Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Universe Was Made Just To Be Seen By My Eyes


For anyone feeling lost, confused, scared, purposeless, hopeless, heartbroken, in the dark, alone, unloved, in mourning of a beloved or a meaningful part of your life, I feel you and for what ever reason, I feel a nudge to send you an energetic hug and outpouring of love from my heart to yours.

You are beautiful because you are you.

Nothing more and nothing less.

No one does you better than anyone.

Regardless of how your experiences play out, they are perfect in any form they come.

What we deem mundane or special is one and the same.

It doesn’t matter.

May you feel a spark light up in any dark corner of your heart you might be experiencing.

Here’s a simple, favorite song of mine for you today by Ryan O’Neal who makes music under the name Sleeping At Last.

“How rare and beautiful it is to even exist….”

“…the Universe was made just to be seen by my eyes.”

Ask Astrid Fridays ~ The Rabbit’s Corner: Authenticity for Enrichment


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Yesterday’s share from Astrid got postponed until this morning, due to a full day on both of our parts. But now I see why it is coming today instead, as it’s the 11 year anniversary of my twin soul rabbit’s transition back to the stars. It is Nestor who guided me to all of my bunnies, and even my Russian tortoise Gaia, after her departure. And it is Nestor whom Astrid is deeply connected to and is most like in her magickal essence.

Both Astrid and Nestor have been huge reminders to me of my own essence, and to be truly authentic to who I am, as well as to explore what that means for myself.

Recently I’ve seen a lot of spiders around, including a huge one on Astrid’s castle and one on my keyboard to my computer as I was typing.

Astrid has a special connection to spiders and they seem to come around at synchronous times.

While they do bring messages of transformation, rebirth, magick, shadow, mystery, and creation, they also speak to how you are weaving your own destiny.

And this seems to be both Astrid’s and Nestor’s message this week – to look at your choices, decisions, thoughts, feelings, and actions as effective tools that can lead you to more mindful weaving in order to envision and create a life that serves or enslaves you.

Synchronously, this week on Instagram, a new magickal friend of mine was doing an animal totem Tarot card free reading where she shows you three cards upside down to choose from by intuitive draw, and then reveals their messages the next day – right side up.

My card was the spider, which in this deck also was associated with the High Priestess, but the message spoke to authenticity and exploring the truth of that for yourself.

It is about not allowing others to tell your story for you, being (and honoring) truly you inside and out, not letting yourself be trapped by other’s versions of you, and knowing that the greatest relationship you’ll know is with yourself.

Everything else will reflect that and be enriched by that.

They also say that receiving a sign involving spiders can indicate “the need for writing with the intention of weaving together gossamer strands that beautifully support the sharing of gifts” – interesting that one spider was on my keyboard.

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The photos here share Astrid with one of the Amethyst pieces from the giant Amethyst Rabbit (that’s actually in the shape of a laying rabbit and looks like her when she does so) I used to have and returned back to me. It channels Nestor and today is a day of honoring her.

Astrid seems to be drawing my attention to what Nestor had always guided me toward, which is to walk in the essence of who I am.

I believe both of them are coming through right now to share this message also with all of you, as the collective truly needs each of you to walk in that same energy, which will help to raise the vibration for us all and create new experiences and possibilities.

This comes with knowing the parts within that whisper or loudly speak to you, and honoring them.

It also involves bringing forth your gifts into the light and sharing them with others.

And it means to relax and surrender to your heart, and release the confines of definitions and stories others would rather see you as, or that you’ve accepted, but always felt restricted by.

Yes, it involves courage, but you are being supported by so many others who are also embracing that challenge.

Even though this Amethyst is a piece of the whole, it is still connected to it and still brings forth a uniqueness that is needed and enriches all of the others – a piece of the web that creates the fabric of life.

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Astrid sees who I really am – who you really are – and she encourages us to not let a day go by that could be lived in greater fullness.

Things may feel scary and uncomfortable, but even a fracture that feels painful can lead to greater flexibility to discover new ways of joy to be that had otherwise been hidden by the illusion of security.

 

 

Whimsical Wednesdays ~ The Artist’s Corner: Custom Art Available


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This is a short announcement that felt perfect for today’s Whimsical Wednesdays from The Artist’s Corner post, even though I’m not regularly keeping up with these weekly posts like I used to due to needing time to focus back on my writing.

I’ve decided to make custom commissions available again, for now, on a limited basis.

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I’m not sure how many I’ll actually be doing, or for how long, but I’m guessing it will only come in as is perfectly aligned with my timing needs.

So this means I’m open to creating animal companion portraits and creative pieces, although I do have a special place in my heart for animals.

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As you can see I can do straight portraits or add a creative or surreal essence to them.

I shared on Instagram, a reflection on my past artwork and received a lot of beautiful and touching comments, including some inquiries. People were especially moved by the animals and more ethereal and cosmic paintings.

I contemplated revisiting this and due to cutting back, or pausing for a short time, on production of pieces for my Etsy shop, I have decided to make this option available again on a limited basis since I am devoting most of my time to writing.

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I did accept a commission that will be a unique portrait on wood with crystals for the woman you may remember won one of the auctions for the bunnies and I posted the sweet story about her daughter who had led her to this from the stars. The portrait will be of her angel daughter.

I’m discussing possibilities on another.

I love that they don’t have any time frame, so I am free to work on them as I am able in between my writing and needs for creative flow breaks.

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I do love creating unique multi media pieces on large wood rounds, or items like the talisman necklaces, and keepsake chests.

I also have mini silver wood frames I can create pieces in or small canvas boards.

I’m open to larger canvas pieces too, but are more time intensive and costly for shipping – so just something to keep in mind.

I’m just putting it out there and if you feel drawn to have a custom piece of art created for you and it resonates with both of us, please feel free to contact me if you are interested.

I’m not sure if I’ll mention this a lot, but am putting it out there now and I might create custom listings in my shop where you can choose.

Please let me know if you have any ideas and we’ll go from there.

You can visit this page for some more of my work:

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I posted some of the animal companion portraits and other past works on my Instagram page, so if you’re interested in seeing some more of those and aren’t on there, I’ll find a way to send you them if needed.

 

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Monday Musings ~ The Writer’s Corner: Earth Day Thoughts


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Happy Earth Day!

On days like today, when a day of celebration comes into the awareness of many, it is a reminder of the power that unification can be and helps drive home the message that integration is our means to wholeness, from the inside out.

We are all connected and our living, breathing Earth beats to the same rhythm of our hearts, as does the life force energy in everything embodies a consciousness that Universally has no boundary.

Yes, “be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Truly embody that change daily, walk the walk, and watch the ripple effect that inevitably follows.

Open your heart to receive and to give to yourself so that you may give to and receive more fully from others.

This includes gifts of abundance on all levels, being able to hear and compassionately respond to each other, and even to be able to receive and hear the Earth and Cosmos in totality when they resonate their tones and frequencies that take our presence and consistent awareness to hear.

Celebrating Universal connection and exercising the power of integrative healing is a moment to moment, integral experience that is invaluable to practice on this beautiful Earth Day and beyond.

Remember who you are 💚

I shared this post on my social media pages, but know that not every one of my friends is on those platforms, so I’m sharing it here for you as well.

I plan to spend a portion of today out in nature – most importantly, writing a little, wrapping orders with love, and sharing a Reiki Healing Attunement for the Earth collective.

What are your plans?

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Astrid has been extra excited and “hoppy” the last two days, with Easter and Earth Day following one another. She’s been racing around and playing with much spunk! I love it and she reminds us all to embrace and be present to that innocence within and experience life directly and clearly as it is in the delight of this moment.

She’s excited mom’s been anchoring in and getting serious about finishing our book. Many twists and turns down the rabbit hole have brought us back to center with it.

Writing is quite a journey – likely the most challenging and growth-oriented one to date for me. I thought teaching was a big deal to embrace, but I’ve come to find writing asks something new and different of me, and so I know why Astrid is here with me now to support that journey.

She’s also so grateful to everyone who’s been helping to raise funds for her bunny collective. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

We’ve now raised $256 between auctions and 10% proceeds from sale. Let’s see if we can get to $300 for the bunnies – beautiful grounded embodiments and stewards of our Earth Mother. 

The 30% off Easter Sale ends today.

We have items starting as low as $13.96 for prints and greeting cards, mini rabbit gardens as low as $30.76 and the rest including remaining Magick Rabbit talisman necklaces at huge discount that feature flowers galore, mermaid rabbits, Atlantean/Egyptian, dream/creativity, love, desert Moon, and star vibes. We’ve received some amazing reviews via Instagram on how the energies of these have helped their wearers return balance and peace immediately when under stress! In essence, they felt a return to their essence and center. I LOVE THAT!

Everything in our shop is all available at incredible prices that include FREE shipping in the U.S.

We have some great items to celebrate Earth Day too like Gaia’s Children and other “garden of life” delights. And of course bunnies galore.

If you’ve been eyeing something now’s a great opportunity to bring it home.

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Wishing you a beautiful Earth Day with a reminder that Earth Day is everyday, as long as she is your home. Take care of her and she’ll take care of you.

Hoppy Easter! Astrid & the Bunnies Share An Extra Gift to Inspire Bunny Awareness & Spread More Love & Joy


The last couple of days have been extraordinarily beautiful in ways I can’t fully express, but demonstrate love and connection in the sweetest of ways. This Libra Full Moon has truly illuminated the value of quality connections, love’s integrity, and how depth of gratitude and generosity shared between one another is the fabric of life’s rich abundance that can carry you on wings of joy, inspiration, and truest fulfillment.

We also received so many photos, reviews, and beautiful posts about how our creations have been touching people’s lives and how the energy has been impactful in meaningful, healing, and transformative ways.

These are just a couple where our creations are being enjoyed this Easter weekend.

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I will keep this short and sweet, as we want to take advantage of nature on this beautiful Easter day.

First, a quick recap and extension of gratitude to everyone who has been helping our efforts to raise money for rescue rabbits.

Currently between the three auctions we held and the sales during the two-week Easter Sale, where 10% of proceeds are also being added to our fund raising efforts, we have raised $242 so far!

Yay!

We are hoping that between today and end of tomorrow, when the sale ends, that we can continue to get in a last hopping push and so the bunnies inspired me to add an additional 10% to the already 20% off we are offering in the shop, which truly puts things at leaping steals.

Everything in our shop is all available at incredible prices that include FREE shipping in the U.S. and in many cases, barely covering costs, but we are here to spread the joy and support the passions in our hearts!

These include:

Rabbit Magick Talismans

Mini rabbit gardens

Original paintings (chance to own one at unbelievable prices)

Prints

Notebook journals

Greeting cards

One last rabbit basket full of goodies

One crystal from the Amethyst Rabbit Geode

And an original crystal,  fine jewelry Cosmic Butterfly pendant (that still hasn’t settled on a partner)

Let’s see if we can at least get to $300 for the bunnies… or more! 🙂

Shop the Final Days through end of Monday the 22nd and support rabbits with 10% proceeds added to our Easter donations here:

The Magick Rabbit ~ Storybook Tales of Wonder & Whimsy Come to Life

Ask Astrid Fridays ~ The Rabbit’s Corner: Knowing Your Nodes for Evolutionary Balance


Astrid balance.jpgAstrid is right in alignment with today’s Full Moon in Libra, as she wears her own version of the “balancing scales” on her fur today, but literally IS the symbol for the nodes. AMAZING!!!! I was taken back at first noticing last night and was in awe of how yet again she reflects the perfect messages for us. She’s a walking embodiment of the collective energies, constantly mirroring what is most needed at this time.

Many years ago in my twenties, while researching astrological influences and dissecting my own chart, I came across the nodes. The material was very revealing at the time and I kept hold of notes over the years from those hours of research I did at the library, and continued at home in studies, with it. Then come some 10 years or so later, I discovered that for me, the South and North nodes were the most important key to revealing the path that would be most optimal on my evolutionary journey and returned to my work I’d started back then.

This continued to lead me to where I am now and most fully truly engaging this in the last 2-3 years.

The nodes speak to what you came here to learn, and the past challenges and gifts you brought with you for that journey of growth.

And here Astrid is reflecting this again, at a time period I continue to make more shifts, contemplate new ones, and forge ahead and anchor in a path that leads me onward.

Something the collective is also actively engaged in.

It is also being reflected right now during this Full Moon, when the spotlight is on revealing where imbalances are within the partnerships we have on all levels with things in our lives. A need for reviewing that masculine/feminine dance within our energies, as well as looking at the shadow and hidden parts of ourselves we may still not quite be fully aware of, have a handle on, or realize how important they are in what’s playing out around and in front of us.

You may find yourself facing the need to cut cords that no longer serve you at this time, power dynamics may be playing themselves out, and you may even be experiencing surprises or shocks to help you correct your course and feel more in alignment again.

What things are coming to an end of a cycle and asking for completion in your life?

I know currently a couple of major things are happening right now in my own that are ending some major cycles and that are really interesting to observe how they’re unfolding in uncanny and unquestionably connected full-cycle ways.

This Full Moon seems to be speaking to knowing thyself and putting forth your embodied truth before the desire to keep the peace and save face with others.

Where might you still be walking in someone else’s design of you, rather than creating from the heart of you?

Astrid wears this “node” and “balancing” sign directly at the back of her higher heart. There can be no more direct message for clarity and courage of living your truth and moving beyond the limitations that may be holding you back, while also integrating them in order to strengthen and reinvent the new.

The interesting thing is that you can’t see the symbol on her fur unless she stretches forward fully, like in this photo where I captured it while she bent down and over to eat her evening snacks.

It is otherwise hidden from its fullness.

She is demonstrating that you will need to have courage to “stretch” out of the comfort zones you’ve become accustomed to living in and this will put into activation the path of most alignment and light the path that you’ve felt was calling to you, but never quite could see.

Astrid encourages you to do the new and the challenging, rather than what has always felt easy.

You will need to stretch into the unknown.

Then, you will feel more purpose, passion, and pleasure in life when you jump off the tracks laid before you and build a new train that rides the timeline of your essence.

VegNews: BUNNIES ARE PROBABLY THE MOST AMAZING ANIMALS EVER. HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULDN’T EAT OR EXPLOIT THEM.


One of my sweet and amazing Instagram friends, fellow bunny mom, vegan, SaveABunny volunteer (where I adopted Astrid and Joy from), and simply all-around sweet and bright light, Diana, shared this article today on her feed written by her talented friend, Tara Baxter of VegNews. As Diana shares, “this is such an important and timely article right before Easter.”

Diana’s ever-sweet bunny, Rufus, makes a debut appearance in the article in the third photo featured. Rufus is such a dear bunny that I love following daily for updates and sweet stories on his adventures and love shared with his bonded partner, Wasabi.

Here’s a link to the article:

Bunnies Are Probably The Most Amazing Animals Ever. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Eat or Exploit Them.

A Message of Love


I just had to share this precious story of alignment and angelic presence that moved me deeply. As you know, we’ve been holding an online Easter Auction to help raise money for rabbit rescues, alongside donating 10% of proceeds from our Magick Rabbit Etsy Shop during the Easter Sale going on through April 22nd. The auction just closed last evening and what unfolded was truly magickal.

The auction item was this rabbit basket and all of its contents that included three very special crystal eggs. Bids started off slowly, but were starting to gain momentum over the weekend and last day.

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I had no attachment to outcome, but hoped to raise the optimal amount we would be able to add to our donations we’re collecting.

Bids closed at $103 yesterday at 6 pm PST, which was a steal for everything included, yet in perfect alignment and unfolding.

And here’s the backstory.

I messaged the winner, who has become a sweet friend of mine now via Instagram. She and I connected via another dear friend, Reiki student, and the guardian of the giant Amethyst Geode Rabbit and Lemurian Seed Crystal. (In fact, for my birthday she surprised me by sending a big, beautiful, sparkly gold rabbit that now sits on my bedroom dresser next to my silver Manzanita jewelry tree, overseeing all the other sparklies. She was at the store messaging me about all the rabbits she was seeing and then sent me one! I was so moved just by this, so to add the rest of what you’re about to hear, truly put icing on the cake of emotional tenderness.)

Jane was in disbelief. She couldn’t believe that no one had outbid her and that bids hadn’t gone much higher, as she was in dismay people wouldn’t want to help. She was convinced we’d reach like $500 by the end and was in shock by these turn of events.

Immediately, while she was sharing this, I started getting huge chills that wouldn’t cease, as I continued to share to her that things are just meant to be and while it had been odd to me that people didn’t seem to be seeing the post on the other channels of social media and not engaging, I also am all about surrendering to what is in divine perfection and never twist people’s arms to help. It must be from the heart.

I found out why just seconds later, or rather while I was messaging her, as she revealed the rest of her story and why she was so emotional.

She went on to share that she had chosen her daughter’s number for the last bid she placed saying, “Anaiyah this is for you, let me bid your birthday $103.”

Her daughter was born January 3, 2008. She chose 103 to represent 1/3 since the last bid was at $100.

(Side note: 2008 was actually a huge year in my life as well as my partner’s life – where we both got divorced, lost our twin soul animal companions (Nestor my rabbit and Kitty Boom Boom his cat), both went through huge life transformations on deeper levels, and met each other.)

Jane became very emotional and continued to share with me that her daughter had passed away around Easter time and sent this photo of her that was taken just a few months before she passed.

This is why it was all so crazy beautiful to her, adding also to the fact that she’d never won anything before in her life.

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She felt that Anaiyah wanted her to have this basket because she always has a way of reaching out mysteriously and she loved bunnies. In fact, Jane has 3 bunnies in her daughter’s Amethyst collection – interesting connection to the rabbit Amethyst – and that Anaiyah’s favorite color was purple.

Synchronously, the day before the end of the auction I had posted a photo of me in a lilac/light violet dress, with purple shoes and Amethyst jewelry on.

Jane pointed out so cutely that I had to giggle, that she and I had been connecting the morning of the end to the Auction and that she knew her daughter sensed my energy and my bunnies, plus I was “rocking” a purple dress, as she put it – “She was like MOM this lady is super cool,” relaying what Anaiyah was pointing out to her.

Her mom and I also share wearing tattoos all over our bodies, so there are a lot of connecting dots.

As you can see in the photo of her daughter, she truly IS an angel. Not only an angel embodied in human form, but eternally. She also has quite the sparkle and reminds me of a bunny, in fact! I just adore her and felt immediately that my bunny angels were with her, orchestrating all of this so beautifully.

Indeed, it was perfection and I felt it was also Anaiyah’s way to send a message to mom while also lending lend support to her for things right now, and remind her of the wonder and precious joys life has to offer in surprising ways.

It also speaks to how our loved ones are always with us and never leave our hearts and sides.

The heart is the bridge and where there is love there is no separation.

I felt so deeply this sweet message wanted to be shared and asked if I could.

Jane immediately said yes, wanting people to know that our loved ones are always with us in spirit. She also felt Anaiyah would love this story shared as well and told me I could share her photo too, adding that she was always a “show-off.” 😉

I couldn’t be more happy that this rabbit basket of sweetness and potent beauties will be going to Jane via Anaiyah and I couldn’t be more grateful to both of them for helping to support the bunnies.

Pure magick all around and on my end, just another of the ways my powerful angel bunnies demonstrate their presence and supportive orchestration of things in my own life.

I’m so happy to come to know Anaiyah through Jane and that Jane and I have made this sweet connection via our angels.

And what sweetness to know that her dear angel girl had a hand in helping to support the bunnies ❤

That Settles it, “Writing is Hard.” -Yeats


I thought this would be a great post for my Monday Musings from The Writer’s Corner and in alignment with my being back to full time writing focus. Writer Nicholas Andriani poses a great question. What will you do about the writing you feel called to do? Give up or fight it the whole way because it’s hard, challenges you around every corner, and takes patience and commitment, OR embrace the challenge and do your best to enjoy the wonderfully wild ride and the rich experience it has to offer? Personally, I’m choosing to buckle up, as Nicholas puts it, and go the long haul with all of my heart no matter what the end result will be. After a long hiatus from my writing, it’s a big shift and was hard to return to, but once making that commitment and leap, I realize why I felt called to write in the first place.

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“A line will take us hours maybe,
Yet if it does not seem a moment’s thought,
Our stitching and unstitching have been naught.
Better go down upon your marrow bones
And scrub a kitchen pavement, or break stones
Like an old pauper, in all kinds of weather—
For to articulate sweet sounds together
Is to work harder than all these, and yet
Be thought an idler by the noisy set
Of bankers, schoolmasters, and clergymen
The martyrs call the world. “

So there you have it: writing is hard work. Now, the question remains, what will you do with this condemnation? Will you pitter and patter and moan and groan (which is my general state): or, will you buckle up and DO the hard thing, the work?

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Ask Astrid Fridays ~ The Rabbit’s Corner: Sacred Bonds & the Rabbit-Human Connection


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Today’s share is one that is very dear to both Astrid and I, as it speaks to the relationship we have and how meaningful the rabbit-human bonding is, in our opinion. The theme of her message came through last weekend for this and has been building over the course of the week. But in essence, speaks to the special connection that is made when you invest your heart and soul into being a guardian and best friend to a rabbit.

Astrid feels this is also an important message at this time because it is nearing Easter and we both know how many people will go out and purchase rabbits, especially baby rabbits, on a whim thinking they would be cute gifts for their children.

Helping people to understand rabbits more and what is truly involved within that sacred bond you embark upon cultivating, is one of our hopes to help impart.

We’ll be speaking together through what I share and then maybe Astrid will have a specific message she will want me to separate out for her.

Rabbits are very social animals, but they are nothing like dogs and cats. I know many people see them as cute and cuddly little ones, but most rabbits aren’t particularly interested in being held and snuggled the same way you might a dog or cat. That’s not to say that all rabbits are this way, as they each have their own personalities and some, like my sweet Cosmo, truly love being held close.

But this is usually the exception, rather than the rule because rabbits are ground-dwelling and feel safest when all four feet are connected to their Earth Mother.

That’s also not to say every dog or cat easily cuddles up either, as there are exceptions like with animals who have been through quite a challenging past or some kind of abuse and neglect.

I know that many people are looking for an animal they can hold or show constant affection to, feeling a need to have their furry companion available for a certain kind of closeness. Dogs and cats usually come first to mind for people thinking about getting an animal companion because of this.

That’s not to say, for instance, that all cats like to be snuggled and close, as they also have ideas that are independent to yours and may or may not desire the same when you want it.

Dogs may be more inclined to do so.

Not most rabbits.

That might be a turn-off for people desiring more from their animal companions.

For me, it is exactly what I love most about rabbits.

You see, rabbits are prey animals, unlike cats and dogs who are predators. It takes a deliberate investment of time, nurturing, patience, and ultra presence to gain the trust of your rabbit because they naturally have different instincts – which is, everything is a potential threat.

Like horses, rabbits are magnificent clear mirrors and can be amazing therapy animals to help reflect and teach you the deepest core parts of yourself.

Again, I’m not saying that dogs or cats don’t do this, as they do and many of them are therapy animals as well, but things will be much more subtle and take more patience, presence, and willingness to go a bit deeper when it comes to a prey animal.

Their instincts and senses are ultra-aware. They feel every little nuance at an all-time high and therefore they immediately know what is below the surface and at your core far before you will. They pick up the finest frequencies of vibrational misalignment and disharmony.

They have to, after all, because their survival depends on it.

And in doing so, they truly help reflect some hard things to see about ourselves and help us to understand where we are being inconsistent with what we are saying and doing, and what we are feeling.

So, when a rabbit decides to welcome you, give a little more each day to you, shows affection, lets you approach them and stroke or kiss them, snuggle them on the ground, grind their teeth in delight, lick you, play with you, flop themselves on their sides vulnerably into dreamland, come search you out, chins, nuzzles, nibbles at you, follows you or jumps up on the bed or couch with you, rests next to you, and maybe even lets you pick them up without a struggle – these are invaluable.

To me, to earn that kind of trust and love from a prey animal is ultra special and meaningful.

To know that Astrid, or any of my bunny loves, have felt safe and seen with me means everything to me.

It’s simply something deeper I can’t put into words, but chokes me up to create that kind of bond and relating that is operating on a super high level of sensitivity.

Plus, it constantly keeps me very present and aware moment-to-moment about how I’m acting, feeling, and noticing everything about my rabbit and what is normal or changing with their behavior.

This also, by the way, helps you to stay on top of their health, as they will hide things more than other animals and to be on your toes with what’s going on with them every moment can save their lives AND enrich both of yours.

Rabbits ask us to meet them at their level – literally – so going on the ground with them will help with the bonding.

They also ask us to meet them equally in energy – bringing our full selves to the table in pure honesty and integrity of heart. In this way they will respond just as clearly with acknowledgment and meeting you in much the same way.

Rabbits are very social animals and the relationship with you will be of utmost importance, alongside any other bonded rabbit they have as a partner. Connection is what will help your rabbit thrive and whether that means they have another or other rabbit friends, other furry animal companions, or bond with you, it is much needed to have that closeness.

Most rabbits do enjoy some level of affection, which can shift over time the more you invest in your relationship with them. It can be very pleasing to them to be snuggled or nuzzled on the ground, massaged, spoken to softly, caressed, or simply sitting or laying next to you.

They also love to play and thrive on fun – another way to bond with them.

I feel most of the time that my rabbit loves, including Astrid, think of me as another rabbit. That’s because I have learned to be more like them and interact with them, as they would with another rabbit and I always listen to their cues, knowing when they’ve had enough, if they want more, and what they like or don’t like.

Rabbits teach you to relax and slow down, get in touch with yourself, truly listen within, and live life with more gentleness.

They have all kinds of personalities, just like us, and aren’t there to please you the way you want or think you need, although once they welcome you as part of their “warren” you will be part of the family and appreciated and loved uniquely.

Over time, they can come to provide huge amounts of affection in the sweetest of ways and you learn that intimacy starts within the heart and can be extremely gratifying in more ways than you imagined because you have created a sacred bond.

“The sacred bond invites you to a secret dance that lies beyond the horizon of existence alone. It takes you into the alchemy of the heart that never ceases to be and always remembers its wholeness,” says Astrid.

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