I know many of us are clamoring to get outside and to resume in person events again or “get back to normal”.
Am I correct in saying so?
I know for me, I will be looking forward to both attending and offering in person events myself including resuming our in person meditation groups, classes, and our popular women’s retreats while also utilizing the magic only virtual events and circles can give us.
I will also add, there is NO such thing as “get back to normal”.
Instead, We change. We evolve. We grow.
For those who do NOT know me, let me introduce myself. My name is Laura Joseph first so you know where I am coming from. I have been providing spiritually based integrative holistic health enrichment since 2006, and have a subspecialty in trauma healing & recovery.
Since March 2020, I’ve been providing these virtual circles as a way to support our community that was suddenly struck with crisis putting my training & spiritual gifts to use in a virtual platform. Since then, we’ve had folks join us from our local area, but have also had guests periodically join us from Scotland, Denmark, Canada, FL, NM, CA, GA, and more.
Despite my desire to resume in person events, I do find a special place where these virtual circles are still needed and offer a special benefits.
So, I thought I would share a few reasons with you.
Here Are 8 Benefits of Virtual Circles:
1.Travel is unnecessary. Therefore, takes no extra time, and causes no stress.
2. Meet others that you normally would not meet in person.
3. A virtual space can offer a safe place to gain clarity, seek guidance, and/or allow yourself to process old energies, stories, emotions etc.
4. You can stay safe in your own environments especially if you’re running in between clients or multitasking at home.
5. You can benefit from social support without fear of getting infected or spreading anything.
6. Caregivers or home schoolers can stay in the same place as your loved ones without the need to secure extra care or help.
7. You don’t have to wear heels or dress up … unless you want to. So go ahead & wear those slippers or PJ bottoms.
8. Go outside walking your dog or taking the baby for a stroll in the neighborhood
Your Are Invited to the Experience
I invite you to join us at one of the upcoming virtual events and circles. Please visit our calendar for dates & times.
Be supported in a safe nurturing diverse & inclusive virtual circle.
Here’s what you might experience:
The ability to enter into a safe container
A place where you can comfortably ease into a deep dive of vulnerability and trust effectively.
Some virtual love, circle, community, or extra support.
Some spiritual medicine – spirit animals, earth based wisdom, psychic spirit medium insight, numerology and more.
Cosmic energy reports that often affect our lives, health, businesses, gps, cell phones & other gadgets that might give you better insight into what is happening in your world.
Rituals, ceremony, and movement.
To stay in the loop, be sure to be in one of these 3 key areas where announcements are made:
Doing a full moon ritual or a ceremony are sacred practices that date back to ancient times. These moon rituals are found in almost every ancient culture where worshiping the moon was part of their culture as we have seen in Celtic traditions, Babylonian, Egyptian, to Shinto in Japan and more.
There is tremendous power in learning to harness – what I like to call – moon magic, which is the energies, flows, rhythms. However, like anything else, this is NOT a one shot deal and poof, it’s magic. It takes dedication in learning these sacred rituals, implementing them, getting into vibrational alignment with them, and more.
The moon is our teacher and we are her students. Over time, we learn how work WITH these natural flows and rhythms in all her phases. Tuning into these phases of the moon can help provide us with a framework or guide to work from. This can be immensely empowering.
Working with the moon in a ritualistic or ceremonial way is needed more than ever in our technological driven culture that is ever increasingly losing connection to the greatest influencers, creators, and destroyers in life – the moon, father sun and mother earth.
What Does The Full Moon Represent?
This is when the moon is at its peak energy – a time where there is a build up of energy accumulated – both illuminating and shadowy – light and dark.
She represents the receptive energies or what others might call the feminine.
She reflects back to us a strong full illumination from the sun where she is the brightest. She highlights all that needs to be illuminated in your life in this lunar cycle. This is where the energies are most potent and a time for strong creative and intuitive influxes.
The full moon is all about endings and completions of a cycle and in this case the lunar cycle. This is a good time to:
Here are three things to consider when doing a full moon ritual
1) Focus on what you have done in the past 28-30 days. What transpired in this time? Where are you stuck? Reflect. How have you utilized the energies in this lunar cycle?
2) What have you reaped – gained? Reflect.
3) What needs to be leg go of? Purified? Cleansed? Reflect.
Preparations For Full Moon Rituals
This is a great time to take a hard look at what has come into fruition and what has not.
It is a time to get quiet, connect, and honor the sacredness of the moon, all she offers us and the other elementals harnessed. Implementing these rituals should show clear respect with proper cultural appropriation.
This includes asking for permission of the ancestors of the land you occupy to guide you. For me, that would be asking permission from the Massachusett People, the original stewards of this land I reside on, to be here. Asking the ancestors forgiveness for those who may have come before me and asking for them guide me today in this sacred ritual so I may become a better steward for all future generations to come.
Here are additional tips to prepare:
1) Get centered & calm – so yes, meditate in preparation
2) Write it out – (see three things to consider when doing a full moon ritual above for prompts)
3) Take a sacred bath – you can use epsom salt or Himalayan salts with some herbals like roses, lavender or essential oils. The intention here is asking the moon and waters to cleanse and purify the mind, body, and spirit.
Here are 7 simple rituals to maximize the full moon energies.
1) Cleanse – Clear, cleanse, purify your mental and physical space. Clean out those closets. If you choose to smudge, please consider avoid using white sage or palo santo due to the increasing poaching of these items leading to imbalances.
2) Put out a bowl of moon water. Let the bowl of water bask in the radiance of the full moon energies. Create intentions and rituals. Sip it daily as a reminder of the intentions created and the full power of the moon.
3) Releasing Ritual – Write whatever you wish to release, let go of on a small piece of paper. Whatever you wrote down, you can say a prayer, intention, or the like. Then with things you want to release either place in a bowl of water and sprinkle pink Himalayan salt to purify/cleanse or burn in a ceremonial sacred fire.
4) Meditate – This is one of the most important things you can learn, do, and incorporate as part of your daily rituals. This is the space we can access the wisdom and answers we seek. However, this is NOT something you want to initiate on a full moon as a new practice if you have not already been practicing meditation.
5) Dance – Physical release is a good way to purge stuck energies that need to move and filter out.
6) Gratitude Ritual– Write whatever you wish to be grateful for – successes, opportunities, etc on a small piece of paper. Whatever you wrote down, you can say a prayer, intention, or the like. Then bury it in the garden and wait til the next new moon to plant any seeds and watch what grows.
7) Charge your stones/crystals – Put them in the moonlight to bask in the energies of the full moon to cleanse, charge, and purify these stones and crystals.
This 2020 review and 2021 energy forecast was recorded LIVE on 1/1/21 during our normally scheduled Mornings with Laura; Spiritual Medicine & Meditation event.
Here is a glimpse of what we talk about.
We reviewed the 2020 energies and themes that played out throughout the year.
Numerology for the day 1/1/21: 7
2021 Numerology for the year: 5
Today’s Medicine 1/1/21: PAINTED TURTLE
PLUS, a guided meditation with the Tibetan Singing Bowls
The numerology for 2020 was a 4 year – a “work” year as talked about throughout the year in our LIVE events as well as throughout the blog posts posted throughout the year as well.
What does this mean – a “work” year? We have a leveling out that happened in 2020 between the ego/material world and the soul/spiritual realm. This means that:
trauma healing – generational, past life, personal
no longer able to spiritually bypass without consequences
The deep hard stuff was in our face and we were forced to face it. Clearly 2020 was no joke. However, if you think 2021 will be a walk in the park, you might be in for a rude awakening.
The Beetle – The Past Lessons
The focus was on the “earth” elements, cocooning, and restoring balance of life.
This was reflected in the “Beetle” card pulled which is associated with the water element, the 7 of cups in tarot which highlighted the need to face necessary decisions.
In 2020 we discovered the need for stronger partnership with plant and herbal medicine and stewardship of our great Mother Earth.
We discovered the importance of grounding, centering, tapping into ancestral work/wisdom, decolonization work, and social justice.
(A complete list of 2020 reports at the bottom).
We have been learning how to balance the yin/yang, light/dark as we evolve into a new era of human evolution.
This years surrender influence: SURRENDER DEFENSIVENESS
Now before you all get defensive – hahahahaha – take a pause and process without judgment. See what shows up for you as you go through the meditation portion in the video.
“Defensiveness is a sign of weakness. To communicate in a more empowered way, stay centered and hear someone out – then offer a clear, non defensive response.”
The Painted Turtle – The Present Moments
In 2021, we move into integration as brought to us by the painted turtle which is associated with the fire element and the 6 of wands in tarot.
The painted turtle is showing us to continue with what we set out in motion in2020 with the lessons of the beetle. Through all this good stuff will commence this year.
Themes of working together in groups or collaboration is important. It is key to be less “me” or “I” and more “we”, which is a very Aquarian age theme moving forward anyway.
The rewards are NOT without continued strong effort. These efforts will begin to see the payoff especially over the next 2-3 months – so basically through spring equinox.
What do you want to birth????
The Swan – Moving Forward
The swan in the future position has been showing up repeatedly during our Facebook LIVE events at the end of the year and in the beginning. There is no coincidence here.
Swan is connected to the Temperance (XIV) card in tarot. Over the next 2-3 months, it is important to move forward with the lessons from the prior two cards and implement their teachings.
Be aware of the increase sensitivities into new realms and energies associated with these teachings to be awakening for you. HOWEVER, we can NOT bypass the first 2 lessons of the beetle and turtle to get there.
It is important to pay attention to what shows up for you in the subtle energy realm over the next 2-3 months.
Try new things.
See what shows up without the need to control outcomes or create expectations.
Create and maintain more balance in the elementals – water, air, earth, fire. Yet, do not abandon everything right now either.
Watch the replay for more key information and discussions around what we learned from 2020 and how to move forward in 2021.
Plus, a meditation to help you begin the year centered, clear and balanced
The 2020 Intense Karmic Start and Four Tips To Move Forward – Well in case you missed my January post, 2020 is a massive year for “change” being a four year in numerology in all areas of our life. It is also a “work” year, a year to cultivate our deep inner spirit, and connect with the ancestors for healing and wisdom.
Spiritual Medicine With Jaguar During Times of Civil Unrest -This has been quite the spiritual journey in the depths of the shadow realm this year, and there is a LOT surfacing personally, collectively, karmicly, and generationally in the first 6 months amidst a COVID19 outbreak with growing protests & civil unrest. A spiritual message is born.
We will talk about what has been happening w/ a summary in the areas of
Recent Space Weather events
Recent electrical events on Earth
Tomorrow’s Full Moon
How Halloween factors in all this
AND 5 TIPS on where to focus NOW
My goal with this post is to provide some energetic psychic insight to what is happening from as pure of a state as possible while giving spiritual guidance on how to navigate these polarizing energies while balancing any triggers we may encounter along the way.
WOW What a year huh? It is certainly the WTF kinda of year and NO matter how much we predicted these times – YES we did – it sometimes does not make these challenges any easier though.
All it does is give us a road map on how to navigate through all of this evolutionary change. I posted a 2020 forecast here with a followup here on karmic debt and three tips to moving forward. Did you catch those posts???
Since 2020 began, these energies have created lots of contrast in our lives. The idea of spiritually bypassing our way through life will not help any of us. The trading one feel good addiction for another has shown to be more harmful than good as I talk about here.
By April, it felt like all hell broke lose. So I pulled some cards on the matter and created a vlog post regarding COVID here. This is about emotional & spiritual maturity, truths revealed, shadows continuing to surface and how to navigate moving forward. This year is VERY reflective of the “Tower” card in tarot.
There is a single threaded message that streams though all these posts addressing the triggers & ego destruction. This year has been less about trying to “control” situations or outcomes and more about mastering the calm within the storm while co-creating with the divine and disconnecting from the news & propaganda. Think Hunger Games, the Matrix series and Avatar.
In May, things escalated again on many fronts. So, I used my trauma & trigger healing journey to get quite candid and personal talking about Facing the Shadows & Healing During COVID19 as an invitation to hope, healing and guidance during some very challenging times of cocooning.
In June, the jaguar appeared where I talked about the Spiritual Medicine With Jaguar During Times of Civil Unrest. Here I talked about my premonitions over the years about these times and addressed 3 lessons we have learned so far including upping our virtual presence and call for unity as well as continuing themes of trusting instincts and ego destruction.
We are stewards of this Great Mother and stewardship is our sacred duty that we collectively have neglected. We have been talking about THIS aspect A LOT in our FB LIVES held 3x a week.
Since COVID shutdown everything days before my birthday in March, I felt a huge call to action to BE an anchor of support to the community. So, for the last 22+ weeks I have been offering free/by donation FB LIVE events ranging from energy updates to meditation to psychic medium readings to a 7 day challenge to somatic movements to council meetings on the topic of trauma, triggers, and spiritual medicine and more.
Here is one of those messages recorded on 8/26/20 from a Facebook LIVE on Spiritual Signs, Time Master & Turtle Medicine, & completing with video Meditation W/ The Tibetan Singing Bowls. Towards the end, we ask for shares and experiences.
Like the video above, I have been blending many of the tools I’ve acquired over the last 15 years. As a result of these teachings and the interaction and engagement of community to participate, we’ve witnessed some BIG medicine coming through that is helping so many during these challenging polarizing times as well as all life.
Since the launch of this initiative, our group has doubled in size since March to over 700 members from all over including MA, RI, CA, NM, AZ to Korea, UK, and Denmark.
These events have been instrumental as a spiritual guidance tool to help us co-create and navigate through all the human egoic bullshit coming at us from all different angles and sides.
Before I share with you the tips to help you navigate the rest of this year, here is a followup from 8/26/20 that I felt compelled to share on 8/28/20 from another Facebook LIVE on Trauma, Earth Medicine, Meditation and the Master 22 Number in numerology that is relevant to what I am posting about here.
Now Moving Forward
Finally, things are shifting, moving, evolving in so many areas and planes from the earth’s electrical grid to space weather to rise in consciousness to shifts in the material world. There is an infinite intelligence of Great Spirit that makes up the fundamental fabric of the Universe. Think The Matrix Series, Tesla, and Einstein just to name a few.
The Facebook Live we did on September 4, 2020 addressed the “MAGIC”. Remember, we can’t experience or see magic if we do NOT believe. This is a time to reconnect with the inner child and see and experience the world through their eyes.
We are being called to step up and recognize the universal … spirit … dance in all the synchronicity, signs, symbols, and omens you might receive or experience. This veil has been thinning for quite a while.
I would ask that you trust in your divinity and flow and not fall into the illunsionary trap of many formalized religions. You have your own infinite intelligence built within you. We have been deprogrammed is all.
Here are 4 tips to help you move forward this fall
Click here, where I elaborate on these tips in more detail.
FIRST, Continue to take personal responsibility for where you are at. Continue to clear the “old” and face the junk & shadows. Not sure how? Check out my Classes Tab for course descriptions.
Second, learn how to navigate and master the flow.
Third, Stay grounded & center yourself.
Fourth, (NEWLY ADDED/ not in video) either learn how to co-create Source energy/the divine/Spirit/God/ Great Spirit/The Universe etc or deepen your connection to this co-creation piece.
Think of 2020 as the year of ACCOMPLISHMENT from a soul perspective in four (4) “work” year in numerology . This is where we want to go:
when we master the idea of NOT controlling Mother Nature, but aligning with and co-creating with her in sacred partnership.
settle karmic debt
and clear out the shadows and/or shine the light in the dark places within.
HOW do we implement these strategies?
Life is a journey & lesson for evolution of the soul to BE EXPLORED. That exploration continues this fall.
Remember, THIS … THIS is multi-layered, multi-faceted. Some of this is individual AND some of this is collective. Learn to decipher what is your junk and what is someone else’s.
Is it a SH*T SHOW right now???
Yes, it is … if we choose to see it this way or we can choose to see what is happening as an opportunity which brings me to a saying someone ones said to me early on my healing path. We are either in a pile of dung. Going into a pile of dung, or getting out of a pile of dung. The difference is HOW we handle these situations.
My heart is aching as I continue to find my place in this world. This has been quite the spiritual journey in the depths of the shadow realm this year, and there is a LOT surfacing personally, collectively, karmicly, and generationally in the first 6 months amidst a COVID19 outbreak with growing protests & civil unrest.
A spiritual message is born.
We are going now into our 12th week broadcasting LIVE: 3x a week in our Facebook group (free to join); 1x a week in the Web of Love on Zoom; 1x a week for Jikiden Reiki Practitioners on Zoom.
Each week, I have been consistently offering extra support, spiritual guidance, spiritual medicine, Gokai, meditation, and movement. We have learned so much in these gatherings.
In this post, I will talk about:
What We Have Learned So Far
My Premonition 10 Years Ago
My 2020 Forecast
Then COVID Happened – The spirit message
The Current Civic Unrest – what it means spiritually and energetically
The Culmination – A string of energetic, solar events, protests and other events on Friday 5/29/20
Spiritual Medicine with Jaguar
Here is what we have learned so far:
reaching out through the virtual world can be powerful medicine
coming together as a group through the virtual world can be powerful medicine
“Trust our instincts” and “ego destruction” has been consistent messages we have been seeing play out throughout our 12 weeks together
For me – I have learned to trust my premonitions and spiritual guidance and NOT try to pretend to make what I see better than it really is.
I had a vision that began over 10 years ago. Obama was running for President at the time. I recall when I first talked about what I saw during a private psychic medium party I was asked to give guidance to the attendees. At the end of the event, I was asked what I saw coming, and I recall saying, there is a code, if we see difficult times ahead, we try not to feed it, but try to adjust to it for spiritual growth.
What I saw – I said I feel war coming on our soil. I did not know what or how at the time. I sat with this for quite some time. I mentioned that I felt it would be bigger than 9/11, but unsure of time frame or how.
That was the beginning, as time went on, my vision has NOT waived, and it actually got clearer.
About 3 years ago, I sat in ceremony with some very deeply connected and rooted spiritual friends. The vision I had was quite disturbing. I saw red skies at night and people running around screaming. I heard “you are going to see a lot of this. Do not get off your path”.
It was shortly thereafter, I saw a war being waged a different kind of war. The clarity came in. I did not see bombs and was told this is not the same kind of weapons. I saw the use of technology and bio-weaponry being used.
The 2020 Forecast
My January 2020 forecast was difficult for me to write. It came in 2 parts as I felt something quite disruptive trying to emerge that I struggled with for over two weeks trying to find a way to make this a positive forecast for folks.
As January moved forward everything I was feeling was coming into play.
Click here for my 2020 Forecast with three things 2019 taught us and three things to know to navigate in 2020 and click here for the updated forecast with the karmic kicker with four tips to move forward posted at the end of January 2020.
Then COVID Happened
We got blindsided. It did not matter how prepared we were, this took the average person by surprise. Those in a position of power knew about this virus in advance. Check out my COVID forecast here.
In the beginning, I found myself highly triggered and my fight/flight/freeze response kicked into HIGH gear. I had to sit with this. Then I wrote my response to what was happening from a TRAUMA perspective where I talked about facing the shadows & healing during Covid.
This was an invitation to hope, healing and guidance during some very challenging times of cocooning.
I told a story that is relative to what is happening all around me with the growing mental health crisis I am witnessing before my eyes and hoped it will shed light for someone who needed it.
THE CURRENT CIVIC UNREST
We are six months into 2020 and things keep spiraling out of control with greater velocity.
I am witnessing so many folks highly charged & triggered with much surfacing out of the depths from the shadows on so many fronts. Instead of addressing what is surfacing, folks are resorting to very toxic egoic reactionary triggered behavior.
The current energetic climate is amplifying what’s already there.
Domestic Violence up.
Racist attacks UP.
We, in New England, forget how women were burned at the stakes for simply loving nature and having a connection to plant medicine. Then we have the indigenous who were brutally genocidally massacred. The Wampanoag are who greeted the first white man are now being faced with LOSING THEIR LANDS FEDERALLY.
The soil we reside on is riddled with many centuries worth of oppression, trauma, rooted in a colonized mindset model buried deep in the subconscious DNA of the collective birthed from the very soil we’ve tainted and poisoned.
We need to be mindful of what triggers surface for us as we move forward. We need to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Pronto.
Call in the appropriate help whether a mental health counselor or
Hire a BIPOC coach to help you understand your own white privilege, white fragility and want to learn how to unpack your stuff
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Learn how to not only be an energy empath survivor but an energy empath thriver during these stressful COVID19 times and learn some tools to build some spiritual immunity.
Are you considered overly-sensitive? Are you frustrated because you haven’t yet healed? Do any of these resonate with you?
Unfocused, or feeling lost
Anxious or depressed, or
Do you have digestion/elimination difficulties
Struggle with the energies around you?
You may be empathic. Our sensitivities to the energy in and around us may be the cause for you to take on the pain, unhappiness, and other dis-ease of the people around you.
This class, self care for the empath may provide the answers you seek. This class is designed both for the beginner empath and the experienced empath wanting to learn more tools.
We will look in all areas of your life from spirituality to lifestyle, health, nutrition, and more.
In this class Learn:
What about the traits of the empath.
How to recognize when the “stuff” you are feeling is your own or someone else’s and what to do.
Tools of self discovery
How to discover the gifts you have a gift not a curse.
Techniques that teach you how to effectively protect yourself from surrounding energies.
How to powerfully release the energies that no longer serve you.
How to honor and empower yourself.
How to trust your gut instincts aka your intuition aka the voice of your soul
Discover what foods typically affect the empath
The role of nutrition and how to navigate the health care system as an empath.
Also exercises given to be done at home in between classes.
Address increasing how aspects of space weather, emf’s and the earth’s electrical circuits on the empath and coping strategies.
receive customized notebook
access to a private self care for the empath support group.
This will be a powerful interactive class. You will no doubt leave more empowered with many tools for self care during these times.
You owe it to yourself to invest in YOU.
Laura brings her 15yr journey of acceptance into self discovery, self care, and self love while embracing the gifts of BE-ing an empath.
This is the ONLY planned currently planned for 2020.
Begins May 17th for 5 wks – This class runs via a virtual classroom format with weekly Zoom meetups every Sunday, starting on May 17th at 7 pm EST. If you miss a class, all the zoom events will be available for review, but in person events are most advantageous
“I highly recommend it for anyone being told they’re “too sensitive”, weighed down by their emotions or their environment or feel as though they don’t fit in. Laura is excellent at what she does and she has knowledge, compassion, insight and understanding that is truly unmatched.” – Debbie
“Boom Boom Information! …I came to the class thinking how it would help me deal with the outside sources of the Empath issue which were well covered and Laura gave a lot of tools & info on how to deal, but importantly, for myself, opened me up (awareness:) )on how I need to deal & recognize what I am contributing to it. The journey … the balance …”
– Sundee S.