Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

About Hurricane Florence and the Days Ahead

To my dear friends and all who are holding us in your concern and support —

Thank you!

This hurricane is pretty scary, although some of the most catastrophic forecasts seem to have been reduced this morning…

We live about 150 miles inland, in Durham, NC. We’ve been told to expect 40-50mph winds (64-80km) for the next several days, with flooding rains. That almost certainly means our power here at Laurel Hill Cottage will go out.

Since there are only 2 families on our little gravel road, we are not a top priority for getting power restored, so I may be gone for a while (because my cable and modem will also be out, and cell coverage is spotty even on good days).

However we have spent the week preparing, with plenty of water (we are on a well that requires electricity to run), food, and so on. The thing I most dread is not having the A/C, because it is quite miserably hot and sticky.

More importantly, though, I pray that our dear trees will withstand the several days of high winds and rain. That is our biggest fear, since our house is closely snuggled in with many LARGE oaks, maples, poplars, sweetgums, etc.

So I am grateful for any and all prayers, magical weavings, and Reiki for us and our two kitties — but also including our tree friends and all the wildlife that our home is sanctuary to.

I will stay in touch as I am able, but I wanted to reassure you that we are not in the coastal danger zone. And we have done all we can think of to prepare, both in sacromagical and mundane ways.

Thank you with all my heart.




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  • September 13, 2018, 10:53 am Nígeala

    I will continue to burn candles and send energy. Thinking of you.

  • September 13, 2018, 11:01 am Beth

    I honestly can’t thank you enough, Nígeala. I know that the many prayers already pouring out on behalf of all in the path of this storm have worked deep changes, like changing this from a Category 4 to a 2.

    Thank you to ALL!

  • September 13, 2018, 12:19 pm Jennifer

    I always worry about trees during hurricanes, too, but you have to remember that all the older trees have stood through big storms before. Most will be fine!

    We’re in the Northeast corner of South Carolina (I live in Florence, SC…how’s that for a coincidence?!) and we’re expecting the flooding to be worse than the wind. We’re well prepared, in any case. Like you, I dread the lose of a/c the most!

    Good luck!

  • September 13, 2018, 1:23 pm Sue King

    I’m seeing your strong protective trees all standing tall around your lovely home. You and your family, two and four legged all well. And speaking of being without AC in stickiness – I swear by corn starch. Sending you and yours much love hon! Be safe <3

  • September 13, 2018, 2:12 pm Donnalee

    I hope that all stays well with you. This may sound whoowhoo, but when the winds come around, I sort of gently put my hand up in an open way and make gestures like boosting them up, and I ask them out loud and nicely to please stay above the trees and structures so that they, the winds, can play and yet the trees and structures be safe. It works near my house, so I hope it works near yours too!

    Best wishes

  • September 13, 2018, 2:54 pm Roxanna

    I love it Donnali ! Hold that wind up high!

  • September 13, 2018, 3:30 pm Beth

    That is wonderful, Donnaleigh! I will definitely do that. Dance and play, wild winds, an it harm none!

    Thanks for all your good wishes, and I am sending most special blessings to all my NC and SC friends visiting here.

    (Jennifer! My parents lived in Florence for decades, so every time someone talks about this storm, my first instinct is to think about the town, not the hurricane! 🙂 ).

    Remembering that we are a circle within a circle and together we will pass through this in beauty, safety, and serenity. So mote it be.

  • September 13, 2018, 3:35 pm nofixedstars

    i will definitely include you and yours in ongoing reiki. fingers crossed for all!

  • September 13, 2018, 6:43 pm Nígeala

    Beth and Jennifer, as you have time, and of course if you still have power, I hope you’ll update us on how you’re doing from time to time. Wishing everyone safety and security. Much love and light to you and all those riding out this storm.

  • September 13, 2018, 11:27 pm Michaela

    Beth, Sending Reiki. May yoo and your loved ones fair well and the storm not overwhelm the standing ones. Michaela

  • September 17, 2018, 11:57 am Jacqueline

    “Sturdy as an Oak” is a well earned expression. The roots go deep. I have faith that your tree friends will abide. Sending love and good wishes!

  • September 17, 2018, 3:48 pm Carolyn

    Thinking of you and sending protective energy!