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Conscious Shifting


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This article came into my field again to share this morning, which was also published on Ezinearticles.com. Interesting that I’m being guided to things I shared a couple of years ago, finding how relevant they are for what we’re experiencing currently as well.

At any given moment we can shift perspectives and instantly change our lives. Mother Earth does this with such grace that we take for granted how truly splendid her example is for us to follow.

Shifting our focus and letting go of all that no longer serves us is so vital to being the free expressions of Creative Source that we are.

It takes courage to choose outside of the box, but so much awaits us on the other side of our choices, which includes all the supportive abundance we desire.

There is something to be said about honoring our authentic truths, despite what others around us are doing. If 99% of the world is believing in one thing, but it doesn’t appear to be bringing about much joy and peace, then perhaps the 1% who are believing and living from a different, freer perspective have something to teach us.

The more people choose the path less chosen, which is usually the voice of our hearts’ truth, the more we journey towards creating global change for collective well-being. As one light turns on, it is inevitable that others will follow.

And this is why I find it so important to celebrate when others shine – no jealousy – no competition…

When we celebrate the light in another, we are cultivating the light in ourselves. Each of us helps pave the way for others to do much the same.

Originally posted on Tania Marie's Blog:

Rebirth ~ Children of the New Earth by Tania Marie
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Things continue to unfold and shifts are continually taking place whether we are actively aware of them or not. Everything is speeding up and intensifying with greater and greater potency, personally and collectively. It’s amazing to be alive right now and even those not currently on the physical plane are so eager to assist and support in these opportunistic, mind-blowing, expansive times. It’s no longer a question of how do we manifest? But more so, in having discernment about what it is we are manifesting. Since what we intend has instant creation ability, it is important to be mindful about exactly what we are intending and asking to create. And so, wouldn’t it be wonderful to be consciously co-creating and consciously choosing as empowered beings, rather than taking a back seat while the world seemingly unfolds around us?

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Fears Unfounded – Rabbit’s Message of Support


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After having a dream with my sweet and magickal rabbit companion, Joy, in it last night, I was guided to reblog this article from 2012 that I wrote, which conveys some of the powerful messages that rabbits convey to us. The message in this post feels energetically timely again in support of the current collective experiences.

I loved how in my dream Joy was laying with me and rolling on her back with paws up in her most vulnerable position, but done totally at will and in joy and peace to share that intimacy and trust with me. Not only did it demonstrate our bond, but she, like all of my animal companions, always know how to send powerful messages for mom.

Yes, we can learn to feel safe, empowered, and in knowingness through our willingness of surrender to, and trust of, our intuition and hearts.

We are being asked to more deeply embrace “knowing”, without the need for “understanding”.

Originally posted on Tania Marie's Blog:

Rabbits would, by most, be thought of as extremely vulnerable “victims” out in the wild, at the mercy of many dangers and predators. Yet, rabbits hold an important message of groundedness and humility, teaching us to listen to our instincts, to be quick-thinking, and move through our fears. They show us that we do not have to be, or remain, “victims” of life and circumstance. We can maneuver through the changing currents of life by becoming more in tune with our intuition, trusting more in what we can feel and not quite yet see, supporting those feelings, and doing it all more easily and rapidly with practice so that it becomes second-nature to feel and react in harmony with those feelings. It can make all the difference in stressful times, especially when timing is of the essence.

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An Inside Look At One Soul’s Sacred Tattoo Experience – Mari’s Journey with “Spiritual Skin”


mari braveheart-dancesSo, you’ve heard a lot from me about my own tattoos and my insights on the sacred designs I am blessed to be able to partner in co-creating, but other than some of the testimonials you can find at my website, we have yet to hear a personal story shared from the other side of this collaborative process.

Today, will fill that missing link, as I bring to you one of my beautiful clients – turned dear friend – who truly embodies her own unique expression of sacred body art. I love that designing these sacred pieces brings me into collaboration with souls across the globe, from every walk of life and age, and allows me to be a vehicle of support, as I am humbled to work so intimately with each soul.

I have made many life-long friends and reconnected with soul family because of this work and I am grateful to witness the blossoming and shifts that each individual journeys, as they so graciously invite me to walk along with them for a brief, but powerful part of that path.

mari3Today, I am excited and honored to share with you one of my dear clients and friends, Mari Braveheart-Dances. She and I, along with her gifted tattoo artist, Bethrah Szumski, have created already 4 sacred tattoo designs and are in process of 3 more. She is an incredibly courageous woman – just as her name reflects – who dances with symbolism and understands this process in reflective resonance to my own journey.

Mari’s experiences have created huge shifts in her life, that I’ve been grateful to be a part of, hear about, and witness. She has recently made a huge transition, during the time we have known each other, which has her courageously following her dream to empower and support herself. This has involved a physical move and soon to find her transitioning across the states to a special area in California so that she can pursue her intents and gifts. I’m so excited for her.

If you’ve seen my own sacred body art, you can see how she and I are walking expressions of our unique souls made visible through our skin, as you explore her photos shared here. It’s definitely not the path for everyone, but for many it is one tool and way that we have chosen to embody our self-expression and create integrative healing portals via the vehicle of our bodies as artistic and cosmic temples. Some people may never be drawn to tattoos, some may wear one, and others may find that several speak their individual language wanting expression.

Then there are people who will be triggered by the sight of tattoos, which will bring up their own individual processes to explore (or not), as well as people who are daily experiencing their own shifts in judgments, perspectives, and ideas surrounding tattoos.

You may find these two articles to be of interest if you are considering this path:

The Essence of You – Do Tattoos Support Or Hinder Your Personal Expression?

Sacred Tattoos – Personal Portals To Genetic Rewiring 

mari finishedThe most recent piece Mari and I worked together on was her Shaman’s Necklace, which was the first piece I had created as a neck and chest ornamentation. It was quite the undertaking on many levels, but I have to say, when I saw it completed, I was incredibly moved by the way it not only had come to life, but how Mari radiated in wearing this like the true Goddess that she is.

I’ve shared photos of Mari, her sacred tattoos, and the designs we have worked together on, throughout this article, to explore as you read her personal thoughts on the process we have embarked on. I look forward to the continued journey with her and hope that you find her experiences to be insightful and inspiring.

Here’s Mari Braveheart-Dances as she shares from her heart about her “Spiritual Skin

Mari’s Thoughts on sacred tattoo designs:

Mari handMy Tattoos are my Intentions.  They are my heart and my soul.  You put an energy into your body, your mind, your being, your skin – and you are changed.  But the change for a truly energetic/spiritual experience of course comes from within yourself first.

Putting permanent ink on your body is a huge decision.  It is not simply ink on skin.  As a creator, you have the creative license to adorn your naked body if you wish to.  This is no cause for shame.  This is something to be proud of.  When you take it to the level of interconnecting your inner world and intentions or whatever way you view it, with the outer world:  energetic as well as physical – you engage a level of existence for yourself that heretofore was unheard of.

Make no mistake about it.  Inking oneself is huge.  In a perfect world, it would not ever be taken lightly.  It’s serious business, at least in my opinion.  I care about body, and I care about my being myself.  I love the absolute beauty and creative genius that goes into my Spiritual Skin!  Why is it huge?

mari-tattooBecause Spiritual Skin shifts things.  Tania can explain all that, but I am simple about it.  My world has shifted as if the tectonic plates had mis-aligned in the past some-odd years.  My Spiritual Skin journey has been a part of my waking up from a bad dream, and coming closer and closer to the light I wanted in my life.

My Tattoos are Incredibly Beautiful.  To see them is to know beauty and symmetry, true love, anam cara, transformation, warrior-ness, phoenix, Powerful Woman, Wolf, Raven, and The Sea, among others.  All this is beautiful.  It is a small part of me, Mari Braveheart-Dances.  I am grateful to my co-creatrixes:  Tania Marie who designed most of my tattoos through a beautiful process of weaving our energies back and forth in an infinity pattern of connection.  She is not only an artist in the physical realm of being, but also and equally importantly in the spiritual/energetic realms —  and Bethrah Szumski (Bethrah doesn’t have a tattoo website, as she no longer tattoos except for long-held clients) who as an artist transferred Tania’s designs onto my skin.  With a true tattoo artist – one who inks you – I insist on them being both artist and tattoo artist.  Bethrah is both.  She made everything flourish together in one living, breathing, intentional work of art.  Not only that, but Bethrah added the beauty and meaning that tied it all together.  All three of us are certainly co-creatrixes of my beautiful Spiritual Skin!

mari2Since Tattoos are much more than ink on skin, hence the experience “Spiritual or Sacred Skin,” you have to expect your life to change.  If you do tattoos like I do them, as intentions, your life will change.  You must trust the universe to bless you with the beauty of your intentions.  Also understand that you will have to hold on to your seat, as it may be a bumpy ride in terms of adjustment.  If your family is as conservative as mine, you may not fare so well.  I would say to be aware, always, of energy from yourself and others.  Tattoos call people’s energy.  They call your energy.  They are, in my opinion, a bid for power.  I speak of Spiritual Skin.

It’s very important to believe in yourself, and to feel proud of your work.  Tattoos are, to me, a work of art and art being life itself – equivalent to life.  Tattoos = Art = Life!

And there you have it – a fragment of this wonderful and wondrous, and very beautiful – energetic and spiritual and physical journey of Spiritual Skin.

~ Peace and Love, Mari Braveheart-Dances ~

Mari’s personal process with the inking and her thoughts on how to approach and understand the unique journey that will be your own, relative to you and the energy you are integrating: 

sunflowerIt was a shock to me to experience being tattooed for the first time.  I was not prepared at all for the pain.  But as I have had many tattooes, I’ve learned that my own state of mind is the most important factor in the experience.  I think, too, that it is essential to have an excellent relationship with your tattoo artist as this encourages the healing process as well.  It’s helpful to me, in fact essential, to focus on very deep breathing both before, and during the inking process.  Also, I personally don’t schedule too much around a tattoo session, as I find that it takes away from the relaxation I need in the healing process.

I always go into a session with the knowing that I will heal perfectly, and I am vigilant about aftercare.  My tattoo artist at first refused to do my hands, for various reasons – not the least of which is that hands are known to heal poorly.  But I “knew” that this would not be the case for me.  It was painful, of course, but not unbearable – it actually went incredibly well, and I have a pretty big tattoo on one hand.  Healing was unbelievably perfect.  I don’t think I’ve ever had such excellent healing as my hand tattoos!

For my large chest piece, which was done over about five or six sessions, I experienced the greatest learning curve being inked.  The chest is a pretty difficult place to be tattooed, and on the third time I was the most peaceful I’ve ever been on a tattoo.  It was the only time I experienced some ability to step outside the pain and find my way to experiencing it as less-pain, and I was able to continue longer than both my tattoo artist and I expected me to.

mari neck completed (1)The last section of this chest piece, which is actually a sort of “necklace” that goes from one side of my neck, across my chest, and to the other side of my neck, was unexpectedly the most difficult tattoo experience I’ve ever had.  I realized that it had much to do with the energetic intensity of this particular part of my tattoo – and for the first time I experienced severe bruising.  I’d had the same sort of work done on the other side of my neck, and that was not the case there.  In other words, often the experience of being tattooed is related to the type of animal or symbolic design that is being inked.  As I looked in the mirror at my neck, I saw that Raven stood in the shadow of “the great bruise,” and I understood on an energetic and personal level why that had to be.

There is almost always some sort of “opening” into new experiences as I’m being inked, but I find that the main opening takes place over time, as I become more and more open to the shifting taking place within me, and in my life, as a result of living with my Spiritual Skin.

Mari on her experiences with me and what it has meant to her to work with the process of tattoos as “Spiritual Skin”:

mari neck completed (4)To me, getting tattoos has always been about the spiritual meaning of them.  I would get to a point in my life when I would want to have a design that would signify an important accomplishment or change in my life.  

I have searched through many different means, ways to transform my life.  I have never experienced anything as powerful and life-altering in a positive way as the experience of tattoos as Sacred and Spiritual.  

I began to try to find out if anyone else had these same experiences, if anyone else cared about the Sacred and Spiritual Energetic shifts that can occur with Tattoos.  In my searching, I found Tania Marie who wrote a beautiful book called Spiritual Skin – Sacred Tattoos More Than Skin Deep.  I was drawn to her book by the title, and it enhanced my experience even more.

Mari shaman necklaceEventually, I was compelled to email Tania and discuss the possibility of having her work with me to design some Sacred Tattoos for me.

It is almost impossible to put into words what this experience has meant and continues to mean to me in my personal life.  The process of co-creating with Tania, Sacred Skin that is meaningful and life-changing, is so much more than just designing a beautiful tattoo.  So much more than mere ink on skin.  Any good artist can create a beautiful design.  But I know of no one who does the kind of work that Tania does.

mari neck completedWorking with Tania is like working with someone on a different plane – someone who takes what you say about who you are, and listens to the energy behind your words.  Tania has the beautiful ability and gift of being able to read a client’s energy and also to read the energy that is coming through from the universe that is most needed for the journey of wholeness to be made complete in the sacred tattoo design.

My heart and soul trusts this woman with complete openness and faith in her incredible ability to truly listen.  This is a rare, rare gift, and it shows in the designs she creates for me.

My life has changed, and continues to change, in miraculous ways due to the Spiritual Skin designed by Tania Marie especially for me.  These Sacred Designs are so much more than beautiful ink on skin – they truly are portals to different depths of experience of the fullness and wholeness of life.

I am blessed and honored beyond measure to be a part of such a Sacred and Transformative Process – working with this beautiful human being to bring in the healing designs that are what I need at that time.

May you be blessed with your choice to work with this truly gifted and spiritual woman.  You will never regret one second of this choice.

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mariIf you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred visionary piece of artwork or tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@spiritualskin.com.

You can easily make your deposit at the link provided to embark on this journey in partnership with me. There is currently a waiting list, so deposits are needed to hold your place, since the designs are created on a first come, first served basis.

For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation

mari-womanTo enjoy a visual journey of some of the sacred tattoo designs I’ve had the honor and privilege of co-creating, please visit: Spiritual Skin for my YouTube video. You can also explore some of the tattoo designs I have helped create, along with completed images as “Spiritual Skin” here: Tattoo Design Gallery

Some people have preferred to read my book, Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep, especially if they are new to sacred tattoo designs, before embarking on this journey.

If you are drawn to learn more about sacred tattoos you can order a copy of the book here: Spiritual Skin

It is also available in Kindle format here: Spiritual Skin

You can also order your personal copy here: Signed and Inscribed Copy of Spiritual Skin 

Universal Love, Service & Wisdom of Authentic Remembrance – 3 Simple Laws That Showed Up Again


ChakanaThree nudges makes a charm. This is the third time within the last two days that my post on The Three Incan Laws comes to my attention. It’s actually a post that has drawn a lot of resonance and interest since it first went up and has been very meaningful for a lot of people in varying ways.

The three nudges included 1) a new client that was drawn in by it, 2) it suddenly popping into my thoughts last evening likely based on its message link to current energies and an upcoming retreat, and 3) the lovely Angela Gerber of Butterfly Effects Meditation (who wears her own pair of magickal butterfly wings tattooed on her back to reveal her inner Butterfly Goddess) asked to share it along with some of her own thoughts, in a post for her website, which went live today here:

The Three Incan Laws Tattoos 

So with that, I am feeling guided to reshare it, as the foundational simplicity of the three laws really speak to creating harmony and grace within your experience of life.

You can also view my original post here:

The Three Incan Laws – How To Create The New Earth

New Year, New You – Sacred Code of Loving in the New World Cycle


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Sunrise 12/21/12 Bimini

As 2012 comes to an end and we are at the threshold of 2013’s doorway, the spirit of In Lak’ech Ala K’in ~ I am another Yourself, You are another Myself, or simply put: I am you, and you are me ~ becomes more prevalent in how we consciously live our lives with this understanding integrated into every choice we make. It is about becoming one with all and realizing how every action we take affects our life in the widest sense. This sacred code of living is one with respect for all life and out of living and giving from our hearts.

In Lak’ech Ala K’in mirrors the essence of other beautiful greetings such as Namaste for East India, Wiracocha for the Inca, and Mitakuye Oyasin for the Lakota. The ancient cultures all have their own way to express the same Universal language of love and demonstrates the unification of all belief systems at the heart core.

The 3 Incan Laws of Munay, Llankay, and Yachay also hold sacred principles that if lived by, help to create a world of peace, balance, joy, beauty, grace and harmony for our New Earth experience.

We can learn much by remembering our ancient history and learn to integrate and anchor the true meanings in new ways.

To return back to the essence of In Lak’ech, when we walk in the spirit of this energy, we come to see each other, the trees, flowers, and plants, the sky and the ocean, the animals, and the stars, in the image of ourselves. By greeting and thanking each sunrise and sunset with this understanding, each and every day you experience in togetherness becomes sacred. And when you give in this spirit, you receive. This flow of cycling energy mirrors the beautiful energy of Reiki.

When we send out positive energy, as in greeting each other, each day, and experience in the spirit of In Lak’ech Ala K’in, or send out Universal Life Force energy (Reiki), these energies literally transform our experiences and begin to create a new world “Garden of Eden.”  We are able to create our reality and live in the truth of this power now and when done with loving gratitude to the life you have, with love for each other, as a part of yourself, fear has no more place in your experience and you no longer have to feel like a victim. You can rewrite the past and create the now future.

The more humanity lives the collective consciousness of In Lak’ech Ala K’in, the boundaries are removed and separateness from everything and the Universe no longer is felt. You will live in the power of Unity Consciousness and feel the truth of that strength, where competition, jealousy, envy, fear, control, power over…have no place.

This is a time to share and co-create with each other and understand the reality of abundance in that there is always enough and then some for everyone. What you live (in action and practice) becomes what you experience. Live from love and therefore you will experience an abundance of it in unlimited and exciting ways.

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Sunset 12/21/12 Bimini

Everything always has been and will be a choice between love and fear. Fear simply isn’t the vibration of the new we are creating and so the more we can release it and help each other to move through it, the faster our collective reality will shift, not just our individual ones.

Wishing everyone grace in closure to all things you desire to leave behind and courage to live freely and powerfully in the authenticity of you, as we say goodbye to 2012 and welcome in 2013.

How do you choose to contribute to the new story we are writing together?

We are living in the reality of creative power and this truly is a chance to create your life as a work of art. So explore within, how you’d like to paint that experience.

Below I’ve included excerpts from Eden Sky that I felt had some good insights and sharing to reflect on and that address things many have asked about 12/21/12 and 2012’s closure into the New Year and New World experience awaiting. May you find the truth within yourself as you ring in a new sacred code of loving and living.

In Lak’ech Ala K’in 

Tania

Change has long been a fearful thing for human beings … and at the same time, it is our most Divine opportunity. Clinging to the banks of the river may seem safe and more secure, but life’s possibilities are truly engaged only when we trust, release and become part of The Flow of the Universe. ~ Chelle Thompson

Excerpt from Eden Sky’s chapter of 2013! The Beginning is Here:

“This moment in our collective dream is steeped in mystery. This mystery has a heartbeat that lives within us. The mystery blooms in our heart, with petals of innocence and stalks of wisdom. We are each drops in the sea of humanity, part of the physical and psychic collective. Rather than passive spectators, we are here to be conscious participants of this world age transition process. We are all instruments of culture. Our mental, spiritual, emotional and physical energies are the vivid colors splashing on the canvas of Life. What is the quality of our collective art? How can we refine our contribution?”

The 2012 Prophecy ~ Making it Real! By Eden Sky (these are just excerpts that stood out to me, but see link for the full article)

December 21, 2012 marks the Shifting of World Ages, a return to zero point, where we officially transition from the current 5,125 year World Age Cycle, and enter into a New World Cycle; marking a new level of our unfoldment as a planetary collective; a new level of our human evolution in concert with our living Universe.

Solstice 2012 marks a zero point -a simultaneous completion and beginning, called “Creation Day” by the Ancient Maya. From that point, the adventure will continue onward, bringing untold challenges and blessings. As we advance to a new level on the spiral of Time, let us comprehend the vastness of our journey ahead. Each day the mystery deepens, bringing new trials and new awarenesses. There is no pre-determined outcome to our collective story. The essential message of the 2012 Prophecy is that the more we each awaken to our personal contribution to this planetary moment, the greater the possibilities emerge for positive change.

The clarity that December 21, 2012 marks the launching point of a new epoch is not based on proclaiming details of external events. Rather, the opportunity is for as many people as possible to align internally with this understanding, and therefore from an inner alignment of cycles shifting, to help consciously generate and incarnate the dawning of the new era on Earth. Let us contemplate: What can happen in our collective consciousness when each of us really owns the power of our personal contribution to our shared reality?

The 2012 Prophecy is understood as “The Harmonic Convergence of All Prophecies.”In prophetic messages from around the globe which point to these times we are living in, one will find mention of the emergence of such things as: “The Return of Quetzalcoatl,” “The Return of Christ Consciousness,” “The Return of The Kingdom of Shambhala,” “The Return of the Divine Feminine,” “The Return of the Star People,” “The Return of the Wisdom of the Ancestors,” “The Hoop of the Nations Made Whole,” “The Return to Living in Harmony with Nature,” “The Awakening of the Rainbow Warriors.” Other universal themes include: “Everything That has Been Hidden will be Revealed,” “The Lifting of the Veils and Merging of Spirit and Matter,” “The Dawning of Universal Telepathy,” the start of “Heaven on Earth,” and our mutation into a new species that transcends Homo Sapiens, emerging into something like the Qu’ero of Peru call “Homo Luminous.”

To put it simply, it is not the end of the world that is coming, it is the end of a world age. This shifting of World Eras is a cycle change that will steadily shift our human orientation from an ego-based perspective dominated by separation, fear, greed, and destructive, imbalanced tendencies – towards one based in conscious interconnectedness, fueling our tendencies for harmony, compassion, and life-affirming energies and actions. This represents a shift beyond the patriarchal cycle we have been in, sometimes called a “male-dominant linear perspective,” into an Age in which masculine and feminine energies and perspectives are balanced, ideally uniting mind and heart, logic and intuition, spirit and matter. The most blatant example of this shift is in re-prioritizing our values and Placing Planet and People over Profits, in true recognition of the intricate, interdependence of the One Web of Life. It is obvious we cannot survive or thrive on this planet without this transformation of our worldview.

Our collective human mentality is not going to change all in one day or one moment, and likewise the shifting of dominant paradigms and modern lifestyles will not be instantaneous. However, knowing this transformation process is underway can give us great perseverance  and motivate us to deeper innovation and the pioneering of new pathways in our own lives and spheres of influence. This Shifting of World Ages can inspire us internally to nurture a deeper compassion, self-love, awareness, and sensitivity to all our relations, and can guide us to more consciously align our actions and participation in the world so we can increasingly find ways to live more in balance with our Biosphere.

We all know that we have inherited what our ancestors gave to us, and we know that we are all affecting the world we will give to our future generations. Every moment and every decision counts, especially now in these crossroads times. We must continue to work to manifest the vision of a world where our living Earth is honored; where Peace is our priority; where the Awakening of our Human Potential and our creative evolution on all levels is nurtured; where all people have wholesome food, clean water, health care, social justice; where the Biosphere of Earth is holistically restored and honored, recognizing all beings as part of the one family of life – from the humans to the animals, to the trees, the seas, the bees, the air, the eagles, the ants, and the mountains alike…till one day we even embrace the stars and galactic whole as part of our living community!

In this process of Shifting World Ages, every aspect of human planetary culture needs to be re-evaluated and questioned to discern how it can be truly life-affirming – from our energy sources, to our food supply, to our modalities of education and conflict resolution, etc, etc, etc! That is why we have to be prepared for the long haul of bringing in a new era, participating physically and spiritually – leaving no stone unturned. We are being called to rise to the occasion and become wise Shepherds of a fragile new child that will be emerging and growing under our loving care.

“Spiritual realization needs to be integrated with social commitment and direct action… No matter whether we like it or not, each of us is, inevitably, a social and political agent whose smallest actions have a direct influence on other people and the world around us.” -Daniel Pinchbeck

As Paco Alarcon wrote: “The need to bring light into the dark areas inside of us is urgent now….Once the dark side is integrated, it serves the light.”

In this process of Shifting Ages, the dominant energies resounding through the cosmos are increasingly invoking a new human alignment that is initiating new expressions of human culture. According to many prophecies, this is said to happen simultaneously with many earth changes, natural disasters, and crises of all kinds – all of which have been progressively underway. As Louis Pascal writes: “Although sad, human nature often requires crises in order to break free from our patterns of complacency and convenience, and transform the structures which bind us. In one light, crises are actually gifts which push us to overcome our narrow thinking, assert our deepest values, and cooperate together on a grand scale.”

While these times of crises indeed have the power to provoke the most positive human attributes to arise within us, these times of tragedy likewise catalyze tremendous suffering. According to some indigenous peoples’ prophecies, it is said that many humans may not survive the intensity of this Great Shifting, and/or it may be extremely uncomfortable for those who are not in harmony with these vast changes. Indeed, as a global society throughout time, we have accumulated much karma through our actions that have not taken our interconnectedness into account. Many consequences are now underway as a result. These are inevitable, as is the passage that we are now undergoing. Indeed, in this turbulent era, there have already been countless atrocities and massive disasters, resulting in a huge loss of human life, and loss of creatures of all species.

No one can say what is coming next, or when. On this planet, we are all amidst a whole-systems challenge to realize how to live sustainably in harmony with Nature.

“It is essential that we have the courage and wisdom to face the reality of our human mortality, accepting the inherent impermanence of all that lives. Rather than living in fear or denial of death, these times are urging us to confront its potency, and to embrace death as a sacred counterpart of the universal equation: an ever-present ally guiding us to live more fully, grateful for this precious moment. Contemplating the death of the body and the impermanence of all form also opens us to begin to know the realms of spirit, formlessness, and eternal consciousness – exploring a higher-dimensional context to hold the laws of our physical world within.” -Excerpt by Eden Sky from the Book “2013: The Beginning is Here.”

“The accurate content of the message for the Maya Prophecy for our times is that the date of December 21, 2012 is nothing more than a general marker, a specific date that in fact indicates a whole era, an era of hope, an era of opportunity – the opportunity to re-establish a sense of community amongst all humans of this planet…” -From The Maya Taino Prophecy Initiative, led by Maya Elder Antonio Aj Ik and Taino Elder Miguel Sague

What is certain is that we influence each other, and model to one another the possibilities of human culture in all our attitudes and decisions. Whether we can see the results or not, all of our energies and actions ripple out to the whole. Within this unpredictable universe and unstable Earth, what is in our domain to tend to is finding our deepest Intuition of how to conduct our lives in these uncertain and pivotal times; realizing how to truly live our life’s purpose; discovering how to love and care for ourselves and all beings in life-affirming ways; growing in understanding how to evolve our lifestyle choices to be in harmony with our Biosphere; joining in deep collaboration and synergy with our allies on this path.

In conclusion, let us strive to evolve into our deepest human potential to be wise and loving human beings, that we may contribute as consciously as possible to the greater well being of human culture, understanding our place upon this glorious Planet, and within this sentient Universe. Let us honor our place in the vast cycles of time, and heed the calls of our ancestors who left these prophecies for us, now. Let us activate the wisdom given to us by Dr. José Argüelles who urged that we honor our Earth as a Living Work of Art and realize that we can each be instruments of harmony and beauty, serving as Planetary Artists! The tasks to be accomplished in these momentous times call us to cooperate on new and grander levels, that we may manifest ever greater harmonies together. Let us synchronize and unify in deep courage, compassion, creativity, willingness and joy with our brothers and sisters of humanity, to be who we truly are here to be, and do what we are truly here to do. Let us awaken our dormant powers. Let us dream the highest dream. Let us ride the upward spiral through the accelerated currents of change. Let us face the death of the body that we may live from a place of realizing who we are as an essence; a heart. Let us seriously invest in cultivating our intuition and inner-knowing. Let us celebrate and nurture our interconnectedness. Let us paint new beauties upon the canvas of our Earth. Let us be grateful for this life we are given, here and now, ever-evolving as children born of the One Great Mystery.

May we Make this Living Prophecy Real 
by participating mind, body, heart, and soul!

To the Journey!

Another Power Full Moon! – Time for Self-Transcendence


Every day is opportunity to embrace the energetic influences to new experiences, by choice. And a lot of opportunity is abound, if we are present and responsible with how we live through our hearts. A new way of living is available, as we shift our hearts and minds, release fear and the trivial, and focus on meaningful acts of Love for Self and Others towards a Unified Higher Good.

Today’s July 3rd Full Moon in Cancer-Capricorn is a power-packed Moon, with the Full Moon Conjunct Pluto.

I thought I’d share the astrological insights for you to individually explore, found here:

The Full Moon of Cancer-Capricorn 2012 Pt. 1 – Time For Self-Transcendence!

by Robert Wilkinson

The stand out points to me were these:

So the illumination available via this Full Moon is through how flexible we can be when confronted with issues requiring strength of will or strength of character. We may be required to persistently plunge ahead into our lives in some way, and thereby be freed from “soft illusions.”

Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, says this is a degree of our “belief in (our) inherent supremacy over all other orders of nature” through our “normal confidence in (our) ability to deal with every eventuality of day-by-day activity and relationship.” He states that “any individual must rule his environment or surrender his own potentialities forever.”

He states that this is a degree where “practicality (is) brought to the point of ruthlessness.” He offers the keyword DETERMINATION. He states that when operating positively, the degree is an “exceptional steadiness and a high sense of self-responsibility in every issue of the moment.”

The Lunar degree symbol for the 13th degree of Capricorn is “A fire worshiper.” Rudhyar says this is a degree of “Firm establishment upon immemorial principles,” “consciousness of absolute unity,” “Depth of Soul penetration,” and “Self conquest.”

In the Astrological Mandala, he goes on to say that this degree is about “the subjective quest for ultimates beyond the interplay of life and death processes,” where we confront an “adventure in consciousness.” This is where we explore the mysteries of life and transformation through meditational techniques that could help us “to a stage beyond life itself.”

He asks us “Are we ready to demonstrate (our) will to transcendence?” He says this degree falls in the Span of Illusiveness, Act of Capitalization, and Scene of Crystallization on the Individual-Mental level.

Dr. Jones says this is a degree of our “inner strength through (our) realization of an inviolable tie with the creative power of the universe itself, dramatized by (our) continual outreach to the divine in a spiritualizing of (our) aspiration and a dedication of (our) talents and possessions to the over-all reality.” Here we know we must “demonstrate (our) ultimate independence of (our) circumstances or else surrender (our) own potentialities forever.”

He states “Here is ideality brought to the point of miracle.” He offers us the keyword MAGIC. He states that when operating in a positive manner, this degree “extraordinary skill in enlisting every resource of the world for the exaltation fo self and the consummation of its ambitions.”

From these symbols it seems we can see the light of seeing the need to be strong yet flexible as we plunge into life’s possibilities, and synthesize our humor and objectivity to see the deeper meaning in life’s events and experiences. These can express as forms of self-transcendence through connecting with “the creative power of the universe” and how we dedicate our talents and possessions to a greater sense of potential that demonstrates our independence in achieving our ambitions through forms of magic and skill.

For now, enjoy seeing how to mobilize your will and skill to utilize your capacity for self-transcendence and embrace a greater potential. Here we can even transcend our old personality strengths and habits, and embrace a new day dawning even if others don’t yet see it.

This is a great time to explore different perspectives regarding things we’ve suppressed before now, and overall productivity will be sky high in many life areas. There are so many favorable sextiles, quintiles, and trines that this should be a very harmonious period with a lot of harmony and stability within productive changing conditions.

And here is a very thorough, interesting and easy to understand article by Margaret Gray, British Astrologer, who shares insights into the Uranus/Pluto square and the Chiron/Neptune conjunction with some helpful suggestions at the end to co-create with the energy of these current transits and the impacts they may have on an individual level:

Prometheus Unbound Meets Hades Bound! ~ A Cosmological Drama in 7 Acts 

 

Living Love, Creating Change – A Short Inspired Message


Me and Earth Reflecting Love

Did you know that if you rearrange the letters in the word “HEART” you get “EARTH” and vice versa? This is significant symbolically in connecting the two vibrationally. When the frequency and vibration of our Hearts change, so too does the Earth’s frequency, as a direct mirroring reflection. One is not isolated from the other and so when we consciously expand our capacities for compassion, non-judgment, and conscious awareness through Unconditional Love, global change is inevitable and Mother Earth will flourish with the same joy.

To experience ever-loving, harmonious, magical, abundant, joyous, expansive synchronicity, it is increasingly important to move towards empowered living from our hearts. LOVE IS the most powerful energy there is. Your heart is the master gateway to wisdom, health, enhanced well-being and the key to any desired experience.

There is power in one loving heart, but the power of many is unimaginably potent. Unconditional Love integrates and takes us beyond perceived limitations, creating new perspectives to move out of restricted duality. Moving from duality to Unity Consciousness creates change towards a balanced New Earth experience.

And part of that balance involves a new partnership between “Awakened Humanity” and the “Elemental Kingdoms of Nature” together with the other “Kingdoms of Consciousness.” These new relationships are increasingly magnified in significance now more than ever.

“Together” we can truly find our way “To Get There.” Together there is so much more we can achieve. Becoming skilled at co-creative, heart-focused processes aligns and activates evolutionary vibrations to bring us closer to Source/All That Is/The Universe/Our God Essence.

When we realize that everything we experience is a direct mirror of the relationship we have with ourselves, we realize the importance of living from love, exhaling fear, inhaling joy and consciously embracing a courageously responsible partnership within and without.

 May the peace of the nature 
of the cosmos be in each
and every one of us 

“Universal ARKitecture” of the New Earth – A New Series of Visionary Paintings Emerges


Garden of the Gods by Tania Marie

An “ark” by definition and historical understanding was a vessel built by Noah to house and keep safe his family and pairs of every animal of the Earth. It is also known as a sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments. In either form, it is seen as a sacred and protective structure that contained the promise of a new life where a new architectural system of life codes would be embraced and instituted to start anew.

We have arrived at a place of empowering renewal, where the embracing of a new code of life is upon us once again. Cycles repeat themselves, as is apparent throughout the history of this Earth for every ancient civilization that has walked upon it. There are always messages, signs and guidance being provided to catapult us into a new co-creative experience,  when we come to embrace conscious, loving presence and courageous responsibility. To me, this means the end of a way of life is completing and a new form is in process of being embraced into manifestation.

Temple of the Sacred Heart by Tania Marie

According to shamanic belief, everything is alive and carries with it a wisdom and power. Shamanism is found in all cultures of the Earth and is the world’s oldest healing tradition. This ancient, worldwide practice involves engaging with spirit helpers and the forces of the natural world to develop relationships, solve problems and perform healing. Shamans travel to the parallel worlds where time and space have no meaning and use the powers of those worlds, the subconscious and the realities of this world to cause change. They are able to go within and enter an altered state of consciousness at will, in order to contact and utilize a hidden reality that most do not consciously perceive.

According to the shamanic and ceremonial traditions of the Inca, there are those known as naguals. Naguals are a form of very powerful shamans that unlike man that is driven by psychological ego desires, they have none. They are conduits of Spirit, receiving orders from an indefinable and indescribable source. Almost a non-entity, they have learned to break the psychological conditioning of the cognitive division that keeps us cut off from our sources. They can magically assume the physical manifestation of a different entity by shifting into its energy pattern, yet remain the same in Essence, since everything is energy. There are considered to be two different forms of shapeshifting wherein either the luminous body changes into a power animal or the physical body on the Earth plane changes into an animal.

Power animals are essential to shamanic practice, as shamans believe that everyone has power animals. These power animals act as guides or angels, imbuing their individual energy, power and wisdom to guide, heal and protect you. They provide the wisdom of their kind and are not only limited to mammals, but can also be reptiles, insects and sea creatures. Any living creature can serve as a power animal and plants and trees can serve as plant spirit guides, providing their own wisdom.

Depending upon the culture, the gifts each animal provides can vary, yet there are many consistencies across the board as well. It is important to let the animal speak to you in the way meant for you and to be limitlessly open to their sharing. Shamanic practice honors with awareness the wisdom and life in all things on Earth, understanding and believing that everything has something to teach. Many western cultures do not get taught to value animals and the gifts they have to help support our lives and the world at large. Yet, animals show up for us in many ways and they are believed to communicate with us by drawing our attention to things, sometimes through repetition. They try to get our attention because they have some wisdom to impart and are most eager to be of service.

Visions of Atlantis by Tania Marie

We are all connected and we have each been part of all of the cultures, races and religions on the Earth. Animals are transcendent beings that speak to us in a boundless way, free of judgments or enculturated restrictions, which our ego minds may otherwise be closed off to. It is this reason I feel I was guided to bring forth their messages through my new series of heart-channeled creations, “Universal ARKitecture.”

It wasn’t something mentally contrived that I set out to do. I simply was supporting the intuitive visions and love I felt in my heart to express through channeled images I find an innate instinct and joy in creating. After I started to do so, it became evident what was simultaneously manifesting, as I followed my heart.

“Universal ARKitecture” was communicated to me several years ago and it basically speaks of sacred vessels, which I see as these paintings being channeled into creation. They house within them messages, codings, energy, keys….spoken through the many voices of the animal spirits of the Earth, uniting us through a Universal language of heart energy that is of the Earth and beyond. These medicine beings (naguals/power animals/spirit guides) hold antidotes for a new “ARKitectural” plan and code of life for creating the New Earth experience.

Their Essence will encompass an ecclectic tapestry of interwoven threads that may span and honor the many ancient, forgotten civilizations and world religions of the Earth’s history, as well as intertwine Earth and Cosmic dimensions. The power animals and shape-shifting “naguals” emerge through timeless energy portals to share their wisdom and powers. These channeled images I feel are supportive in guiding us with some of the keys for co-creating a loving New Earth with conscious, unconditionally compassionate awareness, embracive remembrance, visionary innovation, and empowered hearts.

I am seeing 33 paintings in total, providing loving, subtle energy to support a new existence as a Conscious Global Human Being, collectively connected in Universal Oneness.

It is my hope that these paintings will also help to bring conscious awareness of the animals on the Earth (endangered and misunderstood) – lending a voice to their expansive soul journeys, aid in supporting their precious lives, while providing deeper understanding and compassion amongst us all. We are all connected. Every living being holds infinite intelligence integral to the circle of life. Each has its own unique Essence that creates a colorful thread in the tapestry of magnificence we know as Universal Consciousness.

Rainbow Lemurian L.O.V.E. Peacock


L.O.V.E. Seed #8 – amazing rainbow display

Today’s featured Lemurian L.O.V.E. Seed really wanted to show off its gorgeous colors. As mentioned, the newest batch of L.O.V.E. Seeds all have rainbows, but this lively one spread its amazing colors like a peacock for me when I was photographing it. Others are a little more demure in their only expressing glints of their hidden gifts and others not wanting to reveal them at all (wanting people to feel their essence rather than give away their treasures from the get-go). :) Wise little ones they are! Yes, they all have very unique personalities.

However, this particular one is quite proud of its display of amazingness and it has every right to be. I think since some are a little more shy or complex in their ways of communicating, this one wanted to step up and be the example of what all of them have within them.

L.O.V.E. Seed #8 – gorgeous inclusions that each create rainbows when the light catches them just right – check out the next two photos where a rainbow begins to emerge on the left top swirl inclusion

(Love Our Vibrant Earth) Seeds pendants are special Lemurian Seed Crystal spheres created to help support us and the collective Earth as we enter a new paradigm. They are like fruits of the New Earth, seeding love in our blossoming hearts. They are created with elegant long stemmed leaves (a favorite design among our Joyful Earth Crystal clients) of pure 925 sterling silver.

If one speaks to you, as I share them, or if you would like me to intuit one for you, you may contact me at tania@taniamarie.com to place an order for your new friend.

Each L.O.V.E. Seed is ONLY an amazing $33 + shipping via secure Paypal credit card payments. 

L.O.V.E. Seed #8 – rainbow starting to reveal itself at a different angle

L.O.V.E. Seed #8 – at a slight change of angle the rainbow fully emerges

You can read more information about Lemurian Seed Crystal energy and how they can support you in the now here: Lemurian Seed Crystals

Conscious Shifting


Rebirth ~ Children of the New Earth by Tania Marie
http://taniamarie.com/gallery2.htm

Things continue to unfold and shifts are continually taking place whether we are actively aware of them or not. Everything is speeding up and intensifying with greater and greater potency, personally and collectively. It’s amazing to be alive right now and even those not currently on the physical plane are so eager to assist and support in these opportunistic, mind-blowing, expansive times. It’s no longer a question of how do we manifest? But more so, in having discernment about what it is we are manifesting. Since what we intend has instant creation ability, it is important to be mindful about exactly what we are intending and asking to create. And so, wouldn’t it be wonderful to be consciously co-creating and consciously choosing as empowered beings, rather than taking a back seat while the world seemingly unfolds around us?

The changes taking place, on multiple levels, represent a major shift that proves to be probably the most important timing and event that has taken place on our planet. What a gift to be alive right now! Once again, it’s all about perspective, in how we choose to experience the changes. Everything is but a thought, feeling, and choice away.

Transitions are and will continue to take place in terms of every aspect of life and co-existing, including: moving more into a sustainable society that does not depend on limited resources, more efficient and renewable sources of energy will continue to become part of everyday living and thinking, working together more cohesively and supportively with the highest good of all concerned on the forefront of our minds and hearts, realizing the equality and value of the gifts we each have and exchanging and sharing them harmoniously, supportively, as well as telepathically, and a time when worries, fears, and concerns transform into living in joy, harmony, and assured trust in each other and the universal support that comes from living consciously, compassionately, embracively, and presently from our hearts as the empowered beings we are. (Phew! That was a loaded paragraph of goodies!) ;)

Everything is accelerating at speeds and rates we aren’t even realizing because we’re so focused on the day to day stuff, yet believe me it is all moving rapidly. Stop for a moment to take stock of how much has actually been accomplished and at such incredible paces. Sometimes it’s challenging to realize how much we are changing because we keep thinking about the next thing we want and still don’t feel we have, and so it’s important to stop for a moment and review where you’re at and be grateful for the amazing things you’ve been able to move through with greater ease and grace than you probably imagined. Things may have seemed impossible and yet here you are, here we are, and with each challenge, the process gets easier, quicker, and soon will be nothing more than a simple choice of deciding what honors you or doesn’t and boom, instant created experience at your fingertips!

There is no need for long drawn out experiences anymore, unless we choose that as our process and need it for our very specifically relevant experiences. There is nothing to judge, just simply to learn to be gentle and loving to ourselves while we are in the process of remembering and re-learning. After all, whenever our experiences take us away from this Earth plane, we will all find ourselves laughing and giggling together, over the very serious and dramatic ways we decided to view and live our lives. Every experience is no more or less serious than choosing to meet up with a friend for tea or a lunch date and that person deciding to show up or not.

We can actively choose to show up fully for our lives and consciously experience the miraculous synchronicities that are constantly taking place, whether we know it or not. It’s really about embracing our essence and our empowered states of being that lie latent within us. The time is now upon us where fears can easily be shed and a true sense of safety and peace of mind can come, in allowing ourselves to be vulnerable once again.

We will NOT recreate the past. It takes enormous amounts of effort and energy to try to recreate the past or even to stand still. These are new times, new energies and a whole new level of being, where we are now able to take everything from the collective “past” experience and integrate the pieces that worked, discard those that didn’t, and imbue it with the energy of the new, creating something that has never been and never will be again; as time is always and ever-changing.

We all have a lot of deep-seeded fears, wounds, pains, and walls that have been stored, harbored, and built to protect us from the daunting dangers we are projecting because of what we’ve been through personally and collectively. It’s deeply encoded within our DNA and personalities, and guarded by our challenged egos. Yet, now we can let it all go. Ego can take a small vacation in terms of not having to feel it has to be in the constantly active driver’s seat anymore. Ego will continue learning that the energies of these times and the new vibrations and changes we are creating, are very supportive in aiding our processes and so it can now relax and allow our essence to come forth again.

It is time to also allow our beautiful inner children to flourish and now ego can be the driving force behind our passions and the strength and vitality to create once again in our full truths. There is no more need to fight, hide, defend, or diminish ourselves. We will continue to learn that it’s time to step into all that we are and all that we can be and in doing so, will inevitably be supported. It is not a question of WILL we be supported? It is simply the knowingness that there is no other possibility unless we choose to believe there is.

And so, to be conscious about every choice we make, every aspect of our being, and every moment of our lives, is to become a gentle power of unlimited possibilities. We are learning about choice and intentions and how powerful they are, especially when we are actively engaging them. The understanding that comes with the learning provides us with a new found wisdom and discernment that will honor both ourselves and the higher good.

There is no more need to choose from fear, but only to choose from love, while exercising our boundaries in the process of coming to know our authentic truths. It all simply takes practice and with practice comes ease.

Enjoy these exciting times in human evolution and universal expansion because magical experiences are here to embrace and even more await you. Cherish the moments, for they will never be again.

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