My Bear Encounters in Sequoia National Park (Part II)

Dec 02, 2011 by Lianne Downey

In Part I, "Overcoming My Fear of Bears," you read about my extreme phobia of bears, a fear I’ve had since birth as the result of a past-life, unfortunately deadly encounter with a grizzly. It’s a fear I’ve worked on slowly over the years, preparation for my day of testing: If a bear suddenly emerged from the woods now, would I be able to stay calm and stay alive? Or would I scream? run? faint? vomit? die of heart failure on the spot? all of the above? You learned about my bear-expert sister’s advice, about my reliving of the past-life death and how it related to my husband, Joseph, as well. You’ve heard me mention my use of the newest, most...

Overcoming My Fear of Bears (Part I)

Overcoming My Fear of Bears (Part I)
Nov 29, 2011 by Lianne Downey
I’ve had a terrifying phobia of bears all my life. The first time I saw one I was three years old and fell deathly ill. Ironically, my older sister is a bear expert, serving three seasons as a grizzly-viewing guide at a lodge in Alaska and writing a popular book about her experiences. She took this picture at close range. (!!)

Karma? You bet! But decades later in life, I still hadn’t overcome my knee-melting, stomach jolting FEAR at the very thought of bears. Until last week.

Are You Gender Neutral?

Are You Gender Neutral?
Jul 02, 2011 by Lianne Downey
I recently caught a story on NPR’s website about a trend they termed, “The End of Gender.” The article pointed to evidence such as an androgynous Australian model who walks runways for both women’s and men’s fashion, parents raising a child in gender-neutral fashion to allow the fullest room for choice, and a J. Crew advertisement featuring a boy with pink toenails. Not surprised by this supposed trend, I instantly thought of at least three good reasons for it, viewed through my multidimensional lens....

Housekeeping: An Act of Psychic Development?

Housekeeping: An Act of Psychic Development?
Mar 02, 2011 by Lianne Downey
Want to sharpen your psychic skills? Clean the house! So say my interdimensional Tutors

.I’d been fretting over the need to take time off from the burgeoning publishing business to properly clean the house. Work is so much more exciting! I don’t dislike cleaning; actually I enjoy the results and the chores aren’t that horrendous. They are somewhat meditative to me, in fact. Once I’m into it, the time just floats along and it’s fun to make things sparkle and shine. But, oh, how I begrudge that time, when I think of having to spend it on something that is only going to get dirty again!! ...

What Does It Mean When a Rabbit Crosses Your Path?

Sep 03, 2010 by Lianne Downey

Before we talk about the popular subject of animal totems, and at the risk of seeming un-humble, I am going to quote a comment posted on a previous blog entry: “Wow Lianne, your breadth and depth of knowledge of the metaphysical (and all that entails) is extraordinary. I've done my fair share of reading and research over the course of my adult life, but do not profess to have such a broad scope of information and understanding as you.” I’m so glad someone noticed because I AM NOT THAT SMART! As I’ve mentioned before, when I write something of this nature, I’ve learned how to link up with my Higher Resources and THEY are very smart indeed. They’re the ones with the...

You Are Indestructible

You Are Indestructible
Aug 20, 2010 by Lianne Downey
I flippantly promised Helen I’d explain what it means when a rabbit crosses your path (the fascinating subject of animal totems), but then I realized that I can’t talk about any Soul Pursuits of that nature until I try to explain the energy universe in which I live.

You see, when I was 21, my first Soul Pursuit came upon me without warning and it changed my perceptions of everything. From my observations since then, I’d have to say that I live in a different universe from a lot of other folks, so we’d better start there if we’re going to have a reasonable conversation....