Monthly Archives: December 2021
As the New Year is about to kick off with some refreshing energies culminating around a Capricorn New Moon on the 2nd (see link to Faery sis, Laura’s post on these energies), I thought I’d leave behind what I know has been another intense year for so many with a little lightness and hope for the journey ahead. It’s challenging to find the things to feel good about, but as part of my energy signature I will always do my best to help bring that to light.
I’m not immune from feeling all the feels and having to navigate my own challenges, yet I’m wired to see the silver linings and share that potential with each of you. It’s my true belief that we can rise above anything, transmute the energies, and create anew. Some people know how to do this on their own, but it’s the collective support and sharing that I know helps more of us to get there.
For the latter reasons I share what I’m guided to bring through with each of you, as a way to connect, heart to heart.
My frequency has always been one of childlike wonder and today’s montage I hope will bring the best medicine of laughter and fun your way to help alchemize the transition into 2022.
With the help of my copartner in fun – my brother – we put together a short, themed share inspired by the outfit I was inspired to wear yesterday to our delayed holiday celebrations with my family due to snow storms making travel not possible for Christmas day itself.
We immediately giggled that I resembled a modern day Barbarella – a 1968 sci-fi fantasy spoof movie based on a French comic series starring Jane Fonda as a starry-eyed, pure and innocent space adventurer from an idyllic future Earth sent on a mission by the President of Earth to retrieve scientist Durand-Durand who has created a weapon to destroy humanity – at the heart of it revealing that people lust for peace and love. It speaks to more than what it appears to be – under the surface it also looks at themes of repressed human nature and utopian goodness.
However you look at the movie itself, it was simply the idea of my outfit that made us laugh, since Barbarella is quite a silly movie on the top surface.
But when I realized that I was wearing a Cosmic “suit” of my own – the jumpsuit is actually organic cotton and botanically and blossom dyed, blending Earth and Faery essence – with starlit encrusted silver Cosmic boots – it was a match made in heaven with my own mission and the timing of a New Year upon us.
So accompanied by Santa on my shoulders and an elf bunny helper riding along with me on my giant Christmas candle rocket, we were ready for a Cosmic blast off! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Mission: to anchor love and harmony…reveal your secret powers…deepen compassion, connection, and authentic, raw beauty, activate your self-expressive gifts and empowerment, merge human and spirit/Earth and Cosmos, and do it all with lightness and creativity.
I know no greater way to open the heart than to surrender to it…and part of that for me is vulnerability. I love laughing and especially laughing at myself. And I have no problem sharing that side of me with each of you.
In fact, I feel the importance so much of being raw and free, and consistently receive guidance to express that no matter what others are doing around me, that I follow what ever is in my heart in each moment.
And so I present to you the “Cosmic Worm” channeled through for a New Year’s Eve wiggly fun giggle.
I hope it helps you to loosen up and shake off all the old stuff, walls, armor, false clothing, etc. that you might be carrying or wearing. And at the least, I hope it helps you to laugh your heart out as we enter 2022’s new doorway. I can’t stop laughing at it myself! LOL!
Side note: I did this in one take after filling my tummy with appetizers, hence this Cosmic Worm only had so much physical wiggle in her. 😉
But energetically, my wiggle is nonstop. I have so much energy that I’m always needing to sing, dance, move, create….or else it bottles up and stagnates.
I’m always up for a wild ride and in order to continue to fuel that energy, I do the necessary behind-the-scenes work to fuel that momentum.
January feels to me like a real cleansing and clarifying time before jumping into the new. I feel like a deep inner listening to the heart and soul deeper callings is where my intuitive eyes and ears are tuning into.
And although we can make intentions and do these kind of resolutions at any time of year, I know many of you feel the importance of doing that at the start of each year. So perhaps you might take today and tomorrow to really anchor in what you want to create and also take stock of what you’re grateful for and what you want to bring more of into your life.
I don’t stay up late anymore for these year shifts, although many times I’ll wake up right at the time it takes place, or when Cosmic alignments are happening in the skies above. Yet, tonight I do plan to put myself to bed with a little journaling in my mind before drifting off to an early night’s sleep.
Retreat, restoration and recreating….some of the themes I feel knocking on the door right now and I’ll likely expand on these in January’s Collective Energy Dynamics Forum group. Maybe these are words you can sit with and see how they want to be a part of your experience right now and could be part of your practice for this first month of 2022.
I loved that my family celebration took place on the 30th, just before the New Year shift. My parent’s house was decked out in the most whimsy and warmth it’s ever experienced – too much to share in this post, but this is one of my favorite little nooks they created.
It all spoke to another layer upon layer of anchoring for that beautiful connection, warmth, sweetness, wonder, and love energy we shared on Winter Solstice with Desiree’s family…that collective unity and the values that will support our life progressions and bigger picture advances.
We are spiraling into deeper layers of experience as a whole, as we integrate and find new balance within and without.
My mom and I even shared a little dancing in the kitchen, as we took turns leading and I twirled her in and out like a whirling dervish.
She and I have always shared a sweet bond of nurturing and we’ve been mirrors of much for each other in terms of growth and expansion. And we both share the same wheeze, tiny snorts, rolling tears, and silent ecstatic giggles when we get into deep belly laughs that completely consume us.
Alone I’m mischief and whimsy in a pocket and coupled with my family we’re a consortium of playful banter and silliness. We just will NEVER “grow up”. I may expand, but it’s all about expanding into the child at heart who lies at the vortex of my heart and embodies the innocence of the Great Mystery.
I know not everyone shares the kind of outlook I do on life, but I do believe that even a little more light-heartedness, vulnerability, and open heart could take us a long way and help us to relate to others, the world at large, and what’s showing up on the scene.
With the intensities we’ve had to navigate, we truly only have what we can make of life…and if that load can be lessened with some laughter release, then I’m all for it. I know it does me wonders when I give myself permission to let go and surrender to the wave of playfulness that wants to make it all so much less serious.
And speaking of navigating…I continue to feel like we’re on an adventure like no other we’ve yet experienced.
And that the only way through is to listen within, be willing to step into changes that challenge us, and trust fully that the steps, way, and support will be there when each foot lands at every consecutive step that is revealed.
New landscapes await us to merge and anchor into…I feel one calling me for sure!
Just a couple of days ago, we set out across the back forest on a trek to the post office and UPS Store where our P.O. Box is. We hadn’t been out since we arrived home, as the roads were crazy and the storms just made it better to stick around and just wander on snow shoe.
I’m always up for an adventure and do this walk many times in all seasons. I once trekked the nearly two miles just in snow boots up to my calves and knees and carried back a bag and backpack full of packages through the forest.
I don’t mind carrying things, so I had Dave strap on a package I needed to ship off and away we went.
I told him, just call me Snowshoe T – in honor of Snowshoe Thompson.
For those of you who haven’t heard of him, John “Snowshoe” Thompson is quite famous in these parts. He’s the legendary skiing mailman of the Sierra Nevada. We actually learned all about him a couple of years back when we went on a group snowshoeing adventure where an actor played the part and told us his whole amazing story.
Snowshoe Thompson, who was originally from Norway, was able to do what no others could consistently and successfully do…He would carry 60, 80 and grew to over 100 pounds of mail and packages on his back through the snowy Sierras across 90 mile treks of 50 foot high snowdrifts, through blizzards, and up to 80 mile per hour winds by moonlight without a blanket or a gun, in just three days, and was never paid by the U.S. government. He delivered mail between Placerville, CA and Genoa, NV and later Virginia City, NV.
You can read some of his story here: Snowshoe Thompson
Well, I may not be as strong and bold as Snowshoe Thompson, but I carry his spirit of believing everything is possible, that I can make it happen no matter how harsh the conditions of life are, and it’s all an exciting journey if we look at it through the perspective of our heart’s passions and connection to the natural surroundings we can attune to.
I also like to chalk it all up to my inner child wonder, finding the gifts in all experiences, and being an explorer of life, always up for the next adventure.
My copartner in life, Astrid, shares the same outlook.
And, together, we send all the hope we feel in our hearts through to your hearts.
I know it’s not easy to find the lightness in things, but the more we can lean into the wisdom of our hearts and let the light shine through the crevices that ache to expand, the more we will discover there’s an innate knowing within the miracle of our being that naturally can lead us to where we want to go.
And when at a loss, and you can’t find something to lift you up, you can remember the Cosmic Worm wiggling her way into your heart with tickles of giggles to loosen up all that feels tight and rolling in waves that remind you of your powerful healing and renewing abilities.
Wishing you a year of regenerative potential.
May all possibilities be open to you!
Ready, set, blast off to 2022!
Here’s Lee with some inspiration and insights for the month ahead:
Here in Lake Tahoe, within the Sierra Nevada mountains, we just made snow history. With 16 feet so far of snowfall, the Sierras saw a record-breaking December, which outdid the previous record set in 1970 of nearly 15 feet. This also got us in the top three snowiest winters of all time – the two other years include 1979 and 1982.
Oddly, I had this sense of a lot of snow based on what I was seeing out in Nature pre-winter, despite some other info that had been circulating previous to the recent storms.
I also get this feeling that it’s Nature’s way of helping to restore the lands after the severe fires and droughts we just went through. Although we’re not out of the drought, it sure is helping, and with continued snow and rain there’s hope of some relief.
Yep, Jack Frost sure has been up to a lot of mischief this winter, whistling a snowy tune of wondrous fun. Everything is unpredictable these days and seems to go the way you didn’t think it would. All of it to me pointing to the way through anything is within.
As I mentioned in a previous post, our window for travels couldn’t have been more divinely aligned, as we left just hours before a big storm hit and we returned just hours before the latest one blew our way. So many flights have been cancelled everywhere for other reasons, but this has included flights in and out of Reno-Tahoe International Airport here due to the storms. Highways have also been closed in and out with many an accident and pileups that have hit headlines.
Here at home, we’ve been hunkered down, retreating into our cozy little bear cave since returning.
I haven’t left the house in the car since the day after we got back home and only did so that day just so I could get us groceries. Tomorrow there’s supposed to be a break, so we’re going to try to get out to do some errands since I haven’t been able to send packages or mail, or pick up any.
However, with the National Forest behind our house, we’ve been able to enjoy daily snow shoeing while still staying cozy and safe inside. The ski resort just minutes from our house has also been closed because of the storms for the most part, even during one of the busiest times of the year, so yeah it’s quite the winter!
The storms have brought so much snow that our entire side yard is filled nearly to fence level, as you can see in the above photo, and you can’t tell the difference between the level of the snow in the forest and on our back deck. You can see what I mean in these two photos where Dave went first to walk along the top of the snow on the deck so we could get to our side steps to the bottom level to shovel.
This has made snow shoveling a must and so the last two days Dave and I have been outside getting our exercise on both with upper body workouts and then later with lower body ones, as we have to forge paths in the snow that at times hit me hip high.
We spent two hours yesterday redoing paths we made the day before because of an added two feet that filled them again. We also had to clear areas we hadn’t yet (like the full front porch above), which were 3-4 feet high.
Good timing on receiving these sparkly, rainbow starlit Cosmic Wellies from Desiree over our Solstice celebration! Thank you!!
It’s been important staying on top of creating a two foot perimeter walkway around the house because the snow levels have been rising and pushing against the windows, sliding glass doors, and house.
We’ve also made a larger clearing where the jacuzzi is so that we can enjoy it during snowy fun.
You can see Dave at the end of the path we had to reshovel, with snow up to his shoulders where it continues accumulating.
Our house now resembles an igloo-effect with snow encasing it as the walls to our little path we made. If it continues, we may not be able to see the forest through our back windows anymore!
You can also see my own yellow igloo effect going on too hehe!
I know most people would say, snow is beautiful, but they want nothing to do with shoveling. I can honestly say that I have so much fun with it! That’s not to say it isn’t hard work, but there’s a sense of accomplishment and joy of being in the snow that makes it worth the while. Just as much as I love winter wonderlands, shoveling snow is also part of that experience that was not what I grew up with, but held as this fun part of what the snow adventure is all about. I discovered that this wasn’t just an idea or fantasy, but truly is something I enjoy!
And I am extra grateful for the natural exercise that it provides without ever having to go to the gym. All of the outdoor activities I engage are the kind of active lifestyle I love that add to the ingredients for well being.
It’s been fun to see more cross country skiers in the forest than we’ve likely seen in all the time we’ve lived here, but for the most part Dave and I have found ourselves all alone in the snowy landscape out back.
It’s a lot of work to push through the snow, even with snow shoes on, when it’s this deep. After a while, even Dave who runs colder than me has to remove layers!
But as you can see, we make it fun! And took turns forging the path when the other was worn out.
Astrid enjoys the snowy landscape too. You’ll find her binkying and zooming all about in the mornings, as well as checking out the snow through the glass doors.
She’s a true snow bunny at heart, just like me.
It comes down to perspective for me. And yes, everything is a personally relative experience that we each have according to our energetic make-up and conditioning. Yet, I can’t help but always find something of value out of things that may seem bleak to others.
And that’s the place I want to stay.
In a world of wonder and peace, where ever and what ever I find myself in.
Even with shovel in hand and a whole yard of snow to clear.
Now that we’ve settled back home and had the chance to relax into our white Christmas stillness and peace, it’s given me a chance to integrate our recent time away and the impact of our Winter Solstice celebration I mentioned in a previous blog post.
While journeying out East in Vermont, we enjoyed a different kind of Winter immersion and deepening exploration, visited with some of Dave’s family who joined us there, and had the opportunity for a first-time meeting with a dear soul friend whom I’ve only known by distance and across the Cosmic dimensions.
It’s the latter that I share this post about because I feel that it speaks to some of the themes that feel important and the values that are enriching to our lives, as we navigate these very unusual times.
At the end of our holiday getaway, we were gifted the sweetest and warmest gathering that made this year’s Solstice unforgettable and part of the nostalgic memories I’ll always hold dear. The experience was full of all the warm fuzzies, love, tenderness, kindness, giving, sharing, joy, wonder, faerie magick, and peace that are so special to me and speak to the simple, yet profound pleasures that human existence offers.
It’s these very things I feel we would benefit from focusing on and sharing more of – the kind of stories and experiences I wish were broadcasted as priority in the world rather than the ones we’re bombarded with.
I won’t go into all of the details of our experience, but hopefully my brief share will help bring to light what I mean and some of the photos captured of our time will do the rest, energetically.
Although the world wide web and technology can sometimes be a distraction leading us away from things like Nature and some of the more simple ways we used to experience life, it’s also provided us opportunity to connect with soul family we would otherwise never have chance to and do things like work from home and so much more. It’s because of the internet that I’ve had the pleasure of growing relationships with so many of you and found those hearts I feel home with.
As a brief background, Desiree and I met online a few years ago. I had no idea she was following my blog until one day she reached out via email and poured from her heart how this all came to be and what it meant to her. Not too long after, I received a heart-warming, hand-written letter and hand-made gift in the mail. Our connection was evident, and the timing was aligned with support she needed that we’d obviously soul-contracted ahead of time to come together for on several levels including full Reiki training and beyond. It was an instant activation of sorts on both ends, and things elevated and expanded in warp-speed time for her because it was all divinely guided and aligned by the courage she had to reach out and say “yes” to what was coming through.
I am keenly aware that most of the connections I’m experiencing these days are rooted in alignments of star family missions across the Cosmos. It speaks to the conscious ways we are becoming aware of our multi-dimensional selves and recognizing something beyond this experience that these connections light up.
Over the last couple of years we’ve shared a sweet bond that extended to her human family and Dave and I were ever-so sweetly adopted by her children as honorary Auntie Tania and Uncle Dave, even though they have a large family already. We’ve shared Zoom calls and gifts from coast to coast.
Dave and I only have one niece, so the addition of five more nieces (Desiree has seven children, but five are still at home) has been a huge heart-warmer for us. We feel a great honor that they’ve chosen us to be such a big part of their lives and it truly has brought a lot of sweetness to ours as well. The stories we hear from them make us giggle with delight. It’s been especially sweet to see Dave so touched by this experience – he even keeps their drawings they send him at his desk.
I have always felt that blood does not alone make family, but love shared between soul connections is just as bonding. I’m so grateful and feel blessed to have such an incredible soul family that extends to sisters, brothers, and beyond, across the Earth. It’s amazing to me the love, tenderness, and support I share and feel with people I have never met in this life, or have limited contact with. And yet, they are people I hold so dear and in some cases could trust my life with.
I don’t always have the chance to meet everyone in person that I share a strong bond with – at least not yet! – but when I do, it’s always such a divinely aligned gift that feels written in the stars as to the when and how without even having to try.
We, as a collective, have so many opportunities to know and experience family, friends, and love in ways beyond what we think…and that includes with souls residing within animal bodies, or Nature herself and all of her children.
Desiree is one of them and her family has become part of ours as well. They are lovingly known as our Vermont Faerie Family.
Fast forward to the present. When we knew we were headed to Vermont, divine alignment unfolded and pointed to our getting to share a visit on our last day there. And it was no wonder that the Winter Solstice portal would be the access point for our gathering at the Vermont Faerie Family’s Cottage.
It was all like a faerie tale come true with us arriving at their doorstep, which resembled an enchanted gingerbread home at the North Pole. Desiree and her family went all out to make our day together so warm and full of love and magick. But this wasn’t an extraordinary thing for her, as she makes every-day life extraordinary down to the finest of details.
So, while we were greeted by an old fashioned Christmas tree decked out in freshly baked, iced gingerbread cookie ornaments and woodland bliss, gourmet vegan extravaganza feasts, wood burning fire, peace-filled music, pure energy and love, and sparkly fresh everything, this was all simply the way their family is every day of their lives.
Even their cat, Storm, who was curled up fireside on the couch and their dog, Jack, who greeted us, came along for a hike, and centered himself within the festivities, were both like sweet characters stepping out of the faerie tale along with them. Storm recognized a kindred kitty spirit in Dave right away.
I later discovered that one of Desiree’s sweet daughters caught our reunion on camera and it went a bit like this:
As you can see, Desiree stepped out in her socks to greet me – unaffected by the cold and wet snow, due to the warmth shared in our hearts.
And from the moment we stepped out of our car and into this time-out-of-time space created just for us, we were spoiled through and through beginning late morning into early evening.
The day kicked off with her famous and ever-so delicious vegan beignets (I think we all overdosed on these and we lost count how many we each had) and perfect gingerbread cookies she and the girls had decorated. The beignets just kept coming and we just kept eating them!
Look at those faeries in action, brewing up a storm of goodness.
After fun and enlightening conversations, learning about their heart-based and simply beautiful way of living in harmony with their land with a light and mindful footprint, a tour of their adorable tiny house/cottage they built themselves (with incredible stories of every piece of special and unique wood and detail poured into it), and getting the privilege to see the personal drawing journals each of the girls shared with us and hearing about their loves and hobbies – seeing through their eyes what means so much, we then set off on a hike in tummy-coma-bliss to make room for the next round of food.
I got to finally see all of the sacred trees, giant mother and gate keeper quartz, faery portals, and special areas she had told me about that reside and watch over their 15 acres of land.
And then she and the two youngest girls took us on a hike up the hill, across a meadow, and to the river where we were greeted by an enchanted world of ice faeries and pristine energies that was incredibly activating and soul-nourishing.
And upon returning to the warmth of their home, it was time for opening gifts, which the girls kept asking about since the moment we arrived. They couldn’t wait to see our reactions from the special items they’d each picked out for us.
This was such a sweet share of intentional and meaningful exchanges that touched everyone’s hearts. You only get one first time of meeting in person and so we all made it extra special from start to end.
Dave and I were so moved by the showering of sweetness we received and how each of the girls had so thoughtfully picked out the gifts they paid for with their own allowances and knowing just what Auntie Tania and Uncle Dave would love. Two of our special gifts that made our hearts swell were these adorable t-shirts.
We sent the photo below to the girls when we got back home. We’ve been living in these shirts and our Vermont flannel organic cotton tops and lounge pants we picked up on our trip, since returning home. Dave has the matching shirt to my pants and some lounge pants of his own, but I was giving them a spin in the dryer after Christmas snow got them wet.
It wasn’t so much the gifts, but the love, intention, and true desire to touch each of our hearts in the way only one who is giving so deeply and purely from their own can do.
And they also knew exactly what we loved in terms of yummies to enjoy, with every snack and meal item being perfected crafted for us and made with so much love and organic, fresh goodness. Desiree is vegan too, so she knew all the ins and outs of cooking things we love. And she found incredibly decadent touches including things like vegan cheeses from Canada that we don’t get here, since they’re so close to the Canadian border. So we got to sample a lot of new yummies.
We all loaded up on snacks of a variety of crackers, cheeses, hummus, grapes, and other goodies while dinner was being finalized. Desiree made us vegan southern foods as the main meal – her husband is from Louisiana and gave it all the authentic thumbs-up approval! It was so delish! The perfect warm and comforting food to match the mood of our gathering.
I’m not sure how we had room for the finale, but there was no way any of us were going to miss out on her famous Raw Vegan White Chocolate and Raspberry Ganache Cheesecake with Macadamia and Cashew crust.
Everyone was beyond excited for mom’s creation, as you can see….and just look at that mischievous smile only one of the Fae could make.
I’d been hearing about this for ages and now we finally got to sample it….speechless.
I would say it was all a dream and perhaps it was just that…childhood dreams manifested…my imagination and the surreal made real…demonstrations of how we create our own reality despite the realities being presented around us. We all got to experience a bubble world of our own creation that reflects the things we love and value most. It speaks to what’s possible and what’s most important.
By the end of the evening we were a blend of decadent food and love comas nourishing from the inside out, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. So much synergy, flow, sweetness, and remembrance was shared and many more nostalgic visions and feelings were added to my repertoire of memories that call up the things I value and love most.
There are many incredulous details of both the day we shared and what’s unfolded up to it that I’m leaving out, as they are ours to experience. But what I hope to convey I imagine can be read between the lines…the richness that lies within our hearts to experience with each other and on Earth in these human bodies. The true meaning of life…of Christmas…of the bonds that transcend time and space, definition, and conditioned ideas…of connection and sharing.
I felt so much peace and comfort…the in between moments held stillness like the purity of snowflakes falling with their whispers of magick almost deafening in the most beautiful of ways…and that always indicates to me the resonance of home….the definition of which I mean to span to that feeling of Cosmic residence that is a frequency experience within the vortex of the heart.
I think all of our hearts expanded three sizes from the tangible love that filled the room – think Grinch and the visual of his heart exploding out of his chest when he discovers:
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more?”
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…one of my favorite holiday songs and I would sing the words while imagining what it would be like to experience that kind of enchantment. My family and I used to watch White Christmas a lot – the old Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye movie – it all seemed like a dream.
But now I experience just that and it’s every bit dreamy, but no longer an experience solely in my imagination.
While we were away on a holiday and Winter Solstice journey, a lot of snow had fallen back home. We were sad to miss it, but were grateful that we got to experience some winter enchantment while away too. Snow did gift us on our trip, which you saw from some of my photos in the last post. The photo below is the only one in the post from the trip. The rest are from yesterday and today, back at the Forest Portal.
You can see how snow delights us!
We were so excited when we saw forecasts for more snow back home though…much more! The window for our travels on both ends was perfect to get us home snug as bugs and without any glitches or delays. Then right after settling in the snow storms have begun again, adding to the feet we already had and there’s much more on the way!
We’re looking at lots of feet of snow to come through Wednesday, and beginning of January is forecasting day after day of more!
I just love our street at each seasonal shift because I get to see it decked out in Nature’s splendor each time.
Right now the street is lined with white wizard trees, as you can see, and every house resembles a cozy gingerbread cottage that one of Santa’s elves inhabits.
It’s looking like the North Pole at our house and that makes me squeal a big weeeee!
The snow has been falling gently all morning and the silence of these snowflakes deepens that inner stillness to listen within. We enjoy having the fireplace going and sitting atop the mantle is our new gnome and reindeer guarding our seahorse sentinel and spirit of the cosmic waters of life, which snow so beautifully reminds me of.
We started our morning off today enjoying some vegan lattes with my dad’s homemade rosettes – a favorite childhood cookie of mine that he learned the recipe from my great grandmother to create.
Dad gifted us a Christmas tin (he adjusts all recipes for us to be vegan) to enjoy for Christmas and I added the powdered sugar.
I used to help my dad sometimes with making them, learning how to spin and pinch the dough into a rosette. “Nanny,” as we lovingly called her, was a sweetheart and I remember her visits when we were young, which included many a little impromptu expressive ballet I would do for her, weaving energy and stories through my dance. My parents often say that my physical features resemble my great grandmothers on both sides. Nanny’s ring became my vintage wedding ring, as you might recall. I know she’s smiling down watching me enjoy her yummies as the perfect accompaniment to my winter enchantment and white Christmas experience.
It’s the little things that warm my heart.
For example, yesterday, I went out to do my errands and grocery shopping just as the storm was revving up. I had so much fun all bundled up getting in and out of my car, feeling like an elf on a mission. The snow was coming down a bunch, the streets bustling (reminding me of the clips from Rudolph when they mention the biggest snow storm coming and they flip to images of cars and city getting hit hard by it), me in my colorful, handmade winter beanie with blossom on it, and wandering the aisles for yummies to make for this afternoon, as well as stocking up on things after being away. Christmas music – all my favorites – were playing in the background and I could see the snow coming down outside. It got me choked up with warm fuzzies and magickal heart expanding feelings. I even picked myself up an inexpensive, mauve, fuzzy, bunny hooded robe (with ears and face!) just because it felt perfect for Christmas Eve and morning. At one of the stores I went to they had people ready to help with getting groceries into your car if you wanted…just pull up front and they loaded you up. And the people working inside were very helpful in assisting with my questions and needs. It all put me in extra sweet, nostalgic, grateful, enchanted, whimsical, and love and kindness mode – what the spirit of this season feels to be to me.
We don’t need to have a white Christmas, any of the frills or particulars to feel these things, but they sure do enhance those feelings and deepen embodiment. It’s up to us to then keep up that spirit throughout the year and make every experience full of magick and warmth through our choices, perspectives, and actions.
Even Astrid has been enjoying the snowy landscape and the warm fuzzies of having mom back home with her. She got a new little mini castle cubby from me that I’m still figuring out with her, where she wants it.
Right now, it’s been mobile, including her bed. And in the meantime, I put a new grass matt in their place by the sliding glass door for her that was a Christmas gift from one of her dear Aunties.
She’s loving it – digging, pulling, and chewing up a storm of her own. We felt she should enjoy a couple of gifts early since I wasn’t here for Solstice with her, so she can have fun on this day and eve before Christmas. So cute!! If you’re on Instagram, I’ll share some fun videos of her enjoying her gift there soon. I have a few more little tiny Christmas gifties to give to her that she’s anxiously waiting for.
In the meantime, we’ve been enjoying snow adventures indoors and outdoors since returning home. While finishing breakfast we had a power outage that was estimated to be out for a couple of hours and then was extended.
So, rather than get upset about certain things we couldn’t do or that I would have to change my baking and cooking plans a bit, we opted to take advantage of the downtime snow shoeing in the National Forest behind our house.
It was oscillating between cloud coverage and sunshine glows while soft rain fell around us.
We haven’t seen this much snow in a while and never before had the two creek’s water levels been so high that they covered the makeshift wood bridges across them and snow covered that as well.
In fact one of the creeks that frame our home out back was covered over with white laden trees that were heavy in snow so that they curled into the already hidden bridge like a mysterious snow faery lair – the kind that would lure you in with enchantment.
It was the perfect way to immerse in the magick all around us. Everything before us just kept opening up to more and more surreal beauty that we had all to ourselves.
And what do you know, as soon as we stepped foot back inside, we were greeted by the power having returned and I got right to my cooking, setting a record for getting our meal and dessert (chocolate pumpkin pie) prep completed in an hour and then a half hour of final touches, bringing us to our exact meal time we do during our intermittent fasting lifestyle. Voila!
All vegan and all cozy comfort food. We even had almond eggnog, which was a treat. Mine was alcohol-free and Dave added bourbon to his.
The rest of the day has been brightly lit with rich white across the landscape, framed by baby blue skies. We’re awaiting another layer to the big storm front that will move in tonight and bring enchanted snow to our Christmas Eve and all day following. Because of the amount of snow my family opted for us to postpone our usual Christmas celebrations for after the storm passes later this week. But, as my parents always think ahead, they gave us our gifts so we can each have one to open on Christmas Eve, as is our family tradition, and one tomorrow.
There are many things that bring together the ingredients of a slice of yummy for me at this time of year and a white Christmas is definitely the icing on that cake.
Christmas Eve has always been extra special to my inner child and faery heart, but it was made extra enchanting and special because it was also the birthday of my soul companion in rabbit body, Joy – a precious Christmas Eve angel who watches over and guides me from the stars above.
And now as I sit here finishing this share, accompanied by my copartner Astrid nestled like a harp seal by my feet with face flat against the floor and thumpers relaxing safely to her side, and light flickering from my candle appropriately named “Snowfall” that gives off hints of Cypress and Bayberry, I watch the blue skies cloud over and ready for Jack Frost’s next whistle and blow across the land.
Wishing you each your own version of an enchanted Christmas Eve.
May the spirit of the season be carried in your heart and spill over to everything and everyone you experience for all the days of your life.
My heart is full on this blessed eve…full of peace… full of gratitude… full of love. We were gifted the most wonderful Winter Solstice celebration and it enhanced the energy of this beautiful portal and beyond. I’ll share more upon return home and settling in for upcoming Christmas magick.
Until then, please enjoy these dreamscape portals from our time away.
Winter Solstice celebrates a return to light and provides a regenerative portal to honor the remembrance of this light that you are.
Sending you all my love and these wishes…
May your heart lead the way when the noise gets loud.
May your heart have the courage when strong voices try convincing you otherwise.
May your heart know its peace when nothing else does.
May your heart be home for the journey ahead.
As we get ready to say goodbye to 2021 shortly, a magickal Gemini Full Cold Moon tonight helps illuminate the old weighted stuff we would benefit from leaving behind especially in terms of patterns, thoughts, and daily practices. Find what enhances your life with greatest meaning and value and what supports embodied expression of your essence most.
Sending cleansing and inspiring energy your way with this dreamscape scene from my travels. I hope it supports a strong, refreshing, and clearing breath of release.
Just a little burst of Winter enchantment sent your way on this 12/12/21 portal before we head off.
These dreamy windows of snowy Winterscapes showcase some of the reasons I love this magickal time of year.
I can’t help but feel like anything is possible when crystalline energy like this surrounds me. It truly gives off the aura of pure starlight, especially those delicate whispers of fractal snowflakes icing the ground and plants. It whisks you away to another dimension for sure!
These photos are from yesterday’s snow hike – the calm before the storm, as we are due to have a big snow fall shortly and through the coming days.
I hope these provide a dose of daily inspiration, help to walk through the doorway of expansive potential, and dream the impossible into being.
What a rich week it has been. I’ve noticed a deepening into roots that equates to greater embodied essence. This has come alongside witnessing and creating space for major transitions in life taking place while days have been full.
Even Nature has been shifting.
The natural landscape outside is finally looking more like December, gifting us with enchanted sunsets and magickal mornings that warm my heart.
And we have more snow storms on the way tomorrow with forecasted snow over the next two weeks following. These Winter Wonderlands make me happy, as that means we’ll have a white Christmas and New Years Eve. Not to mention, the perfect welcome to Winter Solstice’s portal.
But it all reflects change and the richness that this upcoming season offers in rebirthing potential from surrender to the closures that are essential to put to rest.
From the inner womb of moist, rich and nourishing darkness, a spark stirs to be born.
I can feel a LOT of change both in motion and manifesting all around and it comes with that bitter sweetness where one door closes and another opens.
The mourning process is healthy for all that we as a collective are moving through and there has been and will be much. There is a contrast of loss and gain, pain and joy, and fear and faith merging together simultaneously. And although much is unknown, the energetic field I sense, still leaves me excited.
I hear of many triumphs and losses daily and it continues to point to my need to remain balanced so that I can help anchor energies from the most compassionate place possible, but also keep the peace within.
This week I learned of a very dear friend’s soul companion in rabbit body transitioning and the incredible stories around his navigation and what has unfolded since, remind me of the divine perfection that is part of everything.
There have been some amazing stories of life-changing experiences taking place for people I know and others on the precipice of the same with new landscapes they are ready to venture into that they wouldn’t have before.
I’ve witnessed a lot of beautiful shifts in communication, connection, ability to alter one’s experience with intention, and truly huge soul growth unfolding that perhaps even the people going through it all don’t fully recognize.
These are the things I choose to focus attention on and give power to.
We have a choice where to direct our energy.
And for me, there have been some pretty incredible alignments and expansion in motion that I know wouldn’t be possible if it were not for maintaining my faith and committing to a way of experiencing life, even if I’m the only one doing it that way.
In my earlier years it would have been testing to stay my course and would have felt more foreign to the conditioning that took hold. Although I feel and am aware of the challenges now, I no longer waiver. I feel that with commitment and moment-to-moment focus, the way you feel is your true North becomes more natural and no longer a question of whether or not to keep following it.
Faith deepens because you trust your inner compass, build a track record of manifesting things, and seeing the confirmations all around you.
I love that process and marvel at it daily.
I’m also grateful for the array of energetics I get to journey through because of having a wide scope of moving parts I am engaged in. That includes creative channeling recently, which has kept my well replenished, things flowing, and provided a productive channel to focus the enormous amount of energy I feel moving through.
Perhaps you’ve also been channeling your creative energy into projects in your life that you have the power to shape and feeling how supportive that is to the rest of what’s going on that at times feels like it’s out of your hands.
This week saw the completion of two potent Magick Wands I was honored to co-create and get out to their new keepers in time for Winter Solstice. And as always, I love to share them because I also hear how the energy from the things we each create, has profound impact for others merely in viewing them.
These were full of depth and beautiful synchronicities in their creation process.
One is topped off with a beautiful Moonstone and the other a stunning Lapis Lazuli.
Here are some more views including each of them receiving a snowflake bath with Buddha.
I’ve also been busy hosting a monthly, intimate Sacred Circle Share gathering recently online that has been extremely beautiful and have found the recorded Collective Energy Dynamics Forum sessions to be immensely gratifying on more levels than I can explain. I’m currently working on the second one of these, which is a big one given it comes at the end of the year.
I’ll be getting that out this weekend before I head off on a little Winter immersion away through Solstice, and with some moments right now I wanted to get this post out because I felt like so many people are going through some pretty major transformations in their lives and wanted you to know you’re not navigating that alone.
We’re all heading into some unusual waters right now, but I do honestly feel there’s great potential from the deep dives and cleansing waves.
Here’s to peaceful plunges and learning how to glide like our cetacean friends through the Cosmic waters of life.
Soft, light, and flexible – some of the words that speak to me a lot in recent years. Things and concepts aren’t new, but they increasingly become palpable the greater of depths they root.
The photos in this post are from mid and late Spring, but they reflect how these energies were carried with me this year and continue to anchor as the years go on.
I’ve seen and felt myself breathe deeper, release more, and expand wider.
And much of that has come from going through the darker and more traumatic experiences.
They needn’t debilitate, block, or break us….they can in fact be the birth canal to expansion.
Soft, to me, speaks of more compassion and letting go…of less attachment and rigidness…more love and less judgment…less speaking at others and more listening to others…less power over and more self empowerment that doesn’t need to make up for what’s been given away.
Light, for me, isn’t just about shining more or seeing the silver linings amidst murky chaos, but is about more release, less heaviness…more flow and less tightness…becoming clearer so your energy is lighter than a feather.
And flexible, as I feel it, is finding more common ground and connectivity, looking at ways to bridge and not separate or break things…less stubbornness and walls…more openness and adaptability.
As I’ve shared before, life continues to invite us into a dance of softening grace in our hearts and on all levels and toward life itself. It’s understandable that life circumstances can create a hardening, but at some point we may need to unlearn that, as hardening tends to crack and break at some point.
Softening isn’t about weakness.
It’s a strength that knows it needs no false shield to be empowered.
Standing fiercely in transparency and truth comes with a softer more vulnerable approach – one that is willing to reveal the authenticity and trusts the power of that to speak for itself.
If all of our buds remained closed, we would never have fields of flowers to nurture the Earth and all of her children.
What ever the day brings, may it be a day for one more petal of your bud, to bend and unfurl toward the light and soften its tight hold.
~ A short message of gratitude ~ I wanted to thank everyone for the love you’ve shown the channeled pieces Astrid and I created together to support individual and collective energies. Our recent Enchanted Realms collection all sold out, but a couple of items. You can now find these in our Etsy Shop: The Magick Rabbit
You’ll find the last 2 Faery Yule Logs from that update there, along with the last Forest Witch Magick Broomsticks. Everything else has flown off to loving homes. I won’t be updating shop items until the new year 2022. But if you would still like a special little magickal item for Christmas or to help usher in the new frequencies as the year comes to closure, then you may resonate with these. Please remember that Thursday, December 9th of this week is the last day to place orders if you’d like something sent out for Christmas. I’ll be placing our Etsy Shop on vacation beginning December 10th.
As promised, today is the debut of my new mini collection ~ The Enchanted Realms.
You’ll find all of the details about what the collection includes – there are 9 new items – some of the bundle gifts that come with a couple of them (but you can also read about the variety of gifts every single purchase comes with at the top of the page link below), what they’re crafted with, and more.
And yes, the Cosmic Egg Blossom Mandala is now available too – it’s at the bunny tail end of the page here, along with all of the new creations that include 5 wall hangings/ornaments, 1 signature birdhouse ornament named after the collection, and 3 Faery Yule Logs:
I recommend reading through the beginning of the page, unless you already see and know what you want and don’t want to miss out, as there’s only one of each.
Here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll find there.
I had SO much fun creating everything and I’m so in love!
I’m really going to have a hard time saying goodbye to all of these new creations. And wait until you see the signature Enchanted Realm birdhouse! Talk about magickal…the energy channeling these was through the roof. I won’t be disappointed at all if any end up staying with me. 🙂
I sold out of all of the Magick Smudge Fans, but you can still find some beautiful and potent little Forest Witch Magick Broomsticks at the link as well. Some of these rustic brooms feature citrine, one with an amethyst shard and raw Tahoe citrine combo, putka pod mini pumpkins, and tiny Northern Flicker feathers, with plant dyed organic material, twine and golden thread.
Please keep in mind shipping time if you purchase something meant as a holiday gift. I will be taking some personal time away so the last day to get in orders is December 9th. Any orders after the 9th will go out after Christmas.
And finally, today is the last day to register for any Reiki, email or phone support. I will be removing the page link to these specials after today: Reiki & Phone/Email Support
Astrid and I have been busy little creative bunny and faery bees, but other than a couple of commissions we’re finishing up, we won’t be making anything new until 2022.
Thank you to everyone for all of your love and support. It means so much to us, but also to the energy dynamic of all artists and artisans who pour their hearts and souls into what they create. I love supporting other artists and artisans all the time, as I truly believe that creative energy expression is something we need a whole lot more of in the world.
Happy Sagittarius New Moon Solar Eclipse!