Quick Updates and Flowers

Things are traveling at a whirlwind pace, but all moving along quite well! I find this very true in our own lives, and I hear equivalent reports from clients, friends and family. Once people experiencing any challenges notice that each challenge presents a chance to clarify, confirm and commit to the new, an energy shift emerges, turning the entire process into a blessing.

This happened to us last week, as initially, the sellers of our new home indicated they would not vacate by the Friday settlement date. A flurry of prayers, sacred chants, emails, texts, visualization, and a Reiki Healing Attunement apparently activated a much more positive timeline. Literally everything except the house itself changed overnight, including the individuals and situations involved — reworking not only to a fully vacated house, but also to major sync winks and uncanny blessings the whole day of our closing. Several “full circles” made everyone marvel at Divine guidance, and we just happened to meet the previous owner to the ones selling us the house.

She’s the now elderly woman who planted all the trees and flowers. On Friday, she just happened to drive by to check out the yellow irises she always loves to see bloom, whereupon she noticed the “Sold” sign and an open garage door.


She waited for us to come outside, introduced herself, gave us her phone number and offered to set us up with her former arborist and any information we’d like to know about the park like setting she created. She expressed sheer delight that another gardener is moving in, since the people she sold to 1.5 years ago have only barely maintained the yard. A woman after my own heart, she could tell how much I love plants and trees. She’s thrilled we will appreciate the love and care she put into plant selection and that we recognize the inner beauty and unique qualities of the house she loved for decades. We’ve agreed to have her over once we finish renovations and settle in.

Meanwhile, I was excited to see an entire East wall of peonies! Ours finally bloomed this year, too, but she has about eight times as many, very mature peonies of various colors — plenty for picking!



I will announce our new location a little while after we complete our move-in. We’ve got several moving parts, including David’s job, the large and time consuming project of emptying his parents’ house in Goshen, various contractors at our new place, and our own relocation to coordinate. All in due time, but it’s all chugging along behind the scenes, even if I can’t yet announce all the details. When you see me listing new classes in a new location later this summer, you can safely assume that’s a soft announcement we’ve moved to that location. πŸ˜‰

Meanwhile, back on the Goshen home front, I’m pleased to report that both houses have gone to gardeners! Everyone keeps saying the faeries will miss me here, but I’m not so sure. Two little girls running around the yard in pink dresses and hats are rather pleasing to flower faeries. Also, thanks to the generosity of several generous blog readers, lots of Reiki, prayers, intentions, and some private arrangements, Linette and her husband Jason are now able to take over our house, effective July 1. Thank you so much to everyone who reached out to Linette, and especially to my sweet sister, Erica, who initiated a donation spree in order to ensure continuation of the beautiful permaculture gardens here, while also allowing Linette to realize her dream of moving to this house. (In case you missed it, you can read her story here.)

We continue right sizing for our move, making donations, setting up new services and already transitioning to our new life. It all feels so very good! Due to privacy, confidentiality and timing, I cannot share all the miraculous details, but suffice to say, our shift to the new has opened up new pathways for so many others — a true testament that when we choose from our hearts in the Highest Good of All, life responds. I’ll leave you with the bouquet of irises from our yard, which I created for David’s mom this past Sunday. I couldn’t get the colors as vibrant in the photo as they are in person, and of course, you can’t smell their heavenly fragrance. Engage your imagination, though. It’s good for you! And good for our world.


Blessed Be … and be the blessing …

20 responses to this post.

  1. Be the blessing — that is indeed the key. When we are the blessing to others, then we are blessed, too.

    So glad to hear that Linette and Jason were blessed by so many others right into your soon-to-be former home. Yes! So happy for them and for the continuance of what you created there.

    Two little girls running to and fro are such a lovely and happy picture in my mind. They will definitely add new elements of child-like wonder and joy to the mix..

    Can’t wait to see your first new bouquet from your new home! So wonderful that you met the woman who created your new home’s park-like gardens.

    New beginnings are so ezciting! For certain wise souls, every day is a new beginning.


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  2. Thank you, Sky!


  3. I want to be that older woman one day. That’s beautiful.

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  4. Beautiful, Laura. I’m so glad to hear that all is unfolding gracefully, and that Linette and Jason will be the new guardians of place in Goshen. It’s a wonderful example and reminder about the power of blessing!

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  5. Oh, that made me smile! Me, too. πŸ™‚


  6. Thank you, Jamie! Yes, it was a little wild for a bit last week and then everything unfolded into this glorious new timeline. πŸ™‚ xo

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  7. Posted by Linette on May 30, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Peonies!!!! They are gorgeous! I am so glad you are leaving some behind for us πŸ˜‰
    I will be writing a post as soon as we settle into our new place about all the wonderful intricacies of how everything came together for us. Nothing would have happened without your loving guidance on that one day when I needed to hear a friendly and knowledgeable voice “suggesting” exactly what to do. For that, my sweet friend, (and so many other things) I can never offer enough gratitude or express how much I love you ❀ I am thrilled beyond my ability to articulate that you have found your beautiful new place, and I can't wait to see how your magical touch will transform it into something even more beautiful and perfect!

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  8. So much love, Linette! We knew that you and Jason were on the cusp of a major life upgrade, and we’ve been happy to support that shift on all levels necessary to make it so. ❀ ❀ ❀

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  9. Happy moving Laura. I’m sure you will make your new home just as beautiful as the last. Moving can be tuff, so I’m sending good moving energy. πŸ˜‰

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  10. Posted by Dawn Vierra on May 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Huge smile, on face and liver.

    Life is full of allot of beautiful surprises Oxox

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  11. Thank you, James! Much appreciated. I’ve never moved with so much stuff! LOL, we may need a separate truck just for plants — indoors and out, full plants and starts — and while chuckling, I am really not kidding! So thank you! πŸ™‚

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  12. Thank you so much, Dawn! xoxo

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  13. Posted by Jane Derbenwick on May 30, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Such a wonderful blog! All the flowers add so much too. 🌺

    Sent from my iPhone


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  14. Posted by manyhahama1955 on May 30, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    May miracles never cease….Be blessed on your wild and crazy journey. Thanks for sharing the beauty and exciting update. Lovingly

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  15. Thanks, Momma Jane! ❀


  16. Thank you, Sophia! Lots of love to you in your planting as growing, too. πŸ™‚


  17. Posted by R. O'Laughlin on May 31, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Big smile for many reasons

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  18. I knew you’d like this one! πŸ˜‰


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