From Mirabai shop in Woodstock NY:
Sometimes the hero is you.
Mirabai is currently in need of heroes. Legions of heroes. The sort of heroes that only Tolkien or Campbell or Rowling could imagine. Venerable souls drawn to the higher ground, to matters of spirit, to the power they see in small things, to idyllic spaces like our own. But like all such spaces, Mirabai is not only vital, it’s fragile, and at this point in the storm, our ship is sinking. This is an S.O.S. This is an emergency. This is not a drill.
Today Mirabai is launching a Gofundme effort to save the store: https://www.gofundme.com/f/keep-mirabai-books-afloat-in-the-time-of-covid19?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
For those of you who’ve been ordering gift certificates from us these past two weeks while the store’s been shuttered, we are forever grateful for that essential infusion of funds and the moral support those sales provided us. But as we head into the uncertainty of the virus’ curve and with income now slowed to a trickle, a mountain of overdue and soon-to-be-due invoices, mortgage payments and fixed expenses for the shop are overwhelming us right now. Money is tight all over, but won’t you please throw Mirabai a lifeline if you’re able? No amount is too small. The size of your individual contribution does not matter. What matters is that the expansive energy of this community be ignited, collectively. That is what we are asking. Words cannot express how grateful we have been for all of your support throughout the years and how much your contribution now – small or large – would mean to us at this crucial moment.
We realize this is a hard moment for everyone, but it’s also a big meaningful moment. When we took on the pleasure and responsibility of Mirabai 20 years ago this month, we knew we were not only inheriting a mission, but also fostering a community of like-minded souls seeking to discover a path that tilts upward toward a better world. It’s been our honor to serve that community these many years. Together we have co-created the space we know as Mirabai, and now we ask you to help save what you’ve created – to come to the rescue. Mirabai needs a hand. Mirabai needs a hug. Mirabai needs a hero.
Sometimes the hero is you.
With deepest gratitude,
Audrey & Jeff
The Gofundme link:
I am wondering if it would be of interest to folks to have video readings with me. Due to (my) technology, it might only show the cards and my hands and you’d hear my voice but probably not be able to see my face looking at you while I am telling you sincere stuff or laughing etc. Would that be okay, or seem too distant, or…?
My concerns about doing it only over voice phones would be 1) you can’t see the cards, and I use a lot of unusual ones sometimes, so it’s important for people to be able to see them if they are sighted/not blind or visually-impaired (otherwise describing them can take a longer time and use up some of the reading time), and 2) many folks tend to get distracted and browse other things while on the phone, and as an empath, it bugs me when I know it’s happening, and it seems like a waste of good money to not focus fully on a reading while the reading is happening.
I’d love to hear ideas on this theme, or sort of near these themes, even from those who are not clients. If you are a reader who has distance techniques that work or don’t work that you are willing to share, that’d be great too.
Thanks and best wishes
A local (Ulster County, NY) nature-oriented group, Wild Earth, provides opportunities for camping and outdoor activities. They just sent out this list of their best resources for the current situation. It includes health links, policy links, hotline numbers, all that kind of stuff, as well as information on hiking responsibly and not contributing to the climate change problems. They also want to hear ideas for more links to share (their email is included on the page). Please check this out if interested, and consider following their emails if you want to stay in touch with a nice group interested in preserving outdoors for all.
Thanks and best wishes to all
I will post the number as soon as I get it, which should be within a week or so.
Thanks for your patience, everybody!
I made a little update to https://laughingdakinitarot.wordpress.com/what-to-expect-during-a-reading-with-me/ to address concerns that I might be ‘too psychic’ for some people, who feared I might have registered-trademark Special Powers that would know too much about them if they came to see me. Nope, I don’t. I’m more of a precision tool for certain things, and it would be foolish to waste that if it wasn’t wanted and didn’t benefit the client. So, please review that page, and feel free to ask questions here or at my email laughingdakini at twc dot com.
The new office in uptown Kingston, NY, will be open by appointment on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be aware that weather may affect the appointments–too icy or snowy equals ‘not safe to drive’, so I will not be there and will reschedule.
The office in Woodstock, NY, will be permanently closed as of January 31, 2020, due to the pending sale of the building it was in. It was a lovely place, but so is the new one, in a charming old Victorian house at a crossroads, interestingly enough loosely surrounded by antique churches and some gorgeous big old trees.
The way to make an appointment is to email me at laughingdakini at twc dot com–I don’t use a voice phone for the business. That is also the email to use for questions that are not addressed online–the website is incomplete and not fully as I intend, but life has been very busy. New clients will be expected to prepay the first appointment by Paypal or Google etc. to manticore517 at gmail dot com to assure that none of the appointment gets spent fiddling with payment–it seems a waste of time, especially in a 20-minute appointment. The address will be given to new clients after appointments are confirmed.
Details are still emerging so this post will get editted–for example, there will be longer hours as the days grow longer, and I am trying to arrange a day once a month for pay-what-you-want–but I wanted to have this current information available for those who have been asking. I look forward to seeing you there! Please feel free to email laughingdakini at twc dot com with questions or to book your appointment now.
Thanks and best wishes