Making mundane moments magical 

One of the biggest things I want you to know is that no one is perfect. We all have days when we feel crappy, we all doubt our own abilities and often find ourselves overwhelmed or disheartened by our inability to live up to own expectations. 

Come with me and together we walk the path of learning and growing, discovering how to work with and  honour the internal struggle we all experience as we try to balance the many shades of our emotional lives, and find our own peace and connection internally and externally. 

TUMBLR BLOG

Laura Bowen

Writer. Artist. Oracle card creator. Nature reader. #dotswithfeathers

<p>#spiritwakesoraclechallenge Day 19 -Where do I feel safe?  Compassion - Port Wine Magnolia  Spiritual self, compassion for self and others, community events, programs, groups, looking after others through an understanding of self, beneficial relationships, a possibility of rejection but it’s not a reflection of what is in your heart, spirituality, self growth, retreat. I feel safest sharing my connections to spirit and self with others to help them find their truth and connect with their higher self.  #intuition #spiritwakesacademy #intuitivereading #oraclechallenge #flowersofthenightoracle #portwinemagnolia #selfinprovement #knowledgeofself #journalling #journalprompts #laurajbowen</p>

#spiritwakesoraclechallenge Day 19 -Where do I feel safe? Compassion - Port Wine Magnolia Spiritual self, compassion for self and others, community events, programs, groups, looking after others through an understanding of self, beneficial relationships, a possibility of rejection but it’s not a reflection of what is in your heart, spirituality, self growth, retreat. I feel safest sharing my connections to spirit and self with others to help them find their truth and connect with their higher self. #intuition #spiritwakesacademy #intuitivereading #oraclechallenge #flowersofthenightoracle #portwinemagnolia #selfinprovement #knowledgeofself #journalling #journalprompts #laurajbowen

Posted 9 hours ago
<p>Semester 1 2018 starts this week via #spiritwakesacademy  <br/>
Enrol now and work through the content at your own pace, fully supported by phone, email & Skype by me your instructor. <br/>
If you would like to learn how to observe, identify, record and interpret animal messengers then this course is the one for you! <br/>
You will be guided through how to understand and work with the natural seasons, cycles and moon phases as well as understand and connect to the energy of different land forms and natural spaces.<br/>
The course encourages you with journal prompts and activities that get you interacting with your local environment as well as trusting and working with your own intuition.<br/>
For those who may be budgeting, I now offer a payment plan with one payment a month over 12 months. All the details are on the website. The link in is my bio </p>

<p>#animalmessenger #naturecourses #onlineclasses #onlinecourses #learnonline #naturestudy #journalling #journalprompts #spiritwakesacademy #naturereading101 #naturereadingclass #naturereader #apantomancy #natureenthusiast #spiritual #intuition #intuitivereading</p>

Semester 1 2018 starts this week via #spiritwakesacademy
Enrol now and work through the content at your own pace, fully supported by phone, email & Skype by me your instructor.
If you would like to learn how to observe, identify, record and interpret animal messengers then this course is the one for you!
You will be guided through how to understand and work with the natural seasons, cycles and moon phases as well as understand and connect to the energy of different land forms and natural spaces.
The course encourages you with journal prompts and activities that get you interacting with your local environment as well as trusting and working with your own intuition.
For those who may be budgeting, I now offer a payment plan with one payment a month over 12 months. All the details are on the website. The link in is my bio

#animalmessenger #naturecourses #onlineclasses #onlinecourses #learnonline #naturestudy #journalling #journalprompts #spiritwakesacademy #naturereading101 #naturereadingclass #naturereader #apantomancy #natureenthusiast #spiritual #intuition #intuitivereading

Posted 1 day ago
<p>A handful of memories 🖤</p>

A handful of memories 🖤

Posted 1 day ago
<p>SEA GULLS - sea gulls are very opportunistic birds and often they are seen in groups. Even if you happen upon a single sea gull it usually only takes a few loud squawks before it has rallied it troupes and is joined by its friends and they are all squawking in unison.  Sea gulls are always on the look-out for food and they are not afraid to use annoying or repetitive behaviour to get what they want. Because of this behaviour sea gulls are also associated with groups and peer pressure. Their presence today is a loud reminder not to feel pressured to act or speak like those around you. The seagulls  gift is to help us recognise the opportunities when they are presented to us. When the sea gull appears you  have many opportunities to socialise and network which will offer you new opportunities that can help you achieve what you want. You are asked to be mindful,  however, of how you speak and act towards others at this time it important you be extra cautious of not putting others down, or using people in order to further yourself. <br/>
#saltwaterreadingcards</p>

SEA GULLS - sea gulls are very opportunistic birds and often they are seen in groups. Even if you happen upon a single sea gull it usually only takes a few loud squawks before it has rallied it troupes and is joined by its friends and they are all squawking in unison. Sea gulls are always on the look-out for food and they are not afraid to use annoying or repetitive behaviour to get what they want. Because of this behaviour sea gulls are also associated with groups and peer pressure. Their presence today is a loud reminder not to feel pressured to act or speak like those around you. The seagulls gift is to help us recognise the opportunities when they are presented to us. When the sea gull appears you have many opportunities to socialise and network which will offer you new opportunities that can help you achieve what you want. You are asked to be mindful, however, of how you speak and act towards others at this time it important you be extra cautious of not putting others down, or using people in order to further yourself.
#saltwaterreadingcards

Posted 2 days ago
<p>#spiritwakesoraclechallenge<br/>
Day 16 - Where will inspiration come from? <br/>
Inspiration comes from adapting to my environment.<br/>
I need to be versatile, practical and I need to venture outside my shell more often in order to move forward. <br/>
Inspiration comes from knowing I can survive in any environment, now I just need to find where it is that I thrive. <br/>
#dreamtimereadingcards #turtle #versatility #inspiration #spiritwakesacademy #naturereading101 #oraclecards #oraclechallenge #intuition #intuitivereading #naturereader</p>

#spiritwakesoraclechallenge
Day 16 - Where will inspiration come from?
Inspiration comes from adapting to my environment.
I need to be versatile, practical and I need to venture outside my shell more often in order to move forward.
Inspiration comes from knowing I can survive in any environment, now I just need to find where it is that I thrive.
#dreamtimereadingcards #turtle #versatility #inspiration #spiritwakesacademy #naturereading101 #oraclecards #oraclechallenge #intuition #intuitivereading #naturereader

Posted 3 days ago
<p>Semester 1 2018 starts today via #spiritwakesacademy  Enrol now and work through the content at your own pace, fully supported by me your instructor. If you would like to learn how to observe, identify, record and interpret animal messengers then this course is the one for you! You will be guided through how to understand and work with the natural seasons, cycles and moon phases as well as understand and connect to the energy of different land forms and natural spaces.<br/>
The course encourages you with journal prompts and activities that get you interacting with your local environment as well as trusting and working with your own intuition.<br/>
For those who may be budgeting, I now offer a payment plan with one payment a month over 12 months. All the details are on the website. Link in my bio. #animalmessenger #naturecourses #onlineclasses #onlinecourses #learnonline #naturestudy #journalling #journalprompts #spiritwakesacademy #naturereading101 #naturereadingclass #naturereader #apantomancy #natureenthusiast #spiritual #intuition #intuitivereading</p>

Semester 1 2018 starts today via #spiritwakesacademy Enrol now and work through the content at your own pace, fully supported by me your instructor. If you would like to learn how to observe, identify, record and interpret animal messengers then this course is the one for you! You will be guided through how to understand and work with the natural seasons, cycles and moon phases as well as understand and connect to the energy of different land forms and natural spaces.
The course encourages you with journal prompts and activities that get you interacting with your local environment as well as trusting and working with your own intuition.
For those who may be budgeting, I now offer a payment plan with one payment a month over 12 months. All the details are on the website. Link in my bio. #animalmessenger #naturecourses #onlineclasses #onlinecourses #learnonline #naturestudy #journalling #journalprompts #spiritwakesacademy #naturereading101 #naturereadingclass #naturereader #apantomancy #natureenthusiast #spiritual #intuition #intuitivereading

Posted 4 days ago
<p>I thought I would share something that for me personally, has been a light bulb moment. <br/>
Over the last 5 years I have gone under a few different titles. I have called myself an Artist and Author, a Nature reader, a Trainer and Facilitator, an Aboriginal Artist, a graphic designer, a mentor, a leader, a mother and the list goes on and on.<br/>
Recently I sat down to write out my business branding for this year and on my business cards started with my usually <br/>
Laura Bowen - Artist, Author, nature reader <br/>
And realised that at the moment, I am not focusing  in any of those areas, I am not even writing at the moment or producing any art to sell.<br/>
 So instead I went back to just Laura Bowen.<br/>
Restoring my self to the original settings so to speak. <br/>
 This year my focus is my Spirit Wakes Academy  and in order for that to grow the way I hope it will, I need to remove the labels I have attached to myself and allow myself to grow in what ever directions are needed in order to be the best me I can be.<br/>
Removing labels doesn’t mean I am less than what I was, it actually means I have infinite possibilities available to me.<br/>
What labels do you need to let go of that are holding you back or making your feel less than what you truly are? #spiritwakesoraclechallenge #nolabels #nolabelsnolimits #crystalmagic #flowers #rosebuds #identity #selfexploration</p>

I thought I would share something that for me personally, has been a light bulb moment.
Over the last 5 years I have gone under a few different titles. I have called myself an Artist and Author, a Nature reader, a Trainer and Facilitator, an Aboriginal Artist, a graphic designer, a mentor, a leader, a mother and the list goes on and on.
Recently I sat down to write out my business branding for this year and on my business cards started with my usually
Laura Bowen - Artist, Author, nature reader
And realised that at the moment, I am not focusing in any of those areas, I am not even writing at the moment or producing any art to sell.
So instead I went back to just Laura Bowen.
Restoring my self to the original settings so to speak.
This year my focus is my Spirit Wakes Academy and in order for that to grow the way I hope it will, I need to remove the labels I have attached to myself and allow myself to grow in what ever directions are needed in order to be the best me I can be.
Removing labels doesn’t mean I am less than what I was, it actually means I have infinite possibilities available to me.
What labels do you need to let go of that are holding you back or making your feel less than what you truly are? #spiritwakesoraclechallenge #nolabels #nolabelsnolimits #crystalmagic #flowers #rosebuds #identity #selfexploration

Posted 6 days ago
<p>Can’t believe our baby starts big school in 3 weeks time. Our little Pisces, full of wisdom beyond her years, gentleness, creativity, independence and magic.<br/>
Glad I managed to snap such a cute daddy and daughter moment at the beach, sharing a picnic in her favourite “mermaid cave”. I am really struggling with this latest transition, no more toddlers or babies, they are all growing up and as they do, my role as their mumma changes, I am no longer needed to be her entire world as she slowly begins to see just how much bigger the world really is compared to the safe haven of the last 5 years, our home and her lovely home day care Mum.  The protective Mumma in me wants so badly to protect her from a world that is far too practical, structured and realistic for this little magical being so full of wonder and enchantment.  But the wild mumma in me gently places her arm around my protective mumma and smiles as she assures me that she will always walk somewhere between the worlds of creativity, magic and wide eyed wonder and those qualities will take her exactly where she needs to go. Meanwhile I have to acknowledge that much of my anxiety is because of the fact this is new territory to me, knowing I will not birth more children, that nappies, breastfeeding and toilet training, after 20 years,  is well and truly behind me, is strange. I know I need to learn how to navigate a new world of my youngest now being a school age child, my middle two approaching puberty as well as the needs of my adult children and I feel excited, perplexed, overwhelmed and a strange kind of freedom I am not sure how to feel about. It’s a Brave new world my friends.</p>

Can’t believe our baby starts big school in 3 weeks time. Our little Pisces, full of wisdom beyond her years, gentleness, creativity, independence and magic.
Glad I managed to snap such a cute daddy and daughter moment at the beach, sharing a picnic in her favourite “mermaid cave”. I am really struggling with this latest transition, no more toddlers or babies, they are all growing up and as they do, my role as their mumma changes, I am no longer needed to be her entire world as she slowly begins to see just how much bigger the world really is compared to the safe haven of the last 5 years, our home and her lovely home day care Mum. The protective Mumma in me wants so badly to protect her from a world that is far too practical, structured and realistic for this little magical being so full of wonder and enchantment. But the wild mumma in me gently places her arm around my protective mumma and smiles as she assures me that she will always walk somewhere between the worlds of creativity, magic and wide eyed wonder and those qualities will take her exactly where she needs to go. Meanwhile I have to acknowledge that much of my anxiety is because of the fact this is new territory to me, knowing I will not birth more children, that nappies, breastfeeding and toilet training, after 20 years, is well and truly behind me, is strange. I know I need to learn how to navigate a new world of my youngest now being a school age child, my middle two approaching puberty as well as the needs of my adult children and I feel excited, perplexed, overwhelmed and a strange kind of freedom I am not sure how to feel about. It’s a Brave new world my friends.

Posted 1 week ago
<p>#spiritwakesoraclechallenge Day 8 - How can I best move forward in 2018.  Nautilus Princess - Powerful personal growth. The message of this card speaks of concerns around stepping up and moving into your power and wondering how you can remain a good person. It augurs new responsibility and rapid growth, possibly a new job or role.<br/>
It advises that if I come from an authentic and pure place I will see this quest as a sacred task and the growth will be perfect and perfectly proportioned.<br/>
It reminds me it is okay to use my own power wisely, in ways that are in tune with myself and I will have rapid growth as a result. I will  not mis treat my growing power by being dominating, greedy or controlling. “ It’s time to take myself and my potential seriously”<br/>
This aligns perfectly with my goal for 2018. Stepping into my power and creating the career I want for myself by growing my own business and in the process empowering others. <br/>
Deck used #oracleofshadowsandlight by @lucycavendish</p>

#spiritwakesoraclechallenge Day 8 - How can I best move forward in 2018. Nautilus Princess - Powerful personal growth. The message of this card speaks of concerns around stepping up and moving into your power and wondering how you can remain a good person. It augurs new responsibility and rapid growth, possibly a new job or role.
It advises that if I come from an authentic and pure place I will see this quest as a sacred task and the growth will be perfect and perfectly proportioned.
It reminds me it is okay to use my own power wisely, in ways that are in tune with myself and I will have rapid growth as a result. I will not mis treat my growing power by being dominating, greedy or controlling. “ It’s time to take myself and my potential seriously”
This aligns perfectly with my goal for 2018. Stepping into my power and creating the career I want for myself by growing my own business and in the process empowering others.
Deck used #oracleofshadowsandlight by @lucycavendish

Posted 1 week ago
<p>For those who have been wanting to enrol in my courses but find the one off payment for the enrolment fee a little daunting, I now have a yearly subscription style payment plan in place. Just $11 a month over 12 months.<br/>
Details on the <a href="http://www.spiritwakes.com/Courses">www.spiritwakes.com/Courses</a> ..  Meanwhile just after setting up this new payment option, I walked out side to see these storm lilies, my flower for 2018 with its beautiful message - Restore. Feeling really supported by the universe. #spiritwakesacademy #enrolnow #onlinecourses #onlineclasses #2018studyyear #2018enrollment #laurabowen #naturereading101 #naturereader</p>

For those who have been wanting to enrol in my courses but find the one off payment for the enrolment fee a little daunting, I now have a yearly subscription style payment plan in place. Just $11 a month over 12 months.
Details on the www.spiritwakes.com/Courses .. Meanwhile just after setting up this new payment option, I walked out side to see these storm lilies, my flower for 2018 with its beautiful message - Restore. Feeling really supported by the universe. #spiritwakesacademy #enrolnow #onlinecourses #onlineclasses #2018studyyear #2018enrollment #laurabowen #naturereading101 #naturereader

Posted 1 week ago