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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

On Earth Day…

I have a delightful dream. The sky is robin’s egg blue and clear as far as the eye can see. The birds are singing the sun is shining . The breeze is ever so soft and warm.

In the dream, we are out for a family walk. It’s Thursday evening, and we are walking to the farmers market in the center of town. I love Thursday nights. There is always live music, fresh organic produce, and vendors selling delicious food. Call me silly but I can feel the difference in the foods I pick up at my neighborhood farmers market.

As I look around, I see the world has changed. There are more people walking and biking around than when we first moved in. Most kids walk to school. They get extra credit on volunteer hours because they volunteer to walk and reduce our traffic and pollution.

Sunflower

An insightful project was begun many years ago. Kindergarteners began the growing of little sapling trees and these were tended to with love and studied as part of science throughout the grade school years. Each child keeps his own sapling alive from year to year throughout elementary school. Part of graduation from 5th grade is to give back to your community. As the final class project they plant the trees they have raised. Planting them along the path of the stream through town eliminates any extra water usage. In the Fall, families have the option to purchase a tree cutting permit. Select trees will be tagged for thinning, and families have an option to cut down their own Christmas tree. All the money raised from trees goes back to our schools.

Composting is now part of the science program at schools. Lot of lunch garbage is being recycled into dirt and fertilizer.

Not everyone embraced the first neighbor to have their own beehive. More and more beekeepers cropped up among us, and now we are known for our “Honey of the Hills.”

Every home has solar and collection for rain water. Many yards are partially devoted to growing produce. My neighbor raises chickens. At first, I thought they would be noisy and messy. The cooing and clucking blends into all the other sounds of the neighborhood. Kids giggling, dogs barking, and the general buzz of the sounds of nature.

We have become known as the community with the lowest carbon footprint in the nation. We take pride in our community and our Green way of life. It wasn’t without effort and intention that this community became what it was, but you might say we came about organically!

This dream sounds like a little utopia, but then dreams are like that, aren’t they? I believe you have to have a dream before it can come true. My dream is neighbors taking care of neighbors and everyone taking care of the earth.

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Shawna Allard has been called many things — Gifted Intuitive, Spiritual Counselor, Psychic. It doesn’t matter what you call her or how you choose to understand what she is willing to share, the fact still remains that she exudes serenity, understanding, thoughtfulness and an open mind that she uses to help people find their peace and truth.

Shawna didn’t know that she was psychic until she was nine years old, when she realized that she could see auras or, in nine year old terms, “colorful lights around people’s heads”. She knew she was different and was gifted with the ability to “see”, but she didn’t fully develop this gift until she was in her mid thirties, and her life turned upside down.

In her early thirties, Shawna had a nine month old baby and was pregnant with her second, when she became a single mom. At this point she worked as an accountant, and in her spare time, did psychic readings for friends and family. In lieu of a fee, Shawna asked for feedback, so that she herself could learn from the readings. Read More→

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SHAWNA CASTEEL

What’s a typical day like?
I begin my day with meditation and yoga to align my body, mind and spirit to become one. After the morning meditation, I am ready to be a psychic and a healer. It’s actually something I do every day whether I’m on the job or not. On the job, I return calls and set appointments with local and international clients. These people call mainly to book appointments for the readings. Most of my readings are done over the phone. Before the psychic appointment or reading, I enter into meditation. Clients can ask questions on any subject or time frame they are curious about. The usual questions I get are related to health, romance, family, career, business investments and important life decisions of past present and future. People are concerned that telephone readings aren’t as accurate as in person. It is as accurate either way. Local clients find it convenient, but the international clients have no choice but to do it over the phone. Some would come to me because they want to experience the session in person.

However, hypnotherapy and healing are done only in person. With hypnotherapy, clients can look into an illness and gain clarity as to why they may be having difficulty healing. For the clients’ comfort and safety, I would never hypnotize anybody long distance. In my spare time, I write articles for By The Numbers, a metaphysical magazine in Issaquah, Wash. I also have appeared on KVMT radio station in Vail, Colo., to do readings. Presently, I am working on getting on a radio station in Orange County. Read More→

Shawna Allard: Psychic Featured in Tustin Weekly

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Hear this:‘Even our fate can be affected by our faith…that’s what  my readings  really specialize in’
Elisabeth DeffnerFor TustinWeekly

Shawna Casteel remembers the exact moment her life changed. She was 9 years old, and she was listening to some of her family talking excitedly about Kirlian photography (the photographing of auras), a new technology that was just being developed.

“Some people can even see the aura.” They said in wonder. Casteel thought “I’m ‘Some People’ – really?”

To make sure, she asked her uncle if an aura was like the yellow light she saw around his head. The entire family greeted this discovery with excitement. Little Shawna could see auras!

The girl’s reaction was quite the contrary. “Oh, no” she thought, “I’m different.” Read More→