New Magazine!

GHOST NOISE & PSYCHIC DREAM BUTTER has moved!  Please continue to follow this blog, which is now just one section of my new blog-magazine "What Color is Your Door?"  Many new articles - same metaphysical topics!  Plus all the new meditation-related content of the new magazine.  There you can also participate by submitting your meditation stories, symbolism questions & more.  Come have a visit and be sure to "Follow" to continue getting regular magazine updates.


Meditation, Writing

If you're enjoying this blog, you might also enjoy my new project focusing on the meditation theme: What Color Is Your Door?   There you can read articles all related to meditation.  You can also participate through the "Contribution" section by submitting Your Favorite Place to Meditate or asking questions about symbolic things you discover in your meditations.  As the site grows there will be polls and additional ways to participate as well.  This is all leading up to Heather's upcoming book on meditation. Once you've read it, you will know what color your door is and be able to share your own meditation stories (like those you will find in the book).  Updates to follow!


Papal Prediction

Well, today sure presents a unique opportunity... in the spirit of Saint Malachy and Nostradamus... you, too, could predict the next Pope.  You don't have to be Catholic to appreciate the significance of these events of Pope Benedict XVI relinquishing his position.

So what about you?  Do you think the Petrus Romanus that Malachy wrote of  is cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana?  ("Petrus Romanus, qui paſcet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus tranſactis ciuitas ſepticollis diruetur, & Iudex tremẽdus iudicabit populum ſuum.  Finis." // Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end.).  Will the new pope be the last?  http://www.thejournal.ie/prophecy-of-the-popes-saint-malachyh-792810-Feb2013/

Why not use the opportunity to make your own Papal Prediction psychic development exercise? Whether you do your own "Intuition Quiz" (for which purpose, you can find the likely candidates listed here: http://www.thejournal.ie/who-will-be-new-pope-791314-Feb2013/), simply jot down a name and seal it in an envelope, meditate on a description of the person, or automatic-write a few notes regarding the outcome of the conclave in your journal, it is a exercise to hone your own higher awareness.  File it away next to the name of the girl who will win Bachelor Sean's heart and you've doubled your fun.


Upcoming Classes

Registration is now open for the following workshops in February-March 2013:
The Unexplained (Zumbrota-Mazeppa/Pine Island CE)
The Unexplained (Rochester CE)
Perceptions on Grief & Loss (Owatonna CE)
Perceptions on Grief & Loss (RCE)
Voice: An Intuition Workshop (OCE)*
Voice:  An Intuition Workshop (RCE)*
PRESENCE of LIGHT Workshop/ Core Classes: Zumbrota MN

**People from ALL communities are invited to participate in the community education courses.  Please join us!**

*VOICE is the introductory class to the Presence of Light Psychic Development Workshop Series.  This class is pre-requisite to attending the Core, Intermediate and Advanced classes.  If you're interested in your psychic and spiritual development this is where the journey begins!  Complete details about the workshop series is found on the main Heather Allen website.  The PoL Core classes will be offered on Wednesdays, February 20-March 20 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Zumbrota Public Library Meeting Room.  There are six seats remaining at this time - register soon to reserve yours.

Event details and registration information can be found on the above website OR go to Heather's event listings for the PoL Core Classes.


A Little Guide to the "Six" Year

Already the early days of 2013 proved to be a very trying, challenging and heartbreaking start to any year for quite a number of people.  The good news?  As we move further away from the turn of the calendar, that should hopefully bring much better events and situations to light.  These rough weeks early on aren't necessarily about the SIX Year (2+0+1+3) as much they are the problem with leaving a FIVE year.  Five Years, which are all about change and transformation...mean that some things were left to lapse over to the beginning days of this year and are trying to resolve themselves so we can get fully into the theme of 'Six'.  Fingers crossed all that the worst hardship is left behind so we can now look forward to enjoying all those changes we've struggled with in 2012 and find some fun, more lighthearted, new adventures for 2013.

So what do we have to look forward to exactly?  Months ahead where family, community, and universal love are all key themes.

These themes mean that we will have many opportunities and events arise throughout the year so that through them we can learn to be more nurturing, sympathetic, and loving beings.  We'll have chances to hone our compassion and to be of service to others.  How we choose to accept, ignore, welcome, or avert our attention in a conscious manner to these opportunities is up to us, but it will prove rewarding the more we take an active part in these events, both to our human experience as well as to our spiritual growth.

By this token, if there ever was a year to be giving of yourself and your time, this is it.  Interact.  Be a teacher, guide, or mentor.  Get involved in some aspect of service or volunteering.  Work with children, peers, or elderly in a way that creates a cycle of giving and receiving, of co-operation, and responsibility for one another as equal spirits.  Beyond this, and maybe more importantly, give others a chance to share of themselves with you.  Get to know people, ask them questions, learn from them, let them show you what their gifts and knowledge and strengths are too.  Give back...pay it forward...it's all found in "Six."

Because "lessons" oftentimes involve challenges, our own perception throughout the year is going to be key.  Try to see the positive and good opportunities as they arise through any difficulties.  Before overreacting, worrying, or jumping to worst-case-scenarios...think beyond the initial matter to see what "gift" it might be bringing you.  What is the event trying to allow us to do?  Who is it enabling us to be connected to?  Which of your personal gifts and strengths are you going to have a chance to share with others?

Not all "lessons" require dire catastrophes.  The more our perspective is made to consciously be looking for the good in every day, the more that good will be ours for the exploring.  Use every chance you get to connect with your children, your family, your friends, and your neighbors.  Consciously function out of loving actions as opposed to the fear-based ones laden with worry, doubt, and worse.

A word of caution.  As much as the Six Year will give us all these great opportunities to connect with others in a positive way, we still have our free will to work around -- which usually means "opposite potentials abound here too".  Therefore, something to else to watch out for (whether within yourself or in having to protect yourself from others taking advantage) and that amounts to ego.  You know the ones...taking an opportunity to connect in a genuine manner...and turning into something prideful, meddling, domineering and condescending. 
Never mind the egomaniacs.  This Six Year is also the BEST year to shine for you homebodies and for artists or, in fact, anyone with even a cell of artistic DNA .  Around your house it is time to...
  • throw on a new coat of paint
  • spruce up your living space
  • change up color themes
  • sew some new throw pillows (Here: http://cottagemagpie.com/how-to-sew-pillow-cover/)
  • braid a new rug
  • plant a (bigger!) garden and while you're at it...
  • build your own birdbath  (Here is how: http://www.laspilitas.com/garden/howto/birdbath.htm)
  • create a new work of art (and display it!) or better still...
  • turn a dull nook or hallway into a family art gallery
  • design a meditation labyrinth
  • plan a home "cookie-a-month" club and bake with your kids...while you...
  • listen and sing along to your old CD collection (You can even share with neighbors...the cookies, maybe not so much the sing-along)
  • refurbish a chair or table you find at a garage sale or flea market
  • try out all those recipes you've been saving away
  • make a fairy garden (Help to get started:
  • build/use the workshop in the garage
  • put up that tree house
  • play with clay, paint, charcoal, metal, wood, or even found-objects from your hike
  • play your own music
  • write a poem...for someone you love...and let them read it  (I had to be thorough, I saw you wince)
  • photograph, scrapbook, macrame, doodle, invent, construct
The greatest thing is that all these things can be done as fun family projects, so everyone can be involved. 

It looks like there is a lot to do this year, countless wonderful memories to be made...best go get started. And take someone with you to enjoy the fun!
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