Monthly Archives: April 2016

Illumination of the Moon ~ Seeing the New Path From the Depths of Your Heart


20160422_173406(0)_resized.jpgThis Scorpio Full Moon has been incredibly powerful for supporting shifts and transitions right now and I’ve noticed that for many of us who have been diligently and consciously embracing the work with open arms of readiness, we are finding ourselves in a whole new reality asking us to walk with courageous knowing of heart through the door fully.

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That seems to look like new career paths where loss of jobs that have run their course and more aligned passions are coming to fruition, selling of homes and simplifying life to move on to more resonant places and lives that support the new changes, experiencing illnesses or the need for more self-nurturing and balance to function more efficiently and with greater clarity and connection, experiencing the physical loss of loved ones both in animal and human bodies that are mirroring our changes and supporting our growth with their own cycles, relationships whether friendships, romantic, or even family dynamics coming to end or starting anew to align with the changes we’ve been asking for and working towards, or simply just knowing that change is needed and the ways one has been living life can no longer sustain the new energies flowing through.

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Nothing will look or be as it once was.

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Yesterday we did a short two mile hike on Park Avenue Trail, which to me is so misnamed.

This trail reflected to me Egyptian and Cosmic energies…very powerful, even royal in essence. It did have a more Divine Masculine energy, in my opinion, which would unite that dynamic within both the Male and Female to unify this energy within.

It seemed like it could have been named something more like Valley of the Kings.

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It was not the old, but new Masculine that we can each embrace within ourselves to become empowered Men and Women, as we each have that energy within us. And it is this energy that will support our intuitive guidance into active, creative manifestation.

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My favorite rock formation welcomes you at the start of this trail, although I could not find any information at the trailhead speaking of this rock and no one, at least that I have seen over the days we’ve passed it or on this day, paid attention to it. So it seemed to only speak to those who this spirit guide works with.

To me, he looks like a Cosmic being, perhaps of the Cosmic council, and since I felt a more masculine energy, also reminds me of Akhenaten – the Egyptian Pharaoh who was thought to be of extraterrestrial origin because of his “strange” appearance and “mysterious” revolutionary ways.

I’ve always had a resonance with Akhenaten and found myself most drawn to him when visiting Egypt the two times in this life that I did.

As Megaera Lorenz shares, “Akhenaten is all things to all people — to some he was a fanatical lunatic, to some he comes across as a strange, eccentric young man whose behavior was strongly influenced by his mother, to others he was a Christ-like visionary and a mentor of Moses, and to still others he was simply someone who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time and who really had nothing to do with the dramatic reformations that went on during his reign.”

Sounds a bit like the Fool card in Tarot.

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Everytime I have seen this Cosmic Being in Park Avenue, I have felt such a strong pull and reverence for the energies he embodies.

Something very revolutionary in the energy invited by him here as you enter and descend into a spectacular canyon surrounded by panels that feel like Monolithic Egyptian structures that once may have been shaped like Sphinxes.

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And other large structures that look like temples along with one rock named “Sheep Rock” that is more like a Sphinx to me as well.

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There is another very cool formation they call “The Three Gossips” that I feel could have been called something like “The Three Wise Men” or “Three Kings” – again all of these being wrongfully named in my opinion in terms of their essence.

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But perhaps that is part of the mystery here and that each of us will receive what we are meant to.

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There is also a large stone structure that looks just like a giant throne, although isn’t named as anything or noted by the park.

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However, if something is named something by others then that automatically may condition a trigger within to associate the energy differently than what it really is.

Again, that would be perfect to what each needs, but might then be a process of inner revelation and turning within to know what it truly means to you beyond the labels and definitions others have placed upon them.

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This valley was one of the most deceptive in these terms, I felt, but then perfect as to knowing how to access the keys within to journey through the reality of your choice.

All of this feeling to mirror the illusions of life that we all do or are currently facing, as energies are being revealed layer by layer to align us more with the truth that lies within.

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And when recognized and embraced, you will experience everything in your life from a completely different perspective, as well as receive the treasures to guide you on a more empowered path of conscious co-creation.

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Last night, after dinner at an awesome Sushi place called Sabaku Sushi that has a great selection of vegan sushi and other vegan dish options, we decided to enter Arches by moonlight to experience and receive the Moon’s illumination.

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It was really mystical, first the Moon was crystal clear in the sky and then as we approached our destination of Balanced Rock, a mysterious haze blanketed the Moon creating a golden glow behind, between, and around the rock, also bringing it to life as an other worldly being.

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We stopped at my favorite rock at the entrance of Park Avenue Trail too, and by this time the Moon was behind a cloud, which again revealed that the veils were something one must see through on their own to receive clarity.

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The Moon helps us to see the mysteries within if we dare venture deeply for that truth.

And so, I say to each of you…..do you see the reality that others have defined for you, or are you seeing the truth that only you know within your heart?

As you walk through these transitions in your life, know that they may not appear as what you’ve been conditioned to think they are, but will reveal a more authentic experience of life as you desire.

They may be challenging and seem uncomfortable, but that is simply a process of becoming more you until it is a natural experience once again.

Much like growing pains we have all gone through, but this time it’s moving through the vortex of spirit release from restriction into your more expansive self.

That funnel-like journey seems tight and painful, but releases with ease once you pass through the tunnel.

Just keep moving forward with trust in your own heart knowing.

(Interesting note: After I posted this, I decided to ask around yesterday at the visitor center to see about the rock that felt like Akhenaten to me. I found out that it is known as Queen Nefertiti Rock, but also considered a “balancing rock.” This made sense, as I had heard two women talking, upon our return on the Park Avenue Trail. I didn’t see where they were pointing, as I was climbing back up to the parking lot, but it was at the area you could have been peering up at this formation. One woman was pointing something out to the other and said, “that’s the balancing rock,” explaining what that meant. Since I had no idea at the time that it was this, I wasn’t sure what she might be talking about. Now I know she meant this rock, that to me feels more to be Akhenaten, but known as Queen Nefertiti. Interesting that somehow she knew it more as a “balancing rock” than by any name though. But also interesting to note about this is twofold….One, it confirms the Egyptian energy I was feeling without knowing this. And two, Nefertiti was Akhenaten’s wife. And Nefertiti’s image is far more popular in mainstream than Akhenaten, as she is considered to many, Egypt’s most beautiful queen. Perhaps linking to the western values associated with something like Park Avenue. As Akhenaten was not your typical man, nor one that would be revered with his feminine qualities in both looks and ideas. However, Akhenaten was a pharaoh not only known to potentially have extraterrestrial origin, but all depictions show him as having feminine characteristics, including a voluptuous stomach and buttocks, breasts…this link discusses some of this: http://www.heptune.com/Marfans.html. In hieroglyphics I remember seeing in Egypt, both Nefertiti and Akhenaten looked very similar in their family depictions. Nefertiti’s head piece being more straight-edged and angular and Akhenaten’s a bit rounded and straight. You can see this a bit in these images below. So, one could easily mistaken them for each other and since Akhenaten is the most mysterious pharaoh that was in touch with his feminine parts, they easily could resemble each other. – Anyway, there is no right or wrong in what someone sees. I am merely sharing what I felt from the energies here and providing more insight to explore for yourself. Either way – Nefertiti or Akhenaten – I feel that the Sacred Masculine Energy, which is one that unites with the Sacred Feminine, is being celebrated here.)

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Riding Like a Rabbit, Climbing Like a Mountain Goat ~ Getting My Mountain Biking On In Moab


mountain biking2.jpgMoab is considered the capitol and home of the best mountain biking in the world, so we of course were destined to get our mountain biking on while here. Yesterday was our first intro, but we’ll be back for more indeed in the coming days.

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I am just a beginner with mountain biking, doing my first official trails in Sedona back in March, but yesterday I was definitely at my best and did have to agree the trail we did was by far my favorite – not that I have many to compare it with lol! But I do know what I like and don’t like and thought the trail was a good mix of everything.

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I bounded back more quickly than I thought (hence sharing this post today) from all of the energy processing at Devils Garden, which was evident, and likely supported, by our day of mountain biking yesterday.

I integrated and channeled all of that powerful energy through the perfect vehicle – me on a mountain bike taking on the rugged raw land before me.

We decided on Dead Horse Point (wasn’t liking the name so much, nor why it was called that), but the East side trails there were the perfect blend of advanced beginner to intermediate, with several bigger challenges here and there to invite your growth.

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Moab is known to have the most interesting and unique terrain of any mountain biking destination. Slickrock trails are what draws most advanced and technical riders here, where you can ride on smooth rock and feel like you’re on the moon.

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The trails we did yesterday gave us a taste of that with a few areas mixed in that took us over the slickrock and it WAS like riding on the moon.

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We did a little over 9 miles of riding on a big loop that included several trails marked as beginner to intermediate and had a lot of variety in terrain with a bit smoother snake-winding trails we whizzed through, rocky and branch trails, deeper sand areas, slickrock, and alligator back areas of rocks to climb and descend.

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The climbing is fairly gentle over most of it, but there are a few spots with steeper 20-30 foot climbs. There were also a few spots with pretty gnarly rock descents and climbs, so basically you can just dismount there and get right back on if it feels too challenging.

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Intense, but fun! And always keeping you on your toes, present, intuitively surveying the trail to choose your path, and maintaining stable, centered focus.

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Trails in the loop include Intrepid Trail, Big Chief, and Great Pyramid and you get to ride along beautiful vistas, one after another.

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You are also offered bike stops to take in the views, and don’t have to worry about being at the edge of a drop off, as the trail is just in enough where you can enjoy it and not worry.

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Anyway, I really enjoyed it and was at my all time best ever…I did some mean mountain biking!

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I don’t know if it was the energy I integrated the day before at Devils Garden, all the crown chakra freshness including my hair trim and french braid I’d just gotten at Atomic Hair and my new aqua mountain biking helmet we picked up right before, me getting my Fire Faery on and harnessing that dare devil tomboy, or that I was embodying the rabbit essence that has been with me of agility and spontaneous decisive movement led by intuition…but I was feeling strong and courageous.

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Synchronously we kept seeing rabbits along the way and right near the end the Jackrabbit of all Jackrabbits – the biggest Jackrabbit we have ever seen sat under a tree beckoning us to stop and connect, which we did for several minutes.

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He was calm, but alert, and never left while we were there. It was we who left him, somewhat reluctantly on my part I’ll say.

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He was gigantic (hard to tell in the photos, but he was triple the size of any I’ve seen) and seeing him felt like a big affirmation of things for me and a sign of the journey ahead.

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The ride was much fun, including the challenges. I even surprised myself, but learned how to face things head on, centered, stable, balanced, forward moving, and with complete trust and belief in myself to defy what seemed impossible in front of me.

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Dave had fun capturing photos of me – I laughed that he was always getting me working those uphill climbs or in less challenged areas and not when I was whizzing along or doing crazy feats, but was grateful he did to remind me of the journey and what I’d accomplished.

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He was quite proud of me and kept saying how well I did…I actually was never much behind him except when climbing uphill steadily – in those cases like a determined tortoise.

Although there were several times I decided to tackle those jagged uphills like a bounding mountain goat – in those moments riding his tail.

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I felt renewed and stronger and being on the brink of the Full Moon in Scorpio that was in its glory last night and due to all the deep work that had been illuminated, I definitely felt like this energy was being harnessed.

And being with the land, gliding my circular spiral wheels over life’s journey of ups and downs, fears and weeeeee’s, all reminded me of the daily experiences we face and how we can learn to ride with them, be thrown off balance, and gather ourselves back up and refocus once again.

It has all brought me closer to knowing where my power is, how to face and walk through fears, and how to use the integrity and magick within to create the experiences and beauty I desire.

Things do not have to control and own us. We are the captains of our own cosmic ships.

Wishing everyone a beautiful Earth Day, as you ponder the ways in which you dance with our Mother land and let her bring out the best within you.

I love our beautiful Terra and her deep mysteries that challenge and inspire my divinity within.

Being a Truth Mirror


As I’ve been exploring Arches National Park in Utah and all of its window portals, I’ve been reflecting on how some people embody the energy of being walking mirrors for others in a deeply profound way.

True, we and all things are mirror reflections to learn from, but there are some souls that hold this energy in a dramatic way that can be challenging for both the person carrying it and those that experience it.

It is to you – the truth mirrors – that I share my loving support and this simple, quick message, knowing the challenges of this path, letting you know you are not alone and that your embodiment of this truth mirror is a powerful gift once recognized and embraced.

For a little background on how this video became inspired, you might find it interesting to read my previous post: Walking the Path of the Cosmic Serpent in Devils Garden

 

Walking the Path of the Cosmic Serpent in Devils Garden


20160420_145841.jpgYesterday’s trail at Devils Garden held both beauty and challenge, as we traversed the 4.2 miles of duality and deeply rooted, collective symbolism.

I had no idea that I’d be holding so much energy for all who had been called to explore the same area and energies on this day, but it became clear to me on our return route back what the theme of this journey was – reflecting the shadow and misconceptions around it.

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So much so, that by the time we reached the car at end of the hike, I was energetically exhausted, having challenge staying awake while driving us back, and then feeling the need for major recharge when we got home.

The day began with the warmest temperatures we’ve had in a while – mid 70’s – which meant I got to wear my hiking dress and not get layered up.

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So I put on my colorful dress I bought at a Himalayan shop in Sedona, grabbed my cowgirl hat, slipped on my favorite Chaco hiking sandals, and off we went.

This was the first day in a while that my “spiritual skin” of sacred tattoos was completely exposed, and how fitting that we were exploring Devils Garden – as I wear misunderstood symbols like the dragon and serpent, not to mention, in totality all of my dark, black, symbolic tattoos to many whose beliefs are rooted in ways different than my own, would connect to “evil”, dark, wrong, and yes, the Devil.

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I even had someone once a long time ago ask me about these symbols saying they were Illuminati connected and asked me about that and if I was connected.

My only response to them was, “Only you know the answer to that by looking inside your own heart.”

I had no need to defend or explain anything. One doesn’t when they embody the truth.

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So on our hike, many eyes were upon me. I received several compliments from a few people, as well as shared smiles with a few passers-by that had a tattoo or two of their own.

But apparently there were other kinds of looks too, which Dave shared with me with giggles, as he said he finds it fun and fascinating to watch some people and how they will stare or react to me – most of them being middle to older aged people and couples that come from a different generational belief system that has been strongly conditioned and rooted beyond simply ideas – but rather a programming within their DNA they react from.

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And he too thought it was all compounded by the dress, sandals, cowgirl hat, AND tattoos, as no one else was dressed like that since most people have a “norm” way of dressing when hiking.

So it all created quite a looking glass, but was it “me” they saw, or something about themselves?

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I explain this briefly in a very short video I felt inspired to do at our destination point on the hike – Double O Arch. I’ll share it after this post.

That felt like the perfect portal for this share, as it is an arch that has two O-shaped arches, one atop the other.

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To me, this felt like mirrors of duality that reveal and reflect your belief system and the hidden energies around your beliefs on the light and the dark.

And when one can face these truths, you can move on into integrating them, which is the shared bridge between the two O’s.

There is an extension to this hike that goes further to what is called Dark Angel.

We did not feel called to go.

Well, Dave asked if I wanted to, us both feeling complete at Double O, and I said, “there’s no need to go there, as I’m holding the energy of Dark Angel right here.”

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He laughed.

Interestingly, when we arrived at Double O, people dispersed, allowing me time to sit alone within the smaller portal, as Dave felt called to ascend further up the canyon and sit atop a rock there overlooking the view of the Double O and beyond, which is how he captured photos of me down below.

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While he was there, and I was at the portal we would periodically hear screeches from what sounded either like a hawk, falcon, or eagle that echoed through the canyon.

We met some very nice people along the hike there and back, and exchanged some words, as well as took photos for them.

Saw many lizards and ravens – one that cawed at us from across a canyon.

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The trail first led us to several cool arches – Tunnel Arch, which had two deep arches, Pine Tree Arch, which as you can tell by the name had a pine tree growing from center (I took two photos here, loving the symbolism of a little girl that was in the foreground on one reminding me of my own inner child and a book I’m reading where the woman embodies the medicine of a Native American Indian girl named Little Black Wold Dancing), Landscape Arch, which was huge and looked like a frame to a landscape painting, Black Arch, and several unnamed arches.

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Most people only go to Landscape Arch, as the trail then becomes more challenging to reach Double O, other arches, and Dark Angel.

You can either do the primitive trail to get there, which is unmarked and longer, or climb over sandstone slabs and fins with narrow ledges and exposure to heights on another trail – a bit scary for those with fear of heights.

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I, once again, got to face that one head on and did.

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I thought about the symbolism of this challenging trail to Double O and Dark Angel and how only those ready and/or willing to journey into these energies and reflections, would pass through to receive the messages awaiting them there.

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But it wasn’t until I return back, as mentioned earlier, that things really sunk in as to the energy I was integrating myself, as well as holding in mirror for others. I believe my time sitting in the portal of Double O revealed this to me.

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And on our return, I had this thought go through me about the connection of Devils Garden and my serpent tattoo, thinking on the irony of this and all the misconceptions around it.

I kid you not, the second after I said this to myself and integrated the depth of meaning, both Dave and I heard a loud, long hiss come from the bushes we had just passed.

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He stopped in his tracks and we both looked at each other and said, “what was that?”

We both agreed it sounded like a large snake, like a rattlesnake before they are about to strike.

Dave decided to explore the whole area, but found nothing.

There was no snake in the flesh.

But it was unmistakably a snake.

I said, it was the cosmic serpent and shared with Dave what I had just been processing and receiving right before the hiss.

Talk about powerful messages.

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I continued to further deepen into the energy here for me to process and embody more fully.

And found myself in deep dreams last night wandering through rock garden portals.

I’m feeling much more balanced again today, but still recharging from all that I was mirroring, integrating, and holding.

It made me go quiet and perhaps might lead to taking a mini break while things continue to integrate and renew.

So, just in case you don’t hear a share from me for a day or two, you’ll know why.

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We embody both the light and the dark, but it is not seen in these limiting terms that words define and judge them by.

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It is a melding reflection of both and beyond, where the creative impetus of Cosmic alchemy can be harnessed by turning everything inside out within the vortex of you.

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(BTW, right after I posted this blog, I saw the word count and thought it would be fun to add it here: 1313)

 

Mountains


20160419_173652_resized.jpg“Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction – so easy to lapse into – that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.” ~Robert Macfarlane

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“Long, blue, spiky-edged shadows crept out across the snow-fields, while a rosy glow, at first scarce discernible, gradually deepened and suffused every mountain-top, flushing the glaciers and the harsh crags above them. This was the alpenglow, to me the most impressive of all the terrestrial manifestations of God. At the touch of this divine light, the mountains seemed to kindle to a rapt, religious consciousness, and stood hushed like devout worshippers waiting to be blessed.” John Muir

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Deepening Into Passionate Embodiment


20160419_163231_resized.jpg“Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.” ~James Joyce

I’ve chosen a colorful and boldly lived life that I experience with both soft footsteps upon the Earth and loud expressions of individuality and purposefulness.

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And while I’ve made choices not everyone would, or that others might judge, they all have meaning I’ve both grown from and reflected truth mirrors for others to choose from.

“A man (or woman) of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.” ~James Joyce

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This journey we are on right now exploring in our Magick Bus RV is most reflective of the Cosmic pilgrim that I am and provides me the most resonant experiences that supports my path currently – one that both simultaneously is individual and collective, despite what it may seem.

All paths in life that we choose can only fully be understood by the one taking that journey, as no one can walk in your shoes, nor do they come from the same perspectives of life to concur with how you believe and know it to be.

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There is nothing to prove, nothing to defend, and nothing you need to feel guilty about.

To live boldy with passion is your soul’s whispering request, as it is why Spirit has so boldly manifested in a form that can sensually express and experience it as so.

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Sometimes that boldness is soft wafting trails that leave behind the aroma of your soul for others to catch wind of.

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Sometimes that boldness is dramatic cliff leaping that inspires others to jump onto their own magick carpets awaiting them on the other side.

Either way, and likely both ways, life will be enriched and enriching when lived from passion.

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Whether that reflects as one particular passion that moves you, several, or simply all of life intended to be experienced as a flower’s desire to reach for and open to the warmth and glory of the Sun, doesn’t matter.

Life lived with soul passion to express your individual tendril of the Cosmic Tree of Life will lead you through portals of experience like no other.

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When you seethe with passion, even just being will have a profound effect on everything around you.

The act of deepening into Being IS passionate embodiment.

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And when one is passionately embodied, all things are possible, all doors open, and so much passion reveals itself in the life reality all around you that you’re creating.

 

The images shared throughout this post are from yesterday’s exploration along the trail to Delicate Arch – the best known arch in the world.

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This rugged and steep trail starts at Wolfe Ranch, takes you past the old, pioneer Wolfe homestead, Ute Indian petroglyphs, an overgrown streambed, throngs of juniper, a smaller arch, and slopes around the side of a sandstone fin to come to the dramatic vista of Delicate Arch.

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Along the way lizard, raven, desert blossoms, and an amazing garden of colored, crystallized rocks greeted us.

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My favorite spot was the small window arch that people passed by on the way to Delicate Arch.

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While everyone hung out there, I told Dave, “let’s go climb up and sit in the window…I have a feeling there’s a view from there and we’ll be alone.”

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And so it was.

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I loved this spot….can you tell?

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Deepening into passionate embodiment and Being, as I laid in the window arch overlooking Delicate Arch vista.

Dreaming a new reality into creation.

 

Windows, Arches & Balancing Rocks ~ Portals Into Humbling New Realms


me window.jpgOur six week journey through Utah has taken us to some amazing National Parks where the experiences have been profoundly shifting and perfectly sequenced in a process of deep unfolding.

Yesterday, we arrived at the last of six parks – Arches – and immediately I knew it was my favorite. Not that each hasn’t been spectacular and connective for me, as they have big time! But the energy at Arches and the portals and rock formation spirits just spoke to a certain part of me that I can’t explain.

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Perhaps it is because this concluded a journey here in Utah that has been opening, then extremely deepening and at times dark in those wombs and ancient energies, helping me to retrieve, integrate, and move through personal and collective stuff, then arriving at this land of magick portals and gateways to the otherworlds that brought out a sense of movement, flow, and cosmic journeying to the next phase along the path – actually walking through the doorways of newness becoming.

Even the entrance into the park just had me excited, as you come off of the highway and go through a much more official looking entrance with high gate entries and then ascend, zig-zagging up the walls of the cliffs to the plateau that Arches sits atop.

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You then enter land of many other worlds, where beings, guardians, sentinels, time travelers, record and gate keepers await you.

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There are many lands here to visit, many doorways to walk through, and many portals to what ever reality you want to create.

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All to be met with a pure heart, which will be the key to unlock doors.

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It seems no coincidence we also are staying at Archview RV park and look out on Arches from our home.

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Everyday taking in the sunrises rich with promise and looking into the portals I can see ahead in the rocks, reflecting the constant forward movement I am committed to without complacency and with so much belief.

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One of my most powerful spirit guides was with me yesterday, from start to end, as in the morning just as the sun was about to peak above the horizon I saw a Desert Cottontail appear out front and run into the bushes.

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And then in the late afternoon when we arrived at the first portal – the North Window – and I’d climbed over the threshold to the other side, sinking into the rocks so that I was out of view from anyone on the other side, a Black-Tailed Jack Rabbit appeared below just as I looked down…disappearing into the bushes again.

Since the one in the morning was on one side of the arches and Arches National Park, and the next was after I walked through the first Window, I feel they are guiding me through to the next reality of life I am creating.

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It is a journey of courageous embrace and the willingness to put it all out there for myself or anyone else to see.

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I once was afraid, repressed, hidden, discouraged, and tormented…but now I dance with these energies and work their alchemy, just as Rabbit teaches us to harness our fragility and fears into agility, cleverness, spontaneous decisive movement led by intuition, and guides us into the shadow world to face our fears with vulnerable, wise embrace and humility.

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They are highly sensitive and teach us to lead by our own wits, live in balance, and to receive, strengthen, and understand the hidden teachings and intuitive messages around us.

There is strength in the quiet softness of even the most sensitive and fragile beings and like Rabbit we can leap and bound through portals of growth when we own that strength.

So I continue to follow the Rabbit within me, the Sacred Embodiment of Universal Creative Powers, to guide me on, to birth the Cosmic Egg of boundless potential.

And yesterday I felt the joy of moving as the Rabbit through these portals of growth and journeys through Great Mystery, as we explored the North and South Windows, Turret Arch, Double Arch, and Balanced Rock trails.

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I felt like the Windows were not only doorways, but places to see our reflection, like mirrors, or like the reflective gateway in the Neverending Story one must face to pass through, which shows Atreyu what he truly is inside.

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Turret Arch was an ancient gateway that led to points on your soul journey to retrieve.

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Double Arch was a double portal where one could soar if they could walk the Earth and Cosmic path as one.

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This is where we spent the most time and I sat under the arches to receive.

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It is there that I saw what appeared to be a Unicorn – Master of the Light – then felt and saw very tall, soaring light beings all around and inside the Arch.

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The light was shining through and upon me, and I then laid back to look through both arches at once, centered at middle, looking into the light of both realms.

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We then concluded at Balanced Rock where we integrated further and rooted that energy with strength.

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It was an amazing rock demonstrating our ability to hold energy in a way that seems to defy dynamics as you know them.

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I sat here under Balanced Rock and embraced the wisdom of these giants and boundless energies around me that both diminished me in size relative to theirs, but expanded my boundaries and melded me into that eternal vastness.

Can you find me here at center?

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The energy was playful, uplifting, inspiring, and yet very grounded.

This was not airy Faery energy, although I did feel light, but instead were the foundations of Earth-based freedom available to us as the Cosmic beings that we are.

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These Faeries were in tall, “angelic” or “cosmic” form appearing as light beings, alongside a council of Cosmic Ancients.

They are the ones I saw all around in a sacred circle at the Double Arch.

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And as I felt to pull a card from my Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle deck, you won’t believe that it was the very same one that Laura posted about in her blog this morning, so similar to mine today titled Sync Winks and Faery Portals.

You can see that card at her link and some of its meaning, including:

“Being able to see change ahead, but not knowing how to deal with it. Understanding that in order to learn something new, one must forget what one thinks one knows. Getting ‘down’ to the level of others who you do not know. Receiving messages from nature. Understanding that wonderment is the natural process of change.”

Indeed I have been unlearning everything and rewriting it all by my heart and the guidance received through it, one step, sometimes leaps, at a time.

The card also shares:

“Truly in order to reach the wonderment of Faery, you must become “smaller”. But that does not mean to become a reduced version of yourself. Rather, it means to approach them, or whatever situation is currently at and, as a beginner, a walker in a new land, and to be humble and willing to learn. This threshold will see her walk into another land, but she will still be able to walk in her own. See the light pouring through – through this humble doorway is en-LIGHT-enment. Meaning more knowledge, understanding and the ability to communicate. She is peering through this doorway, through which light can shine into the darkening world of humans. A world that is only darkened by the thought forms that provide a kind of emotional pollution in our world. She is ready to step through, to allow her imagination’s wisdom to lead her into new realms, and to accept the mystery of Faery communication….

As a result, her life’s work will start now, and she will find herself in the right place at the right time. As long as her relationship with nature remains pure and strong, so too will her relationship with the natural world…”

Wow, this is exactly what I felt at Double Arch in the vision of the Light Beings around me, humbled and ready to receive their wisdom, as the awakening flow of life force within my veins and DNA that stands in their reflection.

I have felt the dichotomy of becoming smaller, while simultaneously expanding.

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And as always I turn to you, since we are collectively connected and ask, where do YOU feel within yourself the opportunities to walk into new realms with fresh wonderment and humble willingness to relearn all you thought you knew?

Are you willing to let it all go and allow the deep, ancient, cosmic wisdom take you by the hand into the Great Mystery?

I invite you to walk your own unique journey alongside me and face your path with curious embrace.

It is 11:11 am here, as I conclude this share.

A portal has opened for us to walk through indeed.

Whale Song


On our first day of exploration in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, one of the three trails we were guided to take for our introduction to the area included Whale Rock.

I immediately felt connected to the energy there, loved this rock, and felt nurtured and inspired by my deep connection with the whales.

I knew instantly that a song was bubbling up again, and I only do sound channeling when I feel that deep energetic surge.

And since no one was around for miles, and I was alone atop Whale Rock overlooking the expansive view, I began to sing.

The song felt like a communing, reverence, and deep healing, as well as a celebration.

I was swimming in the cosmic abyss with these ancient giants and sharing their wish along with my own.

This is the song that moved through me – a Whale Song.

 

Making Wishes in Canyonlands


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On the three hour drive to Moab, Utah yesterday I spent the time intuitively mapping out our extended journey across North America for likely the next couple of years, finalized the route for the next four months, and allowed myself to explore my heart callings and dreams without boundaries.

Everyday I’m in awe and grateful, but some days just seem to deepen those experiences and within that expansion of heart, I know the presence of limitless potentials.

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And so I allowed myself to continue dreaming as big as my heart wanted and with each vision I explored, an intent automatically imbued it like a magickal wish.

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What a perfect day for this journeying deeper within and beyond, as our time in Moab for the next almost two weeks will be for exploring both Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.

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Canyonlands reflecting the depth and expanse of our inner and outer Cosmos and Arches taking us through portals and creating paths that cycle from intent to manifestation.

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Our RV site is also pretty spectacular at Archview where we have this huge expansive view out the front and sides, as we look out at the snow capped La Sal mountain range and Arches, along with other rock vistas all around.

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Since we face due East, we get to catch the beautiful sunrises here, which I imagine will be incredibly different each day, including the sunsets behind us.

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This morning I watched the sunrise and just before the sun peaked over the horizon, a little rabbit hopped out to say hello.

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But yesterday took us to Canyonlands first to set our intents and get our first introduction to this expansive area, much like the Grand Canyon.

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We learned that there are three Districts to Canyonlands, but the one we will be focused on for this journey is the “Island in the Sky” District, as it is the closest for us to explore, even though it still is 25+ miles in and then extra miles to get to the trails you are drawn to.

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I like the name Island in the Sky, as that feels appropriate to the energies I’m feeling.

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So, on our first day we explored the four miles total of Grand View Point, Upheaval Dome, and Whale Rock Trails, which provided us the opportunity to become acquainted with the energy here.

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I smiled wide when we came across this one rock formation along the path of the stunning vistas at Grand View Point that both Dave and I immediately said looked like Aladdin’s Lamp. But only from this one angle, as it shifts in form from all other vantage points.

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We both felt drawn to go rub it and make a wish….well I may have made a bunch in one!

Afterall, I’d been focused on expansive dreams earlier, so this felt to be opportunity to receive a little help. 😉

I couldn’t resist having Dave capture the moment of wish-making and dream visioning, which is the first photo I shared.

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Grand View Point offers panoramic views along the canyon edge, echoing the Grand Canyon, as mentioned, but with its own unique features.

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The area you walk out on has vistas on both sides and lovely red blossoms along the way.

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Then we were off to Upheaval Dome, which is a shorter steep trail leading to clear views into the Upheaval Dome structure and its unique geologic features that have yet to be confirmed as to how the remnants of this impact crater was created.

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The exhibits at the end offer two theories – Meteor impact or that it is a Salt Dome, which occurs when a salt diapir is pushed up by the weight of overlying rocks.

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Either way, the colors here were stunning (and don’t really show up in the photos), as the sandy looking piles were a sea green and bluish gray color inside of the crimsons all around.

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There are vistas along the entire drive that are spectacular and places you can get out to take it all in.

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We finished off with Whale Rock, which is a giant sandstone dome rock that ends with broad views of the Island in the Sky in all directions.

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Here we climbed to the very top and sat for a while, taking it all in.

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We also laid back on the sandstone and looked at the clouds above us.

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It did in fact feel like we were on an Island in the Sky and this whale was our nurturing friend who let us hitch a ride for a while.

I loved the energy here so much and felt a song just had to come through.

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And being that no one else was around and I had purposefully let Dave descend so I could be with the energy of the whale on my own, I instantly began to sing what I was feeling as the essence here.

I’ll share the sound channeling video separately.

The song felt like a communing, reverence, and deep healing, as well as a celebration. I was swimming in the cosmic abyss with these ancient giants and sharing their wish along with my own.

I felt complete after that and like there was much support around the wishes and intents created today, which is always the case when I get the urge to do sound work. I just “have” to let it flow through or I won’t feel right and when I do it is like a huge release that centers and clears me.

Can you see and feel the difference between the energies in this photo of me below at our first trail vista on Grand View Point and the one above on Whale Rock?

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After our first day of exploring felt complete, we said our goodbyes for now to Canyonlands, as we won’t be back until next weekend, since the drive is too far for us during our half work/play days during the week.

So we’ll be off to Arches exploring until then.

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We then drove into Moab to pick up some groceries and found an amazing little treasure of a natural grocery store there – Moonflower Community Cooperative. I loved the name right away and then got so giddy with all the wonderful all organic produce, vegan, raw, etc. goodies in this store. What a treat!

One thing that makes me really happy is good food and lots of fun variety and options.

We stocked up indeed and will return.

Today was a reminder of revisiting our dreams and intents and asking ourselves if they reflect the shifting energies within us and if they are big enough.

Dare yourself to take down the walls around your hopes and intents to allow for greater possibilities.

Allow yourself the vulnerability of exposing your heart’s dreams to All That Is that loves you and won’t judge you for the things you wish.

The expansiveness of Canyonlands and the giant Whale Rock reminded me to go bigger.

And just as time has been needed to erode these lands and formations, so too might it take time for us to manifest, but that isn’t reason to stop dreaming, or to give up, as along the journey many other things will manifest and you and your dreams will take on continuously new forms that will be equally as magnificent every step of the way.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~Lao Tzu

 

A Special Farewell to Capitol Reef


d11Yesterday couldn’t have been a more special ending and send off to our time here in Capitol Reef. Truly a day to cherish in my heart.

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It wasn’t the hike we did, although Cohab Canyon trail was beautiful with its amazing deep canyons of stunning sculpted rock formations and natural color designs, but was the magickal creatures creating an enchanted haven that awaited us – so many mule deer, wild turkeys, and marmots.

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We first explored the three and a half mile trail where we came upon a several couples, one in particular at the beginning in their 60’s and 70’s that were very sweet and we exchanged hellos.

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The hike had us curving through the canyon and exploring the narrow mini slots and checking out natural looking altars, sculpted forms and thrones including one that looked like a giant quail, pink and yellow striped walls, and ending with a view of the river before turning back.

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And at the end we got our last vista look of Capitol Reef’s grandeur and Fruita.

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It was on our descent that we ran into the couple again, as they let us pass. The man saying, “We’ll let you young antelopes go on ahead, as I have to take it slow and steady.”

It made me think of the turtle and how I use those same words all the time when I talk about how to approach things in life, especially steep inclines and more challenged areas of hikes – “slow and steady”. I liked him right away with his smile and sweet energy.

We made our way to our car, passing the pasture we’d seen most every day with my favorite painted horse and as we got in the car the couple was at the road and the man waved to us.

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We opened the window and he asked if it were possible, if we were going their way, to drop them at their car up the way a couple of miles.

Normally we would have, but our back seats and trunk are full with our bikes, equipment, and things, so we have no room for passengers. So we regretfully told them we couldn’t, showing them the back seat.

They said that was ok, and right after the ranger pulled up and they conversed.

We thought quickly and Dave said he could go in the trunk with all of the stuff and we could open up the passenger seat for them both to share.

So we pulled up to them and told them. Apparently the ranger was going to take him to the car and then he’d come back to pick up his wife, as she only had one seat too, but we said we could take his wife and Dave would get in the trunk.

And that’s what we did. Her name was Donna and we chatted along the way, as her husband got in with the ranger.

It was this last experience that ended up bringing us to all of the farewell gifts that awaited us.

First it was the marmots right after Donna got in.

Normally we saw two each day, but today there were three in the usual area. However, one of them, which I indicate as the female had tried to cross the road over to her partner and got disoriented and scared.

She was sitting in the middle of the road trying to move, but a car would come each time, nearly hitting her and she was frightened. No cars were stopping, although slowed.

I stopped the car and opened my door talking to her and this gave her the bearings to collect herself and make it over to the grassy area where the other two marmots awaited.

Phew! That really had me frazzled at first, but I stayed calm for her.

Then we continued to Hickman Bridge where we needed to drop Donna. And along the way we saw a group of deer on the side of the road.

Being that I was driving and on a mission to get her to her destination, we didn’t have chances to stop.

But once we dropped her and she was reunited with her husband, Dave and I made our way back, as we had gone the opposite way to our route back to the RV.

We thought, oh, now we can visit the last wall of petroglyphs we had missed the first time we checked out the area. It was as if that was all set up perfect with this little detour of helping the couple out, but little did we know that it also set us up for some very cool connecting with the wild turkeys and mule deer.

So as we made our way to the petroglyphs we came back upon the deer on the left side of the road and stopped briefly to connect.

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Then shortly after on the right we saw a group of thirteen wild turkeys at the foot of the rock cliffs in the beautiful fruit tree grounds.

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They were so magnificent and the vision of them was incredible…the males kept fanning out their tail feathers and puffing up hugely.

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We got out and sat watching them for quite a while in awe of their little sanctuary and how beautiful they were.

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The females resting under the trees and the males foraging and in full display.

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After that we went to the petroglyph wall.

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This last wall we missed was accessed by a long platform wood deck built by the park that takes you over a wash and long the cliff wall to the petroglyphs. As we got out of the car and I looked down the path, I said to Dave, “look who’s waiting for us here too.”

More mule deer!

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The closer we got to the petroglyphs, the clearer we saw a group of them in the most enchanting setting.

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Two of them on the cliff wall side, as they could pass under the decking through the wash, and the rest all beautifully laying in the tall thicket area under the trees.

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It was like out of a fantasy…the area was so magickal and I’d never seen so many just all sitting in a circular formation. It was so special and the place my heart could be content to stay forever.

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We spent a lot of time connecting with them and they were comfortable with us so close…us on the deck and them right below us. The photos are as close as we were to them.

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I talked to them and had felt that they were inspiring a song.

I feel the song will channel through later, as two couples had wandered through while we were there at beginning and end. And although they did not stay, which is so odd to me that people don’t find these magnificent creatures incredible to “be” with, I just felt like I didn’t want to feel any potential interference for a channeling.

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So I just connected and immersed with them, absorbing their messages for another time.

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And I marveled at how much Cosmo looks like them…a tiny fawn with his graceful body and legs and long ears. I say that all the time when I see him, especially laying in his hay thicket.

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I feel that there will come a time that I will sit among them or other creatures of the forests and sing their song with them. For now, it was sung within my heart, as they inspired me so much.

I get such a strong surge of life and joy when I am with the animals. It is the place I am meant to be. It brings me immediately into embodiment of my essence.

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And we were so grateful for the time these beautiful ones gifted us…allowing us into their sanctuary and hearts.

There is no separation or difference in my heart and soul between them and me/us.

Our time in Capitol Reef concluded with the best magick I could possibly have hoped for.

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