Sync Winks and the New Garden

As I await a Sears delivery, I thought I’d take this otherwise unusable block of time to answer FAQ’s about the new garden and our move in general. Sorry, I still cannot reveal the exact city — that will come in time — but based on the number of sync winks and perfect heads up’s and interventions, Divine Timing is obviously in effect!

On Saturday, we were running errands and needed some information from our friend Ingrid, who loves orchids. Just as I made contact with her via text, guess what we passed in the store? A random display of orchids. I had set aside yesterday to begin filling raised beds for all my transported container plants. Knowing we had a groundhog issue Continue reading

Druid Tree Workings: Establishing Deep Connections with Trees

This is a valuable and timely (even though auto-posted) article on establishing deep connections with trees. It’s timely for David and me since we spent most of yesterday attempting to save the weeping birch we love so much outside our new home. Berkano is the Rune of the Birch, and we’ve both had a special connection with birch trees throughout our entire relationship. This poor one had many dead branches that needed pruning, and she got some Smart Pot gardens and mulch to protect new roots from baking in the sun like those under the previously exposed black landscape cloth. She also got weeded, watered and welcomed into our lives.

Our weeping cherries and purple maple trees also got some love and pruning to save them from untimely removal or disease. Dana’s post is mostly about trees in the wild, but please don’t forget the trees in your everyday midst. They appreciate extra love, honor and care, as well. Just like in our own lives, preventative care of trees offers the chance for longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives.

The Druid's Garden

Imagine walking into a forest where you are greeted by many old tree friends, each members of different families that form a community.  You know their common names, their less common names, and the secret names that have taught you.  You know their medicine, how they can be used, even some of their stories and songs. They rustle their leaves in joy as you continue to walk.  The movement of their branches is music in your ears, the sound of the leaves a song, playing in your mind.  Their medicine and magic is open before you.  And yet, you realize how much more you have to learn, to know, and realize that this process –the process of reconnecting to the medicine and magic of the trees–will take more than one lifetime to complete.  This is the power of establishing deep connections with the trees.

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End of an Era ~ Goodbye, Faery Hof and Goodbye, Goshen!

After literally two months of packing, cleaning, sorting, teaching, and gifting, first with Haus Am See and now with our home, mini farm and food forest of the past almost five years, today we turned in our keys in a misty eyed exchange with our landlord. We are officially no longer the caregivers of Faery Hof. We and all the Faeries and Spirits of the Land wish Linette, Jason and their animal friends a magical, loving and joyful move-in tomorrow!

The first sunflower of the season popped out to mark the changeover:

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All my indoor and outdoor container plants have made the journey, and tomorrow begins their shift from containers to raised beds, so these patient tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, kale and especially the very pot bound collards can release and expand into the new, just as we are. Our new yard has “good bones,” but it needs some loving care, which we’ll finally have time to address this weekend, intermixed with much unpacking.

Everything has occurred in such obviously perfect timing and with the perfect people with this entire process that this massive amount of work feels very satisfying. We’ve been so busy we’ve not really had time to process all the changes, but we already love, love, giddy love our new home. Details some other time, as we still have many moving parts. I’ll be back to regular sessions after the 4th of July.

Thanks to everyone for your patience, love, prayers, Reiki and good wishes during this sacred time. It truly feels like we shifted timelines not only for ourselves but for many others with this move, opening so much space for growth and abundance. We look forward to seeing what bursts forth for all of us.

Blessed Be … and be the blessing. It feels so good. 🙂

 

Saturday’s Garden Update

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July 2017 Special and Availability

I’m posting the July Special early, because things are about to get even busier, with less predictable internet and phone access. Due to its popularity and my own scheduling with the relocation, I’ve decided to run the $77 email special for one more month. August will feature new specials.

Please note that I will not return any email session answers the last week of June through July 4th. I will still be able to quickly schedule appointments and create invoices via my phone, but we will not have wifi at our new place until June 27th. We have plaster walls, which means phone emails need to remain short to get through. We’ll be back and forth between locations multiple times this coming week, and our schedules will unfold day by day.

Phone and email sessions will resume after the 4th of July. If you have pressing questions, I would suggest getting in the queue soon.

All that said, here’s the monthly special, along with an add-on option:

July 2017 Special

This special remains an experiment since so many people request email support. It can be used for medical intuition, past life work, quick check-in’s, follow-up between sessions, or as a way of addressing your needs sooner than my phone availability would allow. (Do note that I will not be available for phone or email sessions between June 23rd-July 4th. You can schedule and pay for this special during that date range; I just won’t be able to return answers until after July 4th.)

Also, please see below an option invented by one of my clients and now a popular variation, spanning many properties in May and June – a very cool combo, indeed!

20-Minute Email Check-In for $77

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 intuitive 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 July 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.

Some clients in May and June opted to combine this email special with the land clearing services I recently announced, and that worked so well that I’m listing this as an option here, too. Essentially, people sent me an address to request a 20-minute email reading about a property they own or considered purchasing, in which I shared my findings and suggestions, and then they requested a property clearing ($77) based on those results. In other words, this worked as an unofficial package for $154. Also available for houses or apartments.

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)

 

Happy Summer Solstice!

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Some torch lilies in front of sea kale and lunaria for Summer Solstice! Also a Belated Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there, and Happy Winter Solstice to my friends Down Under.

7 Photos and 7 Days Left at Faery Hof!

A countdown is in effect. We have exactly one week left before the movers take us away from the house and yards we’ve nurtured the past almost five years. Yesterday afternoon, David and I hosted some yard lessons on how to operate his parents’ old lawn mower we’re leaving here, plus I gave a tour of the various herbs, perennials and fruit trees for easier ID. I’m also leaving each house with the map I made for my Permaculture Design Certificate — but with individual fruit and nut trees and shrubs labeled.

Last week, we already moved about half of what we’re taking to the new place, but now it’s crunch time for packing, sorting and figuring how the heck I’m going to get my container garden to the new yard without needing to rent a separate truck just for plants. You can see just some of them below:

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Most of the indoor plants moved last week, since they can survive without daily care. On these hot days, containers need frequent attention, though, and many of my containers not pictured are too large for cars. Here’s hoping the movers work some magic, since I convinced them to move my garden if we have room. “Normally, we don’t move living things.” I’m not sure they know what they just agreed to! We’ve got another truck reserved for later in the week just in case … but, goodness, it would be so nice to be done!

Meanwhile, here are six more photos of the yards at Faery Hof and Haus Am See. I’m so relieved all the new renters get along and have already developed some sense of community even beyond the gardens. It turns out Continue reading