Victory for Ron Finley ~ The Gangsta Gardener Redefines the Victory Garden

Great news for anyone who has followed The Ron Finley Project on my blog or elsewhere: despite the big bank shenanigans that threatened to evict Ron and his beautiful community garden, Ron Finley fought wrongful eviction and won. This is a huge victory for communities and social justice. As Ron says, ““This is bigger than my garden. This is bigger than me, period.”

Back in World War 2, people planted victory gardens, turning lawns into food production and increasing self-sufficiency and healthy, fresh foods. Ron’s been fighting his own war in South Central Los Angeles — but his revolution is quite literally “radical,” from the roots. His garden teaches youth where their food comes from, how to grow it, and serves as a fresh source of nutrients and beauty in an otherwise food desert.

Thank you to all who donated money, time, Reiki, sharing and/or positive intentions and energy to help save the Ron Finley Project. You can read the details of this community triumph by clicking here. Victory is sweet!

Celebrating Life and Love at May Day / Beltane

This is such an excellent recap of the Beltane energies. Personally, I celebrate “Beltane Week,” all the way from April 30th through “Solar Beltane,” which falls on Cinco de Mayo this year. Lots of celebrations! Jamie offers some excellent ideas of how to tap into this energy to move and improve your life. Love and blessings, Laura

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May Day falls on the first day of May, and Beltane ‘proper’ is when the Sun is at 15 degrees of Taurus — usually around the 4th or 5th of May. In 2017, it’s Solar Beltane on May 5th.

Beltane — a Gael name for this time of year — celebrates the beginning of Summer on ancient calendars, and marks the halfway point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. Spring has sprung, and Summer is on its way.

It’s a seasonal celebration of Love and the Life blooming and ripening from Spring, which promised, it was hoped, an abundant, fertile Summer and a good Autumn harvest. If previous harvests were blighted and the Winter even more harsh, the hope for the coming year helped to keep people’s heart-fires and resilience alive.

Given the Great Shift that’s underway to restore “the…

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Travelling Back Home.~ Well Dressings~

Happy Beltane! I just had to share this lovely (and educational) post by Sue Dreamwalker, who grew up dancing the Maypole in a town that makes these delightful Well Dressings from flowers and clay. I grew up celebrating May Day without knowing why. I would gather violets– real or silk versions- dress them with green things in little green plastic strawberry baskets and sneak out to leave them on neighbors’ porches in the early morning hours of May 1st. I had no idea why, but I took this task very seriously. Decades later, I discovered Beltane, and some recent DNA testing confirms that all of this is quite literally “in my blood.”

In any case, I wish everyone a Happy Beltane (Happy Samhain down under), and I hope you enjoy Sue’s magical post as much as I did.

Blessed Be!

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I travelled back to the place I grew up last weekend. It brought back so many memories for me. Of a time when I was a young girl with no idea of where life would take me.

Each Sunday I would walk the 15 minutes  distance of the village from our home to walk up to the Chapel where we would go to Sunday School in the Methodist Chapel.  Often we would walk it twice a day on Sunday as we went to afternoon service and evenings on a special occasion, such as Easter or Harvest Festivals..

I  being the eldest of 5 siblings  would  lead my bother and 3 sisters by the hand as we would  Sing in the choir, often being the only choir some weeks. I often think we were made to go, just so as my Mother and Father could…

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New Rates, Offerings and May 2017 Specials

So many people have asked about my new May 2017 rates, offerings and specials, in part because they want to know whether or not to purchase the April Specials. I wasn’t going to announce these until May 1, but in case even more people have questions, I’ll post these with a few days left in April.

I’ve not raised rates or radically shifted my offerings in ten years. After much prayer, synchronicity and consideration, these changes reflect frequent requests for services I don’t normally offer, as well as 16 years of professional session experience, teaching, speaking, and written support. At this time, I’m not changing my Reiki or Tarot offerings. The new rates and offerings affect any intuitive or coaching services that are not Reiki or Tarot based. You can find those (lower) rates and descriptions by clicking through the links above.

For the months of May and June, I’m also going to experiment with an email option as a Monthly Special, since so many people want to send me “quick” questions. Those “quick” questions are usually not that quick, since they still require an intuitive tune-in, energy reading/interpretation, and then the time it takes both to read their email and to respond. Previously, I have referred people to my blog or my books for general information, or a private phone session for specific information, but some people prefer email. I do not want to spend even more time in front of a computer, especially with my intended shift to writing books again once we get settled in our new place; however, of all the requests, email sessions are highest on the list. I’ll see how this option goes for May while it might actually be easier to fit in around packing, and then see what, if anything, needs tweaking after our move in late June.

Please scroll down for the May 2017 Specials, which are listed after the new rates and services.

NEW RATES AND OFFERINGS EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2017

These services include anything related to:

  • Medical Intuition
  • Mind-Body-Spirit Readings
  • Soul Readings
  • Past Life Readings
  • Life Purpose/Life Path
  • Any kind of Coaching (life; career; relationship; transition; strategies for children, workplace dynamics, and/or aging parents; chronic health issues; awakening creativity, etc.)
  • Designing Personal Rituals for maximum shift of subconscious and energetic factors
  • Messages/Communication to and from deceased loved ones
  • Helping to discern effective spiritual practices and daily habits
  • Timeline Shifts

(If you would like a service not listed here, please inquire. There’s so much overlap with skills and techniques that the above list represents the most common, but not the only types of sessions offered.)

Rates:

20-Minute Check-in: $90

40-Minute Intuitive or Coaching Session: $177

60-Minute Intuitive or Coaching Session: $222

PROPERTY CLEARINGS AND RELOCATION BOOSTERS

This is a previously unadvertised service, which so many people have found so beneficial that I’ve decided to make it public. This service can be used for:

  • Clearing properties or spaces of negative energies and hostile influences
  • Preparing homes for sale and removing unwanted attachments to old properties
  • Blessing new homes, properties or work spaces
  • Smoothing details of relocation and supporting synchronicity in the search for a new home or office
  • Raising the vibration and increasing the positive influence radius of your home or work space
  • Blessing gardens or public spaces
  • Creating spheres of protection around your environment
  • Dedicating spaces to support certain goals or intentions
  • Creating a healing sanctuary or supporting sacred space

(If it’s not listed but seems related, please contact me for options. This process involves a combination of a Reiki Healing Attunement, Runes, specially determined timing, and any supportive symbols, crystals, etc. depending on the individual situation. It’s more complex and specific than a Reiki Healing Attunement, but that technique forms the foundation of this process.)

Rates:

$77 per location or specific intention

$200 for 3 locations or intentions (i.e. if you need to sell one property in order to purchase another and also want help finding a new office; if there are multiple properties involved; or if you anticipate needing this service again sometime)

PERMACULTURE CONSULTING

In addition to seven years of intensive gardening experience and research, I completed my Permaculture Design Certificate in January 2017. “Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered on simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems.” This certification allows me to:

  • Help individuals or groups incorporate perennial vegetables and edible trees/shrubs into ornamental landscapes
  • Design properties for beauty and abundance
  • Assess ways of becoming more sustainable with your current set-up
  • Offer general instruction on permaculture principles (not the full PDC course)
  • Insights and resources for enhanced soil fertility, companion planting and multi-season harvests
  • I also work closely with Nature Spirits, Faeries and the Elements. If desired, my consultation can include ways of tuning into your own land and enhancing harmony with other beings who share that space with you.

Rates:

Half-hour phone consultation (if applicable): $90

Other services and rates will vary depending on the situation and if it requires in-person visits. Please contact me with details about your specific needs, location and requests.

MAY 2017 SPECIALS

20-Minute Email Check-In for $77

As mentioned above, this special is an experiment since so many people request email support. Twenty minutes usually covers one or two questions or issues, and it includes my time reading and replying to your email, plus the time spent tuning in and interpreting any messages I receive, along with providing links (if applicable) for further details and information. If you have more complex questions, you can add time. Available if prepaid on or before May 31, 2017. Depending on how this goes, this special might become a regular offering, but we’ll see, as I prefer life away from the computer. Please contact me to sign up.

Mentoring Package for Counselors, Therapists, Energy Healers, Coaches, Social Workers, and Alternative Medical Professionals

With sixteen years of professional experience under my belt, I’ve spent over a decade mentoring clients and students in similar or complementary fields. This has previously occurred as individual coaching sessions or classes, but for May 2017, I’m offering a package deal to support people wanting to take their business to the next level.

This package includes:

  • Four hours of career coaching, which can include tips for enhancing your own intuition to help more clients and recognize business opportunities, aligning with the “Cosmic Scheduler” to achieve work/life balance, embracing higher visibility, and helping clients and students find you without needing to resort to heavy duty traditional marketing and social media
  • Two 20-minute Email Check-Ins between phone sessions
  • Reiki Healing Attunement to amplify goals, clarity and alignment

May Special Rate:

$626 (Save $471.55 over individual services)

Offer valid if prepaid on or before May 31, 2017. Please contact me to sign up.

Competing Realities and Crisis Mode

I can’t reblog this post another time, but it wants to go up again: “El Mundo Bueno. Remember that no matter how dire things seem, the “Good Reality” remains available and infinitely, intimately close for those willing to reach for it. I mentioned on April 24th that yes, the energies have been very, very intense for many people. As I said to David tonight after another round of emails requesting sessions or reporting current challenges, “The Universe is turning up the heat, driving in the nail, tightening the screws.”

Talking the talk without walking the walk is getting really difficult. Engaging in co-dependent behavior patterns that prevent others from learning their lessons or taking responsibility for their own lives now occurs without the energetic support of the Universe. If you continue to insist on maintaining that which no longer serves, you’ll find it much harder to do so, because you’ll be swimming upstream, going against the grain, p!ssing in the wind, and cutting yourself off from Divine Inspiration. You’ll still experience Divine Intervention, but that string pulling will not support inertia. That pot stirring will not cement stagnation.

By contrast, these chaotic times offer so much support for positive change, realizing dreams, and moving beyond old limitations and denial. Change takes courage, but we now live in the time of which Anais Nin so beautifully wrote:

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

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Live the life your soul longs to live. Take that step you know you need to take. Listen to your body when it screams, “Enough is enough.”

It’s about bloomin’ time!

Lunaria and Fancy Tulips

This Lunaria comes all the way from Bealtaine Cottage in Ireland! Well, the seeds did. I got them from Colette a few years ago, and the Lunaria has finally found its favorite spot at Faery Hof:

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The perennial tulips I fell in love with two years ago at Tulip Fest in Holland, Michigan have begun their show: Continue reading