As a big flow of much needed precipitation gifts us here in the mountains, we two water signs celebrate a cycle of growth and togetherness.
We began our journey thirteen years ago, and like anything worth the effort, our desire to evolve has supported what we are enjoying today.
While it took much focus, ebbs and flows, and determination, the evolution has been worth the commitment and speaks to how doing the work really does make a difference.
It also deepens and enrichens what’s shared.
Many think they need to have everything mirrored in the person, experience, job, etc. that is exactly as you are.
And yet, the fundamental shared core essence and values are truly the glue.
The details and exacts of how those translate are not as important as the desire to evolve, be kind and compassionate, and find the shared keys.
In many ways we are yin and yang, but everything we embody is perfect alchemy.
I’m grateful for the challenges, as they have helped me to ground and to walk the walk.
And that is gold to me.
This theme, of the in between, is one that so often pops up. I know I’ve written about it many times over the years and yet, here I find myself moved to share it again. Perhaps it was yesterday’s hike with Nature reflecting both Autumn and Winter in the landscape draped around me. Or, perhaps it’s feeling into the deep collective waters that run through me that speak to all things in process.
I can sense so many people wondering what’s next in their lives and in general, surprised by the changes rapidly rushing in, or worried how to get there or even if it’s possible.
Things “out there” aren’t providing the same kind of reassurances you once might have looked for. So what’s “in here” – inside of you – is going to keep asking you to trust what you feel (body and heart), despite what anyone else says or what’s playing out.
It’s getting harder, on the one hand, but clearer on another – because I KNOW you can feel when something doesn’t sit right. And with so much exploding in almost nonsensical ways, making sense within may actually become easier.
Distinction lies in vibrational resonance.
We’re in extremely shifting and unknown times that create a worldwide in between from where we’ve been as a planet, to where we’re going, and even a deep gorge in between very distinct personal and group paths unfolding before our eyes.
It all points to the here and now and the incremental steps needing your focus. Those pauses, breaths, and gratitude for anything you can stretch yourself to embrace amidst the rubble crumbling around you.
I felt called to share this sound channeling from four and a half years ago to support a deep pause and breath for the moments in between that you’re experiencing right now. Please join in the long, deep, and intent-filled breaths.
I, too, am in a huge in between right now….with the two sides to my canyon growing wider by the day.
Yet, rather than fret about depths I keep digging my gorge in between, I take solace in knowing the strength of this new and essence-rich foundation will endure. I welcome the old to crumble away, as I do not wish to build atop the roots of the past.
In the meantime, I find creativity to be an effective dredging process that helps clear and move my energy when those steps are needed.
Creativity helps me to take steps without boundaries and enjoy the journey.
So, amidst the craze of things yet to come, and things in process, but not yet manifested, I am working with what is at hand – creative energy at large.
There are infinite ways to approach life, the steps, the paths, and to choose how to embrace it all.
I always flow with what shows up and morph where resonance magnetizes me even if it’s different than where I was first headed.
And with the Aries Full Moon today and its energy leading up to it, I’ve found things accentuated and pronounced in depth of feeling and resonance. I also feel an extra inspiration and gusto behind creativity wanting to move through me and I’m listening to that alignment of essence.
Like the Sibyls (from which the ancient heritage within me is rooted) who lived hidden and out of reach in order to filter the energies that accessed them so they could remain devoted to the sacred purity of their connection with Mother Earth and the Cosmos through sound vibrations, there is a place within…calling me there again.
This is a raw, primal, and sacredly harmonious energy that this Moon feels in many ways aligned with.
And I love that the environment and seasonal shifts outdoors feel to be singing the same song.
The dual seasons straddling one another, experiences woven into each other, old and new simultaneously alive….all in the humming of a seed within the dark, nurturing womb that knows to reach through the dirt to touch its tendrils to the light.
This is about the moments in between and the deliberate presence of breath during the transmutation.
So, I find my energy wanting to create things right now and I’m honoring that flow. In my space in between things I am enjoying a little creative upswing that I sense is supporting the evolutionary journey right now, while also gifting me joy and peace with the process of transformation.
Creating beautiful, artsy, and sacred things is its own portal opening through the vortex of my heart. That said, I may have some creations to share in the coming weeks with you, including a rare, magick crystal wand commission that felt oh so right to accept. I love when things line up in resonance when I least expect it.
With holidays coming, there’s chance some of these creations may take form as possible gift-giving art.
Today, 10/20’s Full Moon is the last day for early registration discounts on the Collective Energy Dynamics Forum. Originally there were two choices plus an option for both, but I’ve updated the page to reflect recent changes for greatest energy resonance.
In speaking with people who reached out with questions, it was interesting to see a shift as I discovered that in contrast to the energy of the online classes, the live sessions were now presenting new challenges that exposed “vulnerability” as a theme popping up, as well as time availability.
So, only the recorded sessions remain an option to support greater flexibility in joining when ever aligns with individual schedules and for complete anonymity.
You can still register by 10/31 for these, but today is the last day for early registration discounts:
If you haven’t spoken with me yet and have questions about this change, please contact me to discuss.
People asked if there was any possibility of opening up individual sessions or Reiki support and so I sat with this, in light of the Forum changes.
Due to freeing up a little time with not doing the live sessions, I am opening up some modified support systems only through December 3rd.
I haven’t had chance to put these on a separate, new page on this website, so for now you can only sign up for them below – UPDATE: THERE’S NOW A DEDICATED PAGE TO REGISTER SO I REMOVED THE LINKS IN THIS POST
I want to make things as accessible as possible because from what I’m hearing there’s a lot of stuff people are moving through right now that would benefit from that added momentum, clarity, and boost.
That said, I’ll make available modified, individual phone sessions and Reiki support at discount.
You can purchase up to 4 of each, but they also need to be used between now and December 3rd of 2021.
I will customize the Reiki support to your needs when you register and share with me your intents.
I’m going to make Reiki support available at the discounted rate of $33 each instead of the $55-$85 they can run for Reiki Healing Attunements or sessions.
I’m only going to be offering 1/2 hour focused phone sessions, rather than 1 hour sessions. 1 hour sessions are normally $226 and included follow-up Reiki support, but these sessions will be straight phone sessions at the special rate of $88 each.
You can also gift any of these to others. Please contact me after registering to set up details.
Embrace your process, journey, evolution and all the spaces in between.
Starting the Week with Inspiration ~ Snow Enchantment Lights Up Our Hearts Here at the Forest Portal
Snow Rabbit Queen Astrid was filled with hoppy joy from the tips of her ears to the ends of her thumpers this morning and Faery mom mirrored the delight with giggles, sparkly eyes, and tickled-to-joy wings.
Astrid is a true snow bunny who has always found Winter Wonderlands to ignite her heart, ever since she first came home to live with us. I always find her looking out the window at the snow and excited to tell us all about it. In fact, this morning she couldn’t wait for us to wake up and peek outside.
She was zooming around our room to get us up this morning and then followed me into the living room and zoomed around some more. While I looked out all the windows she was right at my feet, eager for me to check it all out, and then we celebrated with snuggles.
We were glad we listened to our intuition and took in all the deck furniture for the season yesterday afternoon. The day before was a beautiful, sunshiny Autumn day and we enjoyed lunch on our deck for the last time.
The winds were rolling in fast yesterday, and so after our hike down to the lake, we gathered everything up, including a last harvest of my Garden Tower for Astrid before the storm hit.
I was so surprised that even though everything had gone to sleep early this year with my being unable to tend to things while we were evacuated and then frost nights that had us needing to shut the sprinklers and water spicket off early, that my Garden Tower had a come back of a 1/3 of the herbs on it. Enough for one lucky bunny to have a few days of fresh deliciousness to add to her snow celebrations.
Last night was cozy movie time, as we heard snow hail coming down outside and this morning we find ourselves with our fireplace going.
We woke to three inches of snow at our elevation of 6600 and much more on the mountain tops above.
It’s so beautiful!
And so inspiring!
I was sad that we had missed the first dusting while we were away on our little retreat recently. It wasn’t much the first time at our house, although it stuck around at the south end of town and the upper mountain tops.
Our house and fur baby sitter had sent us a video of the snow coming down, so at least we got to see it. She told us how much the fur babies were enjoying it, especially Astrid who was at her feet watching with her.
I secretly was wishing for more that we’d be able to experience when home….and then we got it.
Hoping we get an early and big Winter this year, as the environment sure needs it and us snow bunnies sure love it. It’s such a gift and with all the droughts, it’s nothing to be taken for granted.
The change of seasons, my being home now more, and having extra time with projects completed means faery baking and cooking kitchen fun begins.
In fact, yesterday before the storm I made a simple little dish with what I had on hand – a peach, pear, apple cobbler that had the house smelling like holiday spices.
It was the perfect warm welcome to the storm, melting my vegan whipped cream upon touch.
We’re looking forward to our first snow walk today, as it kept snowing this morning and the snow isn’t melting away fast like usual.
I find surprises like these and especially nature-created wonders, to be super inspiring. It makes me feel extra productive and motivated when there’s beauty around and I add to it with creative things that I enjoy.
That’s also why my creative work space is decorated as my personal magick Wonderland sanctuary…It inspires me and nurtures my imagination. I have things in it from all four seasons, as I love what each of them does to my senses.
I hope these snowy windows and cozy, comfort and joy feelings (like this bunny latte) find their way into your heart today.
Wishing you a wondrous week of things that inspire you around each corner.
As we approach another Full Moon on the 20th, we open the door for a very strong Blood Moon in Aries experience, also known as the Hunter’s Moon. There are a lot of other energies adding to the mix, including Mercury going direct just a couple of days before, which I’m guessing many of you are quite happy about. 🙂
As always, I leave the details to the astrologers or those of you interested in researching further. I’m drawn to more of the broader strokes, although I can easily talk detail when occasion calls. More and more I have been freeing myself of things and getting back to my simplicity. That’s likely why, for example, North Node focus was my personal golden egg, astrological discovery when leaving my teens for good ol’ twenty. After delving into the details, it was a breath of fresh air to that part of me who always believes there’s an easier way. Things my inner child felt resonance with were, and are, my guide posts. It falls into my signature energy of always bridging things in ways that I and others can more easily grasp. I look for the common points that tie things together or make things more simple.
That’s likely also because I’m an eternal child at heart. I still fall back on all my favorite childhood stories and animated cartoon messages, as they truly do shed light on the key aspects that can make all the difference. Simplicity is still potency. At least that’s my feeling about it.
So, in simplistic terms, this Moon focuses on Aries and with Sun in Libra it’s about finding the balance between personal and relationships to others, as well as how you can use your energy and personal expression to create more beauty in the world. Things that stoke your fire to react or take actions in general, but knowing when it’s time to pause before doing so with more thoughtful response. Aries is about you and knowing your personal power, but we are also learning how to allow others to be themselves and have their own personal power too.
You might be taking note of what illuminates your inner fire, gets your passion burning, and how you want to use that fire. You may also notice a lot coming to a head and the Moon energy highlighting what really is key to handle and put to rest once and for all with outmoded or dead-feeling patterns and avenues of your life. Things in the outer world will have their own mirroring quality to this as well.
I see this as that pure life force energy like when a baby has just emerged from the birth canal. Aries is impulsive, spontaneous, without inhibitions, adventurous, needs to physically move a lot, is driven by primary motivations, creates for the sake of creative expression, and plays for the sake of playing.
One question right now you might ask yourself is, “What lights me up?”
And I feel this energy will express itself differently for each of us, but you may find yourself looking at how to be more assertive about what is important to you, looking at ways to stop what you’ve been procrastinating about, what steps you can take to initiate action toward something you want to change in your life, and how you might be more self-reliant in some area of your life.
You may even just want to move that childlike energy through you. And in doing so, this helps bring clarity of feeling or thought around things you’re questioning.
And that’s what I did a lot of while I was away recently – well, I do a lot of this in general too. 😉
We did 6-7 miles of move-that-body hiking adventures every day and then I would have me time explorations, nature being and tuning in, and play time upon returning back to our home base on the lake and forest – one of my ways of activating my Aries energy and clearing the energetic palette, so to speak.
There happened to be a private playground in the front of the house we stayed at, so of course you know you could find me there. The wild turkeys would hang out with me, too, on this lawn.
These photos were taken during one of my play days and I wrote the following little snippet that it inspired.
Giggles upon the wind made my heart flutter and tickled the truth right out of me.
No, I’ll never grow up.
I’ll never ever lose the wonder.
The little girl’s laughter and bright eyes shine through the woman before you and the two are never seen apart.
The playground is where I found myself again.
With every swing higher, the heaviness is whisked away.
With every swoosh down the slide, flow is restored.
To explore is my joy.
To play is my power.
No matter what life throws you, don’t leave your inner child behind.
Take her or him by the hand and run wild together across the field of possibility.
Dare to play, explore, laugh, love, believe and dream and you risk truly feeling alive.
I find myself looking at initiating new and deeper elements of my life and even jumping onto a whole different road with all of me, where energies have much clearer and louder voices of alignment.
And the way I’m approaching it all is with childlike curiosity, wonder, and excitement, rather than allowing all of the steps to get there be daunting. I sing my way through each day and activity – literally – and I back up the little girl’s dreams, trusting she knew better all along, and telling her so.
Sending each of you inspiring energy to do any little thing that makes you feel more alive in the moment. It doesn’t need to have any big goal in mind to reach, as a result. It doesn’t need to be done in order to achieve anything.
It simply can be playing for the sake of playing.
I feel it can make all the difference.
~A quick reminder that 10/20 – the day of the Aries Full Moon – is the last day to get in early registrations for any of the Collective Energy Dynamics Forum options. I may close deadline registrations altogether, even sooner than 10/31. So if you don’t see the page link up some time after 10/20, this is why. There may be some changes as well to options, based on what I’m seeing, but I’ll let you know. Please contact me if you have anymore questions and yes, payments are available too.
One message that always reiterates and was clearly evident on my retreat time away – nature is where I thrive and belong. Since I first arrived on Earth this time around, the animals were always there to comfort and guide me. This is actually a soul history pattern for so many of my lives in this realm. Whether conditioning grabbed hold around me at any point in life, the whispers of the animal kingdom never stopped calling me back. Their language is the language of my heart, where truth resides alone. They helped remind me of who I really was – the nature of me – and how to organically unfold the petals of that Cosmic blossom here on Earth. In essence, they have always reflected evolutionary and harmonious alignment and how to be with peace as the center of my compass. The reason being because they match my wild heart’s innocence.
So while I’m keeping most of my time away to myself and Dave, I did feel guided to share the animal messengers that showed up to surround me in their medicine and serve as confirmation of alignment – ultimately adding activational inspiration to the path ahead that I’m leaning into creating anew.
This being because I know the power of collective symbolism and I feel that sharing our individual experiences can be beneficial. Also because I feel that nature and the animals are wisdom keepers of organic being and the closest thing to pure energy flow that can provide us invaluable pages of answers to the many questions running through us.
To reiterate past shares just briefly, I refrain from labeling things higher, lower, better, worse, positive or negative to describe paths across the board because they feel to create a definitive right or wrong simply by implication of their meaning. And in using these phrases we unknowingly can taint, manipulate and limit someone’s perspective, rather than support a widening perspective or openness of heart.
Simply put, there’s choice and what is your heart’s truth. If you choose from awareness of your intuitive heart resonance, then that is the most valuable gauge you’ll have. Even with splits and dramatic contrasts to what’s unfolding on Earth there’s still that choice alone to make, no matter the path you choose. The only thing that makes a difference is if you desire to make choices free of outside interference, then you move into personal awareness, which puts the focus on being present to your inner world’s response to things and not what others are doing or saying at you, no matter what group they belong to. And we, of course, have choice whether or not to be present in the first place as well, which is also perfect.
I can fully admit that I haven’t always been present in my life, or at least didn’t want to recognize what was presently before me. I’m grateful I choose to experience consistent presence now and it is because of this supporting greater attunement to frequencies, elements, and vibrations that I experience what seems like magick. My awareness fine tunes all my senses in ways that I feel I become much like an animal myself with extreme clarity of vision, sense of navigation and environmental awareness, telepathic communication, and more. And this is available to all of us.
I believe that’s a big part of why I find or encounter things the way I do. The other part has to do with my soul signature. Curiosity underscores the experience so that I’m open to any message or reflection the encounter imparts.
I’m steering more and more away from sharing the symbolism of things, as it’s very easy these days to research that online about specific animals or other symbols that show up, but more so it’s to encourage each of us to find our own way and messages from things reflected to us. Also to support trusting our intuition. I think you can likely draw forth some of what these meant for me, if you are familiar with these animals even in the most simple of ways. And in your own life, I also know you can draw from an experience of seeing a particular animal, element of nature, or something that catches your eye, attention, or heart in a different way, what meaning it might have for you at that moment, or what answer or message it is mirroring for what you’re currently experiencing or have been wondering about in life.
For this reason, I am moved to simply sharing these encounters and sightings as my own thread in the collective tapestry. They were particularly meaningful for my own conscious evolution at this time in my life and being that some of them were extremely rare, made them that much more potent. The timing of how and when they showed up also spoke volumes.
I do feel that nature is our closest ally right now in supporting each of us toward more of our own authenticity, empowerment, and heart communication. I feel that development of our senses and awareness, overall, can be enhanced by time in and with nature. I believe our physical well being and immune systems can be strengthened and experienced with greater peace and grace by time in and with nature. I believe clarity of connection with our intuitive messaging systems and with the Cosmos at large can be opened by time in and with nature. I believe hope, inspiration, and creative flow can be nurtured by time in and with nature. I believe our capacity for kindness, tenderness, vulnerability, compassion and nurturing can be nurtured itself by time in and with nature.
Nature has the natural ingredients to support conscious evolution on an individual and collective level if we open ourselves to her. And the best thing is, she’s free and she welcomes you with open arms no matter who you are or where you come from.
From micro to macro, nature shows us daily alchemy at work and how we each have the innate ability as alchemists by nature of being as well.
Our retreat time away began enchanting from the get-go and every single day was no exception. In fact, on the day we first embarked, we got a send off from the biggest herd of wild horses we’ve ever seen – including little foals – and a bald eagle majestically gazing out on the herd and us from a tree.
Whether it was multiple, daily animal encounters or gifts, nature and I were in sacred communion the whole way.
I already mentioned the abundance of wild turkey feathers, which were literally a daily discovery in the most hidden of places that are almost unbelievable I could “see,” as well as the two naturally shed, complimentary deer antlers in separate places miles apart that were also nearly undetectable on the forest floor covered in branches, twigs, and Autumn leaves.
Every single day we’d see multiple deer (most of the time in small groups with occasional single sightings like these), morning and evening, and nearly everyday we’d see wild turkey.
From grazing to curled up and resting, playing with each other to leaping gracefully with ease across the trail, the deer were prancing into our lives with their gentle and innocent presence. And two turkey flocks would sweetly gobble along the outskirts of forests and homesteads with curious, at-ease presence and beautiful feather displays.
Some of the more rare sightings included moose, great horned owl, swimming turtles, and bald eagle.
There’s a story behind the moose that is personally incredible for us and connected to our past, but let me just say that her appearance not only was pure alignment and magick, but confirmed why I have felt moose to be one of my key totem animals. She is SO much like me.
My experience with the great horned owl was also incredible. Again, almost a miracle I saw him. I woke one morning and as I passed the window in the bedroom I noticed a dark mass in a tree across the way.
I felt immediately this was an owl. I slipped on my tennies while still in my jammies, and made my away across the forest floor to confirm what my heart felt. And there he was, still half asleep, but aware because two magpies had just been yelling loudly at him to leave the area. It was still dimly lit outside, so he peered at me with half moon slit eyes, turning his head toward me to let me know he heard me when I spoke to him.
We then left for the day and upon returning in the evening, hours later, I decided to go look at the tree again. To my surprise he was still there, but now fully awake.
I felt he waited for me to continue our conversation and connecting. He would let me come close and just turned his head with wide eyes to make sure we were directly locking ours together.
He was never bothered by me from start to end. I spoke to him gently and each time thanked him for his sacred presence, message, and gift.
He felt to be much more than an owl and yet even as an owl this creature of the night was a Cosmic gift to me.
The swimming turtles actually surprised me while I was deeply communing with nature and receiving. I heard a noise in the water, then taps under the floating mini dock I was laying on that brought me fully back from melting into everything.
When I peered over I saw a larger and smaller turtle swimming sweetly and then disappeared below.
Not long after, a giant grasshopper whizzed at me and stopped so we could gaze into each other’s eyes.
We also saw a couple of voles run across trails, a fun and spunky little guy that leaped onto a branch like a flying squirrel and then stopped to comically pose for me with a pinecone in his mouth, and one chipmunk in particular caught our attention. While they are not rare at all to see, this one was so deliberate and unafraid. She decided she was going to continue nibbling regardless of our presence and sat a foot away just “being” with us and enjoying her lunch.
She had the most beautiful, thick little chipmunk tail either of us had ever seen and she was like a little character straight out of a novel, come to life – full of sweet personality and completely at peace without the usual twitches, fast movements or breathing. Not long after her another one did similar and let Dave go within inches as he crouched down beside him. He wasn’t as fully calm in embodiment as the first one, but still indicated that he was open to being more of that.
My take away from these two, and in general the animal encounters, was that these beings were waiting for us to meet them in that same curiosity and peaceful presence.
Nature’s invitation is increasingly being extended as a form of support even more so these days. Not only inviting our conscious interaction and understanding, but extending an added effort by way of demonstrating a reflection of humanity that we’ve forgotten.
And while we didn’t see this one, we were told that a mountain lion had come into the neighborhood just a few days after our arrival by our house host. Since mountain lion are so reclusive, it’s not usual to see one, but just feeling that presence at the time we were here meant something to me. Another invitation and messaging to go deeper within and be present to the inner messaging always speaking to us in a variety of ways. I’ve only once seen a mountain lion slinking down the wall of a canyon from the other side in Colorado. That felt like a comfortable physical distance to me. 🙂
I discovered two of the largest wasp nests I’ve ever found – well actually four, but two of them were scattered in pieces – plus a smaller one still attached to a tree limb sitting next to just the top of one of the other two large ones I found that had dropped to the floor.
Although these two nests are big, as you can see by my hand as reference to size, they were still only half of the nests.
They are all abandoned nests that have served their purpose for the season. In fact, I found two dead wasps inside of the one you see above.
I just LOVE nests, whether bird or insect, I find nests and hives so incredible in artistry. I explore the intricacies and sacred geometry of these nests and am fascinated. The inside of these giant ones are just amazing! And I love the honeycomb centers, as well as the tunnel holes in and out.
I also kept seeing an array of enchanting little mushroom worlds everywhere (these are just some of the enchanted little realms I captured). They, too, were hidden across the forest floor and my eye would always find them.
They took me even further within, since these micro worlds direct us into the tiny underworking and value of every little thread to the whole.
Mushrooms have been around for ages and their ancient presence not only shamanically and spiritually have value, but are essential to Earth’s biosphere.
Therefore their wisdom is mighty, although part of the mini worlds you might often overlook. Just like your unique light and presence of being is impactful although you feel you’re just one of billions of humans on earth.
It’s been an incredibly enriching time away and every single moment has been cherished and remembered. This was one of the most magickal times for me – more than I could have imagined it to be. I’m beyond grateful and in many ways awe-struck at what has unfolded, how it has, what it’s put in motion, and feels to be indicating for the road ahead.
Everyday I would have what I called Faery T time, after our full nature days, where I immersed myself in my own little world with nature. On my last day, after having received more gifts and saying my thanks and farewells for everything, Grandfather and Grandmother turkey came to see me off. Every other day it’s always been the flock, but to have the two largest and oldest, alone, meet me was just perfection in every sense of the word “sacred“.
It’s also been meaningful being away during the change of seasons. Not only did we get to immerse in Autumn splendor, but also felt Winter’s breath begin to touch the land.
Temperatures dropped, some rain refreshed everything, and snow kissed the mountain tops. We even had a short fall of sweet hail snow drops coming through sun shiny skies to bid us a magickal farewell.
This apparently was happening back home at the same time, with some needed rain coming in along with Winter snow kisses to follow. Our house sitter sent us a video of our first snow dusting the Forest Portal floor. The fire that once knocked on the door also experienced 98% containment while we were away (the projection has been 10/16 for 100%) and so returning feels like a nearly full refresh from this magick bubble we dipped into the last 11 days that is and always will be dear to my heart.
May we each receive the guidance we desire and that supports the conscious choices that align with our hearts for evolution.
This offering has been sitting in the background for a while and today is the day to share it. I’m currently on personal retreat still through the 12th and gratefully having the most soul nourishing and magickal time away – just what I needed. It feels like the perfect segue from old to new that is also being reflected in the seasonal shifts that remind us to reflect, release, and renew.
And after having reached the end of a cycle with everything I had on my last trajectory, I’m now moving into a different phase of life. Within this new cycle comes this offering, as I follow guidance to present it.
It’s called the Collective Energy Dynamics Forum and here’s a little about how it came to be and why it feels important in these more challenging times.
I’ve seen the power of community and togetherness and these are a couple of the anchoring foundations for this offering that are also key for how we move forward as a collective in general.
I’ve also received powerful feedback about how much people have gotten from the one-on-one intuitive energy guidance sessions and this is a way to offer support with wider reach. Something that has been evident from online classes is that people benefit from the questions others ask. They tend to be something someone else was curious about and help with greater understanding that they may have been afraid to ask, or didn’t know how to ask. Another highlight has been the comradery and sense of soul family that is created – some people have found new friendships, as well as rekindled soul relationships from other times that have been extra supportive for traveling the days ahead.
In addition, it’s a way to create ongoing conscious conversations that lead down enlightening rabbit holes, open to more perspectives, activate latent DNA with that curiosity, keep energy circuits fluid and moving by challenging ideas, exercise things like compassion and unconditional love for differing opinions and feelings, as well as create a forum for creative strategies and solutions, while supporting real-time relevant steps we can each take relative to our parts of the whole.
An added benefit is making support more accessible and affordable while I’m able to help more people efficiently.
These are some of the intrinsic elements that the Collective Energy Dynamics Forum offers and some of what merged to create it in the first place.
You’ll see just how these come to be ingredients of the new C.E.D.F.
I have a separate page for this offering, but I’m including the details here in today’s blog as an introduction and highlighted launch. You’ll then find a link at the end that will take you to the page itself, where you can explore which if any of the options fits your needs.
What the Collective Energy Dynamics Forum is all about:
This is an online venue that, for starters, will take place over a 6 month period – I may extend it after the initial launch, but for now it’s a half year immersion to get through these crucial times.
Included will be real time group sessions and recorded video sessions.
Here’s how they work and what the 6 month immersion looks like.
There will be 3 real time group sessions that will meet once every 2 months via Zoom. Each of these sessions will run 90 minutes with a half hour at the end for wrap up discussion and connection to be a total of 2 hours. Participants will get to submit up to 2 questions per session – you’ll receive details after registering. During the live sessions, I will be choosing one question per person to discuss (this will vary depending on number of participants, in which case I may split the group in two to ensure I can get to everyone’s questions, or I may be able to do 2 questions per person if there’s a smaller group or we move through things with extra time). These aren’t meant to be psychic readings, but instead are a way for us to explore some deeper themes to help navigate the energies we’re moving into as a whole or look at things you’re navigating that underscore shared life challenges and choices. So, we can discuss the field of experience at large (macro) and/or touch on the everyday to support greater alignment and manifestation of intentions (micro). Topics are open to your interests from relationships, work/life path, life changes, creative and personal growth endeavors, nature and cosmic connection, to exploring broader topics on healing, spirituality, understanding collective dynamics at work, etc. and how they are playing out so we can feel more empowered. A lot of times in classes we end up discussing energy streams outside of the curriculum, but with limited time we can’t follow that stream as fully. This is a chance to do that more. These are some of my favorite things to discuss – delving into things deeply and esoterically – and so this excites me greatly to provide this opportunity for expansive topics and explorations and open myself up to you for what wants to channel through. The only thing I ask is that anyone who wants to participate comes with an open, non-judgmental, compassionate heart willing to listen to differing thoughts from others. Participants have the choice of having questions remain anonymous or not during discussion.
There will then be 6 recorded video sessions that participants will receive a link to. Each of these will run approximately 90 minutes. For these I will also welcome up to 2 questions per session per participant and depending on number of participants I will decide the format that supports answering one question per person or if there’s a smaller number participating, you could have both of your questions answered. These sessions will also begin with an overview for the month of what I’m sensing as themes energetically and any other pertinent information that channels through to share, along with practical ideas to help. Whom the questions come from will remain anonymous. Additional bonus gift with each session.
The timeline will be November 2021 through April 2022 for the 6 month C.E.D.F. The 6 recorded sessions will be sent out near the beginning of the months and the 3 live sessions will be set up for one of the weekends of the given months they fall in. Once all registrations are in, I’ll contact the group with time/day choices for the live gatherings.
This is an opportunity for me to connect with the community in an even more intimate way – especially if you’re someone who has been following along via this blog or any of my social media pages, or perhaps used to receive newsletter updates when I sent those out – and answer your deeper questions, which are usually collectively shared in some way.
Remember, there’s no such thing as a stupid question. This is a nonjudgmental space and what I find is that questions lead down rabbit holes of discussion that end up spiraling us to exactly where the energy needs to go. We’ll discuss dynamics playing out, how to navigate the collective energy streams, and making more empowered choices. This is a way to stay connected, know that you’re not alone and have a dynamic group to unite forces with, as well as to keep a sense of accountability with what ever is important to you and maintain that energy flow. I find that many times when we don’t have a particular practice in place or way of showing up, it can be easy to let things slide or we find ourselves falling into a certain stagnant or darker place with potential of getting stuck. My hope is that this provides some momentum and supports you to keep moving through things or taking steps in some way. Perhaps even, reveals or fuels that silver lining, hope, or inspiration that can be harder to find these days.
Many have shared before that it only takes 1% of the population to create a massive wave of change and if we can induce transformation on some level via a connection like this, then we can contribute to that change on a wider scale. Regardless of the numbers or even if that statement/thought is true, what I do know is the more people who stand in the light of who they are and open their hearts as the bridges they have the strength to be, the more things shift in wondrous ways. I know that I was guided to provide this because of the importance right now for people to rise up and step into their power. Perhaps this can be one way to help us through the shifts and create an anchor and greater sense of peace and understanding through it all.
I’ve also decided to create a Pay It Forward aspect to this offering, inspired by the pay it forward gifting that took place recently with the Cosmic chests from some of you in the community to others.
The way the Pay it Forward will work:
Whether you’re interested in participating or not, you can help someone else who would like to, but may be unable. While registration is open, if there are any sales that take place, I will be donating 100% of sales profits from any of the remaining items in our Etsy shop or that I still have on hand into a community pool. This pool will be applied toward full or partial registrations for others in need. If any funds become available, I’ll reach out to let people know that are interested. Items that are available include 3 Cosmic Chest bundles – the Cosmic Woodland Faery, Blossom & Mermaid, 2 framed Magick Rabbit prints – Cosmic Voyage and The Journey, 2 original animal spirit guide paintings – The Child In Us (porcupine) and Gem of the Emerald Forest (panda), and 3 custom metal framed prints of Fire, Earth or Air. Some of these latter ones had gone through a couple of interested people, but fell through so remained with me, feeling the energy was being guided perfectly for needs at the time. I’m making them available again in case that energy has shifted for anyone. Their symbolism is included in the link below.
So, if you’re looking for holiday gifts or a treat for self, here are the links where you can purchase as a pay it forward community pool.
Link to shop is here: The Magick Rabbit (There are five items available)
Link to the paintings and custom framed prints: Artwork (Please scroll down to the bottom to see or purchase the available art mentioned above – there are five pieces available)
And here is the separate page link for the Collective Energy Dynamics Forum, which includes the info I shared here, but also includes the registration links and options: Register for Collective Energy Dynamics Forum
You have the option of registering for just one of the session choices – Real Time Group Zoom Sessions or Recorded Video Sessions – or both. Early registration savings are included in the options, so make sure to choose the option that fits both your interest and timeline of registering.
Payment plans available – please CONTACT ME to set this up. Details found on separate page link above.
Pay It Forward support available if there’s a sales pool that comes in by 10/31. Feel free to email me if you would benefit from this support so that I can make note to contact anyone if that happens.
Sometimes you need some good time away to reflect on the big changes upcoming in your life, release all the old ideas and ways that could hinder the new taking form, dream wild and big, goal journal with clarity of vision, and nurture yourself with all the things you love and hold dearest. This is where I found myself this week and perhaps you are feeling similar.
This personal retreat provided confirmation on the path I’m choosing and also confirmation to open this new space and share even more deeply with you all.
And just look at the powerful medicine I was led to in the most magickal of ways – an abundance of gorgeous wild turkey feathers nearly every day and two separate, but complimentary deer antlers (left and right found in separate locations miles apart). All of them hidden and undetectable, scattered about, and a seeming miracle I even found them.
Alchemy isn’t something I need to attain, I am an alchemist by way of being a creative force. Alchemy is me taking a new path on the fork in the road and making it golden with every breath.
This is available to us all and the forum is a place to support and remind you of that, as you step more into your inner alchemist.
This sacred tattoo design has been a long time in the works, percolating behind the scenes and then emerging at just the perfect timing. It’s also the last of the commissions I took on when I reopened this creative space.
Creativity is a seen and unseen process and I find it to flow best when I align with the energy streams, rather than trying to make a round peg fit into a square hole. If the energy doesn’t fit, don’t try to force it.
I’m grateful that the beautiful souls I get to work with are as flexible as I am, as this truly supports divine unfolding with inspiration that knows just when is time to manifest into form.
The design you see in its wholeness above, and in close-up portions below, is a full left arm piece from shoulder to elbow with some of the design aspects flowing gently beyond the shoulder at top and toward the clavicle at front. I’ve had the honor of creating two other large designs for this soul and they all merge together through shoulder blade and upper back/heart chakra areas.
As always, I love to share these sacred designs because I hear how they energetically speak to others as activators for things being journeyed through or embody the unspoken they haven’t been able to put their finger on and now feel validated and confirmed by the story encoded in the creative portal.
When I share the designs with my clients they include a very long write-up about the symbolism and meaning of everything included, but for purposes of this post I’ll just share a list of what elements are part of this tapestry in case you have trouble picking out all of the details:
- Douglas Fir Tree sprigs and pinecones
- Mushrooms and magickal forest elements
- Teapot and cup on stack of books
- White swan with crown
- Buck with tiny flowers and mushrooms in antlers also doubles tree of life
- Winding river
- Jumping trout
- Water – winding river, falls, flowing water in general, and waves and splashes throughout
- Hedgehog on mushroom
- Hexagon portal
- Stars throughout
- Red Tail Hawk
- Goddess and luna moth – Goddess represents my version of Creiddylad – the eternal May Queen
- Full Flower/Hare Moon pouring into river
- Peonies, leave, berries and small butterflies throughout
This one I’m calling, “A Faery Tale Come True,” as it is the alchemy of ingredients from childhood merging with my client’s future self and who she’s becoming – so in general, her essence and the ingredients that support and make up that journey of who she is.
This is the faery tale story of what once seemed only to be whispers of dreams, imagined into being.
And I find that energy to be prevalent in the field of experience right now…that of all the things we’ve wondered about, felt, came to know, or knew on some level as being our gifts or important aspects of who we are and how will form the way we show up in life in greater embodiment along the journey, becoming more accessible, tangible, and increasingly and easily manifested.
I share this design as a doorway to your own potential being affirmed, realized, and embodied in greater depths.
In the last couple of weeks since being back home I’ve noticed another uptick in manifestation taking place across the board with intents and things I’ve focused on creating and supporting for the highest good. Too many to list out, but it speaks to me of how we are so able to tune our frequencies into the kind of alignment that manifests more and more naturally these days if we make it a priority in our lives to believe and nurture that way of life with our feelings, thoughts, and actions consistently. I always use my own life as a laboratory for experiments and I like to be curious and open to how much more I can create, as I know that anything we each do becomes part of the ocean we all as a collective swim in.
Look at all these magickal Algiz Runes I found on one hike. I kept giggling each time one showed up on the trail. The faeries were giggling along with me, as I continue focusing on turning work into fun and just being. I was also very grateful for all this powerful energy they were surrounding me with.
I feel like October will be a freer feeling month of experience from what we’ve been through so far this year. Perhaps for some, even a time to rest and reflect on the energy you have at hand to mold anew with.
Here, we’ve been so grateful to have the clearest air we’ve seen in months, which provided a lot of outdoor activity in nature that we love. It’s also been a time of completion for things and freeing up space.
The fire is now 91% contained and that’s a huge gift even through a lot of fire weather warnings we’ve continued to ebb and flow through. I’ve continued sending energy to it all, which is something I do for anything I want to see more of and create more of in life….I don’t stop flowing the energy, and in doing so, more energy flows through me and the more natural this feels to be like breathing and less like work. October is a winding down month for fire watches, so the energy feels in transition while the seasons of course are changing too.
We’re actually going to be away starting tomorrow the 2nd through October 12th and having things energetically where they are makes us feel like this time away will be indicative of cultivating the path ahead we are envisioning from a clear and supportive space. It’s a space we’re keeping a bubble around, as it’s important to us to have this time.
This is kind of a belated celebration for us of markers in our life, so I’m looking forward to the clean slate to truly let go and receive all the gifts that it offers.
There’s one blog I feel might come through during my time away, which I’ve been preparing over the weeks, but holding off on until given the green light. It involves the new offering I mentioned so keep an eye out, but the rest of the time I’ll be away in my own little world.
In the meantime, here’s Lee’s October 2021 Energy Update that I think you’ll find supportive, as always.
As he mentions near the end, creativity and innovation continue on an all-time high, which speaks to me of all the potential new things I think we’re going to see light up more and more, as we each step into ourselves even more fully and embrace the energy wanting to move through us. He talks about “the importance of you bringing yourself back to creating the life you want, the world you want to see, and giving yourself to that process.”
What inspires you right now and for the month of October to invest yourself more fully into?
I’m so grateful to be back at the Forest Portal and although we sought out nature where ever we were during our time away, it sure feels good to return to the land and elementals I know so well here. Things have definitely changed though and the Equinox brought renewal in the air with a new path opening ahead for us. For now I’m just walking one step at a time through the open door and taking the hand of invitation with the wonder and curiosity of a child. I’m ready to journey into the unknown with full trust in the guidance that whispers through my heart.
It’s been a sweet gift to watch my forest friends return to visit and witness still some little bursts of magick taking place in the garden since being back. While some things slumbered early, Autumn seemed to welcome that transition with a supportive hand so that things in fact appear as if they evolved in a natural cycle here.
Even my big gray squirrel friend made an appearance just a couple of days ago. His energy is very different than Hope’s, although heralds his own version of possibility. The photos don’t do justice to his size, but he’s quite large and his expressions, mannerisms, and body movements are very humanlike.
In fact I don’t feel him to be a squirrel, but rather a shapeshifting wizard and whenever he appears I know that there’s something behind the scenes at work and to expect the unexpected. On this day he was nibbling away – processing with each bite, things he would pluck from the foundation of the tree stump where my planter sits atop. This particular stump has been collapsing on one side of the top and so there’s a message here you can likely put together yourself.
He’s not sinister, but is detached and calculated, always on a mission putting some kind of alchemy in motion and alerting me to do the same. He will come knock on the sliding door, or peer in, run along the fence, bench, or pots, but makes himself known deliberately.
And that gorgeous bushy tail of his is like a swirling cape that flows behind him, but also doubles as a snake charmer that casts a spell with every hypnotic undulation.
I even had this little visitor – a Mabon Moth – anchoring her magick of regeneration and transformation on the morning of Autumn Equinox. Her ability to blend into the leaves and trees around her speaks of hidden knowledge and adaptability. She navigates by lunar light and so she highlights shadow work and inner wisdom, with determined focus on seeing the silver lining through any murky experience.
I’ve been enjoying tiny pops of color still blooming though. In fact, I am looking at one single periwinkle delphinium, crimson mini rose, and white foxglove, through my office door, that each just opened since we’ve returned. And these beauties continued to flourish even while I was away.
And some of my herbs are enjoying a comeback on the Garden Tower, ever since their Faery mom has been hydrating and nurturing them.
You can also see some of the veggie friends still giving a good last initiative to see what they can do before Winter’s sleep and seed for the year to come.
I have a few Wee B Little mini pumpkins trying, but this one is the strongest so far and has actually grown since I took this photo upon return home.
Faery fingers, toes, and wings crossed for him to grow as big as he needs, as only he knows what is in his energy signature to be.
As mentioned in my return post, the side yard of little wildflowers and clover has been a delight to see and especially the six lamb’s ear plants I have there at the base of the maple tree that all continued well even while I was away.
I had three more lamb’s ear on my Garden Tower that I couldn’t bear to lose simply because of my absence because they’re my favorite, so I dug them up and brought them to my parent’s house when we evacuated so my dad could nurture them. They more than tripled in size while I was away and these are two of them I now have potted on the deck.
I gave one to my dad because he loves lamb’s ear too and had lost his beautiful plant just like I had. I used to have a huge one that I grew from one tiny clipping I brought across the water from Catalina when we lived in Southern California that didn’t like it when I had to leave her behind. I’m so happy to have these again to begin a new life cycle with.
We haven’t done pine needle cleanup yet because there’s been so much wind on and off since we returned, but plan to do that likely this weekend if it remains calm.
I like the look of things with an Autumn covering of golden needles all about, spreading like a spider’s web weaving the cycles seamlessly.
I even love this giant magick mushroom I discovered while watering the garden.
It was hidden under a blanket of dirt that was sitting like a big mound in the middle of the wildflower plants it pushed to the edges. I cleaned it off with my hands and the water to discover this single beauty.
It’s huge – two and a half times the size of my hand in this photo that from this perspective doesn’t reflect the size contrast that well.
Mushrooms are power symbols to me and as a faery they are part of the landscape I enjoy. They carry shamanic wisdom of the unseen abundant powers and spirit realm of the Underworld, enlightenment, transformation, rebirth and the recycling of all that has died, longevity, good luck, and more. Nature spirits love them and can be seen sitting atop these mysterious creations, so of course I celebrate them.
And speaking of celebration, I did spend the Equinox baking and gardening, just as Hope inspired. It was a way to honor the change of seasons and take a nice big breath after finally settling fully back and accomplishing some important things we needed to get done. In fact, I’ve purposely been letting go of doing anything new the last few days so I have time to sink into relaxing and enjoying the changes literally and symbolically anchoring.
I’ve been craving one particular thing to bake and I chose the Equinox to do that. My favorite year-round cookie from childhood was always my dad’s shortbread cookies.
So that’s what I baked – my own vegan version, but of course with a little faery infusion. I used some of the dried lavender and mint from my garden that I harvested before we evacuated and jarred upon return, then added mini vegan chocolate chips and dark chocolate slivers.
This was a first and I am so happy with them. It was a way to infuse childhood memories into the now in effort to nurture that inner child sweetness I feel is so important to strengthen.
It’s also added to the enjoyment of cozy warmth the season invites – perfect for these colder nights and mornings that have been into the 30’s.
Astrid has also been luxuriating in her royal realm, breathing in her space, frolicking about, enjoying daily indulgences, and simply surrendering. She’s definitely a Mabon Rabbit Queen, having her birthday so near to Equinox. I love seeing her enjoying her newer castle towers that were gifts to her for her Summer Solstice anniversary and a pre-birthday gift. She’s enjoying being surrounded by the environments she loves, inside and outside.
And, indeed, the landscape in the great outdoors around us has also been beautiful and crisp with the first onset of color shifts set on a backdrop of clear blue sky and that famous Tahoe blue reappearing in all her glory.
The wind constantly shifts, but we’ve had a good run of 5-6 days of great air allowing us to soak in our usual nature exercise before another bout of bad air is about to come through again.
What it’s all spoken to me of is the inevitable renewal that always cycles through over and over and of our ability to continually recreate ourselves and our lives free of any idea we felt so strongly connected to at any given time.
We can’t possibly imagine how anything else could make us feel the way we do now or better, and yet the Universe always shows us that there are unlimited versions of fulfillment when we open ourselves to the boundless abundance that is available and let our attachments roll off of our backs like cleansing rain.
Things will always rise again from the ashes even when stripped of everything. In fact, sometimes being stripped of everything is the very thing needed to rise up.
Some words that have jumped out at me have been receptivity, indolence, liberation, gumption, and arise.
Your first thought might be – but doesn’t indolence have a negative twinge to it by definition?
Of course my response will be, let’s drop preconceived ideas and definitions for a moment and embrace this in a new way.
When indolence came to me it wasn’t about ineffective laziness, sloth, or avoidance of exertion, but rather the very important effectiveness of surrendering into luxurious indolence that deeply, slowly, and sweetly inhales every moment of the circle of life. That permission to pause with deliberate accentuation and tune out life stressors, fully relax, let go, and sink your feet into the blanket of musky Autumn dirt. The invitation to be okay with not doing anything and knowing that doing so is actually quite needed, effective, and in fact does a lot more sometimes than trying to force yourself to do a list of “should’s.” That full pause and release allows space for the sparks to ignite.
The rest of the word themes I think speak for themselves…receptivity with all your senses to everything within and without so you’re taking in the fuller picture that can assist you far greater than thinking it out alone can do and therefore aligning…liberation from old thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and ways you’ve held onto tightly so that your horse can run unbridled in the field of possibility (incidentally I saw a big herd of gorgeous wild mustangs on Thursday when driving to my hair cut where I let go of an 1 1/2 inches of old growth)…gumption to go for what you want, create the changes you want to experience, and do what others would deem impossible…and arise to the stir within, awaken, and prepare for that divinely aligned action that initiates renewal.
The plants in my garden, nature around the area here, and even my own renewed inner child passion, freedom to be, and drive have provided me the map to navigate the new landscape I find myself in, as indeed everything is different upon returning home.
They speak to that receptivity that aligns with the seasons and life cycles, the periods of luxuriating indolence of surrender to the energy streams of natural flow, the liberation that comes through surrender and release of any preconceived attachments, the gumption to have spirited initiative, courage, determination, and resourceful responses when opportunity presents itself or when it’s necessary to the bigger picture to lead for the greater good, and to inherently know the seed of renewal is your destiny to rise again and again, no matter if it appears that everything has been stripped away.
We’ve arrived at yet another seasonal marker and journey through the Wheel of the Year – Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. This celebration is also known as Mabon – the mid-harvest festival celebrating the second harvest marking a time of completion with projects, clearing out the old on all levels, and preparing for Winter’s rest and incubating.
This is not just a time of harvesting crops, but for harvesting all that you’ve cultivated, nurtured, and grown in life to be grateful for – the blessings seen and unseen. It’s a time to honor the innate abundance that is your birthright to experience and share. It’s an honoring and celebrating of Earth’s gifts and her need to rest after such fruitful giving.
The Equinox provides a portal for transition, reflection, gratitude, and the grounds for recreating a fresh cycle. It’s a time of release in order to make room for the new growth and reality to anchor and show up. This is an opportune opening to gently surrender and let go of the old (just as leaves drop from the trees effortlessly and without judgment), and reflect on the things to be grateful for even when we think there isn’t anything.
It’s also a period of finding that balance between light and dark – the access point for greater unification – as we experience equilibrium between day and night hours, which nudges us to share more compassion with the shadowy aspects within and without and to look at where our relationship to things in our life may be out of balance.
Indeed it’s a powerful doorway for transformation and life affirming potentials if we align with that cosmic flow and set intentions for our journey as more fully embodied spirit in flesh. However you feel called to create sacred ritual, you’ll be supported by the energies streaming in right now.
As you know, I’ve been guided to share my own version of visual spells, inspired musings, and portal alchemy since Winter Solstice of 2020. And today I find myself through a full cycle, as I share Mabon Magick, as is channeled through the vessel that is me and the codings that flow through me.
You can view the previous seasons’ stories of Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, and Summer Solstice at the following links:
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed opening myself to the energies wanting to come through for these and noticed the shift of those energies taking root over the cycles. I’ve been led to peel back the veils to my own authenticity through them, but to also transparently merge Otherworld and Earth together into unified embodiment that is very tangible even in its simplicity.
This as a way to demonstrate the magick that we are in human form simply by being who we really are. The enchantment, energies, and potency will always reveal themselves and be felt through that simple embrace. So you may notice how this evolution has channeled in these shares, bringing us to here.
In every share it’s been about embodying the essence of things in human form, and as I mentioned in Summer Solstice’s spell:
“We also observe the transition from mythical being to human form embodiment, while we celebrate the liberation of the same potential within each of us and of conscious awareness in totality. May these images create windows into your own spirit liberation and remind you of the fullness of your royal and sacred being right here and now.”
It felt especially aligned and beautiful that we were able to return to our home just in time for the Pisces Harvest Full Moon and Autumn Equinox. It is meant to be that this deepening into being would make most sense captured on our Forest Portal land, as the energy of this area is in process of rising from the ashes.
The raw layers of what I’m transmuting through the process, all that I am letting go of and cleansing away, all the immense gratitude I’m feeling, the transitions unfolding, and the promise of renewal that is inspiring the journey, feel encapsulated in this Equinox doorway.
The invitation to something vastly new and hugely unknown carries some bitter sweet nostalgia in the background, yet I find it overshadowed by these whispering rich, fertile fields of creative potential and deepening harmonic resonance awaiting that have me curiously enticed to keep moving through the open door.
I love that while I am writing this, my sweet and innocent rabbit friend, Hope, ran through my garden just outside my office door. Her white cottontail caught my eye and I smiled so big. She reminded me to bake some sweetness in the faery kitchen and spend time in the garden as part of my Equinox celebration – ways to deepen into the nature of me.
May you create your own sense of greater balance and embrace of the contrasting energies abound and may this Autumn Equinox portal help you to find that resiliency within you to weather the storms, experience more graceful surrender of all that no longer serves you, and lean into the beauty that is and always will be you as the truth of your essence.
Here is a Mabon Prayer for Abundance from Wigington, Patti. “Mabon Prayers.” Learn Religions, Aug. 27, 2020, learnreligions.com/mabon-prayers-4072781 followed by a Mabon poem by Lisa Thiel:
Prayer for Abundance
We have so much before us
and for this we are thankful.
We have so many blessings,
and for this we are thankful.
There are others not so fortunate,
and by this we are humbled.
We shall make an offering in their name
to the gods who watch over us,
that those in need are someday
as blessed as we are this day.
CIRCLE OF THE SEASONS: MABON – Lisa Thiel
“O now is the time of the Harvest,
As we draw near to the years end
Now is the time of Mabon
Autumn is the time to descend.
Old Woman waits patiently for us
At the threshold of the labyrinth within
She offers her hand that we may understand
The treasures that await at journey’s end.
O Great Mother has given of Her body,
We give thanks for Her fruit and Her grain
We then clear the fields so that next harvest’s yields
Will be full and abundant again.
Old Woman leads us through the darkness
Our most ancient and trusted of friends
She carries the light of spiritual insight
And leads us to our wisdom once again.
And as we journey through the darkness
And as we continue to descend
We learn to let go of what obscures our soul
And re-discover our true being in the end.”
And I’d like to end with this musing from myself, as a form of coded incantation to navigate the days and months ahead:
Oh the winds they blow at times fierce and then like a faint memory softly caressing our auric fields.
They flip directions without notice, creating the need to hold centered vigilance from a fluid state of resilient grace.
As we give rise to conflict, so too do the elements rise with us.
They know not of good or bad, but simply the impulse to be.
They also speak to us of ancient cycles that know far beyond what our progressive minds have extended past our humanity to reach for.
They whisper stories of lost innocence.
The kind that would relish in fragrant inhale of faery-laden gifts at toes’ edge.
And not be ashamed to blow wish kisses of hope from the heart.
And even when the onset of many moons close in, still remembers these simple things and leans into their wisdom to navigate the transitions ahead.
Yet never, ever forgets to pause with grateful breath so deep that the conflict is all but forgotten.
There is value in the pause….value in reflection.
From that space it becomes easier to return to center and receive insight of greater clarity about what’s truly of value to infuse your sacred energy into.
You realize how much power you truly hold in your hands to birth a new and different reality from the current stories closing in on you.
And you’ll feel like you’re seeing for the first time, as the light of truth both shines through and upon you.
It may feel like an endless climb, this journey of undoing, but unless we’re willing to do some climbing we will never meet the voice of innocent knowing that has been calling to us all along and understands us best.
And while it’s key to remember how you got here, it’s also key to keep moving forward one step at a time because that’s the only way to change things.
Transformation involves the ups and downs and traversing many staircases of life in all directions.
However, there are no higher or better levels, as everything is a sacred nest of interconnected spirals, one inside the other, within the access point of our open hearts.
What we hold tightly to provides the map legend on what we’re being invited to move through in order to move on.
It’s always hard to see with thoughts alone, yet inviting wonder in will help you decipher where only spirit knows will be your greatest fulfillment.
Things will continue knocking on our doors, like seasons inevitably change.
Their aim is to pierce the numbing veils to awaken our receptivity to allowing the inherent nature of who we are to rise from the ashes, reclaim, and return to the organic and alchemical innocence of being.
I wanted to extend another message of deep gratitude from all of our hearts to all of you who have shared your love and support during recent weeks with the fire. I know it’s moved mountains in helping the situation and everyone affected by it, but on top of that it’s been a huge gift to our family to feel your love.
I just wanted to give you an update on the integration back home and especially before we may have a 24+ hour power outage. More on that later.
As mentioned in my last post, we headed home after Astrid’s birthday and while it was a very long journey by car (about 9 hours), once again our fur babies did amazing and were rewarded with the best homecoming. I remember seeing the sun setting over the mountain, as we drove up, and how very soft and undramatic it was. There was just a nondescript equilibrium in the air.
We arrived home Thursday evening and since then have been immersed in resettling back into our home and handling quite a few things. It’s a lot when you’ve been away with two car loads and haven’t been in your home much over the last 6 weeks.
Astrid and the kitties, Boojum and Sweet Pea, were immediately excited – all running to their favorite spots without missing a beat. Everyone continues to feel relaxed, remains healthy, and is enjoying their return home.
It makes me especially comforted and grateful to know that Astrid is so resilient since being a bunny is no easy task! She continues to awe me with her strength and in my book she’s officially become the travel rabbit extraordinaire.
The air quality wasn’t good when we got here, nor the next full day, but it gave us time to catch up on things at home. I did get out into the garden Friday, nonetheless, as I wanted to give everything a good soaking, fill the fountain for the forest animals, and say my hello’s. I knew that everything would be either gone altogether or on its way out, but was surprised to see a few things still flourishing alongside others that were saying an early goodbye for the season.
My side yard I seeded with wildflowers was one of the areas that made me smile, seeing a lot of new flowers blooming throughout the clover. I noticed all the pine needles, half-eaten pine cones, branches and leaves already all over the ground and cooler temperatures setting in. And while my Garden Tower was also vastly put to sleep early for the season, my mint was still having a comeback and I discovered one Habanero Pepper had grown while I was away and one tomato was in process. I used the pepper in a homemade chili I made yesterday.
I loved the serenity I felt on this first evening in my garden, enjoying my solar light friends twinkling in joy to have me back. They also set the tone for the Autumnal energy I felt strongly in the air.
After an initial flurry of reorganizing our lives back in order, we finally also got a chance to get out yesterday and embrace the good air that surprised us upon waking. We did one of our favorites – a 5 mile hike down to the lake and back from the house.
The day greeted us with high winds, which was part of the warning forecast we heard about when we arrived back home. You can see the white caps all over the lake.
This change in weather has fire fighters on high alert, as well as the power companies. And although we have 71% containment of the fire, as I mentioned before, I’m not letting up on supportive energy work because things can change any moment, for better or worse.
Of course I envision and work toward a better scenario always, but we never know what that “better” scenario actually looks like when done with highest collective good as the intention. This is why I mentioned getting in an update blog before power may go out, as our power company sent a warning they may shut power beginning last night through tonight to help avoid issues. This is due to the high winds coming through with the low-pressure system moving in that have potential of threatening fire containment and power lines.
So, this is why I prepped this blog before the power outage potential, as I wasn’t sure when it may hit or how long for sure it would be in effect.
Anything can change, so that’s what I’m focused on – being the change.
The upside is, we may get a little bit of precipitation – rain and perhaps even snow at high altitudes. Hoping for that and feeling the cleansing water rush over the land continuously. I also would be happy for an early Winter, as our forests really need that. We’ve lost enough trees and wildlife to make your heart break a thousand times over. And with 782 residences also lost, just in this one fire alone, precipitation in abundance would definitely be welcomed.
But back to our hike…it was soothing to be back, doing what we love, and to be able to experience the land again in person. Although everything is different, and these high winds of change indicate that very literal shift in the air, there’s still a sense of connection that strengthens the field of energy being worked with by our presence here.
We even had a peregrine falcon fly right above us through the trees on our return home through the forest. That felt like a good sign, coming from this messenger.
Dave was also able to get in his first mountain bike ride, after our hike, on one of the only open trails near our house – since State Parks are open although a lot of the National Forest is not. While he did that I made our chili and while it was simmering I had time to jar all of the dried herbs I had harvested early, right before we evacuated.
You might recall that my normal Autumn routine of doing this was kicked in several months ahead of schedule in order not to lose all of the growth that had taken place. I carried these bags of goodies with us while we were away and they were ready for jarring now that we were home. I ended up with 5 jars of lavender – my fav! – and 2 large jars of herbal mixes. I use these for baking and cooking…sometimes as teas.
This, along with all the fallen traces of last season’s growth everywhere outside, felt symbolic of that “falling” away, letting go, the circle of life, harvest, gratitude, and transitions all around. A little pre-Equinox energies to immerse in upon returning home, which felt exactly reflective of our state of being currently.
And tomorrow evening, on September 20th, we’ll move through the Full Harvest Moon in Pisces portal – also feeling especially poignant and aligned with my current state of being, not just echoing my Native Sun Sign, and the state of being collectively. I’m harnessing all that watery energy both literally to envelop the lands, but also symbolically in terms of diving to ever-greater depths of emotions since it’s the unconscious that is running the show in everything we’re seeing play out on Earth. Heightened intuition will be illuminated as well, so listen to what’s coming through and if you’re feeling extra sensitive, please take all the time you need to nurture yourself.
I do sense some magickal breakthroughs upcoming for the collective – especially for those of you who have managed to stay your course amidst the topsy-turvy world scene. I know I, personally, have huge changes upcoming, but allowing it to play out behind-the-scenes feels aligned.
Alongside a project I’m completing and our personally full schedule this week of some key appointments Dave and I have, we’re looking forward to celebrating the Autumn Equinox (for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere/Spring Equinox for the Southern Hemisphere folks), with the collective coming up on Wednesday, September 22nd.
I happen to have a hair trim scheduled for the 23rd just after the Equinox portal, which feels perfect for this transitional phase of the season. My hair grew extra fast over the last 6 weeks – perhaps with all the energy I’ve been moving through – so it will feel great to get things in shape again.
Although the week ahead is busy, in good ways, I will be back in motion of blogging. Look out for some shares beyond these updates and also a new offering upcoming.
Again, thank you for being here at this time with all of us. Your presence, courage, and love are seen and most appreciated.