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8/27 August Promise: Flowing and Knowing

Namaste Sacred Yes, Love Expressed!
Meet Me at the Sea
I greet you late day this Sacred Sunday in a grateful allowance of promise after promise! I speak to the challenges and celebrations of being me in this week's video vlog sitting (via technology!) by the sea. I speak of my pervasive patterns and ask what is in you, waiting to be honored. There is an invitation to sing with me; my little mermaid song that speaks to what it is to live in divine flow:

I Am A Mermaid ©2021 Laurie Story V

I am a mermaid in the ocean of life
flowing like water, playing like an otter,
knowing like a daughter of the sea
free, free, free,
musical, magical mermaid me

How are you flowing with your sacred truth? What are you doing to play and honor that all important child and playful spirit that lives in you? What are you knowing; mystical, wise child of creation? In your flowing, play, and knowing, you are FREE! You are free to be Love expressed as the divine shine you truly be!
Meet Me at the Sea

The playful, prayerful video vlog below has the mermaid song with some video footage of the sea with a meditation invitation. You can also just go there with these words and your imagination. Sit right down and hear the waves in your mind. Drop into the space in your heart and soul that is always longing to bring you home. Home to yourself, home to the One, home with the whole. Listen to the rhythm of the waves coming to shore. Always in the flow, sometimes high and sometimes low. Yet always home. Our seas are such a masterpiece of divinity and so are we, my friends! Namaste flowing knowing of divine shine!

8/20 August Promise: Sacred Awareness of Now

Namaste Sacred Yes, Love Expressed!

I greet you this right now moment with the certainty of alchemy that weaves divine order's tapestry! If you were here for last week's post and stepped into any part of the invitations, do you have moments of alchemical clarity and celebration?! As with any of our spiritual practices, the more we stay present to the gifts of presence, the more mastery we will see manifest. Think back on your day, week, life block of any amount of time where something(s) came together. In this sacred recognition, give your divine awareness over to sacred celebration. Life IS always working out for us. Alchemy IS always weaving a tapestry of goodness. Yes, we are always divinely blessed!

    Some of what we choose to co-create does take the insistence of persistence. The persistence of showing up, releasing resistance, putting in the efforts required for completion. Yet, as natural as the blooming of flowers, we have the innate capacity and beauty to be blessed in all we manifest! It IS a celebration!

    I am celebrating a bunch more hours this week and all morning today to launch all the new ETV Whale content that began last summer, yippee skippee! Co-creation manifestation is always a celebration especially when it has taken such an ongoing conversation with all the layers of resistance and other life commitments. Whew! Anything and everything you are in a creation conversation with, I support and celebrate YOU! No matter where you are in your process, may you know your sacred essence, here, and now.

    This week, I offer a vlog in the sacred now from my main altar at the playhouse.

    At the urging of my friend who was here this weekend, I included a time of meditation and this song from the Born For CD.

    In This Moment © 2021 Laurie Story Vela Mp3 Sample

    All is well in this moment.
    All is well with me.
    I breathe in deep, gratefully.
    Knowing in this moment, all is well with me.

    Present to this moment of peace
    I consciously choose to release
    the need to look behind or ahead
    I center in this breath of now instead

    Now I separate from
    all that’s been and all to come.
    No need to know where, when or how.
    My well being is right here, right here, right now.
    Present to this moment, all is well with me

    Thanks for sharing your sacred essence in this time of centering in Presence.
    YES, we be blessed as Love expressed. Namaste, Sacredness!

8/13 August Promise: Sacred Awareness with Alchemy & Clarity

Namaste Goodness Blessed, Love Expressed!

I greet you with gratitude and a prayerful, playful attitude of embracing this messy life! I join you in sending a prayer for divine order restitution to Maui and all other places in this world where people are both suffering and banding together to help.

In the sea of infinite possibilities, how does this divine timing moment find you? Hopefully you are able to see yourself and your life with the heart of compassionate Love and the clarity of infinite possibilities!

In the all too often chaotic collective we are one with, it can be a tall order to live with such clarity and positivity. I just posted the vlog below that speaks to alchemy, divinity, and divine order. I speak to you from my heart on the front porch with some playful sea friends, ukulele, and song. If you are called, come on over, take a deep dive ~ and sing along!

I continue to breathe in the reverence of divine order’s perfection in an ongoing process that says clean up, show up, listen up, and Love UP!

    Playful Porch

    Playful Porch
    Playful Porch Playful Porch

    Yes, I am still breathing through my Spirit blow hole this Sacred Sunday and diving into the wondrous world of whales! Some of the serious work play I mentioned last Sacred Sunday with Feature Creature Teachers Whale, Narwhal, Dolphin ~ ALL whales ~ remains in process and not yet launched. I did finish and publish the new Laurie StorEBook Nana Narwhal’s Knitting @ Laurie's Stories if you want to read/see it in ETV. This was no small feat! Woo hoo! Still fully honoring that, it is, indeed complete. It's been on the (loooong) list since 2016!
    Nana Narwhal Laurie StorEBook

    I have had another round of clarity on how my vision is SO much faster than the flow of daily human energy. And! What a wonder my existing energies ARE with all I AM able to do! And oh how the gremlin part of me wants to say "See, I told you that you can't, you're not enough!" Ya, that old habitual look at the impossibilities instead of seeing with positivity the infinite possibilities ~ with joy and gratitude! I am seeing with increasing clarity the need of continual alchemy between my visionary divinity and human reality. As I surmise and alchemize, I feel the crabbies as they reappear and retreat, tempering it all with compassionate, unconditional Love as I keep affirming divine order and choosing positivity. I sing my song!:

    Positivity Possibilities © 2016 Laurie Story Vela Mp3 Sample

    I possess positivity for infinite possibilities.
    I am positive all is possible!
    While some practice practicalities,
    I prescribe to positivity.
    Potentiality of prayer
    persists inside my heart.
    And! I positively do my part.
    I prepare. I pray. I proclaim. I play!
    And I persistently practice presence
    to potentiality and possibilities every day!
    Positivity of possibilities, positivity of possibilities...
    It's all possible ... I'm positive.

    I sing this song in the beginning and end of this Week's Sacred Sunday vlog:

Irrespective of you sharing the vlog experience, I offer you 3 alchemical activities with questions for this week should they resonate as something that could benefit you and your soul's journey:

1. Ask the eyes of your heart to see the divine order of your lifetime. As you look back and look forward, what is a thread of alchemy that runs through your tapestry? This will be a predominent theme (s). (For me, spirituality and creativity.)

2. Wherever you need to see the divine order of this theme in your life, put it in the center of any situation, past, present, future. You can ask, "How did this, or will this (ex. creativity) help me live my soul's purpose?"

3. Say a prayer or otherwise center in the Divine, Source by any name. You may want to do this with angels, angel cards or other tools you relate to. Ask to see a missing piece to a question or life challenge where you need clarity. If you get an immediate answer, great! Live with it, and allow it to keep expanding. If no answer readily appears, trust that the clarity is coming and release it. Choose a grateful affirmation you can employ going forward to remind yourself that it is done. Ex. : "Thank you Holy Creator for helping me see with more clarity." I say with certainty, your allowance of divinity will bring you more clarity!

I wish you the best in whatever your quest and in always knowing you are blessed! Blessed Be!

Maui Picture, thanks to Pexels

8/6 August Promise: Sacred Awareness with Honor and Reverence

Namaste Shining Souls! I greet you with grateful reverence for the gift of your presence here and now. I honor this moment and the blessedness it holds. It is our joined consciousness with these words that ignites this awareness of the sacred. Sacredness is inherent in all of life yet it is our awareness that helps manifest more of its magnificence into our experience!

Honor. I have been meditating on this concept for a very long time as I honored my aging parents and elder relatives, their transitions out of this world, the belongings they left behind. I have watched what those ‘belongings’ did to bring out the worst in people and cause such separation. I have been lied to and lied about in the process. It has been a deliberate decision to keep the majority of this process private while allowing the pain to allow more of my soul’s purpose in being here to manifest. And yes, always a (messy) work in progress!

To honor or dishonor, like all else, must be filtered through our evolving perceptions. I clearly see, personally and collectively, how each one of us has our own perspective on what is true and what it means to honor truth. We can honor ourselves, our callings, our families, ancestors, country, or anything else we deem of great value worthy of our respect. And reverence.

To bring honor even deeper into manifested mystical mindfulness, we can approach any aspect with the appreciative awe that is reverence. I find it requires a slowing down ~ sometimes even a break like my ankle! ~ to really allow awe to be present in our daily consciousness as the blessed gift it is. We have the capacity to see this life with the eyes of wonder, the appreciation of awe. When we do that, moment by moment, we honor who we truly be and the infinity of blessedness we are indeed gifted with. Such is sacred awareness; a blessed way to live and give in the circle of life and time!

And so it is that in the August promise to myself and any of you kindred souls who are here as compassionate witness ~ thank you! ~ I choose to reverently honor all that calls, especially the unfinished business I have said no to. I am choosing a sacred yes to the blessed awareness that says to honor the sacredness, simply by turning, and returning to Love!

For me, that is sharing the July vlog I did about Feather’s Camp below. I think it was too raw for me at the time I spoke it to put it out. Which is an important point in the honoring circle of time; sometimes no is the best we can do and when we allow things to incubate and heal, we can and will transcend the doubt and fear that so often fuels the resistance to the sacred yes.

I left the vlog content complete with the tears and snot yet took a fair amount of time adding footage of the snowy camp and some pictures from past Feathers’ Camps. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the beautiful souls who have gathered with me! And those who did so much work to keep up with my creativity and add bountiful gifts of their own! I honor all that has been with such a deep appreciation and reverence. And I have had some real grief in letting it go though I knew I had to do so for years. I also know Camp is likely to be reborn in a different form in the future forward of the Circle of Love. Taking the time to be with it all has been a transcendent experience. For so many years, I would do pre-camp videos from the mountain, so the July posts were in part, old habit I suppose. There is much more on the way here this August Promise, regarding honoring and alchemizing the old and the new in the Circle! Again, always a process of sacred awareness! You can hear the alchemized shift in the vlog that I make with transcending the pain into oneness awareness in the Circle of Love.

Whether or not, you take in the vlog ~ which is actually shorter than most I post :) ~ here are a few bullet points for you to ponder in your own lives no matter how messy or magnificent they are in this moment:

1. Where in your heart is there pain?

Pain is always an invitation to healing and transformation. Can you have a conversation with your pain and/or your higher self, Source, angels, the divine of any kind to help you transcend?

    2. What are the happiest memories you can bring to the painful situation?
    We can choose to sift through any memory or ongoing circumstance to see the good, and honor that with our appreciative attention.

    3. Can you use the alchemy of happiness and sacredness through seeing with the eyes of your soul that only knows radical acceptance and forgiveness? In this place, we are steeped in the reverence of divine order’s perfection.
I am breathing that in myself as I post this Sacred Sunday Something and dive back into the wondrous world of whales! Still some serious work play to employ this sacred Sunday to launch the new week of ETV tomorrow with Feature Creature Teachers Whale, Narwhal, Dolphin ~ ALL whales! I am finishing the new Laurie StorEBook Nana Narwhal’s Knitting, singing about Sophie James who rides on the tail of a whale, making a recycled plastic whale speaking (again!) to the unthinkable trash in the sea and so much more, yippee skippee, such is the play way of ETV! Below is a picture of the whale dress I painted yesterday plus one more ‘discarded’ July vlog thought on Freedom from (Feathers) Silver Lake!

Whatever is calling your heart this moment, let the sacred reverence of your soul help inform you. Be in the quiet with nature, a journal, a creative flow with song or paintbrush, or anything else that calls you into reverent awareness. If it is your wounded heart that calls, be with her in soothing acceptance and forgiveness for any circumstance. Choose happiness through alchemy's transcendence. Such is the gift of freedom, going backward or forward, it truly is one sacred circle of Love. Thank you for having this conversation. In so doing, you raise your vibration and that of all of humanity. Blessed Be!

August 1, 2023
Namaste Blessed Wonders of Wowness! I greet you with awareness of our sacredness this Lammas Day, 1st of August Promise!

Image: Wheel_of_the_Year.gif but redrawn, Public Domain Found Here

Lammas is the midpoint holiday between Summer Solstice (last time i was here at the blog!) and the upcoming Fall Equinox coming in September (9/22/23). While mainstream consciousness looks at the Solstices and Equinoxes because of the sun's and astronomical placements, the midpoint holidays were and still are celebrated by some in pagan traditions. Lammas and Lughnasa are the first of the Harvest Festival celebrations followed by Mabon and Samhain.


Interfaith traditions and reflections can help all of us find navigation and inspiration. August begins with this harvest focus under a full super moon. It is invitation to give seasonal gratitude for the abundance of sun, food, life itself! The celebration can also be invitation to wrap up things in progress, tie up loose ends, take care of unfinished business.

I am allowing for all of the above; celebrating so much gratitude and abundance while simultaneously being with my harvest mess. At the worst, I can focus on mess as lack of coherence and at best, mess is just creative chaos here to bless. In the Lammas, August Promise Spirit, I offer you a few July vlogs that went unposted. Here's a quick overview of the 2 that are offered in full below; one a short shout out from Silver Lake and the other an embrace of self and infinite potentiality!

So! There is actually quite a bit more that went into the quiet corner in July like this tearful vlog about Feathers Camp that will be posting here 1st sacred Sunday in August, 8/6:

1st Sacred Sunday in August? Yes, I am vowing to post a sacred something each Sunday in August here in this space ~ even if it's a vlog from last month. July vlogs in August? Why not? In the circle of time, I am choosing to re-align with my Harvest! Part of my mess happens when I fail to say yes, resistance acts as an anchor to slow or stop progress. So there are many areas of life and production harvest that I am choosing to say yes to! Again!

Are there places in your life where you resist actions you are called to do including recognizing and appreciating your harvests of abundance? It really is never too late! We do well to regularly take stock of all we have, do, are. We CAN keep showing up for whatever is calling ... especially if it is the same or a similar call. If the call is indeed coming from our heart and soul, by saying yes, we are always blessed!

So yes, there are many aspects I am saying a blessed yes to and I have them mapped out for our Sacred Sunday Somethings. In part, the structure is my way of saying yes ~ to me ~ and to you if you so choose!

I am also finishing our Sea Splash ETV Series this August that I 'ran out of time' and energy for last summer! I am choosing to return for Whale, Narwhal, Mermaid, Seahorse and more! Yippee Skippee Harvest of Creativity!

Our ETV Feature Creature Teachers this week are Crab and Octopus. I am definitely an Octopus! From multitasking to ghosting or hiding out, I relate to the wonderous Octo in so many ways! As I bless the mess of my harvest and invest in the August Promises including Sacred Something Sundays, I am inspired by the 3 hearts and 9 brains of Octopus as well as the way Crab moves sideways, so fast! We can keep changing direction as needed!

Whoever and however you are called to play and explore facets of you, your life, your harvest blessings, may you say yes to all that calls you to be yes expressed! Love and Appreciation! Hugs and Celebration!

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