Life’s Garden is Growing & Aligning
With Mercury freed and fire energy at hand this leads to clarity of direct action in motion from a place of more authentic self-expression, heart confidence, and creative inspiration. Today’s 8/8 portal and the days surrounding it, create an opportune time for navigating life with intention and bringing forth what you truly desire.
If you’ve been feeling stagnant or not seeing a lot on the scenes happening, all the work you’ve been doing behind the scenes will get an extra boost right now. With courage you can really ignite what you desire with greater support streaming in. These don’t have to necessarily be huge things, but things that feel important to you nonetheless.
Recently I’ve intimately experienced a lot of rare sightings with wildlife not seen here daily like the rest – bear, fox, my wild rabbit friend Blueberry, hummingbird, porcupine, a variety of gorgeous big butterflies, cicadas, and hummingbird moth. They speak to me of manifestation speeding up with greater alignment and synchronicity on all-time high – as each always comes at uncanny moments.
Our Summer season has been much cooler than the last few years and also was on delay in coming to full bloom. But when it did, boy has it been beautiful. Recent epic hikes have showcased such incredible sights that until now have only lived in my imagination.
My favorite being the first photo of Meiss Meadow laced with wild irises that moved like dancing faeries in the breeze on a gorgeous planet in a parallel reality.
I, of course, had to dive in!
Seeing and experiencing these landscapes has also felt like a manifestation of dreams coming alive. So even though some things in my life have been percolating in the background and have not seen the light of day yet, all of these things showing up in my environment speak to me of the changing inner landscape I’ve been working on, now being reflected.
It’s as if another anchoring in and deliberate creation of metaphorical experiences to support the journey are underway.
It’s how visualization can manifest into actualized dreams that then hold a space for the rest of my inner intentions to come into being too.
Sometimes while some things are in process, we can still create momentum by focusing on steps and shifts within to make us more of a vibrational match for what we intend. These might manifest in other ways, at first, but the mere fact that you start manifesting things that are aligned with the vibration you’re embodying, means that you’re in a flow of bringing more and more to you that shares your essence.
It also means that your energy is amplifying in new ways and can be applied to any of the intentions you hold.
During this time I’ve also seen my garden grow – and by that I do mean my literal garden just outside of my office.
Originally I had a simple thought of beautifying the empty space beyond the path with a blossom tree. Things started organically evolving from there, which seemed to directly reflect my inner world and the changes it is undergoing.
I then started planting perennial blooms in the first half of the area to accompany the colorful Lantanas lining the path I’d planted earlier this season.
And while I was doing this, the inspiration came through to transform this whole area into a secret Faery garden that could be a space of meditation and intention setting, as well as a sanctuary for all of the magickal creatures and Faeries that live here.
It’s been a process that began with a few flowering pots, garden tower, then my rock garden blooms, adding owl and magick mushroom guardians, lining the pathway, and now will become a space for imagination to take bloom into experience.
I just picked up 10 more perennials and mulch yesterday, as well as had the evergreen bushes cleared on the right to create a small path to the area behind the front blooms. This will be laid with pavers to match the larger path.
Next is leveling out the ground between the staked out area, as it slopes, and adding a retainer. Then creating the space where a comfy bench will go – adding some magickal statues and more blooms surrounding and filling in. It will be such a sweet little space – totally private, as the fence and trees on street side keep it contained, and yet fully immersed in forest and garden energy.
The back of the yard is wild, filled with silver sagebrush, manzanita, wild grasses, wild flowers, bitterbrush, and several super tall pine trees – two of which create a gateway directly on one side of the sitting area being created that are like wise guardians of the garden. Beyond them are a maple and some other tree I haven’t identified yet, and a small lawn of clover next to them.
By Labor Day, it should be complete, but things are in motion. I love creating this wonderland of enchantment for Astrid too, as she so loves looking out on the Faery garden. And it’s very rewarding doing it all by my own hand – although with the leveling and wood work, I’ll have a little Dave help, as that’s not my strength.
Summer has definitely been a very outdoor time with lots of hiking, biking, free outdoor music events, potluck gatherings, and even some creative fun that popped up for me.
This involved creating enchanting smudge sticks because I was so inspired by the gorgeous summer wild flowers and crafting nature things with my hands.
I’d only set out to make a few for myself and ended up with several dozen, so I offered them to anyone interested and they quickly sold out.
The whole experience has been magickal – from picking the plants and flowers that speak to me from the forest and garden yard, merging them in pretty and aromatic combos, weaving them together, watching them dry in the sun’s rays, adding just the right crystals to create a wand effect, and labeling each with their sweet contents.
It’s reminded me of each step of the garden-in-the-making process and my book. Having something smaller and more easily attainable, alongside some varying degrees of larger projects, really sets into motion inspiration, into action, into manifestation.
They’re actually so pretty that they make lovely additions to the home, altar, or as meditational tools to bring in the nature and Fae spirits even when not burned.
So, indeed Summer has been very grounding, which feels important to me because of so much energy out there that is all over the place.
I want to feel anchored inside so I can bend like the trees sway in the changing winds, but remain unrooted because my foundation is deep to the core.
All very supportive for the continued challenging book work ahead. I’ve mentioned it being no walk-in-the-park and the hardest thing I’ve done so far.
And I have felt so many things pull at me recently to avoid it if possible and yet, I know without a doubt that it’s where my energy calls. Like the inner world of emotions, beliefs, and old programming, I just won’t give in to any of it. I can see all of that reflected in the process and how this book has become a reflection of me.
I also feel like there is an outer energy trying to keep me away from completing the book, which is interesting to experience. And so I forge on – editing in motion – step-by-step.
In the past I’ve identified myself with things like my car, my home, something in particular that meant a lot to me, my bunny companions….and have projected all of my inner world feelings onto them so that I could be conscious of this process and “see” things clearly.
And now my book has become a very transparent reflection of everything within as well, which makes it doubly important to me to continue climbing the challenging mountain because it mirrors the work coming full circle. Not to mention, feels aligned with collective energies anchoring.
I found it interesting that one of my sweet clients, turned dear friends, sent me this photo just yesterday of her coffee table. She told me that I’m always with her and this was one of the how’s of that.
On her table she has both a smudging book and my first self-published book, Spiritual Skin.
It felt like another sign of alignment to the smudge sticks I created and my second book in creation. She also happens to have a Tibetan sound bowl next to it, and sound healing/channeling is so important to me also, with music being a key to my creative process.
I’ve shared feeling this next book is to go the traditional publishing route, so once again there’s that original vision expanding and growing. Just as the idea of smudge sticks turned into something more and my one blossoming tree is now becoming a full Faery garden of my dreams.
Life’s garden is growing and aligning.