Posts Tagged ‘Alternate Reality’

Multiple Timelines

Multiple timelines are in effect. Not everyone is on the same trajectory, so tend to your own reality. Pray for discernment to follow the best path for you. This might look and feel very different than the path of those around you, whether in person or online.

Multiple options exist — some of them full on dystopia, some with moments of sorrow but also new levels of joy and regeneration. Creativity is as — or even more — important than consciousness, at this juncture. What kind of story are you “writing”?

To each their own.

Many will abdicate their creative power and get swept away by someone else’s narrative. This, too, is choice. Do your best to choose wisely — for you. Just know that choices exist.

Love and Blessings ….


Eagle Heights, Christmas Decorations, and Time Loops, Oh, My!

David and I had one of the loveliest Thanksgiving Weekends we’ve enjoyed together, just the two of us because David was on call Thursday. He did not, however, get called and so we made our own mostly gluten-free, entirely vegan feast, took a luxurious nap, watched a movie and puttered around the house.

In addition to the yummies below, I made gf vegan pumpkin pie (cashew based). The stuffing below is topped with a fermented celery “dressing” we began right after this previous post about Pickle Pipes. We had our doubts, but the celery did, indeed, end up delicious. The live, fermented food made digesting this big meal a breeze. (Recipe from “Fermented Vegetables,” by Christopher Shockey and Kirsten K. Shockey. The faux turkey was from Gardein and the only gluten containing part of our dinner.)


On Saturday, we decided to check out the W.K. Kellogg Estate, also known as “Eagle Heights.” Located on Gull Lake, this summer estate of Will Keith Kellogg features a Christmas crafts bazaar each year. We had no idea what to expect, but we like touring old manors. David thought it might transition us from Thanksgiving to the Christmas Season, and it sure did! This manor has so much history. With warm and informative volunteers, gorgeous decorations, 1,600-foot shoreline, crafts, Bird Sanctuary and the manor itself, we felt like we walked into a simpler time and place.



The entire back side of the house overlooks Gull Lake. Every rear window offers expansive views of trees, gardens and water. Continue reading

Timeline Changes Afoot

Just a quick post, as I’m navigating my own upgrading and expanding timelines. I’ve heard from a number of people, especially in the past few days, asking what’s up with the energies and do I feel them, too? Yes, I do … and what’s up depends on how you focus, how you’re living, how prayerful/intentional/present you are, and what you allow as “possible.”

Whenever chaotic energies arise, they offer easier opportunities for timeline jumps and reality upgrades.

Change will happen, so keep your focus on what you do want, rather than what you don’t want. You can use the increased awareness of negative timelines to clarify the kind of life you do want to live, but if you want to make the most of these powerful energies, then do whatever you can to keep your vibration as high and clear as possible. Trust your intuition, and don’t sweat the small stuff. When timelines shift, some of the non-urgent details tend to shift, as well. I’ll share some of my recent experiences in another post, but suffice to say, some kooky crazy “impossible” things keep happening.

If this happens to you, and you’ve been playing with timelines, ask yourself which things are truly important to you. Do you like the new trajectory? If so, then do the insignificant details need to become an issue? If these details do remain an issue, then they’re not insignificant, in which case, get your intentions and focus ready to shift again. 🙂 If you need assistance or grounding  to clarify what the heck is going on and how to make the most of it, we can set up a session, either for one of November’s Specials or something else. Just let me know.

Big blessings on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride … or, as my morning dream would say … on The Golden Frog’s Wild Hop. 😉

July 2018 Specials

Today is the last day to sign up for June 2018 Specials. You can find those by clicking here.

In determining July’s Specials, I considered the unusual alignments in July, including Mars Retrograde, Uranus in Taurus and all the planets on one side of the Sun. This combo makes for a good time to re-evaluate options and desires, then align yourself for an energy infusion of the highest positive outcomes. In other words, it’s a great time for a …

Timeline Tune-Up:

This 40-minute offering helps identify which areas of your life can most benefit from the energetic openings this month. I focus your reading on finding small shifts you can make in order to generate monumental trajectory changes — kind of like switching the tracks on a railway. Tiny adjustments in the here and now can result in hugely different journeys later. $133 if prepaid on or before July 31, 2018. (Save $44 off the usual 40-minute rate.) Please contact me to sign up.

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 right after Summer Solstice. This 20-minute reading can focus on Faery advice, requests, 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 would most love for you to focus upon instead of all those things that crop up as worries or concerns. Invoking delight brings us that much closer to experiencing it. $77 if prepaid on or by July 31, 2018. Please contact me to sign up.

Fall Equinox Class Update:

Just a heads up that the September 22, 2018 class at Lake Tahoe co-taught by Tania Marie and me is already 2/3 full. That means we only have four spots left in “Living a More Magickal Life with Laura Bruno & Tania Marie.” We’re limiting this unique workshop, Equinox ritual and blessing/activation to just twelve participants. If you’d like attend, it would be good to reserve your spot. First come, first served, and what a powerful group so far! You can find more details and register here.


October 2016 Specials

Today is the last day to sign up for September 2016 Specials, but since I know them already, I thought I’d go ahead and post the October Specials now. As always, I base each month’s offerings on what I’ve seen in the past month, combined with what I sense needing support in the upcoming days and weeks.

I’ve decided to offer another Timeline Tune-In and Tune-Up Special because so many people contacted me in a panic in September wondering how they had suddenly begun a rapid downward spiral. Clients were crying, judging themselves for their “horrible luck” or “unevolved failure,” inquiring if someone had cursed them, and told me they were about to give up on life, Law of Attraction and any hope for their future. Dire, indeed!

In every instance, these people had — amidst the current chaotic energies — somehow gotten jostled onto a negative timeline. Because of the intensity right now, trajectories can shift very, very fast, thus the confusion of how a blessed life suddenly seemed cursed. As I told one client, “Railing against the chaotic energies right now won’t get you anywhere but stuck. The energies will remain chaotic for quite some time. If you learn how to deal with these energies, then you can use them as opportunities.”

This particular client experienced an $11,000 turnaround in her urgent finances within 18 hours of our conversation. Learning to acknowledge competing timelines encourages you to stop wallowing in self pity, confusion and grief and instead to recognize openings to preferred realities. This key energy shift brings a present moment consciousness that allows you to surf the chaotic waves instead of getting knocked over by them.

Having had so many similar conversations just this week, I realize that it’s “time” to bring out the Timeline Tune-In and Tune-Up Special again. I’ve also brought back the 3 hours/$333 multiple session discount, because I feel called to offer extra support and strategy for people in process of creating and fostering a life they truly love. Without further delay, here are the details:


Timeline Tune-In and Tune-Up

This type of reading seems so important and helpful right now with so many people experiencing breaks from “normal” reality.

This hour session helps you to recognize your likely trajectory based on current energy patterns, intentions, and habits … and then, I search for the closest parallel reality versions of “you” with very slight differences that lead to more preferred (and more varied/greater opportunities for) positive outcomes. The scan and download are actually easier for me to do than to explain here, but if you’ve ever seen the movie “Sliding Doors” with its alternate reality story lines that intersect at certain points throughout the film, I’ll be scanning you for the stickiest intersection points.

I have found that these crossover points – i.e., parallel Universe bleed-throughs – can act like portals into alternate realities, preferred or not. That’s why you want to approach them consciously and respectfully, so that you recognize the power of the moment and choose wisely. The initial shift can look subtle, because if there weren’t enough similarities between the timelines/alternate realities, then the bleed-through moments wouldn’t happen so easily; however, in retrospect, such moments or decisions often seem “Fated.”

This reading gives you a heads up regarding the types of feelings, thoughts and experiences to watch for if you’re looking to sidestep onto a more positive timeline without needing to slog through linear time to get your desired life. In some cases, the preferred outcome even requires a sidestep, because the laws of cause and effect already set in motion on the current timeline are barreling you toward their “inevitable” end result. Fortunately, linear time’s not all it’s cracked up to be! These “timeline hops,” “portal points,” “reality jumps” – whatever you want to call them – are not only possible but powerful, and with awareness and practice, you can learn to surf such opportunities, charting your own course from current to next closest to preferred realities.

$133/hour if prepaid on or before 10/31/2016. Please contact me to sign up.

$333 Intuitive Coaching Three-Pack

With regular intuitive or life coaching sessions running $175/hour, this special offers major savings at $333/three hours. I’ve found that even people who normally process things on their own feel challenged by the increased intensity and “sorting” of the Universe these days. As we continue with Earth changes, internal and galactic shifts, I feel called to offer a short burst of support to those in need. These sessions can be used close together or saved for a future need. You can use them in hour or half-hour segments. The entire package can be gifted to someone else, but (for simplicity of paperwork) these three-packs cannot be divided and shared among multiple individuals. Offer valid if prepaid on or before October 31, 2016. To schedule your first session or purchase the package, please contact me here.

Possible Reiki 2 Class this Fall

Several people have recently inquired about the next Reiki Level 2 Certification Class. I had not planned to offer this training until next Spring; however, if a few more people express interest, I will reconsider the timing. Details below:

Reiki Level 2 Certification Class in Goshen, IN

This interactive class includes:

• Reiki Level 2 Attunement.
• Experiencing Reiki energy.
• Discussion of 21-day cleanse.
• Establishing a Reiki practice.
• Different qualities of Reiki energy
• Techniques for replacing addictions and bad habits with better ones.
• Clearing rooms & cleaning crystals
• Chakras and healing.
• Mental/Emotional Balance technique
• How to send Reiki thru time & space (long distance healing)
• Legal Responsibilities as a Reiki Practitioner.
• How to amplify Reiki energy.

At the end of the training, each student will receive a certificate acknowledging completion of Reiki Level 2, as well as recognition as a Reiki Level 2 Practitioner. Taking any Reiki training with me also qualifies each student to audit (at no cost) any additional Reiki classes taught by me, up to and including the level completed with me (space permitting).

Rate: $275 ($250 if prepaid two weeks early.)

This class would be held at the blue house next door, which has two double bed guest rooms available for out of town students who need accommodations. Goshen is 2-3 hours from Chicagoland, depending on your exact location, 40 minutes east of South Bend, and 8 miles south of the Michigan border. Please contact me to discuss dates in October or November 2016.

Back to the Future, CERN and Focus

Just a quick heads up that CERN (the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland) is supposedly set to power up to its highest level ever sometime this week. Interestingly, the “future” date in the “Back to the Future” movie series just happens to be 10/21/2015. Coincidence? Maybe, but you can find a lot of 9/11 predictive programming in those films, too.

In any case, people who’ve read my article, “Alternative Views and Considerations about CERN,” know that I hold less apocalyptic views about this project than many others do. While I do not in any way endorse the hubris of scientists recklessly messing around with powers they don’t understand, failing to take responsibility for whatever they might unleash in this or other dimensions, ever the practical mystic, I pay attention to such fire ups, as individuals can use focus to direct potential chaos into more preferred realities.

As such, I’d like to issue a supplemental encouragement to the dire video posted below: if you don’t like something in your reality, get clear about what you prefer. Imagine that improved version; take at least one symbolic or tangible step to anchor your intention to move in that direction; and allow a willing suspension of disbelief if that reality suddenly shifts into being later this week. Sure, it’s a long shot, but rather than cowering like victims or attempting to “make something go wrong with CERN” (um, talk about unpredictable!), I’d suggest treating it like a shaken up snow globe. Except you can influence the outcome.

If your little town in Europe’s being overwhelmed by rapists and soldiers posing as refugees, kicking out residents, attacking aid workers and throwing feces at buses, this week offers an extra chance for you to get a clear picture, feeling, scent, taste, sound and vibration of the life you would prefer. Not just the way things were, or “not this,” but the way things could be in the best possible scenarios. If you’re sitting in poverty and poor health, then exercise that great imagination of yours and use the power phrase, “I wonder what would happen if I had enough health and wealth — enough to spare and enough to share.” If you’ve felt disconnected from the Earth, uninspired, or generally out of sorts, then activate your intention to tune in and bring forth beauty, harmony, peace and joy. You can use magazine images, specific tarot cards, crystals and/or other symbols, mantras, Runes or mudras to help amplify your intended vibration and energy.

Maybe nothing will happen on 10/21/2015, but as long as the boys insist on playing with their toys, we might as well make the best of it. Blessed Be!

Timothy Glenn ~ Reviewing Your Game Review

Another post from my friend Timothy Glenn: this one continues the analogy begun in “Your Game Review,” an analogy that explains life on 3D Planet Earth as a highly addictive (and limited) computer gaming simulation with bizarre and unique rules that most forgot but some have begun to recognize. In that article, the analogy ultimately suggests clicking “Uninstall,” which left readers with questions like, “But what does that mean? Do we die? Do we cease to exist in this reality? Just how much would I be Uninstall-ing?” Tim/Proterrian returns to address those questions.

A note about channeled writings: for a wide variety of reasons, I don’t usually publish them. If I find particular value in the content, I make an exception. I’ve known Tim for a long time, and I can vouch for his good sense, huge heart, and finely honed intuition/perceptions/discernment. I also like that Tim writes his articles as “Timothy Glenn,” summarizing and analyzing what Proterrian has shared with him, rather than as straight channelings, which imho can often read stilted, condescending or overly fluffy. In any case, here’s today’s follow up to “Your Game Review.” If you haven’t already read that article, you might want to start by clicking here first.

At the risk of sounding silly and stating the obvious, I will also emphasize that the following is an analogy. To my knowledge, no one is actually selling software or operating programs, and you are much more than a soulless computer. Actually, that’s a main point of these articles — reminding people that the limited version offered as “normal life on Earth” is outmoded, artificially (and somewhat arbitrarily) constrained, and a lot less fun and/or satisfying than it could be. It’s a version, and certainly not the only one.

Wake Up Humans

Reviewing Your Game Review
Introducing Life on 3D Planet Earth 2.0

By Timothy Glenn

The previous article, “Your Game Review”, triggered a bit of confusion. In the Proterrian channelings, a clear distinction is made between “the game” and the Planet Earth, over which “the game” has been superimposed. “The game” is entitled Life on 3D Planet Earth. Proterrian channels a bit of “attitude” toward “the game”.

This multi-dimensional/intergalactic collective named itself Proterrian. In their Reality, these Beings are completely telepathic and have no use for names. We\ Earthlings are the ones who seem to need names, so they looked into our linguistics and chose a name that means “Pro Earth”. However, Proterrian has never hesitated to add that Pro Earth does not necessarily mean Pro Human. They have repeatedly stated, “We are Pro Human to the very degree that the Human is Pro Earth.”

These Beings love planets. When they first beheld the spectacular beauty of the Earth, they were blown away. When they monitored the planet on the level of emotional frequency, they were blown away in the opposite direction. They saw an exquisite planet wrapped in a dark cloud of fear. “The game” is played within that cloud. In “Your Game Review” the sarcasm was directed at “the game”, not at the Earth.

What on Earth Is “The Game”?

Superimposed over the Earth, Proterrian sees a grid of barely conscious energetics. Human consciousness appears to be trapped within that hologram. This results in the analogy of “the game” which, in the film The Matrix, the character Morpheus describes as “the computer-generated dreamworld that has been pulled over your eyes.”

For millenia, humans have had a spell cast over them, so they live in a trance. They perceive little of their own reality, and therefore cannot see the planet for what it really is. The Earthlings bumble along in a miasma of amnesia, not remembering their spiritual identities, nor even their history as humans. In other words, the players have become so dumbed down, they can hardly remember anything they have done in “the game” so far. This phenomenon has crippled their ability to live in harmony with their own home. Besides, if you lack the ability to keep track of what you have done and what you are doing in any given game, you probably suck at that particular game.

By the 1980’s, physicists had grown aware of so many types and levels of energy, that they estimated that our nervous systems are only capable of processing about one billionth of the available energetic stimuli in our environment. This means we are only decoding an infinitesimal percentage of what is right here, right now.

Welcome to “the game”. Life on 3D Planet Earth 1.0 has become your number one addiction, to the point that it limits you to about one buzzillionth of your natural awareness, and then sucks on the rest of your essence.

The Proposed Upgrade

Life on 3D Planet Earth 2.0 will offer players infinitely more options. The framework of Life on Planet Earth 1.0 simply cannot facilitate the proposed changes to basic gameplay, much less all the intricate variations. The old version of the game also needed to be hacked in order for the players to interface
with the planet herself.

Life on 3D Planet Earth 2.0 requires an entirely new game engine to provide a platform upon which to build the multi-dimensional gameplay system, including the option of playing either real time or turn-based scenarios. The new version of the game is designed for complete interface with the Planet Earth, Gaia, who helped our design team develop a whole new concept in Earth gaming.

As you undoubtedly understand, we are not talking about patches to the 1.0 version. However, essential patches and Earth-friendly scenarios for 1.0 are being made available now, while we anxiously await the release of the new edition. In “Your Game Review”, the suggestion was to uninstall the 1.0 version.

For those of us who love planets, especially this one on which we are incarnated, the next suggestion would be to follow the aforementioned uninstall with the installation of Life on 3D Planet Earth 2.0.

2.0 Does Not Kick Ass

Version 1.0 kicked ass. If you feel you have not as yet had your ass kicked enough, by all means you have the right to play 1.0 until it sucks all the rest of your essence out of you, and leaves you enslaved as a transhumanized android in some pervert’s dystopia. Old scenarios like Zombie Apocalypse can still be downloaded for 1.0 diehards. If you lean toward such scenarios, we suggest you take the term “diehard” into contemplation; that is, if you have enough consciousness left to achieve a contemplative state.

Since the not-so-user-friendly developers of 1.0 based their design on fear, players found themselves in a maelstrom of either ass kicking or ass kissing; sometimes both simultaneously. Due to severe gameplay imbalances, ass kicking tended to manifest on the receiving end, while ass kissing tended to manifest on the giving end.

Version 2.0 eliminates both extremes. The new love-based game system will more than compensate for the former design flaw. After installing the Earth Editor, players will be able to design their own scenarios. They will find endless creative options for delightful heart-centered playing with asses, which will not include kicking, but may include kissing for reasons other than the standard 1.0 fare, such as the surrender of your inherent freedom as a Divine Being.

The Death of Death

In version 2.0, physical bodies will be referred to as Avatars. The Avatar Creation feature enables anatomical possibilities never dreamed of in the 1.0 system. Limitations have been stripped away. Shape-shifting will include gender-shifting, and the design team is presently engineering an add-on for more than two genders.

The 2.0 Avatars may look like significantly upgraded 1.0 bodies, but functionally there will be little if any resemblance. Perfect health in prime of life condition lays the foundation for infinitely advanced physical playability. The “Frozen Sculpture Model” of 1.0 will be replaced by the “Free-Flowing Energy Field Model” that will allow players to move in and out of dimensions with ease…and much, much more.

No time limits will be imposed. The Avatars will be able to vibrate into other dimensions without any requirement of returning, so the Death Dysfunction of 1.0 hasno function in the 2.0 system. Proterrian insists that “No great cosmic law exists that forces anyone to leave a corpse behind upon leaving any dimension. Besides, that’s rude. Your friends and family end up saying, ‘Gee, thanks. Now what are we supposed to do with this thing?’ More evolved Beings tend to clean up after themselves.”

Proterrian observes that 1.0 players maintain “an undying faith in death”. Such 1.0 diehards instantly fear overpopulation as a result of eliminating the 1.0 death feature. However, 2.0 replaces the 1.0 blind breeding frenzy with co-creative consciousness.

Thus Spake Proterrian

“In the game of good and evil, many Earthlings want to blame the existence of their evil on a dimensional arrangement, or on a density level, and then frantically search for an escape hatch out of their own reality. They want physics to explain the existence of evil, instead of realizing that evil results from choices made by fearful entities lacking in consciousness. In their minds, these Earthlings want to destroy a realm of existence, which would amount to amputating a portion of the infinite body of God. Not only that, but it’s their own realm of existence these Earthlings want to destroy.”

To quote the article entitled “The Heart Breath”: “Proterrian sees us as magnificent twelve dimensional Beings. We comprise all twelve dimensions, and it amuses Proterrian that we think we are trapped in the third dimension and have to fight our way through the muck and mire of the fourth, so we can jump into the fifth and yell ‘Safe!’

Why not integrate all twelve dimensions we already comprise? If only we allowed it, we could experience and express ourselves in any one or in any combination of those dimensions.

“The third dimension (known to a friend as Third Dementia) is not something alien to escape, but rather an innate part of ourselves to realign.”

Proterrian asks, “If you break your arm, do you amputate it? No, you simply get an x-ray and have it realigned.”

Density About Density

“Earthlings exhibit a lot of density about density,” Proterrian continues. “Whatever your density level may be, there are infinite gradations of density above and below your level. This exemplifies a cute feature of infinity: You’re always in the middle. “There is nothing wrong with 3D. There is nothing wrong with any density level.

It’s all relative, and it’s all about choice. How would you create a fourth dimension or a sixth dimension or a tenth dimension without a third dimension? Please explain the mathematics behind your geometrical musings. We would be most amused.”

Life on 3D Planet Earth 2.0 includes free access to all cosmic planes, universes, dimensions, density levels, timelines and realms. This feature precludes the imagined “need” to eradicate a whole dimension of a player’s reality. The Escape Hatch feature of 1.0 can stay with the old version. Someday soon, the 2.0 players will scoff at such notions, and ever-so-dismissively mutter, “Oh, that is so 1.0.”

Timothy Glenn

When Fiction Becomes Life ~ Schizandra Update

I continue to receive emails from enthusiastic readers of Schizandra and the Gates of Mu ~ readers wondering when I’ll release the next book in the series. The short answer is: I don’t know, but I’m leaning towards never. The longer answer follows:

In 2010, I alluded to a strange situation in which everything I started writing in Book 2 began to manifest almost instantly in my life. If a character developed a health issue, one or more new clients contacted me with that exact health issue within 24 hours. If I created a situation for tension and plot advancement, that situation (or an obvious derivative of it) appeared in my own life. Some “real” but faraway people on whom characters in Book 1 and Book 2 were loosely based suddenly blasted through the comfortable separation of years, re-inserting themselves firmly in my reality.

I had been participating in NaNoWriMo during November 2009, writing thousands of words per day for the first two weeks. By the beginning of week 3, the lines between fiction and life had blurred so much that I decided to regroup. I shelved the manuscript, but the synchronicity and reordering continued. Writing Book 2 opened Pandora’s Box. By February 2010, I found myself having filed for divorce and moved to Chicago. And there, the real adventures began …

Prior to moving to Chicago, I thought it was Book 2 that carried such strange power. Now, nearly three years later, I see that Book 1 has also manifested in major ways. When I first wrote Schizandra and the Gates of Mu, I knew little about many of the background topics. I researched, researched, researched for the book, but oddly enough, people who know me now and read the novel wonder if I wrote it as an autobiography. “Those characters are so you! And the crystals! Madison?!” Here’s the deal: when I wrote Book 1, I had never been to Madison and had no intentions of ever moving there. I had lived in Chicago and Sedona but had no intentions of relocating again to either of those places either. My divorce landed me, through a series of overwhelming synchronicities, not in Evanston, IL as I had planned, but in Hyde Park, Chicago where Schizandra lived with her now-deceased father. Nine months later, another series of undeniable synchronicities resulted in me moving to Madison –home of Schizandra’s eccentric spinster aunts, Rosemary and Lobelia.

In Book 2, I introduce Schizandra as having particularly good matchmaking abilities ~ perhaps the easiest of her gifts for society to accept. Schizandra and the Gates of Mu itself played a curiously persistent role in getting me together with David, who, coincidentally, had lived in Madison for many years and met me due to a tightly woven tapestry of synchronicities surrounding my living in Hyde Park. Even odder? Since he and I moved in as housemates and eventually got together, I learned that he has two spinster aunts, one tall and thin, like Rosemary, and one shorter and stockier, like Lobelia. Whereas my characters were reflexologists from Madison, David’s aunts are liberal nurses who use homeopathy! The last chapter I wrote in Book 2, before all the Pandora’s Box events occurred, has Schizandra encountering a bald giant in the desert. David shaves his head.

Then there’s the whole Shazzie connection. My (now) dear friend Shazzie of UK raw food fame, was relatively unknown to me at the time I began Schizandra. She and I became friends largely because of events surrounding the writing and releasing of Schizandra. The events themselves are far too strange to share, but suffice to say, Shazzie/Schizandra matchmakes friends as well. 🙂

No telling of Schizandra synchroncities would be complete without mentioning portal doors. Yes, Book 2’s outline has Schizandra painting portal doors at her grandmother’s house in Sedona. As soon as I shelved the manuscript in late 2009, the first of my doors appeared. I painted them into portals, and then, when I moved to Chicago, doors continued to find me. My friends Wendy and Matthew found door number 3, and then I learned from my apartment’s maintenance man that my bedroom was directly under The Motherload of Doors. Not knowing why, the building’s owner had ordered management (years prior) to save the doors. My maintenance guy immediately recognized my portals as the mysterious reason for saving them when everything else in the attic got thrown away.

In retrospect, I love how life reordered itself at the stroke of a keyboard. Some things took longer to undo and redo, but I find myself incomprehensibly happier, more grounded and delighted in life than when I began Book 2. (Or Book 1, for that matter!) I find myself surrounded by people I love in a community I love, living in a magical home filled with portal doors, crystals, Rune-coded paintings, Tarot cards and faeries. I have all but completely extricated myself from any undesired tangles, and I love my life’s trajectory. I love my life!

Because I love this life, and due to the obvious (to me and others) interconnections between this life and the Schizandra series, I feel extremely reluctant to tip over the chess board and begin anew. After “summoning” past ghosts of characters into flesh and blood, it took quite a lot of effort to re-extricate myself from people I had left behind. Given the now-recognized correspondence between people I didn’t know at the time of writing but do now know and love, I also feel cautious about putting those characters through the conflicts and challenges necessary to move a plot forward. What if the fictional health crises and dangers bleed through into my loved ones’ lives? I know it sounds nuts, but the instant manifestations of Book 2 were pretty freaky to all involved.

Writing Book 1 took a massive toll on my body, mind and spirit. It felt like an Initiation, complete with a descent into the Underworld, relinquishing all my old life, near death encounters, and fighting through the Shadows. I love the results, but having reached a happy still-point on the other side, I find myself wanting to leave all the pieces and people in their place, free to live and love without my fictional influence and orchestration.

Will I write another novel? Probably. I feel one percolating now, and I’m excited about its possibilities. Will I write another Schizandra novel? Probably not. I don’t like to say “never,” because “never” usually means “I will.” Would all fiction bleed through like Schizandra and her crew do? Maybe so. That’s why any fiction I write will include those things I most want to experience, in places I’d love to go, with characters who aren’t attached in any way to people from the past whom I may not wish to summon. I know I’m not the only one who experiences such things (1111 words right then!). Ponder “The Neverending Story,” Bruce Lipton’s “Biology of Belief” or Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle: we live in a highly dynamic, interactive world in which instant manifestation from thought can and does occur. With creation comes responsibility. May we all love and create well … honoring those times when we feel “enough is enough” and building new paradigms as Love and Life inspire us.