A New Portal Opens ~ Immersing in the Magick of Ouray & Telluride


rv site view.jpgAs we integrate and shift, so too does our environment and the expressions of energy in our lives. This happens more literally these days for me, since we started living as nomads following the callings of our hearts. We continually experience dramatic changes in our surroundings, weather, and what moves in and out energetically. I love the rapid, tangible, and visible reflections that mirror how energy continuously flows.

snow storm driveWe journeyed about 3 hours yesterday from Mesa Verde to our new home in Ouray, which took us on a beautiful transitioning drive through a snow storm and reaching 11,000 elevation at our highest ascension, coming to rest around 7800 currently.

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Our new home is stunning, sitting in a valley between mountains, at the edge of a rolling river just steps from our RV, forest green all around, two waterfalls flowing from the steep rock cliffs behind us, and beautiful snow capped mountain tops to our left, which have received more white powder since our arrival.

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The air is refreshing and the energy is abundant and inspiring. I love watching and listening to the sound of the water flowing through and am whisked to heights of imagination and expansion by the towering peaks around.

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We arrived between seasons, which makes it serene and our time with Nature in solitude. The RV park has only just opened and even the bustling Telluride seemed like a ghost town upon our visit in the afternoon.

mystical town

There are numerous ghost towns in all of these areas – Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride – nestled in between the mountains, which were old mining towns in their days, so they are rich with their own history.

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After settling in and having lunch we decided to explore the popular ski resort of Telluride, which is lined with colorful Victorian homes and storefronts to include over 60 restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. The Mountain Village resort area is known for its European alpine elegance.

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I loved the individual uniqueness and old-world style of architecture, including the rainbow of different colors to each house.

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And the drive over was incredibly picturesque as well, with green-carpeted pastures and majestic mountains all around, rolling streams, falls, and trees in abundance.

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We had done some cleaning out and happened to have our box of things to donate in the back of the car. And along the way in Ridgway we happened upon Second Chance Humane Society Thrift Store, where we dropped our donations and picked up a few items – shorts and a book for Dave, a hiking dress for me, and two DVDS all for $18. So not only did we find some cool bargains, but did so while supporting the local no-kill animal shelter.

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And animals were abundant indeed, as we saw tons of cattle and horses in the pastures along the way, as well as were blessed to see some bighorn sheep and four large herds of elk – nearly 200 in total.

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At one point I counted a herd over over 60 that were all laying in the same pasture with the cattle. So beautiful!

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We drove through Telluride’s streets, picked up some local magazines and walked a nature trail.

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It skirts around Beaver Pond where you can see a beaver lodge and geese, and then stopped in at Clark’s Grocery Store on the way out, which had a great selection of organic and vegan yums.

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Our time here will be different than the ancient integration of some of our last homes, but it feels refreshing, nourishing, and inspiring to the soul to be in our element here, as we love the altitude, mountains, water, trees, and abundance of wildlife.

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I have felt on hold with some of my creative projects for a while, likely due to the energy needed to be integrated at the last places and so much deep and ancient soul retrieval going on.

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This feels to be more reflective of flow, softness, rest, and renewal….which sparks my creative juices to get jumping back into things with all that I’ve opened to and embraced.

stream and snow caps

Ouray and the area is laced with hot springs, which we will definitely “soak in” while here.

Today we went on a most stunning hike….my favorite yet…but I’ll save a full post for that tomorrow, which will likely just be all photos so you can fill in the experience and energy yourself…but wow!

The surroundings were everything I love and magickal through and through – so much so that it brought me to tears.

Incredible waterfalls and rock carved canyons where the water flowed, majestic snow capped peaks, rocky cliffs, lush forests, blossoms, areas that looked like the tundra in Alaska, enchanting fields….

Five bighorn sheep got our attention by knocking rocks down the cliff too. We thought it was an avalanche, but there they stood and just watched us. And after connecting with them we walked through a tunnel in the mountain at the other end of a bridge that crossed the canyon and water below us, a rare sighting of a black fox with white tipped tail happened.

It ran across our path and stopped by a tree just watching us and connecting…I learned that these are so rare and said to be a genetic flaw that dates back hundreds of years. The fox is really a red fox that stays black and never turns red.

I’d never seen a fox in the wild, let alone a black one that was so curious and oh so magickal!!! There was even a little magickal light near its tail that appears in a photo.

Anyway, I could go on and on about today, but I’ll end there with these little snippets and will let the photos do the rest of the talking tomorrow.

Needless to say we are loving it here and are definitely in our element.

But back to yesterday….

The last thing we saw on our way home last evening was this door in the side of the rock mountain.

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Dave immediately said it reminded him of “the door to the Lonely Mountain” in The Hobbit, which was a gateway to the Dwarf kingdom.

And so it is that a new portal invites me yet again.

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I felt I was entering it today on our incredulous journey along roughly 6 miles of Ouray Perimeter Trail.

New magick is afoot!

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 May 9, 2016, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Astute observation from Dave. It didn’t even occur to me until I read that line but that’s exactly what it resembles. 🙂 I wonder what’s inside?

  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Beautiful!! I love that area. Are you going to Silverton? If so, use low gear going down that canyon. Beautiful, but a little scary.
    Big love,
    Mary

    • yes, i’m in love here…it is so breathtaking….we drove through silverton on the way here to ouray from the durango area. we were at 11,000 feet at the highest point and yes lots of breaking coming down, but beautiful! our tow car actually had to be taken in because of air pockets in the break system from all of that…lol! love and xoox ❤

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