archangel-michaelThank you all for attending the class on Archangels! I hope you enjoyed the meditation to your crystal temple and being surrounded by angels.

Please share with me your angel stories and the signs you have received that the angels are near you! You can e-mail me at:

I am not going to go into all the introductory information I shared, but rather just give you the overview of the 7 archangels that I spoke about so you can begin to call upon them in your daily lives.

I will be offering this class again in the new year, as well as a Part 2 class that will cover even more of the angels.

Angel blessings & many white feathers ~ Jessica


  • Protection ~ will keep you and loved ones safe
  • Safety during transportation ~ ask him to keep you safe in your car or during travel
  • Keeps us safe from corruption or lower vibrational energies
  • Courage and bravery
  • often invoked or associated with police officers and others in roles of protection
  • Halo color: Blue (a royal peacock blue and also turquoise) and sometimes Purple

archangel-raphaelARCHANGEL RAPHAEL

  • Healing ~ body, mind, and Spirit
  • “God’s Physician”
  • Helps us when seeking a soul mate (romantic, in business partnership, friendship, etc.)
  • Halo color: Green


  • “The eyes of God”
  • Observes from a high vantage point
  • Help us shift our perspective/perceptions
  • Will help us find lost items, return missing belongings so we can be at peace
  • Love and peace
  • “Some people consider Chamuel to be the patron angel of people who gone through relationship trauma (such as divorce), people who are working for world peace, and those who are searching for items they’ve lost.” – Whitney Hopler
  • Halo color: pink (It is often written about as pink, but I usually see a goldenrod yellow, sometimes mixed with pink)


  • Babies and birth
  • Parenting
  • Communication ~ keeping a journal, poetry, writing a book, expression
  • Creative arts especially music
  • Halo color: copper gold and white

Ariel-Spread-Your-WingsARCHANGEL ARIEL

  • Nature and the environment
  • Helps us be more eco-friendly and in work that saves the Earth or animals
  • Protects animals
  • Provides for our survival needs ~ money, food, shelter
  • Courage ~ known as “the Lioness of God”
  • Pale pink or rainbow


  • Help us in times of loss and grief
  • Helps dying people make the transition
  • Helps us let go of people or situations
  • Healing the heart from loss
  • Connection to those who have crossed over (left the physical body)
  • Azrael means “helper of God.”
  • Halo color: pale yellow


  • Beauty ~ “the beauty of God”
  • Helps us shift our thoughts to beautiful ones
  • Helps us with self-image ~ finding the right clothes and look
  • Will help with making your home beautiful
  • Scent of roses
  • Helps you see the positive
  • “People sometimes ask for Jophiel’s help to: discover more about the beauty of God’s holiness, see themselves as God sees them and recognize how valuable they are, seek creative inspiration, overcome the ugliness of addictions and unhealthy thought patterns, absorb information and study for tests, solve problems, and discover more of God’s joy in their lives.” – Whitney Hopler
  • Halo color: yellow


Here is an excerpt from the book “Angel Numbers” by Doreen Virtue & Lynette Brown (this is just a taste – you have to read the book for more!). Doreen Virtue is also the creator of many angel card decks – her cards are featured here, above.

111 – Monitor your thoughts carefully, and be sure to only think about what you want, not what you don’t want. The sequence is a sign that there is a gate of opportunity opening up, and your thoughts are manifesting into form at record speeds. The 111 is like the bright light of a flash bulb. It means that the universe has just taken a snapshot of your thoughts and is manifesting them into form. Are you pleased with what thoughts the universe has captured? If not, correct your thoughts…ask your angels to help you with this if you have difficulty controlling or monitoring your thoughts.

123 — Simplify your life. Get rid of anything that’s pulling at your energy, time, or finances—especially anything that pulls you away from your life purpose. The ascended masters are helping you with this simplification.

222 — Have faith. Everything’s going to be all right. Don’t worry about anything, as this situation is resolving itself beautifully for everyone involved.

333 — The Ascended Masters are near you, desiring you to know that you have their help, love and companionship. Call upon the Ascended Masters often, especially when you see the number 3 patterns around you. Some of the more famous Ascended Masters include: Jesus, Moses, Mary, Quan Yin and Yogananda.

444 — Thousands of angels surround you at this moment, loving and supporting you. You have a very strong and clear connection with the angelic realm, and are an Earth angel yourself. You have nothing to fear—all is well.

555 — Buckle your seatbelts. A major life change is upon you. This change should not be viewed as being “positive” or “negative” since all change is but a natural part of life’s flow. Perhaps this change is an answer to your prayers, so continuing seeing and feeling yourself to be at peace.

666 — Your thoughts are out of balance right now, focused too much on the material world. This number sequence asks you to balance your thoughts between Heaven and Earth. Like the famous, “Sermon on the Mount” the angels ask you to focus on spirit and service, and know your material and emotional needs will be met as a result.

777 — The angels applaud you… “congratulations, you’re on a roll! Keep up the good work and know your wish is coming true.” This is an extremely positive sign and you should also expect more miracles to occur.

888 — A phase of your life is about to end, and this is a sign to give you forewarning to prepare. This number sequence may mean you are winding up an emotional career or relationship phase. It also means there is light at the end of the tunnel. In addition it means, The crops are ripe. Don’t wait to pick and enjoy them. In other words, don’t procrastinate in making your move or enjoying the fruits of your labor.

875 — The changes you’re making have put you on the right path for manifesting abundance in all ways.

999 — Get to work, Lightworker! The world needs your Divine life purpose right now. Fully embark upon your sacred mission without delay or hesitation.

000 — A reminder you are one with God, and to feel the presence of your Creator’s love within you. Also it is a sign that a situation has gone full circle.


The Archangels chart

The Journey – poem by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice—
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do—
determined to save
the only life you could save.

– by Mary Oliver from her book ‘Dream Work’.

The Lady’s Prayer

Here is a beautiful prayer that conveys a positive message and is not fear-based. More information can be found on:

This is a Wiccan prayer patterned after the Shepherd Psalm. The latter is found in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) at Psalms 23:1. The author is unknown.


The Earth is my Mother.
I shall not want.
Her hand brings forth the green pastures.
She tarries within the still waters.
She leads me in fields of fruitfulness for my Glory.
Yea, as I walk through the summer of life unto death,
I will not be afraid, for You are with me.
Your womb in the earth will enfold me.
You prepare a harvest before me and bless my home with children.
You fill me with milk and honey.
My cup overflows.
Surely, goodness and beauty will nurture me all the days of my life,
and I will become part of the earth forever.