Monthly Archives: November 2019
This is our second exciting share for today’s blog musings and it centers around one very special rabbit and the story of his coming into his best life as Supernova. It’s a story that reminds Astrid of her own and how she waited patiently to be seen. It’s a story of alignment, trust, opening to the magickal, and of course, love. It also continues in the thread of our last share about the mini temple for manifestation and an exalted life we created, adding to the web of what is possible when we believe and act upon things being messaged to us constantly. There is a line-up of events, like stars colliding, that can lead to an explosive vibrancy of experience, catapulting you into a new reality.
And this is what took place recently for one special soul in a little rabbit’s body, one sweet faery in human form, and in essence one thread of the collective web putting into action a collision course of shining and enriching possibilities.
…The reuniting of these two celestial giants causes a chasm within Rabbit’s heart. As Love beats rhythmically from within her chest, it expands outwardly and begins to awaken a long awaited event. Four shooting stars hurl across the Cosmos – two silvery aimed at Mother Moon, one golden at Rabbit, and an enormous one pulsing of silver and gold, gifted by the Central Sun himself, headed for Earth. Ten planets begin to journey into a new alignment amidst the stunning rapture that has been ignited. The Great Conjunction begins and something new stirs from within Earth’s core and inside of all consciousness beyond her. What happens next we have yet to see, as to see it, one must be it.
But let’s back up.
You may remember my sweet and very dear faery friend, KC (aka Bean), but BB to me (Bean Bunny) from our magickal adventure in the Grand Canyon with her and her equally sweet husband, Clint (aka Happy). She and her husband settled back in Lake Havasu City after completing their several year journey living in their RV (just like Dave and I had). After fulfilling their dreams, one of which was to live and work at the Grand Canyon – their love – they felt it was time to anchor in, much like Dave and I did.
I’ve called her BB (Bean Bunny) for quite some time now, ever since I learned she had a bunny as a little girl, had a lot of bunny things in her home when she was young, and for other reasons around my sensing her bunny self. It’s interesting that on one of the days a lot was going down in this story you’re about to read, I saw this engraved on the bridge across the creek by our house, which I hadn’t ever before. We had a giggle over it accompanied by faery chills.
But back to KC and Clint’s journey back to nesting in their new home, which magickally came together quickly for them.
They both have had animal companions in the past, but none for quite a while. Synchronously, KC had a rabbit companion for a brief time when she was a little girl just like I did, but none since.
She started to feel an animal companion was part of her journey again, although she and her husband were both challenged by the bitter and sweet of that experience – having gone through loss a lot when seeing beloved companions transition. She and her husband are also vegan and they have deeply compassionate, connected hearts to all animals, which makes it even more challenging.
Rabbits started to come up more on her radar ever since she and I had connected and I was able to share with her the experience and connection I’ve had with mine and Astrid.
She didn’t go out looking for rabbits, but rabbits were looking for her!
As they settled into their home she was involved in decorating and setting up their new magickal space and happened upon an item (a dragonfly) she was picking up from someone locally to decorate her creative room with.
This woman happened to have rabbits and mind you, the local rescues/shelters don’t really have any except maybe one rabbit at a time when they do, and the nearest rescue with more rabbits is in Phoenix, three hours away.
Again, she “happens” to end up at a woman’s house, led by a dragonfly, who has several rabbits – perhaps the most of anyone in this city for all we know.
At the time KC was in a different space, still integrating and processing the new life shifts, going back to work, and this new feeling around potentially bringing in an animal companion and around rabbits in general. But the woman did show her two bonded sister rabbits that she wanted to adopt out to her. For a little while after meeting them she contemplated this, and we discussed it together a lot, but it didn’t feel right. And many things unfolded after deciding it wasn’t the time and although sweet, she didn’t have a strong enough pull there. Her husband was also still on the fence about the decision too.
Fast forward to my creating the Magick Rabbit Keepsake Chest – The Great Conjunction.
I posted the first sneak peak of this new creation on Instagram and Facebook and KC saw it right away. She didn’t know why she was so strongly feeling a connection to it, but she shared this feeling as being “indescribable”. She contacted me immediately with her interest in it and how huge the pull was to it. I knew it was meant for her, but neither she nor I would come to see more of the crazy reasoning for that until later.
If you may recall, I posted it on Halloween/Samhain – the portal day I completed it on – a day when the veils are thinnest and communication from beyond is ever-more clear. It seems I had been channeling one little rabbit with the help of my own rabbit family collective – especially Cosmo who feels quite connected to him. You’ll understand what I mean shortly.
For the next few days after KC contacting me and her purchasing the chest, she kept sharing how much she was feeling this special piece and it was consuming her thoughts – even though it hadn’t arrived to her yet. Then on 11/4 (four days later), the woman with the rabbits contacts her out of the blue. She texts her a photo of her one male rabbit she had and asked if she wanted to adopt him.
Although KC says she likely saw him briefly while she visited the other time, he never registered on her. The woman had been more focused on the two sister rabbits. Also, the male rabbit was kept inside the house in a cage and the females, along with a third one, were free roaming outside in her yard. I won’t even go there yet on how devastating that all was to both of us.
KC texted his photo to me right after and a series of wild, crazy synchronicities began to happen even more so between us than usual in our communications/interactions around the possibility of this. Literally, we were both having full body faery bumps and mind-blowing experiences of alignment and magick – too much to detail here. In the midst of it something hit me and I said, “OMGOSH!!! Look at the photo of the rabbit on the chest. It’s him! They have the same dark marking around the eye.”
At the very same time we had both individually made a side-by-side collage photo of a zoom-in of the rabbit on the chest and the rabbit the woman wanted her to adopt, and texted it to each other at the same time. It was exactly the same crop and yes, they matched, as you can see! Even the nose shape is the same!
Things continued energetically revving and KC couldn’t stop thinking about the little guy. So the next day, 11/5, she went to go visit him to see if the connection and all of the feelings she was having would be confirmed. She likes to say, “Remember, remember the 5th of November,” which is from the awesome movie V for Vendetta if any of you have ever seen it.
And so, the 5th of November would in fact be remembered, as it was the day KC and this little rabbit made a bond in heart for life. He had sent out his message through the portal, which I had received in my own way, this woman responded to in reaching out to KC, and KC had been ready and open for.
Four days later, on Saturday November 9th – another day to remember – sweet Nova, short for Supernova came home forever.
I’m not sure what his name was before, but it’s likely better that way, as to me/us he will always just be baby Nova. How his name came about was it’s own alignment of trust and his messaging. She had two names come to her after deciding she was going to adopt him. Apollo and Supernova – feeling a celestial/cosmic name suited for him and reiterated by the rabbit on the chest.
The morning before she went to pick him up she had decided that if Space Odyssey came on the radio first she would name him Apollo and if Champagne Supernova came on first she would name him Supernova. You know what happened, given his name. 🙂 But truly this was only one more confirmation, after a series of other things that were pointing her at that name, so she listened. She knew he was giving her the name he wanted.
And this is much like the ways I’ve received names for my sweeties, from dreams (Cosmo’s name), from tuning in over days and simultaneously getting the same name as Dave did separately (Astrid’s name), from a song I was listening to – the Gayatri Mantra (Gaia’s name), my favorite Christmas cartoon (Nestor’s name), and meditating (Joy’s name).
KC loved the name Supernova, feeling that his coming to be with her was going to ignite his true essence. Nova is what she and her husband/we all call him now, which is short for Supernova and feels perfect because Nova is also the explosion of a star, but it’s a new star that increases in brightness. A Supernova has even more energy. So there’s the reflection of new beginning that is incrementally expanding and emanating.
KC shares that she knew once he was removed from his situation and cage confinement, and was showered with nurturing and love that he would explode and shine bright like a Supernova!
And that’s a Supernova for you – a star that explodes and becomes extremely luminous!
Baby Nova has aligned his life for greatest luminosity! I love it!
And I love this description from online dictionary meanings:
“Supernova is an astronomical term for a star that explodes like crazy. When a star turns into a supernova, it becomes extremely bright. Supernova sounds like a superhero, but it refers to the super explosion of a star. A nova is also the explosion of a star, but a supernova has more energy. A rare celestial phenomenon involving the explosion of a star — the largest explosion that takes place in space.”
Well, you can imagine that both Astrid and I have been super excited about all of this since the 4th. Between then and the 9th, when she brought him home, we were whiskers deep into lots of Rabbit 101. Between texts and phone calls it’s been full-on rabbit immersion week and I LOVE IT!!
I know KC has felt bad asking me questions, but I’ve assured her that this is my passion, my love – to help rabbits and to help people to understand and nurture rabbits in the best possible way. I don’t know everything, but I’ve learned a heck of a lot over the years and to be able to pass that on is a huge gift to me. I feel it’s definitely part of my path, along with helping people to understand these incredible souls in rabbit bodies more and how amazing they are. Plus, help create that bond and channel for deeper understanding of self through relationship with rabbits and ultimately nature.
I also have to admit I’m super excited to have a rabbit nephew for the first time! There are many rabbits I have grown to love through my social media friends and that I am very heart and soul involved with, but to have someone so close to me sharing the bond with a rabbit companion as I am, is very special. I’m Auntie T to baby Nova and that makes me hoppy! And Astrid is especially hoppy too, as she has a cousin. And together we get to share our growth and adventures, our learning and our sweetness, and be there through the tough times too.
Astrid has already been in contact with him. Just last night, in fact, we both noted their behaviors at the same time where Nova was more low-key than usual and Astrid was thumping like crazy for a good 15-20 minutes at my end. Something had triggered Astrid, but it wasn’t until KC messaged me that more started to make sense. There was a lot of energy moving and once Astrid was finished, Nova got up and went to visit KC.
I imagine they’ll continue to connect and my rabbit loves in the stars will watch over Nova, as they do Astrid. Cosmo, especially, feels connected to him because they are both the only males and both sweeties. I feel as if Cosmo (who travels more closely between Earth and Cosmos due to the day he chose to depart) will help show him the ropes – reminding him of his star essence, and Astrid will assist this as his Earth-bound guide.
I’ve so enjoyed shopping for baby Nova and helping mom find all the cute and quality finds. He’s basically experienced the three days of Christmas in November over the last three days of receiving three separate shipments from us here. LOL!
Shopping for rabbits is F-U-N!!! Quite intoxicating.
Nova had his first comprehensive vet visit on Monday 11/11 to get everything checked out. He hasn’t had a good rabbit diet, nor quality rabbit life where he was, so it was good to get things looked at. Hearing about the low quality and lack of education to understand rabbits and their needs (including diet necessities) that he came from just reiterated why sharing stories like this and all that I do about Astrid and rabbits is so important. Being that they are ultra physically sensitive, in comparison to dogs and cats, and have prey animal instincts, there’s just so much more to learn about proper care for them and more investment of time and patience to support them into living their best lives.
There are simply some things you absolutely don’t do and others that are imperative that you do.
Some of the DON’TS would include: housing a rabbit in a cage (they are easily potty-trained if fixed and can be free roam or a combination of free roam and X-pen (exercise pen) housed, feeding it dog food meant for a meat-eating animal, feeding it tons of sugary or binding fruits and food not healthy for rabbits’ sensitive GI tracts, mishandling them (this can lead to them breaking their back from kicking hard to escape), leaving rabbits outside to live in the yard or cooped in a hutch or cage where they are subject to predators, falling into a swimming pool they can’t get out of, or hot temperatures (they have limited sweating ability due to not having the same kind of sweat glands other animals do to allow for effective panting), etc.
Some of the ESSENTIALS include: providing unlimited Timothy hay (for adults) and Alfalfa hay (for youngsters), providing a variety of greens from an approved list for rabbits, providing unlimited water, having the rabbit spayed or neutered, overall, understanding their dietary needs (what’s good and bad, getting a handle on rabbit health and sensitivities and things to watch for, having ER things on hand to treat things like stasis and gas pain when you can’t get to a vet immediately, bunny-proofing your home to avoid painful or even fatal accidents to your rabbit, etc.
And the list goes on! I haven’t spent the last week sharing with KC for nothing. And there’s still things I keep thinking of that come up along the way.
There are so many wonderful rabbit moms and dad and rabbit rescues that are doing fantastic work out there in educating and sharing about rabbits and I want to continue to be part of that positive chain so we can avoid needless suffering and pain, or worse.
I’m all about this for all animals, nature, people, and the Earth at large, but it’s my particular path to be a voice for rabbits.
Thankfully, all checked out for little Nova, and since he’s only 2 years old his youth is on his side. I imagine he was also keeping himself high-vibed because he knew KC was on the way one day when she was ready. Much like Astrid had waited for me and had kept her health extremely excellent despite her background before getting to SaveABunny.
Nova also got the okay for his neutering surgery that will take place this coming Monday – so healing energy we are sending for his fast recovery. This will also help KC to properly litter box train him. Not being neutered doesn’t lend to success with that, as they like to spray and mark their territory.
But KC has him all covered for that. She’s created the perfect habitat for him in a large X-pen for now with all the comforts needed and with a special flooring to easily wipe up stray urine while he gets trained.
He’s also given full run when she and hubby are home from work, which has been super fun to see photos and videos of him exploring and getting into mischief, as well as just being a bun and expressing his joy and comfort.
Upon his first day he was already doing binkies and flopping himself down – both wonderful signs of one happy bunny!
AND, more confirmations continue to flow in about how divinely perfect this alignment is and has been in the making, including this photo that I flipped out over too.
KC sent me this on the first day he arrived home, I believe, of him exploring and making their new wood table his new warren (it’s in tree root shape).
She mentioned how his back markings reminded her of a Unalome, but my attention went immediately to that natural rabbit head carving in the wood! It looked like his head peering back. I brought it to her attention and again the full body faery bumps were going. She then sent me a zoom of it.
Little sweet signs of rabbit energy that were present all along, and there have been others.
But the sweetest of all is Nova himself. He’s a love bug and has no fear of being held, is very cuddly, gentle hearted and fun, and is bonded to KC and loves Clint too. They are his warren.
He didn’t waste time getting up on the couch and up on Clint too! Clint adores Nova, too, by the way. We all knew this sweetie would melt his and everyone’s hearts.
Clint even installed him a bunny cam so they can watch him while they are at work and once he’s potty trained, he’ll have full run of the house all of the time.
In the meantime, he sure is exploring!
And showing off his silly self.
It’s beautiful to experience KC and Nova’s relationship blossoming and it thrills me how much KC loves learning more. She devotes herself to nurturing him and gives him more love than there are stars. The two of them are already inseparable and Nova is revealing more of his natural healing abilities with glimpses of what’s to come!
He’s getting to know his new friend, Jelly Bean, that Auntie T sent too. I had no idea her name was Jelly Bean. I just sent it along because it was a favorite stuffed rabbit companion for years that Joy and Cosmo used to have so I thought Nova would like one of his own. Stuffed rabbits that they enchant themselves are great for solo bunnies.
I got rid of the tag, but when the new one arrived to KC she said wow it’s name is Jelly Bean like the one I gave you. No coincidence there and that KC’s nickname Bean is short for Jelly Bean. Just like Nova is short for Supernova. We now both have Jelly Bean stuffed bunnies (well I have two).
And KC now has two of the cosmic Magick Rabbit Talismans – Many Moons and Cosmic Egg – that Nova and the bunnies had a hand in revealing to her and me. This one made to reflect him.
I love receiving daily updates and hearing about the joy they are all providing one another. It’s so beautiful to experience the growth they are all sharing together and Astrid and I feel grateful to have them in our lives. We’ll always be here for them.
Astrid was especially excited to share this story with a hoppy ending because it mirrors her own experience in many ways.
She, too, waited for someone to see her for who she is and with all the nurturing and patience, has been able to blossom forth into more of her fullness – exposing her gifts and doing what she came here to do.
That’s what she wants expressed in this story is that animals are souls too. They all come in with different paths and things they have to experience, but with the right support and understanding that can be illuminated.
These souls can add to the collective pool of energy creating a new reality here and so to support them, as well, is supporting a new possibility.
These souls can add to our own understanding of ourselves – our essence and nature within – as they teach us about parts we have forgotten or have been conditioned away from. They help us reconnect to nature and live in greater harmony through that relating.
These souls can also help us bridge the gap between ourselves and others different than us, with things we fear, or don’t know much about, and they can also help bridge our capacity for kindness and compassion, as well as support us in merging our cosmic and earthly parts when we open all the parts of us to live at an increased consciousness level, at an expanded heart level, and at a deeper sensual nature – creating life as an art.
KC and I have had an influx of creative juices flowing over the last week with all the amped up vibes, joy, and abundant rabbit energies running through us. It even got us both on an inspirational wavelength starting to channel chronicles of Astrid and Nova.
Who knows! There could be a children’s book in the works one day on their adventures together. The possibilities are endless and with a Supernova in our back pocket, it’s sure to be explosive!
Astrid & I Introduce You to Our Very 1st Portal Altar ~ A Mini Temple for Manifestation & an Exalted Life
Today is going to be a double blogging day because Astrid and I have a couple of things we’re very excited about to share. The first, and shorter share, being this new channeled creation that we have been birthing over the 11/11 portal and 11/12 Taurus Full Moon Energies. We thought you might enjoy experiencing the energy, as it seems to be emanating a lot for the people viewing it so far on social media where we first introduced it. It felt important to share at this time to anyone who might come across it.
It is the newest and also last creation for 2019, as we are shifting gears fully beginning Monday. That’s not to say that there won’t be some more new painting creations for 2020, but they will only take place sporadically if I have a need to shift gears momentarily.
We recently needed to channel some energy through the latest pieces you’ve been seeing me share here – four to be exact – alongside all of the new Magick Rabbit Talismans and mini framed original art pieces we were able to birth as well in time for the holiday season.
These recent four creations have been a transition for me into full time, rather than part time book work, as channeled short stories for some have wanted to be told alongside the artwork.
Everything I create is always a mini themed world with a story, but for the first time I shared a couple of these stories and this felt to be getting me in story telling flow while also channeling creative brainstorming that was needed.
I didn’t write a story for this one, as it didn’t want that revealed. Being a true meditational piece, it will share it with you if you decide to take time to tune in with it.
This latest piece isn’t available yet in the shop, but will be. For now, it’s acting as portal for this transitioning period and the new to come. So keep an eye out for its listing in the shop soon.
It is a one-of-a-kind portal altar hand painted on a wood three dimensional temple.
This is a manifestation portal for an enriched, fulfilling, and abundant life that weaves essence threads of The Empress, The Magician, The Sun, The Star, The World, The Ace of Pentacles, and The Queen and King of Pentacles all in one.
It’s a literal doorway to a new reality, dreams and intentions actualized, blossoming embodiment, and inner to outer shine – an exalted life!
We also want to take this opportunity to express huge gratitude to everyone who has supported our creativity and the rabbit collective.
A few days ago we hit a milestone in the shop of 200 sales since our first opening. So thank you so much! We hope you continue to enjoy the inspiration, love, magick, hope, and healing that is infused in every piece created from our hearts.
Christmas is just under 5 weeks away, so if you have been interested in a little something from our shop for yourself, loved ones, friends, rabbit and animal lovers, or the child in your life remember that I’ll be away in December beginning the 7th, so it’s better to put in orders before then to ensure things arrive on time.
Many of our items are wonderful little stocking stuffers and so many are under $25.
Link to explore our magickal little world and to keep an eye out for this new creation is:
Another blog that wanted to go back up – this one focusing on the power of sound. I shared this one back in 2015 and the importance of sound and music has only continued to increase in my life both through voice and creation of music. With recent creative projects I’ve been sound channeling and singing like crazy – perhaps this aiding to the flow and shift in what I’ve been creating. I hope you enjoy this blast from the past and the story at the end.
Side note: For anyone who’s been in search of unusual quartz crystal sound bowls or musical instruments like chakra drums, I have some available at below retail costs because of a friend who is a sound healer and had connections to get them for me. I’ve made some recent upgrades and Astrid has shared we can release these so I may put them in our Etsy shop, but for anyone interested before listing them publicly, please contact me for details.
Sound and music have been a main expression and source of support throughout my life. I’m very attuned to certain frequencies and there are only specific types of music that can move me at any given time. On the creative front, I’ve infused musical resonance as a form of healing and wholeness in my sessions, as personal sound channelings, and in sacred gatherings/journeys over the years. And in my personal space, I use music, sound, and singing as a way to move energy and access deeper wells of creativity. I find the throat chakra to be so powerful for healing, moving, and dislodging a lot of things in my life and when coming from that higher heart chakra area, that merges the throat and heart, it truly can be profound. It’s interesting to me that my favorite color has always been aqua and that directly links to this higher heart…
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For some reason, this blog post from 2012 has been on my mind the last couple of weeks to share again: Sacred Bone, Tattoos and Stones: Mayan Portal Mysteries Unraveling. (Side note: I don’t offer sacred tattoo designs anymore and the jade sphere in the post has been sold – this is a seven year old post).
It’s interesting I am finally called to share it today on 11/11.
Perhaps it has a little to do with the Taurus Full Moon tomorrow, which feels really focused to me around the energies of fuller embodiment into the human experience and all the rich reasons for that. We often can either be focused solely on the human experience, or solely on the spiritual/cosmic one. Bridging these together is the miracle of our human temple body and in valuing both we can build self worth, greater enrichment of life, deeper compassion for all, and hone in on manifesting abilities by working with the fuller picture.
Taurus and Scorpio are a polarity (opposite, but both fixed signs – the latter making them a bit tough for implementing change). I like to try to keep things simple, even though there are so many complex energies at work beyond this. However, even if you just understand these energetic concepts of life (Taurus) and death (Scorpio) in the cycles of bringing in and releasing out energies, accumulation versus releasing, building versus transforming, etc. then it really can shed light for us of where we are out of balance.
Several nights back, or rather early morning, I had one of my tailbone/coccyx pains take place. It started in my dream and then I woke up with it continuing in waking life. These experiences are much fewer and far between these days, but they do tend to crop up around time periods of shifts for me and integrating new energy, and I’ve also noticed it several times around Full Moons.
I’ve noted that this tailbone pain (stemming from my having fractured it many years ago and reinjuring it over time, as well as a very bad contusion to sacrum that felt like cracking it wide open to the cosmic abyss!) is connected to activations, as this area, as you’ll read in the post I’m reblogging, has sacred symbolism as a cosmic portal of the human body and doorway to the Otherworld. It also, of course, is connected to the activation of kundalini energy.
It’s like a contraction and expansion that takes places and creates a throbbing, centralized in this location of the most basic stabilizing earth element that reflects how we relate to the world.
All of this supports why I spend so much time in nature, self nurturing, grounding, focusing on balance, creating boundaries and withdrawing my energy “out there” to “in here” – the latter feeling very prevalent again in my life right now.
Raw black tourmaline is always a great friend to have on hand for these energies and if you experience any tailbone/coccyx/root chakra stuff too.
Anyway, for whatever it’s worth, I hope the blog link provides something of interest or maybe links some connective dots together for thoughts or experiences you may be having.
I’m always fascinated by information I find years ago, and how it becomes more profound for me as time go by.
Point in case, this particular blog of information as one example.
Another example was when I began painting my most involved pieces that led me down rabbit holes of hours of research at the library and online to understand all the symbolism every little morsel that was popping up meant, and how they were connected.
This was also the case for the deep research I did around north nodes so long ago in my early twenties, which I still have the old pages of notes from books I was flipping through at the library and new age book stores. I always felt that information was key and over the years I started to understand it more and became more ready to implement what at the time was simply knowledge in my mind.
It’s wonderful to learn new things. It’s life-changing when we actually integrate it and use that knowledge.
Today’s share from the wondrous world of Astrid, is both a peek at a creation we just birthed yesterday and a feel into the collective energies we sense – a threading together of what moves through us to manifest and why.
There’s a pervading anticipation, concern, and powerlessness energetically moving through the airwaves and it’s even had Astrid both in a frenzy to move energy AND a desire to anchor silently into stillness.
“Perhaps we can turn anxiety into wonder,” she says.
What you see pictured here are photos of The Rabbit Hole ~ A Woodland Whimsical Portal featuring a mixed gray wild, elder rabbit that in many ways embodies Astrid’s energy. The rabbit sits inside of an old hollowed out tree stump, which is also in fact a portal into the wonder and alchemical chaos of the void. Rabbit is the master and guardian of this realm and guides you in navigating personal mastery within it too.
Astrid’s desire with this portal painting was to remind everyone that true knowing has always lived within you. Every challenge you face is an invitation to open your imagination more and bathe in the hidden mysteries like a bedtime story enchants your inner child. To devour this kind of curiosity and unpredictability helps you discover and manifest the worlds your imagination leads you to explore.
Yes, there is challenge and yes there is no guarantee, but when you embark on an adventure into the unknown this kind of spiritual journey has the potential to produce invaluable riches. When you stretch outside of your comfort zones, you begin to tap into the limitless well of possibility within the impetus of creation.
It is this very quest where a spiritual awakening can be actualized into embodied depth.
Going down the rabbit hole helps you remove your conditioned sense of security and knowing so that you move into an experience of navigating through moment-to-moment creative life force – every moment and step being creatively imagined anew. When you stretch to receive knowledge and ancient wisdom beyond reason alone, an activation of expansion takes place within your heart and life.
You become more fully actualized and so too does the journey unwind in brushstrokes of artful living.
This hand-painted one-of-a-kind can be found in our shop:
I was so touched to read this sweet poem by my equally sweet friend, Brad, who is to me a tender spirit of love and creativity – who sees the miracle in nature’s reflections and values natural harmony. He’s a wonderful creative writer, poet, and has a lovely blog you may enjoy following. I’m grateful to have connected with him. This poem was inspired by my painting, Gem of the Emerald Forest, which is truly one of my favorites and is available in my shop to support rescue rabbits. As Brad shares, let us “remember to play and preserve the beauty of this emerald planet.” Thank you Brad! I’m with you!
flowing with tasty bamboo
and pandas at play
full of boundless energy
spark childhood delight and joy
I’m grateful to Tania Marie (friend and fellow blogger) for letting me use this beautiful image as inspiration for writing a poem. Tania is a creative, sensitive soul who has deep relationships with nature and critters. You can visit more of her art and fanciful creations at her Magick Rabbit Etsy Shop.
I’ve loved pandas ever since my childhood. I had several panda stuffed animals as a child and was fortunate to see the first live pandas brought to the US as part of the cross-cultural exchange between China and the US. President Nixon formally welcomed giant pandas Ling-Ling (a female) and Hsing-Hsing (a male) to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on April 16, 1972. I was captivated by…
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I thought this would be a perfect share for today’s Monday Musings – the story behind The Great Conjunction Magick Rabbit Keepsake Chest.
I just returned from farewells with this special creation, as she embarks on a new adventure to her beloved home.
I decided that each chest would have the beginning of a story included. I don’t usually like to share them, as I love to let them speak to the individual and see what it evokes. Yet, I had this feeling that a little beginning might spark imagination within the viewer to creatively embark on a further journey of cocreation and inner child wonder.
I shared The Enchanted Garden’s story yesterday and now I give you, The Great Conjunction.
Time accelerated and extended until the microcosm of experience dilated back into multi-dimensionality. A magick Rabbit appears within the abyss of consciousness, as if plucked from the very Moon that bore her. The Moon has always held the Rabbit’s image close upon her skin, keeping the Great Mystery safe until humanity was ready. The ancients have foretold of the Rabbit who would appear at the dawning of a New Age. All of the Cosmos stills in awaiting what Rabbit has come to share. Rabbit feels a pulse within that instinctively guides her. She leaps across the silky darkness, leaving silvery stardust in her wake and makes her way to Yaxche, the Cosmic Tree of Life as known by the Mayans, who lies center of the Cosmos. The reuniting of these two celestial giants causes a chasm within Rabbit’s heart. As Love beats rhythmically from within her chest, it expands outwardly and begins to awaken a long awaited event. Four shooting stars hurl across the Cosmos – two silvery aimed at Mother Moon, one golden at Rabbit, and an enormous one pulsing of silver and gold, gifted by the Central Sun himself, headed for Earth. Ten planets begin to journey into a new alignment amidst the stunning rapture that has been ignited. The Great Conjunction begins and something new stirs from within Earth’s core and inside of all consciousness beyond her. What happens next we have yet to see, as to see it, one must be it.
You experienced The Great Conjunction in our Ask Astrid Samhain experience blog and now we introduce The Enchanted Garden Magick Rabbit Keepsake Chest, just listed in our Etsy Shop this morning. It features a rabbit in a wisteria garden Otherworld.
This is the second new Magick Rabbit Keepsake Chest I’ve made in the last three days but, is #3 in totality. The Great Conjunction and The White Rabbit Chests have been sold.
There is also a custom listing in the shop so that you can commission your own Magick Rabbit Keepsake Chest too. I have a limited number of these wooden chests available.
They are the perfect place to store special jewelry, crystals, hand written notes to yourself of nurturing and intentions, to keep keys easy to find, safe-keep special little mementos and treasures, are sweet gift boxes, and make wonderful Reiki boxes. The ways in which these can be used is only limited by your imagination. Some people use chests to store the ashes of beloved companions or other memories of their sweet babies.
They make great stocking stuffers and holiday gifts too.
A sweet gift for the rabbit lover, anyone who has rabbit as their animal spirit guide, loves animals, the Faery realm, and nature, wants to spread a message of compassion, or simply wants to experience more of the magickal energies embodied in each unique mini world.
Wonder and whimsy come to life in The Enchanted Garden.
You can almost hear the tinkling of distant faery bells, see the flicker of tiny lights emerge, and feel a tingling sensation down the back of your neck when peering into this magickal realm.
Enchanted wisteria surrounds the magickal rabbit in hints of eternal grace and love from the Great Orla – Tree Ancient of the Golden Mysteries.
Draped in beauty and sweet and musky fragrance, the garden comes to life and every brush of movement is another Fae’s presence made known.
Is this a warm summer’s eve encounter or has the rabbit stumbled upon a doorway to the Otherworld?
Vines twist and tighten around thoughts swirling in rabbit’s head and strengthen her reserve for the journey ahead.
Wisteria blossoms hang effortlessly from the vines, revealing the heart’s guidance is the way of ease and the promise of abundant enrichment.
Everything is blooming in creative delight, so exquisite it is impossible to resist the beckoning onward.
A single teardrop Amethyst Guardian keeps watch of the entrance to this portal, ensuring one is pure of heart before passing through. Her protection both safely enchants the gateway to ward off those not welcome, but also activates deeper awareness for the journeyer.
The Fae send an emissary. A silver-dusted ethereal butterfly appears before the magickal traveler, whispering secrets that only her beautiful, long ears are attuned to hear.
How the journey continues is up to you.
The rest of the story is yours to create and unlock for yourself…..
Ask Astrid Fridays ~ The Rabbit’s Corner: Subtly Profound Shifts, Magickal Chests, Animal Equals, Doorways Upon Doorways & Grounding Visions
Hoppy 1st of November from Astrid and me. A new month begins and I’m wondering if others are feeling a subtle shift, as we are? The last two days something hit me, although I wouldn’t be able to put it into words to describe. It did, however, take both Astrid and I into a beautiful space of greater remembering and connection that led to more merging internally.
Some messages came through, including a vision and invitation, and this led to both creating this new piece you see, as well as our journeying together on yesterday’s Samhain.
I thought I would share some of what we experienced.
It’s called The Great Conjunction and is the newest Magick Rabbit Keepsake Chest. It was claimed by a very special soul before I even listed it in the shop, so I know without doubt it is going exactly where it is meant to be – I couldn’t be happier. I do have to admit though, it’s a tough one to part with.
It’s hard to capture the silver and gold metallic shimmer used, but it adds a magickal essence in person, as do the ten 3-D mini planets embedded on the chest that are each a genuine crystal and stone. Details include three shooting stars, a fourth larger one at back center, silvery moon, golden cosmic tree, and silvery white cosmic rabbit. You may have caught glimpse of other shapes emerging in the nebulae and Cosmos. It’s truly one of the most magickal potent creations I’ve made.
The energy goes along with a vision received two days ago and yesterday’s sacred journey I went on after creating it that was revealing and synchronous.
Right before all of this – creating the chest and tuning in – I had an incredible experience with four hawks that was so powerful for yesterday.
I was on my way out to do three errands and while driving to the first, suddenly a hawk appeared from my right flying so low, just feet above the ground and street. It came right across my windshield and just seconds behind, was a second hawk that did exactly the same. That was incredible itself, but it continued. Right after leaving my first errand, I got in my car getting ready to turn back on the same street and a third hawk did the very same thing. I thought wow, that’s really amazing. How often does that happen? Well, I guess for me that day it was four times, as when I left my second errand a fourth hawk did the exact thing again.
I’ve recently had this happen when driving down to Reno where one hawk had done the same thing. After crossing my windshield he made a huge circle that ended up crossing my path twice to do it again because I had gotten off of the freeway and had made a half circle turn that brought us back together again.
But four hawks?
It was a “pinch me” kind of experience and I knew it was my dear companions (Nestor, Joy, Cosmo and Gaia) sending me a little hello from beyond the veils. Hawks always show up for me from that in between world as sentinels, bringers of confirming messages, protection, support, and presence around me.
Later, after returning home, I was playing the song I shared with all of you yesterday quite a few times, as it felt in line with everything. And as usual, was singing along with it, which had Astrid sitting in a very deliberate, but softened state of engaged trance, as she communed in the energies swirling through. As this happened, a shadow flew by my office and then a raven appeared.
I went about channeling the vision into the piece above and then cleaned up and prepared for our next sacred experience.
This involved creating an intentional space for tuning in. It was not to be anything overdone. Simple, yet potent. It was so easy for me to know what we would use for this little ritual journey – so I trusted it was perfectly guided. Like with all things, I love Astrid to be able to be right by my side if she wants to, so I set things up on the floor next to her area although she was not there yet.
Then, of course, I Ask Astrid to join. 😉
I have a lot of little lights in the room and so I turned them all on, which included the rabbit wreath you see, a hanging Moon light I have, and rabbit lights. Before shutting the main lights I took a couple of quick photos.
The interesting thing is that right before this, our black male cat Boojum had been super noisy – howling and wanting attention by coming to my room. I wondered if he would interrupt this sacred time, but once I got everything set up he in fact did stop and never once made a peep or came in the entire time.
Once I’d set things in place, there was protection around it.
I won’t go into details, as it would be far too long, wild, and sound like someone on some kind of psychedelic trip from what I’ve heard people share, which I assure you I never have been on, never have done any kind of drugs, and nor do I even drink alcohol.
I did have a warm cup of new tea from my tea witch Pisces friend that is an amazing, cleansing herbal blend of aged 5 years Naked Pu’er tea.
I will share that as soon as I set up, Astrid took her place nestled to the left snuggled into her crystal friends awaiting us to begin.
And I will share also that as soon as I sat down and began to tune in, she came right over to me and didn’t leave my side the entire time. She did nose and breathe into the sacred pieces I’d placed, but then came to my right and sat there as I stroked her softly with one hand, holding my special wand with the other.
The journey took me through the doorway between worlds, which is the invitation I had received the night before to accept.
I will also share that in fact it was not just one doorway, but many doorways within doorways that spanned realms and Cosmos, communing with many beings along the way including my essence, and provided me a key to return and how to find it always.
It was truly beautiful and subtly profound without the horns and whistles, yet made a lasting mark for me and us together – took our relationship to another level.
At one point Astrid went to my left where I had moved my tea cup and even sipped a tiny bit herself! And nearing the end she visited the center of our little altar, gave it one nibble as her way of closing things, and then went back to the left knowing things were complete. She eventually returned to her crystals, as you can see.
She is always so in tune and shows me her wise self, but she was truly amazing this evening and it took our partnership to another level. Astrid is an incredible being I feel humbled to have with me and to be able to care for, so that she may thrive in her role she chose for this life.
While what I share may sound so “out there” and crazy even without the extra details, it was actually so grounded and tangible. Once again, demonstrating to me how we can merge these parts of ourselves and other realities without it being mind-blowing or altering. It speaks to how subtle does not mean less profound or powerful and that it is the softness of those whispers within and the brush of a brief vision that if trusted can make all the difference.
I am sharing this simply as my experience to perhaps open doorways for others not to be afraid to share theirs, or even to wander down new explorations within conscious reality that is available to everyone.
As Lee shares in the video below, it’s important to ground your vision because that internal rewiring aligns you with it, rather than experiencing a potentially chaotic leap.
Having done both, like Lee shares, it can indeed be exhilarating to ride the energy of a spontaneous leap, but these days we have the ability to create greater balance and aligned support so that we aren’t having to work so hard along the way, to reach the vision.
This is what I’m experiencing with my journey and the details along the way. I’m learning more and more to merge the parts of myself to create peaceful anchoring and substance to the visions I receive.
Just as I brought forth the Keepsake Chest from a vision I had, there is a way to bring through energy in a very tangible way.
And on a last note, don’t forget to turn back your clocks an hour this weekend. We may have less light, but the days and how much “time” I have always still feels extended to me during this cycle of the year. If more darkness affects you in ways that feel limiting, it’s a time to create your own light from the inside out and embrace what the darkness offers in journeying more with the emotional and subconscious worlds within your heart.
As Lee channels at the very end of this month’s energy update from a portion of his newly released cd – Journey into Your Heart – with Barry Goldstein, “The heart is the brain of the soul. It is what leads you here on Earth. So a life disconnected from heart energy, is a life half lived.”