Free Spirit Crystals Newsletter

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Free Spirit Crystals
"The Gateway"
4763 N. 124th St.        Monday - Friday 11:00 - 6:00
Butler, WI 53007     Saturday             10:00 - 4:00
January, 2014
In This Issue:
The View From Here
New 2014 Classes
Free Spirit School Developing Consciousness Program
Book Signing - Peggy Texeira
January Sale
Pebbles and Stones
Diane's new picture 
I have spent too much time in my life criticizing myself for what I was not. I was not pretty enough, I was not smart enough, I was not outgoing enough, I was not courageous enough, I was not as successful as I would have liked to have been, I was not creative enough.....and the list could go on.  Lately I've realized what a total waste of time it was to belittle and debase myself in such ways.  I have done what I have needed to do to reach today. I have given myself the opportunity to bring into my life that which will serve my greatest potential and abilities. 

I am enough!  I am capable of more but I am enough. I can bring more to my life this year but I needed last year to get me to this point where I can find new avenues to bring out more of who I am.  Without the the experiences of my past, I cannot burst through the veil of tomorrow into the light of my being.

Treasure every moment of who you are without judgement. Every moment is preparing you for your grand opening. It is only because you have allowed yourself the privilege of each second of life that you can experience the fullness of your spirit. Use 2014 as a time to Release, Uplift, and Transform!  No judgements - simply become you!


The View From Here
By Marene Martensen

Happy New Year, Everyone!
Kick back and relax - this fresh new year is going to be off to a slow start.  Our very first astrological encounter of 2014 is the New Moon, and right on the morning of January 1st.  Generally a new moon on New Year's Day would be propitious, however this one has its detractors.

The New Moon in Capricorn is, as always, conjunct the Sun.  It is also conjunct Mercury and Pluto.  (Conjunct means it is in the same place as whatever planet it is in conjunction to.  And that the energies of these planets are combined for good or ill.  Kind of like sitting near or next to people at a conference, on a plane or in line at a store.)  Having all these guys together in a sign that really means business packs quite a punch.  So most of us are probably feeling like getting on with things, not waiting around.  Except that there are challenges, problems and considerations represented by squares from Mars in Libra and Uranus in Aries, as well as an opposition from Jupiter in Cancer.  (A square, 90 degree angle and opposition, planets are opposite each other just like it sounds, both indicate an adversarial relationship between the planets and are conflictive. You've probably heard of people "squaring off" and having opposing views.)  So the New Moon and its friends are triggering a Grand Square with the aforementioned planets. 
The interpretation is something like:  we are all jazzed to make a new start, but either we feel conflicted and at odds with whether to do it or how to do it.  Or we take a first step and the problems begin.  Nothing is straightforward.  We don't seem to be able to just go from point A to point B without red tape, scheduling conflicts, people or situations not complying or some other detours and/or roadblocks that keep us from moving forward smoothly.

Add Venus retrograde, also in Capricorn, to the mix and now there are too many considerations to keep going without at least taking a moment to regroup and reflect.  Venus rules whatever we love and give us comfort and by extension, whoever we love and gives us comfort or vice versa.  It also rules our values, priorities and material possessions.  Venus has a big reputation for love, harmony and niceness.  But retrograde in Capricorn we're not necessarily feeling the love, they're maybe not being so nice and the harmony is just not happening.  So we repair to our lair to lick our wounds and take care of ourselves.  Power and control issues can really be exhausting, can't they?  Venus will be retrograde until January 31, so settle in for the duration.
Venus in retrograde asks us to take stock and review: what is really important to us?  Is what we want what we really need?  And as it backs up to Pluto toward the end of January, what is part of our evolutionary path?  For there lies true fulfillment rather than momentary pleasure or the transitory illusion of security.

On February 6th Mercury is retrograde in Pisces.  This of course is also another sign from the universe that we need to slow down and reassess.  Mercury rules all things in motion and in media:  cars, computers, phones, conversations, data and information.  Pisces can be very creative, inspired even, idealistic and sometimes out of touch with reality, but also in touch spiritually. 
Mercury retrograde doesn't just mean that things will go wrong or not work:  It's a natural time for reflection and renewal.  In Pisces especially, it's the perfect time to remind ourselves to connect spiritually and seek guidance.

Blessedly Mercury resumes direct motion on February 28 and there's another New Moon the next day on March 1st.  So if we've taken some time to reflect and work on resolving internal conflict, then the sailing ahead could go a lot more smoothly this year. 


Reiki 2 and Reiki 3 Classes
A Japanese tradition of healing based on the flow of "Universal Life Force" energy. This promotes the alpha state and ignites the body's own natural healing mechanism. Each class includes an attunement for that level.
Fee: $100
Reiki Level 2 - January 16, 2014 6-9 pm
Prerequisite Reiki 1

Reiki Level 3 - February 20, 2014, 6-9 pm.
Prerequisite Reiki 1 & 2
Registration required.

Crystal Class for Kids
Diane Bloom
Saturday, January 18th   10:00 - 11:00   Fee: $5.00
Open to kids 5 years to 16
We'll have fun playing with energy and crystals. The kids will "work" on each other with crystals and receive a free stone.

Please register by calling 262-790-0748 or email

Meet Your Angels
Instructor: Angel Channel, Nancy Freier
Sat. Jan. 18   1:00 -  3:00       Fee: $30.00        Limited to 12
Learn how to ask the right questions and get answers. Nancy Freier is an angel communicator, intuitive teacher, Essential Feng Shui® Consultant and DoTerra Essential Oils practitioner. Since her awakening to the angels in 1986, Nancy has taught hundreds of people how to listen to their angels and guides in spirit. Nancy teaches an inspired writing technique designed to give you clear perspectives on your challenges, allowing you to heal and resolve issues.  Everyone in the class needs to bring an Amethyst crystal.

To register, call 262-790-0748 or email

Joan and Veena
With Joan Collins Sunday,  January 19   10:00 a.m.
You can arrive any time after 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $20
Topic:  Manifesting

Joan and Veena will be giving the blessing at this event.  They will put thier hands on your head and transfer the blessing energy. It is very easy. All you do is open your heart and receive. 

The Oneness Blessing is an act of energy transfer by touch or by
the power of intent. It results in a growth in consciousness by creating
a shift in the perception and experience of life. It is a Non-Denominational experience that awakens our connection with the oneness in everything,
allowing each of us to deepen our relationships with those we love,
ourselves, and ALL THAT IS.

If something could help you to realize your dreams or to fulfill your potential. Wouldn't that be wonderful?

Benefits of Oneness Blessing:

*   Re-pattern negative life programming
*   Release traumas that have been stored at the
cellular and energetic level
*   Facilitate deep emotional and physical healingTo help you prepare,
Oneness Blessing Testimonials:

Joan, my financial worries disappeared, what a load off.  Now i need to know what
I want to do.  Any suggestions?..Nancy.......

"Oneness gives us life's ultimate gift, an opportunity for deeper and richer relationships, with those we love, our creator, and even ourselves"
Anthony & Sage Robbins

I felt like I was vibrating...Maria

To reserve a seat, call 262-784-6676 or email Joan at
Oceans of Emotions
Diane Bloom and Rose Koremenos
Dates: Wed Jan 22- Feb 26
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $50/class or $275/ 6 weeks at first class

Are your emotions draining your energy, preventing you from thinking clearly, leaving you vulnerable to illness and disease, sabotaging your happiness or otherwise leaving you swamped? Explore what happens to your breath, guts, thoughts and reactions when emotions are stored in your body. The latest research shows that those who bottle up their feelings are at least a third more likely to die young than those who express what they are feeling.  Premature death from all causes increases by 35 % among those who fail to say what they feel!
Get aboard the lifeboat with us and sail off to the land of living fully!

Crystal Healing Classes
with Diane Bloom
Monday nights beginning February 3 
(Continuing until you don't want to come anymore!)
6:30 - 9:00    $35.00 per night

Learn the fine art of healing with stones and crystals in this comprehensive, entertaining and fun class. You will learn and practice:
The properties of over 75 stones;
How to do a simple yet effective healing technique using two crystal wands;
Chelation healing technique;
Properties of the different crystals and how to use them;
How to do stone/crystal layouts;
Initiation, Release and Integration Layouts;
Laser Wand Healing;  Vogel Crystal Healing;
Tibetan Pulsing with Stones;  And more...........

To register, call 262-790-0748 or email

Numerology with Diane Bloom 
Saturday, February 22   10:00 - 4:00   Fee: $95.00
This fun and interactive class will show you how your birthday and name are barometers to your life.  You will learn how to figure:

your birth number
power number
personal year
personal month
personal day
pinnacles and challenges
an entire life chart

 We'll discuss relationship numbers and how you best function in the world. You'll also learn how to do numerology charts for your family and friends. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to balance with one of Diane's numerology layouts.  
This is class is fun, entertaining and illuminating! You won't want to miss it!

To register call 262-790-0748 or email
tarot spread  
With Marene Martensen 
  Six Wednesday Evenings Beginning March 5
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm   Fee: $125

Learn the meanings of all 78 cards and gain hands-on experience doing short readings in this six-week class.  You will be encouraged to ask questions, give feedback and share your insights in an interactive environment.  Get to know and use the Tarot for yourself and others.  Please bring a notebook and the Tarot deck of your choice.


With Marene Martensen
Six Thursday Evenings Beginning March 6
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm   Fee: $125

If you have a comfortable knowledge of the basics of astrology (the planets, signs, houses and aspects) and would like some experience in chart interpretation, then sign up for this class.  We'll be looking at a natal chart in depth each week.  You'll have a chance to submit your own chart or that of a willing friend or family member.  This is an interactive class, where questions and feedback are welcome.  This is your chance to learn how all those general beginning astrology concepts apply to you and those you love.  Please make birth data available and a natal chart will be provided.
To Register:  Call Marene 262-781-1656   Or Email
Fees may be paid at any time by check, cash or PayPal.  Or at the first class.

Classes will be held at:   Free Spirit Crystals
4763 N. 124th St.  Butler, WI  53007   262-790-0748

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Psychic Development Class
Leg by Joan Collins
3 Saturdays - March 22, March 29 and April 5
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $190 - Check   $180 - Cash

Whether you are just starting out on your path to awakening your abilities or you want to take your gifts to the next level, this course will provide you with an excellent foundation for sharpening your psychic skills.
  • Meet and work with your guides
  • Spiritual Clearing and Protection Ritual
  • Open your gifts with meditations
  • Enhance your clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience
  • Identify and release a fear (powerful Sacred Ceremony)
  • Learn Joan's personal techniques used in readings
  • Read from different modalities (billets, meditation, birthdates
  • Give readings to others in class
Location:  16640 Pepper Lane Brookfield  53005

Make your check payable and send to Joan Collins at above address
Address(City, State, Zip)____________________________________________________________
Enclosed is my deposit of $100. Balance due first day of class.
Deposit is non-refundable after March 15.
Questions? Call or email:  262-784-6676

Four Part Pendulum Course
Instructor: Kathryn Rambo
Member of the American Society of Dowers
 Thursdays March 27 and April 3, 10, 17   6:30 - 8:30
These individual classes build on one another.
Participants are encouraged to take the entire series.

  • *  Cost per individual class: $35.00 for 2 hour classes [$140.00 if paid separately]
  • *  Cost for series: $125.00 [If prepaid for all 4 classes]
  • *  Participants will receive handout material for each class. They will also have the option to purchase a separate booklet of charts and supplementary materials that expand on information given in each class.  Students who complete all four sections will receive a certificate of completion. 
To see a complete list of our classes, go to

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Now is the Time!!
We are now enrolling student for our new Developing Consciousness program beginning February 8 and 9.  Start your new year by dedicating your life to shifting to the gift of who you are.  As one of our current students as remarked, our program is designed to help you "Release, Uplift, Transform".  Make 2014 the year that you make the shift!  See you in class!

To learn more about our Developing Consciousness program, go to

Free Spirit School Blog
Rose and I now have a blog where we will post articles and offer suggestions for moving forward in life.  At this time we are offering a Spiritual Fitness Challenge which you can start at any time. To visit the blog go to:
Book Signing
"My Red Wool Blanket - The Cassandra Voss Story" 
by Peggy Texeira
Friday, January 31     6:30 - 8:30    Free
Join us for an inspiring evening as Peggy Texeira narrates the tale of her daughter's fatal automobile crash and her subsequent journey of healing.  You won't want to miss Peggy's insight and heartfelt grasp of her spirit's message.

About the Book:
"My daughter, Cassandra, died in a tragic car crash in 2007, when she was only 21 years old.  It was a devastational loss for me...and for her!  Cassandra's Story will grab you and take you on this mad roller coaster ride with me.  Buckle your seat belt please.  And be prepared for brand new ways of thinking and being about death along the way.  Cassie and I will be with you the whole way with blessings.  We promise!" Peggy Texeira
About the Author:
Milwaukee native Peggy Texeira-Everson graduated from Mount Mary College in Theology and Philosophy in 1995.  She is a Reiki Master and energy practitioner, a graduate of the Free Spirit School of Integrated Energy Healing and  continues to study new ways of thinking and being in the world.  She lives with her Native American husband  and their daughter, Melanie, on the Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Reservation in Bowler, WI. 
Free refreshments served

January Thaw Sale
January 20 - 25
All Stones On Sale
(excluding consignment and net priced stones)
 Get your dream specimen!

Pebble and Stones
"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been"
 Rainer Maria Rilke 
 "We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives in our own hands and hurl them out among the stars."
 David Bottoms
 "And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings."
Meister Eckhart

Crystal Energy Session with

 Diane Bloom
(regularly $65.00)
Offer expires January 31st
Must have coupon at time of session
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