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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hunters of the Dream Release and Giveaway!

Ingrid Koivukangas, author of the Young Adult fantasy novel, Hunters of the Dream,

is today's guest blogger. Welcome, Ingrid! Tell us about methods of clearing negative energy.


Methods of Clearing Negative Energy

Have you ever felt out of sorts and not been sure why? Felt tired and irritable, or cold for no reason? Had things fall on you when you opened a cupboard? Kept having accidents? Suddenly started having bad dreams? Maybe you have negative energy attached to you.

 We are each affected by the world around us on many levels, including the subtle energy level. Negative energy can become attached to our aura. Our auras are the electromagnetic energy field that surrounds our bodies and expands up to three feet away from our physical body. The negative thoughts of others, directed towards us can negatively affect us and attach to our subtle energy body. Ever been with someone who just drains your energy and you’re exhausted by the time you leave? That can impact your energy too, long after they have left. There are a few ways of clearing this type of negative energy.

Here are a few visualization methods, Nana Brin teaches, Aurora in Hunters of the Dream, to clear negative energy and protect herself. Like Nana Brin, I recommend calling in protection before doing any type of visualization work. This can be as simple as imaging yourself stepping into a bubble of pink, or white, light that surrounds you and protects you or just visualizing yourself surrounded with white light.

1 - Salt Water Shower
You can do it the next time you’re having a shower. Just close your eyes and imagine that the water coming out of the shower is salt water. As the salt water cleanses your body, it also burns away anything that may have become attached to you. You may sense these attachments fizzling and smoking as they disengage from you. They are harmless and are swept down the drain with the salt water.

2 - Stepping into a Candle Flame
This is a very quick and easy method to use. Close your eyes and imagine yourself stepping directly into the white-hot flame of a brightly burning candle. As you step into the flame, you can sense any negative energy and attachments burning away. The negative energy cannot follow you into the flames. Stay in the flame until you feel ready to leave.

3 - Mirror Circle
Visualize yourself stepping into a circle made of tall, framed mirrors that are lying facedown on the floor. Once you are standing inside the center of this circle, say ‘Shields up!’ Imagine all of the mirrors quickly standing up to form a tight circle around you. The mirrors catch any negative energy being directed towards you and reflect it back to the sender.

4 - Ocean Cleansing
During this visualization imagine yourself at the shores of the ocean. You are in a safe and protected bay with no one else around. Walk towards the water and immerse yourself in the salty ocean. With each step you take into the water, you can feel any and all attachments being burned away, safely removed by the water. This method is one of my favorites and I’ve had orca come to help me remove really deeply embedded attachments, which completely dissipate and dissolve in the sea.

I’ve prepared a special Ocean Cleansing Meditation, that is available through the Enter a World of Wonder website. Enter a World of Wonder is a membership site where readers can continue their journey into the world of Hunters of the Dream. You can get a free download of the meditation here:

Thank you for hosting me and, Hunters of the Dream, Ariella!

My pleasure, Ingrid! And here is a peek into Hunters of the Dream.
Hunters of the Dream
by Ingrid Koivukangas



When the summer holidays begin, Aurora thinks she’s just a normal teenager about to have another boring summer. Then, for her seventeenth birthday, Nana Brin gives her a long-silent Oracle that has been passed down through their family for generations. The mysterious Oracle soon awakens in response to the creeping Darkness that is escaping and destroying all worlds. Aurora must quickly find the courage to come to terms with her calling as the Huntress of the Dream.



The cards rustled, shifting in their dusty threadbare bag. They had lain dormant, forgotten, for generations. The Oracle woke slowly, like a hound sniffing the wind, trying to catch the scent of what had disturbed it, before calling forth a warning. The Oracle bristled. Attuned to the subtle vibrations of the Worlds it sensed a shifting in the balance of energy. The Darkness was once again pulsing, sending out tendrils of elusive gloom. It too had lain waiting, patiently. Over time it had slowly gained power, recruiting those it could ensnare with its black promises. It could not yet escape from the confines of the agreement reached during the Great Darkness...but soon the winds would shift and change. Fully awake, the Oracle began to cast out its own response, filaments of white light unfurling, in a quest to find the Huntress before the Darkness did.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Ingrid Koivukangas, BFA, MFA, is an award winning environmental artist, writer, designer, Reiki Master and educator.

As an artist Ingrid works intuitively at sites creating new works in response to sites and their energies and histories both natural and human. Her work encompasses many media including site specific ephemeral, large scale public works, writing, video, photography, sound, web, sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking.

Ingrid's artworks have been exhibited in Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. She's been featured as an artist in residence on CBC-TV; has had numerous gallery exhibitions; has many site specific ephemeral works left in situ and large scale permanent public art projects.

Ingrid's artworks have been included in many publications and books including: Art in Action: Nature, Creativity and Our Collective Future, published by the Natural World Museum and the United Nations Environmental Programme and Art + Science Now: How scientific research and technological innovation are becoming key to 21st-century aesthetics by Stephen Wilson, Professor of Conceptual and Information Arts at San Francisco State University. One of her favourite publications to be included in is Scholastic Book's Now See This! Art That Influences.

Ingrid has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Distinction, from the University of British Columbia Okanagan and a Master of Fine Arts, Environmental Sculpture, from the University of Calgary. You can view her work at:

Ingrid lives on Salt Spring Island with her husband Robin, two dogs, Lucy and Scout, and a fierce cat named Hunter.


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NOTE: Hunters of the Dream will be available at Amazon from February 22 to March 20 for only $0.99

Get a free online Eco Heart Oracle reading.

Visit the World of Wonder membership site. This site is for Hunters of the Dream readers. Continue exploring the world of Hunters of the Dream:



Ingrid Koivukangas will be awarding an Eco Heart Oracle Deck valued at $28 US, (the Eco Heart Oracle is an integral part of the Hunters of the Dream trilogy) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour (International Giveaway).

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