Today, as part of The Messy Room Moondancing Muse Series, we are dancing to the moon and back with the high spirited, multi-dimensional time traveling guide – typically referred to as a Past Life Regression Facilitator – Sara Halcyon. Actually, I may have to lasso this gal because she could take us beyond the moon as she is also a Reiki Master, Intuitive, and author of the paranormal-fantasy fiction entitled Dream Bound.
Sara is September’s hosting muse in A Mused Community’s 2016 Creativity Challenges (they are using my book, Moondancing, as a guide) as well as the long-time contributing muse, Melpomene, for Muses of Art & Soul on Facebook. Without further ado or drum roll, lets jump in and find out what keeps her multi-dimensional clocks ticking!
Okay, Sara, lets get started with a quick warm-up …
What’s your best Halloween costume to date?
I was a well-dressed Charmed one (a Witch)… As I saw it, I was just dressing up as MySelf!
What are you wearing right now?
Jeans, t-shirt, Supernatural (always keep fighting) hoody, and Halloween socks– because Halloween socks can and should be worn year-round.
What is your favorite highway or Karaoke song?
Anything by The Violent Femmes, mostly because I know all of the lyrics and can belt it out without any real musical talent. Their songs always remind me of good times with friends.
What is the title of your autobiography?
If you could dance under the moon anywhere in the world where would that be … and what would you wear?
OH, that’s a good question. And a tough one to answer because there are so many magickal places that I would love to experience by moonlight. But to narrow it down to one, I think I would pick (generally speaking) anywhere in the Irish countryside. If it’s warmish AND private… nothing. If it’s a tit-nippy, then a long, gauzy shift dress with a cloak.
Now, describe your creative work style using one of these patterns: Paisley. Polka dot. Stripes. Checks.
Checks! When I first heard the question I immediately pictured check marks rather than a pattern. I’m a list maker. Even in my creative endeavors I’m constantly making lists and checking things off. As a writer and author, my creative outlet and chosen form of expression creates an endless stream of consciousness that requires organization. Whether check marks or a checks pattern, I appreciate the order and THAT is why it would best describe my creative work style.
Is your work style the same with day-to-day stuff? If not, what pattern are you then?
Same; all day, every day. It’s definitely a personality thing. I’m not down with chaos. I NEED order to maintain my sanity and to be productive whether I’m writing or managing my family responsibilities.
How about a favorite quote?
“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.” – Joss Whedon
So we can all put some good moon-mojo on it; what’s your Moondancing dream this year?
To complete and publish my book, StarSeed. I’ve been working on it for the last couple of years and I couldn’t be more excited about putting it out for all to read.
I know StarSeed is your second book. Can you give us an “elevator pitch” synopsis of your first book, Dream Bound?
Sure! Here goes!
Ava Hunt and Evangeline Stevens were reborn to a legacy that will bring about the apocalypse, a thinning of the veil, and an end to the separation between realms. Their shared birthright transcends time and space and catapults them forward toward an unknowable future. After haunting visitations and a warning of impending darkness, the girls soon discover they are Dream Walkers destined to wake those who bear the mark of the Originals [the first peoples of earth endowed with supernatural abilities]. With help from others of their kind they are introduced to a forgotten and ancient history very different from the one known to the rest of man. As Dream Walkers, Ava and Evangeline are compelled to accept their charge in order to restore cosmic order. Along the way the girls must also uncover the secrets of their Original past, an enduring love, and tragic betrayal before history repeats itself and the world is forever lost in the illusion of darkness. “Where dreamers dwell, I wish to know, the secrets held within my soul…”
How do you approach a new project or idea?
The creative process as it relates to my writing involves LOTS of brainstorming, outlining, and note taking. My husband acts as a sounding board while I ramble and bounce ideas off of him. He’ll give me some feedback and opinion, but he’s always supportive and patient. Then I sit in meditation followed by asking for dreams to clarify storyline and characters. Once I’ve established a story cord (a golden strand that extends into infinity, into the sea of potential and possibilities), I channel the story with the help of my guides/expanded consciousness/Beings of LIGHT. And VUALA, a story is remembered!
Where or how do you get your inspiration?
My inspiration comes from my experience of the world around me. When I sit down to write, I open a channel to spirit and my expanded consciousness. Sometimes the information is received as visual ques and plays like a movie in my mind’s eye or sometimes they appear as still pictures. At the same time I experience a telepathic KNOWING, like a stream of consciousness downloaded and translated in such a way that I understand the intent.
What do you do when in a creative dry spell?
I used to wait for a spiritual “Gibbs smack” upside the head. (For those who don’t watch NCIS, it would be the equivalent of spirit wielding a 2×4 of inspiration.) But during my training as a certified past life regression facilitator, I realized that I’m plugged into an endless stream of inspiration, ideas, and possibilities. Having the ability to explore my own past lives has provided a deep well of potential stories to remember and bring to life.
Have you always been creative or are you a late bloomer?
As a child I danced and dreamt of being a ballerina. Then as a teen I still danced but not as much because I moved onto drama/acting. After high school, I focused on my higher education (science and the realm of logic and reason which, for me, wasn’t super conducive to creating art and experiencing magick). Then came marriage and child rearing (a more literal form of creating, I suppose) and a rather long hiatus from what had been my creative outlets. From about ages 18–29, my only creative outlet was spellwork and ceremony. But at 29 I jumped head first into writing. I can honestly say that writing has become a passionate obsession. Once I started, I was hooked and I haven’t looked back!
What informs your subject matter?
What informs my subject matter is, Magick, Beings from other realms, history (known and the lesser), other lifetimes, other dimensions, a broader unseen reality, the unexplained and unknowable – I seek to explore and KNOW them all.
Being that this IS the Musings from the Messy Room, you have to tell us about your creative work space.
My creative space is inside of me, in my dreams and meditations, in my heart space.
“Where dreamers dwell, I wish to know, the secrets held within in my soul…” –SH
Now, for the Grand MoonDancing Finale, Sara…
How does your muse speak to you? Your creative ideas come about for you? What inspires you the most about your vision for them? Where do you see yourself going with this in your own creative process?
Melpomene speaks to me as a truth-teller. She encourages me to express myself without hesitation or fear of judgement. Intense and courageous, she inspires me to strip away illusion and ego revealing the true essence of SELF. This has been a tremendous inspiration to me as a writer AND influences the characters I bring to life. The integrity of a character allows those who engage with them to SEE them for whom and what they truly are and makes them relatable. As I continue to write and create, it’s that type of integrity and courage that I aspire to embody in my work.
Hi! I am Sara, a certified Past Life Regression Facilitator, Reiki Master, Intuitive, and author. I live in SW Washington State in the Vancouver/Portland area and offer Past Life Regression sessions in person or over the phone, as well as Reiki sessions.
I love to write! I love feeling inspired and watching characters and scenes come to life. Storylines and words flow from beyond my comprehension and play out like a movie in my head. With each book I write, I learn more about myself and the world around me. I appreciate the infinite number of stories, truths, and experiences that we each hold close to our hearts and I relish the ability to BE another, even if only briefly, as I see the world through their eyes. I write to KNOW the unknowable, the unfathomable, and the seemingly impossible. The act of writing allows me to tap into an expanded consciousness where all things are possible. It challenges my perception of limitation and reality. For truly, all things are knowable. And even that which we consider unfathomable is in truth, possible.
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Sara it has been a pleasure to have your energy grace my messy room and, if you don’t mind, could you leave that portal open for a few days? There are a few places I’d like to visit!
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