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Sacred Decorating

This wants to go up again today.

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Today’s post comes as a follow-up to a post from two years ago: How to Thrive in a Less than Ideal Location. I write now from a place of gratitude, post-relocation and feeling ideally placed, but I thought I’d share additional insights from the new location. So often I hear from clients that they feel misplaced, lonely, sick or stuck, with no sacred space to call their own. If that describes you, then do check out the previous link, too. If, instead, you feel largely well placed but you want to upgrade your surroundings, then today’s post offers suggestions for adding even more sacred experience into your everyday home, office, or little corner.

Why Bother?

“I have more important things to worry about than decorating.”

“It’s too overwhelming. If I start, I’ll never finish.”

“My space looks good enough, but I don’t feel inspired or energized. Why can’t I…

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Thank You!

Just a quick post to express heartfelt thanks to all my blog readers. I feel so blessed for the conversations that occur here, for all the support and friendships I’ve made in 11 years of blogging. Thank you for your presence in this world. I’ve not met most of you in person, but I feel you on the journey, lighting up our world one step at a time.

Happy Thanksgiving with Much Love and Many Blessings,

Laura

Ask Astrid Fridays ~ The Rabbit’s Corner: The Tower of Liberation

This one feels important to reblog. I’ve posted on the Tower card many times, but Tania and Astrid give some extra insights here that I’m sure will hit home for some people right now. Between Tower cards, foundation shifts and restructuring the deepest levels of the collective and individual, many feel challenged at this time. As Tania and Astrid share, the Tower also offers reason for excitement.

“Trauma and disruption can be turned into inspiration and creation.” Yes!

Tania and I were texting yesterday about her sense of not needing to know exactly which road to take — that it will become clear when she needs to know. I shared a dream from two weeks ago in which roads began to appear all around me, circling like spaghetti strands. In the dream, I tried to see down each road to find “the right one,” but they looped so much I couldn’t see that far. A voiceover said, “It doesn’t matter which road you take. All these roads lead to the same place. All these roads will take you home.”

Same message, hers in life, mine in dream. In both cases, the message brings comfort and encouragement as towers and foundations shift.

Tania Marie

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I was drawn to take this photo of Astrid two evenings ago and it lingered with me. Of course, when asking her if she had anything for her blog today or not, she directed my attention to this photo and I instantly understood. She’s so wise!

I always refer to this as her Castle Tower and it’s literally one of her favorite go-to places. She either lays to the left of it, comforted by the tower as protective shelter, lays under it, or inside the top floor of it enjoying the sun shining upon her and sometimes checking out the lay of the land as a lookout point.

I hadn’t thought of its connection to The Tower card in the Tarot deck and increasing collective experiences of change until this morning, nor had I realized so much symbolism in how she uses this Tower, as well as the set-up for…

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Prophetic Dreams

Someone asked when I will get to posting “Precognitive Dreams, Part 2.” It’s coming, but I don’t control the timing on these things. As a placeholder, here’s a November 2010 post about dreams I wrote up in the year 2000, back when I still couldn’t read after my 1998 TBI.

I recorded reams of dreams that I could not reread until years later. It’s one way I learned without a doubt that I do have precognitive dreams. Reading them much later brought so many confirmations of things my dreams told me would happen, that later did, even when I had forgotten the dreams. Again, I encourage people to keep a dream journal. In my life, dreams have provided infinite healing on so many levels, humor, higher perspective, warnings, guidance and so much love. The scenery and soundtracks are stunning. I’ve struggled with insomnia my entire life, and I used to say, “I only sleep to dream.” I’ve slept much better in 2018 and 2019, but the dreams come more vivid and more often. I’m glad to know incredibly light sleep is not a prerequisite for dream recall.

Anyway, a double flashback to almost 20 years ago…

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In another round of plagiarizing my earlier self, I decided to share some dreams I recorded in 2000. I have to admit, I have freakin’ awesome dreams. 🙂 I download door ideas, find places to live, receive information to help clients and friends, and sometimes just feel overwhelmed by the beautiful images, colors and music. Yes, music. I often awake to chants or songs that continue to play through my brain as it fully embraces each new day.

During the year 2000, I lived in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, also right by Lake Michigan: essentially, the inverse of Hyde Park, with Northwestern instead of University of Chicago as the “college” in that neighborhood. Still completely disabled from my 1998 brain injury, I spent most days lying on the couch and meditating, going to visual therapy, listening to books/lectures on tape and eating out with…

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October 2019 Specials

Someone alerted me that I had not copied these onto the Monthly Specials and Events Page. Sorry about that. I’m reposting here in case anyone else looked for them and only saw September’s listed. My apologies for the oversight!

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October is my favorite month of the entire year, with so many hinge points, thin veils, and the Celtic New Year on Samhain. This month’s specials reflect current energies and recent requests for support.

The Faeries’ Dream

The Fae seem to go through phases of having strong messages and support for humanity, and I (and others) sense a recent increase in activity. This 20-minute reading can focus on Faery advice, requests, and/or messages for you, and/or instructions on how you can connect more easily and effectively with this Realm.

The Faery Realm holds the original imprint of our completely pure, loving and healed planet, so working with the Fae always puts us in close proximity of that possibility as material fact — what has always remained and thus already is pure, healed and beautiful. This reading springs from such knowing and offers a chance to learn what your faerie companions…

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Curious Non-Attachment

This post from seven years ago wants up again. It popped up in a very timely way, as I happened to write to someone to remember the affirmation, “I am always in the right place at the right time doing the right thing,” just as she herself was emailing me “right time, right place and all that.” And there that message is bolded at the beginning of this synchronously popped up post!

Reading through the post, it’s a reading I did over seven years ago, but it strikes me that we face similar energies and challenges right now. Will we go Ace of Swords or Five of Wands? Focus our thoughts and embrace the power of the mental realm, or allow ourselves to be torn apart by inner and outer conflict that need not really matter? We always have a choice in how we react to, respond to or embrace information. We always have a choice in how we approach our inner and outer lives. Now seems like a very good time to remember this. Big blessings, peace and love …. Laura

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A lot of energies and possibilities are trying to assert themselves today and in the very near future. Some of those energies and possibilities may appear quite shocking if you have not prepared yourself to redirect your focus and elevate your vibration. There are so many agendas jostling for control right now that your best security remains — as always — affirming and knowing that you are always in the right place at the right time doing the right thing.

I pulled three tarot cards and a Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Card today, specifically asking about the apparent disconnect between my own fabulously optimistic feelings and some of the news seeping through my various (3D and intuitive) pipelines. Those cards also confirmed what I’ve been feeling: life as we know it may get very strange very soon, and how that affects us depends on how we respond. We can use…

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Door Number 5: King of Cups aka Chiron

Every once in awhile, a portal door “reactivates” itself. They hold space, energy and intentions all the time, but periodically, they announce themselves as “up,” or maybe I should say, “open.”

This one’s been asserting itself very strongly for a year and a half now, as I’ve learned so much more about the astrology of Chiron. When I painted this door back in April 2010, I “downloaded” the entire thing from dreams and synchronicities. I had no idea what I was painting — or rather, I sensed the essence of each portal, without understanding its vastness or the ways its energies would unfold in “real” life. That’s the case with all my doors, but in particular, this one came through fully formed, even including its own key when I found the door after “knowing” I’d include the Hafiz poem “Dropping Keys” on the back.

This door now stands in our living room, next to Door “Number 6: Freya and Frigga,” which features the word “Return” written in Runes where “Chiron” is written in Greek on the King of Cups door. Together, the doors read “Chiron Return,” and as synchronicity would have it, the Composite Chart for David and me has been undergoing its Chiron Return during the time the door’s been so active!

This morning, whispers of the poem kept dancing through my mind, so I’ll post it here, along with reblogging the original portal post:

Dropping Keys

The small man
Builds cages
For everyone
He
Knows
While the sage,
Who has to duck his head
When the moon is low,
Keeps dropping keys all night long
For the
Beautiful
Rowdy
Prisoners.

–Hafiz

I don’t know why it surprises me, but these portal doors continue to reactivate themselves, sometimes falling, or me falling into them, or else coming up in themes, quotes or images. The journey continues to unfold in magical and eerily delightful ways.

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Door Number 5 features an interpretation of the King of Cups card from the Tarot, along with Chiron, the very first centaur and teacher of healing to most of the Ancient Greeks. The Greek writing in the center of the door spells out “Chiron.” Among the man-horse creatures known as centaurs, Chiron held highest honors as a compassionate healer and guide. Paired with the emotionally balanced, “all heart” King of Cups, he represents the balanced masculine side of healing and transmutation.

The poem on top is by Hafiz:

Dropping Keys

The small man
Builds cages
For everyone
He
Knows
While the sage,
Who has to duck his head
When the moon is low,
Keeps dropping keys all night long
For the
Beautiful
Rowdy
Prisoners.

–Hafiz

I had already chosen to use this poem on this door, so it was quite a fun synchronicity that this door actually contained a…

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