Independence and Liberation Celebration

July features two holidays with a focus on Independence and Liberation: the US’s Fourth of July and France’s Bastille Day. As a child, I celebrated both days with great fanfare — holding the entire ten day period as a mystical tribute to the idea of Liberation. This mostly involved fireworks, a series of quirky red-white-blue-and-black outfits, and singing the French National Anthem several times per day. No, I’m not French and yeah, I was kind of a weird kid. 😉

As I grew older I realized this fascination with Liberation resonated deep inside my soul to the point of aligning itself with my life purpose. It wasn’t about the fireworks and kooky costumes! It was about shaking off shackles that society and our own souls lock onto us at an early age.

I never in a million years expected to offer past life readings or workshops, but the concept nagged me since 1998. Even as a practicing medical intuitive, I avoided the topic unless absolutely necessary in a session. I just felt like we could never prove the existence of past lives, and even if we could, who cared? Didn’t this life matter much more than what happened long ago?

Fast forward to November 2006: I needed to wear glasses and desperately wanted to get rid of them by year’s end. If I failed to wear them, I suffered severe migraine headaches and sometimes vertigo, and contacts were not an option for this particular vision problem. I meditated on how to get rid of the glasses by January 1, 2007, and the following message came: “Embrace All Past Lives.”

“Fine,” I thought, “I have past lives. Great, I embrace them. Let’s move on.”

But no, the message continued that I needed to bring this awareness into my medical intuitive and coaching sessions. “Oh, man!” I thought. “Come on! These people will think I’ve lost it.” But the message remained firm, and I REALLY wanted to get rid of those glasses!

As an experiment, that afternoon, I let myself tune into my clients’ past life issues, shared the information, put multiple lifetimes into context, and thought little more of it. Later that day, I got a terrible headache. It throbbed like migraines from the old days of my head injury. I took off my glasses, and the pain immediately subsided. I noticed that I could read without strain without my glasses, and I have never worn them since!

The next week, I asked those clients if they wanted to discuss the usual issues we’d been working on. They all said, “Oh, I’m done with that. After you put things into context, I realized I could move on.” These were people who had done counseling on such issues for 10 years or more, plus coaching with me for several months. Poof! No more issue.

While not everyone drops patterns quite so quickly, over the years, I have seen enough dramatic and fast shifts through past life work to recognize the value of exploring these alternate realities.

My new novel, Schizandra and the Gates of Mu shares these and many other things I’ve learned in a fun, fictional form. Schizandra should go live on Amazon and in catalogs for bookstore orders sometime this week. I have a limited number of autographed copies available beginning next week, too.

The Schizandra Special is a July 2009 promotion running in honor of the Independence and Liberation themes of Schizandra and the Gates of Mu. Receive a one-hour Soul Reading for only $111.

This special runs from July 4, 2009-July 14,2009. All sessions must be paid and scheduled by July 14, 2009. You can do so by emailing brunoleaf @ or clicking here.

The Schizandra Special is a one-hour Soul Reading designed to help you receive greater understanding and/or closure regarding stuck relationships and past life patterns. A $64 savings from my regular hourly rate. Anyone who reads Schizandra and the Gates of Mu will realize the significance of $111 and the dates. (One per person.)

Blessings and Joy!

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by giacintavosika,LMP,RMT on July 4, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Dear Laura, Thanks for this wonderful post sharing the story of when you were growing up and for the reminder of what true freedom and liberation can mean. I couldn’t help but grin while reading what you shared because of the profound changes I was able to embrace as a result of the past life work we’ve done together. It was exactly as you explained -“poof! no more issue” Certain hard to deal with grueling, irritating and wearing mental and emotional issues I had for years were suddenly dissolved. The sensation was always so amazing with no residual nagging or hard to fight off “demons waiting to rear their ugly heads”! I guess the best way for me to describe the feeling I got from the work we did was indeed liberation and the ability for me to be more natural, authentic and present. Not dealing with so many hang ups sure does make a huge difference in the quality of my life. Also, the gained moments and energy not spent ruminating over something that literally belongs in the past are such precious gifts. I’m looking forward to having at least one session with you over the next few weeks -thanks so much for offering such a sweet and generous deal! I also can’t wait to receive my preordered copy of Schizandra and the Gates of Mu!!! Thanks again, Laura. Blessings, Love and wishes for a beautiful Independence Day weekend and beyond!



    • Posted by laurabruno on July 4, 2009 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing, Giacinta, and for all your enthusiasm and support. Much Love, Laura



  2. Thank you, laura.



  3. I actually missed my fourth of July celebration. Unfortunately, I had to work while my little girl experienced fireworks for the first time. Freedom is a precious, blessed gift, and so is my little family.



    • Posted by laurabruno on July 8, 2009 at 2:05 am

      You’re welcome, and I hope you and your little girl can continue to celebrate freedom over the next week. That’s one celebration I really like to stretch out! Many Blessings, Laura



  4. Posted by Dawn Vierra on July 11, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    HI Laura,

    I read your post and I too smilled when reading about how the past life reading almost instaneously eliminated these heavy entangled chains around my heart, legs and arms. Thank you for the tremendous work you do. Do you remember that scene in Total Recall where Arnold is sitting in the chair and these stair step pieces come apart…well it was just like that in reverse. So much aligned in that stairstep scenario. I am so grateful. I just found out from my mom this Thursday in a conversation we were having confirmation of something you had said in regards to her life and how it had affected her perspective. I was able to have much more compassion for her after your reading and even more so after our talk together. Thanks again Dawn



    • Posted by laurabruno on July 11, 2009 at 7:48 pm

      You’re so welcome, Dawn! I’m so pleased to be able to offer these kinds of readings and so happy to hear of the ongoing healing with your mom. Blessings and Love, Laura



  5. […] When people start opening their minds to the possibility of past lives influencing current preferences, compulsions, and patterns, they tend to ask a lot of questions! Suddenly, they want to know details about all the major relationships in their current life, as well as any “failed” romances they’ve tucked away for later processing. I’ve decided to answer some of the most commonly asked questions in this post. For those of you unfamiliar with how or why I started offering past life readings, please click here. […]



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