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Pieces of Egypt


I was contacted by the author of “The Healing Power of Trees,” Sharlyn Hidalgo of Alchemical Healing Arts a couple of days ago who was needing some information about my Egypt journeys and experiences with Mohamed Nazmy, the President of Quest Travel (a premier ground operator for tour companies in Egypt), for her upcoming book.

In relaying and recalling the information, I was just so moved as if it was all happening again in the now, that I felt like sharing pieces of the experience here as well. It felt important for some reason and while what I share isn’t even 1/10th of what was experienced, perhaps it will be poignant in some way or synchronous to something others are feeling, experiencing, need, were looking for, or answers a question or intent in some small or big way.

My first journey to Egypt was 4/23/07 – 5/1/07 for the Sacred Sound Healing in Ancient Egypt trip with Mark Patterson, renowned Sound Healer. We had a very small group of only 5, plus Mark and Sheila Reed of Luminati Egyptian Travel. My heart had been beckoning me to return to Egypt for as long as I can remember, always feeling strangely magnetized to its beauty and mysticism. At this time, I was in the midst of painting the 2nd piece of my In Lak’ech series, called “Earth.” This painting incorporated Ancient Egyptian symbolism (as each of the five paintings in the series corresponded to an ancient civilization and the messages and healing needed to be integrated and completed in the now) and this coupled with the deep soul ties I felt throughout life, and synchronous alignment of being led to find this journey, were the calls for my “return.” Many of the paintings and work I create have led me to the power spots around the globe in order to integrate the healing and energy I receive there to infuse into my paintings. The trip was perfect in every way, as an unfoldment of beautiful toning and chakra work at each sacred site and sanctuary to activate our personal empowerment, but my work was not only of a personal nature, but collective healing as well.

In beginning to awaken my own throat chakra and uncovering a lot of deep past life pieces that were needed to help me with the life’s work path I was on, this journey was everything I could have asked for and more. It is much too challenging to put into words the totality of experience it is to walk once again in this sacred land and it was extremely empowering, as well as helpful in connecting the dots of my own work and more of the service I would continue to do in life. It was like reactivation of my inner core being and power, to remember. And synchronously I had become a Reiki Master Teacher, earlier that year, which helped me to facilitate what was needed during the trip for others, the collective and myself. My parents and then husband had been initiated to Reiki 1 just prior as well and this enabled them to assist me when I went through a huge kundalini and deep soul transformative experience upon arrival to Aswan before embarking on the Nile cruise, to prepare me. I discovered sound and my voice, which instantly healed me. So it was a journey of empowerment for everyone involved as well as the humbling of receiving.

The story is so profound, it is too much to explain here. And as quickly as what came over me like a lightning bolt flash of severity, was gone the next day into peaceful bliss, just before entering Philae – The Temple of Isis.

On our last day in the Great Pyramid ceremony, Mark was toning for everyone as we took turns laying in the sarcophagus. But when it came around to my turn to receive, instead Mark was guided by the energies and beings he was channeling, that it was for me to do so instead. And so not only did I produce something amazing from my voice to give to those there and to emanate from the pyramid out to the collective, but I was in this experience, also receiving – receiving back the personal empowerment and recognition of who I was. One of the participants shared this:

“The sound that came from you, while you were in the sarcophagus of the King’s Chamber, is something I will never forget. I’m getting vibed right now. What came out of you was (magical, mystical, angelic, …..) words fail to paint the experience. I’m truly honored for the experience.”

I was chilled to tears and shaking from the activation. And when I heard and saw the reactions everyone had after, it was such the beautiful ending to a most magical and profound journey. To see my mom in tears and hear my dad voice what he saw in the darkness as they circled the sarcophagus I laid in while producing this sound (which was huge coming from someone who is more of a realist and skeptical) was extremely powerful and moving. I did not want to leave.

With just a small group of seven, our journey was intimate and personal and it is then that I first met Mohamed Nazmy, President of Quest Travel, although it was more like a reconnection and reunion. He and his staff are not only an example of heart connective, and compassionate, gracious generosity, but they are an invaluable encyclopedia of knowledge and spiritual depth that helped to make the journey an all-encompassing divine experience. Mohamed and his guide/Egyptologist, Sameh soon became family. I remember how challenged I was to leave Egypt that first time, crying to have to part, but knowing I had left a piece of my heart in what seemed like a second home to me. It was easily an unspoken remembrance and recognition felt for not only Egypt, but for the connection experienced with Mohamed and Sameh. The people of Egypt are beautiful and have a very deep, sacred knowingness you can see in their eyes and feel through their hearts. Mohamed is no exception.

Here is what Mohamed wrote to me after the journey:

“I am so grateful for your love and friendship. I was sure from the first time we have met that we are ONE family and I do also know and reconfirming that you will be coming back “Home” to Egypt many, many times in future trips. I honestly believe that your soul belongs here and you do have lots of work to start and to continue here in Egypt, in which case I will always be here for you and trust me, I will spare no efforts but to make every journey of yours a unique experience for those who are meant for them to join you and you can share your love for Egypt with. I have always trusted the Universe with our tomorrow and I know that we have a BIG role to play in this lifetime for the best interest of our Global family. So let us join each other and others, hand in hand to bring peace on our planet.”

And I did return, only 4 months later, for the 9-9-9 Circle the Pyramid Event – Creating the New Earth, as I felt called to help facilitate this potent gathering in September 2007, being aligned with what my life’s service is about. This time was a whole new experience for me. I realized why the first trip had gone as such, to prepare me for this one. Many on this trip had their own profound experiences and were in need of grounded support, which I felt I was helping to anchor, having already gone through my transformation and so this trip was one in which I was to be of service to everyone involved, as well as to infuse the energy and information I had received.

A group of 18 light-minded individuals (Masters) from the Global Spiritual Community joined together in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid. We’d prepared for this day with intensive work and committed intentions in the days preceding, including a most powerful ceremony at the Step Pyramid of Saqqara. Then, led by Menita Ishmil, a 7th Level Composite Energy channeled by Shelia Reed, we participated in a Ceremony Meditation in the Great Pyramid, with the intention of connecting our planet with the higher dimensions. We were completing nine years of arduous work that had reactivated the Grid for Unconditional Love, to now activate the Planetary Merkaba for global peace and harmony. Forming and sending a powerful fusion of energy into the void of Creation would unlock knowledge into the physical, to further humanity’s enlightenment, thus moving Earth fully into the 4th Dimension, which allows for instant manifestation. At 3:30pm on 9-9-9, our ceremony commenced.

The beauty and magnitude of it cannot in any way, shape, or form be expressed. However, the energy was felt by all, including all those outside the Pyramid during our private 2 hours of meditation. We emerged vibrant and anew, feeling the lightness and expansion that engulfed us. Upon reaching the entrance to what was now a new world, we learned of a beautiful sign that had taken place during this powerful activation. And it was no short of chilling to hear. As we activated the new energy from within, we could feel the Masters all around us. Yet, they could also be felt surrounding the Pyramid with their light and brilliance. The guards, one of our guides, and a man named Tom from Germany (who we learned later had traveled solely for the same purpose, completely separate from us, after receiving a vision to come to the Great Pyramid on this important day), looked up at the top of the Pyramid and to their amazement could see a large falcon hovering just above in the sky. His wings spread wide, like an extension of the Pyramid itself, Horus hovered for nearly a half an hour before disappearing. This spectacular vision could not in any effort be caught on film though. Through the camera lens he did not exist, but to the eye he displayed his magnificence splendidly. It was most miraculous and symbolic of the completion of our work, embraced and supported by the Masters. We continued our journey to the mystical temples of Egypt to further strengthen the foundation of this new energy, rooting it firmly in our hearts and souls, and spreading it deeply to the collective consciousness. Another amazing journey and certainly not the last.

At the Giza Plateau, we all took time to meditate and be with the energy, and I remember tuning in, sending energy and connecting at the heart level with the collective through this portal vortex of powerful energy, tears swelling from the profound love, and I felt a loving and supportive hand on my shoulder from behind. Mohamed (who had joined us, as he often did in energetic support) had come behind me to join and we could feel the camaraderie of our heart’s intentions. And we shared a moment, an exchange, and a hug, as we many times had in recognition of our aligned intentions and service.

Writing all this brings me back, as if it were in the now, and I feel chills, overflowing love, tears and deep gratitude for the experiences, for the connections and for the beauty that remains in my heart and flows through the work I share.

It deepens the knowingness of the recurring themes that run throughout my life, the ancient connections, the responsibility of service, the signs, the messages about the work I do, the heart connection that is of utmost importance in life and the healing work to create a New Earth and new experience in totality for the collective to share and experience.

In remembering, I re-embrace with deepened compassion and understanding. Pieces of Egypt, and of every experience and sacred area I have visited or recall, are part of who I am, who we each are. And through unconditional embracing, we become empowered in the now and able to move forward with conscious knowingness.

Learning to Embrace Timing: “Spiritual Skin” – New Ebook Now Available Plus 50% Off Painting Launch!


Percolation often catapults a leap. When you think you are behind schedule, that isn’t always the “reality” of the situation. It just “seems” to be. In fact, you are probably doing a lot of the work on an energetic level in preparation and then when you sit down to do the actual work, it moves much quicker and with synchronicity than if you had forced it before its time. Schedules, forcing and hard work is a thing of the past. Divine, synchronous timing, allowing, embracing and ease is a thing of the now.

3 years ago I was planted with the seed of inspiration that this ebook needed to come through, but timing was not right, so I was unable to and didn’t start. Then a year ago I finally knew that timing was closing in, but it had a slow start, as there were still elements needing to come together that could not be forced. It’s the same with my paintings. If I try to force something, it just won’t work. I just know, when the time is right.

All the key elements started to come together that were needed, on time, including things in my life, the right connections, and more. It took me several months to get started, even though I had completed all of the research, had a sense of what to write, etc. At this point, timing and a certain balance within my life that would support its creation, became the last needed elements and then boom, I wrote like crazy and everything I knew I wanted to put in the book just came to me and it all morphed together. It not only was the right timing, on a collective level, but my energy was aligned with what was needed to infuse the book with and to be a proper channel for what was to unfold.

It still took months on end to get it to this point, including edits after edits and learning curves on many technical aspects I had no idea about. And along the way, many major life changes, a brand new website and new work focuses.

So after 3 years of the “seed” stage & 1 year of prep, the percolating process of my ebook finally blossomed into magical manifestation. I am extremely joyous in sharing my 1st ebook with you:

Spiritual Skin
Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep

It has been a labor of love & synchronous unfolding in ways I couldn’t begin to share. I know many of you have been asking about it & all I could say was that it was on its way, as when you create something it can never be rushed or forced into a contrived timing.

The ebook is available both in PDF and Kindle versions. For more information and how to order, please visit www.spiritualskin.com. I am in deep gratitude to all that contributed & am honored for being able to be a channel for this information. I hope you will enjoy.

I will be preparing to get back to creative painting and designing now with this ebook – my “baby,” birthed, which is what it feels like, as so many new inspirations are ready to come forth in abundance.

In celebration of my new ebook launch and a huge surge of creative inspiration that is now ready to explode, I have just announced not only that the ebook is now available in both PDF and Kindle versions, but that I am offering a 50% discount on my latest painting, Rebirth ~ Children of the New Earth.

This special is only if you mention this offer and is good only until June 21, 2011 (Summer Solstice) for the first 20 people. It is good for a canvas giclee, regular price $750. With offer. Now ONLY $375 for a 30″ x 30″ gallery wrap giclee (plus shipping).

This is a huge savings off of a painting that carries the New Earth heart energy for consciously loving and cocreating, a theme that coincides with my ebook, “Spiritual Skin” and a painting that will be featured at Earth Walk 2011.

I am wanting to, in any way I can, help raise the vibrations towards conscious compassion for the earth, the animals, each other….and potent, energetic images hold portal access into that space when we embody and integrate the energy they emanate.

To view the painting click here: http://taniamarie.com/gallery2.htm or contact me to send an image or provide more information.

Creative Wishes!

New Website Launch and $100 Shopping Spree Gift


Warm hugs and hellos to you. It’s been quite a while since my last update, as it’s been a time of blossoming shifts and creative changes in fullness. I hope this finds you well and embracing the newness in your own life. 

I would like to share the new tranformations taking place, creations underway, new things about to arrive and a special gift of $100 Emerald Bridge shopping spree money at my website in celebration of ringing in new energy, especially with summer just around the corner.

After much reflection, I decided to give my website a complete makeover to reflect the transformations taking place with my work, focuses and energy. The website address remains the same, but the website itself is completely new. I also made the important decision to switch my hosting company away from GoDaddy to a new company, to reflect my disapproval of their CEO’s callous behavior towards animals. It was a big task, but those things that I believe in with my heart, are worth the efforts. I also acquired the supportive help and technical expertise of David Tarin, my Creative Web Designer, to help bring my visions into manifestation. Many thanks to him for his help. I hope you will enjoy perusing the new site: www.taniamarie.com

There are new paintings, new crystal jewelry and an ebook to enjoy and to look forward to this summer. I hope you’ll take a moment to check out the new site and all of the new creations that I have to share.

I have been actively involved with supporting many causes close and dear to my heart and have been donating and helping to support and raise funds for several non-profit animal organizations as well.  Yes, it’s been and continues to be some busy and transformative times here at Emerald Bridge, but always filled with creative love and joyful inspiration.

To learn about the organizations I’ve been involved with that may be of interest please visit the Media and Contributions page of my new site. Fundraising inquiries welcomed.

And don’t forget the $100 of Emerald Bridge money towards your shopping experience at www.taniamarie.com. This $100 can be applied to any canvas giclee or original painting purchase, as well as can be used towards commissions of any animal portraits or original paintings of your choice. Offer good until 7/4/2011!

Wishing you all the magic that your heart deserves!

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