It’s my 73rd birthday and your 73% gift
The year of the body--week 25
in which I celebrate my 73rd birthday and give you a birthday gift
Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer,
I turned 73 this week on Wednesday, June 16. On my birthday, I did some soul writing. Nothing surprising there, I do some soul writing every day.
But given that it was a marker day, I decided I would look back not just at the year just ending, but at the eight years before to see what patterns might emerge.
I looked back 8 years because I’ve just entered the 9th of a 9-year cycle that will carry me to June 16, 2022.
So I looked back starting with 2013 and jotted down the major event of my life that year.
And it was major. The most miraculous and mystical and mysterious of my life to date.
What happened in 2013? Oh, nothing much. My son became a political prisoner because he refused to name other political activists in front of a secret federal grand jury.
The judge exploded in anger and sent my son to a high-security federal prison, despite the fact that he was charged with nothing. Think this can’t happen? Think again.
Although it was the worst thing that ever happened to me—yes, worse than the divorce—it held astonishing seeds of the mystical life I am here to live.
As my son suffered in prison, I turned to the masters and teachers of the Akashic record and they advised me to do two things:
- Gather a critical mass of friends and ask them to shower a picture of the prison in New York with unconditional loving light for five minutes every day at 11am eastern.
- At the end of the 5 minutes, I was to say Ho‘oponopono to transmute all the fear and negativity released during those five minutes into the pathway of light.
It was easy to shower the prison with light.
But saying Ho’oponopono? Oh, that was hard.
It was easy to say it for my son, but I quickly realized I had to also say it for the judge who put him in prison. And for the young gloating prosecutor who set the federal grand jury process up.
I would choke on the words but I forced myself to keep saying the prayer until the day came when I actually wanted to free the judge from the long tight patriarchal power cords that kept him wrapped in anger and hate.
And you know what happened?
The judge suddenly and unexpectedly released my son a full 4 months before the federal grand jury was unseated.
That early release probably saved my son's life.
This intense experience of these two radical forms of prayer--light without words and ancient shamanic Hawaiian words of forgiveness--did something more than release my son.
They released me.
They released me from a limited perception of what prayer is or could be.
They opened the path to the dramatic event of 2014: my totally unexpected 40-day and 40-night initiation into the Sophia, the Divine Feminine.
I kept going down the list: 2015, 2016, 2017. Something profound happened each year.
Slowly I began to see a pattern of breadcrumbs emerge. I was being led step by step, year by year, until I was ready to hear and receive a massive calling that changed everything.
I had been forewarned.
I had given myself a numerology/astrology consultation with the incomparable Emma Kupu Mitchell a few days before my birthday in 2017.
I should have known something was about to happen because I was entering a five personal year. Five is change. And oh, what a change!
In my consultation, Emma said that I was entering a year that I had never experienced before or would experience again in this lifetime. She called it my Essence 8 year.
Emma said, “you will be a different person when this year is over.”
Well, by June of 2018, I was indeed a totally different person. Because on February 25, 2018, I was awakened by a voice that said, “prayer artist.”
I didn’t know what that meant and I was pretty sure it would change everything, but I said yes anyway. And it did totally change everything.
I immediately started offering prayer intensives—the first three were on Ho‘oponopono with Kahu Lahela in Hawaii.
By 2019, I had a whole new website, a logo that says Prayer Artist, and was joyfully redefining prayer and writing a wild genre of prayer that’s really sacred love songs.
Could anything more happen? Why, yes it could!
In 2020, I offered new mystical prayer intensives including the Goddess Rosary with Perdita Finn, the Tree of Life with Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, and the Labyrinth with Catherine Anderson.
And I started learning how to work with the dead with Perdita Finn.
I think you know what happened next!
For the relaunch of Writing Down Your Soul—coming in July!—Rabbi Tirzah sent a thrilling endorsement that opens with: “Janet Conner is a prayer artist, scholar, and 21st century witch.”
And with one word—witch—the Goddess swept me into a whole new place flowing with mystery and magic.
Thanks to that word I am diving back into history and discovering the ancient sacred feminine wisdom and healing and beauty buried in this word that patriarchy twisted into something evil and terrifying.
It's not terrifying to be a mystic witch! It's a sacred honor. And it's so so magical.
Well, here I am entering the 9th year of a 9-year cycle and all I can do is look back in awe and joy at all the doors the Divine Feminine has opened for me.
So what’s next?
I had no idea! And that’s just fine with me.
It’s taken me quite a long time to fully accept and embody the truth:
I am an instrument of Her love, and I will go where She asks, and write what She wants written, and speak the words She gives me to speak.
I had an intense experience of this on my birthday.
She awakened me in the night on Monday and Tuesday with the first 2 parts of an incredible invocation of Queen Boudica, the iron age warrior queen of the Eceni who came within a hair’s breadth of defeating the imperial invading army of the time—Rome.
If you need courage and strength and conviction, Boudica is your girl.
On my birthday, Boudica dictated the 3rd and final part of what she asked to be called “Boudica Speaks.”
On our 3rd of 13 stops on The Return of the Witches pilgrimage yesterday, we got to hear Boudica speak through the thrilling voice of Emma Rutland, the 11th Duchess of Rutland.
It was a jaw-dropping experience.
Boudica was alive, present, speaking, and demanding that we answer a few life-changing questions:
What is sacred?
What is holy?
What is yours to protect?
What is worth fighting for?
I think you’ll agree with me that it’s been a glorious, if slightly wild, 8 years. And now as I take my first steps in the 9th year of this cycle, I know that I don’t know what’s next, but I know—and I know that I know—that I am in Her holy hands and only Her magic will ensue.
I want to do something to celebrate this special year.
If you’ve read these Notes from the Field for a few years, you know that I love to give you, my precious subscribers, a gift in honor of my birthday.
So for the next 22 days, from Sunday, June 20 through Sunday, July 11, you get 33% off all my on-demand prayer intensives.
It’s quite a portfolio including Ho’oponopono, Rosary, Mary Magdalene, and many more. Including—you’ll be happy to hear this—the most recent intensive with Perdita Finn on The 15 Mysteries of Joan of Arc.
Now, I wanted to offer 73% off but that was impossible, so my web designer and I came up with a 33% discount off the on-demand price which is already a massive discount over the original live event.
Just now, as I sat down to write this newsletter, I wondered how much off that really is.
I did the math on an intensive at the usual first-time price of $221 reduced to a typical on-demand price of $88, and then took 33% off that.
Ten guesses how much of a total discount it is off the original? 73%
Isn’t that such a sweet confirmation!
So pop over to my site, browse all the on-demand prayer intensives (not the live ones), put all the ones you want in your cart, and enter the all caps coupon code:
You will receive 33% off everything.
The receipt has an active link to a thank you page with the password to the resource page that holds everything from the live event.
Enjoy my birthday gift!
to celebrating a mystical life by giving mystical gifts!
PS: People are still joining our pilgrimage. We just met Boudica and are headed next to meet Marguerite Porete. She's dear to my heart because she wrote a book showing people how they had direct and immediate access to a Divine Voice. (sound familiar!)
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