the moment before your life changes (it’s here)

rocks of lake superior

I’m announcing something big today with my dear friend Lori Portka. So exciting!! And it has me thinking about the moment in this photograph, a little over two years ago on the rocky shore of Lake Superior, when I knew my life was about to change. 

My intuitive abilities had been a closely-guarded secret most of my life, but the presence of spirits and angels had intensified ever since my dad’s death the previous fall. It was growing harder to keep everything I saw and heard under wraps. Within hours of arriving on the North Shore for a long weekend with dear artist friends, including Lori, they’d convinced me to do intuitive readings for each of them. One by one, each woman sat with me on the rocks and cried as angels, guides and loved ones on the Other Side came through. I could see healing happening before my eyes. And something clicked for me.

Though I’d done under-the-radar readings before, this was the first time I really understood their power – and that I’d been given those abilities for a reason. For years, I’d been inspired by the words Oprah Winfrey had once said were her daily prayer: “Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself. Use me until you use me up.

It’s what I wanted too – for the powers that be to use me up, to use my life.  But did it have to be so unconventional!? I was terrified – of being ridiculed and rejected, of not being good enough at it, and not knowing how to move forward. So, I went out on the rocks alone to talk to God. “Okay, I get it,” I said to the unending horizon. “You’re using me. I’m grateful. I’m also scared. So, if I’m going to do this, I need instructions. Please, pretty please, show me how and when and where to use what you’ve given me.”  

Inifinite Purpose class with Liv Lane and Lori PortkaLooking back, I can see that’s exactly what I’ve been given (so grateful!): a clear path to follow and dear ones to help squelch my fears. It’s been a heart-bursting journey, and I’m buzzing with excitement for what comes next: an inspired program for purpose-seekers and meaning-makers: Infinite Purpose: 8 Weeks of Conscious Creation.

Spirit has provided detailed instructions for this event, right down to announcing it TODAY – (yep, on a Saturday) and, to my total delight, co-leading it with Lori. Squeeeeal! We begin November 8th and you’ll find all the delicious details on how it came to be and what it entails over here.

That moment before your life changes? It’s here, friends. 

to the naysayers: making a living by living my truth? priceless.

Money serves my highest good. | Art by Lori Portka, post by Liv Lane

Last week, my friend Lori Portka got mugged – social media mugged. The online trolls didn’t steal her money, but they tried to take away her confidence in it, her love of it, her respect for it.

She had shared one of her paintings on Facebook – the gorgeous one above that says “Money serves my highest good.” Lots of us “liked” it and shared it. But on one page, a heated argument erupted over the painting’s sentiment. Lori was tagged in the conversation, clicked the link and was heartbroken to find people angrily calling her greedy, smug, and misguided.

Anyone who knows Lori or her artwork knows this is a woman who celebrates abundance in all its forms – love, community, creativity, nature, intuition, inspiration. She channels everyday beauty and her God-given gifts into art that soothes souls. And yes, she also honors the energetic flow of money, aware that it gives her the freedom to do her best work, serving the highest good.

Voice trembling and confidence wavering, Lori called after it happened, in part because she knew I’d stood in her shoes only days before. After I shared details about my upcoming Into the Light sessions, I received so much glorious support. But a couple of emails from naysayers got my heart racing. They wondered why I would charge for sharing messages from Spirit: “Should you really make money from something so sacred?” 

It shook me for a minute, it did. But I got still, listened to my heart, re-read the messages from Spirit and found my yes. I know the questions came not to break me down, but as an invitation from the universe to stay grounded in my truth.

Life I Love print by Lori Portka

Life I Love by Lori Portka

Shouldn’t we place the highest value on those moments when divine intervention allows us to do our best work in the world?

I would never think of not paying the poet who says his words just come to him, or the doctor whose intuition leads me to a new opportunity for healing, or the photographer whose innate gift allows me to see the world in a new light, or the pastor who prays for inspiration as she prepares next Sunday’s sermon.

I believe, more than ever, we all come here with innate gifts and hearts wired for deeper connection with the universe that created us. When we listen to that voice within and use the gifts that bring us joy, there is nothing more worthwhile.

And I believe there’s enough of us doing that and supporting that to sustain a kindness economy – where money serves the highest good, where we put stock into what matters most, where sacred and healing work is considered golden, where inspired hearts don’t have to go broke or feel broken.

I believe in the power of creating community and cultivating abundance by helping the divine shine through each of us in its own way, supporting one another with our love, our praise, our trust, our money. There is plenty to go around, for goodness sake.

a new message from Spirit and an incredible visitor (just…wow)

tribe dancing around fire | another message from Spirit via Liv Lane

You guys, I am FREAKING OUT. Rendered speechless. I cannot believe the series of events that just happened. I mean, of course my heart and soul believes it, but my brain is flipping out, trying to process it all.

(First, for newcomers, let me just explain a couple of things. I am highly intuitive and am able to communicate with spirits and angels on the Other Side (and it only took me 39 years to admit that publicly). A couple of weeks ago, something new happened: a communication/channeling with a flurry of beings that asked to simply be called Spirit, with a request to deliver their messages across a span of 18 days in December (starting one month from today, on Dec 4). Hello! That certainly wasn’t on my business plan! ;o) But the response has been amazing; I’m so excited to share this with so many of you.)

Still, questions have been coming in from readers and I’ve been wondering, too, what in the world will transpire in December. This  afternoon. I had to get some errands done and card orders shipped out – but all the while, I could feel Spirit waiting. I’m not sure how to explain it; I get a buzzing in my body, a chill in my bones and the sense I’m late for something. Brad says it’s like my very own Bat Signal – ha!

So I hurried home and found that I had 30 minutes to spare before Tru got home from preschool; I hoped it would be enough time to light the candle in this tribal circle, relax into a meditative state, connect with Spirit and transcribe their messages on my laptop (eyes closed, by the way!). I should have known it would all be perfectly orchestrated: message delivered, transcribed and saved in my computer within one minute of Tru’s bus arriving so that we could receive an incredible visitor.

The message is clearly directed to me, but Spirit has some specific requests for those embracing Into the Light. So, I’m choosing to share the entire transcript with you. I mean, we’re all in this together, right? Ready, set, go…

We are filling you with light. Sending waves of energy from your sacral chakra to your crown, allowing you to speak for us, clearing a path to the purest communication, clearing your thoughts and hopes and desires to make way for what is divine. Do not fret about the messages that will come through. We know there are questions. Know there are answers. All to be delivered in due time, at the right time. Thank you for scheduling this for us. It is perfect timing.

There are more to reach however. There are human beings in far away places that you do not yet know, but those who follow you know. Light travels faster than the speed of sound, as they say on your planet, so let the light be heard. Send your people on a mission to make noise. They were drawn to you and us and this event for a reason; not only for what they long to know, but for whom they already know. The greater the audience, the greater the impact. Can you deliver this message to them? (I replied YES). Then it is done.

At this point, I asked: who are you?

We are sons and daughters, aunts and uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers, parents and prayer keepers –  messengers of light, ancestors of the stars, spirits ever connected to that which is beloved, that which brings peace, that which delivers light, that which moves mountains. We are charged with reaching a segment of your population. Those who are ready, who can be empowered, who live with a match inside them and are ready to strike at the sign of GO and GOOD and GOD and YES. We come to you in one voice, one mission, one love.

Then I asked: what will we talk about? and immediately heard echoes of laughter

We laugh not to mock or judge, but because your curiosity rings in joyous strains, like music, like a choir of goodness, of readiness, of hope and eagerness. It is music to our ears, as you say, to hear that you already wonder what will come of this, what it is we will say. We ask that you lay down your fears, gather up your courage and sleep with patience. We have instructions to give for higher living, observations to share on what we see, hope to give for a new tomorrow. Your time will not be wasted, if that is what you wonder. Your time will be glorified, magnified, blessed and abundant, ongoing and fulfilling.

Please tell your followers to practice being quiet, being still, even for a few moments in each day. They must learn to hear themselves, to hear their beating hearts, in order to hear our words so that the messages may beat through them, not around them. So that they may feel the vibration of our heartspeak. Ask them to make noise and spread the word – and then to find their own quiet. The two may seem like opposite requests, but in truth they are intertwined, beautifully wrapped around each other with a golden thread of purpose.

We depart now, leaving you with this message to impart, with gratitude. May light permeate , protect, uplift your teaching and reaching out. And so it is. 

Wowza, right? I opened my eyes, the alarm on my iPhone went off, and Tru’s bus pulled up to our driveway. I walked out as he hopped off the bus and we watched it pull away. And then?

A BALD EAGLE swooped through our yard and circled above us. A BALD EAGLE! What!? Do you know the spiritual meaning of eagles throughout history? Here’s a partial description from Pure Spirit:

When an eagle appears, you are on notice to be courageous and stretch your limits. Do not accept the status quo, but rather reach higher and become more than you believe you are capable of. Look at things from a new, higher perspective. Be patient with the present; know that the future holds possibilities that you may not yet be able to see. You are about to take flight.

The eagle is the chief over all the winged creatures. Eagle conveys the powers and messages of the spirit; it is man’s connection to the divine because it flies higher than any other bird. The eagle brings the message of renewed life because it is associated with the east winds – the direction of spring, dawn and rebirth.

Friends, we live in the ‘burbs. Never in my life have I seen an eagle in our metro area. This eagle came out of the blue, circling above us with an enormous wingspan, as Tru and I watched with our mouths agape. (Ha, as I wrote that, I realized the multiple meanings of agape are all so perfect here).

As we watched the eagle, so close I could see his eyes and gorgeous white feathers, I knew that bird was a messenger for us. A stunning gift for me and also for Tru, who’s been having his own spiritual walks & talks lately. And surely that eagle was for you too – for those of you willing to take Spirit’s messages and requests to heart…to help make noise and spread the word, to practice stillness, to choose to be part of what’s happening here.

Once again, holy wow. Life is amazing.


***Since posting this, I have created this page dedicated to Into the Light, where you can register and find answers to the (many!) questions coming in. Thank you!

into the light: my biggest collaboration ever – and it may be meant for you

an invitation from spirit (my kind of blurred lines!)

Something happened last week that I’m so excited (and a little nervous) to share with you. It’s why I’ve been pretty quiet here lately. I’ve focused only on the most pressing needs – my family, my classes – but the rest of me has been totally engrossed in the stunning show that is my life these days.

Some of you already know my interactions with the great beyond have intensified so much since my dad died two years ago (I wrote about it here in June), and particularly rapidly over the past few months. The angels are louder, the spirits are clearer, the knowing is stronger. Years ago, I could ignore it…numb out…distract myself. Not anymore.

I am being called deeper into my calling. And apparently, you are, too. 

This past week, there have been huge shifts, breathtaking messages, and perfectly-timed guidance to catapult me into the next leg of my journey. Last Tuesday, I did a Firecracker Call with a wonderful client, but she didn’t get specific guidance for her work in the world during our session. Instead, her departed (and sweet-as-can-be) son came through with crystal clear messages and images for her that blew us both away. I’ve lost track of how many of these soul-to-soul reunions I’ve facilitated, but this one felt extra powerful…extra clear. And extra hot. I am always cold – but I was so hot during that conversation, I was peeling off layers of clothing. An hour later, I was in a favorite healer’s office (at an already scheduled appointment). Right away, he knew a major shift was in the works – in how I connect, how I communicate, how I hear, how I see, how my body processes it all.

Over the next couple of days, I physically felt shifts in my body that seemed to be magnifying my extrasensory awareness and abilities. It was so wild; kind of like feeling your baby move when you’re pregnant – except these shifts were happening from my chest up to the crown of my head. Was I scared? Not at all. Though I am terrified of horror movies and ghost stories, I am always completely at peace whenever I feel connected to God, to spirits, to angels.

Loved. Led. Protected.

Then, on Thursday night, I had an extremely vivid dream about creating a new online offering this year. But when I woke up, I shrugged it off; I couldn’t recall what the “dream” class was supposed to be about and it would be difficult to create something new with this class starting in early November and another project in the works for early next year. But it stirred inside me, that dream. Wouldn’t let me go. So, I decided to meditate on it to see if I received any additional guidance. Boy, did I ever.

It felt like an instant, but as soon as I asked for guidance on that dream, I was out of my body for a good 20 minutes, listening to instructions from the kindest, most loving army of angels and spirits. They spoke in one beautiful voice, asking me to receive and deliver a series of daily messages on their behalf, and facilitate a circle of support for those who read them. How will I find the people you want to reach, I asked. They’ll find their way to you, they said. What if people think I’ve lost my mind, I asked. The people who are ready for this won’t, they said. And what will I say to invite them to come? 

With that question, I was asked to go to type out a message, an invitation. (They knew, I suppose, that this is fairly normal for me; spirits have frequently visited me when I was at my computer, hoping I’d type out a message to loved ones.) So, I typed as I heard their sacred words. When they were done, I read it back and my eyes filled with tears.

Spirit Says…

You are a divine creation, like no other. Possibility is infinite. Hope is your paddle in a river of worry.

Shed the expectations of what your life should be, who you ought to be. To be, do nothing. You (humankind) have it backwards, striving to do in order to be something more than you already are.

We come not to convince you that God exists, but that you are holy. Perfect. We watch you obsess about the little things so much that the big things pass you by. You do not know what you have already missed. And we long for you to see it, be it, find YOUR highest power. 

We will gather for 18 days before the solstice, walking you into the light, walking with you in love, speaking to you through Liv, speaking to you through life. 

I sat there stunned, trying to catch my breath, feverishly dialing my hubby on the phone. I rushed over to the calendar; the Winter Solstice is Dec. 21. Counting backwards 18 days means we’d start on Dec. 4th. Gulp. A crazy-busy time of year…and the shortest, darkest days of the year…yes, of course. Probably no better time, I thought, for all of us to step deeper into the light.

Over the weekend, I have gained more clarity on what to do, though I have no idea what to expect from the messages that are received. It will be a leap of faith for all of us which, I guess, is the point. Right after I received that first message, I did ask Spirit the significance of 18 days. Immediately, I was told: To represent that you are 1 with infinity (8). Whoa. I also wondered if I should even charge people to participate in something so sacred, but Spirit was adamant that I charge “dollars equal to days,” because my spiritual and intellectual abilities as well as earthly resources are being leveraged to bring this to fruition.

So there you have it. I’m collaborating with Spirit. Holy wow!

And YOU are so totally invited! Each message will be delivered daily via email starting Dec. 4th for 18 days. I will set up a private Facebook group where we can hyperventilate breathe it in together. It will cost $18. If it doesn’t feel right for you, believe me – I understand. But if it does, you can sign up here.

into the light with liv lane

Note: Since posting this, I have created this page dedicated to Into the Light, where you can register, get the latest info and find answers to the (many!) questions coming in. Thank you!

you are not crazy. you are crazy-gifted.

you are not crazy .you are crazy-gifted. via

It’s been two months since I revealed a poorly kept secret, fully revealing here my life-long intuitive gifts. I didn’t expect so many blessings to come from it: the sense of freedom and calm in the core of my being, the outpouring of love, the enhanced help from angels with my one-on-one sessions, a clarified direction for my work.

But the biggest surprise was how many women reached out, friends and strangers alike, to quietly…sheepishly…tell me about their own gifts. Like the one who can feel when people are seriously ill (hello, emotional empath). Like the one who has premonition dreams, including some that scare her. Like the one who can see people’s energy – light and colors swirling around them. Like the writer who feels like words are channeled through her.

So many women with amazing intuitive gifts, all scared shitless to tell anyone. 

Every single one used the same word to describe their secret abilities: crazy. “Please don’t think I’m crazy.” “I know this sounds crazy.” “Maybe I’m just going crazy.” I’ve been guilty of this in the past, attempting to guard myself from ridicule and eye rolls by being the first to declare my own insanity.

I believe so deeply that every person on the planet comes into this world with innate gifts; inner sparks we are meant to use throughout our life to serve others and bring us joy. Some people spend their whole lives trying to figure out what they are. But those lucky enough to know them and name them have a responsibility to use them and honor them.

When we call our own gifts or interests crazy, we send the message that everyone else with similar gifts or interests is crazy, too. We feed the fear and serve the stigma. I get that when your intuition is right, it feels pretty wild – amazing, surprising, exciting. Same thing if you sense you’re getting a sign or message from angels or spirit or God. There’s a rush of emotions, a deep sense of connection, maybe even a buzzing through your body. For a fleeting moment, it feels crazy-good – until you start to question it. It doesn’t take much – a little worry, a little doubt – to turn feeling crazy-good into feeling just plain crazy.

“When we understand, we are at the center of the circle and there we sit, while Yes and No chase each other around the circumference.” – Chuang-tsu

And that kind of back and forth soul wrestling will drive you crazy. But darling, the truth will set you free. And it also frees up others to receive and respect the magic and messages in their own lives. You are not crazy. You are crazy-gifted and the world needs to know.

So, what if we band together and make a pact? To stay open, to trust more, to share what we’ve got because that’s why we got it. There is power in numbers. There is power in sharing. There is power in you.