While they say the eyes are the windows to the soul, dreams can be glimpses of your soul’s calling. You might even say that imagination is the way in which you can hitch a ride on a soul dream and anchor a future window to help navigate your now by. Future windows provide a map for your soul to help guide you. And the more you dance with imagination, the more Spirit will reveal the nature of your being.
Winter feels like dropping into a deep dream where you can envision any potential under her snowy blanket, that no one but you is privy to. In this way, you needn’t feel self-conscious, as Winter merely keeps your secrets safe, but never judges. In this way, you can fly on wings of expansion, as creativity has no limits.
Winter is a beautiful opportunity to softly envision and incubate the dreams and nudges calling you. She creates an enchanted realm perfect for creative brainstorming and quiet reflection on plans that will have you leaping like bunnies come Spring.
There is something only you have to share with the world, so trying to be like others around you is a waste of time and energy. It will not only make you feel uncomfortable, but it will also diffuse your light.
You shine your brightest by bringing through your gifts, as only you can do.
Your dreams reveal your soulful heart and carry message whispers from Spirit about what only you are capable of expressing.
There’s a sweet little niche you came to fill.
There’s a sweet little niche we’ve been waiting for.
So listen to those dreams, nudges, and subtle voices and let this Winter help you root what you know is yours to blossom.
The first photo you see was taken from the window of our new landing spot in Colorado. When peering through the glass I felt a sweet serenity wash over me and a cozy intimacy of being with my vulnerable feelings and dreams in a way that was invited by the fresh snow-covered countryside. It was the crisp vision of our first morning when I woke on my own to feed Astrid and peered through the windows to see what Nature had created from the ongoing snow all night and morning. Fresh possibility invited me and I willingly dropped into that space. The dream felt more clear and tangible than it has in a while.
The last photo you see was taken through the window of our previous landing in Utah on the eve of a snow storm that lasted all day, night and into our departure morning. The landscape looked soft and dreamy, becoming the muse for this post. It felt like Winter’s lullaby inviting me to drift off into dreamland where so much richness takes place. It’s the same richness we can induce by drifting off into our imaginations and seeing where it takes us. The dream felt possible, more fun, and less intimidating.
Between the two bookending dream windows a soft gaze and nurturing quality becomes the road to clear and anchored potential.
If you haven’t already, perhaps the rest of Winter you can let her gently rock you into the season of dreams and see which ones light you up in ways that activate your soul.
If you don’t feel a responsibility to your dream for yourself, it can sometimes be easier to understand its importance by realizing how integral being you is to the collective. So then the responsibility might be to supporting the greater good into realizing and bringing through expressions of being by example.
You may also realize a sense of responsibility to the idea seed in your dream from Spirit and get out of your own way.
Deep Winter dreams can be the windows to your soul.
What dreams seem to keep knocking on your heart door?
Is there one in particular that feels like it won’t go away?
Is there one in particular that really lights you up when ever you imagine the possibilities?
Start there and let yourself go a little further, seeing where the dream would like to take you. There’s no harm in going on an imagination ride. You might just find that the exhilaration is something you don’t want to end.
You might just find that this Winter a new journey of being you has begun.
Days to me have felt suspended recently, like time outside of time, or as if a bubble of incubation hovers around things. We are all going through varying degrees of transformation, which is like an initiatory phase of accelerated being in motion. It feels like this acceleration is exposing so much of the dramatic experiences all around and within us that have created divide from the underlying layers of pain being exposed so rawly. Duality has been so deeply engrained that we’ve forgotten our true unified nature, and the inner conflict of reconciling these reveals being unleashed more and more is the culprit behind finger-pointing.
Change occurs with conscious responsibility and compassionate embrace. I believe that the more honesty we can incorporate into our reflections, the greater the potential for empowered experiences.
I can feel how fertile the energetic landscape is right now to support new beginnings. Our very DNA is undergoing profound activations streaming through at the cosmic levels and with all of the light codes permeating at these deep levels, we’re bound to experience profound, surprising, and yet interestingly familiar waves of energy available for manifesting at new levels we haven’t yet known in this lifetime.
It feels like the more we can move with the waves, rather than resist them, the easier change will be. You know how hard it is to swim upstream or to go against the ocean’s currents. The same holds true for life. And while it might feel like a personal badge of honor to say you succeeded in bucking the flow, it might also be counterproductive to your energy reserves and where that energy could better serve the greater good.
Old patterns are no longer going to be sustainable or endurable. The more rapid things shift, the more rapidly we will see the unsustainable and misaligned fall apart. This is part of transformation and the better we become at lovingly releasing attachments to rigid and limited ideas, the better equipped we’ll be to handle the rapid change and the quicker we’ll put into place creative new systems that support humanity’s inevitable evolution.
We’re being shown that more harmonious relationships are of utmost importance to nurture with all of existence – human, animal, plant, mineral, planetary, and cosmic. Through pain and suffering, we’ve been given opportunity to rise together, realize our potentials, and live with more profound consciousness and sensitive awareness.
I believe that the more we can deepen into our hearts, the more love can anchor across Earth. And if that is the only thing we each do, it will be more than enough.
And speaking of rapid changes and alignment, I do a lot of reflection while I’m in solitude up on the mountain and because of some things I was tuning into, I felt to share this to my Instagram page recently, which also feels supportive to today’s inspired blog share:
Beautiful expanses that nurture possibility remind me that ultra presence is part of being and truly being is alignment. This state of being is powerful for manifesting, but we are still able to manifest even if we aren’t yet feeling fully in the power of our being because the energetic field of experience is accelerated. This is also why what we manifest can end up feeling like a challenge because it asks us to rise with the new and that might mean some rapid changes are in order.
Since intentions are so powerful and manifesting is more instant, it is equally as important when asking for things, to be mindful of how you would also like to receive them and to understand that what the highest good is, may be different than what you’re attached to thinking it should be.
Perhaps adding, “with gentle grace please,” would be more supportive for your process rather than saying, “bring it!”
And realize that the essence of your desire is what’s key – not the end result.
Manifesting change comes through alignment and things conspire to create that alignment, which includes bringing you what matches that in essence or can get you there in wholeness.
I’m also feeling to throw in a reminder to each of you not to forget both the tools you have available and the power of simply sharing the art of being you through the vortex of your heart. These will help with creatively manifesting the new, aligning with the rapid changes, and walking through any challenges that arise along the way with greater ease and grace.
My Reiki students are quite familiar with hearing me remind them of not only using their gift of Reiki, but more specifically (for Reiki 3 students) not to forget those Reiki Healing Attunements you learned. I still can’t tell you how many people do forget all the tools they have in their empowerment pockets. When crises hit, it’s easy to get knocked off balance and feel confused or unclear. But if you can gently remind yourself that all the years you’ve spent learning things, all the experiences you’ve gone through, and all the classes or books you’ve taken or read are always at hand and within you, you can help to shift a moment of feeling disempowered to a moment of renewed strength, hope, and cocreative influence. Even if that’s simply a moment of greater presence and pause, that can be a game changer in shifting your perspective and diffusing a trigger.
Reiki Healing Attunements continue to be one of the most powerful tools I use and they really aren’t intimidating if you practice them a little each day/week. It will make a big difference once you become familiar with the process as a bridge to support any of your goals.
Remember to be creative with any tool you utilize, including your Reiki practice, and broaden beyond the fundamentals. Allow your intuition to guide you and the natural healer and light being within you to formulate new levels of activation that have even greater potential. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and implement wider perspectives.
There’s no greater supported time to harness your gifts than now.
Remember also that with accelerated experience and instant manifestation potentials comes also the acceleration of your practices. You can achieve results from minutes of highly heart-engaged intention for the highest good. It doesn’t have to take long to be impactful.
Being is our power and we’re learning to make everything an instant state of being, which includes the way we move energy through us and harness tools or practices of any kind that we choose.
Another thing I felt to address in today’s post that feels interwoven with the themes channeling through so far, is a little inside look at the process of change, moving through fears, and embracing growth.
I’ll reference my personal experience I’ve been working on since the start of this year – facing and growing through my fears associated with skiing and being on steep edges. Again, I’m going to reshare a post I did on Instagram last week, as the message feels pertinent:
There is an ebb and flow to things that is natural. Sometimes it can feel like taking two steps back amidst your momentum, but these are just moments of pause to readjust, check in with your process, go deeper, celebrate your growth, and/or prepare you for the next leap. I experienced my most challenging day last week right after my funnest and most progressed day. The terrain and icy conditions, along with “accidentally” getting on an advanced track/run I shouldn’t have, put all my fears on the table at once.
We were trying to get me across a new mountain we were skiing to something better for me, but my higher self had a plan for this. I ended up on the weirdest track I’ve ever seen that was like the bottom half of a tunnel – similar to a birth canal – that was all icy from end to end, had moguls, was narrow body width, steep, and there was even an area where a tree had fallen down across the track with a tiny opening that had been cut in it to get through. Needless to say it was my worst nightmare, but I managed to hold it together, the Universe helped out of the blue with a manifestation that helped me at one point, I was able to consciously talk myself through it, and I got down safely with the experience of a definite shift having taken place.
In the past, this would have made me break down and cry and maybe even need serious help getting down after I likely would have froze from fear. But the experience, instead, became a chance for me to harness my process I have learned, which ended up keeping me safe and not falling, as well as able to stay focused and keep methodically present so that unconscious feelings were acknowledged, but not my guiding force.
I was able to cradle them with the loving strength of a father (productive Capricorn energies at work) and trust that I could support that part of me and inner child through. And I did.
And although the rest of the day continued in a similar fashion because of conditions and terrain, I managed to stick to it with slow encouragement and adjustments and took pause and stopped when I felt to.
By honoring and embracing these periods of change, I was able to make the most out of it and not push myself, but rather just work with what I had and not care about needing to have it be a certain way or like the day before. I embraced that different is okay and that some days these lows can actually prove to reflect my greatest growth.
I may not have looked the most graceful on the mountain, but my internal processing was one of loving grace toward self.
One might think that performing well would reflect that alone, but in fact how I embrace a challenge is to me something really worth celebrating.
It really isn’t always about transforming the experience into an idealized end result, but more about the growth you learn to implement as the new, natural, more empowered process along the way.
For me, I feel like the first two to three months of 2021 is about this integration growth process to help navigate brand new terrain with greater confidence and trust.
It’s also a winding down period in terms of completing projects and focuses from 2020, while also releasing all the old energies last year brought to the collective foreground.
And finally, it’s a time for listening so that I can continue to stay aligned with the accelerated energies at hand, flow with rapid changes, support the implementation of creative change by fine-tuning where inspiration is guiding me, and do it all through a more consciously empowered, heart-centered process.
Tomorrow finishes our time out at the first landing of our journey, as we will be heading to Colorado come Saturday morning. We’ve had a great time exploring the area here in and around Park City, Utah and are looking forward to our return to Colorado – we haven’t been there since our time in the Magick Bus on our rv adventures. It will undoubtedly bring back memories of Joy and Cosmo – my dear rabbit companions who were both with us when last we were there – and will come at synchronous timing since Monday will be the six year anniversary of when Cosmo first came home to join our family and become Joy’s bonded companion for the rest of her life. Colorado seemed to be one of the shifting points along our journey then, so I’m interested in seeing how things unfold.
It’s also in Colorado where I’ll be teaching the first new online class of 2021 – Intuition & Reiki ~ Empowered Intuitive Development. The class has been full, but I’ve been considering some ways I can shift how I’m doing things so that I could make some more spots available since people had been inquiring.
So, if you were one of the people interested, please let me know, as I’m feeling I could make it work to accommodate 1-2 more.
Info for this class, as well as March’s Crystal Healing & Reiki ~ Deepening through Integrative Healing Sessions, which still has some spots open, can be found here:
In the meantime, I’m continuing to wind down like I mentioned, and not taking on any other commissions, projects, or sessions – just completing what’s on hand currently so that Spring will be a time of renewed focus for me.
Do you have creative new ideas for 2021 that you intend to put into motion? Or, are you feeling like those inner callings you’ve had for some time now are finally ready to birth?
Wishing you your own new, natural, more empowered process of loving grace toward self, as you navigate the new into being.
I was going to wait to post this design, which was completed this past Saturday the 16th of January, but felt it important to share given the collective undercurrents I have sensed in motion especially during the two days prior to finishing it.
I’ve noticed both feeling a big shift has taken place AND seeing it reflected around me in the nature landscapes I traverse here. Everything has a very vibrant, surreal look and the light and color coding it emanates is very different.
The change is a subtle experience of something profound I sense. What that is has yet to be seen, but it’s as if there’s been an opening that’s been cushioned from being something potentially much harsher.
It’s hard to explain, but recent experiences I had and that several friends have shared, all indicate something along these lines and that recreation is at hand.
I find, like many artists of all genres do, that things we work on embody both personal and collective symbolism, especially in the case of creating a deliberate and intentional portal as these sacred designs are in fact.
I never know what is going to come through, but the experience from start to finish – inspirational conception, the process, and the official birthing seal – all carry intentional seeds of activation with ripple effects.
That’s the alchemy of transformation in motion and it’s a wondrous adventure of both personal evolution and collective unfolding.
And that’s exactly what this sacred piece is – pure alchemy of personal and collective as One.
This is the first of its kind in terms of both elements that are integrated into it and how it will be merged with the soul who it was created for.
To say I was honored to channel this sacred design that feels also like a temple vessel is an understatement and because it is for such a pure light of cosmic love – a true soul star sister – made it all the more sweeter. We’ve both been in elated celebration mode since sharing the completed piece together and reflecting on all of the elements and collective connections.
I actually bullet-pointed everything in an email to her and there were sixteen bulletpoints that were each layered too!
I’ll let the intricate details of the design speak for itself to each person who views it. While symbolism is collective, how that translates for each individual is relative and I’d rather it reflect in the way meant for you. Perhaps even, you may sense and receive an activation it holds.
What I will say that I shared with the beautiful soul it was created for is that it is a “cosmic shamanic activation portal with doorways upon doorways being accessed simultaneously. So it’s like a multi-dimensional snapshot of these layers opening….and it’s so huge in energy that I know without doubt that collective is coming through personal in this, as I do feel like a multi dimensional doorway is/has opened and this is like one access point of it that is channeling through your frequency and hence an access point for you, while collectively an access point that is relative to each. If that makes sense.“
So how is it the first of its kind?
Well, beyond the obvious of it likely being the most intricately layered piece I’ve created so far, it holds the very first language of light codes in it that I’ve channeled.
And the next way its unique is that it is not going to be literally tattooed/inked onto the skin, but rather is going to be etherically imbued onto her skin through a cosmic activation we’ll be doing in a sacred ritual together to transfer it on. Think of it as a telepathic transference merging spirit and flesh. A multi dimensional process to create a light code design on her etheric body that will integrate with her human body. It will be felt and experienced by both herself and anyone who she engages with even though not seen with the physical eyes. Sensitives with the gift of extra sensory sight may even “see” it.
The design itself is quite a large piece as well. I made it to the exact measurements, as if it were being literally inked on, as it is important to me that every part of the process is accurate and in place on the physical level because alchemy happens when all elements are present.
It stretches from a little up the back of the neck where the seven pointed star and light codes above are, the thicker part of the top sits near the base of the neck and then flows all the way down over her higher heart, heart, and somewhat extending to solar plexus and across her back.
She’ll also be keeping the design as a meditation portal in her sacred space as a remembrance of who she is and to help access even greater depths and expansive potentials.
I hope you enjoy this little inside look at the latest sacred design that has channeled through during my own expansive time away.
A little gift of light and possibility from the cosmic depths of essence.
And then this message I shared recently on social media to accompany the reflective journey while viewing the portal:
Don’t be afraid to light up your unique energy frequency and step through the doorways opening before you.
You’ve never been more needed than now in the truest expression of you being you.
Don’t be afraid to harness your strength and step into it more fully even if it’s different than what others are doing.
What ever your gifts are… share them.
What lights you up?
I was born to be a bridge – to embody peace within chaos and to let my heart be a hand to others.
“Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.” Charles Simic
This New Moon carries the energy of recreation from the ground up with Capricorn and Pluto in the spotlight. Capricorn encourages us to be better versions of ourselves, to let our higher selves guide us to higher heights. In essence, Capricorn encourages, “Rise!” And with Pluto on the scene, the energetic theme is calling for a total reset and renewal from the depths of what transformation really means.
Depending on your time zone, the New Moon falls on either the 12th or 13th – for us here in Utah it was 10 pm on the 12th. This is a time for grounding intentions with full steam commitment forward because there really is NO going back. Whole new realities are not only possible, but probable right now. You can try not to change and you can keep running the old stories or focusing on the past, but the energies are moving on ahead in accelerated fashion, with or without you. Better to be on board the train than to get dragged behind it over the rugged terrain and tracks.
We may be in for some big surprises, but if you know that the incredible and shocking is possible and approach it with curiosity, then the experience of what ever emerges won’t be so jolting. If you didn’t get the chance to realign your values and shift perspectives from last year’s events, taking time with this New Moon’s energies and the days ahead in this month to do so can help a lot.
The Capricorn New Moon whispers these mantras into your heart, “You CAN do what you thought was impossible. You CAN do what seems hard. You ARE capable. DON’T give up no matter what is thrown at you or all around you.”
This is an opportune time to set a plan of action in motion with the mythical sea-goat’s tenacity, fine-tuned intuition, persistence, confidence, grounded agility, focused alignment, visionary imagination, and deep nudges that can help guide you with flow as you climb those mountains and pierce through any perceived limitations.
Keep the bigger picture in mind, but take the small, practical steps forward. Don’t sweat the little things, as you’re in it for the long haul and that’s only possible by taking one thing at a time and realizing how wasteful it is to focus energy on every little trigger or distraction from the goal. Be gentle with yourself, create positive and supportive inner dialogue – perhaps even personal mantras, stay mindful, present, and unwavering even if your goals seem big and lofty. With Capricorn and Pluto energies abound these speak to being prepared for those big dreams and unpredictable surprises, gathering all that you’ll need for the journey, and then keeping steady ahead.
Synchronously, I’ve been nose-deep into transformative Capricorn energies since the last day of 2020, as I navigate literal and metaphorical mountains. The way I’ve chosen to kick off 2021 is to face one of my greatest fears head on – that being a fear of being on high edges. It’s not your typical fear of heights, but a very specific fear of heights. I have no fear of flying, turbulence in planes, paragliding, parasailing, or being on spinning or turning high roller coasters.
What I do fear is standing, sitting, walking/hiking, or climbing on a steep edge, drop-off, high building, or side of a mountain. (I’ve written on this a few times in terms of skiing, hiking/climbing Angels Landing, and hiking the Grand Canyon.) So, sitting on lifts and having to ski down a steep snowy mountain slope on two narrow skis attached to my feet that I have to balance on, while navigating patches of snow or ice, and being aware of multiple things all around me at once, is quite a feat for me. It takes every bit of my Cappy (as I lovingly call all of my natal Capricorn energy) focus, determination, gentle encouragement, methodical processing, and moment-to-moment mindful presence every hour I’m out there.
I’ve committed to five days a week every day of the nine weeks we’ll be away, to working on the next levels of this for myself, which will place me at surpassing the most days I’ve been out skiing (16 was my all-time highest) in any single winter season since I’ve started learning in my 40’s. I’m already at 9 days with only a week and a half in. On the weekends we spend our time snow hiking in crampons or snow shoeing new terrain. So, I’m still out there navigating the mountains and receiving inspiration and guidance through our explorations.
I found it to be a fun reflection when I saw the lift and lodge name of the new ski resort we chose to try out yesterday in light of the New Moon that night.
Needless to say, I’m focused on embracing and walking through the fear without giving up, and so puts into motion the energetic landscape of 2021 for me – that of seeing a plan of action through and keeping focused on the goal. And all of this is big-time-aligned with the first New Moon of 2021 where I’m working with Capricorn energy on a mountain and deeply transforming core patterns with the help of Pluto.
I feel this will translate into the rest of the year ahead in terms of what I decide to commit to on all other levels in my life and how I structure things from here on. Tackling my biggest current fear feels like a door-opener to everything else I want to accomplish, as if I can walk myself through the hardest of personal feats, then anything else that might seem lofty in idea can definitely be risen to with equal focus and tenacity.
I already accomplished this over the years with my other biggest fear – public speaking – and now I’m tackling one that will unhinge literal old structures as I reprogram physical, cellular memory stored in my body by merging mind, heart, and spirit with it.
And coupled with this being the Year of the Ox as well, I’m already getting a taste of how methodical commitment and enduring focus will be my shadow partner throughout 2021 with the ability to create a complete reset within new layers of experience.
This energy is available on personal and collective levels, so we’ll each be seeing our own version and collective versions of structural change. How we each work with this in our own lives can both benefit the whole and support greater alignment with the rapid shifts in motion.
In the midst of this I’ve now had two unusual and meaningful sightings that also speak to me of significant change on the horizon and indicate this will be a very different and surprising year, but full of increased depth and potential richness.
I spoke briefly about the barn owl that made an appearance in broad daylight while we traveled and then four days ago moose showed up while we were skiing.
Synchronously, here is the new backpack I brought with me on this trip, which I’m using for the first time. There’s an owl and a moose on it! As well as a dark rabbit (Astrid) and a bear (who shows up in my dreams so much), and snow capped mountains, pine trees, lake, perhaps mushrooms, and a geometric object.
I haven’t encountered moose medicine since our nomad days living in The Magick Bus RV, so her appearance felt significant to what’s ahead. Moose are one of the most ancient and interesting solitary beings and seeing them is a rare thing. Like any animal spirit guide, they carry many gifts of symbolism specific to them, and one of them includes major transformation heading your way.
Another speaks to primal feminine energy and the moose we saw was in fact a solitary female cow, just like one we saw in Montana two days in a row in the same place. It’s almost incredible we saw her, as she wasn’t easy to spot unless you were directed or “magnetized” to see her from the ski lift.
But there she was, as you can see in the photos… standing while grazing (which we saw on 3 passes) and then laying down to rest after (on the 4th pass). I didn’t know moose were in Utah, but moose crossing signs shared otherwise.
To read more about moose energy and gifts you can visit this post from our time in Montana: Moose Magick
Alongside moose’s energy of adaptation, bravery, and strength that goes along with the Capricorn New Moon theme, they are also very connected to water (mirroring the sea-goat energies of water and earth) and have independently moving eyes. They can be watching two different things/directions at once, which speaks to being able to “keep an eye on things” and stay aware and focused. Although they are very near-sighted, their other senses make up for things and prove that faith is the guiding force even when it’s too dark to see.
This interestingly speaks to my process with skiing, as the way that is most helpful for me is to only focus on what’s right in front of me (near-sight) and to have my other senses on high rabbit (or in this case, moose) alert in all directions around me in order to hear and sense any approaching dangers (other fast and sometimes not very present skiers and snow boarders), while also intuitionally navigating the terrain for the easiest and safest path.
Then we have owl. Traditionally, owls are messengers of physical death, but also symbolic of major and important life transitions and change that are currently happening or about to happen. Since symbols are not solely personal, but also impersonal and collective, owls offer us insight about the experiences of transition at hand or that are needed. This could mean personal transformation, but since all things are connected, it is tied into collective transformation and the kind of change that will take place through intentional, creative action.
So owl’s presence assists us in being actively, co-creatively, and presently engaged with the process, rather than having things happen to us.
It’s definitely necessary to pay attention and observe what is showing up in your life, to listen to the winds of change, and flow with the ease of release owls bring to your life so that you can let go of the old that no longer serves, and welcome the new that only comes when you do so and in the form that most serves you when you are unconditionally open and detached from the form it needs to be in.
There is a definite presence of creative potency soaring through and barn owl’s daylight appearance feels to speak to the hidden coming into full light and being revealed. Unlike moose, owl has far-sighted binocular vision (focus on an object with both eyes), but like moose the barn owl has incredible other senses. Her hearing is so fine-tuned that she can hunt in complete darkness navigating by sound alone, which is unique only to her. And like moose, they are solitary creatures and a sighting of them is very rare even though they are conspicuously white.
Spotting both of these animal spirit messengers speaks to being able to pinpoint and find or align with what is needed, when others might not see the possibilities or in fact see nothing at all. So what seems like the unknown, suddenly feels very tangible because of being connected to the dots of the bigger picture. A message around having the courage to navigate or bring light to fears speaks through from both the mythic moose and owl in a way that makes it possible if we harness the bravery within.
All in all, the energies abound right now on the cosmic scene and of cosmic energies speaking through these two guides point to this being a productive period offering great potential if we can embrace timing when it presents itself, and open and tune into our senses beyond only logic and reason, or what is easily grasped.
And doing this without proof or immediate gratification of grander results will reveal the gifts if we can surrender into the flow because the journey is what’s important. The moment and what’s here and now is where we begin and make the committed steps. The goal is not the point. Knowing that each moment provides richness to embrace, is.
After taking much of the first week of 2021 off to have some peaceful integration time to myself, I’ve been slowly getting back into the swing of things and finding my rhythm with projects, while still balancing my days. The ski reprogramming process takes a lot out of me, so I have to keep things simple and manageable right now. I work in small bursts when I feel inspired and rested. I’m currently working on a new sacred tattoo design that is the first of it’s kind – more on that soon – and such a perfect energy to be completing during the window of the New Moon energies.
Thank you for your patience on commissions and sessions. I am working on completing each in the order received, while finishing the last intuitive energy guidance coaching sessions with current clients, and preparing for the new February and March online classes I’ll be teaching around empowered intuition and integrative crystal healing. I’ll post more about these again soon, as I’m seeing if I can open more spots in the already full class.
Everything else has been closed, as I’m unable to take on anything new right now since I’m away and have limited time. But also because I’m needing time to tune into the new directions I’m going this year with things, while I also balance my days with Capricorn fear-processing and deep transformation to create a new architectural landscape of experience.
Thank you so much for your support and patience. I’m looking forward to the possibilities ahead that we can create.
How have you been finding 2021’s energy so far? When you draw awareness to your present moment do you find yourself having walked through the doorway fully, not at all, or with each foot straddling the threshold – half in and half still trailing behind reluctantly?
What fears might be holding you back from stepping into the potentials that invite you and how might you create greater peace and nurturing for yourself so that you feel more supported to move in the direction you would like to?
It’s okay to feel some trepidation around the new and it’s okay to feel confused, overwhelmed, or even needing to slow down. There’s a lot of energy in motion and where ever you find yourself is the perfect place to begin – again. And however you choose to move forward, inviting more awareness and love to walk with you can make all the difference.
Remember that with creative energy we are given the power not only to create, but to recreate. So it isn’t a focus of healing a particular thing, but in realizing the perfection of each creative moment and accessing your ability to start over just as nature renews within her seasonal cycles.
We’re moving away from New Age ideologies and spiritual fluff and into an era or frequency of being, which is not about “love and light” alone or learning how to intellectually be versed in a prescribed dialogue to fit into specific glorified niches. It’s about fuller embodiment, loving, consciously choosing, and moving with aligned actions that reflect your heart’s truth.
My sweet friend Brad shared a powerful and resonating blog post yesterday titled The End of Self-Improvement. I am sharing the link because it is a great partner to today’s message that I was in the middle of writing when I saw his, and teamwork is part of the Aquarian new energy we’re embarking on. Perhaps you’ll find some pearls of wisdom that unlock something for you in it.
I wanted to touch in now that we’re settled. Dave and I spent the last day of 2020 and first day of 2021 on the slopes of Heavenly Mountain in Tahoe before we headed out. These were my first ski days of the season warming up for the winter ahead. It felt symbolic to be up on the mountain at this precipice of yearly changes, facing and embracing some of my greatest challenges – continuing to work with certain fears I have of heights and steep edges, as well as deepening into my ski-learning process that I’ve written about before.
We were in transit January 2nd and 3rd, but have been nesting the last few days in our first, temporary winter base of Utah. We broke up our road trip into two days to make things less stressful on the fur babies. Although our cats, Sweet Pea and Boojum are seasoned travelers, having journeyed and lived in The Magick Bus during our rv life for a couple of years and joining on several other road trips, this was Astrid’s first big travel adventure.
I’ve been super lucky to have such great rabbit travel companions since rabbits stress very easily, especially when in transit. Nestor traveled on the plane with me from California to Seattle, on ferry across Puget Sound, and on car trip from Washington to Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Joy and Cosmo both traveled on The Magick Bus and accompanied us on road trips, too, with the kitties. And now Astrid has proven herself to be super bunny traveler extraordinaire, as well. In fact, Astrid actually nibbled on some food and drank water while in transit, which is amazing given stress usually shuts down that desire.
It’s not that I would say any of them “love” the traveling, but they do quite well.
The cats immediately forget that they even traveled, once we touch down anywhere, and Astrid hasn’t had any disruptions in her normal eating and eliminating behavior, which is the main concern for bunnies who have sensitive GI tracts and can go into stasis easily under stress.
Her resiliency speaks to her flexibility and although it isn’t that she wouldn’t rather be in her queenly realm back at home, but she’s open to change because she knows it offers creative expansion for the choosing AND she prefers being with me than being left behind.
Love trumps all and because she and I share a fully transparent relationship, I make sure to have conversations around the changes upcoming and explaining to her what to expect and how we will both be working together through it all. I make sure she knows I’ll be by her side the whole way and that anything that happens, I’m right there. I also let her know of the things to look forward to like both being able to experience the energies of new places and taking in the inspiration together – that we’re stronger as a team, rather than separate on our own.
I believe fully in communicating everything with our animal companions because they understand and appreciate it. You can help your animals get through things by sharing with them just as you would anyone else.
I love that Astrid always lets me know how she feels. If she’s frustrated or upset about something, she tells me so – usually with a thump, or two or three. 🙂 She’s not afraid to share how she feels and then once she does, she moves through it. She’s a great example of how expressing yourself and letting feelings flow through you, is healthy. She also knows I’ll never judge her for it, which is something also that we can all work on being better at because communication is not just a one-way street.
If you want someone to be honest and transparent with you, then being as unconditionally compassionate toward them when they do, will support that and greater communication expansion and heart connection will be possible without shut-down happening.
So, thump thump took place when we arrived at our first hotel and more thumps when she was put into her pen. Astrid hasn’t been in a pen since we first moved into our house and she had to be contained due to workers fixing up the place for us. Since then, she’s had full reign and loves her freedom. I knew it would be a transition for her to go from that to part-time pen life while we’re away, so I expected her to tell me so.
At first Astrid pulled a Houdini and when I say that I mean it literally. She is much like Nestor, possessing extreme magickal qualities. Nestor did things that defied any explanation. Astrid does similar.
I put together a smaller pen just for the first hotel night stay while she was still in her carrier, so that I could have things ready for her to be released into immediately. She didn’t see me put the pen together, but it wasn’t long before she made a beeline straight to where the pen panels join together and grabbed the bottom with her teeth, lifted the pins out of their holes, and opened the pen. We had to laugh.
Dave said, “Where did she learn to do that?!”
I said, “She’s a magick rabbit. She just knows.”
And she proceeded to do it two more times after I closed it again when she went back to her food and litter box. So, I then had to tie the bottoms to contain her.
Thump, thump, thump, THUMP!
In the new place where we’ll be for three weeks, she has her giant pen enclosure now, which is a combination of two full pens and an extra three panels all put together to create a large area for her because a Queen and huge soul in bunny body needs her space! We only keep her in it when we’re sleeping at night and out skiing/snow boarding/snow shoeing or grocery shopping, and every morning and all afternoon and evening it’s open for her to roam. We have to do this in order to make sure no unusual chewing takes place on anything that isn’t ours, and to keep her safe from any potentially harmful accidents she could have from exploring while I can’t watch her.
What’s interesting is that now when I open it, she doesn’t run out right away and actually stays inside quite a bit, as well as prefers to lay in it cozily. She’s learned that it’s not a forever circumstance, there are still things she CAN do, she has a choice in how to embrace it, she can still come and go as she chooses when we’re home, and she knows mom comes to give her extra love all day long no matter where she is. She actually comes to the area I open in the morning or afternoon now to wait to receive snuggles and then goes back in. She’s learned that the pen is not meant to hurt her, it’s actually to help keep her safe and healthy, that she still does have many intrinsic freedoms, she’s able to choose how to embrace the experience, and she knows I love her incredibly much.
Interestingly, this mirrors much of what many have felt 2020 was like for them with having to be quarantined and taking precautions. Astrid has been processing the collective in many ways over this last year, and now has taken on some of the literal feelings and experiences so as to navigate transmuting them. I’m so proud of her!
As for us, we’ve been taking things easy, slow, relaxing, resting, and starting off the year with being grateful and fully embracing each day. We haven’t been trying to do a bunch other than getting out in the snow and enjoying the coziness of downtime looking out at it when we’re not in it.
The vistas on the way to our home-away-from-home were quite stunning with portal skies galore – all very interdimensional feeling.
At one point on our first travel day, a gorgeous and mystical barn owl hovered in broad daylight facing our car next to our lane right after a gorgeous brown and white marsh hawk glided by. It’s very rare to see the mythic barn owl, let alone in the day. This added to the feeling of being in another dimension and having things seep through.
A strong message to embrace the unknown and trust in the courage to navigate by the inner senses came to me. Heart clarity is where wisdom lies. Things are coming to light and profound change is imminent.
I choose to align with the changes, as Astrid is too.
Little by little, I’m starting to get organized for the year ahead, am listening to what’s showing up, putting together some plans-of-action that feel to reflect the now, and am focusing on completing the current work I have on hand before embarking on the new. My sense is that I won’t be starting on the latter until I return home in March, but will be taking in the inspiration needed for it and getting things in place so I am ready to go.
In the meantime, balance encompasses each day. I’m thoroughly enjoying the winter landscapes here and loving all the beautifully lighted trees all over town at night in every color. It all stirs the little girl’s heart in me to squeal with joy.
The morning views out the windows are the perfect backdrop for family time snuggled in with the fur babies, vegan lattes, pastries, and breakfast, while we map out what the day’s adventures will be.
I just love looking out on the open, white expanse from within the colorful coziness.
Cozy winter mornings remind you that what’s in your heart can warm any experience. Your capacity to love, express kindness, and spread and open to compassion is your super power.
I’m taking time this month to deepen into my heart even more and let it navigate my days.
I usually would add a little summary of Lee’s energy updates, but I’m a busy bee right now packing up a household of five. So I’ll just add a few words and let you listen because I know from your feedback that you have found these video posts of support. I enjoyed listening while I’m working away here, so maybe you can listen while you’re doing things too.
Lee is always on point to me with what he shares and I always appreciate and love his nonjudgmental and very heart-bridging ways, not to mention am very grateful for his resonating confirmations. I found many reiterations with what I felt and shared in my end of year blog in both his January Energy Update and the Live Annual Energy Update.
It’s interesting I’ll be away for 9 weeks during this gestation period he speaks of – birthing is 9 months, but 9 weeks seems somehow potent as an accelerated version of this and again, an interesting unfolding that is synchronously happening for me that I’m sure I’ll see the reasons for later. I just keep trusting.
Happy 2021! May January be a reset for our collective family.
I know that it’s been a very intense and challenging year for so many and on a global scale we’re not only going through all the growing pains together, but we’re all learning how to navigate things one day at a time within a new framework we haven’t yet experienced. Nothing is predictable and nothing can be changed by doing the same things we’ve always done. It’s a completely new territory we’re embarking on and the best way I can see us getting through it is by inviting more kindness and compassion to anchor in our hearts toward ourselves, each other, and the planet at large.
To every one of you, know that while you may have felt isolated, you’ve never truly been alone. Not only are so many beings supporting us at this momentous time on Earth, but we’ve all shared in the collective feelings flowing through the airwaves, and like many others, I’ve also carried you in my heart through every thought and action I’ve had and taken this year.
Astrid and I want you to know that you are special, you are loved, and if you’re here with us right now, you have purpose that is needed.
Everyone has gone through different experiences this year, but even in the worst cases, I still can’t help but feel like 2020 had a gift or two for us in bringing everything to a pivotal place we can launch forward from in the coming years. I feel so strongly the support from souls who have departed, as without the confines of any limitations they once experienced, they are now able to help even more and guide us through our hearts. Let us honor and share love for the brave souls, near or far, who are giving so much to the collective.
Rather than dwell on the year, now soon to be behind us, I’d rather bring light to today and how we might focus our energies to work together toward the year ahead.
One of the things that’s stood out as an important key piece for moving forward is how chaos, challenges, and surprises have given rise to the need to create your own balance point within it all – that place within your heart, or your center. I, and many others have spoken around this quite often, and I feel it’s consistently been rooting as a message worth repeating. This is one great way to shift your focus and find your anchor of peace, rather than constantly living in reaction to the world around you or having outside influences take you off-course.
You must be your own true North – the focal point that will help navigate you through even the darkest of nights and murkiest of days. The steady guide that knows how to reframe experiences through curious observation, so as not to become them.
Trusting your own instincts, inner guidance, and higher self nudges is going to continue being important, the more things unfold and get confusing as to what or who to listen to or trust out there. So much of what is on the surface is not what it seems on any side of the spectrum, but eventually truths will be revealed. In the meantime, your own inner compass is the best gauge, and the best way to hear that is to practice consistent listening to and trusting of what comes through your heart.
I feel like we’re going to be in a process – one of transitioning from old to new – for quite some time, so finding your center will continue to be important while things adjust, come more to light, play out, and get revealed. Building strength around that inner core and finding or reaching out to supportive and aligned friends, family, guides, or systems that can assist you with that will be of great help.
So much old stuff and outmoded patterns are in process of being released and that’s like a worldwide collective detox in motion. If you’ve ever experienced any kind of cleanse or purge in your life then you know that it can be pretty turbulent and uncomfortable stuff, right? Add in a whole planet going through that cleanse at the same time, at varying degrees within a huge spectrum of possible reactions, and you’ve got quite a hot zone we’re living in.
With that bigger picture perspective, perhaps it can be a reminder when you get ready to react that everyone is going through the same challenges and pains of this change and mourning process. Perhaps that can help you to be more present and mindful in responding instead, stepping back to breathe, or simply sending love in the direction of a growing pain playing out, or a fear trying to hold on for dear life.
Maybe we can each try more to be a heart bridge for others and for circumstances that pop up. Realize that the insecurity and pain of change is what causes fear. And fear isn’t the authentic expression of anyone’s soul. It’s a temporary story trying to survive within a new framework it’s not used to. Fear is simply part of the cleansing and discomfort around the transition process, before something new anchors. Let us be the way-showers and anchors for others when they are blinded with fear. And let us be willing to reach out vulnerably for help when fear also takes over our own reactions. Communicating from the heart creates a bridge where fear can be diffused.
As I think I mentioned before, I’ve never felt more that things I and others similar to me have been working on, and even who I am/we are and my/our purpose/s, are more relevant or more applicable than they are/I am/we are, now. It’s as if that undercurrent that kept us going, kept us hoping, kept us believing and working toward for all of these years – perhaps even since we were born – is finally here. So, this isn’t the time to give up hope. On the contrary, this is the time for you to truly shine.
I used to feel like a fish out of water, which is a relevant description for my Pisces self on Earth, but no more.
We all have different roles lighting up across the grid right now, but in each of our ways and within the scope of our unique energy frequencies, we are helping to birth the new and build bridges through the heart as a way to get there together for the highest good.
Let’s continue to help raise the vibrations of the collective, by working as a team and thinking about how our thoughts, feelings, and actions affect the whole. While you focus on your individual role, keep a simultaneous vision of the bigger picture at work and how it’s all connected.
Let’s work at being more present in the now and release the need to control years down the road or trying to predict things. It’s no longer possible, even for the psychics amongst us, to predict exacts. We may get a sense of things, but the how’s and when are truly a day-to-day unfolding. So be here now. That’s what’s on the table to embrace fully and create as richly as possible. And every now moment will then create and weave the next.
By immersing your energy here, you ignite greater momentum toward manifesting things, than living in either the past or the future. Remember that anxiety and fear are based on not living in the moment.
We’re going to increasingly see the coming together of aligned groups with shared visions and purpose. When this happens it raises the collective vibration even more, simply by the merging of hearts. I have seen this happen in classes and retreats in the past, but more than ever during this year with our online group class gatherings and the soul family that merged. It creates the impetus for huge upgrades, expansion, and greater sense of essence embodiment.
And as much as I saw and felt this unfold for the people brought together in our classes, I also received through 2020’s connections, which exponentially raised life to a whole new level.
2020 definitely was a collective focused reset that called us each to embrace different immediate paths than we might have thought the year would be about. For some this meant more individual/inner time, which will create the highest good for the collective by shifting the focus of your life and the way you used to do things that has impact for the whole. For others, it was about how our individual gifts were needed for the greater good and stepping up, rather than back, was important for the highest good.
Although I’m not making any individual predictions, I do sense that 2021 for me will be another reset and a very new creative expression of my soul frequency will be in motion yet again, which will shift how things play out and look from what 2020’s surprises brought. Starting off 2021 in a different literal and creative space for 9 weeks, I feel is no coincidence – just as I had started off 2020 intuitively by taking a 3 month sabbatical.
To add to a lot of energetic collective shifts upcoming in the New Year, February 12th will ring in the Chinese New Year of Ox – which is my native Chinese Zodiac sign.
This will herald a collective year of building toward goals, solid commitment and consistency to manifesting tangible results, taking concrete steps rather than getting lost in illusions, possibility for prosperous enrichment and creative refresh, family, emotional unions, and value focus, and a rise in need of teamwork, loyalty, intuition, versatility, courage, ethics, professional discipline, solid efforts, and greater stability. Overall, it can be a good year for renewal, completing and grounding what was started, and opportunity for success in new ventures.
So what do you want to create, change, heal, or complete in 2021?
Creative energy is center stage and streaming through for us to harness in each of our own unique ways. Creative life force energy is not just about drawing, painting, making music, writing, etc. It’s simply about creating or producing something – and that can be anything from an idea made tangible, starting a family, creating jobs for others, beginning a new venture or entrepreneurial business, making a new recipe, planting a garden, etc.
I know, for myself, that the visions I’ve had are calling me forth in 2021 to ground. And so that is where I’m being led, one consistent-determined-ox-like-step at a time.
Happy renewing and grounding 2021!
Remember who you are.
May all possibilities be open to you.
In love and creative magick,
Tania & Astrid
P.S. (Quick Reminders: The Magick Rabbit Etsy Shop is now closed until I return in March. I have also closed the Intentional Art and Sacred Tattoo Designs, all Intuitive Energy Guide Sessions & Reiki Healing Attunements, as well as all Online Reiki Classes. February 7th’s class is Full. The only available thing you can still sign up for is March 14th’s Crystal Healing & Reiki ~ Deepening through Integrative Healing Sessions)
The next time you hear from me I’ll be in a temporary, new Winter location. See you in 2021!
Breaking Free From Restrictions & Finding Your Own Inner Snowman Reason for Change ~ 2020’s Last Full Moon & Brief Update
Have you been feeling the need for extra rest, time for yourself, or discovered a newfound sense of comfort with just being? Or, perhaps you’re feeling a surge of motivation that hasn’t been around as much until recently, coupled with the onset of ideas, inspiration, and even a hint of excitement for things ahead?
If you’re experiencing some or even all of this, it really makes sense given the energetic scene. These experiences are connected. You may be balancing out the pendulum swings from a very dramatic, revealing year, while finding a new place to land that reflects the new you you’ve been unwrapping.
This is a time for letting go – not just in theory or as a nice idea, but in actually LETTING GO.
Today, December 29th, brings us a reflective Full Moon that is sure to provide both opportunity to, and spotlight on, where change is needed and possible to break free from past restrictions. This is being aided by a well-aspected Uranus sextile, so if you have been wanting to experience a big transformation, it’s on the table, but it comes with complete release into something entirely new.
All those fixated attachments that tug and trigger the emotions, are being highlighted so that they can be moved out and not cycled through again and again. In order for the collective to have all these wonderful changes we so desire, envision, and for some – are fighting for – we must let go of the inner fight and step fully into the change we want that will have nothing to do with how things used to be.
This second Full Moon of December happens to be in the sign of Cancer, which echoes what the very first Full Moon of 2020 was in. An interesting full circle year from bookend to bookend that reflects what we embarked on to complete. Restriction can be eased on all levels by breaking those old habits once and for all. Be ready, willing, and on board with action to try on a new pair of shoes.
What ever you intended during this year, and especially this month within the opportunistic portals we had, be willing to courageously act and take steps toward your plans, especially during this next two week period until the January New Moon. Ideas are awesome, but it’s in aligned action that backs up the intentions, where manifestation happens.
If it seems overwhelming, remember, one step at a time is all it takes. Momentum is key. The nature of energy is to flow.
You don’t need to know where the path leads, as that takes you out of your heart and keeps you stuck in your head. Life is more peaceful when you merge intention with embrace so you align with the natural flow of divine grace guiding every step of the way.
With Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Cancer, it’s all about balancing life and profession. Take a look at what you prioritize or avoid on either front and see where adjustments can be made for greater wellness and a healthier, integrated approach.
Everything is highlighted during a Full Moon, so use this doorway to acknowledge and cleanse out all the nooks and crannies of what was brought to light during this year that you no longer could hide from.
The photos above are from a recent snow shoe we did and felt reflective of the journey and energy I just shared about. Although it is the Sun in the above photos, to someone else it might appear as if the Full Moon.
Where ever and how ever you are being called to focus, your perspective is going to be a guiding force for support or trigger. Soften your gaze and breathe into your heart. The answers are always within if you truly want them.
And speaking of answers, I’ve learned one from our very own Frosty.
Although we’ve been finding SO many snow people this year when out in nature, we decided to build our very own sweet little guy in the front yard right next to one of our big guardian trees, which happens to also be at the entrance to my garden just beyond the fence gate behind him. Creating him was aided by a Christmas gift we received from Dave’s mom, which was a snowman making kit that included all the accessories you see above.
The snow was alright, but took some patience to make the process of manifestation come together as you see. Ironically, we got more fresh snow the night and morning after we made our little buddy, but we were quite proud of our friend we helped bring to life.
He’s a portly little guy with a wide, round base to keep him stable and creating him as such with a base that somewhat flows into the ground makes him appear to have just emerged and seems to make it look like he’s swooshing along the ground, as that’s how snowmen walk you know. 🙂
Our perfectly imperfect friend makes me giggle with delight. I love seeing him outside standing watch and spreading joy and hope.
Building a snowman is a free form of artistic expression that anyone can do. And yet, not everyone will stop to immerse in the snow and take time to form it into an extension of their dreams, joy, passion, creative individuality, or hopes.
Why doesn’t everyone build a snowman?
Well, likely for many reasons including it’s just not interesting enough, it’s not worth the time, they don’t like snow very much, it seems silly and childish, or maybe they hadn’t even though about it as a possibility.
But for many, it might just boil down to not being important enough, right?
Could it be that much of life comes down to this? How important something really is to you?
If it in fact is very important, you will in fact do something about it.
You’ll at least try and continue exploring ways to make it, or something similar, possible.
And if it in fact really isn’t that important, then it won’t be a priority unless something makes it a priority for you.
Sure, there are other variables that come into play and they may have their own importance we’re not always conscious of, or want to accept. Yet, when we align with the vulnerable truth of what IS at the forefront of importance, regardless of how we judge that, then we change the game.
I know that anytime I really looked at things honestly, I was able to uncover the guiding force of importance it had for me and then if I chose a new direction of importance, I was able to do it with all of me, which in turn created change.
Why do I make some things happen, work, or manifest or why do I change some things and not others?
Because I feel it’s important enough to do or important enough to work at changing.
May we all find our own inner snowman reason for the changes we desire seeing in our life and in the world.
A quick update:
We’re heading out for the winter so I’ll have one more end-of-year blog before then. As mentioned, I’ll be cutting back on services for a while to complete what I already have on hand and to focus elsewhere. Currently there’s only two classes scheduled for 2021 and besides them, the last few client sessions, and the current roster of designs and custom paintings, I’m not taking on anything else while I’m away. I may even close the last remaining intentional art or sacred tattoo design spaces come 12/31, so if that’s been of interest you may want to let me know today or tomorrow. I will still be blogging when inspiration hits and working in terms of these things I’m already invested in, but that’s it.
I’ll be putting The Magick Rabbit Etsy Shop on vacation hold, as I can’t fulfill orders during that time. That will go into effect on 12/31 as well. So, if there’s something you’ve wanted or a custom piece you’re envisioning, you have today and tomorrow to place orders so that I have time to get them shipped off or take with me what I need to create your piece.
I may or may not reopen the shop upon return, but likely if I do it will only be when I am inspired to create something and add to the shop.
Wishing you all an illuminating and transformational Full Moon.
This year has been very different for everyone, shifting even the way many of us celebrate the holidays. While distancing became the passing norm, experiences that invited our creativity became the connective new.
Although 2020 dealt a mixed bag of surprises, one of the key themes Dave and I deepened into was how precious and fragile life and every moment is. So finding ways to make the most of everything and seeing only what there was to be grateful for, kept hitting home as the important reminder.
This year saw us sharing online gatherings with friends and family afar that we otherwise never would have had so much time with.
And personally, this year saw me being able to support and connect with so many incredible souls with online classes and events, that otherwise would never have felt possible. This in turn opened me to much more expansive possibilities I once had felt the doors close on. It also helped to raise the vibrations for others that were ready to take the next leap on their journey – and that simultaneously helps the collective.
Portals are becoming more evident as the veils continue lifting. A new doorway of experience is available as the collective shifts into accelerated being. When I’m in nature, I can feel the layers of richness evolving before my eyes and the possibilities stir under the surface.
This year, while challenging for so many, has offered us an incredible fertile ground for new growth and potential. Where we may have felt freedoms infringed upon, we had the ability to deepen into the most important freedoms no one could ever take away from us – and these include the way we choose to create our reality through perception and reflection and how we experience our inner world that no one can master for us, but ourselves.
We also have always had the music of our hearts to listen to, and our imaginations where we can harness creative energy toward manifesting our hopes and dreams. These are gifts of our spirit in body where we are always free to roam and explore.
It’s one reason I feel it’s important to never lose our innocence, because it’s in that purity of curiosity, wonder, and belief, that so much is possible.
This year we have been spending the holidays on our own. It’s been a year of feeling the connection and love, despite not being with others because that is a bond that can’t be broken by distance.
Love transcends all boundaries and I know this very well with the passing of so many who have been the most dearest to me. There truly is no separation within the vortex of our heart bridges.
Usually we’d be at my parents’ home celebrating Christmas, if we aren’t away on travels. This year we are having an intimate holiday instead, which goes with the theme of our year that also included a wedding on our own.
On some level this feels important for something we have yet to see the why’s of, and even if that’s just about anchoring more into our embodiment, essence, empowerment, and new relationship to everything and everyone through the relationship we have nurtured within over 2020, then that is good enough for me.
If it’s simply to know love more through the dance of our own parts merging as one, then this feels rich with possibility for experiencing a more expansive kind of love with all of creation.
Although we are sharing a sweet Christmas at home, I did get to have a wonder-filled visit exploring my parents’ Christmas realm that is the most elaborate of all years yet.
I didn’t photograph everything, but since it’s been kind of a tradition to take you on a journey through my parents’ ever-childlike-hearts that mirror my own, I thought I’d share some peeks into their gingerbread wonderland that can warm anyone’s heart.
The photos you have seen throughout the post so far are of their creative imaginations come to life.
My parents know how to create warmth and magick all throughout the year and it’s no wonder that I have followed in their footsteps with my own sacred space, as you saw in yesterday’s share of my Wonderland room.
The next photos are of my dear Queen Astrid enjoying her Solstice, Christmas Eve, and Christmas surprises, as every Faery Rabbit Queen deserves sparkly fun to tickle her heart too.
And it’s also part of my path to share how every soul is important, has consciousness, intelligence, feelings, personality, and their own purpose in life.
I may not live any kind of conventional life, nor do I have any resemblance to that kind of family or cocreative business partnerships, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
It’s taken me a lifetime to fully embody, in peace and transparency, my human expression of essence. And while this feels like the beginning still, it’s pure harmony to me.
My dear soul mate in rabbit body – Astrid – The Queen of this realm and my heart, keeps me on my toes, centered, focused, and balanced, while helping to channel the work that we do.
Everything I do, create, and move through me is all done with a Magick Rabbit by my side.
“Creating life as a work of art with a Magick Rabbit by my side” isn’t my motto for nothing. It’s the reality of my life. It’s who I am.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
This is me in my harmony, heart zone.
And the Winter Solstice and Christmas season is part of that harmony, heart zone…the pieces of me that are most meaningful, find ease and grace during this sparkly and enchanted season of pure potential.
Sending out magickal wishes, sprinkles of pixie dust, and bunny nose twitches of energetic potency and love!
May your hearts grow in depth and size with each embracive breath taken.
This magickal Yuletide rendition of one of the most famous Christmas poems has become a favorite of mine. When it was originally shared with me in 2018 by a sweet friend, I did post it here on my blog. Today, I share it again with all of my friends, new and old, to ignite an extra bit of enchantment to stir in your heart as we edge to the end of 2020. The poem speaks to the spirit of the season and reminds us of its true nature and reason. It’s thought to be written by C.C. Williford.
Since Christmas Eve holds a most wondrous place in my heart and happens to be Joy’s birthday – my rabbit companion now a star in the bright sky – I felt to share it today, accompanied by a visual delight of our seasonal lights and simple, nature-inspired decorations here in our cozy mountain home on the forest. I’m also adding photos of the office and creative space I share with Astrid – however these lights are what enchant our room year-round. Hehe! Astrid and I love having wonder as our daily partner.
Wonder is a dear friend who has been with me through thick and thin. I never ever take for granted an encounter or experience no matter how often it happens. Every time the snow falls is the first time. Every time a squirrel runs by is a tender moment. Every time I see a tree, plant, landscape, way the light hits is always a sacred encounter. Every time I come across another being is a remembrance igniting a new depth of love. May wonder wander through life with you, enchanting each moment with possibility.
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE YULETIDE
Twas the night before Yuletide and all through the glen
Not a creature was stirring, not a fox, not a hen.
A mantle of snow shone brightly that night
As it lay on the ground, reflecting moonlight.
The faeries were nestled all snug in their trees,
Unmindful of flurries and a chilly north breeze.
The elves and the gnomes were down in their burrows,
Sleeping like babes in their soft earthen furrows.
When low! The earth moved with a thunderous quake,
Causing chairs to fall over and dishes to break.
The Little Folk scrambled to get on their feet
Then raced to the river where they usually meet.
“What happened?” they wondered, they questioned, they probed,
As they shivered in night clothes, some bare-armed, some robed.
“What caused the earth’s shudder? What caused her to shiver?”
They all spoke at once as they stood by the river.
Then what to their wondering eyes should appear
But a shining gold light in the shape of a sphere.
It blinked and it twinkled, it winked like an eye,
Then it flew straight up and was lost in the sky.
Before they could murmur, before they could bustle,
There emerged from the crowd, with a swish and a rustle,
A stately old crone with her hand on a cane,
Resplendent in green with a flowing white mane.
As she passed by them the old crone’s perfume,
Smelling of meadows and flowers abloom,
Made each of the fey folk think of the spring
When the earth wakes from slumber and the birds start to sing.
“My name is Gaia,” the old crone proclaimed
in a voice that at once was both wild and tamed,
“I’ve come to remind you, for you seem to forget,
that Yule is the time of re-birth, and yet…”
“I see no hearth fires, hear no music, no bells,
The air isn’t filled with rich fragrant smells
Of baking and roasting, and simmering stews,
Of cider that’s mulled or other hot brews.”
“There aren’t any children at play in the snow,
Or houses lit up by candles’ glow.
Have you forgotten, my children, the fun
Of celebrating the rebirth of the sun?”
She looked at the fey folk, her eyes going round,
As they shuffled their feet and stared at the ground.
Then she smiled the smile that brings light to the day,
“Come, my children,” she said, “Let’s play.”
They gathered the mistletoe, gathered the holly,
Threw off the drab and drew on the jolly.
They lit a big bonfire, and they danced and they sang.
They brought out the bells and clapped when they rang.
They strung lights on the trees, and bows, oh so merry,
In colors of cranberry, bayberry, cherry.
They built giant snowmen and adorned them with hats,
Then surrounded them with snow birds, and snow cats and bats.
Then just before dawn, at the end of their fest,
Before they went homeward to seek out their rest,
The fey folk they gathered ‘round their favorite oak tree
And welcomed the sun ‘neath the tree’s finery.
They were just reaching home when it suddenly came,
The gold light returned like an arrow-shot flame.
It lit on the tree top where they could see from afar
The golden-like sphere turned into a star.
The old crone just smiled at the beautiful sight,
“Happy Yuletide, my children,” she whispered. “Good night.”