Monthly Archives: December 2013
We fly into 2014 with a powerful Super New Moon on the 1st of the year. This New Moon in Capricorn will be the perfect way to initiate strong intention seeds to unearth a renewed life into blossom, as the year unfolds. It is time to write a new story and live out loud, the beautiful, uniquely creative expression and love of you.
And with Pluto joining the New Moon, there will be revitalization and energetic evolution that comes from rebirthing, after having embraced the deep journey within. Unconscious conditioning is the old way and now is about becoming a conscious agent of evolution through engaging and welcoming change so you do not self-destruct.
As with all things, this is a choice. As we initiate this New Year with the seeds of fresh beginnings, how will you choose to continue your journey? Responsibly, with dedicated, mature integrity and balanced heart, or rashly and obnoxiously like aggressive and undisciplined adolescents?
Literal and symbolic deaths and rebirths are part of this cyclical journey, but Pluto promises valuable transformation, one way or another.
I’ve also noticed just recently, a link to a condition I have with my own processes changing, that happen to be tied to this New Moon energy. The condition is a cross between symphysis pubis dysfunction and sacroiliac join dysfunction – but mostly residing in the pelvic area, which gets exasperated with rigorous leg-lifting and uphill strains. I hadn’t experienced it until recently when having those cleansing and repatterning shifts taking place for my own new upgrade. I find this to be symbolically connected to the very theme of remnants of old deeply shifting in order to move forward in new and freer ways.
I happen to have Capricorn as my rising sign and most of my life have been that very determined, relentless goat that will climb any mountain its challenged with and not give up. However, this is the old way and its time to realize that contracts have been completed. What I’ve been letting go over the years included shifting from the “work hard” and “over-achieving” mentality that came from a place of control, and instead, have been embracing things in stride and only taking on what is in balance and alignment with me – the new way.
This to include enjoying more of the freedom and joy of the pastures, as well as intuitively and leisurely climbing to new heights with gentle discipline from an authentic heart, rather than calculated or strained steps from devised ideas.
Part of the Capricorn energy is to realize that there is no rush and that you are in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing. Patience and allowing your inner guidance to align that right timing becomes key. So yes, there is the letting go aspect around this New Moon and really embracing the integrity of your heart to create the quality of life you deserve and desire.
This is a great time for both a literal and symbolic cleansing of everything toxic that will impede your wholeness that comes from being in your frequency and accelerating your vibration. And while things are purging and shifting, realize it’s not important to see the result, it’s only important to trust you are on the right path and that you will be guided and supported to each perfect step on the journey.
So tune in to the natural rhythms of nature so that you may hear and follow the guidance of your heart, as it is aligned with our Earth Mother. Live as the example of your own empowered authenticity and let others find the power of their own sovereign free will to live in their wholeness as well. Truth begins with you and from there you can create lasting change with the honesty and integrity you consistently activate and embody within yourself.
If you didn’t get a chance to read my post on the energies we are moving into, you may enjoy this post:
Wishing everyone an empowered and expansive New Year!
This is an interesting post about sound frequencies and how they have been manipulated. As Shane Chunephisal shared in my interview about him and his work as a sound healer, Crystal Bowls vibrate at a frequency of 99.9% purity with a 432hz frequency. This makes them a powerful tool for instant transmutation. Since everything is frequency, I find sound healing to be one of the most powerful and immediate ways to shift things. Sound is vibration, which is a function of energy – energy being what the Universe IS. And so it’s no wonder that if sound is manipulated to a different frequency, this would affect the way we are able to shift things. An interesting read, followed by a beautiful nature symphony. More on sound in upcoming posts. Thank you Laura and Lance for the posts.
A whimsical post felt in store for the light-heartedness of today and the energy we’re moving more into. I recently made a new fairy friend, named Brook, and her magick and mystery is already casting a lovely aura of enchantment into my life.
So who is Brook, you ask? Well, she’s a beautiful cast iron fairy sculpture that I brought to life, gifted to me by a dear friend as a Christmas gift.
I guess my friends know me well. 😉
Although fairies are very close and familiar to me, in the literal sense, I hadn’t heard of these “Iron Fairies,” as they are known, but am now quite enamored by them.
Iron Fairies are magickal, old-world charm, cast iron sculptures created by Australian artist, Ashley Sutton. Each is hand made and unique, given a name, with her own individual personality, the wings of a certain insect, and comes housed in a sweet tin, along with her own special Magic Fairy Dust (a different colored dust for each fairy), and a poem on a scroll about her to describe the kind of fairy that she is. Apparently the Blue Fairies are considered to be naughty ones, but eventually they all will develop a pretty patina of natural rust, adding to their charm.
I was prompted to look more into these fairies and their story and this led to Ashley’s story.
A little background on Ashley Sutton:
Ashley is a unique and eccentric character who once worked as a miner in the heart of Australia’s northwest, deep down in the dark world of the iron mines doing back-breaking labor in difficult conditions. Longing to escape the daily grind of this work, he created a fairy tale for his own freedom.
“I longed to escape the monotony, tedium and gloom,” he recounts. “So I created this fairy tale in my mind to help set my spirit free.”
The Iron Fairies are based upon the original story Ashley wrote and illustrated where he takes readers on a magickal journey into his underground world. He shares real life experiences reflected in the enchanting, very moving, and often lonely “little” people living in the mines and describes how he and his work colleagues started making little iron fairies.
Ashley created a world where communities of little miners lived underground, unnoticed, for hundreds of years, toiling away in the darkness, building their strange machines from the rare red ore of the Pilbara. And one day, unbeknownst as to why, the miners started making the fairies and placing them in the gardens above their labyrinthine tunnels. It is said that the little fairies remain in a state of “suspended” animation, until they’re brought above ground, sprinkled with magic fairy dust, and touched by the first light of the morning sun to awaken them from slumber. It is then that they are set free, alive with their enchantment, to roam the world and help make wishes come true.
According to the story, each fairy had a brief life span of 3-6 years before slowing turning back to rust. It’s said that in the final diary, two miners created a perfect formula, however, and this is what is available to each of us.
So now, when you bring home, or are gifted an Iron Fairy friend, you must follow the instructions provided with each, by using your small vial of Magic Fairy Dust to set your fairy free from rust. This will awaken your friend and the fun begins!
It’s like opening a little portal of mystery, mischief, and magick!
The books Ashley wrote are a series of three journals that make up The Iron Fairies Trilogy that take you on journey of the story behind these magickal beings and their creation, and includes some of their descriptions and even sketches of machines and cave systems in the mine, as well as a secret Blue Fairy Code that the naughty blue fairies have drawn into the miner’s journal and apparently has a secret you can help solve with the key provided. 😉 Fun!
The fairy I was gifted is named Brook – Fairy of Bougainvillea. Brook was born circa 1905 and made from ore pit 1,2 and 3. Her personality is happy, easy going, and likes to have many friends. She lives and plays in the Bougainvillea tree and has wings of dragonfly lava. And I brought her to life with her sparkly light green Magic Fairy Dust.
And this her poem:
Look! I’m Brook! Can you see when I play?
come with me, I’ll show you the way.
Hot pinks, purples and apricot shades,
surrounded by beauty that never fades.
Big sharp thorns that protect me at night,
From bugs! And critters! And things that bite!
So visit the Bouganvillea tree,
open the flowers and you’ll find me!
With this Fairy Brook
you will never feel alone,
She will bring much happiness
To you and your home.
Being one that follows the fairy codes, I immediately followed the guidelines provided with my fairy on bringing her out of her slumber and into waking life, the moment I took her home. Rather than simply sprinkling fairy dust, however, I intentfully and lovingly spread fairy dust on her wings, over her heart, solar plexus, crown, third eye, face, and body, and then placed her on my desk to await the morning sun. And now she sits (still sparkling with her fairy dusted magick) on my shelf in a realm of crystal and other enchanted friends. I even gave her my mini fairy wand that felt like the perfect gift to welcome her with and seemed meant for her. 🙂
Since she has come, I indeed feel a shift in the energy here in my office and have already received a couple of gifts and wishes. Thank you Brook!
Whether or not you believe, these little fairy friends are pure joy and will tickle the inner child in you. And even if all you experience is a smile each time you look upon one, that is their magick at work, warming and opening your heart a little more each day.
What a perfect gift and friend to embark this new year of adventure and expansion with! I’m so grateful.
Yes, the “bell still rings” for me.
Make a wish, hold to the integrity of your heart, and watch your wishes come true…..
Last night we were listening to some TedTalks on the way home and this one stood out as one to share, as it not only is a topic that affects so many people, but it also points to two of the things I wrote about on the subject of stress that are now backed by studies.
Don’t you just love how science catches up with spirituality more and more? 😉
Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist who shifted her own perspective of how she was treating her patients and how she herself was viewing stress, when she discovered that what she was teaching over the last 10 years was doing more harm than good, which basically was “turning stress into the enemy”. After researching the studies, she rethought her whole approach, as the studies proved that a person’s belief about stress was the culprit to decreased health and even mortality, rather than stress itself.
Kelly now urges people to see stress as positive and to realize that it also makes you social.
These are my favorite statements she shares:
“How you think and act can transform your experience of stress. When you choose to view your stress response as helpful, you create the biology of courage. When you choose to connect with others under stress you can create resilience.
Now I wouldn’t necessarily ask for more stress in my life, but you can see it as another access to your compassionate heart and to your pounding physical heart to give you strength and energy. You can trust yourself to handle life’s challenges and remember you don’t have to face them alone.”
No matter what it is, whether stress, how you feel about yourself, or any part of your life, beliefs will play an important role in repatterning. It’s not the only piece to the puzzle, but shifting perspectives is a huge key to revealing more ease, more answers, and providing more empowerment instantly.
Of course there are other parts to this that play a role and different ways to help yourself process the stress, including the importance of balance, not purposely taking on a crazy amount of things thinking that you’re invincible, nor taking on things out of unhealthy reasons like guilt, victimization, self-sacrifice, self-sabotage, or martyrdom, for instance.
Yet what Kelly shares can begin a new inner dialogue of holistic support that will help to promote reduction in unhealthy stress perceptions that will lead you to healthier perceptions and increased connection, which ultimately puts you on the track to overall well-being.
When you become aware of something, you take back your power to be the “whole” person that you are and realize the perfection inherent in the bigger picture.
Here are pieces of my own insights on the perception of stress working “for” me and the importance of it leading me to connect with others in my post, Stress, Overwhelment, Anxiety…Spirituality Isn’t An Immunity Pass, But Does Seed You With The Alchemy Of Awareness To Shift It, which echo Kelly’s thoughts from the studies:
Remember, life challenges are the ones we choose and are there to support the transformational evolvement that we knew would assist us in being that which we are and always were behind the illusions and fluff. Varying degrees of stress are not bad, but our perspective and approach can shift them into being the natural parts of human experience that they are.
You are a luminous being seeking to know and express yourself and sometimes the rate of expansion you go through can be overwhelming at times. The key is to make a conscious choice to perceive the reality before you as a perfect set of divine experiences working FOR your highest good, not AGAINST it….
In my own journey of learning how to move through stress, I also learned it was helpful for me to have a heart-to-heart with those near and dear to me to share with them what my protocol is when I get stressed and that it isn’t personal. I also shared with them the things that I feel and how that makes me act, as well as shared the things in that moment that would be helpful for me and asked if they were willing to assist me with the process. Things like not reacting to the momentary stress I am blowing out of proportion, just listening to me, helping me to stop and encourage taking a different approach, etc. That coupled with the things I was putting into practice, all would help me to be able to shift my process and speed up the time in which I could do it.
While it is up to us to make the changes, we aren’t islands unto ourselves. Remember that your stress is also felt and experienced by everyone around you and there’s no reason you can’t ask help from your loved ones for some of the supportive ingredients that can assist you. Chances are, they would love to help out, as they don’t want to see you stressed and they don’t want to react in ways that they feel bad about, or that add to your stress. And when you engage them in your process, they will also learn more about their own, feel more open to sharing things they go through and how you might support them, and in totality a closer connection and depth to your relationship is created.
It’s one of those times of the year that reminds you to connect with your inner child, to dream and believe, to see through eyes and hearts of wonder, share your love with everyone in peace and harmony, recognize the beauty in and around you, and to brightly shine your light from the truth of your heart.
For me, this is every day because I still “hear the bell.”
If you’re wondering what that means, it comes from The Polar Express, which I was watching again last night. In the movie, adults, and even children, who don’t believe can’t hear the magick Christmas bells. It only rings for all who DO believe. And for these people, the magick is never lost.
Yesterday I spent the day working, which included creating a special design for a client that embodies so much of the new energy collectively being birthed, and then spent my evening making 2 desserts for today’s Christmas celebration, and making a Christmas Eve feast and dessert for last evening, while watching The Polar Express. Even Joy, whose birthday it was yesterday, was part of the magick of the evening, coming to sit by the fireplace we had on and watching with us. She even got to enjoy her own little dessert, which was a strawberry I gave her for a birthday surprise.
And while I didn’t have the day off, even cooking and baking all night, it was still filled with magick because I see everything that way. I find all the little special things in everything, that might be hidden by others. And whenever I catch myself feeling stressed, I am able to ease that anxiety by stepping back and reminding myself of the choices I made and the magick within everything I’m experiencing, regardless of how it looks or feels, and the meaning that can assist me in making changes of growth.
People may look at me weird, and they might even get frustrated that I have no explanation to satisfy their desire for proof when I share emphatically what I believe without waiver of trust, in the things that I do.
And that is perfect with me, because I don’t owe any explanations for why I am happy and having fun. And I’m also happy to jump on the train without knowing where it’s going because the power of my belief will always see me safely to exactly where I need to be, likely with a lot of fun surprises along the way.
And guess what? The destinations are where we begin again…
Who wants to know every little detail of what is going to happen anyway? If you knew that, there’d be no fun in living. Life is an experience and if you can trust in your heart and believe in things beyond your mind’s explanation, then you will experience the kind of stuff your dreams are made of and the reasons for your decision to incarnate here.
You always hear people say “I’ll believe it when I see it,” but I’ve always believed as Wayne Dyer shares, “You’ll see it when you believe it.”
There is so much power in this shift of perspective, as there always is with anything when you make a slight adjustment in your way of perceiving it.
I’ll leave you today with my two favorite quotes from the Polar Express:
“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”
“One thing about trains: It doesn’t matter where they’re goin’. What matters is deciding to get on.”
Do you still hear the bell? I do.
Wishing everyone a magickal day, however you celebrate, and I hope that your heart opens a little bit more to the possibilities and your imagination expands a little bit more to bring those possibilities into being.
Here is one of my favorite songs that’s from The Polar Express. The first video has clips from the movie. The second has the lyrics, as I feel when you see, and sing the words yourself, it has more impact. It doesn’t matter if you celebrate Christmas or not, and it’s not about “just” any certain day of the year either. The meaning of the words is valuable all year long.
Yesterday, I shared this post with my faery friend, Laura and she did a great write-up of the main points, which you’ll find at the link. I wanted to wait until today to share, since this Eve, for many who believe, is when our elf friends will be working their magick with Santa. Christmas Eve is an enchanted time and what better way to celebrate than with 62% of the population of Iceland who believes that elves at least might exist. Here’s a great post, providing yet another reason to love Iceland. I hope to visit there in the future. ❤
Oh, those Icelanders and their elves! This headline appeared in Sunday’s edition of The Guardian (thanks, Tania!):
“Supreme court to rule on case brought by Friends of Lava, who cite environmental impact of highway and effect on elf culture”
The article details the complex debate among environmentalists, elf-communicators, politicians and would-be highway builders. Although road projects have been halted before due to elf concerns, this one threatens to go right through an “Elf Church,” and so it’s raised particular concerns in a country where an estimated 62% of the population believes that elves at least might exist. One of my favorite excerpts:
“Terry Gunnell, a folklore professor at the University of Iceland, said he was not surprised by the wide acceptance of the possibility of elves.
“‘This is a land where your house can be destroyed by something you can’t see (earthquakes)…
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Today, or rather this eve, is one of those enchanted times I remember as a little girl and carry that magick in my heart always and all year round. I find myself singing Christmas songs no matter the time of year, especially the ones from my favorite stop-motion animations like Rudolph, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town, etc.
I’ll always be a child at heart and no matter how many times I see those movies, it’s like the first time.
So it’s no wonder that one of my favorite statements of 2013 comes from a little girl I overheard this weekend at the closure of this year. There have been a lot of profound messages and moments of inspired realizations throughout the year, but because this one is so simple and yet has so many layers of depth to it, and of course because it comes from a child, it makes it all that much more profound and memorable.
If nothing else, it’s sure to give you a giggle. 😉
Straight from the mouth of babes, comes remarkable and insightful statements that inherently have wisdom beyond their years and will surprise you. The beauty of these statements is that these children simply are speaking purity and truth, not knowing anything other than this, because they have yet to have their open channel from Source obscured with conditioning.
This weekend as we were hiking, we came across a father and his young son and daughter (likely both around the ages of 5 – 7. The son had picked up some rocks and started throwing them over the side of the hill, as we passed by. The father said to his son, “Do you remember what I said about throwing rocks?” And something to the effect of reminding him not to do that.
“Instead of throwing rocks you should eat kale.”
LOL!! I LOVE this! What depth of meaning this simple and seemingly arbitrary statement implies, as to an understanding she already has a hold of at such an early age.
I immediately giggled and asked Dave if he heard what she said. He asked me to repeat it and I told him. He said, “That’s what I thought she said, but it was so surprising that I thought I’d heard wrong.”
I said, “Nope, you heard right and that was the beauty of what she said.”
The family went on to have a very interesting and meaningful discussion we could hear for a little while, until our faster pace distanced a hill between us.
Maybe it’s just me and Dave, but we both said this was our favorite thing we’ve heard in a long time because it was so innocent and pure, yet powerful.
Rather than explain what I took away from the meaning of her statement, I’d rather it sit with you, as I think it’s more valuable to explore things for yourself with curiosity and reflection, so that you can arrive at answers that speak YOUR truth.
But I do indeed love the message of her statement, as we celebrate the light of this holiday season and welcome a new year of possibilities and change.
Wishing you much peace, compassion, and love today and always. However you choose to celebrate the holidays, I hope it is a joyous and heart-opening experience.
Speaking of which, a quick shout out to my precious “Joy” who also celebrates her 10th birthday today – also a shining example of purity, joyous love, gentle power, tenderness, serene wisdom, and childlike laughter and wonder.
Today marks another new cycle and change of seasons as we welcome in the Winter Solstice (for the Northern Hemisphere and Summer Solstice for the Southern Hemisphere) of 2013. This brings the end of the old year’s cycle, as we begin anew, and provides a supportive time to make leaps in consciousness by moving within to shine your light, as the light lessens on this shortest day/longest night of the year (or longest day of the year for you Southern Hemisphere folks).
We’ve been continuing to clear in preparation for new and more natural ways of living from our highest and likely you’ve been experiencing heightened awareness of all things in your life through varying ways of experiencing these, relative to each, and coming to feel more self alignment and merging taking place.
This is creating an upsurge of excitement, as you feel the energy field welcoming you into your truth more than ever.
Where ever you are in your journey, is perfect, and likely you have that sense, even if moving through the “ick” still, that there’s something different this time in the experience.
I simply would encourage you to let go, do what ever you can to maintain your own inner balance and harmony so that you can vibrate at your own relaxed and natural personal frequency, and compassionately realize that you are different than everyone else and therefore you only need to exercise your own sovereign free will and lovingly allow them to do the same.
More and more you will be experiencing, embodying, and emanating so much more light, which is not to be feared, but to be celebrated.
Through this Winter Solstice “gateway” you can be mindful of this turn of seasons to be more soul driven and may feel called to take some moments to honor this flowing change of life cycles. Perhaps creating a special sacred space or ritual act to honor the “return of light” that this Solstice is reminding us.
Candles and crystals come to mind when I think of ways you might symbolically create that space, or perhaps simply envisioning and imagining (imagination is a powerful tool) the light and inner fire of your heart and soul expanding and filling your entire body and emanating out and joining with the light of our Great Central Sun, allowing yourself to take up more space and be who you really are.
This calls to mind Candle Quartz (sitting with me right now), which is a newer crystal friend (from Madagascar) in my own experience that feels so perfectly aligned for this day and the new energies in general. She instantly had called my attention despite, and because of, her imperfect perfections – more inconspicuous, natural, and with an opening chip at her point which is self-healed, creating a doorway for her inner light to flow out of. She reminded me of the importance of standing in the knowingness of your divinity EXACTLY AS YOU ARE.
Since we are talking about that “return of light”, reflected from within by embracing all of who you are, these crystals came to mind.
I have found these crystals to carry such a sweet energy that is like that inner, loving glow, which has power in its grace and gentle tenderness. But it also feels very aligned with our need to shine brighter than ever, and can be a perfect companion to support that with loving nudges.
Candle Quartz is a light-bringer for the planet and for those assisting the Earth to change vibration. It brings hope and also your guardian angel closer, highlights your soul purpose, enhances intuition, and attracts abundance – bringing a sense of abundance in every day life, opening one spiritually and energetically to abundance and prosperity.
It is also good for working in a group, as it radiates love, creating harmony.
Candle Quartz brings healing to the hurt inner child, helps to heal ancestral lines, and karmic inheritance. It dissipates feelings of oppression, depression, and despair, while creating tranquility and confidence.
These sweet crystals teach you that you are never truly alone, when you connect to the core of divine love in your inner being. Independence, heart healing, and feeling good about your body are also benefits to the energy they can support you with.
Candle Quartz is a stone of insight leading you to a greater knowing and understanding of yourself, as it helps you to look inside and discover who you really are, what your individual mission is, and the path that will assist you with that. It will also illuminate and clarify issues and challenges by transforming uncertainty into hope.
There is also the benefit of increased tranquility they can help you to experience by enhancing your confidence and sensitivity.
If sense of balance is what you’re needing (which we all need more of) it will help to create that sense of balance between the physical and mental, as well as harmonize the higher vibrational energies of the light body. And although Candle Quartz has high energy, they also ground energy so the energy of the higher planes can be brought into reality and every day life, which is excellent for manifesting the spiritual into the physical.
They are very good tools for channeling and they are holders and keys to stored information including Akashic records. Candle Quartz brings strength, vitality, healing to the heart, and are great for grid work in your sacred or healing space.
Candle Quartz was first found in Madagascar, but some have also been found in Russia. They merge two aspects of quartz together making them embodiments of the best of both worlds – they have a strong main shaft and single point for focusing energy, but also have clusters (many, many tiny points) that have grown around the point so that they can receive and give energy from all directions at once. They derive their name from the fact that they look like a candle that has wax drippings all around it.
This heart stone (which opens, balances, and soothes the heart chakra) is also sometimes known as Pineapple Quartz or Atlantean Lovestar. The latter name comes from their being said to bring ancient knowledge from Atlantis, which you can access through meditation. Legends say that they were given as heart gifts in Atlantis.
It is considered a mysterious crystal with a very gentle, but strong and persistent energy.
You don’t need a Candle Quartz to be a source of light, as you already are and always have been – you just haven’t recognized this. Yet all the things we do symbolically and otherwise, can help us to remember, integrate, and consistently stay in our highest frequency so that we may flow more gracefully with the cycles of life, just as the nature of reality and the Earth does.
However you choose to celebrate this Solstice, I hope you will (if you haven’t already) start celebrating your soul truth by standing in the light of who you are.
Accelerate Your Vibration
Bimini, Bahamas at The Atlantis Rejuvenation Center (ARC) with Tania Marie
July 20th – 25th, 2014
Space is limited. Please email email@example.com to register and ensure your spot.
This is a retreat for people ready to shine more so that you can inspire more. This involves knowing your own personal frequency and cultivating the courage to expand and activate the truth of that to lead by example.
Learn more below about the daily experiences offered. There will be more announcements to come, so keep an eye out.
4/11/14 Early Registration:
Register early and take advantage of the pre-registration discount and our special discount on groups of more than one. You can also take advantage of both and DOUBLE the discounts! That’s an opportunity to save up to $200. You’ll find details on this below.
PLUS! Each person that joins will receive a FREE Brazilian Quartz Crystal (as pictured here) specifically chosen, charged, attuned, and programmed for you, and have it activated with the Atlantean energies present, which you will be able to work with during your week’s retreat (and beyond).
The first 4 people that register will receive one of the larger Quartz clusters.
The Atlantis Rejuvenation Center is sited on the magickal island of Bimini in the Bahamas where you will find beautiful weather, crystal clear turquoise waters, and wild playful dolphins surrounded by mystical Atlantean energies.
Prices start at only $1995 for this amazing experience and there are different accommodation packages to choose from to suit your personal needs.
Each 6 Days and 5 Nights Retreat Package Includes:
- 5 nights accommodations in new, shared beach-chic rooms or private rooms at The ARC or separate private en-suite rooms at our neighboring Condo for people who are happy to pay more and prefer to come and go as they please
- 3 gourmet, organic raw vegan meals daily plus snacks and beverages – we can accommodate personal needs such as food allergies and sensitivities, as well as provide one vegan cooked meal option daily for the group, as long as we have notice and as long as it is vegan – please specify your meal needs at time of booking. Last year we did a light, simple combination meal plan of raw and cooked vegan, all gluten-free, mild spices, and very light on nuts, with mostly seeds which was fantastic
- 4 dolphin trips out and back on the boat (from conclusion of lunch until sunset daily)
- Complimentary snorkeling equipment and option to snorkel sites like The Bimini Road (Stones of Atlantis), The Three Sisters Rocks, and various coral reefs and wrecks en-route the dolphin trips
- Daily yoga
- Personalized support from Tania Marie and access to her for the entire week. Tania will be providing daily classes before the dolphin excursions combining experiential support and teaching to accelerate your vibration and help integratively awaken your soul’s highest reality. Activations take place through the simple transmission of gentle, but powerful energy shared within each experience that align with where you are in the moment. We are in an accelerated experience where new processes will be key to accessing new journeys into you. ~We will be moved by the energy present, into explorations of thought, accelerated Reiki activation, crystals, sound healing, soul art, and more! (this alone is a $1000 lifetime value) More announcements to come.
- One FREE Brazilian Quartz crystal individually chosen and programmed
- Guided meditations for raised consciousness
- Quantum Light Breathwork group session with Jenny Yemaya (owner facilitator of The ARC and idetox Holidays, Interspecies Communicator & Hippocrates Health Educator)
- Option to learn and help out in food preparations
- Conscious group activities including opening and closing ceremonies
- Evening fun games, discussions, and focused gatherings
- Use of The ARC’s facilities and yoga mats and props
- A new family of soul friend connections that will last a lifetime and beyond
Register on or before 4/11/14, and receive $100 off your retreat package price.
Bring a friend or loved one with you and you’ll each receive $100 off your retreat package price.
Register by 4/11/14 AND bring a guest along and you’ll each receive $200 off your retreat package price!
Deposit to hold your retreat space is $500. This is nonrefundable, as we have to secure our dolphin boat ahead of time. Payment plans starting as low as only $232/month are available with your deposit if you book now, or you can book in full.
Full balance is due 35 days prior to retreat start date. We can take late bookings up to one week before start date, at latest, (given there is space available), but any booking within a month of the trip will require FULL payment at time of booking.
Inclusive Retreat Price:
- $1995 per person – Staying in shared accommodations at ARC
- Private Rooms at The ARC – Contact us for rates
- Condo next door: Just down the road a few minutes from The Arc is our neighboring Condo unit with private rooms & en-suite facilities. For those who value private accommodations, and are happy to pay for them, there are private condos with one or two bedrooms. Golf carts can be hired for transport and The ARC will provide all meals and events, so you can come and go as you please. Contact us for rates.
What’s NOT included:
- Roundtrip charter flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back
- Getting yourself to Florida – roundtrip flight to and from Florida – either Ft. Lauderdale or Miami
- One night at a hotel of your choice on Saturday July 19th unless you opt for a red eye
- Transport from your hotel or the International airport (if you take a red-eye) to the Executive airport to catch your charter to Bimini on the 20th and transport to International airport to head home upon arrival back to Florida on the 25th – option to have shuttle arranged for you at $12 per person, each way, with notice
- $5 total per person for taxi and water taxi to and from the Bimini airport + taxi from water taxi drop off to and from The ARC
- Extra cash for any taxis you may want to take during your stay (usually $6 each way), shopping at the straw market or local shops for souvenirs, optional group excursions to the healing hole fountain of youth (about $40 – $45 pp, tide permitting), kayaking, golf carts ($90/day), massages, private sessions with Tania, nutritional/herbal counseling, or optional travel insurance – there is a possibility of hurricanes in that area, and if the trip was cancelled due to a natural disaster, you may want to make sure you are covered.
Please visit: GETTING TO BIMINI for all details on booking your flight or charter seat, hotels, and information about the scheduling on the day of arrival and day of departure to assist you with making your reservations. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance.
Guests are always welcome to spend their time as they wish, and none of the activities are mandatory. This is an idea of how the days go, but I like to flow with the energy presented, so some improvising may take place.
From Monday to Thursday 7/21 – 7/24, the days will run as follows:
Yoga – 8:00am (or optional morning to sleep in or relax beach side)
Breakfast – 9:15am
Sessions with Tania – 10.15 am – 12:15 pm
Lunch – 12.30 – 1.30
Dinner – 7:00 pm
Free Time or Group Gatherings
Friday 7/25: Our last day together as a new family pod. Enjoy yoga, breakfast, preparations for leaving, and time to reflect or at the beach, and closures before bitter sweet departure.
* Everything is optional, although we encourage you to participate in order to get the most from your group experience.You may decide to have a day on the island, shopping at the straw market, boutiques, visiting the beaches or hanging out with a book at the pool.
We aim to immerse you in an environment that supports you, wherever you are on your journey.
We like to provide options that meet different needs and budgets so the week’s pricing is tiered to accommodate. The ARC is for people happy to share dormitory style accommodations (there are 2 separate sex dorms) in adult sized comfortable bunks with shared bathrooms. We highly recommend this experience, as it can be very conducive to the overall heart-opening and connective energy we create on these retreats. Our experience in running retreats has proved that this can lead to a deeper sense of a communal living experience with deep and bonding new friendships formed. The center has the best sunrise views overlooking the bay and is two minutes from the best beach on the island with stunning sunsets.
* The ARC does have wi-fi and there is high speed internet at Bimini Bay as well if you need it, however we highly encourage the journey to be one of switching off from everyday life as much as possible, as truly a way to be in the experience and to go within – a time of nurturing and letting go and to be in our hearts away from everything. Please take advantage of this time away from daily distractions and over-stimulation, as you will get the most of this experience and find yourself more than over-flowing with priceless, blissful, and heart-stimulating experiences.
Our vision is to provide a meditative and joyful environment to experience the dolphins. Like any wilderness excursion it is important that it be undertaken with awareness and sensitivity. All staff are educated and experienced in the practice of ‘minimal intrusion’. Our intention is always to connect with the dolphins with respect and awareness. We do not feed, chase or do anything that might disrupt their natural behavior. Only at the dolphins’ invitation do we interact with them. It’s a small group, so you are assured the best possible dolphin interaction. You will receive personal facilitation and support.
Tania Marie is an international Reiki Master Teacher, intuitive healer, visionary artist, author, bridge worker, and inspirational catalyst. With over 25 years’ experience in healing arts and metaphysical studies, Tania supports people globally to find inspiration and empowerment, and to live with more joy, love, and conscious awareness. She is also the creator of Emerald Bridge, a compassionately conscious business that fuses visionary services and creations.
Tania’s devoted mission is to help awaken others to hear the source guidance that comes from their heart and to support them in courageously embracing their innate gifts in balanced ways. Her service is focused on supporting empowerment and a return to natural harmony from the inside out.
During this retreat you will have the chance to immerse in one week of transformational experiences through Tania’s loving support that will lead you to greater sense of self clarity and empowerment.
And for a visual sneak peek experience, here is a “day in the life” at The ARC and what it’s like swimming with wild dolphins:
For more information and to reserve your spot please direct your inquiries and requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
See you in paradise!