New Direction

In a world filled with so much magic and wonder, it's difficult to settle on anything.  There's TOO MUCH TO CHOOSE FROM!  That's why my Joyful Mystic blog always seems to be in flux.  I can never settle on the layout, the template, the description, etc.  With that said, I think I like this version and will keep it awhile.

On the right hand side of the page are links to the albums of crystal and other energy practitioner tools like wands and pendulums, which I have posted on Facebook. Most of the items are for sale, but SOME may have already been sold.  Some items are priced, others aren't.  The reason I'm not pricing everything anymore is, I've decided to do what I did with readings; as long as I can make some profit in order to keep my business going AND growing I want to allow customers to make offers, if they can't afford the usual price. So, take your time to peruse the site, and contact me with questions, to order.

I will do face-to-face readings if you are in the area, OR, I can do readings on-line.  Once I have received payment (usually through PayPal or I can send an invoice to your email address), I will go into a meditative state, focus on your name and any questions you may have given me, and then I type stream-of-consciousness whatever information comes to me. Once I'm done, I send the reading to you as a word document so you can read it again and again. You can read some customer testimonials at the top of the page. Readings are a minimum of $50.00 (they take me at least 90 minutes to do) or if you want me to try and contact a departed loved on, they are $75.00.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you will "Follow" this blog, SHARE with your friends, and visit often.  I have new stuff coming in frequently, so don't miss a thing!

Blessings,

~Sheri

The Road to Tucson


I love event-strings:  Those times when random events string together and end up changing our lives forever.  This is the story of my most recent event string, and why, at age 60, I wake up every morning excited to be alive.

I've been working for someone else for the last 45 years.  Deep inside, though, I've felt a longing to make my life my own, and not be forced by circumstances to give the best hours and years of my life to help make someone else rich, while I was left barely paying rent.

I've known in my heart and soul that the world of spirit is where I belong.  That realm beyond the five senses, beyond our physical view, where in order to identify the unknown, we must hone our instincts and trust that the information we get is more than just our imagination.

After a long event string came together (events which began long before I met my husband Steve), I had the funds to finally take a class to hone my skills and learn about the world I'd felt, but had never been validated in tangible ways by others with the same gifts I was experiencing.

These events helped me finally realize why I was here on this planet, at this time.

Learning that I really could communicate with departed souls (not always on demand) and that I could sometimes tap into the Akashic records of others (only with their permission) to help unlock some of the answers as to why they are stuck, changed everything.  I began doing intuitive readings, then radio shows, and then I was asked to be a Spiritual writer and editor on a website called God Discussion.

During this awakening I was still working a 9-5 job for corporate America, and was grateful for the benefits it provided.  I had good medical, dental and life insurance, a 401(k), a pension and a small salary that helped pay living expenses. It wasn't until the offices of that job moved three times farther away from where I lived that my discomfort about giving my life's blood to someone else became unbearable! That, along with my sister's unexpected death in April 2013, pushed me over the edge and into a deep, deep depression, laced with constant anxiety and thoughts of suicide. I sought help after realizing that the plans I was making to kill myself would be such a disservice to my husband, children siblings, extended family and all those who love me, but worst of all, my grandsons who I've barely got to know because they live 300 miles away, would NEVER get to know me better. And that did it!  I needed help in a huge way to find a reason to live, and not simply survive.

In October 2013 my doctor put me out of work on medical leave for three months.  The first six weeks I would get up about 9 A.M., go to my couch , turn on the TV and watch mindlessly for a few hours, get up, go back to bed and nap for 3 or 4 hours, come back to the couch, watch more mindless TV, then go to bed around 9 or 10 P.M.   I was sleeping 12-14 hours a day, which was pretty remarkable, since I hadn't even been able to nap in decades.  But my mind and body seemed to have gone into hibernation, and I just went with it.  I stuffed the thoughts and feelings of guilt about how I was being lazy and non-productive, deep inside me, and somehow knew that when it was time to emerge from my cocoon I would know it.  And I did.

I found a wonderful therapist less than two miles from home, and eventually talked myself into walking to my weekly appointments.  Now, I look forward to that beautiful and therapeutic walk each week.

I began looking at the possibility that the crystals and stones we had inherited from Steve's business partner and friend, after he had transition from this life, as a possible source of income, and little by little I was finding the people who the stones were meant for, and was creating small a living while doing it.

Then, in February, a whirlwind of events strung together (so many I can barely remember all the moving parts) and I found myself alone in my car on the rainiest night Southern California has experienced in a long time, headed for the Tucson Gem and Mineral show in Arizona. I'd borrowed money from my mother-in-law as an investment in my new business venture so I would have money to purchase more stones to sell, with the promise I would pay her back with a portion of my 401(k) when I received it.

I experienced a deep cleansing happen within me as the windshield wipers worked feverishly to wipe the rain off the windshield fast enough for me to see the road. This lasted about three hours, and every second of that time, something beautiful was happening within me.  I was transforming.

I got to Tucson early in the morning, and checked to see if the little motel I'd reserved for the next night, had rooms available for that day.  I'd planned on only staying in a motel one night and then had friends who had offered to put me up for the remainder of my trip. But something prompted me to leave a day early.  Now I believe it had to do with my journey through the cleansing rain.  Shortly after I set out on my trip, the rain started, and after three hours it was done and moved on. Had I left the next night, I would have missed that cleansing shower.  Fortunately, there was a room available, and I checked in hoping to get a few hours of sleep before hitting the last few hours of the gem show.  But the minerals were calling me and sleep was out of the question.  So having been up for over 24 hours already, I took a shower, changed my clothes, and off I went.

Azurite/Malachite from Namibia
The Tucson Gem show is one of the biggest in the U.S. if not the world. It's not confined to one area, like fair grounds where many gem shows are, this one is strung out all over the city.  I'd found one that interested me close to my hotel called the Miner's Co-Op.  I liked that, thinking that the booths would be manned by the actual miners who had dug the stones with their bare hands out of the earth.  And it didn't disappoint.

It was there that I learned how valuable a few of the stones George had left us were. I was able to sell a beautiful piece of tourmaline to one of the miners/dealers to help cover part of the trip expenses. Then I had a buyer offer me $650 for another stone that I'd been told was a rare piece of Azurite from Namibia.  I decided not to take the offer, and held onto the piece, which I still have.

By the time I left the show that day I was exhausted.  My body was in excruciating pain (I have fibromyalgia), almost to the point of feeling like I needed a wheelchair. I'd been up for more than 30 hours by then, but was too keyed up to sleep. I finally resorted to sleep aids, because I knew my body needed rest.  I finally dozed off after 36 hours of no sleep and slept like a baby for nine hours.  The next day I was up and ready for my second day of gem hunting.

While on my trip I was blessed to meet in person, some friends I only knew from social media, as well as visit with an old friend and coworker who now lives in AZ. My time with each of these new and old friends, taught me much about myself and how much I love diversity and the myriad of personalities that make up humanity on our planet.

I ended up walking the gem show for three days, and collecting items that I thought people would like.  I took pictures of my finds and posted them to Facebook, and by the time I got home, I HAD ORDERS TO FILL.  I WAS ECSTATIC!

As time went on I realized that a 45 to 60 minute commute to and from work every day, which barely kept a roof over my head, was no longer an option for me. I could no longer serve others while my own life force was being drained daily to profit others in an unfathomable and inequitable way. I had to follow my passion and live my own truth.  I had to follow my own dreams and fulfill my own heart's desires. If not, my grandsons my very well never get the chance to really know their crazy grandma Sheri, better.

So here I am, six months out from the day I left work on medical leave, continuing to have physical issues, but having learned that the saying "Do what you love and the money will follow" is TRUE.  The Joyful Mystic is alive and well in me, helping me see and understand that the power has been within me all along; the time just had to be right. At sixty-years-old I was reluctant to give up all my safety nets to follow my dreams.  One thing good about corporate America is there are those benefits. But are they worth our life blood when we have no energy left to follow our own dreams?  For me the answer was, and is, a resounding NO!

That road to Tucson transformed me.  It washed away my fear of the physical pain, letting me know that when you're doing what you love the pain doesn't really matter anymore. It's still there, but my heart sings when I first open my eyes each morning knowing that my crystal treasures are waiting for me to find them new homes. I get butterflies when I see them scattered all over the table where they are laid out.  I'm like a kid at Christmas waiting for Santa to come and leave presents, only the gifts I look forward to are the gifts of the spirit that come from knowing in my heart that I’m finally living my truth and serving the light within me.

Blessings - and in Service always,

~ Sheri

Palm Reading On-line

Palmistry has been around for thousands of years, and what I've learned in my short lifetime, is that there is something to this ancient art. I began reading palms back in the 1970's, and just recently took it up again - with GREAT feedback, I might add. I've found that the lines of the hands don't lie, and oddly enough, as we change, the lines in our hands change too.

With clear snapshots of each hand I can do a complete palm reading, type it out and send it to you as a word document. THE COST FOR EACH READING IS $20.00.
If you would like a palm reading, FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:

1. Click on the Palm Reading Payment Station on this page which will take you to PayPal where you can pay for your reading safely and securely.
2. Then SEND ME A MESSAGE THROUGH EMAIL OR FACEBOOK. My email address is sheri42lawson@gmail.com and my business site on Facebook is The Joyful Mystic for Spiritual Insight where you can leave me a private message.
3. Make sure to take TWO CLEAR PICTURES, ONE OF EACH PALM and attach in your message.

That's it.

Thanks for your support, and I look forward to getting to know you better.

Sheri

CHAKRA ENERGY HEALING STONE BAGS-NEW FROM THE JOYFUL MYSTIC


Affordable Chakra stone Energy bags
The latest offering from the Joyful Mystic are these new little Chakra stone bags filled with wonderful healing stones associated with the seven energy systems in the body known as the chakras.  All stones are natural materials (some may be dyed for color) either stone, glass, ceramic or wood and for the high-end bags seen below, raw semi-precious stones like, tourmaline, aquamarine, topaz or garnet will be included.

Included in all three bag styles will be a crystal skull and an amethyst necklace pendant WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Also included is a colored basic chakra list telling which energy is associated with each chakra.

To order, click the "Donate" link on the home page. Lowest priced kits which contain glass stones and Emethyst pendant and crystal skull while supplies last are $20. + $6. Shipping in the U.S. Medium priced Kits are $40. plus $6. shipping within the U.S.and contain various polished or raw stones, ceramic or class beads or wooden beads. shipping within the U.S. High End bags which will contain at least one raw Semi-Precious stone like Tourmaline, Aquamarine, Topaz or garnet along with other glass, polished stones, ceramic or wooden beads, ar $75. plus $6.00 shipping.

More information will be coming about the use of the Chakra stones and how they can help balance and stabilize the energy within our physcial bodies and the energetic body in an on-air course on Blog Talk Radio. Stay tuned for more info on that.

It's with the Highest vibration of love that I offer these speical packages to help you on your spiritual journey.

Love and Blessings,

Sheri
Medium priced bag $40 plus $6.00 shipping in the U.S.

High-end stone bags $75. plus $6.00 shipping in the U.S.



Spiritual insights - and A Link to Crystals and Minerals for SALE on eBay

If you are here looking for crystals or minerals to purchase, I am now selling through eBay. If you click this link you will be taken to my current eBay auctions.  I will be adding more stuff there soon. You can visit my website The Stone Apprentice where you can learn about Mother Earth's wonderful creations, but can no longer purchase from there. And then there is a link back to this page from there if you want to come back to The Joyful Mystic Site.

 First, I want to wish you all a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. The promise of new beginnings is in the air, and the ability to manifest our intentions is more powerful than ever. Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Or have you given up for fear of failure - remembering years past that didn't work out so well? There are many techniques to help with achieving goals, but they aren't the same stale ideas taught decades ago. Many of us grew up believing that if we just worked hard at something success will surely follow. What a crock that was, huh? What we weren't always told is that MOST of the struggle that comes with trying to achieve our dreams, happens in the mind based on outdated ideas that don't work.  That's not to say that working hard isn't part of the process.  But when we are focused on living a life we are passionate about, the effort doesn't always feel like work.  It becomes like a joyful dance, which may require some additional physical, mental and emotional energy, but it's in changing the way we think and feel about work that makes ALL the difference.

SWITCHING PARADIGMS:

The truth that what we think - combined with how we feel - is how we create our reality, was a deeply held secret until the last couple of decades. Until shows like The Secret, and What the Bleep Do We Know, along with the launch of the Internet where information became instantly available with a few key strokes, many of us remained stuck in old paradigms.  We wore out our dreams by exhausting ourselves in the “trying”.

If we review patterns of cause and effect in our lives, it becomes clear how being in a positive state allows life to flow more smoothly, and when we remain in negative mental states, we attract additional struggles. As we begin to understand that life itself is a magnet; that the very energy we release into the universe is the same energy that just like a boomerang comes back to us, our choices take a sudden turn. We see the correlation between worry and the manifestation of more things to worry about, and how feelings of joy draw to us more to be joyful for. We draw to us that which vibrates at the same frequency that we are creating through our thoughts and feelings. IT'S TRUE!

SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THIS SITE:

HOW TO GET AN INTUITIVE READING:

If you are interested in learning more about this incredible gift we all have at our fingertips, I’d love to do a private intuitive reading for you to see where you might be stuck. By allowing our guides (yours and mine) to give some insight into what might be holding you back from unleashing a life filled with joy and fulfillment, I will type their messages stream of consciousness while in a deep meditative state.  You can ask for a reading for any reason, from trying to connect with a departed loved one, to getting help with a nagging question.  The Guides are always here and eager to help when given permisison.

All of my readings are done on a sliding scale, so whatever donation amount you feel is fair, and that you can afford, is all I ask. You can click on the Donate button on the top right side of the page to make your donation safely and securely through PayPal, and then send me a private message, either on Facebook (link provided) or you can scroll down the right side of this page to the heading “Pages” to find my email address under Contact, and contact me there. When you send your message make sure to include your first and last legal name (this is where your energy comes from) and briefly tell me what’s on your mind. I will do the reading within 48 to 72 hours, and then send it to you typed out as a word document.

CRYSTALS, STONES, THE HIGHLight AND JEWELRY FOR SALE:

The links to the items mentioned above are listed on the site several times, but here they are again for easy access.  There are some incredible crystals, minerals and gems for sale, as well as some new creations inspired by an unseen friend named Penny.  The link to the Joyful Earth Technology site is also here, which explains in great detail how the wonderful technology of The "HIGHLight" came into existence.  There is also a very powerful testimonial from a light worker healer and actress, CindyLu explaining how the HIGHLight became her best friend for use in her work.



Stone Apprentice  

Joyful Earth Technologies



The Blog Talk radio show The Joyful Mystic is now on the air weekly. You can click the Blog Talk Radio link to listen to shows from the archive. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thejoyfulmystic

Make 2014 the year you CHANGE YOUR MIND.

To follow The Joyful Mystic For Spiritual Insight on Facebook click this link.

Blessings all.

~Sheri