Monthly Archives: August 2012

Invoke the Goddess Within – Introducing New Goddess Bracelets

I mentioned a few days ago how we have tons of new creations emerging at Joyful Earth Crystals and will continue to share them as they manifest. Alongside the new earrings and bracelets we’ve recently added and the amazing new prices on pendants and individual crystals, we now have included a line of Goddess Bracelets!

These new Goddess Bracelets are a way to invoke your inner Goddess channeled through the energy of the specific crystals the bracelet embodies. Each will have one or several crystals that emanate a specific energy to call forth from within.

These are particularly exciting to me, as I wear versions of these myself and have always been drawn to these unique and magical ways to express how I feel within. So you can imagine how exciting it was when my partner Allison was inspired by one I was wearing and came up with a version herself – the first of many variations to come! (I still have another long-standing vision for some other magical pieces I know she will beautifully manifest here shortly as well – and I CAN”T WAIT!)

For now, I’d like to introduce the first piece of the Goddess Bracelet collection – Goddess of Courage. This is a beautiful Red Carnelian and sterling silver bracelet that is sure to be renewing and vitalizing to your soul.

You can view our first new Goddess Bracelet below and for more photos, information on the properties and energy of Carnelian, and to order please visit Goddess of Courage. ONLY $33!

If you have any custom requests you can commission a piece by contacting or

Red Carnelian Goddess Bracelet “Goddess of Courage” by Joyful Earth Crystals

Red Carnelian Goddess Bracelet “Goddess of Courage” by Joyful Earth Crystals



September Accelerated Reiki Weekend – Classes for Opening to Greater Love & Empowerment

Have you been feeling the desire to connect more deeply with yourself and others? Are things feeling more uncomfortable or out of alignment because of rapid shifts taking place? Does all of this create a longing to finally embrace, in wholeness, who you know yourself to be and to start bringing that into your experience regularly? Perhaps then, you are experiencing what many are in terms of accelerated activation and you feel drawn to take a leap on that journey in order to assist things both personally and collectively.

Reiki is one tool that can support this and is an option for those that feel resonation with it.

I felt an intuitive nudge to offer this Accelerated Weekend of Reiki to support those who are ready to embrace things on a whole new level. Experiencing and seeing how it has supported and opened things in my own life and for all of my clients, as well as hearing from many how they are starting to take new leaps in their life, this felt like a powerful way to assist in those openings. When one person experiences a shift, it creates a ripple effect for the collective.

Reiki has the ability to bring greater sense of self, clarity, empowerment, peace, joy, and deeper love and compassion. The focus is on learning, sharing, supporting and expanding your heart through Reiki (pronounced ray-key). The practice of channeling Reiki is an easy-to-learn, gentle and powerful system of natural healing that reduces stress, induces relaxation, supports intentions and provides many other healing benefits. The Reiki classes offered are part of the Traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Certification Training.

You will be trained, initiated, and certified in Reiki 1, 2, and 3 during this weekend, as well as enjoy practicing with the group and receiving valuable insights and personal attention.

If you’ve been interested in taking a class and embarking on this life-changing and empowering path, then this weekend may be the perfect answer for you. Whether you are new to Reiki, have already been through Reiki 1 or both Reiki 1 and 2, are preparing to teach and want a refresher, or want to incorporate Reiki into your current healing practice, you will find these classes to be supportive and timely in terms of the now. This offering is provided with intention to help you to step gracefully into learning how to support yourself, other people and animals towards compassionate goals, intentions and worldwide healing and change.

You have the option of taking the whole accelerated weekend of all 3 classes, or you can just take the classes you need and feel drawn to, if you have already taken some with me or another teacher.

You may contact me at so we can discuss what would best support your needs.

I’m offering this Accelerated Reiki Weekend with Special Pricing Options due to collective needs at this time I am called to support:

  • If prepaid by 9/1 all 3 classes are available for ONLY $888 – This is a $112 discount off the already special package price of $1000) The regular price for all 3 classes individually is $1221 so you are really receiving a discount of $333 total.
  • If you would like to take only Reiki 1 and 2, the prepaid price by 9/1 is ONLY $444 – This is a $56 discount off the already special package price of $500. The regular price for the 2 classes individually is $555, so you are really receiving a discount of $111 total.
  • If you would like to take only Reiki 3 Master Teacher class, the prepaid price by 9/1 is ONLY $555 – This is a $111 discount off the regular price of $666.
  • If you have already taken Reiki 1 and would like to just take Reiki 2 or both Reiki 2 and 3, please contact me to work out the details and pricing. The same goes for if you would only like to take Reiki 1. 

The classes will be held on the weekend of Saturday 9/15 and Sunday 9/16.

Reiki 1 and 2 will be taught together on Saturday and Reiki 3 Master Teacher class will be taught on Sunday. 

Since this is a little over a month away, I am able and willing to offer the classes in two payments to assist. Half of the payment is due by 8/31 and the other half is due by the day before class – 9/14. If done in two payments then the price of all 3 classes is $950, the price of just Reiki 1 and 2 is $500, and the price of just Reiki 3 Master Teacher class is $600 (all still at discounted prices)

So if you are local to the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, or will be traveling in the area at this time, this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of a life changing opportunity. Classes will be held in the Costa Mesa area.

Contact me at with any questions you may have. 

Where is YOUR Heart Called to BE? – Bimini 12.21.12

Cosmic Heart Activation with Reiki, Raw Food & Dolphin Communion – Bimini 12.21.12

~ Birthing the New Earth ~

As this powerful date approaches, many are exploring where they feel called to, and what they feel called to, be part of in anchoring the new energy at this momentous time.

If this journey resonates with your heart, we welcome you to join us for what will be an inspirational experience of a lifetime – where magic awaits you in a journey of healing and heart.

Don’t forget to book your spots, as they are filling up! Deposits hold your place. Payment plans available.

You can read about this journey at events:

Premier Events Within Our Community

Blue Moon Activation Special – Unbelievable New Prices to Fulfill Our Collective Mission

Here at Joyful Earth Crystals our mission is to empower, inspire and spread the healing love by connecting people and crystals. We do this with loving intention and honor of Mother Earth’s natural and magical beauty, listening to and nurturing the needs of others through creative design that enhances each divine crystal, and through careful intuitive guidance in choosing and activating crystals eager to assist with collective needs. We are sensitive to timeliness, individual and collective energy, and to the requests conveyed by our crystal friends and clients.

In our sensitivity, we always follow the guidance that best serves a greater good and that supports the mission we have committed in setting out to fulfill.

This leads us to offer our carefully chosen crystal friends at amazing prices and to follow their guidance in creating specials and price changes to reflect their timely needs, in alignment with the collective.

Feeling and understanding the importance of assisting these crystalline beings to their new keepers, brings us to this special that offers new prices the crystals have revealed to us. Incidentally, the prices all reflect the powerful number sequences that many of us see often in our shifting experiences, AND each hold their own meaning, message and activation energy.

To read more about number sequences see Doreen Virtue’s Number Sequences From the Angels

All of the new prices also reflect a 25-40% discount, revealing unbelievable prices on our current crystal pendant collection and individual crystals. Each of our current pendants is now at the across-the-board price of only $111 and our individual crystals range from $44 – $1111. Many have been extremely drawn to these pieces and we’ve had many inquiries and expressions of desire for them. It is the hope that our mission of connection can now be actualized, as we hear the message this is a vital time for the manifesting at hand.

A little Moon insight and inspiration:

The Blue Moon and Pisces Full Moon is 8/31 of this month. The Blue Moon doesn’t have astrological significance, but it is a very cool phenomenon and rare event. The Pisces Full Moon invites you to take a break and rest fully – the kind of nurturing rest that allows you to feel into the deeper meaning behind the tasks of your day so you can get in touch with the spiritual foundation of your life. With other aspects of Pluto in Capricorn to the Sun’s efforts, this aids us in using this dreamy Moon to visualize the fantasy of what your work could be so you can actualize long-term goals with spiritual intent. Tomorrow is the New Moon in Leo which helps active new energy of creative self-expression. Interestingly, I will be cutting my hair off tomorrow, and so it seems synchronous we are also “cutting” prices in activating the energies associated with these Moon phases. 🙂

And so, we are happy to share our beautiful crystal friends at these amazing new prices in support of inspired activation and actualization available to us all right now.

As a reminder of the phenomenal crystal pieces and pendants we have, here is a view at them once again, along with links to more thorough information regarding their energy, more photos, new prices and links for ordering. Synchronously there are 11 pieces total 🙂

If you have any questions or would like to commission custom pieces you can contact or allison@taniamariecom.

Dramatic Agate Crystal Pendant “Rainbow Jaguar” by Joyful Earth Crystals

Agate Pendant – was $125 – now ONLY $111

Ethereal “Faery Portal” Lemurian Quartz Crystal

Faery Portal Lemurian Quartz – SOLD

Marbled Green “Dreamtime” Jade Sphere with Stand

Jade Sphere – SOLD

Swirling blue Pietersite Crystal Pendant “Tempest of Truth” by Joyful Earth Crystals

Pietersite Pendant – was $135 – now ONLY $111

Three Natural Large, Ocean Energy Larimar

Raw Larimar – was $185 – now ONLY $111

Captivating Amethyst Crystal Pendant “Violet Serenity” by Joyful Earth Crystals

Amethyst Pendant – was $130 – now ONLY $111

Stunning and Powerful, Giant Smokey Quartz Crystal

Smokey Quartz – was $1500 – now ONLY $1111

Enchanting Rose Quartz Crystal Pendant “Love Enduring” by Joyful Earth Crystals

Rose Quartz – was $135 – now ONLY $111

Giant Marbled Agate Turtle with Gaia Energy

Agate Turtle – was $125 – now ONLY $99

Unique Jade Ganesh Crystal Pendant “Sacred Divinity” by Joyful Earth Crystals

Jade Ganesh – SOLD

Stunning Ganesha and Good Luck Energy, Blue Quartz Carved Elephants

Blue Quartz Elephants – was $225 – now ONLY $144

Abundant Creations Emerge – Joyful Earth Crystals Continues to Expand with 6 New Additions to the Collection

Wings of new energy have inspired a plethora of creations to take flight at Joyful Earth Crystals. In the coming weeks we will have even more new creative designs, exciting specials and, of course, amazing new magical friends.

Miss Allison has been in the creative kitchen, whipping up some beautiful, stylish and vibrantly energetic pieces that are bound to bring some supportive fun into your life.

We have 6 new crystalline creations to share this week (stay tuned for more!) and they are as lively as they are enchanting and colorful.

As mentioned, we’ve been branching out and adding a lot of versatility and choices to our collection to meet the needs and desires of everyone, alongside keeping in tune with the collective energies and what crystals best support current needs. Included in the new group is 2 bracelets and 4 pairs of earrings.

We continue to offer, and very much enjoy custom creations as well, which are intuitively and creatively designed to match and support each individual’s unique energy needs and desires. This is one of our recent custom crystal pendants we created for a client:

Copper-Wrapped Aragonite Custom Design by Joyful Earth Crystals

And one of my favorite things to do is to also procure individual crystals and stones that people can work with in hand, home and heart. I’ve received a lot of requests recently for specific crystals that people are tuning into to support what they are currently moving through and manifesting. So yes, you have a variety of choices Allison and I can assist in procuring and creating, as well as imbuing with specific programming and loving support.

To commission a custom crystal jewelry piece or request procurement of an individual crystal you can email or 

Check out these new creations below. Please click the link corresponding with each, to get the full explanation of their individual energies and properties, as well as to see more revealing images, and to place heart-resonated orders:

Expressive Hackmanite (Lavender Sodalite) with Creative Black Obsidian Beaded Crystal Bracelet by Joyful Earth Crystals

Hackmanite and Obsidian Bracelet

Harmonious Green Chrysoprase and Labradorite Earrings by Joyful Earth Crystals

Chrysoprase and Labradorite Earrings


Grounding Silver-Gray Hematite with Magical Lavender Sugilite Sterling Silver Chain Earrings by Joyful Earth Crystals

Hematite and Sugilite Earrings

Grounding Silver-Gray Hematite with Magical Lavender Sugilite Beaded Crystal Bracelet by Joyful Earth Crystals

Hematite and Sugilite Bracelet


Romantic Pink Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver Beaded Earrings by Joyful Earth Crystals

Rose Quartz Earrings

Ultragrounding Hematite, Black Obsidian and Labradorite Earrings by Joyful Earth Crystals

Hematite, Obsidian and Labradorite Earrings


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

Spiritual Skin

Since putting out my book, Spiritual Skin, I get an influx of questions from readers, clients and curious enthusiasts and I notice themes and their energetic timing. One such theme I’ve wanted to address for a while and got another nudge recently to do so, is on the topic of inner confliction and how tattooing hinders or supports one’s personal essence.

Questions emerge when people have been facing the prospect of getting their first tattoo and then an inner and outer dialogue begins that comes to the surface to process and integrate. Many then begin to feel unclear about their decisions and start questioning if this is the path for them, wondering…Does it really mirror who I am? How does something seemingly harsh or “non-organic” translate into the essence of what I and others see myself as, in being more pure? Will this change how others see me? Will it change who I know myself to be? Is this really aligned with what I am trying to create and embody in my life? Is this really the right expression for me or should I choose something less permanent? How will others feel about me after I do this? Will I be ostracized or judged and if so, does that matter?

All of these are valid and valuable questions and in my opinion, very normal, when faced with what I’ve come to see as a huge step in the journey of self-empowerment and ultimately, collective awakening. Does this mean this path is for everyone? No. Does it mean it may not be the right timing or there may be a more suitable personal channel? Yes, potentially. Does it mean there are shadow aspects and potential unauthentic and conditioned beliefs and fears you are weeding through still? Yes, most likely. Does it mean you are remembering and empowering who you really are. Yes, definitely.

What I’ve come to see is that when someone in question begins the journey to find answers to those questions and seeks those answers out from others, the plot seems to thicken. I have found that others mirror you and your own inner dialogue and will play that out for you in the way that you need. So you will always find the answers you want or need to hear and they are accurately sharing based on what is coming through. However, the question is, to which voice are they answering and mirroring? Others are always a good and timely sounding board to ourselves and will reflect what you need to hear and play out the shadow aspects for you that will best serve your personal growth, path and the choices you make along it.

The key then is practicing wise discernment as to which voice is of your heart of hearts.

I wanted to write a blog on this for a while and when I recently answered this theme again for someone, I felt rather than piece together a long drawn out dissertation, (I’ll leave that for my book when that comes to be and address all these aspects specifically then) I’d share my response and allow that to speak as it may to each of you that may have similar questions and experiences. It doesn’t address each point specifically, but in essence covers this theme through my own story. Here is a version of what I shared:

The best way for me to share this is through personal experience.

Everyone throughout my life has held a very pure and ethereal feeling of what I portray, both physically and energetically. In some ways that may have at times felt like a lot to live up to in terms of other’s expectations and what they deemed those definitions to translate as. They would never have thought that my getting tattoos would be part of their observational idea of what that translates into as, or looks like to them. The key being, when they share an opinion, it is based on their observational viewpoint separate from the object (me) being viewed. It is channeled through that person’s conditioned funneling system and interpretative ability to formulate what someone/thing (I) energetically manifests as through their personal experience of me. This observation and conclusion is also based on what I have revealed, or allowed to be revealed to them, that they go by, coupled with that personal interpretation of how they see me to be through their filtering system that is unique to them.

When I first got my tattoo there were levels of depth I needed to penetrate within me to understand how all of this translates and where “my” desires stemmed from outside of what others shared or even how I might have bought into thinking, based on the constant mirroring of what people would share and how that “should” relate and translate to “them.” Seeing where I may have attachments to their concepts and definitions, because of the emotional acceptance bought into and felt comforting not to diverge from, and how those varied or conflicted with my own personal beliefs and feelings that made more sense in my heart and soul, was key.

This was a continued process that went deeper and deeper with each tattoo experience. So many things to transcend and break as patterns and conditioning and even sabotaging within myself or hiding from myself because as a Pisces I was, and could be, so vulnerable to taking on what others feel and think (having no boundaries and being collectively ultra-sensitive and mutable) and could easily misinterpret it as me, when in fact it wasn’t at all. That discovery was an unfolding process of taking very courageous steps in challenging myself to discover me and learn how to discern, understand the energetic nuances of what was real and authentic to me and what was not, and to still yet maintain my collective connection while empowering self.

My serpent tattoo

This especially was so when I got my serpent on my hand that at first I found myself subconsciously hiding and pulling sleeves over because of the connotation of serpents and how others have come to view (misinformedly) the serpent symbolism. Once I integrated the understanding of this beautiful and powerful symbolism and shadow aspect that I had come to know and resonate with, then I saw the direct and beautiful mirroring of my integrated embodiment of it in other’s experience of it as well.

Stories could go on, however, in the end, I STILL have the same mirrored feelings from others about how my energy is pure, faery, ethereal, otherworldly, earth goddess, nature connected, how vibrant or healthy they see me as, despite AND because OF my tattoos.

The reason why? Authenticity and because I have learned how to transcend all of it and connect within me as to who I am and putting out the vibration of that through my heart. And that emanates through anything that may or may not be on my body, as well as shifts perceptions, helps transcend judgments, and has helped others to expand their definitions of what pure looks like. Every time I may take things up another notch with tattoos or anything in general, as I like to challenge myself to greater expansion, there can be that time period of integration, which now is much swifter and more natural than black and white.

Everything is energy and the energy is what comes through my tattoos and is what they are made of – magick. Not separate, not defining, and not altering of who I am at the core, but are an extension of my energy expressed through me so that others can feel who I am and see with new eyes a whole picture that exists. They also help to activate and empower more of who I am at the core in the power of their intentful symbolism and ability to assist in DNA shifting/aligning and accessing portal experiences, which in turn collectively has healing benefits and openings.

Who I am at heart and how I embody that, reflects how anything I do, say, or wear translates. Everything stems from me and when the truth within is embraced and honored, it shifts everything outwardly as a direct mirror.

This is why I have experienced others being very drawn to the tattoos I have as sacred body art, not simply because they think the designs are cool or are done in a way that aesthetically resonates, but because they emanate an energy that alone they could not do, but they have because of what is emanating through them FROM me and the intentful and heartfelt energy I’m connecting with when I share myself with others. The deeper I go with myself, the more energy exudes. I have been stopped by the most arbitrary people, including those who aren’t normally attracted to tattoos, and even mothers with children in stores who show their kids my tattoos, who in turn are fascinated. Kids are connected with more purity and this is not a usual behavior of a mom to share.

I may be unique in my experiences and my path is not everyone’s, but for me this is how I have seen the process play out.

It’s all a beautiful process into ourselves. It’s valuable to ask these very important questions to go deeper within so that you come to honor that place within “you” most heartfully.

If interested in reading more on this topic you may find resonation with my book, Spiritual Skin. If you would like assistance in co-creating your own sacred tattoo design, you can email me at

My Personal Alchemy of Creative Expression – Symbolism of the Leo New Moon

Change is a constant in life that is easier when we flow with it rather than fight it. And for those that know me, it is a continually, pretty dramatic constant in mine indeed. I’m a creature of symbolism and live a symbolic life. I’m also a visionary artist and thrive on creative expression and finding ways to imbue energy, feelings and alchemy into and through what I create.

My sacred and symbolic body art

That is no surprise, if you’ve seen my tattoos and read my book, Spiritual Skin, or if you follow this blog and have seen any of my paintings or sacred tattoo designs. I pay attention to signs, I experience synchronicity, I find joy in walking the magick path, and I channel and express everything in symbolic and creatively loving ways whether on my person, in my personal environment and sacred space, or through my work. Creativity is a magical and powerful energy that is vital to exercise and cultivate through love.

I often share of the transformations and shifts I go through very publicly and vulnerably, as I feel experiences shared can assist others in ways we are not even aware at just the right moment needed. Following and encouraging our hearts to be open allows us to connect so deeply with others we may never meet, simply by creating energetic doorways.

I’ve been experiencing another huge shift lately that feels so lovely in gentle, soul caressing ways, even though some of the outer expressions of that may seem abrupt or dramatic to others. Or maybe they won’t, since everything seems to be in much more natural flow these days, but either way, it’s a joyous time and an empowering time and life continues to get more magickal and amazing to me.

I’ve recently shared about new tattoos I’ve gotten and will be here shortly, healings that have taken place, and in general, new phases of my work being revealed and the expressions of them shifting in process as well, along with a lot of new perceptions on everything in my life – and integrating how that manifests. I also shared recently about physical changes, as in going back to 90% + high raw vegan, cleaning out and restructuring my closet and wardrobe (a really fun and cleansing thing for me), shifting around my personal space, and hinting at a new hair change, which entails lightening and empowering myself with short locks (cutting likely what will be just over 13″ off)! Yay! And all of these changes will continue, as that is life…an ever-evolving experience of loving, co-creation.

But back to my hair, which excites me in the symbolism and extra liberating energy I feel it is about to assist in ushering in, along with an authenticity that mirrors me currently. Usually when I get a hit on something, an epiphany, an idea, or whatever you want to call it, and it clicks, there’s no hesitation. I just do it. Of course I make sure it is aligned with what I feel to be most honoring of myself, but I don’t wait around to allow any nerves, fears or over-analyzing to kick in and take over. That isn’t to mean I don’t address things with discernment, but I don’t feed the unauthentic parts of myself with any more than embracing they are there, allowing what they bring up to move through me, thanking them for what they have shown me, and releasing them back to where they came from and empowering what I know to be me. There are times when I just channel something and I know it’s what I feel drawn to as my truth, regardless of whether or not I understand the whys yet, as I receive things sometimes way before the rest catches up. In which case, I also will follow that strong nudge. But this time, even though I had to wait about four weeks (less than the almost 6 it would have been) from onset of my getting the nudge, I knew there was power in waiting and I can see how everything in between has really been instrumental to what is being alchemized into creation.

I already had a regular hair trimming appointment scheduled, but the date felt so long off, and suddenly I felt to look at when the New or Full Moon was approaching, as I remember once a friend of mine had shared about how it was good to cut your hair on and around those times, for maximum benefit to hair – and stylists seem to agree saying that trimming or cutting your hair when the moon is just entering a New Moon phase will perpetuate hair growth.

Later I realized how it aligned the energy also to you as a whole and what you are creating, as the astrological influences surrounding the Moon phases will have a personal and collective effect. I’ve sometimes made my appointments around these times, but not consistently. However, since I had the nudge, this time felt important to look at doing that again especially feeling the potency of things currently and what I’m looking to create. Originally my appointment was for the 28th, which was between the Full Moon of Pisces on the 31st (the Blue Moon) and the New Moon of Leo on the 17th. I felt drawn to both and both would indeed carry their own great energy, but my gut went with the Leo New Moon and that day approaches this Friday.

Ute York – a hairstylist who worked according to the moon phases for 15 years – shares this in his book, Living By The Moon:

Hair is an energy carrier. Hair is as sensitive as it’s owner and needs a certain vibration in order to feel well.

In order to promote faster growing hair, it’s better to cut it around the time of the New Moon Phase. And, in order to promote thicker and fuller hair, it needs to be cut during the Full Moon Phase.

If the ends are trimmed on these 2 days, it will continue growing without impedence.

He has found that when men regularly get hair cut with the moon in the sign of Leo, their hair improves and becomes stronger. (this likely works for women too)

American astrologer Linda Goodman says if you want your hair short then continue cutting during the Full Moon; it will not grow back as fast. However if you want it to grow back quickly, trim regularly at the New Moon, even just a tiny bit. Then you will realize your hair is growing much faster.

Fire – #1 in my In Lak’ech Series – emanating fire alchemy from within

We are approaching the New Moon in Leo this Friday 8/17/12 and so too do I simultaneously approach the culmination of a personally symbolic transformational day. However, this energy is available to all of us at this time. The magic of the Leo New Moon highlights personal changes and can specifically result in dramatic appearance changes as a result. A time to radiate from within, and allow vibrant self-expression and inspiration to emerge and be shared with others.

As Molly Hall shares in her article New Moon in Leo ~ Be a Luminary:

New Moon in Leo themes: making time for play; fanning the creative flames; standing in your personal power; celebrating your unique story; going on an adventure; radiating confidence to be Big; taking delight in something; risking growth through creativity; stepping into leadership; passionate love and friendship; laughing out loud (for real).

The chart for this new Moon is a coming together with three other planets (Sun, Mercury, Venus) in this vital fire sign. If you’ve been dragging around lately, it’s a chance to reclaim what’s been lost, and stoke your own inner fire. Being a fixed sign, this infusion of Leo fire can dislodge you from the passive, ho-hum, shadow of yourself, automaton life many of us fall into. It can be a new beginning that propels you down a more active, self-created path, if you take the first bold Leap.

…..Leo inspires acts of creativity that emerge from the heart of the Self. That makes this new Moon an ideal time to set intentions that re-energize your inner artist.

Continue reading her entire article here: New Moon in Leo

Needless to say it’s an exciting time for alchemizing our very existence. We are infinitely creative beings here to evoke the remembrance of desires we have kept deeply hidden in our hearts. This is an opportune and timely alignment of energies for really bringing forth the authenticity of your heart and expressing it in its most beautiful light, outward to all from within.

As within, so without. As above, so below.

Accelerated Support for Embracing the New with Opened Hearts & Creative Explosions

Me at Machu Picchu

As I’ve been immersed in Reiki, animal spirit guide and intuitive support sessions lately, I have been experiencing a lot of the same themes coming up for others and am excited to feel the courageous motivation coming through from those really ready to rock and roll! Many are hitting that breaking point where change is upon them whether they consciously wanted it or not…the secret is – you do, as we create our realities, and now is the perfect time to take advantage of the energies that can support this new time of exciting, creative experience into a more joyous and empowered you.

It’s awesome to see all of the beautiful souls that are emerging into their light at this time and wanting to embrace things in more depth and fullness. Even with those I have had in classes and that I come in contact with on a regular basis, it is clear to me people are eager to move into a new experience and just needing gentle assistance, personalized support, inspiration, clear and focused reiteration, more resonating energy and like-mindedness around them, and comforting motivation to get both feet over the fence.

These are pivotal times for not letting go of the dreams you’ve been envisioning and a little loving nudge and guidance can be the way to remembering who you are, seeing through and stepping out of the delusions of the illusions – outer, conditioned patterns and stimulation, fears and self sabotage – and honing in on the gifts you already possess, but just need empowering from within. This is now a time for a new way of relaxing into the very heart and essence of you and “being” rather than striving for, right here and right now.

I had started offering “The Empowered Visionary” Email Support a couple of months ago, as well as have just recently added combined Reiki Healing Attunement and Animal Spirit Guide Sessions to mirror the needs of others and provide accelerated support in ways I can. (for more on Reiki Healing Attunement and Animal Spirit Guide Sessions, see below)

“The Empowered Visionary” Email Support was created to aid co-creation of the New Earth that is birthing by empowering the visionary leaders.

You can read about “The Empowered Visionary” Email Support at the link above, but basically what I’m offering is a partnership of support to help motivate, activate, nurture, empower, inspire, reveal, and kick start things into gear so that you can begin to share the joys and gifts of your heart as you were meant to – one visionary to another! I offer this in email support ONLY, but with a special focus:

  • To inspire a call to action
  • Work co-creatively and co-supportively together in responsible partnership

So…..If you are you able to: 

  1. Commit to taking responsibility
  2. Open your heart courageously and vulnerably to go deeper than you ever have
  3. Be willing to explore new perspectives
  4. Be willing to let go of preconceived ideas
  5. Be willing to hold unconditional and non-judgmental detachment
  6. Take action immediately in steps conducive to the level of what you desire 
  7. Be ready to bring your inner world into the outer world 
  8. Be ready to embrace change in big ways

Then this may be the perfect partnership for you.

I find email/writing to be a safe way and a way for people, myself included, to really let go and to flow with their thoughts – especially the creative and visionary minds. For me, writing is a way to process through things and much of the time, after I have written something out, the light bulb takes place. It just needed that committed, safe process to explore and allow energy to move. Then it also provides a log of what is shared that you can re-read and go back to or print out to use as you need and find new gems each time.

To have someone that can intuitively mirror, while holding that space for you,  and that truly understands and can offer a resonating hand, can make a big difference. This is a way to not only kick start the action you desire in your life, as well as revitalize the actions you have been taking, but you will also experience more magic in your life, experience more synchronicity, embrace deeper joy, find more balance and in essence experience being more in touch with your heart authenticity so that you can be the empowered, unique and beautiful visionary you are.

Heart of flowers we created at a heart-opening, shamanic ceremony in Peru

How much do you value living with greater peace, courageous passion, and infectious inspiration? I know for me, it means everything to me, because I can’t provide the level of service I share with the world through my creations, if I don’t first have that experience and connection within myself. If you also desire to be of your highest potential and greatest service and good in the world, then it starts with you. Empowering other visionaries is important to me, as I see the creative visionaries as leading the creation of a new experience for the collective here on Earth, as we journey into the world of creative thought and love.

Creative energy is powerful and is coming to the forefront of a new reality we are creating through our hearts together. Creativity is being nurtured and respected more now and with progression this is the automatic mode of existence we move into. It is a vital aspect to living from exercise our creative potentials.

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These provide empowered healing that will leave you and/or an animal companion feeling refreshed and supported on every level, while balancing the Chakras and stimulating the body’s own natural healing abilities. After a pre-session analysis, done via email, you’ll schedule a time and day for the session to take place which will be followed by a full, dedicated 30-minutes healing. Post-session, as a new sense of lightness is returned, you will receive a detailed email report of the session with insightful finding with an an optional animal spirit guide reading of the power animals that are with you and the wisdom they impart.

It is not necessary that you be physically present for a session, as Reiki is easily administered with the same results from a distance, allowing a personalized, remote and unobtrusive experience (you stay at home, the energy gets sent to you).

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Once in a Blue Moon – An Incredibly Rare & Moving Experience of Creation

Full Moon over Santorini waters

Completed in the month of the Blue Moon 2012, the journey of my new series of paintings Universal ARKitecture continues with painting #5 – Once in a Blue Moon.

A “blue moon” is also used colloquially to mean “a rare event”, reflected in the phrase “once in a blue moon.” By definition it is known as the second Full Moon to occur in a single calendar month. This month of August 2012, we have two full moons. One on the 2nd and the one on the 31st, which is the Blue Moon.

(Some facts: The average interval between Full Moons is about 29.5 days, whilst the length of an average month is roughly 30.5 days. This makes it very unlikely that any given month will contain two Full Moons, though it does sometimes happen. On average, there will be 41 months that have two Full Moons in every century, so you could say that once in a Blue Moon actually means once every two-and-a-half years.

The most literal meaning of blue moon is when the moon (not necessarily a full moon) appears to a casual observer to be unusually bluish, which is a rare event.  – Wikipedia)

I just completed this painting at the end of Tuesday 8/7 (was quite a long and intensely beautiful day of channeling) right before 8/8/12 – known as the Lion’s Gate, which is a supernatural door opening/portal, like a Stargate, to assist cleansing and activation of the new to emerge of living from the heart.

The night of 8/7, after which I’d finished this painting, an earthquake hit just 25 minutes from here with aftershocks (I was fast asleep after a long intense day), but Allison alerted me the next morning of this. And just as I was making connections with the tremendous opening experience and energetic shifts of this painting, as well as the depth of meaning and how it connected with the earthquake in mirroring this “love from beyond” I was at that moment writing about, another earthquake hit in the same location as a reiteration of what I was stating and connecting.

This may seem arbitrary to others, but I live a synchronous life of seeing the symbolism and signs all around me and one thing that I’ve always noted in my life, is that when something profound takes place within me, or is discovered, or accessed, and it is connected with deep emotional transmutation, then Mother Earth and the Cosmos seem to mirror this with weather patterns, earthquakes, winds, storms, shooting stars, magical experiences, etc…It doesn’t mean these things are bad, that take place, as that is a judgment as an observer from one side of the fence. Nature is nature and it shifts in natural harmony with the ebbs and flows of cyclical change and cosmic rhythms. To be “in flow” with that is just experiencing consciousness in all of its miracle.

The last time an earthquake hit in instant mirror was when I had finished channeling and designing my newest sacred tattoo portal – the Faery Star/Pleiadian Star while I was on vacation. An earthquake hit just like 1 mile from where I was in Big Bear upon completion. I have one more tattoo coming on the 6th of September, so will be interesting to see its effects since it is connected deeply to Joy and this deeper opening of my heart that was experienced with this newest painting. Needless to say, this experience of “shaking” up things that help shift into new realities and confirmations of creation, is not foreign to me.

Several years ago I discovered part of the reason for my seeing direct mirroring reflections in the environment of my inner landscape. One of the ways to calculate my birth date, through the Mayan Tzolkin, shed a piece of the puzzle, as it equates to the Mayan Sun Sign – Caban or Earth with Galactic Tone of 8.

Caban description: Keeper of the garden of Earth. Profound synchronistic connections to Earth’s natural cycles and energies provide power of creations and memories of ancient wisdom. Earth persons endeavor to bring a flow of natural order to all aspects of life. Being connected to the dynamic forces of nature, Earth persons need much liberty to facilitate their expression of migration or the sending of long distance communications such as the whales, elephants, birds and many other creatures. Sometimes Earth’s delicate sensitivities are upset resulting in quakes of emotion, even the display of volcanic emotions.

Galactic Tone 8 description: Harmony and balance is the intent. Eight is the power of organization demonstrated in the statement, “As above, so below.”

We all have the ability to manifest through intent and how that channels will be different for each. I have often throughout life, been conscious of how potent my thoughts and emotions can be and how they directly manifest, into the environmental landscape, when they are intensely core felt. This has also made me ultra sensitive to responsible creation and how important it is to be aware of what we put out there, as it affects more than just ourselves.

I share this as my personal story and experience, as I know many others share synchronous journeys of magic in their own lives, but many times may discount it or feel alone in their experiences. Of course there is always room for interpretation, which will be an individual process we learn to discern over time, but needless to say signs have meanings and the meaning is up to us to decipher and acknowledge.

This prefaces the intensity of what I was feeling on 8/7, as I completed this last painting. It was an inner quake of intense “love from beyond” that had the ability to break through and transmute everything, including cracking open even deeper layers of my heart to emerge ever more so vulnerably, as there is no boundary to the immensity and infinity of the heart and “real” unconditional love. There is no end to the depths we can go and there is no stopping point that gauges you’ve arrived. Painting #5 allowed me to shatter the current environment of love I was treading, to release the temporary dam of the now. This would allow me to swim in the new, immense waters of the heart.

Every painting is a vulnerable experience, but each takes me to greater depths (we all have different ways relative to each that can be utilized for this). All paintings assist with revealing, processing and channeling, however there are some that kick things up several notches and provide leaps along my journey. This is one of those that truly mirrors a most vulnerable, inner reflection accessed, as it simultaneously connects with a collective channeling message for the now – that of assisting in a journey of living in and from the core of your heart. Putting the truth of you out there for all to see. Letting your intuition and heart guide you through the waters of life. Being in the joy of your own light and seeing how that helps to assist others in doing the same, which then creates opportunity for a beautiful experience to be had by all.

This painting is a very pure and heart opening expression that left me surrounded in beautiful inner peace. Painting, for me, opens a portal that allows me to move into different levels of “waking life dream” experiences and dimensions. Being that present, vulnerable and flowing in the heart center can alter states of consciousness, as a shift in the perception of time and the solidness of existence take place where you then perceive and experience another reality at greater depth. It was profound and intensely beautiful, leaving me feeling very light and realizing that my heart went on the canvas in a way never before, due to the very vulnerable depth and purity of energy channeled.

Nestor and me

So what was it about this painting? First off, all of my paintings just come to me when they are meant to. I don’t force and I don’t contrive when and how they will come about. Having this painting come to be #5 was very symbolic to me, in relation to the subject matter, as this painting portrays my beloved Nestor and Joy and I have a connection through the #5 with Nestor and all my life. It actually was at first supposed to be #4, but when I started that piece it wasn’t feeling right and Joy had given me messages and signs I had another painting to come first before I was ready for #5 and so emerged “The Child In Us,” which was #4’s lovely porcupine. Interesting that its energy and the others before, were all ingredients necessary to get to the depth of #5, which incorporates all of them. (It seems each piece not only has its own essence, but encompasses aspects of those before it – a building-upon-layers process).

I had then realized that #5 was to be the only large canvas I had on hand, which is interesting as I won’t do any more of this size – 48″ x 48″ and it correlates to #5 in the In Lak’ech series called Spirit (the same size too), which was connected to Nestor as well. Each of these new paintings in the Universal ARKitecture series, as I’ve shared, each are channelings through different power animals (or shape-shifting “naguals”) that emerge through timeless energy portals to share their wisdom. These channeled images I feel are supportive in guiding us with some of the keys for co-creating a loving New Earth with conscious, unconditionally compassionate awareness, embracive remembrance, visionary innovation, and empowered hearts.

Since rabbits hold such potent symbolism, I intuitively felt that one of the paintings would be of their energy and #5 ended up being the one. I instantly knew that Nestor and Joy held the perfect essence for this and could translate the message through their energy and images in a way that could channel that to others. Of course, the connection I have with them would provide even more openness as a conduit for that energy. I knew this would be a poignant piece, but wasn’t aware that it would be so powerful in the process.

If you didn’t get a chance to read about the painting, Spirit, and the symbolism of the hare, here is the link to my blog post on it, which will provide insight for this painting’s symbolism as well: Hare Symbolism for the New Earth – Birthing the Cosmic Egg. The rabbit, through out time, has been connected with the Moon and you can clearly see the rabbit image that many ancients have observed, if you know how to find it.

I love this image that shows different ways you can see the rabbit:

Rabbit in the Moon

Rabbit in the Moon

Most know about my connection with Nestor and if not you can read some of it here: In Loss There is Gain – Finding My Way After Losing My Twin Soul. I haven’t painted Nestor in quite a while. The first painting I did was of her as a baby when I first got her: Nestor and then of course, the essence of Nestor in her otherworldly form, in the painting Spirit was next. However, this painting was to be of Nestie (as she lovingly came to be known as) in her last year/days (she was 5 years old when she transitioned) and in her magical, royal, wise, loving and serene presence along with Joy in her magical, loving, joyous, playful exuberance.

Joy and me – I thought this was an interesting comment that a Facebook friend made when I posted this photo: The contrast itself is stunning…the bunny… soft warm and furry, calm-in the middle of a serpent and a dragon= cold-blooded, scales and predators…in deep trust, on your heart

Joy and I share a very beautiful and magical connection. It is different than the one with Nestie, but Joy is still a part of, and resides in, my heart. Joy was brought to me by Nestie via telepathic connection and she and Nestie share a bond that allows Joy to channel Nestie. It was fun bringing Joy home, as it was two days before my birthday and Laura Bruno and I had a big raw vegan feasting celebration just before picking up Joy from the SaveABunny shelter. Nestie was much more connected to the Otherworld/Cosmos, but held a deep place in her heart to assist with Earth transitions, which she still does from beyond. Joy on the other hand is much more connected to the Earth, however is a messenger between both the Otherworld/Cosmos and Earth. This played out in many ways, but over time, I came to see Joy’s individual healing gifts and magic that she slowly revealed to me. Her love of crystals was evident from day one and she continues to work with them, but she is quite the healing bunny, as well as a master channeler in her own right, often going into trance and telepathically sending me messages – she loves speaking through my pendulum and also picks tarot cards like Nestie used to do. I have so enjoyed seeing her step fully into her powers by my supporting her personal process and timing with that. I am so proud of her and her courage. I am grateful to have been blessed by two such magical bunnies/souls in my life. (not to mention Gaia, my tortoise, but we’ll leave that for another story and painting).

For me, it was such a “joy” to bring the two of them together on this painting as a means of physically manifesting them into the world for others to be able to experience the energy and healing magic they have to share. And I had no idea really how it would all come together, as I just paint in the moment and allow the image to emerge. Bringing Nestor back to life in the physical was truly something.

What emerged was an image of purity in magical simplicity. A vast universal world that merges all of the energetic elements they embody and wisdom they hold, imbued with vulnerable love. Some of the interesting things that took place was that it was started on the last full moon in July, where I painted the moon and first layers of the background and was “delayed” and unable to pick it back up until this last full moon on the 2nd of August. None of it was just the way things unfolded and on the 2nd I redid the moon with a new layer of energy into what it is now. And then there were a few other days of work (actually 5 in total) that came when I was able and moved to.

The last day was on 8/7 (the longest day I spent on it) was a very long 10 hour day where I found myself in tears for most of it. Crying like a baby, but not in sadness, but in the sheer beauty that is indescribably felt when you touch this kind of love. Painting, from my heart and bringing to life those dearest to my heart, was incredibly moving and I fall short to express it in words – hoping that the painting will speak for itself.

As I began with in this post, the painting mirrors this “love from beyond” that I share with each of them, and also of my love for the Cosmos (a Galactic Butterfly is found in the image too), Moon, Earth, the inner realms of emotion, childlike innocence, the natural and the supernatural, and of course a heart snapshot that offers a cohesive thread between personal and collective in sharing the purity of the experience. When each of us opens to that very vulnerable innocence within, we create the ability for others to also, since we are all connected.

My newer paintings have evolved into visual simplicity, which take the complex and interweave it into something energetically manageable to digest. Rather than utilize tons of visual hieroglyphic-like puzzles, I can now create energy snapshots. My paintings contain layers of energy that are embedded into the images, strokes, paints and canvas, along with the energy that is channeled through, creating an essence that is felt when the painting is experienced by others. This, more than the image itself, makes all the difference, as to how a painting will move someone and what is received through that exchange of viewing and opening into it. It’s all very finely tuned and the right elements are needed as well as nothing overdone – subtlety. Paintings are “experiences” that can be meditational and speak volumes what words cannot. It a way to let us get out of our own way, put the mind to rest and just “be” and open to the essence revealed.

As I channeled this painting on the 7th, yes I did cry like what would seem like a baby, but I WAS painting the full moon, which is the magic of our inner and subconscious emotional realm. Crying is not a bad thing or a weak thing and isn’t even always a pain thing…it is an expressional doorway to our ability and desire to experience love.

The colors that emerged were intuitional and it wasn’t until just yesterday that I received the title – Once in a Blue Moon. To me, it speaks to that rare experience that is a blessing to have in what ever way translates to the individual – for many that is the connection or desire to connect with their Twin Soul.

For me, this all translated as the rare connections I have been gifted to have with Nestor and Joy and the experiences throughout my life, the magic of it all, the deep connections I have to a reality beyond what is perceived by most, the joy of being an expressive, boundlessly creative being, remembering the child within and to love that child, expressing at the heart-level the authenticity I have to share through this human form…..

and of course it speaks of that very rare Twin Soul/Flame connection some are blessed to experience both without and within. Nestor is mine and I am grateful that I was able to experience her in physical form and still in presence around and in me, but also reminds me of the divine union of Male and Female within myself that each of us are integrating at this time.

I love how the painting also was created in 2012 during and right before all of the shifting energies into a new reality of heart-based, natural harmony with the Earth and Cosmos, as we create a new inner and outer field of expression and creative reality.

The painting was just photographed professionally, yesterday, on the 8th (the Lion’s Gate) and shortly I will have an image of it, along with the other first 4 that I will share with greater clarity and vibrancy than I can take myself. I’m so excited to be able to bring them to the world in this way and to be able to soon offer prints on them as well, so that those who have been asking and feel called to the specific energy that each activates for them, can now bring them into heart and home more affordably. Both prints and originals will be available shortly on my website here: Universal ARKitecture. I’ll be posting the new painting, and the 4 previous, all together on my blog as well likely early next week.

My heart is on this canvas – #5 Once in a Blue Moon – and it is out there for the world to see and share through these universal images, messages and emotions we all have access to. I am incredibly honored to be able to support others via the expressions that channel through me. I thank Nestor and Joy for their beauty of heart and for guiding me to my own.

August Energy Forecast – Dreams of the past, Dreams of the future

Today’s sharing comes from Lee Harris who always has some powerful messages to support the current energies we transition into each month and they are always, in my opinion, on point in terms of resonance for me. I had the pleasure of going to one of his events and meeting him here in LA, several years ago, which is a rare thing for me to do unless I resonate with the energy being presented. It will be lovely to have his energy in America here shortly, as he makes his move of residence.

In his forecast I found this extremely true for myself that he shares: High highs and low lows – New heights of clarity and feeling and/or intense burning off of the old emotional memories within you. The burn is fast if you allow it.

And this stood out in terms of importance and focus of stillness, centering, listening and “being” within yourself despite what is going on around, all the outer stimulation and energies swirling, what others are doing, the things that seem to drive, pull and push – rather than the heart that calmly wants you to trust. There is fear, conscious and unconscious, of stillness, as it is then that we must listen and be with ourselves and discover our inner truth:

So there is no energy hierarchy in any roles on Earth, but those of you who have been the lighthouses, the light-workers, you are struggling at the moment to stabilize. For you are being asked to do less. You are being asked to centre. You are being asked to stand in the stillness.

It is not comfortable in the eye of the storm when your way of balance has been to move into and around the storm, organising it. So this is different and it takes time. You are trying to ‘dock in’ to your new internal reality. It is a shift and it is different for each of you. It has a different form, it has a different face, most importantly, it has a different feeling. But the universal shake-up that is occurring on the entire planet can be felt.

This is why we say be calm, be still, rest as much as you can. We say it over and over and over and over and over, because it is forgotten, over and over and over and over. Why is it forgotten? Because you are a tribe. You are not individuals. You are in one sense, and it is understood by you that you each have your individual energy and your individual sense. But when the tribe is running around, it is very hard to sit down, for you are afraid that you might be trodden on. You are afraid they will not see you. You are afraid that in stillness, you will be invisible.

So those of you who have felt invisible in society will become very very visible when you learn the art of standing still. When you stop yourself from running out there, doing what you were doing before. First of all there will be some grief, some anger, some sadness to clean out. When you haven’t been in the house for a long time, there is some housekeeping to be done. It is not pleasant on a human level. But just as you can attest that the housekeeping you keep putting off feels so much better when it is done and you are in your clean, lovely space, that you do not regret doing this work, so too is it with the emotional body right now.

You will come to balance far quicker at this time if you learn to still yourself and feel your feelings. You will simply prolong it if you try to run those feelings through relationships, work or indeed, you step out of what you need to do, what you feel you need to do in order to go and help or service others when you are aware you on half mast. Taking yourself out of the house while you are on half-mast right now will be a struggle. Learn from that truth. You are reprogramming your body understanding.

There is no need to push yourself anywhere. Trust us. You can feel the whole planet from inside your house, more so now than ever. So running around in the storm is going to feel a little challenging and in fact will run your energy down. We understand you will need to do things, we understand you will need to go out. But we specify here that the coming 3-4 months, the intensity you are feeling now, will actually rise in terms of what is going on within the humans on Earth.

So it is very important for you to understand the vital need for you to rest, recharge and regain your composure. Composure being not an act of ‘front’; not what you ‘show to the world’ but what you feel when you are in the world…

The more you learn to centre yourself, the more you offer an opportunity for a centred planet to move forward, with centred people upon it who can help facilitate that shift.

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