Archive for November, 2016

November 2016 Specials

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through November, but here we are, only six weeks away from the end of 2016. This month’s specials offer support for anyone feeling sick in their body or soul, hoping to make big shifts before the end of the year, or anyone who craves deeper personal meaning as we approach the holidays. Many blessings, and thank you for allowing me to join you on your journey!

Laura Bruno's Blog

November always feels like a good time to offer support for the soul, so this month’s offerings reflect this energy of tending our inside in the midst of holidays, election results, worldly demands, and whatever those mean for each person.

Sacred Soul Session

This half hour session helps you to reclaim and nurture a sense of the sacred in ways that foster your soul’s deepest longings. For some people, this might be a look into your soul’s reason for showing up at this time and place — the perennial “Why am I here?” topic. For others, it might offer a uniquely designed ceremony to release a past grief or regret. It might offer a list of resources specifically tailored to you at this point on your path. For some people, it might mean helping you to utilize skills you already have in new ways that deepen your experience. For still…

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Life in the Extraction Zone: Complex Relationships of Livelihood and Land

Thank you, Dana! This is an important piece and one I can echo, having grown up in Pennsylvania, too. I remember the old steel and quarry days, and now, living in Northern Indiana, I witness similar concerns playing out here with all the industry. The entire Rust Belt has been devastated by decades of policy, so while it’s easy for conscious, Earth loving urbanites to look down their noses in disgust and disbelief at what goes on in the flyover states and rural areas, when you talk with people and live there, you begin to understand how such things could happen. It doesn’t make it easier or better to live there, but understanding how these areas became how they are now helps to create paths forward.

I appreciate the discussion that “If we want to solve these issues, we have to address the roots of them, and those roots are economic, historical, and physical.” Here’s to regenerating landscapes, creating new economies, and giving people more harmonious ways of reclaiming self respect!

The Druid's Garden

As I write this, threats to our lands, our environment, our oceans, and all life on earth seem greater than ever before. As I write this, water protectors in North Dakota are getting beaten, arrested, tear gassed and jailed. As I write this, many folks are having difficulty understanding the decisions of so many Americans, decisions that potentially threaten our lands. As I write this, community after community find themselves in a place of needing to take a stand to those with more power and resources to defend their rights to clean water, personal safety, and a clean environment. But in many other places, people have different views–they have welcomed fracking and other energy extraction into their communities, they welcome logging and other industries, and welcome various kinds of extraction of resources. It seems hard for those who are in an earth-centered and earth-honoring viewpoint to understand what would possess…

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Spiritual Perspective and Healing for Election Blues

I continue to receive multiple emails per day from people still struggling to comprehend the results of the recent US election. Since my own suggestions for everyone actually to take personal responsibility and to embody the slogans of each campaign got me erased from most internet search engines, I still stand by that — apparently very threatening to the PTB — advice, which you can find here. Nonetheless, people continue to struggle and/or outright freak out. For these readers (or for anyone dealing with despairing people), I recommend these articles:

The Election: Of Hate, Grief and a New Story, by Charles Eisenstein

I’ve sent this post to so many people, because it represents the closest to my own opinion of what’s happening and what’s needed. The whole election cycle is a symptom, not the disease. Neither side could “save” the world as we have known it, because that world has been crumbling for the past several decades. Trump’s campaign just vocalized what others have not wanted to see. I particularly appreciate the suggestions for working together to create a new story. Highly, highly recommended read!

Making Shamanic Sense of the Election, by Jaime Meyer

Jaime looks at this election in terms of initiation. Many people will immediately recognize his discussion of Trump as revealing the Shadow. I had not thought of Hillary Clinton as the Dark Feminine, though, but that is perfect for such a war-mongering woman. This piece puts the election into context of a shamanic initiation process and helps explain how the election itself is affecting society at large.

Tea for Troubled Times, by Nao at Honey Grove

This post comes from a Canadian pondering a world without Leonard Cohen and with Donald Trump as President. I love every single Honey Grove post, because they are just so richly layered and sumptuous with feeling and senses. Nao’s predawn reflections do not disappoint. You’ll feel like you just had a cuppa with fresh bread baking in the background.

 

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Yes!

Peedeel's Blog

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The unstated warrant for the composer, as for the poet, is to stretch the limits of the form, to try to fly within the narrow corridors of a cage. That tension between the bright prison of a form and the freedom of imagination is what artistic genius is all about.

Diane Ackerman
A Natural History of the Senses

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Flowers in November: Some Beauty on a Gorgeous Day

Getting back to more of the garden variety garden posts, here are some flowers still blooming today, plus a bouquet I made David’s mom this past Saturday.

Zinnias:

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Veronica:

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Cosmos and sedum:

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Mums and sweet alyssum:

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Saturday’s bouquet with blackeyed Susan’s, lavender, cosmos, sedum, zinnias, yarrow, foxglove, and bachelor’s buttons. We’ve also got wild violets, snapdragons, calendula, nasturtiums, and more still smiling in the yard — at least until this coming Friday’s hard frost. I enjoy it while I can!

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Blessed Be …

and be the blessing!

 

 

Lee Harris: Super-Charged Power Waves and Responses to Light & Shadow

As usual, Lee Harris gives a very timely message:

Cosmo’s Message & Mission ~ A Journey of Greatest Compassion

Cosmo’s last message on his Earthly journey: this is my sweet friend Tania’s memorial to Cosmo, as well as being the companion piece to the eerie and supportive synchronicities I shared in my “Strange, Synchronous Samhain Sojourn” piece a few days ago. I agreed with Tania that this share would be his final message, especially supportive for anyone who has ever needed to put an animal to sleep. Cosmo, through his deliberate, conscious actions has once again shown his long rabbit life to be one of amazing service and love. I was honored to spend time with him over Autumn Equinox, and I honor and appreciate the healing blessing that he was to me, as well. Fly free, Cosmo! Huge love to all involved. ❤️

Tania Marie

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Many of you have so lovingly been following along and sharing your support for our dear Cosmo over the past nearly 2 years that I wanted to take the time to share about his recent transition, but most importantly to be his voice with the message he has imparted. This is my gift to him to support the completion of his mission here on Earth and the last piece of his path he wanted as the tie-in to his departure. Although he will continue on with other missions in his eternal form, he has been a constant source of ever-giving love in a way most rare to experience from anyone, let alone a magickal rabbit.

I’ll begin by backing up a bit to share recent unfoldings that have led to this, before concluding with that message, as all pieces are relevant to grasping a deeper understanding of the message.

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Great Mother Rising…Ignoring the Tyranny!

A beautiful respite from systemic insanity! I, too, spent time in the garden on this unseasonably warm November 2. The beauty, abundance and cycles remind us to slow down and get back in touch with what is real. A thunderstorm outside is cleansing and electrifying the air right now. Blessings to you wherever you are…

Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland

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I made a video today.

I had every intention of talking on several issues, but found myself almost mute as I walked the woodland.

A strange kind of afternoon, for there seemed to be little birdsong too.

dsc04521Silence appeared to be universal.

This often happens after Samhain…though I know not why.

dsc04522For my part I’m inclined to go with the flow and whatever the Cosmos is channelling.

dsc04525There appears to be a ramp-up to conflict towards war happening in the world of Man…deliberate and dark.

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The elements of abusive and hate-filled Patriarchy, that has fuelled fear, horror and utter chaos for over two thousand years, are eagerly moving towards one last onslaught.

dsc04538There is so much hate it is almost possible to taste it on the air!

dsc04529Politicians and religious leaders are doing their utmost to hold back the tide of change, issuing decrees and telling falsehoods…

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November 2016 Specials

November always feels like a good time to offer support for the soul, so this month’s offerings reflect this energy of tending our inside in the midst of holidays, election results, worldly demands, and whatever those mean for each person.

Sacred Soul Session

This half hour session helps you to reclaim and nurture a sense of the sacred in ways that foster your soul’s deepest longings. For some people, this might be a look into your soul’s reason for showing up at this time and place — the perennial “Why am I here?” topic. For others, it might offer a uniquely designed ceremony to release a past grief or regret. It might offer a list of resources specifically tailored to you at this point on your path. For some people, it might mean helping you to utilize skills you already have in new ways that deepen your experience. For still others, a Sacred Soul Session might include general instructions about how to design meaningful rituals and select proper timing, so that you can incorporate ritual as a regular means of empowerment and healing.

Without performing the reading, I don’t know exactly what you’ll receive, but the reading will focus on bringing your outer life much more into alignment with your inner being.

So called “primitive” societies value the importance and power of ritual. As we shift through so many changes, both outward and inward, collective and individual, effective ritual moves energy in ways the rational mind, affirmations, and emotions can only approximate. The Sacred Soul Session arises from my recognition of the deeply compassionate and aligned Wisdom of the Soul, and how small, symbolic acts can effect enormous change.

$77 for this half hour session. Special must be purchased on or before November 30, 2016, although sessions can be scheduled after that time. Please contact me to schedule.

45-Minute Medical Intuitive Readings for $133

I usually only offer hour or half-hour sessions, because they make for much simpler scheduling on my end; however, sometimes people have more than a half-hour’s worth of topics to discuss yet not quite an hour. This special is for anyone who would like more support and insights than we can cover in a half-hour but who doesn’t want to commit to an entire hour. (Save $42.) Offer valid if prepaid on or before November 30, 2016. Please contact me to sign up.