Breaking Through & Bending Our Way to New Realities


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As we sipped hot tea and listened to the sound of pouring rain this morning (which we’re doing again right now), I peered out from my desk and saw a blanket of fog between us and Arches National Park, just revealing the silhouette of the rocks, but covering the portal arches from sight – a veil between worlds emerged to allow only inner sight to lead us through to a new reality.

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The power went out again this morning – the second time in three days – and the raging winds of change have turned to downpours of cleansing sky tears mirroring a time for more unplugging, reviewing, releasing, and readying for new actions.

At times it has felt like things weren’t happening, but a lot has been in very deep ways with old programming getting an upgrade.

One must come to terms with letting go AND letting in, not just in idea and theory, but actualization.

Times of breakthroughs to the other side of the portals of experience rather than needing to make literal breaks are here, as we realize that not only have we changed immensely, but our processes do not resemble the old ones any longer either.

We can bend time and reality, and we can transmute through our flexibility and embrace.

Today has been another more quiet day with less outward doing, but more downtime to let the realizations of change take root.

Our last days in Utah are proving to be integrative, readying us for the journey forward into Colorado.

We’ve been in Utah for six weeks of deep exploration and the winds, rain, and electrical outages seem to be mirroring a complete rewiring and recharge, as we will literally be moving from one energetic realm to another and crossing the state lines into a different reality.

Yesterday was filled with symbolism too on the three mile Corona Arch Trail.

It’s set atop a stunning slickrock setting and you get two arches for the price of one hike, as you get to also see Bowtie Arch, which sits adjacent to it.

There’s an old ladder harnessed to the rocks at one point to help you climb up the pour-off and metal ropes in a couple of areas to help you climb up and not slide off the slickrock.

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On topographical maps Corona Arch is often times called Little Rainbow Bridge. You can see why in the photos of it and this name felt more resonant with its energy to me.

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It feels so alive and almost like the cliff has extended its leg and taken a step forward, anchoring it on the Earth to create a bridge to the other side.

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Both arches were pretty amazing, creating two gateways to enter.

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The first more like a cave into the sky with a visible opening sitting atop a mirroring, but cave-like indentation that would seem impassable, but that’s merely what the physical eyes would have you think.

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It’s almost like a male and female counterpart of portals at Bowtie Arch where two portals stand in unison, connected at center and are both accessible if you know the key.

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One might seem more obvious, but my sense is to get through it, you must understand them both.

So, the obvious becomes the deep mystery of alchemy and knowing how to work both of your parts together.

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I was wearing my braided pig tails, so I decided to have some fun with them at this arch.

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While these energies are potent and yes, at times takes some serious reflection and commitment, it’s important to also have fun with it all.

Each of the arches we’ve seen have felt initiatory.

And these were no exception.

There are active train tracks you must pass on the hike and are warned to do so with extreme caution.

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Dave made sure that our passing was safe, literally listening for the vibrations. Hehe!

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You also pass this field of cairns, which is super cool. I’ve never seen so many in one place. From tiny to large, people have built cairns here from the broken rubble of fallen rock from the canyon cliffs.

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Some of them made into mini arches too. It was like a miniature Faeryland.

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On this hike I also saw more wild flower varieties than I’d seen in any one place at one time. I didn’t photograph them all, but there were varieties in each of the colors of pink, purple, white, yellow, and orange.

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That felt very richly fertile for new opportunities and growth emerging and the ability to choose from many possibilities – or doorways.

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On the way back, after our time at the arches we passed a blind man hiking with his wife. He had two poles he felt along the ground with and she was ahead letting him know what was coming.

That was really potent and reiterated the power of our inner eye to guide us, rather than only looking at the surface of things.

We could all do a little more “feeling” of our way through life than we are currently.

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On our drive back, we stopped at two petroglyph walls that sit along the Colorado River. These were incredible with much more intricate depictions than we’d seen, and a variety of new images.

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The petroglyphs have increased in detail along our journey and these were quite elaborate, and also so well defined.

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They included a very large Bear (I intuited it was a bear right away and after we saw a sign that confirmed this feeling), which was pretty cool given the Bear symbolism I’ve had over the months.

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The Bear was drawn showing all five toes on each foot, which is pretty detail specific. I placed my hand in them and it was an exact fit, as if they’d been molded after mine.

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There were some other cool markings as you can see, different animal depictions, energy movement, and things like tracks, calendars, or pathways.

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We then came across two wild turkeys after the petroglyphs, which ended off the day.

Turkeys symbolize abundance, connection with and honor of Mother Earth, harvesting the fruits of your labor, being nourished and satisfied with life, blessings from Earth, revealing your true self, endings, and beginnings.

Although we still have tomorrow before leaving, yesterday felt like a preparation of closure and bringing all things together. Today grounding that, as we’ve been more quiet and allowing action to take place on the inside while the rain clears way with our intents of release.

And after the hike yesterday I spoke with my parents on the phone to see how they are and what they shared went along with the symbolism of the turkeys and the abundance of flowers I’d seen.

They shared that they have started their own veggie garden.

A man they knew was getting rid of crates and they took a few of the two-by-two crates, filled them with soil and planted three varieties of tomatoes, red, green and yellow peppers, different lettuces, and strawberries.

I thought that was very cool that they were going to start growing their own food. They’ve also gotten a sun oven since I told them about mine and they do a lot to be self sufficient if needed, not to mention have been doing their own explorations and journeying to discover new places, as well as taking more time to do things they love.

The more we integrate and embody the changes, the more others around us will also start making changes and doing new things relative to their experience.

And so I continue on this journey with open arms and steady foot to greet the new with humbling honor and to step forward with deliberate and intentional action.

 

About Tania Marie's Blog

Tania Marie is an international Reiki Master Teacher, Intuitive Energy Guide, Sound Channeler, Visionary Artist, and Author. With over 25 years’ experience in healing arts and metaphysical studies, Tania inspires people globally to embody their essence, access creative empowerment, expand into more conscious awareness, and to harness their magick and imagination to create alchemy for living in harmony.

Posted on April 26, 2016, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. awesome place …very cool 🙂

  2. Magnificent… Love on your travels x barbara

  3. Reblogged this on Reiki Dawn and commented:
    So much depth and beauty to this post by Tania. Her journey is mirroring my own in many ways. All we need to do is say yes. ❤️❤️❤️❤️😘

  4. Fantastic expedition! I’m so glad you found those glyphs (many people miss them). Also, bears have 5 toes on each foot in real life.

  5. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Amazing petroglyphs! You are still at Arches. I was thinking you went to Canyon Lands near Moab. What a great journey, Tania!! I love all the pictures and doing this trip vicariously with you!

    • we are stationed in moab, well just outside of town, and have been exploring both arches and canyonlands while here, which is why we stayed for nearly two weeks…we’ll be leaving thursday and ending our utah time. thank you for always following along closely in heart…i love sharing it with you ❤ especially knowing you've done much of it yourself

      • Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

        All the photos are so amazing. That really tall one – wow!
        When I went to Arches the first time I was free to roam around. No people. It was around 75, 76. When I went back, there were busloads of people and a lot of the arches were fenced off. I wish I would have hiked to some of the places you went. Next time! Now that I know where to go thanks to you.
        I have never been to Canyon Lands or Zion or a lot of places you went in Escalante. One of these days…
        Much love to you dear friend.
        Mary

      • yeah the arches are just magnificent…i love portals! that one that looks tall – well it is tall – but the image was taken as a panoramic shot, like another one i posted a couple of days ago. dave starts at one end of the ground and pans the inside curve of the arch to the other end of it where i am, which creates quite the perspective. cool, huh? must have been incredible to not have anyone around at all. we’ve been pretty lucky with our timing and most of the time being alone, or when we arrive somewhere, right when people are leaving. but there are definitely more people around now. good to hit things on off-times and listen to your guidance on when to head out, as certain times of day also make a difference. anyway, it’s awesome you’ve had those experiences in solitude. i’m glad i’ve provided some help with places for your next visits! love you much!! ❤ i hope you're having a great time with all of your own journeys right now, as i know you mentioned having a busy calendar! ❤

  6. An incredible journey….I am living my dream through you 😉

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