Spending a magnificent week in the majesty of Montana mountains and rivers along side the man I love has served to spark memories and contemplation of times when I have sweetly rested in the magic of being as one in spirit with nature.
It’s been many years since I grew up in the beauty of abundant earthly surroundings as a girl living on a farm. Sandwiched in between my precious childhood days and this glorious week in the mountains of Montana there has been much busy-ness and many life distractions. I have taken far too little time for just BEING as resting in the healing power of our natural world.
On a perfect snowy winter wonderland kind of day Tom fitted me up with a pair of old fashioned snowshoes made of hickory. We walked together joyfully on top of several feet of snow. Like excited children we delighted in every step we took as we wandered our way into the most magical mountain forest setting I’ve ever seen!
Tom had previously shared stories with me about his experiences in the mountains since his arrival here in September. As we trekked along I enjoyed his stories in expanse as he pointed out where some happy experiences took place.
With much tenderness he re-shared stories of guiding friends on grand adventures to search for the perfect Christmas trees from the abundant evergreen forest. Woven into our delightful walk was a most wonderful story about Annick, the property owner, and how she treasures these trees while protecting them with inexplicable passion. Once she went so far as to threaten to chain herself to certain majestic trees to prevent them from being cut down.
Several times I paused to catch my breath as I tried my limited best to take in the exquisite beauty that surrounded us. The ethereal magic of that which was filling my senses was beyond any words one might conjure up in attempting an adequate description. Magical moments leave us wonderstruck like this sometimes.
What has shifted for me within this gentle week of radiant blessings, unconditional love and stunning beauty has been a return to the truth of what really matters.
This deep knowing resides within every soul. The knowing is this: We cannot truly thrive when we attempt to live our lives within the stress created by the countless demands of the programs that are running our world. Instead, it is our very highest purpose to rediscover and return to our place of Heart.....the sweet place of wonder, respect, tenderness, compassion and gratitude. And wondrous Peace.
Mother Earth (Gaia) is our life-giving force. When we reverently commune with her from the sacred place of our Hearts we begin to remember our Oneness with her. It is then that we can authentically embrace and live in profound yet ubiquitous spirit wisdom.... Love is the only true thing.
In Joyful Gratitude,
"Hold your dreams close to your heart. Nurture them daily. Take all necessary courageous actions. Then, when the time is right, they will come true." ~ JoAnn Bruhn
Have you ever noticed that when you remember to listen to your heart, you can always hear the immediate soft whisper of your intuitive wisdom?
I know, it's not automatic for us to do this.
Our brain-based thoughts always want to be heard first and foremost.
Our brains are used to being in charge. Thought patterns are automatically generated that are designed to "protect" us from choosing positive change, courage and release of negative thoughts and emotions.
After all, these vulnerable heart-based choices could open us to being hurt or disappointed.
My continuous practice of heart-centered intuitive living has brought me loads of opportunity to observe outcomes, both of heart-based choices and reactive-thought choices.
Every time the heart wins, I win. An open heart makes space for all things of beauty and inspiration to drop into. It's the perfect space that holds our dreams for us.
At times it's been scary. But the good news is that every time I charge past thought-generated fears my mind becomes significantly quieter and stays that way.
Our hearts know how to guide our human experiences. But we must be open to listening, making the choices and taking the courageous action steps necessary to do the work.
May we always remember to embrace the wisdom of our intelligent, loving hearts so that our dreams may come true.
Plese let me know if I can be of help to you. A psychic (intuitive) reading can be very helpful in discerning the messages of wisdom found within your precious heart.
Wishing you the joy of realizing your dreams,
"You know that crazy heart of yours?
The one that has lightning crackling and moonlight shining through it.
The one you've been told not to trust because it often
led you off the beaten path.
The one so many have misunderstood your entire life.
Trust it. Feed it. Grow it.
It is your greatest treasure and will point
the way to your highest destiny.
It is the voice of your Soul."
Jacob Nordby from
"Blessed are the Weird, A manifesto for Creatives"
*Photo by Tom Norquist
Downtown White Bear Lake is often referred to as "charming", which it certainly is. But I feel the need to add a more appropriate descriptor. This city is a place of hearth (heart merged with earth.) My late morning walk along the frosty Lake Street pathway transported me to a sacred space of joy within every life-breath I took. Serenity enfolded my grateful soul and I embraced peace beyond imagination. This simple beauty illuminated my spirit. It whispered with inexplicable reassurance that All, indeed, is One.
A morning musing on this chilly December day.....
I believe with all my heart that when we reside in spirit vibration before we incarnate we create a life "blueprint" that, together with help from our spirit guides, angels and soul family members, sketches out a rough plan or putline of experiences that are specifically designed to help us learn and evolve.
These experiences include joy, pain, and everything in between.We taste it all deeply.and if we can reach a place of wisdom where we can observe it from the vantage place of heart knowing,then we can become inspired to embrace and celebrate our unique journeys.
May we graciously embrace the wisdom of our beautiful hearts.
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The Joy of Intuitive Painting
How are your December days unfolding? May these days of darkness bring you a gentle peace.
As a practicing psychic medium I love helping others to develop their abilities to better understand and utilize their limitless power of intuition.
I hope you will enjoy this article about intuitive art, a fantastic route to accessing your heart wisdom.
Get out the paints and try it.
Let me know how it goes.
We all have intuition. Normally, our minds are busy reasoning, trying to figure out logical solutions. In the process we often don't hear the whisper our intuition….that still, calm voice that tells us what is best for us.
The sweet whisper comes to us in still moments right before mind chatter fires up. If we don't grasp the knowings when they surface, we lose them.
Painting freely in a child like manner takes us out of our analytical minds, providing direct access to the wisdom of our hearts.
We all need healthy ways to express our feelings. When we paint with abandon we express our truth. The brush helps us do so as it moves freely from heart to canvas.
One day a number of years ago I became inspired to try painting and drawing. Much to my amazement the first time I touched my brush to the paint and engaged with the paper, "something" started moving the brush. Something from deep inside of me, but not directed by my analytical mind. To me, it was purely magical!
The more paintings I did, the more I realized that my intuition, my guiding life force, was painting out my feelings and inspirations. Reflecting on these paintings, I discovered expressions that were very important to my personal journey of healing and expansion.
Enjoy checking out some my intuitive paintings and a few creations of my clients that happened during their readings:
JoAnn Bruhn Slideshow
In joyful gratitude
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This autumn has been a soul moving feast for the senses.
Have you been savoring it?
Last time I wrote a little about one of my all time favorite topics: The intelligence of our hearts.
And how fear based patterns of thought often supersede our heart wisdom.
Our best answers live within the stillness of our hearts ... THE seat of our intuition....the ultimate all-accessible SuperPower.
And we can blast holes into repetitious patterns of limiting thoughts.
Today I will wade a little deeper into this important subject.
We can live in greater peace when we practice staying centered in the space of our hearts.
Wisdom, Intuition, Gratitude, Love, Peace, and Compassion all live there.
And did you know that our hearts have their own resonant fields?
Read science-ey stuff about this at The Heart Math Institute:
In choosing positive emotions our world becomes a better place for everyone.
More to come.
In joyful gratitude,
psychic medium and musician