Sparkles and Angels' Blog

Are you ready for more ease, joy, & glory?

I received a lot of comments with my blog post about Reiki, so today I would like to talk to you about another energy modality called Access Consciousness Bars, which is part of Access Consciousness®.


I was first introduced to Access Consciousness, and the Bars, about a year and a half ago, and my life has changed for the better in ways that I had not thought possible before. Here is how explains how the Bars can help you experience more ease, joy, and glory:

There are 32 bars of energy that run through and around your head that connect to different aspects of your life. We call all of the points you touch when using this modality “The Bars.”

 They store the electromagnetic component of all the thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions and beliefs that you have ever had about anything…  There are Bars for healing, body, control, awareness, creativity, power, aging, sex, and money… Touch one Bar and you begin to clear away the energy locked up in that area or aspect of your life just by touching it… Just five minutes can erase 5,000 to 10,000 years of stored points of view.


What is the value of erasing this bank of data you have stored all this lifetime, and every lifetime? … Each thought, idea, attitude, decision or belief that you have fixed in place solidifies the energy and limits your capacity to change anything in that area. You change the energy, you change how that part of your life shows up. What is the most simple and easy way to change energy? Get your Bars touched! When you do, something different can show up in your life with ease.

 At worst you feel like you have just had the best massage of your life. At best your whole life can change into something greater with total ease. This is an incredibly nurturing and relaxing process, undoing limitation in all aspects of your life without any effort.


Oh, and by the way, I always feel wonderful after I receive a Bars session. That alone convinced me to learn the Bars, and I am now a Bars practitioner and teacher.

If you are in the Raleigh, NC area, you could experience the Bars and/or take a class from me! Is anyone interested? You can go to my Jewels of Light Healing web site for more information about my practice and my classes. What else is possible for all of us?


Reiki, The Polarity Way Level I: a Reiki class for your growth and healing — in Raleigh, North Carolina

As some of you know already, I am a Reiki Master/Teacher as well as a jewelry designer. So I am excited and happy to announce that I will be teaching a Reiki, The Polarity Way Level I class in September.

Read on if you are interested in finding out what Reiki can do for you.

Move forward in your journey of self growth, self empowerment, and profound healing… Remember the beauty of who you are—a child of God, perfect, powerful, and lovable just as you are.

 Reiki is a simple and gentle energetic healing technique that can help us heal on all levels―physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Polarity Therapy is another healing art designed to balance the whole person. It was founded by Dr. Randolph Stone, who combined what he considered to be the most powerful information from both the eastern and western healing modalities.

 Reiki, The Polarity Way synergistically combines aspects of Usui Reiki, Raku Kei Reiki, and Polarity principles for maximum healing potential.

 Reiki, The Polarity Way is taught by Sophie in four levels. In this life-changing and wonder-full Level I class, you will be attuned to the first degree of the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing and to the first degree of the Raku Kei Reiki System of Natural Healing. This attunement allows you to tune in to, and to become a channel for the Reiki energy. You will learn how to give Reiki to yourself and others. You will also learn other techniques for clearing, balancing, and centering.

 Saturday, Sept. 24 2011, 10am to 6pm, & Sunday, Sept. 25, 10am to 6pm

An optional-but-recommended practice session will take place 2 or 3 weeks later from 1 to 4pm.

Location: in North Raleigh, off of Westgate Rd. (North Carolina)

The tuition is $165 if you register by September 3, 2011; $185 if you register after September 3. A $60 deposit represents your commitment and will hold your place.

Register by sending an email to sld8 [at] and Sophie will let you know where to send your deposit and other class info.

Durham Art Walk Spring Market, April 9-10, 2011

The Durham Arts Council (DAC) invites you to come celebrate art in the streets at the Durham Art Walk Spring Market this April 9-10.

Spring Durham Art Walk

One of the most important features of this Spring Market is me! 🙂 I’m going to be in the lobby of the Crowe Bldg on the American Tobacco Campus, along with 7 other vendors.

That’s right, I will be one of the vendors there, and I’m looking forward to meeting you. Come say hi and look at all the new jewelry I’ll have there. It’s so new that I don’t have any pictures to show you yet. There will be at least one Sparkles and Angels door prize, and some other goodies too!

You will find live musical performances, great food, and art and fine crafts by over 200 artists.

Saturday April 9, 2011, 10 AM-5 PM

Sunday April 10, 2011, 1-5 PM 919-560-ARTS

This spring the Art Walk features Durham’s own Scene of the Crime Rovers Marching Band making music in the streets. Little Jimmy and the Glendales present Drumming for a Rain Dance and encouraging audience participation on Foster Street at Hunt.  Mallarme Chamber Players will perform at Hayti Heritage Center and the W.G. Pearson Harp Ensemble will be performing at DAC. Durham Arts Place will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a special exhibition. SeeSaw Studio will be engaging visitors in an interactive art happening at DAC. DURTY-Durham Art Collective will be surprising downtown visitors with their own brand of artmaking. The Brightleaf District will be turned into a giant runway, becoming the Art Walk Fashion District with roving clothing models.  Durham Parks and Recreation will present Durham Art Walk Rocks in a new location at Durham Centre next door to DAC and there will be food trucks galore along Morgan Street.

A winter wonderland

Thank you God, for the beauty of the season…

One cannot compete against Mother Nature and come out on top, so this is my tribute to Her, rather than an attempt to emulate:

Winter Wonderland suncatcher

New Sparkles and Angels jewelry!

I have been spending a lot of time creating new jewelry, instead of blogging, as you might have deduced from the lack of activity on this blog 🙂  So now I am showing off some of my new designs! These are on my Etsy Web site, and will be at the Greensboro Pre-Holiday Market on Saturday November 20, unless they sell out first. Enjoy the pictures!

Mudra earrings

Ad Infinitum sterling silver earrings

Argentina earrings

Brushstroke earrings

Butterscotch Delight I earrings

Pearlescent Amber necklace

Good Doggie earrings

Healing Hands III earrings

Wordless Thursday: summer in Raleigh, NC


The new NC Museum of Art

I went to the re-opening celebration yesterday at the NC Museum of Art. What fun! There were concerts and performances inside and outside, the new space is full of light and serenity, and there was a lot of superb art, quite a lot of it new.

Here are some pictures I am excited to share with you. The person in the first picture is my dear friend Karen, who shares my interest in art, jewelry, ballet, and Reiki.




Come take a look if you live in the area. I highly recommend it!!!

Spring is here in North Carolina

Spring comes early and is beautiful in North Carolina. True, we’ve had a few 88ºF days, and everyone is sneezing because of the pine pollen, and everything outside is covered with that yellow stuff. Regardless, the robins have come back, the early daffodils are already done, tulips have started, the cherry trees have been just gorgeous.

Here are some pictures I took recently myself, around my house and at the Arboretum at NC State — I love that place!

Obviously this last picture is not a nature photo. It is, however, linked with spring. Notice that cute little watering can? This is a customizable necklace, and the watering can could be replaced with a bird (spring theme again) or one of four other charms. Look at my Etsy listing for details.

Have a good week, I hope you are enjoying flowers and good weather too, wherever you are.