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The Mediaeval Baebes ~ “We Three Kings”

This was always one of my very favorite carols, especially growing up in Bethlehem, PA, “The Christmas City,” with its brightly shining Star of Bethlehem atop the mountain. I hope you enjoy this rendition:

Words and Music: John Henry Hopkins, Jr.
Arrangement: Katharine Blake, Nick Marsh, Kavus Torabi

Taken from the album “Of Kings & Angels” 18/11/2013
(p) and © Queen of Sheba records 2013

http://www.mediaevalbaebes.com

Director Graham J Trott

Aerial footage by HeliScan UK

Octocopter Pilot: Roger Warman
Camera Opertor: Nigel Nixon
Technician: Michael Dyson

Making Smudge Sticks from Homegrown Plants and Wildharvested Materials: Step by Step Instructions with Cedar, Rosemary, Sage, Mugwort, and More!

laurabruno:

I shared last year about making my own sage smudge sticks, which I gave friends as gifts. Here’s comprehensive information on making your own smudge sticks with a variety of herbs, trees and flowers.

Originally posted on The Druid's Garden:

I recently posted about my research on Eastern White Cedar, and I wanted to follow-up that post with information on making smudge sticks, inspired by Eastern White Cedar. Smudge sticks are bundles of herbs that are dried and burned for purification and ceremonial uses. They come out of Native American traditions, but today they are broadly used by many for their purification purposes.  I use them as a druid in my ceremonies, to bless and cleanse my house, to cleanse outdoor spaces that are in some kind of energetic funk.  But I also use them practically–as a blessing for my garden at the start of the growing season, as a way to remove hostile energies from my chickens who aren’t getting along, or to pass among friends before sharing a meal.  They are a great way to bring a bit of ceremony and the sacred into the everyday.

Freshly Wrapped Smudges Freshly Wrapped…

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A Warning About Chaotic Nodes

On October 31, 2014, I posted a message from Tom Kenyon and the Hathors regarding the extreme Chaotic Nodes (plural) and the dismantling of 3D reality at that time and set to accelerate. I repeat part of their message again here:

At this fork in the road, one path leads to self-destruction, madness, despair and hopelessness while the other fork leads to a deeper connection with your interdimensional or spiritual nature. It is this fork in the road we wish to explore.

It is not an either/or proposition. Many of you who possess a transcendent and interdimensional or spiritual sense of yourself may find yourselves, from time-to-time, on the path to madness and self-destruction in spite of your self-knowledge.

This is because your 3-D reality is oscillating. And the rapid changes in your third-dimensional existence are accelerating at a faster rate than your biological organism might be capable of handling. The extreme stresses upon your biological nature must be dealt with if you wish to avoid the path to madness and self-destruction.

In its simplest terms the requirement to successfully make this passage through the escalation of Chaotic Nodes is deep authentic contact with your interdimensional or spiritual nature and the self-renewal that arises from such contact.

This bears repeating with special emphasis: “In its simplest terms the requirement to successfully make this passage through the escalation of Chaotic Nodes is deep authentic contact with your interdimensional or spiritual nature and the self-renewal that arises from such contact.” As Tom and the Hathors note, this is not a time for shallow, fluffy spirituality or for ignoring the needs of the physical body — unless you want to check out of this dimension via physical means, i.e. death, which remains a viable option. Human beings in their fullest potential bring forth the spiritual into the material realm. This process requires alchemy, skill and presence. It also involves nourishing the body and maintaining sovereignty over it.

I can’t believe I need to be this direct, but please, especially at this time, go deep inside and use discernment before giving away your power to anyone, especially channeled entities. Yes, Tom channeled the Hathors for his message, but as an experienced channel, he also knows when to channel and when not to do so. I recently had a friend contact me about some insistent advice she kept receiving from a “newer channel” and from a channel whose entities refused to identify themselves when asked. She had had a severe physical reaction to the insistent advice, which had been presented to her without caveat and with the assertion that not following this advice in a previous lifetime had resulted in her death. Pretty heavy handed advice, backed by threat of death for not following it!

Here’s the clincher, though: the advice itself could have killed her. Not surprisingly, the reason she contacted me was because she was having a severe “detox” reaction while trying even half the demanded protocol. When I read the dosages and “prescription,” I almost blew a gasket. I don’t like criticizing others’ work, but the ordered amounts were enough to cause a potentially fatal reaction in someone not being monitored by someone skilled at facilitating a major detoxification program — which for this speed would normally have included colonics, skin brushing and bloodwork by a medical doctor or naturopath. Certainly not something just to chug down again after repeat vomiting! Even though my friend felt herself resisting the persistent advice, and even though her body completely rejected it, she continued to push through the protocol because it came from a channel.

I’m sharing this extreme story here as a warning and a reminder: not all channeled material is valid. Even “clear channels” can run into interference during Chaotic Nodes, or worse, through deliberate on- and off-world manipulation. An entity refusing to identify itself presents a huge red flag. Even with supposed identification, each channeled message should still be run through one’s own internal disinformation detector. Does this sound like the supposed entity? Does the message resonate? Does it encourage or undermine your sovereignty? Would following the advice put your physical body in danger of destruction? Life extends beyond 3D reality, but it should be obvious by now that not every person, government or entity wishes your physical body to continue. Please use discernment! When in doubt, go inside yourself and outside in Nature. Literally, hug a tree. Sit by the tree. Earth is making her transition. Aligning with the planet itself provides your best chance of moving forward in body, since your body is of the Earth.

In the past two weeks, at least two well-respected astrologers have completely botched their reports. We’re not talking small omissions. We’re talking getting Solstice on the wrong day or looking at the wrong year for an interpretation of this year’s energies. Everyone makes mistakes, and both quickly corrected theirs when readers brought the errors to light. The curious thing, though, is that the original messages, which contained the errors, presented the material as certain, definitive and accurate. The only people who caught the mistakes happened to possess better than average astrology and research skills themselves. Most people who read the widely distributed reports would have just swallowed the material as “truth” from the expert, and not everyone received a mailed out retraction. Earlier, uncorrected reposts of the original messages still exist online.

I share this not to crack on two well-respected astrologers, who shall remain nameless in this report, just like the channelers. I share these stories in order to illustrate that Tom Kenyon and the Hathors are right: we are in extremely Chaotic Nodes during this dismantling of 3D reality. Proceed with caution. Ground yourself. Go into your heart, but also remember to connect with your body. As part of Earth, your body provides excellent guidance for you right now.

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a war on for planet Earth. Terra-forming via radiation, pollution and chemtrails benefits someone, and it’s not humanity. Please keep that in mind when considering advice from off-world beings. Those in power right now are not working for the benefit of humanity, and they possess technology capable of messing with disembodied “spiritual” connections. Whether you believe it or not, there’s a war on for your soul, and your soul is intimately connected with your body. Humanity can bypass this interference by turning inside to reconnect with the heart and turning outside to reconnect to Nature — multiple times per day, not just once a week or month.

Aligning yourself during Chaotic Nodes requires ongoing vigilance, not a one time declaration.

We live in times of glorious potential. Just as the Chaotic Nodes offer WW3 and all sorts of opportunities for people to turn against each other, we find stories of blacks and whites joining in solidarity, of white Australians saying “I’ll ride with you” to Muslims who feel unsafe due to potential retaliation for the “Iranian” attack in Sydney. We have people from India tweeting to families in Pakistan that grief transcends nationality, that they love their neighbors and grieve with them for their murdered children. Wherever we look, we can find such stories, but they all have one thing in common: people coming from their hearts to connect with the very human experiences of their fellow humans. These are not disembodied platitudes. They are hands and hearts reaching across divides so that we can all strengthen each other as we face these challenging times.

“Become wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”

Blessed Be, and be the blessing!

Lake Tahoe Enchantment Etched in My Heart Always

laurabruno:

Tahoe Love! I carry Tahoe in my heart always, as well. Thank you, Tania, for sharing this beauty.

Originally posted on Tania Marie's Blog:

lake tahoe (1)The last couple of days were very special to me on many levels. I had a chance to explore the most magickal places that I love on my memorable return to Lake Tahoe. Waterfalls, lake, trees, stones, mountains, snow flurries of delicate pixie-dusted flakes kissing my face…they all spoke to my heart.

lake tahoe (5)It was so beautiful, mystical, and faery-filled, infusing my soul with remembrances of ancient times and infusions of the new to come.

lake tahoe (8)I felt myself go even deeper within, as these months and days of late have continued to bring much introspection to my experience – at times not knowing myself at all, while knowing myself even better.

lake tahoe (14)And I found myself feeling out of sorts a bit and honoring the voices I haven’t always given the space to speak. This brought more exploration, at times confusion and at times more clarity, yet I was willing to be…

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From the Land Down Under

Two emails have come through from two separate readers from Australia:

The first comes from reader Maggie:

Hi Laura,

Perhaps you remember me from Australia.. I enjoy your posts so much, thank you!! I’m hoping you will post this on your blog.

There was a siege in a city coffee shop in Sydney Australia, where one man seemingly held several people hostage. People were killed including that man, but I don’t know the details because I just can’t get too deeply into details of these types of stories. The truth is never stated of course. However there was a phenomenal response to the situation which had the potential to incite violent reactions against Muslim people in this county. The link below shows what happened instead via twitter. (I’d say the agenda backfired here !! )

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-30479306

Thank you again for your insightful research and sharing – so valuable in these shifting times.

Abundant and Blessed wishes for always,

Maggie :) <3 <3

[Laura again]: What a refreshing sign of the kind heartedness and empathy of humans for each other. Thank you for sharing this evidence of human decency amidst the war mongering.

Indeed, those vying for control have definitely hit fast forward. Racing against the awakening?! I don’t delve too deeply into the details of this kind of news either, but just on the surface, I’ve seen that they held a drill at the same location six weeks prior (always a big red flag), and apparently, part of the Matrix movie was filmed in the same cafe. Also, how convenient that it was an “Iranian” who did the deed, since despite all attempts, the West just can’t seem to garner enough support to bomb Iran. For my part, I’m sending love and calm to those who experienced the terror, grief and anger. Whether manufactured or not, if it’s happening to you, it feels remarkably similar; it just depends where that anger gets directed.

I’m also sending love and calm to the children and teachers who witnessed the horrible attack at the Pakistani school, and to their loved ones. Unlike some school shootings, this seems to have been a real attack with real victims — and again, whether politically convenient or not, if you’ve lost someone, it feels remarkably similar. May peace, comfort, compassion, and deep healing surround anyone who has lost someone they love.

This second email actually arrived first, and I’ve not posted it yet due to not having time to finish watching the video. Called “What the FUQ” (Frequently Unanswered Questions), this video describes one man’s ordeal of trying to import a car to Australia, along with all the bizarre things the process revealed via his Frequently Unanswered Questions. Sometimes, silence really is deafening.

From reader Kade:

Hi Laura – I just found this recent vid and was amazed that it brings both the issues of Government corporatism and energetic intuitive awakening. I thought you may like it.

[Laura again]: Thanks to Maggie and Kade for these updates from the Land Down Under. Sending you and anyone in that hemisphere good Summer Solstice wishes, as we prepare here for the darkest night of the year. Many blessings!

Seer’s Tea

laurabruno:

I enjoyed the challenge of collecting all these various herbs and teas — some from my own garden. I first saw this recipe on hocuspocus13.wordpress.com, and for some reason, just couldn’t stop thinking about it. I’ve settled upon drinking this as a late afternoon tea, and I do seem to be dreaming more. Plus, it’s yummy with a hint of honey — like a rich, complex beer without the alcohol. Anyway, I’m posting this here for the ladies. A number of these herbs are female hormone balancers, so I’m not sure how well it would work for men. Sweet dreams!

Originally posted on Triple Moon Herbs:

The essence of this blend is to calm the conscious mind and awaken the intuitive sense. As well, an aid for sleep, anxiety and divination. The recipe (for a large batch) follows.

Seer’s Tea 

tea

1 cup green rooibos
1 cup hops flowers
1 cup damiana
1/2 cup mugwort
1/2 cup chamomile
1/3 cup hibiscus flowers, lightly crushed
1/2 cup calendula flowers
2 tablespoons orange peel
2 tablespoons lavender

Mix herbs in a bowl thoroughly.
To brew, pour hot water (just under a boil but not boiling), over 1 tablespoon of the blend per 8 oz cup. Steep at least 5 minutes, longer if you’d like it stronger. Best enjoyed with a bit of honey.

(courtesy of local milk)

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Dare To Dream

laurabruno:

As within, so without: a great exercise for addressing triggers….

Originally posted on Dreamrly.:

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Yin Yang Drips by Chati Coronel

Feeling the Pluto Uranus Squeeze? 

“Choose an issue out in the world that really triggers you—say child abuse, sex trafficking, institutional racism, the ivory trade, Gaza, etc. If it’s something so dark, disturbing, horrific that you can’t even look at it, even better—look at it.

Now, imagine you are the Creator, the Designer, Masterful Facilitator of All Things Possible.  As you imagine this, breathe into your heart and know that you are capable of addressing these issues in the most heart-centered way possible.  Know that you already have all the information you need.

Now, perfectly tuned into your inner genius, the God Within for divine guidance—what would you do to address the issue?

How might you speak to each of the actors in this drama on the world stage? What are some policies you might draft to support a peaceful and just resolution?

Imagine all…

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