Sunday, April 29, 2012

Teresia Reiki Retreat

Welcome again.

I just got back a few hours ago from my first Reiki Retreat. It was such a Spiritual Event. There were friends, food, Stones (cleansed with the 3 most important cleansers of all.). Sun, Moon, Salt Water.

Bailey Island.

I love MDI, but I also love the feel of this Island. Bailey Island is a small one about 45 min south of Brunswick.

So much food. Yummy, Pear Muffins, Spinach and Cheese Squares, Asparagus Quiche, Spinach Quiche, Hard Boiled Eggs. So much more. Herbal Popcorn (I brought), more Muffins, blueberry, cranberry and choc chip, ginger and choc, and coffee cake muffins.

It was so beautiful. I got there on Friday evening, sat with a fire in the fireplace in the cottage called Briney Cottage. This was a rented cabin with most amenities. No phone, (though I had cell phone), no TV, no radio. It was a long ride but worth it. I wish I could have brought Troy and Abby. Reiki is meditation and Spiritual.

Michelle, Mind, Body and Soul, brought most of her Gems. Boy did she have some beauties!! A large Clear Quartz point that I really wanted but it was $55! Double terminated, so many different varieties.

I slept on an air mattress upstairs with 2 of my Reiki Masters, whom attuned me to Master. Jeanne and Charlotte. Joan didn't get there until Saturday.

The views were awesome. The ocean and the waves crashing. So peaceful. We walked on the beach and collected Stones. Asking Mother Earth for her presents. Taking what felt right, choosing the right Stones. (pictures to be posted in a bit).

Group Reiki performed on each other. This is so relaxing. There were about 5 in my group. I was second to receive and felt great. Then I gave Reiki to the others. I placed Gems on the Chakras for 3 of the others. Was nice!

We had a bonfire Saturday night on the beach. We set off Wish Lanterns that night. We lit the bottom of the paper lantern and the hot air caused it to fly up into the sky. Lots of stars out. They were 100% biodegradable. As they burned out, they disappeared up into the black starry sky. As they traveled up, they took our wishes, our intentions into the sky. So AMAZING!!

So many feelings, so many new friends. The end of a long Journey. The new me, the new rebirth of my new life. Cancer free, Alive, here for my children and Troy. Boy do I love them so much. Sorry if I am making you cry.

It is not a time to cry but to laugh. I am here. I'm not going anywhere!!

It was a great weekend. Thanks so Much Jeanne, Charlotte and Joan, I had a great time. Love you all. I can not wait for Karen B. to meet all of you.

I brought back 3 small totes of Bailey Island rocks. perfect in size and shape. I had a nice granite piece of Stone in my truck from MDI. It had been in my truck for some time, just waiting for the right time. This was it. I gave it to the shore of Bailey Island for allowing me to share their Stones with my family and friends. I have some great ideas. All money made will benefit Breast Cancer Research. I will be making some jewelry and some other nifty ideas for my Etsy Shop.

Will post pics later
Love you all,
Love and Light, Bright Crysally Blessings


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Welcome to my Blog

This blog was started just after my diagnosis of Breast Cancer but before my Mastectomy. I want to thank all of my viewers for reading and keeping up with me. I can feel all of your prayers from each and every view that You look at. I am pleased at all the new people looking at my blog. I want to thank Hibiscus Moon for all that she has done as well. Without her, I wouldn't have found the true healing powers of the Crystals that Karen introduced to me. Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy

April 2012

Me, April 2012
Me, Sept 2011, Susan G. Komen Walk, Half way through Chemotherapy

This is where you can read about my Journey with Breast Cancer as a Young Survivor of 2 lovely children.  I had to fight, even though each step was so hard to take. If I can change one person's life or touch them to do their own breast exams, then I have done what I needed to do. I found my own lump and glad I am not afraid to touch my own breasts. Well, now I don't have any but that doesn't bother me. I have my life and I love my husband, and children very much.

Putting everything in perspective is important to do. Life is Important.

Troy, my dear Husband, has been awesome throughout this whole journey. He walked with me this past September in the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, I walked only 1/2 of the 1K. I was in the middle of treatment, chemotherapy. This September, I am on the planning board for it, I am walking the whole 5 K. If you would like to make a donation, you can click on the side panel. It is a tax deductible donation.

Breast Cancer Research, the money will go towards my walk in the Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure in September of 2012. I hope to raise $1000 for my Team Caring Soul. (which is the name of my Etsy Store and my blog.) This is just something I came up with in the very beginning. I was thinking about opening my own practice, (I am a Nurse Practitioner by trade) before I got sick. This has been put on the back burner for now.

My goal is $1000.00 or more to give to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Sept of 2012.

Love you all.
Gotta go to bed.
I am going to Bailey's Island tomorrow for all weekend. Reiki Retreat with my Reiki Master that attuned me to Master. Jeanne thank you so much. Karen I think of you every day and wish you were in Maine now.

Love to all my followers and my new followers,

Love and Light to all,
Bright Crystally Blessings,

PS if you would like Distance Reiki, leave a comment, with your first name and your intention.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I have a new attachment!!!

Large Seroma developed on the right side of my chest. Unfortunately, I have another drain in my chest. This one doesn't hurt. The Surgeon placed a catheter into an area that is so numb, I don't even know it is there. No pain! Anyway, it will be in at least a week. Work.....I can't say much yet about work.

Love you all

Healing Crystals, Beginners Class

So the eClass is closed but that doesn't mean that you still can't take the classes. Hibiscus Moon is the best teacher ever!!! If you want to learn about the Vibrations and the healing properties of Crystals, this is the right place.

Please visit her blog 

The Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy click on the link. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tarot: 6 of Swords, by LT

Dear Followers, 
     I had started back to work but have been delayed due to another drain being placed in my chest. I had a complication of a large Seroma develop in my right chest. (Large pocket of fluid). Dr. O'Connor placed a needle in my chest and left a plastic catheter like an IV in my chest. Didn't feel a thing!! numb as can be. My chest feels better, less pressure. I am right handed and I use my right arm all the time. I guess if I rested it might heal faster. 
     I just can't sit anymore. I did enough of that this past 10 months. I am so ready to be back at work. There is a reason why it keeps getting delayed? Not sure yet why.......
    Anyway, this was in my in box this evening....IT IS SO TRUE!!!!!!

6 of Swords: Happiness on the Horizon

Hi Jennifer bagley. The 6 of Swords is a great sign you are making progress, even if things still feel like a struggle or you still feel stuck. The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight and you should feel you are closer to being where you want to be.

The past 6-12 months may have been turbulent and stressful for you or perhaps frustrating and unfulfilling. The next 3-6 months may bring welcome positive change.

Ask yourself where you want to be in 6 months time and what you want in your life by then. Whatever progress you are looking for in your love life, career or finances, it's the choices and decisions you make now that will determine whether you achieve it or not.

The energy of this optimistic card is one of forward motion: for some it may be a gentle and gradual pace but for others it will be much faster and more exciting. What determines the pace of change is the level of enthusiasm and positivity you can bring to your decision making and actions now.

A boat travels faster over water when its heavy burden is lightened, so take a moment to ask yourself what, or who, you may need to let go of in order to move forward more easily.

When the 6 of Swords appears in your readings it is a positive sign that you will find your way forward, create positive change and move on with your life. It is about focusing on how you want things to be in your future and developing a plan to make it happen.

If you have been feeling emotionally down and stuck recently, raise your eyes and look to the horizon of your future and imagine seeing yourself there with everything you desire in your life.

People seldom drive their car without knowing where they want to go and how to get there, so take a moment today to think about where you want to be in the next 6-12 months and begin to plan out a route. With the 6 of Swords on your side, you'll have every chance of getting there!

It's all up to you. No-one else can choose your next 6 months for you. Either you can choose to allow things to continue as they are, or you can start now to make the decisions and take the actions necessary to set yourself on a course for a brighter, happier and more fulfilling future.

I wish you the best of luck.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Pink Sistah's Breast Cancer Support Group

Hello everyone. Just a quick note.

Tomorrow is the Open House for the Pink Sistah's. Breast Cancer Support Group in Newport, Maine. It will be at the Newport Cultural Center from 11-12 pm.

We will be meeting monthly, but will find out how many people will be available first, before we set a date.

If you or someone you know is FIGHTING or is a SURVIVOR of Breast Cancer, please come to this open house. IT will be informative.

Jennifer Bagley,

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

Tarot Reading by Jen. If you are interested in a reading from me, send my an email at:

Family Purpose


My Family of Origin


My Past

The Highest Purpose My Family has Served

Single Card Reading, question was, 
Will Zach be ready for School next year?

If you are interested in a reading, please email me.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Zachary is 4 Today.

My kids make out every year. Unfortunately, my parents live 2 hours away but Mimi, my mother in law, lives 2 seconds away, my kids love going to Mimi's house. My children always have 2 birthday parties. One here in Newport, then one at my mom's house on Mount Desert Island. I have pictures of the cake that my Mimi (Troy's mom) got Zach and I will post pics of the cake that I will be taking down to Grammy's (my mom) house on Sunday. Both are very beautiful cakes.

Pictures at Field of Dreams, Rt 7 in Unity. Playground that Abby loved as a toddler. It was time to take Zach. We went on Saturday. He loved every minute of it.

Cake from SnS, at Mimi's House
I am very sure that the Cake by Jess, Lightening McQueen is going to taste really good. 

cake by Jess Adams, for Grammy's House
My little boy is 4 years old. I can not believe it. He had a good day though. We spent some time in Ellsworth, Dentist appt for me, tooth needed to be pulled. So my mom watched Zach and Abby while I was in the chair. He was good, I never heard him cry or screech. 

He got a pail and shovel, a lightening mcqueen Legos set from Grammy and jammies. Mimi got him a Fireman's hat and a fire engine, and jammies too. Abby got him scooby doo figurines dressed up as Pirates. He loves pirates!! some coloring books, Umi Zoomie, Bubble Guppies. His favorite. Thomas the train small set. He had a great day. 

He is another year older. He goes to school next year, hopefully. 

Love you Zach, 

Abby and I at the Olive Garden on Monday, April 16th.

Me and my Do

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I am the Toughest girl I know!!!

Did you see the tattoo? I think it is awesome!!!  I probably will get it, but gotta wait for my right side to heal. Not getting it on the left. 

Teachers are important to our rising young children. You and I are alike in that, we will do what we put our minds to. I was told in High School by my guidance counselor no less, that I would not make it through Nursing School. Look at me now. I made it through nursing school, graduate school, and now made it through breast cancer and still kicking!! I told myself back in 1991, (when I graduated high school) that I was going to prove my counselor wrong. Here I am. Great family, great career and now my life. (I am gonna post this email on my bloggie.) cause I really like the way it is coming out. 

Love always, 

Bright Crystally Blessings.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Park

I took Zach, Abby and Owen to the Unity park today. Field of Dreams. They all had a blast. So glad they had fun!! Owen is 2 years younger than Abby. They are best friends.

Zach ran from one piece of equipment to the next. So much fun.

I am still feeling a little bit tired. My right upper chest is a bit swollen since the drain has been removed, but otherwise doing ok. Not sure what next week will bring.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My Drain is Gone

It is finally gone!! It hurts still but at least the rubber foriegn body is out of my body. It made me feel quite depressed. Something about the rubber. Something about having a foriegn body under your skin, makes me feel horrible. I have lost 12 lbs since my surgery 2 weeks ago. Very good for me as the Tamoxifen I'm on, can cause weight gain!! I feel pretty good right now, except I can't sleep!!! Please pray for Carol, she is the mom of a friend's friend in Florida. She was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer and is now in the hospital, post-mastectomy. Hibiscus, thanks. Let her know that i am keeping Carol in my thoughts!!! We are Pink Sistah's. I think I might just start a new support group on fb called pink sistahs!! For survivors and family members! I will be having an open house, Breast Cancer Support Group that I am starting at the Newport Cultural center on April 21st. All survivors are very welcome to come. Even significant others. Light refreshments will be served. Love Always, Bright Crystally Blessings Jen

Monday, April 9, 2012

The World tarot

Tarot CardThe World Is Your Oyster

Hi Jennifer bagley. What would mean the world to you? 

Perhaps having a wonderful, rewarding, loving relationship? 
Achieving financial success and recognition in your work? 
Having a child you have longed for?

Whatever your dreams or ambitions, The World card can herald the arrival of your heart's desire - a time of completion and fulfillment.

This is an especially wonderful card to have as an outcome card, if preceded by other positive cards. 

It is a card of triumph, recognition for all your hard work and effort, or reward after a period of struggle and challenge.

Respect and recognition is associated with the appearance of this card, as it suggests that many people around you, feel you deserve the happiness and joy the card represents.

The World card can also mean that the world is your oyster, so it often represents travel, or suggests you broaden your horizons if you are to acquire your heart's desire. 

This is such a positive card, that even the negative aspect, normally indicated by preceded cards being less positive or cards of challenge, simply means a period of delay before the success you desire becomes manifest.

Are you living in the life you want, or do you desire to step out into the 'big wide world' and seek adventure?

The World IS your oyster, so when you see this card in your readings, remember to keep your heart and mind open to greater possibilities.



IT is still attached!! I have an appt today at 220pm. It will come out. I won't leave the surgeons office till it is.


Source: via Heather on Pinterest

My Style Tattoo

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I am Writing an eBook.

How I Beat Cancer with a Positive Attitude
    My Journey with Breast Cancer Before, During, and After
          By Jennifer Bagley
                  Breast Cancer Survivor at age 38

 eBook. Possibly go into print. I am in the process of writing and compiling all of my blogs and putting them all together to tell my story in book form. I am so glad that I started this blog before my initial treatment.

I went back and looked at the early posts when I was going through chemotherapy. I can't believe that I made it through. I never thought it would end and now look. I am almost going back to work!! I want to thank everyone.

I know that I have said this a million times but I will say it again. Thank you Troy, Abby, Mom and Dad, Gail, Cyndi, Debbie and Danielle W., and everyone else who have helped us through this tough time. I love you all. This is a life changing journey.

Nothing is going to be the same. I am fatigued really easy, my toes are still numb and tingly from the Taxol. My last Taxol was on Halloween. Oct 31 and it is now April 7th. I will probably have it for the rest of my life.

 Love you all.
 Love and Light,
Wonderful dreams and Crystally Blessings

Thursday, April 5, 2012

IT is Still With Me

IT is still attached. I spoke with my surgeon this am, it is still draining about 40 ml daily. Which is still too much.

Dr. O'Connor will call me again tomorrow to see what the drainage has been. Maybe tomorrow, or she even said maybe Saturday.

I have talked to my work, hopefully my first day back will be the 16th. Still waiting for Lafayette to call me back re: the Interview I had. I haven't written much about it. That's all I am going to say for now.

I need for this drain to come out. It is making me feel depressed and sick. Joints continue to ache and I want to sleep all the time.

I am writing an ebook. Keep tuned for the final book.

How I Beat Cancer with a Positive Attitude:
      My Journey through Cancer Treatment Before, During and After
by Jennifer Bagley
Breast Cancer Survivor at age 38.

Love you all.
Bright Crystal Blessings

Monday, April 2, 2012

My Attachment, IT

I still have my little attachment with me. I am going to name it, IT. I hate IT. I can't wait to get rid of IT. I want IT gone.

I suppose IT is better than the alternative. WHich is......CANCER.

The drain will hopefully come out Thursday, this is IT.....what I am referring to. IT is my drain. IT is attached to my right side. I can't shower, I can't move without IT hurting. I have to tell Zach, to watch out for IT. He has to sit on my left side, though he has been accustomed to sitting on my right side most of the summer, fall and winter. Old habits die hard with him. He doesn't like Change. I, on the other hand, can't wait for change. I am kinda sick of looking at my four walls.

Hopefully, I go back to work Friday but am kinda scared to at the same time. I have been out of work since June. A few more months, will be a year anniversary. A WHOLE YEAR!!!! wow where has the time gone? nowhere cause I was in treatment. Time went by, and by and by.

I am glad that all of you have followed me through this bloggie, here. Thank you for being there for me and my family. When I started this journey, I was quite scared. Now I am just a little scared. Though all my breast tissue is gone. Both sides.

Love you all
Bright Crystal Blessings