Posts Tagged ‘Labyrinth’

Angels in the Labyrinth

I’m taking a little blogging break this week, but I thought I’d share these photos from our friend Melanie’s labyrinth near Prairie Du Sac, WI. It’s called “The Peace Labyrinth” or “Bluff Trail Labyrinth,” and Melanie has a book called “The Secrets of the Bluff Trail Labyrinth,” which documents some of the more magical and sacred goings on there. Among other things, Carlos Barrios initiated her Crystal Skull Na’Nu in an all-night fire ceremony on Summer Solstice 2011. I have included three photos below:

The first photo we took at the 2011 Fall Equinox.

The second photo comes from a May 2011 Wesak Full Moon Walk, and you can see the orbs that so often appear there.

Melanie took the third photo of David and me in the Peace Labyrinth just this past week, after a magical day of hiking in the woods and conversing with Melanie’s crystal skull, Na’Nu. If you look closely, you can see we had some angelic visitors above us. Melanie had never seen anything like these wings above us, and they remained for about five minutes. A series of photos showed wings of light moving from the Sun over our crowns. Whatever it was, the energy felt very angelic. When our visitors left, the next shot just looked like a regular photo of two people standing in a labyrinth on a sunny day. Fun and blessed times!

Peace Labyrinth

(The Peace Labyrinth with very few visible orbs. Look to the right. They’re hiding in this one!)

Orbs in the Labyrinth

(Many, many people find orbs in their photos taken at the labyrinth. There’s a ton of faery energy in and around the labyrinth. This past week, while David had his crystal skull reading, I relaxed by little stream and felt some major recalibration done on my body. Those faeries worked hard — giggling throughout their diligence. I feel the faeries every time we visit. They love all the crystals and sacred energy of this place!)

Angels in the Labyrinth

(Angels in the Labyrinth in May 2012 … They just kept ascending and descending, like traversing a stairway between the Sun and our heads. I work with the angels a lot in my work and channel AA Raphael, but this was the first time I’ve seen their energy on camera. We all felt their presence, and as they left, the remaining photos turned back to “normal.”)

In case you ever wonder if we’re alone in this world, I can assure you, we most certainly are not! It’s always nice to have some photo documentation of events, though, for those who prefer to see with their physical eyes rather than just the spiritual ones.

Blessings and Love!

(LOL, I have to laugh, because I finished that unedited draft up at 377 words. I’ve since revised a couple links and descriptors, but that was the original count as I finished typing Blessings and Love! According to Doreen Virtue’s Angel Numbers: “3’s and 7’s, such as 377 or 373 – The ascended masters are joyful. Not only do they see your true inner Divinity, but they also agree with the path you have chosen. They want you to know that you deserve happiness, and to allow the flow of holy bliss that comes with your Divine heritage and chosen path.” Thanks for playing!)

Happy Equinox and September Special

Just wanted to wish all my Northern Hemisphere readers a Happy Autumnal Equinox and a cozy entrance into the darker half of our year. I keep dreaming of (and harvesting in real life) pumpkins! I haven’t cracked their code yet, or I suppose I wouldn’t keep dreaming of them in highly symbolic adventures. Cinderella’s magical coach? Fertility? Abundance? I don’t know, but these pumpkins have overgrown my garden and my dream life with instructions like, “Focus on the big pumpkins. Claim your inheritance from the Universe.”

Um … okay! And that’s one of the more normal pumpkin dreams. 🙂

In celebration of the Equinox, I’ll be visiting the same crystal labyrinth I walked for May’s Wesak Full Moon event. Here’s a picture of this magical place:

And me with all the orbs:

Melanie France, the woman who hosts this gorgeous labyrinth, is offering a crystal skull class before the Equinox Walk. I’ll be there and enjoying every moment of it! As a way of sharing my own excitement about this shifting season, I’m offering a special discount for the rest of September.

Autumnal Equinox Special: Medical Intuitive Discount

For the last week in September I am offering my usual 1/2 hour Medical Intuitive Readings for a discounted rate of $77 instead of $90. In the past I know many people have appreciated a check-in as the seasons change and they wish to clear out old energies in order to embrace the new. I hope this sale encourages people to take their healing to a new level. For more about Medical Intuitive Sessions, you might enjoy this article. Please contact me and mention the Medical Intuitive Discount. Offer expires September 30, 2011.

Much Love and Many Blessings!

Wandering and Wondering … Further Along the Labyrinth

So many people are going through massive shifts right now! It seems like every single person I know, whether friend, family, client or remote acquaintance has found their ordinary world collapsing and reorganizing in February and even more so this week. Welcome to the whirlwind! I actually read that the devastating February 27th earthquake in Chile shifted the earth’s axis in such a way that days have sped up. No surprise there. Well, at least not to me … everyone seems frazzled lately, and intensities continue to climb.

On the positive front: those intensities seem to be pointing towards people’s dearest hopes and dreams coming to fruition. I have lost track of the number of people I know who have recently encountered or reencountered their “twin flame.” The implications of so many people finding and generating so much unconditional love at the same time are huge. I find this extremely encouraging for everyone, because energy works kind of like a rocket leaving the gravitational pull of the earth. We just need “enough” to push through the old restraints. The more people pulsing with massive amounts of pure love, the faster we, as a planet, will shift.

I also know so many clients, friends and loved ones poised on the precipice of changes for which they’ve prayed seemingly forever. Many had long ago lost hope of ever seeing these changes come to fruition, and yet, they have suddenly reappeared on the radar. Money seems to be the remaining holdup, but I see that shifting soon for a lot of people, too.

So … what to do during the waiting period? Ah, what to do? Two of my favorite and most productive things to recommend sound least productive:

wander and wonder.

There’s actually a song called, “I Wonder as I Wander,” that used to haunt me as a child. Whatever your religion, though, wondering and wandering under the sky can provide keen insights into all sorts of difficult concerns.

The act of wandering, moving aimlessly, puts you in touch with the world in ways our left brain doesn’t recognize. When a client feels stuck I often suggest they take a walk in the woods. Barring the availability of woods, though, a “wander” through familiar territory can bring similar synchronicities and clarity. The key is to let your legs lead the way. Listen to nudges telling you to turn right or left, and don’t let your mind convince you otherwise. Before I wander, I always say a little prayer that I be led exactly where I need to be in any given moment. And boy, do the synchronicities come!

Wondering makes a fine companion to wandering, but you can also practice them separately. Taken together, they bring the mind into alignment with the body, inviting even greater transformation and insight. The words “I wonder” are themselves very powerful because they present a challenge to the subconscious mind. Saying, “I wonder what would happen if …” and then adding in your dearest hope or dream, sets your subconscious working on how such a thing could come to pass. Your subconscious will work on that conundrum morning, noon and night, constantly running that as a background program until it finds some sort of solution, rational, magical or otherwise. If you really want something, wonder how it would feel to have it! Wonder how it may come to pass! Wonder how glorious and surprising your life can be. 🙂

I spent yesterday wondering and wandering around Hyde Park. I had not ventured onto the University of Chicago campus in almost fourteen years, despite having now lived in Hyde Park for a few weeks. Yesterday felt like the right day to do so. I set out with several questions, a sunny afternoon and an open mind and heart. Holy synchronicities! I always have a lot, but wow. It felt very healing to stroll down memory lane. On a fun note, the U of C presents a fun place to wander, with its Gothic architecture and interconnected, labyrinthian hallways. I don’t know how anyone knows where they’re going, but if you’re not attached to a particular destination, the experience feels enchanting rather than frustrating. Perhaps a good lesson for life.

I’m in a whimsical mood, so I’ll leave you with a few quotes from “It’s a Wonderful Life”:

Jimmy Stewart (George): What do you want, Mary? Do you want the moon? If you want it, I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down for you. Hey! That’s a pretty good idea! I’ll give you the moon, Mary.

Donna Reed (Mary Hatch Bailey): I’ll take it! Then what?

Jimmy Stewart (George): Well, then you can swallow it, and it’ll all dissolve see, and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair… am I talking too much?

Many blessings through your wanderings and wonderings!

Laura

Goodbye Sonoma County, Goodbye California!

Those of you who read my Sonoma County Moving Story, know that Stephen and I arrived in our current home through a series of synchronicities that caught our attention in a big way. Although people always consider me “very Sonoma County,” I have felt strongly since moving back to California that we were here more for Stephen than for me, especially in this little 1111 house. I have been receiving so many concerned emails that I thought I should make a public announcement regarding some unusual aspects of our divorce.

First of all, yes, the divorce is still amicable. Beyond amicable. It feels blessed and like the most synchronized event in both our lives. If you know how much we live by synchronicity, this really says something! Secondly, yes, I know about Stephen’s relationship with Shana Dean, and they have my full blessing and joy. In fact, I set them up. I have been friends with Shana since May 2008, but we became very good friends once Stephen and I moved to Santa Rosa on Summer Solstice 2009.

The more we hung out, the more I noticed her compatibility with Stephen. As Stephen and I continued to discuss our relationship, I kept seeing (in my mind’s eye) Stephen and Shana together. Then Shana had a psychic reading (with someone else) describing a soul connection with someone who sounded exactly like Stephen. I promptly introduced them — insisted they meet, insisted they explore this, and they finally did. Although it sounds weird to outsiders, and is admittedly a little strange even to the insiders(!), everything’s moving along smoothly and blessed, and their relationship has freed me to move back to the Chicago area much sooner than expected. I am so excited for this next phase of all our lives. Really, truly joyful, so please rest easily on that front. This is Spirit in action, not a tragedy. 🙂

My mom sent me something via email yesterday — a meditation/study from a Christian publication called “The Upper Room.” The piece focused on the pillar of cloud and the pillar of fire that led the Israelites through the desert so that they could travel by day and night and never lose their way. I have had so many synchronicities, signs, nudges and miraculous arrivals of resources to get me back to Chicago/Evanston that I do feel like I’m following a pillar of cloud and a pillar of fire. And there’s plenty of manna to go around, too!

For all the amazing events since our Summer Solstice move, this all has kind of an eerie familiarity to me. In 2001, I went through a similar series of Divine interventions to get me out of Chicago/Evanston and into Seattle. Money arrived at the last moment; bizarre coincidences grabbed my attention; the right people appeared at the right time.

For years and especially in recent months, I have felt like I’m walking a labyrinth, retracing steps I took many years ago, but with the awareness and maturity that comes from a long journey to center. I’ve had a vision of the endpoint, but it didn’t make sense given all of life’s twists and turns. In a labyrinth, “The way in is the way out,” a phrase that has haunted me for at least a year. When drifting off to sleep, I would hear this phrase; when waking up, I would think it.

I’ve written about my dreams and “obsession” with doors and portals — even started painting them! Beginning with the Full Moon in Gemini on 12/12/2008, I’ve sensed that something massive was shifting in my life. I’ve received glimmers of what, but I had no idea how things would reorganize to get me there. After another year of walking the labyrinth, twisting and turning, yet always remaining step by step on a clear path, I’m beginning to find myself close to the entrance.

But the way in is the way out, and the way out is the way in. In returning to Evanston/Chicago, I can feel things coming full circle in a hugely positive, fulfilling way. I feel like someone who journeyed to Chartes Cathedral instead of going all the way to Jerusalem — taking the long pilgrimage there and then slowly, meditatively walking to the center of the labyrinth and back out, then home again. I even painted a labyrinth from Chartes Cathedral on a block of wood at my parents’ house, just waiting for them to ship it to me in my new home. Whenever I get that Victorian House I keep seeing with all the doors painted by me, I think I’ll also paint some kind of labyrinth on the living room floor! In any case, my life feels so blessed and so touched by the Divine that words cannot do it justice. It’s a feeling in my heart, and I hope you will join me in feeling grateful for the beauty and fluidity of life as I say goodbye to all the people, places and things that have formed so much of my last nine years:

Goodbye Sonoma County

Goodbye San Francisco, Bodega Bay and Mendocino

Goodbye Stephen Bruno

Goodbye Shana Dean, Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie, Tania Marie , Cassie Margraf, and Karen Lang

Goodbye Cafe Gratitude and Monday Night Live!

Goodbye Living Light

Goodbye Monterey

Goodbye Seattle

Goodbye Seed and Slice of Life

Goodbye Petaluma Raw Food Potluck

Goodbye Sedona

Goodbye Lake Tahoe, Reno and Timothy Glenn

Goodbye Oregon Coast and Ashland

Goodbye New Mexico

Goodbye Photography

Goodbye Pacific Ocean in all your Majestic Beauty and Power

Goodbye Cacao for Breakfast — Okay, maybe not; I might never say goodbye to cacao for breakfast 😉

Hello family, friends and loved ones as neighbors again!

Hello Lake Michigan

Hello feeling grounded

Hello Karyn’s Raw and Cousen’s Incredible Vitality

Hello four seasons

Hello short flight to see my niece and nephews, sister, brother-in-law, parents and grandmother

Hello Life in all your crazy, twisted, amazing abundance!

Many Blessings! I leave California on Saturday, February 6 [2010]

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