Under a Full Buck Aquarius Moon
To celebrate today’s first of two powerful Aquarius Full Moons we’ll experience I’m guided to share a short channeling inspired by trees and my free Aquarian spirit (I have prominent Aquarius energy in my natal chart) that is nurtured and empowered the more I am with them out in nature. I often write little musings on my Instagram page and later expound upon them and today is one of those days. The musing is my unique way and kind of a shamanic and Cosmic coding to ignite deepening into the sacredness that is you within the collective tapestry. I’ll get to that shortly, but first a little, broad overview of main themes for this Cosmic energy.
While Aquarian air energy stirs up winds of change, it also supports a potent transmutation of watery energy, as the water bearer, in a way that can open up possibility for big personal and collective shifts to flow out across the globe.
Where ever in your life something is stuck, outmoded, done, and no longer working for you, this is where the innovational and visionary Aquarian energy will spark a shift of direction and prompt closure for new beginnings to emerge. It’s time to flip things like the Hanged Man and view it all from a whole new perspective of possibility.
It’s time to create your own path, prepare yourself for the unexpected, and immerse yourself in knowing and nurturing the unique attributes that make you, you. Your individuality amidst the collective community is under spotlight and how you shine will have broad healing effect beyond what you may think. This Moon’s shamanic connection with the deer animal spirit guide gently nudges you to stay the course of your essence, remain consistent with what calls to your heart, and listen to your intuitive feelings that when supported will guide the way.
I find it extremely interesting and potent that July is known as the Full Buck Moon and just four days ago I saw the super rare sighting of a majestic buck with full antlers. According to Native American tradition, this Moon gets its name from it being the time when the buck deer develops their stunning antlers. Was it also a coincidence that the Faery crown you saw me find and wear in the last post just happened to look like full antlers?
There’s a calling to foster more confidence in who you are, no matter how different that may be from anyone else around you, as your energy signature does in fact play a key role in influencing things on a bigger picture level.
May we each wear our sacred uniqueness with grace, like the buck does his antlers. Antlers are a bridge to the Cosmos and collective consciousness, and through our clarity of embodiment we, too, can be bridges for regenerative change and responsible cocreation.
To Dance with Trees
When I feel a longing for home and am a long way from home, you remind me that I never am lost – merely astray in thoughts that divide.
To stand as you do in sacred stillness, is the spark of all life and the music of the wandering pilgrim who explores the vast wonder of being.
To dance with the trees is like sprouting wings on my heart and reminds me that I merely forgot I could fly.
I soar with your limbs around me and expand when I realize they’re my own.
I am lighter when you invite me to lean into you and more powerful when I let go.
I am stronger with your roots entwined with mine and enduring when I recite the lineage of my own ancient rings, as our shared melody.
I know myself more when you whisper remembrances of the nature of all things – the nature of me within you and you within me.
Surrendering into you, as me, is like two stars colliding that ignite the Great Mystery into embodiment.
Well, it’s been a jam packed week and a half since last I posted, so I thought I’d sit down and put into words a summary overview of things that have unfolded as a way to catch up and also reflect on some of the energetics that have been journeyed through, since each piece always speaks volumes more than meets the eye. I imagine you might also continue to feel like an extraordinary amount of things are being experienced in a condensed period. It feels like much more than just time flying. It’s an acceleration that is merging everything at once and blurring the lines between things so it’s more unified.
As I mentioned before going offline this week, we had some special visitors heading our way and I noted how even the days leading up to their arrival were indicative of transformative energies underway.
It all began on the evening of Thursday the 8th when we went down for an evening of free “Music on the Beach” and were greeted by double rainbow eye portals in the sky, that framed our rainbow umbrella.
This came a couple of hours after quite the rock and roll here, as a 6.0 earthquake shook the house. It was centered about an hour away and was the largest we’ve felt, to date. We’ve never felt any earthquakes here until the last year, so again, indicative of more Earth shifts mirroring the transformation of the collective consciousness.
Friday the 9th was then the New Moon, and it also happened to be our friend’s birthday who was about to arrive. Part of the timing of this trip was in fact to celebrate his birthday. And all I remember is that my energy was through the roof that night of the New Moon. I actually was up the latest I ever have been, but was so naturally wired and alert. And when I went to bed, I continued to be so activated that it took me a long time to fall asleep. I ended up only sleeping a few hours, but felt completely fine the next morning. Other things were activated by the New Moon as well, but they all seemed to be supportive in speeding things up and making room for the new.
Saturday the 10th was a big day of discovering nature treasures (8 in all!) along the way of our daily nature outing, but the most potent being a perfect, large raven feather with gorgeous peacock sheen.
I haven’t found any raven feathers in years, but the few I have found in the past were never as lovely as this one. That also felt like an infusion of extra magickal energy indicative of big shifts in motion. That day was fully packed with outdoor exercise followed by relaxing time at the lake park, where there was a surprise free music event going on. We felt like we were in a flow of alignment and that continued all week as well.
That evening was also the second appearance this year of my sweet, wild rabbit friend, Hope, as she was on our front lawn when we drove up to the house.
Her presence then continued to grace the next morning when she popped in on Astrid and me, as you can see.
I was sitting at my desk with Astrid laying next to my feet, when suddenly something caught the corner of my eye and there she was peering in on us. She stayed at the sliding glass door for a few minutes and both she and Astrid had their ears cocked listening for the tiny nuances of energy running between us all. It was the sweetest thing ever! And then after connecting a while, she made her way off into the garden and down the yard.
Synchronously, I had just picked up the two new, little garden stones at the store the day before while grocery shopping and one is a “Hope” stone.
I found the perfect spot for them and when I posted a photo of them on Instagram, it prompted KC (you may recall her as Bean from past posts) to realize why she had picked up a certain visitor that felt out of place at her home. She hadn’t realized how many gnomes I had and so she told me she had a friend who wanted to join us at the Forest Portal because he was melting in the Arizona heat and sun and wanted to live in the mountainous four seasons.
So, they surprised me upon arrival with this Forest Gnome who traveled with them from Lake Havasu and now resides over the garden here. I love him!
It was also Sunday when Dave and I realized we were in a time warp, as we both thought our friends were arriving that day. So, we had been getting everything ready and in order. I had just baked a special birthday cake, even, for their arrival.
It was my first time ever vegan Neapolitan bundt cake that I was determined I wanted to make and figured it out! It was three layers of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry swirled together with a chocolate ganache glaze.
Long story around this weird mix-up with the days, but we were literally surprised, or even shocked, when we texted to ask our friends’ ETA to find out it was the next day and not that one. LOL!
So many details had been overlooked, but created a timeline jump of its own that ended up opening a lot of extra space and relaxing, leading up to our week together. And likely was all part of many alignments that unfolded over the week, as well. But that breather space proved important, as our days were fully, and action, packed. It also made for a beach day to rest and absorb the Tahoe waters on the day we thought they were to arrive.
With our days mixed up, we had extra time, so I was able to also bake my best batch yet of chocolate chip orange cookies.
This time I added barberries and a muesli mix, but extra orange essence made for super yum! And we got in another hike before they arrived. We left early in the morning and got on the trail the earliest we have, which ended up gifting us with a deer sighting – something that is very rare to have happen on trails here and especially later when more people are hiking. You can see her center of the photo below between the trees.
(Side note: Incidentally, last evening I saw a majestic buck with full antlers and black striped tail along our way out to an event, which was a first as we always see does. That felt particularly full circle and powerful. Also reflective because I have a full antlered buck pendant I had been paying special attention to the last days and here he appeared in the flesh. And his antlers also perfectly mirrored the faery crown I found and wore that you’ll see shortly.)
Anyway, the extra space we had before they actually arrived also gave me time to create some wildflower faery bouquets to grace our space.
We had a bunch of wildflowers growing along the edges of our front yard, but due to our both cleaning up the front before letting the lawn go fully and deciding to stop watering altogether except for our beds to help with the drought and just return things to nature, I decided to bring them in. They were on their last leg of blooming and since I planted tons of wildflowers for the pollinators in my gardens and yards, I thought they’d be nice to enjoy for the week – they’re actually still going strong in the vases right now. The house came with the lawn, and although we’ve tried clover, it’s only partially doing what we had hoped. So, we are looking at ways to return it to a more natural terrain step by step.
And speaking of a return to nature, this past week was a deep dive into all the highlights we could muster up of Earthy goodness and adventures galore to share with our friends so they could check off some of their bucket list items and we could enjoy some of the best the area has to offer. It’s been a reunion treat having the week off with these two amazing souls who came out to share a place we all love.
They have both lived here during three year’s of back-to-back Summer months while they were full-time RVing it like we were. I’m not sure if you recall that story, but we both were adventuring at the same time in our RVs and we met the year we decided to settle back in Tahoe. We’d known each other for years online, but here is where the stars aligned for our meeting in person and we discovered how much we all had in common – the rest is history.
Everyday this last week was for the explorer at heart from morning to evening. We mixed it up between water and land activities, along with relaxing time.
Our week started off on the 12th with relaxing and catching up on our back Forest Portal deck where we planned the week’s expeditions too. They had yet to see our house all finished, as when they saw it we just closed on the house and they got a walk-through of the before. This was the second time, however, to connect with Astrid in person and they loved seeing how much she evolved. They were actually here when I first brought her home and now she was a snuggle bunny enjoying having them around and they, her, since they had to leave their bunny son, Nova at home. Having their own rescue rabbit made connecting even more meaningful for them all, since they have come to understand and deepen with bunnies through that journey. I loved seeing Astrid connect with them everyday, binkying with joy, playing, wanting love and snuggles, and giving it too!
And from Tuesday on through the end of Saturday it was a fully packed Sierra Nevada adventure.
We kicked things off with kayaking down the upper Truckee River with Class 1 and a few Class 2 rapids, followed by vegan burgers and sampling the new vegan ice cream menu in town where we all ordered rolled ice cream!
Then our first hiking adventure commenced the next day on one of our favorites where we had the 9 mile trail all to ourselves. We only saw 13 people the whole day, but they were either at the end of the trail near the parking lot, close to the end of the trail near the lake, or across the lake that was our destination.
This trail was quite magickal and the photos reflected the faery essence beaming off of us.
Check out KC’s glow – she’s been activated returning to the mountain forests. But the glow around everything was wild! Even the flowers were beaming and we each had a different aura – hers whites and blues and mine a subtle earthy orange.
We found faery forest bracelets – the guys did too. I absolutely love this photo Clint (Happy) took of us. The faery energy was strong on this hike not only creating glowing auras around the two of us, but in this photo there’s a shapeshifting quality that made our faces and bodies more elongated and even accentuated faery ears on KC!
And I even found a forest faery crown I wore the entire time after finding it.
Wearing it felt very natural to me. I ended up keeping it because it fit my head perfectly.
A woman later remarked as we passed her, “You’ve become one with the forest.” 🙂
We had a great time and were grateful for the peace and quiet to just connect with each other and nature.
Even the boys always have tons of fun, as you can see.
After the hike we decided to relax a bit at a park lake we go to here and enjoyed our spot on the lawn under the giant juniper tree, sharing some laughs as always, taking in some lake wonders (I’ll share more later on some of that), exploring, and even finding a new Farmer’s Market taking place that we explored and KC and Clint “bumped” into a friend they had met while they lived here in the Summer on their RV time. KC felt it might happen, and it did! That was the first of the friend alignments that took place.
Thursday then got us up and out on a drive to the beautiful American River about an hour and forty-five minutes away for some white water rafting on class 2 and 3 rapids. I was happy to have my friends with me, since I get anxiety on rapids these days. This photo was taken at the end of the exhilarating journey.
We don’t have photos yet from the adventure itself, as they were professionally taken at certain “high” points along the river. But I assure you they are wet and wild with fun faces galore! In many of them, you can’t even see us because of the huge white water wave crashing over us.
Friday we took the day off, since rafting had us all quite beat and sore – in a good way – and made it a full beach day of relaxing, sun, sand, and water. We even ordered to-go Thai food and enjoyed it there. This day also aligned us with seeing a sweet friend of mine and birthday twin – as we share the same birthday just two years apart.
I was honored to teach her Reiki 3 last December and that’s where she also met KC online, so it was a Reiki Master reunion. We had originally planned to hike instead of beach this day, but given our need to rest we went for our favorite spot on the beach. It just so happened that Camilla had talked her introverted self to take herself on a beach date, driving up from Reno, and was led to the same spot. She was there before us and then heard my voice when we got on the beach and we giggled in delight over the synchronicity of being “in the flow.”
It was at the end of our day on the beach that we noticed the fire cloud over the mountain from a huge fire down in the valley that has been burning since fourth of July from a lightning strike. We hadn’t had any indication of it until then and as you can see on our hike-to-follow, that cloud made for some dramatic skyscapes above the range in the distance.
This is fire season, but with droughts increasing this year, it’s been thought this will be an even rougher year all across the states. The fire maps are already showing that, as you likely may know. We were grateful not to have smoke-filled air for their visit, but seeing or hearing of any fires is always sad and unnerving when near – so much destruction on all fronts, or potential destruction. I’ve been focusing a lot of energy toward sending Reiki and doing Reiki Healing Attunements, as my part in trying to support all the fire zones.
Then Saturday we were back at hiking what is likely my favorite hike around here.
Although, they all are amazing in their own way, but this one has the best of everything. Because this hike is both on the PCT – Pacific Crest Trail – and TRT – Tahoe Rim Trail, there are more thru-hikers, but it was still peaceful and filled with 10.4 miles of varied terrain and still enough Summer wildflowers to make it enchanting.
We were even gifted the very last wild iris remaining in my favorite meadow where the only large wild iris field blooms for a short window each Summer season.
We then ended the day with an evening of Shakespeare on the Beach – the first opening show of the season and the first show since closing for the pandemic in 2020.
It was packed full of giggly fun comedy, beautiful backdrops (although you can still see that fire cloud spreading – and no, KC and I didn’t plan the matching aqua tops), and sneaking in a surprise sandwich kiss for Dave – I don’t think he minded, do you?
In between it all we spent time on our back deck, in my garden while I watered and shared all of the plant and faery friends with them, eating yummies both that I made, we packed up, or picked up along the way, and some night time new series watching together, too. I even had the chance one evening to take KC on a short hike out back on our second to last day, just so she could see our go-to trail.
Check out the evening sunset lighting up the lake through the trees.
And you better believe we had some magickal encounters and a lot of nature treasure finds along the way.
On Wednesday, while I was watering in the evening, I stumbled upon this beauty in my front yard rock garden. I immediately called KC over and she was able to get these photos for me, since mine was inside.
I love my watering time, as it’s such a peaceful part of the day for connecting with my plants and the garden and forest creatures. I have frequently seen garter snakes slithering along the rocks, driveway, and garden path or sunning themselves, but this was the first time for finding a rubber boa in the yard.
It made me so happy. It’s only the third time total I’ve come across a rubber boa here in Tahoe. The other two times were on hikes and they were more coppery in color. But to know one has made our home her home makes me smile. All the snakes in Tahoe are not poisonous and that includes these beauties.
What was amazing about her is that she had just eaten and was digesting her meal. You could see the bulge in her body where that was taking place. Seeing her felt significant, energetically, and the symbolism of her state of being did as well. She stayed in this rock area the whole time I watered and I think I discovered her little home.
I hope she’ll continue making an appearance. I just love her.
But right before her, on the same day just a couple hours earlier, we’d just seen more incredible miracles of Nature.
Look at these amazing little guys we were surrounded by when at the park lake. KC and I went down to the water to soak our feet and these frogs were lined up for the sunset show to begin at water’s edge.
We both had never seen this in-between stage before, but they were frogs maturing from tadpole still with their tails. It made them look very sci-fi and even dragon-like.
They were all lined up on the shore and would take a swim, then return. It was so awesome watching them swim with powerful grace then sit with such presence and awareness on the beach.
It was very surreal like little extraterrestrial beings demonstrating the miracle of life right before our eyes.
Between them in their in-between stage, and the rubber boa also seen digesting, there’s a sense of things in process right now and moving forward, assimilating and integrating for the next stage of the journey.
There were feathers galore to be found as well (Goose, Steller’s Jay, Robin, Mallard, but my favorites were these two – a Grouse and Northern Flicker.
Each piece and every day held some kind of messenger and gift, as well as supportive energy for the present and days to come. It all held meaning for me and what’s unfolding, even if I have yet to see it all from here.
And no sooner than it all began, we found ourselves on Sunday morning saying our farewells with bitter sweetness.
Although it was quite a full week, it only fueled the desire for further life-enriching adventures on all fronts. Although we do live by our hearts, a rekindling of certain things we hold dear resurfaced with vigor and it activated my faery heart to want and dream more.
I’m revisiting some things from the last several years that stood out to me as key moments and endeavors, reviewing some choices, and feeling into how to integrate them more fully now, too.
KC and Clint left just in time, as that day the smoke engulfed the area and it was very foreboding looking. It has since cleared more, but unfortunately the fire is still not contained. The air quality will be fluctuating over the weeks to come and precautions will remain necessary to stay aware and conscious of.
I plan to use any downtime we may not be able to get outside (although so far the air quality remains good) to focus on completing extracurricular projects, the last sacred tattoo design commission I have and sessions, and clearing the slate fully for a fresh start. Looking forward to getting back to blog inspirations that have been percolating too.
We had thunder storms looming in the distance yesterday and it cooled down hugely with even a little drizzle. I’m hoping for rain and no lightning.
But what I did notice on that morning they left, as I went out to water my garden early, was that my towering lily plants (they are now 56 inches+) had bloomed!
And my first heirloom tomatoes were ready!
I was wondering when that would take place and it was the day they left and the day things in the air looked bleak. I thought to myself, “how perfect this is”…reminding me of when my birthday irises bloomed in the snow when the pandemic started.
A little piece of hope blooming in the middle of what looks like gloom.
Just like my new hope stone’s message in the garden.
Just like my sweet friend, Hope, messages me each time I see her.
The in-person adventures with our friends may have come to a close for now, but the memories and connection last forever.
We had a blast the last week with our dear friends, but we look forward to more adventures still to come. It was a very renewing week for all of us that both refreshed us and sparked inspiration and visions for greater possibilities. Personally, it also anchored in the key things for me that returned to the forefront.
Grateful for such incredible friends who bring out the best in each other. I feel blessed to have so many beautiful connections with wonderful souls.
Remember to cherish every moment as fully as you can, doing the things you love and that are your heart’s fulfillment, as we’re never promised more than this moment.
I no longer say, “one day I’ll do such and such…”
That day is right here and now.
However you feel called to fuel your heart, do that.
Savor everything with great presence.
Look for the silver linings.
And foster hope in between.
I’ll be away from blogging this week while we have visitors, but I thought I’d leave you with this beautiful passage by Hermann Hesse as inspiration. When you’re feeling challenged in any way, let trees be your reminder to guide you home.
Remember you can still place orders for Cosmic Curiosity Chests while I’m away from blogging and they will ship out beginning the 19th.
Have an inspirational week!
Perhaps today’s New Moon in Cancer heralds a deepening commitment in your heart to merging, rather than continuing to divide, and to creating bridges to greater inner harmony so that you can enjoy being more in the nature of you. I have what feels like an important post upcoming that shares a thread with this theme of the New Moon energy, but it is telling me to give it time before jumping in on sharing it. In fact, it’s been percolating for nearly two weeks. So, that will likely come the week of the 19th, as we head toward the Full Moon, since I’ll be offline next week while entertaining some special visitors.
I felt guided to get this post out today with the New Moon energy, however, that shares some inspired creations I’ve been working on putting together for you. I wasn’t sure I’d get it done in time, as days have been full, but some how I magickally was able to pull it off – so it feels aligned and meant to be.
What you’ll find below are 11 offerings – I didn’t plan to have that master number available, but it just so happened to work out that way or was cosmically orchestrated, if you may.
I got the message they were to be called Cosmic Curiosity Chests and since they each come in a themed energy I procured, Curated Cosmic Curiosity Chests they are! 😉
Each of the 11 offerings are comprised of a Cosmic Curiosity Chest that I hand painted inside and out and adorned with all semi-precious stones of the world and mirrored tiles.
They tell me that they are Cosmic “Curiosity” Chests because they invite you to engage parts of yourself more consciously and consistently, to explore, be curious about, or open a dialogue or connection with parts of yourself through the invitation of each spirit energy they embody. In this way they activate an initiation of sorts into a Cosmic dance for you to merge into your human experience so that the two become One.
The magickal then is integrated into your daily life as a natural ritual, rather than being separate. This is one of those ways to live the magick.
Each one is unique, but they are all done in an understated cosmic paint that was a two part process of layering a black undercoat and then applying a few coats of a holographic rainbow paint over that. This creates a mystical, shifting effect when in direct or indirect lighting. You’ll almost not notice the delicate, colorful starlit backdrop, but then when the light hits, it’s like a delicate, rainbow star Cosmos all aglow and animated – so magickal! This effect is both on the outside and inside.
Then each has an energetic theme of semi-precious stones in a pattern that their energy inspired. They all have the same mirrored tile design on the sides, but the front, back and top are all varied. The mirrored tiles were also divinely guided to act as a form of reflecting back to you – as within, so without.
I then received their name and brought together a themed bundle around their energy. These were curated from a variety of artisans, including our Great Mother Terra herself that I’ve collected and prepared from the forests here and while on our silent retreat, in some cases my garden, and beaches over time. So, these are cocreated curations bringing together works of art from the visionary and natural realms.
I understood these to be ritual bundles and that the combination of chests and curated pieces could support bringing in more of the energies into your life that call to you. Pieces can be used alone, together, on an altar, as decoration, personal adornments, etc. Some of the pieces can fit inside the chests and others are meant to adorn the outer world.
But the key is, these are Curated Cosmic Curiosity Chests that help you to explore and active your inner…..?
Please let yourself wander through the energies of the 11 below to see what muse or part of your own inner muse you would like to integrate and ignite more of, or perhaps for the first time, if you have been afraid to or felt unworthy in some way before. We all have aspects of ourselves and our gifts that we shy away from or might feel scared to empower. This is a magickal and fun way that you can.
The chests can also be used for a variety of things – as Reiki boxes, to keep some of your curated pieces in, for jewelry, keys, intentions and dreams, special keepsakes, ashes, a lock of hair or fur, to create your own magickal spells in, you name it…..
So now that you know what they’re basically about, I’d rather just share them and let you go at it in exploring.
You’ll find a few photos of each (in person is always so much better, especially the color and detail of the stones and sparkle) – I didn’t take a lot of photos and I didn’t photograph everything in each ritual bundle, because I’d like some of that to be a surprise. But you’ll get an idea and then the rest is up to your intuition, as intuition is key!
Each bundle includes a chest and their own transformational butterfly or moth spirit, specifically chosen crystals, and a ring. The rest is unique to their theme, but the colors, crystals, and rings also have their own energy signature that aligns.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed creating them. I love when inspiration channels through when I least expect it. Something magickal always appears when I trust the messages.
There is one of each only and no more will be created.
If one calls to you, you can purchase them directly through the Paypal links below each. Free shipping included.
These might speak to you, or as a gift to a friend or loved one you feel it could support, inspire, or enchant in some way.
All Cosmic Curiosity Chests with their ritual bundles will be shipped out the week of July 19th due to having visitors for a week, beginning this Sunday.
And now, here we go!
EXPLORE & ACTIVATE YOUR INNER…..
This Cosmic Curiosity Chest is adorned with Brazilian Amazonite, South African Turquoise Jasper, and Opal. You’ll discover a ritual bundle to include a blue butterfly, seashells, dolphin stone, millions of years old Ammonite fossil from the ancient ocean waters, hand-created water essence puffy heart infused with green tea and cleansing energy, and Mermaid Queen ring (non-adjustable, but is about a size 7 – 7.5 and can either be worn or used on altar).
Key words: Creative flow, inner peace, renewal, sacred femininity, beauty, flexibility, fluidity, self-expression, speaking your truth, Universal Love, emotional balance, ability to manifest inspiration, transformation.
This Cosmic Curiosity Chest is adorned with Flower Jasper from Mexico, Brazilian Flower Agate, and Opal. You’ll discover a ritual bundle to include a white and gold butterfly, Red Tigers Eye, super clear small, tower Quartz, dried Dahlia blossom, gorgeous blue and peachy bronze butterflies with pink blossom knuckle ring that fits two fingers at once with sparkly crystals (non-adjustable, but is about size 6.5 – 7 and also makes a great altar piece), turquoise and brown braided bracelet with sacred geometry blossom centerpiece, bronze and blue material flowers, and a blossom sticker.
Key words: Uplifting, joy, stabilizing, balancing, nurturing, wholeness, protects and encourages new variety and adventure, reach highest potential, inspire manifestation of dreams, live life fully, healing and releasing trauma, growth.
Cosmic Owl – SOLD OUT
This Cosmic Curiosity Chest is adorned all in Opal. You’ll discover a ritual bundle to include a white and gold butterfly, two different Moonstones, a super sparkly Aura Quartz cluster cigar ring that is adjustable to any size, a handmade owl dreamcatcher, a small handmade owl sitting on a perch with a star above, and a handmade white ghost leaf.
Key words: Cosmic consciousness, psychic and mystical visions, release inhibitions, freedom, creativity, originality, know self worth, express authenticity, move between dimensions, karmic healing, confidence, wisdom, intuition, see beyond veils, ancient knowledge, Great Mystery.
Cosmic Alchemist – SOLD OUT
This Cosmic Curiosity Chest is adorned in a variety of stones that include Tigers Eye, Jade, Amazonite, Opal, Jasper, and Fossil. You’ll discover a ritual bundle to include a gold and white butterfly, a beautiful Amethyst cluster with a very defined larger point, a tiny Steller’s Jay feather, an adjustable silver ring with unique double faced center stone that can be flipped from Lapis Lazuli on one side and Coral on the other, and a deep Amethyst scepter.
Key words: Good luck, clarity, alignment, harmony, grounded intuition, balance, gentle power, integrated wisdom, mastering the elements, gift enhancement, visionary, ability to create daily magick, merged embodiment, creative innovation.
Cosmic Dream Weaver
This Cosmic Curiosity Chest is adorned in Brazilian Snow Quartz, Cream Jade, and Opal. You’ll discover a ritual bundle to include a Luna Moth, dreamy Candle Quartz, large handmade dreamcatcher, and a gold leaf and pearl adjustable ring.
Key words: Innocence, soft, but powerful, patience, mental clarity, discernment, child-like perspective, calm, harmony, purity, new beginnings, unlimited potential, abundance, draw in spirit guides, creative exploration, dreams brought to life, Oneness, protection, connection, deep meditation, lucid dreaming, creative visionary, interdimensional travel, dream journeying.
Cosmic Dream Weaver
Cosmic Dragon – SOLD OUT
This Cosmic Curiosity Chest is adorned in a variety of stones that include Amethyst, Opal, Charoite, Jade, and incredible Fluorite. You’ll discover a ritual bundle to include a Blue Morpho Butterfly, 2 handmade dragon’s eggs, a 5 star rhinestone adjustable knuckle ring that fits two fingers at once, and a handmade stunning, mystical Amethyst Dragon necklace.
Key words: Vigor, grounding of high frequency energy, hidden knowledge, wisdom, strength, courage, good fortune, transmutation, primordial power, master of elements, peace within chaos, fierce, empowerment, rebirth, powers of focus and concentration, protection, move between worlds, hidden knowledge, vision, boldness, grounded magick.
Cosmic Earth Guardian
This Cosmic Curiosity Chest is adorned in Pyrite Jasper from Mexico, South African Silver Leaf Agate, and Opal. You’ll discover a ritual bundle to include a white and gold butterfly, a raw Black Tourmaline, a soft-edged square Green Jade, an adjustable Herkimer Diamond ring, a Spring Garden ritual candle, a turtle, and an Earth sticker.
Key words: Strong protection, clear blocks, strength of purpose, grounding energies to the Earth, willpower, sense of wholeness, clarity, renewal of energy, self worth, invoke harmony peace and love, attune to higher vibrations, heightened vision, embodied gifts, actualized potential, sense of direction and purpose, strong roots, ancient remembrance.
Cosmic Earth Guardian
Cosmic Woodland Faery
This Cosmic Curiosity Chest is adorned in South African Autumn Jasper, Chocolate Jasper, and Opal. You’ll discover a ritual bundle to include a lavender and periwinkle butterfly, a lavender Amethyst, an adjustable silver leaf vine ring, a small deep Amethyst scepter, a handmade rosey brown ghost leaf, a mini bundle of lavender, a piece of pine bark with lime green lichen, a pine cone, dried flower potpourri satchel, double attached acorns from an Oak tree, a small, silvery white, naturally created Algiz Rune twig, a purple crystal acorn, and Faerie Enchantment ceremonial incense.
Key words: Unify aspects of life, grounding, inter-dimensional balance, centering, wholeness, deep connection to Earth, innate sense of circle of life, integrity, transformational awareness, purity, grace, immortality, longevity, nurturer of the natural, enchantment, connection to all life, ability to live the magickal, plant and animal communicator, creator of beauty, lover and artist of life, harmony weaver.
Cosmic Woodland Faery
Cosmic Bridge Worker
This Cosmic Curiosity Chest is adorned in South African Rose Quartz, Dolomite, and Opal. You’ll discover a ritual bundle to include a pink butterfly, a Rose Quartz, an incredible, large Ametrine Spirit Quartz plate from South Africa, an adjustable double Amethyst silver Faery ring, a rose heart plant magick bath bomb, and a wood “Love” heart.
Key words: Unconditional love and compassion, harmony, balance, patience, integrity and loyalty to your path, healing communication, deep and grounded connection, serenity, creative perspectives, inspired and inspires, grounded spirituality, comforting, speaks the language of the heart, unification.
Cosmic Bridge Worker
This Cosmic Curiosity Chest is adorned in Pineapple Jasper, Yellow Jade and Opal. You’ll discover a ritual bundle to include a Monarch butterfly, sparkly Citrine cluster, an adjustable triple Quartz point and moss ring, a yellow blossom and bee clay tea candle holder with tea candle, a handmade yellow woven pumpkin with wood stem, a peach and green fresh bath fizzie, and a handmade little orange bird with rainbow plaid wings.
Key words: Manifesting abundance and prosperity, fulfillment, light, hope, strong belief, grounded joy, increased creativity, confidence, energetic, stimulating, good luck, growth, ability to recreate, the dream brought to life, faerytales come true, anything is possible, embodied visionary, grounded alignment, actualized intentions.
Cosmic Forest Witch
This Cosmic Curiosity Chest is adorned in Green Turquoise, South African Nephrite, and Opal. You’ll discover a ritual bundle to include a white butterfly, a magickal Gray Amethyst carved Witch’s broom, an adjustable handmade Tree of Life ring, 2 pine cones – mini and large, a large acorn from an oak tree, a naturally created Algiz Rune twig, an amber crystal acorn, a handmade rosey brown ghost leaf, and a small black cauldron soap.
Key words: Natural and grounded magick, weaver of the natural world, action power, protection, deep peace, strength, motivation, passionate courage, seer, sacred ritual, plant magick, tree spirits, connection to life essence, ancient wisdom, keeper of the old ways, harmony, shamanic journeys, circle of life.
Cosmic Forest Witch
I hope you enjoyed this little creative journey of Cosmic Curiosities to explore.
And just a last reminder, that of the three animal spirit guides that were looking for a cocreator, just one remains. Falcon and Faery Rider are still looking for a home. If they call to you, please contact me directly with your intention.
I often share some quick channelings via Instagram, and these are two inspired musings I felt to post here for my blog friends, as they feel connected to important themes and experiences people are moving through. The visionary in me is always putting her feelers out to bring back snippets of inspiration to share. Perhaps you’ll find them timely in some way.
Thoughts on that urge to know details and why dropping into being can support more peace and flow…..
There’s a part of us that always wants answers or to see the future clearly like a sage.
When we live with greater presence to every moment, we aren’t concerned with these kinds of things because the moment satiates our senses and brings us back to essence.
Living from essence removes the need to know because every moment is reason enough.
Thoughts on how to follow your dreams…..
With patience, nurturing, and commitment.
I find that the first step is definitely to allow yourself to dream and imagine without boundary, then cultivate love for yourself and the worthiness you deserve to manifest these dreams, but the most important step is the follow-through and action.
Any small thing you can do each day in the direction of your dreams is forward movement and creates alignment.
Release attachment to when and how it has to happen and enjoy the journey.
~ P.S. I’m hoping to have a special, creative offering I’ve been working on putting together per intuitive nudge this Friday for the New Moon, but I can’t guarantee I’ll have everything ready. I hope so, as next week we have visitors and I’ll be immersed in a fun break, but stay tuned! If not this Friday, it will come shortly, but definitely will be the next upcoming post.
In love and creative magick,
What’s new here in our Forest Portal garden world? Well, for me who observes, nurtures, and cultivates things more intimately on a regular basis I’d say a lot, but in comparison to other areas, we experience things on a different time table. Although things progress much more slowly here at the higher altitudes of the Sierra Nevadas, things also can go quite fast when their window does open. That’s why I’ve been waiting on garden updates so that I can share the evolution of things over the course of a period of time, which more greatly reflects the changes. That said, I constantly see daily transformations, but these are the kind only a mom or dad appreciates from watching their babies grow up.
I thought that today, July 4th’s Independence and Freedom Day may be fun for sharing one of the pieces of my life that brings me a sense of liberation and independence since it’s my own little world I spend time in away from everything. Rather than celebrate in bursts of colors lighting up the sky, I opt to celebrate more gently in bursts of colors lighting up my garden of life.
Today’s share is a little peak into the evolution of things in garden land here, so far, now that we’re in Summer’s embrace. So much has already come and gone, but so much more is yet to emerge near Summer’s end and Autumn’s appearance.
It’s been fun to watch the transformation take place – some of it being Nature’s own spin of the roulette to see what she’d like to create this season – and some of it being a progression that reflects the shifts in my and our lives here, as things anchor and ground more solidly and peacefully.
I find it interesting that every time I sit down to write a blog, lately, a thunderstorm and drizzles or downpours are taking place, which is happening right now. Feels like Nature supports cozy writing time and it feels extra nurturing for inspiration to flow.
Since last share on May 28th (now over a month ago) a lot of growth has taken place and quite a few new plant babies have joined the family, along with a couple of sweet magick mushrooms and mini gnome with watering can.
I added quite an array, to include mostly all perennials to the garden, yard, and Garden Tower, but also several annuals and experimental plants that I’m testing for other reasons, mostly in planters for now and a few in the Tower. I’m happy to report that with all the fluctuations in weather, I managed to only lose one plant – a cantaloupe – but everything else survived and flourished, including the two tomato plants I was monitoring when they got hit by the frost.
For those of you plant enthusiasts and garden lovers, here’s the long list of what I added since last share:
- 4 dark red lilies
- 3 more yellow lilies
- 5 more Lamb’s Ear
- 3 Salvia Mysty Blue – 2 small and 1 large
- 2 Purple Sage
- 4 Muehlenbeckia creeping wire fine for rock garden
- 3 Ajuga Bugleweed for rock garden
- 1 more African Daisy (4D Harvest Moon)
- 5 more Dahlia – 2 red, 2 golden yellow, 1 peach
- 1 Dianthus
- 6 Italian parsley
- 1 more peppermint
- 2 pineapple sage
- 3 yellow bell pepper
- 2 red bell pepper
- 1 Serrano hot pepper
- 1 Habanero hot pepper
- 1 Cherokee purple heirloom tomato
- 1 Container tomato
- 2 Purple Coneflower (echinacea)
- 2 Clemson spineless green heirloom okra
- 1 Japanese long cucumber
- 3 crimson sweet watermelon
- 1 heirloom Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin
- 2 Wee B Little pumpkin
Weeeeeee indeed! So much fun stuff!
I recently had ordered plant nannies as well – actually right before our silent retreat away – as I felt like they’d be helpful when temperatures are higher or we’re away, to keep the extra thirsty, sweet babies hydrated without having to be out there watering constantly. I haven’t actually used them yet (I’m still waiting on a back-ordered second package as well), as I’m still gathering bottles to use with them and the thunderstorm afternoons have kept things on the cooler side. But I do plan to implement them in the next couple of weeks, as I want to make sure they’re doing their job well before I’ll really need them here shortly.
They are Astrid approved though, as you can see. 🙂
And speaking of Astrid, she’s been a bit more quiet these days from the public eye, but I assure you she’s doing fantastic, got a great, regular vet check-up, and is snuggly fun as ever. She’s just wanting to be behind-the-scenes for a bit, as she’s prepping a lot of things for our focal switch here that’s been underway. But she did want me to send her love and to let you all know she hasn’t dropped the ball on all the collective work she so generously does with her off-Earth friends and those in the unseen realms.
That leads me to one of the things that’s also developed since our own silent retreat away.
Not only has the faery garden continued flourishing in the vein of enchantment, but upon return from that reflective time, our upper, back deck that looks out on the forest has since turned into a serene sanctuary of blooms and mindfulness.
It wasn’t pre-meditated and just happened to align with our silent retreat energy. Dave surprised me with a Buddha and Buddha Bunny statue that arrived when we got back. He ordered them some time before, but that’s when they showed up.
He didn’t know that I had a bunch of plant baby inspirations, wanting to bring more blooms to the deck that we could see both from the deck furniture AND from inside the living room that looks out at it.
I also wanted Dave to have flowers to look at from his office, which is upstairs, since my office looks out on the garden and is abundant with flowery and magickal friend views already.
And so the rest just evolved, creating a peaceful, zen feel and reminded me of the gardens we walked while away on retreat. This is also where I now have a lot of my experimental planters, which are part of a bigger vision I have.
I’ll save that for when it actually does.
In the meantime, my Garden Tower is full and abundant, having provided several harvests for Astrid and us already.
Here’s the latest harvest, mostly for her.
And my sweet bubblegum pink, mini rose bush has been abundantly giving, too.
We’ve enjoyed mini bouquets and I already have a full jar of dried rose petals to use in my faery kitchen creations. My mini, crimson red roses are now making a debut, so soon I’ll have those to add as well.
Every slot in the Garden Tower, though, is full and they’re all doing so well. Again, I’m so grateful that with all of the see-sawing weather surprises and frost still biting that I only lost that one cantaloupe.
Everything else has been doing fantastic. Some plants and flowers have already gone through their cycle for the season and others have yet to dance. The side yard is jumping with happy little wildflower plants galore, but they are going to take time to fully mature. If they follow in the footsteps of my garden, they’ll get to a good place come early to late Autumn, but next year will flourish amazingly, right when Spring warms up.
My garden wildflowers are popping one-by-one…they’ve cycled through one round of oranges and are now on to the array of beautiful pinks, fuschias, purples, lilacs, whites, and crimsons, with so much more to come!
And scattered throughout I have lavender, foxgloves, dahlias, African daisies, salvia and then delphiniums, lilies, and salvia along the walk way.
The one incredible plant that deserves its own mention, however, is my very first yellow lily plant that I got last year.
She started pushing through the snow, as temperatures started rising and hasn’t stopped growing since. I actually go out every single day with a measuring tape to see how much she sprouts each day, as it’s mind-blowing!
As of this post, she is currently 52 inches tall from bottom of stalk at dirt level to the very tippy top of the tallest spire to her four-spire tower. There are a few smaller ones at the bottom as well, but these four are going for it big time! She has been steadily growing about an inch a day, recently, and is going to be amazing once all of the buds open at top with yellow lily stars reaching for the sky!
Interestingly, all of my other lilies, except for one dark red plant, have all cycled through their blooms already. But this towering giant is taking her own sweet time to put on a show.
She sits directly in front of my office and feels very reflective of things for me. I’m excited to see both of our evolutions unfold.
I find the pace of growth in my garden to reflect the changes in my life – sometimes these huge spurts, but mostly just steady, forward movement that takes the perfect time it needs without rush.
I have a feeling she’ll begin blooming just as I shift gears fully.
And like me, my garden and plants don’t try to be like the rest of the world, or other parts of the state or country that move at a different pace. We’re happy creating our own peace process and unfolding in our own uniquely creative ways.
The more embodied I feel, the more fully embodied my garden has become. And vice versa, the more plants blossom, the more I see new ideas and possibilities blossom for me.
Another thing I love is that there are always amazing surprises that my garden will unveil. I have SO many plants and flowers that I never planted and yet they are growing right before my eyes. And even a couple of plants that were here previous to my starting a garden, but never would grow abundantly or even bloom, are now suddenly this year really flourishing and I have flowers on them for the first time.
All of these pointing to me of a new cycle and that what was seeded before is finally able to see the light and come forth now in bigger and newer ways – integrating the old and new into something more than either.
One more beautiful story is that of a tree that sat at the edge of the back deck. It was one that the previous owners had planted, but it just never did well and died this last Winter. I saw it hanging over the deck with lifeless barren branches and felt like it was calling me to remove it and let it go fully.
So, I went out one day and cut it down myself with loppers, which was quite a task, and what do you know? Small new growth popped through the ground right next to the short stumps I wasn’t able to get myself and since then has flourished and is on its way to being a whole new, happy, and healthy tree.
From death, there is life. One door closes and another opens. A chapter ends and a new one begins.
There is never loss, just recreation.
I’m currently awaiting four new super enchanting additions to arrive for the garden world of unseens brought to life. I can’t wait until they do. They will truly add icing on the cake as the perfect mirror reflection of Wonderland, outside, that reflects my office and shared creative portal with Astrid, inside.
In the meantime, I’m still feeling into some expansions and changes we’re looking to do in and around the house, yards, and garden spaces. I have some research to do still and also seeing how my experiments go. But all of it, again, mirroring the inner world of evolving changes in motion that I’m/we’re taking our time to feel into the when’s and what’s of, rather than rushing forth into.
It’s exciting for sure, but since it all points to major change, I’m making sure these are the changes that feel aligned for the next leg of the journey and asking myself if this is truly the direction I want to go?
May you also create your own divine space and timing for yourself and life’s unfoldings.
Allow yourself to deepen into fuller embodiment of what you would like to experience, while allowing sweet surprises to tickle your heart along the way.
If Nature can, so can you.
I don’t have time today to write a summary as usual, but wanted to get this out to those of you who look forward to these updates each month. I think you’ll find it synchronous and resonating to themes in your life too.
Animal Spirit Guides Looking for Their Cocreators ~ The Messengers Continue Supporting Embodied New Realities
This last Strawberry Full Supermoon was quite something. The energy was definitely strong and I heard similar from others as well, so maybe if you felt something on Thursday the 24th and had forgotten that the energy of this Moon was at hand, it might explain some of what you experienced too.
I didn’t realize until later when looking at my Sports Tracker that we had actually started our hike just one minute before the fullest point of the Full Moon at 11:40 am our time. It became no surprise that I felt a wave of exhaustion rush through that increased over the two hours we hiked to the lake from our house. This exhaustion continued on through the evening. We literally got back inside just minutes before a downpour of rain, as thunder storms loomed and growled overhead quite dramatically on our way home. It was most intense for about three to fours hours then rebalanced after I showered, ate, and cozied into the couch for a bit. Other than the evening after supporting the horse’s transition, I don’t recall exhaustion setting in like that for some time. I noted it to be my body’s way of integrating and balancing out the continued upgrades and initiatory energies.
There’s been a lot of that lately, hasn’t there?
And since then, things have felt strong, grounded, and clear again with continued reserves of energy and feeling refreshed, as well as the presence of many messengers at aligned timing. These messengers have been guiding forces in my life and as way showers they’ve been both comforting and confirming. Most of all, they inspire new landscapes and possibility when there seems none at hand. The more I connect with them, the more I connect with myself.
Guidance has been very deliberate and focused for the path ahead. I love sharing these animal spirit guides, as I know themes run through for many of us and also because I honor their presence and participation in the tapestry of life.
Most recently we had a giant dragonfly visit us on the deck with wing span of 4-5 inches wide, a continued parade of varying butterflies floating ahead down trails and all around us – a giant swallowtail equally matching the dragonfly size was amongst these, and then there was a large garter snake that slithered quickly across the trail in front of us on that Supermoon hike that knocked me out. Each pointing to significant transformational, and in some cases dramatic energy like the thunder and lightning storm.
Saturday’s hike was filled with tons of little blue damselflies that upon close inspection are extremely extraterrestrial looking.
These miniature dragonfly-like beings are delicate, but have these incredibly hybrid-like attributes that appear humanoid and otherworldly – like miniature people.
To me, their electric color and behaviors were a reflection of a merging and eclectic world of consciousness.
Then on Saturday evening, just before heading inside after tending to my garden, something caught my eye and beckoned me back. A cottontail rabbit just arrived in the yard right on queue, as twilight is their exploring time.
I ended up going back in the yard and spent twenty minutes connecting with her. I got the message this was Hope grown up when I saw those deep, soulful windows of hers.
And by the way she listened to me with those big, wondrous eyes, as if remembering my voice from our time together when she was younger.
Seeing her was a sweet gift and confirmed the messages I was hearing on other fronts of my life that I had pondered and asked about.
She also offered an air of extra “hope” to the Earth collective’s evolution at hand – and this was to be imparted to others.
There’s been continued feather treasures that included twice finding osprey feathers – the first time one and the second time two, just two days ago.
I always cherish osprey as the between worlds messenger – the only bird of prey that actually dives into the water where others just pluck from the top of the water. This makes osprey unique in not only navigating the air element, but the watery depths as well. Another beautiful bridge between worlds.
And Sunday’s parade of geese on our beach day concluded recent guidance in the vein of avian support, although I also supported the geese as their guardian once again protecting them from misguided cruelty and unconscious hands.
I have a strong kinship with them as family – but then I’ve always felt that with the souls in the animal kingdom since I was a child.
Bird wisdom has been on high and makes sense, as I see them as guides between worlds and how to merge these. And in fact, our sweet family of robins who nested outside our front door, have left for brighter horizons. That feels symbolic of a new life adventure beginning that is fresh and detached from the comforts of the old. I wish them well on their new adventure and although bitter sweet to see them go, it’s the same kind of feeling I get each time a door closes and opens – like now.
But then there was this big and beautiful crayfish discovered at the edge of the water.
Although no longer Earth bound, the life force was strong and I was instantly reminded of scarab – once again returning to Egyptian energy. Like the mysterious underworld scarab who speaks to immortality, resurrection, creation and renewal, growth, cycles of life and death, protection, healing, and transformation, crayfish is also a symbol of regeneration, underworld energies pointing us to pay attention to our intuition, dreams, and subconscious, growth – helping us shed our old skin, beliefs, and habits to move forward in life, and protection through responsible and appropriate reversal of direction.
This beauty was gorgeous shades of turquoise, aqua, and sea green and as you can see, as large as my hand – the largest I’ve seen so far here.
These jewel-colored crustaceans that graze on algae are actually an invasive species that were introduced here to Marlette Lake that feeds into Lake Tahoe in 1895. There’s an estimated 300 million of them. Their presence has impact on the lake’s clarity because they in fact also stimulate further algae growth. So, that’s an interesting irony to ponder.
And going along with beetle and scarab energy, yesterday I came home from our biking and beach picnic day feeling something crawling on my stomach. I lifted up my shirt to find a black beetle. I noted that this day also involved instant manifestation of thinking of feathers and heart stones and finding them immediately after.
So, it wasn’t a surprise that since I’d been reflecting upon scarab energy, a beetle of my own appeared on my solar plexus. How it got there and manifested is a mystery, but then the Great Mystery is a welcomed friend in my life.
But in terms of Egyptian energy themes continuing to roll through, you’ll recall I mentioned falcon’s rare and mysterious appearance in the last post. So the flash of scarab through crayfish was an echoing whisper drawing me to look again at this strong energy channeling through. Falcon is connected to Horus and I always had a very powerful affinity with him. I connect Horus to The Middle Way, as well as the fox we saw, as it was a gray fox – not black or white, but in between – that showed up.
And then barn owl also spoke recently – she comes through in very rare and deliberate ways – and has been a constant companion for many cosmic experiences over the years. I’ve only had the rare opportunity twice to see one in person, which took place to and from our nine week Winter adventure, but usually this messenger comes in the between times of dreamscapes and portal visions to summon a new era of Cosmic merging that is unfolding and a time of invitation to something more and beyond.
This time she appeared in vision of the merging of worlds and parts of me/us that are at the forefront of importance and whenever she flies into my awareness I know nothing will be the same again. Her presence is otherworldly and if you peer into her eyes you can’t run away from the depths of who you are and of consciousness in totality. When I am in her presence, I see all of me through different eyes and that hauntingly beautiful depth she pierces is one that sticks as reminder while I forge forward.
She and Falcon both brought personal messages of integration to me recently, but also confirmed that the energy and medicine they carry was of support collectively for the evolution we are experiencing.
While I was away on silent retreat, one of the messages that came through in fact involved falcon and barn owl, but due to the emotional waters I also immersed exploration with, narwhal was included. Narwhal is another rare being I have danced with and as the unicorn of the sea, her mystical presence whispers a time of deep renewal at the DNA level that also is one of merging the worlds into embodiment. Hers comes through a watery invitation to reclaim emotional depths and shadowy crevices to bring through majestic being that can move in and out of
I find it no coincidence that as I started writing about narwhal and her invitation to watery depths within that a thunderstorm just started and rain is coming down between the last rays of evening.
I also find it interesting that I “happen” to have three cherished animal guide totems of each of these that have been helping to navigate life in these recent years after our time in the Magick Bus.
The nudge I received, while away, was to offer these most cherished treasures of friends up to the collective. And when each of these animal messengers showed up as they did when I asked for confirmation, each in their own way – through guidance and dream visions – it was done.
This coincides with inner transformation, but also literal transformation that took place in my outer world – particularly my office and shared room with Astrid that acts as a portal embodiment for the paths we navigate. We felt called to focus the energy on a particular leg of the journey we are currently venturing down and in doing so everything got a facelift to match.
In doing so, many things also had to go not just to make room for the new, but to open and close doors that had merged into being and are no longer separate from my daily experience.
That bitter and sweet again of realizing the beauty of where you are and where you journeyed from, but knowing to keep moving forward.
And this leads to the calling these animal messengers are putting out to find their new cocreators.
Falcon, barn owl, and narwhal are three enchanted beings I adore, and because of how much I love them, I asked for confirmation to appease my human heart that was sad to see them go. I always honor what comes through even if at first it seems tough to say goodbye. They always remind me that since the energies are merged, there is never a goodbye. It’s simply an unconditional release of doing what’s for the highest good and remembering that what was received will always be with me.
And since we are all connected, where ever they are called and whom ever they journey with, is a part of me too. And so I celebrate the joy of those connections and openings, just as much as if they were my own.
I’ve never been one to store things away that to me are alive and pulsing with energy. I couldn’t do that with my giant crystals (or any other enchanted beings that have been in my life) when we left in the RV, as it felt wrong. Boxing up their energy was like locking them up in darkness, unable to fulfill their life’s work. I always had to ask myself how I would feel if something stored me away for an unknown time? It would be like caging a butterfly or breaking a wild horse’s spirit.
So like then, when the message that they were ready to move on and not be stored just to “keep” or be attached to them, came to me, the same happened now. I couldn’t bear to store these vital beings and in fact each spirit expressed that’s because they’re ready to move on and support another now.
There is a story that goes with each – both my own personal story and stories shared by their visionary artist who brought them to life. Some of these I’ll share so you can listen to their energy and if they whisper something to your heart. Some of it I can share more intimately if you feel so called to them.
They are each one-of-a-kind, custom, collector’s creations that are quite valuable in more ways than one. They are all hand-crafted by two different artists with intention and love and with very intricate detailing. You’ll notice how alive they are even in photos.
I will make them available only here on my blog to the soul who feels them as their companion for this current walk into a new reality where depths of your parts can merge, heal, and anchor more fully and they can be your muse of inspiration in all that you desire to create here forth. I don’t feel called to post them on social media or in my Etsy shop, as I get the sense that laser focus of energetic alignment will unfold here via my friends who so generously devote time and energy to delve and journey deeper with me through all that I share.
If you’re feeling their call, please CONTACT ME directly – not as a comment on this post – with your intention. I can then further discuss details with you via email.
Serious inquiries only please. ~ UPDATE BARN OWL & FAERY QUEEN & NARWHAL ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Payment plans will be available to support the perfect pairing of soul partnership and alignment. They will be offered at their original value/pricing plus shipping.
If for some reason there is more than one soul feeling called, I’ll go by first response and if for any reason something doesn’t work out with the first person, I’ll let the next person know. This happens a lot where energy shifts, so I’m used to a little energetic shuffling that takes place and always interested how that unfolds.
They will remain available until they find a cocreator. Once the connection has been confirmed, I’ll update this post with that information. So, you may continue to send interest as long as they are available.
Due to the size and delicate nature of the larger pieces, international shipping isn’t a great idea for those. It would be quite costly too, so they will only be available to souls within the U.S. The smaller piece is easier to ship anywhere. That said, if you feel strongly one is meant for you, please email me through the contact form above and we can discuss things to see if it makes sense for you.
Below you’ll find images taken by the artist and some I took myself, along with the stories they wrote in some cases, or little snippets of their essence, and a little insight and a blog I wrote in other cases.
Each will arrive with little details that were originally sent to me and some I added with them and in the case of the barn owl, I will be happy to send the beautiful lichen branch from the forest here that I’ve had with her since her arrival to me that creates a magickal realm for her.
For anyone who might be interested in more than one, please contact me with your intention and we can look at options.
For anyone not called to cocreate with them more intimately or have to have them physically in your space, I hope you enjoy their energy and messages here – perhaps aligning with just what you needed to see, hear, and feel right now. For this reason alone, it feels important to share them here with you.
Barn Owl & Faery Queen ~ NO LONGER AVAILABLE
~ She has a wing span of two feet or more depending on her wing positioning and around 14 inches from talons to faery crown. Detailing is exquisite. In person will blow you away. She is meant to be hung and has string attached to her back to do so, but you could prop her as desired and move her to different spaces in your room or home as needed. She will take your breath away – both barn owl and faery queen – two souls merged as One.
The Dream Weaver by Phoebe
She is the celestial muse, moving between worlds she carries songs of creation, magical insight, knowledge, and the old ways.
Her harp was crafted from a shell brought up to her from the depths of the ocean by Mac Lir.
She is whale song and owl song—deer song, and star song.
Poets and painters know her well, she has moved through them since the first brush laid ochre and charcoal against stone, and the first songs flowed out into the world.
In Ireland they called her Canola. It was she who gifted the very first harp to the people.
Leave offerings to her in the crevice of an old tree, bits of silver, three hairs braided together with three strands of grass, moon-white shells, flower petals—and she will weave her magic, tying strands of inspiration from the otherworld through your dreams.
She is creation.
I have a beautiful branch with lichen that I’ve loved perching above her back when I would hang her from areas of the room to create the effect of descending from the heavens through the night forest canopy to enter into this realm. This can be included to be with her or not. Other details included to be discussed if interested.
Falcon and Faery Rider
~ She is just over nine inches tall and about eleven and a half inches long front tail tip to head. These beauties stand on their own and can be perched anywhere. Again exquisite detailing that will mesmerize you in person. These creations are alive in every sense of the word. Faery Rider has a pouch that she collects acorn caps of the oak tree in. These are real little branches and caps.
Orla and her Merlin by Phoebe (Merlins are small, fierce falcons)
Today I met Orla, who shared with me that her name means ‘golden princess’, which seemed rather fitting as she sat there on the back of her Merlin, shimmering with every shade of gold.
When I asked what they planned to do with all of the caps they had collected they told me that they would be sanded down and used as dishes for their big harvest feast. Orla had gathered a rooster feather as decoration as well. I smiled as they both flew off in search of more acorns, autumn is definitely here, soon the trees will start to change.
Narwhal, Unicorn of the Sea ~ NO LONGER AVAILABLE
~She is about eight and a quarter inches long and about three and a quarter inches wide from fin to fin. Very delicate and endearing, but magickal through and through with glassy beads and a tiny limpet shell upon her back. Her tooth/horn is made from clay and painted with tiny stars shining upon it. She comes with a delicate string attached to her back so she can be hung where ever magick is desired. Or she can sit on any surface as well with ease. This little Narwhal is pure enchantment with the most delicate of features and detailing. She’s a reminder that magick does roam this Earth even in the seen worlds. A sweet friend stepping out of a faery tale come true to help merge worlds into One.
Narwhal by Lucy
‘Below the thick icy drifts where polar bear tread and gull song fills the sky there is another world. You would be forgiven for thinking that nothing could possibly survive beneath but life fills even the harshest places.
The strangest creatures roam the inky blue. Bright eyed seals slip by seamlessly and ghostly belugas cry mournfully for what nobody knows. Selkies and sirens we have come to know through fairytale and folklore but a unicorn? One without hoof or mane.
She is a Narwhal, unicorn of the seas. Her life has been spent adrift the tides and the ocean has kissed her with gleaming barnacles upon her back and limpets that cling tightly. She clicks and chatters amongst her pod, shy to the surface but sociable in the depths. Nobody truly knows why she has her twisted tooth but in my dreams I’ve seen her, on a starbright night she broke through the ice to pierce the stars from the dark and take them below to nurture and grow so that she may build an underwater sky of her very own.’
And here is a link to a dream message I received once where Narwhal visited me, to include some of her symbolism:
Narwhal speaks to me of balance, mystery, depths and freedom.
I haven’t shared all of the medicine and messages that these animal spirit guides represent, as I’ve been steering a bit more away from that, only providing some information when I feel called. In this way, they can speak to the individual as is relevant to each. There are collective themes with messages, but we each receive the energy in different ways. So, I’d prefer you to journey with your animal spirit guides and messengers in the way that feels right to you.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these three magickal beings and another walk through the experience of messengers, as I share of the ones that are guiding the ever-changing path of evolution in my own life.
Perhaps these stories and shares are merging your own experiences with messengers around you into a more seamless and sweet one. You have many friends and much support always by your side.
The messengers seek us out. They find us. We needn’t go searching. Merely open our eyes to the gift of their presence and there they are.
Which messengers have you been working with recently, or maybe for years, that have supported you through the ebbs and flows of life?
I’m always interested to hear who is showing up for others, as it’s very telling of the shifts collectively taking place.
Today’s Strawberry Capricorn Full Moon is the last Supermoon in the cycle of three for 2021. The Moon symbolizes your inner emotional world and when she’s full she helps to illuminate the truth for you to see about yourself and your relationship to everything outside of yourself. Know your worth and don’t be afraid to ask for what you deserve. This is a great time to confront the things you have been avoiding or aren’t seeing in all areas of your life. Responsible Capricorn supports a stronger and more cultivated foundation (spiritual roots) to your life expression/purpose and helps you to solidify and identify your priorities and values in productive and balanced ways.
Today felt like the aligned time to share about my experience away last week on silent retreat, as one of the themes that popped up for me during it was that of “devotional living,” which feels Capricorn in essence.
I also wanted to allow the energies to root and integrate more, as in reflection, I can see how much has taken place in a short period that could seem subtle from the outside and yet is quite profound.
That said, I do in fact feel and am experiencing a very profound new reality, in contrast to subtle reality shifts of the past from transformative periods, personally and collectively. Perhaps that might be your experience too.
As always, I am prompted to share things as my vulnerable, transparent part of the collective thread because of the constant confirmations of how this kind of connecting is valuable on layers far greater than meets the eye.
I wasn’t sure how much, or what if anything I was going to share both in words or photos from these deep experiences the last couple of weeks, but as always I listen to what nudges me and support that guidance having purpose and meaning beyond even what I might comprehend.
I’d like to back up to the days right before our going away and then share a summary of the journey that unfolded and continued through Summer Solstice, as it feels like a bookending full cycle took place. And with the previous May 26th’s Sagittarius Full Super Blood and Flower Moon Total Lunar Eclipse head activation, it’s also been a full cycle from one Full Moon to the next of clear anchoring that has taken place of the new from that initiation.
Shifts in consciousness are what take us into the new dimensional realms. What I’ve experienced and heard from others, since May 26th, is confirmation that the actualization of a big shift that’s been in motion has anchored and that the new reality is here and now for walking through new doorways of change and embodiment. Even if we don’t see things yet manifesting on all fronts of reality, the architecture is in place and things are in fact different depending on the person and perspective you’re viewing it from. For me personally, this has ignited the next phase and second half of my life in quite a leap – however long that might physically be.
Recent transformations have set things in motion in new directions and opened the door for a future version of me to step in that has been working behind the scenes until now. This may be hard to comprehend, but there’s definitely been a timeline jump and confirmation of upgrade future self that stepped in since May 26th’s Full Moon Eclipse and what I invited in then. Much the same way that I left an old me in a river up in Canada on our Magick Bus adventure and a future self walked in without an actual physical death needing to take place, once again a different part of my multi-dimensional self has walked in. And so, while still me and my essence, I’m a new version of me that has yet to walk in body this Earth life. There have also been quite a few revelations and confirming messages, of which some came through in the automatic writing I shared in the Solstice post that channeled through while I was away in silence.
After the combination of Cosmic energies, all of the solar flares, eclipses, longest galactic-sourced gamma-ray burst emitted, and Earth reflections like droughts, earthquakes, and other catastrophes, including huge human divide, we also feel a bit of a quiet pause and sense of doorways opening now. And although that sense of relief may feel tempting to sprint out and yell “yippee!” this time is more opportune to reflect and listen for inner direction on how truly you want to be stepping into the new reality in a whole new way that takes into account the wisdom gleaned over the last year and a half of time inside.
The light always finds us even in the darkest recesses of experiences we find ourselves journeying through.
Intensities are turning into gentleness more and more, but it’s still to your benefit to pause with greater awareness before bolting forth into things.
I personally felt a completely different reality anchored after I became adamant about “no more.” I’ve since experienced everything and everyone changing around me too, and where I felt such harsh division, this has been replaced by more softened and promising interactions.
Although I’ve shared through blogs some of the recent unfoldings, I’ve been a bit more quiet overall and taking that pause before each major share in order to both fully integrate the energies and to also share them with greater conscious awareness of how best to weave the key codes into the messages.
The new has supported a deepening of alignment into the expression of why I felt called to be here in this part of Earth history we are writing together. Maybe some of you feel similarly.
Or, perhaps my/our deepening alignment has helped support the new. Or both.
In any event, cosmic transparency, greater path alignment, a timeline jump, and a new version me without need for harsh NDE (near death experience) necessary, has been the daily experience since.
On the Thursday, June 10th Gemini New Moon Solar Eclipse there was the sense of a big energy recalibration and some interesting clicks happening that day, although the energy felt super soft in contrast to May 26th’s Eclipse. I also received a text from a dear friend who asked if I was open to being present to help support her and her soulmate in horse body through his transition that was going to take place the next morning. I immediately knew the importance of this event so beautifully navigated by such a masterful soul in horse body and that I was meant to be there.
So, early the morning of Friday, June 11th just a day after the Eclipse, but still in the prime and potent portal of its energy that is experienced for months, I made my way to physically be present for this. I assisted my own animal companions in person, as well as energetically assisted other people’s animal companions from afar in their transitions, but this was the first time for me doing so in person for one other than my own.
Being a huge black horse – such a massive, mystical, and powerful figure – made the experience even more profound.
And the fact that it was a horse – my favorite kind of horse that I identify with as well – given my life-long connection with them since I was a little girl and my past life connections with them and as them, was very profound and full circle of the life transition I was experiencing from this latest shift. It also felt like a major collective reflection. I’ve written about my horse connection before, so for now I’ll just say that not only did they help me through my childhood sensitivity challenges that led to an inability to eat every night without being hand-fed by my mom around 10-13 years of age and stomach aches every night that were only appeased by inviting horses into my visions and dreams (when I knew nothing of meditation at the time), alongside my mom comforting me through the night, but they also were connected to my way of life shifting from a work and race horse-driven conditioning to a wild and free mustang.
Without going into the personal details of the experience that are not mine to share, I’ll just say that it was hugely profound in both inner and outer experience to hold the space for this incredible being and his beloved soulmate, which literally manifested in seen ways. It was my path to act as a bridge to support peaceful journeying from this world to the next and I also took photos that day for my friend to have, which revealed incredible rainbow light across both of them, an amazing energy orb with a cross in it within his massive shadow, other energies, a rabbit that showed up and stayed the entire time to reflect that my dear ones I asked to assist from the other side were there to guide him home and assist me, and a physical experience I had right when he transitioned that I’ll also never forget that reflected the shift was real – the shift had anchored.
When this soul transitioned I was standing back a bit to be out of the way, but still in the space and suddenly I saw with my physical eyes everything wave out from him. It’s like in movies (think The Matrix) where the reality of the energetic field suddenly is seen and experienced when the veils drop. The field of reality before me moved in waves all around me like rolling energy and the landscape became fluid. I knew it was real, but blinked several times to make sure I wasn’t seeing things or dizzy, but it continued with everything pulsing in waves that revealed the fluidity of it all around us and of the realms opening and merging, as he moved out, through, and expanded. It was like reality breathing and pulsing and I became part of that breath and pulse. It was both slightly disorienting at first and then completely natural. Usually I see things like this only in dreams, visions, meditations, or blips, but it was profoundly obvious and physically and consciously an awakened, literal experience – the reality of reality and Cosmic and Earth as One.
I expounded a bit more on this experience leading up to the silent retreat, as it feels extremely important, timely, and necessary of the anchored new. It also felt profoundly key right before dropping into silence.
That afternoon, evening, and night I became physically exhausted in a way I haven’t been. It was not surprising given the experience and further recalibration of new energies physically taking root from the other realms that have been separate until now.
The weekend continued in a softened experience, although profound, and it mirrored the gentle transition this soul in horse body also went through. There continued to be Cosmic conversations pervading around me with people that were now on a new level and on the morning before we left on retreat, my very first yellow lily bloomed as a send-off and confirmation. That didn’t feel random at all.
And then we were off.
Thursday, June 14th was an integration day where we spent the first part of the day slowly easing into silence and at 5:05 pm (an unplanned, but perfect time) we commenced. This trip also happened to be right before our one year wedding anniversary, so it became a lovely way for us to deepen in connection and celebrate in a grace filled way. We actually discussed the possibility of this becoming a tradition for us, but definitely wanting to do it more regularly. It was my first fully silent retreat, although I’m silent a lot as it is. 😉 It was Dave’s second, as he went a couple of months earlier on his own since it was something he’d always wanted to do and now had opportunity to do so, being retired.
We decided to stop on our way and do a lovely new hike that took us to some emerald pools along the river.
This, and every hike we did while away, were very serene and always solitary or with limited crossing of anyone else more than once. I found an incredibly beautiful stone and my first feather on this hike, kicking off many gifts and messengers to come in the following days.
We also stopped for a lovely Thai lunch in an outdoor garden sanctuary setting with beautiful lush blooms surrounding us, then set off for our retreat cabin set secluded away from everyone on the edge of the forest with every single room looking out on the trees and night skies.
It was perfection with our cabin being named, “Devotion.”
And after settling in, the silent devotion began, which I found easy and comforting, with everything else becoming louder and more profound in a beautiful way. I wasn’t sure what the days following would look and feel like, as I didn’t go with an agenda or plan. I just allowed the energy to guide me and what I noticed is that my journey with this was very different than Dave’s.
I found that rather than a schedule of meditation in any certain vein, I was being shown that this experience would be more organic. After first sitting in meditation to see what would happen, I discovered that the energy didn’t want this to be any strict practice, but to be about receiving and giving to myself. So, it became a very self-nurturing time where I had nothing on the agenda at all to do but rest, be, receive, let go, and ground into the new – all about integrating the initiations and upgrades that was very much needed.
I found myself several times a day laying down by the window overlooking the forest by day and stars by night, giving self-Reiki, which was an act of surrender and allowing the Universal Life Force, and much more, to come through. I also just looked out the window, allowed visions and messages to channel, did an automatic writing, wrote down inspirations, and also began a new flow of exercise I thoroughly enjoyed and plan to continue to implement with my nature activities we already do.
This involved going out amidst the trees just outside the cabin in the forest and doing a combination of movement – similar to Qigong (a couple movements I remember from it), but mostly just my own inspired flow exercises with isometric exercises I used to do to create a whole fluid, balanced, and grounded experience for about a half an hour.
It was very invigorating, opening, and anchoring. I would choose a particular place and then eventually moved around the perimeter of the cabin creating an energetic grid with my anchoring.
Each night, Dave and I would sit out on the deck under the stars and do our own meditative Cosmic connecting and sit in silence to receive. On the first night subtle lights would move and disappear across the stars and gentle noises would move in the trees and bushes on the breeze. Another night involved what appeared as a shooting star, but what in fact it was might be another story.
On that first evening before our starry time under the tree tops, we explored the garden grounds and the first visitor appeared – a giant bull frog at the edge of the koi pond.
That first night I also had another of my bear dreams – yes that themed saga is ongoing and always at precisely potent times. This night the dream involved four bears. All of this having meaning for me, including integration of what I felt had come through from everything recently for my individual journey. (Oh wow! As I just wrote that the clock right now says 4:44 – UH HUH!)
That concluded our first day, and every morning we’d spend a couple of hours doing our own processes, concluding with a big huge bowl of fresh fruit and vegan scones or croissants and coffee out on the deck, followed by more morning integrations, my flow movements, and then onto lunch provided for us.
Then we’d head out on a daily hike Dave had lined up for us, pre-trip. Everything always in silence, although the energy was tangible and understood, even in the midst of no verbal communication.
Each hike always involved forest and water – river and reservoir lake – and always a ton of butterfly varieties floating around and down the trails along with us.
This second day, 6/15, had another beautiful visitor. After lunch, I was walking back to the car and my eye caught a little garden sign hidden behind the branch of a bush.
As soon as I saw it, I knew Joy was with us, which made sense since the Summer Solstice of 6/21, five years ago, was when she passed and my sweet soul family always shows up for me around their special days and portals. This was confirmed when we were driving to our hike and suddenly a large jack rabbit jumped out on the dirt road ahead of us.
She stopped to look at us and then slowly made her way down the road. She would stop and wait to see that we were following, then continued.
She went off to the side and waited under a bush, then came back down and beckoned us to follow her some more. This went on for about a half a mile until finally she disappeared in the side forest.
I knew right away, after seeing the sign and thinking of Joy, that this was her way of making an official appearance. When I said this again to Dave, who was equally excited and curious by the way this jack rabbit wanted us to follow her and not at all concerned about running away and hiding, I noticed the car clock said 1:11 on it – and therefore confirming Joy had slipped through worlds to see us.
Each evening after our last afternoon snack time outdoors and some down time, we’d take another walk around the grounds before more resting, meditative, nurturing and starry night connecting time.
Then on the morning of 6/16 at about 9:30 am it was fox that made an appearance.
We’ve had encounters with black, red, and now gray fox – all at very integral time periods in our life when things were shifting hugely. This time was no exception and the fact I was standing right at the window looking when she passed by, was no mere coincidence.
While gray foxes are the most common of foxes, they are elusive and rare to spot in the wild, especially because they are primarily nocturnal.
It’s interesting that all of the foxes we’ve seen have been in daylight hours, as the black fox was in the late afternoon, the red fox was in the afternoon, and now this gray beauty was edging into the later part of the morning.
She had a dark stripe down her huge bushy long tail.
A shapeshifter fox is a powerful guide to help you navigate your spiritual journey and to bridge the Earth and spirit worlds.
The messengers continued this day with my finding the sweetest and most intricate bird’s nest I’ve ever seen. It was incredibly beautiful and like a complex weaving of the Cosmic tapestry. I don’t think the photos do it any justice at all.
It was miniature and perfect, made out of the finest of threaded nature and one golden thread that appeared to be from humans woven into it and then lined with soft down feathers.
It’s now part of my nest mobile in our bedroom, which has grown into quite the work of nature art full of beautiful nests and portions of nests/hives from a variety of birds, wasps and bees.
Then deer appeared, reminding me somewhat of the cosmic ones I saw in Montana after Joy’s passing, as we headed on our next hike of the journey and the evening ended with a very curious raccoon who seemed to want to talk with us, making himself very known as he stood up on his feet to mirror us.
On that evening’s hike I decided to silently run, twirl and dance my way through the giant manzanita forest portal. With unspoken acknowledgment, Dave captured the moments that moved more ethereally in the twilight hours than photos we’d taken before for the Solstice spell I shared previously.
I then captured Dave, as he walked ahead of me down the path and connected with the incredible manzanita tree spirits.
I noted that the moon was sitting directly above the manzanita grove and upon our return back through the portal, as darkness was approaching, I snapped a few shots.
All of these felt to reflect the dance of light and shadow merging within and as I mentioned in my Solstice blog these photos feel to “visually reveal these sacred energies more literally of greater human embodiment transmuted by embrace of light and shadow……Faeries walk between worlds and dimensions, as Cosmic embodiments. It’s time for these worlds to merge and not be separated, just as it’s time for all of us to merge through the heart and overcome conditioned divisions on all fronts of life experience on Earth.”
Then, the confirmation of this alchemy appeared as bats galore circled around – too tiny and fast to capture on camera, although I did take a video of the giant manzanita forest portal, while I journeyed through it, where you can see them zipping by near the end. The video is too challenging to upload here, but I hope you do enjoy the photo montage to accompany my storyline of events.
I shared some highlights and key points and messengers that paint the overall energy of things. I find that a lot of times particular themes, animal spirit guides, and experiences are mirrored by what others message me about after they read these shares, and act as collective confirmations.
The rest of what unfolded is more personal and continues to evolve as the next steps I’m being guided to take. But in totality, it all spoke to me of a deeper, devotional way of living with greater clarity on my next focal points that will take shape shortly.
I mentioned finding my first feather on day one of this journey, but each day had a new feather or two for me as well. In all, I had a small collection of all different feathers and some beautiful treasures that now are in my garden, my office, and on the mobile I mentioned.
I’m especially grateful for the three large pieces of giant manzanita trunks I was gifted from the grounds where we stayed. They have to do fire clearing over time and these three beauties I got to take home.
For now, they line the deck by the rock garden outside my office and I just love their energy.
I’ve had an extra resonance with manzanitas recently, as you remember my making manzanita blossom jelly and syrup this year, and now to be with these giant manzanita beings felt like these spirits are strongly guiding and protecting me along the new path.
We stopped to do another hike on the way home on 6/17 and upon arrival I found that more yellow lilies had bloomed, now to be accompanied by my first dark red lilies, too, as a welcome home. In fact, my whole garden had evolved and bloomed some more, but I’ll save a garden update for an upcoming post.
Friday 6/18, the next full day back, we enjoyed a hike from the house to enjoy lunch and outdoor music. And on this hike we encountered falcon greeting us back. This was a first very up close and potent encounter with falcon we’ve had. The falcon was sitting on a branch to our right not far from the trail and just looked at us without moving for 20 or 30 seconds. He was very near and we could see all the details of his beautiful feathers and clear eyes. He then took off to the left and we continued on hiking. This ignited Egyptian memories and reflections of my two journeys there back in 2007. I was thinking about particular incidences where Horus, the Falcon God, had showed up for me and other pivotal things that were ignited during those trips that have come full circle now. It also reminded me of the message I received while away about things I was being shown to offer to others soon – one directly connected to falcon.
Then, as if to confirm my thoughts, the falcon appeared again on a branch to our left this time. He had gone ahead on the path and awaited us. The path was dense and mysterious, and not having heard him flying or seen his shadow above, made it more mysterious that he suddenly was there again. Once we saw him and I told Dave about what I’d been thinking about and that he seemed to be confirming my thoughts, he then took off and didn’t return.
When we returned home Dave called me to say that our beautiful coyote friend had just passed again by his office.
Sunday, June 20th was then our Summer Solstice anniversary and we were called to do one of our favorite hikes that we now call our anniversary hike given we’ve been drawn to it for celebrating.
I noted how we’d gone on this hike for our 11 year anniversary of first dating two years ago, for the day after our wedding one year ago, and now for our one year wedding anniversary this year.
I made us a Solstice cake to celebrate, which was a vegan dark chocolate cake frosted in vanilla that I then created a simple flower and fruit mandala on. I used strawberries, blueberries, and dried sunflower and rose petals and lavender that I harvested from my garden last year to add sweet faery touches.
Later that afternoon another full circle experience hit home really hard with a mixed bag of emotions that went from pain to release. I went out into the garden that evening, after returning from our hike, to water and check on all the plant babies. There I discovered a sweet little chipmunk who had transitioned. She was not there earlier and she still looked so fresh, as if just asleep, so I knew it had taken place recently that day.
I don’t want to go into details of her surmise and the direct connections to my Nestor, Cosmo, and Joy, but the reflections were too close for comfort to ignore. The only solace I took was in seeing how beautiful and peaceful she looked and how masterfully this dear soul in chipmunk body had navigated her transition on the Solstice portal, just as the powerful horse I assisted did in the Eclipse window, and each of my dear animal companions had chosen portal days – especially mirroring Joy who had journeyed on the Solstice of five years ago.
Tears flowed, as I sat holding the chipmunk in my hands for quite some time, sending lots of energy to her time of passing for peace and ease with her journeying. I listened for the messages and received, once again. I felt as if she was still alive and might sit up and open her eyes to look at me, as I gently caressed her head and body and reflected on all that had taken place these last weeks and how poignant this was as remembrance of Joy choosing Solstice as her day of returning to the stars just as this little one had.
I sat listening to where she wanted to be buried and finally this was the place.
I knew it was the right place because upon digging a hole my hand shovel hit something. I pulled it up and found a perfect heart rock. It became part of the burial stone mandala I created and then placed my very first bubble gum pink rose that had just bloomed atop this sacred ground.
It was also poignant in reflection to what I’ve known of my own journey and how old parts of me had died, only to be replaced by the ones relevant for now.
How Summer Solstice has become such a huge marker in for me of life transitions.
It spoke to a journey’s end and a new one beginning.
It reflected the fragility of life and how every moment is precious and not to be taken for granted.
It sang the song of stars that constantly whisper their calling to my heart.
It confirmed that the new has anchored and the old had retreated in place of a new reality forging its way.
And it’s a deeper and more devotional experience of living from spirit merged through heart into body as One.
Litha, known as Midsummer or the Summer Solstice Sabbat, honors the longest day and shortest night of the year. Summer Solstice was called Midsummer’s Eve – a time of magick and mystery – and this day is one of inner power and true brightness that comes from an alchemical dance that harmonizes the light and dark forces in your life and throughout the Cosmos.
Summer Solstice is a reminder of the source within you that mirrors that of the Great Central Sun and to feel your way to knowing your full potential as the Cosmic light that you are.
This is a time of blossoming, celebrating, embodying self-awareness and your higher self, releasing old patterns of suppression, and recharging mind, body, and spirit to bring what you desire into your life with greater fullness.
This is a time of the Sacred dance, union, and balance of the Feminine (Earth, Mother, Moon) with the Masculine (Sky, Father, Sun) energies.
A time the Mayans believed to be for spiritual initiation and change and for creating ceremony to balance the Earth’s energy.
This is an opportune time to invite the Sun’s energy to connect with our Higher Self and to follow inspiration and dreams while tuning inside and realizing the alchemy of “as within, so without.”
As our gardens illuminate in full bloom and forests burst with lush growth, so too do we see our greatest abundance reflected in this pause to honor all that we have manifested and brought to maturity in our lives to this point.
This is a time to emanate the warmth of love and beam it brightly to all you encounter, including the being who looks back at you in the mirror.
And even if you don’t feel that you have certain ideas of abundance you’d like to see or have limited your scope of the brilliance you do embody right here and now, take a moment to celebrate your spirit in flesh here with each of us at this incredibly potent time on Earth.
Today, for me, holds many layers of celebration to include the above, but is also threefold in anniversaries. Today I celebrate my one year wedding anniversary, the four year anniversary of Astrid coming home to me, and the five year anniversary of sweet Joy who departed on Summer Solstice (that year it was on 6/21). Today is also Father’s Day and so it’s a celebration of the Sacred Masculine figures in our lives who hold that Sun source for our hearts – a sweet partnering to all these feminine figures for me on this day and honoring of my own dad who has helped make so much possible in my evolution.
This will always be a very special portal in my life and although I love the magick of all seasons, I have always been a Sun lover and resonated with the Sun card in Tarot.
As you know, I just returned from silent retreat away, but will share about that in a separate blog that will piggy-back this visual spell that we captured at onset of arriving to our destination before officially beginning the silence.
The landscape of what I found awaiting me there inspired embrace of the moment for this, as I was so taken by the magick all around – especially the magickal manzanita forests and portal I’ll share more of in the next blog too.
Oak trees, garden beauties, dreamy waters, and lush faery realms were my surroundings, of which some I’ll share with you today.
It immediately spoke to me to not only walk, dance, and breathe in this visual spell in fullness of personal experience, but to share the potency of energy, collectively, for Summer Solstice as well.
This actually became the perfect segue to our silent retreat experience, as it literally journeyed me more fully into the new reality that had been initiated through the Eclipses and my crown activation.
As I mentioned in my Winter Solstice Visual Spell, “The root of my name, Tania, comes from Titania – The Faery Queen…From the essence of which I was named and that I be, I drop into my heart and spread love and harmony throughout the land.”
And in my most recent disclosure and share about the crown activation initiated, “I will continue forth, more fully embodying my Cosmic star essence that walked into this human body from birth, as this is where my true freedom lies…I carry the seeds of Unity like each of you do. And I’m engaged in a form of Cosmic gardening, to cultivate, nurture, and activate those seeds into the blossoming of expanding and inclusive awareness, creative potential, and Cosmic love.”
Faeries walk between worlds and dimensions, as Cosmic embodiments.
It’s time for these worlds to merge and not be separated, just as it’s time for all of us to merge through the heart and overcome conditioned divisions on all fronts of life experience on Earth.
Perhaps you’ll see, or at least feel, the essence of this journey I felt take root from one world or dimension to another, as the giant, magickal manzanita forest doorway ignited that alchemical dance in the eve just days before Solstice.
It felt like a celebration of enchanted twilight mirroring the next phase of my years in similar vein of fuller embodied enchantment merging the light and dark.
And so, the next blog will visually reveal these sacred energies more literally of greater human embodiment transmuted by embrace of light and shadow, but for today we focus on the lush garden and forest abundance blossoming within and without.
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.
You are a Cosmic blossom of pure possibility and boundless creativity.
A new reality has anchored and you can choose what role you’d like to participate as, in its unfolding.
You can also choose how much you’d like to shine.
Let today be a reminder that your brilliance is far greater than you’ve been able to experience or even know as of yet.
I hope you enjoy this simple, little Litha Prayer from WytchWood:
LITHA PRAYER TO THE SUN
The sun is high above us
shining down upon the land and sea,
making things grow and bloom.
Great and powerful sun,
we honor you this day
and thank you for your gifts.
Ra, Helios, Sol Invictus, Aten, Svarog,
you are known by many names.
You are the light over the crops,
the heat that warms the Earth,
the hope that springs eternal,
the bringer of life.
We welcome you, and we honor you this day,
celebrating your light,
as we begin our journey once more into the
And, now, here’s an automatic writing I channeled fluidly within just minutes (unedited) while on silent retreat that I was told to share as a message and today feels ripe to do so:
Do you see the unfolding glory of all around you?
If you stop and listen there is so much that has changed.
Can you let it be that all things are as they need be?
There’s time for you to do anything you want and no time for all that you want.
Please let go of trying to force anything.
We hear you and are working with and through you to assist the change.
If there is anything we can tell you it’s to just love and let be.
If you desire to do something then open your heart wider – that’s all you need do.
Everything else is a choice and you will not miss out on the path because your being is always on path.
Have you lost your way? No.
We would say you’ve merely lost sight of the important things and when you listen to what is singing to you then you will understand your way.
Your way is part of the sacred unfolding of all ways meeting in the heart. There, there is no distinction, separation, or need to define – do you understand?
When you are being you, everyone can too.
Drop the pretenses and merge yourself with everything around you.
See how your notes are perfect to the notes of others.
It’s cliché to say, but it’s true – you all create a divine symphony, but you fight over which note is better rather than knowing they all are of value and necessity.
Drop into the melody more often and you will hear its grace reverberate.
Enchanted Solstice Blessings