Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Raven's World-18

Good morning everyone. Here's what Raven would like to share today. Remember she loves your comments and questions!

"It matters not what you do. Your career does not define you. Each of us has a divine purpose. A soul calling. Our own unique path to authenticity. It's a journey of a lifetime that begins with a single step. An inner journey that stems from awareness and love. Then it reflects outward into all aspects of our life. Who are you meant to be today? What makes your heart sing. What are your greatest gifts? Notice also what the outer world is reflecting back to you. Are they in fact aspects of yourself? Some you like. Some you may not. But it is all of you. Child of Source. All is filled with light."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Momma told me...

...there'd be days like this. It all started with a 4 year old's birthday party. Tons of little bodies all slathered with suntan lotion for the sunny day in the backyard. To which I am allergic. (the lotion not the sun) So I broke out the very next morning everywhere my clothes didn't cover. Then yesterday I was sitting out front with the dogs drinking a cup of tea. Raven needs to be on a run because she likes to wander. "I just can't help it." She says to me. So I decided to throw a ball for Shaya (who can run free). Totally not thinking about the Raven factor. So I throw it. Shaya gives chase. Raven gives chase. Raven's run clotheslines my ankles. The tea cup falls and pours hot tea all over my midsection. So, I'm soaked, burnt and I can't seem to make my painful ankles move fast enough to help myself. It was a pure comedy of errors. But my body needs a rest now!

Monday, April 27, 2009


I am so grateful to all of you who joined us during our show last night. What an extra special adventure we had in the fairy realm. It was such a beautiful discussion in chat and I appreciate all of your sharing about the spirits of nature! Blessings.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Celebrate nature

I cannot help but feel like celebrating the warm sunny, summer like weather we are having! What a treat. And what a wonderful segway into our topic this evening on our radio show (6 pm est). There are spirits that reside throughout nature. They've been known by many names in many cultures. Some call them faeries, some the wee folk. Whatever they are called they are the guardians of all things in the natural world. They are here for many a purpose but to help us lighten up and enjoy the world around us is paramount. Tune in tonight to learn more and have some fun! We will do live on-air readings, too! (call in 718-664-6906) You can sign into blogtalkradio and join us in chat. Or listen on archives if you miss a show.

Friday, April 24, 2009

In honor of Tara

Today marks the two year anniversary of the passing of my beloved purple rose cat, Tara. Here's her story:

For those of you who knew Tara, our Purple Rose store cat, and for those of you who didn’t, I want to take some time to share with you her story.

I met Tara two years ago as I was hanging out our Purple Rose flag. She was making her way across my parking lot without the use of her back legs. She had just been struck crossing Route 44 by a vehicle of some sort. With the help of a neighbor, I made my way with her to my wonderful, kindhearted friend and vet, Dr. Nashe. He indicated that Tara (who told me her name on the way to the vet) had suffered a shattered hip and a broken pelvis. He said there was nothing medically we could do for her. Knowing that I would want to do what was best for her, Dr. Nashe suggested I keep her confined in one room at home. We needed to watch to see if her nerves started functioning again and if she could make normal bodily functions.

Tara had a strong will to live so I knew I could not give up on her. My husband and I kept her isolated in our spare room (although my little cat Willow would sneak in when we opened the door, and she and Tara would talk through the closed door, too). With nothing more than love, good wishes and some Reiki, Tara healed herself completely and after a few months was able to walk normally again.

Once we knew that she was on the mend, my husband and I had further tests done and we discovered that she was positive for feline leukemia. Dr. Nashe warned us that she could not live at home with our other four cats or they would risk being infected, also. So the idea was born to try and keep her at The Purple Rose. My husband was really concerned about what a cat could do to our inventory here. But, I made a deal with her about how we could keep her safe and loved and we never had a problem with any inventory items!!

Many of you looked for the cat when you came into the store. You know how shy and scared she was at first (and for quite some time) of us humans. No one believed we really had a cat because she kept hidden all the time. But as time went on she would come out more and more. You would often find her overhead up in the rafters of our barn building watching the readings, classes and store events with an eagle eye. Many of you were amazed that she could climb up the beams and jump across the rafters not even knowing how far she had come with her legs. You could often look up in the cupola from outside the store and see her looking back at you!

Nothing was sweeter for me then when she let me touch her and hold her. She would spend parts of the day curled up on my lap playing with my necklaces. She even started joining our classes and readings up in the loft on my lap or wandering around everyone.

I know she touched the hearts of many of you. It’s for sure that she’s touched mine. She reminds us of the miracles that exist everyday that only need a little love to bring into being.

Yesterday April 24, 2007, she lost her earthly life to leukemia. She was beautiful, brave and amazing right to her last breath. I’m so blessed to have had her with me these past two years. I’d like to thank all of you who cared so deeply. She keeps telling me from the other side that she’s happy and free and still climbing our rafters!

Laura Rose
Spring Issue 2008 of The Door Opener

Thursday, April 23, 2009

China or herbs...

Good beautiful morning to everyone. Just a couple of hours ago it was pouring. Now the sun is shining bright and Raven is reminding me that a walk is in order today. Yesterday I spent considerable time reorganizing my herbs. I've been dabbling in herbalism for a while now and have decided it's time to embrace it more fully as who I am and the healing role they play in my (and my family's) life. I've recently made a couple of tinctures for myself using actual herb blends and synergistic principles that have really helped for what they were intended. I've been growing herbs in my garden and drying them for years now (both for cooking and medicine). So for said reorganization and re-prioritizing of my green friends all I was missing was space. I glanced up at my china cabinet. Remembering fondly how excited I was when first married to fill it with my pretty pattern and flute glasses. And I realized I just don't care anymore about such things. I moved the dishes into the kitchen cabinets because we have a big family and we could use the extra plates. (no more paper plates for our tree friends) And apothecary cabinet was born. So my herbs, medicines, flower essences, oils, jars, etc all have a new happy (and organized) home.

Speaking of herbs and such things, my friend Rose has a wonderful show called In the Garden. It airs today and every thur. at 11:30 on

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Raven's World-17

Blessed Earth day to everyone. Here's what Raven would like to share today:

"We do not feel fear. (your animal guides and companions) At least not in the same way you have come to feel fear. For us (and you if you'd remember) if something unwelcome comes at us, or invades our space, we go on 'high alert". Our senses become even more aware. We are even more connected to source. To our instinctive self. So that we may act appropriately. Fear is a human limitation because when you experience it the way you've been taught, it inevitably DISconnects you. From all the natural guidance you would need in that moment. Begin to notice the difference. Embrace and become one with your instinctive (animal) nature. Let go of the fearful patterns that do not serve your highest good."

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Growling contest

Raven and hubby just had a growling contest and hubby won. I'm not sure what this means except that man...beast...really one in the same!

Monday, April 20, 2009

What would the fairies do?

I've decided to make that my new motto. "What would the fairies do?" They live much healthier and happier than we tend to. I've been working closely with the fairies especially in preparation of tonight's fairy workshop at The Purple Rose. And what I have learned is that we need to lighten up. We fret and stress and then end up smack/dab in our own way. Blocking the very dreams we say that we are living for. That's what these beautiful elemental/fairy/nature spirits keep telling me when I ask. "Have fun" they say. Life is supposed to be a game. A game that's enjoyed by the player.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Aiijii tonight

On tonight's radio show (6-7 pm est) we are featuring Karin Nemri who offers Aiijii healing and channeling. It's a wicked cool amazing unique process that demonstrates for the viewer how our Spirit Guides work to blend our energies toward healing and communication. She is a channeler so that means she brings the guides into her body and a client communicates directly with the guide. She will share her personal story with us, too, about how all of this was facilitated after a near death experience. Tune in! Or catch the archive if you miss it!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

So sad

Hubby got so excited when he learned that zz top and aerosmith were coming to mohegan sun here in CT. "Let's go see, them!" He said. Then we learned the ticket price. We promptly decided that taking our family of four to see these bands that we've been following now for some 25 years for a mere $700+ was 'slightly' out of our range. How disgusting is this. In a time period where so many people our struggling. So, for all of you who'd like to go, tickets go on sale this morning. A second mortgage....sure, why not!

Friday, April 17, 2009

The men of All Seasons

It is with great pride that I watch my men of All Seasons leave for work this morning. Hubby and his two sons off to landscape the world. You never know what the kids will be when they 'grow up'. But it is wicked cool that for right now they are with their father's business. He's a good man, their father. A hard worker and someone who cares about the green world that he serves. Fresh air, exercise and a guiding hand...what else could any son need.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Raven's World-16

Many blessings to you on this Wed. Here's what Raven has to share today:

"Peace is a choice. You must choose peace. The same way you choose war. Or you choose to follow others that choose war. Or you choose to stay in the energy of anger, blame. You can always choose joy, relief, instead. It starts from within each of us. And then it ripples outward. Imagine how you can create peace in your own life. Then choose it. Consciously. In your most chaotic moment whether at work or at home. Whether the chaos is yours or someone else's, STOP. And make a different choice."

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tweet this!

Sorry, I've just been waiting to say that!!! LOL I am now a part of the facebook thing and the twitter thing. Holy cow. Wicked cool internet connections. A networking phenomenon. Join me. Follow me. Let's have some fun!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Double strand(ed)

Last Monday I wrote how my son's car was broken. Now a week later both sons' cars are broken. So it was with gratitude that we approach this week ahead knowing it is a week off from school. All we have to shuffle everyone to are work obligations instead of school and work. My poor Goddess Girl Jeep is suffering the most in all this. Last night I discovered that a son burned a cigarette hole in the roof of my beautiful GGJ. (despite the no-smoking allowed edict) And when I asked who,what,how,when...I discovered that it must have been done by my mysterious third son, "I danno".

Saturday, April 11, 2009


No matter which one (or neither) you celebrate, join Annie and me on our show tomorrow night for an interesting discussion on the different traditions. We'd love to hear your thoughts in chat. We'll do on air readings, too, for callers! (718-664-6906)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Love theme

Often when I have multiple readings in a row on the same day, a theme emerges. There will be one core message that spirit shares with each client. As well as different other messages for each person. I guess it's the law of attraction at work, as each person on the same day needs to hear the same thing even in separate readings. Lately the theme has been love. This theme is happening throughout many of my readings now each day I sit with people. So it bears mentioning here because my guess is that many of us our neglecting ourselves these days. It's not just love, the angels are speaking about. It's more specifically self-love. They say that the divine is pure unconditional love. The divine loves us no matter what we may do, what situation we are in, what we believe, what we say... So the angels have been hoping that we will all treat ourselves the way divine views us. Loving ourselves no matter what. We are the divine. The divine runs through us. The angels as I hear them do not want us to view ourselves through the eyes of a punishing god. "Come back to love", they say.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Raven's World-15

Here's what Raven would like to share with you today. She welcomes your questions and comments!
"It's turning. It always does. Nothing ever stays the same. You can never stay in the same place for very long. You wouldn't want to. Movement is essential for life. Change is constant. So many humans hold on to their resistance with all that they have. You need to let go. Take the ride of your life!"

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


It's snowing!

Monday, April 6, 2009


It all started with son's car breaking down this weekend. And resulted in my being home today with no car. It's good that it was my day off anyway as we figure out how to get everyone to where they need to be. Raven has been already channeling Wed.'s column to me...something about going with the flow...perhaps... It's funny how if I had chosen to stay home today I would feel free. But now that I'm stranded here, I feel a smidgen of an energy of being caged. It's all about perspective, really. How we look at things. Because in truth, I could call a friend if I needed a ride. (or I could commandeer hubby's work dump truck...LOL...if it was truly an emergency) So on Raven's advice, I'm going to choose to enjoy my day. I will embrace the freedom that comes with knowing, there's nowhere to go and nothing I truly need to do!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Forcing spring

Yesterday was a raw, grey and rainy day. I promised myself I wouldn't complain about spring not really being here yet after I read a friend's blog who shared they had just had a blizzard. So instead I decided to take a trip out to Aerie Mountain which is an all natural fairy inspired nursery in New Hartford. I was able to see lots of green things and flowers, too! It really helped to revive my hope and my mood too.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Tomorrow night we are featuring the topic of homeopathy on our show. Homeopathy is an alternative healing practice using natural remedies to treat conditions in a way that addresses the whole person. Michelle Pickering will be helping us understand this amazing vitalistic medical alternative.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bold & flippant animals

Last night a friend shared with me a story about a chipmunk taunting her dog through the sliding glass door on her back deck. And it reminded me of a couple of days ago. I was sitting outside enjoying the warm sunny weather. One of my cats, Merlin, was on our front stairs watching a squirrel that was on our fence. Merlin started to get into position (to spring for attack) and the squirrel just simply jumped from the fence to a tree. The squirrel climbed up the trunk of the tree and onto a branch. Obviously now far enough away to be safe. Then that squirrel turned around and looked at Merlin who was still watching from the stairs. The squirrel stared at Merlin for quite some time from his high perch on the branch and I swear that squirrel said something like, "Ha, Ha, 'loser', you can't catch me!"

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Raven's World-14

Here's what Raven would like to share for today. May you all have a wonderful day filled with many blessings!

"Lighten up! Whatever it is, don't stay miserable about it. Or more misery will find you. You can always find someone worse off than you. (misery loves company) Or you can find someone in a better place. Why not shoot for something better!"