Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

August 2018 Specials

Happy Lammas and Lughnasadh! August 1st marks the traditional date for the first harvest festival of the year, although the actual cross quarter day where the Sun reaches 15 degrees Leo falls on August 7, 2018. Any way you look at it, in the Northern Hemisphere, August marks a time of increased harvests and shortening days. This month’s specials embrace that paradox by calling attention to the body with a Medical Intuitive Special, as well as supporting creativity and Lightworkers with the “Lugh’s Clues Package.”(Lugh is often associated with the Sun.)

AUGUST 2018 SPECIALS

40-Minute Medical Intuitive Special

Save 25% ($44) off the usual rate for a 40-Minute Medical Intuitive Reading.

Medical Intuition is the ability to access information about physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health through “reading” the energy field around the body. A Medical Intuitive session decodes the message(s) from soul to body into language your conscious mind can understand and begin to address. It is not meant to replace traditional medical or psychological treatment, and it is not any form of medical or psychological treatment.

Instead, Medical Intuitive readings look for the root cause of continuing symptoms or conditions. Without addressing the root cause, even the “right” treatments or treatment providers fail to find a cure … or … a person continues to experience one new issue after another. By locating the root cause, a Medical Intuitive reading allows the individual to understand what the soul wants, so that healing can move through all the levels, including physical.

$133 (instead of the usual $177) for 40 minutes, if purchased on or before 8/31/18. Please contact me to sign up.

Lugh’s Clues Package

In Celtic mythology, the Sun god Lugh represents skill, quick thinking and the combination of diverse expertise that makes him unique and valuable. As the story goes, Lugh tries to gain entrance to the king’s fort, but the doorkeeper tells him that no one can join without a special skill.

Lugh says he’s a builder, but the doorkeeper says, “We already have a builder.” Then Lugh describes his skills as a smith. “We already have a smith.” Lugh continues to run through a long list of other skills — champion, harper, warrior, poet, magician, physician, cup-bearer, brazier — always with the same response: “We already have one of those.” Lugh finally gains entrance by asking, “But do you have someone who can be and do all these things at once?”

Create a New Universe

In the past 17 years, I’ve mentored life coaches, Reiki practitioners, Reiki Master Teachers, intuitives, yoga teachers, and energy healers. Common questions arise about how to set themselves apart in a world with so many others offering the same services, and how to help others recognize their value. How can they earn a living by following their sense of calling? This 3-pack of 30 minute sessions explores your unique combination of gifts and how to use them to open doors. This is NOT your typical marketing strategy! It’s not about Facebook, branding, or head shots. Rather, it’s about recognizing what makes you you — and using your unique energy signature and skills to provide value to others.

We’ll explore your gifts, lifestyle and soul goals, skills and what combo of these will open metaphorical and literal doors for you. $333 if prepaid on or before 8/31/18. The Lugh’s Clues Package offers 3 half-hour sessions done in a relatively short time period — maximum 3 months — plus a Reiki Healing Attunement to activate and help you embrace what you discover. This is a first for this type of package, which represents a savings of $111+ of separate services, plus the energetic support and intense focus on personal mentoring. Please contact me to sign up.

 

Foxglove and Friends

A little Tuesday cheer from misty Dra’Faven:

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July 2018 Specials and Class Update

I just realized that I forgot to update the Monthly Specials page of this site with the July 2018 Specials. I did post them in the regular posts, but in case people haven’t wanted to dig through old posts, I’ve now updated that page. We have just over two weeks left for the July 2018 Specials, as well as an update about the Lake Tahoe workshop I’m co-teaching with Tania Marie. Only two spots left!

JULY 2018 SPECIALS

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 almost full. That means we only have two 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.

Sharon Blackie ~ The Mythic Imagination: TEDx Stormont Salon

I love this TEDx talk by Dr. Sharon Blackie! I’m also deeply enjoying her year long Celtic Studies Course. From the YouTube description:

“How can myth and folk tales lead us to live more deeply and more authentically, and inspire us to fall in love with the world all over again? Dr. Sharon Blackie is an award-winning writer whose work sits at the interface of psychology, mythology and ecology. Her highly acclaimed books, articles, and workshops are focused on the development of the mythic imagination, and on the relevance of our native myths, fairy tales and folk traditions to the personal, social and environmental problems we face today. She is the author of the novel The Long Delirious Burning Blue, and two nonfiction books: If Women Rose Rooted, and The Enchanted Life. In 2017 she founded The Hedge School – both an online space and a physical location in Connemara, for teachings and explorations in building a new folk culture. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. ”

June 2018 Specials, Class, and Radio Show Link

Today is the last day to sign up for May 2018 specials, which you can find here.

I have another radio show this Friday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern US time (6:30 p.m. UK, 12:30 Central US, 11:30 a.m. Mountain, 10:30). You can listen from anywhere by clicking here at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. This is the fourth of a set of five sponsored shows. I’m not sure exactly what we’ll cover, but this past week has been so intense for so many clients, friends and family that I’m sure we’ll address some of the current energies and ways to deal with them.

JUNE 2018 SPECIALS

$44 Tarot Special

Half-hour tarot reading at 20% off the usual rate. Tarot readings offer an energetic check-in, the chance to ask questions about pending decisions or intentions, and represent a fun, yet powerful way to gain perspective on relationships and challenges.

Tarot readings are particularly good for people who don’t know what kinds of questions to ask me; they just want some kind of guidance because they feel unsure of what’s coming or what to focus upon. Tarot also seems to benefit those people who have exceptionally good things coming their way, yet wonder if I might be “padding the reading” or “just saying what they want to hear.” The cards don’t lie. (Neither do I – but the cards seem an even more objective medium for delivering good news.)

Please contact me if you’d like to sign up for this special. Offer valid if prepaid on or before June 30, 2018.

40-Minute Soul Reading Special

$133 instead of the usual $177, this 40-Minute Soul Reading Special can address “why you’re here,” deep soul longings, how to bring more soul into the workplace or your relationship, and/or an astrology check-in. Offer valid if prepaid on or before June 30, 2018.

Reminder: Summer Solstice (June 21) Early Pre-Pay Discount for the Fall Equinox Class

The “Living a More Magical Life” workshop I’m co-teaching with my sweet and amazingly creative and talented faery sister Tania Marie is already 1/3 full. You can find class details, as well as registration links here. Class date and time is Saturday, September 22, 2018, from noon to 5 p.m. at Lake Tahoe (Stateline, Nevada, hosted at Tania’s home bordering the Tahoe National Forest). This is a first and last co-teaching event for Tania and me, as Tania will not be teaching anymore classes after this one.

We will tailor this intimate workshop to the day’s participants, sharing varied ways and channels that can assist you in experiencing and creating a more consistently magickal life, as you experience things in greater wholeness of possibilities. In turn, this reveals a more authentic and creative way of living in alignment and manifesting more, as a result. Topics may include the Faerie Realm, crystals, connecting with animals, nature and beyond, and more, which will be revealed as the day unfolds. We’ll conclude with sacred nature immersion, a special joint energy blessing by both Tania and me, and an Equinox ceremony. $222 if prepaid by June 21, 2018; $299 after June 21st. Final registration deadline is September 15th. Only 9 more spots available.

Edible Landscaping Secrets

I get so many questions from people about permaculture, edible landscaping, Robinhood roses, and “permaculture in pots” that I thought I’d list some of the top things I’ve discovered here. This is by no means a comprehensive post — just sharing some of the beauty and a handful of general tips. (If you would like personal assistance with your own situation, this month’s Property Reading Special can include that.)

Combine Flowers with Veggies:

One of the easiest ways to sneak edibles into a “regular” landscape is to intermingle them with flowers. Passersby will notice the blooms but not the edible. This purple iris and columbine camouflage purple and green radicchio. The taller, vibrant plants distract critters from the radicchio, while the lower radicchio covers the soil and keeps it from drying out so fast. The radicchio is so well hidden that I forgot it was even there, until I found it un-nibbled and happy in the slight shade provided by the purple maple and taller flowers:

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Even trickier, you can plant edible flowers like nasturtiums, violets, hibiscus, borage, and roses. Many herbs like sage and lavender flower as part of their life cycle, and squash blossoms are not only beautiful but delicious!

Consider Color:

Many vegetables come in unusual colors beyond what you find in the grocery store. Sources like Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds specialize in rare and colorful varieties of garden classics. Even standards like red chard can play nicely with coordinated snapdragons and pansies like we have approaching our front door:

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Garden Inspiration and Permaculture Projects

Yesterday, David and I enjoyed an afternoon in Grand Rapids, including our second trip to the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. We took my mom there back in December 2017, and this time proved different but equally enchanting.

Even more exciting, walking around all those carefully planned gardens gave me some alternative solutions for our yard and neighborhood, which will be going through major changes in the next couple years due to mandatory sewer and possibly sidewalk installation. We’re fighting pretty unanimously to save as many of our neighborhood’s gorgeous, old trees, but in the event we lose to the Township’s dedication to the “Agendas,” yesterday’s creativity inspired some lovely “lemonade” recipes from the Township’s would-be lemons.

It’s all very Uranus in Taurus: major upheaval on the physical level, concern for “the greater good.” The questions remain: what is the greater good, who gets to determine that, and how? I’ll share some photos from Meijer Gardens first, followed by a few of our yard and some of the “problem is the solution” ideas this visit inspired. Even this entryway at Meijer Gardens may change, as we heard people discussing a major planned shift in where people enter the park.

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David included me in the photo for scale:

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Some of the sculptures have a grand presentation, while many others play hide and seek within the landscape and winding pathways. This next sculpture is one of my favorites, called “Espaliered Girl.”

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We heard so many different languages as we wandered around the Japanese Gardens.

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