Art and the Shrinking Parathyroid Tumor continued…

I didn’t plan on doing a Back of the Heart tumor dissolving painting today but this dropped in this afternoon.

You can see the tumor in the left image but it is a little smaller.

I am really excited about the healing energy coming from this painting. It is talking to my soul and Inner Physician.

This is an early phase:

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As you can see the energy in this stage is completely different. I was compelled to take a photo of this. I realize now that is because it has something to say to me that is different than the finished painting. I think what it is showing me is the importance of focusing on the throat chakra symbol in the upper left had corner and the throat chakra sound, shown by the music.

Here it is! Finished!

The blue and white image is more eitheric and the finished image more grounded and connected.

28FD97C0-BF03-487E-B6E1-5EF6F5AA6D4DThere is something very profound happening in this painting and in me!

When I was painting it I could see the look on the doctor’s face when he told me the tumor was gone. I am seeing it happening. And more importantly, I feel the excitement I will feel when he says “It’s Gone!” That is an important part of manifestation. Sending the intention and feeling the emotion that you feel when it happens. That is what pulls it to you.

The interesting thing about visionary art is that each step in the painting has an impact. This painting has different energy than the finished painting. So I get different information from each part of the process.

Symbolism:

Throat Chakra symbol in upper left corner- The most common Sanskrit name for the Throat chakra is “Vishudda”, which means “pure” or “purification”.

This chakra is related to the element of sound. Through the throat, sound is propagated into the air and its vibration can be felt not just in our ears, but also in our whole body. It is an important instrument of communication and expression.

Musical Note: The note depicts the note for G. This sound vibrates the throat chakra.  You see that sound coming from the throat chakra symbol, going into the tumor making it smaller and transforming it into a blue butterfly.

Blue Butterfly:

In most cultures, the blue butterfly is a symbol of acceptance, honor, and great energy. A blue butterfly can also symbolize the passing of time, change, and meaningful purpose in life. Seeing a blue butterfly or holding it can have a calming effect on a person. In some part of the world, blue butterflies are rare, so it is considered extremely lucky to observe one. The blue butterfly is a symbol of Spirit speaking through transformation and change. In some cultures, spotting a blue butterfly is thought to bring sudden good luck. ** Blue butterflies are also considered wish-granters. Spotting a blue butterfly means that a wish one makes or made will come true. A blue colored butterfly is often thought to symbolize joy and happiness

These images are magical!

Journey to Dissolve Parathyroid Tumor begins…

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Have you ever talked with a body part?  I know, it sounds crazy but we can tap into valuable information by just asking. That is where these two images came from.  I asked my parathyroid tumor what it wanted to share and the first thing I heard was “Bittersweet”.  Not surprising since I spent the last 2.5 years recovering from 3 heart attacks and open heart surgery and now I was faced with this!

Part of dissolving the tumor will be done with art. This is first of The back of Heart series of unknown length. On the left is where my parathyroid is currently, which is on the back of my aorta, and on the right what I want it to look like in the future, which is gone. I will do a series of these using my body as a guide until it is gone.

The title of the one on the left is bittersweet and that is in the painting coming from the heart.  The title of the right side image is Radiant.

The idea is to continue to check in with the tumor, ask where it is at, how big it is, and what it needs.  That will be painted as an image on the left side of the paper.  The right side is always about where I want to end up through this journey.  That image can change over time as well but is always the positive aspect I am aiming for.

After I completed the painting I researched the symbol of bittersweet, which is a plant.  Aside from the obvious that this is a bittersweet issue I am dealing with, here is what I found for the symbolism of bittersweet:

“Bittersweet is protection from evil spells.  It is also used in healing rituals. As a part of a cleansing or a protective ritual, it is believed that it sends out more power to the Universe, keeping negativity and other bad things away from you.”

Perfect vehicle for healing!

 

Healing using Art and Art Therapy

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This is a new series following my journey to dissolve a Parathyroid tumor using art and alternative medicine.

This was last Tuesday…Not good…

Back from the surgeon. I saw the scan they did yesterday. The parathyroid tumor is behind the aorta. This rarely happens!

The surgery is going to be so complicated that the surgeon needs a couple of months to think about the best way to do it. He has never seen one there before. He wants to consult with other surgeons and he said he would think about it when he is doing other surgeries to get some ideas. So sometime in December.

I am also still healing from open heart surgery that hasn’t been a year yet. The surgeon said that both of the possible entry points have scar tissue from the open heart surgery and it will start to break up once I am healed so it will be easier to open me up.

Which gives me two months to disappear it.

The recovery will be as hard as recovery from open heart surgery and if they open me up in the front there is a 50% chance my vocal cord could get damaged and I would have a hoarse voice forever. I know, it could be sexy….also risk to the aorta.

So I told the surgeon I was going to make it go away. I told him I had done it before with my gallbladder and I could do it again. He didn’t roll his eyes like you would think. He didn’t even blink an eye but say he was behind me to do this. He encouraged me to do that. He said he supported me in doing that. And he was all over testing my blood again to see if it was still there.

What? Doctors always roll their eyes when I talk about doing magic. By magic, I mean making things go away that are not suppose to go away.  I have done it before.

I am determined to do it again!

I want to be clear that I have no resistance to having surgery if that is necessary. Letting go completely to resistance was a huge lesson learned during my heart journey. I know how important that is to returning to wellness.

With that said I also have no resistance to the tumor going away on its own. Of the two options that is my preference, of course. I also love the idea of being a way shower about the possibilities we have for healing.

Two of the things I will be doing art working with art and sound/frequency/vibrations. Art is one of the most powerful healing tools I know. It is a way of seeing current and future ideas. I am a trained art therapist so I know that it can impact all levels of healing and that is why it is my go-to modality.

I am going to start a new series of paintings called the Back of the Heart. I had been planning this for a few days when my friend Rev Marshall Wright gave me a new idea this morning that I will be working on the paintings.

I am also a trained sound therapist and know how powerful that is for healing so will be doing that too.

I am combining these things with a new quantum healing tool I just discovered that will enhance and support anything else I am doing and any prayers and healing anyone sends me.

I plan to learn from this issue, just as I have from my heart. There is something here for me to learn.

In the end, if I have to have surgery I won’t see it as a failure. The tumor either goes away before surgery or It needs help to go away with surgery.

Whatever happens is the path.

Soul Portraits for Group Experiences

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I spent the weekend at my friend Tai Goodwin-Kastens Santuary Retreat at the Arc. I highly recommend Tai if you really want to move your business forward! She is a fabulous coach.

I learned so much about marketing and have a plan of action to move forward with.

She invited me to do a Soul Portrait of the group experience. I start every soul Portrait by connecting with the person or event at a higher level. In most cases an image drops into my inner vision. From there I begin the painting.

The painting above is what I painted. It is 14 x 16 watercolor.

Before I even left home the image started coming to me as I tuned in to the group. I saw a tree in the center and the seeds and water at the bottom. The tree is an actual tree on the grounds that I was attracted to immediately and the sky is what we saw when we went out to dinner the first night.

When I arrived symbols for each of the participants came in. As the weekend unfolded I heard people making reference to things that their symbol stood for and they hadn’t seen the painting.

For example: each of the seeds represents one of the people in the group. On the second day Tai talked about how we were planting seeds.

If you would like me to do a Soul Portrait for you, individually or for a group or event, connect with me.

www.katelynmariahvisionaryartist.com

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Interview with local author, Sara Bell

Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Sara Bell, a local author in the Twin Cities.  Sara is a participant in Brush and Pen: Festival for Artists and Authors,

Welcome, Sara! Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today.

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Katelyn– Hi Sara can you tell us a bit about yourself that isn’t writing related.

Sara-I am an event professional by trade and in 2016 I left the corporate world to care full-time for my Nana who has Alzheimer’s. I started a little virtual business doing marketing and customer service support for digital entrepreneurs and small companies so I could pay my bills while being a caregiver.  After my family found a great Alzheimer’s home for her, I went back to work for about one year. In May of this year I was laid off from my latest job and flung myself back into full-time self-employment (and couldn’t be more fulfilled)!
Katelyn- What a wonderful thing to do for you Nana and had to be a big decision for you. I am excited to see what happens now that you are following your calling!

As a writer, I am always curious to know why other writers started to write.  What got you started?

Sara- I’m an avid reader and there just came a time when I was reading and I realized I have stories to share too.  Even though I’m generally outgoing, I can still be pretty shy/insecure and I feel like I’ve spent years hiding behind a mask.  Always trying to fit in and be well-liked.  Writing has let me be myself- first in my journals, then more and more on social media, and now in blogs and books.

Katelyn- I think a lot of creative people can relate to hiding on some level. I started as a journal writer followed by blogging too.  I felt like it was easier to be myself in my writing.
Do you have a favorite genre of writing?
Sara-I love all things self-help. It’s super cliche but I need all the help I can get and I can’t get enough of it! Give me affirmations, inspiration, and encouragement and I come alive!  It’s the most energizing thing!

Katelyn- We all need that sometimes don’t we?!  I am curious why you write.

Sara-I am very introspective and love to know why I think a certain thought or what caused a feeling.  Writing helps me process my thoughts and feelings and make sense of my experiences.  I’m also a teacher at heart and if just one person can learn from my mistakes or my knowledge, I want to share everything I can.

Katelyn- I understand that completely.  It is easier to see what is bouncing around in your head when it’s on paper so you can sort it out and gain insight.
Can you tell our readers about your books

Sara- 
I have two books so far- one chapter book that I co-authored and one children’s book that I’ll launch and take orders for at the festival!  Obstacles Equal Opportunities was a compilation of stories from several authors.  In it, I shared a bit about a pivotal point in my life when I got divorced, lost my job, and my Papa died – all catapulting me into caregiving and self-employment. My children’s book is called Nana Forgot My Name and it’s a rhyming, full color illustrated book that uses symbolism and silly rhymes to help younger kids make sense of Alzheimer’s (or at least make as much sense of it as the rest of us!).

Katelyn- I think honest stories about our own struggles are so helpful because they let people know they are not alone in their struggles.  I love the idea of a children’s book about Alzheimer’s! It can imagine it is really confusing for children when it happens to someone they love.  My kids were young adults when it happened to their dad’s father and it was still hard for them.

I don’t know if this happens to you but most creative people have creative blocks at times. What do you do when you get a creative block?

Sara- Play!  I love creating joy in my life so if I feel stuck, I do things that bring me joy.  It depends on the time of year and where I am, but that could be anything from going swimming or reading by the pool, to snowboarding, exploring, traveling, the list goes on… I just allow myself to truly take a break and enjoy life where I’m at today.
Katelyn-That is brilliant and so simple!

Do you have favorite authors that inspire you?

Sara- I love Alexi Panos and Danielle LaPorte and also Gabrielle Bernstein.  And any of the great thought leaders of the early 1900’s through today, really.  The list goes on but those three are all women whose books I read over and over again.

Katelyn- I just started listening to Gabrielle Bernstein on YouTube.  She is awesome.  The thought leaders of the early 1900’s were amazing.  I like that a lot of what they were saying at that time fits today.

I imagine there are people who are reading this who would like to write a book and just don’t know how to start. What advice would you give to aspiring writers? 
Sara- Get over yourself and write! It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to get done!  Sometimes the hardest part is getting started.  If you really don’t know where to start, just start writing about that- what are the thoughts going through your mind?  Journal and eventually it will start to pour out.
Katelyn- That is such great advice!  Just start and don’t worry what comes out.
How can people support you in your writing career?  

Sara- If they already have purchased my books or if they like my articles or blogs, they can keep me in mind for freelancing opportunities.  I write for a number of small businesses (mostly newsletter/blog post copy) and am open to new projects or collaborations.

What is your web address or where can people see your art?

www.eventplanningsupport.com is my official business site.  I don’t house my books on there (yet!), but people are always welcome to connect with me via email or social media (sara@eventplanningsupport.com or @saraannbell on Instagram, and I’m on Facebook as Sara Barnat Bell)

Thanks, Sara, I hope we see all of our readers at the Festival Saturday, August 18th!

Interview with Local Artist, Jennifer Swenson

Today I have the pleasure of speaking with my friend Jennifer Swenson, a local artist in the Twin Cities.  Jennifer is a participant in Brush and Pen: Festival for Artists and Authors,

Welcome, Jennifer! Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today.

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Katelyn- Can you talk a bit about yourself that is not art related?
Jennifer- I am the owner of Heaven Sent Healing Massage and Wellness Center in Inver Grove Heights, Mn. I have been a massage therapist for 8 years specializing in Cranial-Sacral therapy, Oncology, PreNatal, relaxation therapies. I am a Reiki Master and medium. I like to treat the body as a whole – mind, body, and spirit.
I also teach art classes around the state. I love getting people to create and relax – the world needs that. 🙂
Katelyn- One of the things I know you do is classes where everyone does their own version of the same image.  It looks like so much fun!!
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What inspired you to start making art in the first place?
Jennifer- I have been an artist all my life since my sister put a crayon in my hand.  I have been doing it professionally for about 30 + years. I use art as a way of relaxation. I always have a million ideas in my head!
Katelyn- I have watched you over the years and it is true that you always have millions of ideas.  One of the things I love about you as an artist is you are always experimenting with new medium.  Do you have a favorite medium and why?
Jennifer- Honestly, just a regular old #2 pencil. But most of my art is in watercolor, acrylic, and pen. I love fluid art.
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Katelyn- That’s interesting that you say a pencil.  One of the other artists I interviewed said pen.  It got me thinking about those two things in a different way.  I have seen it as a basic tool but thinking of it as a medium expands my understanding.
I am always curious about why artists chose to create art?
Jennifer: Maybe as a way to escape. We live in such a harsh world right now, its a great way to ground and revitalize oneself.
Katelyn- I agree that it is a great way to escape and create beauty in the harsh world we are experiencing right now.  You said you always have lots of ideas but do you ever get a creative block and if so what do you do to move through it?
Jennifer- I doodle. I was the kid who got into trouble in school for writing on the desks etc. Sometimes doodling lines help me out of a block.
Just keep creating something and eventually, it starts to flow again. Don’t stop dreaming or let others opinions crush that creativity within you.
Katelyn- I was that kid too!! I was often in the hall for punishment because I was drawing or doodling something when I was supposed to be doing something else.
Do you have favorite artists that inspire you?
Jennifer-Norman Rockwell, Charles Schutz, Monet – I could keep going.
Watching new artists emerge always helps to stimulate new ideas and try new products-
Katelyn- I imagine there will be aspiring artists that find this blog.  What advice would you give them?
Jennifer- Andy Warhol once said
 “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
Katelyn- Warhol was right, thinking is the death of art!  It will stop creation every time.
How can people support you in your art career?
Jennifer-Buy from your local artists.
My art is always available online or at local shows. Even if they can’t afford to buy anything just sending a supportive message to those you know who are artists creating that helps get us through the tough times and self-doubt in the art world.
Jennifer- I agree.  Sometimes those special notes from people about our work are more valuable than money.
What is your web address or where can people see your art?
Facebook: Heaven Sent Creations
Instagram: Heaven_Sent_Creations
Etsy: HeavenSentbyJennifer

Interview with Local Author, Rowan Glaser

Today I have the pleasure of speaking with my friend Rowan Glaser, a local author in the Twin Cities.  Rowan is a participant in Brush and Pen: Festival for Artists and Authors,

Welcome, Welcome Rowan! Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today.

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Katelyn- Can you tell us a bit about yourself that isn’t writing related.
Rowan-I’ve made my mark in this world by being a custom motorcycle painter.
I’ve had bikes in national magazines, museums, and art galleries as well as receiving many awards at bike shows for my work.
I got into painting because I knew it was time to start a new career having recently left the Navy where I was an air traffic controller, and then driving cab in St. Paul.  So one day, I’m standing in the living room and I happen to say out loud, I wonder what career I should do next? To my amazement, a disembodied voice replied, “Auto body.”  Figuring it was my guardian angel, I called the local college and asked if they had an auto body program and sure enough they did, and it was starting in a week. I signed up and the rest is herstory.
Katelyn- I love how you were able to listen to your guardian angel and go with it.  A lot of people can’t do that because they don’t trust that voice.  I have seen your motorcycle painting and it is amazing.
I am always curious what inspires an author to write. What inspired you to start writing?
Rowan- For twenty plus years, I was driven to heal myself from childhood and military traumas.  As changes resulted and I became more of who I wanted to be, I recognized the amazing transformations that were taking place and recorded them in journals.  Stacks of them!  lol
At the same time, when out and about in different social settings, people always ask what everyone does for a living.  When I’d share my career, fascination resulted followed by more questions – which allowed me the opportunity to fine-tune my response into an exciting account of the adventures I’ve lived.
The catalyst for the book came in 2012 when my life fell apart and I had to implement all the lessons previously learned, in order to make peace with the chaos swirling around me.  Returning to writing, I melded my top life adventures with ways to heal and rise in vibration, thereby lifting my own self back up while hopefully cutting a path for others to follow – knowing not everyone has time to spend researching for 20 years.  In the end, I discovered we weren’t born to pay bills and die.
Katelyn- I totally understand journaling transformation.  All of my books started in my journals…lots of journals! It is like the book was written for you first so you could grow and then you want to share what you learned so that others can grow.
Do you have a specific genre in your writing and what you read?
Rowan- Biography, Self-help, Personal Growth, Visionary
Katelyn- I can see that in your writing. As writers, we usually have a higher purpose for writing.  Why do you write?
Rowan- To raise awareness and effect healing.
Katelyn- That’s a great reason especially in the times that we are experiencing now.
Most creative people get creative blocks. What do you do when you get a creative block?
Rowan- It never happened – I found I couldn’t stop writing.  Some days it was 14+ hours in front of the computer.  I had to buy a better chair.  lol
Katelyn- It sounds like you were in the flow of some powerful inspiration!  It is hard to stop when you get to that place because it is so easy.
Do you have writers who inspire you and why?
Rowan-Dan Millman, Lynn V. Andrews, James Redfield, Deepak Chopra, Baird T. Spalding, Vladamir Megre. They help me be hopeful of the good things coming.  To discover the Truths that are hidden within us.
Katelyn- Those are some of my favorites too.  I especially like the ones like Lynn V. Andrews and Vladamir Megre who come at teaching from the aspect of stories that have so much wisdom in them.  Sometimes is it easier for our mind to believe when it comes in story form verse fact.
I imagine there are many people reading this who would like to write a book someday. What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Rowan- Write for the love of writing, express what you need to say.
Katelyn-It really is that simple isn’t it?
How can people support you in your writing career and find out about your cycle painting?
Rowan- If you enjoy my book, ask yourself if there is anyone you know in the publishing, marketing, or distribution fields that you can pass this onto to read.  Word of mouth is the best advertising.  Toni Woodruff, part of the family that owns the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, loves my book so much that she shares it with her people – and is even promoting me at the Bikers Belle symposium even though I can not make it there this year.  Situations such as this make me feel truly appreciated for taking the time to record what I’ve discovered.
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But since I know not everyone cozies up with a book, I put together a presentation on alternative healing methods along with some readings from the book, into a half hour video.  It is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/wIIncX4Vbu4?t=1s
Lastly, for those who enjoy social media, the Facebook page is:  https://www.facebook.com/MCMMbook/
What is your web address or where can people find your books?

 

Interview with Local Potter, Ray Caron

Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Ray Caron a local potter in the Twin Cities.  Ray  is a participant in Brush and Pen: Festival for Artists and Authors,

Welcome, Welcome Ray! Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today.

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Katelyn- Ray, can you tell us a bit about yourself that isn’t art related?

Ray-I work full time at the University of Minnesota.  It’s a staff position that offers great benefits. I received my second degree, a BFA, through using the Regents Scholarship program.  I’m an avid fisherman. I commonly practice “catch and release” so I think it might just be an excuse to get outside and on the water.

Katelyn- I love that you were able to get your BFA as a benefit of working at the U of M, that’s awesome.

I am always curious what inspires an artist to start making art. What inspired you to start making art?

Ray-My parents encouraged me and my siblings to draw.  There was a basic drawing course on PBS that we would gather around to participate in.  Many years later, I took a series of vocational aptitude tests. The counselor there said “you have the habits and unrealized abilities of an artist”  I know it’s not a romantic beginning but the coin dropped and off I went.

Katelyn- What great parents to instill creativity in their children!! That isn’t true for a lot of us.

Can you tell us what is your favorite medium and why?

Ray- I painted with acrylic paints for many years.  I found them preferable to oils. Now that I’m a ceramicist I’m getting finicky about clay bodies.  I mostly use a Stoneware from Continental Clay. It’s sturdy to sculpt with and I like the lighter kilned color that takes glazes easily and looks good unglazed.

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Katelyn- Ah, a painter turned potter. I love how you let your imagination free on the surface of the mug.

I am curious about why you create art.

Ray-Creating Art is essential to my well-being.  Everything I do to support and sustain making Art I call “feeding the Art Monkey”  My artist friends are somewhat taken aback by that but I’m hooked. It’s the center of my being in a way.

Katelyn- I think that is a great way to say it! The Art Monkey has to eat too.  Most creative people have creative blocks sometimes.  What do you do when you get a creative block?

Ray- When people talk to me about being blocked I think of Van Gogh, who at one point painted his boots.  There’s loads of inspiration and motivation around us every day. It’s a matter of letting yourself see it.  In clay, there’s a multitude of variables and directions to go in and draw from. I also keep a sketchbook of projects to complete.  That’s my back up plan for feeling that I’m drifting. Or I just start working and see what happens.

Katelyn- I agree, there is so much around us to be inspired by. It is just a matter of letting yourself see.  I think seeing is an art in itself.

You mentioned Van Gogh which makes me wonder if you have particular artists that you are inspired by.

Ray- Antoni Tapies is an inspirational figure for me. He created works based on the texture of the material most people pass by every day.

Katelyn- I had to look him up because I had not heard of him before.  I can see his inspiration in your work. I love the idea of using materials other people overlook.

I know there will be aspiring artists reading this. What advice would you give them?

Ray- One of my favorite musicians once said onstage one night “Don’t (venture into making Art) unless you absolutely have to.”

Katelyn- As one of those people who have to do art, I totally understand!

Can you tell us how we can support you in your art career?

Ray- I like it even if people visit my Facebook page and follow it. Asymmetrical work is far from the norm in functional ceramics, especially for mugs.  I’m making Art that I hope will resonate with others. I’d like to develop a dozen or so conversations about ceramics and art.

Katelyn-What is your web address or where can people see your art?

The Facebook page for my ceramic work is Clay Panther Ceramics

A very good catalogue of my work is on Pinterest at Functional Art -Ray Caron ClayPantherCeramics and I have an Etsy shop: Clay Panther Ceramics.

 

Interview with local author, Deb Regan

Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Deb Regan a local author in the Twin Cities.  Deb is a participant in Brush and Pen: Festival for Artists and Authors,

Welcome, Welcome Deb! Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today.

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Katelyn-Tell us a bit about yourself that isn’t writing related?

Deb- I was a partner practicing employment law in a large Minneapolis law firm when my dad was fired for ‘being sick’ (he had brain cancer). He was fired just days after the Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect, and I had the great privilege of representing him. We prevailed, and I knew that was why I was supposed to become an attorney. I also knew at that point I was done practicing law.

I then found space clearing (in truth, space clearing found me). Talk about a shift out of the mainstream! My husband describes space clearing as acupuncture for a space – it releases stuck energy that is present.

Katelyn- I got chills when I read what you wrote about your dad. It was totally divine intervention that you went into law! Wow!  And congratulations for following your heart and leaving law to open to a bigger calling.

I am always curious what inspires authors to start writing.  What was your inspiration?

Deb- I started creating the oracle deck and writing the guidebook because of the transformation that I had seen in my clients after they connected with their spaces. They truly began to experience more peace and clarity in their space, recognizing the mirror that it provides for their own growth and evolution.

Katelyn- So you created an actual oracle deck that people can work with to help them create new living spaces in their home.  I love that idea!

What genre do you write in and what do you like to read?

Deb- My writing genre is self-help and empowerment. For my reading genre, I still love a good legal thriller!

Katelyn- I imagine it is more fun seeing the law from the outside these days, through a good book!

I am curious why authors chose to write, what is your motivation?

Deb-I write because it helps me express my ideas. I love being in the flow!

Katelyn- Most creative people get creative blocks at some point.  What do you do when you encounter a creative block?

Deb- I step away from the computer and get out in nature with my two dogs! It absolutely moves me out of my head (where any creative block resides) and into my heart.

Katelyn- Nature is one of the ways I use to and it is the perfect way to get out of your head and into your heart!

Do you have any writers that inspire you and why?

Deb-I like exploring the bigger picture, i.e., who are we, why are we here, so writers who inspire me include, Paulo Coelho, Carolyn Myss and Greg Braden.

Katelyn- I love all three of them too, but especially Paulo Coelho for his wonderful storytelling and Greg Braden for his ability to blend science and consciousness.

I know there are probably a few aspiring writers reading this right now.  What advice would you give them?

Deb- Keep going! We all have a voice. We all have something to share. Don’t fall into the ‘not good enough’ trap that the ego loves so much!

Katelyn- That’s great advice, I think a lot of people stop before they even start because they don’t feel they are good enough to do it.

How can people support you in your writing career?

Deb-Share your story with me! Every time we connect with others there is inspiration to be had. My card deck and guidebook came through when I was sitting with friends at a Women’s Summit!

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Katelyn- Where can people connect with you and find your oracle deck?

Deb- The ‘Oracle Wisdom from Your Space – Loving Insights for Your Life’ card deck and guidebook can be found at www.oraclewisdomspaces.com. There is a free ‘Create a Great Space’ 30-day challenge on the website as well. My session website is www.debregan.com.