Posts Tagged ‘Desire Manifestation’

A Sunny Start to the New Year

Ever since we completed our move to Goshen, Indiana this past November, I’ve felt the urge to hunker down, read fairy tales, plan a permaculture garden, and settle into our local community. With private sessions, social events, unpacking, homemade dinners twice per week with David’s parents, and the occasional long winter’s nap, I’ve felt happy and busy, but I recently realized to my surprise that I had not left little Goshen … at all … since we got here on November 16! David, by contrast, has flown many international trips for work, whereas I’ve just energy-traveled to do international sessions by phone. Two days ago, we took a little excursion to Mishawaka (a South Bend suburb) so that David could get his car serviced. While there, we decided to see what the town had to offer. I kept laughing about our adventure from the shire to “the big city.”

David checked out Happy Cow for vegan or vegetarian friendly restaurants and health food stores. As a pre-shopping measure, we stopped for some raw food yummies at Apple Valley Natural Foods. Um … score! They offered an entirely different selection of Gone Nuts raw food snacks than we’ve found anywhere else. They also introduced us to some amazing raw/sprouted trail mix (sorry, I forget which one, since we snarfed it so fast!), and to Alive & Radiant Organic Veggie Krunch, “Sweet Onion.” Wow. These are officially my new favorite raw crunchy topper for soups, salads or straight out of the bag.

We swung by the mall so David could explore some new things at the Apple Store, while I hoped the Barnes & Noble might just possibly have a difficult to procure book I wanted. Now. When I approached the Customer Service desk, a long line greeted me, but an employee just happened to walk by as I took my place in line. For some reason, he singled me out and asked if he could help me find anything. Imagine his surprise when the book I requested just happened to be located right next to the book he had “finally decided to buy earlier this week. I know exactly where to find it!” I also found the perfect birthday gift for someone I normally have trouble figuring out what to get. Perfect on several levels, and with a sense of humor to boot. 😉

About this time, the sun made a welcome appearance, turning our various errands into a little joyride. Northern Indiana’s quite cloudy, but with the sun and the new fallen snow, everything turned glittery. We stopped at the Goodwill Store, where I continued what has turned into quite the manifestation feat. In one week and for less than $100, I have now procured pretty much every clothing item I ever wished I could own, some of these dating back to 1997. Ever have something in mind, know you want it, but just never seem to find it in your size or the right style or for less than $400? Well, apparently, this was payout week for all the fashions formerly found only in my head. I’ve got sweaters, boots, shirts and skirts, and a coat, just like I pictured them, but instead of finding these at a place like Anthropologie or Anne Klein, I got them for next to nothing. Another score.

By the time we finished at Goodwill, we felt ready for lunch at a preselected Korean restaurant described at Happy Cow:

Sunny’s Kim Chee Garden Patio

512 South Spring Street
Mishawaka, Indiana 46544


“Serves meat, veg options available. Charming Korean restaurant in downtown Mishawaka that specializes in healthy, veg-friendly Korean food. Owner Sunny makes everything herself, often using seasonal ingredients. Most items on the menu can be made vegan. Half of their menu has items that have no oil in them. No MSG used. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards.”


Wed-Thur: 11am-2pm & 5pm-10pm

Friday-Sat: 11am-10pm

I had been craving authentic Korean food for about two years and especially during the past week, so when David found Sunny’s on Happy Cow, I told him he could “just stop right there.”

Our meal and experience exceeded our expectations. Sunny greeted us, waited on us and made our food to order. When I inquired about a mysterious pickled yellow root veggie I had eaten in college, she knew exactly what I meant and brought us a free sample. When she learned how much I had been craving kim chee, she brought her own “winter kim chee” out on a little plate for us to share, in addition to all the food we’d ordered. Everything was fabulous, gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan, just as advertised. Since we came very late in the lunch cycle, we got to chat with Sunny and watch her beautiful granddaughters play while their mom was at work. Such a fun time … it was like eating in this woman’s home. She makes everything to order, and she’s so friendly you feel like you’ve known her for years. It turns out that she has had some friends of David’s parents as customers for 21 years, so a small world it is, indeed.

I’ll share some photos below, and those of you on Facebook can check out Sunny’s Korean Restaurant on Facebook. She also teaches cooking classes and caters events. In my life, I have eaten a lot of Korean food. My college boyfriend was Korean, and his mom made really tasty food. Combine that with trips to Korean restaurants and the occasional “mandatory” trip with Mama Kim to the Korean Baptist Church, which was followed by a giant buffet of homemade Korean goodies, and I feel like I’ve sampled my fair share of Korean food. Sunny’s was awesome. I don’t normally use that word about food, but it just was. Awesome. I can’t stop telling David how “awesome” our meal was. We will find reasons to go to Mishawaka, just so we can eat at Sunny’s. We left with a quart of winter kim chee … a quart which has already turned into a pint. If you find yourself in Northern Indiana, or en route somewhere else through Northern Indiana, and you like Korean food, Sunny’s is worth the stop.

Sunny's Cucumber Kim Chee

Sunny’s Cucumber Kim Chee

Sunny's Spinach (lightly braised)

Sunny’s Spinach (lightly braised)

Sunny's Bi Bim Bob (made vegetarian)

Sunny’s Bi Bim Bob (made vegetarian)

Sunny's Chop Chae (made vegan ... this dish has sweet potato noodles and a delicate sweet/spicy taste and texture)

Sunny’s Chop Chae (made vegan … this dish has sweet potato noodles and a delicate sweet/spicy taste and texture)

Sunny's Winter Kim Chee

Sunny’s Winter Kim Chee

A very happy Laura Bruno with a stash of Winter Kim Chee in the bag

A very happy Laura Bruno with a stash of Winter Kim Chee in the bag

Thanks to David for the photos, and thanks to Sunny for the yum! We have been raving ever since. 🙂

How Much Do You Want What You Want?

This wonderful little story and description just crossed my path, and I thought I’d share the inspiration. It’s from page 119 of Dr. Joseph Murphy’s book, “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind”:

How Much Do You Want What You Want?”

“A young man asked Socrates how he could get wisdom. Socrates replied, ‘Come with me.’ He took the lad to a river, pushed the boy’s head under the water, held it there until the boy was gasping for air, then relaxed and released his head. When the boy regained his composure, he asked him, ‘What did you desire most when you were under water?’

“‘I wanted air,’ said the boy.

“Socrates said to him, ‘When you want wisdom as much as you wanted air when you were immersed in the water, you will receive it.’

“Likewise, when you really have an intense desire to overcome any block in your life, and you come to a clear-cut decision that there is a way out, and that is the course you wish to follow, then victory and triumph are assured.

“If you really want peace of mind and inner calm, you will get it. Regardless of how unjustly you have been treated, or how unfair the boss has been, or what a mean scoundrel someone has proved to be, all this makes no difference to you when you awaken to your mental and spiritual powers. You know what you want, and you will definitely refuse to let the thieves (thoughts) of hatred, anger, hostility, and ill will rob you of peace, harmony, health, and happiness. You cease to become upset by people, conditions, news, and events by identifying your thoughts immediately with your aim in life. You aim is peace, health, inspiration, harmony, and abundance. Feel a river of peace flowing through you now. Your thought is the immaterial and invisible power, and you choose to let it bless, inspire, and give you peace.”

I love this! It also leads into answers to some emailed questions I’ve recently received about what psychic or intuitive readings can or can’t do, as well as how the Ascension Packages are best utilized. Since I’ve received multiple variations of these questions, I thought I’d share some general insights here:

1. Will I get fired or quit my job?
2. Will I get unemployment benefits?
3. Will I eventually get a meaningful/satisfying job in _____ career?
4. Will I move out of _____, and where would I move?
5. Will I find my life path or reason for being here?
6. Will I get well?

Are you able to give definitive answers to these questions?

These are definitely questions that we can explore in a session, although the depth and number of them would likely require more than one session. Life does not work in a predetermined fashion such that there is a simple yes or no to each of these questions. The answers very much depend upon your habitual thoughts, intentions, vibration, preferences, willingness or unwillingness to take action, possible past life issues causing resistance, and sensing the most supportive timing for changes in your life.

I would suggest some Intuitive Life Coaching Sessions (aka Ascension Packages) in order to help you decide which options feel right to you and how best to position your intentions and vibration to attract those changes. I can help you better understand the likely outcomes based on your energy/vibration at the time of the session, but please know that this is not set in stone. That’s the beauty of intuitive work! We have free will to make inner changes if we don’t like the likely outcome. Those inner changes shift outer reality.

I would be happy to have an hour long tarot session with you if you would like that as a springboard. It would show the most dominant factors influencing your life right now. I also offer Intuitive Life Path Assessments, which do look more specifically at life path and choice points. I am able to fill in details if they are past life related, as well as help you to shift focus and energy in a more positive way. For now, I am leaning more towards a tarot session for you, though, because you have so many diverse questions. The tarot cards automatically select the most pressing focus. I just want to be clear that NO ONE can tell you an accurate predetermined future. The very best psychics can tell you the most likely outcome based on your current energy patterns, but you are ALWAYS free to shift those patterns if you don’t like the most likely outcome. Reclaiming your own free will and responsibility for co-creating your life is an important step in beginning to live the life you desire.

Wondering if in the Ascension Packages life coaching packages one would receive readings including Medical Intuition, Intuitive Life Path Assessments and Soul Readings if needed?

Yes, the Ascension Packages are designed as a fast track using all my gifts to help people identify and then have the support to move through whatever resistance is slowing their journey. For most people, this involves many different levels, not just a single focus. I designed the Ascension Packages to help people who want to shift take the next steps of commitment and action on their path.

Can I share the bundled Ascension Packages with friends and family?

Yes, you can share the 5-pack or 11-pack with your husband or your mother (i.e. immediate family), but not with friends. You can let friends know that I have the majorly discounted packages for multiple sessions, but they are really for individual or possibly immediate family use. You have until the end of 2013 to use the packages. That said, they are designed to fast track people through the accelerating energies, so ideally you would move more quickly than that. My aim in putting these out there is really to help individuals in turn raise the collective vibration as much as possible.

Will you be setting up a dependency situation, in which I need to have sessions with you indefinitely?

Absolutely not! Free will and personal empowerment are two hallmarks of my life and work. I always look to empower others to help themselves. That’s the basis of this blog and all my books, classes, sessions and intentions. Sometimes people hit a roadblock or desire to shift more quickly than circumstances would seem to allow. I view my skills, gifts and knowledge as tools, which I’m happy to pass along. The more people we have on this planet taking responsibility for their own lives and reality creation, the better collective experience we can all enjoy! I especially love helping other Lightworkers to step more fully into their own power, since the ripple effects grow exponentially.

How do I book a session with you?

Please contact me, including your time zone and any known time parameters such as if you work between 9-5 or can only speak on weekends. I have so many international clients that I do not work standard hours. I do my best to accommodate varying time zones and schedules, provided I have room in my own schedule. If you do not know what kind of service you’d like, you are welcome to share a very brief description of what you’re hoping to accomplish in the session(s). I can help you assess what service and session length would provide most benefit.

Peace and Joy! ~Laura